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A Hill to Die On by Val Waldron

“The political and media exploitation of an under-resourced NHS and the scapegoating of our Health Secretary for political gain undermines the real need for cross party work towards progress. Let’s hope that the newly formed Long-Covid Inquiry group is well intentioned. We cannot afford to take our eye off the ball when it concerns the […]

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‘Take A Drink’ A review of Darren Loki McGarvey’s Addiction series. part 1 Alcohol by Val Waldron

A review of Darren Loki McGarvey’s Addiction series Part 1 Alcohol ‘Take A Drink’ ‘Take A Drink’ the encapsulation in three familiar words our shared history that runs through Scotland’s relationship with alcohol. We’re hooked immediately by the series introduction, which promises a broad spectrum look at addiction; food, drugs, gambling and alcohol. Somewhere along […]

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Holyrude Ungagged – Episode 12 – Limp Ermine

The team laugh, cry, spit and sup tea over… In News – Ruth Davidson becomes Baroness – Tommy Robinson loses liable case – Is it Anglophobic to point out Scotland is not England – Dawn Butler calling out Boris lies In our podly section, “MORE TORY CORRUPTION” – – Former Tory councillor got £120m ‘VIP […]

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Where have all the children gone?

“We have a responsibility as a nation to build a better tomorrow for our children.” Where have all the children gone? Where are the separate briefings that concentrate solely on the impact of Coronavirus and the lockdown on the nation’s children? They do get a passing mention occasionally thanking them for their patience and acknowledging […]

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Sacrificial Herd?

You hardly have to join many dots to understand that the policy of the British government was never not herd immunity. But the fact that it still is ‘targeted herd immunity’, despite and even including the lockdown measures, seems to be less understood. Rather than considering the lockdown as a complete u-turn from the British […]

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SNP Socialists statement on Covid 19

As socialists in the mass party for Scottish independence, we call on all working-class people and socialists to acknowledge, oppose and resist the UK government’s dangerously inadequate response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. We also call upon the Scottish government itself to be more willing to challenge UK government strategy, asserting an appropriate independence in […]