No More Boxing Day Barbarism – Ban Fox Hunting Properly in 2021

There are bigger and more urgent issues which occupy my mind at this time of year but the day after the traditional ‘Boxing Day Hunts’ I am compelled to rage once again against the barbaric and wholly unnecessary practice of fox hunting. The idea that the pursuit of wild mammals by packs of dogs and snobs on horses to exhaust them, corner them and then rip them to shreds in a violent frenzy of blood-spattered butchery is considered a sport and/or recreational activity bemuses me almost as much as it enrages me. Hunting foxes with dogs, horses and humans is […]

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Sir Keir is a British Imperialist – Damn Democracy and National Freedom

It is only days from Christmas and I should be full of festive joy and goodwill to all men but after Sir Keir Starmer’s ignorant, arrogant and irrelevant pontifications about Scotland, Britain and the timing of a second independence referendum yesterday I am consumed with a mixture of rage and irritation. Rage that this alleged democrat supports denying the Scottish people their democratic right to another independence referendum in opposition to their expressed wishes in election after election and opinion poll after opinion poll. After the sobering lesson of 2015 when Labour was humiliated and reduced to only one MP […]

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1,264 Reasons to Change Scotland’s Stupid Drugs Laws – Time for Action

Scotland’s unenviable place at the top of the league table for drugs related deaths in Europe was grimly and sadly confirmed this week. The figures released on Tuesday were the worst ever and amount to a premature death rate almost three and half times greater than the UK wide total. National Records of Scotland started compiling such statistics in 1996 to try and quantify the extent of the drug misuse problems which have haunted Scotland for decades. Despite all the talk about a national health emergency during previous years and the promises of radical and appropriate action 1,264 Scots died […]

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Democracy Denying Tories Must Be Defied – Scotland Free in 2021

The mask has well and truly fallen from the ugly edifice of the cruel, callous, and calculating Tory party. Their flimsy allegiance to the idea of democracy is now blown asunder. Asked yesterday if they would participate in a Scottish Parliament organised independence referendum IF it was ruled legal by Scotland’s highest court they said NO, they would boycott such a vote. They are revealed today therefore as an anti-democratic bunch of cowards running scared from the sovereignty of the Scottish people. They are not just unelected to run Scotland they are unfit to run Scotland. The year 2020 has […]

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A Wealth Tax is Urgent – The Millionaires Not the Millions Must Pay More

The case for a wealth tax to help the UK economy recover from the economic consequences of the Covid19 pandemic has always been morally strong but now the economists and tax policy experts on the Wealth Commission have made the economic and practical case and it is irrefutable and unanswerable. The billionaires and millionaires must pay for the emergency measures and extra public spending demanded by the deadly virus not the millions who have suffered most during the last ten months and had to endure brutal austerity measures during the past decade while the rich amassed more and more personal […]

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