Politics



Are you really what you eat?

2nd March 2022

Meg Russell explores the way that morality, politics and judgement is mixed together and served up with food choices. CW: Eating disorders Relationships with food are really complex. I obsessed over it for years: only ate certain things, didn’t eat, over ate, and hated myself and my body throughout. As I disentangled myself from the ...


PODCAST: Weekly Round Up

15th February 2022

Episode 8: Weekly Round-Up, 14 February 2022. Join Fraser with Kimberley, David and Lucy on this week’s biggest stories on the UCU staff strikes, Scotland’s drug policy, yet another Boris-Party-picture and the conversation around footballers’ ethics! Get in touch with your thoughts! Click here to listen....


Prince Andrew – the final straw to break the monarchy’s back?

4th February 2022

Prince Andrew’s trial reveals a pattern of privilege and mistreatment of women from the royal family. In mid-January, news broke that Prince Andrew would in fact face civil trial over allegations that he sexually abused Virginia Giuffre when she was 17-years-old. New York judge Lewis Kaplan has rejected motions made by the Duke of York’s ...


For the millionth time we ask: why do British politics have to be this way?

6th January 2022

Yet another scandal has shown what our country’s politicians can get away with. When exactly is a punishment not a punishment? No, this isn’t a line from Armando Iannucci’s The Thick of It; it’s a question that has, in equal parts, hilariously and tragically dominated our country’s politics. Since 2016, British politics has been akin ...


International Spotlight: Afghanistan

5th September 2021

Independence, agency, and the rights of women The Taliban, a force thought long-defeated in 2001, not to the extent of complete elimination but to a supposed degree of manageability, has resurfaced to capture the capital city of the Afghan state, Kabul. In the wake of US forces withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and the spread of ...


Party leaders address student concerns at NUS Scotland’s “Big Student Election Debate”

27th April 2021

Nicola Sturgeon, Douglas Ross, Anas Saswar among leaders who took part. NUS Scotland hosted “The Big Student Election Debate” on Tuesday 20 April which saw leaders and representatives from Scotland’s five main parties come together to answer questions submitted by students across the country. The debate was hosted by NUS Scotland President Matt Crilly and ...


Banning politics from social media

23rd April 2021

Following the ban of Donald Trump from Twitter and the Myanmar Military from Facebook, should we be questioning how much power social media sites have over politics? In February 2021, Facebook banned the Myanmar military, the Tatmadaw, from Facebook. The censoring followed the capture of Myanmar by its military on 1 February which has resulted ...


Meet your Kelvin candidates

21st April 2021

Want to know what your MSP will do for students? We interviewed the candidates. The 2021 Scottish Parliament election will take place on 6 May. The vote takes place every five years and will be the sixth since the devolution of the Scottish Parliament. As the race tightens, The Glasgow Guardian sits down with the ...


Alba Party candidate accused of spreading homophobic rhetoric

19th April 2021

Charities Stonewall and LGBT Youth Scotland have spoken out against comments made at an online women’s conference.  A member of the newly-formed Alba Party has been accused of spreading homophobic falsehoods pertaining to two government-funded LGBTQ+ charities. Speaking at an online women’s conference on Saturday 10 April, Margaret Lynch, an Alba Party candidate for Central ...


Thank you, random brand

29th March 2021

The hypocrisy of multinational corporations and their political statements. In case it somehow flew under your radar, on 6 January supporters of the then President of the United States Donald Trump attempted a coup at the Capitol Building to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Four years of Trumpian outrage and counter-outrage culminated in ...