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Nicola Sturgeon: No minimum vote threshold should be placed on indyref2
24 Jun 2019 at 2:19pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has rejected suggestions a minimum threshold of votes should be applied in any future independence referendum.


Boris Johnson will 'swat' SNP like midges, claim Scottish MPs
24 Jun 2019 at 7:55am
BORIS Johnson will swat away the SNP midges  - and any second independence referendum, three Scottish MPs have claimed.


Nicola Sturgeon has waged war on business, claims Jeremy Hunt
24 Jun 2019 at 3:41pm
Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has accused First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of being at war with the Scottish business community.


Boris Johnson appoints Thomson as his leadership campaign manager in Scotland
24 Jun 2019 at 2:25pm
BORIS Johnson has appointed Conservative backbencher Ross Thomson as his chief leadership campaign organiser in Scotland.


Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland faces 'most important' democratic deficit in post-w...
24 Jun 2019 at 1:26pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has warned Scotland faces the most important example of a democratic deficit in its post-war history as a result of Brexit.


Reconviction rates stall after seven-year improvement
24 Jun 2019 at 12:40pm
FALLING reconviction rates have stalled after seven years of steady improvement, according to new official figures.


Former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott suffers stroke
24 Jun 2019 at 11:37am
Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has been taken to hospital after suffering a stroke.


Jeremy Hunt: Preserving the Union comes before Brexit
23 Jun 2019 at 6:07pm
Jeremy Hunt has insisted preserving the Union between Scotland and the rest of the UK comes ahead of delivering Brexit in his list of priorities.


Hunt tells Johnson to 'man up' and face him in debate
24 Jun 2019 at 7:23am
JEREMY Hunt has told Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson to 'man up and show the nation you can cope with scrutiny'.


Irn-Bru and fish and chips: Jeremy Hunt bids to win over Scottish Tories
24 Jun 2019 at 5:00am
SIPPING a can of Irn-Bru and scoffing fish and chips on a seagull poo-splattered harbour in the north-east of Scotland, the message could not have been clearer.


Sky News cancel Conservative leadership debate after Boris Johnson withdraws
24 Jun 2019 at 11:52am
A planned TV showdown between the Tory leadership candidates has been cancelled because Boris Johnson is refusing to take part.


Senior Tory warns against Scottish independence in Edinburgh speech
24 Jun 2019 at 8:25am
Devolution is not a "temporary stepping stone" on the way to Scottish independence, Theresa May's de facto deputy will insist.


Thousands of long-term empty homes brought back to life under Scottish scheme
24 Jun 2019 at 5:00am
THEY are a blight on cities, towns and villages at a time when many families are struggling to get a foot on the property ladder.


Liam Gallagher: I?d crack a politician round the head if I saw drug-taking
24 Jun 2019 at 9:44am
The former Oasis rocker also told of his fears over the spate of knife crime in the UK.


Trade unionists ?more likely to support Labour if it vies for People's Vote'
24 Jun 2019 at 5:00am
Trade unionists are much more likely to support Labour if the party offers them the chance of a People?s Vote, according to a new poll.

 

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Watch as Edinburgh MP's office hit by waves of floodwater in Corstorphine
Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine posted amazing footage on Twitter of flash flooding lapping at the windows of her office on St John's Road in Corstorphine,

VIDEO: Edinburgh residents stranded on top of cars amid flash floods
Footage has emerged of someone sitting on top of their car as their vehicle is surrounded by floodwater.

One in ten over-65s are economically active, report shows
The proportion of people aged 65 or over who are in employment has doubled since 2000, new official figures have shown.

Man, 70, dies after fall on mountain in Highlands
A man has died after falling on a mountain in the Highlands.

Boris Johnson appoints Ross Thomson as Scottish campaign chairman
The campaign to elect Boris Johnson as the next leader of the Conservatives has appointed a controversial Aberdeen MP to help rally support in Scotland.

Boris Johnson branded a 'bottler' for ducking Sky News debate
Campaigners are calling for Boris Johnson to ‘face the public’ and take part in live TV debates as Sky was forced to cancel its planned event.

Flooding in Edinburgh LIVE UPDATES: Flooded roads, weather forecasts and late...
Edinburgh currently has an amber flood warning from the Scottish Environment Protection Association (SEPA) with more heavy rain predicted by experts at the Met Office.

Brothel madam who trafficked women into Scotland jailed for 27 months
A Chinese madam linked to a shadowy "Snakehead" people smuggling ring, who trafficked women into Scotland for sex, was jailed for 27 months today.

Flooding in Edinburgh: Here's where drivers are being hit
Motorists are being affected by flash flooding on various roads across Edinburgh this afternoon, with one road closed due to 'subsidence.'

Stressed consumers turn to lavender to combat effects of political strife
The sale of prestige lavender-based beauty products in the UK reported a sixfold increase in sales in the first four months of this year as people turn to natural relaxation products to combat the effects of political turmoil.

Nicola Sturgeon brands Westminster voting system "unsuited" for modern politics
Nicola Sturgeon has hit out at the Westminster voting system and claimed it is unsuited for an age of "multi-party politics."

Plans for £40m Aberdeen hotel development on green belt land win approval
Plans for a £40m project including a five-star hotel have won backing from councillors in Aberdeen, despite being on green belt land.

Susan Boyle reveals plans to become a foster mum at 58
Blackburn’s most famous voice Susan Boyle has sensationally revealed plans to become a mum at the age of 58.

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland facing biggest 'democratic deficit' in post-war his...
Scotland is facing its biggest "democratic deficit" in its post-war history as the prospect of a hard Brexit looms, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

These Scottish Boots stores are banning plastic bags and will charge customer...
Boots are the latest store to ban plastic bags from their stores with more than 50 shops across the United Kingdom going plastic-free from today.

 

Craig Murray

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

The Question of Character

Every now and then, I feel myself compelled to write something I know that the majority of my readers will not agree with. That is because I do not go along with left wing groupthink any more than I go along with the line of the Establishment. I do not subscribe to a set of […]

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That Mark Field Feared a Terrorist Attack is Clearly a Lie ? or He Is Dangero...

The reason that Mark Field attacked the lady who had just passed by him was that she wore a sash clearly identifying her as a climate change protestor. She had entered with the other guests, already wearing her sash, and making no effort at concealment. Field knew exactly that she was a climate change protestor […]

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The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospects

Standing back a little and surveying the events of the last couple of weeks, gives a bleak view of the current state of western democracy. We have seen what appears to be the most unconvincing of false flags in the Gulf. I pointed out why it was improbable Iran would attack these particular ships. Since […]

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The Gulf of Credibility

I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in Tehran on economic cooperation that can help Iran survive the effects of US economic sanctions. […]

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Festivaling

Sorry have been out of touch the last few days, have been helping run the Eden Festival and will be here till about Wednesday. Will try not to end up in hospital this year. But while I am down here…

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A Swedish Court Injects Some Sense

When, eight years late, the European Arrest Warrant request for Assange was finally put before a Swedish court, the court refused to issue it. Readers of this blog are amongst the very few people who have had the chance to learn the information that the original European Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange from Sweden was […]

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The Incredible Disappearance of Shai Masot

A Google news search reveals that not one single mainstream media outlet has mentioned Shai Masot in 2019. Not even once. Yet the main political news story the last two days has been the suspension of Labour’s Peter Willsman for “anti-semitism” for making the suggestion that the “anti-semitism” witch-hunt is promoted by the Israeli-Embassy. This […]

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Jeremy Hunt Works That Rogue State Status

When Jeremy Hunt decided to attack the United Nations on twitter yesterday, he didn’t expect them to respond. He got owned. Professor Melzer is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. Professor Melzer is Swiss. He is an extremely distinguished lawyer and Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow in addition to Professor […]

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Wings over Scotland

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

A failure of balance
After five days I’ve had no response to this: As Ofcom require any complaints about the BBC to be directed to the Corporation first, I’ve sent the BBC the letter below today (by physical mail, as the online complaint form is comically inadequate), which I expect to be a waste of time and energy. If …

The imperfect kiss

The loose end
Right then. Our 2019 crowdfunder is officially over (the page is actually still live at the moment because several readers have asked it be kept open until the weekend so they can make their own donations, but it’ll be finally closed down on Sunday night). And good heavens. The main page alone narrowly beat last year’s all-sources total (ie including donations …

It?s not just angels who have wings
My interview on this week’s Alex Salmond show: Click the pic to watch.

The snivelling beggar
A crude clip of this segment from Shelagh Fogarty’s LBC show yesterday is doing the rounds on Twitter at the moment, and it deserves both better audiovisual quality and a wider audience. If features Regan Morann, a rather confused Tory from Scotland who has quite an opinion of himself. But for some reason, that swaggering self-confidence …

Watching the world catch up
The UK’s political commentariat is afire with shock today over a new poll. The poll showed that Tory members would by margins of around 2:1 willingly sacrifice Scotland and Northern Ireland – along with the UK economy and their own party – to make sure Brexit happened. Which is all very interesting, unless you read Wings …

From the archives #9
The Times, 30 June 1998. Wait, Michael who? Well, this should be good. And we were right. It was.

Whoever wins, we lose
You could actually weep for some of the people in our country. But the point Yes supporters understand and Unionists don’t is that it’s everything to do with the question ? because ?who is or might be Prime Minister, or which party is in government? is never our choice. It’s the choice of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and …

BBC Scotland

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Nicola Sturgeon urged to speed up child poverty benefit
Poverty campaigners write to the first minister urging her to bring in a new benefit to tackle child poverty sooner.


Rail services improve after remedial notice
More trains are running on time and fewer services are being cancelled, ScotRail claims.


Your guide to the week ahead at Holyrood
Scottish Parliament: Your guide to the week ahead


'Evidence not ideology' should determine mountain hare law
Land owners say any future policy change on Scotland's mountain hares should not be influenced by activism.


Scotland's reconviction rates remain at 20-year low
New figures show that a third of offenders sentenced to payback orders were reconvicted within a year.


Jeremy Hunt would not allow UK break-up
Boris Johnson's rival to replace Theresa May says he would defend the union with "every drop of blood in my veins".


Diversity concern as Scottish Parliament nears 20th anniversary
Warnings that the Scottish Parliament has "gone backwards" when it comes to the diversity of its MSPs.


Hunt and Johnson 'out of touch' with Scotland, Sturgeon says
Nicola Sturgeon says the Tory leadership race proves Scotland is on a "different political path".


Tory tensions over keeping the UK intact
Is the Tory Party's commitment to leaving the EU in conflict with its commitment to the United Kingdom?


Talks agreed over mothballed BiFab yards in Fife
Energy firm EDF, the Scottish government and BiFab's Canadian owners agree to meet unions next week.


NHS Highland plan to tackle bullying claims
NHS Highland was warned about a culture of bullying at the health board last year.


Lap dancers sign union deal with Glasgow club employers
Staff at Glasgow's Seventh Heaven venue will be now able to bargain collectively over their terms and conditions.

Scot Goes Pop

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

Bombshell Panelbase poll shows support for independence at a three-year high ...
You've probably seen by now that there's a new Panelbase poll today suggesting that if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister, there will be a majority of 53-47 in favour of independence.  But you al...

Humiliation for Ruth Davidson as Tory leadership result proves no-one in West...
What seems like a billion years ago (but in fact it was only a few months), there used to be this crazy notion that Ruth Davidson might be the next Prime Minister.  Bookies used to list her as a se...

A tentative forecast for the second round of the Tory leadership contest
As my 2016 track record will bear witness to, ballots of Tory MPs are notoriously hard to predict.  The classic example was Margaret Thatcher topping the first ballot in 1975 when Edward Heath was ...

Memo to Jeremy Hunt: the most recent poll shows a majority IN FAVOUR of an ea...
As you probably saw yesterday, Nicola Sturgeon "slapped down" Jeremy Hunt (to use official Express terminology) and told him that the people of Scotland, rather than random Tory leadership candidat...

Richard Leonard begs for mercy as brutal YouGov subsample puts Scottish Labou...
This poll was released 24 hours ago, but it's worth flagging up, because it suggests that the Peterborough by-election has not resulted in the tide going back out on the Brexit Party.Britain-wide v...

Support the campaign to get a Gaelic course added to Duolingo
Duolingo is the best-known and most effective free language-learning site on the internet.  I mentioned a few hours ago on Twitter how frustrating it is that it's possible to learn two fictional la...

Welcome to Ruth Davidson's 674th position on the circumstances in which an in...
In a BBC Scotland interview yesterday, Glenn Campbell asked Ruth Davidson whether she was saying "no, never" to an independence referendum.  Scotland really does appear to be the only country in th...

Historians will puzzle over how it came to this, but the stars seem to be ali...
There's a strong case to be made that Have I Got News For You is indirectly responsible for Brexit.  If they hadn't helped Boris Johnson build up his image as a loveable buffoon, he'd never have be...

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make way for indy
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New Scottish Independence Poll 18-20 June (Panelbase) DKs removed: Yes 49% No...
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Ah yes, please continue to use the Englsih flag. That's just England that ref...
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@BallotBoxScot - May + June Scottish independence polling visualised (by coun...
Been following Ballot Box Scotland (https://twitter.com/BallotBoxScot) on twitter for a wee while and they've just released another council graphic of the latest indy poll. Looks pretty interesting...

Herald | Boris Johnson appoints Thomson as his leadership campaign manager in...
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Renting camping supplies?
I?m traveling abroad to the Isle of Skye in August and I?d like to camping out on Glen Brittle. Is there a place on Skye where you can rent camping supplies? submitted by /u/roxxonroxx421 [...

"Yet another sign that this SNP Government is failing. ?Scotland could lose £...
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Photos of Ardrossan, Scotland from 1920-1930s and now
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Irn bru bars...
Has anyone been successful in tracking them down? I know they stopped production but was hoping there may be some avaiable on eBay etc but nothing. submitted by /u/tacoisafritatta ...

Working and Employing in Scotland - New Business
I'm potentially setting up a business in Scotland in the next 6 months, and I'm after some advice. Do the government offer incentives to start up in Scotland? Perhaps grants to take on graduate stu...

The Isle of Jura from Kilmory Knap.
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Loch Lomond - what an absolutely gorgeous country we live in.
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Antidepressant prescribing rises by almost 3 million items per year since the...
Figures from NHS National Services Scotland Information Services Division show that more than 900,000 people in Scotland were prescribed at least one antidepressant during 2017/2018. The number of ...

Best place to propose in Pentland hills national park
So we will be in Edinburgh for a couple of days next week and we are going on a hike in Pentland park and i?m not getting better opportunity , problem is that park is huge and i?ve only been in Edi...

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John Prescott rushed to hospital after suffering stroke
The former deputy prime minister's family issued a statement on social media.


Boris Johnson appoints sex pest claim MP Ross Thomson as Scottish campaign ma...
Ross Thomson will also advise the Tory leadership contender on policy in Scotland.


Boris Johnson 'wants wife back' as pals claim that sparked bust-up with Carri...
Friends think the row with Carrie Symonds was sparked due to his pining for Marina Wheeler.


Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt? It's the worst of both worlds for Scotland
Ian Blackford writes that Scotland will suffer regardless of who wins the Tory leadership race.


It's no surprise that Boris Johnson's erratic love life is potential security...
In today's Record View Boris Johnson is dubbed as 'emotionally stunted, morally unfit for office and a risk to national security'.


Boris Johnson warned about dodging questions on love life over security risk ...
Bruce Jones, a defence consultant and Russian intelligence specialist, said revelations about Mr Johnson?s row with girlfriend Carrie Symonds could make him a security risk


Jeremy Hunt tells Scots crowd he's the PM Nicola Sturgeon 'least wants'
Hunt insists his belief in the union means he'll never allow the UK to be broken up.


Nicola Sturgeon blasts Boris Johnson over 'overtly racist' slur
The First Minister echoed her SNP colleague Ian Blackford who called the wannabe Prime Minister 'racist and not fit for office'.


Scots back independence if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister
A survey says 53 per cent of voters would back indyref2 if the Tory leadership hopeful replaces Theresa May.


Tory leadership race has been like watching terrible boyband made up of incom...
John Niven talks us through the Tory leadership race in his own inimitable, hilarious style.

Michael Greenwell


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

The Climate Struggle ?  a Struggle for Social Power
By Asbjørn Wahl, a trade union adviser, recently retired climate change spokesman of the International Transport Workers Federation, writer and Norwegian political activist.  He is a keynote speaker at the Socialist Solutions to Climate Change taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 29th June. Humanity is currently faced with a number of deep and challenging crises: …

Strì an Fhearainn: Story of the Land
The story of land is fundamental to our past, present and future. With a renewed sense of urgency in the context of climate breakdown and a growing awareness of landed power and its malign influence over our democracy, the case for land reform is coming again to the fore. Following the independence referendum in 2014, …

Chelmsford Blues
There’s a scene in the US version of The Office where Jim says about his co-worker Dwight: “This is the smallest amount of power I’ve ever seen got to someones head”. I was reminded of it watching Ruth Davidson in maneuvers in Chelsmford this week, backtracking faster than a Chieftain about her thoughts about working …

Gaelic Place Names
Here’s a selection of gaelic derived place names – from Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (AÀA) ~ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland the national advisory partnership for Gaelic place-names in Scotland. Reproduced here with thanks to Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. For more on these names consult www.gaelicplacenames.org ** ** ** ** **   **  

Spanish Veto Myth: The Failure of a Far Right Conspiracy
By Pilar Fernández (@pilaraymara) It was 2011 when the SNP won the election. Alex Salmond became the First Minister of Scotland and he committed to an independence referendum. In Spain, where a party manifesto can be ignored after any election, the idea of Salmond doing what he had promised was not only a surprise but …

Day Dreaming in Darkness
As SERCO?s Managing Director talks about needing to “deliver value for their shareholders”, many are concerned about vulnerable, frightened people, both men and women, being violently evicted and that within the next two and a half months we will see at least 300 people being made totally destitute in Glasgow. Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair for …

Missed Climate Targets Shows Need for Urgent Action
A climate emergency declaration, a commitment to net-zero emissions by 2045 and a scrapped tax cut for the aviation industry; over the last month we have seen the Scottish Government setting out their climate credentials. So the news this week that they had missed their climate target for 2017 is a reminder of the need …

Seven Tongues: Modern Poetry In Translation
“My culture and my language have a right to exist,” said James Kelman, famously, in the incendiary speech he gave after winning the Booker Prize in 1994, ?and no one has the authority to dismiss that right.”  Since the post-war renaissance of Scottish literature began it?s been a long slog asserting that right, and the …

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Boris Johnson as PM would be 'catastrophe' for UK, say Scottish Tories
Fears that Tory frontrunner?s zeal for Brexit would boost support for independenceSenior Scottish Conservatives fear Boris Johnson?s election as Tory leader could be a ?catastrophe? for the UK, because it is likely to turbo-charge the campaign for Scottish independence.Senior Tories believe Johns...

Scotland to run new consultations before updating gender law
Equalities secretary says government failed to address concerns over rights of others in single-sex spacesThe Scottish government has postponed a planned update of gender recognition laws after concluding that it had failed to address concerns about the impact of its proposals.Shirley Anne Somerv...

SNP's Ian Blackford calls Boris Johnson 'racist' ? video
Boris Johnson has been labelled 'racist' in the House of Commons by the Scottish National party's Westminster leader, who said the Conservative leadership frontrunner was 'unfit' to be prime minister. Ian Blackford asked Theresa May if she agreed with Johnson that the Scottish people were a vermi...

Tory leadership candidates rule out pre-Brexit election in BBC debate ? as it...
Remaining candidates took part in TV hustings after Dominic Raab ousted in second round of votingStewart survives as Raab eliminated from Tory leadership raceFull results of the Conservative leadership election ? round 2Second round results - Snap analysisBBC Tory leadership debate - Snap verdict...

Scottish alcohol sales at lowest level in 25 years after price controls
Figures also show 3% fall in consumption of alcohol in Scotland last yearAlcohol sales in Scotland have fallen to their lowest level in 25 years after the introduction of price controls, figures show.Scotland?s health secretary, Jeane Freeman, welcomed the figures, which also reveal a 3% fall in ...

Holyrood backs new census questions on transgender identity
Scottish parliament offers unanimous support for voluntary questions in 2021The Scottish parliament has voted to ask new questions about transgender identity and sexual orientation in the next census, allowing national demographics to chart Scotland?s trans community for the first time.The census...

Tory leadership: Rory Stewart decries rivals' 'fairy stories' ? as it happened
All the day?s politics news as three more Tory leadership candidates ? Andrea Leadsom, Mark Harper and Rory Stewart ? launch their campaignsAndrea Leadsom?s campaign launch - SummaryMark Harper?s camnpaign launch - SummaryLabour to force vote on motion to allow MPs to pass no-deal billHow the Lab...

Leadsom would not rule out fresh Scottish independence vote
Tory leadership hopeful says ?never say never? but is opposed in principle to new referendumPolitics live ? latest updatesThe Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom has said she would ?never say never? to the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum, saying she is a believe...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

Beware the Scottish midgie
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A question of character
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Wee Ginger Dugcast ? 21 June 2019
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Bent bananas in the ears
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The Tory bumble-bluster, kitten smirk, tangent-bombast routine
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We knew all that already
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Not so precious after all
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Wee Ginger Dugfunder ? 2019
It’s that time of year again, time for the annual crowdfunder. So I’m opening it with a cute photie of the dug, because who can resist a cute dug right?  Pro-independence websites can’t rely on big corporate donations like anti-independence campaigners can.  The Laird of Nawbaggery isn’t about to give us a few grand.  We …

The National

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Scotland's largest city demands Holyrood have indyref2 powers
HOLDING a future independence referendum should be under the control of the Scottish Parliament, according to the leader of Glasgow City Council.

Surely the Queen can see Johnson is not fit to be our PM?
WELL, that certainly was the week that was, for those of us of a particular vintage. We?ve had the Chancellor?s admission that England UK Ltd can?t afford their precious Brexit without the resources of their northern province; we?re faced with the awful prospect of an apparent buffoon for Prime Minister; The National carried the story of accusations of SNP spies in Faslane. And that?s us on the...

Ross Thomson given central role in Boris Johnson's leadership campaign
ROSS Thomson has been given a central role in Boris Johnson??s leadership campaign.

Scottish Tory MPs claim PM Johnson will 'swat the SNP' like midges
THREE Scottish Tory MPs have claimed that Boris Johnson will swat away the SNP and any second independence? referendum like a midge.

FM 'confident' of indyref2 win as survey shows 53% for Yes if Johnson becomes PM
NICOLA Sturgeon has said she is confident that Yes would win a new referendum as a poll suggested a majority of voters in Scotland would support independence if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Tory Leadership Race: Live TV debate cancelled after Johnson refuses to appear
A planned TV showdown between the Tory leadership candidates has been cancelled because Boris Johnson is refusing to take part.

Jeremy Hunt claims he is the prime minister 'Sturgeon least wants?
TORY leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has said he is the prime minister Nicola Sturgeon ?least wants? because of his commitment to keeping Scotland in the UK.

Big Enough, Rich Enough, Smart Enough campaign hailed by readers
FERRIES, cafes and high streets ? The National?s special edition created conversations about why Scotland is big enough, rich enough and smart enough for independence.

Lallans Peat Worrier

Lallands Peat Worrier
Cogitations from a Cranachan Cairn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gerry Hassan

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

Where will the new ideas for Scotland?s public services come from?
Where will the new ideas for Scotland?s public services come from? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 19th 2019 Scotland seems to be at an uneasy, calm place at the moment. The storm clouds are gathering on the horizon yet still seem distant – from the threat of Brexit and even worse the car crash of …

?Seven Up?, Class and Modern Scotland
?Seven Up?, Class and Modern Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 12th 2019 Last week saw a significant moment in TV programming when ITV broadcast the latest in the legendary series ?Seven Up?, namely ?63 Up?. Michael Apted began first as a researcher then Director tracking fourteen seven year olds in 1964 and has subsequently …

Jo Swinson, Govan and Social Justice
Jo Swinson, Govan and Social Justice Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 4th 2019 The Liberal Democrats have a spring in their step. After years of taking a kicking and coming to terms with the near-complete wipeout of 2015, they have stormed back into the reckoning winning second place in the European elections. They feel that …

Is there any hope for Scottish Labour? And does it matter to the rest of us?
Is there any hope for Scottish Labour? And does it matter to the rest of us? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, June 2nd 2019 Scottish Labour once carried all before it. They were admired by some, feared by others. They couldn?t be ignored, were taken seriously and mattered. Today the party is not only struggling to …

The Story of Rose Reilly: A Scottish Football Pioneer
The Story of Rose Reilly: A Scottish Football Pioneer Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 29th 2019 Scottish football is on the way up – at the international level, in quality, achievements and in its recognition by others. Our national team has just beaten the mighty Brazil for the first time ever, and if that were …

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

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

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

 

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish Independence: Deputy PM warns Nicola Sturgeon against fresh campaign...
Scottish Independence: Deputy PM warns Nicola Sturgeon against fresh campaign  The ScotsmanNicola Sturgeon will today be warned against using the Scottish Parliament as a ?stepping stone? to independence by a senior UK government minister.

Scottish independence: Holyrood must control future vote, says council leader...
Scottish independence: Holyrood must control future vote, says council leader  The ScotsmanHolding a future independence referendum should be under the control of the Scottish Parliament, according to the leader of Glasgow City Council. In a motion ...

Scottish Independence: Most Scots would back independence under PM Boris John...
Scottish Independence: Most Scots would back independence under PM Boris Johnson  The ScotsmanA majority of Scots would back independence if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, a new poll suggests.

Scottish independence: 'PM Boris Johnson' would be SNP's worst nightmare, say...
Scottish independence: 'PM Boris Johnson' would be SNP's worst nightmare, says Ross Thomson  The ScotsmanBoris Johnson would be the SNP's "worst nightmare" as Prime Minister, a Scots Tory MSP has said.

Robert the Bruce actor: I hope film will boost support for Scottish independe...
Robert the Bruce actor: I hope film will boost support for Scottish independence  The ScotsmanActor Angus Macfadyen has said he hopes his new film Robert the Bruce will boost support for Scottish independence. Macfadyen reprises the role he first ...

The Tories would now rather face Scottish independence than lose Brexit - New...
The Tories would now rather face Scottish independence than lose Brexit  New StatesmanFor Conservative Leavers, the 312-year-old Union between England and Scotland is secondary to the need to leave the EU at all costs.

Scotland: Brexit uncertainty revives independence debate - Financial Times
Scotland: Brexit uncertainty revives independence debate  Financial TimesThe prospect of leaving the EU without a deal has put the nation's future back on the agenda.

Almost two-thirds of Tory members 'would be willing to see Scottish independe...
Almost two-thirds of Tory members 'would be willing to see Scottish independence to get Brexit'  Telegraph.co.ukAlmost two-thirds of Tory members would be willing to see Scottish independence if that is the price of leaving the EU, according to a poll that the SNP claimed ...

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Scottish Tory MPs claim PM Johnson will 'swat the SNP' like midges - The Nati...
Scottish Tory MPs claim PM Johnson will 'swat the SNP' like midges  The NationalBoris Johnson will 'swat' SNP like midges, claim Scottish MPs  HeraldScotlandScottish independence: 'PM Boris Johnson' would be SNP's worst nightmare, says Ross Thomson  The ScotsmanNicola Sturgeon says SNP would join coalition with Labour to keep Boris Johnson out of office  iNewsView full coverage on Google News

Holyrood stands in the way of SNP 'freedom' - The Times
Holyrood stands in the way of SNP 'freedom'  The TimesOn this day 20 years ago the Scots put on a bit of a show to mark the opening of their new parliament. There had been much debate about how grand it should ...

SNP?s vision makes independence a tough sell - Financial Times
SNP?s vision makes independence a tough sell  Financial TimesMure Dickie (?Brexit's test of old acquaintance?, The Big Read, June 20) points out how much Brexit uncertainty enlivens SNP politicians. They talk of little else, ...

SNP MP criticised for calling trans campaigners at Edinburgh Pride 'misogynis...
SNP MP criticised for calling trans campaigners at Edinburgh Pride 'misogynistic'  The indy100SNP MP Joanna Cherry drew criticism after she tweeted a photograph of transgender rights activists and called them misogynistic. Taking to Twitter, the ...

SNP MP Ian Blackford brands Boris Johnson 'racist' at PMQs - BBC News
SNP MP Ian Blackford brands Boris Johnson 'racist' at PMQs  BBC NewsThe SNP's leader at Westminster leader has branded Boris Johnson a "racist" who is unfit to lead the country. Speaking during prime minister's questions, Ian ...

SNP heavyweight attended Russia 'celebration' hosted by state diplomatic serv...
SNP heavyweight attended Russia 'celebration' hosted by state diplomatic service  HeraldScotlandA senior SNP figure has been criticised for attending a ?celebration? of Russia hosted by Vladimir Putin's state diplomatic *service*.

Kevin Pringle: History tells us SNP must cash in on its success - The Times
Kevin Pringle: History tells us SNP must cash in on its success  The TimesA week tomorrow marks 20 years since the Scottish parliament's powers were transferred from Westminster. The sequel has been a long time coming, but the ...

Why the SNP believe Boris Johnson is a gift to the cause of Scottish independ...
Why the SNP believe Boris Johnson is a gift to the cause of Scottish independence  New StatesmanThe party's gamble is that either Johnson will happily cede more powers to Edinburgh or that his behaviour and character will push Scotland further towards the ...

Referendum (Google News)

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Scottish Independence: Deputy PM warns Nicola Sturgeon against fresh campaign...
Scottish Independence: Deputy PM warns Nicola Sturgeon against fresh campaign  The ScotsmanNicola Sturgeon will today be warned against using the Scottish Parliament as a ?stepping stone? to independence by a senior UK government minister.

Scotland: Brexit uncertainty revives independence debate - Financial Times
Scotland: Brexit uncertainty revives independence debate  Financial TimesThe prospect of leaving the EU without a deal has put the nation's future back on the agenda.

Nicola Sturgeon 'absolutely confident' Scots are ready to vote for independen...
Nicola Sturgeon 'absolutely confident' Scots are ready to vote for independence  The ScotsmanFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scots are ready to vote for independence after a new poll showed Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister will tip support in ...

Scottish independence: Holyrood must control future vote, says council leader...
Scottish independence: Holyrood must control future vote, says council leader  The ScotsmanHolding a future independence referendum should be under the control of the Scottish Parliament, according to the leader of Glasgow City Council. In a motion ...

Scottish Independence: Most Scots would back independence under PM Boris John...
Scottish Independence: Most Scots would back independence under PM Boris Johnson  The ScotsmanA majority of Scots would back independence if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, a new poll suggests.

Sturgeon confronted by Ridge over independence referendum delay - 'Worried yo...
Sturgeon confronted by Ridge over independence referendum delay - 'Worried you won't win?'  ExpressSCOTTISH First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was quizzed by Sky News presenter Sophy Ridge on Scotland ?delaying? an independence referendum until May ...

Sturgeon moves towards second Scotland independence vote - Financial Times
Sturgeon moves towards second Scotland independence vote  Financial TimesThe Scottish government on Wednesday published legislation intended to pave the way for a second referendum on independence, saying it would be a ...

Robert the Bruce actor: I hope film will boost support for Scottish independe...
Robert the Bruce actor: I hope film will boost support for Scottish independence  The ScotsmanActor Angus Macfadyen has said he hopes his new film Robert the Bruce will boost support for Scottish independence. Macfadyen reprises the role he first ...

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

Runners and Riders.... Next PM.
So, looks like 15 in so far, favourite is Boris!! Unfortunately for Scottish independence the favourite never wins! So from the Brexit side it will probably be Rabb, so who from the remain side? Will Hunt and Javid go back to form and champion remain, or will they stick to their new found 'kinda'...

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By election updates
There seems to be ones left right and centre just now so it would be good to have an overall thread for the country. I'm canvassing In the Leith one, good responses on the doors, there's two seats and it's unrealistic to think they both will go yellow, so I'm hoping for a green as well. Labour ha...

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...

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!

U.S./Iran Relations.
So US. blames Tehran for a tanker attacks.  Now Iran has shot down a U.S. drone that was allegedly in Iranian airspace. U.S. deny this. It looks like we are walking down the well trodden path of U.S. failed diplomacy, pulling out the nuclear deal, threatening countries that trade with Ira...

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

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...

Unpopular Opinions
I can?t find the other thread so I?ll start a new one. What opinions do you hold that produce shock around the dinner table and in the boozer. I?ll kick things off ? Pigs in Blankets; They are an adequate inclusion in the standard Christmas dinner but the way everyone goes on and on and o...

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

Ryanair Baggage
What's the script with hand baggage now?

Traditional boozers in Glasgow
Can anyone recommend some good traditional boozers in the centre of Glasgow, preferably within 10mins of Central Station? My faither in law is coming to visit next week, and I was going to take him on a wee pub crawl after I pick him up from the station

Is Donald Trump's Campaign A Spoof?

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...

Summer solstice.
Can't quite believe it's took me 50 odd years to figure out the best holiday to have is the summer solstice. Spent all that time 'celebrating' lots of made up festive times. So couple of days off celebrating those long summer nights. (Obviously the glorious recent weather may have influenced thin...

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Scottish and Uk Politics

Scottish Old Age Pensioners ? Detested by the Tory?s ? A Bane to the BBC ? So...
        The  Tory Government the BBC and the Pensioners The BBC licence fee was frozen throughout the period of austerity following the worldwide financial meltdown. In 2015, the Corporation claimed to be in deep financial trouble and pleaded to be allowed to increase the licence fee for all subscribers. … Continue reading "Scottish Old Age Pensioners – Detested by the Tory’s – A Bane to ...

An Update ? Austerity ? An unnecessary Hardship Imposed on Scotland By Westmi...
      2003: International Monetary Fund Call for Chancellor Brown Not to abandon “Prudence” Policies Gordon Brown was warned by the International Monetary Fund that his borrowing and spending gamble on public services may be going to waste. In a damaging blow to his recently announced Chancellor?s tax-and-spend strategy,  the IMF said … Continue reading "An Update – Austerity – An unnecessa...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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