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Jeremy Corbyn ridiculed by Nicola Sturgeon over independence confusion
14 Nov 2019 at 9:15pm
JEREMY Corbyn has been ridiculed after shifting his position on an independence referendum for the third time in two days.


Nigel Farage expects police probe into alleged Tory attempts to get Brexit Pa...
14 Nov 2019 at 8:31pm
NIGEL Farage says he expects Scotland Yard to be called in after claiming a concerted operation by Tory high command - ?bordering on corruption? - was instigated to offer jobs and peerages to Brexit Party candidates in return for them standing down from the General Election.


Corbyn's chances of forming a majority Government on December 12 'close to ze...
14 Nov 2019 at 6:50pm
JEREMY Corbyn?s chances of forming a majority Labour Government at the General Election are ?close to zero? because the party looks totally incapable of regaining any seats in Scotland, Britain?s foremost polling expert has suggested.


Nicola Sturgeon urged to intervene over child death claims at Glasgow hospital
14 Nov 2019 at 4:22pm
By Alistair Grant


Tories pledge to cut overall immigration and insist they will not set 'arbitr...
14 Nov 2019 at 1:37pm
THE Conservatives have pledged to ?reduce immigration overall? if they are returned to power on December 12 but stressed they would not set "arbitrary targets" for getting the numbers down.


Nicola Sturgeon accused of 'shambolic logic' over indyref2 and Brexit referen...
14 Nov 2019 at 2:25pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of ?shambolic logic? over the timetable for holding both Scottish independence and Brexit referendums next year.


Nigel Farage signals to Boris Johnson he will not stand down any more Brexit ...
14 Nov 2019 at 2:08pm
NIGEL Farage has confirmed he will not stand down any more candidates to help the Tories win a majority in the General Election as he condemned the ?aggressive intimidation? of Brexit Party candidates.


Labour pledges to close gender pay gap within a decade
14 Nov 2019 at 1:53pm
LABOUR has vowed to close the pay gap between men and women within a decade - 50 years earlier than the Conservative Government is on course for say campaigners.


Former SNP activist who heckled Jeremy Corbyn in Dundee left party over indep...
14 Nov 2019 at 12:58pm
The heckler who targeted Jeremy Corbyn over his stance on Scottish independence has said he left the SNP because he did not think the party was campaigning ?wholeheartedly? for the issue.


Jeremy Corbyn heckled for second time after being attacked over Scottish inde...
14 Nov 2019 at 12:06pm
Jeremy Corbyn was heckled over his opposition to another Scottish independence referendum as the Labour leader gave a speech to supporters.


Boris Johnson: Nicola Sturgeon coalition with Jeremy Corbyn 'would be a night...
13 Nov 2019 at 10:33pm
Boris Johnson has warned voters that choosing a ?Corbyn-Sturgeon technicolour coalition of chaos? would leave Britain facing a nightmare on Downing St come December 13.


SNP 'must match rhetoric with action over climate'
14 Nov 2019 at 12:12am
Nicola Sturgeon must match her ?rhetoric? with ?Government action? if Scotland is to play its part as a world leader in tackling the climate emergency, the First Minister was warned yesterday.


Former Lord Buckethead to stand against Boris Johnson in general election as ...
14 Nov 2019 at 6:04pm
Two years ago, he captured the hearts of the nation as he proudly took on Theresa May.


Polling expert Sir John Curtice compares Boris Johnson to a Ming vase
14 Nov 2019 at 2:13pm
Boris Johnson has been compared to a ?Ming vase? by a leading polling expert.

 

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Scottish students told to return home from Hong Kong amid increased civil unrest
14 Nov 2019 at 8:01pm
Scottish students participating in exchange programmes in Hong Kong have been told to come home amid increased civic unrest and protests.


Edinburgh Christmas market did not have planning permission in 2018, as urgen...
14 Nov 2019 at 7:56pm
Last year's Edinburgh Christmas market operated without any planning permission, it has been revealed, ahead of this year's event which is due to start on Saturday.


Deadline for UK smart meters ?impossible to hit?
14 Nov 2019 at 7:34pm
The Government’s new smart meter rollout timetable for a device in 85 per cent of homes by 2024 cannot be met, the energy industry has warned.


Scottish minister warns of damaging impact of US trade tariffs
14 Nov 2019 at 7:18pm
Trade minister Ivan McKee has warned of the damaging impact US trade tariffs on Scottish products could have on the economy.


Lib Dems challenge Nicola Sturgeon over 'shocking' rise in police sick days d...
14 Nov 2019 at 7:10pm
Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged over "shocking" figures which are claimed to show an 11% increase in the number of days police officers have been off sick due to mental ill health.


Frozen 2 review: Visually lush, but less 'exciting' and 'more workmanlike' th...
14 Nov 2019 at 6:58pm
Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad.


Libel case against Tommy Robinson over bullied Syrian refugee comments reache...
14 Nov 2019 at 6:44pm
A libel case against Tommy Robinson over comments about a Syrian refugee who was filmed being attacked in a school playground has reached the High Court.


Queen offers support to Harry and Meghan as royals choose not to spend Christ...
14 Nov 2019 at 6:15pm
The Queen has offered her support to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their decision to spend Christmas away from Sandringham.


Here's why poll guru John Curtice says Jeremy Corbyn has 'close to zero' chan...
14 Nov 2019 at 6:10pm
Jeremy Corbyn's chances of winning a Commons majority are "close to zero", polling guru Sir John Curtice has warned.


Multiple students injured and 'two critical' after shooting at California hig...
14 Nov 2019 at 5:04pm
Multiple students are reported to have been injured, with two understood to be in a critical state, following a shooting at a high school in the USA.


FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold Scottish independence vote before Brexit ...
14 Nov 2019 at 5:02pm
Nicola Sturgeon today revealed she wants a second independence referendum held before a second Brexit vote, should Labour win the next general election.


General election: Why Jeremy Corbyn is no true friend of Muslims ? Dr Azeem I...
14 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm
While the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn has faced strong criticism over anti-semitic attitudes among some members, the Labour leader also has questions to answer about his attitudes towards Muslims, writes Dr Azeem Ibrahim.


Amazing close-up pictures show extremely rare albino squirrel climbing wall i...
14 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm
David Shields managed to get within a few feet of the animal.


Greens' choice in Livingston is Scotland's youngest candidate
14 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm
Cameron Glasgow, 19, got involved in politics through his concerned about the climate crisis

 

 

 

Wings over Scotland

And they?re off
9 Nov 2019 at 6:59am

An all-time low
8 Nov 2019 at 3:39pm
Try to ignore the “regional”, and the fact that it’s framed as the Tories vs Labour. This is a new full-sample (1060) poll from YouGov today, and wow. (The left-hand bar in each pair is 2017, the right-hand one is 2019.) And you thought Kezia Dugdale’s nadir of 14% would never be beaten. That’s quite …

We are lost for words
6 Nov 2019 at 11:59am
It doesn’t happen often, but it has today. Because Nick Robinson said this: You know, Nick Robinson. It was Nick Robinson who just complained about someone misleadingly editing an interview to make it look as though someone hadn’t answered a question. Seriously, the actual Nick Robinson. We’ve got nothing, folks.

Green ink and chloroform
4 Nov 2019 at 11:29am
This is a tweet today from Allan Sutherland, a prominent No activist (he’s currently co-ordinating an attempt to unseat Ian Blackford in Ross, Skye and Lochaber via Unionist tactical voting) and regular fixture of the letters pages of all Scottish newspapers. The tweet literally incites – indeed, implores – not one but two very serious criminal …

A letter to the Jo Cox Foundation
1 Nov 2019 at 3:50pm
Dear Catherine, You probably haven’t heard of me. I’m a notoriously “vile” political blogger who’s said a few pretty mean things on social media about politicians in the last eight years. But perhaps that’s partly because I’m a grumpy old white guy who hasn’t had the benefit of your commendable programme aimed at “building the fairer, …

At the margins
1 Nov 2019 at 12:04pm
Alert readers will recall that among the many tirades of abuse this site has recently been subjected to for suggesting the idea of a 2021 Holyrood list party to compete for seats currently won by Unionists, one of the main themes was “We already have a reliable pro-indy alternative to the SNP in the form …

The Missing Priorities Round
31 Oct 2019 at 1:09pm
The election campaign is one day old and already we want to kill everyone. Alert readers may have spotted a rather conspicuous absence there. (And here.) That’s some pretty bad news for Lesley Riddoch, and all other sane people. Although “the SNP must on no account actually campaign for independence!” seems to be a view …

Nigel?s Nightmare
30 Oct 2019 at 11:26am
As we steel ourselves for the wretched purgatorial misery of (at least) the next six weeks, we’ve been sitting up late trying to think of a positive aspect of the coming election campaign, and the best we’ve come up with is this: if it’s awful for most human beings in the country, just imagine how …

The Birds And The Bs
29 Oct 2019 at 10:05am
Wings Over Scotland celebrates its 8th birthday this Thursday. And it looks as though we just might be in for a genuinely unexpected surprise party. Because very suddenly, through sheer dumb luck, and for the first time in over three years, we can actually see a tantalisingly almost-viable route by which the SNP could, almost entirely …

Three days in politics
27 Oct 2019 at 11:44am
It’s a long time, apparently. Because while a general election on 12 December would be a “barking mad” idea according to the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford on Thursday, having one on 9 December instead is genius. So in a month in which this site has been extensively screamed at by SNP diehards as the work …

BBC Scotland

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Jeane Freeman did not make child infection death public
14 Nov 2019 at 9:39pm
The health secretary knew a child died as a result of contaminated water but kept patient confidentiality.

General election 2019: Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance
14 Nov 2019 at 4:19pm
Nicola Sturgeon has joked Jeremy Corbyn will end up demanding another indyref after further timing confusion.

Clara Ponsati bailed in Edinburgh and allowed to keep passport
14 Nov 2019 at 5:38pm
The St Andrews University professor is wanted in Spain over her role in the Catalan independence movement.

General election 2019: Scottish candidate lists confirmed
14 Nov 2019 at 6:03pm
The deadline for candidates to come forward for the snap election on 12 December has passed.

General election 2019: What questions do you have?
13 Nov 2019 at 12:45am
What do you want to know ahead of the 2019 general election?

Election 2019 in maps: Where are the seats that could turn the election?
13 Nov 2019 at 12:34am
From 'ultra-marginals' to the highest Leave and Remain seats - which are the battlegrounds that could make the difference?

Scot Goes Pop

SNP enjoy 21-point lead over the Tories in latest YouGov subsample average
14 Nov 2019 at 6:57pm
I'm beginning to wonder if a full-scale Scottish poll is ever going to be conducted in this campaign, but in the meantime, here's the next best thing - an average of the last five Scottish subsampl...

SNP take on the broadcasters in court over the rigged leaders' debates
13 Nov 2019 at 5:34pm
So I was encouraged to receive an email from the SNP a few minutes ago revealing that they've decided to take the plunge and challenge the broadcasters in court over the rigged leaders' debates.  I...

First Scottish subsample under YouGov's new methodology is still favourable f...
12 Nov 2019 at 6:46pm
YouGov have changed their polling methodology for the remainder of the campaign to ensure that respondents are only asked about parties they can actually voted for in their local constituencies.  I...

What effect will Farage's big decision have on the election in Scotland?
11 Nov 2019 at 2:36pm
Nigel Farage's decision today not to stand candidates in the seats won by the Tories in 2017 doesn't entirely remove the Brexit Party-shaped obstacle to Boris Johnson winning a majority, because of...

A question for the BBC and Sky
10 Nov 2019 at 2:38pm
It's a very simple question: what will happen if, as seems highly likely, one of the "candidates" (sic) in your "Prime Ministerial Debates" (sic) uses the platform you have given them to make an at...

Red faces for the Lib Dems as Panelbase poll finds Nicola Sturgeon is more po...
9 Nov 2019 at 7:29pm
Just a quick one, because I was amused by a little detail from the latest Britain-wide Panelbase poll, which is bang up to date because it was conducted between Wednesday and yesterday.  Respondent...

It's official: the BBC have done a shameful deal with Boris Johnson - they ge...
8 Nov 2019 at 7:15pm
Watching Question Time from Glasgow last night, I thought it was striking that there was no question about the attempts by ITV and Sky to rig the leaders' election debates by excluding the SNP (and...

ITV dig their own grave even deeper with a comically Anglocentric justificati...
8 Nov 2019 at 2:36am
A few hours ago, a reader of this blog alerted me to the standard reply ITV have been sending out in response to the avalanche of complaints they've been receiving about their proposal for a rigged...

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Where to buy a wool kilt in Muir tartan pattern in Glasgow?
14 Nov 2019 at 5:20pm
Do ya'll have recommendation of where to buy a wool kilt in Muir tartan pattern in Glasgow? submitted by /u/JadeEyePanda

Any idea why Laura kuenssberg is in Dalkieth?
14 Nov 2019 at 7:37pm
Just spotted her filming in a pub car park. Bexitcast apparently. Justinlees pub if anyone wants to crash it. Edit: Ach, she?s off the now. submitted by /u/szczypka

The quartzite slopes of Beinn Eighe [OC]
14 Nov 2019 at 7:29pm
submitted by /u/SecureWeakness

Killers Ferm Hoose Abandoned
14 Nov 2019 at 7:25pm
submitted by /u/Urbex_Pajerico

Child's hospital death 'linked to contaminated water'
14 Nov 2019 at 7:04pm
submitted by /u/abz_eng

It?s nice to see Boris getting support of our fellow scots
14 Nov 2019 at 5:15pm
submitted by /u/bigborris2019

I'm Dougal from Innis & Gunn, I'm doing an AMA in a couple of hours over on r...
14 Nov 2019 at 4:54pm
submitted by /u/InnisandGunnBeer

Bring Scotland to the US!
14 Nov 2019 at 3:42pm
First time visitor here. My family has a vacation planned to Scotland this week and turns out my dad can't go due to work issues. I want to throw him a "Bringing Scotland here" party before the re...

English voters basically know nothing about Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
14 Nov 2019 at 2:23pm
submitted by /u/sealedtrain

The Pollok Park Highland Coos are legends.
14 Nov 2019 at 1:32pm
submitted by /u/DivvsPhotos

Two earthquakes hit the Glencoe area minutes apart
14 Nov 2019 at 12:17pm
submitted by /u/abz_eng

Brexit Brexit brexit
14 Nov 2019 at 12:05pm
submitted by /u/Guttedtothecore

Have you ever seen Richard Gough and Nicola Sturgeon in the same room/pitch
14 Nov 2019 at 9:34am
submitted by /u/Guttedtothecore

Ciaran Jenkins on Twitter: This quote retweeted over 2,000 times is incomplet...
14 Nov 2019 at 9:00am
submitted by /u/bottish

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SNP Health Secretary has known about child cancer scandal at Glasgow hospital...
14 Nov 2019 at 7:42pm
Labour MSP Anas Sarwar says a whistleblower contacted him about the infection case and that the death was later hushed up.


General Election 2019 - everything you need to know before you head to the polls
14 Nov 2019 at 3:45pm
Before Scots head to the polling station, here's some key dates you need to remember.


Anas Sarwar tells Nicola Sturgeon she's 'not being told the truth' about chil...
14 Nov 2019 at 2:55pm
The First Minister has been urged to intervene over the whistleblower's claims about the super hospital in Glasgow


Whistleblower claims child with cancer died after contracting infection from ...
14 Nov 2019 at 4:30am
Labour MSP Anas Sarwar says a whistleblower contacted him about the infection case and that the death was later hushed up.


Scottish Tory gaffe over inclusion of ex-MP accused of sexual assault on elec...
12 Nov 2019 at 5:31pm
Ross Thomson has mistakenly appeared on the party's Aberdeen South leaflet.


Nicola Sturgeon lends support to independence and Brexit referendums next year
12 Nov 2019 at 3:05pm
The First Minister said she backs another Brexit referendum next year and indyref2.


Scottish Labour turmoil over probe into 'Israel is like a child abuser' candi...
12 Nov 2019 at 4:30am
Senior Labour figures are unhappy about the probe into Kate Ramsden.


Nigel Farage's pact with Tories is a killer
12 Nov 2019 at 4:30am
Record View slams the pact between Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson.


Brexit party in chaos as former MEP says Nigel Farage ignored Scotland
11 Nov 2019 at 4:43pm
Former MEP David Coburn said he's ditched support for the party in a row over support for the union.


NHS staff concerns raised at psychiatric hospitals show vital role of trade u...
11 Nov 2019 at 4:30am
With a Boris Johnson Brexit on the horizon it is even more crucial that trade unions have the power to stand up for the rights of workers.

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Sturgeon confirms ITV debate omission legal action over 'unfair' snub
14 Nov 2019 at 5:50am

THE SNP have confirmed they have instigated legal action against ITV over their ?fundamentally unfair? omission from a televised General Election debate.

Election: SNP logo projected onto Jeremy Corbyn rally venue
14 Nov 2019 at 8:08pm

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn is concluding his 48-hour tour of Scotland tonight in Edinburgh - but the SNP are making their presence felt.

SNP reveal their full list of candidates for General Election
14 Nov 2019 at 7:23pm

THE SNP have announced their full list of candidates for next month's General Election.

No price is too high for those who believe they can govern us
14 Nov 2019 at 6:30pm

I DON?T like the phrase ?the lunatics are taking over the asylum?, but it is seems as though it?s becoming more appropriate.

Election: Scottish Greens announce the 22 seats they'll stand in
14 Nov 2019 at 6:49pm

THE Scottish Greens have announced they will be running candidates for the General Election in 22 seats across the country.

Indyref2 is priority over a People's Vote on Brexit, FM says
14 Nov 2019 at 4:26pm

NICOLA Sturgeon has made clear she would prioritise holding a second Scottish independence referendum over a fresh vote on Brexit.

Reverend Richard Cameron no longer Scotstoun Primary chaplain
14 Nov 2019 at 2:45pm

THE Church of Scotland minister who found himself at the centre of a media storm after heckling Jeremy Corbyn yesterday will no longer be the chaplain at his local school.

BBC policy guide tells voters in Scotland the wrong party leaders
14 Nov 2019 at 3:46pm

THE BBC News website's "Who should I vote for?" policy guide has been telling voters in Scotland the incorrect party leaders, it has emerged.

Scots councillor one of 25 Tories suspended over Islamophobia allegations
14 Nov 2019 at 3:20pm

SCOTTISH councillor Alastair Redman has been revealed as one of the 25 Tories suspended by the party this week over claims of Islamophobic social media posts.

FM 'horrified' that asylum seeker lock-change evictions were found lawful
14 Nov 2019 at 2:17pm

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is "horrified" at the implications of a court ruling which deemed lock-change evictions against asylum seekers to be lawful.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

Notes from Underground #1: Al Gore Didn?t Want You to Panic
14 Nov 2019 at 6:17pm
This is the first of a new series by Commissioning Editor, Dougald Hine. The third week in August 2018. The end of a long dry summer and I?m headed into Stockholm for the day. My phone pings, an SMS from one of the people I?m due to meet: ?If you happen to walk by parliament […]

Our new Commissioning Editor, our new Notes from Underground
14 Nov 2019 at 12:53pm
Publications and journals need to renew themselves in fast-moving political and cultural times. As we laid out here [Bella Re-Charge]  we’re in the midst of re-launching with an editorial programme that has five points of focus for the year ahead: 1) Campaigning for Scottish Independence; 2) Giving space to Emerging Voices; 3) Highlighting existing projects, […]

Edina, sister-up with Gaza!
14 Nov 2019 at 11:59am
It?s not every day you get the opportunity to ask a direct question of your country?s leader. I was lucky enough to get just that at an event in this year?s Edinburgh Book Festival. Following a chat between Scotland?s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and Indian writer, Arundhati Roy, the former opened up the discussion, inviting […]

Sobering Up with Darren Grimes
12 Nov 2019 at 2:54pm
If this election has quickly become tedious, today we were offered a lift by a video from Darren Grimes tweeted out by Toby Young. It’s so marvelous in its stupidity it deserves some deconstruction. Vote Corbyn, lose Scotland. Sobering. pic.twitter.com/LW9FxF51nH ? Toby Young (@toadmeister) November 10, 2019   The opening line: “Vote Corbyn, lose Scotland. […]

The End of Austerity
12 Nov 2019 at 10:56am
It was on 26th April, 2009, in the politically volatile aftermath of the Financial Crash that David Cameron first announced that “the age of irresponsibility is giving way to the age of austerity?, and established the Conservative Age of Austerity 2010-2019. The first Conservative Coalition Government objective, sustained for ten years, was to eliminate the […]

New Orleans. Heaven or Hell?
11 Nov 2019 at 11:21pm
Maxwell Macleod sends his last report on his month as a story teller in Mississippi State University. There’s not many global warming cynics in New Orleans any more. Imagine a hundred people dying inside Ibrox Stadium after Govan had flooded with thirteen feet of water? Absurd? It almost certainly happened here in New Orleans in […]

From Dublin To Byzantium
11 Nov 2019 at 8:19pm
The starting gun has been fired on a General Election campaign in which the Conservative Party of England is seeking a majority in Westminster to impose a Brexit Deal on Scotland which leaves our country at a greater remove from the European Union than Turkey currently stands, Turkey being in a Customs Union with the […]

Brexit Britain, the Golden Tortoise
10 Nov 2019 at 10:43am
I had begun to think of Brexit Britain as a sort of Weimar Republic, collapsing under it’s own decadence and decay. But maybe it’s more like the La Belle Époque – the period in France at the end of the 19th Century characterised by extravagance and excess. It was said to be “an age of neurotic, […]

Looping the Thread
9 Nov 2019 at 7:08pm
One of the most enduring sounds from my childhood was the drone of my grandmother?s Singer sewing machine. As I sat watching the television, I?d be dimly aware of the comfortable hum of the needle coming from the ?wee? bedroom of her council house, where she sat surrounded by pincushions and thimbles, scissors and safety […]

Glasgow is Named UK?s Top Cultural and Creative City
9 Nov 2019 at 5:51pm
It?s almost 40 years since Alasdair Gray wrote his seminal novel Lanark, set in the dark, sombre, smoke filled streets of 1960?s Glasgow and the dystopian alt-reality town of Unthank. In a belittling tone, reminiscent of a backbench Westminster Tory MP, Glasgow?s cultural relevance at the time is summed up in the line ?Imaginatively Glasgow […]

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General election 2019: Corbyn criticises 'hostile environment' immigration po...
14 Nov 2019 at 9:59pm
Boris Johnson changes his visit after protesters gathered, plus all the latest from the election campaign today Read Andrew Sparrow?s evening election briefingAnd sign up here to get the briefing in your email inboxEU takes legal action over UK failure to nominate commission candidateWelsh Labour...

Election 2019: is Scotland moving towards independence? ? podcast
14 Nov 2019 at 3:00am
Scotland correspondent Libby Brooks tells Rachel Humphreys how the chaos of Brexit has put independence back centre stage at this election. Plus: Sayeeda Warsi on the Conservative party?s enduring problem of IslamophobiaWhen Scottish voters said no to independence in the referendum of 2014 it did...

General election: Boris Johnson urges voters to reject 'Sturgeon-Corbyn allia...
13 Nov 2019 at 10:46pm
The prime minister delivers the first big set-piece speech of the campaign as Labour pledges £26bn extra per year for NHSRead Andrew Sparrow?s evening election briefingAnd sign up here to get the briefing in your email inboxMcCluskey sparks party backlash over tough line on free movement 10.46pm ...

Jeremy Corbyn dismisses SNP calls for progressive alliance
13 Nov 2019 at 8:49pm
On visit to Scotland, Labour leader says party will not make deals if it fails to win majorityJeremy Corbyn has challenged Nicola Sturgeon to support a minority Labour government after dismissing her calls for a progressive alliance to thwart the Tories in Westminster.Corbyn said Labour was ?not ...

Trump firm settles legal bill over Scottish windfarm dispute
12 Nov 2019 at 5:59pm
Trump Organization will pay £225,000 in costs after fight over windfarm near golf courseThe Trump Organization has settled a £225,000 legal bill with the Scottish government after it lost a long court battle against a windfarm near its Aberdeenshire golf course.The Scottish government said Donald...

Scottish independence vote is price for support, SNP warns Labour
8 Nov 2019 at 2:11pm
Nicola Sturgeon confirms her party?s priority is fresh independence referendum Nicola Sturgeon has warned Jeremy Corbyn she would demand a second independence referendum next year as her price to support a minority Labour government at Westminster.She confirmed the Scottish National party?s (SNP?...

PM gives 'cast-iron' pledge to refuse second Scottish independence vote
7 Nov 2019 at 5:03pm
Boris Johnson described Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy Corbyn as ?yoke-mates of destruction?Boris Johnson has made a ?cast iron? pledge that he will not grant Nicola Sturgeon the powers she needs to hold a second independence referendum, regardless of whether the Scottish National party (SNP) wins a ...

General election: Boris Johnson launches Conservative election campaign ? as ...
6 Nov 2019 at 11:34pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s developments in the 2019 general election campaignCorbyn sets out 10 goals for Labour governmentSturgeon says she wants new Scottish independence referendum in 2020Corbyn says billionaires ?in very strong position to pay lot more in tax?Cairns says he is resigning bu...

Lindsay Hoyle elected new Speaker of the House of Commons ? as it happened
5 Nov 2019 at 12:15am
Rolling coverage of the day?s political events as they happen, including 2019 general election campaigningSinn Féin steps aside for remain candidates in three key seatsJuncker: Boris Johnson told ?so many lies? in EU referendum campaignQ&A: how will MPs elect a new Speaker? 12.15am GMT That?s all...

Tory MP Ross Thomson to quit after denying sexual assault claim
3 Nov 2019 at 4:52pm
Aberdeen South MP has been accused of groping Labour MP in Commons barRoss Thomson, a Scottish Tory MP facing allegations he sexually assaulted a fellow MP, has unexpectedly announced he is quitting Westminster.Thomson said in a statement on Twitter that he was standing down hours after denying a...

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Biting the hand of Project Fear

The voice that must not be heard
The SNP is taking ITV to court over the broadcaster’s decision to hold a political debate which can only be described as rigged. The broadcaster is hosting a debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, claiming that these are the only two politicians with a realistic chance of becoming Prime Minister. Yet we do not […]

Tartan scarf, public schoolboy, or vote for a grown up
Bedecked in a tartan scarf in order to disguise himself as a native, Jeremy Corbyn came to Scotstoun in Glasgow today. It even has Scot in the name, how more Scottish do you want him to get? Not Scottish enough that the Labour party will respect the democratic will of the Scottish electorate if the […]

As others see us
Last night BBC 2’s Newsnight programme concluded its four part look at how Brexit and this election is affecting the unitary state which it pleases opponents of independence to call the Union. Last night it was England’s turn, and the reporter went to Grantham in Lincolnshire, a strongly pro-Brexit constituency in the East of England […]

Don Canleone and the Bru bottle mafia
It’s official people. Satire is dead. It has been killed by Reporting Scotland, who in their efforts to out SNPbad the SNPbaddest of the print media are now reporting old episodes of Seinfeld as news. The story concerned the Scottish Government’s proposed scheme to charge a deposit of 20p on plastic and glass bottles and […]

Outclassing Paul Sweeney
Labour’s candidate for Glasgow North East Paul Sweeney, fresh from telling the world that he’s a superior individual who outclasses the other candidates, has decided to tell the rest of us what this general election is all about. Paul knows these things because he’s a superior individual who outclasses everyone else. Contrary to what you […]

Rescuing Scotland from Johnson and Farage?s UK
Nigel Farage is still tired from all that walking he didn’t do earlier this year on his much touted march on London. Only as far as Nigel was concerned it turned out not to be a long hard slog all the way from the north of England, and more of a short stroll to the […]

It?s the Scotland Act, not the Boris Johnson Act
According to a clause buried deep within Boris Johnson’s EU withdrawal bill, the law would be changed following the successful passage of the bill to allow the British Government to make unilateral changes to the devolution settlement by way of regulations, without having to seek the approval of the Westminster Parliament. Ministers could make the […]

Saying Scotland matters
Ugh. British politics is a disgusting sewer. It’s just one sleazy accusation after another. It has only just begun, and already this is the most shambolic and the dirtiest election in living memory. We’ve got another five weeks of this, and it’s only going to get worse. These are the high standards of British democracy […]

Dugcast ? 8 November 2019
In this week’s edition of the dugcast, The National’s Stewart Ward and I chat about the independence rally in Glasgow last Saturday which was organised by The National. We talk about the general election, and how it’s been the most shambolic start to any general election in memory for Labour and the Tories. We also […]

Silence is consent
I was chatting with my neighbour Jane today. She was telling me that some of the women in her work loathe and detest Boris Johnson – don’t we all – but that they’re not motivated to vote because they think that all politicians are crap. Sadly that’s quite a widespread sentiment amongst working class people […]

Michael Greenwell


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

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 …

Dangerous People

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

?Lips That Speak Knowledge Are A Rare Jewel?
I’m a non-believer, but it is a subject that interests me and I’d say I know a fair bit about what is (and what isn’t) in that book. Watching this however, I am extremely doubtful that he has even the slightest idea…

Gerry Hassan

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

Conventional wisdom is no guide to the future in an age of turmoil and surprise
Conventional wisdom is no guide to the future in an age of turmoil and surprise Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 13th 2019 UK general elections are never about one single subject even when politicians try to define them as such. Ted Heath?s ?Who governs Britain?? election of February 1974 became about the state of the …

Letter from America: Civil society matters more than who wins elections in th...
Letter from America: Civil society matters more than who wins elections in the UK, US and elsewhere Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 6th 2019 Britain from afar looks very unhappy and divided. This much is obvious from the USA – not exactly a benign, peaceful, harmonious world itself. But in its media coverage, and the …

Letter from America: Let?s Stop Looking to America for the Future
Letter from America: Let?s Stop Looking to America for the Future Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 30th 2019 ?You don?t know how lucky you are. Never take your democracy for granted. You don?t realise what it?s worth until it?s too late.? Mikola Statkevich, former Belarusian Presidential candidate, 2015 America likes to think of itself as …

The Last UK General Election Ever? Or the Last Bar One?
The Last UK General Election Ever? Or the Last Bar One? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, October 27th 2019 Boris Johnson on Monday makes what is his third attempt to get the votes to call a UK general election ? needing 434 votes to win a two-thirds majority under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. This piece …

Tony Blair and the Road from Baghdad to Boris Johnson?s Brexit
Tony Blair and the Road from Baghdad to Boris Johnson?s Brexit Gerry Hassan Open Democracy, October 26th 2019 Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, Peter Mandelson and others from the New Labour era have of late been on our airwaves talking endlessly of the evils of Brexit and the need for a second referendum on Europe. But …

Does Boris Johnson?s ?deal? pose the end of the Union?
Does Boris Johnson?s ?deal? pose the end of the Union? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, October 20th 2019 It has been another tumultuous Brexit week. But this is not the end of Brexit, or even the beginning of the end, but just another staging post in this drawn-out process. Fundamental to the Johnson deal is what …

Scotland needs fundamental change. A nationalist project is not enough
Scotland needs fundamental change. A nationalist project is not enough Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 16th 2019 Five years after the indyref and three years after the Brexit vote Scottish politics feels like it is in a holding pattern, full of pent up pressures, but stuck in a vortex of powerful forces beyond its control. …

Politics and People Power is changing Scotland and beyond
Politics and People Power is changing Scotland and beyond Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 9th 2019 Demos and marches are part of the ritual of politics – from today?s pro- and anti-Brexit gatherings, to the direct action and interventions of Extinction Rebellion, and the spate of pro-Scottish independence rallies criss-crossing the nation. They are often …

Craig Murray

Craig Murray
Historian, Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

Le Mesurier Gets Cross
Perhaps the only fact on James Le Mesurier about which I would agree with the MSM war cheerleaders is that he was a very busy man. It is remarkable therefore that he found the time and inclination to follow “Philip Cross” on twitter. Given that “Philip Cross” has virtually never posted an original tweet, and … The post Le Mesurier Gets Cross appeared first on Craig Murray.

The Sad Death of James Le Mesurier
We should never forget that all human deaths are tragedies. No human is perfect and none is completely evil. Even the most wretched, snivelling excuse of a human being you can possibly imagine – say Ian Austin – has known a mother’s love. Le Mesurier leaves a wife and children who will be mourning. We … The post The Sad Death of James Le Mesurier appeared first on Craig Murray.

The UK?s Macabre Final Election
This is the final general election of the United Kingdom. The SNP has put Independence at the heart of its campaign, eschewing the dreadful error of the “don’t mention Independence” campaign of 2017 that led half a million potential supporters to sit on their hands on voting day. The SNP is going to win a … The post The UK’s Macabre Final Election appeared first on Craig Murray.

World Exclusive: Post Testimony Interview with Randy Credico
Following his appearance as the main witness for the prosecution against former Trump aide Roger Stone, my good friend Randy Credico has had the entire American mainstream media chasing him for an interview. He has however decided to give only this single interview to me, which is put out here and which is free for … The post World Exclusive: Post Testimony Interview with Randy Credico appear...

Mainstream Media Pro-Johnson Propaganda Gets Into Full Swing
We are now under election broadcasting rules. Ian Austin left the Labour Party nine months ago. He was then appointed by the Tories as Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Israel. As of yesterday, he is neither a MP nor a candidate for election. He is a minor politician who achieved only the most junior ministerial … The post Mainstream Media Pro-Johnson Propaganda Gets Into Full Swing appeared f...

Rustam Aliev
UPDATE Nadira has decided, with great sadness, not to travel to Uzbekistan, having received information that it is not safe to do so. Not being able to attend your own parent’s funeral is heartrending. She has however been to the mosque and discussed charitable work she might undertake in her father’s name. I also received … The post Rustam Aliev appeared first on Craig Murray.

The Incredible Disappearing Farage, and Other Electoral Oddities
For a decade Nigel Farage has been flung into our living rooms continually by the BBC. Even when UKIP barely registered a blip in the opinion polls, he was a regular on Question Time and the other news, current affairs and politics programme. Farage’s celebrity was a BBC creation. He served an important purpose. At … The post The Incredible Disappearing Farage, and Other Electoral Oddities ap...

Grenfell Report Phase 1 Seeks to Blame the Firefighters
One simple fact cannot be hidden. The firefighters did not cause the fire. Phase 1 of Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s report of the public inquiry into the Grenfell disaster has been released to relatives prior to publication tomorrow. According to the Guardian, it concentrates blame on the firefighters in charge of tackling the blaze. This … The post Grenfell Report Phase 1 Seeks to Blame the ...

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Child's cancer death 'linked to hospital water supply'
MSP Anas Sarwar has described allegations relating to a case from 2017 as 'heartbreaking'.

Former Catalan minister 'grateful to democrats' in UK
St Andrews professor Clara Ponsati is wanted in Spain for sedition over the Catalan referendum.

Queen's Park vote to end 152-year-old amateur status
Scotland's oldest football club have voted to become professional for the first time.

Man stabbed in head by gang trying to steal his dog
The victim was attacked by three men who tried to steal his dog on Thursday morning.

Man charged under terrorism act after chemicals seized
Richard Smith appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Wednesday charged under the Terrorism Act.

Starving stag found with antlers tangled in plastic
The distressed deer had to be put to sleep by a gamekeeper who found him on a hillside on Jura.

Hibernian set to confirm Jack Ross as new manager
Hibs are set to name the former St Mirren manager as Paul Heckinbottom's replacement.

Impact of US trade tariffs 'being felt across Scotland'
Ivan McKee has warned of the damaging impact of US trade tariffs on Scottish products.

Plans for £10m hotel complex in doubt over name row
Tomatin Distillery has objected to the venture calling itself The Tomatin Trading Company.

Bus firm FirstGroup reports almost £190m in losses
The firm blamed problems in its US company which is selling its Greyhond coach business.

Scotland and Independence

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FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold Scottish independence vote before Brexit ...
FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold Scottish independence vote before Brexit referendum next year  Scotland on SundayJeremy Corbyn flip flops AGAIN on Scottish independence referendum  Daily MailCorbyn crisis: Labour leader dithers over Scottish independence referendum plan  Express.co.ukGeneral election 2019: Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance  BBC NewsView full coverage on Google ...

Scottish independence: Corbyn says Labour government would not support new re...
Scottish independence: Corbyn says Labour government would not support new referendum in first term  The IndependentGeneral election: Jeremy Corbyn pledges no Scottish independence referendum in first term as PM  Sky NewsJeremy Corbyn in 'complete disarray' over second independence referendum during Scottish election tour  Telegraph.co.ukCorbyn rows back on his dismissal of Scottish independenc...

Election wargaming: 50 seat SNP landslide 'important stepping stone' in push ...
Election wargaming: 50 seat SNP landslide 'important stepping stone' in push for Scottish independence  Telegraph.co.uk

Scottish independence: Tories urge Labour voters to switch sides - BBC News
Scottish independence: Tories urge Labour voters to switch sides  BBC News

General election 2019: Corbyn rows back on indyref2 comments - BBC News
General election 2019: Corbyn rows back on indyref2 comments  BBC News

Nicola Sturgeon kicks off new Scottish independence campaign - Al Jazeera Eng...
Nicola Sturgeon kicks off new Scottish independence campaign  Al Jazeera English

Election explained: Could SNP-Lab pact speed up Scottish independence? - Scot...
Election explained: Could SNP-Lab pact speed up Scottish independence?  Scotland on Sunday

Jo Swinson says ?absolutely not? to idea of second Scottish independence vote...
Jo Swinson says ?absolutely not? to idea of second Scottish independence vote  Metro.co.uk

Scottish independence in spotlight as UK election kicks off - Al Jazeera English
Scottish independence in spotlight as UK election kicks off  Al Jazeera English

Scottish independence: SNP needs another bill to push through IndyRef2 approv...
Scottish independence: SNP needs another bill to push through IndyRef2 approval  The Scotsman

Question Time audience member says she voted no to Scottish independence, but...
Question Time audience member says she voted no to Scottish independence, but would vote yes to stay in the EU  inews

General election 2019: Spending and Scottish independence to be day two's bat...
General election 2019: Spending and Scottish independence to be day two's battlegrounds  Sky News

Scottish independence: SNP's referendum plans suffer blow in Holyrood report ...
Scottish independence: SNP's referendum plans suffer blow in Holyrood report  Scotland on Sunday

Nicola Sturgeon tells Scots to prepare for 2 referendum votes in 2020 - The S...
Nicola Sturgeon tells Scots to prepare for 2 referendum votes in 2020  The Scotsman

SNP

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Jeremy Corbyn dismisses SNP calls for progressive alliance - The Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn dismisses SNP calls for progressive alliance  The GuardianWould Jeremy Corbyn really deny the SNP a new independence referendum?  New StatesmanGeneral Election: Jeremy Corbyn continues to confuse on indyref2  The NationalJeremy Corbyn rules out Indyref2 in first Labour term even if SNP win majority in Scotland  Daily RecordLabour win would remove SNP 'raison d'etre' for indyref2 ?...

Election wargaming: 50 seat SNP landslide 'important stepping stone' in push ...
Election wargaming: 50 seat SNP landslide 'important stepping stone' in push for Scottish independence  Telegraph.co.ukA simple guide to the Scottish National Party  BBC South East WalesAndrew Neil savages SNP MP on Scotland currency plan 'You're not answering the question!'  ExpressPatrick Harvie says SNP must match 'rhetoric with action' over climate  HeraldScotlandSNP keen to see oil and gas...

SNP U-turn: How former deputy leader claimed party made critical mistake with...
SNP U-turn: How former deputy leader claimed party made critical mistake with NATO stance  Express.co.uk

Scotland set for green energy revolution under SNP plans - SNP
Scotland set for green energy revolution under SNP plans  SNP

General election 2019: SNP to take legal action over ITV election debate - BB...
General election 2019: SNP to take legal action over ITV election debate  BBC News

SNP announces full list of 2019 general election candidates - Holyrood
SNP announces full list of 2019 general election candidates  Holyrood

Take Scotland's future out of Boris Johnson's hands - SNP
Take Scotland's future out of Boris Johnson's hands  SNP

General election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon lists conditions for SNP to back Labou...
General election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon lists conditions for SNP to back Labour  BBC News

'Is this democracy?' Corbyn heckled by former SNP member - Sky News
'Is this democracy?' Corbyn heckled by former SNP member  Sky News

General Election analysis: SNP has hold of Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey - T...
General Election analysis: SNP has hold of Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey  The National

Election explained: Could SNP-Lab pact speed up Scottish independence? - Scot...
Election explained: Could SNP-Lab pact speed up Scottish independence?  Scotland on Sunday

Letters: SNP policy of assuming that police officers are guilty unless they p...
Letters: SNP policy of assuming that police officers are guilty unless they prove their innocence is shameful  HeraldScotland

SNP Health Minister admits knowing about child cancer patient death at super-...
SNP Health Minister admits knowing about child cancer patient death at super-hospital 'linked' to water supply  Telegraph.co.uk

Johnson afraid of Labour-SNP ?nightmare on Downing Street? - The Irish Times
Johnson afraid of Labour-SNP ?nightmare on Downing Street?  The Irish Times

Referendum (Google News)

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FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold Scottish independence vote before Brexit ...
FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold Scottish independence vote before Brexit referendum next year  Scotland on SundayJeremy Corbyn flip flops AGAIN on Scottish independence referendum  Daily MailCorbyn crisis: Labour leader dithers over Scottish independence referendum plan  Express.co.ukJeremy Corbyn's apparent hardline on indyref2 may make Labour prospects in Scotland even worse  The Conversa...

Scottish independence: Corbyn says Labour government would not support new re...
Scottish independence: Corbyn says Labour government would not support new referendum in first term  The IndependentNo Scottish referendum in first term if Labour wins -Corbyn  ReutersGeneral election: Corbyn rows back on dismissal of second Scottish referendum  Sky NewsCritics round on Corbyn over Scottish vote U-turn  Financial TimesGeneral election: Why ?Oh Jeremy Corbyn? is turning into a l...

General election 2019: Corbyn rows back on indyref2 comments - BBC News
General election 2019: Corbyn rows back on indyref2 comments  BBC News

Scottish independence: Tories urge Labour voters to switch sides - BBC News
Scottish independence: Tories urge Labour voters to switch sides  BBC News

Why the General Election in Scotland is about leaving or remaining in the UK,...
Why the General Election in Scotland is about leaving or remaining in the UK, not the EU  ITV News

Whatever the result in Scotland there is no reason for another independence r...
Whatever the result in Scotland there is no reason for another independence referendum  Prospect

Nicola Sturgeon to back Jeremy Corbyn if he agrees to Scottish referendum - M...
Nicola Sturgeon to back Jeremy Corbyn if he agrees to Scottish referendum  Metro.co.uk

Boris Johnson rules out independence referendum deal - BBC News
Boris Johnson rules out independence referendum deal  BBC News

Nicola Sturgeon kicks off new Scottish independence campaign - Al Jazeera Eng...
Nicola Sturgeon kicks off new Scottish independence campaign  Al Jazeera English

Nicola Sturgeon tells Scots to prepare for 2 referendum votes in 2020 - The S...
Nicola Sturgeon tells Scots to prepare for 2 referendum votes in 2020  The Scotsman

Sturgeon's support for two referendums in Scotland next year called into ques...
Sturgeon's support for two referendums in Scotland next year called into question  Morning Star Online

Johnson rules out second Scottish referendum - Financial Times
Johnson rules out second Scottish referendum  Financial Times

Jo Swinson says ?absolutely not? to idea of second Scottish independence vote...
Jo Swinson says ?absolutely not? to idea of second Scottish independence vote  Metro.co.uk

General election 2019: A simple guide to the Scottish National Party - BBC So...
General election 2019: A simple guide to the Scottish National Party  BBC South East Wales

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Scot currently living in London
Hi everyone,  I?m an SNP supporter, who has been living in London for a year. My husband and I plan to be hear for another year (possibly 2) whilst I?m finishing training  and gaining work experience.  I would like to hear other people?s opinion about how I should vote in the general elec...

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

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General Election 2019
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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...

Unusual Candidates In Your Area
Time for us to look at some of the more...'alternative' candidates in your area for these upcoming elections.   For some reason Inverness always has at least one Christian Party candidate at every election.  Donald Boyd, who seems one of their only candidates, is running for the council in In...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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!

Minimum Alcohol Pricing
The policy comes in to effect today. And this is just the beginning - Prohibition for the Poor. Watching BBC Reporting Scotland last night was the most biased reporting I think I have ever seen. They had an A&E doctor, an activist who campaigned for it, a recovering alcoholic all saying that ...

Lib Dem watch
Tim Walker (Lib Dem MP) stands down in a key marginal seat between Labour and Tory, endorsing the Labour candidate. Party central has different ideas..... It'll be interesting to see what other decisions the Lib Dems make leading up to the election as the mask continues to slip.

Hong Kong Riots
Bit disappointing tbh. I thought it would be like a million Jackie Chans strutting their stuff. Still... at least they're not sitting on their arses while their countries sovergnty is being trampled over.

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Rod Stewart's Train Set
As a bit of a distraction i have to say this is absolutely phenomenal My obsession with train sets ended when i was about 11-12 however i still have a wee bit of the bug left to appreciate this https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50403561

Question Time Tonight
From Kelso The panel includes Labour's shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry MP, the Scottish government's finance secretary John Swinney MSP, Conservative chairman of the defence select committee Rory Stewart MP, Scotsman columnist Lesley Riddoch and editor-at-large of the Independent on Sund...

General Election 2019
May as well start this now but I expect people will just post in the IndyRef and Brexit threads as per usual. 

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

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



Fake News
British journalists have become part of Johnson?s fake news machine "It?s chilling. From the Mail, The Times to the BBC and ITN, everyone is peddling Downing Street?s lies and smears. They?re turning their readers into dupes." Hard hitting article by Peter Oborne. It implies not that jour...

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

Catalonia & the UK media blackout of events
What is this so called free press that we hear about ? It is quite something

The Get It Off Your Chest Thread...
Why do arseholes park over the lines and take up two spaces in car parks, you're driving a shit people carrier, park in one space like everyone else you penis. https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A2KLktn5p0hU8E0AjztNBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTIyODdtY3E3BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkZDU4NmMwMjU...

The Mystery of Bonny78/79 - Solved !
On November 9th 1979 at some woods in West Lothian. Bonny, the man the TAMB loves to hate, arrived in Scotland.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50262655 Wouldn't that make Brexit Party supporter Bonny an illegal immigrant ? 

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...

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.

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...

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

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Dangler-23-Part-3-Jo-Swinson ? More Right Wing than Boris the Beast ? East Du...
      6 Nov 2017: Swinson hiding in the corner during a meeting to form a common policy on tackling abuse following allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in British politics. Wonder why Lord Rennard wasn’t invited. Hard necked eh!!!         July 2013: Anger as constituents pay … Continue reading "Dangler-23-Part-3-Jo-Swinson – More Right Wing than Boris the Beast – East Dunbarton...

Dangler-23-Part-2-Jo-Swinson- Minister for Women in the Con/Dem Coalition ? C...
      Oct 2018: Protecting paedophiles in politics – a petition was submitted to Westminster calling for an amendment to the Official Secrets Act preventing its use in cases where child abuse was involved. Swinson and her colleague MP?s voted against a proposed change to the Official Secrets Act so that public … Continue reading "Dangler-23-Part-2-Jo-Swinson- Minister for Women in the Con/D...

Dangler ? 23 ? Part 1 ? Jo Swinson?s naked ambition is to be returned to West...
    Unionist Party scandal  revealed – Tax Haven firms cashing in on East Dunbartonshire PFI contract The charge to Scottish taxpayers for PFI projects driven by  Labour and Lib Dem Party administrations in Westminster and Holyrood will add up to £30billion over the coming decades. The East Dunbartonshire Schools PFI project is … Continue reading "Dangler – 23 – Part 1 – Jo Swinson’s naked ...

Lamont The Tory Dangler for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk ? He?ll do anyth...
      Dangle 21: John Lamont – Tory MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk Lamont has ambitions to lead the United Kingdom government in Edinburgh should the next general election bring about the demise of the Tory party in Scotland, (except for himself) but return yet another right-wing Tory party in … Continue reading "Lamont The Tory Dangler for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk – He’l...

Voters of Ochil and South Perthshire Conned into Electing Luke Graham ? Yet a...
    Ochil & South Perthshire Luke Graham-Dangle 20: A political carpetbagger using the constituency as a stepping stone to glory with the Tory party at Westminster. People of Ochil and South Perthshire you were conned. This is a guddle of a constituency, grouping traditional Labour voters in the old mining communities, farmers … Continue reading "Voters of Ochil and South Perthshire Conned ...

will-westminster-proscribe-the-snp-forcing-an-election-in-scotland-returning-...
      So who was John Smith? The public persona was that he was a genial, whisky-drinking Scots lawyer from the traditional Labour right. Not so. John Smith and his close friend and political ally Denis Healey were senior figures, with others, of the influential right-wing, Bilderberg Group and were members … Continue reading "will-westminster-proscribe-the-snp-forcing-an-election-in-scot...

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         The 2017 General Election and Whitehall Mandarins involvement in Scotland The Unionist Party’s manifestos could have been written on a fag packet since they were almost entirely free of anything meaningful to the electorate in Scotland. It comprised a single battle cry attacking the most progressive and … Continue reading "will-westminster-proscribe-the-snp-forcing-an-election-...

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    The British Secret Service (SIS) The security service is comprised of three branches each of which provides graduates, postgraduates, linguists, IT specialists and writers a wide range of career opportunities in intelligence work. MI5:  Staff 4000: It is responsible for protecting the UK against covertly organized threats to national security encompassing … Continue reading "Will-westmi...

Will Westminster Proscribe the SNP Forcing an Election in Scotland ? Returnin...
      2008: Growing support for the SNP in Scotland triggered the activation of a secret MI5 anti-nationalist working group. In 2008 the growth in nationalist support in Scotland alarmed the US and Westminster. The Labour Party was in meltdown and it was entirely possible an SNP government would be in place … Continue reading "Will Westminster Proscribe the SNP Forcing an Election in Scotla...

Will Westminster Proscribe the SNP Forcing an Election in Scotland ? Returnin...
        https://caltonjock.com/2018/10/12/british-spymasters-revealed/   Special Branch “spies” are firmly embedded within the civil service and in the government in Scotland. Their mission being to leak intelligence to Whitehall. There are also political “sleepers” tasked with disrupting the business of the Scottish government. The US has plans in place to … Continue reading "Will West...

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No deal Brexit to push refugees into destitution

MSPs vote overwhelmingly to introduce smacking ban

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Scottish Government reaffirms opposition to fracking

Ferguson Marine shipyard to be bought by Scottish Government