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Blog Profile / Action 4 Equality Scotland

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Equal Pay Candidate

A regular reader from North Lanarkshire has been in touch with an 'off the wall' suggestion - why doesn't an Equal Pay candidate stand against one of the sitting North Lanarkshire Labour MPs in the May 2015 general election? Now this...Show More Summary

Comedy Caper

John Rentoul takes a different slant to many commentators on the Emily Thornberry affair and argues in this article from The Independent that the Labour leadership has turned an embarrassing incident into a PR disaster. Now I have to...Show More Summary

Thick as Champ

I hope that journalists give the Turkish President Recip Erdogan a hard time over his extraordinary comments about the role of women in society, preferably when he is in the presence of someone like Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor and one of the most powerful politicians in the world. Show More Summary

Much To Be Modest About

Gordon Brown is letting it be known through 'close friends' and supporters that he is at long last ready to stand down as Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath which he has represented on a part-time basis for the past three or four years. Show More Summary

Flying the Flag

This 'Matt' cartoon from The Telegraph sums up the bizarre situation facing the Labour Party whereby even the Royal Family at Buckingham Place live in fear of being sneered at by their 'snooty' metropolitan Labour neighbours.

Parachutists and Bungee Jumpers

Dan Hodges shines a light on political parachuting and bungee jumping in his regular column for The Telegraph. And he's right you know although this business of parachuting favoured people into key positions has gone on for a very long time and not just under Ed Miliband's stewardship of the Labour Party. Show More Summary

King of Chess

So the young Norwegian 'King of Chess', Magnus Carlsen (23), managed to retain his world chess crown after defeating the former champion, Vishwanath Anand, in a hard fought game 11 of a 12-game match. Here's a report from Business Insider magazine which explains how young Magnus finally got across the finishing line. Show More Summary

Standards of Care

The BBC sets out a detailed report on the public inquiry which considered allegations about poor standards of care at the NHS Vale of Leven Hospital after an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in 2007-2008. I plan to read the...Show More Summary

Labour Betrayal

Here's an interesting article from The Independent by a chap called Michael Collins who argues that the Labour Party's contempt for the working class should come as no surprise, presumably because its leaders lead lives which are far removed from those of ordinary everyday people - like the man with his white van. Show More Summary

More Crazy People

Here's another example of a crazy person in the shape of Afton Elaine Burton who is so desperate for publicity that she is planing to marry the notorious serial killer Charles Manson, another deranged individual who has a Nazi Swastika tattooed on his forehead. Show More Summary

Crazy People

Crazy some do crazy things all over the world; in some cases not much harm comes from their actions, other than to themselves which appears to be true in relation to a young America named Matthew Miller who went out of his way to get locked up in North Korea. Show More Summary

Human Rights Gone Mad

The BBC reports on another crazy legal challenge in which two convicted murderers seek to exploit the UK's human rights legislation. Needless to say, I hope their case gets thrown out on its ear and what a waste of public money into the bargain. Show More Summary

When Needs Must

George Kerevan wrote and interesting piece for The Scotsman the other day in which he argued that the much abused Barnett Formula is no longer working and ought to be set aside in a wider negotiation to establish 'home rule' and much greater powers for the Scottish Parliament. Show More Summary

NLC and Equal Pay

I said in a recent post that I would be writing to Scotland's new First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to highlight the ridiculous behaviour of North Lanarkshire Council over equal pay. I plan to do so this week, but in the meantime here's...Show More Summary

Johann Who?

I was not in the least surprised at the speed with which the Scottish Labour Party began the process of disowning its former leader, Johann Lamont, who will now be quietly airbrushed out of history, if she doesn't fight back. Because...Show More Summary

False Gods

The United Nations (UN) is often regarded as a completely useless organisation, a talking shop which is incapable of action on the big issues because of the way that cynical geo-politics comes into play as soon as the interests of a major country, or bloc of countries, is challenged. Show More Summary

Terror Tactics

The Guardian provided a platform to some chap called Ahmed Yousef the other day who presented himself as a supporter and spokesperson for Hamas. Now I support freedom for the Palestinian people and have down for many years, but whatShow More Summary

Hypocrite, Coward and Fool

Dan Hodges doesn't pull his punches in this article about Ed Miliband in which he describes the Labour leader as a 'hypocrite, coward and a fool'. Now Dan seems like quite a pleasant and reasonable chap to me, so what's got him so worked...Show More Summary

Loudon and Others v NLC

I wrote the other day about a key witness, a senior official, from North Lanarkshire Council being required to give evidence to the ongoing Employment Tribunal next year - the case of Loudon and Others v NLC. So here's a previous post...Show More Summary

Weasel Words in NLC

Here's a 'weasel worded' press release from the bosses at North Lanarkshire Council which is full of misleading and inaccurate statements that I will deal with in a moment. But first of all I'd like to say that the Labour politicians...Show More Summary

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