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Butterflies and wish trees, wasp bikes and big pokey sticks

I was actually writing a very patriotic and in depth article about this ( https://twitter.com/_ungagged/status/1157976219054485504?s=21 ). However my being mired in depressive nostalgia of my potential close ancestors “emigrating” was interrupted by a foul stench. It started off innocuously, just a whiff of what the fuck. It escalated into me inviting my friend along to tut […]

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Opinion: Neil Scott on the “Minister of the Union”.

New Right Wing, Bannonite Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, did a quick tour of the “Orient Juxta- Britannia.” What more did we learn about the new Caesar? I learned that it doesn’t matter to Johnson that political representatives from working class backgrounds think his act is bullshit. It doesn’t matter to him that the Scottish, Northern […]

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Illiberal Democrat

Jo Swinson has been elected as the leader of the Liberal Democrats. Usually I’d no more comment on the leader of the Liberal Democrats than I would the latest happenings on the degenerate Love Island, but we live in times that have catapulted the Liberals into public relevance and my consciousness. Partly, it’s because Corbynism […]

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The Scottish Socialist Party 1999-2007: One Big Activist University…

Twenty years ago, the Scottish Parliament reconvened after 300 years. That election for me, was an election that showed that radical politics COULD make a difference as the Greens and the new Scottish Socialist Party made, what were at the time, surprising and ground shaking breakthroughs.   One idea, one seed of change germinated and broke […]

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Age of Anger: Notes on the new politics of ressentiment

Photo reproduced without permission- owner, please contact Ungagged 1. Those attracted to the politics of ressentiment often have some basis for their feeling of victimhood; they have experienced oppression, do not feel they fit in with mainstream society, and therefore politics.  They perceive a gap between the world in how they experience it, and how […]

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Equality for Women… Thrash ’em all…

You’d almost think that the Tories knew right from wrong. Foreign Office minister Mark Field attacks, sorry restrains female Greenpeace protester Janet Barker, and says he was acting “instinctively”, that she may have been carrying a weapon.  He regrets it of course and immediately refers himself to the Cabinet Office for an investigation. Meanwhile Theresa […]

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This is what a British Trump looks like.

In 2016 the world was shocked when the United States political system elevated a privileged self centred man child with a long record of making bigoted statements to the highest office in the land.  The UK is facing its own Donald Trump moment as Boris Johnson looks set to become the leader of the Conservative […]