Racist Liar Trump Won’t ‘Drain the Swamp’ – He Represents the Swamp

By Tommy Sheridan Tuesday 4th June Donald Trump talks incessantly about “draining the swamp” in reference to political corruption and lies in America http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-says-hes-draining-the-swamp-even-if-it-may-not-look-it. It is a constant commitment designed to shore up support among the poor and dispossessed who have suffered from broken promises and falling living standards for decades at the hands of the political elites who serve big business and the omnipotent and all-powerful military industrial complex which controls and runs America. The truth is he has no intention of ‘draining the swamp’ because he has lived in it all his life alongside the millionaire and billionaire […]

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Billy McNeill – Our Captain, Our Leader, Our Manager, Our Legend: Hail, Hail Cesar

By Tommy Sheridan Monday 22nd April 2019 will forever be a date etched with pain, sorrow and tears in the hearts of Glasgow Celtic fans across the world. It is the day our Cesar passed away and a living legend left the mortal world. If there is such a place as Heaven Billy McNeill will be welcomed with open arms by Peter at the Pearly Gates and immediately given the number 5 jersey and captain’s armband in God’s team of footballing saints. Billy McNeill was not just a footballer from Scotland he was an extraordinary man who led by example […]

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James Connolly – Scottish Socialist, Irish Rebel, International Freedom Fighter

By Tommy Sheridan I recently recorded a short two minute video for Sputnik in which I paid homage to one of Scotland’s finest sons for his role in leading an uprising against British imperialist rule in Ireland. It was a challenge to honour the socialist giant James Connolly in such a short oral piece but hopefully my admiration for him and the legacy he has left those of us who believe in social justice, national freedom and socialism is clear to all who watch it https://www.facebook.com/SputnikNews/videos/567992340349338/. Over the five day period from April 24th – April 29th 1916 James Connolly […]

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My Independent Scotland Is Part of Europe but Not the EU

By Tommy Sheridan Political activism over a period of almost 40 years has taught me to cherish consistency and integrity but reject absolutism. Don’t ever hoist anyone so high in your mind that they are beyond criticism or reproach. Supporting individuals and political parties is normal and healthy but never on a blind loyalty, blank cheque or 100% basis. Retaining the ability to constructively criticise and even disagree with political leaders and parties is an essential prerequisite for healthy, democratic and mature engagement. The whole debate around the European Union is a case in point. Individuals I respect and often […]

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It’s Not Personal but the Tories Are ‘Lower Than Vermin’ – Never Vote Tory

By Tommy Sheridan Detailed analysis of the effect of Tory austerity policies on the lives of ordinary folk across the dis-United Kingdom were produced last week https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/apr/06/new-tax-year-personal-allowance-benefits-national-insurance-pensions?CMP=share_btn_link and reminded me of one of the best statements in one of the best films I have ever had the pleasure of watching. ‘Brassed Off’ (1996) is a film which brilliantly illustrates the human cost of the war Thatcher and the Tories waged on the miners in 1984/85. The Tories rejoiced in the industrial vandalism they presided over, the rampant poverty and inequality they caused and the millions of hopes and dreams they […]

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