In her weekly National column last week, Mhairi Black gave her view as to why both votes SNP was the way to go. Within the article, she used, in her own words an overly simplistic example if 100,000 voters voted for SNP compared to 70,000 in the list voting after the SNP had won the […]
Scottish Leadership Debates? You’ve forced me to comment…
By Labour for Independence co-founder Allan Grogan. Maybe it was the first leadership debate of the Scottish Elections, or maybe it was re-watching Borgen, as lockdown continues to allow me to tick off every box set on Netflix. Whatever it was, something compelled me to write about politics in this country for the first time […]
Independence: First Convince Labour
Labour for Independence – A Reply It is an interesting dichotomy within Scottish politics today. While we have a Nationalist leader not only holding back the tide by stalling on any future independence referendum, but also arguing the case for further multinational governance. At the same time the socialist leader of the Labour party has […]
Where’s the Alternative?
As another national election occurs, with it comes another frustrating choice for the electorate. The choice between an increasingly incompetent establishment, or ‘radical’ alternatives like the anti-vax Luigi Di Maio or anti-immigrant Northern League. Perhaps most worryingly is the kingmaker appearing to still be corrupt 81 year old Berlusconi, who seems to be supporting […]
Corbyn is Right About So Many Things…. But He’s Wrong on Scotland
Jeremy Corbyn got a lot right on his trip to Scotland this week. He was right to attack Theresa May and her Government of attempting to create a bargain basement Britain by cutting corporation tax to the levels of Ireland. At a cost of billions to the Exchequer in the hopes of luring businesses from […]
Allan Grogan Writing
News, Articles and Opinion Sleepwalking to the Abyss Where’s the Alternative Four Years Ago… Votes of No Confidence What does it take to cause change? Is democracy about false promises… or promises filled Scottish Leadership Debates? You’ve forced me to comment…
Sleepwalking to the Abyss
This piece originally appeared on Allan’s website 2016 has been some year so far. A year in which Scotland once again failed to qualify for an international football tournament and 2 months into the new qualifiers already look out of the next one. A year which every celebrity is wondering if they will […]
The Band is Back Thegither
The Band is Back Thegither! Music from The Hurriers, The Tuts, Stuart Macfarlane, Abel Ganz, blossoms and Louise Distras. Podcast features the views of Dr Bruce Scott, Matt Geraghty, Amber Daniels, Neil Scott, Allan Grogan, Debra Torrance and Red Raiph.
Allan Grogan was the founder and National Spokesperson of Labour for Independence – a pro independence organisation which campaigned from within the Labour Party from 2012-2014. A lifelong Labour supporter and member for over ten years. Allan left the party in September 2014 and joined the Scottish Socialist Party being elected to the National Executive […]