Scottish football, a Jurassic world where ancient species thrive | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Scottish football, a Jurassic world where ancient species thrive | Kevin McKenna Things are so bad for the national side it’s becoming a struggle to find 11 fit players who actually want to wear the shirtA new form of football seems to have evolved in Scotland during our 20 years of wandering in the game’s wilderness.On closer scrutiny, it bears curious similarities to some of those recently discovered islands in the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific which are found to have sprouted their own unique ecosystems. In these places some of… Read the full […]

For Once, Theresa May is Very Accurate

Source:: Craig Murray For Once, Theresa May is Very Accurate Theresa May today chose to compare herself with Geoffrey Boycott. For once, she was being very accurate, especially when it comes to relationships with her own team. Boycott’s players hated him so much during his captaincy they actually ran him out on purpose during a test match. http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/604169.html The post For Once, Theresa May is Very Accurate appeared first on Craig Murray. Read the full article:: Craig Murray For Once, Theresa May is Very Accurate

Goodbye, and Thanks for all the Fish

Source:: Craig Murray Goodbye, and Thanks for all the Fish It is rather disconcerting to be watching the UK continue its disintegration in such spectacular fashion, from as far away as Ghana. I wonder whether events appear quite so ridiculous close up. It surprises me that, in all the discussion and analysis of the withdrawal agreement, there has been so little analysis of the much more important conjoined Political Declaration, which is about the UK’s prospective relationships once the divorce is over. It particularly surprises me that so very little… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Goodbye, and […]

It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution

Source:: Gerry Hassan It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 14th 2018 Twenty years ago Scotland began the devolution era when the Scotland Act 1998, which established the framework for the Scottish Parliament, achieved Royal Assent on 19 November 1998 – the final parliamentary debate having taken place two days before in the House of Lords. Much has happened in the intervening twenty years. The Scottish Parliament was set up with a… Read the […]

A New Way to Manage Your Pages on the WordPress Mobile Apps

Source:: North British Post A New Way to Manage Your Pages on the WordPress Mobile Apps We’ve made a small change to the WordPress mobile apps to make it easier for you to navigate and edit your pages. In previous versions of WordPress for iOS and Android, your pages were ordered by the date they were created as opposed to what your actual page hierarchy looks like on your website. Users told us they found it difficult to find the page they were looking to edit, so we’ve now updated this section to match the layout… Read the […]

Remember when the unions could take on a dictator? These three do… | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Remember when the unions could take on a dictator? These three do… | Kevin McKenna Nae Pasaran tells the tale of a time when a group of Glaswegians defied PinochetOn only one occasion did I feel moved to apply a censor’s red pen through a line of copy by another writer for political reasons. It happened around 20 years ago when I held an executive position at a national newspaper. Our resident rightwing commentator, probably the brightest of them all, had chosen to open his column with this punchy, three-word salutation: “Viva General Pinochet”.The following… […]

Scotland braces for ‘Netflix effect’ as TV film about Robert the Bruce is launched

Source:: Kevin McKenna Scotland braces for ‘Netflix effect’ as TV film about Robert the Bruce is launched Bruising portrait of the leader may add to a visitor surge that is already under wayAt Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Scotland’s tragic Mary, Queen of Scots, the volunteer guides and workers are preparing for a tourist surge.This 15th-century palace, a bulwark of the Stuart dynasty, is astonishingly well preserved and already draws visitors who walk among its stone halls and ramparts and admire its little loch. But Frances Murray, tour guide and shop manager, knows there are more on… Read […]

Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland

Source:: Gerry Hassan Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 7th 2018 Thirty years ago Scotland was a very different place. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, the poll tax was yet to be implemented, and there was no Scottish Parliament. Then along came the Govan by-election – a seat that produced a political sensation and set of shockwaves that reverberated throughout Scottish and UK politics with an impact years after the event. Exactly thirty years… Read the full article:: Gerry […]

Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ‘Peterloo’ and ‘Nae Pasaran’

Source:: Gerry Hassan Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ‘Peterloo’ and ‘Nae Pasaran’ Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ‘Peterloo’ and ‘Nae Pasaran’ Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, November 3rd 2018 It is a rare occasion when two films are released on the same day about working class histories of Britain. This weekend sees such a situation with the release of Mike Leigh’s much awaited ‘Peterloo’ and Felipe Butos Sierra’s ‘Nae Pasaran’. ‘Peterloo’ is the story of the infamous massacre at St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, on 16 August 1819, when… Read […]

Scruton and Soros

Source:: Craig Murray Scruton and Soros One principle of this blog is that I give my views whether they will be welcome or not, either to the general public or to the portion of the public who regularly read this blog. Since we started accepting subscriptions to keep it going, almost every article causes somebody to write to me saying they are canceling their subscription because they did not agree with me. I would much prefer anybody who is kindly giving money in the expectation of… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Scruton and Soros

Today is Election Day in the United States. Please Vote!

Source:: North British Post Today is Election Day in the United States. Please Vote! A few weeks ago we announced our partnership with voter-registration initiative TurboVote Challenge. Well, today is the day! From coast to coast, voters in the United States head to the polls for the 2018 midterm election. Hopefully, by now you’ve made a plan to get to the polls. If you have any questions about your polling location (or if you need help getting there), we have some important resources for  you below. If you’ve voted, like this post, share it… Read the full article:: […]

The Price of Peace

Source:: Craig Murray The Price of Peace I have never managed fully to understand the mechanism by which the media and political class decide when to leave a fact, a glaringly obvious and vital fact, completely excluded from public debate. That process of exclusion is a psychological, not an organisational, phenomenon but extremely effective. Brexit continues to dominate mainstream political discussion, and the Northern Ireland border issue remains at the centre of current negotiations, forced there by the London government’s reneging on the agreement it signed almost… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Price of Peace

England’s sorry delusions are Scotland’s best argument for independence | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna England’s sorry delusions are Scotland’s best argument for independence | Kevin McKenna As the cracks in the union proliferate, the SNP should focus on forward thinkingThere are pitfalls to be avoided, many of them associated with expression and attitude, when you attempt to make the case for a nation’s independence.These occur often and can be difficult to avoid. How do you proclaim the virtues of your nation and its ability to steer its own course without sounding boastful or conveying a sense of exceptionalism?They should merge the poppy season with Halloween, for… Read the full […]

Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet

Source:: Gerry Hassan Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 31st 2018 A spectre is haunting the modern world: fascism. All around the world people are talking about and identifying fascists. Newspaper headlines abound in the US such as ‘Is Donald Trump a fascist?’, ‘How fascist is Donald Trump?’ and even more emphatically, ‘Donald Trump is actually a fascist’: all from mainstream liberal papers. The threat of fascism is now a worldwide phenomenon. We… Read the full article:: […]

Introducing Activity

Source:: North British Post Introducing Activity Knowing what’s going on behind the scenes of your site is key to engagement and security.  Who published a post? What comments need to be approved? When was a plugin activated or deactivated? What images were added to a specific page? Now, there’s a new tab in WordPress.com where you can see all your site’s activity outlined in an organized, readable way: It’s called Activity, because monitoring your site should be as simple as possible. Activity shows you a chronological… Read the full article:: North British Post Introducing Activity