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Allan Massie

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    Double Standards

    By Mike Small We live in a democracy of double standards. Je Suis Charlie and all that, but Steve Bell’s cartoon is just racist. Worse […]

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    9th Mar'15 98
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    Handbags and Handshakes

    By Mike Small The idea that £15 million is to be raised for a Thatcher Museum is a perverse one when the whole of Britain […]

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    9th Feb'15 33
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    Alan Massie, Fishwives and Lobsters

    (republished with thanks from Thoughtland) A pal sent me a great quote from the Scots journalist Euan Ferguson the other day: “I remember a fishwife […]

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    Pat Kane 14th Aug'14 11
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    A Lesson in Self-Hatred

    Hot on the heels of Lord Robertson’s claim that we are a cultural void-space comes Allan Massie claiming that we are bereft of language too. […]

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    Mike Small 16th Oct'13 27
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    The Democracy Of Books

    “I’m of the opinion that authors should avoid reviewing books of their peers” Philip Kerr.   There’s been a nice wee authorial square-go erupted between […]

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    Kevin Williamson 2nd Jun'10 3
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