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Labour have won their battle against Corbyn, but the war won’t end

During the 2016 Brexit referendum, we were told by Vote Leave that leaving the European Union would deliver the biggest blow to the establishment in decades. Indeed, this is how various media outlets reported it in the aftermath. And with the likes of David Cameron and George Osborne falling from power, who could really blame […]

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Corbyn and antisemitism: can we get serious now?

Antisemitism, anti-Zionism, anti the current state of Israel. Three completely different things. The first is hostility to a race; the second is hostility to the idea of Jews having a right to live under the protection of a nation; and the third is hostility to Benjamin Netanyahu’s human-rights abusing regime. To bundle and weaponise these […]

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Keir Starmer: The first six months

Many current students will have grown up with Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Opposition – arguably the most left-leaning Labour figurehead in a generation. In December 2019, they watched him deliver Labour’s biggest electoral defeat since 1935, resulting in the end of Corbyn’s era as leader of the party, and fresh leadership elections. The […]

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Leaked report on antisemitism within the Labour party suggests inaction by members

A report into antisemitism in the Labour Party was leaked to the public on the 12th April, laying bare the inaction taken by the internal Party departments in response to complaints of racism and antisemitism by members. The evidence in the 860-page report suggests that some employees of the Labour Party failed to deal with […]

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Religion and Diversity: London school breaks down barriers

In a time of both increasing diversity and increasing factionalism in the UK and the rest of the world, one primary school in London is making an effort to bridge religious and cultural gaps in a unique way. Simon Marks Primary School in Central London is first and foremost a Jewish school; however, half of […]

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Jewish, afraid and dreading election day

The day is December 12th. You feel a buzz of anticipation in the crisp Edinburgh air. You rub your shivering hands together as you step through the doors of your nearest polling station. A pencil to paper, a cross in a ballot box. You vote for the party that has promised you security. It has […]

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Universities must promote the safety of their Jewish students

Content warning: antisemitism A recent study has revealed that Jewish societies in the UK are having to meet in secret, vet attendees, and have security – even police – on the door. These findings are no surprise for Jewish students. For three years, I have attended JSOC (Jewish Society On Campus) events in Edinburgh. The location […]

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Decisive action needed from the university on antisemitism

Content Warning: antisemitism Edinburgh University is the latest to be afflicted by the rising tide of antisemitism plaguing campuses across Britain. Student Christopher Marland recently stumbled upon the unsettling remark, “the Jews control us,” scribbled in stark black onto the men’s lavatory wall in the Chrystal Macmillan building. The slander’s anonymity inhibits direct retribution befalling […]