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A Snapshot of 2021 by Val Waldron

‘Alexa give me a snapshot of 2021 without mentioning Covid’  Can I help? All of the events below were of course shot through with Covid, antivaxxers, restrictions, opposition and media undermining of the Scottish Government health message, oh, and big shouty businesses. It didn’t stop the world from turning though! In Search of Q We […]

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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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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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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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Holyrude Episode 13 – White But Woke AF

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics   NEWS Scotland records highest ever number of drugs deaths for seventh year running Scottish Health Minister reports a nursery to Care Inspectorate over concerns it discriminated against his daughter Queen secretly lobbied Scottish Government for climate law […]

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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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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 […]

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Holyrude Ungagged Episode 10 – Why Are They Such Bastards

David (Twitter – @DavoMc82), Debra (@Heathpeapict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss NEWS – Labour’s Indyref2 position – James Dornan tellling Jacob Rees Mogg he’ll “burn in hell” over the Immigration Bill – Universal Credit Cut – The UK Government disastrous plan to get rid of all Covid restrictions on 19th of July TORY CORRUPTION – Tory […]

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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 […]