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RSS Guido Fawkes.

  • No Campaign Making Friends: “I Hope You Die in a Freak Yachting Accident” August 31, 2015
    Good to see the No to EU campaign is putting aside its differences and uniting behind the cause… or not. When eurosceptic blogger Pete North emailed the pugnacious founder of the controversial ‘The Know‘ group, Arron Banks, politely […]
    WikiGuido
  • Corbyn Equates Bin Laden Death “Tragedy” With 9/11 August 31, 2015
    Peak Corbyn on Iranian state television: “We can only guess that there is something fishy here. Either Bin Laden wasn’t there, therefore there has to be a story. Or, the pictures … show something else… This was an assassination attempt […]
    WikiGuido
  • Rich’s Monday Morning View August 31, 2015
    Tagged: Cartoon […]
    WikiGuido
  • Saturday 7-Up August 29, 2015
    This week 133,461 visitors visited 399,998 times viewing 642,894 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were: Read: Harvey Proctor’s Extraordinary Statement in Full Burnham Faces Backlash Over Female Leader Gaffe Traingate: The Internet Responds Now Corbyn Equates Putin […]
    WikiGuido
  • Sign Up For Guido’s New Breaking News Alerts August 28, 2015
    Yesterday, subscribers to Guido’s Whatsapp breaking news alert service were the first to know the names of the expenses shame MPs and dodgy donors who were bunged honours. For those who haven’t yet signed up… Guido is trialling a new […]
    WikiGuido
  • UKIP / Tory Row Over EU Campaign Conference Ban August 28, 2015
    ‘The Know’, a Eurosceptic group which is seeking designation as the official ‘No’ campaign for the EU referendum, claims to have been banned from Tory conference this afternoon: TheKnow BANNED from Tory Conference. What is Dave afraid of? pic.twitter.com/bAn9Aw9Xev — […]
    WikiGuido
  • Environment Mayor Totty Watch: Brazil Edition August 28, 2015
    The latest sizzling piece of eye-candy in our series of butterfly-in-stomach inducing green-friendly politicians is the hunky Eduardo Leite, the youngest mayor in Brazilian history. When he’s not nonchalantly sipping yerba mate topless (see above), Eduardo is transforming his city […]
    technoguido
  • Burnham’s Peerless Flip-Flopping August 28, 2015
    Guido could easily have made Andy Burnham’s increasingly ridiculous flip flops a daily feature during this leadership contest. Not only does Burnham think it’s great that former Labour MP Dave Watts has been made a peer, he also reckons “the […]
    WikiGuido
  • Dave’s Carbon Baggage August 28, 2015
    .@DefraGovUK Last year supermarkets gave out 8.5bn single-use carrier bags. Let's #reusebags http://t.co/wLmZMpkqqS pic.twitter.com/1kyZHVHS48 — UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) August 28, 2015 The Prime Minister’s Twitter account has been getting all righteous today, tweeting a link to a DEFRA […]
    technoguido
  • Friday Caption Contest: Boris the Horse Edition August 28, 2015
    Entries in the comments please… Tagged: Caption Contest […]
    technoguido
  • Arch-Rebel Diane Warns Blairites Not to Rebel Against Arch-Rebel Corbyn August 28, 2015
    Diane Abbott makes an amusing threat to Blairite MPs this lunchtime, warning them to get in line when her man is leader: “the noisiest members of the parliamentary Labour Party will have to calm down, if and when, Jeremy is […]
    WikiGuido
  • Daylight Robbery: Met Chain Themselves to £216 Million 10 Year IT Contract August 28, 2015
    The Met Police are slashing their internal IT force and contracting out their tech operation to French company Steria. The deal is worth £216m over 10 years… Techno is all for public bodies saving costs by shopping their IT off […]
    technoguido
  • Hain Gravy Train Hypocrisy August 28, 2015
    On 3 November 2014, not even twelve months ago, Peter Hain told his constituents he believed the second chamber should be elected: “The Lords are an archaic anomaly which fuels disillusionment with British politics. It exists purely on a […]
    WikiGuido
  • Trump’s Hair: Toupee or Not Toupee? August 28, 2015
    The Donald has put decades of rumours to rest by inviting a woman to tug on his infamous head covering. We shall overcomb… Tagged: GuyNews.TV, US Politics […]
    technoguido
  • Frankie Boyle Nails Richard Branson’s Hypocrisy August 28, 2015
    @richardbranson You own an airline you mad cunt — Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) April 1, 2015 No further questions m’lud… Tagged: Greens […]
    Guido Fawkes
  • UKIP & Greens Cheated Out of Peers August 28, 2015
    Whatever you think about the selection of peers there was a terribly undemocratic partisan bias in the Lords appointments: For every 435,945 votes the Tories got they appointed a Lord, it took over a million votes to justify a Labour […]
    Guido Fawkes
  • Monbiot Skins & Cooks Squirrel on Newsnight August 28, 2015
    Gaia has sometimes been critical of George Monbiot. Hats off to him for skinning and taking an axe to a squirrel on Newsnight for dinner. Eating free range Tuftys is one of the sanest things old Moonbat has ever […]
    Guido Fawkes
  • Shameless LibDems Bung Honours to More Donors August 27, 2015
    Next time the LibDems tell us how the House of Lords is an antiquated, corrupt body that needs reform, remember who they chose to give honours to today: Duncan Greenland CBE: Has donated a total of £316,858.95 to the LibDems […]
    WikiGuido
  • DCMS Fun Police Called Off the Case August 27, 2015
    Who called the fun police? These tweets were swiftly deleted from the DCMS account this afternoon: Silly mistake on our part on the #PoohSticks tweet – we didn't mean for it to be posted. Apologies all. — DCMS (@DCMS) August […]
    WikiGuido
  • Welsh First Minister Condemns Steel Workers August 27, 2015
    Steel giant Tata is closing down part of its Welsh Newport plant and laying off hundreds of workers because it cannot afford to keep paying high electricity costs. Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones seems quite cut up over the closure, […]
    technoguido

RSS Bella Caledonia.

  • Unity in Diversity August 31, 2015
    On Saturday the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow played host to the launch of RISE, a new electoral alliance aiming to deliver socialist representation in the Scottish Parliament from 2016. The event brought around 500 people from across the left-wing spectrum together in one room and was described by Colin Fox as the start of “the […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • #indyref discourse highlighted sexism August 29, 2015
    I was delighted, and genuinely surprised, to be announced the winner of the inaugural Write to End Violence Against Women Awards in 2013. Since then, Scotland has witnessed a dramatic shift in its political landscape, including some devastating critiques of mainstream media. Civic Scotland dusted off its ideas and flexed its debating muscles as the […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Mark Thomas in Edinburgh August 29, 2015
    Mark Thomas : Trespass Work in Progress Trespass carries on from where Mark’s previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off. Mark asks the question: If the ramblers of the 1930s were here now what would they do to open up the cities? How do we turn the skyscrapers and corporate squares into our […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Anti-Austerity / Pro-Democracy August 28, 2015
    Cat Boyd previews the launch of RISE in Glasgow …
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Ultimo Democracy August 27, 2015
    ‘Our’ governing institutions are now stuffed with Moat-cleaners, lackeys, toadies and lickspittle has-beens. Welcome Michelle Mone, Lord Hague, failed Liberals, spads and donors: the patronage class. You can lose your seat at an election by over ten thousand votes and get knighted for it in the Motherfucker of all Parliaments. This is Ultimo Democracy, and nobody’s […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • The Sociology of the National Cringe August 27, 2015
    The Personal and the Social: the debate on Scots in leadership positions needs a sociological perspective. Liz Lochhead and Alasdair Gray have been subject to predictable abuse for raising the question of the number of Scots in leadership positions in the arts. Others have met the same response for questioning the social class background of elites […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • The McColm Principle August 26, 2015
    The Scottish media are struggling. The Scotsman illustrated their article about RISE with a photo of Tommy Sheridan (who has nothing to do with it). On Monday evening Sarah Smith had sneered through a piece about the RISE launch saying to guest Lynsey Bews (Press Association): “Is there room for the far-left in Scotland, they […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • MoodieVision: For Illustrative Purposes Only August 26, 2015
    Series 2 Episode 6 of MoodieVision animation: For Illustrative Purposes Only The follow-up to ‘Greg Moodie Versus The Union’, ‘Greg Moodie’s Election Dissection’ is a compilation of mainly post-referendum cartoons from Bella Caledonia and The National and charts the run-up to the 2015 General Election. This 132-page colour-explosion is a large-format 297 x 297 cm […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • The Case for Nationalising Oil August 26, 2015
    For the Holyrood elections the left should focus on what is achievable within the confines of devolution but point to what could be achieved across the UK and within independence. Taxation powers now allow a full implementation of a local income tax. A progressive income tax could raise a further €2 billion a year in […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Yes Meet Jez August 25, 2015
    Much space in the newspaper comment pages has been given over to speculation about what a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party would mean for Scotland’s independence movement. To political professionals in the elite bubble, the big question is whether a left wing leadership would draw anti-austerity No voters back to Labour from the SNP. Meanwhile, on […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor

RSS Wings Over Scotland.

  • The new binary August 31, 2015
    We can’t help feeling there’s a simpler way of putting that.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The angriest man in Scotland August 28, 2015
    We were greatly amused to learn this morning that Professor Adam Tomkins of Glasgow University, the bad-tempered darling of the Scottish Conservatives and the only political pundit who can make Alan Cochrane of the Telegraph seem measured and thoughtful, plans to stand for election to the Scottish Parliament next May. We suspect he’ll succeed, too. […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The journey August 27, 2015
    Then: And now: Keir Hardie would, we’re sure, have glowed with pride.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • War is declared, and battle come down August 27, 2015
    Yesterday we noted an interesting apparent shift in the BBC’s political stance with regard to Scotland. Two serving senior political reporters have made open attacks on the SNP, backed up by other media and politicians, seemingly abandoning all notions of the impartiality to which the BBC is bound by charter. (The Guardian’s hostile editorial was particularly […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The end of pretence August 26, 2015
    This is quite an extraordinary thing to have happened. But it’s not the only one. It seems a curious way to dispel SNP supporters’ belief that the BBC is biased against their party to have two of its most senior political journalists, Scottish Labour and the Guardian all openly ganging up to attack it in the […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • Many a true word August 25, 2015
    You’d put this down as a slip of the tongue, but when it came in the middle of an extended bout of bodyswerving John Mackay’s straightforward question about a referendum on Trident, maybe Kezia Dugdale really was just saying what she meant.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The sweet spot August 25, 2015
    Stat-pummelled readers will be glad to know that this is the last article we plan to write about the vagaries of the AMS electoral system, and how it might apply to next year’s Scottish Parliament election, for some time. This one also shouldn’t be full of tables and figures, so strap yourself in and let’s […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The narcissism of small differences August 24, 2015
    We’ve only ourselves to blame, we’d be the first to admit. When we titled yesterday’s piece “AMS for lazy people” it was pretty much an invitation for people to get us to do their research for them, and so it proved. Even as we slumped exhausted over a red-hot calculator, several readers wasted no time […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • AMS for lazy people August 23, 2015
    The email we’ve had more than any other since the 8th of May is this one: “Please can you explain how the Scottish election system works, and whether it’s a good idea for me as an SNP voter to give my list vote to someone else so as to ensure the maximum number of pro-Yes MSPs […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • None of your damn business August 22, 2015
    Particularly alert readers may recall that we recently made a simple and seemingly innocuous Freedom Of Information request for the latest viewing/listening figures of two BBC Scotland politics programmes (Scotland 2015 and Good Morning Scotland), which was met with the standard BBC “get lost” response to any uppity licence-fee payer with the temerity to ask […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell

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