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  • Commentary

    Independence Day

    It’s Independence Day today, though you might not have noticed and your home may not be festooned with bunting. Brexit is (and can only be) […]

    Mike Small 23rd Jun'17 19
  • Austerity Britain

    British Empire 1.0

    We thought this week’s ‘re-imagining’ of Britain and British Empire needed another look. Modern Britain formed in 1707. These are the countries it has been […]

    Stewart Bremner 8th Mar'17 17
  • Europe
    John Warren 13th Jun'16 30
  • Iraq War

    The Definition of This

    Last year a damning report by the Children’s Commissioners for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland warned that rising levels of child poverty require “urgent […]

    Annie Mackay 25th Jan'16 6
  • Commentary

    Important Stories

    I didn’t want you cosy and neat and limited I didn’t want you to be understood Understandable I wanted you to stay mad and limitless […]

    Gillian Cummings 28th Nov'15 7
  • Media
    Ewan Crawford 8th Sep'15 11
  • Commentary

    The History Trap

    By Peter Arnott “They’re going with their heart. It’s about who they want to be a voice for Scotland.” How Scotland Lost its Mind. How […]

    Peter Arnott 6th May'15 21
  • Commentary

    The Folly of Austerity

    By John S Warren In his Budget speech the Chancellor described Britain as “the comeback country”; a quite remarkable assertion of triumphalism following a much longer, […]

    24th Mar'15 27
  • Commentary

    Made in Britain

    By Mike Small Made in Britain was the 1983 British television play which propelled Tim Roth to stardom for his amazing portrayal of the skinhead […]

    2nd Mar'15 36
  • Commentary

    This Time with Feeling

    Scottish Labour’s recent proposals are a farce of political illegitimacy shocking even by modern standards …

    2nd Feb'15 29
  • Economics

    Debt Bomb Britain

    By John S Warren Be under no illusion, even the Conservative and Labour parties do not believe they are offering a choice to the electorate […]

    5th Jan'15 118
  • Commentary

    Risk and the Union

    By Mike Small As the institutional violence promised before the referendum now sets in, and as Labour acolytes get jumpy nearer the General Election, it’s […]

    3rd Jan'15 139
  • Commentary
    Robin McAlpine 30th Dec'14 99
  • Commentary

    On Colonialism and Lesser Britain

    Behind the bluster that has sought, somewhat over-anxiously, to articulate the Scottish Referendum result announced on 19th September, 2014 as being in some way “definitive”, […]

    John S Warren 23rd Dec'14 46
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