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A Stiff Kicking into the Long Grass by Val Waldron

Voters for Forbes or Regan were aware that GRR would be kicked into the long grass, serving as precedent for a power grab at any piece of legislation deemed unpopular    I never found it particularly difficult to understand why the Red Wall had fallen to the Tories in 2019. We’ve been living under the […]

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The War in Black and White by Val Waldron

I thought that wars were fought in black and white. That soldiers, sailors, airmen soared into victorious flight or landed on beaches handsome, intact and survived to marry a virgin sweetheart   Who knew how many lived and died waist high in blood, shit and mud, snatched moments of battle-weary sleep beside friends, sometimes just […]

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Escape Routes by Val Waldron

We are finally getting to grips with the solid fact of the matter: 2014 cannot be repeated. We need to find another way, or ways to move forward towards independence. On the day of the full release of the Sue Gray report and of Nicola Sturgeon’s marking point as longest serving FM I’ve never been […]

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Holyrude Season 3 Episode 2 – Foosty Cookies

David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Partygate: The Second Act – Lorna Slater under attack again! – UK Plan to send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda – Did Corbyn cause Labour to lose Scotland? Music by @HippyMuzic Art by @HeathPeaPict […]

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Holyrude Season 3 Episode 1 – Ur Nobody’s 2nd Choice

David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Margaret Thatcher Day? – Conversion Therapy Ban – Scotrail Returns to Public Ownership – Local Election Campaigns Underway – Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Dodgy Tax Status Music by @HippyMuzic Art by @HeathPeaPict Edited by @HeathPeaPict

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A Snapshot of 2021 by Val Waldron

‘Alexa give me a snapshot of 2021 without mentioning Covid’  Can I help? All of the events below were of course shot through with Covid, antivaxxers, restrictions, opposition and media undermining of the Scottish Government health message, oh, and big shouty businesses. It didn’t stop the world from turning though! In Search of Q We […]