Available FREE on iTunes and Podbean On this episode of Ungagged, introduced by Neil Scott, Graham Campbell talks about the Rethinking Race conference in Glasgow, Victoria Pearson reminds us that hope is apathy’s twin sister if it isnt backed up with action, and George Collins talks about how children are citizens now, not citizens in waiting, and they deserve to have that […]
Month: February 2018
So I stumbled across a twitter thread today, quite innocuous but linked to a vital and important issue. Plastic straws. Now I know we have all seen that awful video of the poor turtle with the straw up his nose, but in case you haven’t… https://youtu.be/4wH878t78bw Here at ungagged we try really hard to support […]
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News, Articles and Opinion Who Are More United? Brexit, Referendums and Independence Where are we with Brexit? The Independent Group, Money, Scotland And Power… What Is A Section 30 Order And Why Will We Never Get One Again For A Referendum?
Brexit, Referendums and Independence
When I started writing this on 05/02/2018 the idea of a hard Brexit, an exit with no withdrawal agreement seemed possible but remote. In the light of the UK’s insistence this week that the UK will leave both the Single Market and the Customs Union and Michael Barnier’s insistence today (09/02/2018) that an open UK/Irish […]
Brussels as the epitome of evil, or a scientific socialist approach?
I read Jonathon Shafi’s piece in the Independent on the Marxist argument against the EU with interest, but feel it raises more questions that it answers. Shafi starts off from a very promising declaration: “In the abstract, the transnationality of the single market fits with left-wing ideals”. This is good and very true, but […]
Ungagged short Story Contest Results
The Ungagged judges have spent a month reading, scoring, debating and re-reading and we have – at long last! – got a winner for the Ungagged Winter Short Story Competition. The competition was fierce and the panel of judges struggled to decide on a winner. All of the stories on our shortlist sparked discussion and […]
A Lefty Winter Tale, by Anthony Franks
Winner of our Winter Short Story Competition 2017-2018 A Lefty Winter Tale By Anthony Franks I am Sinister. Adam Sinister. Born in a cross-fire hurricane as Mick and the boys sang. Well, actually it was Christmas Day. My old Ma, God rest her soul (even though I am a hard-core atheist), used to say […]