The dirty truth about the Labour-Tory West Lothian coalition

For the absence of doubt, West Lothian council now has a Labour/Tory coalition. It’s a dirty deal and the West Lothian voters have been well and truly disregarded to put it politely. Why do I mention doubt? Well, the media, Labour and the Tories are all denying a provable truth. I was there; I saw […]

Well East Coast Boys Are Hip: I Really Dig Those Styles

This article is by Erik Sandberg, co-producer of Big Gold Dream and is reblogged with permission from Kiltr. The film is a fantastic achievement and the result of an inspired vision by Producer Grant McPhee and taken forward collaboratively by Erik Sandberg, Innes Reekie and Angela Slaven who ensured the film came to fruition. I’ll […]

Theresa May has ‘Balfoured’ us

Driving to work yesterday a strange feeling enveloped me as I tried to compute the fact that another country is telling us we cannot have a mandated democratic vote. There was no other way to put it, I felt like a prisoner. I was being held in the UK against my will. In Robert Louis […]

Should Scotland’s MPs walk out of UK Parliament?

If Scotland’s democratically elected politicians are deliberately gagged in the UK Parliament then there is no Union. Last night that is exactly what transpired, as the Deputy Chair blocked the SNP’s Joanna Cherry from speaking in the vital Brexit debate, instead inviting the Brexit Minister Robin Walker to speak, who arrogantly and wrongly declared, “We […]

Brexit, Hannah Bardell and Trainspotting

MP’s have once again followed parliamentary tradition, ignored available efficiencies of the digital age and traipsed through the Aye and No division lobbies.  This time, the regressive outcome is the European Union Bill (Brexit Bill) passing it’s first HoC debating stage.  498 of our parliamentary representatives voted for the UK to become an isolationist backwater and […]

Scotland Not Consulted Only Insulted

England’s supreme court has ruled that it is not Scotland’s concern what the UK parliament does. Legally we are nothing. We don’t exist as a political entity as far as the Supreme Court is concerned. All power, all of it, remains with the London parliament, which is sovereign. Devolution, more powers, federation, home rule, sovereignty, […]

Brexit Max – the shafting

Things we know from the Tory conference. Forget about the single market, migration controls will be severe, the economic consequences will be devastating and you should prepare to suffer. Theresa May and Ruth Davidson have less integrity than a floppy disk on top of a magnet. Ruth clearly takes her orders from London. They both […]

Tory double-cross as May banishes SNP from Brexit plans

The democratically elected (at least by the rUK) Tory government has decided not to be accountable to those very people who placed them into power and at the same time are backtracking on repeated promises by excluding the SNP from Brexit negotiations and plan to keep the detail from Parliament. The backtracking PM said at […]

Twitter don’t be a tool (of the union) #freewings

Twitter is suppressing the independence movement in Scotland in what looks like an embarrassing blunder. In a shocking move, it appears they suspended the popular @wingsscotland account merely based on a rant from a unionist ‘journalist’. At the time of writing it appears the account is live again, minus the vast majority of the Wings […]

Did Nicola Sturgeon just announce indyref2?

In a week where Tesco decided to boycott their Scottish customers by ditching our flag and Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t find a seat on a train, some real politics actually happened today. Following Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement she would explore all options to protect Scotland’s place in the EU, she has all but concluded that will mean a […]