Misø

Misø

Rediscovered album of misø – a cassette of loops and instrumentals recorded in October 1998 from the mighty Pomegranate … Composed and Produced by Stef McGlinchey. misø (original cassette) by pomegranate

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The Art of Critical Support

I think critical support is something that a lot of socialists need to learn to master, because I see socialists quite often fall on either side of the “support” extreme. We’re either disavowing individuals or groups completely or throwing their all at a group or individual without proper analysis. As...

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LIES, DAMNED LIES AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA – DON’T BE FOOLED

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled” (Mark Twain) Not for the first time I reached for my Mark Twain book of quotes while I considered the thrust of what I wanted to convey in this column. The truth is what I want...

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Greens Set Out Income Tax Stance Ahead Of Vote On Rates

Greens Set Out Income Tax Stance Ahead Of Vote On Rates

Green pressure in recent years resulted in the new, fairer system of rates and bands which means lower earners get a break and higher earners pay a more appropriate share. It has brought an additional £500million into our public services. It's a modest start and Greens will seek to build...

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

Isn’t history underwhelming these days? Billed as a “seismic shift” and with journalists gorging on SDP-cliche, the Independence Group launched yesterday in a blaze of incoherence with a wonderful hot mic moment and some ad hoc racism. Given that one of their key accusations against Corbyn’s Labour Party is racism...

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Counting With James Kelly MSP

Counting With James Kelly MSP

Alex Cole-Hamilton’s reign was the shortest on record.

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The master of detail

The master of detail

Unionists have been in a in the last couple of weeks that the First Minister has dared to leave the country not once but twice in order to try to improve relations and trade links with Scotland’s business partners. Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton – a man who still thinks...

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Universal Credit carousel of cuts is driving people to food banks

Universal Credit carousel of cuts is driving people to food banks

After years of failure from the UK Government on Universal Credit, Amber Rudd finally acknowledged that it is driving more people to food banks.
And yet, the Tories still won’t do anything about it.
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Regulation alone won’t be enough to rid us of fake news

Regulation alone won’t be enough to rid us of fake news

In The State University and The University of Hong Kong’s media literacy course, they outline four challenges to being digitally literate citizens. First, there is the sheer volume of information we have to contend with now everyone is a potential content producer as well as a consumer; second is the...

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Why have Scotland’s politicians failed to solve our chronic housing crisis?

Photo: Craig Maclean by Róisín McLaren – SSP national co-spokesperson Few would deny Scotland faces a housing crisis which inflicts real hardship on hundreds of thousands of families every day. With 200,000 people on the housing waiting list, it will take them 20 years, at the current rate, to secure...

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Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May must rule out a disastrous no-deal Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May must rule out a disastrous no-deal Brexit

With now less than 1,000 hours until the date that Brexit is supposed to happen, the UK is dangerously close to the national economic crisis that crashing out of the EU without a deal would undoubtedly cause.
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From Project Hope to Project Hate –  from Better Together to Bitter Together

From Project Hope to Project Hate – from Better Together to Bitter Together

Scotland provides a useful comparison with Northern Ireland. Up until Indy-Ref1, liberal unionism, with its acceptance of more political devolution, continued to advance under New Labour and Cameron’s Conservative/Lib-Dem coalition. As recently as 2012, the powers of the devolved Cardiff Bay, Welsh Assembly were extended, using Scotland’s Holyrood devolved parliament...

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Labour split sees calls for Scottish independence grow

Labour split sees calls for Scottish independence grow

“The UK’s imploding politics could take many years to recover from the current crisis. If Brexit were halted through another referendum that recovery might be faster but even so the deep divisions across the UK and in particular within England would not be overcome in a hurry,” she said. Asked...

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It’s crunch time for the SNP: We need indyref2

It’s crunch time for the SNP: We need indyref2

READ MORE: Question Time’s independence questions reveal a sinister pattern The closest she has to a plan is kicking the can down a rapidly shortening road. There is nothing remotely approaching a short term plan for the UK, never mind a medium term one. And British politics has always been...

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BBC boss rejects Question Time ‘bias’ and addresses new Scottish show

BBC boss rejects Question Time ‘bias’ and addresses new Scottish show

Debate Night, as the Scottish incarnation will be named, has already been subject to a row before it begins airing next week, after it was revealed that failed Ukip candidate Billy Mitchell had appeared in the audience for the show’s pilot episode. READ MORE: Revealed: Question Time secretly edited SNP...

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