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Scottish Labour must advocate for greater devolved power and a more federal UK

Although the UK wide election result was disastrous for the Labour Party, the Scottish result was cataclysmic. To find an example of a comparable defeat, you must back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The scale of Scottish Labour’s defeat cannot be overstated.  Scottish Labour needs to completely reassess its campaigning strategy, leadership, messaging […]

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Five things the next Labour leader needs to address

Whoever the next Labour leader is, they need to be sure of one thing, real change. For a chance at winning the next election, the Labour Party need to be clear on five things. The first, hope. For too long the Labour Party has wallowed in despair. While austerity rips this country apart, voters do […]

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Universities must promote the safety of their Jewish students

Content warning: antisemitism A recent study has revealed that Jewish societies in the UK are having to meet in secret, vet attendees, and have security – even police – on the door. These findings are no surprise for Jewish students. For three years, I have attended JSOC (Jewish Society On Campus) events in Edinburgh. The location […]

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Will Corbyn’s Brexit move save his leadership?

At last Jeremy Corbyn has announced that Labour will back a second vote on EU membership. It has only taken the Labour leader two years and eight months (approximately one thousand days) to declare his stance. Years of uncertainty over Labour’s Brexit position have combined with the Tory’s ineptitude at delivering Brexit to leave the […]

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Antisemitic graffiti found on University of Edinburgh campus

Content warning: antisemitism and strong language    Last week, antisemitic graffiti was found in the Christal McMillan Building toilets. The racial slur was photographed by fourth-year history student, Christopher Marland, who posted the photo on social media. The graffiti comes after a tumultuous few weeks for British Jewry that has included the hounding of a […]

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MP Ross Thomson Must Resign

If reports of Ross Thomson groping several SNP researchers in the House of Commons bar are proven true, he must be sacked from his party. For too long, men have abused their power in dark seedy corners of Westminster without facing consequences. Thomson is the Tory MP for Aberdeen South. He’s young, vibrant, and active […]

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University league tables are not perfect guides for students

The 2018 league tables are out and Edinburgh ranks 30th in the UK (The Guardian) and 29th in the world (The Times Higher Education). Confused? Me too. The tables vary each year, with surprising additions to the top ten one year and others dropping down to the top fifty another. Look online and you will […]