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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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As Close to Federalism As The Moon

If the federalism shills couldn’t see this coming, they really weren’t looking. This move essentially leaves Labour without even the pretence of argument for the reformable UK that we’ve been promised since 2014. We’re as close to federalism as we are to the moon, and thus concludes the centre ground arguments against independence.  Take time […]

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Interview with Glasgow City Councillor Graham Campbell August 2022

Neil Anderson interviews long time Ungagged contributor Graham Campbell. Topics range from the newly elected Glasgow City Council inc’ convenorship of Education committee, slavery reparations and Indyref 2.

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Escape Routes by Val Waldron

We are finally getting to grips with the solid fact of the matter: 2014 cannot be repeated. We need to find another way, or ways to move forward towards independence. On the day of the full release of the Sue Gray report and of Nicola Sturgeon’s marking point as longest serving FM I’ve never been […]

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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 Episode 2.2 – And You Know That You‘re Toxic

David (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Keir Starmer Speech to Labour conference – Are The Police Institutionally Misogynist – Scottish Poet Bullied Off Twitter – Queen Booed outside Scottish Parliament Music by @HippyMusic Art by @HeathPeaPict And Connor Beaton (Twitter: @cdbeaton) Gives […]

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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 […]

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No Country for Yesterday’s Men

Before battles re-commence it’s worth re-visiting the mettle of the woman who stated in her First Minister’s re-election speech ‘I resolve never to shy away from the tough calls.’ We’ve seen that, she’s still standing, and it’s a very hopeful start. We know that there are no real happy endings in life, but when Nicola […]

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Podcast… Holyrude: Lizzie’s Big Day Oot..!

Join David, Debra and Brian discussing last week’s Queen’s Speech; the swearing in of the new Scottish Parliament; the Airdrie and Shotts By Election; Kenmure Street Resistance and the Rangers Riots. Featuring the brilliant new track – Reclaim these Streets!