Two RISE slate officers found guilty of electoral malpractice

An Oxford Union election tribunal has found two candidates in the society’s elections guilty of electoral malpractice. The ‘Rise’ slate’s candidates for Secretary; Lee Chin Wee, and its intended candidate for Librarian; Ayman D’Souza, who had seemingly by accident nominated for Treasurer, were found guilty of hindering the duties of the Returning Officer and communicating […]

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No-platforming is an effective tool in the fight against ‘fake news’ – if used correctly

Image description: Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart News In the wake of the recent anti-fascism protests outside the Oxford Union in response to the invitation extended to Katie Hopkins to speak, the topic on the validity of the use of ‘no-platforming’ has come to the forefront of political […]

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“Oxford Union – Tear it Down!” – Nazi Salutes and Arrests at Katie Hopkins Union Protest

Protestors yesterday gathered outside the Oxford Union to demonstrate against the invitation of far-right media personality Katie Hopkins. A heavy police presence surrounded  the area, including several mounted officers. At least one arrest was made after an altercation between a protestor and a counter-protestor who was seen performing a Nazi salute. Chants from the protestors […]

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The Socialist Workers Party and Stand Up to Racism are no friends of the Left

At the protest against Marion Maréchal-Le Pen’s Oxford Union talk last Tuesday, protestors shouted anti-police slogans at rather impassive lines of officers (and four very well groomed horses) while members of the campaign group Stand Up to Racism distributed placards with anti-Le Pen sentiments. These well-designed and always-plentiful placards can be seen hovering over the […]

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Union in civil war over Steve Bannon

Image Credit: Tom Gould Oxford Union President Stephen Horvath’s decision to host former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Friday of 6th week has continued to cause fallout within the society and across the University.  Last week, The Oxford Student reported on the heated Emergency Meeting called by Union Secretary Nick Brown, in which […]

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Inside the Emergency Union Meeting on disinviting Steve Bannon

Image Credit: Barker Evans In a tense meeting of the Oxford Union Standing Committee, the President narrowly avoided being directed to disinvite Steve Bannon from speaking at the Union, with 6 votes in favour and 7 against. As previously reported by The Oxford Student, the Secretary, Nick Brown, requested an emergency vote regarding the invitation of Steve Bannon to […]

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