By Mike Small Thursday’s confrontation between Nigel Farage and Scottish protesters has led people to question just why Ukip is Continue reading
It’s difficult to know how to respond to Kevin McKenna’s weekend piece of writing in the Observer ‘If We Buy Taransay We Can Save the Union’ (Sun June 5 2011). It’s certainly a nadir for the Observer / Guardian newspaper and a departure into a form of Uncle Tom journalism for Kevin McKenna.
Peter Preston – who was the editor of the Guardian for 20 years (1975-1995) – penned a brief little sketch Continue reading
The primary role of the British state is to stop the nation happening, in the nation’s proper, civic, dialectical, inclusive sense – and the replacement of a workers’ day by a ‘British day’ is an entirely normal sign of how Britain works.
By Mike Small The Guardian matters in a way that few other newspapers do. It’s got history, gravitas and crucially Continue reading