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    This ‘For the Ermine’ from @tradasro is good on the rank hypocrisy of supposed socialists filling the House of Lords.

    14th Feb'18 6
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    Boris and the Freight of Terrors

    “I absolutely refuse to accept the suggestion that it is some unBritish spasm of bad manners. It’s not some great V-sign from the cliffs of […]

    Mike Small 14th Feb'18 9
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    Mike Small 13th Feb'18 24
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    Auto Pilot

    You’re in the queue in the bank and the woman comes up to you and says: “What are you in for?” “Er, to do some […]

    Mike Small 13th Feb'18 3
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    A Hollowed Out Britishness

    The tender paranoia of Unionists in Northern Ireland towards the now imminent Irish Language Act is palpable. It mirrors some of the hostility and hysteria […]

    Mike Small 12th Feb'18 18
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    Paul Tritschler 10th Feb'18 15
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    The Fluffitive

    Readers will recall way back in June 1994:  OJ Simpson was on the run and live tv channels tracked the police chase as the former […]

    Mike Small 9th Feb'18 19
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    Scotland: A continuing conversation

    Prompted by a twitter chat about Pete Kravitz’ seminal ‘Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction’ I locate my copy on the dusty analogue bookcase, recently installed […]

    Ewen McLachlan 8th Feb'18 15
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    Lucy Brown 8th Feb'18 6
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    Imperial Fantasies

    First a simple but uncomfortable truth remains: “Scotland is not a colony, a semi-colony, a pseudo colony, a near colony, a neo-colony, or any kind […]

    Mike Small 5th Feb'18 29
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    Deluded Democracy

    In Fugue State Britain, feudal hangovers and anachronistic establishments mean power remains in the hands of a chumocracy dominated by Lady Mone and her ilk. […]

    Mike Small 3rd Feb'18 49
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    Clause 11

    On 16th January there was a House of Commons debate on the Conservative Government EU Withdrawal Bill. Among the clauses and amendments debated, Clause 11 […]

    30th Jan'18 20
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    From Davos to D-Day

    Watching Nick Park’s $50 million cartoon Early Man, you realise that the depth of England’s Brexit-related crisis is deeper and graver than you suspected. Here […]

    Mike Small 29th Jan'18 7
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    Ipso Fact, Oh

    Twin outlooks of British nationalism were given full exposure this week as flag hysteria broke out. Having noticed something dreadful, dire and calamitous (that they […]

    Mike Small 26th Jan'18 9

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