Oxford student wins University Parks County council division

Image Description: University Parks Michael O’Connor, a 1st year BPhil student at Balliol College, has been elected as Labour Councillor for the University Parks ward in the Oxfordshire County Council elections that took place on 6th May 2021. University Parks is a central Oxford division, covering the majority of Oxford University Colleges and some residential […]

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Can we talk about Boris Johnson’s anti-Semitism now, please?

Image description: screen on truck reads “Holocaust deniers harboured by Labour”. Edited over the top is Jeremy Corbyn’s outline, over which is placed a prohibition symbol, as well as Boris Johnson’s outline, over which is placed a question mark. CW: discussion of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic tropes Finally, Labour has begun to tackle the anti-Semitism rife […]

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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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