Support Alex Salmond #forFairness

www.crowdfunder.co.uk/AlexSalmond I have been a member of the Scottish National Party for 45 years, 20 of them as party leader and seven as First Minister of Scotland. I hope I have done the party and the broader cause of independence some service. Apart from a political spat back in the 1980s, that has been a […]

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 […]

Glasgow The ‘Guinea Pig’ – Jobcentre Closures

The Scottish National Party has described the Department for Work and Pensions’ plan to close half the Jobcentres in Glasgow as “morally outrageous” and have raised concerns that the city is being used as the “guinea pig” for more devastating cuts across the UK. The DWP proposals – part of the “People and Locations” programme […]

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 […]

SNP victory! – now let’s take the fight to the toxic tories

The speculation is over. The SNP has gained a historic third Holyrood victory, Labour’s Scottish branch has reached a new low by finishing in third place behind the Tories and the LibDems could only manage a feeble fifth behind the Greens. Nicola Sturgeon plans to put “party differences aside and work together and place people’s […]

Long form podcast extra: Tommy Sheridan and James Kelly debate the list vote

http://tvl.ink/podcasts/2016-02-26-Tommy-Sheridan-James-Kelly.mp3 David McGowran invites Tommy Sheridan (Solidarity co-convener) and James Kelly (Scot Goes Pop blogger) to explore the boundaries of possibility within the Additional Member System, which will be used to elect the Scottish Parliament in May 2016. You can listen to, subscribe to or download the podcast in a number of ways: Download or […]

The Stream Will Never Die – Episode 9

http://tvL.ink/podcasts/009.mp3 Episode 9 of our podcast “The Stream Will Never Die” is now available. You can listen to the podcast in a number of ways: Download or stream directly: http://tvL.ink/podcasts/009.mp3 Subscribe via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-stream-will-never-die/id1057533893 Use the RSS feed to subscribe in other podcast applications: http://independencelive.net/podcasts/rss.xml In this week’s episode, Gavin and Gerry introduce seven clips […]

Mhairi Lands Pension Blow As The Tories Don’t Show

On the 12th of September 1994 Marti Pellow was singing Love is All Around while Bill Clinton was a happy president who had not had relations with that woman yet, although someone did crash a stolen Cessna 150 onto the South Lawn of the White House presumably aiming for him. More importantly, the whirlwind that is Mhairi Black […]