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Toto, we’re not in Sussex anymore

I’m an English student. A statement I tend to follow with “sorry” or “yep, another soft Southerner” in a bid to try and make native students know that I get it. I’m a bit annoying. I say GlaRsgow. I thought Tennents rented a flat. And I have crumpets in the freezer, ready to be toasted […]

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Our constitution is not set in stone: the SNP will get their referendum

Boris Johnson has formally refused First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon’s request for a second referendum on Scottish Independence to be held this year. The response is no surprise, but it does mark another inconclusively decisive move in the sparring between the SNP and Westminster about the future of the union. Whilst unremarkable in its predictability, Johnson’s […]

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New Zealand and the question of euthanasia

After a two-year long debate in Parliament, New Zealand is pushing toward legalizing euthanasia and has agreed to put it to a national vote. Although there are other countries where forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide are allowed, New Zealand will become the first country in the world to hold a referendum on the issue. […]

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The only way forward is a second referendum

At the time of writing the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU looks as though it is to be delayed for a third time with the Prime Minister having written to Brussels seeking a three month extension. Barring a shock change in heart, it is overwhelmingly likely that Donald Tusk and the EU will grant […]

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Is ‘Catalexit’ paving the way for other independence movements?

In the midst of the vibrancy of the Plaça de la Serradora in Barcelona, uniformed men sway in formation, spurred on by dogmas of strength, balance, courage and pragmatism, or ‘Força, equilibri, valor i seny’. The passion of the Catalonian people truly demonstrates the pride they have in their deep-rooted culture. Established in the 11th […]

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The referendum was an unfair ambush on students. Vote no.

When you send emails laying out why the referendum breaches EUSA’s regulations to the ‘neutral’ returning officer and receive a reply from the student President (the leader of the ‘Yes’ campaign) laying out why he thinks everything is fine, it is clear there’s something very wrong. There’s been a worrying lack of democracy all year […]

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Vote yes in the EUSA referendum to improve student representation

As I write, EUSA is giving its members the opportunity to change how it functions. As the elected representative for a notoriously unengaged school (Physics), I’d like to give my opinion on the major and more controversial changes. I immediately supported the addition of a new Vice President Welfare. Students at King’s Buildings have a […]

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Barcelona a catalyst for Catalan independence

Catalan independence is, perhaps, not the most obvious topic to be gracing the Sport section of this newspaper.  With recent domestic experiences still fresh in the memory, our Comment writers provide a quite excellent take on what is represented increasingly as a seismic shift in the Spanish political landscape. It sits in this section, however, […]