The European Question

It’s not been an easy choice. The Leave and Remain campaigns have been absolutely bereft of anything positive to say about the future of the nation either way.

I’m for Remain. But just barely – I do not endorse the EU as it is manifested. It’s nowhere near democratic enough. more weight could be placed on the power of directly-elected representatives in the parliament than the indirectly-elected ones in the Commission, for example. Continue reading “The European Question”

The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

Serious concerns have been raised by political activists and civic society regarding the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 (henceforth, OBFA). In coming to this debate, I am interested in free speech, online media, and fair trials. Legally, it is a wide-open bourach. Continue reading “The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012”

COMRADE – a brief explanation

Right. I’ve developed a functioning web tool to make canvassing and organisation a bit easier – and would welcome any and all help to improve it.

I’ve created a stack of fake data – so anyone can jump in and improve its functionality, without exposing any of the real people’s names and addresses in the SSP or RISE’s database. Continue reading “COMRADE – a brief explanation”

Welcoming our revitalised networks

In our pursuit of equality for all, we recognise the importance of rejecting discrimination other than from class. We reject the patriarchy, we reject discrimination of age, homophobia and race. We see the need to confront these actively in wider society, including vigilance inside our own party where they manifest or as individuals. Therefore we welcome our newly revitalised networks, and future such endeavours, to ensure the marginalised have a strong voice within our party. On the women’s network. It is not enough to say that you’re for equality for women – albeit one motivated by a basic sense of … Continue reading Welcoming our revitalised networks