Tagged: politics

How Precise Are Precision Bombs?

Watching Michael Fallon on Andrew Marr yesterday I was struck by the frequency with which he used the word “precision” to describe the potential bombing in Syria. He was clearly briefed to do so to paint...

The Vow can save the UK

Although interesting, today’s smug and self aggrandising leader by Murry Foote of the Daily Record really highlights some of what is wrong with the functioning of the UK state. It tells the story of how the...

Facebook unjustly favours the status quo

On Purchasing WhatsApp Mark Zuckerberg released a statement which contained the following line.  Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building services that help people share any type...

England must awaken to save the UK

There is at least one a week in the Telegraph and the Daily Mail however they appear occasionally in all of the mainstream English publications. They tend to be written in a paternal tone, and chastise...

Jim Murphy: The Patriot Actor

One of things both sides agreed on during the referendum campaign was that the Scottish electorate was energised, that the population was informed and engaged in political ideas in a way that had not been witnessed...

Heal the World, but not with a Band Aid

I’m pretty confident Band Aid 2014 would raise a lot more money if they just threatened to do the record unless we all donate. Many would give heartily to put an end to the spectacle of...

Big Society in Scotland must horrify Dave

All this gibberish a few years back from David Cameron about Big Society seems to be coming to fruition in a way which would horrify him. People all over Scotland have come together in the last...