Written by Lottie Sellers, OULC Women*s Officer and Secretary. “Education, education, education” went the slogan that defined New Labour. The secondary school I attended transformed into a shiny, purpose-built structure, which, thanks to the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme, replaced the 1960s edifice falling down around the ears of its over 1000 students. My … Continue reading Academies: Labour’s problematic brainchild
Written by Megan Howells, Publicity Officer and The Queen’s College Rep. The Labour Party is, and always has been, the party for women. No other party has committed so strongly to the empowerment of women, socially, politically, and economically. However, although the Labour movement’s feminist achievements are rightly celebrated, it is an inescapable truth that … Continue reading Where are all the women?
Written by Isabel Barber, OULC member and former Membership Officer. Wilbur-Pig interviews Bullseye, Chief Whippet for the Opposition, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Member of Poultry for County Durham, Blue-Cow, Supporter of the Green-Grass-Grazing Party, Elmer, Tusk-Manager in the Department for International Trunks, Peter, Resident of 10 Watership Downing Street, and Cleo-Cod, Department of Environment, Fish and River … Continue reading Brexit for non-humans
Written by Charlotte Austin, OULC Ex-Officio Member and MT18 Co-Chair. Inspired by the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, hundreds of thousands of people have flocked to the Party over the last few years. Our membership now stands at around 540,000. I have seen first hand, in Oxford and in my home of County … Continue reading Community organising for the many
Interview by Brahma Mohanty, former OULC BAME Officer, Disabilities Officer and Social Secretary. Diane Abbott is undoubtedly an icon of the Labour movement. The daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Diane attended Harrow County Grammar School for Girls before reading History at Newnham College, Cambridge. After working as a journalist and civil servant, she eventually took the … Continue reading In conversation with Diane Abbott
Written by Grace Davis, Co-Chair Elect of OULC. Campaigning in rural areas serves as a challenge to the party. This was a challenge I was introduced to in 2016, when I became heavily involved in my first ever campaign, for the Welsh Assembly Elections. With eager eyes and leaflets in hand, I began door-knocking with … Continue reading The rural challenge: Labour’s lost seats
Written by Rosie Sourbut, OULC Co-Chair HT19. Last year, 32,500 badgers were shot in England and Wales as part of a programme to curb Bovine Tuberculosis which experts have described as “risky, costly and ineffective” which “flies in the face of scientific evidence”. The badger cull is incredibly expensive. One 2017 operation in Wales had … Continue reading The badger cull: just another cynical Tory policy