Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011-2014 with Scottish independence now firmly on the agenda.

2011 was a momentous year in world politics. It began with the Arab Spring then the civil war in Libya where NATO entered on the side of the insurgents. These events were then added to by an environmental disaster in … Continue reading

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Durban climate change conference fails to grasp the nettle

In the last issue of the DGS we chose as our video feature, the Canadian tar sands industry that has seen massive growth in recent years. Apart from the destruction of the surface environment, the deforestation and pollution of the … Continue reading

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War on the poor: then and now

Map of Shoreditch workhouse My partner, Tony, told me that his father had a real fear of the workhouse. He once showed Tony a workhouse. Workhouses didn’t exist any longer when Tony was growing up but his father was fearful … Continue reading

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A future apology

 by Mark Chivers Writing today, I don’t know if you will be born, let alone when. I can’t know what age you’ll be in 2050 or what horrors you may face. However, I do know that it was here, just over … Continue reading

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Why I joined the SNP

Editor’s note: No personal attacks on Hugh please. The discussion will be robustly moderated. Hugh Kerr is a former MEP and was Tommy Sheridan’s press officer. The news that I have joined the SNP caused a minor flutter in the … Continue reading

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