Tory Cuts in Criminal Justice Services Have Brutal Consequences

The wise words of the inimitable Oscar Wilde ring in my ears and urge caution as I write this column but the sense of anger and rage which courses through my veins and brain cells right now compel me to carry on regardless. Back in 1895 while writing the adult comedy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Wilde proffered: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” He is undoubtedly right, and calm and sober analysis of events and history teach us that truism is reliable. However the brutal and depraved revelations of the crimes committed by Joseph McCann heard in […]

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Assange Exposed US War Crimes and Lies – Telling Truth is his Only ‘Crime’

I invite you to compare and contrast the cases of Julian Assange and Anne Sacoolas. I can guarantee you will have heard of Assange and been invited to form an opinion of him which is wholly warped by a tirade of misinformation and coordinated smears designed to dehumanise the individual and make you believe he is a ‘weirdo’ and an accused ‘rapist’. Don’t let facts get in the way of such smears as all the allegations of rape have been thoroughly investigated by the Swedish authorities and consequently dropped but you wouldn’t know that unless you are paying attention to […]

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Remember Scottish Socialist Icon John MacLean

On the 2nd of December, 1973, a large crowd gathered on a cold winter’s day to witness the unveiling of a stone cairn erected in the centre of Pollokshaws in Glasgow to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of John MacLean’s death. The cairn was paid for by public donations and followed an enthusiastic campaign led by the John MacLean Society. The inscription engraved on the cairn reads: In memory of John MacLean Born in Pollokshaws on 24 August, 1879, And died there on 30 November, 1923. Famous pioneer of working class education, He forged the Scottish link in the Golden Chain […]

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The Rich & Powerful Piss on Us – The Media Tell Us It’s Raining

Ignore the predictions of the unreliable and rigged opinion polls conducted primarily by organisations owned and controlled by right-wing Tory millionaires more intent on shaping opinions than reflecting them; this current General Election is very much in the balance. A Jeremy Corbyn led government with SNP support for radical budgetary measures which significantly improve the quality of life and standard of living for millions across the UK is a very real possibility. The panic among the British ruling Establishment is tangible. Several strategies were meant to guarantee Corbyn and his radical wealth redistribution policies were strangled at birth. The powerful […]

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Jo Swinson is both Queen of Austerity and Warmonger – Dump Her

It took the LibDem leader one second to deliberate, consider and assess the most colossal question of all and it removed any lingering doubts that Jo Swinson is simply unfit to be an elected MP, let alone the Prime Minister of the UK. Would you “be prepared to use a nuclear weapon” she was asked during a one to one interview and instantaneously, without any context, consideration or hesitation a nonchalant “yes” was the answer, so relaxed it sounded like a laid back “yeah”. Not Fit to Run a Bath Never Mind a Country Would you be prepared to literally […]

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