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From the Province of the Cat #36 - The Readiness Is All

by George Gunn

The disappointment, sadness and downright anger felt by the 16 to 17 year old, first time voters at the result of last September’s independence referendum was palpable. 1,849 more words

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From the Province of the Cat #35 – The Haggis addresses The Human

by George Gunn

The current and on-going spats between Scottish film producers and Creative Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government over budgets, training and a film studio and the ding-dong between singer and ex-army officer James Blunt and shadow UK Culture Secretary Chris Bryant about the “politics of envy” and how the privileged sons and daughters of the well-off can afford to work in the arts because they can cash-flow risks and develop their careers by working for nothing or peanuts, has brought out the best and the worst in what passes for everyday reality in the cultural world. 1,664 more words

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From the Province of the Cat #34 - Here's Looking At You

by George Gunn

As we enter the final month of this extraordinary year for Scotland and head for the shortest day and the longest night of the Winter Solstice on 21st of December, it may seem to many that the past twelve months, since this time last year, have been a dream. 1,853 more words

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From the province of the Cat #33 - Me and My Monkey

By George Gunn

Sometime between the Referendum result and now, as if in a dream, I saw or imagined I saw Ed Miliband standing on a platform saying something like, or to the effect of, “I want to make it absolutely clear that the core Labour message is ‘What is the best deal for me and my family?’” Maybe I had spent too long on a northbound train or perhaps the two year referendum campaign was overly extended and intense as I could have sworn I heard him say “What is the best deal for me and my monkey?” 1,726 more words

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From the Province of the Cat #32 - The Owl of Minerva

by George Gunn

As the fighter jets take off from Cyprus the torch of their engine burn sears the raw wound of a three week hurt. 1,532 more words

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The best of both worlds

by George Gunn

They come together the burghers of London

to steal our chattels so that

we can rent them back

because this to them is free of risk… 223 more words

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From The Province of the Cat #31 - The Bones of Scotland

by George Gunn

After today there are only fifteen days to go until Scotland decides her future. On the 18th of this month the forces of progress take on the forces of reaction. 1,763 more words