“Turn your wounds into wisdom” Oprah Winfrey Getting myself out of bed some mornings can be a real challenge. Not only can it take an extraordinarily long time but I’m very often left utterly exhausted before the day has even begun and my feet touch the floor. Chronic pain is an unforgiving bastard and makes […]
This week has seen Tory MSP Jeremy Balfour withdraw an amendment he had tabled to the Social Security Bill within which he called for terminally ill patients to have their benefit entitlement reassessed if they survived for over three years. The Lothian MSP has faced significant criticism by politicians across the spectrum including Labour, SNP, […]
The violent scenes from across Catalonia this morning show that Madrid is more concerned with putting down the vote and the aspirations of the Catalan people than maintaining the veneer of Spanish democracy. We hear continually from Madrid about their efforts in safeguarding democracy yet we see peaceful voters shot in the head and body […]
Democrats across the globe are rightly baulking at Madrid’s continual escalation of tensions over an impending vote on Catalan Independence on 1st October. This week has seen an unacceptable move towards suppression of democracy fuelled by the desire of Madrid to suppress the ability for Catalans to register their support (or otherwise) for Catalonian independence […]
At the final PMQ’s this week, Theresa May was asked to guarantee the continued existence of the triple-lock on pensions… she wouldn’t and Angus Robertson concluded that she won’t do so as she’s planning to drop it.
The Tories would happily bargain with Scotland’s fishing industry and the First Minister highlighted yesterday, that the Tories once described Scottish fishermen as expendable. Would you trust the Tories with Scotland’s fishing industry?
On the 18th April 2017 I was on Voice of Islam Radio talking about Scottish Independence, the snap general election and what it means to be Scottish. You can listen to the whole call here – which includes a number of fantastic contributions including my favourite call by far from Ya’akov Sloman.
Morag Fulton is an inspirational, dedicated and truly outstanding disability and equality advocate and SNP council candidate for Stirling West. The great people of Stirling West need have no reservations; Morag’s immense dedication to social justice is matched only by her integrity and desire to empower and stand up for each and every person within […]
The major problem with the Scottish Tories is that they are very clearly misreading the political situation in Scotland. The Holyrood elections did not see Scotland uncharacteristicly run to embrace Conservatism but rather traditional Scottish Labour voters sought a refuge as their party was in the midst of dying a death. Scottish Labour voters saw […]
In late 2014 The Daily Record, the Morning Star and the Herald all reported that the Liberal Democrats owed Police Scotland £800,000 for providing policing at its 2013 conference. This unpaid bill was (and still is) regularly banded around on social media but it simply isn’t true. While Police Scotland does provide policing at large-scale public events […]