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Johnny Foreigners

By Alyn Smith Calm down dear, nobody’s going to be foreign. I’ve been struck over the years, but especially recently, that the No campaign’s “Solidarity” argument is as psychologically revealing as it is weak. There seem to be three strands… Read More ›

War Weary

By Jamie Maxwell “The most cynical thing I have ever seen” The Labour Party was uncomfortable debating the looming invasion of Iraq in the Scottish Parliament ten years ago and seemed equally uncomfortable debating its aftermath at Holyrood today. But… Read More ›

Ten Years On

“This conflict is not yet history. It is entrenched and pervasive. In major regions of the country armed violence continues to exact a remorseless toll on human life – young and old, male and female – across society.”

War Baby

Great post by Gerry Hassan (‘Lessons from Anzio: Scots do not need to cling to the wreckage of Britain‘) which chimes with part of Jamie Maxwell’s argument. It also highlights a real crisis at the heart of the Unionist argument,… Read More ›

Red White and Blue Labour

Just as Brown materialised in fits and starts out of the glaur, Scottish Labour seems to be appearing like some sort of political miasma drifting forth but without any real substance. Gray announced he would resign immediately after the SNP won its overall majority at Holyrood in May, but the new Labour leader will not be in place until 17 December. If Brown was the Undead of British Zombie politics Scottish Labour are the Unborn.

The Ethical Governor

This from John Butler a Glasgow based digital animator. John is fascinated by ‘the long war’ between humans and finance, which he sees today as people battle with processes such as Government cuts. His latest piece explores drone ethics. More on John’s work… Read More ›

Educating Tom

Poor old Tom Harris has this week been branding anyone questioning the death of David Kelly a conspiracist and a nutter, the assumption being that the British State just doesn’t do that sort of thing, and to suggest so is… Read More ›

Three Questions

In our instant poll of polls our readers concluded: 33% thought the live TV debate was an insult to the people of Scotland and Wales, 30% thought that it was manufactured consent for identical politicians and 37% think Murdoch’s SKY’s… Read More ›

Judgement Day

It’s Burns Day and the news is that the British Government have tried to bury the facts about David Kelly’s death. Evidence relating to the death of David Kelly is reportedly to be kept secret for 70 years. This is… Read More ›