Shocking Unionist Reaction to Baby Boxes

How could a policy designed to benefit newborn babies – addressing the serious problems of infant mortality and childhood poverty – provoke such a vitriolic reaction? While it sickens me to the stomach, part of me – as a social scientist – understands the hostility of Scotland’s comfortable middle-class unionists towards

Restoring Trust in the BBC

BBC Scotland’s anti-Scottish shenanigans became so predictable that Yessers all over Scotland could accurately read the news verbatim half an hour before it came on air. It was so obvious in fact that the parody blog BBC Scotlandshire was inadvertently delivering the BBC’s hilarious coverage of the referendum weeks ahead of the BBC Scotland news desk.

Our Christmas Present from the United Nations

In the real world – a place both Netanyahu and Danon are ill at ease – we have to deal with real people and their real rights and claims. In the real world gods don’t act as guarantors. Laws do. In this case we have the current position of international law and the reality of Palestine and Israel as real and existing states with rights.