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  • Commentary

    Lost Leader

    The list of senior Tories slated to replace Theresa May when she is finally ousted from Number 10 Downing Street is getting shorter every week. […]

    Jamie Maxwell 17th Jan'18 12
  • Housing

    Homes for Everyone

    In a call to end the horror of slum homeless hostels in Edinburgh a protest is planned tomorrow outside Abbots House at Links Place in […]

    Mike Small 16th Jan'18 4
  • Commentary

    The Carillion Loop

    Breaking news of the Construction and services firm Carillion PLC going into compulsory liquidation with a threat of job losses to 20,000 people, is a testament […]

    Mike Small 15th Jan'18 18
  • Review

    Hamilton 1967

    Hamilton 1967: The by-election that transformed Scotland, by James Mitchell; Luath Press, £8.99 “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, / But to […]

    John Herdman 15th Jan'18 2
  • Scots

    Wha’s Like Us?

    The differences atween, say, the Yes muivement an Make American Great Again are that plain an that pautent as tae want further owergaun. We’re no […]

    Tammas Clark 28th Dec'17 4
  • Commentary
    21st Dec'17 13
  • Catalonia
    18th Dec'17 1
  • Arts & Culture

    Nae Pasaran

    The amazing story of the Scottish workers who defied Pinochet and refused to maintain and repair Chilean air force engines.

    17th Dec'17 3
  • Commentary

    Letts Take Back Control

    In a competitive group Quentin Letts (author of ‘Patronising Bastards – How the Elites Betrayed Britain‘) won the competition for Stupidest Tory Bigot of the […]

    Mike Small 17th Dec'17 2
  • Commentary

    Means and Ends

    As someone who has never been comfortable being described as a ‘nationalist’, who is suspicious of excessive enthusiasm about flags, and who mostly views the […]

    Caitlin Logan 15th Dec'17 10
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig

    The Gaelic for Hygge

    Calum MacLeod on gaelic nonsense from Visit Scotland …

    Calum MacLeod 13th Dec'17 15
  • Catalonia

    Scotland in Solidarity with Catalunya

    I don’t know much about Catalunya. I’ve never been there; I have no friends from there. I’ve read, obviously, books coming out of the experience […]

    Simon Brooke 12th Dec'17 5
  • Education

    The Idea of a Scottish University

    Simply put, Scottish students are a much less attractive commercial proposition for university Principals and Vice-Chancellors. An English student is over five times more financially […]

    David Kelly 12th Dec'17 29
  • Commentary

    Short Cuts to Where?

    Class over nation? A left argument for independence. In a typically thoughtful piece (Short Cuts), Rory Scothorne argues that the Scottish Labour left have seized […]

    James Mackenzie 7th Dec'17 14
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