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Austerity Britain

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    True Divide

    It’s funny when politicians deride those advocating change in Scotland as stirring up “division”. The true division is a society disfigured by poverty and inequality, […]

    Mike Small 28th Jun'17 4
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    The Revolving Door

    Yesterday HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first QE Class aircraft carrier, set sail from Rosyth to start sea trials off the north-east of Scotland. The First Sea […]

    Mike Small 27th Jun'17 11
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    State of Tension

    The fire is now precipitating a full-blown national crisis argues Jonathan Shafi, and instead of fear and racism people are showing strength and solidarity in times […]

    Jonathon Shafi 16th Jun'17 22
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    Boris and the Clown Army

    As soon as it was over everyone turned around and wondered why they’d put up with it for so long. That which seemed impossible now […]

    Mike Small 15th Jun'17 22
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    Step Change from Fire Tragedy

    The terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in London, which has already claimed six lives, has become emblematic of austerity Britain where Rachmann values are rife […]

    14th Jun'17 8
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    On the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

    It’s emerged that the local Council – the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – actually threatened a local blogger and action group with legal […]

    14th Jun'17 20
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    Magic Money Trees

      Theresa’s now infamous quote to a working nurse that there’s “No Magic Money Tree” to pay NHS staff a decent wage falls into stark relief […]

    Mike Small 5th Jun'17 8
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    Liz Ely 24th May'17 16
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    Sarah Glynn 12th May'17 4
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    Active Response

    Active Response is a two-year process to stimulate thinking, actions and responses to the post-Brexit future of Scotland. It comes out of the recognition of […]

    13th Mar'17 0
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    British Empire 1.0

    We thought this week’s ‘re-imagining’ of Britain and British Empire needed another look. Modern Britain formed in 1707. These are the countries it has been […]

    Stewart Bremner 8th Mar'17 17
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    Empire 2.0

    Those of you who noted the, apparently serious, idea to re-float the Britannia, un-buckling it from Ocean Terminal and letting it set sail to act […]

    Mike Small 6th Mar'17 14
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    British Values

    “UK Govt does not want to “incentivise” refugee children to come to Europe” says the UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd, bringing the language of business […]

    Mike Small 9th Feb'17 23
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    Tory Benefit Cuts Hit Edinburgh

    ‘Just about managing’ no longer – the benefit cap will push struggling families into deeper poverty. This month, 425 of the poorest households in Edinburgh […]

    Lewis Ritchie 27th Jan'17 8

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