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Holyrude Episode 15 – Cursed, But Carrying On

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – BBC Bias re. potential breaches of the ministerial code ? – Taxpayer may foot the bill for Prince Andrew sex abuse case! – Plymouth Mass Shooting – Ken Loach expelled from Labour Party MORE TORY CORRUPTION – UK […]

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Has Labour gone full Tonto? by Chris McCusker

Now, more than ever socialists need to question their loyalties towards the Labour party under the stewardship of a knight of the realm. The treatment of Ken Loach & other ‘Lefties’ within the UK Labour party should have been predicted in the treatment doled out to Jeremy Corbyn. Whilst I had high hopes for Corbyn […]

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Holyrude: Episode 14 – “It’s Wild, Its Just Wild”

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Boris Johnson Visits Scotland – Labour MP Rails against Proportional Representation – SNP leader of Glasgow City Council lays out her (Thatcherite?) vision for the city – Ferry in near miss with Nuclear Submarine MORE TORY […]

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Holyrude Ungagged Episode 8 – Tories At It Again

This week… David (Twitter:DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) Discuss NEWS – Tory MSP encouraging people to breach Covid regulations! – A portrait of the Queen in every home! – Labour MSP supports independence referendum TORY CORRUPTION – Dido Harding to take over NHS England? – Matt Hancock Affair – Gove misuses Covid funds Music […]

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Holyrude Episode 7: Goalless Victory…

This week… David (DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (WeeSociologist) Discuss – Cummings spills more Tory Secrets – GB News off to rocky start – Gov ordered to release secret polling – Shock By-election result – Covid: what’s next? Music by @HippyMusic

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Why The left need Independent News Media

Scotland has been let down for far too long when it comes to an independent non bias news media. We have all been far too complacent & lazy for years now. From the contractors on the building sites, the plumbers & the sparks reading the tired old tabloids like the affectionally named ‘Daily Rectum’ (Daily […]

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No Country for Yesterday’s Men

Before battles re-commence it’s worth re-visiting the mettle of the woman who stated in her First Minister’s re-election speech ‘I resolve never to shy away from the tough calls.’ We’ve seen that, she’s still standing, and it’s a very hopeful start. We know that there are no real happy endings in life, but when Nicola […]

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Both votes SNP won’t get you Independence in the North East

In her weekly National column last week, Mhairi Black gave her view as to why both votes SNP was the way to go. Within the article, she used, in her own words an overly simplistic example if 100,000 voters voted for SNP compared to 70,000 in the list voting after the SNP had won the […]