Being rich and posh helps

Being rich and posh helps

it still helps to be male, white, privately educated, and have gone to Oxford or Cambridge. That is the findings of the House of Parliament into the current demographics of Westminster. The report found that women make up 32% of MPs in 2017, and while a huge...
Why May’s Speech At Tory Conference Was Truly Shameful

Why May’s Speech At Tory Conference Was Truly Shameful

I don’t normally talk about the family members of politicians because I don’t think they should be used to make political points as they aren’t choosing to put themselves up for election and to be public figures, etc. However, Theresa May, during her already, rapidly,...
Catalonia

Catalonia

I never realised how emotional I would feel over their referendum. Like so many others, I have been watching this build up for tomorrow’s vote, seen the arguments and tried to weigh up their and Spain’s actions against a future Scottish independence campaign. I knew I...
Catalonia Then and Now

Catalonia Then and Now

  “In Spain, the dead are more alive than the living”, Frederico Garcia Lorca – poet. I’ve lost count of the number of visits made to Spain, to all points of that vast multifarious, humble, exotic land, but not the memorable journey across it by car north to...
Why I Support Independence – A Deeply Personal Story

Why I Support Independence – A Deeply Personal Story

I want to reach out to the people who may read my blog posts, but this time I want to reach out on a deeply personal level that may help people understand why it is that I support independence for Scotland and why I am a socialist like so many other Scots. The below...