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Blog Profile / Action 4 Equality Scotland


URL :http://www.action4equalityscotland.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Politics / UK Politics
Posts on Regator:5913
Posts / Week:24.9
Archived Since:May 7, 2010

Blog Post Archive

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

Van Man

With tales of the White Van Man dominating the political news, I thought I'd remind readers of my so far unsuccessful quest to interview another Van Man in the shape of Van Morrison. If and when I achieve my goal, I'll let people know. Show More Summary

White Van Man's Revenge

Unsurprisingly, the Labour Party's biggest critics have seized on the resignation of Emily Thornberry to pour more scorn on Ed Miliband, the following article from The Telegraph being a good example. But there's a serious political message...Show More Summary

Snooty Tweet

The Conservatives may have lost the Rochester and Strood by-election to Ukip, but it seems that Labour has emerged with the biggest bloody nose after the Party's justice chief, Emily Thornberry, was forced to resign following a supposedly 'snooty' tweet. Show More Summary

Name and Shame

The decision of the High Court to name six Asian caught up in the Birmingham child sexual exploitation scandal is to be welcomed, I think. Because while there is always the possibility of self-appointed 'vigilantes' taking the law into...Show More Summary

New NLC Claims

I've been in touch with a couple of MSPs in North Lanarkshire recently and one of the things I have been asked about is whether or not Action 4 Equality Scotland is still taken on new NLC cases. The answer to that question is a definite...Show More Summary

Barrowland Park

I've just signed the petition to make Barrowland Park a permanent feature of the east end of the city centre. As a local resident I can honestly say that the park has made a huge difference to this formerly derelict site and I which was a terrible eyesore for many years. Show More Summary

Cosby Show

Glenn Beck is a bug TV personality in America with the reputation of being an major league asshole and he certainly lives up to his billing in this article from The Independent where he compares a journalist's interview with Bill Cosby to rape. Show More Summary

Blame Game at NLC

A regular reader from North Lanarkshire has been in touch about my recent post on the 'blame game' within the Council's senior ranks and to ask, given the way things are going, if an emergency supply of 'incontinence' pads might soon be required over at Motherwell Civic Centre where all the big wigs hang out. Show More Summary

Same as the Old Boss?

The Scotsman newspaper portrays Nicola Sturgeon in the same light as her old boss, Alex Salmond, which is perhaps not surprising given they have worked as a team, so successfully, for the past ten years. But I do think Nicola Sturgeon...Show More Summary

Labour Relaunch

The Independent seems unimpressed at the steps attempt to restore the political fortunes of the Labour leader, Ed Miliband. Now I agree with the newspaper's assessment although not out of any personal malice, I just think that it's a...Show More Summary

Political Demagogue

The Turkish prime minister, Recip Erdogan, seems like a dangerous fool if you ask me, because his latest claim that Muslim sailors landed in America in 1178 sounds like propaganda with no purpose other than to aggrandise the Islamic religion. Show More Summary

Football Crazy

I fail to understand how this idiotic young woman managed to escape a football banning order after being found guilty of throwing a flare onto the pitch in a match involving Rangers Football Club. Not only did Emma Leslie deny the charges,...Show More Summary

Loch Ness Monster

I laughed at this parliamentary sketch in The Herald the other day which reports that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has developed a potentially lethal put down of the Labour leader with the observation that more voters in Scotland believe in the Loch Ness Monster than in the leadership qualities of Ed Miliband. Show More Summary

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