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  • Brexit

    Red Tape, Brexit, Shock and Bluff

    As the Brexit ‘negotiations’ begin (or ends?) we are drawing on academic experts to try and cut through the spin and political fog to understand […]

    3rd Aug'17 30
  • International

    Beyond Old Empire Fantasies

    One of the central arguments put by the global anti-war movement of 2003 was simply this: bombing Iraq will only create more terrorists, and threaten […]

    Jonathon Shafi 21st Jul'17 9
  • Commentary

    Strong and Stable. Full steam ahead.

    * Captain May kept the boat headed for the iceberg; she was damned if she was going to let Ensign Corbyn take the wheel. Ensign […]

    Alec Finlay 2nd Jul'17 10
  • Arts & Culture

    The Tiger who Came to Tea

    It’s clear that many of our cultural institutions are not fit for purpose and are still mired in slightly weird inappropriate dispositions, a historic legacy […]

    Mike Small 29th Jun'17 43
  • Austerity Britain

    True Divide

    It’s funny when politicians deride those advocating change in Scotland as stirring up “division”. The true division is a society disfigured by poverty and inequality, […]

    Mike Small 28th Jun'17 5
  • 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
  • Commentary

    A Dangerous Narrative

    Lost amid the clamour of ‘Advice for the SNP’ articles – plus, of course, carnage in London, the Brexit fiasco and chaos at the heart […]

    Alan Bissett 21st Jun'17 87
  • Commentary

    Build it and they will Come

    Build It and They Will Come: Scotland and Independence after the election by Gerry Hassan. The 2017 election marks the end of an era of […]

    Gerry Hassan 13th Jun'17 96
  • Hot Takes GE17

    What can possibly go wrong?

    Cast your mind back to the beginning of this year. Since becoming Prime Minister in the unexpected summer of 2016, Theresa May has been thinking, […]

    Peter Arnott 7th Jun'17 5
  • General Election 2017
    George Gunn 6th Jun'17 3
  • Hot Takes GE17

    The Principle of Consent

    Theresa May’s extraordinary manifesto launch, in which she appeared as equal parts Shiva, Inspector Gadget, and badly regurgitated Thatcher, has been poured over by faithful […]

    Mike Small 19th May'17 12
  • Anti-Capitalism

    The Language of Resistance

    Author Madeleine Bunting reflects on place, language and capitalism, and the influence of gaelic in the creation of George Orwell’s Newspeak. The haunting brilliance of […]

    18th May'17 25
  • Film and Animation

    What was Done

    Two weeks ago we launched the new film by Edinburgh film-maker Bonnie Prince Bob and his team, What was Done. The film treads the line […]

    Mike Small 13th May'17 8
  • Commentary
    John Cawley 1st May'17 38
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