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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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Protesters Targeted by High Speed Car – One Protester Killed.

Protesters demonstrating for a water supply were targeted by a terrorist today (18th July 19). Today , the Landless Movement members (MST) of “Camp Marielle Vive” in Valinhos, Brazil, held a peaceful demonstration on Jequitibá Road, km 07, in front of the Camp, when they were surprised by a man with a pickup truck at […]

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Is UK Democracy about false promises… or promises fulfilled?

The argument for multiple referenda; “Democracy is not just an election, it is our daily life.” Tsai Ing-wen The political landscape has never been vaguer or indeed more frightening on this island. Watch the latest edition of Question Time to hear the audience boo comments suggesting that a mild mannered, pro equality gardener with a […]

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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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The Politicians are behaving like children – Pt1

https://ungagged.podbean.com/mf/play/8ahs9m/June_pod_pt1_Mixdown2.mp3 Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean We have 5 pieces for you: From Laura Lundahl who talks about immigration in the UK and is titled “Goodbye you bigoted woman – The tears of Theresa May’s victims should get far more attention that her’s did”. Mhairi Hunter muses on Trump’s State Visit to the UK, Philip Hammond’s seeming […]

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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 […]