By Mike Small Britain will be ‘diminished’ – ‘pull yourself together!’ ‘A country that cannot hold itself together is scarcely in a position to lecture others’. The simple message from the incandescent Economist magazine that seems to have a real… Read More ›
By Mike Small “As newspapers shrink, the media loses its capacity to act as a democratic watchdog” writes Peter Geoghegan, one of Scotland’s finest independent-minded young journalists (‘Media-bashing ignores press role’, Scotsman, 8 November). But is that true? Does the… Read More ›
By Jamie Maxwell There was something depressingly predictable about the way George Osborne’s intervention in the independence debate last week provoked a spate of Scotland-focused editorials and comment pieces in the London press. For far too much of the UK… Read More ›
RESISTANCE CHECKLIST: Resist whatever seems inevitable. Resist people who seem invincible. Resist the embrace of those who have lost. Resist the flattery of those who have won. Resist any idea that contains the word algorithm. Resist the hope that you’ll… Read More ›
This is a simple video that lays out some basic arguments about the political debate. It’s been banned by the No campaign and taken off You Tube. Are these really the same people that have been bleating like stuck pigs… Read More ›
… freedom of the press is only one freedom and it does not offer blanket immunity to the media to trample over other fundamental rights…
For the 18th episode of the For A’ That podcast Andrew and I were joined once more by Natalie McGarry who is standing for the European Parliament this week. We discussed a rather unfair measure Europe seems to be imposing this week and for… Read More ›
By Frances Lengel There was a correction in today’s Herald newspaper about their Faslane scare-story which acknowledged their 19k jobs total was ‘incorrect’ and headline ‘misleading’. Just in case you missed it, it didn’t quite have the visual prominence of… Read More ›
The media in Scotland remains a travesty of poor quality, underfunded, grossly biased and deeply conservative broadcasting and print media. There’s not a newspaper in Scotland that is pro-independence. Our radio oscillates between the crassly (and vacuous) commercial and the… Read More ›
by Ian Brotherhood The British Broadcasting Corporation will not survive ‘Savilegate’. Internal inquiries are ongoing. Reports will emerge in due course etc, but we’ve witnessed this process often enough: the subject of the inquiry is a vital pillar of The… Read More ›
The 16TH EDINBURGH INDEPENDENT RADICAL BOOK FAIR opened tonight at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Leith and runs until Sunday 28th October. As always its chocabloc full of diverse events, films, speakers, theatre, spoken word, and books, books,… Read More ›
This is an extract from the Wreford Watson Lecture given by Will Self at the University of Edinburgh this week/ Whatever anxieties I may feel, as an Englishman, about speaking to a Scots audience in the capital of Scotland about… Read More ›
By Mike Small Gideon was in Scotland yesterday complaining of economic uncertainty. No hint of irony, apparently. Media outlets were no doubt geared-up for a double-whammy of ‘authoritative Westminster Chancellor says so’, combined with the dark utterances of CBI director… Read More ›
Due to ongoing media distortion and the inability of the MSM to report this case adequately, we publish this from Occupy London…
Ian Davidson loses the plot on live television.
We have to stand up to power, while digging deep into our capacity to be generous, hopeful, imaginative, and playful and create the Scotland of the future today.
What exactly did David cameron think he was doing?
On the mainstream print media columnists who will shape the independence debate.