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Blog Profile / Action 4 Equality Scotland

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Archived Since:May 7, 2010

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Class Injuries

The Guardian has lots of interesting contributors but if you ask me, Richard Seymour isn't one of them which he demonstrates only too well in this hand wringing piece in which he babbles on about the "class injuries" of the "feckless poor", as if he were speaking as the authentic working class voice. Show More Summary

Eat It

I used a Bad Hair Day photo of Weird Al Jankovic to illustrate a post the other day, but Weird Al is a really talented performer in his own right - as can be seen in this clever parody of 'Beat It', a song made famous by Michael Jackson of course. Show More Summary

So What?

Dan Hodges makes a bold prediction in his regular blog for The Telegraph - that the Labour Party and Ed Miliband are effectively dead in the water, politically speaking, with just over a year to go to the next Westminster election. Now...Show More Summary

Friends Like These

The veteran Labour MP for Great Grimsby, Austin Mitchell (80), has announced that he is standing down from his seat at the next general election. The Guardian reports that his decision comes after rumours that he was intending to stand...Show More Summary

Accounting for Failure

Here's an amazing about the way in which the NHS operates at times and the person involved is a consultant, a powerful senior figure compared to many others at least, yet he was still treated appallingly by being suspended for several...Show More Summary

Scotland's Kelpies

Scotland's latest visitor attraction courtesy of the BBC. Kelpie sculptures lit up for pyrotechnic launch event At the first of two night-time events, artist Andy Scott's 300-tonne, 30m high Kelpie horse heads were brought to life by...Show More Summary

NLC Meetings

The demand for equal pay meetings in North Lanarkshire is taking off and lots of people have still to get back to me with suggested arrangements regarding dates and venues. Now I'm happy to do as many meetings as are required although...Show More Summary

Leftie Gobbledegook

I enjoyed this piece by David Aaronovitch in The Times in which he takes left wing political gobbledegook to task for its miserable failure to communicate simple messages clearly. Which is kind of how I feel about Labour, left wing union leaders like Len McCluskey and equal pay. Show More Summary

Child Welfare

The news that two young children have become parents at the age of 12 and 13 has sparked the usual round of sensationalist discussion about underage sex. But if you ask me, the real issue here is the welfare of the baby and two other children involved who, on the face of things, seem to be the victims of a terrible case of child neglect. Show More Summary

Debating the Issues (3)

Here is another set of questions and issues about equal pay in North Lanarkshire Council for people to use in their discussions with local councillors, MSPs and MPs. I would expect any politician worth his or her salt to stick up for...Show More Summary

Kind Words

Here are some more kind words from a group of staff at South Lanarkshire Council who are 'over the moon' with their equal pay settlements.How nice of them to write, but the fact is they stayed the course with A4ES and never once wavered even though others said they were wasting their time. Show More Summary


I had to laugh at the news that the American spook, Eric Snowden, allowed himself to be used as a useful prop on a Russian TV 'question and answer' session with the country's President, Vladimir Putin. I imagine he is one of the fewShow More Summary

Child Brides

I wrote the other day about a charity called Plan UK which campaigns against the vile practice of forcing young girls into marriage with much older men, which is common in some Islamic countries. And then I came across this terribleShow More Summary

Non-Prophet Organisation

I enjoyed this article by Zoe Williams in the Guardian on the need for non-believers to stand up and be counted - in defence of equal rights for atheists. The God Brigade have had it their own way for far too long and so I agree wholeheartedly...Show More Summary

Equal Pay Campaign

I was at another well attended and lively equal pay meeting in North Lanarkshire the other night - this time in Newmains. Lots of interesting points were raised and discussed on the night - here's a flavour of what was said: What can...Show More Summary

Opinion v Propaganda

Seumas Milne appears to have been off on some jolly jape to Venezuela which is where he filed this Guardian column, from the country's capital of Caracas. Now I've got a real 'downer' on Seumas these days because if you ask me, he tailors...Show More Summary

Speaking Up

Politicians support all kinds of causes, good and bad depending on your point of view, so I was interested to read this report from The Scotsman newspaper about fans protesting against the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act. Now I don't...Show More Summary

Up To Their Necks

I agree with much of what John McTernan has to say in this opinion piece in The Times, especially the part where he nails Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and company for their hypocrisy in trying to distance themselves from Tony Blair and Gordon Brown when, as a matter of fact, they were up to their necks in the New Labour project all along. Show More Summary

Nigel's World Leaders

I enjoyed this spoof by Private Eye setting out the thoughts of the UKIP leader Nigel Farage on great political leaders throughout history. NIGEL FARAGE'S GUIDE TO GREAT LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD Stalin Often vilified, this much misunderstood Ruskie hard man was in fact a good egg, always the first to buy a round of vodkas in his local. Show More Summary

The Stand

I was at The Stand comedy club in Glasgow the other night and what a great time was had by all - three acts in total, all of them good, two were really excellent Every time I go to The Stand I come away asking myself why I don't get along to the club more often. Show More Summary

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