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JK Rowling, In Defence Of Greater England

Sometimes an individual should simply stick to doing what he or she does best. In the case of the British author J.K. Rowling her “best” is continuing her spectacularly successful career of … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 10 Comments

Michael White, The Debonair Greater Englander

Michael White, the parliamentary correspondent of the nominally centre-left Guardian newspaper in the UK, has gained an unenviable reputation over the last decade as one of the more odiously patronising Greater … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

No Respect In Bradford For Journalists

Interesting report by Ben Judah for the European edition of the current affairs site Politico on his recent encounter in Britain with George Galloway’s controversial Respect Party and some of … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Waterboarding Made In Britain

Back in June of this year Ireland’s public service broadcaster RTÉ finally got around to examining the long history of Britain’s use of physical and psychological torture against Irish men, … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

No Value In Welsh For Tory’s English Candidate

Over the last few decades our Celtic neighbours in Wales have seen the emergence of something approaching a national consensus on the importance of the Welsh language. Though there is … Continue reading

October 22, 2014

Scottish Democracy Meets X Factor

In the recent Scottish referendum 44% of voters said “Yes” to an independent Scotland. In contrast 56% of voters said “No” with the general understanding that this rejection of independence … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

That Pre-Vote Pledge By The British Party Leaders

Taking about broken promises the above image is taken from today’s edition of Britain’s right-leaning Times newspaper. So much for all-party pledges in the wake of Scotland’s “No” vote. However in … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

British Nationalism, Sorry, Unionism


September 20, 2014 · 28 Comments

Woe To The Vanquished

Well I’ve waited half the morning to write this post and I’m still unsure of what to say. The feeling of sadness is genuinely overwhelming if only because I have so … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 22 Comments

Tweeting For #VoteYes In The #IndyRef #Scotland

Some recent tweets by @ansionnachfionn on the #IndyRef #BritNats so desperate they referencing #DadsArmy in #IndyRef so #VoteYes for #Scottish FUTURE not #British PAST — An Sionnach Fionn (@AnSionnachFionn) … Continue reading

September 17, 2014

The Common Struggle

Just time to highlight three articles that deserve your attention. The first is “10 Reasons Why Irish Is An Absolutely Awesome Language” from the Czech software engineer Michal Boleslav Měchura … Continue reading

September 17, 2014

Too Little Too Late

September 15, 2014 · 22 Comments

John Prescott, A Metaphor For Failed Britain

As the referendum campaign on Scottish independence enters its closing days Lord John Prescott, the former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, holder of half-a-dozen senior cabinet posts and deputy … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 10 Comments

Scotland To Say Yes?

Within the margin of error but given two years of unrelenting attacks by the British political and media establishment it is something altogether remarkable. And even a little bit inspiring. … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 8 Comments

Scotland The Brave

The Mirror has an excellent post featuring a recent radio discussion in the United States on Scotland’s upcoming referendum on independence that pretty much nails the negativity and scare-mongering that … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Scotland Votes No, Scotland Gets Tory/UKIP (DUP/UUP/TUV) Rule?

Some interesting polling in Britain which shows that the centre-left Labour Party is still in the lead over the governing centre-right Conservatives and right-left Lib-Dems. However despite all the adverse … Continue reading

August 18, 2014

Equal In Any Language

In yesterday’s Guardian newspaper the journalist and political activist Ellie Mae O’Hagan argues that the Welsh language should be part of the school curriculum not just in Wales but in … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

A Message To Scotland

When the children’s author JK Rowling announced her financial support for the anti-sovereignty side in Scotland’s forthcoming referendum on independence she lamented the alleged online campaign of abuse against British … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Harry Potter To The Rescue!

It says much for the fantasy politics of British nationalism that a decision by the English-born children’s author JK Rowling to boost the already hefty warchest of the Unionist “No” campaign … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 10 Comments

Bye-Bye Peace Process! Hello Orange World Order!

A terrifying report from the Guardian newspaper for anyone who knows anything about the history of modern Ireland: “David Cameron hosted a lavish reception in the Downing Street garden for … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Forces Of Darkness Gather

There is truly nothing more astonishing in this world than a British nationalist politician who is completely oblivious of his own nation’s history of imperial misdeeds and crimes around the globe. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 14 Comments

Welsh, A Foreign Language In Britain

Substitute “Ireland” for “Wales” and “Irish” for “Welsh” and the discrimination revealed below would be pretty much the same. From a report in the Daily Post newspaper: “After receiving a form in English … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

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