Corbyn Coup Saga Threatens War With Party Members

Sami Hamdi UK

The fundamental problem with this attempted coup on Corbyn is that at its core is an inescapable reality that the entire fiasco is nothing short of a declaration of war on the party’s grass-root members. Corbyn received a mandate with such overwhelming support that the move to remove him can only serve as a testament to just how out of touch the current crop of Labour MPs are with their party base.

#Leave Renege on Key Promises. So What did Brexit-ers Vote For?

Sami Hamdi UK

So now that the Leave campaign has won the day, closer scrutiny is now taking place of the promises made that resulted in this extraordinary result. However, remarkably, the Vote Leave leaders are swiftly reneging on these key promises that formed the foundation of the entire campaign. So what did, and what have, Brexit-ers voted for? NHS Within hours of the final result, Nigel …

The Referendum Is Over: It’s Time for a New Britain

Sami Hamdi UK

In an historic vote, the UK has voted to leave the European Union following a vicious campaign from both sides and a referendum that has claimed the political career of David Cameron. Given the magnitude of the decision, its political, social and legal repercussions, there is no doubt that the time has come for a New Britain. This is not …

Brexit would be the Greatest Propaganda Coup of our Time

Sami Hamdi UK

As the EU referendum approaches, the debate on Brexit has taken an ugly turn. With the murder of the MP and pro-EU campaigner Jo Cox by Thomas Mair, a man most likely radicalised by the hyperbolic headlines of the Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express, and Nigel Farage demonstrating a keen understanding of Mein Kampf, it remains unclear what the …

When is the Opposition going to challenge the Prime Minister on racism within his own party?

Dawud Izza UK

With recent pressure mounting on the government over junior doctor contracts and the fight back against the ‘academisation’ of UK schools, a red herring was just what they needed to gain some breathing space, and the anti-Semitism row within the labour party seems to have provided just that. There is an air of irony about all of this when you …

Forget WhatsApp and Facebook. Theresa May’s bill will mean you may need to ditch your smartphone.

Soumaya Hamdi UK

You may have noticed WhatsApp’s latest update that increases the privacy of any content you send over the app. All messages are now encrypted from end to end, protecting what you send from being accessed by criminals, the state and even WhatsApp itself. This reinforcement of users’ privacy comes at a crucial juncture for the changing way our private messages …

Doctors are striking: Are patients in danger?

Yasin Fatine UK

Doctors are striking. The NHS is in trouble. Negotiations have failed. So are patients in danger now?   The problem Doctors hours are divided into two categories; ‘sociable’ and ‘unsociable’ hours. In laymen terms, the nearest comparison would be ‘normal working hours’ and ‘overtime’. The government is proposing to redefine ‘unsociable’ hours, or ‘overtime’, from outside 7am – 7pm Monday to Friday to outside …

Cameron’s EU dilemma

Op Ed UK

By Simon Jennings Recently, David Cameron formally announced his plans to renegotiate Britain’s position within the European Union ahead of the intended referendum. In short, Cameron’s demands focus around four key areas: economic governance, competitiveness, sovereignty and immigration. Provided these conditions are met, the Prime Minister’s stated aim is to campaign “heart and soul” to keep Britain within the European Union. …

Student solidarity across borders: Students, universities and refugee crises past and present

Op Ed UK

By Dr Georgina Brewis, Senior Lecturer in the History of Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. The summer of 2015 has seen an unprecedented number of refugees fleeing from Syria to Europe, with many citizen-led initiatives filling the vacuum where government support has been found wanting. At the forefront of these volunteers have been student groups who, …