By Mike Small Our Kingdom recently published an article by David Rickard on English politics and identity. It’s an extraordinary piece (‘We can’t resist privatisation until we restore the national’) We are the nation referenced in the very name of… Read More ›
By Jamie Maxwell Mrs Thatcher may not have governed Scotland “like a province”, as the signatories to Charter 88 claimed towards the end of her premiership, but she certainly entertained a profound disregard for Scottish opinion. Her insistence on implementing… Read More ›
By Gerry Hassan Two independence campaigns are now running in the UK: one on Scottish independence; the other which has become more public in the last week, on the UK’s possible exit from the European Union. Strangely they operate in… Read More ›
Let’s be clear. There is not a four deep queue in Brussels anxious to indulge the fantasy life of the most semi detached of its membership. Why would there be ?
by Kevin Williamson What do the English really think of us Scots? It’s the question that dare not ask itself. Generally speaking, it’s never a good idea to generalise, especially in a country where the phrase “the English” has become… Read More ›
The Union has infantalised Scotland, its politics and its people, to the extent that the grievances of the many are rarely articulated and even less frequently heard…
By Mhairi McAlpine The last few days have been a remarkable display of kack-handedness, arrogance and sheer stupidity on the part of Unionist politicians. Attempting to seize the initiative on the Scottish Independence Referendum, Cameron set out a range of… Read More ›
Is describing your own country as racists and beggars a good way to win over popular support? Ask the Labour Party in Scotland?
This has been England’s Rorschach moment, where the collective bile against the underclass that 30 years of neoliberal policy has created comes to the surface. Where exactly did the rioters get the idea that there is no higher value than acquiring individual wealth, or that branded goods are the route to identity and self-respect?
Gerry Hassan refects on the culmination of a strange political process and how radical change is a simulacrum for more of the same. The British constitution is in a bad way. The Westminster system of absolutism is creaking and falling apart as… Read More ›
You’ve heard the jokes. Not since ‘No clean sheet for Seaman’ had the jokes of the terracing been so widely and quickly passed around. The realisation that much more was about to tumble out of WAGland and across Ingerlund undoubtedly nudged Capello to… Read More ›