independence – self-determination – autonomy


  • Commentary

    The Law of Unforeseen Consequences

    Who’d have thought you’d ever put Norman Tebbit (‘semi-trained polecat’) and Brian Wilson (the ‘Highland communist’) on the same page? But then, who’d have thought […]

    Mike Small 22nd May'13 20
  • Commentary
    Andy Wightman 21st May'13 12
  • Commentary

    The 2% Gang

    UKIP and George Galloway are the 2% gang – statistical anomalies in Scottish politics. Here Alan Smart reports on their collective nonsense. “I’ll tell you […]

    Alan Smart 20th May'13 9
  • Commentary

    An Enemy of the State

    This is the second of a series of extracts from Scotland’s Road to Socialism – Time to Choose, edited by Gregor Gall and published by […]

    Gordon Morgan 19th May'13 4
  • Commentary

    Making Plans for Nigel

    Thursday’s confrontation between Nigel Farage and Scottish protesters has led people to question just why Ukip is so unpopular in Scotland. However, it is the […]

    Mike Small 18th May'13 15
  • Banking Crisis

    Riddle Me This…

    Michael Forsyth’s impact on the constitutional settlement – whatever that ends up being from the Stone of Destiny to the Euro Referendum – will be […]

    Mike Small 14th May'13 11
  • Commentary

    Stooshie Alert

    This week’s stooshie in ‘Bonnie Scotchland’ has centred on the lack of political satire here. This has, of course, been used by the ‘Bitter Together’ […]

    Elaine C Smith 9th May'13 21
  • Commentary

    In Praise of Uncertainty

    “On issues such as the costs for establishing a diplomatic network, EU Membership, a currency union and on pensions the unanswered questions are mounting up […]

    Christopher Silver 7th May'13 5
  • Commentary

    Lords Lawyers and Racist Tweets

    The hypocrisy of the No campaign and their media cheerleaders is both overwhelming, and, slightly comic. As a touchstone of what’s happened to Labour though […]

    6th May'13 9
  • Anti-Capitalism


    Most of us are waking leisurely to the prospect of a day aff. If we’re really lucky we’ll get the weather to do something nice. […]

    Kate Higgins 6th May'13 1
  • Commentary

    500 Days

    500 Days before Independence Day and a group of economists and academics have published a major new vision for Scotland, called ‘the Common Weal’ based […]

    Mike Small 5th May'13 14
  • Commentary

    Victory Against Cheap Booze

    As the battle to overcome Scotland’s drink problem reaches a significant victory – Scottish ministers just won the first round in a lengthy court battle […]

    Mike Small 5th May'13 7
  • Antifascism

    Independence from UKIP?

    Scottish viewers of Question Time, This Week and the local election results in England as they come in could be forgiven for thinking that they […]

    Jonathon Shafi 3rd May'13 22
  • Commentary

    The Axis of Incredulity

    Despite the litany of threats and ‘warnings’ of the dangers of self-governance, the reality is that we are governed by reckless ideologues. Cameron threatens to […]

    Alyn Smith 2nd May'13 7

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