Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Arts & Culture

    Creative Accounting

    Music has the right to children. Children have the right to music, and theatre, and books, and art and film. It’s hard to reconcile the […]

    Mike Small 5th Feb'18 3
  • Commentary

    Imperial Fantasies

    First a simple but uncomfortable truth remains: “Scotland is not a colony, a semi-colony, a pseudo colony, a near colony, a neo-colony, or any kind […]

    Mike Small 5th Feb'18 29
  • Review
    R. Eric Swanepoel 4th Feb'18 15
  • Commentary

    Deluded Democracy

    In Fugue State Britain, feudal hangovers and anachronistic establishments mean power remains in the hands of a chumocracy dominated by Lady Mone and her ilk. […]

    Mike Small 3rd Feb'18 49
  • Arts & Culture

    The Last Days of Creative Scotland

    Scotland’s artists mustn’t fall for this any longer. A change of management won’t be enough to save CS this time. It’s time for artists to […]

    Neil Cooper 3rd Feb'18 28
  • Human Rights

    From Politics to Panto

    Iain Dale, the Conservatives favourite blogger-turned radio star is celebrating Ann Widdeecombe, urging his readers: “Ann Widdecombe needs your vote. For those of you who […]

    Mike Small 2nd Feb'18 1
  • Arts & Culture
    Mairi McFadyen 2nd Feb'18 10
  • Football

    Regan – the Charge Sheet

    Tom English and Henry McLeish are on the radio this morning telling us that heading up the SFA is a uniquely toxic post, and that […]

    2nd Feb'18 18
  • Scots
    Ally Heather 30th Jan'18 8
  • Commentary

    Clause 11

    On 16th January there was a House of Commons debate on the Conservative Government EU Withdrawal Bill. Among the clauses and amendments debated, Clause 11 […]

    30th Jan'18 20
  • Commentary

    From Davos to D-Day

    Watching Nick Park’s $50 million cartoon Early Man, you realise that the depth of England’s Brexit-related crisis is deeper and graver than you suspected. Here […]

    Mike Small 29th Jan'18 7
  • Climate Change


    Imagine living in a time when the most powerful man in the world was so stupid he thought “cleanliness” was more important than climate change. […]

    Mike Small 29th Jan'18 1
  • Arts & Culture
    Neil Cooper 29th Jan'18 21
  • International

    The Coup Nobody Is Talking About

    Is a coup taking place in Brazil before our very eyes? Jamie Maxwell investigates. As a rule, I think political journalists should avoid writing about […]

    Jamie Maxwell 29th Jan'18 0

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