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An Open Letter to The SNP Leadership…

The following is an open letter to First Minister Humza Yousaf (the prospective candidates for First Minister) and the SNP National Executive Committee, from Eilidh McIntosh, Former Political Education Officer & Former Youth Officer, SNP Sauchie Branch, Clackmannanshire. The last few years have been incredibly testing and trying for Scotland’s LGBT community – not least […]

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Jackie Baillie, 5 gallons of chicken gravy and a straw

Willie Miller’s Moustache (Twitter:  @williemillersm1) has a plan to bring the progressive indy movement together… Right you fucking idiots. Everyone who supports independence one straight line in front of me, GO! Turn to your right. Kick that moron up the arse. Turn to your left, boot that pillock too. Now repeat, but with hugs not […]

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Entitlement

When will the penny drop that No-one is entitled to our votes, that we need politicians with an ear to the ground, not the right wing. When I think of the years 2013/14 I think of one of those Penny Pusher machines from amusement arcades, representative of voters and members tumbling like freed coins from […]

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Ungagged Presents: Richie Venton on the lessons of the Miner’s Stike

Richie Venton is an activist and writer, and is a founder member of the Scottish Socialist Party.  He is the Workplace and unions organiser of the party.  He was the central organise of the Merseyside socialists who led a victorious mass movement against Thatcher’s government in the ’80’s, which won huge reforms for the people […]

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Hoyle’s Hubris and the Hackery of the Britpol Old Firm…

Did you hear about the 3 wells? Well, well, well. I do apologise, that is objectively the worst joke in my otherwise exceptional collection, if not indeed the English speaking world. Thank you Granny Moustache, it was one of her two favourites. But it is apposite for objectively the worst and most pish boiling week […]

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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. November 2023, the Scottish Broadcasting Company reports growing unrest south of the border. Massive crowds are gathering daily outside Westminster, demanding an end to Tory rule, following emergency legislation allowing the  General Election […]