Another world is possible

Scott Lavery talks to socialist activist and former Labour MP Tony Benn about politics and his lifelong battle for justice As Margaret Thatcher’s pit-closure policy intensified, Tony Benn stood in solidarity with the trade unionists on the picket lines,…

The Pinter of our discontent

Following the death of Harold Pinter, James Maxwell pauses for thought on the life of the Noble prize-winning playwright The poet, polemicist and playwright Harold Pinter, who died last year on the 24th of December, was one of the…

The battle of George Square

On the 90th anniversary of Bloody Friday, Julie Sherry & Gareth Beynon analyse the significance of Red Clydeside Walking through George Square today, with its Christmas decorations, fairground rides and ice rink, it is hard to believe that this…

Whose fault is it anyway?

George Binning The current financial climate has become a universal get out of jail free card, flaunted with abandon by all and sundry and allowed to pass, on the whole, unquestioned. With regard to the SNP’s proposal to replace…

The inexperience of a lifetime

James Porteous The news of a sharp fall in the level of graduate recruitment for the coming year, while worrying, is certainly far from surprising in the current financial climate. Following on from previous warnings that students graduating this…

94% rise in grants for EU students

Craig MacLellan The number of students coming to study at Scottish higher education institutions from other European Union Member States has risen dramatically over the last five years. The number of EU students receiving fee support from the Student…

Narrow Labour win at GUU

George Binning “This hours would re-elect a Labour Government” was the title of the bi-annual John Smith Memorial Debate, held in the historic Debates Chamber of the Glasgow University Union on November 30. Hazel Blears MP, the Secretary of…

Fire rages in West End

Numbers one to three of Lilybank Terrace were gutted by fire on Wednesday, November 12, just a few doors away from both academic departments and student flats. Eight fire engines and roughly fifty firemen were deployed…

Escort agency advertises on campus

An escort agency has attempted to recruit University students with targeted advertising distributed across campus. The adverts called for “discreet and open minded” girls over 18 years old and stressed: “all nationalities welcome”.…

Report reviews Holyrood tax powers

Ishbel Begg A recently published report from an expert economic panel established by the Calman Commission has been met with mixed reactions in Scotland. The interim report, which was to examine alternatives for allocating funds to Scotland, comes in…