Graham of Anywhere

Graham's blog: politics, poetry, and introspection

Voting Labour

Who, then, is prepared to look at the plain facts when choosing who to vote for in the UK General Election this Thursday?

Of course, the facts look very different from varying standpoints and everyone…

The Final Battle

Over in America, each of the states, as United as they stand, is forging its own way through the divisive issue of gay marriage. A relentless struggle between progressive civil rights and old fashioned…

Music and Film / World Events

Today I watched two films, both of which used music to create a soundtrack equally as important as the visuals, in turn to produce something really quite good. Both of these films, incidentally, are movies…

The release of al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber

So, a couple of days back, the Scottish Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, agreed to release the Libyan national Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi who was convicted in 2001 for the mass murder of 270 innocent…

Final chance to save the Odeon Edinburgh Clerk St

Edinburgh Evening News:Heritage group urged to stop final curtain falling on Odeon
Facebook Group of Petition Campaign
Only one thing now stands in the way of Edinburgh losing the Odeon Clerk Street…

A Decade of Progress



Speaking Out, 10 Years On

I'm not sure where exactly in the timeline that this event occurred, memories are badly filed and generally prone to corruption after all, but I do remember where it happened.…

Scottish banks fall from grace

So, the Credit Crisis. The problem, as distant and invisible as it was, started in the US when the financial giants decided the way to increase growth was to sell credit [mortgages] to those with low credit…

Tribes

So, Gary mentioned 'Tribes' by Seth Godin. I went and downloaded the audiobook, for free (woo). I haven't listened to that much so far but it seems quite insightful. I think I prefer when I'm either leading…

Scottish Independence Is Misguided

The Scottish National Party (SNP) is a large political party in Scotland, currently in power with a minority government led by Alex Salmond. Said party has an ultimate goal and that goal is an independent…

Odeon Clerk Street

So, this week saw the announcement that the re-development of Edinburgh's old Odeon cinema on South Clerk Street will go ahead. The Planning Committee passed the verdict by majority vote. Most of the cinema…