The Reinvigoration of SOAS Labour

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Harry Wise, BA Politics It’s a Friday night at SOAS and there’s a party going on at SOAS. There’s pizza, coke and Cadbury Roses on offer and music blaring from the speakers. More than 30 SOAS students are packed into a room to celebrate and discuss politics. The mood is one of joviality. Everybody is Read More

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

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
  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 Read More

University bosses attack tuition fee cut proposal as “implausible”

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
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. Read More

SOAS alum Lammy in mayoral bid

3 years ago Tom King 0
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 Read More

European results are a warning for Labour

3 years ago Tom King 0
Tom King, BA Politics As Labour strive to be in opposition for just one term, the party leadership has walked a tightrope between opposing unpopular cuts which have battered working class people and largely backing an ‘austerity-lite’ package to wipe out the deficit and run a budget surplus in a bid to win ‘economic credibility’. Read More