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Don't Blame Jeremy Corbyn for a General Failure of the Left

Sam Harrison | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

The only hope of the party now is to be bold, offer a radical new alternative to those who have realised their power in this referendum - and to keep Corbyn, who alone can make that appeal credibly, as leader. History suggests that Labour cannot win without him.

Sky News Journalist Left Speechless As Leave MP Tells Him 'There Is No Plan'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics

Sky News political editor Faisal Islam has been left speechless after claiming a Conservative pro-Brexit MP told him the Leave campaign "didn't have a...

Choosing Our Next Conservative Leader: Maybe We Don't Need to Be the Nasty Party Any More?

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Cameron is right to resign; not because he made any mistakes as PM or with the referendum. In fact, Cameron's loss is perhaps the most devastating impact of the referendum result... The question on everyone's lips now though is; who shall lead?

Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union

Adam Hamdy | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

There can be no denying that the establishment put absolutely everything into keeping Britain in the European Union, and yet somehow, the leave message, a message of hope, of optimism about Britain's future as an independent nation, of a return to proper parliamentary democracy, resonated with people.

What You Need to Know About the EU's Finances

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Do you know that the EU has outstanding, unfunded liabilities of around €340 billion? No? Maybe it's naive of me, but I just assumed that since we're voting in a referendum on whether or not to stay in the EU, at the very least, voters would have been informed about the organisation's financial operations.

Apprentice Cameron Summons 'Master of Lies', Darth Juncker

Adam Hamdy | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I wasn't sure how to approach the news that 'Master of Lies' Jean-Claude Juncker has been drafted in by David 'Scourge of Pensioners' Cameron to make a major intervention in the referendum campaign next week. Why would the Prime Minister call in his boss, the President of the European Commission, a man with a less than exemplary reputation?

Why Remain Is Arrogant to Assume It Has Young Vote in the Bag

Tessa Milligan | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tessa Milligan

Stronger In have made the mistake of putting an entire generation of angry and disenchanted young voters into a box labelled "Remain Voters". That could be a big mistake... We're engaged in a different way, far from the prying eyes of pollsters and politicians. The EU referendum is being discussed in our private Facebook and Whatsapp group chats.

What Every Remain Voter Should Know Before June 23rd

Adam Hamdy | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

If you're planning to vote remain, please take a moment to read this article. It may help you reconsider the most important political decision of your life. Most people I've spoken to say they're planning to vote leave, but of the few who say they'll vote remain, these have been the most common reasons...

Is Corbyn an Undercover Agent for Vote Leave?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Is Jeremy Corbyn such an inept politician that after months of campaigning in the EU referendum it still feels like he doesn't give a damn about remaining inside the European Union, even if he occasionally whispers that he does? Or would it suit him and his Socialist cabal, currently in control of the Labour Party, for the Brexiteers to drag Britain back to an era of politics they understand?

Why Jeremy Corbyn Is Lying to Himself (and Us) About TTIP

Adam Hamdy | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

The second category of treaty is one where there is mixed competence. These treaties are negotiated by the EU, but are then sent to each of the member parliaments for ratification. Any one nation state can prevent a mixed competence treaty from being ratified, effectively exercising a veto and killing the treaty on the floor of its national parliament. The treaty is then dead EU-wide.

Cabinet Secretary Confirms Secret Brexit Plans

Adam Hamdy | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Last week I wrote an article alleging that Civil Service plans, which outline a safe, secure way for Britain to exit the EU, are circulating Whitehall...

Find Out How the Government Plans to Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

This article is going to end with a request that you sign a petition. The petition asks the government to publish Civil Service plans that outline ho...

Seriously, the EU Campaigns Need to Lighten Up

Lydia Suffield | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

Give us the facts. Give us warnings. But please-can we stop with the constant cloud hanging over our heads? If you believe some of the more extreme claims on both sides, depending on what we choose on June 23rd, it might be one of the last times we get to see the clouds, anyway.

Why I Believe That There Are Certain 'Facts' in the EU Referendum Debate

Louisa Metcalfe | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Louisa Metcalfe

The first time I studied economics, at 16, the case could be neatly and simply put across at A level. I came across the enormous benefits the EU can o...

Brits Don't Quit - We Engage, We Innovate, We Lead

David Seymour | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Seymour

True Love They say true love encompasses warts and all: you fall for the flaws and imperfections, the cracks, as much as the beauty, the artwork, the...

Let's Solve the EU Problem Once and for All

Adam Hamdy | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

If there is a Leave vote, there will be a period of uncertainty as Parliament tries to decipher exactly what a Leave vote means and how to deal with it. Whichever way Parliament tries to address the people's mandate, there will be loud cries of unfairness from all sides, and each cry of foul could slow down or derail whatever mechanism is used to give effect to the Leave vote.

Sadly for the Left, 'Vote Remain' Is the Only Viable Option

Niamh Carroll | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Niamh Carroll

There is no arguing against the corruptness of the EU, the system is flawed and concentrates authority in a minority who are given the political and economic power to crush the sovereignty of countries like Greece. Yet right now, I believe Britain needs to remain in the union to be able to fight back with Greece but also to squash the re-emergence of the right, neoliberal branch of the Tory party, who are hell bent on propelling us back into a Thatcherite age.

How David Cameron Can Unite Britain on the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

What if I told you that we could leave the European Union with little risk to our economy? That we could regain control of our borders without any ri...

The EU Referendum: Vote Remain and Change Europe for the Better

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

We need to live in harmony with our environment; we need to treat people with respect, affording them dignity and security in work, not simply treating them as economic units to be exploited. Let us celebrate the diversity of our world, seeing the commonality that connects us all as human beings. It is gratifying to see that more and more of our young are embracing these values. In the words of my grandson "I see myself as a citizen of the world"

Why David Cameron Should Remain Prime Minister, Even If We Vote For Brexit

Lydia Suffield | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

The best thing for the country, in the aftermath of the referendum result, would be for the Tories to unite and show some true leadership-with someone who has proved he can lead at the helm. If a certain group of Conservatives choose to discount this in favour of pushing forward their own little agenda, then it is they, and not David Cameron, who will have proved themselves untrustworthy in this referendum.

Ten Reasons Why We Must Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

When I recently told a colleague that I want the UK to leave the EU, she expressed considerable dismay that someone of my background - mixed-race, working class, comprehensive education - was lining up with far-right racists. Such a misguided view of the people who support Brexit does a disservice to the millions of Britons up and down the UK, who are now in a majority that understands why it is morally, politically and economically essential for Britain to leave the EU.

The EU: A Raw Deal for the Poor

Adam Hamdy | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Whether you're campaigning to leave or remain, surely we can all agree that asking the poorest in society to shoulder the greatest burden is a raw deal? But by refusing to address the very real consequences of EU membership, the maths of immigration, and the required investment in public services, a raw deal is exactly what's on offer.

The EU Referendum: Are You a "Leaver" or a "Remainer"

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

I don't know about you, but I am finding the whole EU referendum business a turn-off. What I find particularly annoying are the reasons presented by ...

The EU Theft of Democracy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Our democratic rights are all we have to protect us from tyranny and poor government. We must not sell them for the illusion of a pot of EU gold. People on both sides will try to use scare stories of immigration, risks to the economy, house prices, war and all sorts of other noisy issues, but, at its quiet heart, democracy is the defining issue of this referendum.

Keep Your Democratic Power and Hold it Close

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I never thought I'd see so many people so willing to surrender the only power we have to protect ourselves from tyranny.