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On the nature of nationhood

With the recent celebrations of the Queen’s failure to die in a timely manner, and the lavish parades and parties thrown at massive cost to the public purse, all in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis in living memory, I’m left once more wondering about the state of politics in Britain. Perhaps […]

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Johnson’s litany of failures

December saw the conclusion of Richard Ratcliffe’s 21-day hunger strike, camped outside Parliament to protest the continued detention of his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in Iran. A barely disguised hostage situation which the British government has done pathetically little to resolve, especially given that the current Prime Minister is largely responsible for her continuing imprisonment. A […]

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Independence is nigh… but it’s not inevitable

The campaign for indyref 2 is stepping up from the dejected dawdle we’ve endured for the last 7 years to a brisk, brusque step. And it can’t come soon enough. The SNP government has announced its intentions to hold the referendum in late 2023, giving us two years to recover enough from covid for people […]

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The Cummings interview: an intro to bullshit

The Cumming’s interview was going to be like the next marvel superhero blockbuster but for boring people. Think less ‘Captain America beating up nazis’ and more ‘sad creepy old man whines for an hour’. Much like any highly anticipated release it turned out to be significantly underwhelming. It was simply Cummings giving us a clearly […]

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Shut up about ‘freedom’, lets be smart for once

The notion that covid is over and we should all get back to how our lives were before is inherently absurd and anyone who believes it is either selfish or an idiot. Believing that we can simply self-police indicates a significant shortage of smarts. Cases in Scotland are falling (for the umpteenth time) but, at […]

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Labour must adapt to survive

As discontent grows around Keir Starmer’s reluctance to increase corporation tax it seems that, almost a year after he was elected leader, his honeymoon period is over. Despite starting promisingly in the polls, recent weeks have seen Labour steadily lose their margin as many left-leaning party members fear for the radical proposals on which Starmer […]

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The Khashoggi report: an appalling non-response by the West

Recent events have exposed the twisted logic behind arms deals to Saudi Arabia. A principle isn’t a principle unless it costs you something Some events in this article may be entirely fictitious. On 2 October 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he was murdered, then dismembered. A US intelligence report, […]

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100,000 dead at the hands of the butcher

Johnson and his inept cabinet let your loved ones die, remember that when you hear his hollow apology: The UK has now passed a tragic covid-19 milestone: 100,000 total deaths. That is more British civilians than died in both world wars combined. It is also the highest death toll in Europe, and one of the […]