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It’s Debatable: Should there be an upper age limit on the right to vote?

The last five years of political controversy have revealed one of the biggest culture wars in our country: old versus young. This generational divergence in voting has sparked a discussion over whether young people are suffering from the electoral decisions of the older generation. Comment writers Olivia Clark and Mia Morgalla debate whether this divisive […]

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The Student in conversation with Elaine Gunn, Green Party candidate for Edinburgh West

The Student speaks to Elaine Gunn, the Green Party candidate for Edinburgh West, to find out why she thinks the party is the way forward. When did you first start to consider entering politics? Elaine: It was quite a quick decision. I kind of flirted with the idea for a few years, I liked the […]

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Land of the free? Voter surpression in the US

With next year’s presidential election drawing ever closer, and impeachment proceedings going forward against current leader Donald Trump, American citizens are facing existential questions about the nature of their democracy. The United States was founded on the promise of revolution – a war was fought and won on the rejection of the Old World’s hierarchical […]

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Not voting is not an option

In a twist that no one saw coming, the United Kingdom has leaped off the cliff edge of stagnation and plunged towards the ground, screaming something about a ditch. We are in the throes of a general election and as such, the campaigning has begun. Not just from the political parties but from the EUSA […]

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Students should engage with the upcoming elections

To many students, the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections are nothing to write home about. Each year, a handful of members of the student body go head-to-head for the chance to win one of the positions on offer. However, the results seem to not have much of an impact upon the general campus consensus. Even […]