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  • Article: Jan 25, 2021

    On the 25 January 1981, Roy Jenkins, Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams and David Owen issued a joint statement signalling intent to leave the Labour party and form a new Council for Social Democracy that would later become the SDP.

    Stemming from disagreements over the recent Wembley conference and an increasing far-left stranglehold from the Militant tendency, the 'Gang of Four' made the heart-breaking decision to leave their political home and start anew.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2020

    I'm a Federalist, and I'd assume almost all our membership would describe themselves as so. I'm also a Unionist because those terms are interconnected, however, it would seem to me several of our members in Scotland seem afraid to label themselves as so. Why?

    We've got a fight on our hands; 2021 is going to be tough but don't kid yourselves it's far from settled to be a landslide victory for the SNP. I'll tell you right now, there will be absolutely no equivocation when I tell people where I stand on the constitutional issue of Scotland. We are a Unionist party because it represents not only the settled will of the people of Scotland but economically, the only viable option to reduce poverty and progress equality throughout our country.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2020

    Hopefully come 2021 we will be in a position to hold elections again, which must mean a return of focus to our message in Scotland. What's our message and why is it both unique and important for the people of Scotland?

    In 1992, James Carville was a strategist in the successful Presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. Carville hung a sign in Bill Clinton's Little Rock campaign headquarters that read:

  • Article: Jun 16, 2020

    In 2015 while an election agent in my hometown of Inverclyde, I watched while Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP swept the board with one clear simple mantra: Stronger for Scotland. Five years on from that election and thirteen years into SNP government that's simply untrue. The SNP have been weak, ineffective and downright scandalous in it's handling of affairs in Scotland.