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.
Why Bother Voting?
It’s true. Nothing ever changes because people, assuming nothing ever changes, don’t bother voting – ensuring, ironically, that nothing does ever change. Scotland, no one on either side of the independence debate will argue, desperately needs change.
Pennies from Apple: Tax Evasion and Irish Sweetheart Deals
Europe has smacked technology giant Apple with a whopping €13 billion tax bill, but rather than leaping at the money to address domestic issues like the highest level of homelessness since the Famine Ireland is trying to get Apple back to tax free trading.
Urban Combat in Maryland
In spite of everything that has been happening I am impressed that the most recent actions in the government’s programme of austerity haven’t led to violent clashes on the streets. So far the Gardaí have employed riot units and dogs against anti-austerity marches with families and children, they have gotten heavy handed on a number … Continue reading Urban Combat in Maryland
Uisce, Uisce, Saor in Aisce!
We are out on the streets again. Today is the second part of the anti-water charges demonstration begun on 10 December. Last time thousands of people from all over Ireland converged on the streets of Dublin to say that enough was enough, but the government didn’t listen. No one expects them to listen this time. … Continue reading Uisce, Uisce, Saor in Aisce!