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    A Smugasbord of Scotsmen

    And so it begins – the all-male, almost entirely white panel, the middle-aged men arguing with each other on prime time television. That’s right, a […]

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    Eilidh Lean 14th Mar'17 20
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    Responses to #ScotRef

    We asked five commentators for their responses to yesterday’s announcement about a second referendum. A huge historic decision – Joyce McMillan The first thing to […]

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    14th Mar'17 31
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    Broken Shire

    Shortly after Melanie Phillips startled the horses with a clearly bonkers analysis of Britain and the ‘family of nations’ as essentially one of a race […]

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    Mike Small 13th Mar'17 11
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    Sylvina Tilbury 11th Mar'17 80
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    Roses of the World

    Recent Tory, Labour or unionist comments equate the Scottish independence movement with the most divisive aspects of the Brexit campaign, but we need only look […]

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    Rose Strang 10th Mar'17 4
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    Food of the Nation

    Joanna Blythman on the Errington Cheese case – and the wider implications for small-scale food producers and Scottish food culture. This article was first published in […]

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    Joanna Blythman 9th Mar'17 7
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    Belfast Child

    There’s so much to say about the election in the north of Ireland last week that it’s hard to know where to begin. But we […]

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    Adam Ramsay 7th Mar'17 16
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    Authentic Nations

    The question of authenticity is crucial for nations storyboarding. A hundred-thousand undergraduate essays must have quoted Benedict Anderson’s “imagined communities” (by the way in Anderson’s […]

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    Mike Small 7th Mar'17 29
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    George Gunn 6th Mar'17 21
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    I’m Done with Being the Token

    Born and raised in South Lanarkshire, I’ve lived the entirety of my twenty seven years in Scotland. I attended non-denominational primary and secondary schools (although […]

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    Shola Da Rocha 2nd Mar'17 26
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    From No to Yes

    Listening to these damascene conversions from some of Better Together’s most vehement supporters is astonishing, whether it is representative of a larger sea-change or not […]

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    Mike Small 27th Feb'17 47
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    Adam Ramsay and Peter Geoghegan 25th Feb'17 9
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    Alt-Right on the Night

    From Kirsty Wark’s hilarious opening diatribe in Latin for Newsnight last night, in which she declared Theresa May ‘the imperial master of all before her’ […]

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    Mike Small 25th Feb'17 5
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    Michael Gove v Liam O Hare

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    Mike Small 25th Feb'17 5

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