Lucy Dunn



Following the economic pandemic panic, Glasgow’s Principal discusses the issue of inflation

16th January 2022

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli writes on why inflation is the biggest test yet for central bank independence in The Conversation. Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, has published an article about the current state of economic inflation during the Covid-19 pandemic.  In his essay for The Conversation, the economist discussed a rate ...


MacMerry300 workers condemn company’s ‘steady level of bad’ as union members continue to take action

15th January 2022

Following a collective grievance raised by Unite the Union members of MacMerry300 and Abandon Ship Ltd bars across Glasgow and Dundee, The Glasgow Guardian spoke to student-age Glasgow hospitality staff about the unfolding situation. Grievances included lack of adherence to Covid-19 restrictions and procedures, as well as long-term issues involving staff pay. The Glasgow Guardian ...


MacMerry300 owner accused of lying to press amidst Covid breach scandal

9th January 2022

As staff collectively launch grievance against company MacMerry300 – which owns Abandon Ship and The Bull in Glasgow – for “systemic mistreatment”, Unite the Union further claim that owner Phil Donaldson has made false statements in his latest press release. Staff employed at 13 bars across Glasgow and Dundee are accusing top management of “neglecting” ...


This year, let’s change the eating disorder discourse

6th January 2022

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn discusses the fluctuation of the weight-loss and body-positive rhetorics ever-present at New Year, and suggests, instead, body indifference should be our aspiration. CW: eating disorders Yesterday was the “hangriest day of the year” for Glasgwegians, according to new WW* research. How so? Because, following New Year’s resolutions, more than a third of ...


Review: Bongo’s Bingo Glasgow presents Winter Wonderland

13th December 2021

“One of the best nights out I’ve had this year.” None of us having been to Bongo’s Bingo before, The Glasgow Guardian team – Rosie, Jamie, Kim, Luke and I – were extremely excited to have been invited along. We’d heard the rumours about what could be in store, and yet still couldn’t quite picture ...


COP diaries: day 11

12th December 2021

Wednesday 10 November There were a few events I’d been keen to attend on Wednesday, but I was also conscious that the end of the second week was fast approaching and I’d not ventured too much further out from the press hub or the plenaries. I decided to wander from the media centre – after ...


COP diaries: day ten

4th December 2021

Tuesday 9 November The pressure was ramping up by this point. It was Tuesday of the second week, and this time, on approaching the conference entrance, there were masses of protestors by the gates waving colourful banners happily in front of police officers. A bright yellow banner proclaiming “Indigenous Land Rights = Climate Justice” was ...


COP diaries: day nine

23rd November 2021

Monday 8 November I’d heard rumours that Obama was to be making an appearance; rumours that had started circulating over the weekend but which had so far come to nothing. I did as always and scrolled through the Daily Programme posted by the UN at the start of each morning. Was there anything about him ...


COP diaries: day seven and eight

23rd November 2021

Saturday 6 November Day seven was pretty nondescript. It was a cold, rainy Saturday and whilst I had been contemplating joining the rest of the team out at the Global Day of Climate Action march, the weather was more than enough to put me off. But, despite having a perfectly fine desk in a perfectly ...


Where do we draw the line when it comes to murder?

22nd November 2021

Think it’s barking mad to eat a dog but you have no beef with the meat industry? Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn assesses the phenomenon of speciesism. “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others,” proclaimed Napoleon famously, in Orwell’s Animal Farm. An allusion to government corruption, perhaps there is some bearing of it ...