The Dis-United Kingdom

So much for the so-called United Kingdom!  At various stages over the past few months Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and even some mayors from cities in the North of England have asked for the furlough scheme to be extended and all have been knocked back by the UK Tory Government.  Then suddenly London and the … Continue reading The Dis-United Kingdom

Bonamassa’s Back to his best

Joe Bonamassa doesn’t hold back on his latest album – Royal Tea.  Packed with a heavy, driving backing sound from a superb band featuring the legendary Reese Wynans on keyboards, Anton Fig on drums and Michael Rhodes on bass and, of course, Kevin Shirley on production duties. Bonamassa made no secret of his dream to … Continue reading Bonamassa’s Back to his best

What’s in a name? the Tory Scum saga.

So the latest excuse from Tory MPs on why they refused to back an extension to free school meals to the poorest children in England was that they were upset at being called ‘Scum’ by Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner MP.  Really!  They were so offended that during a debate in the House of Commons … Continue reading What’s in a name? the Tory Scum saga.

Bin the Beeb!

It’s great to see SNP MP’s calling for action against the BBC, with their letter to the new Director General, highlighting their concerns about that organisation’s work in Scotland. Although they have an action plan in place which could see leading a mass campaign of non-payment of the TV tax (licence) I fear they are … Continue reading Bin the Beeb!

Never Trust a Tory

The latest moves by the UK Tory Government to renege on the EU Withdrawal legislation will come as no surprise to followers of Scottish politics and merely highlights the old saying of ‘Never Trust a Tory’. Despite being told prior to the UK General Election in December 2019 that the Tories had an ‘oven ready’ … Continue reading Never Trust a Tory