Zaha Hadid’s untimely death deprives architecture of one its most belligerent, brilliant and fascinating talents at the height of her powers.
Archives for April 2016
Alex Salmond’s take on the Easter Rising – and Irish independence – is a flawed analysis. Not least because he leaves out the civil war. And sees “Westminster” at fault everywhere.
Ruth Davidson has set out proposals for charging students up to £6000 upon graduation for a 4-year course. But the maths around this idea are not simple as Scotland’s leading expert on student funding explains.
Scottish Vote Leave has claimed that Brexit would bring an extra £1.5bn a year to Scotland’s budget. But the claim is erroneous as a leading economist explains here.
In the second of an occasional series looking at the lively contemporary ‘postcapitalism’ debate about possibilities for a viable alternative to the current economic order, Justin Reynolds reviews a book charting the continued influence of a bold, brief-lived experiment that took place 145 years in the heart of a major European city.
The campaign for a Scottish Six TV news broadcast is gathering steam and figuring in the Holyrood election debates. One reason is the wilful ignoring of Scottish election news/views by London-based media. Here two Cardiff academics highlight the election news deficit in Wales.
This magazine is now a year old: it needs support to grow and offer a richer variety of sceptical analysis and comment to, we hope, a wider audience.
Never mind the meaning, sense the soundscape: dipping into the newly published Best Scottish Poems 2015, Fay Young gives up herself up to the rich world of sound via Edinburgh’s Shetlandic makar, Christine De Luca.