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As Close to Federalism As The Moon

If the federalism shills couldn’t see this coming, they really weren’t looking. This move essentially leaves Labour without even the pretence of argument for the reformable UK that we’ve been promised since 2014. We’re as close to federalism as we are to the moon, and thus concludes the centre ground arguments against independence.  Take time […]

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How the alliance between gender critical activists and the religious right is harming all of us…

And why this should not surprise us. Earlier this month (May 2022) a leaked document revealed that a majority of the US Supreme Court justices plan to support overruling the Roe vs Wade case law that legalized abortion in America. While the Supreme Court is yet to make a final ruling on the matter it […]

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Why I support trans rights – Part Two

When Ungagged asked me to write about trans rights again I took a deep breath, knowing what the consequences are likely to be for my Twitter notifications! But I wrote about this topic in March 2019 for Ungagged, expressing a wish that the debate would become more respectful. Instead, it has got much worse. See: […]

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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 […]

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No Country for Yesterday’s Men

Before battles re-commence it’s worth re-visiting the mettle of the woman who stated in her First Minister’s re-election speech ‘I resolve never to shy away from the tough calls.’ We’ve seen that, she’s still standing, and it’s a very hopeful start. We know that there are no real happy endings in life, but when Nicola […]

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Scottish Leadership Debates? You’ve forced me to comment…

By Labour for Independence co-founder Allan Grogan. Maybe it was the first leadership debate of the Scottish Elections, or maybe it was re-watching Borgen, as lockdown continues to allow me to tick off every box set on Netflix. Whatever it was, something compelled me to write about politics in this country for the first time […]