UK Politics

On trans rights, Labour is on the right side of history
Opinion

On trans rights, Labour is on the right side of history

From Where I Stand — By explicitly stating that trans women should be included on all women Labour shortlists, this progressive movement is ensuring that trans people are treated with respect and dignity. This, writes Dawn Foster, is a victory worth celebrating.

Written by: Dawn Foster

Even £50 million won’t make a new centrist party relevant
Opinion

Even £50 million won’t make a new centrist party relevant

From Where I Stand — Simon Franks has clubbed together with some other super rich people to start a new political party. It's a vanity project without a policy or support from a movement, writes Matt Zarb-Cousin, and it is destined to fail.

Written by: Matt Zarb-Cousin

Jacob Rees-Mogg opposes abortion, including in cases of rape and incest
Reportage

Jacob Rees-Mogg opposes abortion, including in cases of rape and incest

Your body, his choice? — It's scary stuff from a bloke being tipped as next Tory leader.

Written by: Michael Segalov

I agree with Laura Pidcock – Tory MPs aren't friendship material
Opinion

I agree with Laura Pidcock – Tory MPs aren't friendship material

From Where I Stand — Newly elected Labour MP Laura Pidcock hit the headlines this week when she said she didn't want to hang out with Tory women in Parliament. The criticism raised against her misunderstands both the role of Conservative politicians and the fundamentals of friendship, argues Abi Wilkinson.

Written by: Abi Wilkinson

The Tories tried to launch a right-wing Momentum and it's just embarrassing
Opinion

The Tories tried to launch a right-wing Momentum and it's just embarrassing

From Where I Stand — Activate? More like absolute_state.

Written by: Michael Segalov

Pardoning gay men is no excuse for this government's homophobia
Activism

Pardoning gay men is no excuse for this government's homophobia

From Where I Stand — The decision to pardon gay men in Britain who'd once been found guilty of homophobic and now defunct sexual offences means nothing while this government continues to let the LGBT community down.

Written by: Michael Segalov

Labelling NUS President Malia Bouattia a racist stinks of double standards
Activism

Labelling NUS President Malia Bouattia a racist stinks of double standards

From Where I Stand — This weekend the Home Affairs Select Committee published its long awaited report into anti-Semitism. While some findings must be welcomed, the labelling of National Union of Students President Malia Bouattia as an outright racist highlights our double standards and Islamophobia.

Written by: Michael Segalov

I asked three nine-year-olds and a dog about UK politics
Activism

I asked three nine-year-olds and a dog about UK politics

Journalism in 2016 — UK politics is seriously messy right now, as it is across the Atlantic, and pundits and commentators are struggling to keep up. But a new trend has swept through the sitting-rooms of North East London: tweeting nonsense about what your children make of politics instead. Disingenuous rhetoric, or irrelevant thoughts of toddlers? We went to find out.

Written by: Michael Segalov

Saviour or Satan: Why so many people are joining the UK Labour Party right now
Activism

Saviour or Satan: Why so many people are joining the UK Labour Party right now

Should Jez stay or should he go? — Just minuted after the results from the EU referendum been announced, a coup was brewing inside the UK Labour Party. The majority of Labour MPs have had enough of Jeremy Corbyn, the newly-elected left-wing leader who still commands the support of vast swathes of the party nationwide. With a leadership contest on the very near horizon, some 100,000 people had joined Labour since the vote, desperate to have their say.

Written by: Michael Segalov

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