Hit the Road, Jack!
Last week Greater Glasgow Pensioners for Indy staged a demonstration in Atlantic Square outside the UKGov Glasgow Hub. This is a substantial office building housing several thousand employees and known – in Indy circles – as Governor General Alister Jack’s Glasgow HQ. He has another HQ over in Edinburgh. Mary McCabe and the Glasgow P4Indy […]
Glasgow Pensioners take on the UK Governor General!
Our Greater Glasgow group are out on our stalls twice a week in the city centre in Argyl St, and every fortnight out in Milngavie. But later this month they have a different sort o action planned: a demonstration outside the UK Government Glasgow Hub in Atlantic Square, Glasgow, G2 8JQ. The Scottish Independence Podcast […]
UK Supreme Court Ruling – 9.30am, 23 Nov
The UK Supreme Court has announced that it will give its ruling on whether the Scottish Government has the power to run an independence referendum without Westminster’s agreement. You will be able to listen to the ruling on Supreme Court TV. It will begin at 9.30am Wednesday, 23 November. If the ruling is yes, then […]
The Case Against Global Britain
You’ve probably heard the slogan ‘Global Britain’. It emerged as a sort of call to action post-Brexit. It’s mostly heard down in Westminster and mostly emanates from Tory Party politicians, activists and apologists. Though you’d probably find some UKIP and Brexit Party members mouthing it as well. If there are any of those still paying […]
Lobbying for Indy?
Might lobbying techniques be useful for Indy campaigners? And now that ScotGov has fired the starting pistol for the indy campaign, maybe a lobbyist sympathetic to Scottish independence could give us a few clues as to what might be worth considering? So in July, our Greater Glasgow group asked Grant Thoms if he’d talk to […]
Scotland’s Ageing Population
Craig Dalzell and Bill Johnson talk to Glasgow Pensioners for Independence on the topic of Scotland’s ageing population. Topics include ageing well, pensioner poverty and pensions, older people as a national resource to be valued and much more. Bill and Craig share ideas from their book All of Our Futures which is available from the […]
In Arbroath for the Independence Rally…
Highlights from a visit to Arbroath for the AUOB March Marlene, member of our P4Indy National Group, writes: I was up in Arbroath at the weekend for the AUOB March. I went up on the Friday with a friend, Fiona McGregor also a member of Pensioners for Indy. We had all day Saturday to wander […]
Scotland’s Ports – Who Owns Them?
Possible answers to the question of who owns our ports might be the Scottish Government, the London Government, the Local Authority …. the Queen All reasonable guesses. Well maybe not the Queen! But all wrong. Our Ports are mostly owned by hedge funds and run for their benefit and profit. How did this sorry state […]
Back to the Streets…Paisley March
We March Again Under the One Banner Mary McCabe writes: All Under One Banner are on the go again. On March 5th 2,500 (or 3000 or 3,500 depending on who’s counting) pro-indy activists gathered once more; this time in Ferguslie Park Paisley. Nothing like the 100,000 who used to sweep through Glasgow and Edinburgh. Not in […]
Snippets from FMQs this week
This week’s First Ministers Questions had a couple of highly enjoyable moments. Oh not that the rest was dull, you understand, it wasn’t. Just really enjoyed these… All about pensions! Murdo Fraser isn’t the brightest MSP but, hey, he’s ours and we’d miss him lobbing easy ones like this over to the FM Why did […]
Update from Mary McCabe….
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that Mary McCabe of Glasgow P4Indy group is one of our most active members and no mean writer herself. Here’s a taste of what she’s been up to:
Another Scotland Is Possible
Allan Armstrong is a founding member of RIC, the Radical Independence Campaign. RIC were very active in the 2014 campaign. Membership fell away after that as people became involved in other issues. But the core group remained and is now attracting more members, old and new.