Gambling Sponsorship of Football and Sport is Unhealthy – Ban it Now

Listening to Good Morning Scotland this morning reminded me how rotten the gambling industry is and how cynical their involvement in sport is. An SNP MP, Ronnie Cowan, referred to the rise in gambling addictions and the related social problems across the UK and Scotland as another ‘pandemic’, and he is not wrong. Two other guests who spoke with passion and informed concern made the case for banning gambling sponsorship of football jerseys or teams and sought to remind us that there is nothing normal or harmless about betting and football but that it is an unhealthy and unnatural phenomenon […]

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UK Immoral Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE Must Stop – Help Yemen

  The decision taken by the new Biden administration only days ago to suspend military hardware sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pending a review of US relationships with all Gulf states and particularly a reassessment of US arms sales being used by the Saudi led coalition to commit human rights abuses and war crimes in its conduct of the six year war in Yemen is both welcome to all those committed to human rights and peace across the world and deeply embarrassing to Boris Johnson and his band of bloodthirsty hounds in his cabinet who have […]

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Covid19 Compels Us to Fight Harder for Independence not Postpone it

The unionists defending the UK are yesterday’s people. The tide of history is now sweeping in one unstoppable direction and that is towards self-determination for Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. A week ago, I was invited by RT to comment on the campaign for a second Scottish independence referendum amid screams of outrage by assorted unionists that pressing ahead with plans for independence during the Covid19 pandemic was outrageous and irresponsible. I shared the panel with socialist MP George Galloway who suggested rebuilding Scotland after Covid19 and protecting jobs was much more important than independence. I highlighted that rebuilding Scotland, tackling […]

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Talk is Cheap Mr President – You Will Be Defined by Your Actions

While listening to US President Joe Biden address his country and the world during his strictly controlled and carefully choreographed Inauguration Ceremony on Wednesday the axiom that chimed loudest in my mind was the time-served truth – Actions Speak Louder than Words. The speech was very good and even well delivered by a man not noted for oratorical skills. The sentiments expressed were powerful and inspiring. His acknowledgement of the challenges ahead was refreshing in its scope. But in the context of an unprecedented ceremony requiring 25,000 National Guard troops to protect it and barely fourteen days after the building […]

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Labour Branch Office to Elect 10th Manager in 22yrs – It is a Futile Exercise

The Labour Party in Scotland attracts and deserves ridicule. It pretends to be an autonomous organisation able to decide its own policies and strategy but in reality, it is a mere poodle of its master in London obediently carrying out orders best suited to the British Unionists. In a rare moment of political lucidity the former Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont, a British Unionist, felt compelled by years of London’s overbearing interference in her attempts to save the sinking Scottish Labour ship, to label the Scottish party as no more than a “branch office”. She was the branch office’s […]

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