Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Scots

    In defence o SNHS

    A’ve been listenin a’ week tae the aggrievit crawin o oor sanctimonious media anent whit they see as the shortcomins o oor Scottish National Health […]

    Elizabeth Thoumire 15th Jan'18 3
  • Commentary

    In Praise of Shitholes

    President Trump has referred to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador as “shithole” nations and asked why the U.S. can’t have more immigrants from Norway. […]

    Mike Small 12th Jan'18 31
  • Commentary
    Cocteau2000 (and eighteen) 12th Jan'18 17
  • Commentary
    George Gunn 11th Jan'18 6
  • Media

    A Message from the Thought Police

    The furore over the attacks on the poor old Daily Mail by the “thought police” has been building for some time. Elements of the political […]

    Mike Small 10th Jan'18 17
  • Brexit

    The Way Back In

    On the back of polling showing Scotland now at 68% against Brexit, Kirsty Hughes (Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations) asks if “The SNP are […]

    10th Jan'18 6
  • Commentary
    Mike Small 9th Jan'18 7
  • Commentary

    National Treasures

    In some kind of hell-hole of popular culture meets deranged far-right astro-turf indymedia, The Spectator writes: “Former Tory MP, borderline national treasure, and now Celebrity […]

    Mike Small 9th Jan'18 7
  • International
    Roza Salih 8th Jan'18 3
  • Arts & Culture

    Tourist Cull

    Never mind a tourist tax, let’s have a tourist cull. David Black explores the Touristland of Auld Reekie. As the feckless merriment of Christmas gives way […]

    David Black 8th Jan'18 4
  • Commentary


    Watching the Cabinet re-shuffle is an eye-opener. If you had your political antennae set to “snooze” as you scoffed the last of the sherry trifle […]

    Mike Small 8th Jan'18 8
  • Commentary

    The Year without Summer

    In the wake of eruptions in Indonesia, Paul Tritschler wanders through the mad dream that is our existence, and weaves through the cosmic and volcanic […]

    Paul Tritschler 7th Jan'18 1
  • Commentary


    In these short days and cold dark nights, it’s time for reflection. The busy frenetic pace of contemporary life, with its whirring 24 hour news […]

    6th Jan'18 3
  • Commentary
    Kirsteen Paterson 5th Jan'18 1

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