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Trump 'hates' Sturgeon and 'bitches about' her to Theresa May, staffer claims
13 Jul 2018 at 10:29am
DONALD Trump ?totally hates? Nicola Sturgeon, a former Whitehall staffer has said.

Orange Order parades to be re-routed away from Catholic Church
13 Jul 2018 at 2:17pm
ORANGE Order parades planned for coming weeks are to be rerouted away from the scene of last weekend?s Glasgow hate attack on a Catholic priest.

Britain to keep free movement in EU, say Brexiters
13 Jul 2018 at 12:02am
BRITAIN will retain freedom of movement for EU workers ?by another name,? Tory rebel Brexiteers have claimed, as they denounced Theresa May?s plan as a total sell-out to Brussels.

Flaming bagpiper and Scottish Resistance member detained in Dungavel
13 Jul 2018 at 6:18pm
A FIRE-SPOUTING bagpiper from America known for his avid support for Scottish independence is facing deportation after attempting to enter Scotland.

Scots Tory in DUP 'dark money' row hires legal team over BBC show
13 Jul 2018 at 3:09pm
THE former senior Scottish Tory at the heart of a row over so-called ?dark money? has instructed lawyers following a BBC documentary about his political activity and business record.

Trump wrongly claims he predicted Brexit at Turnberry
13 Jul 2018 at 12:48pm
DONALD Trump has claimed to have predicted Brexit while visiting Scotland the day before the EU referendum, despite actually visiting the day after it.

Labour slump sees party set to lose all but one Scottish MP to the SNP
13 Jul 2018 at 11:38am
SCOTTISH Labour is on course to lose all the Westminster seats it gained from the SNP at the last general election, a new poll suggests.

Tom Gordon: May?s vision for Brexit looks like bringing far more pain than gain
13 Jul 2018 at 4:00am
IN her foreword to the White Paper, Theresa May declared it ought to deliver a ?principled, practical Brexit? ? if the EU showed ?pragmatism and compromise?.

Chequers analysis: Discourteous? Insulting? Trump doesn?t give a hoot
13 Jul 2018 at 12:36pm
IF anyone had any doubts that Donald Trump is a law unto himself, then his extraordinary comments on Theresa May?s carefully calibrated Brexit plan would have banished them.

Trump says May's Brexit plan will 'probably kill' US-UK trade deal
13 Jul 2018 at 12:34am
Donald Trump has said Theresa May's plan for a softer Brexit  will "probably kill" any chance of a trade agreement between the UK and US.

London mayor rejects Trump's 'preposterous' criticism
13 Jul 2018 at 2:06pm
LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan has hit back at Donald Trump after he accused him of doing a ?very bad job on terrorism? in the wake of last year?s attacks in the capital.

Wings Over Scotland attacks Kezia Dugdale's honesty in £25k defamation case
13 Jul 2018 at 12:00am
FORMER Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale should be quizzed on her honesty after discrepancies emerged in her defence of a £25,000 defamation action, a sheriff has heard.

Trump?s Brexit intervention is perfectly reasonable, says Rees-Mogg
13 Jul 2018 at 9:48am
Donald Trump?s explosive Brexit intervention has received a markedly different response from Leavers to Barack Obama?s dalliance in the debate.

Donald Trump arrives for Chequers talks hours after humiliating Theresa May
13 Jul 2018 at 11:27am
The US president dismissed the PM?s Brexit plans and lavished praise on Boris Johnson.

Only 1 in 4 back Sturgeon calling for second independence referendum this autumn
13 Jul 2018 at 12:00am
FEWER than a quarter of Scots want Nicola Sturgeon to call a second independence referendum this autumn, according to a new poll.

 

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Trump?s claims that he predicted Brexit revealed as ?fake news?
13 Jul 2018 at 5:57pm
Donald Trump has claimed he successfully predicted the outcome of the Brexit vote on his last visit to the UK, when he in fact spoke about the issue the day after the referendum was held.

Twitter reacts to Donald Trump?s arrival in the UK
13 Jul 2018 at 5:09pm
With the US President arriving in London on Thursday, politicians, celebrities and journalists flocked to social media to give their views on his visit to the UK.

Theresa May gives Donald Trump family tree showing Scottish roots
13 Jul 2018 at 4:19pm
Theresa May has given Donald Trump an illustrated chart of his Scottish ancestry, tracing his roots on the isle of Lewis in the Hebrides back to 1776 - the year of the US Declaration of Independence.

Donald Trump tries to repair damage with praise for "very tough" Theresa May
13 Jul 2018 at 3:25pm
Donald Trump has told Theresa May that "whatever you do is OK with me" on Brexit after damning comments about her EU negotiating strategy appeared in a newspaper interview in the middle of his visit to the UK.

Thousands of protesters gather in London for anti-Trump rally
13 Jul 2018 at 3:11pm
Protesters took to the streets to denounce Donald Trump’s UK visit for stoking “division along fault lines of fear and hatred”.

Trump visit to net Glasgow luxury rental firm nearly £1m
13 Jul 2018 at 2:56pm
A family-run luxury car rental and chauffeur business in Glasgow will be one of the single biggest beneficiaries of Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland this weekend, with the US government paying it nearly £1m to help lay on VIP transport, The Scotsman has learned.

Donald Trump: The five most outrageous claims from President?s interview
13 Jul 2018 at 1:44pm
Downing Street might have been prepared for Donald Trump to cause controversy on his weekend visit, but they probably weren’t expecting him to take a torch to the Special Relationship.

Nicola Sturgeon to lead Glasgow Pride parade during Trump visit
13 Jul 2018 at 1:02pm
Nicola Sturgeon will lead thousands of marchers at Scotland’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) pride event this weekend.

Donald Trump insists relationship with Theresa May is ?very strong?
13 Jul 2018 at 12:36pm
Donald Trump insisted his relationship with Theresa May was “very, very strong” just hours after leaving the Prime Minister humiliated with an explosive assessment of her leadership.

Glasgow council leader urges MSPs to act over Orange walks
13 Jul 2018 at 12:01pm
The leader of Glasgow City Council has urged MSPs to take action after a catholic priest was attacked as an Orange walk passed by last week, claiming the local authority is limited in how it can respond.

Poll shows SNP would win back several lost Westminster seats
13 Jul 2018 at 10:25am
A new poll has shown that the SNP would win back seats that they lost at the snap General Election last year, but their support has dropped slightly in Scottish Parliament voting intentions.

Donald Trump ?hates? Nicola Sturgeon, ex-UK Government aide claims
13 Jul 2018 at 9:05am
US President Donald Trump ‘hates’ Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, it has been claimed by a former UK Government adviser.

Donald Trump lashes out at Theresa May in extraordinary interview
13 Jul 2018 at 8:28am
Donald Trump has warned Theresa May her Brexit plan could “kill” any UK-US trade deal because Britain would remain so closely aligned to the European Union.

Eric Trump: ?We love the UK, it?s a big part of our lives?
13 Jul 2018 at 6:00am
Donald Trump’s son Eric spoken about his father’s love for the UK as he began his first trip to the country as US president.

SNP chief will tell Trump: ?You?re not welcome here?
13 Jul 2018 at 6:00am
One of the SNP’s most senior figures has claimed that Scotland stands united against Donald Trump ahead of the US president’s arrival north of the Border today.

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A cordial invitation
by Greg Moodie
13 Jul 2018 at 10:36am
Dear Mr. Trump, I?m a big fan of your work. Especially your later stuff. You are the obvious natural successor to those other great leaders, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush ? the perfect combination of dodgy and thick. You?ve got it all. Since the first day of your tangeroid slithering into Barack?s old gaff, …

Sliding-out doors
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
12 Jul 2018 at 10:51am
Most of Scottish Twitter has been enjoying itself greatly for the last few hours after England’s exit from the World Cup, but scattered in amongst the amusing memes has been a fair amount of angst about victors Croatia – a nation of 4 million people – being in the final when Scotland once again failed …

Back home
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
11 Jul 2018 at 10:06pm
Scotia episode 2, because posting anything about the World Cup feels too mean.

This might as well be the news
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
11 Jul 2018 at 12:59pm

Too Wee Too
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
11 Jul 2018 at 10:38am
Second in a series.

The Talent
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Jul 2018 at 10:22am
So we stumbled, we thought, across a random Twitter idiot this morning. Alert readers may have spotted a flaw or two in that claim. Because as can be clearly seen in the thread, the data being used in the analysis only went up to 2011, so at an absolute maximum the SNP government at Holyrood …

And then there were fewer
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
9 Jul 2018 at 10:28am
In the light of David Davis’ resignation last night and the continuing shambolic chaos that is UK politics, it seemed a pertinent time for these findings from our latest poll. Readers probably won’t be too shocked that it’s Scotland Vs The Tories again.

Folding your aces
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
8 Jul 2018 at 12:09pm
Alert readers may recall that a few weeks ago we revealed how an independent Scotland could reduce its budget deficit by billions of pounds a year – by renting out the Faslane naval base to the rest of the UK to keep their nuclear weapons in. Voters in England, we learned, were more than happy to …

The nation?s favourites
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
6 Jul 2018 at 11:56am
From time to time in our Panelbase polls we like to test Scotland’s opinion of its media, since that’s the main focus of our website, and our newest poll was one such time. It found that Scotland’s preferred broadcaster for political coverage was… Channel 4. The station scored a net +23 rating with respondents, higher than STV …

Dark news
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
5 Jul 2018 at 3:15pm

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Protests begin ahead of Trump arrival in Scotland
13 Jul 2018 at 5:45pm
Anti-Trump demonstrators gather in Glasgow hours ahead of the US president touching down in Scotland.


Labour racism probes 'take too long'
13 Jul 2018 at 11:11am
The Scottish Labour leader says investigations into alleged racism have gone on longer than they should.


Brexit White Paper 'falls far short of what Scotland needs'
12 Jul 2018 at 5:44pm
The Scottish government says Theresa May's Brexit White Paper is "not satisfactory" and "falls far short".


'Trump Baby' balloon banned from Turnberry
12 Jul 2018 at 3:46pm
A giant balloon depicting Donald Trump as a baby will not be allowed to fly over his golf course, police say.


Schools told 'cut excessive uniform costs'
12 Jul 2018 at 12:06pm
MSPs call for a ban on unnecessary or excessively expensive items being included in school uniforms.


Fast-track teacher training course given green light
12 Jul 2018 at 2:41pm
The 18-month course, which aims to recruit teachers in rural areas, is given official accreditation.


Trump golf course 'destroyed' dunes
12 Jul 2018 at 12:17am
BBC Scotland has seen a Scottish Natural Heritage draft report on the condition of the specially protected Aberdeenshire site.


Sturgeon meets Catalan president Quim Torra
11 Jul 2018 at 6:02pm
Nicola Sturgeon and new Catalan president Quim Torra issue a joint statement backing "peaceful" referendums.


Investigation into Aberdeen City Council tax form data breach
12 Jul 2018 at 11:40am
Aberdeen City Council says an "error" resulted in 947 tax forms being incorrectly issued to staff.


East Dunbartonshire Council strike action called off
12 Jul 2018 at 8:20am
Waste workers at East Dunbartonshire Council had been due to begin four days of industrial action.


David Mundell 'looking forward' to meeting Donald Trump
11 Jul 2018 at 10:31pm
The Scottish secretary will greet the President and sees the visit as a chance to "strengthen vital links" to the US.


Alcohol-related brain damage at 10-year high
11 Jul 2018 at 7:52am
The equivalent of two people a day required treatment for brain damage after sustained alcohol misuse.

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Spectacular Survation poll suggests SNP are on course for landslide
by James Kelly
13 Jul 2018 at 9:16am
Scottish voting intentions for next UK general election:SNP 42% (+3) Conservatives 24% (n/c) Labour 23% (-4)Liberal Democrats: 8% (+1)Scottish Parliament voting intentions (constituency ballot):SNP...

Drama as Survation poll shows support for independence INCREASING - and almos...
by James Kelly
12 Jul 2018 at 10:54am
The ever-delightful Cleggy and the Vow-Meisters have today published their latest full-scale Scottish poll from Survation.  It tells a familiar tale, with respondents roughly split down the middle ...

The Brexit delusion over who calls the shots
by James Kelly
7 Jul 2018 at 2:32am
I don't know about anyone else, but I've been rubbing my eyes in disbelief over the last few hours.  If you've been listening to the mainstream media's verdict on what was agreed at Chequers, you'd...

Thoughts on the Plaid Cymru leadership election
by James Kelly
6 Jul 2018 at 4:41am
This speaks volumes about just how unequal this "union of equals" actually is, but I would have been totally oblivious to the fact that a Plaid leadership election is now underway if I had been rel...

Pressure mounts on Theresa May to pass a Section 30 order after UK House of C...
by James Kelly
4 Jul 2018 at 10:10pm
When it emerged last night that the SNP were about to hold an opposition day debate in the Commons on the Claim of Right, I speculated on the pickle the unionist parties might get into depending on...

Border checks at Gretna Green? We're totally cool with that, say majority of...
by James Kelly
4 Jul 2018 at 6:20pm
As you've probably already seen, the latest release from the new Panelbase/Wings poll asks how people in Scotland would feel about border checks if that were necessary for Scotland to enjoy the sam...

Bend It Like Blackford
by James Kelly
4 Jul 2018 at 4:55am
The SNP's brilliant psychological tactic of forcing five lengthy parliamentary votes while England were playing a World Cup knockout match is surely destined to become the stuff of legend.  Labour ...

Panelbase poll suggests the prize of staying within the EU will boost Yes sup...
by James Kelly
30 Jun 2018 at 5:44pm
The new full-scale Scottish poll from Panelbase, which is being released bit by bit over on Wings Over Scotland, has failed to provide any comfort for the small minority of SNP parliamentarians who...

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Who is the Greatest British Wrester Ever?
by /u/YoutubeAndy
13 Jul 2018 at 6:39pm
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0% stoke in Glasgow for the Cheetos baby visit
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13 Jul 2018 at 6:32pm
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FYI to those intrested, trump will land in prestwick about 1930 tonight
by /u/LeftWingScot
13 Jul 2018 at 6:10pm
Anyone who wants to go and see AF1 i'f be there pretty early the viewing embankment fills up pretty quickly. submitted by /u/LeftWingScot

[Discussion Thread] Friday Night Thread Fest!
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13 Jul 2018 at 6:10pm
Hello ladies and gents! Welcome to the 'Friday Night Thread Fest', where people can post about what you're getting up to tonight, at the weekend, good places to go, photos of places you've been, ad...

Pro Trump protest being led by Alistair McConachie, the holocaust denying cam...
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13 Jul 2018 at 5:53pm
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You know it?s nearly festival time in Edinburgh when Jimeoin?s face is all ov...
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13 Jul 2018 at 5:49pm
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Scottish football fans will love this..
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13 Jul 2018 at 5:48pm
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Marc's Croatia role gives Caithness a World Cup connection
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13 Jul 2018 at 5:41pm
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Herald | Scots Tory in DUP 'dark money' row instructs lawyers over BBC docume...
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13 Jul 2018 at 4:02pm
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Trump donor firm accused of 'slave labour' made £1m profit
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13 Jul 2018 at 2:43pm
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Alesha MacPhail: Boy to stand trial over 'murder and rape'
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13 Jul 2018 at 2:19pm
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You guys have the best freakin' insults. Never change, Scotland // Random Swe...
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13 Jul 2018 at 12:38pm
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Old timey jokes to promote a pub in Scotland
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13 Jul 2018 at 12:23pm
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UCL | Independent Commission on Referendums [report]
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13 Jul 2018 at 12:12pm
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Giant inflatable 'Donald Trump baby' balloon banned from flying over Holyrood
by Laura Paterson
13 Jul 2018 at 6:05pm
Campaigners had planned to bring the 20ft inflatable depicting the US President as a nappy-clad baby to Scotland.


Spectacular Turnberry protest slams Donald Trump's 'human rights nightmare'
by Stephen Stewart
13 Jul 2018 at 5:29pm
Amnesty International activists projected the US President's image onto the luxury golf resort in a defiant gesture ahead of his Scotland visit.


'Fake' Melania Trump's appearance sparks fresh concerns First Lady is actuall...
by Zahra Mulroy
13 Jul 2018 at 12:23pm
After touching down in Brussels, the rumours that FLOTUS Melania is a body double have gained traction again


When and where are protests against Donald Trump taking place across Scotland?
by Stuart Hodge
13 Jul 2018 at 8:30am
Here is a list of all of the biggest Trump protests taking place throughout the country.


Donald Trump to spend time in Scotland schmoozing 40 businessmen while taxpay...
by David Clegg
13 Jul 2018 at 4:30am
The US President's son, Eric, flew into Aberdeen Airport on a private Trump plane on Thursday along with business associates.


Theresa May hosts Donald Trump as she rolls out red carpet for lavish welcome...
by Andrew Woodcock
12 Jul 2018 at 8:55pm
Protesters lined the streets outside of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire as Theresa May met with the US President.


Giant inflatable 'Trump baby' banned from flying over Turnberry golf course d...
by Lynsey Bews
12 Jul 2018 at 5:13pm
Campaigners planned to fly the inflatable balloon over Turnberry during the President's visit to Scotland over the weekend.


Half of Scots against second independence referendum as Nicola Sturgeon faces...
by David Clegg
12 Jul 2018 at 4:30am
Our poll also shows that support for independence is at 47% – two percent higher than it was in the 2014 referendum.


Former First Minister Alex Salmond has first class fail as pictures show trai...
by Record Reporter
12 Jul 2018 at 4:30am
Perhaps the ex-MP for Gordon has seen a sneak peak of the Daily Record's poll on a second independence referendum...


Donald Trump's massive Air Force jets and secret service agents arrive in Sco...
by dailyrecord
11 Jul 2018 at 10:32pm
The massive operation is underway at Prestwick Airport ahead of the US President's visit on Friday.

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

Nation 2 ? Iceland, The Extreme Nation
by michaelgreenwell
12 Jul 2018 at 10:53pm
The second in a series of films with Lesley Riddoch exploring Scotland’s inspiring northern European neighbours and what we can learn. Phantom Power and Lesley Riddoch working together on a marvellous new series. Not to be missed?     Advertisements

The Scottish Tories and Dark Money
by michaelgreenwell
3 Jul 2018 at 11:56am
A great video by Sarah Mackie on the Scottish Tories and dark money. This is something I mentioned on this site as far back as January, and plenty of other bloggers have been on it too. It’s strange that busy people who have to work can find some things about this but professional journalists can’t …

If This Is A Surprise?
by michaelgreenwell
17 Jun 2018 at 7:24pm
Sorry to say it but IF the BBC are finding this concept surprising, they really haven’t been paying attention to Scotland fans for a long time. That said, they must know, as every time there is a tournament that England are in and Scotland aren’t, they tend to trawl every town and village in Scotland …

Scottish Independence Podcast 166 ? Pensioners for Indy and more
by michaelgreenwell
3 Jun 2018 at 9:09am
The 166th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features, amongst other things, an interview with Peter Swain of Pensioners for Independence (courtesy of Independence Live). You’ll also find out why I was very tempted to call the episode “Archie, Archie, What’s the Score?”, even if part of that joke will only make sense if you …
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Nation 1 ? The Faroe Islands
by michaelgreenwell
29 May 2018 at 10:07pm
Phantom Power and Lesley Riddoch working together on a marvellous new series. Not to be missed…

Scottish Independence Podcast 165 ? BBC 1943 or 2030?
by michaelgreenwell
21 May 2018 at 11:34pm
We’re back. Just a little reminder of why… Hope you enjoy. You can download here if you click THIS LINK. You can listen online at the show?s spreaker webpage, or you can subscribe with itunes. We can also be found on youtube and on facebook. These podcasts are independently minded and independently funded, you can …
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Not Going Here
by michaelgreenwell
21 May 2018 at 10:44am
Here’s somewhere I won’t be going today, not that I think they would have me. All the same, it is interesting to see that the Tories and Labour have decided to get together again…

The Department For Exiting The European Union?
by michaelgreenwell
18 May 2018 at 11:02pm
Here is Herbert Asquith talking about The War Office from World War One. Seems strikingly similar to something at the moment. For the record, World War One was an essentially pointless exercise in sabre-rattling that led to the death and impoverishment of millions of people.

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Trump in Dundee
by Bella Caledonia Editor
13 Jul 2018 at 10:22am
Dear Mr. Trump, I?m a big fan of your work. Especially your later stuff. You are the obvious natural successor to those other great leaders, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush ? the perfect combination of dodgy and thick. You?ve got it all. Since the first day of your tangeroid slithering into Barack?s old gaff, …

NATO and its Shared Values
by Bella Caledonia Editor
11 Jul 2018 at 6:06pm
The arrival of the Trump political circus has Europe?s diplomatic and military networks in a bit of a lather. The first performance will be at the NATO HQ in Belgium on Wednesday with a ritual kissing of ?Snow White?s? ring by NATO?s 28 Dwarves. The finale next Monday is the anticipated and for some much-dreaded …

Let Them Eat Cake
by Bella Caledonia Editor
11 Jul 2018 at 12:05pm
The Sun reports that in a cunning move “Ministers have drawn up secret plans to stockpile processed food in the event of EU divorce talks collapsing – to show Brussels that ?no deal? is not a bluff. Theresa May has ordered ?no deal? planning ?to step up? ? with the government poised to start unveiling some …

Give Trump the Welcome He Deserves
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Jul 2018 at 2:20pm
Graphic artist Stewart Bremner is providing a range of free posters for the Trump visit. You just click ‘Add to Cart’ to download the printable version, so you can make your own copy to take to your protest. You can choose from one of twenty free designs here. This is a free A3 poster to …

Not Spoken Here
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Jul 2018 at 12:03pm
After David Mundell’s attempts to re-brand Scotland out of the Scottish Office, we speculated about what a further de-Scottishification process might look like – “Welcome to the Beautiful Beautiful Banks of Lake Lomond” – “Go in search of the Lake Ness Monster” – “read about the Massacre of the Valley of Coe” etc. Thankfully Andy …

An Invisible Hand no more: challenging corporate dominance in Scotland means ...
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Jul 2018 at 10:04am
I’m a real fan of Summer. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is either, given how many folks are out and about everywhere you look in Edinburgh. Making the most of the heatwave while it lasts! The Summer is still young – after all, it’s only July! Yet, there’s another immediate context today …

What is the Plan? The Plan is to have no Plan
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Jul 2018 at 9:51am
Britain has spent over two years negotiating a settlement with the EU, not by negotiating with the EU, or even with itself, but in the form of an undisguised, acrimonious argument conducted solely within the Conservative Party. With little time now left for Britain to prepare for exit in March, 2019; to scale-up the customs …

The Disposability of the Precarious Worker
by Bella Caledonia Editor
9 Jul 2018 at 6:58pm
?Our job is to not exist,? my friend told me in reference to his new minimum wage service job. This accurately poignant observation cleverly summarises the experience of the service industry workers. He didn?t intend for it to, he was only describing the role of a waiter in a high-end eatery. However, it perfectly explains …

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Wings Over Scotland blogger's defamation case against MSP starts
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
12 Jul 2018 at 10:15am
Stuart Campbell is suing Kezia Dugdale after she accused him of homophobic commentA £25,000 defamation claim brought by a blogger against the former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will be heard in court in Edinburgh on Thursday.Stuart Campbell, who runs the blog Wings Over Scotland, sued th...

UK government to foot police bill for Trump's golfing trip to Scotland
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
3 Jul 2018 at 4:33pm
Treasury to provide ringfenced funding of up to £5m should planned visit go aheadThe UK government has pledged to cover up to £5m in extra policing costs if President Trump visits Scotland to go golfing later this month.Liz Truss, the Treasury secretary, wrote to the Scottish government?s new jus...

Scottish government plans restrictions on sugary and fatty foods
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
2 Jul 2018 at 2:28pm
Ministers to tackle obesity by targeting sale, advertising and promotion of unhealthy foodsThe Scottish government is preparing for sweeping restrictions on sugary and fatty foods including ice-creams and takeaway meals to cope with surging rates of obesity.Ministers in Edinburgh outlined plans o...

Slowly and patiently, Sturgeon is preparing for a new Scottish independence b...
by Kevin McKenna
1 Jul 2018 at 6:00am
The first minister may appear too patient and careful, but her tactics are worthy of NapoleonNicola Sturgeon is gathering her forces once more for another tilt at Scottish independence. Her strategy has been a careful one; too careful for some. Thus when she called for an independence referendum ...

MSPs demand action over use of Scottish airports for rendition
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
29 Jun 2018 at 2:49pm
Calls for public inquiry after report reinforces concerns over refuelling of CIA flightsMinisters in Edinburgh have been urged to step up their investigations into the use of Scottish airports to support CIA rendition flights.The Scottish Greens and Labour said a damning report into the UK govern...

Theresa May criticised for lack of progress on Brexit as EU summit begins ? a...
by Andrew Sparrow
28 Jun 2018 at 5:43pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happen, including the start of the EU summit in Brussels.Afternoon summary 5.43pm BST If I can deliver a humanitarian operation and it is cost appropriate and effective for me to seek the use of UK military assets to do so, then I will....

MP breaks House of Commons taboo by discussing her period
by Sarah Marsh
28 Jun 2018 at 4:38pm
Danielle Rowley highlights period poverty during debate on cost of sanitary productsAn MP has been praised for breaking a taboo by talking about being on her period during a debate over the cost of sanitary products, which many women cannot afford. Scottish Labour?s Danielle Rowley, who represent...

Edinburgh pushes for legal powers to impose tourist tax
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
27 Jun 2018 at 3:01pm
Council calls for levy on hotel rooms as city struggles to cope with surge in visitorsEdinburgh is poised to become the first city in the UK to introduce a special levy on tourists as it struggles to cope with a surge in visitors. Related: Edinburgh is magical. But a tourist tax could break its s...

Wee Ginger Dug

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Biting the hand of Project Fear

Wee Ginger fundraiser
It’s that time of year again. It’s been a year since I last did a fundraiser. This year is going to be a particularly expensive one for me personally. There’s a wedding to pay for, and I need to ensure that my earnings are sufficient to prove to the Home Office that I am able …

The baby has landed
You have to feel really sorry for people in London. There they were, depressed and hungover, out of the World Cup, home to what’s quite possibly the world’s most dysfunctional government, heading out of the EU despite voting heavily to remain and without even the prospect of an independence referendum to offer a modicum of …

Nation 2 ? Iceland, the extreme nation
The second episode of Phantom Power and Lesley Riddoch’s Nation series of documentaries has been released, exploring Scotland’s northern neighbours and what we can learn from them. This episode focuses on Iceland, the extreme nation. A nation of just 300,000 people face the challenges of life in the far north with style and panache. Help …

Wee Ginger T-shirts
You wanted t-shirts, you’ve got t-shirts.  For the best part of the past two years I’ve had readers of this blog asking me for Wee Ginger t-shirts and now, finally, I’ve got some organised.  The long awaited Wee Ginger t-shirts are now on sale. Only they’re not ginger, they’re white, but you get the drift.  …

A string of aubergine emojis
Well that didn’t last long did it. There was Nick Robinson of the BBC and OOooooh Thattalicsammin doesn’t answer questions fame telling us all how the Chequers agreement meant that there would be no more excuses for the EU in the Brexit negotiations, and now we find that the only excuse is the British government …

Coming next door to home
So apparently there’s a fitba competition on. It’s not like it’s important or anything. It’s hardly RuPaul’s Drag Race, but it’s being foisted upon us all. English fitba commentators on the telly keep saying “we”, which comes as something of a surprise to those of us of a Caledonian, Cymric, or Hibernian persuasion, who were …

Theresa?s Brexit fudge makes independence sweeter
The UK cabinet has finally, after two long gruelling years of fighting, back-stabbing, briefing against one another, and flying off to Afghanistan in order to avoid the war zone that is the parliamentary Conservative party, agreed to agree with one another about a Brexit proposal that it can put to Brussels. That’s how bad things …

Nemo meam tabletam impune lacessit
You may take our Scottish Parliament. You may take our devolution settlement. You may take our membership of the European Union. But so long as 100 of us remain alive we will never consent to you taking our tablet. I think that you will find that although politics are rarified and boring for the majority, …

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UK Government White Paper: The key points
THE main features of the Future Framework plan published by the UK Government include:

Trump criticises May before landing in UK, saying ?Brexit is Brexit?
DONALD TRUMP was still an hour from landing in Stansted on his first official trip to Britain, when he managed to humiliate Theresa May.

Tory Brexit proposals unveiled amid chaos in House of Commons
THERESA May?s long-awaited proposals for the UK?s future relationship with the EU were finally unveiled yesterday amid scenes of chaos and protests in the House of Commons.

Trump confuses allies by saying US could leave Nato while praising summit
DONALD Trump left allies confused after seemingly hinting that the US could leave Nato, while simultaneously hailing the two-day summit in Brussels as a great success.

MPs warn ?fascist? Trump visit will leave police overstretched
AN MP warned the government they were making a ?rod for their own back? by ?inviting a fascist like Trump to come to Britain?.

Use The National's free poster to show #ScotlandSaysNoToTrump
TODAY?S edition of The National comes with an exclusive Scotland Says No To Trump poster.

Hyslop: Tory Brexit plan offers ?little reassurance? to Scots
THE UK Government?s white paper on the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the European Union ?offers little reassurance? for those worried about the impact it will have on our economy, according to the Scottish Government.

SNP grassroots to have say on economic case for independence
FEEDBACK from SNP members about a new economic blueprint for independence may be presented to the party?s conference in Spring next year.

Calton Jock

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Scottish and Uk Politics

Conservative Party Voters With Their Hearts and Minds in Scotland Should Not ...
          Renewable Heating Incentive Scheme (Cash for Ash) The UK and Northern Ireland agreed to meet a EU target (15%) for obtaining energy from renewable sources by 2020. Eligible homeowners and businesses were persuaded to install biomass boilers which create energy from woodchips or pellets, rotted trees, manure and sewage. First … Continue reading "Conservative Party Voters With Their Hea...

Emasculation of the Scottish Government Through the Adoption of Conferred Pow...
              Confirmation of the Intent of Westminster to Subjucate Scots is contained in the last verse of the UK National Anthem Lord grant that Marshal Wade, May by thy mighty aid, Victory bring. May he sedition hush, And like a torrent rush, Rebellious Scots to crush, God Save The … Continue reading "Emasculation of the Scottish Government Through the Adoption of Conferred Powers Conflicti...

Austerity ? Tory Government Policy ? Let The Needy Starve ? So That Foreign A...
            11 March 2018. Millions of Scots families on brink face deepest benefit cuts in years Not a lot of Scots are aware of this but the Tory Government, having inflicted austerity on the UK for 10 years provides £100 million annually in overseas humanitarian aid to Saudi Arabia which … Continue reading "Austerity – Tory Government Policy – Let The Needy Starve – So That Foreign Aid Can b...

Tories in Scotland flirting with the Orange Order and DUP will encourage the ...
      Tories in Scotland flirting with the Orange Order and DUP will encourage the return of this sort of terrestrial reptile Pastor Jack Glass established his Zion Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Glasgow’s Polmadie area in 1965. From that place he conducted a near 40 year “fire and brimstone” crusade against the LGBT … Continue reading "Tories in Scotland flirting with the Orange Order and D...

ulster-orange-order-democratic-unionist-party-the-tory-party-scotlands-future...
        The Orange Order and the the Protestant “Caliban” of Northern Ireland Established in 1998 the Caleb Foundation (https://web.archive.org/web/20150307200052/http://www.calebfoundation.org/) is the leading creationist pressure group in Northern Ireland. It also lobbies on a range of social policy issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage from an evangelical Protestant perspective, and ...

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          This is What the Orange Order and DUP Would Bring to Scottish Politics       1. Same sex marriage The Party opposes same sex marriage repeatedly vetoing any change in the law. Jim Wells, (MLA) said “Peter will never marry Paul in Northern Ireland”.       2. LBGT … Continue reading "ulster-orange-order-democratic-unionist-party-the-tory-party-scotlands-future-in-the-uk-heed-the-warning...

Ulster-Orange Order- Democratic Unionist Party ? The Tory Party ? Scotland?s ...
        2007: Scandal and abuse of power – Buzzwords summarising the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP in Northern Ireland In 2005 the DUP became the largest unionist party in Northern Ireland, replacing the the Ulster Unionists who had dominated the unionist vote since the partition of Ireland. Introducing a new approach and ignoring … Continue reading "Ulster-Orange Order- Democratic Unionist Pa...

NHS Scotland Funding Debacle ? My September 2014 Blog Gave Warning Of A Futu...
            September 2014: If you are English and sick you are in trouble A letter, supported by 95% of Doctors in England, signed off by the leader of the BMA has this week been sent to Mr Cameron warning that the sick, frail and elderly are being failed by Westminster. … Continue reading "NHS Scotland Funding Debacle – My September 2014 Blog Gave Warning Of A Future Tied to England – Blame ...

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Sewel: no "constitutional safeguard", just a "self-denying ordinance..."
By any reckoning, Richard Keen QC is an uncommonly political lawyer. Former Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, and now the UK government's chief adviser on Scots law, Ruth Davidson appointed him chairman of the Scottish Tories in 2013. While in office, he reportedly summoned the party's MSPs to his "small castle", and subjected them all to a dres...

"A quintessential matter of political judgment for Westminster..."
Last Friday, the Lord Advocate published the Scottish Government's intervention in the ongoing Brexit litigation before the UK Supreme Court. James Wolffe QC weighed in behind the Divisional Court's judgment, arguing that the royal prerogative cannot lawfully be used to trigger Article 50. But Scotland's senior law officer also ranged beyond tha...

"Ane absolute power to Cass, Annull & Dissable -- Contrair to Law..."
Last night, the Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC published the Scottish Government's written intervention in the Article 50 litigation. The case is scheduled to be heard by all eleven of the UK Supreme Court's Justices between the 5th and 8th of December.  It is, as you'd expect, a weighty legal document which you may not find instantly digestible....

Lord Carloway's right to silence
Earlier this year, the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee launched an inquiry into "the role and purpose of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service," to focus on:"... its core role and examine the effectiveness and efficiency of the COPFS, how well it works with its stakeholders, and the support it provides to witnesses and victims o...

Escaping the Mire
Longstanding readers of this blog know what I think about the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, and the events which led to its introduction. Alex Salmond seized on an Old Firm fracas in 2011, arguing that this so-called "shame game" required special legal measures.Elected with a majority in the Holyrood election of that year, there was no re...

Legally, can Holyrood "block" Brexit?
"100 days on from the referendum and with up to six months until the triggering of Article 50 it is time the government got serious and put our economic interests and membership of the single market at the front of their negotiating plans. With a clear majority in the Scottish Parliament for retaining membership of the single market - expressed ...

19th September, 2014
On the 19th of September 2014, I wrote a piece entitled ?under the low sky.? It is an evocative line ? stolen ? from a book I read years ago about the experience of living in the Netherlands, where the horizon presses down on you, without the thrown elbows of mountains to keep it at bay. But the phrase seemed apt to the slate-grey Glasgow aftern...

A Bill for Criminal Letters
"Criminal Letters" sounds like a pot-boiler crime novel, written by one of Agatha Christie's less talented impersonators.  But in Scots law, this evocative phrase has a more precise meaning. The overwhelming majority of criminal cases in this country are pursued by the Procurator Fiscal, prosecuting individuals in the public interest, under the ...

Gerry Hassan

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

People Make Glasgow: Let?s live up to that phrase after the GSA fire
People Make Glasgow: Let?s live up to that phrase after the GSA fire Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 27th 2018 Glasgow is a proud and vibrant city. William McIlvanney, who must count as the sage of this city, beautifully described it when he wrote: Glasgow is a great city. Glasgow is in trouble. Glasgow is …

Brexit is aiding the break-up of Britain but this crisis has deeper roots
Brexit is aiding the break-up of Britain but this crisis has deeper roots Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 20th 2018 Brexit isn?t going well. Two years after the referendum vote for the UK to leave the EU there is still no agreed plan on what kind of Brexit the UK Government wants. Theresa May?s administration …

The Good Ship Britannia Sinks Below the Waves: Scotland, Brexit and the Thoug...
The Good Ship Britannia Sinks Below the Waves: Scotland, Brexit and the Thoughts of Tim Shipman Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, June 13th 2018 The events of the last two days have shown how the British establishment, political classes and their supporters view the UK. There is the contempt and chaos in the Brexit process; ?Taking …

Celebration and a Politics of Collective Joy is central to making Scotland?s ...
Celebration and a Politics of Collective Joy is central to making Scotland?s Future Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 13th 2018 The sunshine has been out a lot in Scotland recently and in more ways than just the weather. It seems us Scots are feeling happier about things and more optimistic about the future – 36% …

What would Power to the People really look like? And are our politicians read...
What would Power to the People really look like? And are our politicians ready to let go? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 6th 2018 The people are continually cited and invoked everywhere in democracies. Not only that but this is the age of directly asking the population via referendums ? such is the disdain mainstream …

A Tale of Two Nations and Becoming Normal: Ireland and Scotland
A Tale of Two Nations and Becoming Normal: Ireland and Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 30th 2018 Ireland has made international headlines in the last week as the country voted to legalise a woman?s right to choose, overturning decades of religious and moral dogma. Meanwhile in less dramatic terms Scotland?s debate on independence and …

The Royal Family, Britishness and Living in Disneyland
The Royal Family, Britishness and Living in Disneyland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 23rd 2018 The Royal Family are an important part of what it means to be British, and whether you like them or loath them, they are one of the few remaining national symbols of cohesion which unite lots of people. Yet the …

The coming rebellion against the world of the Sunday Times ?Rich List?
The coming rebellion against the world of the Sunday Times ?Rich List? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 16th 2018 Starting in 1988, The Sunday Times ?Rich List? is now in its 30th year. It has survived and prospered through all sorts of political seasons and economic social periods, from the high point of Thatcherism and …

Scotland and Independence

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Latest poll puts Scottish independence support at 47%
Latest poll puts Scottish independence support at 47%  The NationalFull coverage

SNP hails 'historically high' Scottish independence support ? but voters don'...
SNP hails 'historically high' Scottish independence support ? but voters don't want quick IndyRef2  iNewsSNP boosted by increase in support for independence  The TimesSupport for independence rises ? but most Scots do not want vote this year  Press and JournalFull coverage

Latest poll shows rising support for Scottish independence
Latest poll shows rising support for Scottish independence  The NationalFull coverage

Yes DIY: We must reframe the narrative of Scottish independence
Yes DIY: We must reframe the narrative of Scottish independence  The NationalFull coverage

England flags plan for Big Ben is 'welcome boost for Scottish independence'
England flags plan for Big Ben is 'welcome boost for Scottish independence'  The CourierUK Parliament say addition of St George's Cross to Big Ben not a snub to other UK nations  CommonSpaceSt George's Cross to return to Big Ben following £61m renovation work  Jersey Evening PostFull coverage

Half of Scots against second independence referendum as Nicola Sturgeon faces...
Half of Scots against second independence referendum as Nicola Sturgeon faces vote dilemma  Scottish Daily RecordNew Brexit vote comes with strings attached  The TimesPoll suggests support for independence is higher than 2014 but little backing for an autumn Indy Ref 2  The Sunday PostFull coverage

Spain urged to follow UK lead on Scottish independence referendum
Spain urged to follow UK lead on Scottish independence referendum  The NationalFull coverage

What does Brexit mean for Scottish independence?
What does Brexit mean for Scottish independence?  The TimesFull coverage

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SNP boosted by increase in support for independence
SNP boosted by increase in support for independence  The TimesSNP hails 'historically high' Scottish independence support ? but voters don't want quick IndyRef2  iNewsFull coverage

SNP chief will tell Trump: 'You're not welcome here'
SNP chief will tell Trump: 'You're not welcome here'  The ScotsmanBad blood over golf course stalks Trump's Scotland trip  Channel NewsAsiaFull coverage

Scotland tells Trump You're NOT welcome! SNP launches FURIOUS attack on US pr...
Scotland tells Trump You're NOT welcome! SNP launches FURIOUS attack on US president  Express.co.ukFull coverage

SNP grassroots to have say on economic case for independence
SNP grassroots to have say on economic case for independence  The NationalFull coverage

SNP on track to win back last year's lost Westminster seats
SNP on track to win back last year's lost Westminster seats  The NationalFull coverage

Researchers Develop 'Nanotweezer' Microchip for Real-Time SNP Detection
Researchers Develop 'Nanotweezer' Microchip for Real-Time SNP Detection  GenomeWebFull coverage

Tories putting our economy at risk, says SNP
Tories putting our economy at risk, says SNP  The TimesSoft or hard, no brand of Brexit can command a Commons majority  The GuardianFull coverage

Council's whistleblowing policy revamp following concerns raised by Mearns SN...
Council's whistleblowing policy revamp following concerns raised by Mearns SNP councillor  The CourierFull coverage

Referendum (Google News)

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Poll: Half of Scots oppose second independence referendum
Poll: Half of Scots oppose second independence referendum  The ScotsmanSNP boosted by increase in support for independence  The TimesFull coverage

Latest poll puts Scottish independence support at 47%
Latest poll puts Scottish independence support at 47%  The NationalFull coverage

Half of Scots against second independence referendum as Nicola Sturgeon faces...
Half of Scots against second independence referendum as Nicola Sturgeon faces vote dilemma  Scottish Daily RecordNew Brexit vote comes with strings attached  The TimesPoll suggests support for independence is higher than 2014 but little backing for an autumn Indy Ref 2  The Sunday PostFull coverage

Latest poll shows rising support for Scottish independence
Latest poll shows rising support for Scottish independence  The NationalFull coverage

Spain urged to follow UK lead on Scottish independence referendum
Spain urged to follow UK lead on Scottish independence referendum  The NationalFull coverage

SNP Remoaner wants ANOTHER Scottish independence vote 'to PROTECT his people'...
SNP Remoaner wants ANOTHER Scottish independence vote 'to PROTECT his people' from Brexit  Express.co.ukScotland says people 'require' a vote on the final outcome of Brexit  MercoPressNats Brexit chief Mike Russell says SNP will back second vote on Britain leaving EU  The Scottish SunFull coverage

Maggie Chapman: Scots radicalised by indyref are ditching neo-liberalism
Maggie Chapman: Scots radicalised by indyref are ditching neo-liberalism  The ScotsmanFull coverage

What does Brexit mean for Scottish independence?
What does Brexit mean for Scottish independence?  The TimesFull coverage

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

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 President Trump thread

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

Will my spanish coat of arms tattoo be a problem in Barcelona?
Hello,   When I was 19 I got a spanish coat of arms tattoo on my upper back which is clearly visible when I have my shirt off. When I got the tattoo, I had no idea about any of the politcal problems between Catalonia and Spain. I got the tattoo because I have family in Spain and love the ...

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

Durham Miners' Gala - The Big Meeting
Anybody else going this weekend? The biggest Trade Union event in the country, and a great display of Working Class organisation in the beautiful setting of the Land of the Prince Bishops. Quick check on thetrainline shows you can get the full day out (including Billy Brag playing live) for 27 qu...

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Anything Goes - Other topics not covered elsewhere Latest Topics
Anything Goes - Other topics not covered elsewhere Latest Topics

Is Donald Trump's Campaign A Spoof?

russia poisioning
why are we not following convention and;  -allowing independent and collaborative testing of the source - unilaterally deciding a deadline for answers - failing to give Russia any of the evidence   i'm not saying for one minute that Russia aren't as guilty as hell but if natio...

The Weather thread
Well, that's been a great May, and a good start to June, even getting some of that warm rain they get abroad. I'm still depending on the BBC for my forecasts although I have heard tell of someone on twitter or whatever called Windy something who is really good. Hopefully might get some nice thund...

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



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.

Bridge across the Irish Sea?
Just hearing that the DUP leader has suggested that she want's a bridge built between Northern Ireland and Scotland. The speech was made at the Orange walk she attended in Fife. Not sure that idea would be welcomed, by most Scottish people, by the leader of a party that keeps the Tory government ...

Tipping
Who do you tip/don?t tip and why? Why do some people get a tip and others don?t? A taxi driver is traditionally fair game for a tip but a bus driver isn?t. A taxi driver doesn?t declare full earnings and receives tips regularly whereas a bus driver doing an honest days graft gets hee-haw ...

French air traffic control strike
Anyone affected by the French air traffic control strike? got to Bournemouth Airport yesterday 3 hours before flight was due to leave was told that the flight was cancelled whats the score with the compensation ? Now leaving on Friday from Bournemouth the cunts at the airport wanted me to travel ...

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Press conference video & statements: President Quim Torra, Clara Ponsati and ...
Video from press conference at the Principal Hotel, Edinburgh. PRESS STATEMENT1 STATEMENT ISSUED AT PRESS CONFERENCE BY AAMER ANWAR ON BEHALF OF CLARA PONSATI FOLLOWED BY THE STATEMENT ISSUED BY PRESIDENT QUIM TORRA- 11TH JULY 2018 11AM-12PM Good Morning I would like to start by welcoming President of Catalonia Quim Torra and his delegation to…

Westminster forced to admit the Scottish people are Sovereign
What happened? The SNP have played an ace card when using their allocated Opposition Day debate. Standing order number 36 was agreed and resolved without contention late last night in the House of Commons. This was a motion proposed for debate by Ian Blackford the SNP MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber and leader of…

Today was the day we said enough
There was an inevitability about what happened in that sham of a democracy they call Westminster. Scotland?s perspective being completely shut out on something as fundamentally important as the EU withdrawal bill is wholly unacceptable as is the power grab of devolved issues that rightfully belong with the Scottish Parliament. How long could democratically elected…

FFS Let?s have a referendum!
The Scottish Parliament is under attack and its power being undermined. Brick by brick the foundations of the little devolved power we have is being eroded and undermined by the very people who promised we would lead the UK if we remained part of it. As a nation we do not have to accept this.…

e-Voting in Scotland
In Scotland electronic voting may soon replace traditional paper ballots and polling stations as the Scottish Government plans to roll-out a pilot scheme to test this new digital approach to the electoral system. In response to a letter organised by Webroots Democracy and co-signed by 30 leading academics and charity bosses, Minister for Parliamentary Business Joe Fitzpatrick MSP has reaffirmed the…

The Scottish Government Are Being Filibustered
Just over 1 year ago, March 28th 2017 to be exact The Scottish Parliament voted for a second referendum on independence by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU. About 1 week earlier in advance of this Theresa May first uttered her ?Now is not…

The Indy Pledge Launches Today
Please use the following link to sign up to the Indy Pledge. IndyPledge.Online Read the background to the Indy Pledge here. This pledge was, in principle, agreed at the Local Groups Conference, in Dunblane. It was agreed that this would be done with Yes Kelty taking the lead with the support of YES Dunfermline and…

Judge Jails Catalan Deputies
Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena has decided to send Jordi Turull, Josep Rull, Raül Romeva, Carme Forcadell and Dolors Bassa into pretrial detention without bail. Both the public prosecutors and the acusación popular1, right-wing party VOX, asked for the measure. Whilst the public prosecution yesterday seemed to be uncertain whether to ask for prison or not, evaluating…