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By Mike Small What was the point in fighting a War on Terror if your own allies were busy boiling people alive? The quote is from a book by Dominic Streatfeild, A History of the World since 9/11, published in… Read More ›

Sweet 16

By Michael Bartlet The Ministry of Defence wastes £94 million every year training minors for army roles which could be filled more cost-effectively by adult recruits, says a new report launched today by human rights groups Child Soldiers International and… Read More ›

War Baby

Great post by Gerry Hassan (‘Lessons from Anzio: Scots do not need to cling to the wreckage of Britain‘) which chimes with part of Jamie Maxwell’s argument. It also highlights a real crisis at the heart of the Unionist argument,… Read More ›


“If there’s people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game. It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs… Read More ›

Not in My Name

The ceremonies every year on November 11, to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918, commemorate the dead but leave no reason for doubt that their deaths were justified. The red poppy, now compulsory… Read More ›

Red White and Blue Labour

Just as Brown materialised in fits and starts out of the glaur, Scottish Labour seems to be appearing like some sort of political miasma drifting forth but without any real substance. Gray announced he would resign immediately after the SNP won its overall majority at Holyrood in May, but the new Labour leader will not be in place until 17 December. If Brown was the Undead of British Zombie politics Scottish Labour are the Unborn.

The Ethical Governor

This from John Butler a Glasgow based digital animator. John is fascinated by ‘the long war’ between humans and finance, which he sees today as people battle with processes such as Government cuts. His latest piece explores drone ethics. More on John’s work… Read More ›

The Green Brigade

After a week of debate about the Green Brigade and (almost) universal media condemnation, we publish a different view. We think its crucial that the Green Brigade are attempting to make connections between Irish and Scottish republicanism, a very rare… Read More ›

Troops Out

By Mike Small Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. –  George Orwell Afghanistan is little more than a sanitised bloodbath and if Cameron and his Liberals feel this it is still right to be… Read More ›