By Peter Arnott I’m coming to the end of the biggest and most difficult piece of writing I have ever done. You’ve no idea how little I want to be writing this now. But I’ve no choice, I went out… Read More ›
Greg Moodie on the perils of Smithy and the consequentials for all …
By Peter Arnott On a day when Gordon Brown has announced his resignation from Parliament and the Scotsman newspaper declared that nothing has really changed in Scottish politics; when yesterday in Finnieston you could walk from the X Factor-esque rally… Read More ›
Tuning up the Irn-Bru candidate for the People’s Party
With decades of commitment to the national industry, the Danes can expect around 25 feature dramas and 30 documentaries a year to be made in their native land. How many are made here?
In the latest extract from the autumn edition of Closer, Kevin Williamson explores an e-democracy for Scotland. The Life and Death of Democracy by Professor John Keane is a mighty tome. Epic, informative and opinionated, it takes democracy as its… Read More ›
Scotland’s sprawling local government is the least democratic in Europe, leading to stasis and alienation. Drawing on stunning local successes both here and abroad, in the latest extract from Closer – Lesley Riddoch calls for radical decentralisation. When we are… Read More ›
Ending colonialism is what is needed, but it doesn’t happen with a declaration of independence and a new flag. That just brings a more local elite into power to continue the same mistaken direction, exploitation and domination.