Posts Tagged ‘Labour Students’

Labour Students no longer bothers to pretend it’s not just Progress’ youth wing

by Michael Wood.

Last weekend (16-17th November 2013), the National Organisation of Labour Students (NOLS) organised in Manchester their political weekend. Over the course of the weekend, the Blairite clique that dominates Labour Students ruthlessly reaffirmed their hegemony. But they were met with a surprising consensus for greater dialogue and plurality within the organisation and its events. The […]

Labour Students: “inward-looking”, “exclusive” and “undemocratic”

by Keith Wright.

An active university Labour club has accused the National Organisation of Labour Students (NOLS) of being “inward-looking”, “exclusive” and “wilfully undemocratic”. In a damning and revelatory letter, Cambridge Universities Labour Club has explained its reasons for disaffiliating from the national organisation.

The way forward for Young Labour

by Dominic Curran.

On the weekend of 24/5 February, Labour Students held its National Conference in Manchester. At this conference really important motions were discussed in terms of reforming the organisation’s internal workings. Aberystwyth University Labour Club had sent in a motion to introduce one-member-one-vote in elections to national committee. The motion passed but with amendments from national committee […]

The case for OMOV in Labour Students

by Shelly Asquith.

Next week Labour Students will be holding their National Conference – an event the organisation refers to as ‘democratic ’. Policy is discussed, motions are debated and officers are elected. But there is one flaw in the democratic process of National Conference: not everyone is allowed to vote.

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