In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.
Scotland should be compensated for their share of UK gold sold off rock bottom by Gordon Brown, and for subsequent asset stripping, including the cheap sell off of Royal Mail, which also allows dividends to be exported, rather than kept and reinvested in UK.
Prime Minister David Cameron met with Sony Pictures representatives three months before indyref to discuss the impending release in Britain of the Outlander series, according to WIKILEAKS. The series premier broadcast was inexplicably delayed here until after the referendum.
It seems to be typical of the triumph of spin over substance in this election campaign so far. The debate over whether or not E Miliband planted the meat cleaver into D Miliband’s back seemed to receive much more coverage than whether or not we should pay billions of pounds for Trident.
LAST week I ran into a Labour MP of my acquaintance, someone I respect. We had an off the record chat about the prospects of Ed Miliband accepting a deal with the SNP after the election. My confrere was of the opinion it would never happen.
For starters, he said, Labour is getting a lot of resistance from its English MPs and supporters to an accommodation with the Scots. I don’t doubt that is true, though I suspect it reflects a misguided view that relying on SNP parliamentary support – on a confidence and supply arrangement – implies giving Scotland unfair concessions. On the contrary, the SNP’s resistance to more austerity and Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a modest rise in UK public spending over the life of the next parliament, should be more than acceptable to the ordinary English Labour voter.
Fashion photographer Mario Testino continues his popular 'Towel Series', finding new muses behind the scenes of his many photo shoots. Having their moment in the spotlight this time around are models Bryant Brown, Marcelo Boldrini, Pablo Morais and William Albuquerque.
Scottish news and politics, analysis and opinion. Scotland's political social media hub. SNP minister hits out at Labour leadership for being “happy to have a pop at immigrants at any opportunity for cheap political gain” HUMZA YOUSAF has slammed the UK's “inhumane” detention centres and said he hopes the SNP can
A fresh rolling Scottish news and politics service. We're part of the Common Weal, and our full launch is coming soon. CommonSpace takes a look at the SNP's manifesto, and compares it to Labour's to see what areas of agreement and disagreement could be found in a possible Labour-SNP deal after the General Election THE SNP’s manifesto launch offers the fir
LABOUR’S shadow business minister, Ian Murray, has broken ranks with the party leadership over the renewal of Trident by stating that he would not vote for the renewal of the submarine missile fleet under any circumstances.
As the pressure mounts on Jim Murphy for tonight’s debate Tony Blair stepped out of whatever Gold Digging corporate hellhole he’d been working to announce his ‘100% backing for Miliband’, a strangely un-reassuring commitment probably about as welcome as his rejected money.
The question of whether non-residents of Scotland can vote for the Scottish National party unexpectedly featured in a list of most searched-for terms provided by Google after Thursday night’s leaders’ debate.
Right now, party strategists are squinting at demographic tools that divide Britain into sub-tribes in a battle to woo voters in individual postcodes. But they’re missing the bigger picture. This election is set to be dominated by political divides that are new, and much larger. Instead of micro-demographic categories, what we’ll need to understand are dreams. These can be reduced to three geospatial identities, which I’ve labelled Scandi-Scotland, the asset-rich south-east and post-industrial Britain.
This year, 2013, was the year of Cumberbatch (at least that’s what we’re calling it at Bustle). The tall drink of British captivated audiences in a few small projects like Star Trek Into Darkness and that BBC series Sherlock everyone keeps going on about. You know,those little things. When he wasn’t busy working on this year’s biggest Oscar contender (12 Year’s a Slave) or being named the sexiest male movie star in the world by Empire Magazine (seriously, watch Sherlock — never before was “taking off a scarf” considered to be sexy until Cumberbatch did it), he was busy ruling the Internet and becoming a walking, talking meme. It seemed like any appearance the actor made on a talk show or any interview he gave was instant Interweb fodder. Just look what happened when he snapped a silly photo on Top Gear:
[Click the title for loads of daft internet memes and sassy moments captured in interviews throughout 2013.]
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