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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Murphy's complaints are out of date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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The federalisation of Britain – but will Scotland wait?

by Lap Gong Leong
WHETHER or not Scotland wants to stay in the Union, Britain is now on its course to becoming a de facto federal state. How do we know this? Criminally underreported and under discussed in Scottish Politics, the British Government has just voluntarily ...

Article from Tuesday 18, November, 2014
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Revolting Scots

by Ivor Tiefenbrun
NICOLA STURGEON's latest wheaze to maximise the sense of grievance and resentment among her supporters is the absurd suggestion that Scotland should have a veto over a UK wide referendum on the EU, in the event that a majority support ...

Article from Friday 7, November, 2014
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Scottish Labour – nothing lasts forever

by James Corbett
AFTER THREE attempts at writing a piece on the woes of Scottish Labour that I’m personally happy with I’m beginning to ask myself why anyone really cares? Honestly, would you look at the state of them? A ...

Article from Friday 31, October, 2014
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All-you-can-eat devolution buffet is a recipe for indigestion

by James Corbett
IN THE SAME WAY Britain used to be called a nation of shopkeepers, Scotland is starting to look like a nation of constitutional obsessives. I predict a surge in popularity for woolly Christmas jumpers this year as all the cool ...

Article from Friday 10, October, 2014
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