Brexit

Stop No Deal

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Under the new Prime Minister, the UK’s headlong dash towards the No Deal Brexit cliff edge has accelerated. Johnson makes demands he knows the European Union cannot accept. He demands the removal of the Backstop. The Backstop was designed to protect the Good Friday Agreement and thus peace in Northern Ireland and is, let’s not […]

IndyRef

When #IndyRefNew Happens

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What does the future hold? It’s a question we all think about once in a while, especially at key moments in our lives like before leaving school, starting a new job, settling down or moving to a new place. A degree of uncertainty in life is inevitable, sometimes important for moving us forward, and certainly […]

Leith

Thinking What’s in Front and What’s Behind

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“Yesterday, we were your immigrants of today. Before us, there were others. There were always others, dear restless, many-hued Europe.” This line from Kapka Kassabova’s Love Letter to Europe is a powerful evocation of how wrong the Brexit process feels to most of us in Scotland. As many of you will have seen, this January […]

Leith

Look Back, Look Forward – Persevere

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As we approach the festive season and reflect on the past year, a lot has happened in Leith. The renovation of Leith Theatre, for example, brought us another hugely successful Hidden Door festival, as well as ‘Light on the Shore’ as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, and there have been many other shows and […]