Yesterday’s Man Pompeo Labelled a ‘Zombie’ – Venezuela Continues to Defy

“A zombie has spoken! Although according to his Boss, there was fraud in the US elections. Secretary Pompeo, take truth calmly and resignedly: in Venezuela, your failure is absolute. We hope that soon Diplomacy returns to the State Department and the White House.” That was the response of Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to an earlier Tweet from US Secretary Mike Pompeo concerning the elections to the National Congress of Venezuela which took place on Sunday, 6th December: Venezuela’s electoral fraud has already been committed. The results announced by the illegitimate Maduro regime will not reflect the will of the […]

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BiFab Closure Is Stark Warning – Clean Energy Sector Must Be Nationalised

Several hundred skilled workers face unemployment and the future employment hopes of thousands of others lie in tatters after Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), a major supplier to the offshore wind energy producers, called in administrators to trawl through the books and effect an orderly closure of business. Scotland is uniquely positioned to become the largest clean energy producer in the world due to our geographical positioning and abundance of wind and wave resources. The serious climate damage caused by reliance on carbon generated energy has long been recognised but the world was slow to act to convert to energy sources which […]

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St Andrews Day Message 2020 – Scotland Free in 2021: SNP Must Deliver

Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to her virtual party conference today was brimming with confidence and a progressive policy agenda which very much sounded like the starting pistol for the May Scottish elections next year and the challenge of IndyRef2. Why shouldn’t she be confident? She is speaking against a backdrop of fourteen successive opinion polls indicating not just majority support for an independent Scotland but overwhelming support for her party the SNP in relation to next May’s Holyrood election. Several polls have her party support in excess of 50% while support for independence in some polls is as high as 59%. […]

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SNP Backsliding on Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament is Very Concerning

Is the SNP evolving into a latter-day version of the right-wing New Labour party which obliterated so many Labour principles that it became indistinguishable from the Tories on all the major issues throughout the 1990’s and up to Corbyn’s reign in 2015? The fact such a question is posed at all underlines the depth of unease and concern I and many grassroots independence supporters feel at the current direction the SNP is headed. Even loyal members are examining their conscience and asking if the SNP is still the progressive left-of-centre party of independence and unilateral nuclear disarmament they joined. Since […]

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Boris Defends Bully Patel but Not Pensioners – His Govt is Morally Repugnant

Anyone surprised by BoJo’s decision to condone shameful bullying at the heart of his government and order a “square” of defence be formed “around the prittster” after he decided to keep Priti Patel in his cabinet despite her being found guilty of breaching the Ministerial Code and bullying, has plainly been sleeping over the past eleven months. That period has exposed the rancid hypocrisy, corruption, cronyism, and lack of integrity which characterises Johnson and the Tories under his leadership. Priti Patel was accused of disgraceful conduct and bullying while an employment Minister under Theresa May in 2015, behaviour which drove […]

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