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Leaked report on antisemitism within the Labour party suggests inaction by members

A report into antisemitism in the Labour Party was leaked to the public on the 12th April, laying bare the inaction taken by the internal Party departments in response to complaints of racism and antisemitism by members. The evidence in the 860-page report suggests that some employees of the Labour Party failed to deal with […]

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Turning Point UK asks students to report ‘left-wing bias’ on university campuses

A right-wing group associated with pro-Trump organisations in the United States has launched a website asking students to report incidents of “left-wing bias” by lecturers, forming a public list of such incidents. The website was launched by Turning Point UK (TPUK), the British wing of the long established, pro-Trump Turning Point USA. The group claimed […]

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Teaching staff make a stand at the picket line: Striking lecturer speaks to The Student

The teaching strikes have now entered their third week, with teaching staff walking out for a second time in the last five months to challenge issues surrounding their pensions, workload and precarious contracts. This comes after the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) secretary, Jo Grady, reaffirmed the union’s commitment to be “prepared to take serious […]

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Edinburgh’s Ian Murray running for Deputy Leader

In less than a month, members of the Labour Party will vote for a new party leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn after the party’s catastrophic loss in the December general election. Local branches and fringe groups of the party have until 14 February to nominate candidates for the leadership before polls open on the 21st […]

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Scottish Government’s index finds Scotland’s most deprived areas

More than one in ten Edinburgh neighbourhoods are considered areas of multiple deprivation, a new Scottish Government report has found. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is compiled by the government every four years. It ranks every area of Scotland based on its income, level of employment and crime, as well as its access […]

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Student Council votes in favour of motions that support strikes

The Stuent Council of Edinburgh University Students’ Association voted last week to support the industrial action of university staff. The council voted in favour of a motion and an expenditure request relating to the UCU lecturers’ strike that will commence later this month. The motion stated that the students’ association will make a statement in […]

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Postgraduate elections completed this month

Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s October elections, where students voted for Postgraduate student representatives and delegates for the National Union of Students (NUS) and NUS Scotland conferences, have concluded. Voting began on Monday 14 October and was available through the Students’ Association website. Postgraduate students voted for representatives of both their school and either a Postgraduate […]

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Labour Students disaffiliation: Scottish vs. English decisions

The Labour Party National Executive Committee (NEC) have voted to disaffiliate the student wing of the party, Labour Students, from the main party, in a pre-conference vote. The reasons given for the disaffiliation motion, which approximately two-thirds of the NEC voted for, were technicalities regarding a lack of the NEC’s full approval of the affiliation […]