Lament for Sheku Bayoh: a timely reminder of the myth of Scottish exceptionalism

Shortly after the death of Sandra Bland in 2015, the hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody began circulating prominently across Twitter. The result was numerous hard-hitting responses to the statement from activists, public figures and ordinary folk, which flooded the internet in defiance of the narrative that Bland had committed suicide in her jail cell. It was widely believed, […] Source

Milkshakes and the Taliban at the Funfair

Life imitates art: the Nevermind baby – Spencer Elden –  nakedly chasing money from Nirvana is a true wonder and brokered this slew of hyper-normalisation  … Apple is launching a new phone – the IOS15 – that is designed to spy on you; Ian Botham is the new trade envoy to Australia; Sirhan Sirhan is […] Source

Alister Jack’s amazing mobile goalposts

It’s pretty certain that the governor general of the Northern colony Alister Jack doesn’t sully his hands with manual labour, he has staff for that sort of thing. Today those staff members will be extremely busy shifting goalposts on Alister’s orders. In an interview with Politico, the Secretary of State for…