Tag : labour

Tuition Fees: Where do the Two Main Parties Stand?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Conservatives Theresa May has pledged to cap tuition fees at the current rate of £9,250 a year, as well as raising the earning threshold for beginning repayments from £21,000 to £25,000 a year. She has also promised a review of higher education and student funding in the long term, with … Read More

As Maduro Strangles Democracy, Corbyn Needs To Step Up

1 year ago / 0 comments

Withering assessment on @BBCNewsnight of @jeremycorbyn's words today from Labour's own sister party in Venezuela... how can he ignore this? pic.twitter.com/xXIPYIbuVy— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) August 7, 2017 In recent days, things have slid from questionable democracy to outright dictatorship in Venezuela. Just this weekend, the new constituent assembly silenced Luisa ... Read More

The Gryphon asks: Umunna’s Brexit amendment – the right decision?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Yes – Samuel Robinson As the painful Brexit saga rumbles on, we have our latest morsel of tragi-comic entertainment: Chuka Umunna’s motion to amend the Queen’s Speech to guarantee membership of the single market and customs union after exit from the EU. It wasn’t long before Umunna was being shot … Read More

GE2017: the real winners

1 year ago / 0 comments

The real winners in last week’s general election were the youth. With the Conservatives losing their majority and the Labour party, whilst making impressive gains, falling short, it is the young people of Britain who can come away from the election knowing that their job has been done. Corbyn’s Labour … Read More

About last night: where are we now?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Theresa May’s snap election didn’t go entirely to plan. Much has changed, but not in the way most forecasted, with the Tories only to be saved from a hung parliament by the support of Northern Ireland’s DUP. Labour took seats across England, Scotland and Wales, whilst the Tories were saved by … Read More

#MyVoteCounts – Why you need to go out and vote tomorrow

1 year ago / 0 comments

Still not sure who to vote for? Still not sure why you should bother? We spoke to four students voting in tomorrow’s election to find out why they’re voting and why they feel like their vote will make a difference. Luke Etheridge – Fourth year automotive engineering student Another year, … Read More

Leeds UKIP candidate supports NHS privatisation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds Central UKIP candidate Bill Palfreman has expressed his support for privatising the NHS at a hustings organised by Open Rights Group, Amnesty International, and Global Justice Now. Speaking first to the public in relation to cyber security and attacks on the NHS, Palfreman said “I don’t know if anyone remembers … Read More

Reactions to Corbyn

1 year ago / 0 comments

There’s a lot to be said for breaking out of the echo chamber. With this in mind, I accepted a friend’s suggestion of seeing Jeremy Corbyn’s much publicised visit to the Brundell Social Club on Monday. While it didn’t win me over (which in fairness to the man was a … Read More

Jeremy Corbyn attracts colossal crowd in Leeds

1 year ago / 0 comments

This afternoon, Jeremy Corbyn spoke to a huge crowd in Leeds outside Brudenell Social Club. Despite the rain and very short notice, thousands of spectators turned up to see him speak, with some even climbing in trees to get a better view. He was originally scheduled to speak inside Brudenell Social … Read More

The election has to be about more than Brexit

1 year ago / 0 comments

Theresa May shocked us all when she called a General Election on the steps of Downing Street for June 8th. What was more shocking however, was her ‘reasoning’ behind her decision. She explained that she had decided to do so on the basis that Westminster wasn’t united behind her EU … Read More