The last days of Colonial Scotland- on a wet Saturday in Glasgow (second city of the empire)

March passes the Clutha Bar with its iconic murals As I marched through Glasgow on yesterdays All Under One Banner march for independence the usual things went through my mind. How many people do you think there are here? I wonder if someone in that police helicopter is filming this? But that morning was different … Continue reading The last days of Colonial Scotland- on a wet Saturday in Glasgow (second city of the empire)

From ‘Strong and Stable’ to a ‘Failing State’-Theresa May’s UK legacy

The imminent deployment of 3,500 troops on British soil has been announced as part of a no-deal Brexit ‘contingency plan’.  Should we be worried? We wonder what the government will ask these troops to do and under what circumstances? When you consider that the UK has just 1,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan it hard not be … Continue reading From ‘Strong and Stable’ to a ‘Failing State’-Theresa May’s UK legacy

Austerity by the numbers- and Labour abstained.

From  the London Economic.com It has lots of ads but the message is clear and worth repeating. https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/opinion/tories-have-run-up-debt-in-spite-of-austerity-cuts-while-rich-have-doubled-their-wealth/24/07/ Tories have run up debt in spite of austerity cuts while the rich have doubled their wealth The Conservatives have been labelled con artists after running up mountains of debt in spite of austerity cuts at the … Continue reading Austerity by the numbers- and Labour abstained.

Why is the media kicking NHS Scotland when it is down?

In this 'bleak mid-winter', chest infections, viral infections, increased levels of influenza type symptoms have peaked even before Christmas and New Year. On top of that we have an ageing population and a thing called multi-morbidity.In other words as people live longer they suffer from more than one , sometimes several different conditions at once. … Continue reading Why is the media kicking NHS Scotland when it is down?