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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

Political Witterings

We need to talk about Labour

If you’ve not read Euan McColm’s piece in today’s Scotland on Sunday, I’d recommend that you do.  Though you might want to grab a mug of strong coffee and a pen and paper first. 1,123 more words

Political Witterings

My Placement

While my course-mates decided to spend their placements in either the book or magazine publishing industry, I resolved to head a different direction. So I opted to see what it was like to be a newspaper publisher for ten days with… 377 more words

Work Placement

Naw, ye cannae have a dream, that's a positive thing.

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

Indyref

When will I get my picture in the paper?

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

Blog Posts

What Is Really So Crap About Kilmarnock?

The warning that one should expect to encounter “drug addicts, violence and binge-drinking” had me convinced that Marc Horne’s article in Scotland on Sunday (October 27th 2013) was going to be yet another exposé on the royal family. 1,405 more words

Politics

Focusing on the council tax freeze ignores the need for wider reform

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

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