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From the Province of the Cat #40 - The harness of Necessity

by George Gunn

This is the story of two working class soldiers who both died in battle. One was a crofter from Caithness and the other a weaver from Lancashire. 2,007 more words

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From The Province Of The Cat #39 - The Lambs Lie Down on Downing Street

by George Gunn

The beginning of May is the time for change. The first of May is Beltane, the beginning of the Summer in the Celtic calendar: a time for fire and celebration. 1,506 more words

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From the Province of the Cat #37 - Dead Moments Of Edited History

by George Gunn

Perhaps it’s a too little known fact that Ed Miliband’s mother survived the Holocaust and that he went to a comprehensive school? Oxford and the London School of economics came later. 1,578 more words

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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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