Labour needs to be careful if it is not to become the new Nasty Party

About a month ago, current President of OUCA Jack Matthews wrote a very interesting and informative article about his considerable experience of being a Conservative and involved with OUSU and the NUS. If, like me, you are a libertarian or you identify with the political Right, it makes very disturbing reading. At first, he describes […]

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OUSU needs involvement, not insults

As someone involved in the workings of OUSU, I am starting to get slightly tired of the latest trend in the student press, which involves reeling off ranting comment pieces, slamming OUSU, OUSU Council, OUSU members, OUSU’s campaigns – or in fact, anything else within reach. A recent example of this came in Alexander Rankine’s […]

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Tom Rutland accused of abuse of power

Tom Rutland was last night accused of a ‘descent into madness’, with students and staff alleging that he has repeatedly abused the enormous power bestowed upon him by his elected office. Rutland’s tenure has repeatedly seen him challenge the established boundaries of his constitutional prerogatives. Witnesses report that he moved the OUSU office stapler from […]

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Discussing Education, Education, Education

Let’s start by making one thing clear, the examination system in England needs reform. Unfortunately, this writer does not possess the intellect to devise reforms that will benefit all. Despite this, it is still obvious that Gove’s GCSE reforms will considerably hamper social mobility in Britain, and curtail access to top universities like Oxford. So, […]

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Ukraine and the shaky road to democracy

The latest development in Ukraine has been another round of negotiations between representatives of the Ukrainian government and the figureheads of the opposition movement. Yet, with an incoherent opposition and an anti-Yanukovych sentiment prevailing, it is unlikely that the negotiations will be fruitful any time soon. In fact, it’s possible that President Yanukovych won’t leave […]

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The Cold War was World War Three

In July of this year, Britain will enter a prolonged period of historical remembrance. Not only will the centennials of the events of the First World War arrive in a steady flow until late 2018, but the Second World War will supply its own, 75-year, anniversaries. There will be a vast array of commemoration and […]

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