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The incredible rebel

My attention was caught the other day by an item in The Courier in which current Tory MEP and candidate in the coming election, Ian Duncan, makes a claim which is both extraordinary and dubious. Campaigning alongside Ruth “Rape Clause” … Continue reading

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The Corbyn delusion

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp is almost certainly correct when he says that Corbyn won’t win. The danger is that the goodies he’s dangling before voters will persuade the more credulous on the left to return to the British Labour fold – where … Continue reading

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Scotland is not a ‘failed state’

As you watch the anti-SNP propaganda being pumped out by the British media, bear one thing in mind. It’s always possible to selectively quote statistics in order to further a political agenda. It is relatively easy to portray all change … Continue reading

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Anything is possible

My first instinct is to regard Lesley Riddoch’s suggestion as a political non-starter. Two parties – SNP and Scottish Greens – sharing a manifesto, or even part of one, seems like just too much of a departure from normal politics … Continue reading

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Now is the time!

James Kelly makes a very important point. The SNP – and by an association that no sane, sober and sensible person will now deny, Scotland’s independence movement – must win decisively. The British nationalists, on the other hand, need only … Continue reading

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Fracking liars

Local elections aren’t what they once were. They used to be fairly low-key events, if for no other reason than that the focus on local issues was not conducive the kind of national media coverage that, somewhat sadly, has become … Continue reading

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Vote smart! Vote Scottish!

It’s always good to see Scottish parties better represented on the ballot. Eventually, it will be gratifying to have more Scottish Greens and others representing communities on Scotland’s Councils. But we must not lose sight of the fact that these … Continue reading

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