By Christopher Silver For the millions who voted yes, the significance of involvement in the referendum campaign has yet to fade. Of this, there can be little doubt. That unprecedented display of public emotion: a plethora of perfectly rational acts… Read More ›
The 18th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair – the alternative international book festival – takes place from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 October 2014 in Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh. The fair includes at least… Read More ›
A fall in real wages unprecedented since Dickens was a boy. Zero returns on savings. This is Britain in the 21st century. This is the triumph of the Union.
BP, GDF Suez announce new North Sea oil discovery…
On the day that Farage does a deal with a far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save UKIP’s EU funding, Stewart McDonald looks at what’s behind his latest statements. “KEEP HIV POSITIVE MIGRANTS OUT OF BRITAIN, SAYS FARAGE”. That is the headline that… Read More ›
By Peter Arnott The closer I can bring myself to look at any party proposed devolution package, the more blithering, unstable and unlikely they all look. They will either be insulting to a large proportion of the Scottish electorate or… Read More ›
Jonathan Shafi on the opportunities for a new citizens’ politics. See The People Demand here. Tens of thousands of ordinary people became active in politics during the long independence campaign. A record number registered to vote, seeing the possibilities and the… Read More ›
A beautifully lucid Tariq Ali talk on what just happened to Scotland bringing 50 years of experience to the post-referendum political autopsy….
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By Patrick Scott Hogg I heard of a possible unilateral declaration of Scottish Independence from the late Robin Cook MP in 1983 at the Labour Party Conference in Perth City Hall. I asked Robin about Labour’s prospects at the election…. Read More ›
By Peter Arnott The agenda for the Smith Commission is being set by the melange of untested vows and promises mandated by the No vote in the referendum. But the underlying question for the commission, of which all of the… Read More ›
19 year-old Haniya Khalid looks back at the campaign and the way ahead, on Cameron’s stomach ulcers, the Queen’s new look, Labour and toast, and the Butterfly Rebellion. I’ve been rather guilty of lashing out at those of my friends who voted… Read More ›
by George Gunn As the fighter jets take off from Cyprus the torch of their engine burn sears the raw wound of a three week hurt. One of the very important aspects of British foreign policy which independence would have… Read More ›
More genius from the Barrastinian … Scotholm Syndrome Blues by The Barrastinian on Mixcloud
by Kevin Williamson As an unashamed film buff there’s something that’s been bugging me for years: Where are all the independently produced feature-length documentaries made in Scotland? Three years ago Anthony Baxter produced an absolute beauty with the internationally acclaimed You’ve… Read More ›
By Laura Eaton Lewis We need a new way of doing politics that reflects the maturity that we have developed through our referendum process. We have found the binary Yes/No proposition desperately inadequate for the complexity of the choice we… Read More ›
Throughout the last year new leaders have emerged everywhere. Here’s one of them. This is a remarkable inspirational speech by Loki.
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