Toby Gill

Inter|national section editor

Toby graduated in September and stepped into the real world- a plainly terrible decision he now regrets. He spends his days making coffee to fund his travels and generally pondering what a History graduate should do next in life. His hobbies include cycling, martial arts, writing and guitar. His desire for social change fuels interests in both international development and more local social policy. Toby is to editing what Sandi Toksvig is to QI. Relatively new to it, but at least he will do it for free.


(06.05.17) – The Local Elections: Don’t Get Disheartened. Get Mad.

Content warning: article mentions xenophobia and racism

There’s no way of hiding it, Labour took a beating on May 4th. Losing control of 7 councils while the Conservatives gained 11, the Tories now hold 28 councils to Labour’s 9. Overall, the Conservatives gained 563 seats, while Labour lost 382.

The left-of-centre media has been united in their response to these results; the internet is strewn with articles heavy with despair and foreboding. Such was the synchrony and unanimity of this outcry, that our nation’s journalists have almost come to resemble a marching band in procession behind the coffin of progressive politics itself.