Alec Fullerton

Despite sharing the company of Rimbaud, Voltaire and co. for the third year in a row, Alec's real passion lies in writing. When the French degree permits it, he can be found scribbling away for a variety of publications, including The Spectator's Coffee House blog, Spiked-Online and - oh, how could he forget? - Disclaimer Mag!

A self-professed bon vivant, Alec is currently busy sunning himself in the South of France, whilst gleefully perusing the bountiful array of vin on offer. He's also been known to dabble in unscrupulous cheese-pairing. 

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Articles by Alec

Charlottesville Militia: Is It Time to Revisit Gun Control?

A weapon that could mow down dozens of people in seconds does not belong at a protest. Militia are not adequately trained to police the streets and their motive are suspect. Whatever the view of Donald Trump, it is time that Democrats started a national debate about gun control.

Visually Spellbinding, Celebrating Eighty Years of Hockney

Visually Spellbinding, the latest retrospective of David Hockney’s work at the Pompidou Centre displays the artist’s entire artistic career and range of mediums from his early polaroid collages, through his abstract years, and up to his most recent iPad experiments.

Faire la Fête, But This Was a Near Miss. President Macron Must Get to Work

Defeating Marine Le Pen by a wider than predicted margin, Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential elections and will become the next President of France. But the National Front candidate received a third of the vote. Macron must get to work to stop her getting more.

7 reasons why the French election is better than #GE2017 will ever be

Even though Britain has begun its Brexit general election campaign, it's worth tuning in to the far more exciting presidential election across the channel. As France begins first round voting, Alec Fullerton gives 7 reason why the French election beats its limey counterpart.

Against Expectations, Le Pen Didn’t Win. Macron Will Be the Next President of France

The results are in. Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the French Presidential election and will face Marine Le Pen and her fiercely loyal Front National in the second round. The first results showed Macron winning by two points at 23.7%, closely followed by Le Pen at 21.7%.

J'accuse...! Nigel Farage, Cynical Rabble-Rouser

As Theresa May triggers Article 50 she will formally start the process that will lead to Britain’s exit from the European Union. How did we get to this point? Alec Fullerton accuses Nigel Farage, cynical rabble-rouser

Revolutionary Outsider, Macron is France's best bet for a non-Le Pen government

He's been likened to Donald Trump, heckled by lefties as a "copy-and-paste Tony Blair", touted as 'Mr Perfect' by admiring fans and could potentially become, at a mere 39, France's youngest ever president. But who is Emmanuel Macron?

"Jesus! Where will it end? How low do you have to stoop in this country to be President?"

It's a crying shame we didn't have Thompson around during the 2016 campaign. In the words of his old Rolling Stone editor, Jann Wenner: "He could have wielded a pretty effective sword against what's going on right now."

The Big Three. After Brexit and Trump, is Marine Le Pen next?

Marine Le Pen, the self-dubbed 'Madame Frexit', claimed that Trump's win had bolstered her campaign. 2016 taught us all one thing: expect the unexpected. 2017 is shaping up to be the best opportunity Marine Le Pen ever has of gaining power.

After the Tragic Deaths at Fabric it's Time to Put Drug Safety Before Censure

Authorities need to acknowledge that many young people are going to experiment with drugs. Shutting down popular nightclubs actively making efforts to tackle drug use isn't the answer. Our approach to drugs education is putting the people it’s trying to protect in serious danger.

Stanley Kubrick and Anjem Choudary: An Unlikely Parallel of Censorship

An underestimated element of free expression is the trust placed on the receiver. what links the unlikely pair is this: both of their freely expressed ideas and visions (Kubrick's being film and Choudary's distorted hate-preaching) were judged based on the actions of others and were subsequently censored, albeit in different ways.