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Friday, November 15, 2019

Our town: Not the place for women’s issues?

An isolated university town with a phallocratic past, home to a male dominated sport and plenty of gentlemen’s clubs: does St Andrews lack an...

Housing benefit reform under the spotlight

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government has announced that it intends to change the eligibility criteria for housing benefit, a means-tested aid for those living...

Will Delhi’s brutal gang-rape spark permanent changes for the treatment of...

Driving through Dharamsala, a small rural town in Northern Indian known for its Tibetan community and centred around the activities of the Dalai Lama,...

Obamacare enrolment deadline sees high sign-up figures

The Affordable Care Act, best known as Obamacare, appears to have overcome controversy during its troubled rollout.

Brexit and the Bubble

Politics, despite popular misconceptions, affects our lives in several ways. A Brexit would have serious repercussions in St Andrews, since both the financial structure...

Georgia: Billionaires and rose-tinted spectacles

Civil turmoil was mounting in Georgia recently in their latest presidential election, in which the leader of the United National Movement Party, Mikheil Saakashvili,...

Labour party conference concludes in Brighton

The party conference season undoubtedly marks the zenith of Britain’s political calendar. Last week, it was Ed Miliband’s turn to enjoy the media limelight. From...

Nuclear numpties

There have been 32 reported “near misses” of American nuclear devices over American soil. Eric Schlosser, the author of a new (five-week-old) book on...

Republican or Democrat: does it matter for US foreign policy?

First there was the US Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida where Clint Eastwood’s now infamous stint of speaking to an empty chair with...

Scotland’s search for a currency

Recent developments in the referendum debate have centred on economics and money. Specifically, the question of which currency an independent Scotland would use has...