Part of me hates this phoney populist bollocks, (see this https://www.thenational.scot/news/23727982.snp-members-urged-shape-strategy-pre-conference-meeting/) not least because a significant section of the membership base of almost all political parties are moonhowlers. Go to a meeting if you don’t believe me. However, I think it’s a really simple issue. The starting point should be the truth. The SNP should […]
Host David McClemont @DavoMc82 with Brian Finlay @WeeSociologist and Kat Cary @Kat_Cary This week’s topics; New SNP Leader, Minimum Pricing, Boris, Keir Starmer’s Leadership
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 […]
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). […]
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
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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]