Labour urges SNP support for anti-fox hunting vote 12 Jul 2015 at 6:16pm
Labour has called on the SNP to vote with it against plans to amend foxhunting laws south of the Border, inflicting the first major Commons defeat on David Cameron's Conservative government.
SNP slams Whitehall gender balance 12 Jul 2015 at 6:15pm
The SNP has accused the UK Government of paying "lip service" to the issue of gender equality, pointing to figures showing "stark" inequalities at the heart of Whitehall.
Evel: Tories target their own backbenches 9 Jul 2015 at 6:10pm
Three years ago when the then Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition set up a commission to look into the West Lothian Question one government aide declared that the body had "nothing to do with Scotland".
The unpayable ransom by Rev. Stuart Campbell 24 Jul 2015 at 7:13am
Alert readers may have noticed something of a glut of articles in the press recently by right-wing commentators angrily challenging the SNP to prove its left-wing credentials if and when the new Scotland Bill ever becomes law and grants Holyrood more powers over taxation, some minor aspects of welfare and – of course – road signs. […]
Lying to Scotland by Rev. Stuart Campbell 23 Jul 2015 at 4:54am
From a bizarre, rambling Torcuil Crichton column in today’s Daily Record: It’s Torcuil Crichton, so we’d better check that, eh? Below are the findings of a Panelbase poll we commissioned at the end of last month. Oh look. In fact, Crichton’s claim isn’t only wrong, it’s the exact opposite of the truth. Of the four main […]
The perils of the bubble by Rev. Stuart Campbell 22 Jul 2015 at 8:30am
The battle-cry of right-wing Labour apologists all this week has been “realism”. It’s all very well people like Jeremy Corbyn having crazy old principles about what Labour is supposed to stand for, runs the argument, but you can’t argue with public opinion and public opinion is desperate for Labour to become Tories with a slightly […]
Don?t you just hate nationalism? by Rev. Stuart Campbell 22 Jul 2015 at 5:59am
Tony Blair quoted in the Independent today: Tony Blair leaving office in 2007: We’re sure there’s a word for when you think your nation and your people are special and better than any other people or nation on Earth. It’ll come to us in a minute.
Our hearts are bleeding by Rev. Stuart Campbell 22 Jul 2015 at 4:47am
From “Record View” in today’s Daily Record: If only there’d been some way of ensuring Scotland was never “skewered by political decisions made on the basis of English priorities”, etc etc.
Not getting what you don?t not wish for by Rev. Stuart Campbell 21 Jul 2015 at 11:26am
We’re sorry to keep going on about this, readers, but we’ve been going over and over it in our heads and we just can’t get it to make sense. Below is the failed Labour amendment to the Welfare Reform And Work Bill: As you can see, its sole intended purpose was to refuse a second reading to […]
Ian Murray is a liar by Rev. Stuart Campbell 21 Jul 2015 at 8:56am
In fact he abstained, along with roughly 80% of his Labour colleagues. (NB The glitch in the middle of the clip is on the original broadcast.)
The apologists? parade by Rev. Stuart Campbell 21 Jul 2015 at 5:56am
After last night’s debacle in the House Of Commons, various Labour activists and cheerleaders have been scrambled on social and print media to firefight the appalled reaction from voters on the left to the party’s abstention on the Tory welfare bill. And as usual, they’re talking cobblers. 308 Conservative MPs voted for the bill last night. […]
The end of irony by Rev. Stuart Campbell 20 Jul 2015 at 4:32pm
The government’s brutal, monstrous welfare reform bill passed its second reading in the Commons tonight by 308 votes to 124, meaning that somewhere in the region of 80% of Labour MPs abstained on it. Half an hour earlier the party tweeted this: Presumably as a joke. Ladies and gentlemen, the opposition.
Captain Caveman and the shock of the new by weegingerdug 23 Jul 2015 at 4:12pm
Labour’s hierarchy, the careerists and the SPADs, the spin doctors and the politics grads, are in full scale panic mode this week. Headless chickens have been known to run around more calmly and wi...
The party which ran away by weegingerdug 21 Jul 2015 at 7:17am
Are there any principles left in the moral vacuity that has replaced the Labour party? Is there anything that can be said that will get through to the party’s bankrupt leadership? Are there any bar...
#60mins The hashtag that refused to trend by weegingerdug 20 Jul 2015 at 8:49am
As someone who wants Scottish independence, by definition I am opposed to the British state. Anything which weakens the British state strengthens my cause. But not like this, I don’t want it to hap...
BBC Cringe: the Norma Desmond of broadcasters by weegingerdug 16 Jul 2015 at 9:59am
Earlier this week, the youngest Scottish MP ever gave her maiden speech in the Chamber of the House of Commons. You’d think that a 20 year old working class Scottish woman from Paisley might be int...
It?s been a good week by weegingerdug 14 Jul 2015 at 12:10pm
It’s been a good week. OK, we still have the slimiest evillest Tory government since slimy evil first crawled out of the primordial slimy evil soup – which by a strange coincidence was also the stu...
What is the point of you? by weegingerdug 12 Jul 2015 at 5:51pm
Jesus wept, Keir Hardie spun in his grave, the ghost of Aneurin Bevin howled in impotent rage at the vacuity of the press release, the spirits of the Jarrow marchers sat down and wept, and millions...
London Calling : How the BBC stole the referendum by weegingerdug 11 Jul 2015 at 10:42am
My friend and former colleague on NewsnetScotland GA Ponsonby has published a book which, in exquisite detail, destroys the claim of our national broadcaster to have been neutral and unbiased in it...
Stalling the EVEL minion monkeys by weegingerdug 10 Jul 2015 at 10:55am
The evil Tories have had to make an evil delay to their evil EVEL plans. Not because they’ve suddenly realised that it’s evil to make major constitutional changes through the back door of a procedu...
Tory budget blues by weegingerdug 8 Jul 2015 at 9:28am
When I was a wean, budget day was about the price of beer and ciggies. It was about how much a gallon of petrol was going to cost. Now it’s about how little poor people are going to have to eat. It...
The Scottish play by weegingerdug 6 Jul 2015 at 3:07pm
You can say pretty much what you like in the British media, especially about Scotland. You can publish screaming headlines that tell outright lies about public figures, especially if they support S...
The Unionists are diminishing, 23 Jul 2015 at 2:27pm
Two more people I know who voted No would now vote Yes.
Independence is less than a decade away!!
Greatest Political Leader 19 Jul 2015 at 3:10pm
Was having a discussion in the pub about who the greatest PM was (which I think has been done here before)- it sort of then led on to who was the greatest political leader (not necessarily politician).
Lots of the usual suspects came up - Ghandi, Mandela etc - so who would you consider to be the ...
Bookworm 19 Jul 2015 at 1:08pm
Can I suggest that everyone ignores the z-list troll?
Just extend your fingers a bit George.....that's right, well done
EVEL 15 Jul 2015 at 4:24pm
Well the respect agenda lasted quite a long time.
Some Tory back bencher has asked about taking back powers from Holyrood.....
Iran nuclear deal 15 Jul 2015 at 12:12pm
Great news that a deal has been done with Iran and sanctions will be eased , this will bring much needed finance to a crippled country, no surprise though to see Israel call it an historically bad deal.
Never thought I would see the US open up to Cuba and Iran.
What party? 13 Jul 2015 at 4:30pm
Well following the referendum I joined the SNP and was inspired by their policies and the work that Nicola Sturgeon has carried out, including the general election. I agree with the social democratic policies they represent. However I've just been informed that my constituency candidates are all ...
There's a favorite anniversary coming up. How should we commemorate it. The Glenturret Distillery could produce an especially strong Whisky, say about 44.7% proof and call it the Famous Disastergrouse. That would be a fitting way to solemnize it.
Pull that flag down. It no longer belongs to all the people. A flag must belong to all the people and not a single section of society. So I say pull that St Andrews Saltire down as it is no longer is the symbol of all the people of Scotland as the SNP have hi-jacked the St Andrews Saltire for the...
Obviously too tall to be proper sprinter.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thOhA5E_vzc
Reggie Yates 23 Jul 2015 at 5:45pm
.... I've never liked the khunt.
Far too smarmy
But I've just been watching 'Far Right & Proud' - Oor Reginald in Moscow, on the Beeb, following around nationalist far right groups - and fair doos, Reg has some baws, mixing with those horrible hateful bastirts.
Makes me sick though that Alastair ...
This refers to police fabrication of what happened and also the BBC are criticised by the miners as "They complained that the BBC had...
Nightshift Work- Advice Please 23 Jul 2015 at 4:08am
After 25 year or so of being a 9-5 mon - fri type worker in the main, have been offered a job which is constant nightshift, 4 on, 4 off type work - it's the same type of work - telephone, call centre type work - so not physical job.
Just wondering if anyone who does work / has worked nightshift i...
Switching Energy Companies 22 Jul 2015 at 9:06am
I know that most of you on the TAMB are a savvy lot, but I thought I'd briefly share my experience with my gas/electricity (dual fuel) supply, to make sure everyone shops around for the best provider.
I live in a 3 bedroom detached house and we are a family of 3. I am currently with British Gas ...