The predictable news

Did you know that news is predictable?  It’s not as incredible as it sounds. The budget will make the news – predictably.  This week’s local election results will also make the news – predictably. Both are scheduled events of great…

14 things

14 things

In 2003, political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt identified fourteen characteristics common to Fascist regimes.   Jingoistic Nationalism Disregard for Human Rights Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats Glorification of the Military Rampant Sexism Compliant Mass Media Obsession with National Security Religion and Government are Intertwined Protection of…

BBC Scotland is ramping it up again

They’re ramping it up again.  It’s election time and all the old tricks are on display over at Pacific Quay. I’ve literally lost count of the news bulletins, online articles and special reports that have given me cause for concern…

Pro-Union academic says SNP outrage over ‘Rape Clause’ is electioneering

A controversial academic with links to a pro-Union campaign group has accused the SNP of displaying “manufactured outrage” over the so-called ‘Rape Clause’, because there is a general election on. Retired historian Jill Stephenson made the accusation in a tweet…

Come together

Come together

Whatever else the claimed ‘surge’ in support for the British Conservative & Unionist Party in Scotland (BCUPS) indicates, it certainly tells us something very important about the way the British political system works; and about politics in general. Something that…

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