Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Collapsononics

    The Rangers Omnishambles

    “So what if the TV deal goes into the ground? Either Scottish football runs Scottish football or the toxic hand of Rupert Murdoch does? Time […]

    Alex Thomson 6th May'12 5
  • Uncategorized

    Northern Lights

    Thirteen years ago this month, I went into my Higher Maths exam determined to get 100%. Most of my classmates went in hoping to maybe […]

    Doug Daniel 6th May'12 6
  • Identity

    Green Day

    “Where do you stand on dog turds?” The question was asked in all seriousness at a local hustings. The candidate shuffled, composed himself and answered. […]

    Mike Small 5th May'12 7
  • Arts & Culture
    Charlie Stross 5th May'12 0
  • Civil Liberties

    You are All Suspects Now

    You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished.  […]

    John Pilger 5th May'12 0
  • Football

    Tainted League

    A man born in Devon who’s been involved in Scottish football for three years has just decided the fate of  the game north of the […]

    Mike Small 3rd May'12 15
  • Economics

    The Poverty of Imagination *

    The UK’s soporific slide deeper into fiscally-imposed structurally-readjusted barbarity, without much in the way of disturbance to putative social peace, has now been thoroughly punctured. […]

    Tom Jennings 3rd May'12 0
  • Arts & Culture
    Kevin Williamson 2nd May'12 10
  • New Labour

    Back to the Future

    Scotland on Sunday’s story about the loss to Scotland of the protective arm of M15 around our shoulder (Independent Scotland a ‘terror risk’) was revealing. […]

    Mike Small 1st May'12 11
  • Environmental Justice
    George Gunn 1st May'12 9
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    The 30 Year Occupation

    This year sees the thirtieth anniversary of the Peace Camp outside Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base on the Gare Loch.

    30th Apr'12 0
  • Civil Liberties

    I Am the Evidence

    There is a programme on Radio 4 called The Unbelievable Truth in which panellists compete to see how many nuggets of truth they are able […]

    Andy Wightman 28th Apr'12 4
  • Uncategorized
    Mike Small 27th Apr'12 6
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    The furore surrounding David Starkey’s stupid comments, comparing Alex Salmond to a “Caledonian Hitler”, were more interesting for what people didn’t say, than for what […]

    Doug Daniel 26th Apr'12 9

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