Stealing Mersey Beat

Rules that clamp down on street performers are causing concern that Liverpool’s street culture is being needlessly regulated under the banner of ‘business improvement’, raising fresh doubts about whether Liverpool City Council acted against the public interest in crafting their new busking policy.

An Unsporting Politics?

Many Scots see their nation as standing above the celebrations of the ‘Great British Summer’, both the Jubilee’s trumpeting of privilege and the Olympics of neoliberal England. Is this justified? A closer examination of Scotland’s attitude to sport reveals a nation in denial about its lack of social democracy.