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Are you still here Mr Mandleson?

Left Strategy, UK Policy Feb 16, 2012 Add a comment

Another morning begins with Peter Mandleson lecturing the left on where we have gone wrong

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Our children or profit – what matters more?

Media, Scottish Policy Feb 16, 2012 Add a comment

The juxtaposition of two articles in today’s Herald raises questions about what sort of a society we are becoming

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How can I pay my bills? The real sadness behind the administration of Glasgow Rangers Football Club

Scottish Policy Feb 15, 2012 Add a comment

The balance between transparency and the importance of a national institution got out of step – but it is in Scotland’s interests that the mess is fixed

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Well, it kinda looks like a gang…

Media, UK Policy Feb 14, 2012 Add a comment

The Sun’s Trevor Kavanagh neatly articulates the Murdoch world view – the press must always be free for rich and powerful people to use as they see fit and oversight is wrong

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A fresh start for economic development?

Scottish Policy Feb 13, 2012 3 Comments

Three different sources, three different questions posed about whether corporate control of the Scottish economy is of any benefit to the Scots

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God: yes to marching, no to teaching

Scottish Policy Feb 13, 2012 4 Comments

In one day’s media we find issues where we need to put the church in its place, and others where we need to stand up in defence of believers

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Shady arms dealers can be defeated

UK Policy, World Policy Feb 13, 2012 Add a comment

The lobbying to shoot holes in the arms treaty need not be allowed to work

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Could Donald Trump have got something right?

Scottish Policy Feb 10, 2012 Add a comment

The man may be a buffoon, but at least one part of his letter raises a question sorely lacking from domestic debate

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Suicide – its not people killing themselves

Scottish Policy Feb 09, 2012 Add a comment

More than 100 years on from his seminal book, we still haven’t learned Durkheim’s lessons about suicide

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From Greenock to the Super Bowl along the road to prosperity and social mobility

Scottish Policy, World Policy Feb 08, 2012 Add a comment

The left shouldn’t ignore the importance of sport – and Scotland doesn’t need to accept losing its talent Read more »