Entries by Peter Curran from 08/2011

The Riots in Some English Cities

| Posted 08.14.2011 | UK Politics

Sunday, 14 August 2011 The riots in some English cities The title of this blog represents the only accurate locational description of what happened o...

Defining Scotland's Independence - the Referendum and the Negotiations

| Posted 08.18.2011 | UK Politics

I am one voter and one voice, and I can only hope that a majority of those eligible to vote in a Scottish referendum will share my position. I will abide by the democratic decision of that referendum.

British and all that - The Prospect of Whitby and popular song

| Posted 08.18.2011 | UK Politics

There has been a lot of comment and debate on the concept of Britishness since the real prospect of Scotland's independence penetrated the Westminster...

Buddy, can you spare a dime? Will the anthem of the '30s return to haunt Scotland?

| Posted 08.20.2011 | UK Politics

"... financial perspicacity and political perspicacity are inversely correlated. Long run salvation by men of business has never been highly regarded ...

The Scottish Labour Leader

| Posted 08.24.2011 | UK Politics

The Labour Party don't have a Scottish leader - what they have is the Leader of the Labour group at Holyrood, whose only function has been to keep his MSPs on message and in line, on behalf of his London master, Ed Miliband, and the UK Labour Party.

Latest Brad Pitt blockbuster-"Last Tram to Hell"

| Posted 08.26.2011 | UK Politics

If you were a zombie extra in Glasgow recently, and are wondering where your career will take you next, look east, and shamble off to Edinburgh, where...

Gimme that old-time religion - Capitalism fails, yet the left is silent

| Posted 08.27.2011 | UK Politics

"The rich run a global system that allows them to accumulate capital and pay the lowest possible price for labour. The freedom that results applies on...

Oh for the Hazy, Crazy, Spinning Days of Blairism

| Posted 08.29.2011 | UK Politics

The former Labour spinners turned commentators are emboldened, having glimpsed a false dawn in Tom Harris, stalking horse turned into contender. John ...