Friday, 9 July 2010

AULC Updates

Summer is upon us and most people are away back home, on holiday in foreign lands or working and living in Aberdeen. There are various different news updates that you all may be interested in. Firstly, the Labour Club met in May to elect a new committee. I (Daniel McCroskrie) am the new chair of the club. Scott Carle is our new Vice Chair, with Jason Butcher as Treasurer and Amy Robertson as Secretary. Members were elected to various other positions and they can be viewed on our Facebook page.
Also we have a Labour leadership contest in full swing. David Miliband, Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Dianne Abbott are all out canvassing for Labour member support and this is a very exciting time for the party. However, the work that Gordon Brown did for the party was extraordinary and he should be remembered for his firm handing of the UK economy for 11 years and the work that he displayed in getting Britain out of recession.
Conference season is also fast approaching with Labour National Conference in Manchester being held at the end of September and the always enjoyable Scottish Labour Conference in Oban which takes place at the end of October.
The club will be out in full force at Fresher's Week and the year ahead is looking positive!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Joining the club for the remainder of term

In recognition of the fact that there is only a month or so left of this academic year, Aberdeen University Labour Club will be waiving membership fees for anyone wanting to join us. We understand that a good many students have previously identified with the Liberal Democrats and may no longer feel that the course of the party in recent days is compatible with their beliefs and values. While we are not able to offer party membership at a discounted fee beyond that which is already available to students, membership of the Labour club is a good way to keep abreast of what is happening in Aberdeen and elsewhere over the summer. For anyone feeling betrayed or disenfranchised, or simply that they want to chart their own path independent of the Tory/LibDem government, this offer stands until the end of term.

Friday, 23 April 2010!/group.php?gid=111354825571168&ref=ts

Julian Lewis MP recently expressed his opposition to the equality of age of consent between homosexuals and heterosexuals. His reasoning is that homosexual activity is comparrable to front line military service.

Julian Lewis, as a member of the Conservative front bench team and in the event of a Tory victory looks set to become a government minister.

These views have no place in mainstream British politics and no place in British government.

If the Tories can't change themselves then they can't change Britain.

Here's a Facebook group calling on him to resign:!/group.php?gid=111354825571168&v=info&ref=ts

Thursday, 1 April 2010

New Labour Strategy

I need everyone to start revising our ideas for our club election literature in light of this strategic readjustment of message.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Cracking News Stories of the Week

Hey all,

Please find below the top 5 news pieces of the week. And what a cracker it has been.

1. Poll lead crumbles

2. New Economic Growth News

3. Gordon Brown: The resurrection

4. The SNP are not doing so good either.

5. The Tories election themes

Hope everyone is having a good week so far.



Friday, 29 January 2010

News Stories!

Dear all,
I hope you had a cracking Christmas and New Year. I have gained a bit of weight - the ultimate sign of a good holiday!

Here's to the first set of good news stories of 2010 - the year of a fourth Labour term!

1. Excellent Economic News

2. A ridiculous notion from a ridiculous man

3. Interesting discussion on aspiration

4. Tory policy is a vacuum. Jackie Ashley agrees.

5. A funny pic. Proof that David Cameron was airbrushed.

So there you go. Hope all your exams are going well.