Yesterday the decision was made by the Disciplinary Committee of the Scottish National Party to rescind the party membership of Gareth Wardell, the well-known and much respected author of The Grouse Beater blog. This decision was made as a result of an article he published addressing the issue of the GMB, a London-based trade union, acting in Scotland to deny people their democratic rights. Owing to the author’s reference in the blog to the Nazis’ attitude to trade unions in the 1930s and 40s and his quotation of the term “the Jew” – in the context of citing Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf...
Murdo Fraser, like the rest of his smug-faced cronies, is interested to know how many people who voted for the SNP last year will be feeling betrayed today. I think I am in a position to answer that question for them: Precious few. People all over Scotland have turned to the SNP precisely because they are tired with the kleptocracy the Scottish Conservatives in our country represent. Independence has turned out not to be about the “flag waving nationalism” they love to cite, but a boiling desire to make our country the nation Scottish people in growing numbers want it to be.
Each box contains an assortment of the basic necessities required by mum and the new baby. And more: With a mattress at the bottom the box can also be used as a bassinet, giving baby somewhere safe and cosy to sleep.
Tonight I hosted a little soiree with a few intimate friends and during the conversation I listened as a fine young man described his fears of a No vote in the coming Same Sex Marriage Referendum in Ireland. As a gay man he does not want to live in an Ireland where the majority of … Continue reading Now That Varadkar Has ‘Come Out’ So Must I