Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Media

    The Joy of Six

    The cancellation of the Scottish Six broadcast is the end of one of Scotland’s longest-running media sagas. It’s an issue that used to be a […]

    Mike Small 19th Feb'17 27
  • Commentary

    Of Blair and Brexit

    Judging by the response so far in the newspapers and online, Tony Blair’s attempt at intervention on Friday morning in the headlong rush to Full […]

    Peter Arnott 19th Feb'17 24
  • Commentary
    Alf Baird 18th Feb'17 134
  • Playlists

    Impulse Mixtape

    The third of our new weekly mixtapes for your weekend. This week from Halina Rifai from @glasgowpodcart. Check out Leo Condie’s here and the Barrastinian’s […]

    Halina Rifai 17th Feb'17 0
  • New Yes

    Journey to Yes #3

    The next in the series by Phantom Power featuring people who have changed their minds since 2014. Caroline is a business woman who lives in […]

    Phantom Power 17th Feb'17 13
  • Media
    Simon Brooke 17th Feb'17 26
  • International

    Trump Turns it Up

    “Political chaos is connected with the decay of language” said the bragaddocious George Orwell. It’s difficult to keep pace with the craziness but one shining […]

    Mike Small 17th Feb'17 1
  • Commentary

    Journey to Yes #2

    The second in the Phantom Power series looking at people who have moved from No to Yes. Daniel – a Dundee based engineer originally from […]

    16th Feb'17 4
  • Commentary

    All. In. It. Together.

    The toxicity of contemporary politics is striking as values seem to circle the sewer. Last week Sir Nicholas Soames was making barking noises when the SNPs Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh […]

    Mike Small 14th Feb'17 24
  • Football

    The Duopoly Myth

    Last week Gerry Hassan tweeted a poll asking: “Who has been the most disastrously-run organisation in recent years in Scotland?”   The options were the […]

    Mike Small 13th Feb'17 25
  • International

    Remembering Tzvetan Todorov

    Last week, the French-Bulgarian intellectual, writer and historian of ideas, Tzvetan Todorov, passed away in Paris at the age of seventy-seven from a degenerative illness. […]

    Douglas Stuart Wilson 13th Feb'17 9
  • Postcard
    13th Feb'17 1
  • Commentary

    All the Wee Fishes

    A voice on radio announced a record high in the number of suicide calls to the Samaritans. If the dim and yellowish light of recent […]

    Paul Tritschler 13th Feb'17 0
  • Environmental Justice

    Fracking in Frames

    As we enter the first days of the consultation, how do activists and industry make sense of the potential for fracking in Scotland? What are […]

    Daniel McMahon 13th Feb'17 4

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