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Following the ‘No’ vote, we must now respond with hope

From the prospective of many relieved ‘No’ voters, an unknown economic minefield has been avoided. Plenty of articles have been written about the relief of Thursday’s result, and some journalists…

ISIS’ well-defined finance arm has afforded it military and political control

Carving out a caliphate costs money. Through extortion, finance, and the spoils of war has the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, been able to afford its military and…

Swedish Election Cautionary Tale for Scotland

Sweden’s general election, which took place Saturday, has been won by the centre-left, which may be forced into coalition with an anti-immigration party similar to UKIP. As Scotland contemplates independence,…

Independence from an English perspective

As an English student studying in Edinburgh on the eve of the Scottish Independence Referendum, rather than viewing separatist sentiments as appearing suddenly, like the English media and politicians have,…

Independence fosters bitter division

Any impending national vote is likely to be somewhat divisive. Whether it’s Labour supporters opposing Conservatives or UKIP opposing the Green Party, there is always conflict. However, on such a…

The UK must sever links with amoral G4S

The name G4S is one which has come to represent a marriage of capitalist success and abandonment of moral values. The security firm is perhaps the most controversial company supported…

‘Yes’ vote will bring economic instability

There are three macroeconomic statistics generally recognised as indicative of the health of the economy: growth, inflation, and unemployment. An independent Scotland would have exceptional difficulty maintaining the stability and…

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…