Editorial Team

Alastair Stewart

Alastair Stewart

Founder & Editor

Freelance writer and teacher based in Edinburgh and Almería. He regularly writes about politics, history, and culture for magazines across Europe.

David Bone

David Bone

Editor

David is a graduate of the University of Stirling and holds a BA (Hons) in politics.

Our Writers

Review: ‘Ali Smith and Gillian Beer in Conversation’

Gillian Beer is retired Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge, and former President of Clare Hall. Her books include ...
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Isabel Martins: I pledge allegiance to the Republican Party

I don’t know what’s more shocking, American citizens’ lack of geographical knowledge or their president and his administration’s ignoring Russia’s ...
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Empty Cradle: Are we facing a global fertility time bomb?

The American poet (of Scotch descent) William Ross Wallace wrote the poem The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Rules the ...
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The enduring appeal of Rocky

If you regularly read my essays and articles, you'll know I despise cliches. Nevertheless, after lamentably being turned down for ...
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The 3 Issues Trump Has Whiffed On

I know what you’re thinking reading that title: U.S. president Donald Trump has whiffed on more than a small handful ...
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A Brief History of the Women’s Rights Movement in Iran (1911-1979)

A Brief History of Iran's Women's Rights Movement (1911-1979) The modern women's rights movement in Iran began in the early ...
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The Breakdown of Our Political Discourse

There are no exercises more important to the continuous function of any society than the conversations we have about our ...
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In defence of the expert amateur

When I started Darrow all those years ago it stemmed from a  frustration: I wanted to talk about politics to prove, ...
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NHS70: The Way We Talk About The Health Service Needs To Change

The 5th of July marked yet another birthday for the NHS. There was a ceremony at Westminster Abbey to celebrate ...
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Now Is The Time To Codify A Constitution For Britain

Few things keep me awake at night. Last Wednesday, it was the upset of losing hope in England bringing back ...
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Machiavelli was a striking moralist

“Am I politic? am I subtle? am I a Machiavel?” 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', Act III. Scene I. Behind ...
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What Trump’s Brexit comments Mean For The Future of European Defence Cooperation

On Thursday, Trump produced yet another blunder. This time, at the expense of the UK's attempts to build a proper ...
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Clinton Compares Herself to Winston Churchill

Hillary Clinton likened herself to Winston Churchill as a “polarizing” figure in an interview with the British newspaper, the Guardian, ...
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What is England? The Meaning Behind Football Coming Home

It is a love that dare not speak its name. Unless there’s a football tournament on. English pride and nationalism ...
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The Space Force: Would You Like To Know More?

Space Force. There are few phrases almost guaranteed to elicit a positive, almost gleeful childlike response from me. When it ...
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Women’s Protection Units and the spread of Egalitarian Ideals in the Middle East

For over eight years the Syrian Civil War has engulfed the country and now has escalated into a Middle-Eastern Cold ...
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Scottish Nationalism: A Movement Bereft of Ideas?

What does a child do when it doesn’t get its own way? It has a tantrum. Lashes out. Its behaviour ...
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Trump-Kim Summit: A Step In The Right Direction

June 12, 2018. This date will hopefully go down in history as the day the United States formally initiated bilateral ...
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A Dangerous Rhetoric

Throughout the past few years, there has been a substantial decline in the care politicians and public figures choose to ...
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Interpol’s Miscarriage of Justice

Interpol has been left unnoticed, understaffed and stripped of all funds for the past few decades. Rarely does anyone speak ...
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The Return To Morrowind

Come back with me on a journey through the heavy mists of time to 2002. Girls Aloud dominated the album ...
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I Want the Future Back

Believe it or not, we are currently living in the 21st Century. Yep, Space age 2018. I’m sure we’re now ...
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Is Captain Corelli’s Mandolin deserving of canonical status?

The 'Canon' refers to the established body of literature formed by works regarded as: 'timeless', of 'artistic merit' an influence ...
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Sic Transit Gloria Bantz

Alright, you want a bit of banter, do you?! Well, get on the banter bus which is on the way ...
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Votes for Life must only be the beginning

When proposing better voting rights for expats abroad one of the most common questions is 'why?' The argument follows that ...
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'Theresa May' by DonkeyHotey

It’s time to call Theresa May undemocratic

The debate over Brexit isn't about Brexit anymore. It's about democratic accountability and the limits of referenda in modern politics ...
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Passports are a hint of things to come

With little surprise, it turns out the 'new' blue British passports are now to be made by a Franco-Dutch company ...
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Brexit makes me angry, and you should be too

Brexit makes me angry. It makes me very angry. This, as they say, might just be the proverbial understatement. There ...
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Why it’s time for overseas MPs

Brits overseas are a curious bunch. For the folks back home it looks as if we’ve sailed away for sun, ...
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Natural Isn’t Always Better

A babbling brook gently coursing through a cool, forested glade. Wide open fields with gently swaying, tall grass. The warm ...
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