Bill Ramsay, SNP CND chair, examines Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s speech yesterday, finds his vision for the British military post-Brexit is dangerously delusional, especially in its plans to sail into the South China Sea
Bill Ramsay, convenor of SNP CND, looks ahead to a fringe meeting at the SNP’s annual conference on Ukraine, and questions whether some MPs would like the party to take a position on Ukraine which would place the party at odds with Germany and “the moderate wing” of Nato
SNP CND convener Bill Ramsay urges SNP members to raise the issue of Nato membership at the autumn conference - with a stipulation
THE outcome of the General Election suggests that an explicit approach to politics beats the implicit.
From an SNP perspective, a few declaratory statements around the immorality and costs to the public purse of nuclear weapons wont be enough in my view to see off the Corbyn challenge. Rather, what the SNP requires is a clearly laid out road map of Trident removal.
SNP CND convener Bill Ramsay lays out his feelings on the poppy debate
OF COURSE the poppy is political, it always has been, though the contexts have varied over the years.
At one time, it was a hugely resonant symbol despite the lions-led-by-donkeys modern sobriquet that has attached to its first standard bearer, Douglas Haig. In its first iterations, like Haig himself, the poppy was quite popular with many (though of course not all) of those that survived the charnel house of the Western Front.
Trade unionist and campaigner Bill Ramsay explains why he believes Scotland is underserved by its 'Big Whisky' industry
HAVING set a 10-year goal to not only narrow the attainment gap but actually eliminate it, the first minister has set her and subsequent Scottish administrations a huge challenge.
SNP CND chair Bill Ramsay says the British bombing campaign in Syria has a lot to do with identity
THE contribution of the Syria bombing debate towards the development of separate 21st century Scottish and British identities cannot be overestimated.
SNP CND chair Bill Ramsay says Britain's case for bombing Syria is more about ego than strategy
THERE is, in fact, a case for adding a few British bombers to the deadly, complex, competing and therefore contradictory free for all over the skies of Syria.
SNP CND chair Bill Ramsay questions the motivations behind interviewing chief of defence staff Sir Nicholas Houghton amid Remembrance Sunday commemorations
THE role and, importantly, the timing of the recent BBC interview that generated the spat between Jeremy Corbyn and the chief of defence staff, Sir Nicholas Houghton , is yet another example of the decline in objective reporting by the BBC.