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  • Commentary

    Thinking Inside the Box

    On only the very first day of 2017, the political scene on Scottish Twitter seemed to be in full-flow silly season. Like the daftie I […]

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    Iain Robertson 3rd Jan'17 65
  • EU membership

    Scottish and European

    Nicola Sturgeon today unveiled ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’ – the first plan anywhere in UK for dealing with Brexit. It’s a bit of an odd […]

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    Mike Small 20th Dec'16 23
  • Commentary

    Have I Got (Fake) News for You

    Tory Communities Minister Sajid Javid has recommended we introduce an oath of allegiance and swearing to a set of ‘British Values” for immigrants, elected officials, civil […]

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    Mike Small 19th Dec'16 42
  • Commentary

    Print Your Own Labels

    Every six months or so I meet my friend’s son for a catch up. He’s twenty-one and has left home in the highlands for uni […]

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    Heather Pearson 9th Dec'16 22
  • Review

    Demanding Democracy

    Christopher Silver’s ‘Demanding Democracy – The Case for a Scottish Media’ challenges the reader to ponder questions about Scotland’s broadcasting that far exceed the merely […]

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    Robert J Somynne 7th Dec'16 11
  • Foreign Policy

    Sturgeon at the Seanad

    The Seanad’s enthusiastic reaction to Sturgeon’s speech reflects a shift in Irish attitudes towards Scottish constitutional politics since the European referendum argues Jamie Maxwell. Nicola […]

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    Jamie Maxwell 30th Nov'16 37
  • Commentary

    Scotland’s Pompidou Problem

    As Douglas Robertson’s recent article on fifty years of failed ‘renewal’ outlined, we’re frequently in thrall to under-ambition, short-termism and low aspiration. Things don’t get fixed, problems […]

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    Mike Small 29th Nov'16 29
  • Poverty
    Douglas Robertson 23rd Nov'16 54
  • Economics

    Beyond GERS

    The Scottish independence debate has been ill served by the annual (or, in the case of 2016, twice annual) focus on GERS (the Government Expenditure […]

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    Craig Dalzell 22nd Nov'16 10
  • Review

    Stories from a Nation in the Making

    I am gratified someone wrote a book describing some of the cultural components of the 2014 Referendum campaign, because that was what the referendum was […]

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    Peter Burnett 14th Nov'16 6
  • Commentary

    Action not Normalisation

    There are broadly three emerging responses to the coming to power of Trump and his movement in America. The first is denial (it probably won’t […]

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    Mike Small 13th Nov'16 44
  • Gender Equality

    New Responses to Domestic Abuse

    Jen Stout reports on the opportunity (and obstacles) to us having “the best response in the world” to domestic abuse “an opportunity for us to […]

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    Jen Stout 11th Nov'16 24
  • Energy

    Taking Back Control

    Countering the myths of ‘taking back control’ is essential in this time of spleen and fury. One area where this might be uniquely and ‘suddenly’ […]

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    Mike Small 11th Nov'16 29
  • EU membership

    England to Leave the UK

    Breaking Up Britain was always too big a job for the Scots. It was always a job for the English writes Peter Arnott. Well, now […]

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    Peter Arnott 1st Nov'16 60
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