Return the Railways to Public Ownership – Prosecute the Privateers

Former Prime Minister John Major is often portrayed as a nice Tory and different in substance to the rabid right wingers who occupy Boris Johnson’s cabinet and spew out reactionary statements and policies daily. The truth is John Major and his closest advisers in 1993/94 should have been arrested and charged with serious fraud. The public was robbed of several billions of pounds that have been siphoned off into the pockets of fat-cat bosses and private dividend holders, who have all cashed in on the back of the disastrous privatisation of the UK Rail Network, British Rail, in 1993/94 which […]

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Friday is D-Day for Democracy – Name the Date for IndyRef2 Nicola

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is an elected politician with considerable talents and a formidable political record of campaigning and successful electioneering stretching back over three decades. This week she will need to draw on her personal courage, political nous and inherent confidence in Scottish people when she makes the most significant speech in her career at the Scottish Parliament this coming Friday, 29th January. The campaign to secure Scotland’s return to the normal status of an independent nation has reached a critical tipping point in my opinion. The very essence of democracy now faces the stiffest examination I have […]

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Tory Record on Welfare Is Shameful – They Are Cold, Cruel and Callous

Sometimes Sputnik readers object to my regular depiction of the Tories… …As a cruel, cold and callous bunch of self-obsessed millionaires and billionaires, determined to maintain their powerful status and privileges by any means necessary through manipulation of the mainstream media to promote a narrative conducive to their mean spirited and anti-working class, anti-poor and anti-public services policies. Those objections are always noted but never seriously considered because my depiction is both fitting and accurate. That truth in relation to the welfare benefits budget was illustrated graphically in Parliament last week. My own Constituency MP, Chris Stephens of the Scottish […]

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When the Queen Passes Away Draw Final Curtain on Royal Family

The headline attached to the link to an RT America interview I gave this week is certainly provocative: “Let royals die & let Scotland leave!” The reaction on social media from some quarters has been predictable. Royalists have been sending abusive comments and accusing me of disrespecting the monarchy. On the one hand, the comments are sad because they stink of ignorance emanating from individuals who have clearly not watched the interview but, on the other hand, I am relaxed if the furore draws attention to the fact I have no respect for the royals, the monarchy and the whole […]

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Tory Denial of Democracy Demands SNP Action – IndyRef2 Must Be Called

The mass campaign to secure Scotland’s independence from Britainreached a watershed this weekend and I’m not referring to the constant rain which drenched the up to 100,000 of us who braved the widely predicted conditions to march through Glasgow on Saturday with hope in our hearts and a determination to succeed coursing through our veins. We were all soaked to the skin after a trek which took almost two hours to complete but when such a massive number of people attend a march at less than three weeks’ notice in the midst of weather so bad that it was deemed […]

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