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Devolution and the silence of political economy

Political economy as a field of study seeks to explore the real world of economic organisation, looking beyond the market metaphor and the price mechanism, to examine how power dynamics contained in social and political relations shape and constitute economic life, and vice versa. 93 more words

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Musing Mondays #7

Some Written – I

She’s one of those people that you know. Growing up, her mum was down trodden and vocal about it. No weeping softly into her marigolds and then tucking her daughter into bed with a smile. 621 more words


Northerners down south

Why are so many northerners flocking to the south of the country? In our latest interview with someone from ‘tnorth’; Anthony Corns, 28 from Cheshire tells us what it’s like to be a northern monkey. 317 more words

The Lakes

It had been a really long week. We’ve been assigned our first essay, 1500 words on the effect of public-private partnerships. This doesn’t sound like much, but I haven’t written at length for a very long time, so whilst I’m fully aware of the molehill I’m making into a mountain, it’s still flipping hard to climb! 335 more words


I didn't use shampoo for 4 months.

Well this post is two months late but hey, it’s here.

For those of you with whom I became Facebook friends since the end of June and the only reason you’re here is because you saw a weird bloggy thing pop up on your newsfeed, welcome. 791 more words

A Taste of Morrissey


As you may have already sensed from this blog, I am a huge Morrissey fan. It was the legendary singer and a recent trip to The Lowry giftshop in Manchester that finally led me to buying and reading this highly acclaimed play. 554 more words

Cycling to Durham

Sept 30, Oct 1 New Lanarks

I was out of the Edinburgh Hostel and on the road by about 8:30.  I had a little bike set-up remaining, but it was still cold and brisk as I joined the commuters.  1,564 more words