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  • Community Education

    We Are All Learners

    Two absolutely superb new  ventures have loomed into view recently. The first is the rather luverly looking This is Central Station, who say:  ‘this is […]

    Mike Small 16th Oct'09 0
  • Climate Change

    Carbon Futures

    As the SNP gathers in Inverness the slogan “It’s Scotland’s Oil” seems an awfully long time ago. We rightly celebrate the best climate change bill […]

    Mike Small 14th Oct'09 0
  • Interview

    Edinburgh Claimants Solidarity

    The ever-delivering Variant has a new issue out, with loads of great stuff, including Tom Jennings on “war as the health of the State” and […]

    Mike Small 8th Oct'09 0
  • Politics

    From Protest to Power

    This week Edinburgh University Press have just published this book The Modern SNP from Protest to Power. This launch essay from author Gerry Hassan was published […]

    Gerry Hassan 5th Oct'09 0
  • Climate Change


    This from Alastair McIntosh: “In the forecourt of Euston station sits a tractor-sized sculpture called Piscator. “Silvery and enigmatic”, said the Telegraph in its obituary […]

    Alastair McIntosh 3rd Oct'09 1
  • New Labour

    Fade to Gray

    This from Open Democracy’s Our Kingdom website: “This is charitably the fifth policy position of Scottish Labour on the independence question in two years. First, […]

    Mike Small 29th Sep'09 2
  • Elections

    Voting Rights of Young People

    This from the Guardian on the voting rights of young people: “The constitutional question of suffrage for young people is becoming important as the country […]

    Mike Small 27th Sep'09 3
  • Uncategorized

    Labours Nuclear Nightmare

    All of last week there was a big debate about the SNP Governments ‘anti-Glasgow’ agenda due to cutting the GARL (Glasgow airport link) in the […]

    Mike Small 20th Sep'09 0
  • Compassion

    Compassion (Part One)

    This the first of a series of commissioned articles on the concept of ‘compassion’, by Alastair McIntosh… I got an email from the editors of […]

    Alastair McIntosh 10th Sep'09 1
  • Referendum on Independence

    The Long March

    This from Gerry Hassan on Our Kingdom: “The progressive story of Britain is in deep, deep crisis, perhaps mortally so; it has been battered by […]

    Gerry Hassan 4th Sep'09 4
  • Referendum on Independence

    Dismantling the Empire State

    The SNP has begun its attempt to break up Great Britain by bringing forward a bill for a referendum on independence. First Minister Alex Salmond […]

    Mike Small 2nd Sep'09 4
  • New Labour

    Browns Silence

    Why is Gordon Brown silent? Yesterday’s Herald newspaper, wrote: “Speaking from a hospital bed at his home in Tripoli, Megrahi talked extensively about his 10-year […]

    Mike Small 29th Aug'09 8
  • Lockerbie

    Megrahi Reflections

    It will be interesting to see just how desperate the opposition parties are today, and if they want to put the knife into Kenny MacAskill. […]

    Mike Small 24th Aug'09 0
  • International

    Scotland & the Lockerbie Ruling

    It’s perhaps doubtful whether the Libyan people – and economy – will recover from the shock of the withdrawal of a trade visit from Prince […]

    Mike Small 22nd Aug'09 5

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