When The Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs

When The Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs

A radio play by Raymond Briggs, based on his cartoon book of the same name, with Peter Sallis and Brenda Bruce. From 1983. Relevant again.

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Activists and the Surveillance State: Learning from Repression

Activists and the Surveillance State: Learning from Repression

Activists and the Surveillance State: Learning from Repression An evening with Aziz Choudry and Eveline Lubbers Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 West Montgomery Pl, EH7 5HA Edinburgh Join us for an evening of discussion with Aziz Choudry and Eveline...

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BBC Scotland will never change … because it doesn’t want to

BBC Scotland will never change … because it doesn’t want to

Question Time has prompted howls of outrage from independence supporters again. The programme, renowned for under-representing the SNP on its panels, is in the spotlight for over-representing a known right-wing loyalist. Billy Mitchell made an appearance for the fourth time on the programme. Something unheard of … unless your name’s...

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Michael Russell: Brexit is an impending disaster for the Highlands and Islands

Michael Russell: Brexit is an impending disaster for the Highlands and Islands

Michael Russell MSP on the importance of immigration to the Highlands & Islands, and the threat Brexit poses.
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There is real respect for the role world-leading Scotland is aiming to play

There is real respect for the role world-leading Scotland is aiming to play

Reading the words of Martin Luther King engraved into the monument which now stands in his honour in Washington DC is a humbling experience. The memorial carries some of his more famous quotations, including this one from 1959. In that year, Dr King said: “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for…
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The outstanding balance

The outstanding balance

We had an interesting exchange with Scottish Labour MP Paul Sweeney this week on the deathless lie that is the “fiscal transfer” – the £10bn or so that Unionists rather startlingly insist the rest of the UK generously donates to Scotland every year out of the goodness of its heart,...

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May returns from Ireland to warnings from Tory MPs over backstop plans

May returns from Ireland to warnings from Tory MPs over backstop plans

Varadkar previously said it was “not a day for negotiations” but an opportunity to “share perspectives”. But the Prime Minister was dealt a warning from her own party after senior Tory figures wrote in the Telegraph newspaper that the “monumental” problems with her Brexit plan cannot be solved by “cursory...

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