- A #TalkLikeAPirateDay joke: wp.me/p3uYA-2aM 48 minutes ago
- Today's post: Nine thoughts on the referendum result wp.me/p3uYA-2aB 50 minutes ago
- RT @KateGL: One of interest to at least @dds180 and @FlipChartRick : Gender pay gap in accounting still prominent - klou.tt/1qg47t9p3wyd2 52 minutes ago
- @duncana_ Ha harrr. Thanks. 1 hour ago
- RT @DuncanOleary: 14% of SNP voters voted 'no' yesterday, according to the Ashcroft poll. #indyref 2 hours ago
- @neilmorrison Seems not everyone shares your scepticism. independent.co.uk/life-style/gad… 2 hours ago
- RT @fjjariego: Clearly women are cleverer: "There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue" independent.co.uk/life-style/gad… 2 hours ago
- RT @BBCScotlandNews: "It got a bit nasty for a while" Police deal with angry #indyref scenes in George Square ► bbc.in/1wO5XSK htt… 2 hours ago
- RT @PME2014: Then it pissed it down all afternoon :/ 4 hours ago
- @crischarliepaul @alexmassie What about Polaris? 4 hours ago
- @crischarliepaul @alexmassie Dunno about the nuke free childhoods. But agree on the rest. 4 hours ago
- "The Union was saved, in the main, by wealthier and older Scots." specc.ie/1mkg5z4 Thoughtful #indyref piece by @alexmassie 5 hours ago
- Pirate Day joke
- Nine thoughts on the referendum result
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- The brutal maths of public spending
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- Are we really about to split up our country?
- The Old Rectory Syndrome
- Can UKIP scale up?
- The spirit of the age
- Why is the gender pay gap higher for management jobs?
- The self-employment earnings timebomb
- Britain’s management problem
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