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  • Commentary

    Becoming British

    The latest fit of colonial semiotics needs a bit of deconstruction. First up, politics aside, football isn’t Great Britain. Plenty of people aren’t interested and […]

    Mike Small 20th Jul'18 14
  • Commentary

    The Unelected are Our New Saviours

    Scotland had previously been understood as a ‘Liminal Land’ – stuck halfway, mid-process – between the states of devolution and independence – between something and […]

    Mike Small 18th May'18 15
  • Commentary

    Hostile Environment

    This spring saturday what do the newspapers tell us about the state we live in? The Daily Express wails at accountability for past military action […]

    Mike Small 12th May'18 20
  • Commentary

    Bouncing Babies, Brexit and Britain

    You get battle-weary of these phenomenon. The stream of jubilees, weddings, babies, marriages, divorces, and minor incidents is relentless. If they’re not dying they’re being […]

    Mike Small 24th Apr'18 10
  • Commentary

    The Reality After this One

    Peter Arnott suggests that Scottish independence, when it comes, will be ‘as natural as rain’, but we may have to wait until the Brexit plays […]

    Peter Arnott 6th Mar'18 137
  • Commentary

    Berlin Dreams

    Reflections on humanness and dehumanisation by Paul Tritschler on what Kurt Vonnegut – an eyewitness to the Dresden raid described as ‘the greatest massacre in […]

    Paul Tritschler 4th Mar'18 7
  • Commentary

    On the Road to Nowhere

    This was the Prime Ministers Road to Brexit speech, meant to be the crescendo of a series of public performances to put us all at […]

    Mike Small 2nd Mar'18 13
  • Commentary

    Deluded Democracy

    In Fugue State Britain, feudal hangovers and anachronistic establishments mean power remains in the hands of a chumocracy dominated by Lady Mone and her ilk. […]

    Mike Small 3rd Feb'18 49
  • Journey to Yes

    A Sense of Britishness

    Here’s Journey to Yes 20 from Phantom Power with Nina and Craig …. Please watch and share

    Phantom Power 17th Jan'18 1
  • Commentary

    Brexit will Break Britain

    The case for English nationalism, hiding behind its British proxy is based on a basket of Marmite, wine and gin, and a jar of Piccalilli.

    Mike Small 17th Jan'18 16
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    Mike Small 9th Jan'18 7
  • Brexit

    The Limits to Cakeism

    The Theresa May phoning SKY meme has hit hard. You know the one? “Hello, is that Sky? This is Theresa. I’d like to cancel my […]

    Mike Small 5th Dec'17 8
  • Commentary

    Austerity Myths

    If there’s one thing that Jeremy Corbyn has been absolutely consistent about in recent years, it’s that the Tories’ spending cuts are not, as the […]

    Jamie Maxwell 4th Dec'17 7
  • Brexit

    The British Sense of Meaningful

    “Taking back control” is looking a lot like “draining the swamp.”

    Mike Small 14th Nov'17 12
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