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Contents
THE LINE GOES DEAD
Maggie Mellon

FOCUS:
A homeless young man and the callous indifference of public services

FREE THE SCOTTISH SIX
Kenneth Roy

EDITORIAL: For all our grand pretensions, the spectre of Wee Willie McTaggart hangs over the land as grimly as ever

NEWS AS SHOWBIZ
Walter Humes

DIARY: The EU debate is given soap opera treatment with all the delicacy of the Jeremy Kyle Show

THE POWER OF FEAR
Gerry Hassan

POLITICS: The next four months will witness fire and rain but not much clarity

A EUROSCEPTIC STAYS IN
RD Kernohan

POLITICS: We should offer the EU the continued benefit of constructive scepticism

ROUND THE AISLES OF LIDL
Martin Shannon

FOOD: A third of our recommended daily allowance of calories in a single bar? What the hell, I think I'll get two

EMBERS OF A RISING
Andrew Hook

BOOKS: Whatever happened to the 'terrible beauty' of Easter 1916?

Also in this edition

THE MIDGIE

Why I'm changing my name

THE CAFE
Prisoners are not 'them'

AMERICA
Alan Fisher

The Donald marches on

LIFE
Paul Tritschler

Queer folk in the 'Shaws

POETRY
James Aitchison


CARTOONS
Bob Smith

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