Scotland's 5th Estate

  • 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
  • Commentary

    Two Giants go Head to Head

    Two of the BBC’s most powerful journalists have been slugging it out all week to see who can make the biggest fools of themselves. Laura […]

    Mike Small 23rd Nov'17 5

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