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  • Arts & Culture

    St Bride

      Random Art, an occasional series. As Madeleine Emerald @emeraldthiele [“Victorianist musings on Pre-Raphaelite Art & Angels, & other stuff in between”] points out the […]

    Mike Small 22nd Jan'18 5
  • Commentary

    Piece of My Heart

    Janis Joplin would have been seventy five years old on Friday. It seems impossible to think of her as ever being that old. It also […]

    Peter Arnott 21st Jan'18 1
  • Human Rights

    Trans Eorpa Express

    In responding positively to Shona Craven’s article in the National last week, I received a deluge of criticism, some valid, some perhaps less so. What […]

    Mike Small 21st Jan'18 7
  • Commentary

    The Curiously Absent

    Newbie National columnist, bon viveur and reknowned Peat Worrier Andrew Tickell writes: “£28,354 seems to unite every wing of our politics in unease. The figure […]

    Mike Small 19th Jan'18 30
  • Commentary

    Trump: Year One

      A year on and the Trump carnival continues. But how should the media cover Trump, and what does his Presidency tell us about America? […]

    Mike Small 19th Jan'18 2
  • International

    To the Editor

    The editor of the New York Times has done a remarkable thing. On the anniversary of the first year of the Trump ‘Presidency’, in ‘the […]

    18th Jan'18 4
  • Commentary

    Baron Knights

    The Scotland in Union ‘data dump’ raises a number of questions about the nature of the Unionist coalition, the power of conservative Scotland and the […]

    Mike Small 17th Jan'18 7
  • Journey to Yes

    A Sense of Britishness

    Here’s Journey to Yes 20 from Phantom Power with Nina and Craig …. Please watch and share

    Phantom Power 17th Jan'18 1
  • Commentary

    Lost Leader

    The list of senior Tories slated to replace Theresa May when she is finally ousted from Number 10 Downing Street is getting shorter every week. […]

    Jamie Maxwell 17th Jan'18 12
  • Commentary

    Brexit will Break Britain

    The case for English nationalism, hiding behind its British proxy is based on a basket of Marmite, wine and gin, and a jar of Piccalilli.

    Mike Small 17th Jan'18 16
  • Arts & Culture

    The Ink Truck

    There’a a flurry of writing competitions, prizes and opportunities … here’s some of them with deadlines looming this month: Gutter Magazine, Scotland’s Magazine of new […]

    16th Jan'18 1
  • Housing

    Homes for Everyone

    In a call to end the horror of slum homeless hostels in Edinburgh a protest is planned tomorrow outside Abbots House at Links Place in […]

    Mike Small 16th Jan'18 4
  • Land Ownership

    Support the Ulva Buyout

    Support the Ulva Buyout here…

    16th Jan'18 5
  • Brexit

    Independence Day

    Rejoice! Bringing Back Control! Rule Britannia! Nothing offsets economic ruin like a stamp! Andrew Leadsom MP writes: “I’m joining @TheSun’s campaign calling for @RoyalMailStamps to […]

    16th Jan'18 3

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