Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Curious Case of Craig Murray

Why me? The dilemma Craig John Murray found himself in is not an issue I planned to write about – his failure to pass an SNP vetting committee to reach a selection list for election to parliamentary office – and in fact … Continue reading

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Get in Line

GET IN LINE A long queue snakes its way around a block to a food bank in the early morning hours, the wait for the first day’s January sale. It’s only late December, so people are sleeping under blankets, drinking hot soup from … Continue reading

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Time Passes

  Year-end reflection tends to end with an interior sigh – “not much attained.” We recall the highs and lows, and try to salvage some sort of self-esteem from missed opportunities, lost friendships, losses of temper, that scoop of ice-cream … Continue reading

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Pool and Share, Suckers!

The front cover on the right is from April 2014. The front cover on the left is from December 2014. What am I supposed to say? Thank you Gordon Brown for lying? Thank you No voters for believing him? Truth … Continue reading

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The Bastardisation of the BBC

‘Bastardisation’ is my creation. It conveys exactly a process over a number of years. In no special order: discarding integrity, the diminution of funds, implementation of gargantuan salaries, the contraction of output, the withdrawal of decision-making to London, the squandering of … Continue reading

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