Analysis: the Government’s new Intelligence legislation

Image Description: the British Parliament, lit, at night Athena Kam: a blow to the rule of law ‘Participation in criminal conduct is an essential and inescapable feature’, states the British Government about their Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill, introduced on Thursday 24 September. The Bill permits otherwise illegal activities by MI5 and other public […]

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OULC email leaks mailing list

The Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) breached data protection rules by making the email addresses of subscribers to its mailing list public, in a newsletter email sent last night. At least 100 email addresses were leaked, less than a week after the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) made a similar blunder. Some recipients of the […]

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Diane Abbott at 'Don't Bomb Syria' Protest

How Diane Abbott’s treatment by her party highlights a bigger issue for black Labour supporters

Image Description: Diane Abbott at the ‘Don’t Bomb Syria’ protest Diane Abbott’s treatment in the media in recent years has been nothing short of a public persecution. Whether it is in regards to her drinking a ‘tinnie’ on the London Overground last spring or her getting the numbers wrong when discussing Labour’s plans for more […]

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Labour leadership contest – who should take the party forward?

Image description: Out-going leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. With Jeremy Corbyn having announced his resignation as leader following the December 2019 election, the contest for his replacement is heating up. Of those who formerly expressed an interested, five have made it through to the next round: Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long Bailey, Lisa Nandy, […]

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Mark Drakeford AM: Welsh First Minister discusses his Career, Oxbridge, and Brexit

Labour Assembly Member Mark Drakeford is known for his unassuming style of leadership. I was, I confess, taken aback slightly by Drakeford’s candour: particularly gutsy was his open indifference towards Oxbridge (especially as the Welsh Government has put improving access firmly on the agenda, through programmes like the Seren Network). My overall impression, however, was […]

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OULC expresses solidarity with Labour’s Jewish affiliate

The Oxford University Labour Club has released a statement expressing dissatisfaction with the Labour Party’s decision to replace the provider of its antisemitism awareness training. The training was formerly provided by the Jewish Labour Movement. JLM has responded with criticism to reports that the Party have commissioned Birkbeck University to become the new provider of […]

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