Ruth Davidson – Fake policies, fake news and a fake politician

Ruth Davidson – Fake policies, fake news and a fake politician

By Alan Knight In an article exactly one week ago I predicted that our main stream media machine was going to promote a scam attack on the SNP. The attack would centre on Primary One standardised assessments. At the centre of the scam would be Ruth Davidson’s Scottish Tories.

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Depression is not just a personal struggle

Depression is not just a personal struggle

I’m not going to criticise Ruth Davidson for speaking publicly about her struggles with mental health issues when she was younger. There was, and is, a veritable epidemic of mental health problems, of depression, of low self-esteem, of self-harm, of self-medication on drugs and alcohol, and of suicidal thoughts, especially...

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National Assemblies: what our members said

Over the past month we have held three National Assemblies in Ayr, Aviemore and Edinburgh on the opportunities of independence. Each event was buzzing with enthusiastic conversation and debate on how Scotland can reach its full potential. We asked some of the members that attended what they thought of the...

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Let’s consign a decade of Tory austerity to the dustbin of history

This week marks a decade since the financial crisis of 2008, where UK taxpayers were forced to pay billions to bail out the banks – after their reckless ­profiteering left the ­financial system on the verge of collapse. Ten years might have gone by but millions of families across the...

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Everybody but you

Everybody but you

There’s a fascinating piece in the Guardian this morning. It reveals that in attempting to solve the unsolvable Irish border problem, the EU’s Brexit negotiators are – at the UK’s behest – trying to come up with a plan which would preclude its use for Scotland in the event of...

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Voice Forum Calls For Indy Left Alternative to Growth Commission

Andrew Wilson’s Growth Commission must be urgently replaced with a progressive alternative if a majority Yes vote is to be won in a second independence referendum. That was the view of a packed Scottish Socialist Voice Forum in Edinburgh on Saturday. It roundly condemned the neoliberal Growth Commission and called...

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John Swinney set to ignore MSPs on ‘political’ P1 tests vote

John Swinney set to ignore MSPs on ‘political’ P1 tests vote

Swinney accused the other parties of “political opportunism”. In an interview on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland programme, Swinney was asked if he would do away with the tests “if parliament votes to scrap them”. He replied: “We’ll see what parliament comes up with on Wednesday. “Parliamentary motions are not...

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