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SNP MIA: What happened to the University’s SNP society?

On 28 January, The Student published survey results showing that 57 per cent of Scottish students at the University of Edinburgh would vote in favour of Scottish independence. Despite there…

In Conversation with Tommy Sheppard MP

The Student spoke to Tommy Sheppard, Scottish National Party (SNP) MP for Edinburgh East, on wide-ranging topics from independence to the housing crisis to his stand-up comedy club ‘The Stand’.…

SNP backs Yousaf’s independence strategy at party conference

The SNP has backed First Minister Humza Yousaf’s amended strategy for Scottish independence at the SNP conference. The conference was held in Aberdeen from the 15th to the 17th of…

Humza Yousaf sets out new Scottish independence plans

First Minister Humza Yousaf and SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn have backed a party motion that lays out new Scottish independence plans. The motion states that: “If the SNP subsequently…

Inheriting a dying independence movement

Nicola Sturgeon is one of the most effective communicators of modern political discourse. Seen ever so clearly during the pandemic when her clear and concise Covid briefings contrasted markedly from…

Nicola Sturgeon: A record to be proud of

So here we are. The end of an era. The indomitable Nicola Sturgeon has announced she will be stepping back from frontline politics, citing the incessant pressures, scrutiny, and constant…

The Monarchy and Scotland

Whatever your position on the Royal Family may be, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II serves as a reminder to all of us of the fleeting nature of life and…

On the nature of nationhood

With the recent celebrations of the Queen’s failure to die in a timely manner, and the lavish parades and parties thrown at massive cost to the public purse, all in…