Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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“Irony is wasted on the stupid”

  By Alec Ross Fans of popular music will be aware of Alanis Morissette’s 1996 angst-ridden classic song “Ironic”, in which the Canadian-American alt-rocker rather spoils...

Reporting Distortion?

By Derek Bateman I’ve never believed the media lost us the 2014 referendum. That’s deflection and avoidance of responsibility. But they played their part. And...

The cosy relationships within Scotland’s chattering classes fail to impress

Derek Bateman's article about Labour's exploitation of the holiday period to line up several days of pre-arranged press coverage sparked an angry reaction from...

Labour exploits Scottish media void to press unchallenged claims

Analysis by Derek Bateman The media has been positively bursting with bad news stories about the SNP government over the holiday period. Expose after expose...

Information is power

  This image from Scotland In Union's Twitter page with its Robert Burns quote is saturated with irony as the snarling curs of SiU bare...

Catalonia heads for the polls in record turnout

This image ends our rolling report on the Catalan elections this evening Rajoy's party, the post fascist Peoples Party - the PP, have come bottom...

Cute SNP budget undermines Labour and Tory case for prosecution

Commentary by Derek Bateman The SNP ain’t half cute when it comes to strategy. Sure, you can argue they got the Brexit Means Indyref2 case...

For 100 years we had the Irish Question – now it’s...

Commentary by Russell Bruce For a 100 years we had the Irish Question - now it’s the British Question The impasse over the Irish border between...

Brexit: Just 50 negotiating days left before Christmas…

Commentary by Russell Bruce As the stour swirls from 215 non negotiating days since Article 50 was triggered on 29th March, the state of the...

New republics, old monsters: Catalonia and Europe hang in the balance 

Commentary by Christopher Silver In an age when borders are supposed to be fading, most people remain stubbornly fond of the ideal of the nation....