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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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Holyrude Ungagged – Episode 16 “Is Chinook An Onomatopoeia?”

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Sharon Graham Elected Leader of Unite – Wullie Rennie Gets Front Bench Role – SNP / Green Cooperation Agreement MORE TORY CORRUPTION – Two Firms belonging to Minister’s wife go bust owing thousands to the taxman […]

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Has Labour gone full Tonto? by Chris McCusker

Now, more than ever socialists need to question their loyalties towards the Labour party under the stewardship of a knight of the realm. The treatment of Ken Loach & other ‘Lefties’ within the UK Labour party should have been predicted in the treatment doled out to Jeremy Corbyn. Whilst I had high hopes for Corbyn […]

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Holyrude: Episode 14 – “It’s Wild, Its Just Wild”

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Boris Johnson Visits Scotland – Labour MP Rails against Proportional Representation – SNP leader of Glasgow City Council lays out her (Thatcherite?) vision for the city – Ferry in near miss with Nuclear Submarine MORE TORY […]

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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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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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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