Hands Off Venezuela Meeting Watch Video

Paul Cockshott & Tommy Sheridan Speaking at the Hands Off Venezuela Meeting Organised By Solidarity at Committee Room 9 on the 5th February 2019 The post Hands Off Venezuela Meeting Watch Video appeared first on SOLIDARITY SCOTLAND.

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The Victims of Crime Deserve Justice – It Is Not About Left or Right but Right and Wrong

I detest ‘trial by tabloid’ and ‘pitchfork justice’ which is inevitably ill-informed, illegitimate and ignorant of the law and the details of cases and/or incidents. I used to consider Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four a friend until his premature death from lung cancer in June 2014. He spoke up...

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GLASGOW’S BLOODY FRIDAY – Brutal Attack on Defenceless Strikers

“Henceforth January 31, 1919, will be known in Glasgow as Bloody Friday, and, for the crime of attacking defenceless workers, the citizens will hold the authorities responsible. The police have once more been used as hirelings to bludgeon the workers. The workers will not forget.” The words above constitute the...

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Mistaking incompetence for sincerity

Mistaking incompetence for sincerity

Well if you were counting on the Labour party to save us all from a Tory Brexit, think again. Jeremy Corbyn has written to Theresa May to lay out his terms for supporting her deal.

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Harvie accuses Scot Gov of giving ScotRail operator Abellio a free pass to fail

Harvie accuses Scot Gov of giving ScotRail operator Abellio a free pass to fail

It's easy to blame Network Rail and yes control over the tracks should be devolved but that's no excuse for inaction. Patrick Harvie MSP Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP today (7 Feb) accused the Scottish Government of giving ScotRail operator Abellio a free pass to fail. Challenging the Deputy...

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50 days until Brexit: where are we now?

50 days until Brexit: where are we now?

The UK government still has no viable plan for breaking the impasse, Labour flip-flops and abdicates responsibility, while we’re clear and united: we oppose this job-wrecking, isolationist Tory Brexit.
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Oil and Gas: Common Affairs and Common Futures

Oil and Gas: Common Affairs and Common Futures

OIL: BURN IT OR SHOVE IT? “MAXIMISE oil recovery!” That is the blunt message from the Commons Scottish Affairs Select Committee this week. The committee is chaired by the feisty if conservative Pete Wishart, SNP MP for Perth and North Perthshire. Pete is no fan of an early IndyRef2. The...

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RBS, the FCA and the Treasury – Making it Happen

RBS, the FCA and the Treasury – Making it Happen

The biggest scandal to hit the British banking sector since the crisis of 2008, isn’t Libor, it is the one the Labour shadow business secretary Clive Lewis says ‘may be the largest theft anywhere, ever’. And it just got a whole lot more interesting, with the spotlight now being shone...

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MSPs reject non-binary census plan as ‘not fit for purpose’

MSPs reject non-binary census plan as ‘not fit for purpose’

Critics argue this will compromise data, skewing the basis for policy decisions and making it harder to gauge the effectiveness of measures aimed at improving inequality between the sexes. Now the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee says there were “serious deficiencies” in the consultation’s handling, including the failure...

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Convener Joan McAlpine said ‘the sex question should remain binary’

Convener Joan McAlpine said ‘the sex question should remain binary’

A consultation was held on a Census Bill proposal to change the way data is collected by adding a third option to the current male or female question, which is based on biological sex. Critics argue this will compromise data, skewing the basis for policy decisions and making it harder...

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Gavin Thomson: Parking tax could stop Scotland’s public health crisis

Gavin Thomson: Parking tax could stop Scotland’s public health crisis

If Scotland’s parking levy follows the successful example of Nottingham, it will only apply to businesses with more than 10 parking spaces. It has raised over £50 million so far that has been re-invested in a comprehensive tram network, a smart card scheme, and cycle infrastructure. It’s been a boost...

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Tories under pressure to suspend Scottish MP kicked out of bar for ‘groping’

Tories under pressure to suspend Scottish MP kicked out of bar for ‘groping’

“I have been worried about Ross. He has been under a lot of pressure with the workload and Brexit,” one Conservative MP told The Herald. The Metropolitan Police confirmed they had been called at around 11pm on Tuesday night “following a report of sexual touching”. A spokesman said: “Police were...

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