In conversation with Diane Abbott

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

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The rural challenge: Labour’s lost seats

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

Why the left should embrace identity politics

Written by Jake Davies, former OULC Publicity Officer. The modern Left generally recognises that identity matters in politics. Most left-wingers today reject the orthodox Marxist approach to politics, which reduces everything to a struggle between economic classes. While economics is highly important, they also acknowledge that there are many identities unrelated to material circumstances, and … Continue reading Why the left should embrace identity politics