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Tommy Sheppard
11 July 2018
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We need to talk about democracy. The UK government recently hosted its first ever “National Democracy Week” – with no sense of irony. We absolutely should be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the equalisation of voting ages for men and women. Nobody would argue with that. But we should celebrate that achievement precisely because it shattered an unjust status quo. And we still have an unjust s...
Tommy Sheppard
21 June 2018
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Brexit rumbles on. Last week the SNP walked out of parliament in protest at not being allowed to discuss House of Lords amendments that will seriously affect how we are governed. If we can’t have our say inside the chamber we’ll make our arguments outside. Meanwhile the UK government say we’re scaremongering. What power grab say the Tories? They claim that the Scottish government will get more po...
Tommy Sheppard
31 May 2018
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I want to talk about the monarchy. Although not my intention this may upset some people. But before you reach for the keyboard to condemn me, please at least hear me out. I’m a republican. Have been all my adult life. I don’t demand that other people be republicans but I do ask that we have a civilised exchange of opinion. I respect the views of those who disagree with me. I know that many peopl...
Tommy Sheppard
02 May 2018
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This is a piece about the SNP’s constitutional review. Exciting, huh? Well, maybe not, but important all the same. I know – at least I hope – no-one joins a political party to debate its internal structure. And set against debates on Indy, Brexit and the World War III this is unlikely to get anyone’s political juices flowing. People are motivated by ideas and feelings, powerful emotions that prop...
Tommy Sheppard
26 April 2018
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Since the 30th March Palestinians in Gaza have been peacefully protesting. They will continue until the 15th May - the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the name Palestinians have for the events that displaced them from their homes when Israel was created. The protests are billed as the “Great Return March” to make the point that it’s time to leave Gaza and go back to where they came from. But try t...