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  • Commentary

    SCL – a Very British Coup

    Liam O Hare on the deep connections between Cambridge Analytica’s parent company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL Group)  and the Conservative Party and military establishment, ‘Board […]

    Liam O'Hare 20th Mar'18 40
  • Review

    Building a Nation

    Martin O Connor’s Building a Nation explores word-loss, dialect, class, cultural self-loathing and swiftly changing identities norms and aspirations. To a packed audience at the […]

    Mike Small 20th Mar'18 4
  • Commentary
    Ewen McLachlan 20th Mar'18 0
  • Brexit

    Non Negotiable Fish

    John Lamont talking tough whilst scrabbling about for credibility on BBC Radio this morning was as funny and as tragic as his colleague, the unfortunate […]

    Mike Small 20th Mar'18 18
  • Commentary

    How to Start a New Country

    Common Weal’s new book on how to start a new country looks at the transition steps to independence from a participatory constitution writing to creating […]

    19th Mar'18 3
  • Commentary

    Our Ghost Democracy

    “Secrets are lies, sharing is caring, and privacy is theft.” – The Circle, Dave Eggers (2013) As Putin slides to another victory and is elevated […]

    Mike Small 19th Mar'18 13
  • Arts & Culture

    When the Blackbird Sings

    When the Blackbird Sings is an exhibition of photographs by Jannica Honey currently showing at the Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh which focuses on the female […]

    Mike Small 18th Mar'18 2
  • Commentary
    Jamie Maxwell 18th Mar'18 23
  • Commentary
    Michael Gray 17th Mar'18 22
  • Arts & Culture
    Gerry Hassan 16th Mar'18 16
  • Identity

    I Come from Where?

    “Where do you come from?” is a question everybody gets asked.  Maybe when you’re at a party with your kids, standing awkwardly next to other […]

    Mark Smith 16th Mar'18 6
  • Commentary

    Only Begin

    The Yes movement? A Renew movement? A movement renewed to renew a society that cares … argues Justin Kenrick

    Justin Kenrick 16th Mar'18 9
  • Direct Action
    16th Mar'18 9
  • Review

    How to Start a New Country

    I only occasionally do book reviews, largely because I am not the world’s greatest reader of them and so do not often think about writing […]

    Richard Murphy 15th Mar'18 8

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