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    On Nationalism

    The furore over the First Minister’s comments about nationalism are hugely over-played. It’s the silly season and bored journos are looking to fill pages. The […]

    Mike Small 21st Aug'17 17
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    Bongs

    Are you worried about the Bongs? The Daily Mail’s Deputy Political Editor John Stevens (‘Always looking for stories’) is. While some of you may be […]

    Mike Small 19th Aug'17 7
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    Strange Fruit

    When we wrote earlier this year of the potential for a neo-fascism to emerge out of the darkness of a Trump presidency we were ridiculed […]

    Mike Small 17th Aug'17 19
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    George Gunn 16th Aug'17 15
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    Scotland Your Scotland

    “The Union hasn’t been saved, it’s over” argues Andrew O’Hagan in his Scotland Your Scotland keynote lecture to the Edinburgh Book Festival. “Scotland is a […]

    Andrew O Hagan 16th Aug'17 44
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    Flip Flop Economics

    Remember when it was the jam? Early stages of Brexit the Fantasy (Season 1) we had Andrea Leadsom argue that ‘British jam, tea and biscuits […]

    Mike Small 13th Aug'17 17
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    GalGael 20 Years On

    * In an important piece, first published in the Bella magazine, Gehan Macleod explores the differences between charity and solidarity (charity is vertical, solidarity is […]

    Gehan Macleod 9th Aug'17 5
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    Anglo-British: the Hybrid Nationalism

    Anthony Barnett explains the identity crisis and elite uprising that brought us to the brink of Brexit oblivion. This article was first published in the […]

    Anthony Barnett 6th Aug'17 19
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    Der Schrei der Natur

      If anything captures the mood of the nations (s) and the madness infecting Anglo-British politics, this image of the Tories seated in front of […]

    Mike Small 31st Jul'17 13
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    Normcore

    “There is a very fine line between what Freud called the psycopathology of everyday life and what Fromm called the pathology of normalcy” said RD […]

    Mike Small 31st Jul'17 2
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    Power Grab

    The Brexit farce has gone from being a widening of the democratic deficit to an attack on democracy and devolution. Scotland voted against this exercise […]

    Mike Small 13th Jul'17 14
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    Myths of the Gig Economy

    Pre-car-i-ous \pri-‘kar-e-as\ adj [L precarius obtained by entreaty, uncertain—more at PRAYER] (1646) 1: depending on the will or pleasure of another 2: dependent on uncertain […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 1
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    Belonging

    We covered the problems with Karmarama’s new army advert way back in January (‘This is Belonging’) pointing out it was organised violence as an antidote […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 10
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    From the Woodpile to the Bonfire

    It’s not been the best few days for the Tories. In just a few weeks Theresa May has gone from urging us to ‘Crush the […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 5

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