The Edinburgh International Science Festival today launches its 25th Festival programme today ‘Join our futuristic adventures’. 25th?! Wow. As usual it’s got amazing stuff happening. The ‘Get Ready for the Future’ programme sees scientists, technologists, artists, designers and futurists ask… Read More ›
Archive for January 2013
In an article published earlier in the week Jim Sillars questions whether the Yes campaign is producing enough high quality accessible information. He also questions whether Yes will produce useful information that suggests alternative post-Indy narratives from those mapped out by… Read More ›
We need a state run bank in an independent Scotland, a bank with a social function in its charter, which supports entrepreneurs, social projects, and the vulnerable in society, that gives the customer a reasonable and fair deal: a people’s bank. A bank devoted to that old fashioned idea of lending money to ordinary people with a project they want to carry out, as opposed to these corrupt institutions of today devoted to playing the stock market and passing on the bill to the tax payer. I would like to see a people’s bank written into the Constitution of an independent Scotland.
Tomorrow night First Minister Alex Salmond will answer questions on everything from tax and welfare policies in an independent Scotland to whether there could be an explicit commitment to protection of the environment written into a Scottish constitution. There are few… Read More ›
There is little argument against a Yes vote, except fear mongering and fear itself. But it is independence from oil that is needed. Independence from the miracle fuel.
Let’s be clear. There is not a four deep queue in Brussels anxious to indulge the fantasy life of the most semi detached of its membership. Why would there be ?
By Darran Anderson And the village was deserted, the huts gaped black, rotting, all askew within the fallen enclosures. A calamity had come to it, sure enough. The people had vanished. Mad terror had scattered them, men, women, and children,… Read More ›
We’re neither ‘in it together’ nor ‘Better Together’.
By Frances Lengel There was a correction in today’s Herald newspaper about their Faslane scare-story which acknowledged their 19k jobs total was ‘incorrect’ and headline ‘misleading’. Just in case you missed it, it didn’t quite have the visual prominence of… Read More ›
So Cameron may walk into and flounce out of more EU meetings, he may renegotiate to his heart’s content, he may grandstand and bluster, he may shout loudly and wave a small stick, but all he can get out of it is what the other 27 states agree to…
For our first episode of the 2013 Andrew and I spoke with Dominic Hinde who is part of betternation.org and spends his time between Scotland and Sweden. He was able to give us a good idea about the Scandinavian model that is so often… Read More ›
Chavismo after Chavez: what next for Venezuela?
Bella Exclusive: Irvine Welsh essay on Scottish Independence and British Unity
by Michael Greenwell Back after the little break over the period, episode 16 of the Scottish Independence Podcast is here. This time I spoke to Clare Galloway who is an artist that has been involved in some notable projects, at… Read More ›
by George Gunn Because Dounreay was built to produce plutonium for military use during the Cold War Dounreay is a war crime perpetrated on the people of Scotland by the British government. The collateral damage has been to the lives… Read More ›
The media in Scotland remains a travesty of poor quality, underfunded, grossly biased and deeply conservative broadcasting and print media. There’s not a newspaper in Scotland that is pro-independence. Our radio oscillates between the crassly (and vacuous) commercial and the… Read More ›