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  • Hot Takes GE17

    The Battle for No 10

    At one point in last night’s awful #BattleforNo10 experience, the artist formerly known as Strong and Stable uttered the immortal lines, with teeth and fists […]

    30th May'17 2
  • Commentary

    Catastrophic Tory TV

    Catastrophic Tory TV appearances are becoming a daily occurrence. Michael Fallon moved quickly to double-up his epic disaster-zone interview with Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy  – […]

    29th May'17 12
  • Music

    Foot Stompin’

    Here’s a great new podcast from Hands Up for Trad featuring the Elephant Sessions, Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Saltfishforty, Karine Polwart, Peter Mallan, Ross […]

    30th May'17 0
  • Postcard

    Hope in the Dark (and Trump bog roll)

    Bella Postcard: a new series of micro blogs. A (very) random ‘best of the web ‘ in under 250 words. Donald Trump has to have […]

    29th May'17 1
  • Media
    28th May'17 4
  • Media

    Silence Listening to Silence

    John Cawley reflects on Scottish politics as a spectator sport. The revolving doors between politics and commentariat are at the heart of a closed world […]

    28th May'17 29
  • Hot Takes GE17

    The Battle for No 10

    At one point in last night’s awful #BattleforNo10 experience, the artist formerly known as Strong and Stable uttered the immortal lines, with teeth and fists […]

    Mike Small 30th May'17 2
  • Commentary

    Catastrophic Tory TV

    Catastrophic Tory TV appearances are becoming a daily occurrence. Michael Fallon moved quickly to double-up his epic disaster-zone interview with Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy  – […]

    Mike Small 29th May'17 12
  • Hot Takes GE17

    Nobody Knows Anything

    It may be only for this weekend, it may be an anomaly in the polling, it may not take account of the fearsome intelligence of […]

    Peter Arnott 27th May'17 19
  • Hot Takes GE17
    Mike Small 27th May'17 6
  • Commentary

    Top Gear with the Colonel

    Ruth has a moment. From @discontent_scot … Top Gear… pic.twitter.com/lDDZ32wbWs — Discontent (@discontent_scot) January 29, 2017

    26th May'17 1
  • Commentary

    The 7p Breakfast *

    The are 13 million people in Britain now below the poverty line, 1 million of these has to use foodbanks. Hunger’s a real thing in […]

    Mike Small 26th May'17 7
  • Hot Takes GE17

    24 to 5

      “Our involvement in Iraq, for want of a better word, radicalised a whole generation of young people, some of them British citizens who saw […]

    Mike Small 26th May'17 11
  • Commentary

    Manchester – United

    Jonathon Shafi tracks the media and social media response to the attacks in Manchester … Most of us spent any spare time we had on […]

    Jonathon Shafi 25th May'17 3
  • Commentary

    This Election is Not Normal

    Theresa May’s forthcoming general election is not a normal election. It is being called in defiance of the Tories’ own 2011 Fixed Term Parliament Act. […]

    Allan Armstrong 25th May'17 12

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