Blog Profile / Action 4 Equality Scotland


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Archived Since:May 7, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Rabbits for Equal Pay

I was intrigued by this BBC article on 'rights for rabbits' campaigners who have taken their case for bunnies to enjoy greater legal protection to MSPs in the Scottish Parliament. The reason being that the Scottish Parliament has had...Show More Summary

NLC Update (27/08/15)

GMB members in North Lanarkshire have organised another meeting to discuss their ongoing campaign for equal pay, but this time some senior officials of the union have agreed to attend which is a big step forward, if you ask me. The details...Show More Summary

Spotlight on Sentencing

The BBC reports that Scotland's criminal justice system has spared no expense in defending Ross Dunn, a low life scumbag who left a four-week-old baby girl with a fractured skull, broken leg and such severe ye damage that the child is now registered blind. Show More Summary

Angry Mobs

The decision of Scotland's police chief, Sir Stephen House, to stand down from his join nine months early suggests that the 'angry mob' has had its way although the reality is that at his age and length of service the chief constable could have gone at anytime. Show More Summary

Scotland's Gain (03/011/12)

I meant to write something about the public comments made by Strathclyde's police chief - Stephen House - back in December 2010 in the wake of the Reammon Gormley murder trial. Reamonn Gormley was on his way home one night after watching a football match on TV in Blantyre - when he was set upon by two thugs who were both carrying dangerous weapons. Show More Summary

Heads Must Roll! (14/07/15)

I suppose some kind of independent review was inevitable after the police in Scotland fail to investigate a car crash until three days after the event was first reported. But as things stand the only fact we know is that the original...Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

GMB members in North Lanarkshire have organised another meeting to discuss their ongoing campaign for equal pay, but this time some senior officials of the union have agreed to attend which is a big step forward, if you ask me. The details...Show More Summary

Walking the Walk (24/06/15)

Dan Hodges normally writes for The Telegraph, but in this piece for Total Politics he points out that while Labour members have more choice over the people standing for election in senior positions these days, the Party collectively never seems quite able to 'walk the walk'. Show More Summary

Chum Clubs

The performance of trade unions in topical again as members in South Lanarkshire, for example, question whether their interests have been properly represented by local branch officials. Now I wrote about the phenomenon of 'chum clubs'...Show More Summary

Dump the Messenger (19/06/15)

Daniel Finkelstein made the same point as me the other day with this piece in The Times in which he says that the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, is responsible for the recent gaffe involving his posed photograph for The Sun newspaper - not his various minders and media advisers. Show More Summary

Tom and Jeremy

Tom Watson is the bookies favourite to become Labour's deputy leader and if Jeremy Corbyn also wins the leadership crown then the Peoples' Party will be represented by two middle-aged, white men. Albeit Jeremy Corbyn is actually 66 years old, but no doubt you get my general drift. Show More Summary

Awesome, Dude! (08/07/13)

Have you ever read a more embarrassing letter than this resignation letter from Tom Watson MP - to the Labour leader Ed Miliband? Sycophantic and self-serving were the words that came to mind as I was asked to believe that Tom's resignation...Show More Summary

Taxi Driver Writes (24/02/15)

Private Eye, the UK's best and only fortnightly satirical magazine, has a regular 'A Taxi Driver writes' column which features some boring cabbie giving full vent to their views on how to solve the problems of the world. In this case it's Labour's very own Billy Bunter, Tom Watson. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

Well the GMB members meeting in North Lanarkshire yesterday was certainly a lively affair with well over 40 people turning up, at only a few days notice. The discussion focused on three main areas: How did GMB members get into the mess...Show More Summary

NLC Update (25/08/15)

I'm off to Airdrie later today for a meeting with some of the GMB members who are still locked in battle over their equal pay claims with North Lanarkshire Council. I'm looking forward to what should be a lively discussion and if there are any GMB full-time officials in the area (including Sir Paul Kenny) they are very welcome to attend. Show More Summary

Labour's Perfect Storm

A young Labour voter wrote a piece for The Guardian the other day in which s/he asked not to be patronised over her/his passionate support for Jeremy Corbyn to become the party's next leader. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/23/why-young-voters-favour-jeremy-corbyn...Show More Summary

Worst of Both Worlds (21/08/15)

The BBC reports that a former senior prosecutor, Brian McConnachie QC, has added his voice to the criticism of COPFS for ruling out any possibility, months ago, of bringing charges against the driver in the Glasgow 'bin lorry' crash....Show More Summary

Human Cost

The BBC reports on the terrible human cost to some of those injured by the Glasgow bin lorry crash. Now accident do happen, of course, but the question here is whether the cause of this crash was down to negligence, carelessness, stupidity or selfishness on the part of at least some of the people and/or organisations involved. Show More Summary

Bad Company

Dan Hodges wrote an interesting piece on The Telegraph the other day in which he slated Jeremy Corbyn for denying all knowledge of Dyab Abou Jajah, a Muslim extremist who has condoned the killing of British soldiers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/11814394/If-Jeremy-Corbyn-is-Labours-leader-there-may-not-be-a-way-back.html...Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

I'm off to Airdrie later today for a meeting with some of the GMB members who are still locked in battle over their equal pay claims with North Lanarkshire Council. I'm looking forward to what should be a lively discussion and if there are any GMB full-time officials in the area (including Sir Paul Kenny) they are very welcome to attend. Show More Summary

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