The Commons Reject Labour Amendment to Ensure the Reunion of Child Refugees

By Ryan David Prosser, BA Chinese (Modern and classical) The commitment to reunite child refugees with family members living in the UK after Brexit has been dropped from the EU withdrawal bill, after MPs voted against it with 348 votes to 252.  The proposals to guarantee the settlement of an estimated 4,000 unaccompanied children seeking […]

Labour Gears Up for Leadership Election

By Anna Fenton-Jones, BA Middle Eastern Studies After a disappointing defeat for Labour in December, the race to become Jeremy Corbyn’s successor gets underway as young Labour activists throw their support behind Momentum-backed Rebecca Long-Bailey. In the weeks following Labour’s election defeat, several candidates suggested that they were interested in entering the leadership race. Six […]

Manifestos Made Easy: Know what you’re voting for, not just who.

By Heba Kusseibati, BA History and International Relations The Conservative Party  On Brexit: It will be done by January. The deal will pass through Parliament if there is a majority of Conservative MPs in the House of Commons.  On Immigration Control: The introduction of a new ‘Australian-style’ points-based system, involving selecting migrants based on their […]

Grime4Corbyn VS FckGovtfckBoris.

By Assia Hamdi, BA Arabic and History Grime artists and representatives such as AJ Tracy, Skepta and JME felt ‘used’ by the Labour Party in 2017. But what does this mean for the upcoming elections? Grime4Corbyn was a movement initiated in 2017. It incorporates famous grime artists alongside the arsenal of hashtags, tweets, music, and […]