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Rapid rise in Edinburgh student homelessness

On 17 January 2024, the Scottish Homelessness Monitor published its annual report on the state of homelessness in Scotland. It estimated that the number of households experiencing the most serious…

Stay at home: forsaking the homeless

Last spring, when the first national lockdown was announced, the ‘Everyone In’ initiative was enacted. This was hailed as one of the government’s few successes in relation to the covid-19…

The Conservatives have become the party of fiscal irresponsibility

Our nation is facing a dire economic situation, the likes of which haven’t been seen since 1709. It is going to take three years to even get our GDP back…

Johnson’s promises on public spending are misleading and intentionally different from the Conservative’s past

In this election the Conservative party have tried to be as uncontroversial, and as quiet as possible. However, this caution has not been extended with regard to public spending —…

Oh God, please not another coalition

Before I start, just a brief disclaimer: the upcoming election is a controversial topic. I have had enough drunken conversations with people in the smoking areas of clubs to know…

Government policies on mental health are symptomatic of more pervasive negligence

Recent reports have shown the amount of hospital beds dedicated to patients with acute mental health conditions has fallen by 30 per cent in the last nine years, despite promises…

We must not turn our backs on each other

It’s 2015. We’ve just had a General Election. And after five years of austerity and cuts, policies punishing the most vulnerable in our society, and selfish economic thinking, the UK…

Edinburgh students protest in London for free education

Over 8,000 students from all over the UK assembled in London last week for a demonstration in support of free education and opposing cuts to education funding. The march was…