Counting With Scottish Labour

Counting With Scottish Labour

A little snippet caught our eye earlier. As alert readers may recall from our numerous investigations into the enduring enigma that is Scottish Labour’s membership figures, at the end of 2014 the branch office was claiming to have either or 20,000 members. And even in a world where 38% is...

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Park The Hysteria

John Finnie MSP Highlands and Islands Justice, Transport & Tourism, Rural & Island Communities Website Last month the Scottish Parliament voted for the £42.5billion Scottish Budget thanks to a deal between the Scottish Greens and the SNP. In previous years Greens have focused on securing funding for vital local services...

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Ten Things We Learned from the School Strike

Ten Things We Learned from the School Strike

Multiple leadership is required. Charismatic leadership models are vulnerable to being a single point of failure and being manipulated by the media. One of the best things to happen was to take the pressure of Greta Thunberg and allow many different figures and voices to appear in different countries and...

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Dear BBC Director General – we need you to take decisive action now

Dear BBC Director General – we need you to take decisive action now

READ MORE: Angus Robertson demands action over BBC coverage When I got my break in journalism I was pleased as punch to be able to say that I reported for the BBC. For a decade I was based in Vienna, working for both the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation and the BBC....

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Theresa May’s Government on the brink of collapse as Cabinet chaos continues

Theresa May’s Government on the brink of collapse as Cabinet chaos continues

Incredibly, the Tory leadership seem remarkably unconcerned at the prospect. READ MORE: Theresa May suffers fresh Brexit defeat in House of Commons “Resignations from Government do happen,” Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, told the BBC. There was talk too of Labour MPs leaving in protest at Jeremy...

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Thousands of school pupils go on ‘strike’ over climate change as PM tells them off

Thousands of school pupils go on ‘strike’ over climate change as PM tells them off

“The planet‘s more important than my education” 12-year-old Hillpark Secondary School pupil Ella Young told The National as she joined the protest in Glasgow’s George Square. READ MORE: ‘What’s the point of learning if there is no future?’ Across the UK an estimated 15,000 students took to the streets. A...

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