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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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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: Every Term We Are Reshuffling

David (Twitter @DavoMc82) is joined by Debra (Twitter @HeathPeaPict) and Val (Twitter @ScribblingVal) as they discuss – Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation as First Minister – The New Scottish Cabinet – Home Office Enforcement Vans spotted Around Glasgow – MPs debate Palace of Westminster Renovations – Scottish Government will now refer to the Covid-19 “Indian Variant” as […]

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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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Aerosols and Arseholes by Val Waldron

We can’t rely on Boris Johnson to do more than he’s done already for the Indy movement. As we approach the Winter Solstice, and find ourselves blessed with some of the magical cold frosty days, we finally get to see the breath of some of the hard-of-understanding-about-distancing, who gasp past you on the crowded city […]

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Reinstate Richie Venton

I just woke up this morning to this article.  My friend Richie Venton, a superb union representative for the union USDAW, and IKEA worker, has been sacked. During lockdown, I phoned Richie about an issue a family member was going through in her work. He didn’t have to give me advice – Richie was representing […]

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‘Friends of Debora’: Solidarity, Capitalism, & Covid Recovery

Saturday 15th August 2020 – little over one week from the time of writing – will see seasoned and newly engaged social activists take to the streets of Bonnyrigg in support of and solidarity of Debora Kayembe and her family. Circa one week ago, EdinburghLive, The Daily Record, and S.T.V. News detailed the sustained racial […]