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Richie Venton Ungagged! Episode 2 “Where IS the Centre Left?”

 Richie Venton on Starmer and Swinney’s claims to be “Centre Left.” what does that mean for working class people when 1 the Labour right winger, Neil Kinnock says Starmer “has gone too far,” and 2 Swinney’s inclusion of Kate Forbes and her economic and social views, into his Cabinet. Music – The Kara Sea. […]

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Janis and Graham Ungagged! Episode 2

On the new Scottish cabinet and their changing priorities.  Does this new Cabinet unite the SNP coalition for Independence and the Scottish electorate, or will it alienate the majority progressives across Scotland? How far is compromise with centrists too far? Clarity on the SNP stance on the Palestine Genocide as opposed to Starmer and Sarwar’s […]

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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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Ungag the Choons – Ep 2 “First People.”

Neil Scott talks about a Australian song from 1987 that helped radicalise him in Troubles torn Northern Ireland. If you want to know more about this song and the oils – please watch Peter Garrett: Midnight Oil frontman on Music & Politics – on youtube  https://youtu.be/THWApLlF8yI?si=1HUU4ltOYO7lGnWM    And if its available where you are, look […]

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A Charter for Transphobes by Damien Donnelly

What we know for sure is, with soaring hate crime rates, especially transphobic ones, across the western world fuelled by relentlessly negative press and a government in thrall to a vocal minority of ‘gender criticals,’ the real danger is not from treating trans people the way they wish to be treated. The conclusion of the […]

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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 […]

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Autoimmunity Within the Independence Movement

The obstacles to our independence are not all about media-led rabid unionism, or floating voters. We have a problem within the movement, something really toxic. It resembles a kind of auto-immune disease, a drive to eat away at the host and make barren the soil it depends on; the movement itself.  The dreaded anniversary of […]