Starmer’s Speech: Connected to the Nation?

Martha Storey It is no surprise that Kier Starmer’s “New Leadership” speech at Labour Connected was full of accusations about the Prime Minister, from his handling of Covid-19 to his hand in the decade of austerity that preceded the pandemic. However, the biggest take away from the conference speech was the marked change in theContinue reading “Starmer’s Speech: Connected to the Nation?”

The Problem With the U-Turn

Image Description: Martha Storey along with others at the Leeds Exams Justice Protest Martha Storey, OULC Secretary, Women*s Officer, and organiser of the Leeds Exams Justice Protest, critiques the governments eventual U-Turn on exam grades. EXAMS IN A PANDEMIC Given the global pandemic going on around them, the Class of 2020 were always going toContinue reading “The Problem With the U-Turn”

EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION

OULC Treasurer, Martha Storey, writes about the failings of the Conservative Government to prioritise education during the coronavirus crisis. From the very beginnings of the Covid-19 crisis, the government seems to have forgotten about education. The lack of discussion about schools in early stages of the Coronavirus crisis has continued set a trend for theContinue reading “EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION”

OXFORD PRIDE 2020: AN INTERTWINED HISTORY OF THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY AND THE LABOUR PARTY – PART 3

In the third and final installment of our spotlight on LGBT+ history and the Labour Party, our LGBT+ Officer and Co-Chair Elect, Beth Nott, focuses on the 21st Century, and what the future holds. 21ST CENTURY The next piece of legislation promoting the rights of LGBT people as equal to the rest of society wasContinue reading “OXFORD PRIDE 2020: AN INTERTWINED HISTORY OF THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY AND THE LABOUR PARTY – PART 3”

OXFORD PRIDE 2020: THE INTERTWINED HISTORY OF THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY AND THE LABOUR PARTY – PART 2

LGBTQ+ Officer Beth Nott brings us our second installment of the intertwined history of the labour and LGBT movements, this week focusing on the 20th Century. Under the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885, homosexual activity between men1 was illegal, but few arrests were made until the infamous trial of Oscar Wilde in 1895. AfterContinue reading “OXFORD PRIDE 2020: THE INTERTWINED HISTORY OF THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY AND THE LABOUR PARTY – PART 2”