Another Budget on its way

Another budget and of course there will be more spending cuts; it is inevitable, because the job is not yet complete. Over the last 30 odd years the Tory’s and their Neo-Liberal Capitalism has been hell bent on returning the mode and means of production to an 19th century form. Neo Liberal Capitalist ideology and […]

Sick of “Imperialism”

“The definition of Imperialism is a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonisation, by use of military force, or other means.” So in that context what does that mean in modern 21st century life? When in the past Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Japan etc, all had their own Empires […]

Is GERS about Football?

This week I was intrigued about these GERS figures. I was wondering what Rangers football club had been up too now. It turns out it’s not about football. It’s about something that I find just as appealing as football, a set of made up numbers from civil servants to prove or disprove how well an […]

To EU or not to EU?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to politics as usual, another bloody referendum is now upon us. This time it is the good old socially progressive, socialist dream of the good old United States of Europe. Are you in or out? To begin it would appear, we are in a damned […]

TTiP and other related things

I attended a local meeting about TTiP and then launch of Scotland Against TTiP in Glasgow last year, these were my thoughts on the subject . I was struck by the lack of any real knowledge some people have on the subject. That said, I am in no way a fountain of all knowledge either, […]

Fife Council Budget 2016

This was the gist of my contribution to Fife Council on behalf of Fife People’s Assembly, Fife Trades Union Council and the joint council Trade Unions. We have already lost 40,000 public service jobs since 2008, it is predicted that another 15,000 will go over the next 2 – 3 years. Over the years, we […]