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Blog Profile / Action 4 Equality Scotland

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Archived Since:May 7, 2010

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to readers of the blog site and to everyone out there still fighting for equal pay. Like everyone else at this time of year, I am going to take have a few days off to enjoy the festive season with family and friends. Normal service will be resumed once this annual period of over-indulgence has run its course. Show More Summary

Lightning Strikes Twice

I walked into the centre of Glasgow yesterday, following my normal route, which took me past the site of the terrible bin lorry crash that claimed the lives of six people in and around George Square. Along with lots of other people the...Show More Summary

False Gods

Despite all the controversy surrounding the satirical movie 'The Interview' which pokes fun at the world's only Communist monarchy, it's important to remember that North Korea really isn't funny. Because North Korea is a terrible dictatorship...Show More Summary

Famous Interviews

Even though I plan to go and see 'The Interview' I can't see this topping surely the best movie interview of all time - the one in which Spud from Trainspotting fails in the most spectacular fashion imaginable to land his dream job.

A Must See

I very much doubt I would have gone to see the new Seth Rogen film 'The Interview' which has been all over the news recently, because without knowing too much about the movie it's not really my cup of tea. But things have changed with...Show More Summary

The Interview

If this review in The Guardian is anything to go by, then maybe 'The Interview' is not such a 'dud' after all and while North Korea seems to be getting its knickers in a right old twist over the portrayal of Kim Jong-un, I wonder why they never batted an eyelid of the appearance of his father, Kim Jong-il in Team America. Show More Summary

Christmas Cheer

The Sunday Herald is not exactly full of Christmas cheer with this editorial on Jim Murphy's failure to back one of his own Labour MSPs, Dave Stewart, who called for cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament the other day for a campaign to save the Rescue Coordination Centre in Kinloss. Show More Summary

Diary Dates

As regular readers know, the ongoing Employment Tribunal against North Lanarkshire (Loudon & Othersv NLC) is due to resume in the New Year and so here are some important dates for the diary. Monday 19 January to Friday 23 January 2015...Show More Summary

Brilliant Mad Men

I watched the recent BBC Question Time encounter between Russell Brand and Nigel Farage which was a big disappointment I have to say. A direct encounter between the two would have been much more entertaining and, as things turned out, members of the audience proved to be much more effective at getting things off their chests. Show More Summary

Sticks and Stones

I can understand why some people don't like Jeremy Clarkson; he's not everyone's cup of tea, but that doesn't mean to say that people who object to his antics, in Argentina or anywhere else, are able to take the law into their own hands and mete out what they regard s some kind of vigilante justice. Show More Summary

Talking to Terrorists

I agree with David Aaronovitch who argued recently in The Times that there's little to be gained in talking to terrorists unless they possess a credible political agenda complete with demands that the civilised world can address. But...Show More Summary

Top People's Pay

I heard a bit of a radio phone-in on BBC Scotland the other day in which the callers were discussing the news that Ally McCoist, the manager of Rangers Football Club, was being placed on 'gardening leave' for the 12 twelve months after giving formal notice of his intention to resign from his post. Show More Summary

Proceeds of Crime

Here's an excellent story from The Sunday Mail which highlights the work being done by the authorities in recovering money which they suspect has been 'earned' from the proceeds of crime. Good luck to them, I say, and I hope the Civil Recovery Unit stays on the case because it looks to me as if there's a lot more to come out into the open. Show More Summary

Modern Slavery

Here's a terrible report from The Times which claims that slavery is alive and well within the Islamic State (IS), the practice being 'justified' by the religious views of Islamic extremists who say that their Holy Book permits kaffirs, infidels and non-believers to be treated in this way. Show More Summary

'Fat Cats' Get The Cream

I was intrigued by the comments from North Lanarkshire Council in response to this article in The Cumbernauld News & Kilsyth Chronicle which criticised council bosses over their big bonus payments. Now I've studied North Lanarkshire's...Show More Summary

Russian 'Jihadis'

Here's an interesting report from the BBC which tells the tale of Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine, in not dissimilar fashion to jihadist groups in other parts of the the world who are motivated by religion, tribalism or, at times, ethic nationalism. Show More Summary

War of Words

I said in a recent post that violence, not race, was the real issue in the debate about the recent spate of deaths involving America's police officers and black Americans. Because it seems to me to be thoroughly irresponsible to be making wild claims that people were killed simply because of they were black. Show More Summary

Some Like It Hot

Here's a great letter from an irate contractor who was working at the Royal Bank of Scotland's headquarters in London when his lunch was rather rudely interrupted by a PR stunt organised by Russell Brand. To be fair to Russell he was actually big enough to reply and apologise for losing his temper and spoiling Jo's lunch. Show More Summary

How Embarrassing

The Telegraph published a hilarious piece the other day which highlighted the danger of comedians going into politics - that people might start laughing at you rather than with you, if you're not careful about the company you keep. Russell...Show More Summary

Missing the Point

Kevin McKenna, writing in The Observer, completely misses the point about low pay when he praises the actions of Glasgow City Council in relation to the 'living wage'. Because the truth is that if Glasgow, along with other Scottish councils,...Show More Summary

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