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    • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018.
      Last update: 12:52 15.11.2018
      12:52 15.11.2018

      Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

      by Tommy Sheridan

      "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry". A saying that is derived from "To a Mouse", one of the many splendid poems written by Scotland's legendary National Bard Robert Burns. Although he put it better: "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley."

    • FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2010, file photo, Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, listens to officials at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan
      Last update: 19:07 13.11.2018
      19:07 13.11.2018

      Lunatic UK Asylum Policy

      by Jon Gaunt

      It absolutely disgusts me that this great democracy of ours has not already offered asylum to Asia Bibi. What is wrong with the British Government and the Establishment?

    • French President Emmanuel Macron listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
      Last update: 18:06 13.11.2018
      18:06 13.11.2018

      US Will Defeat EU Army

      by Finian Cunningham

      The testy slap-down by US President Donald Trump to the idea of a European army was telling. Any notion of the Europeans stepping away from American "protection" would be anathema to Washington.

    • Brexit themed beermats and magazines in JD Wetherspoon's pub, Edinburgh, Scotland.
      Last update: 13:17 12.11.2018
      13:17 12.11.2018

      "Bad Boys of Brexit" Celebrated Too Soon

      by Neil Clark

      As any footballer knows you should never celebrate a victory until the final whistle has blown. The big mistake leading Brexit campaigners made was to think that the referendum of 23rd June 2016 was the 'end of the match'- when in fact it was really only half-time.

    • Pro-Scottish Independence supporters with Scottish Saltire flag masks pose for a picture at a rally in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on July 30, 2016 to call for Scottish independence from the UK.
      Last update: 09:46 12.11.2018
      09:46 12.11.2018

      Solidarity is More Than Name of Political Party – It is a Way of Life

      by Tommy Sheridan

      My task on Saturday was to address my political party’s annual conference and try to inspire the gathering with some socialist vision and ideas. The name of the party is Solidarity and it was formed in late 2006 out of a messy battle within a bigger party that I used to lead and represent in Parliament.

    • Sergei Bondarchuk's War and Piece
      Last update: 13:02 10.11.2018
      13:02 10.11.2018

      Ten Must-Watch Anti-War/War Films for Remembrance Weekend

      by Neil Clark

      This is the weekend we remember, or at least are meant to remember, the millions of war dead. Never again? Not if the war hawks get their way. It’s always good to remind ourselves at this time of year what armed conflict entails.

    • World war
      Last update: 17:23 09.11.2018
      17:23 09.11.2018

      Doomed By History Unless…

      by Finian Cunningham

      It seems bitterly ironic that as world leaders gather in Paris this weekend to commemorate the centennial end of World War One, international tensions and the threat of war are once again haunting humanity.

    • Weight
      Last update: 16:56 09.11.2018
      16:56 09.11.2018

      Cure Obesity Fat Chance!

      by Jon Gaunt

      As a type 2 diabetic in remission I have been saying for at least a year that Type 2 Diabetes and obesity will bankrupt the NHS unless dietary advice is changed immediately and it now looks like I am bang on the money.

    • Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius looks at the ball after Real Madrid's Gareth Bale scored his side's 3rd goal during the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 26, 2018
      Last update: 15:25 09.11.2018
      15:25 09.11.2018

      Neil Clark's World of Sport: Red Star's Victory Reminds Us of the Glory Days of Eastern European Football

      by Neil Clark

      Red Star Belgrade's 2-0 Champions League victory over Liverpool last week was a shock result but it wouldn't have been in the 1960s or 70s when football's prizes- just like everything else in life- were shared out more equally. Back then, one was used to teams from the eastern half of Europe doing well in major football tournaments.

    • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she talks with people attending a social group in Vauxhall, south London, on October 15, 2018, where she launched the government's loneliness strategy
      Last update: 14:57 07.11.2018
      14:57 07.11.2018

      What is It With Theresa May?

      by Jon Gaunt

      Within hours of that vile video of the Grenfell Tower effigy being burnt she was on the front foot condemning it, calling it “despicable and utterly unacceptable” on Twitter. Which for the record, I agree with.

    • U.S. President Trump speaks about immigration and border security at the White House in Washington
      Last update: 12:31 06.11.2018
      12:31 06.11.2018

      Trump Knows the Truth About the Market Sell-off but Can't Say It Publicly

      by Ivan Danilov

      Donald Trump believes that the Federal Reserve is the greatest threat to the US economy. That's true, but that's only a small part of a bigger puzzle.

    • Thousands of demonstrators carry Saltire flags, the national flag of Scotland, as they march in support of Scottish independence through the streets of Glasgow, on May 5, 2018
      Last update: 10:00 05.11.2018
      10:00 05.11.2018

      For the Sake of the Children and Much More Besides – USE THE MANDATE

      by Tommy Sheridan

      “Thank you for giving my mum food so we can eat”. Those were the words written by an eight-year-old boy who had been caught stealing tomato sauce sachets from his school as he thought he could make soup with them. A heart-breaking and scandalous glimpse of the reality of poverty in the 21st century.

    • Football. Training session
      Last update: 14:53 02.11.2018
      14:53 02.11.2018

      Neil Clark's World of Sport: Why the Championship Has the Edge Over the Premiership

      by Neil Clark

      The Premiership gets the hype, but once again this season, it's the Championship, the second tier of English football, which is proving to be the more exciting division. Just look at the league tables.

    • Police stand in the vicinity of Manchester arena
      Last update: 13:40 02.11.2018
      13:40 02.11.2018

      Police Should Police

      by Jon Gaunt

      The headline, “Police must concentrate on burglaries and violence say Police Chief” ranks up there with the mythical, “Man bites dog line.”

    • White Poppy
      Last update: 12:37 02.11.2018
      12:37 02.11.2018

      The Red Poppy Is Not About Remembrance, It Has Become A Symbol of Militarism and Imperialism – I Prefer The White Poppy of Peace

      by Tommy Sheridan

      “Politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organizing nothing better than legalized mass murder.”

    • A London bus passes the Bank of England in London, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016
      Last update: 13:44 31.10.2018
      13:44 31.10.2018

      Britain Needs Better Bus Services - Not US Style Identity Politics and Culture Wars

      by Neil Clark

      Elite interests want us to focus not on ‘bread and butter’ economic issues, but on fighting vituperative culture wars, which create much social division, but maintain the neo-liberal status quo.

    • From third left to right, Chancellor Philip Hammond, Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
      Last update: 15:32 30.10.2018
      15:32 30.10.2018

      Who Cares About Budget

      by Jon Gaunt

      Do Politicians think we are stupid? Don’t answer that question because we all know that these self-servers not only think we are thick but treat us with utter contempt.

    • Philip Hammond, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2017
      Last update: 12:24 30.10.2018
      12:24 30.10.2018

      Millionaire Hammond Delivers Nothing But Spin – The Rich Are Protected Again

      by Tommy Sheridan

      A multi-millionaire property tycoon charges the taxpayer for “superior” teaspoons despite being paid a salary of £141,505 a year from the public purse and receiving outrageous expenses, a huge pension, a free London flat and a grace-and-favour country mansion in Buckinghamshire announces austerity is over but continued discipline is required.

    • World cities. Glasgow
      Last update: 21:35 27.10.2018
      21:35 27.10.2018

      'What Do We Want? Equal Pay! When Do We Want It? Now!': Glasgow's Army of Low Paid Women Workers Take Over the City

      by Tommy Sheridan

      History was made in Glasgow over the last two days. In years to come, it will be a date and event taught in schools and universities to students anxious to learn how women eventually won the right to equal pay with their male counterparts for doing jobs of equal value.

    • Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi
      Last update: 15:08 26.10.2018
      15:08 26.10.2018

      Lewis Hamilton Goes for World Title Number Five

      by Neil Clark

      All eyes in motor sport this weekend will be on Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix, where Britain's Lewis Hamilton only needs to finish seventh to clinch his fifth Formula 1 world championship. That would put him level with 'El Maestro' Juan Manuel Fangio and just two behind the legend that is Michael Schumacher.