independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • International

    The Audacity of Hope?

    Neil McLeod assesses the Obama Presidency and its legacy. It is predictable that, in the week of what looks like a giant leap backwards for […]

    Neil McLeod 21st Jan'17 3
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Beyond Satire

      As we shudder towards some kid of American Weimar we have three ideas about how to respond to and understand the Trump phenomenon. The […]

    Mike Small 20th Jan'17 10
  • Commentary

    Mother Theresa

    “Listen to the speeches and the corridor conversations in Davos and it is hard to avoid the impression that the west — as a political […]

    Mike Small 20th Jan'17 3
  • Commentary

    In the Shadow

    John McLeod reflects on emotion in political writing and how we should respond to what Nicholas Boyle has described as a crisis in English identity […]

    John McLeod 20th Jan'17 12
  • Economics
    Laurie Macfarlane 19th Jan'17 6
  • Commentary

    Cry Freedom

    Remember when Scottish nationalists were laughed at for their crude historical references, and the very idea of self-determination was mocked as surely just a stepping-stone […]

    Mike Small 19th Jan'17 8
  • Commentary
    18th Jan'17 0
  • Commentary

    Shameful Xenophobic Nationalism

    On the day when Spain’s largest circulation newspaper – El Pais – accuses Theresa May of ‘shameful, xenophobic nationalism’ – and German politician Michael Fuchs […]

    Mike Small 18th Jan'17 16
  • Commentary

    The Irony lady

    Pat Kane on the crippling irony of England’s Dreaming. Such a strange spectacle yesterday. As May invoked “sovereignty”, “national self-determination”, “negotiating positions”, I wondered how […]

    Pat Kane 18th Jan'17 4
  • English Culture

    Little Britain

    We’ve swapped ‘Great’ for ‘Global’ in a manifesto of English imperialism argues Anthony Barnett. Theresa May’s historic speech at Lancaster House will go down as […]

    Anthony Barnett 18th Jan'17 6
  • Media

    Trump, the Scottish Media and Yes2

    Richard Walker’s presentation to the SIC Build Yes conference is a challenging argument that many readers may struggle with. His idea is that we as a […]

    18th Jan'17 9
  • Commentary

    The Demographics of Independence

    This presentation by Dr Craig Dalzell (@thecommongreen)- ‘Demographics of Independence’ from the Scottish independence Convention’s Build 2017 conference – raises significant issues (and clarity) about […]

    18th Jan'17 6
  • Commentary

    Theresa’s Euro Gymn

    I’m a member of a fitness club. It was pretty good for a while, it’s only small, under 30 members. But I’m going to give […]

    17th Jan'17 2
  • Commentary

    Buckfast means Buckfast

    Just as we thought ‘thanks Christ 2016 is over’ and things can only get better (wait a minute, not that), 2017 emerges out of the […]

    Mike Small 17th Jan'17 23

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