Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Brexit

    The Theatre of Humiliation

    The Theatre of Humiliation: From The Province of The Cat by George Gunn As the ungainly farce of Brexit blathers to its inevitable conclusion, now […]

    George Gunn 30th Nov'17 3
  • Commentary
    Fergus Walker 30th Nov'17 15
  • Commentary

    The Communist Terrors

    Jostling for position among the many fantasies of Britain’s faltering elite, is a new one emerging this week. It goes something like this: young people […]

    Mike Small 29th Nov'17 7
  • Commentary
    29th Nov'17 7
  • Commentary

    Changing the Maps

    “My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde The question of ‘voice’ and how we communicate and how we […]

    29th Nov'17 14
  • Brexit

    Whistle for it Boris

    It’s like reparations for stupidity. Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis huffed & puffed, called the Europeans names, blamed the Irish, wrapped themselves in […]

    Mike Small 29th Nov'17 1
  • Yes Scotland

    Only Connect

    Guest article by William Duguid of Common Weal Perth & Kinross and Yes Perth City on the Indy App and it’s potential (with thanks to Phantom […]

    William Duguid 28th Nov'17 6
  • Commentary

    Wishing you a Pseudo Christmas

    I’m not a christian, but I do remember when Christmas was more associated with the Virgin Mary than Virgin Money. 

    Mike Small 28th Nov'17 4
  • Climate Change
    28th Nov'17 1
  • Brexit

    Brexit and the art of Deflection

    A few days ago The European Union provided an “absolute deadline” in ten days, for Britain to improve progress on outstanding issues, before turning to […]

    John S Warren 28th Nov'17 56
  • Commentary

    The Sociology of Grovelling

    The English press seem to be falling over-themselves in a bid to see who can publish the most vile, weird and reactionary article as we […]

    Mike Small 27th Nov'17 28
  • Bella10

    Guest Editors

    We’re excited to announce a series of Guest Editor spots over the next few months as we re-launch in celebration of our 10th Birthday. The […]

    Mike Small 25th Nov'17 2
  • Arts & Culture


    There’s loads of great stuff coming out of the small press, micro press and zine scene. As we prepare research and interviews about old print […]

    24th Nov'17 0
  • Austerity Britain

    What is this?

    We don’t really talk about ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit anymore. We just stare at the diplomatic shambles morphing into economic and cultural catastrophe and do […]

    Mike Small 23rd Nov'17 9

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