2018 a Dictionary

2018 a Dictionary

Each year we gather the neologisms and phrases that have crept into usage from textspeak to slang to political jargon. Some of these terms are clearly cromulent, and many, predictably, swirl out from our empty tech-based world and our weird toxic politics. Some are clearly credible and may nestle into...

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UN report on Extreme Poverty must serve as a wake-up call to UK government

Alison Johnstone MSP Lothian Health & Sport, Social Security, Children & Young People Website We already know that Universal Credit is leaving families with just pennies a week. Families trapped in unsuitable temporary accommodation for months on end because their income no longer covers their rent; disabled people who can...

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Helping out Murdo

Helping out Murdo

Because we know the poor lad’s not very bright. Yes, Murdo. Yes it has. Still, it’s only good for 40 years or so. What will we do THEN, eh?

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Former BNP member pictured working with Scotland in Union

Former BNP member pictured working with Scotland in Union

READ MORE: How Scotland in Union went from next Better Together to an embarrassment Another photo, taken in the November of that year, described him as part of their “Fife team” during a event in St Andrews. An SNP spokesperson told The National they found the picture “deeply disturbing”. READ...

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Mundell ‘loses all credibility’ with failure to resign

Mundell ‘loses all credibility’ with failure to resign

READ MORE: Theresa May’s post-Brexit plan fails to win over Tory waverers A paragraph from the agreement said: “The parties should establish a new fisheries agreement on inter alia – access to water and quota shares.” But last week the Scottish Secretary and 12 Scottish Tory MPs threatened an unprecedented...

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What’s the purpose of May’s political declaration on Brexit?

What’s the purpose of May’s political declaration on Brexit?

READ MORE: Theresa May’s post-Brexit plan fails to win over Tory waverers It will merely go from being a draft aspiration to an official aspiration. We saw a seven-page outline last week, but after furious lobbying of the Prime Minister by the Brexiteers in her own party, and thanks in...

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Mundell accused of U-turn over fishing rights vow made to May

Mundell accused of U-turn over fishing rights vow made to May

READ MORE: Theresa May’s post-Brexit plan fails to win over Tory waverers A paragraph from the agreement said: “The parties should establish a new fisheries agreement on inter alia – access to water and quota shares.” But last week the Scottish Secretary and 12 Scottish Tory MPs threatened an unprecedented...

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Theresa May’s post-Brexit plan fails to win over Tory waverers

Theresa May’s post-Brexit plan fails to win over Tory waverers

READ MORE: What’s the purpose of Theresa May’s political declaration on Brexit? In a bid to even the odds in her favour the Prime Minister had sought to address key Brexiteer concerns in a political declaration, a 26-page text outlining the future relationship between the UK and the EU and...

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