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Scottish independence would lead to “uncertainty for students”, claim opposition

Scottish independence would would bring academic and career uncertainty for students in Scotland according to both main opposition parties, in answer to claims by the Scottish National Party’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford MP, in his exclusive interview with The Student.  The Leader of the Scottish Conservative party, Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray and Labour’s Shadow […]

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Ian Murray: Interview with the MP for Edinburgh South

Ian Murray, the MP for Edinburgh South, speaks to The Student about his current campaign for deputy leader of the Labour Party, as well as his views on Scottish independence, the climate crisis debate, and the cost of attending university. Murray was first elected in the 2010 general election and has held his seat through […]

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Edinburgh’s Ian Murray running for Deputy Leader

In less than a month, members of the Labour Party will vote for a new party leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn after the party’s catastrophic loss in the December general election. Local branches and fringe groups of the party have until 14 February to nominate candidates for the leadership before polls open on the 21st […]

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Scottish Labour must advocate for greater devolved power and a more federal UK

Although the UK wide election result was disastrous for the Labour Party, the Scottish result was cataclysmic. To find an example of a comparable defeat, you must back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The scale of Scottish Labour’s defeat cannot be overstated.  Scottish Labour needs to completely reassess its campaigning strategy, leadership, messaging […]

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Scottish Labour: a new direction for the party

Just days ago Scotland’s only remaining Labour MP, Ian Murray, announced he was standing in Labour’s deputy leadership contest. Until a month ago Murray was one of seven remaining Labour MPs in Scotland, but now he stands alone after a General Election which saw the SNP take hold of thirteen new seats from the Labour […]

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Meet SolidariTee, the student refugee campaign

In 2016, the number of applications for asylum in Europe reached close to 1.3 million. With Germany and Greece taking on 64 per cent of these applications, the pressure on their legal administrations to process these cases is mounting. Coupled with the need for translators to facilitate action, and the lack of funding to do […]