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  • Referendum on Independence

    AV – Alba Voice

    AV: It’s a smokescreen for real change. It’s British politics at it’s dire turgid worst. It’s puerile tinkering dressed up as change. As the people […]

    Stuart Mackay 26th Feb'11 33
  • Commentary

    Wales Begins with a Yes

    On the 3rd of March, people in Wales shall be voting on greater powers for the Assembly. This is a huge step forward for the […]

    Ray Bell 25th Feb'11 13
  • Events

    Neu Reekie 2

    * It’s Neu like pie not Neu like Neo… “Neu! Reekie! is the very visceral meeting of avant-garde poetry and film. The night promises to […]

    Mike Small 25th Feb'11 3
  • Banking Crisis

    Irish Election 2011

    ‘Out with the bankers. We need a new Republic,’ a lad of barely 16 shouts. Regardless of their politics, not too many in Ireland would […]

    Peter Geoghegan 24th Feb'11 5
  • International

    Berlusconi and the Libyan Connection

    This re-posted from Craig Murray who’s blog is under (re) construction… A very senior diplomatic source told me yesterday that Berlusconi is frantic lest Gadaffi falls and […]

    Craig Murray 23rd Feb'11 4
  • Commentary

    Not Burns

      Last month the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum was officially opened by the First Minister and by Liz Lochhead, our new Scots Makar.  Earlier, it […]

    Dougie Strang 22nd Feb'11 13
  • Commentary

    Perception is All

    A quick update across some of our stories from the last week…Alastair McIntosh writes notifying us with some regrest that his epic Ode to Donald […]

    Mike Small 22nd Feb'11 5
  • Banking Crisis
    Christopher Harvie 21st Feb'11 2
  • Banking Crisis
    Adam Ramsay 21st Feb'11 8
  • Identity

    Take Caledonia

    ‘Stop the World – Scotland wants to get on!’ said Winnie Ewing after winning Hamilton for the SNP in 1967. As revolutionary action sweeps the […]

    Mike Small 18th Feb'11 18
  • Media
    Andrew WhitakerEddie Barnes 17th Feb'11 9
  • Referendum on Independence

    Bye Bye Wendy

    So Go Lassie Go has the lowdown on the story behind Wendy’s departure here.  The reality is she had to resign not because of dodgy […]

    Mike Small 17th Feb'11 15
  • Women

    Bill Aitken Must Go

    As this goes up the Facebook page ‘Bill Aitken Must Go’ has over 500 people supporting it. The title of this page is not ‘Bill Aitken is […]

    Grace Murray 17th Feb'11 42
  • Poetry
    Kevin Williamson 16th Feb'11 0

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