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Several Frogs a boiling by Val Waldron

There were many lies told during the indyref campaign. However, ‘Your pension will be under threat’ and ‘The EU will never accept an Independent Scotland’ seem like harmless fibs compared to the filthy Trumpian mire that now passes for discourse in our political lives. It’s that time again, the anniversary of 18th September 2014. Comparing […]

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Why I support trans rights – Part Two

When Ungagged asked me to write about trans rights again I took a deep breath, knowing what the consequences are likely to be for my Twitter notifications! But I wrote about this topic in March 2019 for Ungagged, expressing a wish that the debate would become more respectful. Instead, it has got much worse. See: […]

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Obstacles to Indy

The result is a dumbing down of news, couched in hysteria. A sticky web of hopelessness can engulf us, leading us to believe that it’s essentially all our fault. That we are confused, and we want too much, or we don’t demand enough. The subtext, often with the help of (unannounced) politically motivated contributors and […]

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Holyrude Episode 9 – The Long Sad Rollercoaster

This week David (twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss NEWS – Are the DWP killing people through systemic failures? – Scotland would vote to keep monarchy after independence, poll suggests – Billions needed to protect Glasgow from climate effects, report says – Labour win Batley & Spen – Mhairi Black Pride speech in […]

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What and who will take us over the line?

We need kindness and compassion. Policies and manifestos are important, but we must use our devolved powers, and our courage to reflect our deeper values. We need a written constitution to underwrite them as a new nation when the time comes. An emboldened UK creeps up behind us as polls settle to pre-pandemic levels. A […]

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Ungagged Interviews: Laura Bilton BLM and Councillor Graham Campbell

Neil Anderson leads a conversation with Glasgow Councillor Graham Campbell and Laura Bilton of Black Lives Matter, Edinburgh on – -the Radical Independence Conference and the way forward for indyref2. -the non inclusion of black and BAME communities and their place in Scottish society. – BLM and other movements for inclusion in changing societal views. […]

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Holyrude Episode 6: Debar is her ’80’s Miami Sound Machine name

David (Twitter- DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (WeeSociologist) Discuss – New Constituency Boundaries – Scotland Team & “Taking The Knee” – Gender Critical Employment Tribunal Case – Crazy Anti Indy Report – MORE Tory corruption – RIC Conference Music by @HippyMusic Art by @HeathPeaPict

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Holyrude: Every Term We Are Reshuffling

David (Twitter @DavoMc82) is joined by Debra (Twitter @HeathPeaPict) and Val (Twitter @ScribblingVal) as they discuss – Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation as First Minister – The New Scottish Cabinet – Home Office Enforcement Vans spotted Around Glasgow – MPs debate Palace of Westminster Renovations – Scottish Government will now refer to the Covid-19 “Indian Variant” as […]

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Podcast… Holyrude: Lizzie’s Big Day Oot..!

Join David, Debra and Brian discussing last week’s Queen’s Speech; the swearing in of the new Scottish Parliament; the Airdrie and Shotts By Election; Kenmure Street Resistance and the Rangers Riots. Featuring the brilliant new track – Reclaim these Streets!