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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Our World, Not Just America, Needs Bernie Sanders

All of my adult life I have been a socialist who believes implacably in the inherent goodness, compassion and empathy which underlines and defines humanity. Of course darkness and evil lurks constantly and seeks to eclipse the kindness and care which makes life beautiful and sustainable but in that struggle between good and evil, right and wrong, justice and injustice it often takes courage, vision and stamina to stand up for the persecuted, the voiceless, the minority or the dispossessed. The powerful have everything going for them. They have the wealth, the social status, the authority, the corporate media platform. […]

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What the Queen Should Have Said – Boris You Are a Lying Clown

It was written by an unelected Prime Minister delivered by an unelected Monarch in a Chamber of unelected Lords surrounded by pathetic pomp and pageantry. It summed up acutely the state of British politics and the Tory party. All frills with no substance, plenty of soundbites but no principles, promises aplenty but without a shred of credibility. I’m talking of course about the Queen’s speech, or rather the lines written by Boris the Clown for the last Monarch of Britain to recite. The whole ceremony was an exercise in self-indulgent political flagellation on behalf of a man bereft of morals, […]

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