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The quiet reemergence of the centre-left

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, right-wing populism has dominated the political landscape across the western world. However, with electoral victories throughout Europe, moderately left of centre political parties have found recent success and challenged this trend, begging the question of whether the centre-left is experiencing a revival? Portugal is the latest country to […]

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Nus Ghani and the conspiracy of silence over Tory Party Islamophobia

The recent allegations made by MP Nusrat Ghani are yet another example of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party. Ghani, who was appointed as a Minister within the Department for Transport in January 2018, claims that she was dismissed from her role due to her Muslim faith. This accusation is the most recent in a long […]

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Edinburgh University Canoe Club undertake 1000 mile fundraiser for Scottish Mountain Rescue.

From the 30th May to 5th June, Edinburgh University Canoe Club members will be attempting to travel a collective 1000 miles via non-motorised modes of transport to raise funds for Scottish Mountain Rescue.  The distance of 1000 miles was chosen as this is the distance the club would have had to travel for their annual […]

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The Last Dance: a review of the Netflix sensation

For whatever reason, basketball has never interested me. Plenty of other sports have managed to catch my eye over the years, but this particular one has never meant anything other than a few famous names that I’ve heard references to. LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and, of course, Michael Jordan.  In the playground one […]

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Shock as basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

The tragic and sudden death of American basketball hero, Kobe Bryant, has sent shockwaves throughout the sporting world. Bryant, alongside his thirteen year-old daughter, Gianna, died when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in Calabasas, California on 26th January. Seven other people also died in the crash, and although the investigation is still ongoing, […]

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Hearts stun Rangers to progress to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup

Hearts stunned Rangers for the second time this season to knock them out of the Scottish Cup in a gritty encounter at Tynecastle.  Rangers, fresh from their impressive away victory to Braga in the Europa League on Thursday evening, looked a tired and predictable outfit, and Hearts were undoubtedly the better of the two teams […]

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Why the outrage over Butler’s comments must be put into perspective

We’re only a few weeks into 2020, but already the controversial topic of sledging in cricket has hit the news headlines. Sledging, for those unaware of its meaning, is the act of verbally intimidating or insulting an opposition player so as to try and gain an advantage over them. It has been a part of […]

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Late Hanlon winner leaves Hamilton feeling aggrieved

A late Paul Hanlon winner sealed a home victory for Hibernian against Hamilton Academical in what turned out to be an exciting fixture at Easter Road. The game was important for both sides, as Hamilton looked to climb out of the relegation zone, whilst Hibernian strove to secure a top six spot, having only won […]