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Macron is the strongest candidate for President

Last Monday evening, France tuned in to watch the first of three televised presidential debates. Over three hours and 20 minutes, candidates described their aspirations for France, and the type of President they would be. Topics included immigration, employment and the European Union, amongst others. The French election system works with two rounds. If none […]

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Netherlands planning to host first international rally for Scottish independence

The first international rally for Scottish independence will be held Saturday 22 April at The Hague, Netherlands. This campaign has been spearheaded by Raimond Dijkstra, a 43 year old cable company worker who founded a Netherlands for Scottish Independence group after becoming a member of the SNP. The group aim to mobilise Scots living in […]

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Denying Trump a state visit is an unnecessary slight

The petition to ‘Prevent Donald Trump from making a State visit to the United Kingdom’ has now almost two million signatures. But it seems that many have been caught up in the idea of banning Trump from visiting UK, rather than actually reading the wording of the petition. It states that President Trump would ‘cause […]

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Benoît Hamon can rejuvenate the French Socialist party

This week the French election made headlines again with its young, stubble-baring newcomer: Benoît Hamon. The 49-year-old drew 35 per cent of the vote in the primary race for the Socialist Party, claiming his victory “sent a clear message of hope and renewal”. As the most far-left candidate, it would seem Hamon appeals as a […]

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What is the role of Scotland in triggering Article 50?

On 23 June a series of motions were put into play that have challenged and divided the UK ever since. With D-day now set for March, Theresa May is maintaining her “Brexit means Brexit” pledge by warning that more immigration control could come at the expense of the single market. Nicola Sturgeon has clearly and […]