By London Clay There have been better days, I suppose, than Friday, the 8th of May. But there ye go. Ye win some, ye lose some. Ye roll wae the punches, or something or other. You try and be upbeat,… Read More ›
By Haniya Khalid Nigel Farage, it seems, has tapped into an incredibly lucrative mass market: electorate disillusionment with the establishment and mainstream politics in general. Couple that with the swift capitalization of crimes and social faux pas perpetrated by who… Read More ›
The more you act like you have political agency, the more you’ll actually have it, argues Ian Gillan. In Scotland, and across the world, we’ve never had access to so much information. There’s never been so much news; so much… Read More ›
On the day that Farage does a deal with a far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save UKIP’s EU funding, Stewart McDonald looks at what’s behind his latest statements. “KEEP HIV POSITIVE MIGRANTS OUT OF BRITAIN, SAYS FARAGE”. That is the headline that… Read More ›
The English right will punish Scotland just for the temerity of holding a referendum, but if we vote No the consequences will be far worse.
by Kevin Williamson With many eyes glancing towards Scottish opinion polls for an indication of where we’re at with YES v NO, the opinion polls for Westminster 2015 make for sober reading. The ConDem Coalition is into its fifth year now. There is… Read More ›
Did Better Together really believe that in the referendum there was nothing to discuss? Did they really believe everything would continue as before, even if they won?
Amongst all the doom and gloom about the far-right, there are some inspiring examples from around Europe, like Sweden’s new feminist party F!
On the joyous opposition to Farage…“Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs.”
Has David Cameron been moved by the spirit of Lent or is he playing on the latent racism of a New Right? UKIPs posters are just a step on from the Tories own brand of xenophobia…
By Hamish Scott One of the signs of a changing constitutional politics in Scotland is a change of slogans and their claims. For many years, the description of the Union as a ‘partnership of equals’ was perhaps the most popular… Read More ›
Remember George the anti-Iraq war campaigner – then look at his allies now. By Richard Cameron. With the Scottish independence referendum less than nine months away, George Galloway is bringing his ‘Just Say Naw’ roadshow to Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms on… Read More ›
Westminster’s darling get’s a warm welcome on Edinburgh’s High Street, a place with a long tradition of popular rule …
So Cameron may walk into and flounce out of more EU meetings, he may renegotiate to his heart’s content, he may grandstand and bluster, he may shout loudly and wave a small stick, but all he can get out of it is what the other 27 states agree to…