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  • Commentary

    The Curiously Absent

    Newbie National columnist, bon viveur and reknowned Peat Worrier Andrew Tickell writes: “£28,354 seems to unite every wing of our politics in unease. The figure […]

    19th Jan'18 4
  • Commentary

    Trump: Year One

      A year on and the Trump carnival continues. But how should the media cover Trump, and what does his Presidency tell us about America? […]

    19th Jan'18 0
  • International

    To the Editor

    The editor of the New York Times has done a remarkable thing. On the anniversary of the first year of the Trump ‘Presidency’, in ‘the […]

    18th Jan'18 3
  • Commentary

    Baron Knights

    The Scotland in Union ‘data dump’ raises a number of questions about the nature of the Unionist coalition, the power of conservative Scotland and the […]

    17th Jan'18 7
  • Journey to Yes

    A Sense of Britishness

    Here’s Journey to Yes 20 from Phantom Power with Nina and Craig …. Please watch and share

    17th Jan'18 1
  • Commentary

    Lost Leader

    The list of senior Tories slated to replace Theresa May when she is finally ousted from Number 10 Downing Street is getting shorter every week. […]

    17th Jan'18 9
  • Commentary

    Brexit will Break Britain

    The case for English nationalism, hiding behind its British proxy is based on a basket of Marmite, wine and gin, and a jar of Piccalilli.

    Mike Small 17th Jan'18 15
  • Arts & Culture

    The Ink Truck

    There’a a flurry of writing competitions, prizes and opportunities … here’s some of them with deadlines looming this month: Gutter Magazine, Scotland’s Magazine of new […]

    16th Jan'18 1
  • Housing

    Homes for Everyone

    In a call to end the horror of slum homeless hostels in Edinburgh a protest is planned tomorrow outside Abbots House at Links Place in […]

    Mike Small 16th Jan'18 4
  • Land Ownership

    Support the Ulva Buyout

    Support the Ulva Buyout here…

    16th Jan'18 5
  • Brexit

    Independence Day

    Rejoice! Bringing Back Control! Rule Britannia! Nothing offsets economic ruin like a stamp! Andrew Leadsom MP writes: “I’m joining @TheSun’s campaign calling for @RoyalMailStamps to […]

    16th Jan'18 3
  • Commentary

    The Carillion Loop

    Breaking news of the Construction and services firm Carillion PLC going into compulsory liquidation with a threat of job losses to 20,000 people, is a testament […]

    Mike Small 15th Jan'18 17
  • Review

    Hamilton 1967

    Hamilton 1967: The by-election that transformed Scotland, by James Mitchell; Luath Press, £8.99 “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, / But to […]

    John Herdman 15th Jan'18 2

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