Monthly Archives: September 2010

Festival of Politics – Freedom & Photography

Production:World Press Photos 10 Freedom & Photography Have you been stopped from taking a photograph in a public place? Was it a police officer? A private security guard? Did you self-censor? As part of the Festival of Politics a panel … Continue reading

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Festival of Politics – Scotland’s Political Football

Football fans, politicians, and sports media examined the politics of Scotland’s national game and discussed what needs to be done to improve the fortunes of our national team. The two-hour event on 17 August featured a panel of football pundits … Continue reading

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Tory Grandee Falls Flat On His Face at Holyrood…. Is War Ever Justified?

“Malky”, aka Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP QC & all the rest, made a spectacular entrance at the Scottish Parliament Festival of Politics by carpet surfing onto the stage for his entrance. Some say he tripped over a loose tile left … Continue reading

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Festival of Politics – The Politics of Comedy

During the 80s comedy was frequently used as a political ‘weapon’. But is comedy today equally political, or has its increasingly commercial nature dulled its campaigning edge? And what now is deemed ‘politically acceptable’ comedy material? The panel of heavyweights … Continue reading

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Festival of Politics – Do Newspapers Have a Future?

Venue: Committee Room 1, Scottish Parliament Running time: 60minsProduction: In Association with the Cross Party Group on Culture and Media. Can newspapers survive the internet? Most are available free on the web, but compete there with broadcast media websites like … Continue reading

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Deputy First Ministers Questions from Holyrood 16th September 2010

Deputy First Ministers Questions from Holyrood 16th September 2010 The Pope’s visit to Scotland again shaped First Ministers Questions (FMQs) with Deputy First Minister (DFM) Nicola Sturgeon standing-in for First Minister Alex Salmond who was over in Holyrood Palace with … Continue reading

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I`m an Evangelical Aetheist

I was going to hold my counsel but in the face of the bile coming my way… “The notion that it was the atheism of Nazis that led to their extremist and hateful views or that somehow fuels intolerance in … Continue reading

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