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    Liquid Lies and Solid Facts

    Nixon had Ron Ziegler, Thatcher had Bernard Ingham, the Pistols had Malcolm McLaren, Saddam Hussein had Comical Ali,  Trump had Sean Spicer. Everyone needs a […]

    Mike Small 19th Sep'17 12
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    Heavy Handed

    Yesterday the Sun’s columnist Rod Liddle wrote openly mocking the genocide of the Rohingya people. In a departure that was called “astonishingly loathsome, even by […]

    15th Sep'17 2
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    Blog Awards

    We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the Best UK Blog 2017 in the Politics section. We’re down to the final six. The other five nominations are: […]

    Mike Small 5th Sep'17 2
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    Yer Da

    The tragic limits to cultural self-loathing, or, social media meets monolingualism…   *We really need your support to develop though and we’d like to ask you […]

    5th Sep'17 3
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    Better Reputations

    “My profound belief is that a small number of words, a strong visual image, can change the way people think. At Bell Pottinger we tell […]

    Mike Small 5th Sep'17 1
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    Media Wars

    As part of a new series looking at deeper problems of media and political control beyond just ‘SNPBad’ here ARTIST TAXI DRIVER Chunky Mark interviews […]

    Mike Small 15th Aug'17 3
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    Mike Small 7th Jul'17 16
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    The Beautiful Truth

    * Here’s Tony, thumbs in pockets, collar open, addressing the troops. The black denims are on, the look is casual. It’s not clear if the […]

    Mike Small 6th Jul'17 9
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    Bella Notes

    Apologies, fixes, corrections … On the first weekend of the month we publish a free magazine with The National. After the print issue comes out […]

    4th Jul'17 6
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    Gender and Twitter

    You may have seen this tweet by Lissted (‘Superhuman Social Listening’) getting shredded for being ALL MEN. It was they said charting the top ranked […]

    Laurie Fraser 28th Jun'17 3
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    TV News from the River Clyde

    The River Clyde’s differential effects on the news editing process: or, now you see Ruth Davidson, now you don’t. Here’s a strange thing. Two broadcasting […]

    Neil Blain 13th Jun'17 10
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    Dog Whistle Politics Serve No-one

    Labour have this morning announced that the shadow Home Secretary will temporarily step away from her role due to a health issue. She will be […]

    7th Jun'17 17
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    Start Making Sense

    Paul Mason discusses Donald Trump’s disastrous tour of Europe with The Nation magazine and its impact on European relations, defence and future politics.  

    3rd Jun'17 0
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    Luke Devlin 2nd Jun'17 3

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