Tories Guilty of ‘Social Murder’ and Illegal Awarding of Covid19 Contracts

Recently Kamran Abassi, executive editor of the British Medical Journal, one of the most respected medical publications in the world, suggested political failures in dealing with Covid19 could amount to “social murder” making the politicians responsible criminally liable for their actions and inactions. He drew attention to the two million deaths from the pandemic globally but in particular the acute differences in death tolls according to political choices, with the UK boasting the lamentable record for the highest death toll in Europe and the fifth highest death toll in the world, a fact confirmed consistently in grim statistics. In effect, […]

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Prison for Benefits Fraud – Knighthoods for Tax Dodgers

The Tax Watch charity has revealed that the number of criminal prosecutions for benefits related crimes dwarfs the number of prosecutions for tax crimes by an incredible 23 to 1. This stunning report lays bare the putrid priorities and noxious double-standards which pollute British society. Over the last eleven years there have been 85,745 criminal prosecutions for benefits related fraud but only 3,665 prosecutions for tax fraud, yet the amount of revenue denied to the Treasury by tax cheating is at least nine times greater than benefits fraud. In financial year 2018/19 the HMRC, the government body responsible for tax […]

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Scottish #MaxTheYES Strategy is Alive and Kicking Unionists Into Touch

The British unionists in Scotland are now heading for electoral annihilation with the long-awaited confirmation that the Action For Independence (AFI) party has secured registration to field candidates all across Scotland in the critical May 6th Holyrood election. After several months of quite extraordinary manoeuvres by the Electoral Commission to prevent the AFI independence alliance party from being allowed to compete, they finally relented last week and the path is now cleared for an exciting pro-independence Max The YES strategy which will remove scores of useless unionists and replace them with progressive independence advocates elected to concentrate fully on delivering […]

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Clapping for Tom is Empty Gesture – A Real Tribute is Proper NHS Funding

A story in the Guardian newspaper the other day resonated with me as it highlighted two issues which I’m particularly vexed about. A young black trainee priest made the mistake of treating Twitter as a forum for balanced, informed, and mature debate and discussion. He posted a comment, a perfectly reasonable and thoughtful comment, which resulted in an avalanche of abuse, much of it racist and homophobic, most of it narrow minded and nasty which prompted his employer, the London diocese, to condemn their trainee in strident terms and announce an urgent investigation into his actions and words which they […]

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Defend Comrades Always – But Keep Our Eyes on the Independence Prize

The National newspaper has published a powerful piece from a Scottish MP that illustrates clearly there are serious and perhaps irreconcilable divisions within the principal party of Scottish independence which commands a mature and determined response from the wider independence movement. The fact that Joanna Cherry, a Scottish National Party (SNP) MP of considerable talent, integrity and courage, was earlier this week sacked from her front bench role in Westminster highlights the gravity of the problems surrounding the SNP currently given her history of championing women’s rights and greater urgency in promotion of the independence cause. Support for an independent […]

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