A Party Divided

Frances Everett, BA International Relations and Development Studies The Labour Party has recently been faced with the long rumoured departure of numerous MPs from the party, who have styled themselves as ‘The Independent Group’. On 18 February, seven MPs announced the move as a protest against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party, including his stance […]

Corbyn’s Victory Exposes The Petulance of the Subversive Labour Right

  Joe Dunne, BA International Relation The roar audible from Labour Party HQ when Jeremy Corbyn was announced as the party’s 25th leader was typical of the reception with which the news has been greeted at the grass roots of the party across the country. Such a reaction invariably draws comparisons with the frosty reception […]

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From SOAS to City Hall? David Lammy addresses Labour’s ‘real challenges’ in his bid to lead London

Policy Exchange [CC BY 2.0] Tom King, BA Politics David Lammy has been a busy man. Defending his Tottenham parliamentary seat while touring the capital campaigning in key marginals to raise his profile in the race to be the next Mayor of London. Ahead of the dissolution of Parliament, he welcomed The SOAS Spirit to […]

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University bosses attack tuition fee cut proposal as “implausible”

SOAS Students took a stand for free education at a recent demonstration by creating a wall of books at the march • Credit – Himasha Weera Tom King, BA Politics University bosses have criticised plans likely to be set out by the Labour Party which would see tuition fees at English universities cut to £6,000. […]

SOAS alum Lammy in mayoral bid

Tom King, BA Politics SOAS alum and Tottenham MP David Lammy has announced his intention to stand to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London in 2016.   Lammy, who served as a higher education minister in the last Labour government, will seek to replace Boris Johnson on a platform of extending opportunity to all […]