Category Archives: Politics

False-flag false flags? Why supporters of Scottish independence need to be careful about what they say re terrorism.

I believe that the appropriate immediate response to any act of violence perpetrated on non-combatants is to condemn all such acts out of hand and express sympathy for the victims. The most counterproductive response, if one is trying to build support … Continue reading

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Trump antidote? Benoît Hamon, new leader of French Socialist Party, has great environmental proposals!

Benoît Hamon, the new leader of the French Socialist Party, has some interesting ideas! I have translated them into English. There may be some errors, so I link the original text to make it easier for you to judge the … Continue reading

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Responsible politicians: trade barriers against climate-criminal Trump are your duty

[UPDATE: Since writing to my representatives I discovered this Avaaz petition, which I have signed.] I have just emailed my MP as below, asking her to do what she can to deter president-elect Trump from pulling the USA out of … Continue reading

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What Jeremy Corbyn must say to the Labour Party establishment

‘You claim you wanted strong leadership. I give it to you. ‘I have an overwhelming mandate from members to lead this party, and I am using it now. Purging Blairites ‘I am purging all Blairites from the party. Resign or … Continue reading

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Reeling from the EU referendum, especially this…

Sadness, anger, bewilderment I am not yet sure what my settled feeling about the EU referendum results will be, but sadness, anger and bewilderment certainly feature at the moment. Understandable discontent If I believed that Leave supporters had voted on the … Continue reading

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We are angry.

Scroll down the page… Explanation: Every Scottish local authority area voted to stay in the EU (and Scots as a whole voted 62:38 to stay in), but the English anti-EU vote, which seems to have been fuelled largely by xenophobia … Continue reading

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Germans’ Brexit Fears

On the same day one German resident in Scotland wrote to Bella Caledonia to outline her concerns about a possible Brexit, another (a friend of mine) was campaigning in Edinburgh’s Meadows for a ‘remain’ vote. Vruvru’s cartoon and signs speak … Continue reading

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