Michelle Thomson is a Convenient “bad apple” – After All, ...

There’s an sense of celebration in the air amongst opponents of the SNP this week, there have been a great number of near-scandals over the past 8 years, but this time they smell blood and they’re not about to let ...

Tommy Sheridan is my Hero

He’s not, but I figured this article would be roundly misinterpreted from the off, so why not go all out? As it happens, Tommy Sheridan was once a hero of mine. That was before he split the socialist vote in ...

We’ve Maybe 15 Years & Another Defeat Before Independence

This time last year – like most people I know – I was physically, emotionally and mentally numb. For around three days or so, Scotland was shrouded in a sort of leaden mist, both literally and figuratively; so suddenly we’d ...

Labour Mustn’t Squander This Opportunity

Even those of us who anticipated a Corbyn victory from early on, couldn’t have imagined he’d scoop a whopping 60% of the votes. This victory was unprecedented for so many reasons, not least his outsider, left-wing status. For a candidate ...

If You Oppose Gaelic Signs You’re an Idiot

Stupid bloody Gaelic! No one speaks it anyway, and no one ever did. Probably. The familiar refrain of the Scottish cringe, which rears its ugly head pretty much any time anyone wants to spend any money on anything related to ...

Blairites’ Biggest Fear is a Corbyn Win in 2020

The right wing of the Labour Party are stepping up their attacks on Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign, yet “Corbyn Mania” shows no signs of slowing. With some polls now putting the man who started as the outsider candidate, at over 50% ...

Mhairi Black & Scotland’s Ingrained Classism

Amidst a sea of praise following her maiden speech last week, the SNP’s Mhairi Black found herself on the receiving end of some pretty scathing, even offensive comments from some that were less than impressed with her performance. If she’d ...

When did we Forget That You Never Cross a Picket ...

This week sees commemorations of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, a group of 19th century Dorset farm labourers who were arrested and convicted for their membership of a group called the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. It was essentially a forerunner of ...

Wake up Labour, Corbyn Could Be The Next PM

Back in 2007, I was roundly ridiculed when I predicted that a relatively obscure Illinois Senator might overtake Hillary Clinton (the bookies’ favourite for the best part of a decade) to gain the Democratic Nomination for US President. “It’ll never ...

It’s Time Sensible People Stopped Endorsing the Daily Mail

Let’s make no bones about it, the Daily Mail is a reactionary mouthpiece, whose target readership comprises the most narrow minded and bigoted in our society. If that seems a little harsh, don’t forget that it was the Daily Mail ...