Welcome to Foucault World Suckers!

Source:: Random Public Journal Welcome to Foucault World Suckers! Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Roger Anderson BACK IN THE 1980s, as a student, I was introduced to the work of the French postmodernist philosopher Michel Foucault. My lecturer contrasted him with Enlightenment philosopher Charles Fourier, a utopian Socialist thinker who argued that in a perfect world the sea would lose its salinity and become pure lemonade — because everything would be so perfect. A bit crazy you might think, but wait until you meet Michel Foucault! This atomised and idiosyncratic truth is… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Welcome to […]

The last line of defence

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The last line of defence The Alba Party tonight released its official policy manifesto on equalities. We attach it below for the benefit of voters, particularly those concerned by the other parties’ positions on women’s rights. The highlighting is ours. The ALBA party recognises that by dint of birth and happenstance, we are not all created nor do we live our […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The last line of defence

Midges

Source:: Random Public Journal Midges Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Eva Comrie THE PAST YEAR and more has been dark and painful for most where the dreadful but normal experiences of life have been so difficult to endure; illness, death and funerals devoid of touch, the ability to console, hug and  comfort surrendered as we feared infection and our own mortality. Those days when we feel the greatest need to come together we were obliged to stand aloof with chests and chins stuck out, bravely pretending… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Midges

'I broke no rules': David Cameron speaks on lobbying scandal after weeks of silence

Source:: The National ‘I broke no rules’: David Cameron speaks on lobbying scandal after weeks of silence DAVID Cameron has accepted he should have communicated with the Government “through only the most formal of channels” as he acknowledged he made mis-steps over the Greensill Capital lobbying controversy. Read the full article:: The National ‘I broke no rules’: David Cameron speaks on lobbying scandal after weeks of silence

I'm perplexed by the lack of concern about postal voting

Source:: The National I’m perplexed by the lack of concern about postal voting I WAS very pleased to see some coverage of the Dunoon Report on postal voting in Read the full article:: The National I’m perplexed by the lack of concern about postal voting

Scottish independence: John Curtice on why we should be sceptical of recent poll

Source:: The National Scottish independence: John Curtice on why we should be sceptical of recent poll IN light of today’s Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman there are an array of reasons why you should be sceptical about misleading data surrounding Scottish independence. Read the full article:: The National Scottish independence: John Curtice on why we should be sceptical of recent poll

Savanta ComRes Poll: Majority of Scots back indyref2 in five years but outcome is split

Source:: The National Savanta ComRes Poll: Majority of Scots back indyref2 in five years but outcome is split A SIGNIFICANT number of Scots want another independence referendum within the next five years but the outcome would be split, according to new data from a recent poll on voting intentions for the Scottish Parliament. Read the full article:: The National Savanta ComRes Poll: Majority of Scots back indyref2 in five years but outcome is split

Scottish election: Seven virtual hustings and Q&As to tune into this week

Source:: The National Scottish election: Seven virtual hustings and Q&As to tune into this week 1THE STUC are hosting their traditional election hustings online this week. Hear from workers across Scotland as they share their stories and ask politicians what they will do to address the challenges facing workers today. Read the full article:: The National Scottish election: Seven virtual hustings and Q&As to tune into this week

Henry McLeish tells Anas Sarwar's Scottish Labour to drop indyref2 opposition

Source:: The National Henry McLeish tells Anas Sarwar’s Scottish Labour to drop indyref2 opposition SCOTTISH Labour has been told to drop its blanket opposition to a second Scottish independence referendum as it “smacks of political panic”. Read the full article:: The National Henry McLeish tells Anas Sarwar’s Scottish Labour to drop indyref2 opposition

I will not be gambling on Alex Salmond's pop-up party in Holyrood election

Source:: The National I will not be gambling on Alex Salmond’s pop-up party in Holyrood election THERE’S no doubt that the new Alba Party could be in contention for seats at this year’s Holyrood elections – the candidate list is diverse and it has an established brand in its founder. Read the full article:: The National I will not be gambling on Alex Salmond’s pop-up party in Holyrood election

What you find under rocks

Source:: Wings Over Scotland What you find under rocks Not for the first time, a certain section of society in Scotland and elsewhere is today engaged in the furious insistence that words don’t mean what they actually mean. The words above are not ambiguous. They call for the “elimination” of “all laws limiting [the] legal capacity of adolescents […] to consent to sex”. The […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland What you find under rocks

Boris Johnson told to force indyref2 mid-pandemic to prevent Yes victory

Source:: The National Boris Johnson told to force indyref2 mid-pandemic to prevent Yes victory SENIOR Tory ministers believe Boris Johnson should push Scotland into a second independence referendum while the pandemic still rages in order to secure a victory for No, according to reports. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson told to force indyref2 mid-pandemic to prevent Yes victory

Failure Flegs and Water Cannon

Source:: Bella Caledonia Failure Flegs and Water Cannon Who knew that the “sunlit uplands” would smell of petrol and burnt tyres? Almost everyone. * The fury among Northern Irish loyalists is unimaginable but it has nowhere to go other than a regressive descent into the violence of the past. As a full week of violence stumbles onto the mainland news channels Boris’s Brexit […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Failure Flegs and Water Cannon

Behind the ‘secret’ rise in nuclear weapons on the Clyde by UK Government

Source:: The National Behind the ‘secret’ rise in nuclear weapons on the Clyde by UK Government THE UK Government has secretly boosted the number of Trident nuclear warheads stored on the Clyde over the last five years, according to an analysis of bomb convoys. Read the full article:: The National Behind the ‘secret’ rise in nuclear weapons on the Clyde by UK Government