Brexit Update: Who is Winning the Battle for London’s Business?

John Ellis investigates how London’s financial sector has been impacted by Brexit.

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The Catalonian Referendum in Retrospect

By Tom Leprince-Ringuet Correspondent, Internation Relations & Spanish Undergraduate Since the Catalonian referendum of the October 1st, 2017, followed by the unilateral declaration of independence on the 27th, Spain has been plunged into its biggest institutional crisis since democracy was restored in 1975. Spain’s outcome remains very uncertain, as the snap elections of December 21st have…

The Russian Election: If Not Putin, Then Who?

By Murray Lang Correspondent, International Relations & Russian  In March, Russia will hold an election. There will be campaigns of a sort. There will be debates and interviews. There will even be opposition rallies and protests. But none of this will change the result that Putin will serve a fourth term as president. But it…

Brexit. Trump. France?

By Matthew Findlay Mathematics Student In three months’ time, France holds its next presidential elections.  The country is still on edge – it has been in a state of emergency since the Paris attacks in November 2015.  Voters will have the choice between several candidates on the 23rd of April, before the two highest scoring amongst them go…

Baden-Württemberg: a Model for Green Politics

By Michael McCabe  Undergraduate Economics & International Relations Student The German state of Baden-Württemberg is an economic powerhouse. Its unemployment rate is more than 2 points below the national average. Its exports contribute disproportionately to Germany’s national trade surplus, which is the second largest in the world. It is home to the headquarters and primary…

Green versus Gr€€n: The Energy Politics of Germany

By Kyra Ward Economics & International Relations Student  In June of this year, Germany made the unprecedented move to scale back on its world-class green energy sector. One of its radical renewable energy programs Energiewende (literally translating to energy revolution/transition) is taking substantive budget reductions and restructuring.  As a country on the forefront of the…

Should we stay or should we go?

By Tom Claridge International Relations Graduate Student, Columnist  Essentially, both sides of the EU debate are right. The Leave campaign is correct when they talk of the Union’s impact upon Parliament’s sovereignty, as the EU does have the ability to make rules for its twenty-seven member states. Each European law is essentially one part British…

Brexit in the Bubble

By Blanca Franch Camino Undergraduate Economics Student, Correspondent  Politics, despite popular misconceptions, affects our lives in several ways. A Brexit would have serious repercussions in St Andrews, since both the financial structure and the entire higher education system are tied up in the European Union. St Andrews would see marked effects on both its funding…

Learning from Brussels

By Erika Brady Columnist, PhD Student at the Handa Center of Terrorism and Political Violence Yet again, the ugly face of terrorism has struck at one of Europe’s capitals, and yet again, we are looking for someone to blame. Following the attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, fingers were pointed at refugees as being, if not…