Tactical Independence Voting Can Wipe Out the Unionists – Let’s Do It

The first skirmishes in what is sure to be a robust and passionate debate within the Scottish independence movement about how best to use the voting system next May to further the Indy cause have kicked off in earnest. Current SNP MP and former SNP MSP and Justice Minister, Kenny McAskill, has raised his head above the parapet and treated the movement like adults by admitting what is obvious to all but the willfully blind. Voting SNP in both the Constituency and Regional List ballots at next May’s Holyrood election is not just a wasted vote it also helps the […]

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Tory Lord Supports Renationalising Elderly Care – What About You Labour?

It is rare indeed for me to welcome and applaud a contribution from a Tory peer to the debate around health and social care provision across the UK. But in these unprecedented times even those normally ideologically opposed to state provision of essential services appear willing to accept the moral principle and economic imperative of a nationalised care service integrated within our National Health Service, instead of the ragged, inadequate and botched private sector provision which fails our elderly citizens every day. Writing in today’s Guardian newspaper Tory appointed Lord Ros Altmann admits care homes being “nationalised” could be the […]

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High Court Ignores Justice – Bank of England Theft From Venezuela Upheld

“Bank robbery is an initiative of amateurs. True professionals establish a bank”. The wise words of socialist poet and playwright Bertold Brecht should be copied, promoted and shouted across the world in the light of yesterday’s shocking decision of Supreme Court Judge Nigel Teare in London to uphold the obscene and deadly decision of the Bank of England to rob the nation of Venezuela of its £820 million of gold assets. In a decision bereft of democratic accountability Britain’s High Court has demonstrated clearly that law is not a question of justice but merely politics by another means. Venezuela is […]

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Israel Annexation Plan Puts International Law to The Test – Is It Still Relevant?

If Israel’s planned annexation of a further thirty percent of Palestinian territory goes ahead on July 1st or anytime thereafter then international law and a rules-based world is toast. International law is under the microscope this week and the examination will determine whether a rules based world order is a reality or a figment of the imagination spouted for effect by various world leaders and players but amounting to no more than a fairy-tale. Do international laws actually apply in the world or are they as useful as a chocolate teapot? Make no mistake about it, the Israeli plan which […]

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Glasgow Stabbing Incident – Report the Facts Avoid the Fiction

The modern addiction to 24-hour news lends itself to the shoddy, sensationalist and unreliable reporting which surrounded the dreadful incident which occurred in Glasgow yesterday afternoon. Around 12.50 Police Scotland received a distressing call about a stabbing incident inside a city centre hotel. Within a matter of minutes unarmed police officers were on the scene closely followed by armed officers minutes later. Several people had been allegedly attacked with a knife or other sharp object and sadly a police officer in attendance received life threatening wounds. The assailant was located within a room and subsequently shot dead. The exact circumstances […]

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