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Happy Birthday, Dr Who!

Apparently, today is the 83rd birthday of Tom Baker who played Dr Who in the famous BBC TV programme which is still running to this day. Here's a lovely story about Tom Baker posted by Amanda on Twitter. So Happy Birthday, Dr Who! Dr...Show More Summary

Frank's 'Brass Neck'

Lots of readers from Glasgow have been in touch to say they agree with me that Frank McAveety has a 'brass neck' for telling the Scottish Government how to run its affairs when the Council Leader can't put his own house in order over equal pay. Show More Summary

Draining the Swamp

Donald Trump's pick for the office of Treasury secretary, Steven T. Mnuchin, is a very wealthy man, so much so that he 'forgot' to declare $100 million of his assets ahead of a confirmatory hearing with the American Senate's Finance Committee. Show More Summary

Trump's Tax Returns

As a veteran FoI (Freedom of Information) campaigner in relation to equal pay, I can honestly say that the only logical reason for Donald Trump to refuse to release his tax returns is that the incoming President has something to hide. Show More Summary

Real v Fake

Here's a photo of the President Donald Trump showing off the new colouring book he received as a Christmas present. At first, I thought this was the new 'waxwork' of Donald Trump which has replaced President Obama in Madame Tussaud's...Show More Summary

Self-Imposed Exile

Confusion abounds as to other or not Julian assuage is about to end his self-imposed exile in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he's been holed up for the past. Assange said he would via Twitter recently, but seems to have gone back on his word after President Obama's decision to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning. Show More Summary

Len's Lump Sum Poser

I'm not a member of the Unite staff pension scheme, but I know how similar union schemes operate and they are all based on the 'final salaries' of their employees. Now it's been reported in the media previously that Len McCluskey (66) is already drawing his Unite pension because he's beyond the union's normal retirement date of 65 years of age. Show More Summary

Glasgow and Equal Pay

Lots of readers have been in touch in response to my post the other day which featured a some fighting talk from Frank McAveety, the Labour leader of Glasgow City Council. Frank was effectively telling the Scottish Government to 'man-up' and provide extra funding to support big building projects in Glasgow. Show More Summary

Oligarchs Love-In

Share of wealth held by top 1% Russia: 74.5% India: 58.4% Indonesia: 49% Brazil: 48% China: 43.8% US: 42% Mexico: 38% (Credit Suisse) Who knows why Donald Trump admires Russia and President Putin so much? But these figures from Credit Suisse might help provide a clue as to how President Trump aims to Make America Great Again. Show More Summary

Trump's Achilles Heel

I said in a recent Twitter post that Donald Trump's business interests could prove to be his Achilles heel because the President-elect seems unwilling to divest himself of his many business interests around the world. Handing thingsShow More Summary

When You're In A Hole

The Guardian and Telegraph newspapers may be at opposite end of the spectrum in terms of UK politics, but their parliamentary sketch writers are as one: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party is toast when it comes to Brexit. Instead of beingShow More Summary

Is It Safe?

Adam Boulton had an interesting column in The Sunday Times which contained a striking quote from one of Tristram Hunt's friends after the Labour MP resigned his seat in Stoke-on-Trent Central.“If you don’t think Labour can win the 2025...Show More Summary

Civil v Criminal Proceedings

You have to be impressed by the determination and character of the young woman, Denise Clair, who refused to accept the deficiencies of the criminal law after she had been taken advantage of and raped by two footballers. The criminal...Show More Summary

Locker-Room Banter?

Speaking at a press conference in the Kremlin the other day, Russian President Vladimir Putin had this to say about the incoming American President Donald Trump: "This is an adult (Donald Trump) and, moreover, a man who for many years has organised beauty contests. Show More Summary

Calling Glasgow

I've heard from several A4ES clients in Cllr Frank McAveety's Glasgow Shettleston ward and also from the Glasgow Southside constituency of Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister - my t hanks to everyone who has responded up until now. Show More Summary

People Make Glasgow

'People Make Glasgow' is the City Council's new marketing slogan, as I said on the blog site recently. And that's as true about the fight for equal pay in Glasgow as it is of anything else - people power counts, or to put it another way 'many hands make light work'. Show More Summary

Trump's Tweets

I don't know who drew this cartoon of Martin Luther King 'shushing' Donald Trump and his crazy Twitter obsession, but whoever it was made a very telling point about the President-elect's evident inability to control himself. All the more so because the cartoon first appeared on 16 January 2017 - on Martin Luther King day this year. Show More Summary

Demagogues and Democrats

I didn't watch the BBC Panorama programme 'live' on Monday evening although I did manage to catch up later online and via this Beeb web site article which provides an excellent summary. Strange times we live in when an American President...Show More Summary

Labour's Answer to Trump?

John Rentoul writing in The Independent argues that Jeremy Corbyn can't reinvent himself as left-wing populist version of Donald Trump. Now I agree, but read the article via the link below and decide for yourself. While reflecting on...Show More Summary

Binding Arbitration

The Sunday Times carried an interesting report at the weekend on the issue of rail safety and railway drivers having responsibility for opening and closing train doors. Now the independent rail regulator has approved 'driver only' operation...Show More Summary

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