When May loses on Tuesday, there will be nowhere left to Hide

When May loses on Tuesday, there will be nowhere left to Hide

I’m saddened to see @HackneyAbbott doubling down on Labour leadership backing Brexit. Time for members and supporters to sign this. Members and supporters overwhelmingly want a @peoplesvote_uk https://t.co/sV06tqcCOD — Ian Murray (@IanMurrayMP) 11 January 2019 My response: I’ve been re-reading Hugo Young’s “This Sacred Plot” which is a wonderfully written...

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We need to be united in our resolve never to let the far right become normalised

We need to be united in our resolve never to let the far right become normalised

Patrick Harvie MSP Glasgow Finance, Economy, Fair Work, Equalities TwitterFacebookWebsite Back in 2016, few people could have predicted quite how chaotic the Brexit crisis would become. But it’s not only a crisis in parliamentary debating chambers and government institutions. The toxic values which have been cultivated and unleashed by the...

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Could a No Budget Deal Trigger a Holyrood Brexit Election?

Could a No Budget Deal Trigger a Holyrood Brexit Election?

AS I write, the Holyrood budget for 2019-2020 still has not been agreed. Of course, with the SNP government in a minority, there is always an annual negotiation involving the minor parties, in order to secure a deal to get the budget passed. It has been this way since Alex...

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Alex Salmond Wins the First Skirmish in the Political Witch-hunt against Him

Alex Salmond Wins the First Skirmish in the Political Witch-hunt against Him

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck chances are it is a duck. Now replace duck with witch-hunt and you have the essence of the ‘sexual harassment’ case against Scotland’s former First Minister Alex Salmond. On the back of incredible lashings of...

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FEAR IN 2019 – Face Everything And Rise

FEAR IN 2019 – Face Everything And Rise

My first column of the New Year 2019 was delayed by a combination of gastronomic illness, the details of which are entirely inappropriate to share, and my wife Gail’s birthday. So even although today is the 6th day of January I will still take the opportunity to wish you all...

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The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast

The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast

Every Friday I’ll now be doing a podcast for The National which will be published on the newspaper’s site, and which I’ll also be sharing here. So now instead of reading my rants, you’ll get to hear my not-so-dulcet tones every Friday. You can help to support this blog with...

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The Establishment and How they Get Away with It

The Establishment and How they Get Away with It

Owen Jones may be a bit of a Marmite figure, but, as we’ve said before “As a rule of thumb anyone being smeared or attacked by the media is probably doing something quite useful. “ Jones – author of Chavs, the Demonisation of the Working Class – and The Establishment:...

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Would Scotland Go to The Back of the Queue to Join The EU if it had to re-apply?

Would Scotland Go to The Back of the Queue to Join The EU if it had to re-apply?

This is a claim made by many a unionist and the short answer is NO! It would not have to go to the back of the Queue. The longer answer comes when you discover that there is actually no such things as a queue to join the European Union and...

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