Newsweek Scotland: devouring risque material
I think we have as diverse a mix of material this week as we've ever had...from tax avoidance and the morality thereof...to the stresses and indignity of needless poverty (both right here in dear old Blighty) to the failure of climate change plans...the descent into disorder in Libya and mummy porn.
We worried we might be merely following a media obsession with the latter topic but in the hands of our reporter Gillian it should offer some insight into a delicate subject. They say that devouring risque material in public is now easier via the privacy of ereaders but I think a klaxon should go off in your Kindle if you're reading porn.
We have an informed view of Julian Assange and his changeable character from the Australian journalist who wrote his biography and rarely does a Newsweek go past without reference to the Great Referendum. We're determined you'll either know all there is to know or you'll be scunnert and demand a second question which says: Do you just want the Referendum to go away?
The No lobby launch their campaign on Monday so we preview events, first with committed Labour No-man Michael Kelly who thinks the party leadership is failing to carry its own supporters by ignoring them and then with commentators Angus Macleod and David Torrance.
I hope it all goes well because this will be my last Newsweek. I'm spending July in France before returning to the new weekend schedule. So while I'll still be around on the airwaves this is my adieu (French, you see) to Newsweek which has become a familiar part of my life for the past few years, an association I know some of you share. As Nicolae Ceausescu used to say after another eight-hour speech to the Politburo:
Thanks for listening.