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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Devolution Has Been A ‘Disaster’ – For Johnson and the British Union

It is a rare occasion indeed when I agree with bungling Boris Johnson, but I cannot demur from his latest example of the foot in mouth disease he has suffered from most of his adult life. While holding virtual court in splendid Covid19 isolation at Number 10 Downing Street he issued an angry and exasperated declaration to some sixty Northern Tory MPs which underlines how fragile his flailing British Union is under his stewardship when he said devolution had been “a disaster north of the border”. Devolution has indeed been a “disaster”. But not for the people of Scotland. It […]

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Scotland Joy – The 22 Year Hoodoo is Over – Bring on the English

Scotland as a nation erupted in joy last night as an embarrassing twenty-two-year record of failure to qualify for a major international football tournament was banished to the past. I appreciate it is only a football game and we are in the midst of a serious health crisis claiming lives daily and causing social and economic chaos but the incredible efforts of the Scotland players on the pitch in Belgrade, Serbia lifted the spirits of the whole country. Scorer of our excellent goal Ryan Christie did us all proud in his emotional interview immediately after victory in the penalty shoot-out […]

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After Years of Undermining Other Country’s Elections US Now Looks Stupid

The slang phrase ‘couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery’ rings in my ears this afternoon as media outlets carry the news that America’s top legal officer, the Attorney General William Barr, has ordered Federal prosecutors to begin investigations into what Barr has called “substantial allegations” of voter irregularities which lends legal cover and credibility to the Trump camp refusal to accept the outcome of last week’s US Presidential election. The country which struts across the globe lecturing everyone about democracy and interfering contemptuously and often illegally in other country’s democratic processes is now reduced to laughingstock status for […]

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