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British is not best

Media mediate. The clue is in the name. All media come between the parties to a communication episode. They intercede to shape the message. They may alter that message to a varying extent and for a variety of purposes. Their … Continue reading

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An unsettled issue

Yet again, some dreadful nonsense from Iain Macwhirter. There’s the woefully naive and deluded idea that the British state does not resort to violent coercion as an instrument of policy. Jealous Britannia’s imperial robes are stained with the blood of … Continue reading

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September’s iScot Magazine

The following is an excerpt from my latest article for iScot Magazine. You can read the full article, called ‘Wounds unhealed and lessons unlearned’, in the September edition. Independent media is hugely important to Scotland. Please consider supporting iScot Magazine … Continue reading

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Support Scotland’s independent media

The following is an excerpt from my latest article for iScot Magazine. You can read the full article, called ‘Car crash’, in the August edition. Independent media is hugely important to Scotland. Please consider supporting iScot Magazine by subscribing and/or … Continue reading

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Turning the tables on the Tories

I fully appreciate what Mhairi Black is saying here. I totally understand her reasons for urging us not to use our votes in the council elections as a plebiscite on a new independence referendum. There’s only one problem with this. … Continue reading

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Here we go…

Well she did it. ┬áStealing thunder from Theresa Mayhem’s expected announcement on triggering Article 50, Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will be seeking Holyrood’s permission to hold a second referendum for Scottish independence. So what now? The first thing … Continue reading

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How ‘special’ are journalists?

Let’s just gloss over Tom Gordon’s obscenely distorted representation of the whole “Daisley gagging” affair that prompted a veritable torrent of self-righteous hysteria from the mainstream media. Suffice it to say that statements from STV management very effectively puncture the … Continue reading

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