Over the holiday period when many news outlets go into 'standby mode' some stories appear to fill a gap. One such story was of the spread of the 'conurbation' or an extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of a central city. It has been speculated that eventually, judging by satellite … Continue reading Room to grow – by a long stretch.
When the current situation in Barcelona and Catalonia burst back onto our social media pages ( not our main stream media) I was drawn back into reading George Orwell's classic personal account of volunteering for the International Brigades in support of opposing the fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia. When you … Continue reading Homage to Corbyn mania? ‘Visca Democracy? What happened this time Jeremy?’
So what did you start the day with? A bowl of cereal, some porridge? A full Scottish breakfast with all the trimmings including the famous 'tattle scone'? The very same tattle scone people complain about when they travel somewhere and it is not served to them and they get some alien substitute called a 'hash … Continue reading Scotland’s relationship with food and austerity.
We think it is time for the Yes movement to take a look at itself and this article is a 'note to self' if you will , on some observations of where we are now. Having just read Tommy Sheppard's excellent Thomas Muir lecture it was reassuring to read about all the factors leading up … Continue reading A Message to the ‘Yes’ movement.
It seems beyond doubt that the Yes campaign for #scotref will build upwards from the foundations of the first Indyref. There are of course still questions and issues which need addressing more fully (like currency). However Better Together will not have that continuity as barely a shred, if even that, of their first campaign remains … Continue reading BT2- The Sound of Silence
Labour in England have done little to protect staff from privatisation and bad treatment of whistleblowers. Years of abstaining and Labours inability to stand up to austerity in Parliament. They refused to form potentially successful alliances at Westminster and this has led to essential services in England being close to collapse. For Kezia Dugdale to … Continue reading Scottish Labour attacking our NHS – or what Kezia Dugdale did on her holidays.
It's not everyday we get to celebrate a workers victory. Don't worry I am not going to rant against the BBC or the mainstream media for giving it no coverage. It got coverage but it got zero analysis.That part is up to you and me, especially with an issue like this.We must question everything. … Continue reading Wrong righted but the law makers got off with it.
Archaic language today from Tory MP Anne Marie Morris speaking at a panel Q and A event on Brexit said...“Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom. Now we get to the real nigger in … Continue reading Theresa’s modern ‘trade triangle’ in the woodpile. Stealing money from Scotland.
Today we heard the Crown Prosecution Service have decided not to prosecute Tory MP’s and their election agents for over spending on election expenses buying seats basically. Yesterday there was the revelation that Theresa May was in favour of the re-introduction of fox-hunting as it emerged that some marginal rural seats might be ‘turned’ to … Continue reading Theresa,Thatcher and Imelda.
Labour have 'previous' when it comes to lying to the electorate. The image above is from a Scottish Labour election leaflet in the Glasgow area. Just arrived today. No knock on the door, no friendly handshake just a scurry up to the door and posted in the letter box. We can probably deduce from this … Continue reading Scottish Labour scaring pensioners….again.