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Antigone – still relevant

Antigone – still relevant

Jean McConville , the widowed, Belfast  mother of nine children, was abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1972; she was secretly buried and her family waited over thirty years for an official ceremony. She is the best known of ‘The Disappeared’ and her death still causes

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Scottish AV Day

Scottish AV Day

The Scottish Photographic Federation used to host this gathering but for reasons, as yet not fully explained , it abandoned its commitment to audio-visual enthusiasts a couple of years back.  Step forward doughty Bill Barr of Carstairs  CC who almost single-handedly has managed to stage this annual event

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Fallon and Syria

Fallon and Syria

  Even among senior, Labour figures, there is fairly widespread agreement that Britain’s intervention in Iraq has had dire consequences for the whole Middle East Region. George Bush’s ‘war on terrorism’ was justifiably seen by most Muslims as an attack on them and on their beliefs. The

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DECLINE AND FALL OF SCOTTISH LABOUR

The seeds of last Thursday’s decimation at the Polls of Scottish Labour were germinating long before the 2014 Referendum.  Worried by the rise of the Nationalists in the Seventies, the late John Smith, one of Labour’s sharpest thinkers, saw critically limited devolution as the solution. His prodigy,

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SNP, Sinn Fein and Home Rule

SNP, Sinn Fein and Home Rule

For nearly one hundred years, the Constitution, has been the predominant issue in every election, fought in Northern Ireland, even at Council level,  where there is a wearying, unionist pre-occupation with flags and emblems.  The results of the Election in Scotland have ensured that independence has shot

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