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Brexit fallout live: MPs to hold emergency debate over meaningful vote delay
11 Dec 2018 at 8:39am
Live updates as a humiliated Theresa May heads to Brussels after cancelling a crunch Commons vote on her Brexit deal.


Leaders of four opposition parties write to Jeremy Corbyn calling for vote of...
11 Dec 2018 at 12:05pm
Parliamentary leaders of four opposition parties have written to Jeremy Corbyn calling on the Labour leader to join them in forcing an immediate vote of no confidence in Theresa May as Prime Minister.


Pressure on Derek Mackay over potential tax hike as think-tank confirms Budge...
11 Dec 2018 at 10:07am
Derek Mackay will have an increased Budget next year, Scotland?s leading economic think-tank confirms today, making it far harder for the Finance Secretary to justify any tax increases.


Nicola Sturgeon accuses Jeremy Corbyn of stalling over vote of no confidence ...
11 Dec 2018 at 8:45am
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has accused Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party of stalling on supporting either a parliamentary confidence motion in Theresa May's leadership or a second referendum.


Jean-Claude Juncker: 'There is no room whatsoever for Brexit renegotiation'
11 Dec 2018 at 10:38am
Theresa May has been dealt a heavy blow in her bid to secure new reassurances from fellow EU leaders over her Brexit deal, as the European Commission president declared there was "no room whatsoever for renegotiation".


Labour budget demand for dedicated women?s health fund
11 Dec 2018 at 5:00am
DEREK Mackay has been urged to establish a dedicated Women?s Health Fund to promote, research, advice and services for women specific conditions as part of next year?s budget.


Humiliated Theresa May begins EU tour to save Brexit Plan after pulling MP vote
11 Dec 2018 at 7:00am
The Prime Minister will travel to The Hague for talks with her Dutch counterpart, Mark Rutte, before travelling onto Berlin for a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Sketch: Duchess of Downing St undergoes ritual humiliation after Brexit vote ...
10 Dec 2018 at 7:22pm
?RESIGN!? The word zipped around the Commons chamber like a ricocheting bullet as the dodging PM confirmed what by then we all knew: the Grand Old Duchess of York was pulling the meaningful vote on Brexit.


Scots in most deprived areas four times more likely to die early
11 Dec 2018 at 12:46pm
SCOTS living in the country?s most deprived areas are four times more likely to die early than those in the wealthiest.


Scottish unemployment hits record low
11 Dec 2018 at 12:10pm
THE unemployment rate in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level since current records began, continuing a long-term trend that began at the start of the decade.


More scrutiny needed of Scotland's changing tax powers
11 Dec 2018 at 5:00am
HOLYROOD?S tax-raising powers have come a long way in a short space of time.


Nicola Sturgeon calls on Labour to lodge vote of no confidence in Theresa Ma...
10 Dec 2018 at 1:43pm
Nicola Sturgeon has called on Labour to lodge a vote of no confidence in the Conservative government after Theresa May cancelled the Brexit deal vote.


"We don't have a functioning government" Jeremy Corbyn hits out as Theresa Ma...
10 Dec 2018 at 1:02pm
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at Theresa May's decision to delay the key Brexit vote stating that "we don't have a functioning government."


Theresa May's government in "a total state of collapse" as SNP call for Brexi...
10 Dec 2018 at 4:29pm
The SNPs Kirsty Blackman has echoed the message from the First Minister stating that Theresa May's government is in a "total state of collapse"


Theresa May grilled in Commons over decision to 'reopen' the Brexit Withdrawa...
10 Dec 2018 at 3:48pm
Shouts of "resign" were heard from the Labour benches as Theresa May concluded her statement to the Commons on Brexit.

 

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SNP gives Jeremy Corbyn until end of day for no-confidence motion
11 Dec 2018 at 1:27pm
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has given Jeremy Corbyn until the end of the day to bring a motion of no confidence in Theresa May’s government, or face being outflanked by other opposition parties.

Man arrested by armed police outside Houses of Parliament
11 Dec 2018 at 12:52pm
A man has been arrested by armed police near an entrance to the Houses of Parliament.

Unemployment in Scotland falls while rising UK-wide
11 Dec 2018 at 11:22am
Unemployment in Scotland has fallen slightly, while rising across the rest of the UK.

Brexit: No renegotiation, EU Commission chief tells Theresa May
11 Dec 2018 at 9:26am
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has dealt a further blow to Theresa May’s hopes of getting her Brexit deal through the Commons, saying it is the "best deal possible" with "no room whatsoever for renegotiation".

Scottish economy could be rocked by Brexit, forecasters warn
11 Dec 2018 at 9:21am
The Scottish economy is on track to grow at its fastest rate since 2014 but Brexit could cause “substantial economic shock”, forecasters have warned.

Nicola Sturgeon accuses Jeremy Corbyn of stalling on vote to topple PM
11 Dec 2018 at 9:13am
Nicola Sturgeon has accused Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party of stalling over a parliamentary confidence motion in Theresa May's leadership and “sitting on the fence” about a second EU referendum.

Brexit: SNP joins opposition parties to demand clarification on vote
11 Dec 2018 at 8:35am
Ian Blackford has joined his fellow opposition leaders at Westminster to demand clarification on what Theresa May’s government plans to do next following yesterday’s postponement of a vote on her Brexit deal.

Brexit: Theresa May visits EU to seek new assurances on deal
11 Dec 2018 at 7:46am
Theresa May faced humiliation after being forced to abandon a vote on her Brexit deal, admitting it “would have been rejected by a significant margin” if put before MPs.

Sought-after breast cancer drug approved for Scottish use
11 Dec 2018 at 7:34am
Hundreds of breast cancer patients are expected to benefit after a sought-after drug was approved for use by the NHS in Scotland in certain circumstances.

Brexit: Why UK must delay EU departure date ? leader comment
11 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
If the UK cannot make up its mind over Brexit, the Government should request more time from the EU.

Derek Mackay urged to set aside £10m for those hit by Universal Credit roll-out
11 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
A £10 million boost for Scots worst hit by the cost living crisis brought about by cuts to Universal Credit is being demanded by Labour ahead of tomorrow’s budget at Holyrood.

Brexit exposes failings of UK?s political elite ? Paris Gourtsoyannis
11 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
Whatever the outcome of Brexit, it’s already clear the UK’s leaders weren’t up to the job, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis.

Barclays mobile bank customers can ?switch off? types of spending
11 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
Mobile banking customers can now choose to block their ability to spend with certain types of retailer, in a move which could put people struggling with addictions more in control of their finances.

Glasgow City Council approves £200m build-to-let development
11 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
A £200 million proposal to create a new residential neighbourhood with more than 700 homes in a historic area has been granted planning permission.

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn under pressure to force no confidence motion in Theresa...
10 Dec 2018 at 8:24pm
Jeremy Corbyn is facing demands from Labour MPs to call an immediate vote of no confidence in the Government following Theresa May’s decision to defer the Brexit vote.

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Return Of The Terror
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Dec 2018 at 11:42am
On one level you have to feel a bit sorry for Scottish Unionists. Having believed until very late in the day that they’d win a crushing victory in the 2014 indyref and put the matter to bed for a century, they’ve never been able to relax since. And this week the fear has them well …

The Stoned Roses
by Chris Cairns
8 Dec 2018 at 6:59am

The Great British Bin Fire
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
6 Dec 2018 at 2:57pm
Brexit isn’t really this site’s remit, which is why we’ve been relatively quiet in recent weeks as the UK’s shambolic exit from the EU hogs all the news and Scottish politics has been relegated to a largely-dormant backwater in the press. Yes supporters don’t speak with one voice on the EU, and while we’re in favour …

The internationalist brigade
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
6 Dec 2018 at 11:47am
We all knew this already, of course. Last year we commissioned a poll from Panelbase which found an enormous 41-point gap between Yes and No voters on immigration. But it was still nice to have it both confirmed and laid out so clearly by Sir John Curtice on Good Morning Scotland earlier today. (About 1h …

In England?s Dreaming
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
5 Dec 2018 at 6:56pm
We now have the verdicts on Brexit from three of the UK’s four nations. The Scottish Parliament, speaking for the Scottish nation, voted overwhelmingly this afternoon to reject both Theresa May’s draft agreement and leaving the EU without a deal. And it wasn’t alone. Because just hours earlier, the Welsh Senedd had done the same …

An excellent question
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
5 Dec 2018 at 5:15pm
Posed by Kezia Dugdale in the Holyrood chamber today: “I’m interested in Liz Smith’s views, she therefore thinks democracy is just an act of one cross in a box every four years, or does she genuinely believe that when the facts change people should be entitled to change their mind as well?” As it happens we’re …

In different times
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
4 Dec 2018 at 12:07pm
If there’s one thing you can say for the Tories, it’s that right or wrong, they always stick to their principles. Oh, not YOU, Scotland.

Taking the strain
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
3 Dec 2018 at 3:25pm
We’re on about Day 79 of NoScottishPoliticsNewsGate (today’s big “EXCLUSIVE!” in the Herald is something we told you about last Friday, and was also an “exclusive” in yesterday’s Scottish Sun), so we found ourselves getting diverted by something else in the papers this morning. The Scottish Daily Mail had a piece on the cost of …

Articles without faith
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
1 Dec 2018 at 11:41am
At a time of unprecedented political chaos and uncertainty, just about the only thing you can still count on is that for any given situation, senior Labour figures will issue proclamations both firmly in favour of it and stoutly opposed to it, usually the same day. So the stories below, which are respectively from today’s …

All show, no game
by Chris Cairns
1 Dec 2018 at 6:59am

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Brexit: Sturgeon urges Corbyn to bring down May
11 Dec 2018 at 12:13pm
Scotland's first minister challenges the Labour leader to stop "posturing" and lodge a no-confidence motion in the government.


Scottish unemployment rate hits record low at 3.7%
11 Dec 2018 at 1:15pm
The unemployed rate between August and October drops to 3.7% in Scotland.


Almost a quarter of P1children at risk of being 'overweight or obese'
11 Dec 2018 at 12:34pm
Official figures also show growing inequality between children in deprived areas and those in better-off locations.


Scottish economy set to grow but forecasters issue Brexit warning
11 Dec 2018 at 10:32am
Scotland's economy is on track to expand but no-deal Brexit could cause "substantial economic shock", experts claim.


Russia hack 'bid to discredit' UK anti-disinformation campaign - Foreign Office
10 Dec 2018 at 6:32pm
Foreign Office provided £2.3m funding to support initiative countering Russian disinformation.


Week ahead at Holyrood: Budget and Brexit
10 Dec 2018 at 1:40pm
The Scottish budget and Brexit fallout are the main events of the week.


Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says
10 Dec 2018 at 8:19pm
The European Court of Justice rules that the UK can cancel Brexit without the consent of the other EU states.


Scottish teacher training numbers increase
10 Dec 2018 at 5:12pm
About 85% of places available in secondary teacher training were filled this year, up 15% on last year.


Brexit: David Mundell backs May's deal despite critics
9 Dec 2018 at 2:06pm
The Scottish secretary insists he was forced to "make a judgement" after being criticised for supporting the Brexit deal.


Sturgeon: Brexit vote delay is 'political cowardice'
10 Dec 2018 at 6:12pm
Nicola Sturgeon calls for a confidence motion at Westminster over the "cowardice" of the Brexit vote delay.


Border crossing
6 Dec 2018 at 12:37am
An analysis of the most recent social attitudes data draws some surprising conclusions.


Universal credit
5 Dec 2018 at 12:09am
People in the Highlands have had the longest association with universal credit in Scotland.

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Crisis deepens for Tyrannical Theresa as bombshell Panelbase poll shows suppo...
by James Kelly
10 Dec 2018 at 12:18am
OK, I admit it, I've obviously been living down a hole today, because I've only just noticed this rather significant new poll, which apparently was published early this morning.Should Scotland be a...

Wondrous SNP wangle wizard win in windy Wester Ross
by James Kelly
8 Dec 2018 at 6:24pm
I was up to my neck yesterday, so apologies for being a bit late with this excellent news from the Highlands. In a break from the pattern of the recent past, the SNP have not underperformed expect...

Congratulations to the Independent for the silliest, most misleading headline...
by James Kelly
7 Dec 2018 at 6:23am
The Independent is a digital-only newspaper these days, but it still nominally publishes a "front page", and today it bears the following headline: "Just two constituencies back May's deal...and 60...

Why a no deal Brexit may still be more likely than a "People's Vote"
by James Kelly
6 Dec 2018 at 5:21am
There's an anonymous commenter on this blog who keeps trying to get a narrative going that a second EU referendum is "almost certainly" going to happen.  The latest event which has supposedly made ...

Is a new route-map to independence starting to take shape?
by James Kelly
3 Dec 2018 at 6:26pm
The Glasgow SNP councillor Mhairi Hunter today rebuked those who were pushing for alternatives to an independence referendum by pointing out that a referendum is firm SNP policy, and that she perso...

How the dice could be loaded in favour of Brexit in a "People's Vote"
by James Kelly
1 Dec 2018 at 6:17pm
There's been a lot of talk over the last few days about the increasing possibility of the ludicrously-dubbed "People's Vote" actually taking place, partly because Sam Gyimah has resigned to support...

If Ruth Davidson, David Mundell and Theresa May "hate" the Common Fisheries P...
by James Kelly
28 Nov 2018 at 6:48am
There has been a lot of disquiet in recent days about how the mainstream media is effectively allying itself with the Tory party in either falsely claiming that the SNP want Scotland to remain in t...

Sky News are hellbent on undermining Scottish democracy - they must be challe...
by James Kelly
26 Nov 2018 at 5:19pm
You may have seen today that SNP depute leader Keith Brown has written to Sky News chiding them for their apparent plan to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from the proposed TV debate on the Brexit deal.  N...

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New CfE statistics for 2017/2018
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Primary teacher numbers highest since 1980
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Watch Brexit commons chaos as Labour MP booted out for grabbing ceremonial ma...
by Richard Wheeler
10 Dec 2018 at 9:55pm
Lloyd Russell-Moyle picked up the mace and walked over the white line known as the bar of the House before being thrown out of the chamber.


Brexit blow as EU chief Donald Tusk says Theresa May's deal will NOT be reneg...
by Record Reporter
10 Dec 2018 at 6:49pm
The European Council president has made it clear the Irish backstop won't change despite Theresa May delaying Commons vote in bid to get concessions from Europe.


Brexit deal vote has been delayed so what happens next?
by Sam Dimmer
10 Dec 2018 at 5:28pm
The Brexit process has been thrown into turmoil with a revised deal, no deal, a general election, a new prime minister of a second referendum all potentially now on the cards.


Theresa May to seek Brexit backstop compromise on EU deal after pulling Commo...
by Record Reporter
10 Dec 2018 at 4:28pm
The Prime Minister said she will travel to Brussels to seek concessions after accepting she would lose the planned vote on her deal in the Commons tomorrow.


Brexit can be cancelled by revoking Article 50, EU court rules
by Peter Davidson
10 Dec 2018 at 8:49am
The European Court of Justice ruled earlier this morning on whether the UK can withdraw from the EU unilaterally.


'My precious agreement' Gollum actor Andy Serkis trolls Theresa May in hilari...
by Jack Aitchison
9 Dec 2018 at 3:00pm
The Lord of the Rings star shared a "leaked" video from inside 10 Downing Street.


Theresa May reveals incredible guilty snack she uses to deal with Brexit stress
by Dan Bloom
9 Dec 2018 at 9:44am
After months of smears and with the knives out, can you blame her for wanting to smooth the way when Brexit comes to the crunch?


Secret Scottish-based office led infowars attack on Labour and Jeremy Corbyn
by John Ferguson
9 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Explosive leaked documents passed to the Sunday Mail reveal the organisation’s Integrity Initiative is funded with £2million of Foreign Office cash and run by military intelligence specialists.


NHS nurses snubbing Scotland because of 'hostile' Brexit fees warns Nicola St...
by Andy Philip
8 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
The First Minister wants Theresa May to ditch the £65 fee EU citizens are forced to pay.


UKIP Scottish leader David Coburn quits party amid Tommy Robinson row
by Shaun Connolly
7 Dec 2018 at 5:04pm
Coburn blasts 'English nationalism' after far-right activist and EDL founder Robinson was appointed as an advisor by UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

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David Mundell, Brilliant As Ever
by michaelgreenwell
10 Dec 2018 at 10:03pm
England’s man in Scotland David Mundell, simultaneously showing how much he is in the loop, and the quality of his powers of political prediction… Advertisements

Scottish Media Reaches A New Level of Absurdity
by michaelgreenwell
9 Dec 2018 at 3:40pm
If you had asked me before today what the most absurd thing I had seen in the Scottish media was, I would have shown you the piece below. Not a political piece, although it mentions politics, just thoroughly ridiculous… However, I think the Sunday Mail has just topped its sister paper the record, or at …

Theresa May?s Message to Scots (with honest subtitles)
by michaelgreenwell
1 Dec 2018 at 9:09am
From the excellent Sarah Mackie. See more videos here.

An Odd video to use as pro Scottish Independence (but it perfectly illustrate...
by michaelgreenwell
26 Nov 2018 at 11:41pm
Here is an English woman conversing with an English man. The man in this video is a wonderful pianist. He does videos surprising the public with his piano playing (jazz, boogie woogie, blues) and there are lots of videos where he makes the passing punters happy, and even teaches some of them how to play …

Republican (with some Tory) Jesus
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22 Nov 2018 at 9:32pm

Scottish Independence Podcast 173 ? Human Rights and Poverty in the UK
by michaelgreenwell
19 Nov 2018 at 11:37pm
“I think if you had got a group of mysogynists in a room and said ‘guys, how can we make this system work for men and not for women?’, they wouldn’t have come up with too many other ideas than what is already in place”. The 173rd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the …
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Scottish Independence Podcast 172 ? Clive Ponting
by michaelgreenwell
13 Nov 2018 at 9:48pm
The 172nd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a speech given by Clive Ponting. Ponting is a famous whistleblower who exposed the UK Government over the sinking of The Belgrano, an act many believe to be a war crime. He has also authored a number of books exposing various levels of skulduggery and/or incompetence …
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Journey To Yes 22 ? Clive Ponting
by michaelgreenwell
12 Nov 2018 at 10:01pm
Another in the wonderful series by Phantom Power. This time it is Clive Ponting, a man who really knows what the British Government tends to get up to and why. It’s partly an interview and partly taken from a talk. I am pleased to announce that in a sort of double feature, the new episode …

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Fun and Games at Brexmas
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Dec 2018 at 6:29pm
The season of pantomimes is upon us once again, and this promises to be a spectacular year. For not only will our traditional seasonal comedies take place in theatres across the land but a new production is planned: Brexmas, produced and written by the latest comedy team, the Barking Duds of May. It will of …

Lessons from Chomsky at 90
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Dec 2018 at 11:39am
This week Noam Chomsky turned 90. Here Nathan J Robinson?s writes ’13 Lessons from Chomsky’: “If I were to summarize the main points I?ve taken from Chomsky?s writings and talks, they would be this: You should have both compassion and consistency, care about freedom and fairness alike, and be rational, curious, and humble”. His thirteen …

Some Problems with Sleep in the Park
by Bella Caledonia Editor
9 Dec 2018 at 2:44pm
This year, once again, we’re going to “solve homelessness forever” according to the social enterprise Social Bite. The problem is of course that we were going to solve it forever last year as well. The model of a mass sleep out promises “4 cities, one night, 12,000 people under the stars”. What’s not to like? …

The Breakup of Britain
by Bella Caledonia Editor
8 Dec 2018 at 7:39pm
It’s a thorny old cliché that Scotland couldn’t manage the breakup of Britain by itself. Brexit has ushered in the conditions where England can now do a lot of the heavy lifting. As we (rightly) worry about food shortages, reckless deregulation and logistic chaos, we shouldn’t lose sight of the shifting constitutional crisis and the …

Two New Mixes
by Bella Caledonia Editor
7 Dec 2018 at 8:19pm
Two new mixes from Optimo’s Keith McIvor for your weekend. The last in Phonica?s 2018 Mix Series is a 75-minute long recording: The second is a “rock lesson” for the Diggers Directory: Tracklist Judas Priest ? Living After Midnight (Twitch bonus Beats) Atomic Rooster ? Play It Again (Twitch Edit) Dark Star ? Lady Of …

RBS Not Off the Hook Over GRG Scandal
by Bella Caledonia Editor
6 Dec 2018 at 5:03pm
LAST July the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the main UK regulator of the lending industry, announced it would take no disciplinary action against RBS over the outrageous activities of the bank?s Global Restructuring Group (GRG), the internal unit that was supposed to turn around ?struggling? businesses. In reality, after the Crash of 2008, a lot …

Contempt and Humiliation
by Bella Caledonia Editor
6 Dec 2018 at 12:58pm
Sarah Vine tells us  in the Daily Mail that she and Michael Gove have a new dog. It’s a puppy called Brussels Griffon. If that factoid doesn’t distract you from the unfolding shitfest then I don’t know what will. Just when you thought the Brexit debacle couldn’t get any worse – couldn’t get any clearer at …

Confronting the Roots of Brexit
by Bella Caledonia Editor
5 Dec 2018 at 3:40pm
The roots of Brexit need to be confronted, not just the pantomime of British government, argues Peter McColl. Yesterday’s events seem to make both a hard Brexit, and – indeed – any Brexit less likely. But we need to think deeper and broader than the all-consuming ‘politicians as celebrities’ approach to politics. We?ve spent a …

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May roundly condemned by MPs after delaying Brexit vote to seek fresh backsto...
by Andrew Sparrow and Kevin Rawlinson
10 Dec 2018 at 11:32pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenBrexit deal: May admits she would have lost vote by large marginPound hits 20-month low amid Brexit confusion ? Business liveEU figures rule out concessions and express bewilderment at decision 11.29pm GMT We?re going to close dow...

Brexit: MPs rail against backstop plans in second day of debate on May's deal...
by Patrick Greenfield (now) & Andrew Sparrow (earlier)
5 Dec 2018 at 9:31pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s politics, as full legal advice released ahead of second day of Commons debate on Brexit dealBrexit legal advice warns of UK trapped in talks by Irish backstopPMQs verdict: Corbyn has upper hand but fails to land knockout blow 9.31pm GMT We?re done for the day. But do...

Remainers welcome ECJ expert's view that UK can abandon Brexit
by Severin Carrell and Peter Walker
4 Dec 2018 at 4:49pm
European court of justice?s advocate general says article 50 can be revoked without needing permission of all EU members Remain campaigners have hailed a European legal opinion that the UK can unilaterally abandon Brexit, saying it greatly boosts their efforts to stop the process of exiting the E...

Brexit breeds boredom, bafflement and frustration in Scotland
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
28 Nov 2018 at 3:22pm
Support for second referendum is strong but fishing and independence questions complicate political calculusRobert Holmes is one of the few on Bridge of Weir?s high street to offer an unqualified welcome to Theresa May, who was continuing her Brexit publicity blitz in Scotland on Wednesday aftern...

Labour accuses government of defying will of Commons by not releasing full Br...
by Andrew Sparrow
27 Nov 2018 at 5:41pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happen, including the start of Theresa May?s national tour to try to win support for her Brexit dealLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.41pm GMT Labour vows to use "all mechanisms available" to force publication of Brexit deal legal ad...

'Norway-plus' Brexit option gaining ground, says Nicola Sturgeon
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
27 Nov 2018 at 5:26pm
Scotland?s first minister tells Theresa May her plan is damaging for Scottish peopleThe argument for a ?Norway-plus? compromise on Brexit is winning the day at Westminster, according to Scotland?s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who has committed her Scottish National party MPs to supporting the...

European court to rule on whether article 50 can be reversed
by Owen Bowcott, Jennifer Rankin and Libby Brooks
27 Nov 2018 at 3:23pm
Judges to decide if UK can stop Brexit without consent of 27 other EU member statesEuropean judges are considering an emergency legal challenge over whether the UK can unilaterally halt Brexit by reversing article 50, the clause that initiated the country?s departure from the EU.The European cour...

Catholic schools improve the lot of poor children, so what?s the problem? | K...
by Kevin McKenna
25 Nov 2018 at 6:00am
The first minister has praised the contribution of Catholic schools to ?modern Scotland?There was a time not very long ago ? perhaps 25 years, maybe 30 ? when Scotland wasn?t obsessed with how its education system was delivered.This is not to suggest that education was ever deemed less than cruci...

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So does anyone know what’s going on? Nope. Me neither. There are just 63 working days left for Parliament before the Brexit clock runs out, and British politics isn’t just broken, it’s been reduced to its constituent atoms, sucked into a black hole, and squeezed out the other end into an alternate universe in which …

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Trapped between vampires and a flapping plastic bag
It was St Andrew’s Day last week. According to East European tradition, vampires are most active around the time of St Andrew’s Day, and there was indeed a confirmed sighting of one in a leather factory near Bridge of Weir just before St Andrew’s Day. Although only very briefly. Not to be out-done, this week …

The fart of the deal
Today, Thursday, there was a cabinet meeting that the cabinet office assured Sky News wasn’t a cabinet meeting. There was the usual carcrash of Conservatives pitching up at Number 10. Liam Fox was there, looming like bit player actor auditioning for the part of Lurch in the Addams Family. Andrea Leadsom showed up, grinning from …

Three strikes but she?s not out, yet.
It’s been one of those days when you start writing an article, and by the time you get to the end of the sentence there’s been some other significant development in the catastrocrash that passes for British politics. My hard drive is littered with the ruins of aborted and unworkable articles, so rather like the …

The myth of the Union
As the UK lurches towards a Common vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, and it becomes ever more obvious that no route out of the Brexmess enjoys the support of a majority of MPs, the entire future of the UK and everyone in it is being held hostage. British politics are in disarray. Brexit is …

Telling Theresa the time
According to an article in The Times today, Theresa May will refuse to agree to any request from the Scottish government to hold another independence referendum. Well that’s a relief, because no one in Scotland has the slightest intention of requesting anything from Theresa May. Scotland will be informing Theresa May that it’s going to …

Thick skin in a leather factory
Theresa May appeared before the House of Commons Liaison Committee this morning to speak about her Brexit plans. Committee members were keen to ask her what her Plan B was in the likely event that her deal would not attract the support of sufficient MPs in order to pass through parliament. Remember Plan Bs? There …

The National

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Westminster chaos as May delays Brexit vote in ?pathetic cowardice?
THERESA May?s government was left utterly humiliated yesterday, after the Prime Minister shelved Parliament?s meaningful vote on her Brexit deal.

Scotland?s Super Six win Article 50 withdrawal case
AS expected, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) yesterday backed its Advocate General in the case of the Scottish Six politicians against the UK Government and ruled that Britain can unilaterally stop the Article 50 process.

Parties press Corbyn to submit motion of no confidence in May
JEREMY Corbyn was facing intense pressure last night to make a parliamentary bid to oust the Conservative

Greens to enter Budget talks if ministers commit to local tax reform
THE Scottish Greens could yet enter negotiations with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay on his Budget plans, a senior MSP has said.

Labour anti-Semitism case poses tricky question on freedom of speech
THE Labour Party and GMB union will soon sit in judgement on an Edinburgh activist who has caused both his party and trade union a real problem over an issue they both wish would go away.

SNP calls time on 'unfair' BBC Question Time panels
THE SNP has called for a fairer proportion of airtime on the BBC?s flagship programme Question Time in the wake of the announcement that Fiona Bruce is to replace David Dimbleby as chair.

May's deal savaged as 'useless' by Brexit Committee in lead-up to vote
THE Parliamentary Brexit Committee has delivered a unanimous damning verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May?s Brexit deal, saying it fails to deliver on promises made by the Government and contains no useful detail.

Labour hunting cross-party support for 'alternative Brexit plan'
SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell MP has said Labour would not do a power-deal with the SNP but invited opposition MPs to ?gather? around the flag of their alternative Brexit plans.

Lallans Peat Worrier

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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

The Brexit Disaster is an Existential Crisis in the ?Idea? of Britain
The Brexit Disaster is an Existential Crisis in the ?Idea? of Britain Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, December 5th 2018 Last week I attended an event at Dundee University on the ideas and impact of the Scottish thinker Tom Nairn. Many of his books were discussed, including his critique of the monarchy, and the insularity of …

This should be the time for Corbyn?s Labour but so far it isn?t
This should be the time for Corbyn?s Labour but so far it isn?t Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 28th 2018 This should be the moment for Corbyn?s Labour. They face a divided, incompetent Tory Government. A party that has lost nine Cabinet ministers in the last year, which has no domestic agenda to speak of, …

The Continued Allure of the Beatles and the Sixties and Listening to ?The Whi...
The Continued Allure of the Beatles and the Sixties and Listening to ?The White Album? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 20th 2018 The Sixties never really went away. We have had the baby boomers and their endless nostalgia about themselves and their youth – followed by the soft disappointment for many of the decades that …

It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution
It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 14th 2018 Twenty years ago Scotland began the devolution era when the Scotland Act 1998, which established the framework for the Scottish Parliament, achieved Royal Assent on 19 November 1998 ? the final parliamentary debate having taken …

Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland
Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 7th 2018 Thirty years ago Scotland was a very different place. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, the poll tax was yet to be implemented, and there was no Scottish Parliament. Then along came the Govan by-election ? a seat that …

Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ?Peterloo? an...
Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ?Peterloo? and ?Nae Pasaran? Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, November 3rd 2018 It is a rare occasion when two films are released on the same day about working class histories of Britain. This weekend sees such a situation with the release of Mike Leigh?s much awaited …

Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet
Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 31st 2018 A spectre is haunting the modern world: fascism. All around the world people are talking about and identifying fascists. Newspaper headlines abound in the US such as ?Is Donald Trump a fascist??, ?How fascist is Donald Trump?? …

British politics, Misogyny and the Prejudice which festers in the Tories
British politics, Misogyny and the Prejudice which festers in the Tories Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 24th 2018 The political world has been seen as an abrasive, macho and male club for centuries. Across the West this has meant to have changed in the last couple of decades with record levels of women?s representation and …

 

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish independence 'better than Brexit' | Scotland - The Times
Scottish independence 'better than Brexit' | Scotland  The TimesA majority of Scots believe Scottish independence would be better for the country than staying in the UK after Brexit, a new poll reveals.The Panelbase survey of ...

Majority Back Independent Scotland Over Staying In UK After Brexit: Poll - LBC
Majority Back Independent Scotland Over Staying In UK After Brexit: Poll  LBCA majority of Scots believe Scottish independence would be better for the country than staying part of the United Kingdom after Brexit, a new poll finds.

Labour not ruling out another Scottish independence vote - Reuters UK
Labour not ruling out another Scottish independence vote  Reuters UKBritain's opposition Labour party does not rule out allowing another Scottish independence referendum should it be voted into power, its finance spokesman ...

Nicola Sturgeon: decision on a second Scottish independence referendum in the...
Nicola Sturgeon: decision on a second Scottish independence referendum in the 'not too distant future'  The TelegraphNicola Sturgeon has promised to reveal her plans for a second independence referendum in the ?not too distant future?, after claiming there was currently too ...

These are our alternative paths to Scottish independence - The National
These are our alternative paths to Scottish independence  The NationalTHE Sunday Times newspaper is not at all pleased. After its sister paper The Times reported last week that Theresa May was not disposed to grant a?

Spain?s intervention is a reminder Scottish independence could work nicely fo...
Spain?s intervention is a reminder Scottish independence could work nicely for the EU  New StatesmanIn Scotland, there is a trend for making your own Catalan flag waistcoat, judging by the garb of the pro-independence marchers on the weekend of the Scottish ...

Confusion over Labour's stance on second Scottish independence referendum - H...
Confusion over Labour's stance on second Scottish independence referendum  HeraldScotlandLabour's position on a second independence referendum has again been thrown into confusion ahead of the shadow chancellor's visit north of the?

Labour rules out any deal on new Scottish independence vote - The Times - Reu...
Labour rules out any deal on new Scottish independence vote - The Times  Reuters UKBritain's opposition Labour Party has ruled out a deal with Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon that would deliver a second referendum on independence for ...

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Sturgeon: SNP would support no confidence motion - BBC News
Sturgeon: SNP would support no confidence motion  BBC NewsSNP and other opposition parties call for vote of no confidence in Tory government ? latest updates  SNPNicola Sturgeon plots Theresa May resignation as Scottish Tories split over Brexit  Telegraph.co.ukSturgeon brands Brexit vote delay `political cowardice´  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News

SNP urged to rule out tax hike in Scottish Budget after figures show they got...
SNP urged to rule out tax hike in Scottish Budget after figures show they got third largest funding rise  Telegraph.co.ukSNP hit out at LibDems over demand that indyref2 campaigning cease  The NationalSNP urged to spare families more tax pain in Wednesday?s Budget  ExpressGreens refuse Budget talks with SNP without tax guarantees  The CourierScottish Greens reluctant to pledge support for SNP b...

Brexit: SNP joins opposition parties to demand clarification on vote - The Sc...
Brexit: SNP joins opposition parties to demand clarification on vote  The ScotsmanIan Blackford has joined his fellow opposition leaders at Westminster to demand clarification on what Theresa May's government plans to do next following ...

Nicola Sturgeon says SNP will join forces with Jeremy Corbyn?s Labour to topp...
Nicola Sturgeon says SNP will join forces with Jeremy Corbyn?s Labour to topple Theresa May with People?s Vot  The Scottish SunTHE First Minister hit out as sources confirmed the PM had shelved the Commons showdown in the face of a crushing defeat. And the SNP leader didn't hold ...

Peru's SNP, WWF Peru renew co-operation agreement - Undercurrent News
Peru's SNP, WWF Peru renew co-operation agreement  Undercurrent NewsPeru's National Fishing Society, known by its Spanish abbreviation SNP, and conservation non-profit WWF Peru have renewed an agreement to safeguard ...

SNP Leader Calls for Unity With Labour to Bring Down Theresa May's Government...
SNP Leader Calls for Unity With Labour to Bring Down Theresa May's Government  Sputnik InternationalUK Prime Minister Theresa May has stunned her parliament and country by postponing the parliamentary crunch vote on Brexit. It appears however, that there ...

Brexit: Labour and SNP discuss extension of Article 50 - BBC News
Brexit: Labour and SNP discuss extension of Article 50  BBC NewsShould Article 50 be extended? SNP MP David Linden says it should, Labour MP Paul Sweeney says "not necessarily".

WATCH: Tories shamefully interrupt SNP MP during speech - The National
WATCH: Tories shamefully interrupt SNP MP during speech  The NationalDURING yet another key Commons debate on Brexit, the SNP were yet again drowned out by Tories when it was their turn to speak.

Referendum (Google News)

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Scottish independence 'better than Brexit' | Scotland - The Times
Scottish independence 'better than Brexit' | Scotland  The TimesEND OF UK? Scottish independence support SOARS amid no deal Brexit fears - shock poll  Express.co.ukAlmost 60% of Scots think independence better than no-deal Brexit ? poll  Irish Examiner53 per cent of Scots say independence is better than Brexit - even with a deal  The NationalPoll: Clear majority of Scots say independence better...

Labour not ruling out another Scottish independence vote - Reuters UK
Labour not ruling out another Scottish independence vote  Reuters UKBritain's opposition Labour party does not rule out allowing another Scottish independence referendum should it be voted into power, its finance spokesman ...

Confusion over Labour's stance on second Scottish independence referendum - H...
Confusion over Labour's stance on second Scottish independence referendum  HeraldScotlandLabour's position on a second independence referendum has again been thrown into confusion ahead of the shadow chancellor's visit north of the?

Majority Back Independent Scotland Over Staying In UK After Brexit: Poll - LBC
Majority Back Independent Scotland Over Staying In UK After Brexit: Poll  LBCA majority of Scots believe Scottish independence would be better for the country than staying part of the United Kingdom after Brexit, a new poll finds.

Scottish leader says path to independence is via proper referendum - Reuters UK
Scottish leader says path to independence is via proper referendum  Reuters UKScotland's pro-independence leader has ruled out seeking to secede from the United Kingdom in any other way but through a properly agreed referendum.

Scotland does not need Tory approval for a referendum - SNP
Scotland does not need Tory approval for a referendum  SNPWe are getting to the crunch point of what my colleague and friend Michael Russell calls the ?Brexit bourach?.

Labour rules out any deal on new Scottish independence vote - The Times - Reu...
Labour rules out any deal on new Scottish independence vote - The Times  Reuters UKBritain's opposition Labour Party has ruled out a deal with Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon that would deliver a second referendum on independence for ...

These are our alternative paths to Scottish independence - The National
These are our alternative paths to Scottish independence  The NationalTHE Sunday Times newspaper is not at all pleased. After its sister paper The Times reported last week that Theresa May was not disposed to grant a?

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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!

Oor Nicola Sturgeon thread.
   

     

When will indyref2 happen?
Not when you would like it to happen, but when do you believe indyref2 will happen?

The normalisation of the far-right continues
Tommy Robinson. 6 months ago nobody had heard of the c**t, and if they had it was only to recognise him as an ignorant, racist nutter. Today I had the car radio on and listened as BBC 5Live gave this guy a full 20 minutes of coverage, including having a reporter outside prison waiting bre...

The Official President Trump thread

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 ...

Scottish Budget 2019
Budget in a couple of days. No overall majority for the SNP so reliant on other party support which won't come from Labour or Conservative and it looks like the Liberal Democrats aren't interested unless independence is taken off the table. So looks like the SNP will have to do whatever the Gre...

What is the point of Labour
Much as I hate the tory party (and christ do I do) you have to give them credit for a couple of things. 1. They have stupid unionists voting for them despite the fact Scotland is going to shit. 2. They think brexit is a good thing for the UK and bring stupid unionists to think the same an...

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The Brexit Thread
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The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



Pete Shelley
You guessed right. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46476369

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...

Glenlivet and best whisky
Having my usual at weekend.  Full of flu and feeling sorry for myself.  What is best whisky?  You know my answer.  Although Highland Park is a close one.

Outlaw King
'Outlaw King' has premiered at the TIFF...  

French Protests
Been watching the protests in France over the past couple of weeks. Got me wondering why the French react to tax rises etc the way they do and we (UK) just sit and accept 10 years of austerity without the scenes we see in Paris (not condoning the violence). Personally i think we have suffered mor...

"Professional Weegies"
Recently I heard this phrase directed at some of the inhabitants of the world's greatest city by a Dundonian at Central Station. The lad for some strange reason was not particularly impressed by his visit to the world's greatest city. What does make one a "professional weegie" as apposed to "...

Out
  @TAMB1 this isnae one of these shitey ?look at me? pishy statuses. Can you run me through the baws it takes tae cancel my account? gtf the lot of you(ok, that?s not fair) Except Tidier, Teeko, Cove, Parkie, Vander, Fairbairn(he?s a braw Hun(Debian?s not daft, GlasgowManCity too), ...

Calton Jock

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Scottish and Uk Politics

Gender confusion ? Help for the older generation needed
    Etiquette used to be pretty straight forward when classifying the gender of the population. Accepted words: Boy: a male child. Girl: a female child. Man: a male adult. Woman: an adult female. Gentleman: a man of upper society. Lady: a woman of upper society. Master: a male youth. Miss: a female youth. … Continue reading "Gender confusion – Help for the older generation needed"

Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to convey selected i...
          Hitler loved people   National Socialist Party banned smoking   National Socialist Party banned vivisection of animals   German Factory girls at lunch in 1935   Lengthy explanation   National Socialist Family Values   Positive benefits of national Socialism   National Socialism will rise from … Continue reading "Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to con...

Britain and the Zionist?s Established Israel in 1948 ? Seventy Years Later th...
      Only Britain Could Lose the Peace The British Army controlled Palestine and Transjordan between 1918-1920 then passed control to the British civil authorities. The first high commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel, was Jewish, a Zionist and a close friend of Weizmann?s. At the end of a two year fruitless debate over … Continue reading "Britain and the Zionist’s Established Israel in 1948 – ...

Are These Guy For Real?? Surely Not!!!!
        The Weapon of Mass Migration – The US War on Europe – Open Gates: Coerced collective suicide of European nations Artificial mass migration as imperial policy has a long history, and the current mass migration into Europe is the brain child of US military grand strategist Thomas P.M. … Continue reading "Are These Guy For Real?? Surely Not!!!!"

The Zionist Agenda and the Creation of Modern Israel 2
      A Jewish Homeland – Churchill – Weizmann and the Balfour Declaration The content of the previous post outlined events from the start of the twentieth century up to 1922. On the surface things evolved in a logical sequence meeting reasonable demands of the Zionists for the formation of a … Continue reading "The Zionist Agenda and the Creation of Modern Israel 2"

Zionism-Churchill and Israel History Revisited 1
    Winston Churchill and Zionism Churchill fervently believed in markets free of restrictive practices. However,his beliefs were at odds with the Tory Party and increasingly disillusioned he offered his support to the Liberals, on condition he would be selected to stand for a seat in Manchester, at that time the centre of … Continue reading "Zionism-Churchill and Israel History Revisited 1...

Lest We Forget
        Scottish Home Rule In the period 1905 -1914 ever increasing unrest in Ireland coupled with growing unrest in Scotland concentrated the minds of politicians at Westminster. By the Spring of 1914  a “Scottish Home Rule Bill” , passed two readings and was fully supported by the Liberal … Continue reading "Lest We Forget"

The Familiar Whiff of Corruption Wafts Through the Corridors of Westminster a...
      Opening Narrative The Brexit endgame is not that far off and it is important to look-back to other events and the actions taken by the political and royal elite to protect their interests where the Westminster establishment was perceived to be under threat. An event occurred in Ireland in … Continue reading "The Familiar Whiff of Corruption Wafts Through the Corridors of Westminster...

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Nearly a quarter of Scottish kids starting school overweight or obese

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Key Scottish Tory MP John Lamont comes out against Theresa May?s Brexit deal

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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.…