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The ungagged collective interpret the quote “I raise my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard” from a variety of left political perspectives [LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD FREE NOW]

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Ungagged Winter Writing Competition 

Ungagged Winter Writing Competition 2018

Love Ungagged Fiction? Write your own and enter our winter writing competition, for the chance to win a whole host of prizes, including £100 cash, signed books direct from the author and original artwork straight from the artist. [Find Out More]

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Latest Articles 

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The Butt Naked Emperor

 

Steve Arnott discusses his journey to support a pro-independence, left-wing no-deal Brexit. [Read More]

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To be or not to be Friends with a Tory

 

Mhairi Hunter discusses political friendships in Austerity Britain. [Read More]

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Northern Soul

Northern Soul

Mairtin Gardner on how 60s black American soul shaped 70s white working class Britain [read more]

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Brexit Means Indy or Bust for Scotland

Brexit means Indy or Bust for Scotland

Brexit Means Independence or bust for Scotland, says Sam Hamad [read more]

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Independence: First Convince Labour

Independence: First Convince Labour

Allan Grogan of Labour for Independence on building the left case for Independence [read more]

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Michelin Closure Highlights need for a Just Transition

Michelin Closure Highlights Need For A Just Transition

The Dundee Michelin closure highlights the need for a just transition into a new kind of economy, argues Maggie Chapman for her Ungagged column [read more]

 

 

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A Tribute To Stan Lee

A Tribute To Stan Lee

Following the passing of Stan Lee, Chris King shares his personal tribute, and highlights the diversity and scope of his work [read more]

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Bolsonaro is Here, But Hope Is Bigger Than Fear

Bolsonaro is here, but hope is bigger than fear

Brazilian Scot Nathália Urban of ResistBrasilScotland discusses the aftermath of Bolsanaro’s  election win in Brazil [read more]

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The Influence of Irresponsible Gambling

The Influence of Irresponsible Gambling

 

In light of Irresponsible Gambling Week, Connor Friel discusses the dangerously addictive nature of FOBTs, and how they particularly target the vulnerable [read more] 

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The People’s March

Racheal Horwitz relates her thoughts on The People’s March on Saturday 20 Oct. She relates it to marches she has been on before and why she hasn’t done it in a long while. She muses on the good points & bad points of leaving the EU. [Read More]

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Two Child Cap

Two Child Cap

Mhairi Hunter discusses the recent pronouncements by other politicians on the Child Benefit cap. [Read More]

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What The Goat Killer Taught Me

What The Goat Killer Taught Me…

Debra Torrance ponders Scottish gun laws after pictures of American trophy hunters posing with dead goats and sheep in Scotland went viral [read more]

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Reimagining our Economy

Reimagining Our Economy

In her latest Ungagged column, Maggie Chapman of the Scottish Green Party argues that “our economy is broken. Capitalism is not stable. It never has been and was never designed to be.” [read more]

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The People’s Vote March – Contested Meanings

The People’s March -Contested Meanings

Sue Sparks answers what she thinks are the leftist criticisms of the People’s Vote March [read more]

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Brexit Protest

Brexit Protest

Sam Hamad argues that the Scottish Independence Movement should recognise the People’s Vote marchers as political allies [read more]

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To Be Or Not To Be Friends With A Tory

Mhairi Hunter discusses political “friendships” and the hazards of such. [Read More]

Why People Need to Stop Claiming Indyref Was Rigged

Mhairi Hunter explains why claiming the Indyref was rigged erodes trust in the electoral process and may cause more damage to a future Scottish Independence referendum [read more]

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Four Years Ago…

Allan Grogan talks from the perspective of a Yes campaigner who isn’t an SNP voter, about mending fences and bringing the Yes campaign back to its inclusive, outward looking roots [read more]

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Life in the Empire Part 4: Modern Vassal States

George Collins argues that Vassal States have no place in 21st Century politics [read more]

 

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Brexit is Bedroom Tax on Steroids

Brexit is Bedroom Tax on Seroids

“Brexit is yet another indication that Scottish self-determination within the British Union is meaningless”- Sam Hamad on the EU, Brexit, and Scottish Independence

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The Battle of Hawthorn Town Hall

Derek Stewart Macpherson reminisces about preventing Pauline Hanson from entering Hawthorn Town Hall in the 90s, how to behave at the front of a protest line, and why no platforming fascists is so important [read more]

 

 

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Latest Fiction

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My 11-Step Introduction Into The Cult of Corbyn (Part 3)

A Corbyn Cultist reveals all about his path to becoming a communist sleeper agent (as revealed to Steve McAuliffe) [read more]

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Resilience

As featured on the You, Me and the Digital Revolution podcast, Neil Scott tells a heartbreaking story of a child learning to be resilient [read more]

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Latest Poetry

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Stand Aside, Brother

Stand Aside, Brother

A poem by Victoria Pearson, written for the Step Aside Brother episode of the Ungagged Podcast [read more]

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Ungagged Lite

In Defence (Sort Of) of the Harlequin Ladybird 

In Defence (Sort of) of the Harlequin Ladybird

Invasive, STI-ridden, cannibal pests? The truth about harlequin ladybird is a bit more complex, explains Rachael Horwitz 

Ungagged Cuppa Minutes – Jamie Szymkowiak

Only got 5 mins for a coffee break? No problem! Check out our 2 minute interview with…Jamie Szymkowiak

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Ungagged Reviews

Norsemen – Spoiler Free Review

Norsemen – Spoiler Free Review

Debra Torrance gives her spoiler free review of the TV series Norsemen [read more]

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Dragopticon Review

Debra Torrance reviews Dragopticon at the Panopticon and the Drag Queens performing there [read more]

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Reflections on Poverty Safari

Two of our Ungagged team, David McClemont and Victoria Pearson, review Poverty Safari; Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass by Darren “Loki” McGarvey [read more]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review

Mark McGhee of The Girobabies talks about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – from the POV of a local [read more]

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