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  • Commentary
    Lallands Peat Worrier 29th May'11 11
  • Commentary

    Gil Scott-Heron: The Wisdom of Anger

    I’m gutted to hear that Gil Scott-Heron, the American musician and poet, has died at the age of just 62. Described as the “Godfather of […]

    Mike Small 28th May'11 0
  • Commentary

    Confetti and Confusion

    (image by Tom Leonard) I haven’t got my special invitation, so I’m afraid I won’t be going to the Abbey for the Kate and William […]

    Brian Quail 20th Apr'11 8
  • Commentary

    What if?

    With the People’s Toff and the increasingly miserable Krampus figure of Nick Clegg Labour should be romping home. It’s testimony to the complete failure of […]

    Mike Small 13th Apr'11 2
  • Commentary
    Thom Cross 2nd Apr'11 6
  • Alex Salmond
    Lallands Peat Worrier 14th Mar'11 9
  • Commentary

    MayDay! MayDay for Britain!

    The primary role of the British state is to stop the nation happening, in the nation’s proper, civic, dialectical, inclusive sense – and the replacement […]

    Michael Gardiner 28th Feb'11 4
  • Commentary

    Wales Begins with a Yes

    On the 3rd of March, people in Wales shall be voting on greater powers for the Assembly. This is a huge step forward for the […]

    Ray Bell 25th Feb'11 13
  • Commentary

    Not Burns

      Last month the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum was officially opened by the First Minister and by Liz Lochhead, our new Scots Makar.  Earlier, it […]

    Dougie Strang 22nd Feb'11 13
  • Commentary

    Perception is All

    A quick update across some of our stories from the last week…Alastair McIntosh writes notifying us with some regrest that his epic Ode to Donald […]

    Mike Small 22nd Feb'11 5
  • Banking Crisis
    Christopher Harvie 21st Feb'11 2
  • Commentary

    The Emperor’s New Strip

    I once went to a football match. Motherwell versus Hearts at Fir Park, in the spring of 1958. One-all. I enjoyed it, but I’ve never […]

    Christopher HarvieMike Small 7th Feb'11 4
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Supermarket Sweep

    As Labour the Tories and the Liberals line up to put the boot into the SNP remember it’s your local economy they are consigning to […]

    Mike Small 14th Jan'11 7
  • Commentary

    The Old Flamingo Ballroom

    You won’t be able to read this article. The whole country’s ‘going gaelic’. It will be compulsory next. Of course it won’t really but it’s […]

    Mike Small 14th Dec'10 12

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