Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blame neoliberalism, not Salmond, if the UK breaks up

My latest piece for OpEdge- on today's Scottish Independence Referendum.

If Scotland does decide to leave the UK, we can be sure that the Westminster elite and anti-Scottish media commentators will be ready to blame Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, and his SNP party for the historic break-up.

But in truth, the reason why so many believe Scotland’s best place is out of the UK is to do with a major political and economic shift which took place in Britain 35 years ago, and which has nothing to do with the SNP or its leader.

You can read the whole piece here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Intelligent Punter's Guide to the 2014/5 Champions League

My latest IP Guide from The Week.

The group stage of the UEFA Champions League begins this week. There are eight groups each consisting of four teams and the top two in each group will go through to the last 16.

Which teams are the best bets in this year's competition? Here are the key factors to bear in mind:

You can read the whole piece here.

Friday, September 05, 2014

​‘George Galloway attack is an attack on all dissenters’

My new column for OpEdge:

Members of Britain’s political and media elite failed to show outrage over the brutal street attack on 60-year old pro-Palestinian British MP George Galloway, and to condemn unequivocally the assault which led to Galloway’s hospitalization.

And that speaks volumes about the type of country Britain has become and how our democracy and the freedom to speak our minds on foreign policy issues has been eroded.

You can read the whole piece here.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Crosstalk: Kiev in retreat

Above you can watch me on RT's Crosstalk programme, (recorded earlier this week), debating western coverage of the crisis in Ukraine.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Taken for a Ride- why it's time to renationalise Britain's buses

My new Public Ownership column for the Morning Star.

Subsidies for private bus companies run into hundreds of millions and the service provided leaves a lot to be desired. Neil Clark explains why it’s time to renationalise the buses

You can read the whole piece here.