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Ungagged! presents:

Open Letter to Scottish Political Parties

Open Letter to Scottish Political Parties regarding attacks on our LGBT+ community. Please contact us if you would like your name added.

Richie Venton Ungagged! Episode 9: Aftermath of the General Election.

Richie Venton, the Trades Union Organiser of the Scottish Socialist Party talks through the General Election result and how Labour will perform as our new government.

Election Analysis: Cllr Graham Campbell, SNP Socialists

This is my initial analysis: “I’ve now had a bit of sleep and seen enough of the detail of results to form some observations from an SNP Left perspective.

Janis & Graham – Ungagged! – Election 24 Review Special

The SNP Socialists Co-Convenors, Janis Wilson and Graham Campbell discuss the results and review the outcomes and inputs to the General Election the day after Polling Day.

Holyrude Ungagged – Westminster GE Special

Host David McClemont is joined by Val Waldron, Rachael Horwitz and Neil Anderson. In this live recording discussion is how we have ended up having an election right now and what the Exit Poll results mean for the UK & Scotland.

It’s Time to Play the Music… ELECTION DAY!


By Willie Miller’s Moustache
“Regardless of who you vote for on Thursday, might I just take a moment to congratulate and commend you for doing so.”

Prick Knobinson Ungagged! “Do Something You’ve Never Done Before…”

Prick on the LibDems.. Transcript Video below.

Neil Anderson Interviews… Anne McLaughlin

Neil interviews SNP GE24 candidate for Glasgow North East; Anne McLaughlin. Find out about campaigning, Green Deals, Scottish Pantry Network & attracting folk to Independence.

Richie Venton Ungagged! Episode 8 “Something rotten in the state of Britain”

Richie Venton, the Trades Union Organiser of the Scottish Socialist Party speaks to Ungagged with no holds barred.

Janis & Graham Ungagged! Episode 9: Nothing Much Has Happened Again

The SNP Socialists Co-Convenors, Janis Wilson and Graham Campbell discuss the election campaign, from too many polls to transgender issues to Gaza.


Richie Venton Ungagged: Ep 7 “Scottish New Labour = new Austerity.”

Richie Venton, the Trades Union Organiser of the Scottish Socialist Party on the dismal offerings from the New new Labour Party manifesto.  Richie shows that Labour offer more austerity and an American privatised health system.  He presents an alternative manifesto…

Janis and Graham Ungagged! Episode 8 – Manifestos & Gaza

The SNP Socialists Co-Convenors, Janis Wilson and Graham Campbell discuss the election campaign, from manifestos to Gaza!

Music: Roy Möller

Richie Venton Ungagged Ep 6:  For a Fair Green Place…

SSP Trades Union Organiser, Richie Venton on transforming Scotland into a fair, green place…

Music: The Kara Sea

Ungagged Gaza Demo 15th June 2024 Report

Footage on STUC & Stop the War Coalition march & rally in Glasgow. From Glasgow Green to Queens Park Recreational Area around 3000 people marched and then heard some great speeches. From Neil Anderson.

Neil Anderson Interviews… Gerry Hassan

Political commentator, writer and academic Gerry Hassan talks to Neil Anderson on GE24 including; SNP possibly losing 3rd Party status, The Reform Party, MSM coverage of the GE in Scotland and the Kirkcudbright Fringe.

Janis and Graham Ungagged! Episode 7: Digital Socialism for the 21st Century

The SNP Socialists Co-Convenors, Janis Wilson and Graham Campbell discuss the election campaign, from more Leaders Debates to Gaza to Tory swingers!

The Candidate by Prick Knobinson

Philip Richard Knobinson: Sunak, My Cock and The Scandal…
@prick_knobinson (Twitter) on Sunak’s dreadful attempt at scandal…

Janis and Graham Ungagged! “Nothing Ever happens… again!”

SNP Socialists Co-Convenors, Janis Wilson and Graham Campbell discuss the election campaign, from Sunak’s “lie”, through the Leadership debates, to the SNP kicking off their campaign.

Richie Venton Ungagged! “…and into the vacuum steps the fake: Farage.”

Richie Venton the SSP Trades Union Organiser, on the vacuum in British politics created by a Labour party being pulled rightwards by the economic disaster left by 14 years of toryism, and the distraction of the populist far right.

Prick Knobinson on Farage

Janis and Graham Ungagged! Episode 5: Launches and Purges…

SNP Socialist Co-Convenors Janis Wilson and Councillor Graham Campbell discuss the SNP Election launch, the genocide in Rafa and the Labour Party purge of the left…

Richie Venton Ungagged! Ep 4: Things WILL get better if we fight for socialism!

Richie Venton, The Scottish Socialist Party Trades Union Organiser on how to fill the vacuum of a Starmer General Election win with substance – campaign for real socialist policies NOW.

Prick Knobinson on the General Election…


Neil Anderson Interviews – Dan Hutchison Glasgow City Councillor

“if we can reverse it, we’ll reverse it immediately but someone who can raise money needs to cough up some cash. UK or Scottish govt, I frankly don’t care but it needs to be one of them”. Dan Hutchinson talking about the cuts to the Education budget in Glasgow.

Neil talked to Glasgow City Cllr Dan Hutchison of the Scottish Green Party on his 2 years a councillor.

  • Dan’s time as a councillor
  • What SGP has achieved in his time within GCC
  • Effects of the breaking of the Bute House Agreement by Humza Yousef
  • What SGP in Glasgow are doing for the recently announced GE
  • Why Trade Unionism is important to him

Holyrude Ungagged Season 7 Episode 3 “Where Does Contra Come From?”


David and Connor discuss the New Scottish Cabinet and ask, Is Uk Labour undermining Scottish Labour? Plus –  Nefarious Tory plans for Scotland and English Water Contaminated by parasites!

Latest Holyrude Ungagged – Season 7 Ep2 – My only note is Cat Piss

David McClemont @DavoMc82 is joined by Debra Torrance @HealthPeaPict and Connor Beaton @cdbeaton as they discuss:-
– The sudden departure of Humza Yousaf as First Minister and the appointment of John Swinney as his successor.
– Reaction to the English Local Elections.
Holyrude Archive HERE


Holyrude Ungagged – Season 7 Ep 1 – “Jeanie, I’m On The Podcast”

This week Host David McClemont (@DavoMc82) is joined by Holyrude O.G. Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) to discuss;

– The Potential Ban on Smoking for Anyone Born After 2009

– The (Ahem) Potential End of The Green/SNP Bute House Agreement

– The Tory Plan To End Sick Notes

– The Believe In Scotland Independence March

Music: The Wakes

Holyrude Archive HERE

Richie Venton on the lessons of the Miners Strike – 40 Years on…

 Ungag the Choons!

 Ungag the Choons! – Season 1 – Ep 2 – “First People.”



Ungag the Choons! – Season 1 – Ep 1 – “It’s sugar coated, it’s accepted…”

Neil Scott (@nwScotty) talks about a song that helped radicalised him as a teen in Troubles torn Northern Ireland.

Ungagged Presents: Worldbeat with George Collins.

Worldbeat With George Collins – George interviews Kathleen Siminyu Parts 1 and 2

Joining George Collins on WorldBeat is Kathleen Siminyu. Ms. Siminyu is an AI Researcher who focuses on Natural Language Processing for African Languages. She works at The Mozilla Foundation as a Machine Learning Fellow and prior to that was the Regional Coordinator of AI4D Africa. She has vast experience as a community organizer having co-organised the Nairobi Women in Machine Learning and Data Science community for three years. Part 1 – link to part two on page.

Worldbeat Archive HERE

RiC Meets SNP Socialists

Brilliant conversation from two progressive Scottish socialists and regular Ungagged contributors; Connor Beaton RiC & Graham Campbell SNP Cllr. Independence and the left. This is a discussion all serious Scottish lefties need to listen to. What kind of Scotland are WE fighting for?

Short Pod: Raging Not Hating, by Val Waldron

Short pod version of Val’s superb piece: Val differentiates between the feelings of rage and anger that drive us forward to effect change, and the gathering clouds of hatred that threaten to destroy us. See below for written version.

Ungagged Scottish Independence Special!

With contributions from our own Val Waldron (Twitter: @scribblingval) and David McClemont (@DavoMc82), plus the Scottish Green Councillor, Martha Wardrop (Twitter: @MarthaWardrop), David Peutherer of Scottish CND (Twitter: @scottishCND), SNP Councillor Graham Campbell (Twitter: @ceeGraham1) and a view from the USA from our George Collins – All held together (and edited by) Neil Anderson (@BikerNeil).

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Latest Writing

Tears, Fears and Electioneers… 

Damien Donnelly on the Labour Party and others, succumbing to right wing culture wars.

Theresa May – Good Riddance

Neil Scott on Theresa May’s extraordinary last speech in the House of Commons.

Election Balls…

by Willie Miller’s Moustache

A New Social Contract – Reforming The SNP Into A Genuine Peoples Party

I think it would be helpful for Independence and the promise of a more egalitarian Scotland if a certain archetype of SNP member took their blinkers off for a minute and had a deep think about what is going to make our party electable and popular. – Eilidh McIntosh

Jackie Baillie, 5 Gallons of Chicken Gravy and a Straw… Willie Miller’s Moustache has an idea how we can heal the indy movement… 


Entitlement by Val Waldron…

When will the penny drop that noone is entitled to our votes, that we need politicians with an ear to the ground, not the right wing?

Hoyle’s Hubris and the Hackery of the Britpol Old Firm… by Willie Millar’s Moustache

A Charter for Transphobes – By Damien Donnelly

“With soaring hate crime rates… the real danger is not from treating trans people the way they wish to be treated.”

Dreaming in Green – By Val Waldron

Not a week goes by in Scottish politics when the decision to vote No in 2014 does not rear its ugly head.

Do You Embrace the Era of Genocide? – By Sam Hamad 

Sam Hamad’s interpretation of the current situation in the middle east.

Independence And The Cost Of Westminster Crisis – By Mhairi Hunter

The SNP team at the Rutherglen and Hamilton West count

In the wake of the Rutherglen & Hamilton East by-election, SNP conference delegates prepare to meet in Aberdeen.

In My Booze Induced Delirium, I’ve Come Up With Plan B For Indy… – By Willie Miller’s Moustache

Willie Miller’s Moustache shares his drunken plans for gaining independence.

Don’t Vote Labour – By David McClemont

David McClemont discusses the disappointing seeming return to the era of New Labour under Starmer and Sarwar.

The Queue – By Val Waldron

Val Walrdon remembers the death of the Queen and the devotion shown by her loyal subjects.

Autoimmunity Within the Independence Movement – By Val Waldron

The obstacles to our independence are not all about media-led rabid unionism, or floating voters. By Val Waldron.

Recent articles and full archive of written content HERE

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