Tag : hilary benn

Run to the Hil!

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On news of the death of Fidel Castro, Jeremy Corbyn called the dead dictator a “champion of social justice” who had a huge impact on socialism. What is going on in the Labour party? Is Corbyn some naff student politician who lacks any grasp on reality in praising a brutal … Read More

Political Party Clash: Central for Corbyn?

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MP for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn, has long been an opponent of the ever-popular Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Hilary Benn was one of the first casualties of Corbyn’s clean-up of his party, sacked as shadow foreign secretary and prompting a wave of MPs to resign in protest to Corbyn’s … Read More

Protests against Syria airstrikes takes place in Leeds

3 years ago / 0 comments

A demonstration took place on Saturday as an act of protest against Labour politician Hilary Benn’s support for extending airstrikes to Syria. The question as to whether Britain should bomb Syria was raised after the recent Paris attacks orchestrated by IS and ongoing threats made to Britain and surrounding countries. … Read More

‘Jeremy had a stonking great victory and now it’s up to the rest of us to support him, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.’

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speak to Labour MP and Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn about Jeremy Corbyn, the future of Syria and the government’s new PREVENT laws.   Since The Gryphon last spoke to you quite a lot has happened within the Labour Party, most notably Jeremy Corbyn being elected as your … Read More

‘You don’t listen to us’: Leeds students ask #whyvote?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Young voters have claimed they feel let down or ignored by the political system in a TV debate in Leeds last night. Students grilled politicians from five political parties in a programme broadcast live by Channel 4 from the Corn Exchange. Audience members argued that young people feel disillusioned with … Read More

LUU Amnesty International launch ‘Free Shaker Aamer’ campaign

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LUU’s student branch of Amnesty International are continuing to campaign for the release of 46 year old Briton Shaker Aamer, who was arrested in Afghanistan by US forces on the 14th February 2002. LUU Amnesty’s president, Wil Hutton, said, ‘without charge or trial, Shaker Aamer is innocent under international law, … Read More