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The Herald

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Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe 'could fall foul of new hate crime legislation'
5 Aug 2020 at 6:46pm
COMEDY at the Edinburgh Fringe could fall foul of new hate crime legislation, the†Faculty of Advocates has warned.


Aberdeen lockdown: Holyrood parties welcome move but demand more answers
5 Aug 2020 at 4:14pm
HOLYROOD?S opposition parties have broadly welcomed the local lockdown in Aberdeen, but demanded more information from Nicola Sturgeon about what happens next.


Scottish Government's strategy to kick-start green economy branded 'woefully ...
5 Aug 2020 at 3:31pm
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have labelled the Scottish Government?s plans for a green economic recovery ?woefully inadequate? - after Fiona Hyslop set out key actions it will take.


Aberdeen lockdown: return of restrictions a 'hammer blow' to businesses
5 Aug 2020 at 3:36pm
BUSINESS leaders have reacted with dismay to the return of strict lockdown measures in Aberdeen after more than 50 coronavirus cases were linked to a city centre bar.


Seven confirmed or suspected Covid-19 deaths registered in Scotland in the la...
5 Aug 2020 at 12:15pm
SEVEN Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Scotland over the last week ? as the number of suspected and confirmed fatalities has continued to level off.


Aberdeen put back into partial lockdown after 'significant outbreak'
5 Aug 2020 at 12:30pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has re-imposed lockdown restrictions on Aberdeen as cases linked to an outbreak at a pub continue to rise.


Douglas Ross confirmed as new leader of the Scottish Conservatives
5 Aug 2020 at 12:07pm
DOUGLAS Ross vowed to provide a "credible and competent alternative to the SNP" as he was officially appointed the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives.


Fears teachers will be 'overwhelmed' by SQA exam appeals after 'large-scale i...
5 Aug 2020 at 11:54am
CONCERNS have been raised with Nicola Sturgeon over teachers preparing to re-open schools next week under difficult circumstances will be flooded with exam appeals to deal with amid the SQA moderation fiasco.


Douglas Ross set for coronation as latest Scottish Tory leader today
5 Aug 2020 at 5:00am
By Tom Gordon


SQA under fire after thousands of pupils' grades lowered based on schools' pa...
4 Aug 2020 at 11:52am
EXAM bosses have been accused of treating teachers? ?professional judgement with contempt? after thousands of pupils have seen grades shifted from original estimates based on how good their school has previously performed.


SNP deletes post calling Scottish Tory leadership hopeful Douglas Ross racist
4 Aug 2020 at 4:05pm
THE SNP has deleted a social media post calling Scottish Conservative leadership hopeful Douglas Ross racist.


SNP MP Mhairi Black calls for Scottish Government to investigate SQA exam mod...
4 Aug 2020 at 5:11pm
AN SNP MP has called for the Scottish Government to intervene in the controversial SQA moderation process hitting those from deprived areas harder than pupils in more affluent areas.


Aberdeen Covid cluster cases 'expected to rise' as self-isolation 'non-negoti...
4 Aug 2020 at 3:04pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has stressed that self-isolation following a Covid-19 outbreak is ?non-negotiable? as she confirmed that 120 contacts have been traced in relation to a cluster in Aberdeen.


SNP MP urges Sturgeon to end 'festering' problem of party 'bullying'
4 Aug 2020 at 2:45pm
AN SNP MP has accused the party?s ruling body of ?bullying? in a growing row over†Holyrood candidate selection.

 

The Scotsman

The Scotsman

SNP members quitting over NEC ruling should stay and fight - Kenny MacAskill
6 Aug 2020 at 7:30am
The anger caused by the SNP NECs decision, in effect, debarring Joanna Cherry MP from standing as a Holyrood candidate, has seen many members resign.

Analysis: New Scots Tory leader gets fierce baptism in battle for the union
5 Aug 2020 at 4:35pm
The dramatic changing of the guard at the helm of the Scotland's main opposition party over the past week reveals everything about the stark challenge facing the future of the union.

Exam results appeals process 'more important' than previous years, admits Nic...
5 Aug 2020 at 4:17pm
The First Minister rejected claims from Professor Lindsay Paterson that the moderation system used by the SQA was “unfair” and “arbitrary”.

Children returning to school in Scotland to be prioritised above pubs and res...
5 Aug 2020 at 3:27pm
Nicola Sturgeon also indicated that further restrictions on how hospitality operates could be put in place across Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon: Aberdeen lockdown 'biggest, loudest' warning that Covid-19 b...
5 Aug 2020 at 2:55pm
The First Minister said her fears about scenes of crowds in Aberdeen last week “have been realised”.

'Uncertainty' about origin of outbreak and 'rapidly accelerating' transmissio...
5 Aug 2020 at 2:22pm
Nicola Sturgeon confirmed Aberdeen would be subject to reimposed restrictions from today due to an outbreak of Covid-19.

What is a ?Karen?? Why the term became popular during the Black Lives Matter ...
5 Aug 2020 at 2:13pm
This Morning viewers were left baffled as three Karens appeared to complain about the “racist” and “unfair“ use of their name

MSP calls for more data on SQA results to scrutinise potential 'very dangerou...
5 Aug 2020 at 12:30pm
Edinburgh Southern MSP Daniel Johnson has called on the SQA to release more data to justify the reduction in grades.

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon locks down Aberdeen amid spike ...
5 Aug 2020 at 12:23pm
Follow here for live updates throughout the day.

Aberdeen lockdown: Nicola Sturgeon reintroduces lockdown restrictions after s...
5 Aug 2020 at 12:20pm
Nicola Sturgeon has announced lockdown restrictions are being reintroduced to an area of Scotland.

New Tory leader Douglas Ross pledges 'credible alternative' to SNP
5 Aug 2020 at 12:04pm
Douglas Ross has pledged to build a “credible alternative” to the SNP Government as he was confirmed as the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives.

John Swinney rejects claims poorer Scots pupils were 'shafted' over grades
5 Aug 2020 at 11:13am
John Swinney has rejected claims that Scots pupils from poorer backgrounds have lost out in the controversial process for awarding school grades this year.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma visits West Lothian factory producing 60 milli...
5 Aug 2020 at 11:04am
A factory in West Lothian is expanding as part of a deal to secure 60 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by the French firm Valneva.

 

 

 

Wings over Scotland

The closed eyes of the law
5 Aug 2020 at 11:04am
Alert readers will be aware of very considerable recent active involvement†by Police Scotland in matters relating to alleged contempt of court with regard to the trial of Alex Salmond. A blog in April by Craig Murray gave some details. So we were extremely surprised by a letter we received this week. It rather speaks for …

The Fix
4 Aug 2020 at 9:15am
This post was written by an SNP NEC member†present at†last week’s†controversial Zoom meeting, who wishes to remain anonymous. Wings has verified their credentials. A farce, a shambles, an incompetent mess. There?s no other way to sum up the NEC stitch-up of the Edinburgh Central seat last week. Bad enough was the situation of the Glasgow …

On the march
3 Aug 2020 at 10:48am
Symbolism matters in politics. What ostensibly can appear minor actions can have significant effect. Simply changing the names of things, whether from Londonderry to Derry or from the Scottish Executive to the Scottish Government (and swapping a UK-focused logo for a Scotland-focused one), were hugely important, signalling a new era and enthusing supporters. Similarly, it?s …

The Great Reverse
2 Aug 2020 at 10:12am
So we guess this is an answer to our question: But there are many more questions. The size and volume of the public backlash to this week’s disgraceful goings-on in the SNP National Executive Committee must have frightened the party a very great deal, because there’s been quite a stampede of senior figures†– even including …

Wolves and vampires
1 Aug 2020 at 4:04pm
It seems fair to say that the SNP’s shady, ugly†coup d’etwats yesterday hasn’t gone down†massively well. Social media was awash in pictures of cut-up membership cards and resignation letters, and some of the most moderate voices in the commentariat also decried the stitch-ups of Joanna Cherry and James Dornan. The NEC meeting which forced through …

Her Majesty?s Champions
1 Aug 2020 at 6:59am

No honour among assassins
31 Jul 2020 at 8:29pm
SNP MSP James Dornan is someone Wings always had a lot of time for, at least until his shameful and central role in the stitch-up of Mark McDonald – an act which was the foundation stone for all of the party’s subsequent chicanery. We can only speculate as to his motivations for doing so, and …

An open question to Angus Robertson
31 Jul 2020 at 1:23pm
Out of 100, exactly how humiliated do you feel today on learning that the leadership of your party has so little faith in you winning the Edinburgh†Central nomination fair and square – despite all your advantages, connections and long party history – that it’s had to stack the deck with such an unprecedented, transparent, embarrassing …

Just another day in 2020
31 Jul 2020 at 11:15am
The Wings Over Scotland Twitter account was – whether coincidentally or otherwise – banned very shortly after it made this famous quote from “1984” its pinned tweet: So it was only ever a matter of time until a trans activist went there: That’s an MSc in maths, an MA in statistics and a PhD student …

Footprints on the Moon
30 Jul 2020 at 2:05pm
Well, here’s a place we’ve been before. Especially alert veteran readers will recall that this site, too, has had its advertising removed from a railway environment for being “political”,†on the flimsiest of grounds. We doubt whether excessively-named feminist activist Kellie-Jay “Posie Parker” Keen-Minshull will be overly distressed about this turn of events – our experience …


Craig Murray

Craig Murray

Assange Legal Farce Continues
3 Aug 2020 at 8:20am

There has simply never been a broadcast report in the UK on Assange as fair as this one from Sky News Australia. https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6177251758001 nor is it conceivable that there ever could be. I have reported already on the US changing the indictment after the defence’s opening statement had been heard and defence written evidence submitted. …

Assange Legal Farce Continues

Self-Congratulation Is Unattractive
30 Jul 2020 at 10:23am

…but I shall do it anyway. I came today across this statement which I wrote in December 2014 for distribution to SNP members when I was standing for selection as an SNP candidate. I don’t recall anybody else sounding this warning in 2014, and I feel rather proud of my intuition. I think we have …

Self-Congratulation Is Unattractive

Now is the Time for All Good Men?
28 Jul 2020 at 11:01am

Now is the Time for All Good Men…

Sky News Miss the Story
27 Jul 2020 at 11:23am

Sky News are today carrying the story that Nicola Sturgeon attended a meeting with Salmond’s former Chief of Staff, Geoff Aberdein, about a historic sexual allegation made against Alex Salmond on 29 March 2018, several days before she claimed to parliament that she first heard of it. It will prove in the long term still …

Sky News Miss the Story

Bill Binney on Russian ?Hacking? ? Live
23 Jul 2020 at 2:12pm

UPDATE Since posting the link to Bill Binney’s talk, a number of people have been in touch to allege that the hosting organisation, the Schiller Institute, has an objectionable right wing or even racist agenda. I am not aware and have no time now to research. I am however 100% certain that Bill Binney, whom …

Bill Binney on Russian “Hacking” – Live

?Credible Open Source Reporting?, the Intelligence Services and Scottish Inde...
21 Jul 2020 at 10:01am

I write as somebody who held Top Secret clearance for 21 years, with extensive daily use of Top Secret material that entire time, and the highest possible specific codeword clearance above Top Secret for 11 years. I personally conducted for the FCO the largest “action on” operation in GCHQ history. (“Action on” is the process …

“Credible Open Source Reporting”, the Intelligence Services and Scottish Independence

BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics

Coronavirus: Aberdeen goes into lockdown as Covid cluster grows
5 Aug 2020 at 5:56pm
Travel restrictions are in force, households cannot meet inside and bars and restaurants have been ordered to close.

Coronavirus in Scotland: Economic recovery plan announced
5 Aug 2020 at 6:49pm
The Scottish government sets out policies to repair the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Douglas Ross confirmed as Scottish Conservative leader
5 Aug 2020 at 5:29pm
The Moray MP was the only candidate to put their name forward for the leadership.

Scotland's exam results: John Swinney denies deprived pupils were penalised
5 Aug 2020 at 10:47am
Some Scottish pupils believe they received lower grades because their schools have not performed as well as others in the past.

Scotland's results day: Thousands of pupils have exam grades lowered
4 Aug 2020 at 2:48pm
The exam body says it lowered 125,000 grades that had been estimated by teachers to "maintain credibility".

Scotland's results 2020: How grades were worked out for Scottish pupils
4 Aug 2020 at 12:32pm
Scotland's class of 2020 get their results, but for the first time they are not be based on exams.

Scot Goes Pop

The road to independence for Scotland - and the road to nowhere for Douglas Ross
4 Aug 2020 at 6:32pm
So a couple of 'quick notes' for you tonight.  I have a new article on The National's website about whether Douglas Ross is likely to keep his promise to Michelle Ballantyne to be "Boris backing, B...

It's time to democratise the SNP's NEC
2 Aug 2020 at 10:55pm
Earlier this evening, I had a brief but interesting Twitter exchange with the former SNP MSP Andrew Wilson, who incidentally I voted for back in the day no fewer than four times - twice when he was...

Since Scotland broke away from the disastrous Westminster-led response to the...
1 Aug 2020 at 6:37pm
I raised a dubious eyebrow at this comment today from David Herdson over at Stormfront Lite -"And what?s true in England is true in Scotland too. While Nicola Sturgeon likes to pat her administrati...

YouGov poll: Nicola Sturgeon's net personal rating is 87 points higher than B...
31 Jul 2020 at 9:37pm
YouGov today published results of a full-scale Scottish poll, but it only contained favourability ratings for various leading politicians.  It would be odd to conduct a poll of that sort without al...

A factional and self-destructive decision
31 Jul 2020 at 2:57pm
BREAKING: Joanna Cherry has said she will not contest a seat in the Holyrood election after an SNP rule change would have meant she and her staff "make themselves unemployed" to be able to do so.— ...

The SNP leadership should just chill out and stop trying to artificially obst...
30 Jul 2020 at 4:54pm
This is silly. There's no need for a by-election, let alone £10,000 to pay for a by-election. The leadership should chill out, allow Joanna Cherry to switch to Holyrood if she's selected, and let h...

Before they burn their bridges, leading figures in the SNP ought to remember ...
29 Jul 2020 at 6:02am
Following on from my bewilderment over a period of weeks as Iain Macwhirter acted as an unlikely cheerleader for herd immunity, it's refreshing to once again find something to agree with him about,...

BREAKING: It's the other guy who's obsessed, insists angry man for the 34,289...
28 Jul 2020 at 6:47pm
Alert readers (ahem) of Wings Over Scotland may have noticed that in the vast majority of the countless blog/social media posts Stuart Campbell has used to rant about Scot Goes Pop over the last ye...

Reddit Scotland

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


Ian Murray | Teacher: ?Eve has been superb at maths this year. Her strongest ...
6 Aug 2020 at 8:11am
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Why has the Church of Scotland shrunk so much, but other religions in Scotlan...
6 Aug 2020 at 3:55am
According to the 2001 Census 42.4% of Scottish residents identified their religion as Church of Scotland. 15.88% identified as Roman Catholic, 0.84% identified as Muslim ,and 0.13% identified as Je...

We're through the looking glass
6 Aug 2020 at 12:34am
So Aberdeen is officially BACK in lock down, however my company - Vue (That's right a CINEMA, I N A B E R D E E N) is adamant on reopening in a few weeks time. Which one of us has lost all sense of...


Yes
5 Aug 2020 at 11:35pm
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Scottish Rain - Now coming from two directions!
5 Aug 2020 at 11:30pm
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The photos of the queues reveals it all
5 Aug 2020 at 11:29pm
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Jackie bailey at it again
5 Aug 2020 at 11:15pm
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2020 SQA Exams: Highest ever pass rates?
5 Aug 2020 at 11:02pm
2013 set a new record for Higher at 77.4% This hasn?t been exceeded since, except by the ?New? Higher in 2015 (79.2%). The ?Old? Highers had a pass rate of 76.7% - average rate of 78% between both ...


Picture I took of Loch Ness, Summer of 2019!
5 Aug 2020 at 10:57pm
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Went to Clachnaben to find out Aberdeen had gone into lockdown, at least I go...
5 Aug 2020 at 10:39pm
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So...was there a pub crawl...?
5 Aug 2020 at 10:22pm
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Sturgeon told to RESIGN: Lifelong SNP fans turn on leader for destroying chil...
5 Aug 2020 at 10:19pm
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OK for business, Great for infection rate.
5 Aug 2020 at 10:18pm
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Ruth Davidson and Douglas Ross had secret meeting before Jackson Carlaw quit
5 Aug 2020 at 10:04pm
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Daily Record

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Scots among the least likely to be able to work from home in the UK
6 Aug 2020 at 4:30am
Five months of lockdown has seen many better-paid professionals able to carry on as normal, with younger workers with less experience are left struggling for work, research suggests.


Aberdeen lockdown is a warning to all Scots as we face pivotal moment
6 Aug 2020 at 4:30am
Record View says that with schools set to open next week we can't let our guard down against the virus.


John Swinney told to sort exam results mess as prelim plan raised
6 Aug 2020 at 4:30am
The SNP Education Secretary has been warned by Labour his position will be untenable unless he gets a grip of the ?shambles? with calls for pupils to at least get their prelim grade.


Where is credibility in not giving poorer kids fair chance in Scottish exams?
6 Aug 2020 at 4:30am
Our columnist Darren Loki says the SQA exam results fiasco only serves to show how society is rigged in favour of those with more wealth.


Ruth Davidson and Douglas Ross had secret meeting before Jackson Carlaw quit
5 Aug 2020 at 6:35pm
The pair met in Moray at the MP's house on the Sunday before Carlaw resigned


Douglas Ross accused of gaffe after 'conceding defeat' at Holyrood election
5 Aug 2020 at 4:42pm
The MP said he hoped his party would provide "opposition to the SNP" after the election.


What are the new lockdown rules for Aberdeen?
5 Aug 2020 at 3:36pm
A local lockdown has been imposed on the city - here are all the strict new restrictions in place.


Unions warn Scottish Government economic proposals don't go far enough
5 Aug 2020 at 3:26pm
The Higgins review - commissioned by the Scottish Government - sets out how Scotland's economy could recover from months of lockdown.


Nicola Sturgeon announces Aberdeen lockdown
5 Aug 2020 at 12:27pm
More than 20 pubs are now linked to a growing cluster as 64 new cases were confirmed across Scotland.


Douglas Ross MP becomes the fifth Scottish Tory leader in the devolution era
5 Aug 2020 at 12:06pm
He takes over as polling shows the SNP is headed for a majority at the next Holyrood election.

The National

The National | Politics
The National

Revealed: Davidson?s secret visit to Ross just days before Carlaw quit
5 Aug 2020 at 7:12pm

RUTH Davidson held a secret meeting with Douglas Ross just days before Jackson Carlaw resigned, The National can reveal.

Aberdeen put in Covid lockdown after cluster of cases
6 Aug 2020 at 5:40am

LOCKDOWN restrictions have been reimposed in Aberdeen with bars, cafes and restaurants ordered to close.

Why Douglas Ross is the new Jim Murphy - and he'll be just as successful
6 Aug 2020 at 5:20am

DOUGLAS Ross. Is there anything new to say?

Fergus Mutch: Small-minded Tories will not succeed in Scotland
6 Aug 2020 at 5:00am

TORY small-mindedness is one of their biggest barriers to success in Scotland.

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner's attack on Nicola Sturgeon backfires
5 Aug 2020 at 4:36pm

WHEN Labour politicians from south of the Border butt in on†Scottish politics, it doesn?t tend to go well.

It is astounding that SNP MP is calling for huge crowd at indy rally
6 Aug 2020 at 5:00am

WE were absolutely astounded to read that one of our SNP MPs and a former Cabinet secretary, Kenny MacAskill, is advocating for an independence rally with ?unprecedented? numbers in attendance whilst we remain in such a precarious position in our fight against the coronavirus.

Stirling SNP councillor quits party over 'toxic abuse' claims
5 Aug 2020 at 1:28pm

AN†SNP†councillor in Stirling has quit the party amid claims of ?toxic abuse? and bullying.

Scottish factory to manufacture new coronavirus vaccine
6 Aug 2020 at 5:00am

A LIVINGSTON factory will have 75 new jobs created as part of a new deal to secure 60 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

SNP and Greens in war of words over Rest and Be Thankful landslip
5 Aug 2020 at 12:15pm

MICHAEL Russell has hit back at the Scottish†Greens†in a road improvements spat sparked by a landslip at the Rest and Be Thankful.

Douglas Ross takes on third job, eyes up fourth and vows to lose election
6 Aug 2020 at 5:00am

DOUGLAS Ross kicked off his first afternoon at the top of the Scottish Tories yesterday by candidly admitting that he?s going to lead the party to defeat at next year?s election.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

The Number One issue in independence? Currency
5 Aug 2020 at 11:36pm
“Scotland will be liberated by debt if it becomes independent” – Richard Murphy. * Scottish independence requires the problem of currency to be addressed and solved. This the most critical matter of all. The SNP in 2014 wanted to share the currency (£ sterling) with the UK but the British Government blocked this, for reasons […]

Eat Out to Help Out
5 Aug 2020 at 9:03pm

A New Legal Strategy To Win Independence
5 Aug 2020 at 12:24pm
We can?t be reckless and we can?t wait forever. Those who call for patience and those who call for urgent action on independence both have good points. For now, due to COVID, a referendum isn?t happening. But this debate will reignite before next year?s Holyrood election. I?ve made a case for gradualism. But gradualism?s greatest […]

Interview with Alyn Smith
4 Aug 2020 at 7:10pm
Gerry and Paul interview SNP MP Alyn Smith on routes to indy, Brexit and the EU, how to respond to the coronavirus and our common future … PGMcast ∑ #NAFNC – Interviews Alyn Smith

Many Voices 2020
4 Aug 2020 at 2:05pm
Bella Caledonia is Scotland’s Fifth Estate. Our aim is to transform our media into a vibrant critical mass of dissident voices. We want to create a space for writers and artists to collaborate and cross-fertilise their work. We aim to give voice to the unheard, to amplify the excluded and the marginalised, and to continue […]

Scottish Independence ? a Long View
4 Aug 2020 at 11:10am
  Presentism is the historian?s powerful sworn enemy. Insisting on seeing the past through the lens of today?s preoccupations hinders attempts to understand the world through the eyes of yesteryear?s denizens. These dynamics are even more powerful when it comes to nationhood. Nationalism ultimately draws its strength from a sense of the national community?s timelessness […]

Live at the (Online) Witch Trials
3 Aug 2020 at 2:27pm
Live at the (Online) Witch Trials – Student Grant, City Fun and the Two Petes Dress-Rehearse the Twitter Wars on the ?Right? Side of History, by Neil Cooper. I love Viz. The potty-mouthed Newcastle-sired adult comic is one of my very favourite things in the world. As a barometer of the state we?re in beyond […]

Fringe of Colour Films Launches
3 Aug 2020 at 10:09am
In this strange festival/non festival Fringe of Colour Films kicks off with an innovative programme of online works, Arusa Qureshi speaks to founder Jessica Brough. In the past few years, there has been a discernible change and increase in the prevalence of conversations around diversity and inclusivity at the Edinburgh Festivals, resulting in some real […]

In a Virocidal State
2 Aug 2020 at 8:22pm
IN A VIROCIDAL STATE: From The Province Of The Cat by George Gunn A Summer storm blows over Caithness. The still green corn shudders under the weight of the Nor-Westerly. The yellow barley sweeps itself like a restless inland sea that dreams it is a lion pouncing upon the harvest to come. The heat of […]

Scottish National Lobotomy
2 Aug 2020 at 8:10pm
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Guardian - Scottish Politics

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

Emergency lockdown in Aberdeen could extend to other towns
5 Aug 2020 at 6:59pm
Nicola Sturgeon announces closure of pubs and restaurants as officials link 32 pubs and golf courses to outbreakLive: local lockdown imposed in AberdeenCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNicola Sturgeon has warned that an emergency lockdown in Aberdeen could extend to oth...

Douglas Ross appointed leader of Scottish Conservatives
5 Aug 2020 at 2:18pm
Moray MP takes over from Jackson Carlaw, who resigned suddenly last weekThe Scottish Conservatives have appointed Douglas Ross as their new leader without a contest after the sudden resignation last week of Jackson Carlaw.Ross, the MP for Moray, emerged as leader-in-waiting within hours of Carlaw...

Douglas Ross poised to become leader of Scottish Conservatives
31 Jul 2020 at 12:22pm
Party plans to appoint MP for Moray quickly to reverse steep fall in popularity in ScotlandDouglas Ross, the MP for Moray, is expected to be appointed as leader of the Scottish Conservatives as the party scrambles to reverse a steep fall in popularity before the Scottish election in May.The party...

Scottish Conservatives leader Jackson Carlaw quits
30 Jul 2020 at 8:42pm
MSP who took job in February says he is not best person to lead party in Scottish electionsJackson Carlaw has resigned suddenly as the Scottish Conservative leader, claiming he is not the right person to lead his party into the forthcoming Holyrood elections.Hours after a combative session at fir...

Statistics chief rebukes Sturgeon claim Covid-19 five times lower in Scotland...
30 Jul 2020 at 3:37pm
Claim not based on verifiable data and should not have been made, says Ed Humpherson Coronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNicola Sturgeon has been censured by the UK?s chief statistician after using incomplete and unpublished data to claim the coronavirus was five times les...

Covid-19: Scottish gyms and stadiums likely to stay closed until September
30 Jul 2020 at 2:38pm
Nicola Sturgeon also reveals plans for schools, which will reopen from 11 AugustCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScottish sports stadiums, gyms and swimming pools are not likely to reopen until the middle of September, assuming infection levels are low enough by then, N...

UK: 119 new Covid-related deaths as PM says 'signs of second wave' in parts o...
28 Jul 2020 at 6:53pm
Boris Johnson?s warning comes after Spain is critical of UK for extending non-essential travel advice to Canary and Balearic islands Covid-19 test a week after UK arrival ?could halve quarantine time?Clapped out of ICU, dead days later: the secondary impact of Covid-19Which countries can UK holid...

Timid, incompetent ... how our spies missed Russian bid to sway Brexit
26 Jul 2020 at 7:15am
MPs who compiled the Russia report were incredulous at Britain?s reluctance to tackle KremlinIn September 2015 a tall young man with jet black hair and a pleasant grin made his way to Doncaster. His name was Alexander Udod. With the EU referendum vote on the horizon, Udod was attending Ukip?s ann...

Politics are a matter of life and death. No wonder more Scots want to leave t...
24 Jul 2020 at 8:00am
Coronavirus has revealed a hard truth about devolution: the Scottish government has some flexibility, but on the UK?s termsNo one should be surprised that support for Scottish independence is surging. A year ago this week, Conservatives rallied behind a leader capable of rekindling an old flame. ...

UK coronavirus: Sturgeon accuses PM of using Covid crisis as 'political weapo...
23 Jul 2020 at 8:09pm
Prime minister aims to use his visit to Scotland today to strengthen case for the unionUK job losses: the latest data on redundancies and furloughsUK failed to plan for economic impact of pandemic, says watchdogConsiderable gaps remain in Brexit talks, says UK negotiator?A hell of a year?: Tories...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

Dugcast fae the dughoose ? with Craig Dalzell
In this week’s dugcast I’m delighted to be joined by Craig Dalzell, blogger and director of policy for CommonWeal. This podcast was held over from Friday because of Jackson Carlaw’s surprise resignation. We chat about the resignation and what it means for the Scottish Conservatives, the GERS figures and how the coronavirus epidemic breaks them, […]

Bye bye Surname Surname
Within a week of the performance artiste whose stage name is Boris coming to Orkney to save the UK, the leader of his Scottish branch office has resigned with immediate effect. Surname Surname gave no indication during First Minister’s Questions just a couple of hours earlier that he was about to hand in his jotters, […]

The unwitting midwives of independence
Given the state of the opinion polls which point to the SNP winning an absolute majority in the next Scottish elections, combined with consistent majorities for independence, the Tories appear to have fallen back on that trusty old stand-by for denying Scotland another referendum. They tell us that Thatessempee “promised” that the referendum of 2014 […]

The rewards of British political failure
According to reports in the press, Ruth Davidson is to be given a peerage by Boris Johnson and will sit in the House of Lords. She’ll officially become the Barrenness of Principles that she’s been her entire elected career. It’s the traditional reward for Scottish Tories who fail. The Conservatives are the vampires of politics, […]

The one step that British nationalism won?t take
Another day, and another article from a British nationalist whose not a nationalist at all about how to save the Union. You’d almost think that they’ve gazed upon the opinion polls and said to themselves, quietly and between pursed lips, “Oh shit what have we done.” However this would only be the case if your […]

Trashing the UK
Daniel Hannan was a Conservative MEP who was at the forefront of the campaign to get the UK out of the EU. Even before the rest of the Conservatives succumbed to the nostrum of the sunlit uplands, the unicorns of free trade deals with former British colonies who’d be desperate to restore their links with […]

Putting the boot in
Tony Blair, he of the tombstone teeth and the illegal war, appeared on the Sophie Ridge show on Sky News this morning. This is an example of Tony Blair making a rare intervention in politics. Just like he did a few days ago, and a few days prior to that. Tony makes as many rare […]

The hostile take-over
Well there’s a surprise, if you define ‘suprise’ as being something that you could see coming from a mile away and were entirely expecting. The Conservative government of the performance artiste known as Boris Johnson has refused the official request from the Scottish Government for extra borrowing powers in order to help the Scottish economy […]

Dugcast fae the dughoose ? with Delyth Jewell
In this week’s edition of the dugcast fae the dughoose, I am delighted to be joined online by Delyth Jewell AS/MS who gives us a perspective from Wales.† Delyth sits for Plaid Cymru in the Welsh parliament, the Senedd, as the representative for the South Wales East region.† We chat about the differences between the […]

The performance artiste?s Orkney tour
The performance artiste whose stage name is Boris Johnson has rolled up in Orkney today with his end of the union clown show. Having seen his advisors – well, Michael Gove – do an impression of Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream because of the recent rise in support for Scottish independence and a growing appetite […]

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 187 ? Odes To Our Adversaries
Just occasionally in all the years I’ve been doing this, mostly for laughs, I’ve made a few little, ahem, tributes, to some of our political adversaries. The 187th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a run through of some of the best of these, because I think most of us are in need of …

Now Why Would These Seem Familiar?
I can’t put my finger on it…

The Scottish Independence Podcast 186 ? Tory Lies, Trump, Empire
The 186th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast is amongst other things, a mix of some bad excuses. There’s a bad excuse for a Prime Minister, a bad excuse for a President of the United States, and a few bad excuses for the behaviour of the British Empire. Along with that, there are people trying …

Sometimes It?s Too Blatant To Let It Go
Last night the story came out that the US Department of Justice would rather like a wee word or two with Prince Andrew regarding his connections with Jeffrey Epstein. Well, they have wanted to have a little chat with him for a while, but they actually filed a ‘Mutual Legal Assistance’ request. This “moves Andrew …

One Thing Doesn?t Negate The Other
Whatever you think about the very current activities with regard to defacing or pulling down statues, what was written on the Churchill statue is a statement of fact. Let’s have a look at some of Churchill’s statements (not the we will fight them on the beaches stuff). You may have seen most of them before …

The Scottish Independence Podcast 185 ? Billy Kay on Scotland and Identity
The 185th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast is a talk by Broadcaster, writer and activist and former guest on the show, Billy Kay, about Scottish identity. Have you ever noticed when you go abroad that the locals always seem to know what happened in 1437 in every wee nook and cranny of their town. …

The Times Handed Its Arse by Football Club
The Times, or at least The Sunday Times, has a history of getting things wrong about Hitler. And it seems to have happened again. This was the response by Schalke 04, a German football team, to the latest mistake…

Just Leaving This Here
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Gerry Hassan

Gerry Hassan ? writing, research, policy and ideas
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The SNP, Salmond and Sturgeon and the limits of court politics
The SNP, Salmond and Sturgeon and the limits of court politics Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 5th 2020 The UK is in turbulence. The UK Government has failed us on matters of life and death. Scotland has felt very different, even if on some of the fundamentals of COVID19 it has not been actually that … The post The SNP, Salmond and Sturgeon and the limits of court politics appeared first...

Scottish Tory Troubles at the top, in the party and in the unionist cause
Scottish Tory Troubles at the top, in the party and in the unionist cause Gerry Hassan Sunday National, August 2nd 2020 Jackson Carlaw?s resignation was the biggest hit of his short leadership. It marks the end of one of the most unhappy periods of any Scottish party leader. Its only defining characteristics were that it … The post Scottish Tory Troubles at the top, in the party and in the un...

Independence as the new normal: Listening to the Scotland that did not vote Y...
Independence as the new normal: Listening to the Scotland that did not vote Yes in 2014 Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 26th 2020 This week ?All Under One Banner? asked on social media: ?What do you think is the main obstacle to overcome in order to restore Scottish independence?? This brought forth comments about the … The post Independence as the new normal: Listening to the Scotland tha...

The debate on a new pro-indy party: What kind of democracy and politics do we...
The debate on a new pro-indy party: What kind of democracy and politics do we want Scotland to be known by? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 19th 2020 You wait years for a new independence party and suddenly you can?t move for them. There is the Alliance for Independence (AFI) supported by former SNP MSP … The post The debate on a new pro-indy party: What kind of democracy and politics do w...

We are living through history and we are the history makers
We are living through history and we are the history makers Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 12th 2020 The UK Government is convulsed in multiple crises – COVID19 and the related coming economic storm – while Brexit still remains unfinished business with a No Deal Brexit still highly likely by the end of this year. … The post We are living through history and we are the history makers appea...

Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK
Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 5th 2020 Reaching 100 days since the start of the UK lockdown was always going to be a milestone, but in many places it has been marked by a kind of cabin fever irritability and over … The post Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK appe...

Scotland?s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and now
Scotland?s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and now Gerry Hassan Sunday National, June 28th 2020 Independence is back in the news and making the news. Truth is it never went away, but last week?s 54:46 poll in this paper set a surge of energy through the Scottish political scene. … The post Scotland’s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and...

My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown
My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 24th 2020 The past three months have been different to anything any of us have previously experienced. We have all lived our lives differently; changed our patterns of behaviour, both work and personal; and been affected by the absence of people who we would … The post My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown appeared f...

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Senior SNP ally turns on Nicola Sturgeon?s rules banning Scottish independenc...
Senior SNP ally turns on Nicola Sturgeon?s rules banning Scottish independence marches  Daily Express

The road to independence: How Covid and Brexit pushed Scotland from the Union...
The road to independence: How Covid and Brexit pushed Scotland from the Union  Politics.co.uk

Scottish independence support strengthened by COVID-19 divisions: polls - Glo...
Scottish independence support strengthened by COVID-19 divisions: polls  Globalnews.ca

Boris Johnson Works to Avoid Scottish Independence - City Journal
Boris Johnson Works to Avoid Scottish Independence  City Journal

Scottish Independence: Joanna Cherry MP tells SNP to abandon fighting Brexit ...
Scottish Independence: Joanna Cherry MP tells SNP to abandon fighting Brexit  The Scotsman

Coronavirus and Brexit talks are putting Scottish independence firmly back on...
Coronavirus and Brexit talks are putting Scottish independence firmly back on the agenda ? View  Euronews

Scotland may be the price of Boris Johnson?s place in history - Financial Times
Scotland may be the price of Boris Johnson?s place in history  Financial Times

This Irish Times editorial is spot on about Scottish independence - The National
This Irish Times editorial is spot on about Scottish independence  The National

John Curtice: Yes side favourites to win Scottish independence referendum for...
John Curtice: Yes side favourites to win Scottish independence referendum for first time ever  The Scotsman

Andrew Neil dismantles Scottish independence campaigner's argument as complet...
Andrew Neil dismantles Scottish independence campaigner's argument as complete 'gibberish'  Express

PICTURES: Convoy sees supporters spread Scottish independence message - Inver...
PICTURES: Convoy sees supporters spread Scottish independence message  Inverness Courier

Scotland independence: Did Russia want Scottish independence - and why? - Exp...
Scotland independence: Did Russia want Scottish independence - and why?  Express

Scotland independence SPLIT: Divisions emerge over new Alliance For Independe...
Scotland independence SPLIT: Divisions emerge over new Alliance For Independence party  Daily Express

Scottish independence can only be achieved by IndyRef2 and not by UDI, warns ...
Scottish independence can only be achieved by IndyRef2 and not by UDI, warns new report  Daily Record

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SNP risk electoral damage after exams fiasco - Conor Matchett - The Scotsman
SNP risk electoral damage after exams fiasco - Conor Matchett  The ScotsmanSNP MP Mhairi Black urges Scottish Government to "address" pupil grading row  Daily RecordSNP MP Mhairi Black calls for Scottish Government to investigate SQA exam moderation  HeraldScotlandSNP Glasgow deputy leader says 'sorry' over school results and calls for assessment overhaul  Glasgow TimesSNP councillor apologises...

Scottish Tories unveil new leader as party turbocharges efforts to destroy St...
Scottish Tories unveil new leader as party turbocharges efforts to destroy Sturgeon's SNP  Daily ExpressNew Tory leader Douglas Ross pledges 'credible alternative' to SNP  The ScotsmanWATCH: Douglas Ross concedes defeat to SNP on first day as Tory leader  The NationalCan Douglas Ross take on the SNP? | Coffee House Shots  Spectator.co.ukNew Scottish Tory leader will stand in former Holyrood sea...

Sturgeon told to RESIGN: Lifelong SNP fans turn on leader for destroying chil...
Sturgeon told to RESIGN: Lifelong SNP fans turn on leader for destroying children's future  Express

Letters: New Tory top team could soon mean the SNP is toast - HeraldScotland
Letters: New Tory top team could soon mean the SNP is toast  HeraldScotland

SNP at war over ruling body's Holyrood candidate 'stitch up' - Telegraph.co.uk
SNP at war over ruling body's Holyrood candidate 'stitch up'  Telegraph.co.uk

Stirling SNP councillor resigns over ?toxic abuse? amid claims of bullying, s...
Stirling SNP councillor resigns over ?toxic abuse? amid claims of bullying, sexism and party in-fighting  Daily Record

NEC Joanna Cherry stitch-up shows SNP has a 'party within a party' - The Nati...
NEC Joanna Cherry stitch-up shows SNP has a 'party within a party'  The National

SNP's Joanna Cherry rules out Holyrood bid after rule change - BBC News
SNP's Joanna Cherry rules out Holyrood bid after rule change  BBC News

Campbell Gunn: The SNP need to focus on independence ? not infighting - Press...
Campbell Gunn: The SNP need to focus on independence ? not infighting  Press and Journal

Former Borders SNP official accused of threatening witnesses at Alex Salmond'...
Former Borders SNP official accused of threatening witnesses at Alex Salmond's sexual assault trial  The Southern Reporter

It is astounding that SNP MP is calling for huge crowd at indy rally - The Na...
It is astounding that SNP MP is calling for huge crowd at indy rally  The National

SNP members quitting over NEC ruling should stay and fight - Kenny MacAskill ...
SNP members quitting over NEC ruling should stay and fight - Kenny MacAskill  The Scotsman

Boris visited Scotland to save the union. Mission accomplished ? for the SNP ...
Boris visited Scotland to save the union. Mission accomplished ? for the SNP  The Guardian

Former SNP head of comms Fergus Mutch seeks Scottish Parliament nomination - ...
Former SNP head of comms Fergus Mutch seeks Scottish Parliament nomination  The Scotsman

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Long-awaited UK report finds Russia meddled in Scotland referendum, Brexit vo...
Long-awaited UK report finds Russia meddled in Scotland referendum, Brexit votes  The New DailyScottish Independence referendum and Russia's involvement - What report by MPs says about Putin's role  Daily RecordRussia Report: Moscow tried to influence Scottish Referendum  Metro.co.ukScottish independence vote should have sounded alarm on Russia ? report  The ScotsmanSturgeon warns against 'comp...

The road to independence: How Covid and Brexit pushed Scotland from the Union...
The road to independence: How Covid and Brexit pushed Scotland from the Union  Politics.co.ukScottish independence: Nationalists must stop bickering and unite to fight for common cause ? Helen Martin  Edinburgh NewsTory leadership contest: Douglas Ross rejects second independence vote  The TimesIs Scotland poised to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?  The NationalView Full coverage on Goog...

Scotland independence: Did Russia want Scottish independence - and why? - Exp...
Scotland independence: Did Russia want Scottish independence - and why?  Express

What's Boris Johnson worried about in Scotland? - BBC News
What's Boris Johnson worried about in Scotland?  BBC News

Douglas Ross confirmed as Scottish Conservative leader - BBC News
Douglas Ross confirmed as Scottish Conservative leader  BBC News

Boris Johnson Works to Avoid Scottish Independence - City Journal
Boris Johnson Works to Avoid Scottish Independence  City Journal

John Curtice signals Boris has to do ONE thing to obliterate Sturgeon's indep...
John Curtice signals Boris has to do ONE thing to obliterate Sturgeon's independence bid  Express

Coronavirus and Brexit talks are putting Scottish independence firmly back on...
Coronavirus and Brexit talks are putting Scottish independence firmly back on the agenda ? View  Euronews

Scotland independence SPLIT: Divisions emerge over new Alliance For Independe...
Scotland independence SPLIT: Divisions emerge over new Alliance For Independence party  Daily Express

Breakup Britain: Majority of Scots back independence - Anadolu Agency
Breakup Britain: Majority of Scots back independence  Anadolu Agency

John Curtice: Yes side favourites to win Scottish independence referendum for...
John Curtice: Yes side favourites to win Scottish independence referendum for first time ever  The Scotsman

Scotland may be the price of Boris Johnson?s place in history - Financial Times
Scotland may be the price of Boris Johnson?s place in history  Financial Times

Scottish independence: Are unionists giving up the fight because of referendu...
Scottish independence: Are unionists giving up the fight because of referendum fatigue? ? Bill Jamieson  The Scotsman

Is it inevitable that Scotland will win independence? - Financial Times
Is it inevitable that Scotland will win independence?  Financial Times

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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 ...

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

Douglas Ross
*sigh* Might as well start a thread for the moonlighting linesman's†stint as tory leader. †

The Official President Trump thread

Oor Nicola Sturgeon thread.
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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 ...

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. †

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...

Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)
I was surprised there wasn't a dedicated thread created about this. Wikipedia describes it thus: Quote The†Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone†(CHAZ)56†or the†Capitol Hill Occupied Protesta†(CHOP),678†also known as†Free Capitol Hill,91011†is an†occupation protest†...

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!

Neverendum
This†referendum stuff in Scotland. I've a good decade and more before I retire and I've already seen a handful of referenda in my time. I mean what does once in a generation actually mean? Will nationalists continue to insist on one every decade or so until they win one? †

Jackson Carlaw resigns
Carlaw gone after a short tenure. He has said he is not the best person to make the case for the union.†

Distracted by Covid? What else is going on.
Thought I'd start this after seeing a post by @Snafu†that I'll post below. Meanwhile there's the annexation of the West Bank by Israel, leaving Palestinians without a vote in what can only be described as a fully blown†Apartheid regime, with full backing from Washington. https://www.theguardi...

Ruth Davidson.
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Exam Results
Complete and utter farce today.† Kids with predicted grades downgraded as they're at a lower performing school yet others at higher performing schools having upgraded from their predicted grades. Money talks it seems. SNP have done lots of good things but education record leaves a lot to ...

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.

The Teuchter Line
Take it if you're a Weegie (all west coasters) it's north of Falkirk?† I always thought it was the Highlands and Islands.†

Coronavirus
† I?m not taking any chances.†
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Beirut
https://mobile.twitter.com/Faytuks/status/1290671798632304646
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Indy Ref 2
Since no-one's started the thread... A lot of former No voters including some pretty prominant activists, politicians and commentators either coming out for Yes or softening their position - even Chris Deerin saying today that he's not saying that he would vote Yes but that he couldn't say th...

Tory Rapist
@Alan†which of your buddies is it? any condemnation from you?†or is he in the wrong party this time? Apparently his name isnt being released to protect his identity, which is fucking staggering. I cant be bothered doing another new Tory related topic, but†obviously no connection to this t...

Is Donald Trump's Campaign A Spoof?

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

Scottish Spaceport
Statement from SNP's Whitford... and Star Trek endorsements https://www.rt.com/uk/329111-vulcan-salute-parliament-spaceport/

Epstein
Apologies if this is elsewhere - but thought the following was quite inetresting in and of itself - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGF4cH9t6SgF5e4OELMbDjg/videos Interesting what you can do with a drone these days - with the "totally co-incidental" huge fire -†https://cloverchronicle.com/20...

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

Office Space Property Market changed for ever?
Now they have proved†people can actually work from home can anyone see big problems ahead for this sector?†A lot of office space is lying empty at the moment and many businesses are looking to terminate their leases.†

Scottish Films ...
Bored out ma nut. Can anyone just post some good films about Scotland. I mean culture, history, gang films, football, you name it. Anything Scottish. I am sure there are loads I have not seen. I have seen the likes of Shallow Grave, Sweet 16, Where Angel's Fly, Gregorys Girl, Red Road Flats I bel...

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Lets Unleash the BBC?s Potential ? Addressing the Nation ? The Words and Not ...
  23 Jul 2020: Lets Unleash the BBC’s Potential and Help Global Britain BBC Director General – Tony Hall addressed the nation with an article he first sent to The Telegraph then reproduced it in the BBC blog. The content reveals the stupeyfying insensibility of the BBC Corporation which seeks to greatly expand itsContinue reading "Lets Unleash the BBC’s Potential – Addressing the Nation – The...

?The pot calling the kettle black? ? The Hypocrisy of the British Government?...
    March 2019 Congressional inquiry declares no evidence of Russian interference in the US Presidential election Following 22 months of torturous investigation US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, chairman of a committee comprised mainly of Democrats hand-picked by himself, concluded that Russia had not interfered in the US election. The investigation did revealContinue reading "“The pot cal...

Will History Award the Dubious Accolade of the Most Expansionist Brutal and R...
      The British Empire In 1911 the Royal Navy was comprised of 660 fighting vessels, manned by 137,500 personnel. In comparison, the next largest world seapower was Germany which had 336 ships and 67,000 sailors. The huge fleet was maintained to ensure England’s dominance of the seaways protecting the largest fleetContinue reading "Will History Award the Dubious Accolade of the Most Expan...

The Brazen Cheek of the Scottish Tory?s ? Confirmation Putin?s Russia Pulls ...
      Putin’s Russia pulls the strings and the Tory Party Dances to their tune In the past ten years, approximately 10,000 super-wealthy Chinese and Russian business investors and entrepreneurs have been issued with “golden visas” by the Tory government providing them with a right of residence in the UK. So manyContinue reading "The Brazen Cheek of the Scottish Tory’s – Confirmation Putin’...

Boris Johnson ? London Mayor ? Promises to his Rich Backers in the City Honou...
    Boris Johnson – Mayor of London – 2008 to 2016 His success in gaining the position of mayor was not unsurprising since the campaign came right at the start of the banking crisis which was part-attributed to mishandling the economy by the financial sector and the Labour Party and orchestrated “right-wing”Continue reading "Boris Johnson – London Mayor – Promises to his Rich Backers in the...

Ultra Right Wing Tory Policy Exchange Heavily Influenced by the Revolutionary...
    Entryism – The RCP flexes its political Muscle “Entryism is a political strategy in which an organization or state encourages its members or supporters to join another, usually larger, the organization in an attempt to expand influence and expand their ideas and program. If the organization being “entered” is hostile toContinue reading "Ultra Right Wing Tory Policy Exchange Heavily Infl...

The Tory Party and the Revolutionary Communist Party ? One and the Same?
    The Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) – an ideas goldmine driving the Johnson government The Party was formed in the late 1970s by the academic Frank Furedi, who from the early 1960s had flirted with similar “International Socialist” and “Trotskyist” groups. Throughout the ’80s, in universities in the south of England, membershipContinue reading "The Tory Party and the Revolutionary C...

Barnett Formula to be Abandoned in Favour of an Allocation of Finance to Area...
    The Good Right – priorities for government Michael Gove is the brains behind the bluster of the “pseudo” Tory government of Boris Johnson which will be guided in its policies over the next five years by this strange little man who is much derided by the uninformed but respected by those whoContinue reading "Barnett Formula to be Abandoned in Favour of an Allocation of Finance to Areas in ...

Running-the-United-Kingdom-From-Beyond-the-Grave- Lock up Your Daughters -The...
  One of the links between Goldsmith’s Referendum Party and the Tory government of Boris Johnson – Ultra right-wing political schemer – Dougie Walters Scottish born Walters first surfaced in Scottish politics when he was appointed Chief of Staff for the Tory branch Office leader Michael Forsyth. His tenure did not last long asContinue reading "Running-the-United-Kingdom-From-Beyond-the-Grave-...

Running-the-United-Kingdom-From-Beyond-the-Grave ? The Zionists are in Total ...
  Profiling “Goldenballs” Goldsmith Expanding on Goldsmiths business activities before his move into British politics.     The Goldschmidts – Bankers of Germany The Goldschmidts, neighbours, and rivals to the Rothschild family, were a wealthy, Frankfurt-based, Jewish family, who had been influential figures in international merchant banking since the 16th Century. His great-grandfatherConti...

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