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Oil crisis? What oil crisis?

by James Corbett
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY was one of my favourite subjects at school. Part of that was probably the conversations my friend and I had with the teacher about how to make napalm (The wonders of private education), but much of it came ...

Article from Tuesday 27, January, 2015
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Offshore our industry, not our jobs, to rebuild our economy

by Jonathan Stanley
IN THE HEADY, ecosocialist mix of British politics today all the talk is still about greening the economy, creating jobs and, increasingly, promoting offshore wind as the way forward.  Nuclear is nasty, coal is nasty and now even wind turbines ...

Article from Wednesday 21, January, 2015
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Ched Evans and the hypocrisy of our intelligentsia

by Simon Hills
THE PRINCIPAL comments against Ched Evans, the former Sheffield United footballer who’s been released on licence after serving two and half years after being convicted of rape, are that he should never kick another football again. That he will be ...

Article from Friday 16, January, 2015
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The JC Awards

by James Corbett
WITH 2014 over and 2015 well under way it’s that time when awards can be dished out  before the Oscars dominates the scene. So welcome to the JC Awards for 2014. All the awards were carefully chosen by a panel ...

Article from Monday 12, January, 2015
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Let them eat porridge (or boil marrowbones for soup)?

by Dorothy-Grace Elder
ORDINARY PEOPLE, especially “the poor” are now being insulted openly in a repulsive shift away from the atavistic private mutterings of those who consider themselves “their betters” for reasons known only to themselves.  Recent ugly outbursts included ...

Article from Friday 19, December, 2014
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Murphy's complaints are out of date

by Elizabeth Smith
ONE OF the current fascinations about Scottish politics is the war between the SNP and Labour about who will become the true champion of the Left.  Given the early signs in the Sturgeon government, Labour looks as ...

Article from Monday 8, December, 2014
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SNP land reform is ideologically driven

by Elizabeth Smith
ALL GOVERNMENTS face a significant challenge when it comes to striking the right balance between the two conflicting principles of individual liberty and the authority of the state. The issue is very much at the heart of how democracies run; ...

Article from Thursday 4, December, 2014
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The SNP and UKIP are more similar than you might think

by D.J. Knowles
THE SNP really, really don’t like being compared to UKIP. Pete Wishart, one of the party’s Westminster MPs became particularly irritated when, during the most recent Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron said (to many cheers and jeers) ...

Article from Tuesday 2, December, 2014
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Time for prayer at the SNP's megachurch

by D.J. Knowles
  RECENTLY I watched the live stream of the SNP event at the Glasgow Hydro Arena assuming I would be witnessing a large and impressive political rally. What I saw was the birth of a new religion, ...

Article from Wednesday 26, November, 2014
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Taking the First Minister at her word

by Elizabeth Smith
DURING her first question time appearance as First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said that she was taking up the job with an open mind and she promised that she would consider suggestions from MSPs across the chamber about how to make ...

Article from Sunday 23, November, 2014
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