Views sought on more island powers 30 Sep 2015 at 5:42pm
FUTURE Scottish governments may be legally bound to "island-proof" all decisions as part of a series of radical measures designed to empower communities.
HEALTH secretary Shona Robison has offered a “cast iron” guarantee not to cut junior doctors’ pay in Scotland and abolished a controversial payment contract as part of bold plans to tackle Scotland’s spiralling GP crisis.
The Infiltrators by Rev. Stuart Campbell 1 Oct 2015 at 4:59pm
An alert reader last night reminded us of a story from March this year: It told a chilling tale. “A Labour MP has accused the SNP of ‘infiltrating’ schools to ‘brainwash’ children into supporting them. Labour’s Michael McCann made the claims in an article about what he called the SNPs ‘secret tactics’ on his official website. […]
Scotland deserves better by Rev. Stuart Campbell 1 Oct 2015 at 1:28pm
An extract from First Minister’s Questions earlier today: That was Kezia Dugdale’s opening question. Despite the Presiding Officer making it absolutely clear that the question was improper and outwith Holyrood’s remit, the Scottish Labour leader went on to use her entire allotted time on the issue. She was then followed by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth […]
Nailing down the truth by Rev. Stuart Campbell 1 Oct 2015 at 11:01am
Readers will probably recall that we’ve been trying to get to the bottom of Scottish Labour branch manager Kezia Dugdale’s recent claim on national TV that ?50% of the poorest kids leave our schools unable to read?. It appeared on any possible interpretation to be complete nonsense, but Ms Dugdale – who’s pledged to make […]
Selective association by Rev. Stuart Campbell 30 Sep 2015 at 10:56am
Alert social-media users couldn’t have failed to notice Unionist activists and hacks working themselves up into a very great lather last night over (currently former) SNP MP Michelle Thomson. The ex-director of Business For Scotland has resigned the party whip and is now sitting, at least temporarily, as an independent while police conduct an investigation into […]
When you lose your friends by Rev. Stuart Campbell 29 Sep 2015 at 10:00pm
Neil Kinnock, 1987: Did voters come home to Labour? No. Phillip Gould, 2007: Did voters come home to Labour? No. Gordon Brown, 2010: Did voters come home to Labour? No. Ed Miliband, 2015: Did voters come home to Labour? No. John McDonnell, 2015: Will voters come home to Labour? Don’t hold your breath, is our advice.
An outbreak of coyness by Rev. Stuart Campbell 29 Sep 2015 at 11:26am
We know that the media isn’t normally shy about identifying which side of the Scottish independence debate people are on, especially if they’ve been behaving badly. So we were a little puzzled by the papers this morning. The Scotsman, Evening Times, STV News, BBC, Scottish Daily Mail and more all report a guilty plea from […]
Data just in by Rev. Stuart Campbell 29 Sep 2015 at 8:00am
Alert readers may recall that a few days ago we queried a dubious-sounding statistic from Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, who claimed that “50% of the poorest kids leave our schools unable to read“. We didn’t think that could be right, and dug up some figures suggesting that it was nonsense, but of course “the […]
Normal service resumed by Ed Millington 28 Sep 2015 at 7:57pm
In the spirit of straight talking, honest politics, I?m going to put my cards on the table right now: I?m a Corbyn voter. As a classic hand-wringing, middle-class, North London leftie, the mad fact of Jeremy Corbyn?s candidacy compelled me to register as a Labour supporter; empowered me to bet £3 on the foolish notion […]
Things we don?t remember by Rev. Stuart Campbell 28 Sep 2015 at 12:34pm
This is shadow Chancellor John McDonnell speaking to the Labour Party conference in Brighton just a few minutes ago (immediately prior to rather presumptuously inviting the Scottish electorate to “come home to Labour”): We don’t recall those things happening. We feel sure that if they had, they would have been mentioned in the papers. Can […]
Advice for Jeremy Corbyn by Rev. Stuart Campbell 27 Sep 2015 at 11:54am
Maybe check anything Kezia Dugdale tells you before you go on telly with it. Let’s just quickly run through those facts, shall we? “The SNP are privatising CalMac.” Not true. The SNP are following a tendering process which is required by EU law, and which was also undertaken in an identical fashion by the last […]
MSP censured over Salmond complaint 1 Oct 2015 at 2:58pm
Labour MSP James Kelly is censured for breaching Holyrood's Code of Conduct when he told the press he had made a formal complaint against Alex Salmond.
Sturgeon read SNP MP claim in newspaper 30 Sep 2015 at 3:18pm
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she first learned of allegations surrounding SNP MP Michelle Thomson from a Sunday newspaper story.
Holy Jackie?s Prayer by derekbateman1 1 Oct 2015 at 12:06pm
Guilty! Thrice guilty! To the Tolbooth with them?let them dance to the hangman?s tune. How the mob love a lynching. There is part of us all which exults in punishment when it applies to someone else, as if their fate exonerates us. Holy Willie calls down the wrath of God on the Presbytery of Ayr […]
Come In, Kezia? by derekbateman1 30 Sep 2015 at 3:21pm
?.Your time is up. I appreciate the world hasn?t exactly been straining for my judgment on the new Scottish leader of the Labour Party but nevertheless here it is, belated or not. You?re out of your depth, Kezia. The election is lost. I don?t mean to be rude but I?ve waited since her elevation to […]
Writer?s Block by derekbateman1 29 Sep 2015 at 12:05pm
I?ve had writer?s block or, as it?s otherwise known, lack of talent. There?s been no end of possible material to blab about, I just couldn?t generate the energy to do it, as if I was getting on in years and wasn?t up to it or something (?!) There are times when current affairs is so […]
We Remember by derekbateman1 18 Sep 2015 at 8:19am
Monthly Archives: September 2014 September 17, 2014 It?s Time? Last post before voting?a couple of salient points occur. The first is about you. You are part of Scottish history now, woven into the national story as one of those who resisted, objected, debated and won the argument. The books may not record your name, but […]
Just Desserts by derekbateman1 17 Sep 2015 at 11:49am
Remembering the tumultuous events of 2014, I have a bagful of images, from the Japanese TV crew filming our Yes meeting on a summer?s evening at Luss beside Loch Lomond, or saltires flying in George Square to faces ? thousands of them ? laughing and cheering in a prolonged carnival of optimism. But the abiding […]
Only small things can remain voracious and innocent. - William James
The Year with No Summer ? From The Province of the Cat by Bella Caledonia Editor 1 Oct 2015 at 1:23pm
At the end of September, under the super-sized ?Blood Moon? of a lunar eclipse, the Caithness farmers finally took their combines to the barley fields to begin the harvest of 2015. Three consecutive days of drying, ripening sunshine was the most they had seen since early April and at last now there was a weather […]
Scotland has already had its ?Corbyn moment? by Bella Caledonia Editor 1 Oct 2015 at 10:35am
The SNP?s initial response to the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader was confused. The party didn’t know whether to love-bomb him or carpet-bomb him. On Saturday 12 September, shortly after Corbyn?s victory was announced, Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: ?If Lab can’t quickly show that they have credible chance of winning UK election, many will […]
MoodieVision: School Of Jock by Bella Caledonia Editor 30 Sep 2015 at 12:05pm
Series 2 Episode 11 of MoodieVision animation: School Of Jock The follow-up to ‘Greg Moodie Versus The Union’, ‘Greg Moodie’s Election Dissection’ is a compilation of mainly post-referendum cartoons from Bella Caledonia and The National and charts the run-up to the 2015 General Election. This 132-page colour-explosion is a large-format 297 x 297 cm (roughly […]
The Corbyn Paradox by Bella Caledonia Editor 30 Sep 2015 at 12:02pm
In a massive political body-swerve the media are clinging desperately to Alex Massie’s wheeze ignoring a huge outreach to a new constituency, an impassioned plea to openess and a listening agenda. Here was a Labour leader quoting Maya Angelou and Ben Okri striking out against cyber-bullying and misogyny and arguing for a values-driven politics. No wonder the media […]
On Spanish Democracy by Bella Caledonia Editor 30 Sep 2015 at 10:40am
No sooner had Catalan president Artur Mas guided his nationalist coalition to victory at Catalonia?s plebiscitary elections on Sunday night than a court in Madrid announced that Mas would face formal charges relating to civil disobedience and the ?usurpation? of Spanish constitutional powers. The complaints were filed against Mas before Sunday?s poll and refer to […]
Buy Less Be More #Scotland101 by Bella Caledonia Editor 29 Sep 2015 at 4:07pm
Scotland101 – our series of extracts from Commonweal’s Book of Ideas. #90 Set out a National Deconsumerisation Strategy Me-first economics has created a cycle of work-to-consume. Saturation advertising and marketing continuously pushes us to spend money. But since me-first economics has also created long-term stagnation in wages, it has required us to borrow more and more […]
Scotland 101 by Bella Caledonia Editor 29 Sep 2015 at 10:07am
Today Commonweal launches it’s Book of Ideas. Here’s what it’s about: “The focus of this book is simple. There’s a Scottish election in May 2016 which will elect a five-year government; so what could that government do over those five years using the powers the Scottish Parliament has (or is likely to have) to create an […]
Noam Chomsky on Trident & Austerity by Bella Caledonia Editor 28 Sep 2015 at 6:37pm
Kiltr are bringing you a live discussion with Noam Chomsky on the implications of Trident & Austerity (7.20pm BST, 29 Sept). Go here to sign-in. Noam Chomsky is the world?s leading public intellectual. While he may have come to the fore in the ?60s with his pioneering work on structural linguistics, which completely redefined the field, […]
On Land and Purpose by Bella Caledonia Editor 28 Sep 2015 at 3:16pm
It was no accident that Jim Hunter?s excellent book, ?On the other side of Sorrow? was republished twenty years after it was first released. Its central theme is still as relevant today as when it was first published. The tension it describes between sustainable economic growth and environmental conservation runs across the Highlands and Islands […]
Reuters Catalan, Scots independence drives enter new chapters Reuters "The fact that we are such a big economy in Spain will help us," said Erola Pairo, 33, president of the Catalan Center of Scotland in Edinburgh and a supporter of independence. Scotland, on the other hand, is already widely seen as a separate political ... Scotland offers to mediate between Catalonia and SpainHerald Scotland
Scotsman Travel: Tobago and the Scottish independence vote Scotsman IT WAS 87F and humid on the tiny Caribbean island of Tobago. Waves gently rolled on to white sandy beaches as palm leaves swayed in the breeze. Holidaymakers stretched out on lilos; many lulled to sleep by the soporific sounds of the sea. It was hard ...
BBC News What are the latest polls saying about Scottish independence? BBC News A year ago Scotland voted "No" to independence by 55% to 45%. It looked as though what the Scottish National Party itself had said was a "once in a generation" event had indeed delivered the "decisive" verdict for which the UK government at least had ... Alex Salmond: BBC bias was 'significant factor' in deciding Scottish...The Independent David Cameron: no need for second referendum on Scottish independenceTelegraph.co.uk Scottish leader won't rule out 2nd independence voteDeseret News Daily Mail all 438 news articles...
BBC News Scottish independence debate far from over BBC News The independence campaign of 2014 was almost entirely prosaic, with advocates focusing on what the late Professor Sir Neil McCormick called a "utilitarian nationalism" which desired independence as "the best means to the well-being of the Scottish... Scottish independence: A yes vote would have plunged Scotland into a deep ...City A.M. Scottish independence 'will come in time' - Sean ConneryScotsman Scottish Independence: Secretary Of State David Mundell Says Separation Is Not ...Huffington Post UK Scottish Daily Record -Sky News all 249...
Bulletin Leader 'No Scottish Labour revival without a second independence referendum' The Courier Although recent polls have shown an increase in support for independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told activists last week that there are no shortcuts to Scotland leaving the UK. And deputy leader, Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie, admitted at the ... Thousands rally one year after Scottish independence voteBulletin Leader Labour, Lib Dem Must Accept Possibility of New Independence Vote ? SNPGWS Newswire SNP comes under fire over pro-austerity policiesExpress.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk What's next for Catalonia, the Spanish region that wants to be Europe's next ... Washington Post Catalan pro-independence politicians look wistfully north to Scotland, which was permitted to stage a referendum last year over the question of independence from Britain. The "no" camp won the day, but the process has since transformed Scotland's once ... Alex Salmond to Catalonians: Keep Calm and Carry OnBloomberg View
Scotsman Scottish independence rivals unite in Charles Kennedy memorial Scotsman Former Chancellor Mr Darling, Ms Hyslop, Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan and Liberal-Democrat MSP candidate Alex Cole-Hamilton defended the UK's place in the EU, while Labour MP Graham Stringer, John Mills, the founder and chairman of JML ... Independence poll opponents unite to back EU membershipBelfast Telegraph
Daily Mail Dave Cameron and the Queen had frosty breakfast before Scottish Independence vote Daily Mail Testing times: During the Prime Minister's stay at the Queen's Scottish hideaway - Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire (pictured) - he became increasingly worried about the referendum on independence. The PM's pollster, Andrew Cooper, said: 'It was the ... Queen's remark on Scottish independence was 'deliberate intervention' in ...The Independent
BBC News Parties react to STV poll suggesting 53% in favour of Scottish independence BBC News Political parties have been reacting to a poll suggesting that 53% of voters in Scotland would back independence if there was another referendum. The SNP said the Ipsos Mori survey for STV was a "sensational" endorsement. The poll also indicated that ... Scotland Independence: 53% In Poll Support Leaving The U.K.Headlines & Global News Scotland would vote for independence in a second referendum, new poll findsThe Independent Scottish referendum revisited: Is an independent Scotland becoming inevitable?Ci...
Scotsman Digital currency may have solved Scottish independence issue Scotsman Duncan McCann, a researcher in economy and finance at NEF, said: ?Last year's independence referendum kick-started an important debate on Scotland's relationship with sterling. ?But in fact, even under devolution, Holyrood has the power to transform ...
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks (SNP) WKRB News China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (NYSE:SNP) was upgraded by Zacks from a ?sell? rating to a ?hold? rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. According to Zacks, ?Sinopec, one of the largest integrated energy companies in China, ...
Financial Times Jeremy Corbyn gets taste of tough struggle for Scottish Labour Financial Times But few in Labour's senior ranks believe that the party has much hope of stopping the SNP from winning an even greater majority in the Scottish parliament next May? a feat once considered almost impossible under its proportional representation voting ...
stv.tv Labour is 'real' anti-austerity party, says leader Jeremy Corbyn stv.tv New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party, unlike the SNP, has a "real" commitment to fighting austerity. He made his first visit to Scotland since being elected to the job and said it was his party that would "protect the poorest and most ...
BBC News Corbynmania Scottish-style BBC News Today's talks may have taken place in Scotland - where the SNP are Labour's big opponents, not the Conservatives. But the issue pursuing Mr Corbyn yet again was the one that has dogged him all week: Trident. There are three obvious reasons for this ...
expressandstar.com Labour has 'real' commitment in austerity fight, Jeremy Corbyn says expressandstar.com With opinion polls showing Nicola Sturgeon's SNP well ahead in the run-up to next year's Holyrood elections, he said the party was focusing on that vote as it attempts to rebuild. Mr Corbyn would not say how well Labour could do in that vote - but he ...
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra Law Society of Scotland could examine worker's connection to MP Michelle Thomson Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra He said: ''Over the last few days individuals have demanded full transparency from the SNP and the First Minister as to what they knew of the detailed nature of Michelle Thomson's business dealings several years before she became an MP - the simple ...
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Upgraded to Buy by Jefferies Group (SNP) Financial Wisdom Works China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (NYSE:SNP) traded up 0.03% on Wednesday, hitting $61.56. The stock had a trading volume of 76,538 shares. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp has a 52-week low of $58.14 and a 52-week high of $96.69. The company ...
Scotland's unis climb international rankings SNP (press release) ?That we have managed to create the circumstances in which our universities can thrive to this extent ? and ensure that university education continues to be based on the ability to learn rather than the ability to pay ? is one of the great successes of ...
Western Telegraph Labour has 'real' commitment in austerity fight, Jeremy Corbyn says Western Telegraph New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party, unlike the SNP, has a "real" commitment to fighting austerity. The veteran left-winger made his first visit to Scotland since being elected to the job and said it was his party that would "protect the ...
SNP's new approach to reverse falling US seafood consumption is challenging ... Undercurrent News As the launch of the Seafood Nutrition Program's (SNP) newest campaign nears, the seafood industry is still finding the new approach to tackle the continuing drop in American seafood consumption hard to grasp. After a successful pilot program in ...
Herald Scotland Referendum raised as block to Scottish start-up flow Herald Scotland THE independence referendum has been cited as an influential factor as the new business start-up rate slowed in Scotland last year. The rate of Total Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA), defined as the proportion of people involved in setting up ...
Newsweek Scotland Offers to Share Referendum Experience With Spanish and Catalan Parties Newsweek On Sunday, less than a fortnight after the anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum which saw voters choose to stay in the union, Catalans cast their ballots in a regional election that pro-independence parties hailed as a stepping stone ... Catalan, Scots independence drives enter new chaptersBuenos Aires Herald Unionist back calls for Scots to mediate between Spain and CataloniaHerald Scotland What's next for Catalonia, the Spanish region that wants to be Europe's next ...Washington Post Me...
Herald Scotland Scotland offers to mediate between Catalonia and Spain Herald Scotland SCOTLAND has offered to mediate between Spain and Catalonia as the two Iberian nations enter a constitutional crisis. Catalan nationalists swept back in to power this weekend in parliamentary elections widely billed as a proxy referendum on ... Catalan vote deepens political standoff in SpainChannel News Asia Explainer: Understanding Catalonia's battle with Spain for independenceCommonSpace Catalonia separatists take control of regional parliament but short of the 50 ...MercoPress
BBC News Scotland a year on from the referendum BBC News As soon as it became apparent that Scotland had voted against independence by 55% to 45% in the referendum on 18 September 2014, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would be setting up a cross-party commission headed by Lord Smith ... Nicola Sturgeon: Second Scottish independence referendum "triggers" will be in ...City A.M. SNP Holyrood manifesto will include timescale for second referendumstv.tv Scotland's Sturgeon to spell out independence-vote triggers: reportCNBC The Independent -RT all 489 news articles »
Scotsman Teen admits Scottish referendum results day offences Scotsman It was reported at the time that a number of arrests were made after trouble flared in Glasgow city centre on the day the referendum result was announced. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that Christie was photographed holding a lit flare above his head and ... Kieran Christie and Dylan France admit post-referendum disorderBBC News Teenager held lit flare and threatened people day after referendumstv.tv
CommonSpace Can Jeremy Corbyn Win Over Scottish Labour? Sky News Kezia Dugdale has said that, in the event of a second independence referendum, Labour members can choose for themselves how they want to vote. The party view is that choice reopens the door to independence-minded Labour voters. Scottish Labour, she ... Corbyn: Labour's alliance with Tories in the referendum played a part in its ...CommonSpace Better Together to blame for Labour's demise in Scotland, says CorbynAberdeen Press and Journal Labour is 'real' anti-austerity party, says leader Jeremy Corbynstv.tv BBC News -Financial Times -...
Yahoo News EU referendum campaign to learn lessons from Scotland Financial Times Scotland's referendum is not just recent political history for David Cameron; it is a user's guide to fighting a big constitutional battle. The lessons for the looming EU referendum are being pored over by Mr Cameron's team. As in Scotland, Mr Cameron ... Scottish Nationalists Plan Second Independence Referendum Warning UK Is On ...Daily Caller Battle over Scotland's future rages year after referendumYahoo News George Square rally marks referendum anniversaryBBC News Mashable -Scottish Daily Record -Newsweek all 438 ne...
BBC News Nicola Sturgeon asks opponents to back second independence referendum BBC News First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has challenged Scotland's Labour and Lib Dem leaders to consider backing a second vote on Scottish independence. The plea came after Kezia Dugdale and Willie Rennie said their members could campaign for independence. Sturgeon's gambit in constituional chess gameHerald Scotland
Queen's remark on Scottish independence was 'deliberate intervention' in ... The Independent An apparently spontaneous remark by the Queen ahead of the Scottish independence referendum was ?a deliberate last-minute intervention? designed to persuade people to vote no, according to the latest extracts from Lord Ashcroft's controversial ...
BuzzFeed News The Story Of Scotland's Referendum Told By The People Who Led It BuzzFeed News To mark the anniversary of the historic vote, BuzzFeed News spoke to six of the people who shaped both sides of the referendum campaign. Individually, they told the story of why Scotland voted against independence, what happened behind the scenes in ... Mundell attacks SNP referendum stanceBBC News Just one year on, Scotland envisages new referendumYahoo News Independence referendum one year on: nothing is settled in ScotlandThe Conversation UK The Japan Times -Politico -Scottish Daily Record all 249 news a...
At first independence seemed a disaster ? then Alex Salmond rang with an offer
Gordon Brown would never forget what he was doing on the morning when the phone call came that would halt the downward trajectory of what remained of his public life. The news that Scotland had voted Yes had been broken...
Great British Weapons of Mass Destruction by weegingerdug 1 Oct 2015 at 4:36pm
So that went well. Jezza came to Scotland for a day to let us know how much he cares about us, and then went back dahn sarf. Although it’s not so much that he cares about Scotland, a country he scarcely understands, as he cares about rescuing the Labour party in Scotland from the deep […]
Hambaws by weegingerdug 29 Sep 2015 at 11:03pm
The Scottish media has been in SNPbaaaad overdrive because Michelle Thomson MP has had the party whip removed while there’s an investigation into the role of her lawyer in her property dealings and because Fiona Hyslop gave government money to the organisers of T in the Park. It’s the worst political scandal since the last […]
Altered State by weegingerdug 28 Sep 2015 at 1:52am
While I’m busy dealing with book orders – here’s a great new documentary on the media and the indyref by PhantomPower, featuring Derek Bateman, and yours truly.
A wee blog break by weegingerdug 24 Sep 2015 at 1:19pm
Just a wee note to let you know there won’t be any updates to the blog for a few days because I need to process all the orders for the book. I’ve been inundated with orders, far more than I had anticipated. The books were delivered this morning and are currently sitting in a huge […]
The answer in the mouth of a pig by weegingerdug 21 Sep 2015 at 2:02pm
Truth they say, comes of out the mouth of a baby, or as we discovered today, in the mouth of Babe. Ed Miliband was subjected to endless abuse by the media because he couldn’t gobble bacon without making a weird face, and then we discovered that David Cameron got gobbled by a pig. History does […]
Wee Ginger Book Launch by weegingerdug 20 Sep 2015 at 7:55pm
The official launch of the Collected Yaps of the Wee Ginger Dug will be held in the Yes Bar Comedy Club at the Yes Bar in Drury Street Glasgow, starting at 7.00 pm on Monday 28th September. Tickets are £22 and as well as admission, gets you signed copies of the two volumes and a […]
Burning down the Labour party by weegingerdug 19 Sep 2015 at 6:44pm
Despite having a poseur streak a mile and a half wide, and a large collection of vintage suits, I don’t care what Jezza wears. I don’t care if he wears a tie, I don’t care if he does up his top shirt button. It’s the content that matters, not the packaging. Scotland was expecting the […]
Independence of mind by weegingerdug 17 Sep 2015 at 6:50pm
It’s a year on from the big vote, and everything has changed and nothing has changed. Scotland has changed forever, Westminster hasn’t changed at all. Scotland buzzed with energy, with hope, and found a new self-confidence and inner strength. It wasn’t enough to win the vote, but it was enough to win independence of spirit […]
How now Brown?s Vow ? 12 months on by weegingerdug 16 Sep 2015 at 3:03pm
This week the Daily Record, a newspaper with all the self-awareness of a Labour MP in Scotland just before the last election staring at the oncoming headlights of the SNP freight train and thinking the bright lights are going to make them a star, claims that the infamous Vow has been fulfilled. It has been […]
Solidarity is not submission by weegingerdug 14 Sep 2015 at 9:07pm
Jeremy Corbyn’s feet are hardly under the table and the UK media has already started a full scale onslaught on the Labour party. Democratic socialism cannot be allowed in the UK. It’s an insanity, cry those who believed in WMDs that didn’t exist and took the country to war on lies and tall tales. Madness, […]
I've been reading about this £150,000 that DF Concerts received from the Scottish Government and after hearing what Fiona Hyslop said today, I have to admit this is looking fairly dodgy. T in the Park is not a charity and they have a major sponsor. If they can't afford to run it without Governmen...
I've been called a traitor, my beliefs have been likened to a virus, my party has been likened to a cult, my ex party leader was likened to Mugabe/Milosevic, my current leader is lady McBeth and my country is like North Korea, despite all of this, I'm tempted to forgive labour and retur...
Where is oor Jum? 28 Sep 2015 at 2:52pm
Anyone know what Murphy is up to?
Is he targeting a constituency seat or list seat next yr?
Working for Barrs
Think tank for footie...... empty crate sponsor?
Come in Jum.... wherever you are
Temor proyecto 26 Sep 2015 at 11:54am
The Spanish government argued that if Catalans broke off from Spain it would cost them their Spanish nationality, while the president of the Spanish professional football league said Barcelona would...
When will David Cameron address the NHS crisis!?!?!?111?!?!?11
NHS is on IT'S KNEES under Westminster rule!11!!!1!!!1!
Cameron must go!!!11!!1!!
Mutiny/coup 21 Sep 2015 at 8:42am
So I've been reading various tweets however can't find the source article that an as yet unnamed general has suggested should Corbyn get in power there would be a mass mutiny and underneath that are whispers of a coup. What do PnB politicos think? Is this likely/an affront to democracy?
Cameron initiation 20 Sep 2015 at 11:58pm
What no thread on the big breaking political story involving PM and a pig?
Army Message Board (often features political threads)
Been watching this since the film was released in 2006. It's always been excellent, but was a little disappointed with the first two episodes of '90. Just watched the third episode and it's the best hour of British drama I've watched in years. If you haven't seen these I'd advise it, but don't ju...
Seems America/NATO have eventually agreed wae Putin that Assad is their best chance in any conflict with IS in Syria....just as well they never bumped him off as they seemed to want to do a year or so ago......
Kids Wetting The Bed 27 Sep 2015 at 11:29am
Anyone dealt/dealing with this? We've tried getting kid up in the middle of the night, stopping drinks before bed, been to enuresis clinic and had the bell thingy prescribed. The only thing that does work are tablets, but the effects wear off after a couple of weeks.