The Gulag

by the Russian writer Israel Shamir.   “I was given a full access to all archives, I learned everything there is about Stalin’s victims, and I prepared a complete report. However, I decided to save it for some future time. If I were to publish it, [I’d probably lose my...

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Wightman warns rampant growth in short-term lets hollowing out Edinburgh

Wightman warns rampant growth in short-term lets hollowing out Edinburgh

The growth seen in Edinburgh in the past year will be galling to the many residents whose neighbourhoods have been fragmented, and families being squeezed out in their search for affordable homes. Andy Wightman MSP As thousands of visitors descend of Edinburgh for Hogmanay, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman...

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A two-way street

A two-way street

A guest post by Samuel Miller Respect (Noun) 1. a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. 2. due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others. 3. a particular aspect, point, or detail. Lot of talk of respect doing the...

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Support for Scottish independence is increasing ahead of Brexit showdown

Support for Scottish independence is increasing ahead of Brexit showdown

On average, support for independence is up 2.7 points to 47.4%, with the most recent poll showing support at a two-year high. But hardcore British nationalists Scotland in Union said that all polls showed the majority of Scots wanted to remain in the UK. Pamela Nash, chief executive of the...

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REVEALED: Support for Scottish independence is increasing

REVEALED: Support for Scottish independence is increasing

On average, support for independence is up 2.7 points to 47.4%, with the most recent poll showing support at a two-year high. But hardcore British nationalists Scotland in Union said that all polls showed the majority of Scots wanted to remain in the UK. Pamela Nash, chief executive of the...

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Police warn Scotland will be ‘vulnerable’ in no-deal Brexit scenario

Police warn Scotland will be ‘vulnerable’ in no-deal Brexit scenario

There are now 91 days left until the UK leaves the EU, and, currently, no sign of any consensus in Parliament on what to do next. In November, at the last meeting of the Scottish Police Authority, the Chief Constable, Iain Livingston, said the force had prepared a Scottish Impact...

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Tory government deny secret plot to end daylight savings

Tory government deny secret plot to end daylight savings

In public the UK Government had strongly campaigned against the change, but emails released under freedom of information requests showed that officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy over the issue expected them to agree. According to the Daily Mail,...

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