Tom Whyman

Brexit

Has Brexit Ruined Democracy?

Making sense of the fact that every possible side of the Brexit debate is claiming to speak for 'democracy'.
Tom Whyman
2.11.19
politics

How a New Conservative Student Activism Group Became a Joke Before it Started

This weekend saw the launch of Turning Point UK, a British chapter of an American conservative youth movement.
Tom Whyman
2.5.19
Universities Challenged

It Doesn't Matter That Your Arts Degree Won't Get You a Job

A Tory think-tank is complaining that some degrees aren't value for money. Here's why they're wrong.
Tom Whyman
1.28.19
Universities Challenged

Farewell to the UK's First Culture-Warrior Universities Minister

Sam Gyimah used his position to call young people snowflakes.
Tom Whyman
12.14.18
Brexit

In an Age of Frenzy, Jeremy Corbyn Is the Master of Slow Politics

He's placed himself in the best possible situation just by keeping his powder dry.
Tom Whyman
12.12.18
Review

How to Stop the Future Being Cancelled

A posthumous collection of Mark Fisher's unpublished writing shows that the author of 'Capitalist Realism' is more important than ever.
Tom Whyman
12.5.18
politics

What's Behind Right Wingers' Weird Obsession with a Communist Museum?

With nothing positive to offer, the right has to resort to scare tactics against change.
Tom Whyman
11.29.18
uni

Why There's Nothing Cool About Lectured By a Robot at Uni

Universities are experimenting with teaching by holograms and robots, but this would probably just screw over actual human academics.
Tom Whyman
11.23.18
sex work

Your Job Has More in Common with Sex Work Than You Might Think

We spoke to one of the authors of 'Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Worker's Rights' about how to make the world of work better.
Tom Whyman
11.20.18
Brexit

The Government Must Fall So That Politics Can Un-Fuck Itself

Theresa May's survival would be the worst possible outcome.
Tom Whyman
11.15.18
free speech

What the Waitrose Editor's Vegan Joke Tells Us About the Absurd 'Free Speech' Debate

Why does a question of basic professional etiquette have to become a national debate about freedom of expression?
Tom Whyman
11.1.18
University

The Universities Minister Invented a 'Free Speech Problem' at UK Unis – Here's Why

There is a threat to freedom of speech on campus – but it's not coming from the student left Sam Gyimah is so keen to criticise.
Tom Whyman
11.1.18
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