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Holyrood halts production of polluting plastic cotton buds

New laws to ban the sale and production of plastic-stemmed cotton buds have been implemented in Scotland. The move was prompted by an escalating number of the plastic stems washing up on shores around the country. It is estimated that 1.8 million of the cotton buds are sold around the United Kingdom every year, with […]

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It’s time for critical engagement with Thunberg, not scared criticism

Greta Thunberg has recently come under fire for committing the most heinous of crimes: upsetting older white men. The 16-year-old has been lambasted in the media for a myriad of faux pas such as: being under 18, caring about something, and having emotions in public. So many of our favourite celebrities have come out of […]

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Political turmoil: a recap of summer Brexit chaos

Boris Johnson has lost his majority in Parliament, faces legal challenges in the courts and is now pushing for a general election. This follows an eventful summer in British Politics with Brexit as the focal point. In June, Theresa May gave a speech outside Number 10 announcing her resignation as Prime Minister. Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris […]

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The R. Kelly allegations point out the need for intersectionality

We are living through a period of exposure. For the past year, a slew of allegations have been hitting the media as women all over the world discuss their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. Often, the antagonist is presented by the media, denounced by their peers, and sentenced by the public. Can the same […]

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March for Choice demonstration

Content warning: discussion of abortion. On Saturday, 29 September, the Scottish Irish Abortion Rights Campaign hosted the ‘March for Choice demonstration.’ The march took place outside Scottish Parliament to protest the delayed legislation of abortion rights in Ireland. The date was arranged to fall around the 28 of September: the Global Day of Action for […]