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Students from the University of Sheffield have today occupied Nick Clegg’s constituency office “in the name of free education” – against tuition fees, privatization and cutbacks. Speaking to the Student Assembly Against Austerity, activist Chris Saltmarsh said: “We at the free university of Sheffield, an autonomous collective for free education, occupied Nick clegg’s constituency office […]

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A controversial US-based ‘privatising company’ could be set to take over the embattled Remploy service, it has been revealed. Maximus Inc, who have faced protests and lawsuits in the US after being awarded public-service contracts including one to disqualify disabled people from free healthcare, released a YouTube video (now removed) for Remploy staff featuring Chief […]

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Our nation’s capital is facing an ever-growing crisis. As rent prices soar far beyond poverty-level city centre wages, forcing families to flee from the communities they’ve shared for generations, Londoners are being told that their city is facing a housing problem. Despite this – and whilst homeless immigrants hide beneath bridges and in tunnels, some […]

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Scotland’s only UKIP politician has called in the police claiming a former soldier threatened to shoot him in the face, it has been revealed. David Coburn, a Member of the European Parliament for Scotland, has alleged that the nationalist supporter from Aberdeen made the threat on Facebook. The alleged perpetrator is believed to be a middle-aged […]

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2014 was a pretty crazy year in British – and especially Scottish – politics. There was the referendum, the rise of the SNP as a dominant force, the UKIP defectors, international outrage over ISIS and Ed Miliband eating a bacon sandwich. In case you want to relive some of those ‘magical’ moments ahead of this […]

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During a celebration of the Day of Democracy and Human rights – arranged by the government to celebrate the 31st anniversary of a return to democracy in Argentina, the country’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner threw down some serious shapes. With a leader of the opposition who spends his nights just reading about drugs and […]

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Scottish Labour’s upcoming leadership election won’t be enough to turn around the fortunes of the struggling party, a prominent Labour MSP has claimed. Malcolm Chisholm, a well-known party figure who has held high-ranking positions such as Health Secretary and Shadow Minister for Culture and External Affairs, said that none of the candidates would be able […]

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Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox has today released a video suggesting that Christians shouldn’t “apologise for Christmas”. Yesterday, he made a similar appeal via the newspapers, days after David Cameron’s family Christmas card was panned for “lacking Christian tradition”. In the spectacularly awkward minute-long video that arguably entirely misses the point of the original Cameron Christmas card debacle, Fox regales us […]

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More than two-thirds of Scottish pensioner couple households are now living in fuel poverty, a leading old age charity has warned. Age Scotland has called for the government to act after the Scottish House Condition Survey revealed the extent of fuel poverty among Scotland’s elderly and warned that previous findings may have “seriously underestimated” the […]

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The UK spends less on social security, benefits and healthcare than any other Northern European country, a report from the Office for National Statistics has revealed. The report, which compared the combined spending per head of population, found that the UK’s spending on ‘social protection’ is lower than its counterparts in the likes of France, […]

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