Wales – A Country Divided Part II

BY MARCUS STEAD Two further developments that helped the Crachach consolidate their grip on public life in Wales occurred during the 1990s. The first was the expansion of the universities sector in the early part of the decade, which was a boon for Crachach seeking senior status in academic institutions. (This article follows on from Part I here) Then, in 1997 a referendum was held … Continue reading Wales – A Country Divided Part II

Wales – A Country Divided Part I

BY MARCUS STEAD Wales is becoming a downright hostile place for the more than 80% of us who don’t speak the Welsh language. We are treated as second class citizens and it intensifies with every year that passes. In this article, I outline how Wales is run by, and for the benefit of, a small elite of Welsh-speaking middle class people known as the Crachach, … Continue reading Wales – A Country Divided Part I

Biased BBC Dissembling (Again)

BY ALEXIA JAMES Let’s be frank. The BBC does not have a good reputation for being fair and balanced over Brexit. Some argue that their Remain bias over recent years has done irreparable damage to public trust in the BBC, its ability to deliver news impartially, and will result in the end of the licence fee in coming years. Already there is desperate talk of … Continue reading Biased BBC Dissembling (Again)

The Badgering Continues

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ In April of this year we wrote an article stating that Scotland’s CPS – the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) – had cottoned on to the antics of Terry Hill, the League Against Cruel Sports’ hunt monitor. We made the following public comment: It turns out that we were very much mistaken. Not about the crook, Hill. … Continue reading The Badgering Continues

Towards Truly Non-Sexist Language

BY ARTHUR KAUFMAN This article grew out of my being tired of listening to “he … uh … and … uh … she” or “men … uh … and … uh … women” and all the variations emphasising the neutrality of gender.  As a Radio 4 junkie, not a day goes by without hearing a few utterances from a range of voices, especially politicians, who, … Continue reading Towards Truly Non-Sexist Language

England’s Cyber Nats

CSM EDITORIAL This magazine is proud to publish the writings of Effie Deans. She writes clear and illuminating articles – often to highlight the nonsense going on up north over the border as Sturgeon’s mayoralty gets a tad too big for its wee booties. The downside to publishing Effie’s work is the kickback that the magazine receives from the so-called cybernats. These comprise the SNP … Continue reading England’s Cyber Nats

Losing Our Way Part II

BY EFFIE DEANS The other day I wrote about my experience on a trip to the Highlands. I didn’t expect it to be particularly popular article, after all Gaelic is a minority language spoken on a daily basis by about eleven thousand people mostly in the Outer Hebrides. But suddenly my timeline was filled with raging Scottish Nationalists. Not one of them addressed the substantive … Continue reading Losing Our Way Part II

Politically Incorrect Positives

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Political correctness can be so stifling and inelegant. Originating almost a century ago in Russia with the term politicheskaya pravil’nost, it undermines Western values and builds needless barriers. It is a net which its clumsy proponents designed for all to be trapped in. However, like that other macro and unhelpful fishing practice, bottom trawling (no, don’t go there) – which destroys far … Continue reading Politically Incorrect Positives