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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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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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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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The Politicization of The Vaccine

“We can only hope for the success of outreach global projects, against the backdrop of increasingly isolationist countries, like the UK. Anything other than full global vaccination, along with other and ongoing measures to suppress the virus is pointless.” We approached December 2020 with UK wide trepidation, already sea-sick from the swell of tiers and […]

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Hubble Bubble…..

“If you can imagine a debate raging in a bubble, well there are a few of those fragile things floating around back and forth over the border. List parties, George Galloway, English Nationalism, raving mad back-benchers with a penchant for Covid scepticism, the Withdrawal Act and other hideously cataclysmic Brexit related futures to name but […]

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This Is Not Over

There’s another layer above the real and fantasised darkness, and it’s a good one. It involves people working away at the grass roots with and for their community. BBC Radio Scotland’s Kaye Adams lives in a world where it’s fine to introduce her “Rule of 6” call-in with the comment “I know dozens of people […]

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The World Through A Window

There’s a wistfulness in the air. We’re no longer marvelling at clear skies above China and translucent blue canals in Venice. We’re watching from behind the sofa as death rates continue to rise around the globe, and fluctuations occur, leading to second, or even third wave and Lockdown periods, such as in Hong Kong and […]