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16 July 2011



Fine post. I object to the current take on these trauchles that if the 'lower orders' hadn't bought it we'd be better off. When I grew up on a council scheme on a Central Belt in the 1950s the Sunday paper of choice for most families was 'The Sunday Post.' Politically, culturally,intellectually this was little better than the Screws: it peddled reaction [it was a non-union shop]politically and socially [in spite of the surname of its Kailyaird writer Francis Gay]and it inculcated a couthy wee vision of a Brigadoon Scotland. I'm delighted that my parents were willing to top up my paper-round wages to let me, in my adolescence, buy the 'Observer' in its place -- though I still love, oddly, Oor Wullie and the Broons. In an entirely post-modern way you understand........

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  • Rosie Bell

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