Trade Union Laws are rigged against the Workers – CWU Must Fight Back

By Tommy Sheridan The class nature of British society was exposed for all to see in glorious technicolour at the Royal High Courts in London today. In a matter of minutes a single unelected judge, Lord Swift, granted an injunction sought by the Royal Mail Group (RMG) to nullify a massive industrial strike action ballot conducted by the postal service union, the Communication Workers Union (CWU). Over 110,000 CWU members were consulted in the ballot. The highest turnout ever recorded in an industrial action ballot was witnessed. An amazing 75.9% of the workers returned their ballot papers and incredibly over […]

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Remember all Victims of War Appropriately – Campaign for Peace

By Tommy Sheridan Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. Since 1919, on the second Sunday of November (otherwise known as Remembrance Sunday), a two-minute silence is held at 11am at war memorials, cenotaphs, religious services and shopping centres throughout the country to remember all those killed in conflicts. According to the Royal British Legion the act of remembrance should be personal: “The Act of Remembrance is brief and non-religious, making it exceptionally well-suited […]

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Microwave Ovens don’t have Gas Settings You Plonker – Ditch Johnson Please

By Tommy Sheridan I watched Boris Johnson live launch his Tory Party election campaign in Birmingham from just before 8pm on Wednesday night. If there is such a thing as a decent Tory (a bit like a unicorn – everyone has heard of them but no one has ever seen one) surely even they must have been holding their heads in dismay and shame that such a bungling, blundering and insincere idiot like Johnson is now leading their party. He spoke in incoherent riddles and displayed the confidence and assuredness of a first time comedian in his first public gig […]

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Drug Laws are the Problem not the Solution – Legalise All Drugs

By Tommy Sheridan When you have been involved in politics as long as me you become almost immune from the stench of hypocrisy which attaches itself to political debate and mainstream media coverage of those debates. With mixed emotions I read the two page spread and leading opinion piece in yesterday’s Scottish Daily Record newspaper concerning the Westminster Scottish Affairs Committee Report which has called for the decriminalisation of illegal drug use and several other progressive measures designed to tackle problem drug use as a health problem not a criminal problem https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201920/cmselect/cmscotaf/44/4410.htm. On the one hand I am pleased that […]

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Grenfell Tragedy – Blame Johnson and his Tory Axemen not Firefighters

By Tommy Sheridan The Grenfell Tower block fire of 14th June 2017 was not just a human tragedy that claimed the lives of 72 innocent human beings, resulted in injuries to 70 others and left hundreds of family and resident survivors with horrific mental scars and emotional trauma scorched forever into their minds it was also a grotesque monument to social neglect and the deep class divisions which pollute and poison Tory Britain. The working class residents of that Tower block were treated with indifference and disdain by the leaders of the wealthiest council in the UK and the unsafe […]

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