Catch-2014: Why ‘Yes’ lost the referendum

Jack Foster combines modern political history with indignant polemic in this impassioned account of the failed 2014 Scottish independence referendum. In an attempt to understand the reasons for that defeat, Catch-2014 takes on some uncomfortable truths and attempts to slay ...

Anglophobia and Xenophobia in Scotland have Nothing to do with ...

Forward thinking though we may be in Scotland, we’re far from perfect, and any society that wishes to call itself progressive must acknowledge that reality. But truth be told, we Scots are not very good at facing up to our ...

SNP, RISE or Green: On the Morning of September 19th ...

As the Holyrood election of 2016 approaches, the wider pro-independence movement faces its greatest challenge yet. Emotions are already running high, and if we’re not careful, that rainbow coalition which made up the Yes campaign looks set to become more ...

If We’re Serious About Europe, We Need to Ditch the ...

Like pretty much everyone I know, I’m very much in favour of the European Union. It’s one of the best examples of genuine internationalism, and in many ways it has defined the age in which we live. Born out of ...

After Paris, we Must Resist the Allure of a Failed, ...

A tidal wave of outrage has consumed commentators of every political hue following the horrific attacks in Paris last week. The far right immediately argued that we should begin bombing Syria (because nothing gets rid of an insurgent, borderless, terrorist ...

What if Journalists Were Actually Like the Rest of us: ...

I might shock a lot of people with what I’m about to say here – probably not anyone who’s heard me talk about the so-called “mainstream” media before – but still: I don’t believe that the Scottish media’s problem is, ...