Politics



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 ...


What is the purpose of political theatre?

28th March 2021

Rebecca Richard discusses the crucial role of political theatre in modern society. When I was 10 years old, I had no interest in politics. Politics was for the grown-ups. the most I had to worry about was getting my homework diary signed weekly. But when my mum took me to see an amateur performance of ...


NUS, is it a yes…? Probably not

28th March 2021

EIC Jordan Hunter describes why, despite recent student election candidates lobbying for membership, Glasgow is not likely to join the NUS (and probably shouldn’t). Over the last election cycle, the idea of Glasgow joining the National Union of Students (NUS) cropped up once again, accompanied by a discussion about costs, collective bargaining, and it’s connection ...


I’m literally a communist

7th March 2021

Basilia Weir tells us why she won’t be joining a political party anytime soon. You think you’re dead smart before you get to uni. Right into politics. You’re studying it, after all. You know who Angela Merkel is, you’ve got a vague interest in Scandinavian politics, and Justin Trudeau is your celebrity crush – swot ...


The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: now what?

15th January 2021

The legend, the legacy, and looking to the future in the Supreme Court There is no other way to put this – Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of the most influential and inspirational people of our time. At the time of her nomination in 1993, she was only the second woman to serve at the ...


Friends from the other side

14th January 2021

Navigating friendships across the political spectrum. Is it possible to maintain friendships with people on the other end of the political spectrum? It’s an important question in today’s politically charged world. Politics often revolve around human rights issues, such as LGBTQ+ rights, abortion and feminism; other prejudices such as racism, ableism, anti-semitism and Islamophobia are ...