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Commercial surrogacy: A global market for babies?

“It’s an amazing gift. The BEST gift”. This is how actress Rebel Wilson described surrogacy in an Instagram post announcing the birth of her baby earlier this week. What Wilson failed to realise, however, is that a gift, by definition, is “a thing given willingly to someone without payment”. Thus, this misrepresentation of the surrogate […]

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Should we be supporting the industrial action?

UCU Industrial Action takes place on the 24th, 25th and 30th of November Industrial action. This is a term many of us know quite well. A divisive term that often creates two camps of people; those who support strikes and those who do not. As we enter the latter half of our first semester we […]

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Should we be boycotting the World Cup in Qatar?

You certainly don’t have to be a football fan to love the World Cup. The national mood soars, the pub gardens are booked to the brim, and ‘Three Lions’ ends up stuck in the heads of even the most reluctant onlooker. I don’t claim to be a football enthusiast on any level, but I have […]

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I’m an MP… get me out of here!

This is not a drill! I repeat, this is not a drill! It’s official – Matt Hancock is on I’m a Celeb. I’m sure everyone was excited for the return of Ant & Dec and their regular on-screen shenanigans. We all certainly enjoyed the most recent series of I’m a Celeb and their regular digs […]

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The Short Rant: North Bridge

Oh, North Bridge. You really couldn’t be any worse, could you? Your whole identity is very confused. You change your name every 5 minutes: Mayfield Gardens, South Clerk St, St Patrick’s Square for all of about 30 seconds. But as you walk from the south of the city to the north to catch your train […]

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Is Bonfire Night more trouble than its worth?

Bonfire Night has been a major event ever since Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament.  However, there has been a shift away from the nice celebrations, with small sparklers and fireworks to a night that causes chaos and issues across the UK. This year’s firework celebrations saw major disruptions within Edinburgh. Specialist officers had […]

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Scary spooky strikes

Just in case anyone has had their heads in the sand, there is something much scarier than ghosts or skeletons approaching. Strikes, strikes, and yet more strikes. Whilst the English Tory government engages in some kind  of horrifying, self-gratuitous, auto-erotic cannibalism; approaching governance in the same way a preying mantis approaches sex (pick which ever […]

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Meal Deal Heartache

I love a meal deal. It is convenient for everyday student life, and for the £3 it costs, also a pretty decent for the student budget. In February, Tesco increased the price from £3 to £3.50, however, with your Clubcard the price stayed the same at £3. So, whilst there was the price increase, your […]