The Huffington Post has a reputation for being a Liberal-Left online news aggregator and blog
Its not always so Liberal minded when reporting on Scotland though ( Wales is barley covered at all.).
A recent contribution from someone called entitled
D-Day the Sixth of... Sturgeon?Is an attack on Nicola Sturgeon demands for Trident to be removed from Scotland
You can read the defence of Trident from someone who sems to be a pompous arse including his defence on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki here.
Regarding Nicola Sturgeon's recent appearance on , what I find most interesting is one small detail - namely that her views on Trident haven't changed since she wrote an essay on the subject as a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl at Greenwood Academy, Dreghorn, North Ayrshire. She's now nearly forty-five, five years younger than me. When I myself was sixteen I remember being instinctively left wing and against guns, bombs etc.What is wrong with holding the ideals of you youth ?
I an now over 60 so older than Mr Christie but I still cling on to many of the the beliefs I had at 16.
Independence for my Nation of Wales
Abandoning of the Nuclear Deterrent
A stand against racial prejudice
This meant that at the age of 16 I went tomy first demonstrations in 1969 and 1970 as part of the Stop the Tour campaign against the South African Springbox rugby side in the days of apartheid '
It also saw me i the same year standing outside Cardiff Jail as Dafydd Iwan was released from a prison sentence as part of Cymdeithas yr Iaith campaign against English only road signs
Such activism saw me arrested outside Cardiff City Hall in a demonstration against a visit by Margaret Thatcher a incident in which i was found not guilty.
The years have not sen be grow more right wing or even main stream.
Indeed it has sen me embrace other causes including Women' s Rights and a greater understanding of the position of Gays .
All are linked and are about equality .
I hope to continue to support the above causes in my dotage albeit from a more sedate position
The fact that we have a leading politician in Nicola Sturgeon still cling to the ideals of her radical youth is something to be celebrated not derided.
How many of the Labour Politicians who used to lecture me and others in such places as Trafalgar Square Hyde Park or outside Cardiff City Hal that poly by backing Labour we can remove nuclear weapons from these Islands for instance l can claim they still cling to their radical beliefs.?