The ‘Force’ is With Independence – Scotland’s Freedom is Coming

The ‘news’ that Star Wars Jedi star Ewan McGregor has shifted his opinion from opposing Scottish independence to enthusiastically supporting it, is welcome and indicative of the fundamental and irreversible shift towards Scottish secession from the increasingly ugly and nasty British Union. But it is neither ‘news’ or as significant as the latest opinion poll which registers clear support for Scotland to become an independent nation once again by those who actually live in the country and particularly the young people who are the lifeblood of the nation. Ewan McGregor is a well known and accomplished Scottish-born actor who retains […]

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The Cause of Julian Assange Is the Cause of Freedom – Free Assange Now

Julian Assange is a victim of torture, grotesque character assassination, and shameful judicial procedures that amount to vengeful persecution, not a fair and proportional prosecution. Julian Assange has been labeled a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the world but the reality is he is neither a criminal nor a terrorist but a freedom fighter seeking to expose the dark crimes of powerful states that represent the real threat to the world. Julian Assange should be supported by anyone who values freedom, democracy, and restrictions on the use of power by the rich and powerful. His cause today is […]

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Lawbreakers, Liars and Charlatans – Decrepit Britain is Decaying

Leaning heavily on the words of two literary giants the Scottish National Party leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, savaged England’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Parliament. The memory of Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns was deployed when Blackford borrowed from Burn’s superb ‘Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation’ poem to accuse Johnson and his Cabinet of being ‘a parcel of rogues’ who were intent in turning the UK into a ‘rogue’ nation with their plans to break international and domestic law in their Internal Market Bill: “This legislation breaks international law, but it also breaks domestic […]

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Labour in Scotland Is Dying – Replacing Leonard Won’t Change That Fact

I don’t usually have any sympathies for unionist politicians in Scotland, particularly those who oppose not only the principle of independence but the democratic right of the Scottish people to decide their future in a democratic referendum. Current Scottish branch leader of the UK Labour Party is one such individual. His name is Richard Leonard and his tenure as leader of the Labour party in Scotland began in November 2017 but is unlikely to last until the end of September this year. His chances of leading Scottish Labour into the May 2021 election are akin to me recovering the need […]

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On Behalf of Gus and Millions Like Him – Pay Our Carers Properly

Dealing with the passing of a close family relation has occupied much of my time over this last ten days or so. My father-in-law Gus was like a second dad to me and I loved and respected him dearly. He was diagnosed with aggressive liver cancer some seventeen months ago on top of the cirrhosis of his liver discovered some six months earlier. The health team explained the seriousness of the situation but remained upbeat and recommended some invasive treatments that could slow the progress of the cancer. Like the brave man he was, Gus accepted the treatments without fuss […]

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