Pete Cannell: On its 70th anniversary, it's time to lay NATO to rest
Pete Cannell, anti-war activist in Edinburgh, says that on the 70th anniversary of NATO, a peaceful future where humanity tackles the crises of the 21st century would be one without the western military alliance
TOMORROW, 4 April, is the 70-year anniversary of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) coalition.
Smina Akhtar: The diary of a Scottish Muslim Woman after the Christchurch Massacre
Smina Akhtar, Phd student at the University of Glasgow and anti-racist campaigner, gives her thoughts in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre of 49 people in a mosque in New Zealand
Friday 15 March, 9.12pm
Analysis: Micro-politics isn't enough - we must address the partition of Ireland
Debates around the UK border in Ireland and the so called 'backstop' bring the crisis elements of the British state into sharper focus
AMONG the many hurdles facing the Brexit process and the British Government, perhaps the most intractable so far has proven to be the plans for a backstop plan covering a ‘open border’ on the island of Ireland - movement of people and goods across the UK state's border in Ireland.
Chester Cornford & Becki Menzies: Brexiteers are trying to conjure the WW2 'Blitz spirit' - but it's a myth
Chester Cornford, student at the University of Dundee, and Becki Menzies, blogger at Hum4nWrites, say that Brexiteers are trying to galvanise a ‘Blitz spirit’ behind the idea of a No Deal Brexit, where hardship is embraced and differences are put aside in the interests of national unity, is a myth, with the Blitz if anything exposing the deep divisions of British society during the Second World War
Long Read: The heroic story of Harry McNish and Shackleton's Imperial Transantarctic Expedition
Retired civil servant Margaret Cuthbert writes a special tribute to Harry McNish, a carpenter on the Imperial Transantarctic Expedition who had to resist his incompetent boss and maintain a broken ship almost single-handedly in freezing conditions to save the crew. Is there lessons from this story for modern day British politics?
Effie Samara: From Russia with Brexit Love
Effie Samara, doctoral researcher in Social Science at Glasgow Uni, writer and film maker, argues that there is a good reason why Putin is telling May to “respect the will of the people” when it comes to Brexit
THE sexy fantasy of Vladimir Putin embracing the statue of Brexit with Stalinist conviction and a soupçon of love for the will of the people is the stuff of nightmares.
Report: £250 billion fraud in UK tax havens greater sum than 20 years of foreign aid budget
Russia most common place of origin for fraudsters using British overseas territories
A NEW report has identified over £250 billion in fraudulent funds directed through UK tax havens, more than over 20 years of the UK Government’s foreign aid budget.
The report, by Transparency International, examined the UK’s overseas territories, many of which act as tax havens for companies around the world to launder illegally obtained funds through.
The analysis comes as the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council is set to meet in London.
Effie Samara: As Brexit enters its final episode, Sturgeon's courageous leadership can still win the day
Effie Samara, writer and doctoral researcher in Social Science at the University of Glasgow, says that Nicola Sturgeon’s clarity of thought and steadfastness means she is the only leader that looks capable of guiding a way out of the Brexit quagmire, which is slowly and painfully reaching its final episode