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Protesting: What’s it good for?

The government’s new public order bill has passed through the commons – that illustrious ‘mother of parliaments’ which has given us such hits as The clown’s nightmare before Christmas and How to tank an economy in 80 minutes. It is now at the committee stage in the House of Lords. Quite how it has managed […]

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There’s SNOW time to wait on climate reform

Scotland is snow-free for the 9th time in the last 300 years. Let’s say that again, Scotland is entirely, completely, snow-free for only the 9th time in the last 3 centuries. Another way to put that would be that Scotland is snow free for the 4th time in the last 6 years. We’ve ignored sign […]

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Scary spooky strikes

Just in case anyone has had their heads in the sand, there is something much scarier than ghosts or skeletons approaching. Strikes, strikes, and yet more strikes. Whilst the English Tory government engages in some kind  of horrifying, self-gratuitous, auto-erotic cannibalism; approaching governance in the same way a preying mantis approaches sex (pick which ever […]

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Sustainable Space?

A recently published roadmap aims to ensure that the Scottish Space Sector works sustainably. But is the plan everything it’s cracked up to be? A roadmap has been published that lays out plans for the space sector in Scotland to pivot to a more sustainable strategy in the coming years. Among their 10 key findings […]

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On the nature of nationhood

With the recent celebrations of the Queen’s failure to die in a timely manner, and the lavish parades and parties thrown at massive cost to the public purse, all in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis in living memory, I’m left once more wondering about the state of politics in Britain. Perhaps […]

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The Short Rant: Cheap Pints Now!

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Teviot. We’re all bitterly familiar with the gothic frame that plays host to our student union. But I’m certainly not alone in saying it’s never been my first choice for a drink. Edinburgh is hardly renowned for cheap pints but Teviot is taking the […]

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I have a new hero

Like many of my fellow stem students I spend little time in the main library on George Square. Though in my case it’s out of pure laziness rather than an increased proximity to King’s – though I do like their library more, a lack of ‘social scientists’ adds a certain air of legitimacy to the […]

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Johnson’s litany of failures

December saw the conclusion of Richard Ratcliffe’s 21-day hunger strike, camped outside Parliament to protest the continued detention of his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in Iran. A barely disguised hostage situation which the British government has done pathetically little to resolve, especially given that the current Prime Minister is largely responsible for her continuing imprisonment. A […]