So what am I likely to find here?

My blog, as with my Twitter account, is usually about music or politics and even both on occasion. I may delve into other related subjects as politics is everywhere. My music posts are generally about music, music artists and gigs. My Twitter account includes a #MusicAtMidnight video every night. I support the concept of a Basic Income …

You Need To Calm Down (A Blog About Brexit, Not Taylor Swift)

I'm seeing a lot of anger, frustration and confusion out there amongst those opposed to Boris's Brexit deal and Scottish Indy folk in particular. You need to calm down. Responding in anger, frustration and confusion, is what the likes of Bojo and Cummings want you to do. You are more likely to make a mistake …

Scottish Indy Yessers – Meet Basic Income

Citizen's Income - an unconditional income, a secure financial foundation on which everyone can build

Image: Citizen's Income, from Basic Income Images As Scotland looks increasingly like heading towards a second referendum on becoming a fully independent country, one of the issues that any such referendum campaign will look at is Scotland's finances. And one of those assumptions that many people will make (especially Unionist opposition to independence), is that …

AUOB Edinburgh 2019

Greyfriars Bobby, draped in a Scottish Saltire

My best pictures from the All Under One Banner March and Rally, held in Edinburgh on Saturday 5th October, 2019. After the coach trip into Edinburgh, my day began on Calton Hill.

Cambridge Analytica: Explosive Revelation From Wylie About Conspiracy

Since the discovery that Vote Leave, BeLeave, the DUP and Veterans For Brexit all paid money to a Canadian company called AggregateIQ (AIQ), Christopher Wylie has now revealed that there is evidence of them working together and that several other anonymous whistleblowers have given evidence to the Electoral Commission. With the recent news articles and …

Cambridge Analytica: Lack of Clarity About Story Threatens to Undermine It

This story isn’t about cunning Dominic Cummings finding a few loopholes in the Electoral Commission’s rules. Finding a way to spend an extra million quid here. Or (as the Observer has also discovered )underdeclaring the costs of his physicists on the spending returns by £43,000. This story is not even about what appears to be covert coordination …

Album Review: Maker – DEA

Thanks to Kidda Records, I've been able to preview the forthcoming album from Maker, a band that I have previously posted about. Maker are a psychedelic bluesy punch, stirred with a fist full of soul, made up of band members Alessandro Marinelli (vocals), brothers Andrew Donaldson (guitar) & Gavin Donaldson (drums), plus John Austin (bass). The Kent four-piece will release their twelve track debut …

The UK Government is desperate and running out of time – Scotland needs to leave before it’s too late

Following a comment I made on Common Space, I have adapted that comment here into this blog post. In response to the claim that a "Yes" vote for Scottish Independence would have been a "catastrophe": First of all, the "catastrophe" spoken of is based on GERS figures, which the more informed of us recognise is 1) …