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  • 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
  • Commentary

    The Big Chill

    In a way, Christmas has come early this year.  After all, every year we have “White Christmas”, “Let it Snow” and other such tinsel trash […]

    Joe Middleton 2nd Dec'10 15
  • Commentary

    Nat is a Feminist Issue

    That Scottish women are less likely to support independence (at the moment) was displayed once again by polls this week. Reading the Scotsman kicks up […]

    Caitlin O'Hara 27th Nov'10 2
  • Afghanistan

    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 […]

    Michael Greenwell 15th Nov'10 17
  • Commentary

    Gullibles Travels

    In 1987 the Gruniad started an article describing Tony Blair like this: “A man without a shadow”; a “pleasant man with a pleasant family living […]

    Mike Small 5th Sep'10 0
  • Commentary

    Wallace in Flesh and Stone

    To Lanark to deliver the ‘Guardian’s Address’ at the annual commemoration of Wallace’s death in 1305. By bus from Melrose and a lift from Aileen […]

    Christopher Harvie 3rd Sep'10 0
  • Commentary

    Poet Required

    After hearing Robert Crawford’s compelling evocation of ‘the poet as bearer of cultural tradition’ at the otherwise often dire Edinburgh Book Festival (bland, corporate, rigid, […]

    Mike Small 2nd Sep'10 8
  • Commentary
    Donald Adamson 26th Aug'10 34
  • Commentary

    In Memoriam Edwin Morgan (1920-2010)

    In a life of 90 years, a degree of transformation is to be expected, as times a-change and people must respond. In Edwin Morgan’s, sheer […]

    Robert Alan Jamieson 23rd Aug'10 4
  • Climate Change
    Mike Small 21st Jul'10 3
  • Commentary

    The Democracy Of Books

    “I’m of the opinion that authors should avoid reviewing books of their peers” Philip Kerr.   There’s been a nice wee authorial square-go erupted between […]

    Kevin Williamson 2nd Jun'10 3
  • Commentary

    The Sense of an Ending

    As Broonland is launched we feature this extended article by Christopher Harvie. He writes: “Since the crash the UK political world seems to have realised […]

    Mike Small 26th Feb'10 2

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