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    Social Media v Democracy

    Are you feeling a bit like Mercer, the boyfriend in Dave Eggers novel The Circle? In the book digital culture has developed to engulf and […]

    Mike Small 2nd Nov'17 5
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    Sleazy Does It

    From Jeffrey Archer and Monica Coghlan (1986), and his subsequent conviction for perjury (2001) through to David Mellor’s resignation after press disclosure of his affair […]

    Mike Small 1st Nov'17 12
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    Caught in a Storm

    It’s a quintessentially British idea: ‘caught in a downpour without a brolly’ [“Britain is caught in a storm. We shall need to make the best […]

    Mike Small 30th Oct'17 8
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    George Gunn 27th Oct'17 8
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    JFK Again

      Suspicion that Trump getting everyone to focus on the JFK assassination (again) is to distract from the torrent of corruption of his regime may […]

    Mike Small 27th Oct'17 4
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    Living in a world where its possible only the threat of Pee-Pee Tapes stands between us and nuclear Armageddon is unsettling. As is the realisation […]

    Mike Small 26th Oct'17 4
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    Dream Merchants

    New analysis by the London School of Economics show the full extent of the Brexit crisis suggesting that “Overall by 2024, the UK would lose […]

    Mike Small 24th Oct'17 11
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    The Little Republic of Rulemaking

    In the last few days we’ve exposed the networks operating to lobby against the revision of Scots Law that allows children to be smacked by […]

    Mike Small 23rd Oct'17 24
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    Chthonic Tories

    “I imagine that one of the reasons many people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they […]

    Mike Small 23rd Oct'17 17
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    Christians (and others) for Assault

    The backlash against the eminently sensible, long overdue and (in European terms) completely unremarkable notion that children should have equal protection in law from assault […]

    Mike Small and Tom Dissonance 21st Oct'17 27
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    On Being Reasonable

    In a victory for the Scottish Parliament that will stand next to the smoking ban as a social policy achievement – today is a victory […]

    Mike Small 20th Oct'17 15
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    Meaghan Delahunt 18th Oct'17 17
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    Advancing Scottish independence outside of Scotland Is there a place for Scots living outside of Scotland to champion independence? When it comes to advancing the […]

    Kevin Guyan 15th Oct'17 12
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    Joanna Pickering 14th Oct'17 18

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