The Road not Taken, the Road Still Open

The Road not Taken, the Road Still Open

Sitting down to ponder again the impact of Paulo Freire’s work in Britain in the more than forty years since we first encountered it raises a storm of memories and emotions. To begin with, it would be churlish to deny that the allied victory over Fascism in the second world...

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Independence is our escape route from Tory Brexit chaos

Independence is our escape route from Tory Brexit chaos

We refuse to be dragged out of Europe by a farcical Tory government we did not vote for.
We have an escape route from this – an independent Scotland, at the heart of Europe.
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Living in a 1970s concept album

Living in a 1970s concept album

Meet the new plan, the same as the old plan. Even though the Prime Minister has been utterly humiliated, she keeps going on. Theresa is missing the shame gene. It is now clear that Theresa May is giving the UK a lesson in masochism. It’s about the only sense in...

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Theresa May is still not listening as she drags Scotland off Brexit cliff

Theresa May is still not listening as she drags Scotland off Brexit cliff

If she genuinely meant to listen, Theresa May should have been reaching out across the nations of the UK.
Instead of scrapping her ridiculous red lines, she keeps on living in fantasy land.
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Life Is Precious But it is also perishable – Cherish Your Loved Ones

Life Is Precious But it is also perishable – Cherish Your Loved Ones

Exactly two years ago today, January 11th 2016, my wee world was turned upside down. It was a pretty unspectacular Wednesday. The night before was wild with strong winds and rain. We have a glass globe light fixed to the outside side wall of our house. It had been there...

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Estonia: Digital Utopia or Orwellian Dystopia?

Estonia: Digital Utopia or Orwellian Dystopia?

THERE is much hyping of the notion Scotland should emulate Baltic Estonia and become a “digital frontier”. Recently, Angus Robertson was using his National column to laud the idea of “Scottish digital citizenship” on the Estonian model. I’m all for embracing new technology. But there is a bit of me...

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Reforming Local Democracy in an Independent Scotland

Reforming Local Democracy in an Independent Scotland

British politics is currently consumed in madness. Turn on your TV and it will be Brexit. Turn on your radio and it will be Brexit. Walk into a café and listen to a local political preacher ramble on about, you guessed it, Brexit. Yet within the realms of the Yes...

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Alex Salmond says now is the time for independence fight

Alex Salmond says now is the time for independence fight

He spoke out days after Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an historic defeat in the Commons over her EU withdrawal agreement and Nicola Sturgeon said she would set out her timetable on a new plebiscite “in weeks”. In an interview with the Sunday National, Salmond said: “Nicola should be concentrating...

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Theresa May to unveil Brexit alternative amid Cabinet turmoil

Theresa May to unveil Brexit alternative amid Cabinet turmoil

She is expected to suggest to try and abandon the Irish backstop, the insurance policy to keep an open border in Ireland in the event of no future trade deal being established between the EU and the UK. Instead she wants to offer a bilateral trade agreement to Ireland that...

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Ian Blackford warns no-deal Brexit is ‘height of irresponsibility’

Ian Blackford warns no-deal Brexit is ‘height of irresponsibility’

READ MORE: Theresa May to unveil Brexit plan B amid Cabinet turmoil In a letter to the Prime Minister, the SNP MP stated that mere “cosmetic changes” by the Prime Minister to a deal which was rejected by Parliament would be unacceptable, and that she must heed calls to halt...

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