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13th August 2019

Are the English more convinced about independence than Scots?

The Scotsman, by Lesley Riddoch  12.08.19 It seems that many south of the Border are surprisingly clear-sighted about independence, writes Lesley Riddoch. The “good riddance” message cam…
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Bulletin Articles
13th August 2019

More holidays and better pay would boost productivity, says think…

The Guardian  12.08.19 Giving workers more public holidays and raising their wages could boost the strength of the British economy, according to a report. The New Economics Foundation said t…
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Bulletin Articles
13th August 2019

There are reasons to be cheerful. These are the dying days of a r…

The Observer, by Will Hutton  11.08.19 Don’t despair. We may be living through an attempted rightwing revolution, but its foundations are rotten. There may be a counter-revolution, as there i…
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Senscot Bulletin
9th August 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 09.08.19

Dear members and friends, My front room has shelving for around 1000 books – but I acquire books too casually – resulting in periodic clear-outs. Last weekend, I handled all of 1200 books – r…
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Bulletin Articles
7th August 2019

How to make Scotland a place we’re proud to call home

Scottish Review, by Gerry Hassan 07.08.19 I. There is only one subject on the lips of many this week: independence and Michael Ashcroft's 52:48 poll. This is the Scotland of 2019: 20 years of t…
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Bulletin Articles
7th August 2019

Jeremy Corbyn’s finest hour?

Project Syndicate, by Yanis Varoufakis 31.07.19 Jeremy Corbyn must expose Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit as a Trump-deal Brexit and put forward Labour’s plan to end the interminable Brexit o…
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7th August 2019

What can London learn from Glasgow’s approach to beating knife …

The Times, by Kirsty Lang 28.07.19 It was the sunny evenings that 14-year-old Kimberly dreaded most. That’s when the boys on her Glasgow housing estate would be out, looking for a fight. Durin…
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Bulletin Articles
7th August 2019

Toni Morrison, Towering Novelist of the Black Experience, Dies at…

The New York Times, by Margalit Fox 06.08.19 Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate in literature whose best-selling work explored black identity in America — and in particular the often crushing e…
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Bulletin Articles
7th August 2019

Shipshape: when the state steps in

BBC News, by Douglas Fraser 20.07.19 State ownership of shipyards on the Clyde is nothing new. They were all nationalised in the 1970s. Even when in private hands, as in BAE Systems at Scotst…
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Senscot Bulletin
2nd August 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 02.08.19

Dear members and friends, I remember watching football as a lad at Easter Road – while wildly celebrating a Hibs goal, my eye would sometimes stray to the beaten goalkeeper retrieving the ball …
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Bulletin Articles
1st August 2019

“We were too scared of the Daily Mail”: Will Labour abolish p…

New Statesman, by Anoosh Chakelian 11.01.19 As activists put pressure on the party to scrap Eton and its rivals, why has the party never truly challenged these elitist establishments? ritain is…