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The Sturgeon-Salmond Conflict

The two inquiries into the Scottish government’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against former First Minister Alex Salmond published reports in the same week that Alex Salmond launched his own pro-independence ‘Alba’ party.  The first inquiry, led by Ireland’s former director of public prosecutions, James Hamilton QC, cleared Ms Sturgeon of breaching the ministerial code.  […]

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‘Big plans for Edinburgh’ say new Liberation Officers

On 12 March the results of the Students’ Association elections were announced. Although usually taking place in the Teviot Debating Hall, this year the results ceremony was held on Microsoft Teams due to coronavirus restrictions. Among the plethora of positions up for election were the five Liberation Officer roles, which represent marginalised communities on campus, […]

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The Student meets outgoing sabbatical officer Amanda Scully

With voting underway in the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections, The Student sat down (virtually) with outgoing Vice President Community Amanda Scully to reflect on her record over the past year.  An International Relations graduate and a former co-director of Slurp, a student-run social enterprise focusing on homelessness, Scully was elected as Students’ Association Vice […]

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Salmond set to appear before inquiry as Holyrood agrees to publish submission

The Holyrood committee of MSPs investigating how the Scottish Government handled sexual harassment allegations against Alex Salmond has re-issued its invitation to the former First Minister to give evidence to the inquiry. The committee re-issued the invitation on Wednesday, while also stating that Lady Dorrian’s High Court ruling last week had “no impact” on whether […]

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Salmond to appear before inquiry after high court ruling

The Holyrood inquiry into how the Scottish government handled sexual harassment allegations against former First Minister Alex Salmond has cleared the way for his appearance later this month after a high court ruling on Thursday 11th February.  The ruling, made by the senior Judge Lady Dorrian, revised an earlier decision which enforced limits on what […]

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Students petition against cancelled graduations

The University has announced plans to cancel all in-person graduation ceremonies in 2021, including both summer and winter graduations, due to the increasing likelihood of extended coronavirus restrictions throughout the rest of the year. In an email to students, Vice-Principal Professor Colm Harmon said that those graduating will be able to celebrate virtually, and will […]

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Holyrood instructs Crown Office to disclose key evidence in Salmond inquiry

The Scottish parliament has taken the unprecedented legal step of ordering the country’s top prosecutors to release hitherto undisclosed evidence as part of an inquiry into the Scottish government’s handling of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the former First Minister, Alex Salmond.  The move comes amid months of protracted wrangling in Holyrood in […]

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After Trump, what’s next for the Republican party?

And so, the Trump presidency came to an end, with a flurry of  pardons and a trip to Palm Beach, Florida.  But while he is no longer a looming presence in Washington DC, Mr Trump and trumpism are likely to remain central to the Republican party for years to come.  So, what’s next for the […]