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Fringe 2022: In Conversation With … Jeremy Corbyn Review

This Fringe, The Stand Comedy Club is home to a series of discussions with various well known faces; from Deborah Meaden to the University of Edinburgh’s own Professor Devi Sridhar, from Nicola Sturgeon to Ian Rankin.  Taking the stage today was Jeremy Corbyn: jam enthusiast and former leader of the Labour Party. I thought it […]

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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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Competence, competence, competence: Starmer re-brands Labour as a party fit for government

The Labour Party has not won a general election in 15 years. December 2019 saw it go down to its worst defeat since 1935, a fitting end to five years under Jeremy Corbyn that lacked any sense of true opposition, leadership, ambition or political skill. Sir Keir Starmer was elected to lead the party in […]

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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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Edinburgh’s Ian Murray running for Deputy Leader

In less than a month, members of the Labour Party will vote for a new party leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn after the party’s catastrophic loss in the December general election. Local branches and fringe groups of the party have until 14 February to nominate candidates for the leadership before polls open on the 21st […]

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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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Oh God, please not another coalition

Before I start, just a brief disclaimer: the upcoming election is a controversial topic. I have had enough drunken conversations with people in the smoking areas of clubs to know that a lot of people feel passionately about it, and opinions vary. This is only right, and my own desires for the outcome of the […]