Campaigns

Wonders of the Fair

Wonders of the fair The carnival is in my soul, I love it so very much. The smells, the sights and the sounds. It fills my senses with nostalgia and excitement. I’m sure this is true for many of us. As I wrote last time about Showmen this is another sad tale of a Fair […]

Scotland

A long week in politics

A long week in politics It can be difficult sometimes to gauge what will provoke a reaction in politics. It’s been commented on that Brexit doesn’t seem to have had as big a political impact in Scotland as was forecast. The events of the past few days suggests that may be changing. I suspect many […]

Scotland

Disorderly Democracy

  Disorderly Democracy Constitutional Chaos following Brexit Power Grab By Debra Torrance and Derek Stewart Macpherson Debra: What the heck happened in the House of Commons? Today, Wednesday 13th of June at Prime Ministers Question there was “unprecedented chaos as a SNP member of the house was ejected by the speaker, and the rest of […]

Feminism

Oh Dear, Dr Greer

Perhaps the first serious, scholarly book I ever read for pleasure, rather than as part of a syllabus, was The Female Eunuch. I can’t remember now how I came across a copy or who recommended it to me, but I most certainly can remember the experience of reading it; I had never thought about my […]

Fascism Scotland

AUOB? Kick Out The Fascists

Ball to the Wall AUOB? Kick Out The Fascists Why YES doesn’t need fascists marching under our banner   The Yes campaign/movement is one of the most remarkable organic movements in history. Opposed by the British government, the Crown, and all but one daily and Sunday newspaper (and increasingly, seemingly, by its own major political […]

Financial Scotland

Too Poor for Prosperity?

The Scottish Government’s Growth Commission has raised more questions than it has answered, it has worried and angered many independence supporters, and far from starting a debate about the positive vision of the growing economy of an independent Scotland is has set independence supporters against one another on the basis of those who will support […]

Campaigns Human Rights

Alive, due to lack of death

The UN must recognise Palestine’s right to exist, says leading Human Rights Campaigner Today 136 out of 193 UN member states have formally recognised Palestine. The UK needs to show some leadership and be amongst the first Western European countries to recognise Palestine and its right to self-determination. British Government already recognises the principle that […]