Concrete at Cramond


Mute, nameless, servile: The promise of sex in motorsport

[W]omen are presented as reward in motorsport like few other major sports in the world. From Formula Oneโ€™s lines of applauding women directing victorious drivers to the cool down room, to Monster Energy Drinksโ€™ extensive use of promotional women, to โ€œbrolly dolliesโ€ in motorbike racing, to the paper thin metaphor of spraying models on the podium with champagne.

Radiohead at Trnsmt

Radiohead at Trnsmt were OK

I took the opportunity to see Radiohead when they played at Glasgow Green this summer as part of the Trnsmt festival. Even though they have been one of my favourite bands for over 15 years, I had never actually gone to see them before.

The six tribes of Brexit revealed

Since last yearโ€™s EU referendum, many political analysts have placed Britons neatly into one of two tribes: Leavers or Remainers. But a new piece of research paints a more nuanced picture of the lines along which British society is divided.

Time to remove the Lib Dem invisibility cloak

On all these people trying to set up moderate, pro-EU political parties.

Like it or not, if you want a pro-EU, pro-business, pro-tech UK political party, there is already one that has over 100,000 members, 12 MPs, thousands of councillors, and an internal democracy that compares favourably to every single one of its competitors.