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    Print Your Own Labels

    Every six months or so I meet my friend’s son for a catch up. He’s twenty-one and has left home in the highlands for uni […]

    Heather Pearson 9th Dec'16 22
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    Supreme Brexit

    The derision that followed Kezia Dugdales IPPR speech yesterday was amplified by its coming on the same day as the Supreme Court ruling on Article […]

    Mike Small 8th Dec'16 47
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    Brownhog Day

      Today Kezia Dugdale tries (again) to carve out a niche in the world for her herself and her dying tribe. Yet more powers? Again? In […]

    Mike Small 7th Dec'16 11
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    Mike Small 5th Dec'16 54
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    George Gunn 4th Dec'16 26
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    Getting Our Ducks in a Row

    “Many other people are falling and yet some of us have not yet noticed that the ground has dropped away. A handful of us believe […]

    Mike Small 2nd Dec'16 33
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    A Message from Theresa May

    Theresa May’s St Andrew’s Day address sounds like it was written by Frankie Boyle and Alan Bissett on a big night out, but apparently it’s […]

    1st Dec'16 17
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    Scotland’s Pompidou Problem

    As Douglas Robertson’s recent article on fifty years of failed ‘renewal’ outlined, we’re frequently in thrall to under-ambition, short-termism and low aspiration. Things don’t get fixed, problems […]

    Mike Small 29th Nov'16 29
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    Rory Scothorne 28th Nov'16 28
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    What is it About Evangelicals?

    What is the white evangelicalism with which 25% of Americans identify, of which, according to exit polls, 81% voted for Donald Trump? In the past […]

    Alastair McIntosh 27th Nov'16 73
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    AL Kennedy 24th Nov'16 44
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    Hot War and Warm Waters

    The idea of Britain as an ancient and formidable military power pervades (British) nationalist rhetoric and mythology. It was a powerful trope of the Better […]

    Mike Small 22nd Nov'16 54
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    At the Intersection

    If you’re heads buzzing with the debate about privilege, class, power and how to talk to each other that’s been running before and through the […]

    Mike Small 21st Nov'16 5
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    Notes on the Crisis: Continuity Trump

    The crisis here, the discontinuity, is the collapse of the Republican Party. American social attitudes haven’t changed that much, Hillary won the popular vote handsomely, […]

    Gordon Guthrie 20th Nov'16 21

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