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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Why the Labour Party’s Grammar Schools Policy is a Sham of Equality

‘Corbyn launches anti-grammar schools campaign’, says the headline on schoolsweek.co.uk, back in September. ‘The newly re-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will launch a national campaign against plans to open new grammar schools in England’, says the subheading. To any proponent of social equality, the Labour Party’s opposition to Theresa May’s grammar schools policy at first […]

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Baroness Royall’s report rules OULC not institutionally anti-Semitic

Baroness Royall’s official Labour Party report into allegations of anti-Semitism within Oxford University Labour Club has concluded that the organisation is not institutionally anti-Semitic but has made a series of recommendations for the organisation going forward. There has been criticism from within the wider Labour Party however, including from Baroness Royall herself, after the party […]

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Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Election

At best the results for Labour in this year’s elections could be described as ‘mixed’, but for a party which has spent six long years in the Opposition benches, and are supposedly enjoying the revitalising effects of a new revolutionary leader, ‘mixed’ isn’t quite good enough. Whilst Corbyn may point to the fact that Labour […]

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Co-Chair of OULC resigns over their endorsement of Israeli Apartheid Week

Alex Chalmers, co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) has resigned from office after the OULC decided tonight to endorse Israel Apartheid Week. In his resignation statement he wrote about his concerns, alleging that there were growing anti-Semitic tendencies in the OULC. Chalmers said, “The decision of the club to endorse a movement with a […]

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