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Politics Live: Tearful Theresa May says she will quit as Tory leader on 7 June
24 May 2019 at 7:08am
Following on from the European election, we look at all the political fallout after hundreds of EU citizens were turned away from polling stations. Theresa May is also on the brink, and we bring you all the latest news.


Watch: Theresa May's emotional conclusion to her resignation statement
24 May 2019 at 11:58am
Theresa May has announced she will be resigning as Prime Minister.


Nicola Sturgeon calls for general election after Theresa May confirms exit
24 May 2019 at 10:50am
NICOLA Sturgeon has said the prospect of a ?hardline Brexiteer? becoming Prime Minister after Theresa May?s departure is ?deeply concerning?, as she called for a general election.


Ruth Davidson pays tribute to Theresa May and her "resolute commitment to the...
24 May 2019 at 10:42am
Ruth Davidson has paid tribute to Theresa May after the Prime Minister announced that she will be stepping down on June 7th.


Politicians react as Theresa May stands down as Conservative leader
24 May 2019 at 10:31am
Key political figures have reacted to the news that Theresa May is set to stand down as Prime Minister.


Theresa May to stand down as Prime Minister
24 May 2019 at 10:06am
THERESA May has announced her exit from Downing Street after failing to deliver Brexit and presiding over a collapse in support for the Conservative party.


UK Government facing court action after up to two million EU citizens denied ...
24 May 2019 at 7:43am
EU citizens could sue the UK government for compensation after it emerged up to two million may have been denied the right to vote in the European election.


Ian McConnell: Pound on ropes with no sign of sorry Brexit circus packing up ...
24 May 2019 at 5:00am
AS the astounding Brexit circus rumbles on, sadly showing no sign of leaving town any time soon and enabling us to get back to the better days before the nasty, xenophobic, anti-European Union genie was unleashed by the 2016 referendum, sterling is on the ropes.


Ruth Davidson on mental health issues and how she battled depression
24 May 2019 at 7:43am
Ruth Davidson has opened up on her battle with depression, calling for Holyrood parties to work together to offer support to those struggling with mental health.


Mood changes as Westminster Tories believe party crown is Boris Johnson's to ...
24 May 2019 at 12:02am
WHATEVER happened to Operation Arse?


MPs to tell Theresa May to step down within days or be forced out
24 May 2019 at 12:02am
Theresa May will today face an ultimatum from Tory backbenchers to step down within days or be forced out of office swiftly after Cabinet colleagues urged her to abandon her heavily criticised Brexit Bill completely.


Nicola Sturgeon brands Boris Johnson "a hypocrite"
24 May 2019 at 11:28am
Nicola Sturgeon has branded Boris Johnson "a hypocrite" after he praised Theresa May's exit speech.


Why will Scotland take longer than other parts of the UK to declare European ...
24 May 2019 at 9:58am
Voters in Scotland have cast their votes in the European elections with thousands casting their vote.


Tory leadership race: nine potential candidates for Prime Minister
24 May 2019 at 11:48am
THERESA May has fired the starting pistol to the race to succeed her.


In full: Theresa May's emotional resignation statement
24 May 2019 at 11:31am
Theresa May?s turbulent leadership of the Conservative Party will end on June 7, paving the way for a new prime minister to lead the Brexit process.

 

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Explainer: What Theresa May's resignation means for Brexit and Scotland
Scotsman political editor Scott Macnab explains Mrs May’s announcment and what happens next

Scottish dogs who ?love to travel? wanted for ultimate job travelling UK on f...
Scottish dogs who love an adventure and spending time outdoors are being offered a unique job opportunity to travel around the UK as ambassadors for a holiday property brand.

Theresa May resignation: Ruth Davidson?s problem with Boris Johnson ? John Mc...
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson now has a headache with Boris Johnson likely to replace Theresa May, writes John McLellan, who may also have some explaining to do as a Conservative councillor after calling the former Foreign Secretary shameless, calculating and cynical.

EU: Theresa May's resignation 'changes nothing' in Brexit talks
The forthcoming resignation of Theresa May as prime minister will not change the Withdrawal Agreement previously agreed with the UK, European leaders warned today.

Theresa May resignation: Who are the candidates to be the next Conservative l...
With an undeclared Conservative Party leadership campaign having slowly gathered speed for weeks, Theresa May?s announcement that she will resign has set the top contenders free to begin canvassing for support in the open.

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May's departure enhances case for Indyref2
Theresa's May's departure as Prime Minister makes the case for a second Scottish independence referendum more pressing, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Theresa May announces she will resign as Prime Minister
Theresa May has announced she will resign as Prime Minister, saying she has failed in her task of delivering Brexit.

Theresa May news LIVE: Prime Minister announces resignation date
Theresa May has announced she will stand down as Prime Minister of the UK on Friday 7 June.

RMT to ballot Caledonian Sleeper workers over strike action
Caledonian Sleeper workers are to vote on whether they should go on strike amid claims staff are suffering "physical breakdowns" due to stress.

European elections results 2019: When will the vote result be announced in Sc...
At the beginning of May the UK Government confirmed Great Britian would definitely participate in the European Union elections after Theresa May failed to secure a Brexit deal.

Straiton Pond Nature Reserve swan put down following dog attack
The male swan at Straiton Pond Nature Reserve had to be put to sleep on Wednesday after it was attacked by a dog.

One dead and three injured in Dalbeattie road crash
One person has died and another thee have been injured following a night time crash in the south-west of Scotland.

Obituary: George Smith, much-loved and respected Scottish football referee
George Brian Smith, former FIFA grade football referee. Born: 14 October 1943 in Edinburgh. Died: 13 May 2019 in Edinburgh, aged 75

Harry McQuillan: Pharmacists have the right medicine to help an ailing NHS
The way in which people in Scotland access health care is always changing – and in my opinion, the need for that change has never been greater, nor more urgent. Thankfully, we have an NHS system that is world-leading and has always been responsive in adapting to the needs of the people it serves.

Niall Kelly: Kids in care homes need a hug now and then ? but it?s a touchy s...
Young Foundations Limited is a specialist children’s services company which runs children’s homes and schools in Scotland. The majority of children we support have additional needs, and usually have experienced ­disruption in their development and ­education. The children who live in our homes have struggled with their mental health and need more care and ­support than any family could provide.

 

Craig Murray

Craig Murray
Craig Murray
Historian, Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

Vote SNP Today ? Chagos Just One Example of the Need to Dismantle the Imperia...

In Scotland I urge everybody to go out and vote SNP today, as the priority must be to send an unequivocal signal of support for Independence. I have respect for those who will vote Green and intend to send the same message, but it is not what I recommend you to do. In the rest […]

The post Vote SNP Today – Chagos Just One Example of the Need to Dismantle the Imperial Entity appeared first on Craig Murray.



The Missing Step

In Sweden, prosecutors have applied to the Swedish courts to issue a warrant for Julian’s arrest. There is a tremendous back story to that simple statement. The European Arrest Warrant must be issued from one country to another by a judicial authority. The original Swedish request for Assange’s extradition was not issued by any court, […]

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The Struggle Is The Meaning

There is no conceivable interest of the ordinary people of the Western world being served by the crazed decision of their governments to firmly take the Sunni side in the Sunni/Shia tensions of the Islamic world, and to do so in a fashion which deliberately exacerbates points of armed conflict across the Middle East. It […]

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The Pivot Point

The massive economic shock following the banking collapse of 2007?8 is the direct cause of the crisis of confidence which is affecting almost all the institutions of western representative democracy. The banking collapse was not a natural event, like a tsunami. It was a direct result of man-made systems and artifices which permitted wealth to […]

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The Re-Opening of the Swedish Assange Case Should Be Welcomed

That the Swedish investigation into the rape allegation against Julian Assange is being re-opened is something that ought to be welcomed. The alternative would be for this accusation to hang unresolved over Julian’s head forever. The Swedish prosecutors now need finally, as my father used to say, either to piss or get off the pot. […]

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Joanna Cherry

She will not thank me for saying it, but I have for some time been strongly of the view that Joanna Cherry is the leader that Scotland needs to take Scotland on its historic final step to regaining Independence. It is plain to me that the Establishment believes so too, and that is the reason […]

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How to Refuse an Honour from the Queen ? to Her Face

Scores of principled people have refused honours from the Queen. Very few have ever been called on to explain why in person. This is discussed along with many less lighthearted episodes from my life, in this long interview with Alex Salmond. Part 2 next week. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=419190051967230 —————————————— Unlike our adversaries including the Integrity Initiative, the […]

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The Real Muellergate Scandal

Robert Mueller is either a fool, or deeply corrupt. I do not think he is a fool. I did not comment instantly on the Mueller Report as I was so shocked by it, I have been waiting to see if any other facts come to light in justification. Nothing has. I limit myself here to […]

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Wings over Scotland

Wings Over Scotland
The world's most-read Scottish politics website

Please do not waste this time
So Theresa May has handed in her notice. She will formally resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7, triggering a leadership election which will be concluded by “the end of July”, until which time she’ll continue as a powerless lame-duck caretaker PM. Let’s just recap that timetable. Today is the 24th of May. The …

My civic duty
I’ve just been out to vote in the European elections, because as a rule I think people should vote in stuff. And while it was a very difficult choice, in the end I voted for the only sane option. (Click pic to view.) I truly believe it’s the best choice for Britain. Because readers, look …

No-one better to decide
(Full series here.)

89% of Scots support second indyref
Almost nine in ten Scottish voters now back a second referendum on independence. This rather startling news was brought to us at the weekend by an unlikely source, in the form of walking brain vacuum Annie Wells MSP. Wells was absolutely unequivocal that NO other vote this Thursday – not Labour, not Lib Dem, not Brexit Party – …

Ultimate clarity
We watched the whole of the Labour shadow Scottish Secretary’s interview on this morning’s Sunday Politics Scotland, and can confirm that this is a wholly accurate representation of what she said on it with regard to Labour’s position on Brexit. So for those of you keeping score: Labour does NOT support a second referendum, does NOT …

The British Job

The Vicar Of Braying
The Herald has a story this morning about the Secretary of State for Scotland, a man who readers may recall promising that Scotland would benefit financially from the UK government’s £1.5bn bung to the DUP (which then didn’t happen), and threatening to resign over Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement (which he didn’t do, then denied ever saying), …

One week in the war on women
6th May On April 26th, the International Lesbian Day of Visibility, a very obviously physically male Twitter user sent tweets to accompany photos of himself in which he claimed to be a lesbian (he also commented ?down with cis?). Juliet Smollett, a feminist gay rights campaigner (and mother to a lesbian daughter) replied to him ?you?re …

BBC Scotland

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Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May 'deserves thanks for her service'
But Scotland's first minister also warns of an "even more hardline Brexiteer" now becoming prime minister.


Holyrood quiz: 20 questions for 20 years
With the Scottish Parliament now in its 20th year, how deep is your knowledge of Holyrood trivia?


European elections 2019: EU citizens turned away from UK polls
Thousands of EU citizens have been unable to vote in the European elections, a campaign group says.


Polls close in European elections
Polling places across Scotland closed at 22:00, with the results due to be announced on Sunday night.


'Faster benefits needed' to stop more child poverty
A classroom of children a day could fall into poverty unless changes are introduced sooner, a think tank says.


2019 European elections: List of candidates
Check candidates standing in the UK in the 23 May European Election.


Twitter-ban feminist defends transgender views ahead of Holyrood meeting
Meghan Murphy is invited to the Scottish Parliament amid concerns about new gender identity laws.


Can Dundee contraception scheme break the cycle of children in care?
A new scheme supports women with drug addiction and mental health issues if they agree to take contraception.


Workplace parking tax move 'not easy', MSPs told
Politicians will need to have "vision" and be "brave" to introduce workplace parking taxes, a committee hears.


Voters' dilemmas ahead of EU elections
BBC Scotland's James Cook finds old political loyalties are weakening as voters cast around for something new.


European elections 2019: Parties make final pitch in Scotland
What are the key messages from each of the parties standing in Scotland in Thursday's European election?


Sturgeon believes Church remains 'at the centre of Scottish life'
The first minister addresses the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Scot Goes Pop

SCOT goes POP!
A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.

Davidson's line of attack lies in TATTERS as Panelbase poll reveals a majorit...
Thanks to Scottish Skier for drawing my attention to a little-noticed detail from last weekend's full-scale Scottish poll from Panelbase: there is now a majority in favour of an early independence ...

A few points to bear in mind about today's election
* Last time around, the SNP were slightly closer than the Greens to preventing UKIP from winning a Scottish seat.  An extra 32,100 votes for the SNP would have stopped UKIP, whereas the Greens woul...


Latest YouGov subsample suggests a GAIN for the SNP - and a WIPEOUT for Ruth ...
So, with the caveat that this is only a subsample from a GB poll, albeit a relatively large one that has probably been correctly structured and weighted, here is YouGov's latest estimate of Scottis...

Setting the record straight on the D'Hondt formula
A commenter on a previous thread has alerted me to a piece of polling analysis on Newsnet that is based on an entirely false premise.  The article claims that Best For Britain are wrong to suggest ...

Theresa trembles as phenomenal Panelbase poll puts support for independence a...
I'm not sure if this information was published at the weekend and I just wasn't aware of it because I don't pay the Murdoch Levy, but anyway, it turns out that the new Panelbase poll also asked the...


Here's the proof that the 'Remain Voter' website can't be trusted
So just to recap: yesterday I expressed my suspicions that the 'Remain Voter' website might have some sort of agenda, because the explanation for their advice that pro-EU voters in Scotland should ...


Your four-minute guide to how Thursday's European election could be a giant l...
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Bannockburn with the legendary pro-indy film-maker Phantom Power to record a short piece about the forthcoming European elections.  You can watch it below, and I th...

If anyone tells you that "tactical voting" is possible on Thursday, they're e...
Over the last few weeks I've made the point a number of times that it's not possible to "vote tactically" in the European elections, regardless of whether the intended effect is to increase the cha...

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Sturgeon: May 'deserves thanks for her service'
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Nicola Sturgeon calls for general election in wake of Theresa May?s resignation
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May resigns - who next?
Who do you fancy folks? Answers on a postcard. Can't exactly say I'm overwhelmed by any of them https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/theresa-may-resigns-have-your-say-on-who-you-believe-should-be-the...

Walking into the Glasgow Necropolos
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With Borris looking likely to become the next PM, here is what he thinks of S...
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Tory backpedaling.
With May set to quit and Boris Johnson by far the favourite to succeed. There is going to be a lot of fun with Tory backpedaling over the next few months. Ruth Davidson has made a lot of comments a...

What is your opinion on Scotrail giving out assistance badges?
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Stephen Kerr calls for Scottish Tories to ease ties with national party
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Nicola Sturgeon: "Perfectly reasonable" to argue that an independent Scotland...
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SNP trying to 'fool the public' separate Scottish currency would be pegged to...
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Braemar on Wednesday afternoon
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What are we expecting the voter turnout for today to be?
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The doos'll be drookit in the doocote the night.
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The absolute state of the Scottish Conservatives advert outside the polling p...
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Nicola Sturgeon responds to Theresa May?s resignation as she brands Boris Joh...
The First Minister wished May well and said, despite their disagreements, ?she deserves thanks for her service?.


Theresa May resigns as she announces date of departure
The Prime Minister has been in power since taking over from David Cameron following the EU referendum.


Theresa May set to announce resignation today to avoid being forced out by To...
The Prime Minister is expected to make a statement in Downing Street on Friday morning as the Brexit crisis destroys her hold on power.


Theresa May's biggest failure is to bequeath us Boris Johnson as potential Pr...
As the Tory leader prepares to fall on her sword Torcuil Crichton argues that May has no real achievements to point to as her legacy.


Reject Brexit parties in EU election today and remind them Scotland voted to ...
A vote for Remain parties today will send the message that it makes sense for Scotland ? and the whole UK ? to remain part of the European project.


How to vote in EU elections guide as Scotland goes to polls
A complicated voting system is in place for the European elections with six Scottish seats up for grabs.


Milkshakes are first line of attack in fight against fascists and the far right
Darren McGarvey reckons there is no point crying over spilled milk when it is directed at someone like Nigel Farage.


Theresa May could be ousted on Friday as Andrea Leadsom quits cabinet over Br...
MPs have been told the Prime Minister will be meeting with the chairman of the 1922 Committee on Friday as Tory civil war over Brexit erupts again.


Nicola Sturgeon must invest 'considerably more' to tackle Scots poverty says ...
Independent advisers have recommend tax rises to the SNP and say the party needs to be transparent about any investment.


Theresa May's last-gasp Brexit moves are too little too late
The Prime Minister's sole job was to take Britain out of Europe. She has failed, writes Record View.

Michael Greenwell


So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable. - Aldous Huxley

Journey To Yes 24 ? WG Saraband
Another in the wonderful series by Phantom Power.

Wasting Your Time and Money
Another great little vid from Sarah Mackie  

A Note On Housing (Shoebox Britain)
Another of the UK’s greatest failures is the fact that we live in the smallest houses in Europe. Many new houses in the UK are “shameful shoebox homes” which are too small for family life, the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) has said. It says average three-bedroom houses are 8% smaller – the space …

A Note On Pensions
Just in those last moments of the 2014 referendum campaign, the No side started putting people on buses and taking them to Scotland. Some of these people (I have no idea if the people from the Labour group in the image did that) went door to door and, amongst other things, made sure to tell …

Journey To Yes 23 ? Jenny Constable
Another in the wonderful series by Phantom Power. Jenny says Yes. Jenny Constable is a freelance journalist from Glasgow and a very British family with members from Scotland, England and Ireland. As part of the ?Scottish Devolution Generation?, Jenny grew up in a Scotland with devolved powers and that valued its place in Europe. Jenny …

A Millionaire Funded By Billionaires
This is a LOT of fun…

Modern Britain, Ladies & Gentlemen
An old white man with heavy links to the establishment feels entitled to knock down a bill (or indeed BILLS) designed to reduce the unnecessary suffering of young women because he is riding a personal hobbyhorse. And this is supposed to be good governance. It’s 2019, this isn’t good enough. When pondering this story if …

It?s A Small Step, But He Is Right
It’s a small thing, but he is 100% correct, so it is worth sharing and acting upon.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

Fake News from Facebook and Instagram
Artist Jannica Honey has been photographing the female body for years. She started photographing women in a new way after her own experience of the process of having IVF. She took pictures of women in nature every full and new moon to mirror the small moments when it was possible to conceive. The series was …

Greybull, Jamie Oliver and Prochlorperazine ? the Price of Capitalism
It has been a typical week in the life of contemporary British. For a start, Jamie Oliver?s iconic Italian restaurant chain went belly-up, including its Glasgow and Edinburgh outlets. Other similar, mid-market eateries such as Carluccio?s, Strada, Café Rouge and Prezzo are in no better financial condition. Austerity and slow wage growth means that most …

Bursting the 2050 Bubble
The IPCC 2018 report advised that to avert catastrophic climate effects, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be cut to net zero by 2050. This month the UK?s committee on climate change released a report which advised the UK to cut GHG emissions to net zero by 2050. On the face of it, this report …

How The Populist Right Works For The One Per Cent
A new report documents the tight-knit relationship between Europe?s authoritarian populist movements and the continent?s elite business interests. In 2016, Donald Trump stormed Washington promising to ?drain the swamp.? Two and a half years into his presidency, he has one major legislative achievement to his name?a massive tax cut for the ultra-rich?and a cabinet packed …

Inside the Astroturf Networks of the Brexit Party and Friends
The convergence of the far-right, “libertarians” and exiled Conservatives is the subject of this brand new cartoon by Dave Peter Kerr (@davidpeterkerr) featuring Nigel Farage, Banks, Anne Widdecome, George Galloway, Yaxley-Lennon, the Koch Bros, Steve Bannon, Sp!ked and more. This is a national and an international network of people organising around a far-right agenda. If …

Snow Patrol
Today’s viral moment encapsulates the brutal stupidity of Brexit Britain. Take a moment to drink it in: https://twitter.com/davemacladd/status/1130964633442017287?s=20 There’s so much here: 1. She’s clearly on patrol for anybody, anything to harass. This is her new job in life. 2. Where do you get one of those megaphone headset things? 3. I love the logic …

Clear Bright Future: a Radical Defence of the Human Being
The current chaos contains the seeds of revolutionary change, argues Paul Mason the author of PostCapitalism. In Clear Bright Future a Radical Defence of the Human Being, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. This is …

For a Green Europe, for a Green Scotland
In the first of our series covering the Euro Elections, Adam Ramsay makes the case for voting Green. This week will see the most important European election in our history – yes, in part because of Brexit. But also because it is Europe?s opportunity to turn the tide on the rising far right: to show …

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Pressure grows on May to quit as Leadsom resigns over Brexit deal
Senior cabinet members call on PM to pull planned vote on withdrawal agreement billTheresa May faces the stark choice of quitting or being turfed out of Downing Street by her own party, after Andrea Leadsom resigned from the cabinet amid a furious backlash against the prime minister?s ?new Brexit...

Scotland will miss child poverty targets without vast cash boost ? report
Report highlights ?massive gap between scale of ambition and scale of resources allocated?The Scottish government will miss its own child poverty targets unless it substantially increases investment, according to a report on last December?s budget published by the independent Poverty and Inequali...

Scottish Tories fear Farage could stall their resurgence
Tory support has plummeted and Brexit party?s stock is on the rise before European electionsA barely concealed anxiety has taken hold in the Scottish Conservative party. Its striking resurgence under the leadership of Ruth Davidson is at risk of coming to a sudden, painful halt this week at the h...

Farage says remainers have been 'radicalised' after he is hit with milkshake ...
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenElectoral Commission to visit Brexit party offices over funding concernsNigel Farage doused with milkshake in NewcastleDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.30pm BST BREAKING Nigel Farage has ...

Change UK Scottish candidate urges colleagues to vote for other parties
David Macdonald says he is ?doing the unprecedented? to shore up the remain voteThe top Change UK choice in Scotland for this week?s European elections has written an open letter to his fellow party candidates urging them to consider following his lead and voting for the Liberal Democrats or othe...

Glasgow School of Art hits back at MSPs' criticism over fires
School says politicians failed to get answers from contractor, as new photos of damage releasedThe chair of the Glasgow School of Art has accused MSPs of a ?jaw-dropping? failure to interrogate the building contractor that was responsible for the Mackintosh building when it was gutted by a second...

Vote SNP even if you?re against independence, Sturgeon urges Scots
First minister appeals to pro-European voters to send anti-Brexit message in EU pollNicola Sturgeon has urged voters across Scotland to support the SNP in next week?s EU elections ?whether you?re for or against independence?, to send a convincing message about the country?s opposition to Brexit.W...

UK will face either no-deal or no Brexit if MPs vote down withdrawal agreemen...
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsNo 10 hints Commons vote on Brexit deal is make or break for MayPMQs verdict: Corbyn wins as May works out her noticeAnalysis: what are challenges facing the PM?s bill 5.01pm BST Pi...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

Operation arse about face
Ruth Davidson is nothing if not consistent. She talks the talk and then consistently finds some reason for not walking the walk, or more accurately, for walking back on her previous promises. She is very consistent in her lack of consistency. She assured us that the 13 MPs elected as representatives of the Ruth Davidson’s …

Broonterventions in BDSM Britain
There’s been a Broontervention. This one was distinguished by one thing only, no one was trying to pretend that this was the first. Not even Reporting Scotland. This time the last living dinosaur was broontervening on a range of topics, which is a polite way of saying that he was lashing about all over the …

Journey to Yes, #24
The latest in Phantom Power’s Journey to Yes series.  WG Saraband says Yes. WG Saraband is an EU National from Portugal who has made Edinburgh his home since 2015 with his partner, a dentist. He is a history graduate, artist and writer of the acclaimed Braw Blether blog that explores Scotland ‘as others see us’. …

Spoilt for choice
Nicola Sturgeon has suggested that she’s in favour of something that this blog has been arguing for a while. That is, even if by some miracle the UK manages to avoid Brexit, Scotland should still hold another independence referendum. Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 yesterday she said that “all of the experience …

Fooling us once, twice, three times
Nigel Farage was in Edinburgh yesterday, and had to have the polis ask McDonalds not to sell milkshakes. Milkshakes have become the new weapon of choice against the pretensions of the extreme right. Throwing a milkshake on a right wing extremist has the same effect as garlic on Christopher Lee in a Dracula movie. He …

Wee Ginger Dugcast ? 17 May 2019
A slightly belated upload of Friday’s Wee Ginger Dugcast as I have only just got home from doing a talk for the local SNP branch in Alyth. A big thank you to Fiona and Graeme for their hospitality. The editor Callum Baird is on holiday this week, so I chat with The National journalist Stewart …

The three sham egos of Brexit
Cheer up. Yes, it’s all a complete mess. Yes, the UK is going to hell in a handbasket. Yes, the Labour and Conservative parties are so consumed by their short term manoeuvring that they don’t care that the entire UK is about to be consumed by the bonfire of Brexit’s vanities. Yes, the bool in …

Preserving our values
Long long ago, back in the distant days of 2014 when Labour dinosaurs still stalked the Earth, or at least stalked Central Scotland, we were told that Scotland needed to vote to stay under Westminster rule because we benighted Caledonians require the tender mercies of the British state to provide us with the best possible …

The National

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Now is the time to get involved in a debate about our constitution
I AGREE with Alan Hind (Long Letter, May 21) that a public discussion on a written constitution for an independent Scotland needs to start now. John Drummond?s series of well-reasoned articles in the Sunday National are providing a rational case for a written constitution prior to voting for independence.

Greens will build for the future with a voice heard across Europe
IT feels like only yesterday that I was celebrating the election of Robin Harper as the UK?s first Green Parliamentarian to the Scottish Parliament in 1999. It was a wonderful grassroots campaign to be part of and the breakthrough came after two decades in which the Green Party in Scotland had struggled to heave itself on to the main political stage, held back by a dismissive media and unfair v...

Nicola Sturgeon reacts to Theresa May's resignation announcement
NICOLA Sturgeon has said Theresa May's departure "will not solve the Brexit mess" and that it is crucial "Scotland is given the choice of becoming an independent country".

Boris Johnson faces 'challenge' in winning over Scottish Tories
TORY leadership favourite Boris Johnson realises he faces a "challenge" in winning over voters north of the border, a Scottish Conservative has said.

Scottish Tories respond to Theresa May's departure as PM
THE Scottish Tories have responded to Theresa May announcing her departure date of June 7.

READ: Theresa May's resignation speech in full
THERESA May has announced she will resign as Prime Minister on June 7.

Theresa May announces she will resign next month
THERESA May has announced she will resign, stating June 7 as the date she will step aside as Prime Minister

All eyes on Downing Street as May expected to announce resignation
ONE of Theresa May's closest allies, Damian Green, has paid tribute to her as her departure draws closer.

Lallans Peat Worrier

Lallands Peat Worrier
Cogitations from a Cranachan Cairn

Sewel: no "constitutional safeguard", just a "self-denying ordinance..."
By any reckoning, Richard Keen QC is an uncommonly political lawyer. Former Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, and now the UK government's chief adviser on Scots law, Ruth Davidson appointed him chairman of the Scottish Tories in 2013. While in office, he reportedly summoned the party's MSPs to his "small castle", and subjected them all to a dres...

"A quintessential matter of political judgment for Westminster..."
Last Friday, the Lord Advocate published the Scottish Government's intervention in the ongoing Brexit litigation before the UK Supreme Court. James Wolffe QC weighed in behind the Divisional Court's judgment, arguing that the royal prerogative cannot lawfully be used to trigger Article 50. But Scotland's senior law officer also ranged beyond tha...

"Ane absolute power to Cass, Annull & Dissable -- Contrair to Law..."
Last night, the Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC published the Scottish Government's written intervention in the Article 50 litigation. The case is scheduled to be heard by all eleven of the UK Supreme Court's Justices between the 5th and 8th of December.  It is, as you'd expect, a weighty legal document which you may not find instantly digestible....

Lord Carloway's right to silence
Earlier this year, the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee launched an inquiry into "the role and purpose of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service," to focus on:"... its core role and examine the effectiveness and efficiency of the COPFS, how well it works with its stakeholders, and the support it provides to witnesses and victims o...

Escaping the Mire
Longstanding readers of this blog know what I think about the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, and the events which led to its introduction. Alex Salmond seized on an Old Firm fracas in 2011, arguing that this so-called "shame game" required special legal measures.Elected with a majority in the Holyrood election of that year, there was no re...

Legally, can Holyrood "block" Brexit?
"100 days on from the referendum and with up to six months until the triggering of Article 50 it is time the government got serious and put our economic interests and membership of the single market at the front of their negotiating plans. With a clear majority in the Scottish Parliament for retaining membership of the single market - expressed ...

19th September, 2014
On the 19th of September 2014, I wrote a piece entitled ?under the low sky.? It is an evocative line ? stolen ? from a book I read years ago about the experience of living in the Netherlands, where the horizon presses down on you, without the thrown elbows of mountains to keep it at bay. But the phrase seemed apt to the slate-grey Glasgow aftern...

A Bill for Criminal Letters
"Criminal Letters" sounds like a pot-boiler crime novel, written by one of Agatha Christie's less talented impersonators.  But in Scots law, this evocative phrase has a more precise meaning. The overwhelming majority of criminal cases in this country are pursued by the Procurator Fiscal, prosecuting individuals in the public interest, under the ...

Gerry Hassan

Gerry Hassan ? writing, research, policy and ideas
writing, research, policy and ideas

How do we tell the stories of the past from generation to generation?
How do we tell the stories of the past from generation to generation? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 22nd 2019 A number of events happened in the last week that brought home t the passing of time and what really matters in life – and how we understand it (or not). First and foremost, I …

The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator
The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 15th 2019 For eighteen years I have subscribed to and enjoyed reading The Spectator magazine. But under Fraser Nelson?s editorship from 2009 the magazine has slowly and irrevocably gone downhill and into the gutter. Gone are the days when …

The coming of age of the Scottish Parliament ? but has power shifted to the p...
The coming of age of the Scottish Parliament ? but has power shifted to the people? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 8th 2019 Twenty years ago last Monday Scotland went to the polls in the first democratic elections to the Scottish Parliament. This coming Sunday marks the anniversary of the first session of that Parliament …

Who postponed the future? Why the power of nostalgia can hurt us all
Who postponed the future? Why the power of nostalgia can hurt us all Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 30th 2019 Last week I attended a talk about one of the seminal bands of late 1970s Britain – Joy Division – where the author and cultural commentator Jon Savage discussed at an event run by Monorail, …

The importance of hearing the sounds of silence
The importance of hearing the sounds of silence Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 24th 2019 Art Garfunkel performed in Glasgow on Easter Sunday; in an age filled with what seems to be incessant noise, it has never been more critical than to listen to seek out, and listen to, the sounds of silence. Despite everything, …

Dundee and the Limits of Cultural Regeneration
Dundee and the Limits of Cultural Regeneration Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 17th 2019 Dundee is the talk of the town. The once forgotten city of Scotland ? certainly in the eyes of the Glasgow and Edinburgh chatterati ? is now widely celebrated and recognised. It is winning piles of awards and attention, the latest …

How can we change the declining fortunes of Scottish football?
How can we change the declining fortunes of Scottish football? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 10th 2019 Scottish football last week witnessed the regular circus of an Old Firm match. It was the usual pantomime of bad feeling and nastiness, with two Rangers players sent off and Celtic captain Scott Brown assaulted. Both clubs, Rangers …

History cannot be written in stone: Why are public statues important?
History cannot be written in stone: Why are public statues important? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 2nd 2019 In recent years, from US campuses to towns to the UK, public statues have increasingly become a subject of heated debate and controversy. From Charlottesville in the US where one protestor was killed, to Cecil Rhodes in …

 

Scotland and Independence

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Kenny MacAskill: What will SNP EU election win do for Scottish independence? ...
Kenny MacAskill: What will SNP EU election win do for Scottish independence?  The ScotsmanIf the EU elections today prove anything, then it's the maxim that divided parties don't win elections. Added to that, there's the other cardinal rule that if you don't ...

Nicola Sturgeon: 'Distinct possibility' date for Scottish independence refere...
Nicola Sturgeon: 'Distinct possibility' date for Scottish independence referendum could be brought forward if Boris Johnson becomes PM  Channel 4 NewsWe speak now to Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon. During this European election campaign Channel 4 News has asked to speak to the ...

Brexit Could Be Turning the Tide for Scottish Independence - The New Republic
Brexit Could Be Turning the Tide for Scottish Independence  The New RepublicMeet the other group of secession-minded nationalists in Britain: A few hundred miles north of where the details of Brexit continue to be debated, members of the ...

The U.K.?If You Can Believe It?May Soon Face Yet Another Referendum - Fortune
The U.K.?If You Can Believe It?May Soon Face Yet Another Referendum  FortuneScots voted against Brexit so, if Brexit goes ahead, leader Nicola Sturgeon will push for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Scottish independence only possible with Brexit, says Farage - Irish Examiner
Scottish independence only possible with Brexit, says Farage  Irish ExaminerNigel Farage has made a pitch to SNP voters in Scotland, saying Scottish independence while still in the EU is the ?most dishonest political discourse I've ever ...

Scottish independence: UK government 'will not grant indyref2 consent' - BBC ...
Scottish independence: UK government 'will not grant indyref2 consent'  BBC NewsTheresa May's deputy has said the Scottish Parliament will not be given the power to hold an independence referendum by 2021. Cabinet Office Minister David ...

Want Scottish independence? Vote Brexit Party - Spiked
Want Scottish independence? Vote Brexit Party  SpikedOf all the odd experiences I've had amid the current political turmoil in British politics, standing on Princes Street in Edinburgh handing out leaflets with Nigel ...

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May's departure enhances case for Indyref2 - The Sco...
Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May's departure enhances case for Indyref2  The ScotsmanTheresa's May's departure as Prime Minister makes the case for a second Scottish independence referendum more pressing, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

SNP

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Why people across Scotland are voting SNP today - SNP
Why people across Scotland are voting SNP today  SNPPeople all over Scotland are going to the polls today to vote SNP. Here are just some of the reasons why.

SNP says it would tie new currency to the pound - HeraldScotland
SNP says it would tie new currency to the pound  HeraldScotlandTHE SNP's plan for a new currency in an independent Scotland has come under fire after the party's Westminster leader said it would be pegged in value to ...

Why young Scots are voting SNP today - SNP
Why young Scots are voting SNP today  SNPScotland goes to the polls today to vote in European Elections. The SNP's position is clear: a vote for the SNP is a vote to reject the Brexit chaos and keep ...

SNP trying to 'fool the public' separate Scottish currency would be pegged to...
SNP trying to 'fool the public' separate Scottish currency would be pegged to pound  Telegraph.co.ukThe SNP's Westminster leader has been accused of trying to hoodwink voters after claiming an independent Scotland could afford to keep a new currency linked ...

Kenny MacAskill: What will SNP EU election win do for Scottish independence? ...
Kenny MacAskill: What will SNP EU election win do for Scottish independence?  The ScotsmanIf the EU elections today prove anything, then it's the maxim that divided parties don't win elections. Added to that, there's the other cardinal rule that if you don't ...

'Serious concerns' Alex Salmond misconduct case emails may have been permanen...
'Serious concerns' Alex Salmond misconduct case emails may have been permanently deleted by SNP government  Telegraph.co.ukAn official inquiry into the SNP government's botched investigation of misconduct allegations against Alex Salmond has expressed "serious concern" that ...

SNP members change leadership's currency plan - BBC News
SNP members change leadership's currency plan  BBC NewsThe SNP has backed proposals for a new currency in an independent Scotland - although the leadership was defeated over the timing. The party's conference ...

Top SNP candidate 'open to an independent Scotland joining the euro' - Herald...
Top SNP candidate 'open to an independent Scotland joining the euro'  HeraldScotlandTHE SNP's top European election candidate has signalled he is open to an independent Scotland joining the euro.

Referendum (Google News)

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The U.K.?If You Can Believe It?May Soon Face Yet Another Referendum - Fortune
The U.K.?If You Can Believe It?May Soon Face Yet Another Referendum  FortuneSturgeon wants Scottish independence referendum by 2021  BBC NewsScottish Leader Calls for Independence Referendum if Britain Leaves the E.U.  The New York TimesScottish Leader Wants UK Independence Referendum by 2021  TIMESturgeon: Brexit should trigger Scottish independence vote by 2021  POLITICO.euView full coverage ...

European elections 2019: Parties make final pitch in Scotland - BBC News
European elections 2019: Parties make final pitch in Scotland  BBC NewsEuropean elections: The view from your region  BBC NewsKenny MacAskill: What will SNP EU election win do for Scottish independence?  The ScotsmanScottish party leaders hit the polls on European Election day  The NationalView full coverage on Google News

Nicola Sturgeon: 'Distinct possibility' date for Scottish independence refere...
Nicola Sturgeon: 'Distinct possibility' date for Scottish independence referendum could be brought forward if Boris Johnson becomes PM  Channel 4 NewsWe speak now to Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon. During this European election campaign Channel 4 News has asked to speak to the ...

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May's departure enhances case for Indyref2 - The Sco...
Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May's departure enhances case for Indyref2  The ScotsmanTheresa's May's departure as Prime Minister makes the case for a second Scottish independence referendum more pressing, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Brexit Could Be Turning the Tide for Scottish Independence - The New Republic
Brexit Could Be Turning the Tide for Scottish Independence  The New RepublicMeet the other group of secession-minded nationalists in Britain: A few hundred miles north of where the details of Brexit continue to be debated, members of the ...

Tens of thousands of Scots march in Glasgow to demand second independence ref...
Tens of thousands of Scots march in Glasgow to demand second independence referendum  Euronews EnglishTens of thousands of people took to the streets of Glasgow - the largest city in Scotland - on Saturday (May 4) to demand a second referendum on independence ...

Want Scottish independence? Vote Brexit Party - Spiked
Want Scottish independence? Vote Brexit Party  SpikedOf all the odd experiences I've had amid the current political turmoil in British politics, standing on Princes Street in Edinburgh handing out leaflets with Nigel ...

Second EU referendum 'could set precedent for new Scottish independence vote'...
Second EU referendum 'could set precedent for new Scottish independence vote' - Ruth Davidson  HeraldScotlandRuth Davidson has said she fears a second EU referendum could set a precedent in Scotland.

Pie and Bovril forum

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Boris Johnson and Independence
Will Boris Johnson becoming PM help or hinder independence for Scotland?

European Election - 23rd May 2019
With just under two weeks to go I am surprised this doesn?t have a thread of its own. So, who are the P&B masses all voting for?

General Politics Thread
Firstly, what happened to capybara's thread? I've went back about four pages and can't find it. Am i going blind/dottled? Anyway, until it is found. I know it's purely an English/Welsh issue, but the junior doctors' dispute is not improving. Looks like the government is going to try to impose ...

Question Time
A bit feisty this evening to say the least.

Polling: 2017 General Election, Council Elections and Independence
Despite the roaring success of the polls in recent years; it may be worth starting a thread specific to upcoming elections. All UK, Scottish subsamples, specific Scottish polls and leader popularity welcome; not to mention the independence question.  

Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.
Let's face it, this Tory Govt has no intent on pulling out of EU. It will go on and on and on until lie of land changes!

A postive case for the union
Anybody got any good arguments to stay in the union Or can they tell me why Scotland can not be a successful Independent country?  

European Elections voting thread.
Where are you voting?    Strathearn community campus, Crieff 
When are you voting?   Approx 7pm  
How are you voting?   The glorious SNP  
Transport method?   Car  
Make 'n' model?    Proceed, Kia  ( 5 dr)  
Scent?    Lynx Africa on the airpits and Hugo Boss on the neck.  
Attire?   Light chinos, Navy ...

Tartan Army Message Board (often features political threads)

Anything Goes - Other topics not covered elsewhere Latest Topics
Anything Goes - Other topics not covered elsewhere Latest Topics

There is no dark side of the moon
There is a far side however. Fair play to the Chinese for this achievement https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/03/china-probe-change-4-land-far-side-moon-basin-crater  

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



Indy Ref 2
Since no-one's started the thread... A lot of former No voters including some pretty prominant activists, politicians and commentators either coming out for Yes or softening their position - even Chris Deerin saying today that he's not saying that he would vote Yes but that he couldn't say th...

Niki Lauda
sorry to see Niki Lauda has died always considered him a as a tryer, coming back after being burned in car crash, to win formula 1  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48345660

Is Donald Trump's Campaign A Spoof?

Ruth Davidson
Now tripping over herself to be the ultimate Uncle McTom.. http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/snp-mps-are-sent-to-annoy-the-english-davidson-tells-tories-1-4248684    

Series Worth Watching
Wee bit like the movies thread - just got this showbox app on my tablet and it's got hundreds of different series on it. Anybody recommend any worth watching? Am about halfway through Homeland - quite enjoying it and have watched Peaky Blinders (which I found surprisingly good). Tried Game of Thr...

Huawei
Seem to be doing a fine job of rubbing the yanks up the wrong way. Also ' It's based in Shenzhen, Guangdong and is owned by 80,000 of its 180,000 employees.', they should make more of this in their advertising. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46465438 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-...

Calton Jock

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Scottish and Uk Politics

Austerity-An unnecessary Hardship Imposed on Scotland By Westminster?s nefari...
    Austerity-An unnecessary Hardship Imposed on Scotland By Westminster nefarious Spivs In 2008, Northern Rock, RBS, HBOS and other UK banking institutions seemed destined to fail, largely due to criminal behavior. 80% of losses were attributed to their London and foreign based businesses. The Westminster government intervened and bailed the banks out … Continue reading "Austerity-An unnec...

Gordon Brown Duped His Mugs-R- US Party and Conned Scots For Years ? Ignore H...
      Gordon Brown Duped His Mugs-R- US Party and Conned Scots For Years Scots would be well advised to remember the 2014 Independence Referendum and Brown’s heavily promoted (by the BBC, who also provided him a prime time 2 hour slot) address to a group of pensioners just before their … Continue reading "Gordon Brown Duped His Mugs-R- US Party and Conned Scots For Years – Ignore His Unim...

BBC Biased Against Scots!!! ? Prove It!! ? OK!! ? Check This Out!!!
      BBC news & current affairs presenters biased against Scottish Independence Videos were released on YouTube casting significant doubt on the willingness and ability of the BBC to cover Scottish independence campaigners in an impartial manner. The leaked videos featured in-house presentations by four senior BBC presenters giving explanatory background briefings … Continue reading "BBC B...

Ruth Davidson?s Predilection for Political Bullshit Has exposed Her as a Poli...
        Jun 2016: A Delusional Ruth Davidson reflects On Her short career as a BBC Reporter and even shorter career as an intrepid soldier signaller in the British Army Reserve. Her advice to a group of aspiring journalists: “Keep your personal politics out of your reporting. When I contacted … Continue reading "Ruth Davidson’s Predilection for Political Bullshit Has exposed Her as a Poli...

A Rare Event ? A Tory Condemns Party Policy and Exposes Members Discontent Wi...
          Former Tory MEP Struan Stevenson warns of Brexit farm ‘meltdown’ Stevenson, Tory MEP between 1999-2014 said: “Farmers and landowners, far from benefiting from the Arch-Brexters, much promised new worldwide trade deals will see their markets decline sharply as competition from cheap imports expands. Subsidies will … Continue reading "A Rare Event – A Tory Condemns Party Polic...

An Analysis of the 2014 Smith Commission Report Provides Irrefutable Confirma...
      Devolution powers shelved at the last minute from Smith Commission report New powers were formally committed to in the heavily promoted Unionist “Vow” made in the last few days before the 2014 independence referendum. The Smith Commission Panel subsequently agreed to a full devolution of abortion law, the creation of … Continue reading "An Analysis of the 2014 Smith Commission Report ...

Scottish Politicical Handling of Sexual Harassment Charges ? Tory Party Close...
      Miles Briggs answers sexual harassment charge Miles Briggs, Tory (list) MSP says he has been through a ?living hell? after being cleared of sexual harassment following a party disciplinary hearing into the claims. He insisted that the accusations made by a female worker with another party were ?completely false.? But … Continue reading "Scottish Politicical Handling of Sexual Harassme...

MP Expense Claims Exceed £120 Million Each Year ? Up by 25% ? Many Fall Foul ...
  2 Days ago: Hundreds of MPs’ have their parliamentary credit cards suspended for breaking expenses rules The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), was set up in the wake of the disgraceful expenses scandal 10 years ago. Parliamentary credit cards were introduced for MPs’ following the scandal, to ensure spending could be closely monitored. … Continue reading "MP Expense Clai...

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All 2018 Time Lapse Marches for Scottish Independence.
  #AUOB, Edinburgh, 6 Oct 2018. Time lapse. #ForwardAsOne, Dunfermline, 1 Sep 2018. Time lapse. #AUOB, Dundee, 18 Aug 2018. Time lapse. #AUOB, Inverness, 28th July 2018. Time lapse. #AUOB, Bannockburn, 23 June 2018. Time lapse. #AUOB, Dumfries, 2 June 2018 Time lapse. #AUOB, Glasgow, 4 May 2018. Time lapse. #AUOBGlasgow

John Jappy video interviews for download
The wonderful John Jappy passed away in Feburary this year. In 2014 we colaborated with Clan Destiny Films to produce 3 exceptional & powerful short videos with John. Please DOWNLOAD the videos and show those who maybe not connected to internet or are on the fence with Scottish independence. To download just Google: “download youtube…

Politicising our heritage ? the fiasco of Holyrood Park?
The following article is by Catherine Gillies and is republished below with her permission.   I find myself musing endlessly on the current furore over Historic Environment Scotland?s decision not to allow stalls and speeches after the forthcoming All Under One Banner march in Holyrood Park on the grounds that they, as an organisation, are…

Support Alex Salmond #forFairness
www.crowdfunder.co.uk/AlexSalmond I have been a member of the Scottish National Party for 45 years, 20 of them as party leader and seven as First Minister of Scotland. I hope I have done the party and the broader cause of independence some service. Apart from a political spat back in the 1980s, that has been a…

Press conference video & statements: President Quim Torra, Clara Ponsati and ...
Video from press conference at the Principal Hotel, Edinburgh. PRESS STATEMENT1 STATEMENT ISSUED AT PRESS CONFERENCE BY AAMER ANWAR ON BEHALF OF CLARA PONSATI FOLLOWED BY THE STATEMENT ISSUED BY PRESIDENT QUIM TORRA- 11TH JULY 2018 11AM-12PM Good Morning I would like to start by welcoming President of Catalonia Quim Torra and his delegation to…

Westminster forced to admit the Scottish people are Sovereign
What happened? The SNP have played an ace card when using their allocated Opposition Day debate. Standing order number 36 was agreed and resolved without contention late last night in the House of Commons. This was a motion proposed for debate by Ian Blackford the SNP MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber and leader of…

Today was the day we said enough
There was an inevitability about what happened in that sham of a democracy they call Westminster. Scotland?s perspective being completely shut out on something as fundamentally important as the EU withdrawal bill is wholly unacceptable as is the power grab of devolved issues that rightfully belong with the Scottish Parliament. How long could democratically elected…

FFS Let?s have a referendum!
The Scottish Parliament is under attack and its power being undermined. Brick by brick the foundations of the little devolved power we have is being eroded and undermined by the very people who promised we would lead the UK if we remained part of it. As a nation we do not have to accept this.…