Current Affairs

President of all Poland? President Duda and Warsaw Mayor, Trzaskowski, to enter the second round of presidential elections

Since The Oxford Blue last reported on the presidential elections in Poland, the playing field has changed significantly: incumbent President Andrzej Duda will face Rafał Trzaskowski, the Mayor of Warsaw, in the second round of voting. The election, scheduled for May 10th, was pushed back as coronavirus made its way across the country, forcing the Read More…

Current Affairs

Over 300 alumni register to vote in Oxford Union election after “joke” alumnus nominates

Over 300 Oxford University alumni have registered to vote online in today’s Union election, as part of an electorate numbering approximately 2000 registered voters, The Oxford Blue can reveal following conversations with an informed official.

Current Affairs Opinion

The Polish elections and why they matter

What you need to know The parties: Law and Justice (PiS) – a right-wing populist (although economically left), national conservative party Civic Platform (PO) – a centrist, liberal-conservative, and socially liberal party Polish People’s Party (PSL) – a centrist and social-democratic party Spring – a centre-left, pro-Europe, socially liberal party The candidates: Andrzej Duda – Read More…

Opinion

Keir Starmer is the runaway favourite for the Labour leadership – but is he too safe?

Keir Starmer is a clear favourite to win the Labour leadership in April. At the time of writing this, he has 129 CLP nominations and the backing of Community, Usdaw and the UK’s second largest trade union, UNISON. In the most recent first round polling he beats runner-up Rebecca Long-Bailey by 46% to 32%, and Read More…