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By George Kerevan
 
DURING his ill-starred 2010 election campaign, Gordon Brown made the controversial pledge to “create British jobs for British workers”. Of course, his proposal was illegal under European Union rules, but then Brown did not actually intend to do anything about it. His use of language worthy of the BNP was a classic political “dog whistle” – an emotive phrase intended to lodge in the subconscious of a key electoral group.

By Bob Duncan

National Collective cartoonist Greg Moodie has embarked on what he describes as a 'drinking' tour' of independence websites, with a different major site hosting one of his works each Saturday.

In the past few weeks, Greg has stopped off for a wee dram at both Bella Caledonia and BBC Scotlandshire. This week it is the turn of Newsnet Scotland to host a little number inspired by the extraordinarily high profile of UKIP and its leader Nigel Farage.

By Calum Ansell

The decision taken last week by David Cameron not to get involved in a debate with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond on the issue of Scottish independence is one that has, by and large, passed the traditional Scottish media unnoticed despite its significance.

Being the elected leader of the institution that the Better Together campaign is asking Scots to endorse means that Cameron cannot take a back seat in this debate. As Prime Minister of the United Kingdom one would think that Cameron should be campaigning with “every single fibre” he has instead of leaving the debate to a previous and previously disgraced Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Wales have been knocked out of the rugby world cup after losing to France 9-8 in the first semi-final.

The match though will be remembered more for a dreadful refereeing decision by match official Alain Rolland who sent off Welsh captain James Warburton in the first half for a dangerous tackle.

By Jo Cargill

“Oran Mor, let’s be having you.” And they did. From the minute they came on stage the Three Blind Wolves had us.

Even the noisy gaggle at the bar ssshhhed each other when frontman Ross Clark stopped playing his guitar and stepped out from the mic with aching a capella ‘I am the one you left behind. Pick me up before you leave’. Every word sang with gut wrenching sincerity.

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