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Donald Trump Seeks To Intimidate The Press In Extraordinary Meeting At Trump Tower

AN SIONNACH FIONN

In early 2009 the deeply controversial Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, launched a campaign to tighten his control of the country’s press. Beset in scandals relating to adulteress affairs, allegations of sexual assault, business corruption and political patronage, the populist politician sought to silence his journalistic critics by intimidating them. As the UK’s Independent newspaper noted at the time, to say that Berlusconi:

“…would like to control the Italian media, and to a large extent actually does, is hardly news. But last week saw him trying to rein in the foreign press too, and finding it rather more difficult.

Berlusconi is a media magnate who owns three of Italy’s national TV channels and, as prime minister, has a dominant influence over the public broadcaster, RAI. He and his family own a couple of daily papers, one of the two main news weeklies and the country’s biggest book publisher, Mondadori. He…

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Exclusive: Scottish Alt-Right Vlogger At Centre of “Heil Trump” Storm

A Scottish Youtuber with a growing fanbase in fascist “alt-right” circles was a keynote speaker at the white nationalist conference in Washington DC, that since Saturday has become the …

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Exclusive: Scottish Alt-Right Vlogger At Centre of “Heil Trump” Storm

A Thousand Flowers

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A Scottish Youtuber with a growing fanbase in fascist “alt-right” circles was a keynote speaker at the white nationalist conference in Washington DC, that since Saturday has become the focus of an international media storm. Footage of hundreds of attendees at Saturday’s annual conference of the National Policy Institute raising straight handed salutes, as alt-right leader Richard Spencer commands them to “Heil Trump”, has been beamed around the world.

This blog can now reveal that an Edinburgh based vlogger was one of the main draws at the conference. Since late 2013, self-styled “Millennial Woes” has posted hundreds of videos to his Youtube account, racking up 18,000 subscribers and nearly 2.4 million views. Milliennial Woes – who keeps his real identity secret – claims to earn a living from his Youtube channel and regularly asks his followers for donations.

He flew out to the US from Edinburgh Airport two weeks ago and…

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PROFESSOR ADAM TOMKINS DISPLAYS HIS CLASSY SENSE OF HUMOUR

MUNGUIN'S NEW REPUBLIC

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You know, it would be a wonder if sometimes we didn’t ALL say things on social media, particularly Twitter, that, upon reflection, would have been better left unsaid.

Of course, for many of us it doesn’t matter a fig. No one much reads our tweets, and those who do are probably friends…so it’s a bit like down the pub when we say something silly among our mates.

But when you’re a politician (or other celebrated personality), and your tweets are read by thousands, and they reflect the attitude of your party, it might be a good idea to consider very carefully before you put finger to keyboard.

It’s a small thing maybe, but using a picture of a natural disaster that killed 26 people and brought about devastation and misery just to make a silly, petty point against Humza and the SNP, is beneath even what you’d expect from anyone, let alone…

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Britain’s well and truly plucked

BBC Reporting How Bad The SNP Is had a wee segment on Monday’s programme about how Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t really want independence, she’s aiming for membership of EFTA instead. T…

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Britain’s well and truly plucked

Wee Ginger Dug

BBC Reporting How Bad The SNP Is had a wee segment on Monday’s programme about how Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t really want independence, she’s aiming for membership of EFTA instead. That’s sort of EU-lite. You still have to agree to free movement of people, pay a shitload of money, and implement all EU directives, it’s just that you don’t get any say in determining EU policy. Anyway, BBC Reporting How Dreadful It Is concluded that, and I paraphrase, that the rest of Europe probably doesn’t want us on account of the fact that we need to ask Theresa May for permission and that permission isn’t likely to be forthcoming.

The last word was given to the ever so sensible Tories. That’s the party that did an enormous jobby in our living room and is now demanding that we give them a plan for making the best of it, possibly by pretending…

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Fear of foreign

For the past few days there have been Scottish Unionists on social media congratulating themselves that with their No vote in 2014, Scotland resisted the evil tide that has unleashed the evils of r…

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