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After Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide victory to retain leadership of the party, The Gryphon asks: is Labour doomed?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Daniel J. Levy At his re-coronation as Labour’s leader on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn pledged to draw a clean slate under his party’s bruising post-Brexit civil war. Old adversaries would be welcomed back into the fold, and hopefully Labour would go on to effectively challenge the hated Tories along … Read More

Left for dead: Why Labour must not forget the middle ground

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After consolidating his position following re-election, Jeremy Corbyn will be the man leading Labour into the next General Election. Buoyed by an even greater margin of victory, he and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell unveiled their vision for Britain with an ambitious £10-per-hour living wage and proclaimed their belief in an … Read More

The Left must confront its rampant anti-Semitism

2 years ago / 1 comments

Anti-Semitism has always been an issue that has run rampant amongst the hard-left for a long, long time. However, often the Labour Party has been free of such an ugly disease – yet recently many student Labour clubs have seen a sudden rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric, often deployed by members … Read More

Proud to be ‘red’

3 years ago / 0 comments

For anyone that knows me, the title would not seem at all out of place. As a Labour Party activist and huge Arsenal fan I am very used to shouting proudly about being a red. However, this time it is different. I am proud to be part of a ‘red’ … Read More

Labour, there is no virtue in division, only unity

3 years ago / 0 comments

One of the greatest lessons yet to be learned is that a political party, of any colour, has to be united to stand even the remotest chance of winning. Robert Webb’s and other former Labour Party members’ denouncement of Jeremy Corbyn will, I expect, cause far more harm than good. … Read More

In The Spotlight: Leeds Labour Students

3 years ago / 0 comments

This Week, The Gryphon interviews Leeds Labour Student’s External Canvassing Coordinator, Liron Velleman, to find out more about what the society has to offer. Leeds Labour Students has a long history of bringing together Labour-supporting students and fighting for Labour values. Campaigning for Labour candidates on and off campus, the … 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

“Let’s be Happy, Let’s be Hopeful, Above all let’s be Optimistic”

3 years ago / 0 comments

Newly elected Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, visited the University on Thursday to speak to students about the Party’s voter registration campaign, as well as conducting a brief question and answer session with the 500 strong audience. Labour estimate that there may be as many as one million voters missing … Read More

Rudi Abdallah on Jeremy Corbyn

3 years ago / 0 comments

When Jeremy Corbyn acquired the thirty five nominations necessary to make it on to the ballot paper for Labour’s leadership race, I was naively ecstatic. Here was a man with the grizzled facial hair all lefties are obliged to grow, who fought for radical socialism that was the perennial villain … Read More

Corbyn: Labour’s route to identity?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Jeremy Corbyn, maverick MP for Islington North since 1983, has dominated headlines this week as private polls suggest he could surprise the bookies to emerge victorious in the Labour leadership contest. The already 5-time parliamentary Beard of the Year winner has garnered a sudden rush of political support, mainly because … Read More