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Union Council votes for JDA definition of anti-Semitism

In a Union Council meeting held in the evening of 18th November, Union councillors for uea(su) have voted in favour of adopting the JDA definition of anti-Semitism, replacing the currently-used IHRA definition. 28 councillors voted to approve the motion, 7 voted to reject the motion, and 17 abstained. Proposed by Sustainability Society Council Rep Sophie…

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Sick of student unions?

Do you feel represented? I don’t. Zamzam Ibrahim is the president elect of the National Union of Students (NUS). Her job is to represent all UK students in higher and further education. But she’s come under fire for stating she wanted to ‘oppress white people’ and ‘have an Islamic takeover’, comments she made when she…

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Clive Lewis: ‘Do I still think that I can think things through in a sexist, racist way? Yes I do’

Waiting in the side room of Clive Lewis’ office at OPEN Norwich, we wonder whether the Norwich South MP wants to be Labour leader after his pal (most of the time) Corbyn. He’s got all the right qualities. We can hear him laughing next door: charming. Tick. He was in the army. Toured Afghanistan. Tick….

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Labour anti-Semitism

The current political battleground in Britain looks almost unrecognizable to what we have grown used to over the past few decades. Brexit has become the most decisive political conversation of our times, and it’s creating an interesting scenario for Britain’s two major parties. Internal faction wars in the Conservative party over its handling of Brexit…

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Jewish students ‘disappointed’ with MP

Jewish students have described feeling upset after MP Clive Lewis came out in support of a Labour party activist investigated for anti-Semitic remarks. Mr Lewis, who represents the Norwich South constituency, submitted character statements in support of Marc Wadsworth, who has since been expelled from the party. The Labour activist was suspended in 2016 after…

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NUS accuses Bouattia of anti-semitism

Student leaders, including three NUS vice presidents, have signed an open letter criticising the union for  “anti-Semitic rhetoric.” Signatories also said the union needs to do more to “address its attitude towards Jewish students.” 44 student leaders signed the letter, which claims that “Jewish students have not felt safe participating in our national movement.” The…

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