David Grierson

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Why the Media Are Giving a Free Pass to Venezuela’s Neo-Fascist Creeps

<i>The novelist, essayist, historian and playwright Luis Britto García is a titan of Latin American literature and thought, though he’s not nearly as</i> …

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I’ve never believed the media lost us the 2014 referendum. That’s deflection and avoidance of responsibility. But they played their part. And having …

How Bob Crow is saving the economy

When unions throw their weight around, the result is more sustainable growth<p>I've just been reading about the most terrible man. He's "demented" (according to London's mayor, Boris Johnson). He flaunts a "lack of responsibility to society" (Will Hutton in the Observer). And last week he was branded …

It is so depressing that the Co-op lost its way so badly

'That'll learn ye", as my grandfather used to say.<p>Not so long ago in these columns, I sang the praises of the Co-operative Bank for staying mutual …

Why Russia No Longer Fears the West

The Kremlin sees its evidence in the former leaders of Britain, France and Germany. Tony Blair now advises the dictatorship in Kazakhstan on how to improve its image in the West. Nicholas Sarkozy was contemplating setting up a hedge fund with money from absolutist Qatar. And Gerhard Schroder is the …

Estate(s) of the Nation

Getting poor people to register to vote to change their lives is now branded “hatred”. Have Unionists lost all decency or just a little perspective? …

Andrew O’Hagan · Ghosting: Julian Assange

I had written about missing persons and celebrity, about secrecy and conflict, and I knew from the start that this story might be an insider’s job. …

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Russia-West propaganda and different solutions to world problems | New Eastern Outlook

It is noteworthy that as soon as Russian foreign policy makes some movements, Western media, as a team in unison, begin viciously screaming (there is …

R.I.P. CAPTCHA

Say hello to two-step verification and more.<p>Say good-bye to CAPTCHA, the boxes of warped text that separate humans from bots online. AI company Vicarious claims to have developed an algorithm that can pass the test about 90 percent of the time. What will save us from spam now? These alternatives …

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A monument at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics to all lab rats used for DNA research (via)

A monument at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics to all lab rats used for DNA research (via)

The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking

Since publishing “The Secret,” in 2006, the Australian author Rhonda Byrne has been writing self-help manifestos based on the idea that people who think positive thoughts are rewarded with happiness, wealth, influence, wisdom, and success. In November, 2013, she published “Hero,” the fourth book in …

SALFORD RESIDENTS SHOCK AT BARTON MOSS GMP POLICING - Salford Star - with attitude & love xxx

Joe O'neill wrote <br>at 2:29:43 PM on Monday, March 3, 2014<p>For all the insults hurled at the Protesters just step back for five minutes, pour yourself a …

A break with sterling?

Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 01:00<p>Scotland’s independence debate is not really about casting it adrift to run its own affairs, but, in an age of …

Those Romanians and Bulgarians

One achievement of which I am very proud was my part in ensuring that the UK did not place restrictions on the right to free movement of the first EU …

Craig Murray

Boris Johnson has attempted to renew the faltering case for blaming Russia ahead of the investigation into the Skripal attack, by issuing a …

Hedge fund chiefs donate £1.3m to Tory party in just 12 weeks

Hedge fund chiefs have donated £1.32m to the Conservative Party in the space of only three months, official figures revealed yesterday.<p>The money from …

Posturing over the pound

The debate about what currency Scotland could, would or should have has sprung into life now that the SNP's white paper proposal for 'keeping the …

C’mon get aff

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso repeated the Glesga clippie objection to Scottish …

Nothing to lose but our debt

London believes it can bully the Scots because there is no international law guiding the creation of Scotland as an independent country.<p>Which is true …

The big guns turned their fire on Scotland ... but courage can still trump fear

IT was the defining moment in the referendum campaign; an event that will resonate through history; a milestone in Scotland's relations with the rest …

Memo to George Osborne: England's bullying of Scots will drive us into the Yes camp

The Observer's Scotland columnist believes that the threats over sterling may end up shattering the union<p>Almost 95 years ago to the day after another rightwing coalition government sent English tanks on to the streets of Glasgow, the current heir to the Osborne baronetcy is using force once more to …

Labour a willing sacrifice in Osborne campaign of terror

So:<p>how are we this morning? Numerous politicians would like to know. What is the state of that odd construct, the national mood? Fretful or furious? …