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The worst Prime Minister ever? It’s all of them.

So, Farewell Then, Liz Truss.  In the days following her resignation, it felt almost beyond comprehension that a prime minister could arrive and then leave so soon. 44 days she lasted; her premiership was less than two advent calendars long. Some would say even that was too long. In the future, “Who was Prime Minister […]

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What on earth is going on in the Conservative party?

You would think that the events of the last week would be shocking. However, when Liz Truss resigned after the shortest term ever served by a UK Prime Minister, I felt the peculiar inclination to laugh. The state of the Government is akin to a satirical TV sketch, and I would definitely be making a […]

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May must turn to reality TV to make up for latest faux-pas

This week, the word cringe developed a whole other meaning for this country. The sight of seeing our mighty Prime Minister Theresa May, in whose hands Britain’s dark post-Brexit future has been entrusted, jig across the stage to the sound of ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ was, quite honestly, painful. Such was the jarring movement and lack of rhythm […]

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Nature documentaries hammer climate change home

Big Cats is a new three-part series documenting the secret lives of some of the most formidable hunters on the planet. Using the latest technology and new scientific research, the team of videographers take a peek into the enigmatic lives of thirty-one out of the forty different cat species. The first episode, which aired on […]

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NewsRevue 2017

The Fringe in 2016 saw most of Scotland lamenting yet another Conservative majority at Westminster, celebrating the SNP’s near whitewash of Scottish seats at the general election, and awaiting the formality of Hillary Clinton becoming the next President of the United States. Twelve months later, and Edinburgh’s festivals are back in action in a world […]

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The ongoing Brexit fallout hastens Indy Ref 2

Scottish MPs’ recent rejection of the motion to formalize the UK’s exit from the EU has been dismissed in many quarters as empty political posturing, with Conservative whip John Lamont branding it ‘bizarre’. But when 58 out of 59 MPs turned down the motion to trigger article 50, bizarre is not the word that comes […]

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Abandoning the Dubs scheme is inexcusable

Not so long ago, I, along with thousands more, marched across Edinburgh to protest against President Trump’s ban of all Syrian refugees and all visitors, green card holders, and asylum seekers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. I was reassured by the fact that people all over the western world were protesting against Trump’s purposefully offensive […]

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Without proper funding, May’s speech on mental health is empty hypocrisy

Last Thursday, on ‘Time to Talk’ Day, Theresa May made a speech about how mental health is an important issue affecting millions, and how she plans to transform the way it is dealt with in the UK. This came after May’s earlier speech on the issue in January, where despite strong rhetoric about tackling stigma, […]