Scott Dickson
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Scott is a recent graduate of the University of Edinburgh and aspiring journalist currently living in Spain. His areas of interest are international and domestic politics, films and travel. Find him on Twitter at @sdickson91

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The West Also Holds Responsibility for the Events in Ukraine

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2014 | (15:29)

It's a case of making your bed and sleeping in it. Why is anyone really surprised that Russia is intervening in Ukraine? The dully predictable outburst of anti-Russian sentiment in the media would suggest plenty of people are. Yet it would take only ten minutes on Wikipedia to be aware...

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Question Time Needs to Change

(58) Comments | Posted 21 June 2013 | (11:22)

Watching Question Time is like witnessing a formerly smart child start to shove crayons up its nose. For something that was once intelligent, it scarcely resembles its past self. Rather than it being a show for serious debate, it has become theatre, designed to get cheap laughs and high viewing...

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The Protest Against Farage Was More Troubling than UKIP

(4) Comments | Posted 20 May 2013 | (23:39)

As a political party in Scotland, UKIP are a nonentity. This is a fact that should have made Nigel Farage's recent visit to Edinburgh an event of minimal importance, rather than the fracas it turned into. Yet instead of exposing the ostensible "racism" of UKIP, the protest highlighted the hermetically...

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Salmond Has Got a Hard Sell Ahead of Him

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2013 | (13:27)

It is a truth of 21st Century politics that most debates are reduced to hyperbolic verbal punch ups, without a serious point ever being landed. There is rarely a clash in the House of Commons where some worn out cliche is not used to describe George Osborne as "downgraded." This...

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Student Associations Should Stop Taking Themselves So Seriously

(1) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (22:32)

It has been said that student politics is so bitter precisely because the stakes are so low. Nowhere is the truth of this adage this more apparent than at the University of Edinburgh, where this week, in an unprecedented move, the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) took

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Do We Need Another War on Terror?

(12) Comments | Posted 28 January 2013 | (00:00)

The news that we are locked in a "generational struggle," against a "terrorist scourge," in North Africa has been greeted with general indifference by Britain's political class and general public. It is fair to suggest most people were probably unaware of the existence of a new terrorist group...

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The Important Issue of the EU Referendum Is Being Debated Poorly

(7) Comments | Posted 18 January 2013 | (00:00)

For all the seriousness that a referendum on the EU carries, the mind numbingly dull way in which the issue is being debated would suggest otherwise. Particularly guilty are those attacking the Conservatives for placing party unity above the country's interests.

David Cameron leads a party whose electoral support...

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