Far Left

The Real Labour Coup Is Its Transformation Into a Cult

David Browne | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

When Momentum and the hardcore Corbynistas complain of a "Labour coup", they should not be looking towards the MPs trying to save their part from electoral oblivion to find the plotters; they need only look in a mirror.

The Fears of a Young, Unrepentant Brexiteer

David Browne | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

A week ago, I was nervous about the prospects for Brexit; opinion poll data was fluctuating wildly, and I could have seen the result going either way....

The NUS's Contempt for Ordinary Students Leaves Little Wonder Why Many Want to Leave

David Browne | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

In Student Unions across the country, discontent with the "National" Union of Students continues to grow. In Exeter, despite a narrow defeat, the Leav...

The Ugly Self-Actualisation of the NUS

David Browne | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

It should now be clearer than ever that the NUS has very little intention of taking the responsibilities that would come with being "the definitive national voice in students" - whether through the candidates it elects to speak on behalf of all students...

University Campuses Do Not Belong to the Activist Left

David Browne | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Any critic of the student activist left will be more than familiar with what can only be described as the clear distortion of the ordinary meaning of certain words, a distortion which does not appear to be accidental

Maajid Nawaz, Identity Politics, and the Dangerous Search for the "Community Representative"

David Browne | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The treatment of Maajid Nawaz by the Guardian (in contrast to its recently-published interview with the leader of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Britain) reveals a worrying trend in the British Left today, namely its fascination with the search for a Community Representative and the compartmentalising of identity.

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

The Radical Response to Pride in London and Equal Marriage Betrays Misguided Egocentrism

David Browne | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The coinciding of Pride 2015 with the landmark equal marriage ruling by the US Supreme Court is a cause of celebration for many, and quite rightly too. However, the arguments used by radical liberationists to attack Pride, and equal marriage, betray both a deeply flawed understanding of the mindset of many LGBTQ* people in the West

Oxford University's Labour Leaders Back Corbyn: A Disgrace But Not a Surprise

David Browne | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The support of Oxford University Labour Club's leadership, and other sections of Oxford's Far Left, for Jeremy Corbyn should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the state of politics at Oxford

A Week of Shame for the Left

David Browne | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

A week has passed since the day of the General Election, and while we are surely used to bad losers (and winners) after any democratic event in the country, the tone of the Far (and increasingly non-Far) Left in this case is in many ways terrifying, but ultimately shows the true colours of certain sections of the Left today: namely blind hatred; classist contempt; and fervent anti-democracy.

Hate Attack on Ukip Councillor's Home in Farage Constituency Thanet South

Colin Cortbus | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Vile thugs have attacked the home of a UKIP Kent county councillor, smearing obscene political hate slogans all over the walls of his garage last weekend. The attack occured in the Thanet South parliamentary constituency where Nigel Farage is standing, and may be part of a cowardly attempt to intimidate political campaigners in advance of the May elections.

REVEALED: 'Slavery' Suspects Headed Up Radical Maoist Sect

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The couple arrested in the Lambeth slavery case were part of a radical Maoist collective, it has been revealed, named by multiple sources as Comrade A...

Dear Leader

Tom Doran | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Doran

Much unkind comment has been passed on George Galloway, MP for Bradford West. He is accused of being a "pimp for fascism", of operating an unregistered charity for personal gain, of sucking up to Saddam Hussein and, perhaps most damningly, of killing satire with a rusty crowbar and leaving it to rot in a ditch.

France's Legislative Elections: A Left Turn for Europe?

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

Yesterday saw a record low level of participation (48.31%) in France's legislative elections as 6500 candidates campaigned for 577 seats.

France is Turning 'Bleu Marine': the Existential Crisis of the French Right

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

While Hollande may be elected France's first Socialist president in 17 ‎years, it was under another socialist, Francois Mitterand that the National Front first made ‎headways in response to austerity measures in the 1980s.

Violence At EDL Rally After Clashes With Far-Left Anti-Racism Demonstration

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK

Violence broke out at an anti-Islamic rally in Aarhus, Denmark after far left groups clashed with the rally's far right group organisers, the English ...