Middle Class Myopia

I had a small flash of insight about myself this past weekend, one which I’d always subconsciously known but for some curious reason could never bring myself to outwardly acknowledge.
I’m a socialist.
Just saying those three words out loud was oddly revelatory, yet it’s always been obvious …read more

Our currency options in a nutshell

“The Treasury case against a post-independence currency union between Scotland and the rest of the UK has been dismantled as ‘misleading’, ‘unsubstantiated’ and ‘the reverse of the truth’ by one of the world’s leading economists. Professor Leslie Young, of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business …read more

Proud like a Yes swan

I saw a Better Together referendum broadcast on the BBC last night. It was full of proud and patriotic Scots proudly telling us how proudly proud they were to be proud and patriotic Scots. We’ve got lovely scenery you know, and they were all dead proud of lots …read more

The ultimate Britishness fail

The Times of London (to give it its full title) has been the newspaper of record for the British establishment for 226 years. It was practically the only facet of British life that survived in the dystopian future of George Orwell’s “1984″. Even though it’s now owned by an Australian/American, …read more

The ultimate Britishness fail

The Times of London (to give it its full title) has been the newspaper of record for the British establishment for 226 years. It was practically the only facet of British life that survived in the dystopian future of George Orwell’s “1984″. Even though it’s now owned by an Australian/American, …read more

Vote Yes to protect Scotland’s National Health Service

Independence protects Scotland’s National Health Service from Westminster cuts and privitisation. Scotland’s NHS remains dependent upon a reducing funding settlement from London. George Osborne has steadily cut Scotland’s funding – which is calculated via the Barnett Formula. A No vote would leave this funding line to Scotland’s NHS under Westminster’s …read more

Paying attention for thickos

Folks, we seriously sometimes think we’re the only people covering Scottish politics who can actually read. Here’s a page from the Scottish Sun this morning: The paper, last seen struggling to subtract 4 from 5, makes a big and rather huffy point about this apparently being “the first time” that …read more

Paying attention for thickos

Folks, we seriously sometimes think we’re the only people covering Scottish politics who can actually read. Here’s a page from the Scottish Sun this morning: The paper, last seen struggling to subtract 4 from 5, makes a big and rather huffy point about this apparently being “the first time” that …read more