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Gender equality means more than the right to vote

It is true that there has never been a better time to be born female. The difficulty is, I struggle to declare this statement with beaming enthusiasm or infinite optimism. It is simply a matter of fact that, for women worldwide and in the UK, things have been a lot worse. The work done and […]

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Younger voters are what the country needs

On Friday, MPs will be able to support a Bill to bring the voting age down to sixteen, which has opened a dialogue on whether or not such young people are politically engaged or informed enough to vote. By sixteen, although not a fully fledged ‘adult’, the government already expects you to have made some […]

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Mental health services at university must improve

Like many, if not all universities across the UK, Edinburgh is facing a campus crisis. The cry for better mental health services is louder than ever, as the number of students struggling with mental illness continues to rise. While it is certainly a positive thing in that the stigma around mental illness is slowly diminishing, […]

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We should not be laughing at dangerous politicians

With phrases such as ‘fake news’ gradually seeping into popular culture, it seems that instead of delegitimising controversial politicians we are actually giving them and their actions the go ahead. A prime example of this is Sean Spicer, a man who was once referred to as the ‘modern day Goebbles’, but recently became a source […]