Celtic Crowned Champions – 9 In A Row Yet Again!

Glasgow Celtic have been officially crowned the Champions yet again. The decision is the right one and was greeted with joy and jubilation across most of Glasgow and much of Scotland as some semblance of normality amid the Covid19 lockdown was restored. A truly remarkable feat has been achieved. The football team that has a tradition of making history has done it again. They were the first to achieve the incredible honour of winning nine league championship titles in a row between 1965 – 1974, equalling the then world record number of consecutive titles (jointly held at the time by […]

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Defend Freedom of Expression – Support Mark Hirst

Mark Hirst photo from his website. On Tuesday afternoon an incident occurred which concerns me greatly and should concern everyone else in Scotland who believes in the fundamental right of freedom of expression. A good man was criminally charged under the UK Communications Act 2003. That man is a lifelong advocate of an independent Scotland and a tireless campaigner against poverty, social injustice and discrimination in all its ugly forms. His name is Mark Hirst and his ‘crime’ is to express reasonably, articulately and intelligently the anger and justified frustration that many hundreds of thousands across Scotland feel at the […]

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Bin Billionaire Bailouts – Covid19 Aid Packages Must Have Tough Conditions

One particularly ugly feature of the Covid19 crisis is the sight of tax dodging billionaires lining up with grubby demands for state bail outs and/or soft loans from central government despite their long and sordid records of avoiding any tax contributions over many years. Billionaire tax dodgers are nothing but shameless cheats who should be shunned and shamed for their selfish actions in denying vital health services and schools billions of pounds of funding. Every pound the billionaires dodge in taxes is literally stealing from hospitals, classrooms and social care services. Yet many of them are honoured by the British […]

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The Film Jaws Offers Splendid Metaphor for Actions of Johnson

It was no surprise to find #BorisHasFailed trending on Twitter across the UK just before 8pm last night and Not In Scotland trending in Scotland. I watched the Boris Johnson show at 7pm with a mixture of rage and pity. Rage that this man is able to claim the mantle of UK Prime Minister and secure prime time TV to pontificate on a pandemic he has so spectacularly failed to deal with properly since the start of January this year, and pity that he is so obviously out of his political depth that it would be no surprise if Boris […]

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Scotland Must Follow Health Advice – Not Incompetent & Uncaring Tories

RT UK has interviewed me in connection with the apparent divergence of opinion between the Scottish government and Boris Johnson on when to relax the Covid19 lockdown measures. The mood music emanating from Westminster appears to favour an easing up of restrictions in relation to the hitherto united and consistent ‘Stay Home: Protect The NHS: Save Lives’ message which has been promoted across the UK and received compliance by over 80% of the population according to Office For National Statistics (ONS) data. Dominic Raab held the line at the daily press briefing and didn’t announce any changes to the Covid19 […]

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