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Sectarianism Distorting NHS Scotland’s Workforce ?

By Wladyslaw Mejka For some centuries now, being a Catholic in Scotland has not been a passport to an easy life and it has certainly not been an identity which automatically opens the armoured glass doors to employment and career development. Just over the water, in Northern Ireland, the reality of sectarianism and discrimination has … Continue reading

The British Ideology

By Jim Slaven So the Olympics are over and it is time to reflect on the significance of London 2012. While the coverage has been extensive, none of it has come close to a brilliant book published before London 2012 had even started. French intellectual Marc Perelman’s extended essay Barbaric Sports does a great job … Continue reading

When We Were Kings

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We Are Hibernian Book

Just as Paul McBride was banging his gums about Hibs a new book, We Are Hibernian by Andy MacVannan, has been launched looking at the club from the fans perspective. Contributors including Irvine Welsh, Dougray Scott, Dick Gaughan and many others (including 107 Cowgate) give their views on the club, its history and its place in Scottish … Continue reading

New Statistics Show Catholics Targeted in Hate Crimes

Figures released today by the Scottish Government have shown that Catholics are over 4 times more likely to be the victim of a hate crime in Scotland. The report into Section 74 Religiously Aggravated Offences covers the period 2010-2011. While the report and the statistics contained within it need to be analysed at length some initial thoughts … Continue reading

Football Fans And The Abuse Of State Power

By Jim Slaven This week we have seen protests from both Celtic and Rangers fans against the SNP Government’s new Offensive Behaviour Bill. Celtic’s Green Brigade kicked it off with a brilliant demonstration at their home game against Inverness last Saturday. They also followed it up with a statement explaining their actions, which demonstrated they … Continue reading

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