Latest articles from Steph Paton

COMMENT The British state is now actively mocking the people of the UK

THE near future of the United Kingdom is looking particularly bleak at the moment. With drastically increasing cost-of-living expenses, the majority of the population is looking ahead with concern to a year of serious decisions to be made over just what they can cut from their lives to stay ahead of rocketing food and energy costs.

comment It’ll take more than book of pro-UK propaganda to erase ills of the past

FRANKLY, I’m gutted I missed the chance to boo at Prince William at the FA Cup Final on Saturday, mostly on account of being nowhere near London during the match. Still, it’s nice to see the royal family getting a sharp reminder that the iron gates and privileges of Buckingham Palace are perhaps not as unassailable as they would like.

comment The trajectory of the Greens may mimic the SNP’s historic rise

AT first, the early sample data from the Glasgow local election count didn’t seem entirely right. Hunched around a single laptop in the Emirates Arena as Green activists strode back and forth with hastily penned tally marks of information, the small team entering the sampled ballot boxes was sceptical.

COMMENT Stephen Paton: ‘Disrupting’ often a red flag for ideas which erode worker’s rights

WHEN people think of Silicon Valley and the tech giants that have turned San Francisco into their personal playground, I imagine many picture the golden sunshine and sprawling, trendy campuses of Google, Apple and Facebook; images of sleek robots rolling from administrative building to creative hub; coffee shops where world-changing conversations take place as the general public side-eye hip execs in the hope they might catch the next piece of tech in their pocket or on their face.