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EUSA cannot legally implement BDS

Last Wednesday, the EUSA Trustee Board concluded that ‘while the [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] will be published as normal alongside other Student Council business, the BDS motion as it is written cannot legally be implemented by EUSA’. As Chair of the Board, I want to make it clear that this decision was made on legal […]

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University Funding Cuts Promote Inequality

University funding and tuition fees are moving in the wrong direction. We need to change course. Back in September 2012, I joined the first cohort of UK students that were faced with £9,000 a year tuition fees. This means that after a four year Edinburgh degree, throwing in nearly £4,000 of maintenance loans a year, […]

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A pro-business attitude is wholly compatible with progressive politics

Being progressive and pro-business are not mutually exclusive things. This may sound obvious, but the fall-out from the recent General Election results have fuelled this debate in the press and on social media. This is not simply because ‘businesses create jobs’, as a situation where anyone has to rely on a job that doesn’t pay […]

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Scottish Labour are in serious trouble

By 6am, Friday 19 September, the results of Scotland’s historic independence referendum were in. Despite uncertainty right up to the last moment, the Scottish electorate said ‘No’ to independence by 55 per cent of the vote to 45. The BBC coverage flashed to the celebrations and commiserations. Parties filled with well-dressed Better Together and Scottish […]