The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Watching the last few days’ terrible and terrifying events unfold in Paris has been compulsive. 1,077 more words
On a day that for the world’s largest religion is about a man (whatever else you may believe him to have been) dying for his vision, we find… 820 more words
Despite my best intentions, I’ve once again managed to not update my blog for a wee while. Happily though it’s because I’ve been quite busy. My wee flyer did it’s 50th gig last night at the Glad Cafe, I’ve got a music video coming out soon, and I recently announced that I’ll be playing a pretty big show at the ABC 2 in Glasgow on the 27th of April, supporting Geoff Rickly from Thursday. 194 more words
Before we pick apart some of Professor Midwinter’s arguments set out in today’s Scotland on Sunday, first let’s welcome the debate.
It is rare that we have serious – or at least semi-serious – debates about policy in the public domain and this one is a biggy. 1,545 more words