More than a union of two crowns

Jack Conrad shows that Scottish national consciousness is complex. Historically there is an unmistakable British dimension

Officially the title of the British state is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain itself being the unity of two kingdoms and one principality (described as Great Britain not for reasons of imperial braggadocio, as left nationalists and other such types have it, but in order to distinguish it from Little Britain or Brittany: ie, the same as Great Russia and Ukraine or Little Russia, etc).

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Letters

Spart caricature; Daft and stupid; Pinhead; Safe italics; NHS march

Gaza demo: Don't let it go to waste

The latest march in solidarity with the Palestinians was both big and open to ideas; but the old hands of the anti-war movement had little perspective to offer. Peter Manson reports

Profit debate: And yet it moves (down)

Irrespective of the specific causes of the 2008-09 crisis, writes Esteban Ezequiel Maito, there is an undeniable tendency for the rate of profit to fall

Morning Star: Nothing to see here

A journalist’s angry resignation has been followed immediately by the departure of its editor and company secretary. Paul Demarty doesn’t believe in coincidences

Parvus’s ‘Fourth of August’

Sections of the left also adopted a German-defencist position during 1914-18

Berlusconi acquittal boosts reactionary drive

Plans for constitutional ‘reform’ represent a return to the notorious ‘Plan for National Rebirth’, argues Toby Abse

Dynamic towards full-scale confrontation

Kiev’s besieging of cities in eastern Ukraine has ominous parallels, says Eddie Ford

Final heave

Communist University is close at hand and the CPGB's annual fundraising drive is looking healthy, reports Mark Fischer. But don't let that stop you!

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