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  • Commentary

    Generation Rent and Voter Intention

    Abi Wilkinson on the ABCs of Labour, and the demographics of political change in 2017. There’s a critique of Labour currently being pushed that goes […]

    23rd Jun'17 4
  • Commentary

    Independence Day

    It’s Independence Day today, though you might not have noticed and your home may not be festooned with bunting. Brexit is (and can only be) […]

    23rd Jun'17 14
  • Playlists

    Ela Orleans Playlist

    Choosing the playlist this week is Polish-born Glasgow-based polymath Ela Orleans who is currently on the SAY Award’s shortlist for her stunning album Circles Of […]

    23rd Jun'17 1
  • Commentary
    22nd Jun'17 12
  • Housing

    Our Housing Crisis

    Nothing will make up for the tragedy of Grenfell. What the millions of us who are angry can do is, to coin Theresa May, say ‘enough is […]

    21st Jun'17 6
  • Postcard
    21st Jun'17 1
  • Arts & Culture

    On Defamation

    How to protect free expression? Reforming defamation is a good place to start. Scottish Pen are hosting an event at Scottish Parliament with Andy Wightman MSP […]

    21st Jun'17 1
  • Gender Equality

    On Mending Mediocrity

    A routine and lazy response to the need to use mechanisms to restructure the gender inequalities of public life is often along the lines of: […]

    Laurie Fraser 21st Jun'17 3
  • Commentary

    A Dangerous Narrative

    Lost amid the clamour of ‘Advice for the SNP’ articles – plus, of course, carnage in London, the Brexit fiasco and chaos at the heart […]

    Alan Bissett 21st Jun'17 72
  • Commentary

    Catching the Wave

    We have reached a watershed for UK politics: Time for independence to catch the wave of change argues Gerry Hassan. These are bewildering and often […]

    Gerry Hassan 20th Jun'17 22
  • Climate Change

    Control Knobs

    The Trump Slow/Hot meltdown continues to deliver high quality comedy gems on an almost hourly basis. Steve Bannon, often portrayed as the intellectual colossus behind the […]

    Mike Small 20th Jun'17 0
  • Peace activism
    20th Jun'17 5
  • Arts & Culture

    Provocations for a Culture Strategy

    For reasons opaque to me, I’ve been invited to a Scottish Government workshop on Culture Strategy next week. I’m not quite sure what will happen […]

    Harry Giles 20th Jun'17 24

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