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MSP lodges police complaint over Dominic Cummings's eye test drive
26 May 2020 at 5:42pm
A GREEN MSP has lodged a formal complaint with the police asking them to investigate whether Dominic Cummings broke the law by driving to a beauty spot during the lockdown.


Face coverings now ?expected? on all public transport
26 May 2020 at 5:35pm
By Alistair Grant


Coronavirus: Sturgeon says new testing system will start this week
26 May 2020 at 5:09pm
A NEW system for testing and tracing suspected coronavirus cases will be launched on Thursday to pave the way for easing lockdown restrictions, Nicola Sturgeon has said.


Jackson Carlaw says Dominic Cummings should 'consider his position'
26 May 2020 at 2:34pm
JACKSON Carlaw has become the most senior Conservative to urge Dominic Cummings to quit, saying he has become too much of a distraction in the fight against coronavirus.


Senior MEP warns social distancing hampering Brexit talks as fisheries 'disag...
26 May 2020 at 1:50pm
EUROPEAN negotiators will not press for a post-Brexit deal with the UK ?at all costs?, a senior MEP has warned ? as he stressed that ?key disagreements? remain over finding common ground on fisheries.


Holyrood Presiding Officer recovering after emergency surgery
26 May 2020 at 1:42pm
HOLYROOD?S Presiding Officer has revealed he is recovering from emergency surgery after developing appendicitis.


Boris Johnson tried to persuade Douglas Ross to stay on in UK Government - bu...
26 May 2020 at 12:30pm
BORIS Johnson tried to persuade Douglas Ross to stay in his Government but failed, The Herald has been told, as political friends and foes praised the Scot for resigning his post and taking a "principled position" over the Cummings row.


Analysis: Douglas Ross's resignation will continue Cummings furore just when ...
26 May 2020 at 10:40am
DOUGLAS Ross?s resignation will be an untimely blow to Boris Johnson, who this morning no doubt was hoping that the political heat was beginning to be taken out of the Cummings affair following yesterday?s extraordinary press conference in the Downing St rose garden.


Tory MSP says it is clear Cummings 'should be sacked'
26 May 2020 at 12:08pm
THE first Tory MSP has called for Dominic Cummings to be sacked, adding to the pressure on Scottish party leader Jackson Carlaw to follow suit.


Coronavirus: Plan revealed to restart jury trials in Scotland
26 May 2020 at 11:10am
JURY trials are to restart in Scotland from July after being suspended because of the coronavirus lockdown.

 

The Scotsman

The Scotsman

Swinney to ?pursue' payments for cancelled school trips
26 May 2020 at 6:44pm
The education secretary has promised to pursue the issue of families who fear losing out on payments for school trips cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scottish pupils could have 'blended' home and school learning for a year
26 May 2020 at 6:05pm
A mix of school and home learning could be in operation for Scots pupils for a year if the science suggests it should – though next year’s exams could still take place, John Swinney confirmed today.

Opposition leaders unite in joint call to sack Dominic Cummings
26 May 2020 at 4:59pm
Six opposition parties have united to demand that the Prime Minister sack his advisor Dominic Cummings for having “severely undermined” trust in public health advice.

Scotland?s arts sector should move outdoors to survive ? Brian Ferguson
26 May 2020 at 4:45pm
Street theatre and outdoor concerts could help fast-track the easing of lockdown restrictions on Scotland’s cultural industry, writes Brian Ferguson.

Tracking hospital patients with Covid-19 remains 'very difficult', health sec...
26 May 2020 at 4:45pm
Establishing whether patients being admitted to hospitals across Scotland are free from Covid-19 remains “very difficult,” Scotland’s health secretary has admitted.

Tourism needs greater lockdown clarity not foul-mouthed tweets ? Murdo Fraser
26 May 2020 at 4:45pm
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford’s retweet of an image of the Scottish-English Border with the slogan “We’re shut. F*** off!” is far from what’s needed to help the Scottish tourist industry, writes Murdo Fraser.

Explainer: How will 'Test and Protect' operate in Scotland?
26 May 2020 at 4:30pm
“Test and Protect” will be launched on Thursday as the next phase of Scotland’s battle against Coronavirus.

Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw says Dominic Cummings 'should consider po...
26 May 2020 at 3:37pm
Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw has said Boris Johnson’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings, should “consider his position” after coming under pressure from his own MSPs following the protest resignation of a Scottish Office minister.

POLL: 71% of UK public believe Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules
26 May 2020 at 2:30pm
A new poll has found that 71 per cent of the British public believe Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown rules, while another has put Boris Johnson’s approval ratings into negative territory for the first time.

Holyrood chief Ken Macintosh recovering after emergency surgery
26 May 2020 at 2:28pm
Holyrood's Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh has praised health workers after revealing he had his appendix removed on Monday.

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland?s ?Test and Protect? strategy to be launched on Thu...
26 May 2020 at 1:48pm
Scotland will launch its national test and trace strategy in the next phase of the battle against Coronavirus this week as the country emerges from lockdown, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Analysis: How Jackson Carlaw has been holed below waterline by Dominic Cummings
26 May 2020 at 12:52pm
Jackson Carlaw has been in a state of outrage for the past few weeks.

Boris Johnson must sack Dominic Cummings to save lives ? leader comment
26 May 2020 at 12:42pm
Boris Johnson’s failure to hold Dominic Cummings to a strict interpretation of the lockdown risks seriously undermining the ‘test, trace and isolate’ strategy and could cost lives.

Poll: Do you think Dominic Cummings should be sacked by Boris Johnson?
26 May 2020 at 12:30pm
Boris Johnson has pledged his support to his embattled aide despite a ministerial resignation and growing calls for Cummings to be sacked.

 

 

 

Wings over Scotland

Left to their own devices
26 May 2020 at 5:02pm
We’ve received a response from the Scottish Government to our follow-up letter of last week regarding the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. It’s attached below. Dear Mr Campbell Thank you for your further e-mail of 20 May 2020. Your message of 16 May invited Mr Yousaf to ?instruct COPFS, in the first instance, simply to …

Is it safe?
23 May 2020 at 6:59am

Another problem solved
21 May 2020 at 10:24am
When the news isn’t news: Lots of Scottish newspapers (most notably everything in the Herald And Times Group) had already ducked out of providing ABC figures at all, but this will be a godsend for the rest to save their growing embarrassment. Wings readers can remember the pitiful state of the last published figures here.

Passing the buck
20 May 2020 at 4:59pm
With commendable swiftness, we’ve received a reply to our letter of earlier this week to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice. You can read it in full below (click to enlarge). Sadly, however, it’s precisely the sort of evasion we expected, and it is not acceptable. The primary content of the reply is “Ooh, nothing to do with me, guv, …

In the hands of others
20 May 2020 at 11:05am
On the 1st of January, Chinese authorities took the decision to close the Wuhan food market. The following day, 41 admitted hospital patients in Wuhan, were confirmed to have contracted 2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus) which we now know as COVID-19. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a New Year message, from the private island of Mustique in …

A bit of spot colour
19 May 2020 at 2:30pm
We thought readers might be interested in a small update on yesterday’s post. As we told you, Graham Shields – the Head of Strategic Communications and Engagement at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service who fobbed off our complaint about newspapers enabling the identification of sexual assault accusers – was the editor of the …

A letter to Humza Yousaf
18 May 2020 at 11:45am
As we still haven’t received any response from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, we sent this letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice today. Some passages have been redacted in accordance with contempt-of-court law. We hope he’s listening. 16 May 2020 Dear Justice Secretary, I wish to raise with you the gravest concerns …

Blind pig finds truffle
17 May 2020 at 1:45pm
In a shock finding that’s sure to provoke soul-searching and recriminations at SNP HQ, it appears that the Scottish Government actually has a new policy that’s backed by a majority of the Scottish public. Honestly, we were as surprised as you. In our latest Panelbase poll, respondents supported the idea of giving every citizen a Universal Basic …

Token offerings
16 May 2020 at 6:59am

Image adjustment
15 May 2020 at 4:32pm
We lost a few quid to Graham Linehan at poker this afternoon and we needed a wee bit of cheering up, so God bless the SNP Twitler Youth for coming to our rescue. Okay, now we’re worried. Alert readers will remember Mr Blench from the two articles named above. And below is the picture in question – or …


Craig Murray

Craig Murray

Why Barnard Castle
24 May 2020 at 10:13pm

UPDATED Dominic Cummings specifically stated now in the press briefing that he had been eager to “get back to work to get vaccine deals through, move regulations aside” and that is why he drove to Barnard Castle to test his eyesight. Now it may be entirely a coincidence that the place to which he chose …

Why Barnard Castle

Authoritarianism is Shoddy
21 May 2020 at 9:52am

Well, it is really happening. It is something of a shock to see yourself listed as a criminal for writing the truth. I have a tiny extra glimpse now into the way my friend Julian has been feeling. Three appeal court judges even at the procedural hearing – though not unheard of, that is not …

Authoritarianism is Shoddy

Profiting from Coronavirus
17 May 2020 at 5:59pm

On 5 May, the British security services released to their pet media the claim that Russia, China and Iran were attempting to hack into British research institutes conducting coronavirus research. The BBC reported it. Britain’s shameful copy and paste media all, without exception, just copy and pasted the government press release. The Guardian gave the …

Profiting from Coronavirus

The Choice
17 May 2020 at 11:46am

I came across this 2007 interview I did for BBC Radio 4 with Michael Buerk. He is a good interviewer and challenges me directly and critically at several points. The interview is particularly fascinating for the fact that the British government was still lying through its teeth and issuing desperate denials that torture and collusion …

The Choice

Defend Mark Hirst
14 May 2020 at 9:19pm

Mark Hirst, a former senior SNP staffer at Holyrood, is being criminally prosecuted under the 2003 Communications Act for saying this: These women, and not just these women, some of the people involved in this are senior members of the Scottish Government, senior members of the SNP, and they have been involved in this active …

Defend Mark Hirst

Playing the Blues
12 May 2020 at 10:29am

I have been working very hard trying to get a government backed “Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan” for the music festival. It has been like banging my head off a brick wall, with a huge batch of documents and accounts to be in your hands before you are permitted to smash your head. Before the pandemic …

Playing the Blues

BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics

Coronavirus in Scotland: 'Test and protect' scheme will start on Thursday
26 May 2020 at 2:01pm
People who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive will now be traced and told to self-isolate.

Coronavirus: Scots Tory leader joins call for Cummings to quit
26 May 2020 at 3:24pm
Jackson Carlaw said the PM's aide should consider his position as a Scotland Office minister resigned from the government.

Who is Tory MP Douglas Ross?
26 May 2020 at 11:35am
Douglas Ross has quit his UK government post over the Dominic Cummings row - but who is the Moray MP?

Coronavirus: Bus and train passengers 'expected' to wear face coverings
26 May 2020 at 5:25pm
Public transport could be reduced to as little as 10% of normal capacity under the phase one plan.

Schools will be part-time 'only for as long as required'
26 May 2020 at 6:13pm
Education Secretary John Swinney tells MSPs children will not use "blended learning" for a moment longer than necessary.

Coronavirus: Climate change 'could have greater impact'
26 May 2020 at 1:19pm
SSE reveals its "greenprint" for rebuilding "a cleaner and more resilient economy for the future".

Coronavirus lockdown: Scots' concerns over UK response
26 May 2020 at 12:37am
Scotland's virus restrictions are set to be eased, but what do Scots think about how the crisis has been handled?

Coronavirus: PM should reach 'different conclusion' on Dominic Cummings
25 May 2020 at 5:14pm
Nicola Sturgeon says the political adviser should have admitted his mistake - he told a media briefing he behaved "legally and reasonably".

Scot Goes Pop

48 hours that prove the unelected Dominic Cummings is running Britain like a ...
24 May 2020 at 6:58pm
Matt Hancock hung Professor Neil Ferguson out to dry when he breached the lockdown rules. Dominic Cummings' position should now, in a rational, logical and consistent world, be utterly untenable. #...

Some unsolicited advice for the new pro-indy party: "get on or get out"
21 May 2020 at 5:33am
Last September, I said that I didn't think there was any need or space for a new pro-indy party to put up list candidates against the SNP and the Greens. But I added that if such a party were to b...

Sarah Smith's unforgivable lapse of judgement last night may be career-defining
19 May 2020 at 4:57am
I suspect Sarah Smith's outrageous allegation on live BBC news bulletins last night that Nicola Sturgeon is "enjoying" the "opportunity" of the pandemic is destined to become as notorious as Nick R...

Landmark Wings poll finds that the SNP's popularity is crucial to preserving ...
14 May 2020 at 8:32pm
One of the reasons I knew in advance there was a Wings poll on its way was that people who had been interviewed by Panelbase mentioned there were "a lot of oddly-worded questions about the trans is...

Prematurely relaxing restrictions on so-called "low-risk" groups is an except...
14 May 2020 at 4:57am
This is the sort of point that sounds sophisticated but is actually very silly. Allowing so-called 'low risk' people to be infected is in fact an extremely high risk thing to do unless you can keep...

The BBC can't have it both ways: if they want to criticise the Scottish Gover...
13 May 2020 at 5:25am
I said yesterday that the BBC were partly justified (and I stress only partly) in asking whether the Scottish Government could have saved lives by locking down earlier than the rest of the UK.  But...


Dr Mike Ryan of the WHO ferociously denounces UK-style herd immunity strategi...
12 May 2020 at 4:41am
I posted the other day about Iain Macwhirter quoting Dr Mike Ryan out of context to give the false impression that the World Health Organization had somehow endorsed the reckless Swedish philosophy...

The BBC's criticism of Scotland's slowness to react to the crisis is *partly*...
12 May 2020 at 12:11am
Quite a few SNP and independence supporters have reacted angrily to a BBC Scotland programme earlier this evening that suggested 80% of the deaths in Scotland could have been prevented if we had lo...

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My step dads, friends Ex military jeep. Note: it's still capable of rolling r...
26 May 2020 at 6:21pm
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Still Game Series 6, Episode 7 "One In One Out"
26 May 2020 at 6:11pm
Is this episode canon ? Because Jack's heart attack is never mentioned again and Tam and Francis's child never appears again after this episode nor is he ever mentioned. submitted by /u/Multi...

Douglas Ross: I can?t get my head around Cummings? eyesight claim
26 May 2020 at 5:10pm
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Andy Wightman, Twitter | I have lodged a complaint with Durham Constabulary i...
26 May 2020 at 4:53pm
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Scots Guards, hallmarked silver kilt pin. Assay Office Birmingham, 2009. Amaz...
26 May 2020 at 4:34pm
submitted by /u/Dhorlin

The sky in SW Edinburgh today (birds won't shut up though)
26 May 2020 at 4:25pm
submitted by /u/nappqqueen

Small shops notice ?some changes? due to minimum unit pricing: Shopkeepers to...
26 May 2020 at 3:32pm
submitted by /u/Underlaker

Saw a video on these Rhododendrons. never realized I had an overgrown monster...
26 May 2020 at 3:02pm
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'Huge black thing' - is a panther stalking rural Fife, or is it a 'tall tail'
26 May 2020 at 2:31pm
submitted by /u/Jowsef

Colin Mackay, STV News: "Scottish Conservative leader @Jackson_Carlaw says it...
26 May 2020 at 2:20pm
submitted by /u/Underlaker

My bedroom window in Edinburgh
26 May 2020 at 1:44pm
submitted by /u/skateallday1

82% of Scots think Cummings should Resign
26 May 2020 at 1:14pm
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Well done Glasgow Times!
26 May 2020 at 1:13pm
submitted by /u/-Dali-Llama-

Scottish Government: Covid-19 Test and Protect summary [Goes live on Thursday]
26 May 2020 at 1:13pm
submitted by /u/zak75

Daily Record

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Coronavirus Scotland LIVE as deaths hit 2291 after 18 more die from Covid-19
26 May 2020 at 4:23pm
The First Minister announced the figures at a briefing in Edinburgh on Monday.


SNP Government confirms face masks should be worn on public transport
26 May 2020 at 3:33pm
Michael Matheson said overall capacity could fall to between 10% and 25% of ?normal?


Jackson Carlaw U-turns in call for Dominic Cummings to 'consider his position'
26 May 2020 at 3:17pm
Carlaw had backed the Prime Minister's decision to stand by the controversial political adviser but caved to pressure from angry Scottish party members.


MEP with Scots link warns EU won't push for post-Brexit agreement 'at all costs'
26 May 2020 at 2:14pm
David McAllister, a German with Scots links, was speaking to members of Holyrood's culture committee on the likelihood of reaching a Brexit agreement by the end of the year.


Irvine Welsh explains why Boris and Dominic's eyesight was bad - it makes sense
26 May 2020 at 2:00pm
The Trainspotting author branded the PM and Dominic Cummings 'the two biggest w*****s in the UK'.


Nicola Sturgeon reveals details of national 'test and protect' scheme
26 May 2020 at 1:14pm
The First Minister said the 'vital' tracing programme would only work if all Scots agreed to come forward for testing if they display symptoms of Covid-19.


Tory Murdo Fraser also calls on Dominic Cummings to quit over lockdown scandal
26 May 2020 at 12:12pm
Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw is facing criticism for not demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister's aide.


Honour in politics - the reasons behind Douglas Ross?s resignation
26 May 2020 at 11:21am
If the Prime Minister is paying attention to the Union he should recognise the resignation of Douglas Ross as a blow, says our Westminster editor.


Tory MSP Adam Tomkins calls on Prime Minister to sack Dominic Cummings
26 May 2020 at 10:23am
He made the call after Minister Douglas Ross quit the Government in protest.


Tory Minister Douglas Ross quits over Dominic Cummings scandal
26 May 2020 at 9:45am
The Scotland Office Minister said he could not tell his constituents they were wrong about how the Prime Minister's top aide behaved during lockdown

The National

The National | Politics
The National

Douglas Ross: I can't get my head around Dominic Cumming's vision claim
26 May 2020 at 5:29pm

DOUGLAS Ross says he can?t get his head around Dominic Cummings? claims that he drove to a beauty spot with his wife and child to test his eyesight.

Dominic Cummings 'added' coronavirus quote to blog in April
26 May 2020 at 9:06am

DOMINIC Cummings has been caught adding references to coronavirus to a year-old blog post on pandemics ? after boasting in yesterday?s press conference that he has long warned of the dangers of incidences like the current Covid-19 crisis.

Dominic Cummings: The Tory MPs and MSPs calling for him to resign
26 May 2020 at 12:11pm

A GROWING number of Conservative figures are calling on the Prime Minister?s chief adviser to resign after he drove 250 miles to his parents? farm while sick with Covid-19 during lockdown.

Dominic Cummings: Michael Gove laughs way through eyesight claim
26 May 2020 at 3:43pm

CABINET member Michael Gove gave an answer so ridiculous this morning that he himself could hardly keep it together.

Scottish Tory MP enrages constituents with 'pathetic' Cummings statement
26 May 2020 at 2:53pm

A SCOTTISH Tory MP has enraged his constituents after refusing to criticise Dominic Cummings for his lockdown trip to Durham.

Westminster leaders unite in call for Boris Johnson to sack Dominic Cummings
26 May 2020 at 3:42pm

THE Westminster leaders of a the SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, SDLP, Green Party and Alliance Party have written to Boris Johnson calling for Dominic Cummings to be sacked.

Would Scottish MPs break current rules to return to parliament?
26 May 2020 at 3:00pm

KIRSTY Strickland?s portrayal of Johnson as a hopeless coward in Saturday?s edition makes for an interesting bedfellow with the restlessness mentioned in Andrew Morris?s and Andrew Fraser?s letters on the frustrating lack of progress on our bid for independence.

Calls for sacking mount after Dominic Cummings fails to apologise
26 May 2020 at 5:50am

DOMINIC Cummings was under mounting pressure to resign after an unprecedented press conference by an aide at Number 10 where he tried to justify travelling from London to Durham during the lockdown.

Nicola Sturgeon comes out on top in Ipsos MORI poll on crisis
26 May 2020 at 11:31am

A NEW poll on how well leaders and governments have handled the coronavirus crisis has found 82% of Scots think Nicola Sturgeon has done a good job.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

The Folk Film Gathering
25 May 2020 at 7:28pm
We’re pleased to be in partnership with the Folk Film Gathering again this year. The event, now in its sixth year, is geared to explore the possibility of a ‘folk cinema’. Run by Transgressive North the event (like everything else) has had to be moved online. So this year it’s completely free and completely online. […]

Lifting Lockdown and the Veil of Ignorance
25 May 2020 at 4:20pm
It is now a notorious truism that it is a lot easier to impose ?lockdown? than to end it.  You don?t need to understand how society works in order to shut it down, you just have to shut it.  But it turns out that you cannot re-open it without considering in what order in which […]

If this crisis is a war, we have to start asking what we?re fighting for
24 May 2020 at 11:43pm
What does nationalism look like? Images of flags and people marching around them, collective weeping for the fallen, the seals and offices of state, the celebration of victories ? lots of strapping young men marching, all strong and virile, to the same tune. The stock standard is all very well, but if you want a […]

?Freedom Come All Ye? performed by Karine Polwart in The Italian Chapel, Orkney
24 May 2020 at 10:24pm
“Freedom Come All Ye” performed by Karine Polwart in The Italian Chapel, Orkney August 2013. from Andy Crabb on Vimeo.

Groove On 25
24 May 2020 at 4:31pm
It’s episode twenty-five of Bella’s radio for the lockdown … Bella Caledonia · Groove On ? Episode 25 Episode 25 starts out with a big swinging blast from Dean Martin, on his 1960 single ?Ain’t That A Kick In The Head?. It?s followed by the nineties, firstly ?Miss Modular? from Anglo French avant-pop group Stereolab?s […]

The Chrysalis of Hope, a Lockdown Reverie
24 May 2020 at 10:54am
Somebody tells me it’s day 62 of lockdown. I have come to terms with my mane, my mullet and my curly locks. I have reached the outer limits of my culinary skills and my house is tired of me. I’ve been trying to clean and sort and hoover and do admin that I have been […]

Socially Distancing Down the Moshpit ? A Good Night Out After Lockdown
23 May 2020 at 8:38pm
Life During Lockdown Amongst the mountain of paper on my desk, some of it has acquired a ghostly air since the Coronavirus-enforced lockdown in March. Here, gathering dust at the top of the pile, are flyers for theatre productions that were supposed to open last month, but which didn?t make it to the rehearsal room. […]

Lockdown Photo Competition
23 May 2020 at 12:26pm
Hey we have a photo competition to remember this weird but historic lockdown experience. Copy us in to your photos with the hashtag #LockdownScotland. This weekend the theme is ?interior?. Competition judged by award-winning photographer Jannica Honey. The best entry wins a £30 book token.

Arts & Music Editor
23 May 2020 at 12:20pm
As we expand our content and output in the next six months we are looking for an Arts & Music Editor to help develop a creative platform and to broaden, deepen and widen engagement with contemporary art, film, photography and music. Responsibilities would include production of interviews and podcasts, commissioning articles and managing Soundcloud content. […]

Covid Rent Deals
22 May 2020 at 5:15pm

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Britain comes together to clap for carers on Covid frontline ? as it happened
21 May 2020 at 8:31pm
Government signs deal for 10m antibody tests; 17% of Londoners and 5% of rest of country may have had Covid-19; official UK death toll rises to 36,042Johnson forced to drop NHS surcharge for migrant health workersFewer young adults sticking to lockdown rules, study showsMatt Hancock?s press confe...

Scotland bans Covid-19 support to firms based in tax havens
21 May 2020 at 9:07am
MSPs vote to prevent such businesses and individuals from using relief fundsCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Scottish parliament has voted to block companies based in tax havens from using millions of pounds in coronavirus relief funding, in emergency legislation.MS...

Skye care home hit by 10 coronavirus deaths allowed to keep licence
20 May 2020 at 1:20pm
HC-One faced being stopped from running Home Farm after concerns over its managementCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe company that owns a care home on Skye where 10 residents have died in a Covid-19 outbreak has been allowed to continue running the site for at least ...

'It's disorienting': former Glasgow MP left claiming universal credit
16 May 2020 at 9:00am
Recent Labour MP Paul Sweeney awaits response to claim made as result of lockdown and losing seat in DecemberCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere was a moment, as Paul Sweeney filled out his online application for universal credit, when the reality of the box-ticking ...

Care firm HC-One faces losing licence at coronavirus-hit Skye home
14 May 2020 at 6:34pm
Scotland?s Care Inspectorate finds concerns about quality of care at Home Farm in PortreeCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRegulators are attempting to seize control of a care home on Skye at the centre of a Covid-19 outbreak that has led to seven deaths and dozens of co...

Russian supertrawlers off Scottish coast spark fears for UK marine life
13 May 2020 at 6:00pm
Environmentalists call for crackdown on ?destructive? vessels after fleet spottedA fleet of Russian supertrawlers has been spotted fishing off the coast of Scotland in a protected area, raising concerns by environmentalists over the impact of industrial vessels on marine life in UK waters.The 11 ...

Boris Johnson looks increasingly like the prime minister of England alone | M...
13 May 2020 at 3:23pm
There have been cracks in the United Kingdom for many years. Coronavirus has prised them wide openCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Boris Johnson finished his televised address on Sunday evening, many viewers were confused by what he had just said. One thing about his...

Opposition leaders attack Boris Johnson over muddled messaging
11 May 2020 at 6:44pm
Johnson accused of becoming ?PM for England? as MPs say lockdown advice may cost livesOpposition leaders have rounded on Boris Johnson for sending out confusing and muddled advice that they claimed could cost lives as the government attempts to move away from the coronavirus lockdown.MPs in the C...

'I won't play Russian roulette': Sturgeon on PM's lockdown changes ? video
11 May 2020 at 2:55pm
Nicola Sturgeon has said guidelines on easing lockdown restrictions in England will not apply in Scotland as it would not be safe. The first minister said the Scottish public would have to be patient for a little longer as she would not 'play Russian roulette' during the coronavirus outbreakCan I...

UK coronavirus: 'This is not the time to end the lockdown,' says Boris Johnso...
10 May 2020 at 10:12pm
Prime minister says from June some pupils could return to school in England; official UK death toll rises to 31,855Work, public transport, schools and shops: what are the new rules?Nicola Sturgeon leads chorus of disapproval over new ?stay alert? adviceMost UK pupils unlikely to return until new ...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

The curse of Cummings
Something incredible happened today. A Scottish Conservative discovered a backbone, or at least a fascsimile thereof. Moray MP and junior minister in the Scotland Office Douglas Ross has tendered his resignation as a minor flunky in the Government over Dominic Cummings trip to Durham and automotive eye exam in Barnard Castle. Admittedly he did so […]

Eyesight exams on the way to Castle Barnard
Well that was, ahem, interesting. The much touted press conference with Dominic Cummings started a half hour late, but it still hadn’t given him enough extra time to tuck in his shirt. The short version is that he’s not apologising, he’s not resigning, and everyone should feel sorry for him. It’s really all the fault […]

Acting on instinct
Any fond hopes that Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson might have had that he could draw a line under the Dominic Cummings affair have been well and truly dashed. Even the Daily Mail has come out in an angry tirade against the Prime Minister. That’s the Daily Mail which has hitherto been a cheerleader for […]

The arrogant and offensive truth twisters
The Prime Minister actually managed to turn up for work today and presented the daily British Government press conference. This is not unconnected to the fact that the only thing that anyone was wanting to hear from the British Government today was that Dominic Cummings had got his jotters for driving a coach and horses […]

The second cummings of Dominic
This British Government is easily the worst for 100 years. It’s ideologically driven, determined to ram through the hardest possible Brexit despite the current crisis, yet at the same time it’s incompetent, incoherent, and chaotic. It combines laziness with arrogance, and is characterised by an overweening contempt for the public and a deep rooted sense […]

Cummings and goings
Dominic Cummings doesn’t obey lockdown rules. Only little people obey lockdown rules. It said nothing good about Dominic Cummings that he was prepared to sacrifice other people’s elderly relatives in pursuit of his herd immunity strategy. It says a whole lot worse that he was willing to risk the lives of his own parents too. […]

Dugcast fae the Dughoose ? with Angus MacNeil
Welcome to this week’s edition of the dugcast fae the dughoose with guest Angus MacNeil, the SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar. Angus is perhaps best known for being a strong proponent of the need for a Plan B in order to secure an independence referendum from Westminster. We chat about lockdown in the […]

British nationalism is only exceptional in the lies it tells
There’s a peculiar trait found amongst British nationalists in Scotland. They are unable to cope with any news which might suggest that Scotland is perfectly capable of being a normal country, able to do any of the things that any other comparable nation might do as an independent state. It appears that the entire sense […]

The Tory perversion of science costs lives
The only good thing about the British Government’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic is that at least we don’t have Donald Trump in charge. That’s how low the bar has to be set, and even then it’s debatable because Donald Trump at least turns up for government press conferences. Johnson is already the worst Prime […]

Sorry, not sorry
I chatted on the phone with a friend in Spain yesterday and suggested that we swap Prime Ministers. “Pero nadie quiere el tuyo,” she replied. Which is Spanish for “But no one wants yours.” Not even the British Government, if Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson’s absence from the daily press briefings is anything to go […]

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

The Times Handed Its Arse by Football Club
The Times, or at least The Sunday Times, has a history of getting things wrong about Hitler. And it seems to have happened again. This was the response by Schalke 04, a German football team, to the latest mistake…

Just Leaving This Here
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Scotland Calling Estonia
This the latest in a wonderful series of films by Phantom Power. Estonia is proof of what happens when a nation takes control of its destiny and embraces the future. Just over 30 years ago Estonia freed itself from a broken Soviet Union to finally realise its true potential. This incredible wee nation of just …

In Case You Had Any Doubt
The supposedly impartial Civil Service gave itself an award for interfering with a democratic vote, working for a No vote in the 2014 referendum. This is not at all surprising, people should just be more aware of it next time round. The  original article is here.

The Scottish Independence Podcast 184 ? How Has Any of This Changed?
The Queen, God, the EU (in and out), your mate’s dug, Alpha Centauri, cherry tomatoes, wind, Nigel Farage, xylophones, Bungle from Rainbow – whatever it is, if you listen to some people, it’s a reason against Scottish Independence. The latest they are using is the virus, so for the 184th episode of the Scottish Independence …

Who is more troll? The troll or the troll that?
So the Herald took down their article with David Icke criticising Nicola Sturgeon. Yes, David Icke. Maybe it was click-bait for a newspaper in desperate need of readership, maybe it was just for a laugh, maybe it was really the usual “let’s find anyone, no matter how ludicrous, who has anything to say against Scottish …

The Scottish Independence Podcast 183 ? Tories Out!
For episode 183 of The Scottish Independence Podcast I’m taking you back to that wonderful world of a few months ago in which the only things we had to worry about were Tory lies causing unnecessary death and hardship, and a babbling manboy in the White House. Oh wait, both of those things still apply. …

Open Letter to a Pastor
It’s about time someone said something like this to these Christian fundamentalist lunatics. If you don’t know who is speaking, it is Seth Andrews, former christian, now atheist activist. Shout out to one of the commenters too, someone called Jim Windsor… There are two factors that determine how fast a virus such as COVID-19 will …

Gerry Hassan

Gerry Hassan ? writing, research, policy and ideas
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Walking through the history of Glasgow and Scotland
Walking through the history of Glasgow and Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 20th 2020 The past weeks of lockdown have produced a rich panoply of emotions and feelings that recognise the different times we are living in. Over the past eight weeks I have used my daily walk to understand better my surrounding streets … The post Walking through the history of Glasgow and Scotland appear...

Disunited Kingdom: Will England break-up the Union?
Disunited Kingdom: Will England break-up the Union? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, May 17th 2020 This past week the UK Government finally woke up to the make-up of the United Kingdom. This has been painful for some at the centre of the UK Government – some having been in deliberate denial for years, while others on … The post Disunited Kingdom: Will England break-up the Union? appeared first o...

Is Boris Johnson the most incompetent UK Prime Minister in living memory?
Is Boris Johnson the most incompetent UK Prime Minister in living memory? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 13th 2020 This is a time of national and international crisis. Governments and leaders need to step up to the plate; be honest, open and adaptive, and treat their citizens as adults who know these are difficult times … The post Is Boris Johnson the most incompetent UK Prime Minister in ...

Scotland?s Right to Decide and the Future of Anglo-American Capitalism
Scotland?s Right to Decide and the Future of Anglo-American Capitalism Gerry Hassan Sunday National, May 10th 2020 As we reach seven weeks of lockdown more and more questions are emerging about the actions and shortcomings of the UK Government?s approach, particularly as sections of the Tory Party get restless about the length and economic costs … The post Scotland’s Right to Decide and the F...

How we should and shouldn?t commemorate VE Day
How we should and shouldn?t commemorate VE Day Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 6th 2020 This coming Friday May 8th is an important moment in the history of all of us – the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism and Nazism in Europe in World War Two. It is important to mark, commemorate and … The post How we should and shouldn’t commemorate VE Day appeared first on Gerry Hassan - writing,...

The Empire Strikes Back: Being Prisoners of the Past in Britain
The Empire Strikes Back: Being Prisoners of the Past in Britain Gerry Hassan Sunday National, May 3rd 2020 Next week sees another historical milestone with the commemoration of VE (Victory in Europe) Day on 8 May – the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism and Nazism in Europe. Such totemic dates seem to come … The post The Empire Strikes Back: Being Prisoners of the Past in Britain appea...

Where is the wisdom and ability to ask big questions in our present crisis?
Where is the wisdom and ability to ask big questions in our present crisis? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 29th 2020 The world is united for once in sadness, tragedy and death. Everywhere there is crisis and anxiety, and in most places a lack of political leadership and absence of candour in public debate, despite … The post Where is the wisdom and ability to ask big questions in our pre...

What will art, culture and sport look like after the virus?
What will art, culture and sport look like after the virus? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, April 26th 2020 The UK economy and life as we know it are undergoing the kind of fundamental shock the like of which we have never seen in living memory. The only comparisons of similar economic and human carnage in … The post What will art, culture and sport look like after the virus? appeared first on ...

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Scottish Independence ? Wexit or Sexit? ? Bella Caledonia - bellacaledonia.or...
Scottish Independence ? Wexit or Sexit? ? Bella Caledonia  bellacaledonia.org.uk

John Lloyd's latest book is a devastating argument against Scottish independe...
John Lloyd's latest book is a devastating argument against Scottish independence  New Statesman

Nicola Sturgeon blow: European Commission's crushing verdict on Scotland's EU...
Nicola Sturgeon blow: European Commission's crushing verdict on Scotland's EU entry  Express

Lack of any progress on Scottish independence bid is becoming very frustratin...
Lack of any progress on Scottish independence bid is becoming very frustrating  The National

History of Scottish independence: The Yes campaign and securing devolution - ...
History of Scottish independence: The Yes campaign and securing devolution  The National

Johnson Government rules out new Scottish independence referendum ahead of Qu...
Johnson Government rules out new Scottish independence referendum ahead of Queen?s Speech  The Scotsman

SNP scent opportunity for Scottish independence | News - The Times
SNP scent opportunity for Scottish independence | News  The Times

Coronavirus has made Scottish independence even less likely - The Economist
Coronavirus has made Scottish independence even less likely  The Economist

Why Iran meddled in Scotland's independence referendum - Spectator.co.uk
Why Iran meddled in Scotland's independence referendum  Spectator.co.uk

Has the coronavirus crisis changed the Scottish independence debate? - Left F...
Has the coronavirus crisis changed the Scottish independence debate?  Left Foot Forward

New pro-Scottish independence party created ahead of 2021 Holyrood elections ...
New pro-Scottish independence party created ahead of 2021 Holyrood elections  The Scottish Sun

Anti-independence Scots join campaign to BREAK UP UK in desperate bid to rejo...
Anti-independence Scots join campaign to BREAK UP UK in desperate bid to rejoin EU  Express.co.uk

Coronavirus latest: Boris Johnson's pandemic failings 'build the case for Sco...
Coronavirus latest: Boris Johnson's pandemic failings 'build the case for Scottish Independence', SNP MPs say  inews

Scottish independence: Iran used Facebook to support 'yes' vote - The Times
Scottish independence: Iran used Facebook to support 'yes' vote  The Times

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'PM has no option but to sack chief advisor' - SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford responds to Dominic Cummings' explanation for lockdown trip  The ScotsmanNI parties join Labour and SNP in heaping denunciations on Dominic Cummings after 'car crash' press conference  Belfast NewsletterOpposition leaders call for Dominic Cummings to quit  The GuardianCummings: SNP demand aide is sacked and say ...

SNP Government confirms face masks should be worn on public transport - Daily...
SNP Government confirms face masks should be worn on public transport  Daily Record

SNP politician Richard Lyle reported for comments on Palestine - The Times
SNP politician Richard Lyle reported for comments on Palestine  The Times

SNP MSP slated after calling Palestinian tragedy 'self-inflicted' - HeraldSco...
SNP MSP slated after calling Palestinian tragedy 'self-inflicted'  HeraldScotland

Highland councillor blasts mystery suspension from SNP group as 'trivial nons...
Highland councillor blasts mystery suspension from SNP group as 'trivial nonsense'  Press and Journal

Functional Annotations of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)-Based and Gene...
Functional Annotations of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)-Based and Gene-Based Genome-Wide Association Studies Show Genes Affecting Keratitis Susceptibility.  Physician's Weekly

'He is trying to take the public for fools' SNP reacts to PM backing Cummings...
'He is trying to take the public for fools' SNP reacts to PM backing Cummings  The Scotsman

Coronavirus LIVE: SNP, Lib Dems, Greens demand Dominic Cummings is sacked - c...
Coronavirus LIVE: SNP, Lib Dems, Greens demand Dominic Cummings is sacked  centralfifetimes.com

Forget Brexit ... SNP must build on positive polls with roadmap for indy - Th...
Forget Brexit ... SNP must build on positive polls with roadmap for indy  The National

SNP writes to civil service chief for Cummings investigation - STV News
SNP writes to civil service chief for Cummings investigation  STV News

SNP slams Tory MP who branded nationalists 'work-shy' in row over virtual par...
SNP slams Tory MP who branded nationalists 'work-shy' in row over virtual parliament  Daily Record

My first loyalty is to independence, not to the SNP - The National
My first loyalty is to independence, not to the SNP  The National

SNP warned 'tidal wave of evictions' is coming as rent control bid is rejecte...
SNP warned 'tidal wave of evictions' is coming as rent control bid is rejected at Holyrood  Daily Record

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Covid-19: Why did SNP follow Tory Government into worst outbreak in Europe? ? Joyce McMillan  The Scotsman

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Nicola Sturgeon?s refusal to rule out THIRD independence vote if she loses again exposed  Express

Johnson Government rules out new Scottish independence referendum ahead of Qu...
Johnson Government rules out new Scottish independence referendum ahead of Queen?s Speech  The Scotsman

Coronavirus has made Scottish independence even less likely - The Economist
Coronavirus has made Scottish independence even less likely  The Economist

Why Iran meddled in Scotland's independence referendum - Spectator.co.uk
Why Iran meddled in Scotland's independence referendum  Spectator.co.uk

John Lloyd's latest book is a devastating argument against Scottish independe...
John Lloyd's latest book is a devastating argument against Scottish independence  New Statesman

Scottish Independence ? Wexit or Sexit? ? Bella Caledonia - bellacaledonia.or...
Scottish Independence ? Wexit or Sexit? ? Bella Caledonia  bellacaledonia.org.uk

Iran hackers interfered in Scottish independence vote - Anadolu Agency
Iran hackers interfered in Scottish independence vote  Anadolu Agency

Coronavirus Further Strains a U.K. Union Already Under Pressure - The Wall St...
Coronavirus Further Strains a U.K. Union Already Under Pressure  The Wall Street Journal

Anti-independence Scots join campaign to BREAK UP UK in desperate bid to rejo...
Anti-independence Scots join campaign to BREAK UP UK in desperate bid to rejoin EU  Express.co.uk

Lack of any progress on Scottish independence bid is becoming very frustratin...
Lack of any progress on Scottish independence bid is becoming very frustrating  The National

Has the coronavirus crisis changed the Scottish independence debate? - Left F...
Has the coronavirus crisis changed the Scottish independence debate?  Left Foot Forward

Scottish independence: Iran used Facebook to support 'yes' vote - The Times
Scottish independence: Iran used Facebook to support 'yes' vote  The Times

Who is Tory MP Douglas Ross? - BBC News
Who is Tory MP Douglas Ross?  BBC News

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History of Scottish independence: The Yes campaign and securing devolution  The National

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Day to day discussions relating to the bumbling, chinless twat.  He's currently giving a trumpesqian speech in Manchester relating to his Northern powerhouse plan - building a railway between Manchester and Leeds. He's went off message a few times, notably guessing when Stephenson's rocket was a ...

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

The Official President Trump thread

Ruth Davidson.
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FAO TORIES (if you admit to being one)
Give me a reason that not every one of you is a c**t now please. I?m eager to hear. 

BBC bias
Is anyone going to tell welshbairn about yesterday's hilariously blatant SNP smear the BBC conducted yesterday, as they do most days?   Or is he better to be allowed to live in blissful delusion that the BBC wouldn't lie cause reasons? If anyone has stats on how many foi requests the BBC has ...

Oor Nicola Sturgeon thread.
   

     

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...

Israel lobby v Corbyn
At fever pitch at the moment, and a daily event yet still to hear anything Anti-semitic he's done.

Nipper Salmond
Well well well
 
I?ve been reading some of the left fascist scum hypocrisy over the last few hours and I must say it?s laughable. The same imbeciles who were up in arms about the alleged Donald Trump allegations are defending and sweeping under the carpet the Alex Salmond allegations
 
It seems that ...

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

Common Weal
Hi folks, Is anyone on here joined up to the volunteer thing they've started?  I have, and so far I've been quite impressed. https://www.commonweal.scot/rebuild I'm sure every poster on here will have heard of Common Weal - but they're a left wing organisation that generates policies ...

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!

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 ...

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Steelmen
I'm giving this it's own thread if that's OK with the mods.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087SMDQD7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_RUuXEb6Y2CQ3Y

Jokes
A Chinese doctor can't find a job in a hospital in the US, so he opens a clinic and puts a sign outside that reads "GET TREATMENT FOR $20 - IF NOT CURED GET BACK $100." An American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic. Lawyer: "I have lost my...

Small things that make you happy.
Yes, yes,  I know what you are thinking. Here she is again with another shite thread.
Well I don't care , I am fed up reading doom and gloom on here , and I have no even been on TA Specific with the news that Kieran Tierney isnt in the squad for the next 2 games. I was just walking through G...

Coronavirus
  I?m not taking any chances. 
   

This Board Needs Tunes
Been off the board for a few weeks and have no idea what's going on. Couldn't resurrect the original thread so here's a timely new beginning. Come on back folks! Our beautiful Scotland.

Epstein
Apologies if this is elsewhere - but thought the following was quite inetresting in and of itself - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGF4cH9t6SgF5e4OELMbDjg/videos Interesting what you can do with a drone these days - with the "totally co-incidental" huge fire - https://cloverchronicle.com/20...

The Weather thread
Well, that's been a great May, and a good start to June, even getting some of that warm rain they get abroad. I'm still depending on the BBC for my forecasts although I have heard tell of someone on twitter or whatever called Windy something who is really good. Hopefully might get some nice thund...

Gallus
Gallus is a word I remember when I was young but have not heard in a long time.  My recollection of it is to describe someone who is talented and confident. But I remember it more as a negative,  which maybe fits with West of Scotland attitudes. Any thoughts?

Painting.
Painting, Tikkurila.

Tamb bingo.
Pick a number between 0 and 174 page and then post

Harry's Heroes
Wondering what a Scottish version would look like - Kenny Dalgish or Graeme Souness as manager with a team of ex-players that go on a tour and see if they can win 2 games out of 3 that in theory would qualify for knockout stages. Just to prove it could be done without the pressure of actually qua...

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...

Entertainment in isolation
2 weeks into isolation I thought it might be worth a wee thread for people to post ideas for things to do either for entertainment or just to keep occupied.
Please don?t expect anything interesting from me right enough , I am just starting the thread in the hope others will contribute. 
  I...

Positivity
I get everyone is consumed by what is going on just now.... Me too.  But I'm opening this thread for people to post messages of hope or at least some uplifting spirit.  Don't troll or take the piss.... unless it especially good ? Anyway, I'll start. In a briefing the other day my boss...

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Tories in Scotland developing links with the Orange Order and DUP is actively...
    Tories in Scotland developing links with the Orange Order and DUP is actively promoting the return of bigotry Pastor Jack Glass established his Zion Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Glasgow’s Polmadie area in 1965. From there he conducted a 40-year “fire and brimstone” crusade against the LGBT community and the Roman CatholicContinue reading "Tories in Scotland developing links with the ...

The Blatant Use of the BBC by Westminster as a Weapon of Propaganda Against S...
    Crazy but true – Scottish taxpayers pay for and accept BBC anti-Scottish propaganda The BBC was first formed then developed by Whitehall spooks who perceived the medium of radio and subsequently television to be well suited to control and manipulate the thoughts and actions of the population of the country and widerContinue reading "The Blatant Use of the BBC by Westminster as a Weapon of...

Scottish Judicial System Is Being Dismantled by Unionist English Politicians...
    The Scottish judicial system is being subsumed by Westminster Westminster Unionist politicians and landed gentry have been instrumental in many breaches of the 1707 Act of Union determined upon standardizing the laws of “Greater England” for their own nefarious purposes through many creeping changes in Scottish legislation each weakening the ScottishContinue reading "Scottish Judicial S...

Labour Leader?s Hitman Ian Murray to Purge the Left in the Scottish Labour Br...
    Rejection by the UK electorate of the left-wing politics of the Labour Party In December 2019, in the UK General Election, Helen Mcfarlane stood as the Labour party candidate in Airdrie and Shotts for Westminster. She works for NHS, is a member of the People?s Assembly, a UNITE member and activist andContinue reading "Labour Leader’s Hitman Ian Murray to Purge the Left in the Scottish Lab...

The 1707 Act of Union Handed Scotland Over To a Very Wealthy English Elite Su...
  Definition of Oppression A country controlled by a small percentage of very wealthy people who deny opportunities to those who are poor. The poor work for little wages and struggle to achieve a basic human standard of living such as having food and shelter. The poor are carefully controlled by the oppressors andContinue reading "The 1707 Act of Union Handed Scotland Over To a Very Wealthy E...

Francesca Osowska ? The Lowest Point Of Her Career Was working as Principal P...
      12 Jul 2017: Francesca Osowska appointed Scottish Natural Heritage chief executive The new Scottish Natural Heritage?s new chief executive will take up her post on 1 October 2017. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: ?I am delighted to approve the appointment of Francesca Osowska as chief executive of Scottish NaturalContinue reading "Francesca Osowska – The Lowest Point ...

Bring Them Home
    Bring Them Home Irish republicans in Northern Ireland are rightly milking Westminster financially whilst denying the corrupt political system in support of their cause. The party has achieved much more than any other grouping in Westminster and have taken their aspirations for total independence from the Unionists to a stage much closerContinue reading "Bring Them Home"

In 2014 Many Campaigners For Independence Warned That Rejection of Independen...
      Message for Dominic Cummings and the dystopian Tory Government – As did Rasputin, your end will see you on the bottom of the River Neva in chains.   Two of the most important blogs posted by myself. A must-read https://caltonjock.com/2018/08/26/a-bunch-of-spivs-crooks-and-wide-boys-the-tory-party-basks-in-the-glory-of-its-widespread-abuse-of-the-electorate-part-one/ https://caltonjo...

An Expanding Profile of Alister Jack ? Information Added Ad Hoc ? Check Daily...
    Sep. 2018: Jack’s rapid and undeserved rapid promotion Only 14 months following his election to the Dumfries and Galloway constituency, Jack will be taking up an additional role as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Baroness Evans, the leader of the House of Lords. As PPS he will be an important liaisonContinue reading "An Expanding Profile of Alister Jack – Information Added Ad H...

The Jeffrey Epstein Debacle has the Potential to Bring Many Powerful People D...
    The 2000 USA Presidential Election The conduct and outcome of the election, contested by the then Vice President, Al Gore and George W Bush.were controversial with allegations of fraud being levelled against the Bush camp, who won. But Gore failed to make an issue of the result and subsequently drifted away fromContinue reading "The Jeffrey Epstein Debacle has the Potential to Bring Many ...

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