Alastair Stewart

Alastair Stewart
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Alastair Stewart is a freelance writer and journalist based in Edinburgh and Almería and regularly writes about politics, history and culture for magazines across Europe.

He was formerly a press officer at the Scottish Parliament. He graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in International Relations.

Is Batfleck the hero for the Trump generation?

THE Justice League is out, and the verdict isn’t great. Who cares, you might ask, it’s only a film. Well, for one Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman...

Star Trek: Discovery

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY has ended and, spoiler alert, the appearance of the U.S.S Enterprise in the last moments is a red herring as much as an analgesic. Has Discovery lived...

If Nigel Farage is calling for a second referendum, it’s time for a rethink

THERE'S a great satire out at the moment called ‘War Machine’. Brad Pitt plays an overzealous American general brought in to win the US...

Decluttering social media

SOCIAL media’s a bit of a bombsite. If your accounts resemble mine, then they're a patchwork of random likes and superfluous information that’s grown...

New Year’s resolutions are hogwash…

…AND hogwash of the highest order! If I had a penny for every time the indulgently aggrandising ‘new year, new you’ phrase was plastered online,...

The Apprentice is bad for business and bad for the BBC

THE APPRENTICE  is not as mercilessly mocked as it should be. Once it was an interesting show, an informative middle-class equivalent of shut-the-frontal-lobe-down and rest...

Have you noticed something about Bond villains?

BOND. Ja- well, you know the rest. Handsome spy saving civilisation from dastardly men (and a few women) who all have something common.  No, not...

I’m a member of the Scottish Parliament – Get Me Out Of Here!

A MINOR furore has kicked off in Scotland over Scottish Labour’s former leader, Kezia Dugdale, joining the I’m Celebrity Get Me Out of Here...

It’s not superhero fatigue, it’s misery fatigue

EVERY day another celebrity is accused of sexual harassment. So is it any surprise that the main problem with the new Justice League film is its...

Brits abroad must help support stray cats and dogs

ON a recent trip to Greece, I was struck by the number of stray cats and dogs. After some research, I discovered I was not...

Shouldn’t International Men’s Day be as important as the female equivalent?

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day (March 8) is a hugely important awareness campaign that drives the message that women, across the world, are belittled and violated...

Lights, camera, Salmond!

FOR “whom the gods would destroy they first make mad” said Prometheus, as he learned of Alex Salmond’s new RT-backed television show. After more than...

The rise of the social media wedding

“ARE we crazy, living life through a lens?’ said one of the great philosophers of our time. Well, it was Katy Perry. And it...

Kevin Spacey has betrayed his fans and they’re hurting too

IT'S wrong to discuss the accusations against Kevin Spacey in a cerebral way. Few commentators are legal experts, and it’s impossible to comprehend, save...

Why irredentism explains Brexit

IRREDENTISM is any political or popular movement intended to reclaim and reoccupy an area that the movement’s members consider “lost” or “unredeemed”. Most people...
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Is Batfleck the hero for the Trump generation?