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Escape Routes by Val Waldron

We are finally getting to grips with the solid fact of the matter: 2014 cannot be repeated. We need to find another way, or ways to move forward towards independence. On the day of the full release of the Sue Gray report and of Nicola Sturgeon’s marking point as longest serving FM I’ve never been […]

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Supporting Survivors by Jo Edwards

CONTENT WARNING/TRIGGER WARNING – This piece discusses sexual assault and rape, MeToo, Sarah Everard, Harvey Weinstein and transphobia So, here we all are again, another round around the Earth, with only 12 days to the big day, most of us are preparing for another Covid Christmas and all that entails; making the best of it, […]

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Raging Not Hating by Val Waldron

No-one deserves or asks for violent death because someone else thinks you don’t deserve to live. If that were the case there would be a death penalty for women who walk home alone at night or for daring to pack up your family and meagre belongings and set out across the channel in a dinghy […]

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Ungagged Scottish Indy Special!

With contributions from our own Val Waldron (Twitter: @scribblingval) and David McClemont (@DavoMc82), plus the Scottish Green Councillor, Marth Wardrop (Twitter: @MarthaWardrop), David Peutherer of Scottish CND (Twitter: @scottishCND), SNP Councillor Graham Campbell (Twitter: @ceeGraham1) and a view from the USA from our George Collins – All held together (and edited by) Neil Anderson (@BikerNeil). […]

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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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Holyrude Ungagged – Episode 11 The Fan Club Dissolves

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) NEWS – Willie Rennie Standing Down as Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats – Chaos in Downing Street – GB News continues to decline – Sian Berry stands down as Co-Leader of the Green Party of England & Wales MORE TORY CORRUPTION – Boris Bullingdon Buddy appointed […]