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Does Any Political Party Really Care About Young People?
Opinion

Does Any Political Party Really Care About Young People?

Danny Angove laments the lack of youth-centric and inclusive politics Life’s full of disappointments, isn’t it? Imagine: you’ve been forced to endure a long, hard day of lectures and seminars, so you decide to treat yourself to a night in with your housemates, junk food, and one of your favourite films. You hit the shops, but they’ve run out of ice cream. When you get home, you find that the film you want to watch isn’t on Netflix. One of your housemates bails on you to go to the SU; he eventually stumbles in at 2am, and vomits all over the kitchen floor. You’re tired, you’re stressed, and your floor is sticky from VK-tinged vomit. The night is an unmitigated disaster. This is, in short, how I feel about the Labour Party. When Jeremy Corbyn was elected to lead Labour, I was ...
A New Dawn has broken, has it not?
Opinion

A New Dawn has broken, has it not?

Tony Blair spoke the words ‘A New Dawn has broken, has it not?’ May 2nd 1997 in the early hours of the morning represented a break from 18 years of opposition. Furthermore a break from Conservative rule which turned a social democratic country into a country of yuppies, privatisation and strikes. However most importantly this represented a new style and agenda for the Labour Party following the disunity of Bennites, moderates and the gang of the four and the formation of the Social Democratic Party in 1981. This may be ancient history in political terms as Harold Wilson once remarked that ‘a week is a long time in politics’ but once again a new dawn has broken in the Labour Party. This ‘new dawn’ is different in many respects to the ‘new dawn’ Blair promised as instead of a move towards t...