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How disposable white men are fuelling Trump’s new authoritarianism.

Girl at motel desk in upstate Oregon: “Nationality?”Me: “UK”. Girl: “Where’s that?” Americans aren’t particularly engaged with abroad at the best of times. Most don’t own a passport while there is an irrational fear of the unknown among many, a sense that abroad simply means trouble. Hence the introductory speaker to Donald Trump in South … Continue reading

Scotland needs a dedicated TV channel not just a new news bulletin.

IT seems a long time ago, but during the referendum campaign there was almost open warfare between supporters of independence and the BBC. There were two noisy demonstrations outside the BBC headquarters at Pacific Quay. Alex Salmond had a public argument with Nick Robinson, then the BBC’s political editor. At a rowdy fringe meeting during … Continue reading

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