The EIS and the Scottish Green Legacy over the Israel-Palestine Teaching Resource

The EIS and the Scottish Green party adhere to John Swinney’s education legacy over the Israel-Palestine Teaching Resource. Following the recently heralded announcement of the cooperation agreement between the Scottish Green party and the Scottish government, they published their Draft Shared Policy Programme which outlined a visionary aspiration on key principles including human rights and […] Source

The Flemish: the outliers of Europe’s independence movements?

In Flanders, centre-right and far-right parties dominate the politics of Flemish independence, in stark contrast to Europe’s other pro-independence movements. Ben Wray explores what’s behind the Flemish exception. In July, 400 migrants and refugees agreed a tentative deal with the Belgian Government to bring an end to their nearly two month long hunger strike for […] Source

Gaslighting Glasgow

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Panic buying, petrol rationing, soaring fuel prices … all products of a Brexit Scotland rejected

Food shortages and panic buying as Christmas approaches, petrol rationing and soaring fuel prices … Scotland faces three crises linked by one catastrophe it specifically voted against: Brexit. The  UK government’s decision to pull out the EU – despite Scotland and Northern Ireland voting against the move in the European referendum – is a factor […] Source

Ambulance chasing with Douglas Ross

I wasn’t planning to blog today as I’m wiped out from physiotherapy, but I am so angered by Douglas Ross that I have to say something. Douglas Ross is a thoroughly odious individual who leads a thoroughly odious political party, a party which has no hesitation in pursuing cheap political points…

Grief, Conspiracy and Purebloods

For years now the world’s wildest conspiracies have morphed and bloomed. Now, under lockdown they’ve gone (if you excuse the pun) viral. Some anti-vaxxers are now calling themselves “purebloods”, and the toxic mix of a total distrust of the state and the emergence of “post-truth” culture is causing chaos. All of this lands during the […] Source