David Dimbleby says Scotland’s Indyref “brutalised politics” and left people “frightened”

David Dimbleby says Scotland’s Indyref “brutalised politics” and left people “frightened”

Veteran BBC presenter David Dimbleby has controversially claimed the Scottish independence referendum “brutalised politics”. The Question Time presenter also claimed families were set against each other and people were frightened to put posters in their windows during the campaign. Speaking on BBC Scotland, Dimbleby said: “Here in Scotland the independence...

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Misdirection

Misdirection

The week has been filled with recriminations and hand-wringing after the violent pantomime that was the Edinburgh derby. Once again there was trouble at Tynecastle, once again Neil Lennon was attacked, once again ‘commentators’ (including Gary Caldwell live on BBC Radio Scotland) repeated the idea that he was “bringing it...

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Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ‘Peterloo’ and ‘Nae Pasaran’

Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ‘Peterloo’ and ‘Nae Pasaran’

It is a rare occasion when two films are released on the same day about working class histories of Britain. This weekend sees such a situation with the release of Mike Leigh’s much awaited ‘Peterloo’ and Felipe Butos Sierra’s ‘Nae Pasaran’. ‘Peterloo’ is the story of the infamous massacre at...

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Creag nan Uamh

Creag nan Uamh

The stag knew I was there. He could smell me but it didn’t discourage him. He stood at the mouth of the cave and roared. I was inside the bell of his voice, the cave ringing with it. It was dark, but there was moon enough to mark the shadow...

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Maybe pigs do fly – David Cameron eyes political return

Maybe pigs do fly – David Cameron eyes political return

READ MORE: Mhairi Black: Austerity isn’t over … despite what the Tories say Cameron, who resigned as prime minister the morning after the Brexit referendum and then stood down as a Tory MP three months later, is, according to a report in The Sun, telling friends he would consider a...

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Labour Party members at centre of police anti-Semitism probe

Labour Party members at centre of police anti-Semitism probe

According to the broadcaster, one case in the dossier included a party member who posted on Facebook that a Jewish Labour MP was “a Zionist extremist MP … who hates civilised people, about to get a good kicking”. A serving Labour councillor was also accused of inflicting “10 years of...

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