James Phelge 'After 100 years the people who run the UK Labour Party are rich and the people that voted for them are still poor'
Thousands of people flocked to the centre of Glasgow today, for a rally in support of Scottish independence. The Hope Over Fear event, organised by the socialist campaign for an independent Scotland, attracted supporters of all ages from across the city and beyond.
The five-hour rally in George Square was aimed at maintaining the momentum of the Yes movement, following its defeat in the referendum just over three weeks ago.
As hundreds of Saltire flags were waved, Mr Sheridan, now co-convenor of Solidarity Scotland, rallied the crowd, "Some of you who are old enough will remember the last titanic battle with the British establishment that was taken to the brink - the 1984/5 miners' strike. I remember the South Wales miners' marching back to work in March of 1985 with a banner that is applicable to us here today. That banner read: this is the end. The end of the beginning. "This is the end of the beginning."
Gordon Brown, former Labour leader has insisted his timetable for more powers, will be maintained he said on BBC News.
The broadcaster has stepped in as concerns are growing over the failure of the parties involved in the Better Together campaign to honour a vow given to the
Scottish people in the days leading up to the independence referendum including the front page of Daily Record .In his speech, broadcast in full by the BBC, Mr Brown told
those watching "The timetable we set out, will be delivered"Insisting that promises made "will be upheld" he claimed that the leaders of the three Unionist parties had signed a resolution to deliver to the promised timetable.
He said agreement had been reached: "That a command paper will be published by the end of October. That the heads of agreement between the parties, on further devolution, will come in November and that the draft legislation - the laws that will form the Scotland Bill, and eventually the Scotland Act - will be ready by the end of January."
Mr Brown's speech was rushed out after it emerged the so-called timetable pledged by Labour and the Conservatives in the last days of the referendum campaign, appeared to have been ditched by both David Cameron and Ed Miliband.
On September 8th, the Better Together campaign pledged that draft laws for inclusion in a Bill would be drawn up by January which would be tabled in the Commons in the first legislative week of the new parliament in June.
Speaking at the time, Labour leader Ed Miliband welcomed the timetable, saying: "I make this commitment as Leader of the Labour Party: if we win the general election, we will move with utmost speed in our first Queen's Speech to enact this legislation."
However yesterday Mr Miliband appeared to backtrack on the pledge by announcing any new powers for Scotland would be defined only after a constitutional convention to be held in the autumn of 2015.
Yesterday, First Minister Alex Salmond revealed that in a phone call to Prime Minister David Cameron after the referendum result had been announced, the Conservative leader had said he would not commit to a second reading vote by 27th March on a Scotland Bill, something that Gordon Brown had claimed had been agreed.
It has also emerged that a promise of a motion on more powers for Scotland issued during the final days of campaigning by the anti-independence campaign group Better Together had already been broken.
Give only one reason for saying yes.
Decision made in Westminster are not always the best for us here in Scotland.
for example:- The NHS in Scotland which is The Scottish government
THE UK Treasury has been accused of running a "political dirty tricks department" spinning against Scottish independence after it emerged sensitive information about Royal Bank of Scotland plans to leave the country in the event of a Yes vote was leaked by a civil servant in charge of "referendum communications" within the department.
The email, sent to journalists the week before the referendum, stated RBS had plans to move its base to London in the event of independence, triggering headlines viewed as a blow to the Yes campaign. It was issued while the RBS board was meeting to discuss the matter, and before the bank had made a statement to the financial markets - a breach of trading rules.