Last week the Scottish Government published The Victims, Witnesses and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill. The legislation aims to reduce the re-traumatisation of victims and witnesses in the justice system and to address long-standing concerns about the approach to the most serious sexual offences. See: Putting victims and witnesses at heart of justice system – gov.scot […]
Holyrude Ungagged – Season 5 – Ep 5
David McClemont host with Brian Finlay & Rachael Horwitz. Discussions this week on; Sabotaged vegetable garden for refugees, MOD Secret Nuclear Safety reports, Fallout (no pun intended) from President Joe Biden’s visit to Ireland (North & Republic), Liz Truss & Douglas Ross – who is the most deluded? Music – Wake Up America (Ban the […]
Tragic Glory by Scott Bevan
Tragic Glory There’s naucht on a’ the planet Like a tale o’ bloody woe An’ Scots in stane an’ granite Huv carved legends which still grow. Auld Scotland has a history, And a storied past it be. Part fact, part celtic mystery, ‘Boot a struggle tae be free. Calgacus and Agricola Faced off in the […]
A Link In The Chain
“The SNP and broader Yes movement has so much talent across the country. We need to harness it and galvanise the campaign to secure Scotland’s future as a fairer, greener and socially just independent nation.” – These were words of First Minister electoral candidate Humza Yousaf ahead of polls opening this week for the leadership […]
Talking Sense February 23 – Republicanism in Scotland
Kat and Erin are joined by Connor Beaton to talk about republicanism in Scotland. Links Scottish Parliament Petition: https://petitions.parliament.scot/petitions/PE1998 Common Sense by Thomas Paine: https://lighthousebookshop.com/book/9780199538003 The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes by Zoë Playdon: https://lighthousebookshop.com/book/9781526619143 Out for Independence Welcomes Zoë Playdon for LGBTQ+ History Month: https://youtu.be/b27nNZ4mwfY Want to learn more? Connor’s work: https://connorbeaton.scot Our Republic: […]
Holyrude Ungagged Nicola Resigns Special
Holyrude regulars Brian & David discuss with Holyrude irregulars Kat & Neil the totally unexpected notice of resignation of Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Starmer’s “Progressive” Labour?
Do these Starmerite ‘progressives’ believe in democracy? If so, why are you opposing democracy in Scotland? Why are you endorsing your Leader’s will to collude with the Tories in curtailing Scottish self-determination? Why is it that Labour can’t get it right? It’s either some Stalinist psychopath dressed like a sexually repressed geography teacher or a […]
The War on Being Trans Must Stop!
by Amber Roberts Gender Critics believe that Trans Women aren’t Women as strongly as we believe that Trans Women Are Women, no matter what anyone tells them to the contrary. On both sides of this we have people making threats, shouting abuse and being hateful in general. This behaviour needs to stop on both sides, […]
Holyrude – Season 4 – Ep 5 – Politics of the jungle.
Holyrude pod talks with Talking Sense’s Kat Cary – co-convenor of SNP Socialists on; tiredness, Keir Starmer on mums.net, Larkhall, Mat Hancock on I’m a Celeb’ and of course Scottish politics. Kat asks in the pod for people with experience of living as a trans person in Scotland to submit a 3 to 5 minute […]
Scottish Left Forum Stands with LGBTIQA ++ Community.
Neil Scott on why Scottish Left Forum have announced solidarity measures with LGBTIQA people.