"The UK Scotland voted to stay in doesn't exist any more"


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    Blimey, it could be Brexit!

    Too often we see things through a purely Scottish lens. Brexit is voicing us to change that. Anthony Barnett has written a book on how […]

    Anthony Barnett 20th Jun'16 6
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    This is England

    In the first of a series of articles looking at contemporary English culture and politics in the run-up to St George’s Day 2016, Jay Griffiths […]

    Jay Griffiths 15th Apr'16 39
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    Long to Reign Over Us

    The state broadcaster and the amassed media horde (grateful for something to distract us from the embarrassing phenomenon of people reclaiming their humanity in the […]

    Mike Small 8th Sep'15 54
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    Whatever Happened to the Tories, Ma?

    All the way through the referendum, I could feel my Tory ancestors tugging away at my insides somewhere. As I watched the various intimidating manoeuvres […]

    Peter Arnott 3rd Jul'15 30
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    Oh! Take me back to dear old Blighty

    What does the media frenzy over Richard III tell us about Englishness? Probably nothing new. At the core of modern English identity, at least in […]

    28th Mar'15 33
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    Notes from Jockistan

    By Mike Small Yesterday Chris Roycroft-Davis was not a happy-chappy. “When George Osborne, Chancellor of the United Kingdom, today presents a Budget that will be […]

    19th Mar'15 46
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    England After Scotland

    In a recent Counterfire article on the Scottish referendum campaign Alex Snowdon used a rarely mentioned phrase, the ‘English Left’. Apart from a few mavericks, amongst whom […]

    Mark Perryman 23rd Sep'14 29
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    Coming Home from Coventry

    ‘No campaign spends years talking about uncertainties and demanding answers. Gives last-minute offer of maybe something, offered by someone.’ – Kieran Hurley 21 last thoughts […]

    Peter Arnott 9th Sep'14 13
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    Kevin McKenna 22nd Aug'14 32
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    The Net of Saint Andrew

    Alastair McIntosh reveals some little-known sectarian pillars of UK constitutional law that fuel the Orange Order’s “loyal” opposition to Scottish independence. It wasn’t just Question […]

    Alastair McIntosh 2nd Aug'14 51
  • Arts & Culture

    Writer’s Bloc

    I’m being Inspired by Independence (Word Power Books) edited by Ross Colquhoun and Christopher Silver and in particular the work of Lyndsay Allardyce (great gulls!); […]

    Mike Small 20th Jul'14 10
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    Rob Hoon 25th Jun'14 7
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    English for Yes

    Next week we start a series of articles by English people supporting independence, telling the story of their journey to Yes, or why they think […]

    Jonathan Freedland 21st Jun'14 16
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    Black Rod and the Bastards

    “First they fight you, then they laugh at you.” The year, as I recall, was 1996, and John Major’s Government was in crisis. On Channel […]

    Gavin Falconer 30th Apr'14 6
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