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  • Elections

    The Constitution by Media

    There  are certain rules. Davina is the Queen of Big Brother (RIP). Simon Cowell is the King of X-Factor and Graham Norton searches for Dorothy. The latest […]

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    Mike Small 18th Apr'10 4
  • General Election 2010

    The Breakers Yard of the Vanities

    `Rome fell, Venice fell, Hindhead’s time shall come.’ Bernard Shaw’s forecast in Heartbreak House (1919) casts back to John Ruskin’s `less-pitied destruction’ of the Empire […]

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    Christopher Harvie 17th Apr'10 1
  • Media

    Scotland Speaks

    Tonight’s leaders debates (sic) is the latest line in efforts to distort the electoral process reducing the imagined choice at the UK General Election. ITV1 […]

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    Mike Small 15th Apr'10 12
  • Identity

    Gaelic Language Matters

    The Gaelic digital service BBC Alba has been broadcasting for more than eighteen months now, but is still struggling to find its feet. In many […]

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    Wilson Macleod 10th Apr'10 6
  • Elections

    There is no Alternative?

    A Twitter Poll site wrote this morning: ‘So Deutsche Bank are with the Tories? It’s slipping away Labour’. The election is being conducted as if business […]

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    Kevin Williamson 9th Apr'10 22
  • Calman Report

    Autonomy & Independence

    Ian Bell has an article in the Sunday Herald (‘Hung Drawn and Independent’) where he looks at how a hung parliament might lead to Scottish […]

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    Doug the Dug 8th Apr'10 9
  • Glasgow

    Team Glasgow

    My ‘Sunday Best’ column is late. I blame Jesus, bunnies and Cadbury’s (not necessarily in that order). Kenneth Roy over at the Scottish Review (‘The […]

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    Mhairi McGregor 7th Apr'10 0
  • Media

    Huckster Nation

    This is Scottish Labour going through its Edgar Allan Poe phase. It’s transfixing like a multiple pile-up. You feel slightly soiled just to be observing […]

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    Mike Small 31st Mar'10 9
  • Drugs

    Coke Dealers Celebrate Mephedrone Ban

    The usual suspects in the media and politics have finally got their way. They managed to find two kids in England who died from taking […]

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    Kevin Williamson 30th Mar'10 12
  • Uncategorized

    Wee Three Kings

    A Sunday evening regular trawl of ‘good things’ from ‘around’ is now instituted, by order of the Eds, to be written by me. Rules: we […]

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    Mhairi McGregor 28th Mar'10 0
  • Review

    Broonland – Two Views

    Verso have just published Chris Harvie’s Broonland (available at Word Power Books) described as: ‘an essential anatomy of New Labour’s bankrupt policies and a caustic […]

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    Pat Kane 27th Mar'10 0
  • Renewable Energy
    Ben Murray 23rd Mar'10 3
  • Media

    Open Letter to Clean-Up Glasgow

    As the implications of New Labour’s disastrous political coterie in Glasgow and wider Scotland becomes daily more apparent, we publish an Open Letter from Variant […]

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    Mike Small 23rd Mar'10 0
  • Thanks

    Thanks

    Thanks to Catriona for organising last nights meeting with Christopher Harvie at Edinburgh University, a good turn out and discussion afterwards. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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    23rd Mar'10 1

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