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Richie Venton Ungagged! Episode 5

Richie Venton the SSP Trades Union Organiser, on the vacuum in British politics created by a Labour party being pulled rightwards by the economic disaster left by 14 years of toryism, and the distraction of the populist far right. Music: The Kara Sea Where to find Left Ungagged… Twitter (X) https://x.com/_Ungagged?t=vXAjjZz7RQ8KtDX4o4ZXXw&s=09 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leftungagged?igsh=MndxNWpweXExbmUy YouTube https://youtube.com/@fullyungagged902?si=9UN8VF6aNMFMyK4I […]

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Tears, Fears and Electioneers…

by Damien Donnelly While I’m well used to elections being preceded by a period of desperate on-the-hoof policy, from all sides, this coming UK general election seems especially to have thrown into stark relief how low we have sunk as a country. Where that’s most evident is, as always, in how minorities are being treated. […]

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Election Balls…

by Willie Millars Moustache… It is quite a feat for the tories to take everyone by surprise, including themselves but they managed it. I assumed the thieving bastards would hang on to January to squeeze the very last penny out of the public purse and plant as many landmines and bear traps as possible. But […]

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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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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 […]