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Referendum voting eligibility is flawed

September 18 2014. One of the most hotly anticipated political dates in the British calendar. We have been bombarded with facts, figures and statistics over Scotland’s potential success as an independent nation, but a question which has been largely overlooked is that of who actually has the right to vote. To be eligible to vote, […]

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Mr Market

They fuck you up, your mum and dad. Never, Mr Market assures me, have more prophetic words issued forth to describe the impending divorce of the City’s erstwhile protective parents, England and Scotland. Indeed, this week’s massive move abroad of vast sums by panicked fund managers has inspired Mr Market to start his own campaign […]

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Nail varnish encourages victim-blaming

Four North Carolina State University students have recently developed plans for a ‘date rape nail varnish,’ which, in contact with common date rape drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB, alters in colour. Designed to give women agency in preventing sexual assault, ‘Undercover Colours’ in fact highlights society’s failure to address the root cause of rape; […]

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Better Together responsible for a ‘Yes’ vote

If Scotland votes ‘Yes’ on the September 18, one thing will be clear: the Better Together campaign has been utterly ineffective. Two years ago, when the Better Together was formed, it had a simple task – maintain the lead unionists have enjoyed over the last twenty years, while battling what is, undeniably, some mightily shaky […]

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Federalisation the best option for Scotland

There was a large rally on Thursday night – the Scottish Liberal Democrats held their last reunion before the referendum. It is impossible for anyone to listen to the passion expressed there and doubt that the prospect of further powers for Scotland is anything other than legitimate and guaranteed. Jim Wallace, Malcolm Bruce, Alistair Carmichael, […]

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Warning: this product cannot think for you

With the current atmosphere of political tension in the United Kingdom, it is refreshing to hear news of a bright new ray of hope upon the horizon. Yes, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a second child, as officially announced by Kensington Palace last week. Following the birth of Prince George thirteen months […]

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Unpaid internships are exploiting students

It is the Government’s responsibility to change the law on internship wages The Student’s discovery this week that Edinburgh business Casa Morada had been advertising several six-month unpaid ‘internships’ may seem unsurprising to many. With every summer holiday, there is news of another company attempting to entice students with glossy-sounding internships that pay only in […]

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A ‘No’ vote does not affirm the status quo

During a general election, the electorate will cast their vote based on conflicting ideologies.  Alternatively in the referendum, there are people who share with ‘Yes’ voters the same disdain for shameful levels of income inequality, a loathsomely skewed wealth distribution, and a host of other flaws of the British state, whilst voting ‘No’. ‘Yes’ and […]