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Interview with Glasgow City Councillors – Pt 1 – Elaine Gallagher – SGP

Interview by Neil Anderson. Part 1 of 3 with GCC Councillors. This first one with Scottish Green Party Councillor Elaine Gallagher. With two music tracks. Firstly – The Wakes – The Battle of George Square and part way through Voxken – Crystal Eyes.

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North East communities must lead Scotland’s Just Transition 

This last July saw the 34th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, in which 167 people needlessly lost their lives. Workers on two nearby platforms, Claymore and Tartan which pumped to Piper Alpha, could see that the platform they were pumping to was alight. But they had been told never to shut off the oil […]

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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 […]

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Holyrude Ungagged 2.10 – Jannies & Dinnerladies

David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Plans To Exploit Cambo Oil Field Scrapped – Is the Johnson Regime About To Fall? – Labour MSP Begs Scotland To Abandon SNP – Free School Meals Delayed Music by @HippyMuzic Art by […]

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Holyrude: Episode 14 – “It’s Wild, Its Just Wild”

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Boris Johnson Visits Scotland – Labour MP Rails against Proportional Representation – SNP leader of Glasgow City Council lays out her (Thatcherite?) vision for the city – Ferry in near miss with Nuclear Submarine MORE TORY […]

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Holyrude Episode 13 – White But Woke AF

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics   NEWS Scotland records highest ever number of drugs deaths for seventh year running Scottish Health Minister reports a nursery to Care Inspectorate over concerns it discriminated against his daughter Queen secretly lobbied Scottish Government for climate law […]

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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 […]