Falling Short

BY JAMIE FOSTER The office of Speaker of the House of Commons is notable for its impartiality. One of the longstanding attributes of the office is that it stands above politics. The way the role has always functioned is for the Speaker to cast off his connections to his party so that he can take a truly impartial stance towards the issues of the day. … Continue reading Falling Short

May’s Darkest Hour

CSM EDITORIAL There is a scene in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour when the brilliant Gary Oldman as Churchill rides on a London tube. At the time Churchill is wondering whether to allow peace negotiations with the Nazis – between Mussolini and a team set up by Lord Halifax. Churchill asks members of the British Public whether they should enter the peace negotiations. All on the … Continue reading May’s Darkest Hour