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May: Scotland to host major counter-terror exercise later this year
27 Mar 2017 at 1:42pm
Scotland will host a major counter-terror exercise later this year, Theresa May has announced.

Poll: Support for Union 'strengthened' among over-65s since 2014
27 Mar 2017 at 12:07am
Support for the Union has strengthened among older people since the last independence referendum, according to a new poll.

May to try to head off support for independence vote as she meets Sturgeon
27 Mar 2017 at 12:07am
Theresa May will try to head off support for a second independence referendum as she meets Nicola Sturgeon later by suggesting the UK will secure a Brexit deal too good for Scotland to miss.

Scotland 'could remain in EU after Brexit'
26 Mar 2017 at 12:11am
SCOTLAND and Northern Ireland could both remain in the EU pending an independence referendum, according to papers published by a European Parliament committee.

'End of the road': Sinn Fein withdraws from talks aimed at restoring devoluti...
26 Mar 2017 at 7:11pm
Sinn Fein have withdrawn from the talks process aimed at restoring devolution in Northern Ireland.

Rudd warns tech giants to offer 'no place for terrorists to hide'
26 Mar 2017 at 3:21pm
The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has demanded that technology companies offer 'no place for terrorists to hide' in the wake of the Westminster terror attack.

Gaelic quango in conflict of interest row over appointment of chief executive
26 Mar 2017 at 12:09am
THE quango for promoting Gaelic has become embroiled in a conflict of interest row over the appointment of its chief executive.

SNP councillor in race row lawsuit fails to win candidate selection
26 Mar 2017 at 12:03am
An SNP councillor who is suing a colleague amid a race row has lost out in her bid to be a party candidate in a North Lanarkshire ward.

SNP and Labour launch rival parties? Glasgow campaigns for upcoming council e...
25 Mar 2017 at 2:45pm
Labour and the SNP have launched their rival parties' Glasgow campaigns for the upcoming council elections as they vie to gain control of the historic Labour stronghold.

SNP MSP under fire for failing to speak out over landlord status
25 Mar 2017 at 9:20am
A SENIOR Nationalist has been reprimanded for failing to declare a financial interest in a rules breach that saw him reported to prosecutors for a possible crime.

Over 1,000 Scots take part in 'march for Europe'
25 Mar 2017 at 1:09pm
Hundreds of Scots from across the country are descending on the capital to march for Europe and make clear that ?the people of Scotland do not want Brexit.?

Trust in SNP government falls as voters prioritise economy
25 Mar 2017 at 12:08am
TRUST in the SNP government fell sharply last year as a majority of Scots felt there had been a deterioration in the economy, new official statistics show.

Unspun: the political diary
25 Mar 2017 at 12:08am
SNP MP Tommy Sheppard was livid at George Osborne?s new gig as editor of London?s Evening Standard. ?If you have a second or third job, then it must be something that demonstrably doesn't prevent you doing your first job as an MP,? he fizzed. No doubt, this does not apply to one Alex Salmond, who was an MSP and First Minister for three years while an MP before becoming a best-selling author and video blogger.

Holyrood to work longer hours because of Brexit fall-out
25 Mar 2017 at 12:09am
MSPs will have to work longer hours and spend more days at the Scottish Parliament because of the unprecedented workload caused by Brexit, the Herald understands.

May: Tech firms 'can and must' do more to tackle extremist material on the net
24 Mar 2017 at 12:13pm
Theresa May has warned technology companies that they ?can and must do more? to tackle hate material on the internet.

 

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What we can expect when Theresa May meets Nicola Sturgeon
27 Mar 2017 at 2:24pm
The Prime Minister Theresa May is in Scotland, a visit billed as a unity tour ahead of her backing of move to Trigger Article 50 and start the Brexit process.

Theresa May insists her position on indyref2 will not change
27 Mar 2017 at 1:33pm
The Prime Minister has said her position will not change on Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum by spring 2019.

Shetland oil find ?could be biggest of the century?
27 Mar 2017 at 9:41am
An oil discovery has been made near the Shetland Islands which has been described as potentially the biggest find in British waters this century.

Stephen Hay: Tax rise alone won?t cut Scottish deficit
27 Mar 2017 at 9:33am
Whether or not there is a second independence referendum in Scotland and regardless of whether or not Scotland votes for independence, while we have devolved powers to the extent that we do, economically, Scotland has a major problem which needs to be solved sooner rather than later.

Still in the dark over post-Brexit agriculture policy
27 Mar 2017 at 8:57am
While the deafening silence over post-Brexit agricultural policy from government sources continues to roar, there were indications that some of the previously inchoate ideas of the industry itself were beginning to coalesce into a coherent form last week.

Lloyd?s of London chair John Nelson relaxed on Brexit
27 Mar 2017 at 8:08am
The chairman of Lloyd’s of London has claimed veterans of the three-centuries-old insurance market view the challenge of Brexit as a “walk in the park” compared with the crisis the organisation survived three decades ago.

Indyref2: SNP ?must be realistic? on economy to win vote
27 Mar 2017 at 7:21am
The SNP must be “realistic” about the economic case for independence if it hopes to win the next referendum, the former chief executive of the Yes campaign has said.

Theresa May pledges to ?strengthen Union? as Brexit looms
27 Mar 2017 at 7:02am
Theresa May will give a speech vowing never to allow the UK to become “looser and weaker” ahead of meeting Nicola Sturgeon on a visit to Scotland.

Kirsty Gunn: A good deal more worthy than pandering to politics
27 Mar 2017 at 7:00am
Maybe it’s the time of year.

Leader comment: WhatsApp must be subject to same rules as others
27 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
In the wake of a terrorist atrocity, governments are naturally and rightly suspicious of known individuals using encrypted communications technology to send messages across networks. This is now a recognised means by which terrorist cells can operate to deadly effect.

Lesley Riddoch: Fears nursing shortage is hitting health care
27 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
Not being able to attract enough nurses because of poor pay and conditions has a knock-on effect, writes Lesley Riddoch

Brian Monteith: SNP government is turning on its own figures
27 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
If you thought you have been saved from an independence referendum campaign think again. The campaign to win a future independence referendum has already started and we can expect an incessant assault for the next two or three years, irrespective of the legal formalities. As ever, truth is the first casualty.

MPs call for tougher measures to combat childhood obesity
27 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
MPs have called for tough new measures to tackle childhood obesity, including controlling the “deep discounting” by supermarkets of unhealthy foods.

Indyref2 not on the agenda as Theresa May arrives in Scotland
26 Mar 2017 at 11:28pm
Theresa May will not discuss the timing of a second independence referendum when she meets Nicola Sturgeon on a visit to Scotland today.

Easter Road to make Fringe debut with Hibs play
26 Mar 2017 at 10:32pm
It has seen shows staged in pubs, public toilets, allotments, telephone boxes and even the back of a taxi.

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The same old songs again
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
27 Mar 2017 at 11:29am
As the Prime Minister prepares to meet the First Minister and doggedly give her “now is not the time” mantra another few dozen run-throughs for the cameras, we thought that you might enjoy a little trip down Memory Lane. Ah, the old days. Get on with the day job, now is not the time, you don’t have a …

The sense of welcome
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Mar 2017 at 2:55pm
No.10: Jackie Kemp, journalist. Previously: (All clips via the always-excellent Phantom Power Films.)

Stacking the odds
by Chris Cairns
25 Mar 2017 at 10:53am

The Liar
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Mar 2017 at 2:16am
Normally the amateur blogger, unqualified would-be economist and unsuccessful dog-food salesman that BBC Scotland and the Daily Record employ on a regular basis to openly troll Yes voters restricts himself, when attacking this site, to crude abuse or smear and innuendo like the below, tweeted on Holocaust Memorial Day last year: Last night, implausibly, he sank …

If it hits you in the eye
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
24 Mar 2017 at 12:06pm
There’s a new hot buzz-phrase in the Yoonstream: “GERS deniers”. It’s actually been around for quite a few months – coincidentally since this site started exposing the true nature of the figures – but has become a constant mantra recently, in particular since the intervention of an actual proper expert who doesn’t sell cat litter …

How the times do change
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
23 Mar 2017 at 12:17pm

Kezia Dugdale Fact Check, Part 679
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
22 Mar 2017 at 11:22am
Sky News earlier this morning: Our ears always prick up when Kezia says she’s counted something herself. Dugdale’s comment is absolutely unambiguous that what she’s talking about is the period of campaigning before the first referendum on 18 September 2014. So how has she arrived at a figure of 847 days? – The SNP won an overall …

The highlights reel
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
21 Mar 2017 at 9:20pm
Today the Scottish Parliament spent several hours heatedly debating a motion to call for a second Section 30 order to enable a new independence referendum (several more will follow tomorrow before the vote). We watched all of it so you didn’t have to, and are delighted to present you with a few clips that probably won’t …

Unreliable sources
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
21 Mar 2017 at 10:49am
It seems counter-intuitive – given Rupert Murdoch’s often-overstated (despite endless and fevered speculation, the Scottish Sun didn’t back a Yes vote) but still seemingly real support for Scottish independence – that Sky News should be seen as the most hostile of the nation’s broadcasters to the Yes movement. Yet such it is. The channel’s nightly newspaper review is notable …

Stitched up like kippers
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
20 Mar 2017 at 4:26pm
Panelbase have released data tables for their recent Sunday Times poll. And wow. That’s quite something. Among people who voted No in 2014, a thumping 48% now intend to vote for the Tories in a general election, compared to just 22% voting Labour. Among the C2DE demographic – essentially the working class – the Tories lead Labour …

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Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon meet ahead of Article 50
27 Mar 2017 at 3:53pm
The prime minister holds talks with Scotland's first minister as she prepares to trigger Article 50.


Scotland's chief education inspector says education needs to improve
27 Mar 2017 at 3:50pm
Scotland's Chief Education Inspector Bill Maxwell says key aspects of education need to be improved.


Police Federation conference to debate arming more officers
26 Mar 2017 at 12:03pm
Scots police officers are expected to debate whether more of their number should carry firearms.


Scottish wildlife groups urged to unite to fight crime
26 Mar 2017 at 3:13am
An "alarming distrust" exists between organisations tackling wildlife crime, according to the Scottish Parliament's environment committee.


Scots funding guarantee for EU students extended by a year
24 Mar 2017 at 3:00pm
Guaranteed funding for EU students in Scotland is extended to courses starting in 2018/19.


Salmond: Parliaments must remain accessible to public
24 Mar 2017 at 5:04pm
Alex Salmond says parliaments must remain accessible to the public, in the wake of the terror attack at Westminster.


Watchdog criticises Argyll and Bute education service
24 Mar 2017 at 3:35pm
Education Scotland says there are "important areas for improvement" at Argyll and Bute Council.


College lecturers balloted over strike action
25 Mar 2017 at 9:53am
College lecturers are being balloted on strike action for a second time as part of a long-running dispute over pay.


Scottish independence referendum debate to resume next Tuesday
23 Mar 2017 at 2:35pm
Scotland's political leaders condemn the terror attack at Westminster and speak out against division.


Armed police patrol Scots streets after Westminster attack
23 Mar 2017 at 9:24am
Armed patrols on Scotland's streets are increased in the wake of the London terror attack.


Nicola Sturgeon sees 'sense of solidarity' with London after attack
22 Mar 2017 at 10:27pm
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expresses her concern for those caught up in the terrorist attack at Westminster.


Finish in sight for Scotland's jogging initiative?
23 Mar 2017 at 12:23pm
JogScotland's future could be at risk after it emerged £100,000 of Scottish government funding is to be cut.

Scot Goes Pop

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If Ukraine don't back down, they must be banned from their own Eurovision
by James Kelly
23 Mar 2017 at 6:41pm
Apologies for a Eurovision post as early as March, but the events of the last couple of days have been truly extraordinary.  First of all, the Ukrainian authorities announced that the Russian entra...

If Theresa May can only "win" a referendum by stopping it taking place, then...
by James Kelly
21 Mar 2017 at 6:22pm
Just a quick note to let you know that I have a new article at the TalkRadio website about Theresa May's outrageous bid to overturn the long-standing British government policy that Scotland can onl...

CONFIRMED : Last night's ludicrous Sky "poll" was not weighted by EU referend...
by James Kelly
21 Mar 2017 at 12:03pm
As you may have seen, Sky News made an exasperating attempt last night to distort the referendum debate with a wildly unreliable online "poll", conducted by themselves and using their own paying cu...

The Greens' vote in favour of an independence referendum is fully consistent ...
by James Kelly
20 Mar 2017 at 6:41pm
The latest desperate tactic of unionist politicians and journalists is to attempt to deligitimise the Greens' forthcoming vote in favour of an independence referendum by suggesting that it is someh...

HALF of Scottish public want an independence referendum within just TWO YEARS...
by James Kelly
19 Mar 2017 at 2:24pm
Today brings word of the first full-scale Scottish poll to be wholly conducted since Nicola Sturgeon fired the starting-gun for a second independence referendum.  It's a Panelbase poll for the Sund...

How an early Scottish election can be triggered
by James Kelly
18 Mar 2017 at 10:23am
Opinions differ on how possible/probable the options of a consultative referendum or early Holyrood election are in the event that Theresa May remains intransigent.  Brian Taylor of the BBC, for ex...

Theresa is tanking : blow for autocrat PM as YouGov poll shows pro-independen...
by James Kelly
17 Mar 2017 at 1:27pm
I have to say I find it pretty incredible that a YouGov poll in which the headline Yes vote was unusually low has been so good for us in a variety of other ways. As I've already mentioned, it show...

What are Nicola Sturgeon's options for holding a vote on independence without...
by James Kelly
16 Mar 2017 at 10:26pm
Nicola Sturgeon said tonight she was determined to hold a vote on Scotland's future on the reasonable timescale she has already set out, and that she would "consider her options" if Theresa May tri...

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If ever a photo summed up two disparate people.
by /u/yohanfunk
27 Mar 2017 at 4:21pm
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Cyclist injured in collision with sheep near Kilchoan - BBC News
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27 Mar 2017 at 4:20pm
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The Vow 12.0
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27 Mar 2017 at 2:56pm
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Bad news for Scotland, more oil has been discovered
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27 Mar 2017 at 2:51pm
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Anybody got any unusual holiday recommendations?
by /u/ElCaminoInTheWest
27 Mar 2017 at 2:40pm
We're looking to go away somewhere in the Easter hols, probably just for 3-4 nights (2 adults and 2 kids) - not being in a position to drop £800 on a luxury cottage, any recommendations for somethi...

Lovely Loch views today up north
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27 Mar 2017 at 2:09pm
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Please settle a debate: should you make porridge with water or milk?
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27 Mar 2017 at 1:43pm
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Does anyone know where this photo was taken?
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27 Mar 2017 at 1:40pm
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"It's amazing, in an extraordinary week for the UK, Theresa May has managed t...
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27 Mar 2017 at 1:04pm
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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale writes to Theresa May to beg for a speci...
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27 Mar 2017 at 12:45pm
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Snapped this one Saturday night. Lawnmarket - Edinburgh
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Tax rise alone won't cut Scottish deficit
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27 Mar 2017 at 11:59am
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Isle of Arran (26-3-2017)
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'It's our turn to change the law' SNP MP gets behind campaign to stub out tic...
by Record Reporter
27 Mar 2017 at 3:44pm
The Daily Record has been campaigning for months to crack down on ticket touts and John Nicolson of the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee is joining the fight.


Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon to meet today for first time since IndyRef2 c...
by Torcuil Crichton
27 Mar 2017 at 9:27am
The Prime Minister arrives in Scotland as part of her tour of the UK ahead of triggering Brexit and armed with a ­determination not to bow to SNP demands for a 2018 referendum.


The humanity and compassion shown after the London attacks should give comfor...
by Nicola Sturgeon
27 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute to all those who reached out to offer help and support after last Wednesday's terror attack in London.


Young Scots could be forced on to the STREETS under new benefit changes
by Christina O'Neill
26 Mar 2017 at 1:55pm
The UK government's plans to axe housing benefits for 18-to-21 year olds have been branded "shameful."


People who radicalise our kids aren't Muslims ... they are sex abusers, terro...
by dailyrecord
26 Mar 2017 at 10:27am
The campaigner lawyer and Glasgow University rector says young Muslims are aren't talking publicly about politics - and that can leave them vulnerable to online extremists.


The rich have broken Britain and it's the poorest who are paying
by Mail Opinion
26 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
The rise in tax breaks for the ultra-rich and austerity measures for everyone else has left Britain on the brink, says Mail Opinion.


Has violence become a process of democracy?
by Alex Bell
26 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
Is violence to be expected in a modern democratic society, asks Alex Bell.


Scotland could remain in Europe until IndyRef2 is held says EU report
by Mark Aitken
26 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
The post-Brexit compromise route has been suggested by constitutional expert Brendan O’Leary in a paper to the European Parliament.


UKIP's only MP Douglas Carswell quits party and denies plotting against Nigel...
by Arj Singh
25 Mar 2017 at 7:55pm
The MP for Clacton, who will now sit as an independent, is accused of only joining the Brexiteers in order to marginalise the party's former leader.


Trust in SNP Government takes a dip ? but they still beat UK ministers by a mile
by Lynsey Bews
25 Mar 2017 at 6:00am
Survey finds trust levels dropped from 73 per cent in 2015 to 65 per cent last year, while trust in the UK Government working in Scotland's best interest is only 25 per cent.

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Scottish Independence Podcast 151 ? Adam Ramsay
by michaelgreenwell
26 Mar 2017 at 2:50pm
For the 151st episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I managed to get Adam Ramsay back on the line after a failed recording a couple of months back. Adam is a writer and activist and is the co-editor of Open Democracy. We talked about the wider context in which the argument over the timing of the …
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Journeys To Yes ? 10
by michaelgreenwell
25 Mar 2017 at 1:57pm
The tenth in the new series by the excellent Phantom Power.

Scottish Independence Podcast 150 ? Pat Kane
by michaelgreenwell
19 Mar 2017 at 5:58pm
It’s the 150th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast and the 250th podcast I have put together that is about Scottish Independence in some way, so it’s a double sort of anniversary. I hope you’ve been enjoying them. This time we are back to the interviews and in this universal moment of “what the hell …

Journey To Yes ? 9
by michaelgreenwell
18 Mar 2017 at 11:51pm
The ninth in the new series by the excellent Phantom Power. They just get better…

Journeys To Yes ? 8
by michaelgreenwell
18 Mar 2017 at 12:12pm
The eighth in the new series by the excellent Phantom Power.

Scottish Independence Podcast 149 ? Something Fishy
by michaelgreenwell
15 Mar 2017 at 8:21am
A recent episode of the Lesley Riddoch podcast mentioned a couple of things regarding what’s going to happen to fishing and agriculture in Scotland post-brexit. I felt what they were talking about was so important that we should go straight to the horse’s mouth, and then to the horses a***s (Mundell & Farage). So for …
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Scottish Independence Podcast 148 ? Sweeties
by michaelgreenwell
13 Mar 2017 at 12:11pm
I had just put together and mastered episode 148 of the Scottish Independence Podcast before Sturgeon announced that we’re going for Indyref 2, so it doesn’t have any of that in it. I hope you’ll still find it funny and/or infuriating though. Hope you enjoy. You can download here if you click THIS LINK . …
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Journeys To Yes ? This One Not By Phantom Power
by michaelgreenwell
13 Mar 2017 at 8:51am
Some slightly uncomfortable faces in the crowd as the young man makes his speech…

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Possession & Independence
by Bella Caledonia Editor
27 Mar 2017 at 12:12pm
The British Empire has its foundation in overseas possessions ?claimed? for, and trading posts set up by England in the 17th century. From the 1707 Act of Union onwards the empire was expanded, reaching its maximum extent in 1922. It covered almost a quarter of the land mass of our planet and encompassed almost a …

Subvert the City
by Bella Caledonia Editor
26 Mar 2017 at 12:01pm
#subvertthecity As we struggle in the wake of the London attacks to imagine what a city is and what a city is for, beyond the empty response of patriotic consumerism (‘go about your business’)… ‘By night and by day, imagine a city where art replaces the visual pollution of ads’ *** *** * * *** …

New Lübeck Letter
by Bella Caledonia Editor
25 Mar 2017 at 10:42am
The Lübeck Letter was sent by William Wallace and Andrew Murray in 1297 to the mayors of Lubeck and Hamburg. In the last few years the idea of a New Lübeck Letter has emerged, to reflect upon the outward-looking, hopeful and enterprising sentiments of the original letter by sending a new, relevant message from a …

Journey to Yes #10
by Bella Caledonia Editor
24 Mar 2017 at 11:36pm
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Ten Years of the SNP, and Beyond
by Bella Caledonia Editor
24 Mar 2017 at 4:44pm
Ten Years on the SNP and Scottish nationalism require a different politics for the future: Making real a vision of self-determination, argues Gerry Hassan. The SNP have been a breath of fresh air to Scotland. Fifty years ago this year the modern SNP emerged with the talismanic victory of Winnie Ewing at the Hamilton by-election, and …

Spring Songs
by Bella Caledonia Editor
24 Mar 2017 at 3:47pm
For our Mixtape series this week @JDTwitch from Optimo guests creating a special playlist for your weekend. Arvo Part – Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten Hiroshi Yoshimura – A?I?R (Air In Resort) Boards Of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden Charles Mingus – Fables Of Faubus Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Yoyo Robert Wyatt …

Clickbait
by Bella Caledonia Editor
24 Mar 2017 at 2:31pm
In the second of our new podcast series, Kevin Williamson talks to Marilyn Carino and Fiona Soe Paing about their new project ‘Clickbait’ – variously described as ‘nerdy rock for grown-ups’, torchy-electro-soul or ‘off-world electronica’. After previously sharing stages with Black Star and David Byrne, long-time activist and Buddhist Marilyn Carino releases her second solo album …

An Tango Mu Dheireadh am Partaig
by Bella Caledonia Editor
24 Mar 2017 at 1:28pm
Am mìos seo chaidh, bha mi toilichte an rathad-iarainn a thogail bho Dhùn Èideann gu taobh siar Ghlaschu gus an dealbh-chluich as ùire, ga chur air dòigh airson Pleidh Paidh is Pinnt aig Òran Mòr, fhaicinn. ?S e seo a? chiad dhealbh-chluich sa Ghàidhlig a tha air bhith air an àrd-ùrlar chliùiteach seo o chionn …

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May says she will never allow UK to become 'looser and weaker' - Politics live
by Andrew Sparrow
27 Mar 2017 at 3:53pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenKeir Starmer?s Brexit speech - Summary and analysisNo 10 lobby briefing - SummaryLabour?s six Brexit tests - Analysis 3.53pm BST Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon met in a Glasgow hotel. At least no one will be able to accuse them o...

No 10 repeats Rudd's call for authorities to access encrypted messages
by Peter Walker and Heather Stewart
27 Mar 2017 at 1:56pm
Downing Street backs home secretary?s call for agencies to have access to WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging apps Downing Street has reiterated that the government would like to see police and intelligence agencies given access to messages on WhatsApp and other encrypted social media services...

To Scotland?s snowflakes: it?s a big, bad world | Kevin McKenna
by Kevin McKenna
26 Mar 2017 at 12:05am
In religion and politics, you can?t avoid the blood and guts foreverIn the west of Scotland over the next few years, mainstream Christian churches may soon be required to invest in counselling programmes for their fledgling priests and ministers. For these diffident young reverends may have been ...

With its attic full of national icons, England can?t move on. Scotland can | ...
by Ian Jack
25 Mar 2017 at 7:00am
England?s rituals and traditions ? monarchy, military, House of Lords ? have trapped it in the past. But with Brexit, the kingdom is threatenedI climb the retractable ladder and hoist myself through the trapdoor into the loft. My eyes need time to adjust to the gloom and I move carefully, picking...

Humpty-Dumpty hypocrisy in Holyrood | Letters
by Letters
24 Mar 2017 at 6:20pm
Ruth Davidson accuses Nicola Sturgeon of ignoring the will of the Scottish parliament on five issues, as she is lacking a mandate as a result of being two seats short of an overall majority (Sturgeon called a hypocrite as referendum debate begins, 22 March). Donald Dewar deliberately crafted a co...

Scottish parliament postpones vote on second referendum
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
23 Mar 2017 at 11:55am
Independence debate was suspended after Westminster attack and vote will now take place the day before article 50 is triggeredThe Scottish parliament vote on calling for a new independence referendum has been postponed until Tuesday 28 March, the day before Theresa May triggers article 50 to begi...

Westminster attack: PC Keith Palmer named as police officer killed ? as it ha...
by Claire Phipps (now); Matthew Taylor, Kevin Rawlinson, Andrew Sparrow and Alexandra Topping (earlier)
23 Mar 2017 at 5:58am
Five dead, including police officer and attacker, and 40 injured after assault on Houses of ParliamentThis live blog is closed. Click here for ongoing live coverageWestminster attack victim named as Spanish teacher Aysha Frade 5.58am GMT We are closing this live blog now, but live coverage conti...

Holyrood suspends referendum debate after Westminster attacks
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
22 Mar 2017 at 5:32pm
MSPs complained as Scottish parliament remained sitting for more than an hour after incidents in LondonThe Scottish parliament suspended its debate on a new independence referendum after MSPs complained it was still sitting more than an hour after the Westminster attacks.Ken Macintosh, Holyrood?s...

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Biting the hand of Project Fear

Innovative jam 2.0
There’s been a visit! It’s a bit like when they say “there’s been a murrdurr” on Taggart, and when it’s a visit involving Theresa May it’s equally corpse like. Our Prime Minister is travelling to the small end of the weather map of her Precioussss Union on Monday, and according to the Scotland on Sunday …

Journey to Yes, N°10
Jackie says Yes. As more Scots who voted No to independence reconsider their decision, we follow their journey to Yes and self-determination for Scotland. Jackie Kemp is a writer living in Edinburgh and author of ‘Politics on the Hill, an Edinburgh View’, a stunning essay reflecting on Scotland’s changing post-Brexit identity that has resonated with …

The GERS fundamentalists
The Unionists have got a new phrase, “GERS deniers”. It’s a nice wee soundbite which attempts to equate people who view the GERS figures with suspicion, and people who deny the reality of climate change. But as ever, our Unionist friends are not comparing like with like. Climate change is based upon multiple scientific works …

Normal service will be resumed
We had thought that by this time the Scottish Parliament would have voted in favour of holding a second independence referendum, and the Scottish Government would be formally requesting a Section 30 Order from Westminster. Due to Wednesday’s tragic events in Westminster, that hasn’t happened yet. According to reports, the Holyrood debate is due to …

How to terrify a Tory
On Tuesday and Wednesday the Scottish parliament is debating the bill to bring about a second Scottish indepedence referendum. The first day of debates was mature and thoughtful, allowing the advocates of Scotland remaining a part of the UK to introduce the truly vital and important arguments for their case. Arguments like those of Labour …

The things Theresa forgot
That Mike Russell’s pretty pissed off, and quite right too. There he was, hanging on the phone on David Davis’s Brexit hotline and never getting an answer and being kept on hold, because now that the UK hate foreigners they had to give up their contract with the call centre in Mumbai, and then he …

Journey to Yes, N° 9
The latest instalment in PhantomPower’s inspiring Journey to Yes series. Mark says Yes. We follow different people’s fascinating journeys to Yes and self-determination for Scotland. Londoner and businessman Mark followed Scotland’s first independence debate closely and had been inspired by the Yes campaign with its progressive and inclusive values. After the Brexit result, Mark was …

A gas giant in a distant galaxy
It’s as predictable as a Unionist on social media playing the victim card, or as Ruth Davidson having the gall to think that as leader of an opposition who came a poor second she’s got the right to dictate to the Scottish government about something they’ve got a mandate to do, while simultaneously complaining that …

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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale writes to Theresa May to beg for a speci...
SCOTTISH Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has written to Theresa May asking for Scotland to get a special Brexit deal.

May's last chance: PM heads north for final talks with Nicola Sturgeon before...
THERESA May will visit Scotland today for her last meeting with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon before Article 50 is triggered on Wednesday.

James Kelly: Would replacing the regional lists with a national version affec...
THE Additional Member voting system used to elect the Scottish Parliament is sometimes characterised as a ?semi-proportional? system, implying that only the 56 list seats are elected proportionally. That?s highly misleading, because the basic idea behind the system is that the overall result should be roughly proportional to how people voted on the list ballot, with list seats being distributed...

George Kerevan: Ukip may be in its death throes but a rabid right wing is sti...
DOUGLAS Carswell, formerly Ukip?s sole MP but now turned independent, leads a solitary, spectral life at Westminster. When he?s there, that is. Carswell is tall, thin and lugubrious. If he has any charm he hides it well. All in all, he is a tragic figure ? a footnote in the Ukip story. Not that he deserves any sympathy. For Ukip has helped propel England to the edge of the Brexit cliff. Hopeful...

Carolyn Leckie: ScotRef will happen ? but what?s at stake is the timing
FOR a long time, many media people used to invoke the famous Aberdeen Press and Journal headline on the day after the Titanic disaster to ridicule the parochialism of the Scottish press. ?North-east man lost at sea?, it said. Except it didn?t. It turned out to be a myth. False history, you could call it, because the paper ran no such story until a few days later.

Euan Waddell: Young people may be the future, but we have the chance to make ...
?YOUNG people are the future? ? the eternal cliché. Every single generation has been in receipt of this statement, and then passed it on to the next. It?s a patronising and empty sentiment that can tokenise the views of young people while showing little regard for our thoughts, opinions and participation in civic life today.

Stormont plunged into fresh crisis as Sinn Fein refuse to nominate deputy fir...
NORTHERN Ireland is facing another political crisis after Sinn Fein said the talks process aimed at restoring devolution had run its course.

Pat Kane: Did the people of the Indus civilisation have all the answers?
HYENAS currently prowl the TV studios, yelping and snarling about the clash of civilisations. So let me tell you a story I heard this week, about a real and historical utopia.

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Willie Rennie and His Phony Manifesto ? He Does Not have the Authority of the...
            The Scottish Liberal Democrats Independence and Europe I am bewildered and exasperated by the opposition party’s in Scotland. It is painful to watch once great party’s completing Hari-Kari in the arena of political challenge. Lagging hopelessly behind in last place in public support, seemingly oblivious to the danger of …

Scottish Tory Party-Representing Holyrood-Involved in Diplomatic Incident Bac...
              Abuse of Holyrood Parliamentary Protocols by the Tory Party in Scotland February 2015: 700+ artistes (authors, poets entertainers,lecturers) formed a group “Artistes for Palestine” and announced a boycott on Israel cutting all cultural ties until such time as they complied with all UN resolutions. October 2015: Israel hit …

The Tudor Legacy Still Besets Scotland- Time For Scots to Cast off the Yoke ...
            This England (Shakespeare) 1603 “This royal throne of kings, this scept?red isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone …

Brian Wilson ? Labour Party Agitator ? A Sad and Deluded Ex Politician ? Who ...
            Celtic Chief Brian Wilson (In Yet Another of his Sleekit Innuendo’s) Seeks to Accuse the SNP of Attempting to Sectarianise Scottish Politics Spouting his latest fantasy at a fringe meeting of the Labour party he said “nationalists are importing loaded political language from Ireland, which carries the risk of …

Murdo Fraser ? Deputy Deadwood ? 18 Years An Unelected MSP ? Spongebob Person...
            The Near Death and Signs of Recovery of the Tory Party in Scotland Murdo Fraser first stood for election to Holyrood in 1999 but was unsuccessful. Undeterred he turned his sights to bigger things and fought for a seat in the Westminster election in 2001(and failed). Never one to …

Bank of England Sacrifices Scotland?s Economy to Protect the Overheated Londo...
          5 November 1999: Scotland ‘Sacrificed’ as Interest Rates Rise The Bank of England was accused yesterday of sacrificing Scotland’s economy after slapping on another interest rate rise to stop the over heating in the London property market. Scotland’s hard pressed business community said the result of the boom in house …

Jackson Carlaw ? Tory Party in Scotland ? Deputy leader (Ruth Davidson?s Thir...
            Jackson Carlaw Carlaw stood as the Conservative candidate in the 1982 Queen’s Park By-election (failed) and in the 1983 GE in Pollok (failed) He gave up seeking election to Westminster and then turned his attention to Holyrood standing as a candidate for Eastwood in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 …

Gordon Brown Sets Out His Case For Scotland?s Independence ? I Kid You Not ? ...
              Scotland – The Relatively Good Years – 1880 -1914 Between 1880 and 1914, Scotland’s relative position within the United Kingdom was improving. Before World War One, Scotland was, first of all, one of the high growth and high employment regions of the United Kingdom. In 1913 Scotland’s unemployment …

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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

Ten Years on the SNP and Scottish nationalism require a different politics fo...
Ten Years on the SNP and Scottish nationalism require a different politics for the future Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, March 24th 2017 The SNP have been a breath of fresh air to Scotland. Fifty years ago this year the modern SNP emerged with the talismanic victory of Winnie Ewing at the Hamilton by-election, and Scotland …

When were the Swinging Scottish Sixties?
When were the Swinging Scottish Sixties? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 22nd 2017 The 1960s are referenced throughout the world as a period of immense change, hope, protest and turbulence. There were ?the winds of change? of decolonisation, Latin American revolts and rebellions, the Chinese cultural revolution, upsurges in Paris and Prague, Biafra, the disastrous …

An Open Letter to the SNP and Independence Supporters
An Open Letter to the SNP and Independence Supporters Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, March 17th 2017 These are fast moving political times for Scotland. The events of the last week illustrate the accelerated fragmentation and disintegration of the UK as we know it. But these are also times of high stakes and stand-offs, with the …

Indyref2 is coming but can we do better than two versions of Little Britain?
Indyref2 is coming but can we do better than two versions of Little Britain? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 15th 2016 The ides of March 2017. One single day – Monday March 13th – will go down as an epic day in the fragmentation of the United Kingdom. The Brexit Bill passed through all its …

Nationalism ? Scottish or British ? is never enough. It always says: ?We are ...
Nationalism ? Scottish or British ? is never enough. It always says: ?We are the Good Guys? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 8th 2017 Nationalism is one of the defining features of Scotland and modern Scotland. Last week UK Prime Minister Theresa May came north to the Scottish Tory conference in Glasgow, asking the Scots …

The Long Suicide of Scottish and British Labour Hurts Us All
The Long Suicide of Scottish and British Labour Hurts Us All Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 1st 2017 Political parties rise and fall. They have no permanent right to a lease on the terrain they occupy and the voters they appeal to. Scottish politics has seen the decline of many once powerful forces – the …

Prisoners of the Past: Tony Blair, Trump and Frank Sinatra?s Rat Pack
Prisoners of the Past: Tony Blair, Trump and Frank Sinatra?s Rat Pack Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, February 22nd 2017 The past is a powerful force and that is even more true in the strange times we are living in. Take the waves of reaction and revulsion emerging last week after Tony Blair came back from …

The Day Britain Died: Brexit, Trump and Scottish Independence
The Day Britain Died: Brexit, Trump and Scottish Independence Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, February 15th 2017 Last week a Rubicon was crossed as the House of Commons voted 494 to 122 ? a government majority of 372 – to give a third reading to triggering Article 50. Just as seriously on the same day – …

Scotland and Independence

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Disaster for Sturgeon as Spain BACKS May over plans to block Scottish indepen...

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Disaster for Sturgeon as Spain BACKS May over plans to block Scottish independence vote
Express.co.uk
Madrid welcomed the move as Spanish officials attempt to crack down on separatism amid fears Scottish independence could become a blueprint for Catalonia's pro-independence forces. Enric Millo, the central government's representative in the Catalan ...
Blair Jenkins: SNP must be 'real...

Scottish independence might hurt defense industry more than Brexit - DefenseN...

DefenseNews.com
Scottish independence might hurt defense industry more than Brexit
DefenseNews.com
While the timing of any new referendum remains uncertain, and it's possible it may never take place at all, senior defense sector figures here are already warning the impact of Scottish independence would likely be far more damaging than Britain's ...
Scottish independence referendum debate to resume ...

Flimsy reasons for another Scottish independence vote - The Courier

The Courier
Flimsy reasons for another Scottish independence vote
The Courier
Today, barring a very unlikely rebellion in SNP ranks, the Scottish Parliament will vote by a narrow margin for a second independence referendum. The Nationalists will bolster their slim majority with the Yes men and women on the Green benches and ...
Scottish independence would hit the poorest the hardestNew Statesman
MSP...

Scotland set to demand second independence referendum - Local 10

Local 10
Scotland set to demand second independence referendum
Local 10
LONDON (CNN) - Scotland's lawmakers are set to demand a second independence referendum when they vote Wednesday on the country's future after Brexit. With just a week to go until British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50 and allows for ...



Scottish Independence Can Wait - New York Times

New York Times
Scottish Independence Can Wait
New York Times
Negotiations will determine the relations Britain will have with the Continent after the formal parting. Ms. Sturgeon, who heads a minority government in Scotland, would like an independence referendum sometime in the last months of negotiations ...
Scotland's independence not economically viable this time aroundIrish Times
A second Scotti...

Scotland's independence vote will complicate Brexit in some very interesting ...

Washington Post
Scotland's independence vote will complicate Brexit in some very interesting ways
Washington Post
She announced that she is introducing a vote to the Scottish Parliament for a second Scottish Independence referendum. Sturgeon anticipates holding the vote sometime between autumn 2018 and spring of 2019. Here's what you need to know. The vote is ...
Scottish independence: Nicola Sturg...

Theresa May: Britain will be an 'unstoppable force' if Scotland stays post-Br...

Business Insider UK
Theresa May: Britain will be an 'unstoppable force' if Scotland stays post-Brexit
Business Insider UK
Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon (R), greets Britain's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, as she arrives at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain July 15, 2016. Reuters. LONDON ? Prime Minister Theresa May will tell Scots that Britain ...
May Prepares Post-EU Plans ...

Scottish Independence Adds New Brexit Twist for May - Bloomberg

Bloomberg
Scottish Independence Adds New Brexit Twist for May
Bloomberg
In today's "Morning Must Read," Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua and Tom Keene highlight comments on Scottish independence as the U.K. heads towards Brexit. They speak with Bloomberg's Tim Ross on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg) ...



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James Kelly: Would replacing the regional lists with a national version affec...

James Kelly: Would replacing the regional lists with a national version affect the result for pro-independence parties?
The National
That was only the first in a series of Holyrood election outcomes that people have found perverse in some way, which culminated last year in the SNP losing their overall majority in spite of their constituency vote increasing to an all-time high of 46 ...



Sinopec rises as profit moves up, plans to boost 2017 capex up to 44% - Seeki...

Sinopec rises as profit moves up, plans to boost 2017 capex up to 44%
Seeking Alpha
Sinopec (SNP +1.3%) is higher after reporting FY 2016 net profit rose 44% Y/Y to 46.7B yuan ($6.8B), improving for the first time in three years on improved refining margins and a one-time gain from pipeline asset sales, but a 4% drop in operating ...

'It's our turn to change the law' SNP MP gets behind campaign to stub out tic...

Scottish Daily Record
'It's our turn to change the law' SNP MP gets behind campaign to stub out ticket touts
Scottish Daily Record
Now the SNP spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport John Nicolson MP has weighed in on the fight to stamp touts out for good. Here he gives his views to the Daily Record. The Record's Mark McGivern played a blinder when he appeared before the ...

SNP's Easterhouse councillor Gerry Boyle quits party after being "shafted" fo...

SNP's Easterhouse councillor Gerry Boyle quits party after being "shafted" for local election candidacy
Glasgow Evening Times
AN SNP councillor has quit the party over a gender balance row. Gerry Boyle, who represents Glasgow North East, has resigned the SNP whip and plans to stand in the local council elections as an indepedent. Councillor Boyle, who was elected to represent ...



May and Sturgeon face off for the first time since the SNP's independence bom...

Daily Mail
May and Sturgeon face off for the first time since the SNP's independence bombshell as PM vows she WON'T give in to ...
Daily Mail
Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon have met face to face for the first time since the SNP renewed its demands for independence. In a crucial showdown just hours before the triggering of Article 50, the Prime Minister and First Minister met in Glasgow's ...

and m...

China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) operating revenue for FY 16 was RMB 115...

China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) operating revenue for FY 16 was RMB 115.9 billion, decrease of 16.4%
Benchmark Monitor
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP) announced its annual results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2016. In 2016, the operating revenue of this segment was RMB 115.9 billion, representing a decrease of 16.4% over 2015.



Proteomics helps to understand the influence of genetic variations - Medical ...

Proteomics helps to understand the influence of genetic variations
Medical Xpress
"Concretely, we apply these methods to SNPs that are relevant to type 2 diabetes and to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)," said Hauck. "In the future, the method will make it possible to identify functionally relevant proteins for all disease ...

Dividend Diamond in Focus China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP) -...

Dividend Diamond in Focus China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP)
Aiken Advocate
If investors are looking for a stable dividend stock with upside, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP) could be one that fits the bill. The stock currently provides a dividend yield of 3.01% for the Basic Materials company. On a consensus ...

Referendum (Google News)

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More than 500 in Shropshire sign against Scottish independence referendum - s...

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More than 500 in Shropshire sign against Scottish independence referendum
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The Scottish Government wants a referendum to take place between autumn next year and spring 2019, when it says there will be clarity over the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. Prime Minister Theresa May has said 'now is not the time' for another ...
Spain to Scotland: You're not specia...

Scottish independence: Holyrood to debate referendum call - BBC News

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Scottish independence: Holyrood to debate referendum call
BBC News
The Scottish Parliament is to start a two-day debate on whether to seek permission to hold a second independence referendum. The Scottish government wants to hold a referendum in the autumn of 2018 or the spring of the following year.
The Scottish Parliament suspends vote on second independence referendum following Westmins...

Scottish independence referendum debate to resume next Tuesday - BBC News

The Independent
Scottish independence referendum debate to resume next Tuesday
BBC News
Scotland's political leaders have united at Holyrood to condemn the terror attack at Westminster. Each party used their time at the weekly first minister's questions session to speak out against division and praise the emergency services. Nicola ...
The Scottish Parliament has delayed its independence referendum...

Ruth Davidson: 'Scots do not want a referendum' - BBC News

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Ruth Davidson: 'Scots do not want a referendum'
BBC News
The Scottish Conservative leader has said the majority of Scots do not want a second independence referendum. Ruth Davidson told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Nicola Sturgeon's call for such a vote was "not the will of the Scottish people". She said: ...
Scottish people split over independence referendum before Brexit, poll suggest...

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to seek second referendum - BBC News

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Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to seek second referendum
BBC News
Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. Ms Sturgeon said she wanted a vote to be held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of the following year. That would coincide with the ...
Scottish independence: Referendum demand 'will be rejected'BBC...

Theresa May: Britain will be an 'unstoppable force' if Scotland stays post-Br...

Business Insider UK
Theresa May: Britain will be an 'unstoppable force' if Scotland stays post-Brexit
Business Insider UK
Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon (R), greets Britain's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, as she arrives at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain July 15, 2016. Reuters. LONDON ? Prime Minister Theresa May will tell Scots that Britain ...
Brexit Bill Briefing: What ...

Will there be a second Scottish Independence referendum, when will Nicola Stu...

The Sun
Will there be a second Scottish Independence referendum, when will Nicola Sturgeon demand IndyRef2 and what ...
The Sun
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed she will request to hold a second referendum on Monday, March 13. The Scottish leader wants the vote to be held between Autumn 2018 and spring the following year. She will ask the Scottish Parliament next ...
Pound sterling remains ...

Scottish leader hints at 2018 for second referendum - CNN

CNN
Scottish leader hints at 2018 for second referendum
CNN
Questioned on whether autumn 2018 would be a likely date for a referendum she told the BBC: "Within that window. I guess when the sort of outline of a UK deal becomes clear on the UK exiting the EU, I think would be the common sense time for Scotland ...
Project unclear: campaign for second Scottish referendumFinancial Times
Scottish indepe...

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Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.
Let's face it, this Tory Govt has no intent on pulling out of EU. It will go on and on and on until lie of land changes!

Martin McGuinness resigns, Stormont in chaos
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has resigned as Deputy First Minister in protest at the NI Executives handling of a fuel reimbursement scheme. The scheme, begun under now FM Arlene Foster during her time as enterprise minister to encourage renewable energy use, had massive flaws in its ex...

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

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 ...

Time for Sturgeon to Step Up
Can she continue to stomp around like a child at a nursery who's had her favourite toy taken away? Her obsession with independence means she is neglecting the day job and Scotland is suffering as a result. Her refusal to engage constructively with Theresa May over Brexit has been a monume...

The Official President Trump thread

UKIP
Dedicating this thread to all that's too do with the United Kingdom Independence Party. I don't in anyway support them but I don't think we can write them off as a diddy party like the greens. As well as this they have won one of the 6 EU seats in Scotland and have also found there way into West...

SNP MP's "chilling attack" on Catholic schools
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15149539.SNP_MP__39_s___39_chillingly_intolerant__39__attack_on_Catholic_schools_was_recorded/  A SENIOR SNP MP has been recorded outlining plans for the piecemeal eradication of Catholic schools in Scotland. The remarks by Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East,...

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Anything Goes - Discussion of anything not covered above Latest Topics
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Martin McGuinness
Has vacated the premises at the age of 66.

Oil
Just noticed it a now $32.30 per barrel.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/market_data/commodities/143908/intraday.stmThat's an extraordinary fall in a short time. I wonder how low the cost of petrol/diesel will go

Hangovers
What's the worst one you've had and how long did it take to pass?
  Why did you bevvy so much in the first place?
  And do they get that much worse the older you get?

Is Donald Trump's Campaign A Spoof?

Westminster Attack ?
Reports of shots fired. Lockdown.

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...

National Embarrassments
This morning on Yank tv there was an hour long special on one of the main breakfast shows about everything Scottish. They had that Weegie walloper Des Clarke on for some reason. What an embarrassment he is. Cringeworthy.  Which other celebs embarrass you on tv, radio, sport, etc? 

2017 movie thread
seen "hell or high water" the other day modern cowboy/heist film  excellent throughout  Ben Foster had been good in everything iv ever seen him in very underrated actor

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Jobs key to Scottish Government updated digital strategy

Second independence referendum would make the UK ?looser and weaker?, warns T...

Alarming level of distrust between groups working to tackle wildlife crime, M...

Scottish Government launches consultation on land use engagement

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Macwhirter: ?decision time? as Brexit points to much ?tighter controlled? and...
Iain Macwhirter tells IndependenceLive.net it’s ?decision time”! IndependenceLive.net recently sat down with political commentator for the Herald and Sunday Herald, Iain Macwhirter, to talk about what Brexit means for Scotland. We asked Macwhirter about his recent article on the Lord?s ruling of a possible Scottish veto of Westminster?s Brexit process and triggering of Article 50 ...

Should Scotland?s MPs walk out of UK Parliament?
If Scotland?s democratically elected politicians are deliberately gagged in the UK Parliament then there is no Union. Last night that is exactly what transpired, as the Deputy Chair blocked the SNP?s Joanna Cherry from speaking in the vital Brexit debate, instead inviting the Brexit Minister Robin Walker to speak, who arrogantly and wrongly declared, ?We ...

Brexit, Hannah Bardell and Trainspotting
MP?s have once again followed parliamentary tradition, ignored available efficiencies of the digital age and traipsed through the Aye and No division lobbies.  This time, the regressive outcome is the European Union Bill (Brexit Bill) passing it?s first HoC debating stage.  498 of our parliamentary representatives voted for the UK to become an isolationist backwater and ...

Basic income ? real social security
Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland (CBINS) launch event in Kelty, Fife Fife Council is embarking on a pilot study to test out the concept of a Citizen’s Basic Income (CBI) and this was a public engagement meeting to gather citizens’ input at the start of that process along with keynote speakers from academia, political parties ...

Scotland Not Consulted Only Insulted
England?s supreme court has ruled that it is not Scotland?s concern what the UK parliament does. Legally we are nothing. We don?t exist as a political entity as far as the Supreme Court is concerned. All power, all of it, remains with the London parliament, which is sovereign. Devolution, more powers, federation, home rule, sovereignty, ...

Glasgow The ?Guinea Pig? ? Jobcentre Closures
The Scottish National Party has described the Department for Work and Pensions? plan to close half the Jobcentres in Glasgow as ?morally outrageous? and have raised concerns that the city is being used as the ?guinea pig? for more devastating cuts across the UK. The DWP proposals – part of the ?People and Locations? programme ...

Universal Basic income ? Glasgow
  The second night in a series of events aimed at exploring and discussing a universal basic income in Glasgow. Hosted by Extra Second , the night will consist of speakers from different backgrounds and political ideologies as well as local activist groups and individuals. Speakers include : Jim Sillars from the SNP Cat Boyd ...

Brexit Max ? the shafting
Things we know from the Tory conference. Forget about the single market, migration controls will be severe, the economic consequences will be devastating and you should prepare to suffer. Theresa May and Ruth Davidson have less integrity than a floppy disk on top of a magnet. Ruth clearly takes her orders from London. They both ...