Unity in Diversity


On Saturday the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow played host to the launch of RISE, a new electoral alliance aiming to deliver socialist representation in the Scottish Parliament from 2016. The event brought around 500 people from across the left-wing spectrum together in one room and was described by Colin Fox …read more

Forget Faslane

With this country’s massive needs in housing and renewable energy, it is typical that the only public spending announcement the Tories wish to make is on more potential for death and destruction at Faslane. The politics of the ludicrous claims on employment creation are risibly transparent. Don’t vote SNP! Don’t …read more

China scaremongering and restoring BBC neutrality

This last week has seen some over the top scaremongering on the Chinese stock falls and Nick Robinson’s observations on the campaign to restore BBC neutrality were frankly doolally. When China catches cold we all catch cold, such is the importance of China to world stock markets right now. The …read more

Down the rabbit hole with Tony

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Tony Blair is so worried about Jeremy Corbyn winning the Labour leadership election that he’s speaking out against it for free. Or more exactly he’s speaking out against it in the hope that he can remain free. If Jezza wins the leadership election and then becomes Prime Minister, …read more

Serial Reject

I have just been rejected at vetting (again) by the SNP and therefore cannot put myself forward to fellow members as a potential parliamentary candidate. This time they added the somewhat gratuitous comment that I would not only be “unbecoming” as a parliamentary candidate, but as a member. They also …read more

Mark Thomas in Edinburgh

Mark Thomas : Trespass Work in Progress

Trespass carries on from where Mark’s previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off. Mark asks the question: If the ramblers of the 1930s were here now what would they do to open up the cities? How do we turn the skyscrapers and …read more