Distortions, lies, manipulations – another week in corporate PR, another week with no-one ready to fight back on behalf of the wider population.
Last night First Minister Alex Salmond gave the inaugural Jimmy Reid Memorial Lecture on the theme ‘Addressing Alienation: the opportunity of independence’. These are a few thoughts on what he said.
It’s in Scottish Labour’s interests to back a parliamentary debate on universalism. We hope they do.
The so-called whisky industry is calling our bluff once again. If only we had the courage to stand up to their distorted PR and demand that Scotland benefit from its own assets.
Johann Lamont’s statement on charging fees for universities has too much aggressive rhetoric and an insufficient understanding of the structural issues and numbers involved. She says she wants to be taken seriously; that is a two-way street.
The power of the business lobby appears to be growing and growing in the fertile environment the media and the No campaign are offering it. We need to make sure right-wing ideology is not the biggest winner from the independence referendum.