“Some days after the referendum the head of the successful Better Together campaign today suggested Scotland might have voted for independence in last week’s referendum if his campaign had made a positive case for the union, rather than “scaremongering” about economic risks.” Hence we know what to expect more of the same “Project Fear” as […]Read More Could Project Fear 2 fall on Deaf Ears?
The meta-narratives of class warfare are the stories behind the stories. When this is purposeful or propaganda it often reveals the agenda of the ruling bodies- corporate institutions, state apparatus or press barons. The struggle for truth is not just determined by agency , wider circumstances are always in flux from nation to nation. Latency […]Read More Editorial-The Story so far is getting loud
Another aspect of Irish and Scottish history has been the “auld alliance” with France, in which successive rebellions against the British empire added misery to misery through failure and partial victories but not without much impressive heroism that has come to be a huge cultural force in the rise of the national consciousness in both Ireland and Scotland.Read More For Scottish Independence and Irish Unity! by Paul Anderson
The website is now under reconstruction. Instead of posting links, I will be writing short articles with links embedded if appropriate. I will be up and running fully at the end of August : as I hope to enjoy my recuperation and the silly season a bit longer. With the election of Johnson it might […]Read More New direction at Smeddum’s Hotpotch
This is not a SNP bad article more an SNP not great article. The SNP is likely to be the most popular non-unionist party in Scotland for some time, while the Tory and Labour comeback was not that impressive considering it was the product of the tactical voting of the Unionist side. The Labour Party […]Read More Are the SNP going Off -message?
Say No More to Nuclear Spending. Scotland Needs Its independence! Tories tell lies. They lay them thick and we are supposed to swallow it. There is no magic money tree for health and social security. May is in the ditch with Brexit floundering even for the rich. She can’t escape the Irish border and EU […]Read More Say No More to Nuclear Spending. Scotland Needs Its independence!
For those of you unfamiliar with Schrodinger’s cat. It was a thought experiment in which a cat is subjected to lethal radiation. At some point, the cat is considered to be half dead and half alive. Recently I have been thinking of this in terms of the first cell of all life and what caused […]Read More Editorial – Schrodinger’s Brexit.
Brexit is quite challenging for everyone in the UK. The SNP and Labour till only recently have been engaged in a “war of position ” via the customs union with the Tories who are engaged in a pathetic “war of manoeuvre” with the EU whose “Ireland first” approach has laid bare the contradiction between the […]Read More Unite and Fight! Save the NHS
The sectarianism in Scotland is woeful. It is hard to even mention a conflicting group’s name without the swords coming out. It is hard to mention the progress the left has made in the Labour party without the sins of the right being brought centre stage. We have to struggle to rid ourselves of divide […]Read More A Strategy for the Scottish Left
Brexit:- The Games Begin. 9/2/2018 To-days opening of the Winter Olympics coincides with the delivery of an ultimatum from the EU to the UK. Just a reminder that leaving the single market and customs union will lead to tariffs at the Irish border. Meanwhile, the UK government who have fudged the issue by saying that […]Read More Brexit:- The Games Begin