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Wee Ginger Dug

Nae North British HERE!

I’M A BIGOT. I thought I should get that out there. I’m bigoted against Tories, and apparently that makes me a bad person who doesn’t want a Scotland that’s diverse and tolerant. Substitute what you say about Tories with gay, or English, or women, or disabled and you’ll see how bigoted you are, I was told by a person who really needs to go and look up the meaning of the term “category error”. The decision to vote Tory is not remotely comparable to being a member of a group whose membership you did not actively solicit. I’m bigoted against Tories, and wear it on my sleeve.

People don’t choose to be gay. Voting Tory is a choice, it’s a bad choice, a selfish choice, and a dangerous choice that threatens to destroy the social fabric of this country and consign untold thousands into poverty and despair. Voting Tory is a choice to defend privilege. It’s a choice to entrench established inequalities. It’s a choice to uphold the interests of the rich, the powerful, and the corporate. Voting Tory is a choice to protect the Union without caring what sort of a Union you are voting to protect. For a working class person to choose to vote Tory is an act of epic self-harm that harms others in their own community. It’s like deciding to throw yourself in front of a train, but first you’ll push your neighbours off the platform too.

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iScot June 2017 issue - the one with The Proclaimers 'Turn that frown upside down' front cover 116 jam packed pages of the best craic in Scotland from the only truly independent pro Scottish magazine. Alyn Smith MEP - "You're Welcome Here" Robbie Dinwoodie - Saying 'AYE" with LFI Dave Bowman - The Angus Roberston Interview Derek Bateman - More Democracy? Dave Bowman - Gala's Pride Tom Morton - Cadenhead celebrates & Scotland's best Whisky Column Wee Ginger Dug - Nae North Britain Blaze's Trail - Dog for Sale! David J Black - A bedtime story Grousebeater - Promoting The Proclaimers Jason Michael McCann - Subversion of Democracy? John MacKenzie - The Arran Clearances ( yes, 40 miles from Glasgow!) Zoe Weir - Within its walls - Linlithgow Palace Iain McLaren - Photo Essay Mary Edward - The Jews of Glasgow Indy Lawyer - Your very good health Vivien Martin - Spaceman & Spies iScot Short Story - David McVey - Mr Scotland Major Bloodnok and Mystic Mons Meg Heidbyler Soduko ( No, not Sudoko!) Readers Letters
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