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BAME right-wingers are not “race traitors”—shame on those who say they are

I’m sure I was not alone in being rather surprised at the number of BAME officials in Boris Johnson’s new cabinet. Three of the four Great Offices of State are now filled by minority ethnic officials, with Sajid Javid—the son of Pakistani immigrants—as chancellor, Dominic Raab (who is partially of Jewish heritage) as foreign secretary, and Priti Patel (who...

LGBT history should pity, as well as condemn, police officers for their past behaviour

Disclaimer: This article contains an example of homophobic propaganda. Reader discretion is advised. I’m writing this article on August 4th. For those of you who don’t know, that means it’s Pride Weekend in Leeds. As one of the biggest Pride events in the UK, it’s a good time for the LGBT community to celebrate the overcoming of the challenges, abuse...

The British press made Diana miserable – now they’re taking aim at Meghan

Throughout, and even after, the Princess and Prince of Wales’ ill-fated marriage, the only thing that perhaps made the People’s Princess more miserable than Charles was the British press. Year after year they hounded her, tearing her to shreds at the slightest hint of promiscuity. Whether it was their reporting on her lover Major James Hewitt smearing her name...

Devil’s Advocate: Should The Guardian release the recording of Boris Johnson and his partner’s altercation?

Yes - Annabel Steele - 57% (99 Votes) When Johnson first started to build a reputation for himself, during his time at The Daily Telegraph, he relied on fabrication and eccentricity as a means of provoking his readers. He balanced these characteristics strategically, often accentuating the latter to disguise the former, and it worked—he got people talking about him. In...

My takeaways from this year’s League Table rankings

I, like many a St Andrews student, have taken immense pride in finally being able to provide some evidence to back the claim that “I wouldn’t have done as well at Oxbridge anyway” recently. Indeed, the recent Guardian University Guide placing St Andrews above Oxford has rightfully taken the headlines; but I feel said headlines are detracting from some...

Sustainable travel is possible: it just isn’t popular

I am an environmentalist. But I am also a traveller. A few years ago, before people started to realise that we’re zooming at top speed into a Red Alert zone, the word "but" wouldn’t belong before such a statement. Avid travellers were typically people with a keen investment in the planet and therefore in its state and health. Now,...

Smile Sweetheart! My experience of sexism in St Andrews

This article was amended for clarity and also for factual accuracy regarding the author's use of email screenshots. This was done on 18/06/19 following a discussion between the The Saint's editorial team, the author, and The Lafayette Club on the same day. Marina Rivera is a female student at the University of St Andrews and had been previously offered a...

Why I’m a “Fascist”

I can almost hear the shrill, histrionic shrieks of rage emanating from the St Andrean summer diaspora, which is probably already collectively foaming at the mouth at the mere title of this article, let alone its content. How could I, in this day and age, dare to use such a horrible and offensive term as the F word? Have...

Democrats would do well to seek Republican support before impeaching Trump

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Robert Mueller’s statement on the Russia investigation this week implies that Congress should move to impeach President Trump and has led to Democrats calling for Trump's impeachment. If they are to do so, it is crucial that these proceedings are bipartisan to avoid future abuses of the system. Mueller said two things that should be of interest to Congress....

Devil’s Advocate: Should the Jeremy Kyle show have been axed?

Poll Results: 74% Yes (135 votes), 26% No (48 Votes) Yes - Matthew Leighton I can’t say that I have ever been an avid follower of the Jeremy Kyle show. I would like to think that I have hobbies, interests and important work to be doing, and therefore I don’t often find myself watching ITV One at 11am on weekdays. I...