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Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Forget coronavirus, global capitalism is the greatest sickness in the world

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Forget coronavirus, global capitalism is the greatest sickness in the world

WE permit a contagion far more malignant than coronavirus to menace the world’s health. All it requires to thrive are darkness, silence and…

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Kevin McKenna: Keep your NHS claps and faux British patriotism. They are no use to us

Kevin McKenna: Keep your NHS claps and faux British patriotism. They are no use to us

BRITISH politicians rush to requisition emotionalism during times of existential threat. By arrogating sentiment they can convey a reality that…

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Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus shows how little we  care for our old folk

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus shows how little we care for our old folk

AN invitation to consider investing in Scotland’s private care home sector ought to carry the slogan ‘Let us prey’. Any business opportunity…

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We should not allow displacement activity to obscure Alex Salmond’s lamentable behaviour

We should not allow displacement activity to obscure Alex Salmond’s lamentable behaviour

KEVIN McKenna talks of the need for Alex Salmond to show some contrition ("This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but a time for…

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Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Sarah Smith stushie exposes how the Scottish establishment works

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Sarah Smith stushie exposes how the Scottish establishment works

WE think we know what the British establishment looks like. In truth, though, it’s an amorphous and gaseous beast that defies easy description.…

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Opinion: Kevin McKenna: We must put people before profits after coronavirus

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: We must put people before profits after coronavirus

SEVEN weeks into lockdown it’s natural that we’re all looking for the dove with the olive branch signifying this virus is receding. I fear,…

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Letters: The feeling of Britishness is being enlivened again, just as during wartime

Letters: The feeling of Britishness is being enlivened again, just as during wartime

KEVIN McKenna criticises the UK Government for what he perceives to be its failings over its response to the coronavirus pandemic ("Virus…

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Kevin McKenna: 'I'm sorry if you think Britain will emerge from the virus a kinder, more equal place. It won't'

Kevin McKenna: 'I'm sorry if you think Britain will emerge from the virus a kinder, more equal place. It won't'

The message underlying such foreboding always carries a hint of optimism: lions will lie down with lambs and swords will be beaten into…

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Kevin McKenna: This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but for contrition

Kevin McKenna: This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but for contrition

A PROTOCOL emerges during times of national peril which obliges us all to abstain from political tribalism. By subscribing to this code we abjure…

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Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Has push for independence been sidelined by Hate Crime and Gender Recognition fanatics?

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Has push for independence been sidelined by Hate Crime and Gender Recognition fanatics?

A STILL fondly-regarded former colleague issues a weekly sermon on Facebook in which he gently mocks all forms of religious observance. Most weeks…

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'Coronavirus preys on the poor' – Kevin McKenna on the plight of forgotten Scotland

'Coronavirus preys on the poor' – Kevin McKenna on the plight of forgotten Scotland

ON one of those Greenock days when rain and sun fight for the day’s naming rights a statistic becomes flesh and blood. At the side of a four-lane…

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Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus aftermath makes independence more vital than ever

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus aftermath makes independence more vital than ever

YOU could call it state-sponsored sanctimony. In times of crisis or national emergency we’re all urged to pull in the same direction and put…

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Kevin McKenna: Why money-grabbing Celtic make me ashamed to be a fan

Kevin McKenna: Why money-grabbing Celtic make me ashamed to be a fan

I AM one of those persistent lefties who become puce-faced fascists in matters concerning my chosen football club. It’s pathetic, really. You…

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Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked by this mortal threat change our politics and society forever?

Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked by this mortal threat change our politics and society forever?

IT was the best of us; it was the worst of us. Here’s Gary Neville, multi-millionaire former footballer reassuring staff at his two hotels that…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked...→
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Forget coronavirus, global capitalism is the greatest sickness in the world

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Forget coronavirus, global capitalism is the greatest sickness in the world

WE permit a contagion far more malignant than coronavirus to menace the world’s health. All it requires to thrive are darkness, silence and…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Forget coronavir...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Has push for independence been sidelined by Hate Crime and Gender Recognition fanatics?

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Has push for independence been sidelined by Hate Crime and Gender Recognition fanatics?

A STILL fondly-regarded former colleague issues a weekly sermon on Facebook in which he gently mocks all forms of religious observance. Most weeks…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Has push for ind...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: We must put people before profits after coronavirus

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: We must put people before profits after coronavirus

SEVEN weeks into lockdown it’s natural that we’re all looking for the dove with the olive branch signifying this virus is receding. I fear,…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: We must put peop...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna: Keep your NHS claps and faux British patriotism. They are no use to us

Kevin McKenna: Keep your NHS claps and faux British patriotism. They are no use to us

BRITISH politicians rush to requisition emotionalism during times of existential threat. By arrogating sentiment they can convey a reality that…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: Keep your NHS claps and f...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus aftermath makes independence more vital than ever

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus aftermath makes independence more vital than ever

YOU could call it state-sponsored sanctimony. In times of crisis or national emergency we’re all urged to pull in the same direction and put…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus afte...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna: 'I'm sorry if you think Britain will emerge from the virus a kinder, more equal place. It won't'

Kevin McKenna: 'I'm sorry if you think Britain will emerge from the virus a kinder, more equal place. It won't'

The message underlying such foreboding always carries a hint of optimism: lions will lie down with lambs and swords will be beaten into…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: 'I'm sorry if you think B...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
We should not allow displacement activity to obscure Alex Salmond’s lamentable behaviour

We should not allow displacement activity to obscure Alex Salmond’s lamentable behaviour

KEVIN McKenna talks of the need for Alex Salmond to show some contrition ("This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but a time for…

Read full article: We should not allow displacement activit...→
Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked by this mortal threat change our politics and society forever?

Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked by this mortal threat change our politics and society forever?

IT was the best of us; it was the worst of us. Here’s Gary Neville, multi-millionaire former footballer reassuring staff at his two hotels that…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked...→
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Sarah Smith stushie exposes how the Scottish establishment works

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Sarah Smith stushie exposes how the Scottish establishment works

WE think we know what the British establishment looks like. In truth, though, it’s an amorphous and gaseous beast that defies easy description.…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Sarah Smith stus...→
'Coronavirus preys on the poor' – Kevin McKenna on the plight of forgotten Scotland

'Coronavirus preys on the poor' – Kevin McKenna on the plight of forgotten Scotland

ON one of those Greenock days when rain and sun fight for the day’s naming rights a statistic becomes flesh and blood. At the side of a four-lane…

Read full article: 'Coronavirus preys on the poor' – Kevin ...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Letters: The feeling of Britishness is being enlivened again, just as during wartime

Letters: The feeling of Britishness is being enlivened again, just as during wartime

KEVIN McKenna criticises the UK Government for what he perceives to be its failings over its response to the coronavirus pandemic ("Virus…

Read full article: Letters: The feeling of Britishness is b...→
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus shows how little we  care for our old folk

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus shows how little we care for our old folk

AN invitation to consider investing in Scotland’s private care home sector ought to carry the slogan ‘Let us prey’. Any business opportunity…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus show...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna: Why money-grabbing Celtic make me ashamed to be a fan

Kevin McKenna: Why money-grabbing Celtic make me ashamed to be a fan

I AM one of those persistent lefties who become puce-faced fascists in matters concerning my chosen football club. It’s pathetic, really. You…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: Why money-grabbing Celtic...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna: This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but for contrition

Kevin McKenna: This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but for contrition

A PROTOCOL emerges during times of national peril which obliges us all to abstain from political tribalism. By subscribing to this code we abjure…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: This is not a time for ve...→
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Forget coronavirus, global capitalism is the greatest sickness in the world

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Forget coronavirus, global capitalism is the greatest sickness in the world

WE permit a contagion far more malignant than coronavirus to menace the world’s health. All it requires to thrive are darkness, silence and…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Forget coronavir...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Sarah Smith stushie exposes how the Scottish establishment works

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Sarah Smith stushie exposes how the Scottish establishment works

WE think we know what the British establishment looks like. In truth, though, it’s an amorphous and gaseous beast that defies easy description.…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Sarah Smith stus...→
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Has push for independence been sidelined by Hate Crime and Gender Recognition fanatics?

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Has push for independence been sidelined by Hate Crime and Gender Recognition fanatics?

A STILL fondly-regarded former colleague issues a weekly sermon on Facebook in which he gently mocks all forms of religious observance. Most weeks…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Has push for ind...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: We must put people before profits after coronavirus

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: We must put people before profits after coronavirus

SEVEN weeks into lockdown it’s natural that we’re all looking for the dove with the olive branch signifying this virus is receding. I fear,…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: We must put peop...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
'Coronavirus preys on the poor' – Kevin McKenna on the plight of forgotten Scotland

'Coronavirus preys on the poor' – Kevin McKenna on the plight of forgotten Scotland

ON one of those Greenock days when rain and sun fight for the day’s naming rights a statistic becomes flesh and blood. At the side of a four-lane…

Read full article: 'Coronavirus preys on the poor' – Kevin ...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna: Keep your NHS claps and faux British patriotism. They are no use to us

Kevin McKenna: Keep your NHS claps and faux British patriotism. They are no use to us

BRITISH politicians rush to requisition emotionalism during times of existential threat. By arrogating sentiment they can convey a reality that…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: Keep your NHS claps and f...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Letters: The feeling of Britishness is being enlivened again, just as during wartime

Letters: The feeling of Britishness is being enlivened again, just as during wartime

KEVIN McKenna criticises the UK Government for what he perceives to be its failings over its response to the coronavirus pandemic ("Virus…

Read full article: Letters: The feeling of Britishness is b...→
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus aftermath makes independence more vital than ever

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus aftermath makes independence more vital than ever

YOU could call it state-sponsored sanctimony. In times of crisis or national emergency we’re all urged to pull in the same direction and put…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus afte...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus shows how little we  care for our old folk

Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus shows how little we care for our old folk

AN invitation to consider investing in Scotland’s private care home sector ought to carry the slogan ‘Let us prey’. Any business opportunity…

Read full article: Opinion: Kevin McKenna: Coronavirus show...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna: 'I'm sorry if you think Britain will emerge from the virus a kinder, more equal place. It won't'

Kevin McKenna: 'I'm sorry if you think Britain will emerge from the virus a kinder, more equal place. It won't'

The message underlying such foreboding always carries a hint of optimism: lions will lie down with lambs and swords will be beaten into…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: 'I'm sorry if you think B...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
Kevin McKenna: Why money-grabbing Celtic make me ashamed to be a fan

Kevin McKenna: Why money-grabbing Celtic make me ashamed to be a fan

I AM one of those persistent lefties who become puce-faced fascists in matters concerning my chosen football club. It’s pathetic, really. You…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: Why money-grabbing Celtic...→
  • #Kevin McKenna
We should not allow displacement activity to obscure Alex Salmond’s lamentable behaviour

We should not allow displacement activity to obscure Alex Salmond’s lamentable behaviour

KEVIN McKenna talks of the need for Alex Salmond to show some contrition ("This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but a time for…

Read full article: We should not allow displacement activit...→
Kevin McKenna: This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but for contrition

Kevin McKenna: This is not a time for vengeance, Mr Salmond, but for contrition

A PROTOCOL emerges during times of national peril which obliges us all to abstain from political tribalism. By subscribing to this code we abjure…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: This is not a time for ve...→
Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked by this mortal threat change our politics and society forever?

Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked by this mortal threat change our politics and society forever?

IT was the best of us; it was the worst of us. Here’s Gary Neville, multi-millionaire former footballer reassuring staff at his two hotels that…

Read full article: Kevin McKenna: Could compassion unlocked...→