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Bamboozled Britain dishes out Brexit blame

26th May 2021
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Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times, 25th May 2021 If Brexit is so wonderful, why does anyone have to be blamed for its consequences? Because performative victimhood has always been at its heart. One thing has never, ever, been in doubt: it would all be someone else’s fault. The very things that Britain demanded and negotiated […]

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Why the US is becoming more European

26th May 2021
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‘Seven in 10 American millennials would vote for a “socialist”, by which most probably mean a social-democratic Nordic type’ Simon Kuper, Financial Times, 20th May 2021 For decades, influential Americans looking at other countries used to ask, “When will they become like us?” When would the Japanese grow up and realise they had to open […]

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Sturgeon fails in ‘defining mission’ to close education attainment gap

28th April 2021
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Scotland’s first minister had said improving standards for disadvantaged pupils was issue she should be judged on: Mure Dickie – The Times, Tuesday 27th April 2021 Nicola Sturgeon made improving Scottish education the “defining mission” of her government — and told voters that narrowing the attainment gap between richer and poorer pupils was the issue […]

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Denying a referendum will change the Union

14th April 2021
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Despite assertions that the UK is a voluntary partnership, No 10 refuses to let the people decide again on independence Ciaran Martin, The Times – Tuesday April 13 2021   In the middle of the noisiest election since the establishment of the Scottish parliament, there is one crucial, overlooked fact. The position of the United […]

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Alex Salmond inquiry: Forget talk of a conspiracy, this is about revenge

24th February 2021
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The former first minister’s submission to Holyrood is full of slippery phrases and no evidence Kenny Farquharson – Tuesday 23rd February 2021, The Times   If you do not have the stomach for the Alex Salmond saga at Holyrood — and who could blame you for averting your eyes — you can get the gist […]

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Independence: Time for the left in Scotland to get organised

12th January 2021
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Kevin McKenna The Herald – 11th January 2021 THE weekend brought with it yet further evidence of neo-liberalism’s stranglehold on Scottish civic life. In the Court of Session Lady Poole ruled ministers acted unlawfully in blocking a no-trawl scheme to protect Scotland’s marine environment. It’s a landmark legal judgment that will have significant bearing on fishing rights […]

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Decriminalise drugs and dare London to step in, Sturgeon told

12th January 2021
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Kieran Andrews The Times – 11th January 2021 Nicola Sturgeon should decriminalise drugs then dare the UK authorities to block her plans, according to a Scot driving justice reforms in the US. The move would follow the approach taken by US states and in Catalonia, according to Michael Collins. As the strategic policy director for […]

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Exclusive footage from “Islets of Silence”

11th November 2020
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Playwright says her show must go on during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Official trailer –https://youtu.be/Q_IiCG0WMOQ. Facebook trailer/event – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=35908551540794   Despite the current Covid pandemic, a Glasgow playwright is determined her play will continue to shine a light on pancreatic cancer.   She’s adapted her play for an online audience and in the process has also […]

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EP Spaces – Your Space to Create 

11th November 2020
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Are you looking for studio space in Aberdeen?  EP Spaces – Your Space to Create    EP Spaces is a national network of affordable meanwhile spaces for creative people, groups, and communities, with 30 properties currently operating across Scotland. We work with landlords to bring disused shops, offices, and industrial units, back to life with […]

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Jennifer Rubin – The Washington Post

5th November 2020
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Jennifer Rubin, columnist at the Washington Post, has put up a typically blistering piece today. She seems extremely confident we are heading to a Biden presidency, and writes: Biden and Harris appear to have won despite a right-wing media universe willing to distort, deny and lie about verifiable facts and despite a mainstream media that was […]

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Will Alex Salmond make a grand return for Holyrood election?

13th October 2020
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George Kerevan, The National – 12th October 2020 WHAT is Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark? What is the Old Cause without the Young Pretender? And what is the direction of Scottish politics without a certain Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond? Currently, the normally ebullient Mr Salmond is keeping his own counsel while various public inquiries […]

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Call out to SEN member suppliers of ‘Mental Health & Wellbeing Activities & Services’

8th October 2020
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We are pleased to announce that SENScot will be building on the success of the Pockets & Prospects model previously developed in partnership with Glasgow SEN, having received additional funding from Scottish Community Alliance (SCA). We will be further developing this collaborative approach to tackling important issues within local communities and are delighted to be […]

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