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Immigration song and dance might lead to a Tory grand finale
21 Feb 2020 at 5:00am
AFTER a delusionally confident matinee unveiling by Home Secretary Priti Patel the reviews are in... and no performance has enjoyed such a drubbing since the opening night of Cats.


Gordon Brown: Scotland ?at risk of becoming one of West?s most divided countr...
21 Feb 2020 at 5:00am
GORDON BROWN has said he fears for the future of Scotland and wants to ?play a part? in trying to ?unite a divided country?.


Scottish Labour on the brink, says MSP
21 Feb 2020 at 5:00am
SCOTTISH Labour is ?fighting for its very survival? and needs urgent reform after its two election defeats last year, a candidate for deputy leader will say today.


FMQs as it happened: Nicola Sturgeon faces questions on council budgets, care...
20 Feb 2020 at 11:54am
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will take on Tory leader Jackson Carlaw at FMQs after both leaders reshuffled their top teams earlier this week.


FMQs sketch: Carlaw and order
20 Feb 2020 at 7:03pm
AS is traditional, the police had agreed their story in advance.


Scottish pupils 'should switch off mobile phones' to improve education standards
20 Feb 2020 at 6:44pm
INTERNATIONAL education experts have called for pupils to spend less time on their mobile phones in order to improve school standards across Scotland.


MSPs back law to give vote to foreign nationals and some prisoners
20 Feb 2020 at 6:14pm
Holryood has passed historic new legislation that will give foreign nationals and some prisoners the right to vote in Scottish elections.


Nicola Sturgeon 'putting public at risk' with police underfunding
20 Feb 2020 at 3:30pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of endangering the public by underfunding the police.


Nicola Sturgeon facing questions for promoting minister despite bullying claims
20 Feb 2020 at 2:06pm
NICOLA Sturgeon is facing questions after it emerged she promoted a cabinet minister despite knowing bullying allegations had been made against him.


Jackson Carlaw calls UK immigration plans a 'work in progress' in Tory split
20 Feb 2020 at 1:12pm
JACKSON Carlaw has belittled the UK Government?s controversial immigration plans as a ?work in progress?, in a clear sign of a cross-border Tory split.


SNP minister Fergus Ewing hit by fresh bullying claims
20 Feb 2020 at 11:52am
FRESH bullying claims have been made against a Scottish Government cabinet minister, it has been confirmed.


Labour leadership: Lisa Nandy would consider shadow cabinet role if she loses...
20 Feb 2020 at 10:36am
Labour leadership hopeful Lisa Nandy has said she would consider a role in the shadow cabinet if her bid for the top job fails.


Dominic Cummings suggests NHS funding for genetic trait selection in babies
20 Feb 2020 at 10:50am
BORIS Johnson's chief aide suggested the NHS could provide funding to allow people to select genetic traits such as intelligence for babies.


COP 26: Police Scotland to recruit hundreds of new officers before Glasgow cl...
20 Feb 2020 at 8:06am
The recruitment of 800 officers will be front-loaded by Police Scotland to boost the force's numbers before the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

 

The Scotsman

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Edinburgh councillors kept in dark over Princes St Gardens 'debenture scheme'
21 Feb 2020 at 6:47am
Financial backers have been promised invitations to VIP performances by high-profile celebrities, among other things


China virus crisis will have an impact ? and life may not be the same again
21 Feb 2020 at 6:18am
When strategists and observers wrote of what to expect in 2020, few if any foresaw the health crisis that is hitting the global ­economy as a result of the coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China. The pebble dropped there has sent ripples around the world and it is worth considering their possible impact.


Heathrow Airport invests in Scottish carbon sinks as it goes carbon neutral
21 Feb 2020 at 6:10am
A Dundee farming pilot and an Ullapool woodland creation project are among the carbon capture projects playing a key role as Heathrow Airport becomes carbon neutral.


Here?s what to do if you see someone sleeping rough ? Ewan Aitken
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
Everyone can help in the battle against homelessness and rough-sleeping – you could also offer time, skills or campaigning, writes Ewan Aitken.


Scotland airline announces it will axe flights from Aberdeen
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
One of Scotland's airline's has confirmed it will no longer be running flights between Aberdeen and London Southend.


Edinburgh Napier graduate dresses models in recycled festival tents at London...
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
Revellers' tents transformed into catwalk clobber


Edinburgh stroke victim, 74, forced to pee in bottle due to FIVE HOUR wait fo...
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
John McCallum was left in agony on his living room floor after a fall.


Hydrogen-power cars: Here?s what it?s like to drive one ? Alastair Dalton
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
Aberdeen boasts the UK’s only hydrogen hire cars, but if you consider the cost – against their longer range and faster charging than electrics – then it’s easy to see why there aren’t more.


We must save Scotland?s world-champion pipe band ? leader comment
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
North Lanarkshire Schools Novice A Pipe Band, which won a world title in September, could be scrapped because of council budget cuts.


Politicians need to stop blundering in the transgender debate ? Gina Davidson
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
As they walk on eggshells, our elected representatives are mis-speaking about gender and need to start being more precise with their language, writes Gina Davidson.


Do all women in the driving seat get treated like this? ? Susan Morrison
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
Susan Morrison and her husband take the train to York after she decides their long marriage would not make it past Thistly Cross roundabout in a car.


How Boris Johnson is distracting UK from real issues by trolling liberals ? J...
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
The political Right may be using distraction techniques and disinformation, but the Left must not do the same, writes Joyce McMillan.


Angela Merkel shows why she?s real leader of free world ? leader comment
21 Feb 2020 at 6:00am
Donald Trump, Viktor Orban and Vladimir Putin may try to stir religious divisions, but good people must hold true to the basic tenet of liberal philosophy.


Let?s call periods, periods ? Keryn Matthew
21 Feb 2020 at 5:51am
Why is it always the most embarrassing moments that stand out in our memory? I can still remember being 15 years old, fumbling in my bag to find my purse only to yank it out and simultaneously send a ­tampon flying across the checkout – immediate silence ensuing from the teenage boy working on the till as we both stared at the brightly coloured wrapper in horror.

 

 

 

Wings over Scotland

The vote of confidence
15 Feb 2020 at 6:59am

Baptism of fire
8 Feb 2020 at 6:59am

The prisoner
1 Feb 2020 at 6:59am

The Betrayer
31 Jan 2020 at 9:46am
So that’s it, then. That’s the grand plan. We’re sorry, but we’d say the game’s a bogey, gang. Nicola Sturgeon took over as SNP leader (and therefore also as de facto head of the Scottish independence movement) surfing on the crest of a tsunami. Her predecessor – now completely written out of party history in a breathtakingly …

When you put your life in their hands
31 Jan 2020 at 8:21am
Well, here’s your New Britain. Here’s your “better deal”. Own it, you tossers.

Feeling this
30 Jan 2020 at 9:00pm
Just a matter of hours to go. Want it to be like: But it’s more like: Want it to be like: But it’s more like: Want it to be like: But it’s more like: Let’s find out. Not long now.

Here we are again
30 Jan 2020 at 2:00pm
At 51-49. But it’s weirder than that. Because while a narrow majority of Scots now favour independence, as they have done from time to time since early September 2014, they don’t want to be given a vote to make it happen. Even five years down the line there’s only a marginal plurality, not reaching 50% …

A tale of two timestamps
28 Jan 2020 at 1:57pm
Well, at least they gave it serious and respectful consideration first. Be fair, that’s almost two whole hours before being told to sod off and eat our cereal. If that’s not one partner in a union showing the other respect, we don’t know what is.

No fire in the Reichstag
27 Jan 2020 at 1:16pm
Less than 10 months ago: Record scratch, jump cut to the present day: Let’s just hear that again. “The key thing here in terms of whether someone should have a referendum, if we just think back to David Cameron back in 2013, he didn’t really want an EU referendum but he bet the entire farm …

Everything what goes with chips
25 Jan 2020 at 6:59am

BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics

School pupils' exam performance falls by up to 10%
21 Feb 2020 at 6:38am
Official figures show the number of students achieving passes in core Higher subjects dropped significantly in 2019.

Urgent action needed on prison pressures, say MSPs
20 Feb 2020 at 10:08am
A new report calls for more contingency measures to ensure the prison system can cope with "failing" jails.

Scottish cabinet minister denies bullying allegations
20 Feb 2020 at 6:59pm
Fergus Ewing confirmed that an investigation process is underway, but denied any wrongdoing.

Glasgow and Edinburgh council tax bills to increase by nearly 5%
20 Feb 2020 at 8:39pm
Key meetings in Glasgow and Edinburgh take place to decide on spending plans and tax bills for 2020/21.

Ministers to support Scottish period poverty legislation
19 Feb 2020 at 4:49pm
Ministers change tack to support opposition legislation making period products available free of charge.

Cosla: Scottish councils need £300m 'just to stand still'
19 Feb 2020 at 1:48pm
Cosla says that Scottish councils are facing a shortfall in funding and absorbing inflationary pressure.

UK immigration plans 'devastating' for Scotland, says Sturgeon
19 Feb 2020 at 10:44am
Nicola Sturgeon says proposals to stop giving visas to low-skilled workers is the wrong route to take.

Carlaw drops Tory leadership rival Ballantyne in reshuffle
18 Feb 2020 at 3:09pm
Jackson Carlaw removes Michelle Ballantyne from the Scottish Tory front bench as he reshuffles his team.

Former SNP MP Angus Robertson bids to run for Holyrood in 2021
18 Feb 2020 at 10:35am
The SNP's former Westminster leader hopes to contest the Edinburgh Central seat held by Ruth Davidson.

'Cut off' Newcastleton's plight raised in Holyrood
18 Feb 2020 at 5:24pm
The rural affairs minister says she is "absolutely committed" to help recovery work in Newcastleton.

Scot Goes Pop

The flexible laws of unionist mathematics
20 Feb 2020 at 3:19pm
Just a quick note to let you know that I'm quoted in a new article by Alasdair Soussi on the Al Jazeera website about whether there should be an artificial threshold for a Yes victory in the next i...

A consultative referendum is an opportunity to be grasped, not a bogeyman to ...
19 Feb 2020 at 7:09pm
Pete Wishart is one of the de facto leaders of the 'indefinite delay' faction within the SNP, and judging from his latest blogpost he seems to have been put on the defensive by the results of this ...

A solution in search of a problem
19 Feb 2020 at 5:24am
The "People's Alliance" plan for a new pro-independence party is yet more People's Front of Judea stuff, and the notion that it's going to ensure we have pro-indy parties as both the government and...

*******FACTUAL INACCURACY IN A POLL QUESTION KLAXON*******
17 Feb 2020 at 7:40pm
On the day that Kate Forbes delivered the Scottish Budget, the controversial anti-independence journalist Kevin Schofield made a trademark straw man reply to one of my own tweets.  He said he could...

"It's within the margin of error, Joanna, let's be clear about that"
14 Feb 2020 at 3:14pm
Just a quick post about last night's Question Time from Dundee (a pro-independence city that mysteriously always seems to do an impersonation of Buckinghamshire whenever the BBC pay a visit).  When...

IndyLive Radio interview
13 Feb 2020 at 5:22pm
Just a quick note to let you know that I was on IndyLive Radio yesterday for quite a lengthy interview about last week's Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll, and also about polling more generally.  I do...

No, "consultative referendum" is not a euphemism for "UDI"
10 Feb 2020 at 1:22am
I'm rather touched that Peter A Bell keeps posting such flattering photos of me on his blog, but just on a point of clarification, he's wholly wrong to suggest that I've "changed my tune" on Scotla...

Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll: By wide margin, Scottish voters say Holyrood ...
8 Feb 2020 at 9:25pm
We?re coming to the end of the results of this blog?s crowdfunded Panelbase poll, but in my opinion we?ve saved the most significant result for last. It won?t attract the headlines in the London m...

Reddit Scotland

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Letters: SNP should not be spending our cash on issues beyond its remit
21 Feb 2020 at 4:46am
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Nicola Sturgeon?s immigration hypocrisy: Stephen Daisley
21 Feb 2020 at 4:46am
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Dundee highlights sustainability commitment with £375m capital programme
21 Feb 2020 at 1:10am
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Frankie Boyle" Episode 3 of Tour of Scotland is on BBC2 tomorrow night. A bel...
21 Feb 2020 at 12:01am
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Right to vote in Scottish elections and referendums extended to all over-16s ...
20 Feb 2020 at 9:44pm
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The Danish police department of Copenhagen has tweeted this after the match.
20 Feb 2020 at 9:41pm
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If you have time to answer questions about the site I talk about every Friday...
20 Feb 2020 at 9:14pm
So I've been working on my site since January, I'm trying to get some feedback on it now. I'm asking here instead of a tech sub because I'd really like some input of those who might be a little tec...

I am not Scottish but I live in England so we both are in the UK does it stil...
20 Feb 2020 at 9:08pm
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All of these are some awesome designs!
20 Feb 2020 at 8:41pm
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Does anyone know what the bright flashes over loch Lomond, loch long area?
20 Feb 2020 at 8:39pm
I mean, it was probably lightening, but it was weird, seemed to be coming from a super strong camera from someone in the mountains! submitted by /u/peachesarepoisonous

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20 Feb 2020 at 8:23pm
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20 Feb 2020 at 6:38pm
"Kevs dug. Took it fur a walk, its male, he ran roond a corner and i heard a yelp. Fuck! Ran roond the corner and there's a bigger, also male, dug mounting him? Bigger dugs erse is gawn like a fidd...

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20 Feb 2020 at 7:18pm
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Daily Record

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Jim McColl gave 'inaccurate' account of ferry row to Holyrood, says public body
21 Feb 2020 at 4:30am
The businessman claimed Nicola Sturgeon announced the price of the deal before it had been agreed.


?Forcing police officers to double up as paramedics will not solve Scotland?s...
21 Feb 2020 at 4:30am
The Scottish Police Federation are right to express concerns over plans to provide officers with life-saving drugs to treat victims of drug overdose.


Gordon Brown warns Scotland could become one of the West's most divided count...
20 Feb 2020 at 10:30pm
The ex Labour leader will use fresh polling as the basis of a new speech on political divisions.


MSPs give Scots prisoners and foreign nationals right to vote
20 Feb 2020 at 6:10pm
The new legislation means foreign nationals, refugees and some prisoners will be able to vote in Holyrood and local council elections.


Immigration backlash as Scottish Tory leader reveals plan to meet Boris Johnson
20 Feb 2020 at 2:39pm
Jackson Carlaw is under pressure to stand up to the Prime Minister on harsh new restrictions.


Fergus Ewing 'completely rejects' fresh bullying allegations
20 Feb 2020 at 1:09pm
The Scottish Government minister confirmed a complaint has been made but denies the allegation.


Nicola Sturgeon warned public 'at risk' in row over police budget
20 Feb 2020 at 12:36pm
Tories raised police demands as spending plans dominate First Minister's Questions at Holyrood.


SNP Government rejects claim it is "giving up" on offshore wind jobs boost
20 Feb 2020 at 12:11pm
The government once claimed the sector could create tens of thousands of jobs, but these numbers have not materialised.


SNP Government accused of 'Tory-style benefit freeze' over payment to poorer ...
20 Feb 2020 at 4:30am
The Scottish Government introduced the Best Start Grant to help the most needy but it has chosen not to increase payments.


SNP Government blasted by trade unions over 28,000 green jobs 'pipe dream'
20 Feb 2020 at 4:30am
Ministers said offshore wind farms had the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs but the figure was only 1700 in 2018.

The National

The National | Politics
The National

Brexit-backing Jimmy Buchan says Tory plans will be catastrophic
21 Feb 2020 at 5:10am

ONE of Scotland?s staunchest Brexiteers has blasted Boris Johnson?s post-Brexit immigration plans, and said he could now support the Scottish Government?s proposal for a separate Scottish visa.

Sir Tom Devine: Gordon Brown is ?no honest broker? on indy
21 Feb 2020 at 5:20am

THE country?s leading historian has clashed with Gordon Brown (right) after the former prime minister suggested that Scotland is on course to become ?one of the West?s most divided countries?.

Scottish Tories split over PM?s proposals to curb immigration
21 Feb 2020 at 5:40am

THE new Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw has described Boris Johnson?s post-Brexit immigration plans as a ?work in progress?, after reports emerged the Scottish Tories are ?livid? about them.

The real question we should ask about Hone Secretary Priti Patel
21 Feb 2020 at 5:50am

MANY questions have been asked this week about Home Secretary Priti Patel, following her announcement of the UK Government?s points-based immigration system. Some are asking how on Earth these new restrictions will help address UK-wide skills shortages. Others want to know how a daughter of immigrants could introduce a system that would have barred her own parents from entering the country. But...

Kate Forbes to meet Scottish Tories for crunch Budget talks
21 Feb 2020 at 5:00am

FINANCE secretary Kate Forbes is expected to meet her new Tory counterpart Donald Cameron in a bid to reach an agreement over the Budget ahead of a crucial vote in the Scottish Parliament.

Carlaw?s leadership afterglow may soon lose its shine ?
21 Feb 2020 at 5:00am

THERE was something different about FMQs yesterday. Initially, I couldn?t put my finger on what it was. Everything was as it should be.

Carlaw and Sturgeon clash over Scots police allocation
21 Feb 2020 at 5:00am

NICOLA Sturgeon has clashed with Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw over who exactly is ?short-changing? Scotland?s police service.

Scottish Parliament urged to rethink Budget strategy
21 Feb 2020 at 5:00am

THE Scottish Government should take a more strategic approach to allocating funding, according to a new report.

Tory attacked schoolgirl but Thatcher knighted him anyway
21 Feb 2020 at 5:00am

DESPITE being warned that one of her most senior Scottish MPs had physically struck a schoolgirl in the face and chest, Margaret Thatcher still awarded him a knighthood, it has emerged.

Brexiteer blasts immigration plans as 'catastrophic' for fishing industry
20 Feb 2020 at 12:11pm

ONE of Scotland?s staunchest Brexiteers has blasted Boris Johnson?s post-Brexit immigration plans, warning they will be ?catastrophic? for fishing industry.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
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A Radical Renaissance
20 Feb 2020 at 9:38pm
A Radical Renaissance – Paisley Book Festival 2020 You only have to look at the Literature Alliance Scotland website to see how alive the book festival scene is in Scotland. This year, Paisley has added its name to the burgeoning list by hosting its first ever book festival, which gives a bit a bit of […]

You?re So Vain
20 Feb 2020 at 4:53pm
Despite a two-decade commitment to the principle, the SNP has, so far, failed to achieve gender balance among its elected representatives. There is a sense of a new commitment to the idea, however. Gender balance is customarily seen as an equality issue, and, of course, it is that. But it is helpful to reframe this […]

Mossmorran Re-Start, Walkout and No-Show
19 Feb 2020 at 4:40pm
* This has been a busy week for Exxon Mobil and residents suffering from their plant at Mossmorran ahead of the public meeting this Friday at Lochgelly Town Hall. First there was their disastrous ‘restart’ which was seen across the whole of central Scotland; next there was Bella’s expose of the makeup of the SEPA […]

TV Times
17 Feb 2020 at 12:17pm
* The BBC acts at times like a state broadcaster, it serves Scotland very poorly from the funds extracted from it, its news and current affairs coverage is deeply biased (as witnessed through the independence referendum and through the recent General Election), its lack of transparency as a publicly funded body is shocking, and its […]

Sinn Féin With Portfolio
17 Feb 2020 at 10:54am
I still remember the first time I visited a GP in the UK. He was a cheerful doctor, an Asian Arsenal fan, who spoke in glowing terms of David O?Leary as a defender, glad to big up an Irish player to an Irishman. After the consultation, I had to get some medicine and found myself […]

No Time to Die
16 Feb 2020 at 9:40am
I fear that Jackson Carlaw’s reign may be not bring the same joy and adulation as his predecessor. The Tory brand has been irredeemably tainted by the Theresa May years, the advent of Boris-style Trumpism and the long slow lingering Brexit experience which never seems to end and never seems to start. The Scottish Tories, […]

The Maybes
15 Feb 2020 at 2:22pm
When I first heard Nicola Sturgeon?s Speech on the 31st January my initial feeling was one of deflation. I wanted to be fired up! Ready to go! Then I reflected on why? I was both these things, I had been ever since 2014. What did I expect from her? A confirmed Referendum date? All that […]

A Kick in the Eye
13 Feb 2020 at 11:06pm
Your weekly playlist – an 80s sampler of the best synth and electronica and New Wave …

Big Oil, SEPA and Mossmorran
13 Feb 2020 at 5:23pm
HOW BIG OIL CAPTURED SEPA, SCOTLAND?S GREEN WATCHDOG THIS is a tale of Big Oil and how the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) was captured by corporate interests. The moral of this tale is simple: if Scotland is to meet its climate change targets, SEPA needs to be reformed root and branch and its pro-big […]

Oficina Precaria, Scotland: providing free advice for migrant workers
11 Feb 2020 at 5:26pm
Oficina Precaria of Scotland ? is an organisation that deals with attention, support and advice (free legal support) to any migrant residing in Scotland. They offer free solidarity and support for people in a precarious employment situation as a casual worker and as a migrant. Hilary Horrocks explains more. Brexit is finally upon us. The […]

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Scotland on course to pass 'groundbreaking' period poverty law
19 Feb 2020 at 6:34pm
SNP-backed bill would lead to creation of universal scheme to provide free period productsThe Scottish parliament is on course to introduce the world?s most comprehensive provision of free period products after the SNP government announced it would support a ?groundbreaking? bill brought by a Lab...

Green party?s fair share of Holyrood seats | Letters
19 Feb 2020 at 5:59pm
Mark McKergow disputes the complaints of a previous letter writer about Green party representation in the Scottish parliamentJill Stephenson is mistaken in her complaints about the Scottish parliament proportional representation system (Letters, 19 February). She says the Green party ?won 0.6% of...

UK immigration plans prompt fresh calls for 'Scottish visa'
19 Feb 2020 at 12:57pm
Nicola Sturgeon calls for immigration powers to be devolved as industry bodies condemn proposalsThere has been widespread condemnation in Scotland of the UK government?s immigration plans, as industry bodies representing tourism, farming, fishing and care work say Westminster?s refusal to take in...

Scottish nationalism is no more benign than its English equivalent | Letters
18 Feb 2020 at 6:16pm
The SNP is not the progressive, forward-thinking party its supporters claim it is, writes Jill Stephenson, while Will Reid cautions against rewriting historyYour correspondents commenting on Rafael Behr?s piece on nationalism either side of the border sing from the same SNP song sheet (Letters, 1...

Kate Forbes appointed Scotland's first female finance secretary
17 Feb 2020 at 12:41pm
Reshuffle, forced by Derek Mackay?s exit, means seven of 12 cabinet members are womenNicola Sturgeon has appointed Kate Forbes as Scotland?s first female finance secretary in a mini-reshuffle forced by the abrupt resignation of Derek Mackay earlier this month.Forbes was appointed to the post 11 d...

The drive for Scottish independence is distinct from nationalism | Letters
16 Feb 2020 at 6:12pm
In response to an article by Rafael Behr, Julie Darling thinks he confuses support for independence with nationalism, Alastair McLeish says the reason he votes SNP has nothing to do with fanaticism, and Richard Middleton thinks Scotland already feels like a separate political entity. Plus letters...

Long-Bailey: Labour cannot refuse Scottish referendum request
15 Feb 2020 at 2:50pm
MP is only leadership candidate who would grant legal powers to hold fresh plebisciteRebecca Long-Bailey has cemented her position as the only Labour leadership candidate who would grant the Scottish parliament the legal powers to hold a second referendum on independence, telling a hustings event...

Scottish Labour urges UK party to learn from fall of 'tartan wall'
15 Feb 2020 at 7:00am
Leadership contenders warned of need to offer voters clear, credible and coherent messageWhen Labour saw its electoral hopes go up in smoke in so-called red wall seats, as voters in England who felt taken for granted, overlooked and left behind turned to the Conservatives, it was at first underst...

Bombs dumped in Irish Sea make bridge plan 'too dangerous'
14 Feb 2020 at 12:10pm
Experts pour cold water on Boris Johnson?s idea for Scotland-Northern Ireland link Bomb-disposal experts have warned it would be too dangerous to build a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland if it was to involve spanning the vast offshore munitions dump that lies on the most direct route ...

Jackson Carlaw elected leader of Scottish Conservatives
14 Feb 2020 at 11:50am
Carlaw succeeds Ruth Davidson and promises to offer ?an ambitious alternative? to SNPPolitics news ? live updatesJackson Carlaw has been elected the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives, promising to offer voters a ?clear, focused and ambitious alternative to the SNP? while insisting he has a...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

Being taken for a mug
Yesterday we learned about the failure of Donalda McKinnon to restore trust in the BBC in Scotland, and the very same day there was even more evidence why this was the case and proof of BBC Scotland’s failure. The new leader of the Scottish branch office of the English Nationalist Brexit Xenophobe Party, Vacant Carlot, […]

Anger needs no visa
This week we learned two things which are a result of Brexit. Well, I say “learned”. Both of them were entirely predictable. The first is that the British government has decided to adopt draconian immigration laws which will effectively prevent low skilled workers or people who don’t possess fluency in English from coming to the […]

A question of trust
Donalda McKinnon, the heidbummer of BBC Scotland, has announced that she’s retiring from the job after just over three years in post. When she took the job in December 2016 she announced that her task was to restore trust in the BBC amongst the Scottish public. So that worked out well, didn’t it. It was […]

The news where the BBC isn?t
There have been reports that the government intends to abolish the TV licence fee and turn the BBC into a commercial organisation. Boris Johnson’s Igor, Dominic Cummings, reportedly has an ideological conviction that the public service broadcaster ought to fund itself through a subscription service, similar to that used by Netflix or Amazon. The revamped […]

The double standards of British nationalism
I know I was away and wasn’t really paying attention, but wasn’t it announced recently that Boris Johnson was going to lovebomb Scotland this week? Which means, if his previous relationships are anything to go by, he’ll come up here to spill red wine on the sofa and hog the laptop, our neighbours in Ireland […]

It?s good to be back
We had a good time away, and it’s a good time to come home. Huge thanks to Ray and Sandra for giving the dug such a great holiday when we were away. It’s still good to be home even though it’s to return to a Scotland whose European identity has been ripped away from it, […]

The light we shine for ourselves
So this is it then. This is the better, safer change they promised us in return for a no vote in 2014. This is that brighter future in a Britain that respects and loves Scotland. This is the equality, the partnership, the leading not leaving. Every one of us in Scotland who is weighed down […]

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

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

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

Michael Greenwell


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

Take Back British Cognitive Dissonance
Let’s leave the EU so we can stop complaining about Europe and get on with our own business. This will allow us to complain about the EU.

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

Gerry Hassan

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

Time to consider recall for MSPs in Scotland
Time to consider recall for MSPs in Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, February 19th 2020 Scotland likes to see itself as a modern parliamentary democracy with a new Parliament elected by proportional representation, a circular chamber that reflects its intended way of working, and a committee system designed to hold power to account. This is …

A Time for Big Ideas for Scotland
A Time for Big Ideas for Scotland Gerry Hassan Sunday National, February 16th 2020 Big ideas are important. Boris Johnson is talking about infrastructure projects, committing to HS2 and spending £106 billion of taxpayers? monies. He also this week announced a review into the feasibility of a 20-mile long Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge that will cost …

The End of an Era: The Imperial Era of the SNP
The End of an Era: The Imperial Era of the SNP Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, February 12th 2020 The SNP were once the bright promising future of Scotland but all such periods of political promise come to an end. It isn?t possible to permanently remain the new kids of the block with the passing of …

What holds Scotland back? Our relationship with England and ourselves
What holds Scotland back? Our relationship with England and ourselves Gerry Hassan Sunday National, February 9th 2020 Scotland has travelled far in recent decades. The country is more autonomous, confident, self-governing and secure in having multiple identities. This is what we often tell ourselves and there is truth in it. Yet it is also true …

Why the power of loss and not imagining the future aids populists and demagogues
Why the power of loss and not imagining the future aids populists and demagogues Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, February 5th 2020 The UK ? and with it Scotland ? have left the European Union after 47 years. In human terms, this is a substantial length of time – the equivalent of a lifelong adult marriage …

Scotland after Brexit: What needs to happen win independence?
Scotland after Brexit: What needs to happen to win independence? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, February 2nd 2020 Leadership isn?t easy. It can be lonely and difficult. But it is not without rewards when you get it right. Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday: ?leadership is not about giving people easy answers ? It is about being …

The Declaration of Arbroath is Alive and Kicking in Modern Scotland
The Declaration of Arbroath is Alive and Kicking in Modern Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 28th 2020 This year is the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath. This seminal and pivotal point in Scottish history, in the making of our nation and collective imagination, still says something about each and everyone of us …

Rise Now and Be a Nation Again: Can a genuine English democratic politics eme...
Rise Now and Be a Nation Again: Can a genuine English democratic politics emerge? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, January 26th 2020 England has always mattered to Scotland, and indeed to Wales and Northern Ireland. It has 84% of the UK?s population and 533 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons ? which means …

Craig Murray

Craig Murray
Historian, Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

Immigration, and How People Are Valued
In the last recorded full year, to March 2019, net migration into the UK from the EU was 59,000 while from outwith the EU it was 219,000. That table is from racist playground the Migration Watch website. It is a poisonous organisation, but their figures seem to be correctly extrapolated from the Office of National … The post Immigration, and How People Are Valued appeared first on Craig Murra...

Seeing Through the Lies ? US Edition
The Guardian newspaper has taken the art of obfuscation, false implication and the subtler forms of journalistic lying to new heights in its very extensive coverage of the Roger Stone sentencing saga. It has now devoted fourteen articles in the last fortnight to this rather obscure episode of American political history. Yet in not one … The post Seeing Through the Lies – US Edition appeared f...

Time Warp UK
The resignation of Savid Javid yesterday as Chancellor without even presenting a budget mirrors the resignation of Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston’s father – and in so doing says something extraordinary about lack of social progress in the UK in the intervening 130 years. Chancellor Randolph Churchill disagreed with then Prime Minister Lord Salisbury over his … The post Time Warp UK appeared...

Mourning A Terrorist
The aim of this blog is to put forward reasonable points of view not easily found elsewhere, and it is important not to shy away from saying things because they run directly contrary to the popular mood. The stabbing of three people in Streatham was a tragedy, and while all are recovering, the mental and … The post Mourning A Terrorist appeared first on Craig Murray.

Get Out and Vote Sinn Fein
A quick exhortation to my readers in Ireland to get out to the polling station and vote for Sinn Fein. Irish government has too long consisted of two centre right parties taking turns at the trough of public finance, and Varadkar’s slick disguise of his essential Thatcherism through social liberalism and identity politics is particularly … The post Get Out and Vote Sinn Fein appeared first on...

Quick Thoughts from the Cesspool of London
I have been in London all week and very busy, largely on the Julian Assange campaign/Wikileaks but also researching a couple of other things. Back to Edinburgh tonight I hope. Against the background of the appalling behaviour revealed in the Wikileaks DNC leaks, I find it impossible to look at the Iowa caucus fiasco without … The post Quick Thoughts from the Cesspool of London appeared first ...

Scottish Independence is Within our Grasp if We Heed the Lesson of Toom Tabard
There will never again be a route to Scottish Independence deemed legal by Westminster. 2014 will never be repeated. The UK will never willingly give up a third of its land, most of its fisheries, most of its mineral resources, its most marketable beef, soft fruit and whisky, most of its renewable energy potential, a … The post Scottish Independence is Within our Grasp if We Heed the Lesson o...

Non-Condemnatory International Reaction to Trump?s Bantustan Lite Palestine P...
I have read through the entire 181 pages of Trump’s “peace deal” for Israel, and it is breathtaking. It is not just that the “solution” it proposes is ludicrously one-sided, it is the entire analysis of the problem to be solved which reads as pure, unadulterated zionist propaganda. For example, the word “violence” is used … The post Non-Condemnatory International Reaction to Trump’s Bantustan...

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"scotland independence -guardian" - Google News

Putin Pushes Scots Toward Independence to Embarrass UK - Foreign Policy
Putin Pushes Scots Toward Independence to Embarrass UK  Foreign Policy

Sturgeon shamed: SNP plot to exploit Brexit ?WON?T help Scottish independence...
Sturgeon shamed: SNP plot to exploit Brexit ?WON?T help Scottish independence?  Express.co.uk

Nicola Sturgeon: Public support for Scottish independence at "tipping point" ...
Nicola Sturgeon: Public support for Scottish independence at "tipping point"  Scotland on Sunday

Scotland Is Likely Headed for a Second Independence Referendum - Foreign Policy
Scotland Is Likely Headed for a Second Independence Referendum  Foreign Policy

A Not-So-Brief History of Scottish Independence - Smithsonian.com
A Not-So-Brief History of Scottish Independence  Smithsonian.com

Does Brexit undermine the case for Scottish independence? - Prospect
Does Brexit undermine the case for Scottish independence?  Prospect

Sturgeon blow: Independent Scotland could take FIVE YEARS to rejoin EU - shoc...
Sturgeon blow: Independent Scotland could take FIVE YEARS to rejoin EU - shock report  Express

UK PM Warned of Court Battle Over Scottish Independence Vote - VOA News
UK PM Warned of Court Battle Over Scottish Independence Vote  VOA News

Brexit continues to fuel calls for second Scottish independence vote - The Ja...
Brexit continues to fuel calls for second Scottish independence vote  The Japan Times

Sturgeon blow: Scottish independence bid has to wait at least FIVE YEARS says...
Sturgeon blow: Scottish independence bid has to wait at least FIVE YEARS says former aide  Express.co.uk

Sturgeon?s Scottish independence dream in TATTERS: The three KEY demands from...
Sturgeon?s Scottish independence dream in TATTERS: The three KEY demands from EU laid bare  Express

Nearly half of Scots think independence rift won't heal - The Times
Nearly half of Scots think independence rift won't heal  The Times

Scotland independence: How PM stopped plans for separate Scottish time zone -...
Scotland independence: How PM stopped plans for separate Scottish time zone  Express

New poll on Scottish independence puts Yes ahead - HeraldScotland
New poll on Scottish independence puts Yes ahead  HeraldScotland

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Nicola Sturgeon shamed: Scottish Parliament erupts as SNP leader refuses to a...
Nicola Sturgeon shamed: Scottish Parliament erupts as SNP leader refuses to admit failures  Express

SNP humiliation: Nationalists won right to speak Gaelic in Brussels ? but non...
SNP humiliation: Nationalists won right to speak Gaelic in Brussels ? but none were fluent  Express

SNP in furious attack on Gordon Brown as ex-PM blasts ?extreme? views dividin...
SNP in furious attack on Gordon Brown as ex-PM blasts ?extreme? views dividing Scotland  Express.co.uk

SNP's Independence Bid Distracts From Salmond Scandal - Foreign Policy
SNP's Independence Bid Distracts From Salmond Scandal  Foreign Policy

SNP battle looms over Holyrood candidacy - HeraldScotland
SNP battle looms over Holyrood candidacy  HeraldScotland

Scotland on course to pass 'groundbreaking' period poverty law - The Guardian
Scotland on course to pass 'groundbreaking' period poverty law  The Guardian

Mackay's position untenable after scandal, SNP deputy leader says - The Guardian
Mackay's position untenable after scandal, SNP deputy leader says  The Guardian

Former SNP MP Angus Robertson bids to run for Holyrood in 2021 - BBC News
Former SNP MP Angus Robertson bids to run for Holyrood in 2021  BBC News

SNP calls for scrutiny after government reshuffle - BBC News
SNP calls for scrutiny after government reshuffle  BBC News

SNP and Tories collab to stop asylum-seekers the right to vote in Scotland - ...
SNP and Tories collab to stop asylum-seekers the right to vote in Scotland  Morning Star Online

Putin Pushes Scots Toward Independence to Embarrass UK - Foreign Policy
Putin Pushes Scots Toward Independence to Embarrass UK  Foreign Policy

SNP MPs accused of 'stunt' over English-only NHS vote - BBC News
SNP MPs accused of 'stunt' over English-only NHS vote  BBC News

Labour politician seems to have sense of humour about SNP austerity ? John Mc...
Labour politician seems to have sense of humour about SNP austerity ? John McLellan  Edinburgh News

SNP MP warns against 'wildcat independence referendum' claiming it 'terrifies...
SNP MP warns against 'wildcat independence referendum' claiming it 'terrifies' new supporters  Scotland on Sunday

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Putin Pushes Scots Toward Independence to Embarrass UK - Foreign Policy
Putin Pushes Scots Toward Independence to Embarrass UK  Foreign Policy

Scotland Is Likely Headed for a Second Independence Referendum - Foreign Policy
Scotland Is Likely Headed for a Second Independence Referendum  Foreign Policy

Scotland is taking steps toward independence vote: Sturgeon - Reuters
Scotland is taking steps toward independence vote: Sturgeon  Reuters

Scottish independence: MSPs back new referendum in Holyrood vote - BBC News
Scottish independence: MSPs back new referendum in Holyrood vote  BBC News

SNP MP warns against 'wildcat independence referendum' claiming it 'terrifies...
SNP MP warns against 'wildcat independence referendum' claiming it 'terrifies' new supporters  Scotland on Sunday

Nearly half of Scots think independence rift won't heal - The Times
Nearly half of Scots think independence rift won't heal  The Times

Sturgeon shamed: SNP plot to exploit Brexit ?WON?T help Scottish independence...
Sturgeon shamed: SNP plot to exploit Brexit ?WON?T help Scottish independence?  Express.co.uk

Scotland independence: How PM stopped plans for separate Scottish time zone -...
Scotland independence: How PM stopped plans for separate Scottish time zone  Express

Sturgeon MOCKS Johnson over Scottish independence surge - ?He knows he can?t ...
Sturgeon MOCKS Johnson over Scottish independence surge - ?He knows he can?t block Scots!'  Express.co.uk

Does Brexit undermine the case for Scottish independence? - Prospect
Does Brexit undermine the case for Scottish independence?  Prospect

Brexit continues to fuel calls for second Scottish independence vote - The Ja...
Brexit continues to fuel calls for second Scottish independence vote  The Japan Times

Are independence referendums worth tearing a country apart? - Al Jazeera English
Are independence referendums worth tearing a country apart?  Al Jazeera English

Scottish independence referendum decision should be controlled by Holyrood ne...
Scottish independence referendum decision should be controlled by Holyrood new poll finds  Daily Record

Independent Scotland ?would face five year wait to rejoin EU? - Scotland on S...
Independent Scotland ?would face five year wait to rejoin EU?  Scotland on Sunday

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

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

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

The Official President Trump thread

The Derek Mackay texts and the Scottish Budget
There seems to be a little doubt as to whether today?s Scottish Budget will now go ahead in light of the allegations around Derek Mackay?s texts to a boy.

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

General Politics Thread
Firstly, what happened to capybara's thread? I've went back about four pages and can't find it. Am i going blind/dottled? Anyway, until it is found. I know it's purely an English/Welsh issue, but the junior doctors' dispute is not improving. Looks like the government is going to try to impose ...

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 ...

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

The normalisation of the far-right continues
Tommy Robinson. 6 months ago nobody had heard of the c**t, and if they had it was only to recognise him as an ignorant, racist nutter. Today I had the car radio on and listened as BBC 5Live gave this guy a full 20 minutes of coverage, including having a reporter outside prison waiting bre...

The DUP
What's the craic? I believe they love the union and are fairly religious, that's about all I know. Fill me in.

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...

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 ...

Windrush Deportation
Deportation flight is due to leave tomorrow taking  released "foreign" offenders to Jamaica. The deportees seem to include a number of people who came to the UK as children. One of them is 23 now, served just over 7 months of 15 months in prison for a Class A offence and has been in this country ...

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Is Donald Trump's Campaign A Spoof?

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.

Post a pic..
So, it appears I'm the only brave soul that has posted 1 or 2 pics of masell. Reason, I want folk to see me, see the Big Ramy, the legend across the pond. There is no harm in it, and in this day and age of social meedja, its perfectly normal. When I first joined this board nearly 15 year ago, som...

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...

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

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



Caroline Flack
Deid apparently?

Favorite Scottish meal, and other meal..
Simple  Favorite Scottish meal is Mince and tatties, doughballs. Every Wednasday with ma mum.  Other? Chinese food. Love it. Dont mind a curry, but Chinese food any day of the week..

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

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...

Teeny Ramy
Finally, as Thplinth says, we can all put an end to the tedious debate over Ramy?s height. Simon Donnelly is 5?8?...... ?

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

Andy Weatherall
Sad to hear of his passing today. Produced one of the best albums ever IMO, iconic. Met him before and a great, great guy. True gent.

Labour Leadership
We can always use a good laugh. Labour?s attempt to win back hearts and minds Rebecca Long-Bailey  https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-politics-51465800?__twitter_impression=true

Calton Jock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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