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Newsnet Scotland: The case for addressing Scotland's 'media deficit'
Chris Silver launches podcast series ahead of book
SCOTTISH political blogger Chris Silver has launched a podcast series discussing the case for addressing what he describes as "Scotland's media deficit".
Featuring contributions from various bloggers and journalists involved in covering Scottish politics, the podcast is being published in advance of a forthcoming book which discusses the subject further.
Bella Caledonia: Ouranoupolis II
By Kevin Anderson
AFTER the Scottish referendum a significant number of our limited acquaintance voted No but woke up on the day after feeling sorry at the result.
They felt they had to be loyal to family and other cultural links with England or, more mysteriously, with 'Britain'. But they seem to have had a sense that the rest of Scotland would do the job for them.
Sunday Herald: The death of the European dream?
By Iain Macwhirter
AT the height of last week's frenzy over Greece defaulting on its IMF loans there seemed an air of familiarity about the rhetoric being used about the Greeks and Syriza politicians.
Childish, unreasonable, unreliable, parasites.
It was like reading those comments you see under some newspaper articles about Scots. Or from those Unionist journalists who write that Scottish voters have "gone mad" and "lost the capacity for reasoned argument".
Wings Over Scotland: The wages of triangulation
By Wings Over Scotland editor Rev. Stuart Campbell
IN our latest Panelbase opinion poll, conducted last week in association with the Sunday Times, we wanted to complete the work we started previously in analysing the public's reaction to Labour's election strategies.
What we found last time was that almost every decision the party had taken in Scotland under the regional managership of Jim Murphy had been massively at odds with the Scottish electorate.
Left Scotland: The Greek debt crisis and austerity explained in 8 minutes
Stephen Paton tackles the crisis in Greece
THE latest episode of Left Scotland takes viewers through the Greek economic crisis in just eight minutes.
Stephen Paton goes right back to the beginning, when Greece joined the EU, and charts the whole story up until the present day.
Wings Over Scotland: Moodievision - Flatliners
Latest episode of Moodievision now out
BBC Scotland's recent investigation into the Downfall of the Scottish Labour party features in this week's Moodievision.
Characters include Jackie Bird, Johann Lamont, Jim Murphy, Gordon Brown and Kezia Dugdale.
Picture courtesy of Moodievision
Wings Over Scotland: Greece isn't the word
By Douglas Daniel
IN the Scotsman, Peter Jones makes the case for why an independent Scotland would have been plunged into the same crisis currently affecting Greece (and making the case along the way for why George Osborne's austerity is inevitable and we should just shut up and accept it).
Apolitical: Interview with Tommy Sheridan
The latest episode of apolitical is now out
THIS week's episode of apolitical features special guest Tommy Sheridan.
Among the topics we covered:
- The political example his mother set to him as a child;
- His early forays into activism at Stirling University;
- His favourite Miliband;
- Experiences from the anti-poll tax movement;
- His greatest achievement as a Parliamentarian;
- Donald Dewar's secret efforts to retain warrant sales and poindings in Scotland;
- Concerns about swearing an oath to the crown;
Newsnet Scotland: As debt negotiations stall, are we all Greeks now?
By Russell Bruce
THE events of the weekend have exposed the flaws at the heart of Europe. The European Central Bank (ECB) is supposed to be independent and work to provide stability throughout all parts of the Eurozone.
Bella Caledonia: Gender trouble in the Highlands and Islands
A recent conspiracy at the Crofting Commission may be another instance of Scotland's unhealthy sexual politics, writes Dr Iain MacKinnon
WHEN Nicola Sturgeon became First Minister of Scotland she emphasised that gender equality and the rights of women would be one of her key priorities.
Of her appointment, she said: "I hope that it sends a strong, positive message to girls and young women, indeed to all women, across our land - there should be no limit to your ambition for what you can achieve."