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  • Commentary

    Notes on the Crisis: Continuity Trump

    The crisis here, the discontinuity, is the collapse of the Republican Party. American social attitudes haven’t changed that much, Hillary won the popular vote handsomely, […]

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    Gordon Guthrie 20th Nov'16 21
  • Corruption

    Oligarchy and Surveillance

    ‘Madness slunk in through a chink in History. it only took a moment.’ – Arundhati Roy The only people “taking back control” in any meaningful […]

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    Mike Small 20th Nov'16 17
  • Arts & Culture

    Dazzle Ships

    Jen Stout explores the forgotten work of artist Norman Wilkinson, who created ‘Dazzle ships’  in the First World War to confuse German U-Boats by disguising a ship’s […]

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    Jen Stout 19th Nov'16 2
  • Commentary

    The White Nationalist Roots of Trump

    One of the more aggressive & virulent strands of the crypto-fascist Alternative Right (Alt-Right) that surrounds the Trump transition team is the racist ‘The Daily […]

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    Thom Cross 18th Nov'16 32
  • Review

    All the Devils

    All the Devils – by Neil Broadfoot reviewed by Lucy Cameron. All the Devils is the third installment of the Doug McGregor/Susie Drummond series written […]

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    Lucy Cameron 17th Nov'16 0
  • Commentary

    One Last Throw of the Dice

    Earlier this week, in an act of possibly futile civic optimism, I wrote a piece which argued, essentially, for an inter-party deal that could, I […]

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    Peter Arnott 17th Nov'16 57
  • Football
    Duncan McKay 17th Nov'16 25
  • Localism
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  • Commentary

    Notes On The Crisis: Trump

    Trump is intelligent, hard-working, strategic and purposeful. He is a dangerous kleptomanic and a threat to life and liberty, but he is not a fool. […]

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    Gordon Guthrie 16th Nov'16 7
  • Media

    Dermot Murnaghan Loses it

    Here is an exchange you’ll want to see. This is ‘the news’ in which a man with extreme right-wing views is berated for not wearing […]

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    Mike Small 16th Nov'16 19
  • Scots

    Scotland the Whit?

    Atween Friday an Sunday last, Scotland funn itsel representit by 3 sports teams. Ane each fir fitba, rugby league an rugby union. Wir fitba team, […]

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    Ally Heather 16th Nov'16 5
  • Commentary

    On the No Plan Memo

    In response to the utter meltdown within the government over Brexit as reported in the Times today, John McDonnell for the Labour opposition is making […]

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    Peter Arnott 15th Nov'16 55
  • Commentary

    Donald and the F Word

    As white supremacist Steven Bannon enters the White House a grinning chipper Evan Davies gives Raheem Kassam a free pass on Newsnight and the new normal […]

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    Mike Small 15th Nov'16 17
  • Collapsononics

    When the maps run out

    I have been thinking about the slipperiness of history, how it escapes our grasp. When we study a war in school, the first facts we […]

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    Dougald Hine 14th Nov'16 21

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