By Stephanie Melnick She hasn’t even formally resigned as First Minister yet, and I already miss Nicola Sturgeon. As an SNP member myself, I’m looking at the list of candidates with increasing horror as more and more statements come out from both Ash Regan and Kate Forbes that make me genuinely frightened about where they […]
Ungagged Scottish Indy Special!
With contributions from our own Val Waldron (Twitter: @scribblingval) and David McClemont (@DavoMc82), plus the Scottish Green Councillor, Marth Wardrop (Twitter: @MarthaWardrop), David Peutherer of Scottish CND (Twitter: @scottishCND), SNP Councillor Graham Campbell (Twitter: @ceeGraham1) and a view from the USA from our George Collins – All held together (and edited by) Neil Anderson (@BikerNeil). […]
Holyrude Episode 5: #MaxTheDevo?
Join David (@DavoMc82), Debra (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian (@WeeSociologist) as they discuss – Alba’s Kenny MacAskill calling for Devo Max – More Tory Corruption – SNP Finances – Douglas Ross Rainbow Pin Controversy Music by @HippyMusic
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!
Podcast… Holyrude Election Results Special!
Join David, Debra and Brian discussing last weeks Scottish Election results when the SNP were re-elected for a fourth term and the Scottish Green Party increased their presence in the Scottish Parliament.
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 […]
Back in 2005, politically, I, like many lefties in Scotland, felt our time was now. Scottish Socialism was the new Rock ‘n Roll. We had filled halls, built a huge reaction to the rumours and actuality of the Bush/Blair wars, and helped facilitate unprecedented street level dissent at the G8 conference, drawing the international media […]
Aerosols and Arseholes by Val Waldron
We can’t rely on Boris Johnson to do more than he’s done already for the Indy movement. As we approach the Winter Solstice, and find ourselves blessed with some of the magical cold frosty days, we finally get to see the breath of some of the hard-of-understanding-about-distancing, who gasp past you on the crowded city […]
Apologies, Accountability, & A Question of Forgiveness
‘[W]e can today celebrate the achievements of all learners. Young people have received awards that recognise their hard work and allow them to move onto the next stage in their lives.’ – John Swinney (4th August 2020) ‘[W]e did did not get it right for every young person and I want to apologise for that’ […]
To Plan B or not to Plan B
That is the question some are asking, as the SNP contemplates the May 2021 Scottish Parliament election. The discussion takes place in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic – and the huge public health effort to manage and suppress the virus rightly takes precedence over all political matters at present. As we move forward, voters […]