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Gordon Brown’s Empty Promises

Gordon Brown’s Empty Promises

The weekend message from the polls precipitated an unexpected and rushed recalibration of the Better Together Campaign which would not have been out of place in a Whitehall Farce. Had Nick Clegg dropped his trousers in Galashiels today, the picture  would have been complete. However, for now

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Only another debate

Only another debate

The First Minister, Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will meet again in a BBC Network Referendum debate tonight.  Since the Kennedy/Nixon encounter of the fifties, television debates, in my view, have assumed undue and unproven importance in persuading the electorate. It is highly unlikely that five o’clock shadow

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The Trouble with Women

The Trouble with Women

The Tory spin machine has been in overdrive, trying to convince us that women have arrived and in future will be treated as equals to male colleagues and receive promotion on merit. We know in reality that the cabinet re-shuffle was about presentation for the next election.

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Fraught Relationships

Fraught Relationships

I love the continuing commitment of French cinema to a quality and tasteful aesthetic. The camera lingers, allowing the viewer to imbibe landscape and beyond. BBC4 this week screened ‘You will be my son’ in its consistently excellent, Sunday night continental series .  Set in a successful

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Brian Friel’s “Translations” and the Referendum

Brian Friel’s “Translations” and the Referendum

Watching Adrian Dunbar’s moving production of Brian Friel’s ‘Translations’   at the Kings in Edinburgh last week, it was difficult not to apply the message to 21st Century Scotland. Set in the early nineteenth century, the play explores the difficulties of dealing with a culture which is alien to

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