Archive for "UK Policy"

Thatcher failed

Apr 09, 2013 Add a comment

Article for Scotsman on Thatcher’s legacy – she succeeded politically and culturally but structurally she failed Britain completely.

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Inquiries and the deformed state

Mar 05, 2013 Add a comment

The British State’s attitude to inquiries is like the Hapsburg’s attitude to marriage – who cares if the outcome is deformity and an inability to function properly. So long as we don’t let outsiders meddle in our affairs we’ll still be Kings of the World., even if we can’t see and our fragile skeleton will no longer sustain our weight.

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One more bluff from the so-called whisky industry

Jan 10, 2013 2 Comments

The so-called whisky industry is calling our bluff once again. If only we had the courage to stand up to their distorted PR and demand that Scotland benefit from its own assets.

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Rightward Lurch of the Year awards

Nov 05, 2012 Add a comment

The Scottish Politician of the Year nominations appear to reward a certain kind of politics – those that are moving towards the right…

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The NATO poll nonsense

Oct 13, 2012 3 Comments

Claiming the spurious poll on NATO membership tells us anything shows a complete disregard for the science of measuring opinion

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No accounting for finance hypocrisy

Oct 10, 2012 1 Comment

It’s not just that Sir Sandy Crombie is so utterly ridiculous in his defence of Creative Scotland, its that he reveals the utter hypocrisy at the heart of public police in Britain

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The campaign against the welfare state – know your enemy

Oct 09, 2012 6 Comments

The campaign against the welfare state is now in full flow in Scotland. As we gear up to fight it, this is a simple guide to who is in the campaign, how its strategy works and the lexicon through which it is delivered.

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83 per cent of people say opinion polls are rubbish

Sep 24, 2012 1 Comment

The use of opinion polls by lobby groups is not to gather information but to create false opinions and use those to make politicians think the public is on the side of big money. We need to get wiser about opinion polls or we’re going to start falling for this stuff like they do in the US.

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This is neoliberal Britain. What option is there other than striking?

Sep 17, 2012 1 Comment

Iain MacWhirter’s arguments against industrial action by public sector workers appears to leave them with no option but to be preyed on by the CBI. Surely people must have a right to protect themselves? Surely we all have a responsibility to explain what people should do when we’re telling them what not to do?

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‘Hidden spaces’ – how to privatise Scotland by stealth

Sep 03, 2012 Add a comment

The Reform Scotland proposals to merge parts of the public sector into big units is anti-deomcratic and seems intentionally designed to make the public sector especially susceptible to profiteering by the financial sector. We need to be more alert to the real intention of this agenda.

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