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    Scotland and the New North

    As the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) move from London to Amsterdam and Paris, and Labour vote to leave the […]

    Mike Small 21st Nov'17 0
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    On Govanhill

    Mhairi Hunter (Councillor, Southside Central ward, Glasgow) attempts to bring some balance and focus to the coverage of Govanhill. Last week the Times published a story […]

    Mhairi Hunter 21st Nov'17 6
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    Get Me Out of Here

    Kezia Dugdale’s decision to go on I’m a Celebrity timed the day the party announces its new leader, might seem a career-ending last hurrah (joined […]

    Mike Small 18th Nov'17 13
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    These (Offshore) Islands

    The latest post from the unintentionally hilarious These Islands project, is, well, unintentionally hilarious. Packed with the great and the good, the project is an […]

    Mike Small 17th Nov'17 13
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    Prizewinning Performance

    The annual black tie back-slapping event of the year for Scotland’s political and media class is over. Kezia Dugdale was awarded the Debater of the […]

    Mike Small 17th Nov'17 3
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    George Monbiot 16th Nov'17 2
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    Food Wars

    Bewildered by the Food boycotts, unboycotts and counter-boycotts. Here’s Bella’s nifty guide. The now traditional controversy goes way back to 2015, when Starbucks caused a […]

    15th Nov'17 0
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    The Paradise Papers and HSBC. Who?

    Mr Ethical @nw_nicholas on the role of the media in reporting the HSBC element of the Paradsise Papers revelations – and why we didn’t hear […]

    Nicholas Wilson 14th Nov'17 6
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    From Russia with LOLs

    So one of the outcomes of the RT debate has been some astonishing assertions that Russia is a democracy. This comes from the same thinking […]

    Mike Small 13th Nov'17 105
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    You are the Spies

    American Presidents abroad sometimes have the impression that they are blinking into the sunshine over-briefed and overawed. Think Kennedy in Berlin, Ford in Austria, Obama […]

    Mike Small 13th Nov'17 0
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    Our annual crowd fund appeal has now closed and we’re delighted to have the support of over 500 readers. We’re disappointed not to be be […]

    Mike Small 10th Nov'17 6
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    Nothing has Changed

    It has been claimed widely in the media that the resignation of the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP is unprecedented; that […]

    John Warren 10th Nov'17 35
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    Alastair Stewart writes on the strange appeal of the unlikeable upper class. ‘Moggmentum’ is sweeping the UK and it’s gotten a little out of hand. […]

    8th Nov'17 5
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    Britain in Turmoil

    Jonathon Shafi on the deeper crisis facing the British state – and the challenge it offers to left reformism. 1. The deep crisis of the […]

    Jonathon Shafi 8th Nov'17 5

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