In true Greek fashion, the originators of democracy will hold a referendum this weekend to determine whether or not Greece accepts the terms of the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund in the renegotiation of their national debt.
Neither side is willing to blink. The Troika want their money, while …read more
In today’s Scotsman, Peter Jones makes the case for why an independent Scotland would have been plunged into the same crisis currently affecting Greece (and making the case along the way for why George Osborne’s austerity is inevitable and we should just shut up and accept it). He insists strenuously …read more
A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital yesterday (Monday) evening following a collision on an unclassified road in Moray.
The accident, which police say also involved a Mercedes Sprinter van, took …read more
In a short nine months we’ve gone from a national debate characterised by limitless inquisitive energy, with new forces, sub-movements and alliances spawning each day, to something that feels binary; a barren political debate steeped in a relentlessly negative tribal exchange. Bella is abandoning and rejecting this mentality.
Instead we’ll be …read more
By Russell Bruce
The events of the weekend have exposed the flaws at the heart of Europe. The European Central Bank (ECB) is supposed to be independent and work to provide stability throughout all parts of the Eurozone.
According to the famous American economist Paul Krugman, the 18 other Eurozone countries gave …read more
Yesterday the Sunday Herald did something that no other newspaper in the UK has ever done before – it carried an article exposing the online activities of the numerous Unionist Twitter trolls. The mainstream media has until now ignored the swearing, threats and abuse originating from those who support …read more
Clearing the Scottish Fog of War
Sunday Mail, June 28th 2015
This has been a momentous news week. The Greek crisis; Britain and Europe; the human desperation at Calais; and the related tragedy in the Mediterranean.
While this has been going on Scotland has had its own mini-ripples which pale in comparison. …read more
We think the Pope – Naomi Klein double-act (‘though shalt modify thine own fricking lifestyle’) easily trumps the Dalai Lama hanging out with Patti Smith at Glastonbury AND the terrible Franz Ferdinand / Sparks hook-up, this from Juice Rap News …
[Thanks to @DavidDavidsonXX]
This Greville Janner interview has simply disappeared from the website of the Holocaust Educational Trust, “founding patron” Greville Janner, and from other such websites which used to host it. I can only now find it on my own blog and on a few places which copied it from my blog. …read more
Here’s the Times (Scotland edition) last Wednesday: A lot has happened since then, of course. Here’s the Scotland News page of the Times website the next day. As you can see at the bottom left, the paper published a piece pointing out that Wednesday’s front-page splash and editorial leader were …read more
Newspaper columnist Iain Macwhirter has rushed out a new book – Tsunami – covering the general election campaign. Below is an extract, covering erstwhile Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy’s Quixotic charge at the SNP and the current fall-out following his resignation.
On television debates, Labour leader Jim Murphy joined with the …read more
The “Clypegate” dossier didn’t bring Scottish Labour quite the PR triumph they’d hoped for. Few papers bothered picking it up at all, with only a comically error-strewn piece in Scotland On Sunday (which amusingly specified the number of alleged offenders named as variously “50”, “almost 50″ and “46”, never quite …read more
By a Newsnet.scot Reporter
Scottish political blogger Chris Silver has launched a podcast series discussing the case for addressing what he describes as “Scotland’s media deficit”.
Featuring contributions from various bloggers and journalists involved in covering Scottish politics, the podcast is being published in advance of a forthcoming book which discusses …read more