Soaring rail fares are one symptom of a sick economy – the disease is privatisation

The British railways have come to be one of the most blatantly obvious examples of where privatisation has failed. Commuters and tax payers are being ripped off by dividend collectors, while services deteriorate, prices climb much faster than wages, and incompetent Conservative ministers like Chris Grayling fumble around a problem they have no desire to […]

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OUCA meeting ends in turmoil over vote to ban Bullingdon Club

Image Credit: Brigade Piron In dramatic scenes at Wednesday night’s council meeting of the Oxford University Conservative Association, members attempted to resist President Ben Etty’s efforts to ban members of the Bullingdon Club from OUCA committee elections. Ordinary business passed without affair until ex-President Alex Bruce proposed a Standing Order amendment to ban the Bullingdon Club […]

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Curbing the Conservative landslide

The ‘strongest possible mandate’ could damage the country and Britain’s exit from the EU. Whether we like it or not, this election will largely be fought over Brexit. May is arguing that she needs ‘the strongest possible hand’ and ‘the strongest possible mandate’ in order to negotiate with ‘our opponents’ who are ‘already seeking to […]

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Fury as councillors insult LGBTQ community and the homeless

Two Oxford councillors have come under heavy fire this week for comments insulting the LGBTQ community and the homeless. John Tanner, Labour Councillor for Littlemore, branded Oxford’s homeless “a disgrace”, while Julia Gasper, a parish councillor currently affiliated with the English Democrats and previously UKIP, posted a picture of Jimmy Savile to commemorate LGBTQ History […]

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May’s Rhetoric Masks a Rampant Right

It’s been almost 4 months since hurricane Brexit tore through British politics and it is only now that the dust is beginning to settle. After outlasting her rivals in a mudslinging leadership election, on 13th July Theresa May addressed an audience outside Downing Street as the new Prime Minister. In her very first speech as […]

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