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Holyrude: Every Term We Are Reshuffling

David (Twitter @DavoMc82) is joined by Debra (Twitter @HeathPeaPict) and Val (Twitter @ScribblingVal) as they discuss – Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation as First Minister – The New Scottish Cabinet – Home Office Enforcement Vans spotted Around Glasgow – MPs debate Palace of Westminster Renovations – Scottish Government will now refer to the Covid-19 “Indian Variant” as […]

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Hubble Bubble…..

“If you can imagine a debate raging in a bubble, well there are a few of those fragile things floating around back and forth over the border. List parties, George Galloway, English Nationalism, raving mad back-benchers with a penchant for Covid scepticism, the Withdrawal Act and other hideously cataclysmic Brexit related futures to name but […]

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Strange Rumblings in Scotland: Blade Runner Strikes Again

Everyone is becoming edgy and kind of toe curlingly, stupidly nervous.  The Tory Party sent their colonial fixer to the house of Carlaw  sometime between the Covid-19 Prime Minister’s visit to Scotland and last night, and Unionism in Scotland, seems to have surrendered.  Adam “Up the Republic… oops… no, up the Union…” Tompkins has waved […]

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It is not feminism as we know or understand it. Yet it is obviously something, it exists.

During the Scottish Government Coronavirus press conference on Tuesday 31st March, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced an additional £1.5 million in funding to Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland to enable them to deal with the reported increase in domestic abuse and sexual violence that is an additional concern during the Covid 19 social distancing […]

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Glasgow Councillor, Mhairi Hunter: Reflections on the Election.

Billy Connolly once said there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Much as I adore Billy Connolly, I have to say he was wrong on that one. Even layered up to the max, December does not provide the optimal weather for electioneering. All the campaign photos of groups of canvassers […]

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Opinion – Sam Hamad: Is the SNP no longer fit for purpose as a party for Scottish independence?

…not with Sturgeon as leader. Or, pushing graciousness to its limits, at least not with the current strategy of Sturgeon and her team shaping the party’s political direction. On the face things, Scottish separatism ought to be at an all-time high. In fact, if polling is to be believed, it is at an all-time high. […]

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As Boris Johnson aims to ‘suspend’ Parliament, lets assess the Twitter damage of this ‘very British coup’

On 28 August, the Prime Minister (PM) of the UK Boris Johnson dropped a bombshell. As reported by the BBC, Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament “just days” after MPs return to work from the summer recess. The plan comes only several weeks before the Brexit deadline of 31 October. But this prorogation of […]