New Direction from Forward As One Launches ahead of schedule.

New Direction from Forward As One Launches ahead of schedule.

We are pleased to announce the launch of New Direction from Forward as One, part of what we are calling Project Damocles. In the coming months, Forward as One is investing considerable time and energy in creating new and unique facilities, creating new twists and enhancing existing facilities while tailoring...

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Monster: From The Province of the Cat

Monster: From The Province of the Cat

Halfway through Suetonius’s biography of Caligula (12 – 41 AD) there comes a turning point, where he says, “So much for Gaius the Emperor; the rest of this history must needs deal with Gaius the Monster.” All Summer long I have been searching for a way to make sense out...

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Failing to address climate change is like playing Russian roulette – even if you think the climate skeptics are right!

Failing to address climate change is like playing Russian roulette – even if you think the climate skeptics are right!

This has been one of the hottest summers on record, and it brings the issue of climate change to the front of our minds. Mainland Europe has been experiencing temperatures in the mid-40s, Spain 44C, Portugal 46C, and the European record of 48C (Athens) was threatened. In Scotland 33C was...

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Failing to address climate change is like playing Russian roulette – even if the climate skeptics are right!

Failing to address climate change is like playing Russian roulette – even if the climate skeptics are right!

This has been one of the hottest summers on record, and it brings the issue of climate change to the front of our minds. Mainland Europe has been experiencing temperatures in the mid-40s, Spain 44C, Portugal 46C, and the European record of 48C (Athens) was threatened. In Scotland 33C was...

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Letters: Biased commentators ignored Scottish diver

Letters: Biased commentators ignored Scottish diver

In the women’s 3m board event they were concentrating so much on the points needed by Alicia Blagg to beat the Russian and take first place for GB that they apparently didn’t even bother to do the same calculation for any other diver and consequently completely missed the possibility of...

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Tonight’s TV: Jamie Cooks Italy, and Who Do You Think You Are?

Tonight’s TV: Jamie Cooks Italy, and Who Do You Think You Are?

Jamie Cooks Italy, Channel 4, 8.30pm NEW series. Jamie Oliver and his friend, mentor and fellow chef Gennaro Contaldo explore traditional Italian home cooking, beginning by visiting the Aeolian Islands to track down undiscovered recipes untouched by time. Ninety-three-year-old caper farmer Franchina teaches Jamie how to cook stuffed squid, inspiring...

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Nicaragua: beyond nostalgia

Nicaragua: beyond nostalgia

by Joyce McCracken, in Nicaragua All over the world, the left proclaims itself as the future. A future beyond exploitation, beyond perpetual wars initiated by capitalism in its neoliberal mind and body. Sounds like good stuff. The veteran Nicaraguan journalist Onofre Guevara López has a different take on some of...

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The corpse of independence

The corpse of independence

In the continuing absence of any interesting current Scottish politics, we thought you might enjoy this Sunday Mail piece from exactly 11 years ago yesterday, confidently asserting that a quick chat would disabuse Scots of any notion of leaving the UK. (Click the pic to enlarge.

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Serco faces fresh legal challenge over asylum seeker evictions

Serco faces fresh legal challenge over asylum seeker evictions

It concerns those whose sanctuary bids were refused and who have neither the right to work nor claim benefits. The moves to make the destitute people homeless in Glasgow prompted outcry from the public and local politicians. However, Serco says it is acting in accordance with the law and its...

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Theresa May must stamp out Tory racism and bigotry

Theresa May must stamp out Tory racism and bigotry

Boris Johnson is no stranger to controversy. But last week, his remarks about Muslim women and their clothing were the height of bigotry and utterly ­inexcusable. Comparing Muslim women who wear the veil to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” isn’t “colourful rhetoric”, it’s blatantly Islamophobic and offensive. I don’t doubt...

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Theresa May warned suspending Johnson would lead to ‘open warfare’

Theresa May warned suspending Johnson would lead to ‘open warfare’

Party chair Brandon Lewis has instructed an independent panel to investigate Johnson following dozens of complaints alleging the comments breached the Tories’ code of conduct. Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the party’s anti-EU European Research Group said May wanted a “show trial” for Johnson as she felt threatened by him. Tory...

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More than 100 leave-backing constituencies now support Remain

More than 100 leave-backing constituencies now support Remain

The analysis, obtained by a Sunday newspaper, also suggests that Banff and Buchan, the one Scottish constituency believed to have backed leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum, would now switch to Remain. The figures were produced by consumer analytics company Focaldata, drawing on YouGov polls of 15,000 people. They...

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Scottish judge blocks deportation of woman targeted due to her religion

Scottish judge blocks deportation of woman targeted due to her religion

The suffering of the woman was laid bare in Lady Clark’s written judgment. She wrote: “The applicant has always given a history which involved a history of violent incidents. In particular, as summarised in the decision letter dated 10 March 2015 in paragraph 10, her account was recorded:...

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