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Anger over yard closure

20 February 2019

The Scottish transport secretary refused to face union delegation fighting for the retention of skilled railway work in Scotland.

Union City Glasgow

24 September 2017

Winning the 2014 Scottish referendum to keep Britain united set the scene for Brexit. Union City Glasgow was launched last weekend as a campaign to celebrate that anniversary.

Transport Police break up goes ahead

29 June 2017

The SNP has pressed on with plans to break up British Transport Police despite widespread opposition from rail unions to police chiefs. This attempt to reinforce separatism went ahead despite union warnings that it would damage and not protect policing in Scotland.

Bluff and bluster from Holyrood

29 June 2016

Conveniently forgetting that over a million people in Scotland voted to quit the EU, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon now is now threatening to veto our leaving. She must know she can’t.

CalMac to remain in public ownership

29 May 2016

Operation of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services is to remain in public ownership for at least the next eight years. This victory follows an RMT campaign against a possible takeover by Serco.

EU: Why do Cameron's bidding?

4 May 2016

The CPBML’s London May Day rally heard a blistering attack on the European Union, and powerful arguments for leaving.

RMT support solid in Scottish ferry dispute

28 June 2015

Ferry workers halted sailings to islands on the west coast of Scotland, taking action against the threat to wages, standards and jobs arising from an EU-enforced privatisation process.

Unsustainable policies

2 May 2015

This biography of the new SNP leader by David Torrance is well-informed and full of ideas. His is both appreciative and critical of his subject. His objectvity brings out the flaws in the SNP position.

Scotland - The £7.6 billion hole

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has concluded that Scotland would be left with a £7.6 billion gap in its finances if it pursued fiscal autonomy, because falling oil revenues would leave the country with a tax shortfall – to be met by cuts or taxes.

Is Google being ironic?

30 November 2014

Today is St Andrew’s Day, and in celebration Google has a new and perhaps ironic logo: a speeding train with the Scottish Saltire on the side.

SNP threat to bypass referendum result

9 October 2014

SNP leader Alex Salmond promised on 19 September to accept the referendum result and he urged Yes supporters to do the same. He at once broke this promise.

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