Corbyn & Scotland

Corbyn & Scotland

I have a confession to make. I am not a good socialist. To my shame I enjoy the finest of Italian coffee machines, despise infighting and wear my beret in a sort of ironic homage to the Auld alliance rather than on a Che-inspired imperative. I also happen to think...
Boot Camps for the Young Unemployed

Boot Camps for the Young Unemployed

So, this is what it has come to – boot camps for the young unemployed. Matt Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, has announced ‘a government plan to send young unemployed people to boot camps to prepare them for work.’ To be honest, I...
Kezurrection Shuffle

Kezurrection Shuffle

Supplying useful information isn’t part of “Labour values”, so it’s hard to be sure how many people actually voted in the Scottish Branch Office Leadership Contest.  However, the percentage result suggests that, after abstentions and ruthless purging of sandal-wearing...
A lunch at the fringe

A lunch at the fringe

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 7th to 31st August 2015 Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh, Studio 2, 6-30 August 1.30pm My review of a great lunchtime show to catch The Last Laugh is an interesting piece, mixing very black humour with sarcastic relationship drama. On...