Devo Plus was launched today as an attempt to give a shot of caffeine into the whole debate. We got warm horlicks instead.
An important new book on the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has been published today which explores a number of key areas crucial to the case, including eight which relate to previously Continue reading
The Scottish Football Association have appointed Lord William Nimmo Smith to chair their inquiry into recent activities at Rangers. Here one well-informed caller nails it about problems with Campbell Ogilvie, Continue reading
By Fiona MacInnes The class divide is alive and well in the fishing industry. As the multi- millionaires of the Mill- owning Baron class from the industrial pelagic fleet skip from court Continue reading
There’s a sizeable article in today’s Scotsman questioning (yet again) Scotland’s ability to be independent of Mothership London. This time the talkdown goes under the headline “Scotland can’t afford oil Continue reading
An independent Scotland means the end of Trident in the UK.
The Prime MInister was in Jockland to announce his new Devo Shsh initiative. Here is David Cameron eating porridge in Fife last week. Special prize to the reader with the Continue reading
‘Love Life’ is Bella’s Agony Aunt column by Jamie Heckert… because the personal is political and the ‘state we’re in’ is complicated. Freedom, in Scotland and elsewhere, isn’t something that Continue reading
After months of demanding a referendum that is simple, clear and transparent. David Cameron has suggested a process that is top secret. You’ve heard of Devo Max and Devo Plus, Continue reading
Interview with Liana Kanelli an independent MP elected under the flag of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) for the last twelve years in four consecutive elections. Ms. Kanelli has been Continue reading
By Gerry Hassan This is not another article on football. The Rangers crisis has filled the airwaves and media this week. For the second time this year Scotland has gone Continue reading
‘Despatches from the Invisible Revolution’ E-book published by New Public Thinkers launch evening 29 February, Venue tbc. Includes: A show of hands – Alex Fradera, Fear and homecoming in 2011 – Continue reading
By Christopher Harvie According to Neil Oliver the referendum will be ‘the biggest decision in 300 years’. So ca’ very canny … I wonder. In 1707-15, as far as the Continue reading
By Mike Small So what just happened? Watching the body language, maneuvering and positioning is fascinating. Salmond welcomes Cameron, and hand on back ushers him into a room before sitting Continue reading
By Doug Daniel The Westminster parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee (which includes several English MPs in its membership), has published a short report on the questions it feels need to be Continue reading
A government we didn’t elect presiding over an economy we don’t control.
By Phil Mac Giolla Bhain These are indeed historic days for Alba, for just as Scotland’s Claim of Right may about to be asserted at the ballot box in 2014 Continue reading
By Moira Dalgetty in Athens. Television images of demonstrators being teargassed by riot police in Athens on Sunday night followed the usual rules of media coverage of civil unrest – Continue reading
Defending Mary Ann Kennedy’s Global Gathering
(Streeps) easly as good as Rory Bremner and miles better than Mike Yarwood…
By Jonathan Mackie It’s a common – and often justified – complaint that Scotland’s mainstream media outlets focus disproportionately on Glasgow when deeming what’s worthy of ‘news’ status. This time, Continue reading
By Pat Kane Under what conditions – say, the next 24 months leading up to the most important political event in 300 years for Scotland – could a “Labour for Continue reading
By Mike Small “We would like to go English (but) we’ve got to see what English people are available” – Trevor Brooking We can only speculate at the relationship between Continue reading
Is an independent Scotland meant to be a democratically-founded nation or is it to be stitched up in a negotiation between a gang of professional politicians and even-more professional civil servants?
I know some people will say ‘What’s this got to do with independence?!’ It has everything to do with independence. Winning the battle for Yes is NOT about competing on Continue reading
By Dan Hind, author of The Return of the Public The British are meant to be content with the spectacles and dramas laid on for them. In the New Year, Continue reading
By Michael Greenwell The United Kingdom, like all states, is an artificial construct. For some its symbol is the bulldog. The strange thing about the bulldog is that it would Continue reading
Kelvingrove Park Bandstand Seminary St Peter’s Cardross More at Abandoned Scotland here.