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Sure, Mr Hancock, the cavalry is coming, but it’s not a COVID vaccine.

“If you’re not a liberal at 25, you have no heart, and if you’re not a conservative by 35, you have no brain”, is something Churchill obviously never said. Regardless of who said it, as young people, we should all be offended whenever we hear this sort of rhetoric, that patronising pat on the head […]

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How has Starmer been able to claw back support for Labour?

Keir Starmer’s first five months of leadership have been busy. In the context of a global pandemic, he’s walked a difficult tightrope – insisting that labour “will have the courage to support the government where it gets things right; but challenge it where it gets things wrong”. With an Observer poll at the end of […]

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We need a new ‘New Labour’

Let me begin this by saying, Labour cannot win an election this decade if they maintain leadership on the traditional Left wing of the party; they must move back towards the centre of the spectrum if they wish to have electoral success. Four successive Tory victories in amongst some of the most volatile economic times […]

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Five things the next Labour leader needs to address

Whoever the next Labour leader is, they need to be sure of one thing, real change. For a chance at winning the next election, the Labour Party need to be clear on five things. The first, hope. For too long the Labour Party has wallowed in despair. While austerity rips this country apart, voters do […]

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Corbyn’s Brexit neutrality makes sense, but it might not win Labour the election

Finding a consistent position on Brexit has been a major challenge for the British Left over the last five years. On the one hand, since the financial crisis the European Union has followed many of the core tenets of the neoliberal ideology that the Left are fighting: austerity, technocracy, and virulent opposition to the kind […]

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Election Debate: Party leaders clash as student issues side-lined

On Tuesday November 19 the leaders of the two front-running parties went head-to-head on ITV for the first leadership debate. This comes after a legal challenge brought by the SNP and the Liberal Democrats, demanding their parties were represented in the debate, was defeated on Monday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn […]

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The only way forward is a second referendum

At the time of writing the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU looks as though it is to be delayed for a third time with the Prime Minister having written to Brussels seeking a three month extension. Barring a shock change in heart, it is overwhelmingly likely that Donald Tusk and the EU will grant […]

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A Royal Waste of Time

Three things came to mind while watching the shambles that was the Queen’s speech: One – The pomp and ceremony of it all. We knew it was a charade before the participants put on their fancy-dress costumes. Two – The actual content of the speech sounded like a rubbish comedy routine. It would have been […]