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Boris Johnson to spend more time in Scotland as strengthening Union to become...
19 Jan 2020 at 10:01pm
SCOTS are set to see a lot more of Boris Johnson in 2020 as the Prime Minister seeks to strengthen the Union and up the UK Government?s involvement in Scotland.


UK must make 'fundamental changes' to stop Scotland opting for independence, ...
19 Jan 2020 at 6:00pm
The United Kingdom must change fundamentally to stop Scotland going for independence, according to former prime minister Gordon Brown.


Iain Macwhirter: In post-Brexit Britain, Nicola Sturgeon can't keep telling h...
19 Jan 2020 at 5:12am
?The Mother of Parliaments has been shut down by the father of lies.? So thundered Aidan O?Neill QC over Boris Johnson?s unlawful prorogation of Parliament last year. Now he?s claiming that the Scottish Parliament can ignore mother and hold its own referendum on independence.


SNP MSP: Unionist boycott should not invalidate a consultative Indyref2
19 Jan 2020 at 11:06am
A VETERAN SNP politician who is calling for a consultative referendum on independence has suggested a Unionist boycott would not invalidate it.


?Stop marching and start thinking? insists former SNP deputy leader
19 Jan 2020 at 9:14am
Jim Sillars, former deputy leader of the SNP, has called for members to ?stop marching and start thinking?.


Scottish Labour's relentless infighting will cost them Holyrood, claims forme...
19 Jan 2020 at 5:08am
SCOTTISH Labour?s constant infighting will cost them the Holyrood elections and any chance to hold the SNP Government to account, according to a former MP.


Indyref2 mandate claims ?dubious? says Sir John Curtis
19 Jan 2020 at 7:56am
CLAIMING there is a mandate from the Scottish people for a second independence referendum is a ?highly dubious exercise?, according to top pollster Professor Sir John Curtice.


Ian Murray rules out independent Scottish version of Labour
19 Jan 2020 at 11:47am
Labour deputy leadership hopeful Ian Murray said he does not want to see an independent Scottish version of the party.


Tories offer to help pass SNP budget and call for tax freeze
19 Jan 2020 at 8:11am
THE SCOTTISH Conservatives have vowed to lend support to the SNP to pass its budget, provided businesses get more support, there are more hospital beds for drug addicts and taxes do not rise.


How local is your MP ... and why that could be the key to cleaning up our pol...
19 Jan 2020 at 5:12am
SHE was the first MP elected in Scotland?s dark, winter general election. And the first thing she did was to praise the man she had just unseated.


Moving Lords out of London is an option says Government
19 Jan 2020 at 2:00pm
The House of Lords could be moved out of London in a bid to ?reconnect? with voters, senior Tories have said.


What is the Dissolution Honours List and why is it controversial?
19 Jan 2020 at 2:03pm
Jeremy Corbyn?s reported nominations for the Dissolution Honours List have raised eyebrows for including ex-Commons Speaker John Bercow ? a former Tory MP.


Is your MP a career politician?
19 Jan 2020 at 7:48am
Politics is a trade. Voters might like to think they want to elect people who come from all walks of life. But when it comes down to it they mostly cast their ballots for candidates who are already politicians.


Jess Phillips says there no plans to apply for the UK to rejoin the EU
19 Jan 2020 at 10:11am
Labour leadership hopeful Jess Phillips has said she is not an ?uber Remainer? and has no plans to apply for the UK to rejoin the EU.

 

The Scotsman

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Senior independence activists call for new 'Yes' movement
19 Jan 2020 at 9:15pm
Senior independence activists are calling for a new Yes Scotland organisation to be built as part of the campaign for a second referendum.


Three people rescued from sinking boat off Scottish coast
19 Jan 2020 at 6:11pm
A rescue is underway in The Minch off North West Scotland after a boat with three people on board started sinking.


Gordon Brown calls for 'fundamental change' to UK to stop Scottish independence
19 Jan 2020 at 6:00pm
The UK needs to change fundamentally to stop Scotland opting for independence, Labour former prime minister Gordon Brown will say.


Glasgow hotels hike room rates for UN climate summit in November
19 Jan 2020 at 5:43pm
Hoteliers have begun hiking up room rates, including one of more than 500 per cent  - ahead of the UN climate change conference in Glasgow in November.


Queen spotted 'smiling broadly' shortly after Meghan and Harry's decision to ...
19 Jan 2020 at 4:58pm
The Queen was seen smiling alongside her son the Duke of York in her first appearance since the announcement the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be walking away from the royal family.


Laurence Fox hits out at successful black and working class actors who critic...
19 Jan 2020 at 4:36pm
Laurence Fox has hit out at black and working class actors for complaining about the industry once they have "five million quid in the bank".


Gang of 100 youths forced to leave McDonald's after abusing staff and causing...
19 Jan 2020 at 4:21pm
A gang of more than 100 youths were forced to leave a McDonald's after allegedly abusing staff and causing damage, police said.


Brian Sloan: Action must be taken now to avoid a full-blown care crisis
19 Jan 2020 at 4:21pm
It’s fair to say that most people do not enjoy being in hospital. They may have been admitted for emergency treatment, delivered expertly by a first-class medical team, but once they start to feel better, the overwhelming majority of patients long for the comforts of home.


Journalist Deborah Orr 'raped twice' while student at St Andrews University
19 Jan 2020 at 4:20pm
The late newspaper columnist Deborah Orr was gang-raped while a student a St Andrews University in the 1980s, her new memoir reveals.


Footage emerges of Harry 'touting' Meghan for a job at Lion King premiere
19 Jan 2020 at 3:34pm
Video footage has emerged of the Duke of Sussex talking about his wife's ability to do voiceover work.


Father of murdered schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton: I am counting the days until Pe...
19 Jan 2020 at 3:24pm
THE father of murdered schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton is counting the days until the serial killer who took her life dies from cancer.


Edinburgh model scarred after 'tourism' cosmetic surgery warns of the dangers
19 Jan 2020 at 3:22pm
A Scottish model who had cut-price cosmetic surgery in Turkey has warned other women not to repeat her mistake after she was left in agony and scarred.


Grim episode from Falkirk?s past is remembered
19 Jan 2020 at 3:16pm
Historical re-enactors and heritage groups gathered at Falkirk’s Battlefield Monument yesterday to mark the carnage of the bloody Second Battle of Falkirk.


BBC to air Robert Burns documentary with a warning due to "bad unclean filthy...
19 Jan 2020 at 3:00pm
HE'S Scotland's national poet, famed for some of the world's greatest lovesongs like Ae Fond Kiss and My Love is Like a Red Red Rose.

 

 

 

Wings over Scotland

Winning back Scotland
18 Jan 2020 at 6:59am

Hubris: A Warning From History
17 Jan 2020 at 1:02pm
We had a brief but semi-enlightening debate on Twitter with some daft young idiot from Scottish Labour this morning, which culminated in his desperately clutching at votes for the Tories and Lib Dems last month as somehow representing a victory for Labour. Readers can pass an idle moment by identifying all the obvious logical flaws in …

Prisoners of time
15 Jan 2020 at 7:00am
So we’ve got a couple of weeks to wait to find out what the SNP’s grand plan that they should have had ready yesterday was, and in the absence of anything better to do we suppose we might as well speculate on the possibilities. WARNING: if you’re one of the decreasing rump of ultra-faithful still …

There Is No Plan A
14 Jan 2020 at 12:32pm
So it’s finally official: Boris Says No. He’s formally done the thing that we’ve all known he was going to do ever since he became UK Prime Minister last July. So what’s the stunning, game-changing counter-response we’ve got for him, having known for six months that this was what he’d say and had all that …

Her Loyal Subject
11 Jan 2020 at 6:59am

The Toady And The Trap
9 Jan 2020 at 8:21pm
Anyone who’s followed the UK political media over the last decade or so with specific reference to Scotland will know that in a very crowded field, the standout poster boy for arrogant, condescending metropolitan cluelessness is the Independent’s chief political commentator John Rentoul. For reasons which escape us, Rentoul – who was born in India and as …

From the archives #12
7 Jan 2020 at 12:11pm
Over the last few days, for want of anything more interesting happening in Scottish politics, we’ve been reviewing some of the entertainingly fluid criteria by which Unionist politicians used to assert that Scotland could supposedly achieve independence. But we hadn’t seen this one before: A view apparently “almost universally shared among English Tory backbenchers” back in …

From the archives #11
6 Jan 2020 at 1:18pm
We’ve never been able to actually confirm the oft-cited “quote” from Margaret Thatcher suggesting that the SNP winning a majority of Scottish seats at a UK election would constitute a mandate for independence, but here’s a verified more recent one from a then-serving Conservative PM. “John Major has made it clear that a majority of …

The success story
5 Jan 2020 at 1:20pm
We couldn’t help but raise a quizzical eyebrow at this assertion from SNP MP Pete Wishart in today’s Sunday National. It was said in the specific context of securing a second indyref in 2020, and since such a referendum has NOT in fact been secured – and looks extremely unlikely to be – we wondered which other definition of …

What it is to burn
4 Jan 2020 at 6:59am

BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics

Scottish independence: Ex-SNP minister Alex Neil calls for 'consultative' vote
19 Jan 2020 at 3:59pm
Alex Neil says such a vote could be legal and a "Yes" result would have a huge political impact.

Conservatives set out terms to support Scottish budget
19 Jan 2020 at 6:08pm
Scottish Conservative finance spokesman Murdo Fraser wants a Scottish government promise not to raise taxes.

Sole Scots Labour MP Ian Murray rejects party split
19 Jan 2020 at 2:24pm
Ian Murray say Scottish Labour already enjoys autonomy from the UK party but should use it more.

Lord Robert Maclennan: Tributes to former SDP leader and LibDem peer
18 Jan 2020 at 5:57pm
He served as an MP in the Highlands and was interim leader of the Liberal Democrats after the party's formation.

Scottish Conservatives: Carlaw and Ballantyne to contest party leadership
17 Jan 2020 at 5:14pm
Jackson Carlaw and Michelle Ballantyne are the only two candidates to put their names forward in the contest.

Is Scotland leading the way on climate change?
18 Jan 2020 at 12:04am
A major UN climate conference is coming to Glasgow. What is Scotland doing about climate change?

COP26: Climate summit policing will cost more than £200m
17 Jan 2020 at 3:14pm
Scotland's police chief says officers' accommodation alone for COP26 will cost "tens of millions of pounds".

Plan to regulate 'wild west' beauty filler industry
17 Jan 2020 at 5:48pm
A new licensing scheme will target non-healthcare professionals who carry out work such as lip enhancements.

Sturgeon agrees to wider review of Scottish education
16 Jan 2020 at 4:16pm
Nicola Sturgeon agrees to widen a review of Scottish education after a defeat by opposition MSPs.

EU flag to be taken down at Holyrood after Brexit
16 Jan 2020 at 5:29pm
The EU flag will be lowered at Holyrood on 31 January despite an SNP MSP's campaign to keep it up.

Indyref2: What does 'once in a generation' mean?
16 Jan 2020 at 12:07am
Boris Johnson keeps saying the 2014 indyref was a "once in a generation" event - but what does this mean?

Scot Goes Pop

An overwhelming majority of Labour party members are open to supporting an in...
18 Jan 2020 at 2:08pm
As you may have seen yesterday, YouGov have published their second poll of Labour members for the forthcoming leadership contest.  The results are billed as "Sir Keir Starmer strengthening his lead...

The "no legal shortcuts to independence" article relies as much on political ...
15 Jan 2020 at 3:24am
You might have seen the other day that a couple of SNP MPs tweeted a piece by the constitutional law experts Chris McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg, setting out their thoughts on the legality of an i...

FUNDRAISER: Help Scot Goes Pop commission a post-election poll on independence
14 Jan 2020 at 1:35pm
It was suggested to me earlier today that the time may now be right for Scot Goes Pop to crowdfund its first opinion poll, mainly because it's really, really odd that no media organisation has comm...

Boris Johnson's contemptuous letter drops all the pretence: London's rule in ...
14 Jan 2020 at 12:06pm
Your letter contains a downright lie. Neither Mr Salmond nor Ms Sturgeon ever made a "personal promise" - Mr Salmond made clear repeatedly that he was merely expressing a "personal view". It was no...

HMP Our Precious Union
13 Jan 2020 at 6:17pm
Nicola Sturgeon is 49 years old. Even without a boost in life expectancy, she could plausibly live for another half-century. This is no longer about the Tories suspending democracy for "a generatio...


Sooner or later, the Westminster veto has to be circumvented - there is no re...
12 Jan 2020 at 6:18am
Most of you probably saw Wee Ginger Dug's blogpost last week calling on the SNP leadership to keep its side of the bargain with the independence movement by taking steps to ensure (or at least genu...

The certainty of Brexit ensures the casus belli for an indyref
11 Jan 2020 at 4:16am
I'm going to update the blog properly quite soon - honestly.  I just got a bit out of habit over the festive period.  In the meantime, though, a quick note to let you know that I'm quoted in Alasda...

Do the Corbynites have a Plan B?
2 Jan 2020 at 1:10am
YouGov have conducted the first poll of the Labour leadership contest, and given the good track record of similar polls in the past, it now looks pretty likely that the Corbyn project is about to c...

Reddit Scotland

newest submissions : Scotland
Scotland - all things Scotland, Scottish and Scot here.

How would UK be if it was governed through Edinburgh?
20 Jan 2020 at 12:52am
Theoretical framework: if instead of Westminster the Scots governed over England, Wales and NI how would things turn out to be now in terms of partnership of union and its governance. Hence the que...

What's on and tourist advice thread - week beginning January 20, 2020
20 Jan 2020 at 12:13am
Welcome to the weekly what's on and tourist advice thread! Do you know of any local events taking place this week that other redditors might be interested in? Are you planning a trip to Scotland ...

Dervaig cosmodrom preparing to launch a rocket :D
19 Jan 2020 at 11:40pm
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Spectacular Scottish sky
19 Jan 2020 at 11:11pm
submitted by /u/RangeCreed

Today, Scotland has been like...
19 Jan 2020 at 10:10pm
submitted by /u/YouCallThatRadio

Slipknot at the Hydro last night , that?s some crowd , every seat taken , pla...
19 Jan 2020 at 9:59pm
submitted by /u/cleanbeachs

r/badunitedkingdom reminding us just how much of a valued member of the Union...
19 Jan 2020 at 9:30pm
submitted by /u/HailSatanHaggisBalls

Glencoe, was my first time there last summer. Absolutely stunning.
19 Jan 2020 at 9:06pm
submitted by /u/SinnR89

Our governments destroyed our lives
19 Jan 2020 at 9:04pm
Our governments are illegal! Our governments have broken the basic trust! Our governments destroyed our lives! Our governments have no people if we weren?t the people! Our governments destroyed our...

This is the "Old Pier" in Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Taken in May...
19 Jan 2020 at 7:59pm
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South African student wanting to study in Scotland
19 Jan 2020 at 7:59pm
I want to study in Scotland after high school as I am absolutely in love with it. But I'm not sure what universitys to look at as they all seem to present themselves equally well online and I know ...

If Scots nationalists are so pro-EU, why don't you come door knocking with me...
19 Jan 2020 at 7:31pm
I've taken a ton of crap going door to door asking people to not vote Tory in East Anglia; as well as holding stalls and distributing leaflets. But still I see more England bashing in this sub then...

The King of instruments at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
19 Jan 2020 at 7:16pm
submitted by /u/Luckyspunky

The dismal state of the Scottish independence debate in Westminster
19 Jan 2020 at 6:47pm
submitted by /u/-Dali-Llama-

Daily Record

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This was the week when Great Britain collectively lost its marbles
19 Jan 2020 at 4:30am
Mail Opinion looks back at the astonishing week in British politics, from Big Ben to IndyRef2.


Why it is time to bring forward a new generation of leadership in Scottish La...
17 Jan 2020 at 8:07pm
Dundee councillor Michael Marra reveals his vision for Labour as he launches his campaign to become the deputy leader of the Scottish party.


Lisa Nandy's Catalonia comments put another nail in Scottish Labour's coffin
17 Jan 2020 at 1:30am
Annie Brown says the English Labour leadership hopeful only proved her party is out of touch with Scotland with her ill-judged remarks.


Lisa Nandy defends Catalonia comments after IndyRef2 stance sparks outrage
16 Jan 2020 at 10:37pm
The English Labour leadership hopeful cited Catalonia as an example of how her party could deal with the Scottish independence movement.


Left wing Glasgow councillor joins race to become Scottish Labour deputy leader
16 Jan 2020 at 6:03pm
Matt Kerr has strong ties to the trade union movement and has expressed his support for outgoing UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.


Top Scottish lawyer says IndyRef2 can be legally held without Westminster app...
16 Jan 2020 at 4:43pm
Aidan O'Neill QC says there are good arguments that suggest the Scotland Act 1998 allows Holyrood to hold a referendum without the approval of Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson.


Scots Labour MP launches deputy leadership bid with zero tolerance call on an...
16 Jan 2020 at 11:57am
The Edinburgh South MP said he would 'ensure a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment and antisemitism'.


SNP MSP Alex Neil calls for Holyrood to hold IndyRef2 without Westminster's c...
16 Jan 2020 at 4:30am
Alex Neil says Scottish Parliament should ignore Tory government in London if law chiefs in Edinburgh rule 'consultative' vote legal.


Scottish Labour rule out plan for two MSPs to job share deputy leadership role
15 Jan 2020 at 6:48pm
Jackie Baillie and Pauline McNeill wanted to make a joint bid for the post but party bosses say such an arrangement is outwith the rules.


Jackie Baillie and Pauline McNeill make bid for 'job sharing' Scottish Labour...
15 Jan 2020 at 3:24pm
Jackie Baillie and Pauline McNeill are seeking support for both becoming joint deputy leader

The National

The National | Politics
The National

Why I won?t be shining a light on January 31
19 Jan 2020 at 6:30pm

WHILE I applaud Yes Moffat?s event to ?shine a light? for Scotland and I think Alyn Smith is terrific, I have already decided to do the exact opposite at the precise time we are taken out of the EU against our will (Yes group concocts plan to counter Brexit events, January 18). Sorry.

Ex-SNP minister backs 'consultative referendum' on independence
19 Jan 2020 at 3:00pm

A FOMRER SNP minister believes the Scottish Parliament should hold a "consultative referendum" on independence if that was legally possible.

Brexit: Scottish Government frozen out of Westminster talks
19 Jan 2020 at 5:50am

NO procedure, no plan and no idea if they?ll even be asked about the new rules ? Westminster has frozen the Scottish Government out of Brexit talks, a key minister says.

Jim Sillars tells SNP members to 'stop marching and start thinking'
19 Jan 2020 at 9:02am

JIM Sillars, former deputy leader of the SNP, has called for members to "stop marching and start thinking".

Scotland's single Labour MP rejects calls for separate Scottish party
19 Jan 2020 at 11:42am

Labour deputy leadership hopeful Ian Murray said he does not want to see an independent Scottish version of the party.

Leader: Labour has a chance to become relevant ... support indyref2
19 Jan 2020 at 2:00pm

BORIS Johnson?s response to the suggestion he should transfer the power to call a new independence referendum to the Scottish Government was as predictable as it was depressing.

We risk missing the bigger picture on indyref2
19 Jan 2020 at 2:00pm

THE understandable frustration at the UK Government?s position on indyref2 risks missing the bigger picture. Scotland needs to act now as if we were about to be independent; ?shadowing? functions like foreign relations, finance, benefits, trade, defence and so on, developing positions, talking to neighbours, becoming a regular (if somewhat unofficial) presence on the European and world stages. ...

Willie Rennie regrets Lib Dem plan to revoke Article 50 without vote
19 Jan 2020 at 1:40pm

SCOTTISH Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the party would reconsider its policy of unilateral revocation of Article 50, "in hindsight".

'Boris Johnson has done us a great favour. The Union is ended'
19 Jan 2020 at 11:00am

TO the surprise of very few, Boris Johnson has decreed there will be no indyref2. Legally, he has the right to do so. But his position is both democratically and morally indefensible. The people have spoken, and their will must prevail.

Nandy wouldn't help the SNP win the softer Brexit she wants. Who?s divisive?
19 Jan 2020 at 11:00am

IT is astonishing how pernicious a single word can be in the fast moving world of modern media.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

Divisive Nationalism
19 Jan 2020 at 10:23am
This week saw a parade of Labour candidates dish out statements and interviews that were astonishing in their misreading of – not just the Scottish and British political crisis – but of the meaning of democracy and self-determination. Just as faltering signs of awakening from elements within Scottish Labour were breaking out to change their […]

The Community is the Currency
18 Jan 2020 at 10:52am
New research shows that lending to Scottish SME’s in the past four years has fallen dramatically by some £1.8 billion. SME lending in five local authority areas – North Ayrshire, Falkirk, East Renfrewshire, West Lothian and Na h-Eileanan Siar ? collapsed by over 25 per cent as Scottish businesses become increasingly starved of the credit […]

Bòrd na Gàidhlig ? Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee
17 Jan 2020 at 8:56pm
Choimhead sinn le ùidh air coinneamh chomataidh-sgrùdaidh na pàrlamaid agus an còmhradh air riaghladh Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Mar bhuidheann saor-thoileach am measg an t-sluaigh ag iomairt airson coimhearsnachd na Gàidhlig, tha sinn a’ cur fàilte san fharsaingeachd air an sgrùdadh seo agus den bheachd gu bheil cruaidh fheum aig coimhearsnachd na Gàidhlig air ath-structaradh Bòrd […]

Blood is Thicker than Dreams
16 Jan 2020 at 8:04pm
Hey, do you want to come winter camping with a fat old Unionist? We are talking next week, in the probably sleet peppered rain and fierce wind in the remote Hebrides. Best to bring your own tent whisky and porridge, oh and bike. You have to be a photographer and be prepared to endure me […]

London, Boris Economics and the Loss of Trillions
16 Jan 2020 at 6:47pm
HOW BORIS LIES ABOUT SCOTTISH JOBS IS the SNO delinquent when it comes to creating jobs? Yes! says Prime Minister Boris ? in his letter to Nicola Sturgeon dismissing Scotland’s right to choose its own future. The full quote is: “Another independence referendum will continue the political stagnation that Scotland has seen for the past […]

Notes From Underground #8: The Lab and the Play
16 Jan 2020 at 10:07am
In the eighth essay in the Notes From Underground series, Dougald Hine looks at the production of scientific knowledge around climate change and what we do with that knowledge. This week’s instalment is also about the history of environmentalism and what happens when climate scientists and artists collaborate. As usual, the essay is also available […]

Responding to Boris Requires Winning not Losing
14 Jan 2020 at 8:18pm
In a surprise to absolutely nobody, Boris Johnson has followed the lead from Alister Jack and has refused the First Minister’s claim for a Section 30 Order.  This is of course an affront to democracy and a suppression of the right to vote and determine our future. It is is undoubtedly disgraceful, but it is […]

Beyond Decline, Welcome to Parody Britain
13 Jan 2020 at 1:24pm
As the whole phenomenon of Meghan Markle and Harry hovers somewhere between Grazia and Made in Chelsea, so it’s difficult to comment at all without being sucked into a vortex of stupidity. You can agree with Afua Hirsch about the torrent of racism endured by Markle and what it tells us about the cultures inculcated […]

Ya Dancer
11 Jan 2020 at 7:47pm
“The problem is the combination of Calvinism and Catholic guilt prohibits Scottish people from truly freeing themselves into the sort of unrestrained joy that would lead to real revolt…”

Domestic Extremist
11 Jan 2020 at 11:59am
You live in a state that can’t tell the difference between Extinction Rebellion and National Action, between Judi Dench and Combat 18, and thinks cyclists and vegans and peace activists are a threat to society. This has a long history. “Counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent group Extinction Rebellion (XR) on a list of extremist ideologies […]

Guardian - Scottish Politics

Scottish politics | The Guardian
Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

The United Kingdom is too precious to be lost to narrow nationalism | Gordon ...
18 Jan 2020 at 9:24pm
Nations and regions must join forces to ensure a healthy future for the unionIf the United Kingdom is to survive, it will have to change fundamentally, so that Scotland does not secede and our regions can once again feel part of it. Related: ?Constitutional revolution? needed to rescue the union,...

?Constitutional revolution? needed to rescue the union, warns Gordon Brown
18 Jan 2020 at 9:24pm
Ex-prime minister calls for a radical alternative to nationalism to stop Scotland seceding and backs calls for elected senate to replace the House of LordsOnly a radical constitutional revolution can stop the union from unravelling and end the alienation felt by voters in the UK?s poorest regions...

Wales could well join Scotland in its standoff over independence | Letters
17 Jan 2020 at 6:00pm
John Thomson points out that the UK in which Scotland voted to stay in 2014 was a UK in the EU. Colin Garwood says the loaded term ?independence? should not be accepted. Bernard Gillespie thinks the tectonic plates are moving in Wales tooMartin Kettle (The Scottish standoff will not be decided at...

Grasp issues before talking, sole Scottish Labour MP tells hopefuls
16 Jan 2020 at 3:47pm
Ian Murray asks contenders not to come north of border until they understand Scottish politicsScotland?s sole remaining Labour MP has called on his party?s leadership contenders not to come north of the border and talk about Scottish issues without attempting to understand them first.Launching hi...

The Scottish standoff will not be decided at Westminster | Martin Kettle
16 Jan 2020 at 6:00am
Boris Johnson will have to back massive investment north of the border if he wants to hold back the tartan tideThe possible breakup of the country barely impinged on most British voters during the 2019 general election campaign. For the majority, Brexit was overwhelmingly the dominant issue. But ...

Barnier says there will be checks on GB/NI trade after Brexit, despite Johnso...
14 Jan 2020 at 5:52pm
Follow all today?s political developments as they happenBoris Johnson?s BBC Breakfast interview - Summary and analysisJohnson: Huawei critics ?must tell us what?s the alternative?Johnson says he wants to see county lines drugs gangs ?totally wound up?Afternoon summary 5.31pm GMT As we prepare to ...

Boris Johnson refuses to grant Scotland powers to hold independence vote
14 Jan 2020 at 11:57am
Prime minister rejects Nicola Sturgeon?s request for transfer of powers to stage referendumLatest politics news - live updatesBoris Johnson has written to Nicola Sturgeon to formally reject her request for the transfer of powers necessary to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.Scotl...

Scottish Labour turn down leader's federal UK strategy
11 Jan 2020 at 5:39pm
Richard Leonard?s alternative to independence was rejected by the party?s ruling bodyScottish Labour?s executive has rejected its leader?s proposals for a special conference on federalism, which could have seen it support a multi-option referendum on independence.The Guardian revealed on Thursday...

Thousands of independence supporters march in Glasgow
11 Jan 2020 at 7:00am
March is first of eight planned for 2020, which looks set to be crucial year for movement Thousands of independence supporters have begun marching through the streets of Glasgow.The march is the first of eight planned for 2020 by the grassroots organisation All Under One Banner (AUOB) in what is ...

Labour leadership: Thornberry gives Corbyn '0 out of 10' for election, but '1...
9 Jan 2020 at 4:50pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenThornberry gives Corbyn ?0 out of 10? for election performanceBarry Gardiner shocks Labour with hint he may run for leadershipThornberry: Corbyn aides dismissed attacks against Israeli civiliansEU will continue to plan for no-deal...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

Blog break
It’s time for a break. As you probably know if you’ve seen the wee text along with the most recent dugcast, I’m off on my much belated honeymoon. Americans get seriously crappy holiday entitlement so my husband and I were not able to go away on a honeymoon after we got married in 2018. Due […]

Dugcast ? 17 January 2020 ? & an announcement
Welcome to the 17 January edition of the dugcast. In this week’s episode The National’s editor Callum Baird and I discuss last weekend’s massive pro-indy march organised by AUOB. We discuss Boris Johnson’s entirely predictable refusal to cooperate with a Section 30 order and the possible next steps that can be taken towards independence in […]

The twin cheek of the twin cheeks
“Now is the time to look outwards, paint with broad strokes and set up an international commission, led by and for Scottish people, that seeks to learn from the few examples where at times in modern history the cause of social justice has beaten divisive nationalism.” So said Labour leadership contender Lisa Nandy on Monday. […]

The Broken Buckle
He’s a busy man and talented man is Callum Baird.  When he’s not editing The National, editing the Glasgow Evening Times, and being interrupted by me during the Wee Ginger Dugcast, he’s been off recording his long awaited new album.  Called The Broken Buckle, you can download it from iTunes or Spotify or whatever it […]

The stick to beat the bully
There’s been a bit of discussion recently about how to circumvent the refusal of the UK government to concede to another independence referendum. Yesterday in the Herald it was reported that Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has suggested turning the 2021 Holyrood elections into an effective referendum on independence. The idea is that the SNP […]

We won?t be trapped in the shortbread tin
Well you didn’t need to be Nostradamus to see that one coming. A month on from Nicola Sturgeon’s letter to him, Boris Johnson has finally been arsed to reply to the First Minister’s demand for a Section 30 order for another independence referendum and for the necessary powers to be transferred to Holyrood permanently. As […]

The wicked word
Almost eight years ago the then Tory MP Zac Goldsmith tweeted about Nick Clegg’s proposals to reform the House of Lords saying, “Seedy lists of party apparatchiks appointed by power hungry party leaders & insulated from any democratic pressure for 15 yrs? No thanks.” Zac, who’s an Etonian posho pal of that other Etonian posho […]

Alister Jack has killed Scottish unionism
The monkey has spoken, although we are still waiting for the organ grinder. Even though Boris Johnson has still not been bothered to reply to the Scottish Government’s demand for a Section 30 order transferring the power to hold independence referendums permanently to the Scottish Parliament, Alister Jack has squeaked up in return for being […]

Dancing in the rain
Are you still wringing yourself out? I didn’t post on the blog yesterday because I was at the march in Glasgow with some friends. We all got extremely wet, the rain was torrential at times, the wind never stopped. But it was a great day, and fantastic to see such a crowd taking to the […]

Dugcast ? 10 January 2020
Welcome to the latest episode of the dugcast, and this week The National’s editor Callum Baird has torn himself away from his busy schedule so that I can interrupt him. This week we discuss rumblings within the Labour party that might point to a new attitude towards Scottish independence, Boris Johnson’s ludicrous claim that the […]

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Scottish Independence Podcast 178 ? The Brexit Shambles and Beyond
The 178th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a long in-depth look at the Scottish economy and what may happen after Brexit. It features friend of the show and someone who has been a guest several times, MSP Ivan McKee. Before that however, we’ve someone getting Farage telt, and after that we’ve got, just …

Union Dividends 28
Another in the series. Thanks to whoever posted it, haven’t been able to find the original post.  

Scottish Independence Podcast 177 ? Everything In The Balance
The 177th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast has quite a varied menu. What is the UK govt spending millions on telling citizens living abroad? Do (Labour) MPs bother to read things before voting for them? There’s also a No to Yes convert, some speeches from the recent march in Edinburgh, a confused person and …

Too Mad Not To Share
“Cooking, with bigots and paedophiles” Lots of other innocuous types in the book, just a bit weird to see those above.

Scottish Independence Podcast 176 ? A Declaration for Independence 2019
The 176th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast has got 3 elements. I thought there should be an audio version of the recent Declaration for Independence 2019, so I made one. We also drop in on Luxembourg and on Murdo Fraser campaign headquarters. Hope you enjoy. You can download the show directly if you click …

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Just Not Trying Very Hard, Or At It?
This is what I found with one google search, including copying and pasting time, it took me 5 minutes… “If the two parts of the United Kingdom are in agreement that it is in accord with their constitutional arrangement, written or unwritten, Spain would have nothing to say. We would simply maintain that it does …

Johnson To Resign, Royal Commission Appointed To Find Retirement Village

Gerry Hassan

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The Royal Family Story is more than mere soap opera
The Royal Family Story is more than mere soap opera Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 15th 2020 The world of 2020 is filled with important events and news: the Iran-US conflict, Australian bush fires sweeping the continent, and the ongoing Brexit process. Yet what story has dominated the UK media to a claustrophobic and obsessional …

Taking Back Control: The Rise of People Power in Scotland
Taking Back Control: The Rise of People Power in Scotland Gerry Hassan Sunday National, January 12th 2020 Rallies and marches are an intrinsic part of politics the world over. Throughout history the politics of protesting and marching has made an impact and on occasions truly shaken power. Chartist rallies for democracy in the 19th century, …

Whose Edinburgh is it anyway?
Whose Edinburgh is it anyway? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 8th 2020 Edinburgh has been feeling good about itself or – to be accurate ? those who claim to speak for the city, its public agencies and business organisations have been feeling this about themselves and the city. They feel the city has had an …

The future of Labour matters to everyone ? and to Scottish self-government
The future of Labour matters to everyone ? and to Scottish self-government Gerry Hassan Sunday National, January 5th 2020 Nearly a month ago Labour stumbled to one of the worst defeats in its history. Yet the weeks after the calamity of the election of a Boris Johnson government with an overall majority of eighty seats, …

Gerry?s Favourite Music of the Decade
Gerry?s Favourite Music of the Decade Gerry Hassan January 3rd 2020 My countdown of the grooves I was listening to over the past decade. First, this is my chart so the criterion is mine alone! It is dominated by new things from the last ten years, but includes compilations, reissues and even a few albums …

The Long Game of Scotland?s Independence Referendum: 2020 and Beyond
The Long Game of Scotland?s Independence Referendum: 2020 and Beyond Gerry Hassan Sunday National, December 29th 2019 Scotland is on the move. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has requested that the Scottish Parliament be given the legal powers from Westminster to hold a future independence referendum, and has written to Boris Johnson asking him to …

Cultural Highlights of the Decade
Cultural Highlights of the Decade Gerry Hassan Sunday National, December 29th 2019 MUSIC Elza Soares, The Woman at the End of the World/A Mulher do Fim do Mundo, Mais Um Discos 2016. Brazilian music – from bossa nova to Tropicalia and present sounds ? has always been a passion of mine. Elza Soares is a …

Time to Decide: Scottish Labour and the Independence Question
Time to Decide: Scottish Labour and the Independence Question Gerry Hassan Sunday National, December 22nd 2019 This week reality hit the Labour Party in Scotland. In the aftermath of yet another disastrous election defeat senior figures in the party have decided to question Labour?s long held opposition to an independence referendum, believing they should champion …

Craig Murray

Craig Murray
Historian, Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

Yes Minister Fan Fiction
I have been rather unwell this last week with atrial fibrillation, and at 5am last Sunday morning had the paramedics out and puzzling over the ECG results. This particularly severe episode was a result of being out in the cold and storm for hours on the AUOB march, and I felt so guilty at being … The post Yes Minister Fan Fiction appeared first on Craig Murray.

Westminster Cannot Block Scottish Independence
Boris Johnson’s facetious, point-scoring reply to the formal request from the Scottish government for agreement to a second Independence referendum is an act of extreme arrogance. An off-the-cuff campaign remark from a single politician has no weight in weighing the will of a nation, and I presume Johnson is not arguing that every political statement … The post Westminster Cannot Block Scotti...

A Window for Peace
There is this morning a chink of light to avoid yet more devastation in the Middle East. Iran’s missile strikes last night were calibrated to satisfy honour while avoiding damage that would trigger automatically the next round. The missiles appear to have been fitted out with very light warhead payloads indeed – their purpose was … The post A Window for Peace appeared first on Craig Murray.

Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani
In one of the series of blatant lies the USA has told to justify the assassination of Soleimani, Mike Pompeo said that Soleimani was killed because he was planning “Imminent attacks” on US citizens. It is a careful choice of word. Pompeo is specifically referring to the Bethlehem Doctrine of Pre-Emptive Self Defence. Developed by … The post Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder...

The USA Doubles Down on its Saudi Allegiance
For the United States to abandon proxy warfare and directly kill one of Iran’s most senior political figures has changed international politics in a fundamental way. It is a massive error. Its ramifications are profound and complex. There is also a lesson to be learned here in that this morning there will be excitement and … The post The USA Doubles Down on its Saudi Allegiance appeared first...

The Terrifying Rise of the Zombie State Narrative
The ruling Establishment has learnt a profound lesson from the debacle over Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction. The lesson they have learnt is not that it is wrong to attack and destroy an entire country on the basis of lies. They have not learnt that lesson despite the fact the western powers are now busily … The post The Terrifying Rise of the Zombie State Narrative appeared first on Craig M...

My New Year Wishes
1) Scottish Independence 2) Freedom for Julian Assange 3) A genuine, public inquest into the murder of Dawn Sturgess 4) Recognition of the State of Palestine 5) Genuine moves towards a paradigm shift in wealth distribution here and across the globe 6) Radical action on climate change 7) The decolonisation of the Chagos Islands I … The post My New Year Wishes appeared first on Craig Murray.

45 Years of Rebellion
Generally I manage to dig up some recent lecture or published work to post while I am on holiday, on a mission or indisposed. I have a video somewhere of a really stunning symposium on whistleblowing at the University of Newcastle, to which I made a minor contribution, which I intended to use for that … The post 45 Years of Rebellion appeared first on Craig Murray.

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Scottish independence: Ex-SNP minister Alex Neil calls for 'consultative' vot...
Scottish independence: Ex-SNP minister Alex Neil calls for 'consultative' vote  BBC NewsScottish independence campaigners should ?stop marching and start thinking?, says SNP veteran  Scotland on SundayBoris Must Tread Lightly on the Scottish Question  National ReviewThe dismal state of the Scottish independence debate in Westminster  ProspectThe Conservatives are finally developing a serious pl...

Gordon Brown calls for 'fundamental change' to UK to stop Scottish independen...
Gordon Brown calls for 'fundamental change' to UK to stop Scottish independence  The Scotsman

Scottish independence: Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand - BBC News
Scottish independence: Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand  BBC News

Scotland Must Not Become Another Catalonia - Jacobin magazine
Scotland Must Not Become Another Catalonia  Jacobin magazine

'We're pro-Scotland': Independence supporters march in Glasgow - Al Jazeera E...
'We're pro-Scotland': Independence supporters march in Glasgow  Al Jazeera English

With unionist arguments like these, Scottish independence may be coming ? Lau...
With unionist arguments like these, Scottish independence may be coming ? Laura Waddell  Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: Labour candidate Lisa Nandy criticised for Catalonia r...
Scottish independence: Labour candidate Lisa Nandy criticised for Catalonia remarks  BBC News

Scottish independence: Boris Johnson and Alister Jack reject call to 'let peo...
Scottish independence: Boris Johnson and Alister Jack reject call to 'let people decide'  The Times

Scottish independence: Why marches serve a useful purpose for IndyRef2 suppor...
Scottish independence: Why marches serve a useful purpose for IndyRef2 supporters  Scotland on Sunday

Nicola Sturgeon predicts 'historic year' for Scottish independence in 2020 - ...
Nicola Sturgeon predicts 'historic year' for Scottish independence in 2020  inews

New Scottish independence referendum won't be 'any time soon', says Kenny Mac...
New Scottish independence referendum won't be 'any time soon', says Kenny MacAskill  Scotland on Sunday

Jess Phillips opposes another Scottish independence referendum | Scotland - T...
Jess Phillips opposes another Scottish independence referendum | Scotland  The Times

Push for new Scottish independence referendum is destabilising and antidemocr...
Push for new Scottish independence referendum is destabilising and antidemocratic  The Times

Even unionists are beginning to think again about Scottish independence - The...
Even unionists are beginning to think again about Scottish independence  The Times

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Scottish independence: Ex-SNP minister Alex Neil calls for 'consultative' vote  BBC NewsNicola Sturgeon should claim victory of 'wildcat' indyref2 even if majority of voters boycott, SNP politician suggests  Telegraph.co.ukScottish independence campaigners should ?stop marching and start thinking?, says SNP veteran  Scotland on SundaySNP yes-men are no help to failing schools  The TimesThe Scot...

Scottish Tories commence budget overtures to SNP - Morning Star Online
Scottish Tories commence budget overtures to SNP  Morning Star Online

SNP and Nicola Sturgeon should admit game?s a bogey for IndyRef2 in 2020 - Th...
SNP and Nicola Sturgeon should admit game?s a bogey for IndyRef2 in 2020  The Scottish Sun

SNP forces pro-union parties on to political ropes - Financial Times
SNP forces pro-union parties on to political ropes  Financial Times

Boris Johnson rejects SNP call for independence referendum - Financial Times
Boris Johnson rejects SNP call for independence referendum  Financial Times

SNP MSP backs down from supporting plans for free period products - HeraldSco...
SNP MSP backs down from supporting plans for free period products  HeraldScotland

Nandy wouldn't help the SNP win the softer Brexit she wants. Who's divisive? ...
Nandy wouldn't help the SNP win the softer Brexit she wants. Who's divisive?  The National

French SNP MEP Christian Allard: Why Scotland must rejoin the EU - The National
French SNP MEP Christian Allard: Why Scotland must rejoin the EU  The National

SNP accused of ?control freakery? by own MP as power struggle erupts over top...
SNP accused of ?control freakery? by own MP as power struggle erupts over top committee roles  Scotland on Sunday

Fiona Bruce snubs SNP member over NHS claims - ?You?re not doing brilliantly!...
Fiona Bruce snubs SNP member over NHS claims - ?You?re not doing brilliantly!?  Express

SNP MSP John Mason ?asking voters their political loyalties? when contacting ...
SNP MSP John Mason ?asking voters their political loyalties? when contacting his site  The Scottish Sun

The SNP is failing Scotland's schoolchildren - Prospect
The SNP is failing Scotland's schoolchildren  Prospect

Jess Phillips receives SNP backlash after comments about Scottish nationalism...
Jess Phillips receives SNP backlash after comments about Scottish nationalism  The New European

The SNP should consider backing a federal UK - Reaction
The SNP should consider backing a federal UK  Reaction

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Scottish independence: Ex-SNP minister Alex Neil calls for 'consultative' vote  BBC NewsJohn Rentoul: If we want to keep Scotland in the UK, we are going to have to fight for it  The IndependentBoris Must Tread Lightly on the Scottish Question  National ReviewThe Times' view on a consultative independence referendum: People's Vote  The TimesScottish independence campaigners should ?stop marchin...

Scottish independence: Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand - BBC News
Scottish independence: Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand  BBC NewsA second Scottish independence referendum? Johnson says no  Al Jazeera EnglishScotland independence referendum stalemate 'could derail Boris Johnson's UK leadership'  9NewsNo Scottish referendum for up to 50 years, says Tory minister  The TimesScottish independence referendum: Sturgeon says 'democracy will prevail' after...

'We're pro-Scotland': Independence supporters march in Glasgow - Al Jazeera E...
'We're pro-Scotland': Independence supporters march in Glasgow  Al Jazeera English

Scotland Must Not Become Another Catalonia - Jacobin magazine
Scotland Must Not Become Another Catalonia  Jacobin magazine

Gordon Brown calls for 'fundamental change' to UK to stop Scottish independen...
Gordon Brown calls for 'fundamental change' to UK to stop Scottish independence  The Scotsman

Scotland Should Learn From Catalonia's Failures in Pursuing Independence - Fo...
Scotland Should Learn From Catalonia's Failures in Pursuing Independence  Foreign Policy

Push for new Scottish independence referendum is destabilising and antidemocr...
Push for new Scottish independence referendum is destabilising and antidemocratic  The Times

'Focus on Brexit not a referendum', SNP's Jim Sillars says - The Times
'Focus on Brexit not a referendum', SNP's Jim Sillars says  The Times

With unionist arguments like these, Scottish independence may be coming ? Lau...
With unionist arguments like these, Scottish independence may be coming ? Laura Waddell  Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence: Labour candidate Lisa Nandy criticised for Catalonia r...
Scottish independence: Labour candidate Lisa Nandy criticised for Catalonia remarks  BBC News

Scotland?s Independence in 2020 - Daily Times
Scotland?s Independence in 2020  Daily Times

How John Bercow gave shock verdict on Scotland?s independence bid - Express
How John Bercow gave shock verdict on Scotland?s independence bid  Express

Boris Johnson and Scottish Secretary reject calls for independence referendum...
Boris Johnson and Scottish Secretary reject calls for independence referendum  Scotland on Sunday

Scottish independence referendum: Sturgeon speaks for SNP, not Scotland ? Bri...
Scottish independence referendum: Sturgeon speaks for SNP, not Scotland ? Brian Wilson  Scotland on Sunday

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General Election 2019 - AND IT?S LIVE!
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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...

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

The official Boris pm cluster-fuck thread
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 ...

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!

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 ...

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 ...

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

Ireland
Needs a thread on it's own. Esp with the Wolfe Tones at Number 1 in Ireland and UK. Who saw that coming? A wee history lesson for some Brits.  

Oor Nicola Sturgeon thread.
   

     

World War Three Watch
Time to get the popcorn out! Soleimani could prove to be the Franz Ferdinand of World War III.  Trump seems to be particularly obsequious towards Israel, for example by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Israel has been agitating for war with Iran for ages, with Natanyahu's speech to ...

Stay Classy Sinn Fein
Good to see Barry McElduff representing ALL of his constituents. A hate filled James Hunt of a man. For anyone wondering what the Kingsmill connection is, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsmill_massacre I think the fact that he is claiming he didn't intend any offence is more ins...

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...

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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...

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

Movies 2019
Don't think anyone's started this thread yet.  Last Saturday: Stan and Ollie - loved it, great film Yesterday: The Favourite - didn't get the hype, bit bored, bit of a waste of money

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.

Canadian water.....
My daughter is taking a year out of uni. She?s currently touring Canada and has been to Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and now in Ottowa. She?s just called me in a panic saying the tap water had turned a horrible brown, stinking colour. She called environmental health for the region and apparently ...

Kilmarnock houses
Any input from Kilmarnock-based Tambers or those with Kilmarnock connections appreciated. with no previous connections to the town, wife and I moved to Knockentiber 7 years ago. We like it but are moving to bigger house. Five year old goes to Crosshouse Primary which is a good wee school. Put...

Happy Royal Wedding Day Fellow Plebs
 

Tamb - where did it all go wrong Part II?
Closing 20 page threads now because of one post?

Uk Children Suffered Sexual Abuse On An "industrial Scale"
Children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with authorities failing to tackle the problem, David Cameron has said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31691061

Fan banners
Hi, Could anyone give a recommendation on where to get a banner printed? Not a massive one (what happened to that Jacobite one from a few years back?!), but something between 3 friends that used to be four that might get on the telly during the anthems. 
  With a fireproofing certificate.

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

IPTV
Can't get away with how good it is and how for all their money, Sky, BT et al can't keep the streams off. Had it for a good while now, absolutely love it. Anyone else have it?   

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



The Trans stuff
Probably needs it?s own thread now  https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-abolition-of-sanity-part-2/#more-113574 Guys like this Gregor Murray are fucking dangerous narcissists and probably as misogynistic as they come.  Rare that I agree with Rowling but these people can?t dictate langua...

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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 ...

Independence Supporting Scots Should be Rooting For Jackson Carlaw to Win the...
    When I’m Leader Tory List MSPs will be forced to stand down Long-serving Conservative MSPs will be forced to stand down from the Scottish Parliament at the next election if they fail to win a constituency seat, under a radical plan by a leadership candidate to introduce fresh blood into theContinue reading "Independence Supporting Scots Should be Rooting For Jackson Carlaw to Win the Sc...

?Facts are chiels that winna ding ? ? Voters born outwith Scotland decided th...
      Edinburgh University 2014 Referendum Analysis The biggest study of how Scotland made its historic decision on 18 September 2014 found that the votes of people born outside Scotland decided the result. 52.7 percent of native-born Scots voted “yes” but 72.1 percent of voters from England, Wales or Northern Ireland backed theContinue reading "?Facts are chiels that winna ding ” – Voters ...

Aberdeenshire West Tory MP Andrew Bowie- A Political Toady Sponging Off the ...
    Navy Veteran Bowie promoted by the Tory party as the champion of the armed forces This article brings to the attention of readers of this blog information exposing the bloody awful treatment by the Tory Party of the armed services and the abject destruction of the capability of the Royal NavyContinue reading "Aberdeenshire West Tory MP Andrew Bowie- A Political Toady Sponging Off the S...

Andrew Bowie Tory MP ? Another Political Toady Sponging Off the Scottish Taxp...
    The British Secret Services Agents are recruited from all walks of life which is at odds with a commonly held view by the public is that all employees of MI5/6 are trained to kill and then deployed to duties worldwide equipped with the assassination skills of James Bond. But the reality isContinue reading "Andrew Bowie Tory MP – Another Political Toady Sponging Off the Scottish Taxpayer...

LIst of Blue-Blooded Unionists ? many of whom in the months ahead will be act...
        LIst of Blue-Blooded Unionists – many of whom in the months ahead will be actively plotting and agitating in favour of retaining the UK. These chappies recognize no Party affiliation in regard to their fervent support of the Union.  Adam Tomkins: Conservative Glasgow Alex Johnstone: Conservative NorthContinue reading "LIst of Blue-Blooded Unionists – many of whom in the months a...

Labour List MSP?s 1999 ? 2016 Rejected at the ballot box but provided with a...
    Labour list MSP’s (rejected by voters but provided with employment as a Regional MSP courtesy of the Labour Party encouraging the devious practice of “jobs for the boys”. Those elected to office by the backdoor, twice or more are highlighted. Scotland 2016, 2011, 2007, 2003, 1999, (maximum 5) Richard Leonard Continue reading "Labour List MSP’s 1999 – 2016 Rejected at the ballot box b...

Scottish Devolution Threatens the Union and Will be Dismantled Post Brexit ? ...
    The UK National Security Council Established on 12 May 2010 by Prime Minister David Cameron, the (NSC) of the United Kingdom is a Cabinet Committee tasked with overseeing all issues related to national security, intelligence coordination, and defence strategy. At a stroke it increased the power of the Prime Minister, whoContinue reading "Scottish Devolution Threatens the Union and Will ...

Boris Johnson Intends to Destroy the Whitehall Civil Service For Plotting Aga...
      December 2014: Westminster Civil Service, ?Devolved Countries Unit?, (Dirty Tricks) campaign team wins ?special? Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Award The three amigos who actually run the UK: Sir Jeremy Heywood, Sir Bob Kerslake and Sir Nicholas McPherson collaborated and plotted against Scotland marshalling the full resourceContinue reading "Boris Johnson Intends to ...

Murdo Fraser 20 Years at Holyrood As An Unelected Tory MSP ? He and a Number ...
    15 September 2011: Tory List MSPs will be forced to stand down Long-serving Conservative MSPs will be forced to stand down from the Scottish Parliament at the next election if they fail to win a constituency seat, under a radical plan by a leadership candidate to introduce fresh blood into the party.Continue reading "Murdo Fraser 20 Years at Holyrood As An Unelected Tory MSP – He and a Nu...

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