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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Should Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour learn from Podemos?

Straight-talking, anti-establishment, fiercely anti-austerity, and aiming towards the establishment of a new politics, Jeremy Corbyn and Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the Spanish radical left wing party, Podemos, represent a pan-European phenomenon giving expression to discontent and feelings of abandonment. Podemos, founded in 2014, has just won around 21% in the Spanish General election. Spanish […]

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Corbyn’s leadership?

Having accepted leadership of Labour in September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn announced that his party was “stronger than we have ever been for a very long time.” Indeed, the highly contentious leadership race behind him could have been an indication of Labour’s vitality. And yet this is not how it was seen by the party or […]

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How can Labour win in 2015?

It is not easy being Ed Miliband.  With under five months until the General Election, Labour are still failing to poll more than a few percent ahead of the Tories and can hardly be confident of a majority come May.  Given the scale of the cuts made by the coalition government, one might well wonder […]

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