Monthly Archives: March 2011

Don’t You Know Who I Am?

Today was Census Day 2011.   Millions of Scots were expected to fill in questionnaires as part of the 2011 census.   This is an event every ten years where the UK Government acts all feudal with British subjects and … Continue reading

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A Simplifying Budget that’s Complicated

George Osborne, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, described his Budget on Wednesday as a “Budget for Growth.”   The Chancellor also outlined what he said was a simpler, fairer tax system that will benefit everyone and the country at … Continue reading

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Did Edinburgh’s Forest Help Decide the Wooden Spoon’s Destiny?

For the last nine months I’ve volunteered most Saturday’s at the Forest in Edinburgh.  The Forest is a registered charity for a volunteer-run, collectively-owned, free arts/events space and vegetarian café.  To some it is a den of beatniks and drop … Continue reading

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If Right is Wrong, What’s Left?

Almost thirty years ago I went to my first demo, one in support of the miners.  I was swept along by the passions of the crowd, the excitement of the day.  The chants were varied, but there was one constant … Continue reading

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