An independent Scotland can build a people’s Europe

An independent Scotland can build a people’s Europe

Ross Greer MSP West of Scotland External Affairs, Education & Skills, Culture & Media TwitterFacebookWebsite In 70 days the Article 50 negotiation period will expire and unless something changes, the UK will leave the European Union, with or without a deal. What happens in the next seventy days is anyone’s...

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Chasing Imperial Virility with Enoch Powell and Oliver’s Army

Chasing Imperial Virility with Enoch Powell and Oliver’s Army

This week saw the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of the Union, on January 16 1707. The past 24 hours (never mind the previous 312 years) has put such a strain on the Union that it seems at breaking point. The slow draining of the last residual respect...

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The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast : Jan 18

The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast : Jan 18

The second edition of The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast featuring yours truly and Callum Baird, editor of The National. This week we discuss the events in Westminster and the growing impetus for Scotland to have a say on its future. And we also talk about the dog’s bollocks. As you...

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A new era of equal pay at Glasgow City Council

A new era of equal pay at Glasgow City Council

Our commitment to resolving this issue has never wavered, unlike the Labour administration that came before.
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The Prisoners

The Prisoners

You wouldn’t know it to watch the black-hole-scale mess our politicians are making of it, but the thing about Brexit is that it ISN’T an insoluble problem. That two of the supposed “partners” in the United Kingdom are being forced out of the EU against the will of their people...

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Real Cost of No Deal #4

Real Cost of No Deal #4

As part of our expanding series on the future of health for the UK, as we move closer to a conclusion to Brexit, we’re examining the cost of a no-deal Brexit to various aspects of healthcare. If you’re interested in joining our campaign to protect healthcare in an independent Scotland...

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Real Cost of No Deal #3

Real Cost of No Deal #3

As part of our expanding series on the future of health for the UK, as we move closer to a conclusion to Brexit, we’re examining the cost of a no-deal Brexit to various aspects of healthcare. If you’re interested in joining our campaign to protect healthcare in an independent Scotland...

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This Week in Westminster: standing up for Scotland’s place in Europe

This Week in Westminster: standing up for Scotland’s place in Europe

As a tumultuous week in Westminster comes to an end, we look back on the key events and highlight the work of your SNP MPs, standing up for Scotland amid the chaos.
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Friday Pods of Choice

Friday Pods of Choice

While we labour away mining in the audio caves to bring you our very own Bella podcast, here’s three very different ones to keep you going. Episode 16 from the Nutmeg podcast: a football & music special with Grant Hutchison from @FRabbits James Graham of @thetwilightsad & Mike Palmer from...

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The Return of the Barrastinian – Wake Up and Smell the Covfefe

The Return of the Barrastinian – Wake Up and Smell the Covfefe

He’s back! A Friday treat of Mixcloud melodies from the way outers, its Neil MacNeil from Barra with a mix-tape for your weekend … More music from Bella with Mixcloud streams and compilations here – and more guest-selected playlists for Spotify here.

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Historic Victory for Equal Pay Strikes

Historic Victory for Equal Pay Strikes

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser Equal pay strikers have won a massive breakthrough in their long, hard battle for equal pay justice in Glasgow City Council. No exact calculations and individual payouts to the thousands of (overwhelmingly) women who have suffered years of daylight robbery of their wages...

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Theresa May: She’s coming for your Human Rights

Theresa May: She’s coming for your Human Rights

Let’s not beat around the bush! Ever since Theresa May was Home Secretary, she has steadfastly advocated the end of the Human Rights Act. She used every opportunity to attempt to beat it with a stick during her time in the Home Office, from terrorism to deporting hate preachers, to...

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Explainer: Teachers’ Pay

Explainer: Teachers’ Pay

Under the new pay scale proposals from the Scottish Government, teachers would receive a minimum 9% increase between January 2018 and April 2019, and a further 3% rise in April 2020. If accepted, it would be the best pay deal for teachers anywhere in the UK.
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Keith Brown tells Holyrood demo to start independence campaign

Keith Brown tells Holyrood demo to start independence campaign

Brown told them: “It’s great see so many people here demonstrating against the absolute mess that the Conservatives are making of this country, and demonstrating in favour of the fact that we can make a much better future for ourselves. “The mandate on which the SNP fought the last Holyrood...

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Kirk hits back at Tory MSP after being told to keep out of politics

Kirk hits back at Tory MSP after being told to keep out of politics

In the statement, Rev Dr Richard Frazer,who is the convenor of the Church and Society Council, called on Westminster and the UK Government to “look beyond party politics and maintaining or gaining power and focus first and foremost on the good of the country and everyone who lives here”. He...

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MoD puts army reservists on standby for no-deal Brexit

MoD puts army reservists on standby for no-deal Brexit

Last month, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that up to 3500 troops would be used to support government departments. Yesterday’s announcement confirmed that 10% of them would come from the reservists. In a written statement to MPs, Defence Minister Mark Lancaster said the troops would be ready to mitigate...

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