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Boycott of EUSA launched after president issues ‘final’ statement refusing to cancel World Cup showings

Organisers of an open letter signed by over 50 student societies representing thousands of Edinburgh students have launched a financial boycott of Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA). The news comes after EUSA president Niamh Roberts refused to cancel plans to show the World Cup in Teviot in their ‘final’ statement on the matter, shared with […]

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Liz Truss faces uncertainty after a day of chaos

Suella Braverman resigned as home secretary yesterday, delivering a great blow to Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government. In Braverman’s resignation letter, she gave violating government protocols as the reason for her resignation, saying: “I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility: I resign.” She continued to say: “I have concerns about the direction of this […]

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Jeremy Hunt appointed Chancellor

Jeremy Hunt has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer by Prime Minister Liz Truss after she sacked Kwasi Kwarteng earlier today. Kwarteng had been Chancellor for just 38 days, the second shortest term a Chancellor has held.  Hunt has twice tried unsuccessfully to become Conservative leader, and has previously been both foreign secretary and health […]

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Boris Johnson to resign as PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today told Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, that he intends to step down from his role as leader of the Conservative Party. But Johnson wants to stay on in a caretaker role as prime minister until the Conservative Party choses a new leader to replace him. […]

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Further UCU strike dates announced for February

University staff are to strike for up to 10 days in February over pensions, pay and working conditions the University and College Union (UCU) have announced.  Having already participated in strike action last semester, University of Edinburgh staff will strike again this semester in what the UCU has deemed “a fight for the future of […]

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Breaking News: What’s happening to modern journalism?

We are, for the first time in modern history, facing the prospect of how societies would exist without reliable news,” Alan Rusbridger writes in Breaking News. He is, of course, referring to the onslaught of fake news which will be forever connected to Donald Trump. But why don’t we believe the news we read anymore? […]

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BREAKING: UCU votes in record numbers to accept proposals and suspend further industrial action

Today UCU members have voted in record numbers  to accept a proposal approved by UUK to resolve the pensions dispute . 63.5 per cent of UCU members turned out to vote with 64 per cent voting in favour and 36 per cent voting against the new proposal. According to the UCU website the new proposal […]

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BREAKING: Student occupation to continue

The Occupation of George Square Lecture on the university’s central campus will continue despite the end of the UCU strikes, it was announced today. The Occupation has been renamed the Edinburgh Futures Institute, mocking the current expansion on Quartermile. At 2.30 pm today, a ribbon was cut outside the lecture theatre, ‘unveiling’ the Edinburgh Futures […]