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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 3 “How to solve homelessness…”

Richie Venton on the crisis in housing; how the Scottish Government have been cutting housing budgets, the resulting homelessness and how to solve it!   *Richie corrects his initial valuation of Anders Holch Povlsen to £6.5 Billion. Music: The Kara Sea

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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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Holyrude Ungagged Season 7 Episode 1 – “Jeanie, I’m On The Podcast”

This week Host David McClemont (@DavoMc82) is joined by Holyrude O.G. Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) to discuss; – The Potential Ban on Smoking for Anyone Born After 2009 – The (Ahem) Potential End of The Green/SNP Bute House Agreement – The Tory Plan To End Sick Notes – The Believe In Scotland Independence March

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Holyrude Ungagged – Episode 4.11 “Feline Fine”

David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Scottish Government to put Calories on Menus – Conspiracy Theory Targets Scottish School – Voter ID Laws – Matt Hancock Harassed on Tube Music by @HippyMuzic Art by @HeathPeaPict Edited by @HeathPeaPict

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A Hill to Die On by Val Waldron

“The political and media exploitation of an under-resourced NHS and the scapegoating of our Health Secretary for political gain undermines the real need for cross party work towards progress. Let’s hope that the newly formed Long-Covid Inquiry group is well intentioned. We cannot afford to take our eye off the ball when it concerns the […]

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Disability and the Left By Stephanie Melnick

To win disabled people over, the left needs to change the rhetoric. We cannot mirror the Right’s idea of “useless eaters”. If we truly want to create a better future, we need to find a way to make a world where everyone can live happily – including those who cannot work. A few weeks ago, […]