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March 2018

February 2018

That is not the way Democracy works.

By |2018-03-29T12:34:00+01:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Politics|

Democracy - From the Speaker of the House. Considering the attack on our democracy and indeed the central (and some would say only) point put forward by the Unionist parties during the last General election, I find this quote from John Bercow to be particularly relevant. "Democracy is not just about [...]

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Lost Cause

By |2018-02-05T12:06:53+01:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Politics, YesCowalThinks|

A letter from Dave. For younger readers the wee fellow with the funny voice that was on Question Time last week was a Michael Forsyth, Mrs Thatcher’s right hand man decades ago in Scotland as Scotland’s industrial base was destroyed. At that point he propelled the Tories in Scotland to their worst ever [...]

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December 2017

Dunoon helps to “Wrap up Glasgow”

By |2017-12-11T10:29:45+01:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Cowal Events|Tags: , , |

Update from Liz MacKinnon Last winter the charity Human Appeal collected 1500 coats which were distributed to the homeless in the city of Manchester. This year, the charity launched its first “Wrap up Glasgow” appeal and called on people to donate warm winter coats for the city’s homeless. Homelessness is rising across the [...]

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November 2017

Memories of the Hamilton By-Election

By |2017-12-11T10:13:16+01:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Politics, YesCowalThinks|

Lessons of Hamilton 1967 By David MacEwan Hill, Written after the anniversary of the Hamilton by-election win. The 50th anniversary last week of Winnie Ewing’s victory at Hamilton made me think deeply about the significance of the event and what has changed since. When you look closely there are very marked differences we [...]

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SIC – Affording it.

By |2017-11-27T10:37:45+01:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Media|Tags: , , , |

Another from the Independence Convention. Craig Dalzell from the CommonWeal at the Scottish Independence Convention, Nov 2017. One of my highlights from the Convention was this report on the financial position of Scotland and the UK. The graph showing inequalities of income in the European nations is quite an eye-opener. Craig Dalzell: Affording [...]

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SIC – How Should We Talk?

By |2017-11-27T09:57:04+01:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Media|

Audrey Birt at the Scottish Independence Convention One of the many highlights from the Independence Convention held in Edinburgh in November. A good piece focussing on how we should be speaking to people to try to change a point of view. How should we talk to the people who cannot see Scotland as [...]

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A Documentary on PFI/PPP

By |2017-11-16T11:55:26+01:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: In the press|

The Only Game in Town   A documentary looking into the use of PPI/PPP to build schools and public projects around Scotland. The sums of money involved initially and the longer term commitment for payments to the builders and maintenance companies over the years (30 years) runs out to 36 billion pounds. Concentrating [...]

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Indy APP 2.0

By |2017-11-14T18:37:45+01:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Media|

News of Update to Indy App   From Jason at Indy App NYR IndyApp https://chuffed.org/project/nyr-indyapp New IndyApp2.0 Crowdfund is 'matchfunded'... SO, EVERY POUND YOU GIVE GETS DOUBLED! We have secured £12k worth of pledges from private individuals so that every pound you give now gets doubled for [...]

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