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  • General Election 2017

    Blue Order

    The media have been salivating in recent days about the prospect of a Tory revival in Scotland. There’s been much speculation about what has been […]

    Mike Small 10th May'17 33
  • General Election 2017

    Stability for the Precariat?

    Christopher Silver on the generation wars of our political era. If a week is a long time in politics a lifetime must seem interminable. Yet […]

    Christopher Silver 10th May'17 2
  • Commentary

    Spycops Scotland

    Under cover Policing – the need for a public inquiry for Scotland. My name is Tilly Gifford, at the time of the events I am […]

    Tilly Gifford 10th May'17 5
  • International

    Your Watergate

    They are laughing at it on the Jimmy Kimmel show. The Apprentice star sacks the head of the FBI ‘live’. This is incredible. If Trump […]

    Mike Small 10th May'17 4
  • Media

    No 9

    So we just scraped into the Top Ten of UK Political Blogs today according to ‘Vuelio’, whoever they are.  Which is good, I guess. See […]

    Mike Small 3rd May'17 9
  • Short Story

    What would it take to make you happy?

    Paul Tritschler reflects on the brain’s ability to adjust its habits from hate to happiness, but probes its potential within an immoral system based on […]

    3rd May'17 5
  • Poetry

    Country Break

    I thought it would be fitting if we were driving North to a holiday cottage in Aviemore, our country rolling out before us, autumn-ripe. But […]

    Ciara MacLaverty 3rd May'17 12
  • Commentary

    The Revenant

      ‘Before we do any-thing, let me tell you this. It is out of the lore and experience of the ancients and of all those […]

    Mike Small 3rd May'17 12
  • GE17
    Mike Small 2nd May'17 8
  • Film and Animation
    2nd May'17 7
  • Commentary

    A Deadly Kind of Cowardice

    Journalist Robert Somynne reflects on the derision heaped on the Tories in Scotland and whether this is an effective tactic against Conservative propaganda. “The idea […]

    Robert J Somynne 2nd May'17 3
  • Arts & Culture
    Ross Tinsley 2nd May'17 4
  • Commentary
    John Cawley 1st May'17 38
  • Commentary

    From the Banchory Bunker

      In this era of crisis and destabilisation there is a demand for unity behind and within a ruptured ruling class, for stability and for […]

    Jonathon Shafi 1st May'17 1

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