Tommy Sheridan’s Column

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The Tories, still not giving a toss

The Tories, still not giving a toss

If ever you’ve never had the misfortune to have parents who have gone through a bitter and rancorous divorce, who many years later still nurse grudges about who said what to whom, who carefully nurture the memory of the dirty looks over the dinner table, the slights, the insults, the...

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Catalan Devil’s Advocate

Catalan Devil’s Advocate

Coinciding with the first anniversary of last year’s Catalan independence referendum, Aunty BBC has provided a handy guide to what they think might befall economically in Catalonia should the “separatists” (a recurrent BBC term) win independence. The Beeb admits that Catalonia has a strong economy the size of Denmark’s, a...

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Tories Standing Up for Fishing? They helped write the CFP but betrayed them long before they signed the document!

Tories Standing Up for Fishing? They helped write the CFP but betrayed them long before they signed the document!

In recent weeks we have seen the Conservative Party blubber about the fishing industry and how it is seeking to protect them. However, nothing could be further from the truth. They often brandish the EU’s common fisheries policy as the main reason for fisherman hating the EU but the reality...

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Anas Sarwar fired from shadow cabinet by twitter.

Anas Sarwar fired from shadow cabinet by twitter.

Rumours have been flying all day about a cabinet reshuffle in Scottish Labour with a number of top names expected to get the axe. The normal process in such circumstances is that the individual is asked to attend a meeting with leadership and is then informed that their services are...

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The fine art of self-delusion

The fine art of self-delusion

When the news is slow, we sometimes steel ourselves and go for a little paddle in the Yoonstream – a private collection of the most unhinged hardcore-Unionist accounts on Twitter – and see what they’re getting themselves all worked up about. For a good few months now, they’ve all been...

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How Reporting Scotland played down, then dropped, a major Brexit story

How Reporting Scotland played down, then dropped, a major Brexit story

This morning a story broke regarding a Brexit warning from the Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, Ross McEwan. McEwan told the BBC that a “Hard Brexit” might lead to the UK economy going into recession. He also claimed that firms were holding back on investment because of the...

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Reporting Scotland is playing down a major Brexit story

Reporting Scotland is playing down a major Brexit story

This morning a story broke regarding a Brexit warning from the Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, Ross McEwan. McEwan told the BBC that a “Hard Brexit” might lead to the UK economy going into recession. He also claimed that firms were holding back on investment because of the...

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Brexit as Rorke’s Drift

Brexit as Rorke’s Drift

Bizarrely, the image that comes to mind for the politics of Brexit for the rest of 2018 comes from the Battle of Rorke’s Drift in 1879. Maybe it’s may age…and seeing “Zulu” on the telly on so many Sunday afternoons. The defence of Scotland’s place in Europe is a series...

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Fast Food Strike – to win a living wage and union dignity

Thousands of workers are taking part in hospitality sector strikes. The Bakers union (BFAWU), War on Want and Unite Hospitality are campaigning for workers’ rights and ending poverty pay. McDonald’s, Wetherspoons and TGI Fridays workers announced renewed strike action. Striking over tips, poverty pay – for a £10 an hour...

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It’s time for the Tories’ control over Brexit talks to come to an end

It’s time for the Tories’ control over Brexit talks to come to an end

And, frankly, Article 50 is a rubbish piece of legislation, largely because it was written in a happier time when it was almost unimaginable that any member state would want to leave the EU. It was never designed to be used. However, we are where we are and it is...

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Anatomy Of A Thicko

Anatomy Of A Thicko

For our money – and by an admittely wafer-thin margin over the likes of Annie Wells, Miles Briggs, Alex Cole-Hamilton and James Kelly – Tory list MSP Jamie Greene is still the lowest-watt bulb in the Scottish Parliament’s festival of lights. (Our alerter readers may have spotted that that’s an...

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Carers receive cash boost from Scottish Government

Carers receive cash boost from Scottish Government

More than 75,000 carers are to see the Carer’s Allowance Supplement increase thanks to the Scottish Government. Carers are getting an additional payment of £442 this financial year, in two payments of £221, equivalent of an extra £8.50 per week and an increase of 13% on the current Carer’s Allowance....

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PM calls Sturgeon’s wish to stay in the EU a ‘betrayal of Scotland’

PM calls Sturgeon’s wish to stay in the EU a ‘betrayal of Scotland’

READ MORE:Coverage of May’s incompetence exposes the UK’s media bias But Brexit, the Prime Minister promised, would mean the UK “would be out of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), an independent coastal state once again.” She added: “And with the UK’s biggest fishing fleets based in Scotland, let me say...

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Nicola Sturgeon’s bespoke Brexit arrangement backed by top expert

Nicola Sturgeon’s bespoke Brexit arrangement backed by top expert

READ MORE:Theresa May calls Nicola Sturgeon’s wish to stay in the EU a ‘betrayal of Scotland’ In a submission to members of Holyrood’s Europe committee ahead of its session today, Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics at King’s College London, supported the First Minister’s argument. “There are clearly implications for...

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May declares an ‘end to austerity’ amid fierce attack on Corbyn

May declares an ‘end to austerity’ amid fierce attack on Corbyn

READ MORE:Coverage of May’s incompetence exposes the UK’s media bias Appealing to voters weary of belt-tightening, she said: “Because you made sacrifices, there are better days ahead. A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over and that their hard work...

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Labour brands Tories’ conference promise a ‘complete con’

Labour brands Tories’ conference promise a ‘complete con’

READ MORE:Theresa May calls Nicola Sturgeon’s wish to stay in the EU a ‘betrayal of Scotland’ “When we’ve secured a good Brexit deal for Britain, at the spending review next year, we will set out our approach for the future,” she said. “A decade after the financial crash, people need...

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Protest planned ahead of AUOB march over Holyrood rally ban

Protest planned ahead of AUOB march over Holyrood rally ban

Following that decision and also HES’s eviction of the 500-mile independence walkers from Stirling Castle car park on Sunday, the National has learned that up to 2000 people are planning a sit down protest and a picnic in Princes Street prior to Saturday’s march which begins from Johnston Terrace at...

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