Songs for Scotland

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A respectable scumbag

This man is still regularly invited on TV by both the BBC and STV as a serious pundit. Were anyone to be unsure of the fact that different rules apply to Unionists and Yes supporters, we invite them to consider the evidence. Take a second and imagine we’d said any …read more

A respectable scumbag

This man is still regularly invited on TV by both the BBC and STV as a serious pundit. Were anyone to be unsure of the fact that different rules apply to Unionists and Yes supporters, we invite them to consider the evidence. Take a second and imagine we’d said any …read more

Back to the future with Marty Kettle

The Guardian’s Martin Kettle has been making use of his steam powered time machine Delorean to voyage into the future and look back at the independence referendum from the vantage point of 2024, using a route planner that Nick Clegg sketched on the back of a Lib Dem election …read more

Back to the future with Marty Kettle

The Guardian’s Martin Kettle has been making use of his steam powered time machine Delorean to voyage into the future and look back at the independence referendum from the vantage point of 2024, using a route planner that Nick Clegg sketched on the back of a Lib Dem election …read more

A Public Press: Reclaiming the Media

With Edward Snowden in exile, and Andy Coulson in Belmarsh and in the heat of the referendum debate it seems an ideal time to look again at the problems of freedom of expression, privacy and media control. In an extraordinary… Read More › …read more

Use Your Loaf

By Stewart Bremner Picture it, if you will. I am standing in a short shop queue waiting my turn to be served, when a man runs past me at full tilt, dropping something as he goes. I tend not to… Read More › …read more

A strangely familiar ring

This is Andy Burnham, Labour’s shadow health secretary, earlier this week: “‘Commissioners have been ordered to put all services out to the market, NHS spending on private and other providers has gone through the £10bn barrier for the first time. When did the British public ever give their consent for …read more

A strangely familiar ring

This is Andy Burnham, Labour’s shadow health secretary, earlier this week: “‘Commissioners have been ordered to put all services out to the market, NHS spending on private and other providers has gone through the £10bn barrier for the first time. When did the British public ever give their consent for …read more

Yes to a Richer Future

By Billy Kay I will vote Yes on 18 September because I am a Scot and want my wonderful multi-ethnic, multilingual mongrel nation to draw on its rampant egalitarian traditions and create a country which the world will regard as… Read More › …read more

Missing: one plot

We can only assume the No campaign and media are in a growing panic about the imminent TV showdown between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling or something. Even by the high previous standards of insanity from the UK side of the referendum debate, this week has seen something of a …read more

Missing: one plot

We can only assume the No campaign and media are in a growing panic about the imminent TV showdown between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling or something. Even by the high previous standards of insanity from the UK side of the referendum debate, this week has seen something of a …read more

Yes Fife Yes

It’s a big Yes from Fife as a series of activities kick-off and the campaign gears-up to a whole new level. Supposedly Labour heartlands, Fife is turning to Yes fast. Here’s an outline of some of the activities and events coming… Read More › …read more

The Strange Death of Liberal Scotland Continued

The Strange Death of Liberal England Continued

Gerry Hassan

Scottish Review, July 30th 2014

Liberal England is in a state of confusion. There is the challenge of the Scottish independence referendum, the continued right wing drift of UK politics, and the slow detachment of the UK from the European Union.

All of the …read more