Josephine Sillars: Problems with power in an age of anxiety

Cee Smith reviews the new single from Josephine Sillars Band 'Everybody’s got their problems with power... everybody’s got their problems with power’ So is the driving refrain...

The task of explaining Scottish independence to Reporting Kurdistan

Commentary by Derek Bateman I was interviewed by Kurdish television about Scottish independence (they’re not exactly disinterested in the subject themselves) and found myself articulating...

The news hidden in plain sight, and why Liam Fox sets...

Russell Bruce probes some of the murky history of Theresa May's "international trade secretary", right wing Tory figure Dr Liam Fox. Finally after much pushing,...

Independence will only happen if we’re prepared to break some rules

Commentary by Christopher Silver It should come as no surprise that the UK Government has all but ruled out granting the Scottish Parliament the ability...

Falling in love with songs that embrace break-ups and breakdowns

Cee Smith reviews CRASH, the new album from Scottish duo The Miss's. January is a difficult time for everyone. Winter begins properly here. After all...

The grotesque failings of a Prime Minister in thrall to uncivilised...

Derek Bateman reflects on a few implications of Trump's Muslim ban. The inhuman fiasco at American airports and the failure of a British Prime Minister to...

Podcast: All the legal niceties of the rough-house

Never mind the bollocks, here come the Supreme Court judges. Whatever your views on the Scottish constitution, you at least know now that our shiny...

British position on political powers amounts to nauseating mendacity

Derek Bateman follows up on this week's Supreme Court ruling that devolution doesn't amount to much, legally speaking. Sometimes there’s only so much you can...

Referendum that left Scotland’s fate in the hands of Westminster

Commentary by Derek Bateman What did you think you were voting for? In September 2014 the question on the ballot may have said independence, but...

Strange tale of Mike Toffee Hammer and the Brexit Affair

By popular demand, our Daft-as-a-Brush Correspondent Citizen Cuddis presents the second tale in an occasional series of reports from the life of timeless private...