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The SNP officially supports remaining in Europe but could leaving be a huge boost to their independence campaign? (Photo: The Independent)

The EU Referendum: Ajockalypse Now

The SNP has threatened to hold another independence referendum if Scotland is dragged out of the EU by England. The consequences of ignoring Scotland’s voice in this debate have never been direr. Whilst a...

Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station, 4 September 2015. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)

Tipping Point

David Cameron devoted copious amounts of time to negotiating the terms of his insignificant EU deal, yet with public concern growing over the worsening refugee crisis, perhaps his focus should have been elsewhere As...

Left to right: Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers in the “Get Lucky” music video. (Source: MTV)

Disco Inferno

Shameera Lin has one simple message: You should be dancing, yeah. “Now I know why disco died,” said Uncle Jesse from Full House with a smirk, as Danny Tanner did the hustle to “Shake,...

Sophie Walker (centre), the party’s leader and 2016 London mayoral candidate with other founding members. (Photo: Duncan Fisher).

The WEP: Privileged or Progressive?

Is the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) compatible with “youth feminism” or do they have little hope of appealing to young women? Last year presenter Sandi Toksvig (or “Sandi Toxic” in the words of Justice...

Following her big win in New York, Hillary Clinton’s lead is now insurmountable (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On the Back-Berner

Bernie Sanders now has no feasible path to White House, but he can still help shape the Democratic debate. Almost a year since Bernie Sanders officially announced his presidential bid, it’s safe to say...

This year’s Scottish parliamentary election was the fifth since Holyrood’s formation. (Photo: Getty)

Holyrood’s Rude Awakenings

As the dust settles from Thursday’s Scottish Parliament elections, Ryan Curran looks at how Scottish politics is no longer simply a matter of left vs right, but rather one of nationalism vs unionism. Last...

Nationwide council, assembly, parliamentary and mayoral polls have resulted in a mixed but disappointing showing in Jeremy Corbyn’s first major electoral test as Labour leader. (Image: BBC/Getty Images

The Costs of Complacency

With Labour’s mixed showing in this May’s elections, Antony Tucker argues that major changes are needed to revive the party’s electability. With the results of the council, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Police and Crime...

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Sorry, Ken: You’re a Liability

Examining Ken’s history of controversy and his historical illiteracy, Sam Glover argues that Ken Livingstone’s time in the Labour Party should be over. Who would’ve thought it? Ken Livingstone has finally been suspended from...

The Rolling Stones: Past their best? (Photo: Stabroek News)

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

With the Rolling Stones finishing their recent tour of South America, and talk of a new album in the near future, Jamie Stainer asks­­: is the group past it? Back in September, Keith Richards...

Ted Cruz and John Kasich, the Trump-fighting duo. (Photo: ABC News)

Trumping Democracy

In their quest to stop Donald Trump’s candidacy, the Republican establishment have played into his supporters’ narrative and handed him the moral high-ground. Donald Trump may be a divisive figure, but he has a...

Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong europhobe, is struggling to swing behind his party’s europhile message. (Photo: The Agenda/ITV)

Labour and Europe: Divided in Unity

Almost all Labour MPs are europhiles, so why is the party divided about the EU? Ask Jeremy Corbyn. Though calm and competent, the “In” campaign in the EU debate is not faring well. A...

Endless protests achieve nothing – the NUS is failing to serve students’ interests in the Britain of today. (Photo: The Observer)

NUS: Not Fit For Purpose?

The National Union of Students is failing those whom it claims to represent, and is an organisation riven with bigotry and hypocrisy. It needs wholesale reform to be worth supporting, says Antony Tucker. The...

Boris Johnson should stop being so apoplectic over the government’s pro-EU leaflets. (Photo: Andy Rain/EPA)

Lay Off the Leaflet

The government has just spent £9m on pro-EU leaflets for every household. Ryan Curran has a simple message for the Brexit camp if they want to win: get over it. Naturally, if you begin...

John Whittingdale MP, who finds himself at the centre of the latest political "scandal" (Photo: The Guardian)

Politicians’ Private Parts

Sex, spanking, scandal – John Whittingdale’s relationship with a dominatrix hit the headlines last week. So what? You could be forgiven for thinking that privacy is dead. In an age where people choose to...

A Houthi fighter at the aftermath of an air strike in a residential area. (Photo: Reuters)

How Britain Is Destroying Yemen

Since September 2014, Yemen has been the battleground for a detrimental civil war, and received devastating air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition. Yet has anything actually been achieved? The beginning of the recent civil...