News from Nowhere

 Questions of leadership are not confined to the Miliband family. At Go Lassie Go, Joan McAlpine asks how Labour will cope without the Big Lies of Jim Murphy?

Elsewhere, Kenneth Roy at the Scottish Review riles against maudling self-pity on The Vision of George McLeod and asks, where do we go from here:

“The question is: how do we translate the practical vision of George MacLeod into the Scotland of the early 21st century? How are we to manage this when our wishes and aspirations as a society are so clearly disconnected from those of the UK as a whole? How are we to be creative, and intellectually free, in the midst of the rampant opportunism, the surrender of principle, the easy flexibility of ethic, we have witnessed this week? How do we survive spiritually as a nation in the face of these remote new masters, remote in every sense of that word?”

Also, introducing Scotland Quo Vadis? and Unblocking the Gutter.

The Scottish Review initiative is great, but am I alone in finding the website terribly difficult to navigate?

Across at the Scottish Left Review hot off the press are Leigh French and Neil Gray on boosterism and Bonnie Prince Charlie himself (pictured), the failed politics of our era.

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