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Should we be boycotting the World Cup in Qatar?

You certainly don’t have to be a football fan to love the World Cup. The national mood soars, the pub gardens are booked to the brim, and ‘Three Lions’ ends up stuck in the heads of even the most reluctant onlooker. I don’t claim to be a football enthusiast on any level, but I have […]

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Starmer takes the stage – and this time he owns it

For too long, many Labour supporters have felt unsatisfied with Keir Starmer’s leadership. He has had a tough run, having come to the post during the pandemic, when politics had been placed on the back burner in favour of cross-party consensus on health policy. However, it is undeniable that Starmer has landed himself in testy […]

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Liz Truss resigns as Conservative Party leader

Liz Truss has resigned as Prime Minister. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street just past 13:30 this afternoon, Truss said “I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the conservative party. “I therefore have spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party. […]

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Fringe 2022: Iain Dale, ‘All Talk with Ash Sarkar and Owen Jones’ Review

Beckoned into the dark-lit space of the Cromdale Theatre at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, we were immediately exposed to the dramatic tones of the BBC News jingle, the Question Time theme, and various other political melodies. It set the tone of the show as some sort of high-brow and sophisticated spectacle, similar to the kind […]

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Fringe 2022 Review: A Sunday Afternoon with Gordon Brown, Interviewed by Matt Forde

In the spectacular setting of McEwan Hall, the recording of the Gordon Brown episode of Matt Forde’s podcast, The Political Party, provided a one-hour insight into the life, work and ideas of one of the few world leaders who is a true public servant, interested in the livelihoods of the people he represents over his own personal interests.

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Review: Red Ellen

Bettrys Jones’ fiery portrayal of Ellen Wilkinson in Red Ellen, at the Lyceum this May, presents both the achievements and the failures of the remarkable Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s. Red Ellen manages to perfectly balance its portrayal of Ellen’s political passion and commitment without shying away from her failures and messy personal life.  Ellen […]

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The Labour Party: Dead In The Water?

Editors note: This article was originally submitted for publication on 13th October. Eighteen months into Keir Starmer tenure as leader of the Labour Party, he remains an anathema to the majority of the public. With very few definable policies and a lack of political mettle that has been consistently exposed in interviews, those who believe […]

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Labour must adapt to survive

As discontent grows around Keir Starmer’s reluctance to increase corporation tax it seems that, almost a year after he was elected leader, his honeymoon period is over. Despite starting promisingly in the polls, recent weeks have seen Labour steadily lose their margin as many left-leaning party members fear for the radical proposals on which Starmer […]