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  • Gender Equality

    New Responses to Domestic Abuse

    Jen Stout reports on the opportunity (and obstacles) to us having “the best response in the world” to domestic abuse “an opportunity for us to […]

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    Jen Stout 11th Nov'16 24
  • Energy

    Taking Back Control

    Countering the myths of ‘taking back control’ is essential in this time of spleen and fury. One area where this might be uniquely and ‘suddenly’ […]

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    Mike Small 11th Nov'16 29
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig
    Ùisdean MacIllInnein 11th Nov'16 3
  • Commentary

    The Machine is Broken, at last

    A few days ago, our dishwasher finally gave up the ghost. After months of intermittent malfunctioning, mysterious flashing lights, dishes half-cleaned if at all, a […]

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    Robert Alcock 10th Nov'16 17
  • Economics

    Trump: the 1990s are over

    Trump ‘s victory is just the latest in a string of surprising electoral results for insurgent parties in the West. The 1990s are over, and […]

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    Alistair Davidson 10th Nov'16 24
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Reality TV Politics

    Liberal democracy is eating itself. I think that’s the most obvious conclusion today, in the era of Brexit, Le Pen and Trump. When I grew […]

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    Cat Boyd 10th Nov'16 35
  • Commentary

    The Banality of Trumpism

    Human decency dies not with a bang, but with a whimper. That, in essence, is the central tenet of Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem. The […]

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    Peter Geoghegan 10th Nov'16 87
  • International
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  • Commentary

    I Told You So

    We’ve not heard from John McTernan yet but I’m sure we will very soon. Meanwhile over at CapXecrable Chris Deerin admonishes people saying: “Time to […]

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    Mike Small 9th Nov'16 35
  • EU membership

    Brexit does not mean Brexit

    “You may think that your democracy is based on the sovereignty of the people. It isn’t. You may think the use of a referendum changed […]

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    John S Warren 9th Nov'16 37
  • Music
    Barrastinian 9th Nov'16 0
  • International

    Trump as Spasm of Self-Harm

    The first black president of the USA will have to hand over the White House to someone endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan. Peter Arnott reflects […]

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    Peter Arnott 9th Nov'16 77
  • Commentary

    Empire’s End

    It’s over. Nothing says ‘end of empire’ as much as the closure of Britain’s military presence in Scotland. Today’s announcement that the MOD naval base […]

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    Mike Small 8th Nov'16 29
  • Commentary

    Beyond Trump Panic

    Jonathon Shafi puts the Trump and Brexit phenomenon in the context of economic crisis and political schism. On the day of the US election many […]

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    Jonathon Shafi 8th Nov'16 5

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