Saturday, October 17, 2015

Six of the Best 545

"Delve beneath the left-wing and anti-austerity rhetoric and you’ll find a bit of everything: centre-right economics, centre-left social policy, populism, authoritarian law and order, as well as libertarian stances on sexual and gender politics." David Torrance examines the contradictions of the SNP.

"What the hell is a university doing plonking a lump of rock covered with party political propaganda on its campus?" Nick Cohen on the threat to the independence of Scottish universities.

Iain Martin asks why Mhairi Black is pretending to be working class.

The Revd Giles Fraser was wrong to calls for a Dr Beeching for churches says Wealands Bell.

John Gallagher reviews Thomas Dixon's 'Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears'.

"Looking at the buildings, sometimes in the freezing cold or the pouring rain, there would be moments of revelation and suddenly one would figure out what had been in the mind of a master-mason working centuries earlier." David W. Walker is co-author of the two new Pevsner Aberdeenshire volumes in the Buildings of Scotland series.

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