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‘Self-injection rooms’ a pioneering step in the War on Drugs

Glasgow is notorious for its long and complicated history of drug addiction. Once dubbed the UK’s heroin capital, the council have approved its first ‘self-injection room’ for drug users. Proponents of the scheme hope it will help clean up Glasgow’s streets and reduce crime. The war on drugs in Scotland is now over.   Whilst […]

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Has Brexit made Scottish independence more likely?

This summer, British politics experienced  tumultuous times. The vote to leave the European Union was an unforeseen victory for the Leave side. David Cameron resigned, Jeremy Corbyn refused to resign and Theresa May became Prime Minister without a single vote being cast. If it left you yearning for simpler times, then look no further than […]

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Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are incompatible with human rights

When Alistair Campbell said ‘We don’t do God’, he was referring to the British government and its policy making process with specific respect to the Iraq war. With falling church attendance and more people describing themselves as non-religious, these words now aptly represent Britain as a whole. While this is also true for Northern Ireland, […]

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Osborne is setting himself up for another economic failure

Last week George Osborne delivered his eighth budget. A common feature of these occasions has been the announcement of budgetary targets.  Equally as recurrent has been his failure to meet these targets. However, this time the aspiration was not financial, but personal. The fact that George Osborne covets David Cameron’s job is an open secret; […]

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The SNP have demonstrably failed the Scottish education system

The SNP’s commitment to higher education has long assumed popular folklore, largely due to their totemic policy of free tuition fees. On his last day as SNP leader, Alex Salmond unveiled a ceremonial rock pledging his commitment to the policy until ‘the rocks may melt with the sun.’ The dogma is this policy helps poorer […]

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Corbyn’s speech does little to repair Labour’s reputation

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘ramble’ as to ‘talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way’. If asked to define Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour Party conference last week, it might very well come up with the same answer. However, the speech did make one thing clear: The biggest deficit […]

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Corbyn’s Labour Party Has Overlooked Women

In politics, a picture can be worth more than a thousand words. A vivid image can help define political narratives. One such image from the last parliament was the all-male government front bench at a Prime Minister’s question time. Ed Miliband rightfully exploited this, highlighting David Cameron’s perceived ‘woman problem’. The strong female presence on […]