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Theresa May sets new date for Brexit meaningful vote - but opposition say it ...
17 Dec 2018 at 3:58pm
Theresa May has set a new date for MPs to vote on her Brexit deal.

Senior ministers put pressure on Theresa May over Brexit Plan B as Downing St...
17 Dec 2018 at 1:00pm
Senior UK ministers are piling pressure on Theresa May over a Brexit Plan B to give Parliament the final say on getting the country out of its continuing political impasse.

Health Secretary branded 'cowardly' after scrapping public right to quiz her ...
16 Dec 2018 at 12:10am
HEALTH Secretary Jeane Freeman has been accused of ?cowardly? behaviour after it emerged that the public will no longer be able to ask her questions at NHS summits.

Second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage', Theresa May warns
17 Dec 2018 at 6:30am
THERESA May will today warn another Brexit referendum would do ?irreparable damage? to British politics as reports emerged some of her closest allies are preparing for a second vote.

SNP call on Labour to bring down Theresa May's Government
16 Dec 2018 at 7:10pm
LABOUR is just as much a barrier to breaking the Brexit deadlock as the Tories, Nicola Sturgeon has insisted.

Derek Mackay 'open' to scrapping council tax as Greens push for overhaul
16 Dec 2018 at 2:05pm
DEREK Mackay has said he is open to scrapping council tax amid calls for legislation to be introduced after the next Holyrood election.

Theresa May's chief of staff denies second Brexit referendum plans
16 Dec 2018 at 11:50am
THERESA May's chief of staff Gavin Barwell has strongly denied reports he is planning a second referendum on EU membership.

Iain Macwhirter: There?s a majority in parliament for Norway plus, but that ...
16 Dec 2018 at 5:04am
THERE was just time for Theresa May to squeeze in one last humiliation before Christmas. Her latest attempts to win legal assurances from Brussels that the Northern Ireland backstop would be temporary were rejected late on Thursday. She made sure she was filmed having ?robust? exchanges with Jean Claude Juncker, the EU Commission President, but no one was fooled. This wasn't a ?handbag moment? like Margaret Thatcher's at Fontainebleau in 1984. Mrs May doesn't carry a handbag.

European human rights chief criticises SNP Government over children bill
16 Dec 2018 at 12:10am
THE Scottish Government is under pressure after being urged to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least fourteen by a European human rights tsar.

Council staff to be offered 9.5% pay rise in multi-year offer
16 Dec 2018 at 5:12am
COUNCIL bosses have agreed to offer local government staff a three year pay deal of 9.5% in a bid to avert strike action across the public sector.

Scottish Labour activist who criticised Ken Livingstone suspension to stand f...
16 Dec 2018 at 5:13am
An Edinburgh lecturer who criticised the suspension of Ken Livingstone from Labour over allegations of anti-semitism is trying to become a member of the Scottish party?s governing body.

Scottish fishing industry bosses warn over ?EU retribution?
16 Dec 2018 at 10:00am
The Scottish Fishermen?s Federation will publish its first ever annual State of the Industry Report ahead of the UK leaving the EU.

Paul Hutcheon: Corbyn's Brexit strategy is to sit on the sidelines
16 Dec 2018 at 12:07am

Westminster leaders urge Corbyn to join united front against May
16 Dec 2018 at 12:08am
OPPOSITION leaders at Westminster have called on Jeremy Corbyn to join them in forming a united front against the Prime Minister?s Brexit proposals.

Finance Secretary urges MSPs to back spending plans ahead of Brexit
16 Dec 2018 at 3:33am
Derek Mackay announced the Scottish Government?s Budget for 2019-2020 at Holyrood on Wednesday.



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Brexit: What the no-confidence motion in Theresa May means
17 Dec 2018 at 6:50pm
Jeremy Corbyn has lodged an amendment expressing no confidence in Theresa May as Prime Minister - but that doesn’t mean it will force her from office if it passes, explains Paris Gourtsoyannis.

Theresa May denies David Cameron giving her Brexit advice
17 Dec 2018 at 6:38pm
Theresa May has denied reports former prime minister David Cameron has been giving her Brexit advice.

MP slams ?callous? bid to deport Chinese woman living in Scotland for 16 years
17 Dec 2018 at 6:11pm
A Chinese woman who moved to Scotland legally as a child is facing deportation following a Home Office decision her MP has branded “callous”.

Brexit: Would a second EU vote increase the chances of IndyRef2?
17 Dec 2018 at 5:15pm
The 2016 vote on Brexit and the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence answered two different constitutional questions. But the political fallout from both results has a habit of tying the two issues together.

Brexit: Theresa May is trying to run down the clock ? Willie Rennie
17 Dec 2018 at 5:11pm
The People’s Vote might now be the only way to resolve the impasse over Brexit in the House of Commons, writes Willie Rennie MSP, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Campaign group to appeal abortion pill rules for pregnant Scots
17 Dec 2018 at 4:46pm
A campaign group that lost its legal challenge over the Scottish Government’s move to allow pregnant women to take abortion pills at home will return to court for an appeal hearing.

Jeremy Corbyn to table motion of no-confidence in Theresa May
17 Dec 2018 at 4:02pm
Jeremy Corbyn has told MPs he will table a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the Brexit deal vote.

Jeremy Corbyn to table no confidence motion in PM if Brexit vote date not set
17 Dec 2018 at 3:22pm
Labour will call for a vote of no confidence in the prime minister if Theresa May does not announce a date for a vote her Brexit deal today.

Brexit: Would an independent Scotland face a hard border with England?
17 Dec 2018 at 3:09pm
Independence in Europe. It was a simple message that voters could understand.

Home Office has spent £6 million on Windrush scandal response
17 Dec 2018 at 2:39pm
The Home Office has spent more than £6 million so far on its response to the Windrush scandal.

Nicola Sturgeon hails ?exceptional response? to Scotland?s new baby grants
17 Dec 2018 at 11:13am
Nicola Sturgeon has met parents who are among the first to be given Scotland’s new baby grant.

State-owned energy firm ?must sit at heart of decision-making?
17 Dec 2018 at 10:07am
A publicly owned energy company must be positioned at the heart of policy making, according to a Holyrood committee.

Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon calls for confidence vote to clarify Labour stance
17 Dec 2018 at 8:53am
Labour must put forward a confidence motion to attempt to topple the government, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival founder dies
17 Dec 2018 at 7:38am
Tributes have been paid to the founder of one of Edinburgh’s best-known cultural celebrations after he passed away at the age of 84.

Council director forced to apologise over ?mini Murrayfield? planning row
17 Dec 2018 at 7:38am
A council director has been forced to apologise following a row over the process that gave Edinburgh Rugby’s new stadium the green light.

Wings over Scotland blog

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Independence for England
by Paul Millar
16 Dec 2018 at 2:05pm
The great frustration of the current Brexit shambles is that we’re being told there are no viable options. But that isn’t true. This site has already put forward one perfectly workable proposal, and here’s another. Before the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, Scotland was told that if they left the UK, they would automatically leave the …

The top table
by Chris Cairns
15 Dec 2018 at 6:59am

The Handmaiden?s Tale
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
14 Dec 2018 at 12:56pm
It should now be abundantly clear to any rational person that time has very nearly run out to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Theresa May has been sent swiftly home from Europe with a skelped arse and told that any further negotiation is out of the question. But she’s insisted that the meaningful vote in the …

The man from tomorrow
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
13 Dec 2018 at 4:59pm
We must admit we haven’t been keeping fully up to date with our Thickest Politician In Scotland rankings recently, mainly because they’ve been so deluged with submissions that we can barely scratch the backlog. This month alone, for example, we’ve seen Murdo Fraser try to blame the SNP, Labour and the Lib Dems for his …

Return Of The Magic Abacus
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
13 Dec 2018 at 2:07pm
Q: Why did Scottish Labour refuse to propose a costed alternative budget yesterday? A: Oh yeah, we remember: Which is a bit embarrassing when you’re also tweeting this: This was the tweet in question, incidentally: We’ll bring you the official retraction just as soon as it appears.

Not out
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
12 Dec 2018 at 11:54am
This is the 5,000th post since Wings Over Scotland began in November 2011, which is just shy of two a day, every single day, since then. We wanted such a landmark post to be something serious and significant, but in light of the utter brain-melting futility of trying to write anything sensible about politics in …

Return Of The Terror
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Dec 2018 at 11:42am
On one level you have to feel a bit sorry for Scottish Unionists. Having believed until very late in the day that they’d win a crushing victory in the 2014 indyref and put the matter to bed for a century, they’ve never been able to relax since. And this week the fear has them well …

The Stoned Roses
by Chris Cairns
8 Dec 2018 at 6:59am

The Great British Bin Fire
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
6 Dec 2018 at 2:57pm
Brexit isn’t really this site’s remit, which is why we’ve been relatively quiet in recent weeks as the UK’s shambolic exit from the EU hogs all the news and Scottish politics has been relegated to a largely-dormant backwater in the press. Yes supporters don’t speak with one voice on the EU, and while we’re in favour …

The internationalist brigade
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
6 Dec 2018 at 11:47am
We all knew this already, of course. Last year we commissioned a poll from Panelbase which found an enormous 41-point gap between Yes and No voters on immigration. But it was still nice to have it both confirmed and laid out so clearly by Sir John Curtice on Good Morning Scotland earlier today. (About 1h …

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Week ahead at Holyrood: No-deal planning and mesh review response
17 Dec 2018 at 12:16pm
Statements on Brexit, mesh implants, mental health and childcare wrap up the final sitting week of 2018.

Theresa May sets January date for MPs' Brexit vote
17 Dec 2018 at 6:58pm
But Labour is to table a vote of no confidence in Theresa May as it urges an immediate vote on her deal.

Sturgeon puts more pressure on Labour to table confidence motion
16 Dec 2018 at 1:19pm
Scotland's first minister says the move has the best chance of succeeding if it comes from the official opposition.

Scotland finance secretary Derek Mackay promises budget backing
16 Dec 2018 at 3:49pm
The finance secretary says he will work over the coming weeks to build cross-party support for his plans.

Brexit: What happens next may have to be put to MPs' vote - Fox
16 Dec 2018 at 4:15pm
A free vote by MPs is an option, says Brexiteer Liam Fox - but he thinks a new EU referendum unlikely.

Alex Salmond legal win over redacted documents
14 Dec 2018 at 6:17pm
Lawyers for the former first minister want full access to emails ahead of his misconduct probe court case.

Foods for families on low incomes will include tinned fruit
15 Dec 2018 at 12:18am
The expansion of a healthy eating scheme will allow people to buy more foods, including tinned fruit.

Harry Benson photograph on Nicola Sturgeon Christmas card
14 Dec 2018 at 12:52pm
A photograph by Harry Benson of the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow will feature on Nicola Sturgeon's Christmas card this year.

Fife Council to scrap controversial P1 assessments
13 Dec 2018 at 6:13pm
Fife Council announces that it will not carry on with the scheme after the end of this school year.

Scottish Budget: Economists issue income tax gap warning
13 Dec 2018 at 5:15pm
The independent Scottish Fiscal Commission says some higher earners will "think twice" about moving to Scotland.

Scottish and UK governments clash over Brexit court ruling
13 Dec 2018 at 5:34pm
Scottish and UK ministers have clashed after judges said parts of Holyrood's Brexit bill would not be allowed to stand.

Scottish budget: Higher earner income tax gap to widen
12 Dec 2018 at 5:55pm
Scotland's finance secretary will not pass on a tax break for higher earners that was announced by the chancellor in his UK budget.

Scot Goes Pop

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Just for the record...
by James Kelly
17 Dec 2018 at 7:25am
Those of you who are active on Scottish political Twitter may be aware of a very unpleasant long-running saga involving David Hooks (aka PoliticsScot) and someone called Pauline.  There are allegat...

Do the Tory Brexiteers care more about Brexit than they do about their own ca...
by James Kelly
16 Dec 2018 at 4:52am
Reading the front page story in the Sunday Times today, I could for the first time just about start to see a semi-plausible scenario under which a "People's Vote" could take place on Theresa May's ...

Chortle. John McDonnell wants us to believe that the SNP are only calling fo...
by James Kelly
14 Dec 2018 at 12:19am
Two astonishingly silly statements were made the other day about the SNP's motivations in relation to a vote of no confidence in the Tory government.  Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell clai...

May wins the vote, but loses the narrative
by James Kelly
12 Dec 2018 at 11:42pm
If I was a Brexiteer Tory MP, I think I'd be quietly fuming tonight about the conduct of Sir Graham Brady, who doesn't strike me as being anything like as neutral in his handling of leadership matt...

Now is the time - but has anyone told Tory MPs?
by James Kelly
12 Dec 2018 at 5:55pm
If nothing else, what today has revealed is just how blatantly the rules for Tory leadership challenges are slanted to help an incumbent leader survive.  We maybe lost sight of that because the sam...

Yes, Virginia, a two-year polling high for Yes was worth reporting
by James Kelly
12 Dec 2018 at 6:26am
Every few weeks, I can't resist logging out of Twitter and doing a search for my name, just to see if the small army of people who I've had to block or have blocked me (mostly RISE types, Brit Nat ...

Crisis deepens for Tyrannical Theresa as bombshell Panelbase poll shows suppo...
by James Kelly
10 Dec 2018 at 12:18am
OK, I admit it, I've obviously been living down a hole today, because I've only just noticed this rather significant new poll, which apparently was published early this morning.Should Scotland be a...

Wondrous SNP wangle wizard win in windy Wester Ross
by James Kelly
8 Dec 2018 at 6:24pm
I was up to my neck yesterday, so apologies for being a bit late with this excellent news from the Highlands. In a break from the pattern of the recent past, the SNP have not underperformed expect...

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Buckfast encouraging people to be gentler this Christmas
by /u/wully616
17 Dec 2018 at 6:50pm
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Jacob Rees-Mogg on A Peoples vote and a second Scottish referendum
by /u/Radical_Rick
17 Dec 2018 at 6:07pm
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Official UK investigation of $100 billion laundered through Scottish Limited ...
by /u/LukeyHear
17 Dec 2018 at 5:57pm
submitted by /u/LukeyHear

Plans for Scotrail bike carriages released
by /u/cynical_response
17 Dec 2018 at 5:39pm
submitted by /u/cynical_response

Fuck ScotRail.
by /u/the_phet
17 Dec 2018 at 1:31pm
This Saturday they cancelled 3 times in a row (4:30 , 5 and 5:30) from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh through Cumberland. (I don't go to Edinburgh but somewhere in between you can only go throug...

The Scottish Parliament Does Have the Right to Withdraw from the Act of Union...
by /u/amadeus2803
17 Dec 2018 at 4:56pm
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Where is the best (ideally free) place to park for a show at the usher hall t...
by /u/NovoCWThrowaway
17 Dec 2018 at 4:22pm
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The Catholic Church STILL actively publicising gay conversion therapy.... Wha...
by /u/Chazmer87
17 Dec 2018 at 4:20pm
submitted by /u/Chazmer87

May: In the last General election 56% of Scots voted for Pro-Brexit parties. ...
by /u/Radical_Rick
17 Dec 2018 at 4:10pm
So May just stated in parliament 56% of Scots voted for Pro-Brexit parties in the last general election, that's the combined Conservative and Labour vote share. So I just want that to sink in so ev...

Argyll from Cloch Point, Inverclyde
by /u/ayrshirephotographic
17 Dec 2018 at 4:08pm
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View looks like from another planet
by /u/EqualRaisin
17 Dec 2018 at 3:07pm
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Sources say Corbyn WILL call for a vote of no confidence in the PM (not the g...
by /u/Saltire_Blue
17 Dec 2018 at 2:59pm
submitted by /u/Saltire_Blue

When you totes don't care about a ban at all.
by /u/BesottedScot
17 Dec 2018 at 1:15pm
submitted by /u/BesottedScot

21 year old dies climbing Ben Nevis
by /u/Nine_Sandwiches
17 Dec 2018 at 12:50pm
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Jeremy Corbyn tables no confidence motion in Theresa May over Brexit deal
by Record Reporter
17 Dec 2018 at 6:16pm
The Labour leader told MPs it was "unacceptable" for Parliament to wait nearly a month for a meaningful vote on the Prime Minister's agreement.

Scots women at risk as Universal credit 'makes it harder to escape domestic a...
by David Clegg
17 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Experts warn that the single monthly household payment makes it easier for domestic abusers to control income and prevent partners from leaving.

Women should not be put at risk over domestic abuse by any benefit
by Record View
17 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Record View looks at the devastating effects of Universal Credit on the poor.

'Second Brexit referendum will lead to Indyref2', says senior Tory minister
by David Clegg
17 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
International Development Secretary Liam Fox insists that the prospect of a second Scottish independence poll was a key reason for rejecting another EU vote.

Offshore tax-haven firms bag £18m of public money for Glasgow property develo...
by John Ferguson
16 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
The Sunday Mail can reveal companies registered in the Isle of Man and Jersey were given publicly funded loans by the Scottish Government.

Theresa May warned that second Brexit referendum could take six months
by John Ferguson
16 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Several senior Tory ministers appear ready to back another vote to avoid a no-deal Brexit but the Electoral Commission say it will take several months of planning.

Tory minister?s U-turn on infowars attack on Jeremy Corbyn smacks of Cold War...
by dailyrecord
16 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Investigative journalist Ian Fraser says the spotlight should be shone on Integrity Initiative's black ops campaign against the Labour leader after Alan Duncan's astonishing flip-flop on the fundin...

It isn't acceptable for Tory ministers to turn up to foodbanks they helped cr...
by Record View
15 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Recod View looks at how foodbanks have become so normalised they are almost an accepted part of society

Theresa May's massive row with Jean-Claude Juncker over Brexit caught on camera
by Torcuil Crichton
15 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
The Prime Minister was in Brussels in an attempt to get some clarification over her Brexit deal.

Alex Salmond wins legal battle with Scottish Government ahead of sexual misco...
by James Mulholland
14 Dec 2018 at 4:05pm
A lawyer will now be appointed to examine whether information hidden by the Government should be disclosed to the former First Minister to help him fight his case.

Michael Greenwell

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

David Mundell, Brilliant As Ever
by michaelgreenwell
10 Dec 2018 at 10:03pm
England’s man in Scotland David Mundell, simultaneously showing how much he is in the loop, and the quality of his powers of political prediction… Advertisements

Scottish Media Reaches A New Level of Absurdity
by michaelgreenwell
9 Dec 2018 at 3:40pm
If you had asked me before today what the most absurd thing I had seen in the Scottish media was, I would have shown you the piece below. Not a political piece, although it mentions politics, just thoroughly ridiculous… However, I think the Sunday Mail has just topped its sister paper the record, or at …

Theresa May?s Message to Scots (with honest subtitles)
by michaelgreenwell
1 Dec 2018 at 9:09am
From the excellent Sarah Mackie. See more videos here.

An Odd video to use as pro Scottish Independence (but it perfectly illustrate...
by michaelgreenwell
26 Nov 2018 at 11:41pm
Here is an English woman conversing with an English man. The man in this video is a wonderful pianist. He does videos surprising the public with his piano playing (jazz, boogie woogie, blues) and there are lots of videos where he makes the passing punters happy, and even teaches some of them how to play …

Republican (with some Tory) Jesus
by michaelgreenwell
22 Nov 2018 at 9:32pm

Scottish Independence Podcast 173 ? Human Rights and Poverty in the UK
by michaelgreenwell
19 Nov 2018 at 11:37pm
“I think if you had got a group of mysogynists in a room and said ‘guys, how can we make this system work for men and not for women?’, they wouldn’t have come up with too many other ideas than what is already in place”. The 173rd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the …

Scottish Independence Podcast 172 ? Clive Ponting
by michaelgreenwell
13 Nov 2018 at 9:48pm
The 172nd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a speech given by Clive Ponting. Ponting is a famous whistleblower who exposed the UK Government over the sinking of The Belgrano, an act many believe to be a war crime. He has also authored a number of books exposing various levels of skulduggery and/or incompetence …

Journey To Yes 22 ? Clive Ponting
by michaelgreenwell
12 Nov 2018 at 10:01pm
Another in the wonderful series by Phantom Power. This time it is Clive Ponting, a man who really knows what the British Government tends to get up to and why. It’s partly an interview and partly taken from a talk. I am pleased to announce that in a sort of double feature, the new episode …

Bella Caledonia

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Hard Choices For Us Gnats
by Bella Caledonia Editor
17 Dec 2018 at 2:41pm
The Great Crash Of ?29 by JK Galbraith has the grim line ?the end had arrived but was not yet visible?. We are past that now with Brexit, something ominous looms in the mist. It is (probably) already too late to avoid a chaotic No Deal. Where does the quickening of the crisis and the …

From Katowice to 1.5
by Bella Caledonia Editor
17 Dec 2018 at 12:31pm
Richard Dixon looks back on the UN climate conference and the enormous challenges ahead. See how easily we could have solved the climate crisis if we had started in 2000! Only 4% reduction per year. Now we need 18% per year. You can thank climate deniers, lobby groups and cowardly politicians for this delay. From …

Project Ruth and the People?s Vote
by Bella Caledonia Editor
15 Dec 2018 at 12:29pm
The Scottish Tories are about to back a Peoples Vote according to the New Statesman’s Chris Deerin. Except they’re not, according to Jackson Carlaw their stand-in leader. In a forthright rebuttal the Eastwood MSP said: “Complete & utter bollocks! On behalf of @RuthDavidsonMSP, I can confirm that neither of us has ever supported an EU …

A Celebration of Sixty Years of Scottish CND ? Scotland: A Peace of History
by Bella Caledonia Editor
14 Dec 2018 at 7:17pm
Scottish CND are launching a mobile exhibition featuring sixty years of the anti-nuclear movement in Scotland this Saturday (15th December 2018 at the M)itchell Library. The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has created a mobile exhibition of a visual timeline with accompanying video testimonies from key figures in the nuclear disarmament movement. Scottish CND, which …

Portraying BP ? Art Not Oil in Edinburgh
by Bella Caledonia Editor
14 Dec 2018 at 12:06pm
As the annual climate talks in Katowice end, after a fortnight of stalling by companies masquerading as countries and mass corporate greenwash, so begins the BP Portrait Award in Edinburgh: “The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. With a …

Why We Need a Constitution (Now)
by Bella Caledonia Editor
14 Dec 2018 at 7:48am
I attended the launch of the Scottish Constitution on 1st December in Glasgow. I have to say the attendance was disappointing but, in the light of my own views and those of many others, it was perhaps not surprising. There is a general feeling among supporters of the drive for independence that the constitution can …

Scottish Budget: Round One to Derek
by Bella Caledonia Editor
13 Dec 2018 at 12:47pm
Financial Secretary Derek Mackay has announced his draft Scottish budget for 2019-20. This is a first offering as the minority SNP government at Holyrood needs support from a third party (i.e. the Greens) to get Mackay?s budget through in the early spring. What?s on offer? Mackay has made a reasonable job of balancing the books, …

Fun and Games at Brexmas
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Dec 2018 at 6:29pm
The season of pantomimes is upon us once again, and this promises to be a spectacular year. For not only will our traditional seasonal comedies take place in theatres across the land but a new production is planned: Brexmas, produced and written by the latest comedy team, the Barking Duds of May. It will of …

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The Guardian view on Scotland?s tax and spend: democracy in action | Editorial
by Editorial
13 Dec 2018 at 6:24pm
Like Holyrood, English councils ought to have more control over how they tax and spend. People might then bother to vote for themBefore Scotland got its own parliament in 1999, Tony Blair upset the country of his birth by answering the question of whether Edinburgh should have tax-raising powers....

Nicola Sturgeon to decide whether to save unlawful Brexit bill
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
13 Dec 2018 at 5:25pm
Holyrood bill breaches law and Westminster holds sway over EU powers, supreme court rulesNicola Sturgeon is facing an urgent decision on whether to salvage an emergency bill on Brexit after the supreme court ruled the Scottish legislation was unlawful.The court, in a significant setback for the f...

May roundly condemned by MPs after delaying Brexit vote to seek fresh backsto...
by Andrew Sparrow and Kevin Rawlinson
10 Dec 2018 at 11:32pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenBrexit deal: May admits she would have lost vote by large marginPound hits 20-month low amid Brexit confusion ? Business liveEU figures rule out concessions and express bewilderment at decision 11.29pm GMT We?re going to close dow...

Brexit: MPs rail against backstop plans in second day of debate on May's deal...
by Patrick Greenfield (now) & Andrew Sparrow (earlier)
5 Dec 2018 at 9:31pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s politics, as full legal advice released ahead of second day of Commons debate on Brexit dealBrexit legal advice warns of UK trapped in talks by Irish backstopPMQs verdict: Corbyn has upper hand but fails to land knockout blow 9.31pm GMT We?re done for the day. But do...

Remainers welcome ECJ expert's view that UK can abandon Brexit
by Severin Carrell and Peter Walker
4 Dec 2018 at 4:49pm
European court of justice?s advocate general says article 50 can be revoked without needing permission of all EU members Remain campaigners have hailed a European legal opinion that the UK can unilaterally abandon Brexit, saying it greatly boosts their efforts to stop the process of exiting the E...

Brexit breeds boredom, bafflement and frustration in Scotland
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
28 Nov 2018 at 3:22pm
Support for second referendum is strong but fishing and independence questions complicate political calculusRobert Holmes is one of the few on Bridge of Weir?s high street to offer an unqualified welcome to Theresa May, who was continuing her Brexit publicity blitz in Scotland on Wednesday aftern...

Labour accuses government of defying will of Commons by not releasing full Br...
by Andrew Sparrow
27 Nov 2018 at 5:41pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happen, including the start of Theresa May?s national tour to try to win support for her Brexit dealLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.41pm GMT Labour vows to use "all mechanisms available" to force publication of Brexit deal legal ad...

'Norway-plus' Brexit option gaining ground, says Nicola Sturgeon
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
27 Nov 2018 at 5:26pm
Scotland?s first minister tells Theresa May her plan is damaging for Scottish peopleThe argument for a ?Norway-plus? compromise on Brexit is winning the day at Westminster, according to Scotland?s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who has committed her Scottish National party MPs to supporting the...

Wee Ginger Dug

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Biting the hand of Project Fear

The definition of tyranny
Despite the fact that it is clear to everyone that there is no support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal in Parliament, the Prime Minister blindly and stubbornly refuses to countenance any alternatives. We have a Prime Minister who heads a government which has, at every turn, attempted to block the MPs the people have resturned …

The unwitting midwives of independence
Do you know your place yet Scottish people? The media and the Tories would like you to believe that the Scottish government was slapped down by the UK Supreme Court this week. The Court struck down important parts of the Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill, passed with the support of all parties except the Tories, …

That?s a fine forfochten fanklefyke the Tories have got us into
Yesterday the story could have been Labour’s to tell. Jeremy Corbyn could have stamped the Labour party’s mark on Brexit and alongside the SNP, the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, and the Greens he could have brought forward a motion of no confidence in the government and shown that there is substantial and principled opposition within …

Knowing our place
According to the BBC political editor Nick Watt, a senior Conservative spoke to him about his frustration at the way Brexit has been going. What this Tory grandee was specifically upset about was the amount of power and influence that Dublin has had in the Brexit negotiations. Dublin has been able to lay down the …

A bit of a corbyn
So does anyone know what’s going on? Nope. Me neither. There are just 63 working days left for Parliament before the Brexit clock runs out, and British politics isn’t just broken, it’s been reduced to its constituent atoms, sucked into a black hole, and squeezed out the other end into an alternate universe in which …

The Bumper Book of British Brexit
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Trapped between vampires and a flapping plastic bag
It was St Andrew’s Day last week. According to East European tradition, vampires are most active around the time of St Andrew’s Day, and there was indeed a confirmed sighting of one in a leather factory near Bridge of Weir just before St Andrew’s Day. Although only very briefly. Not to be out-done, this week …

The fart of the deal
Today, Thursday, there was a cabinet meeting that the cabinet office assured Sky News wasn’t a cabinet meeting. There was the usual carcrash of Conservatives pitching up at Number 10. Liam Fox was there, looming like bit player actor auditioning for the part of Lurch in the Addams Family. Andrea Leadsom showed up, grinning from …

The National

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The National

Sturgeon launches fresh attack on Corbyn over no-confidence vote
NICOLA Sturgeon has heaped pressure on Jeremy Corbyn urging the Labour leader to call for a vote of no confidence in the Tory Government.

Downing Street denies existence of secret plot for a second Brexit referendum
DOWNING Street has denied planning for a second EU referendum.

What needs to happen for the UK to have a new vote on Brexit?
WITH calls for a second vote on Britain?s membership of the EU ramping up over the weekend, it?s worth looking at would need to be happen for that to be a possibility.

How Scottish airports lobbied for a £300 million tax cut

Questions and answers: A look into 2019 and the abyss of Brexit
THE Scottish Centre on European Relations team have looked into the 2019 crystal ball to try and answer burgeoning questions about the political mysteries that lie ahead. Director Kirsty Hughes (KH), pictured below, and research fellow Anthony Salamone (AS) offer some of their predictions about what?s in store.

Mackay makes pledge to work with 'all parties' to secure Budget support
DEREK Mackay has stated that he will work to build a consensus among MSPs to help see his Budget through Parliament ahead of a final vote, expected to take place in February.

David Mundell: It wouldn?t be fair to let Scots vote on indyref2
DAVID Mundell has said it would not be ?fair? to give Scots a vote on independence.

May snubbed by EU after heated exchange at Brussels summit
THERESA May and Jean-Claude Juncker became involved in a public argument on the last day of a crucial EU summit in Brussels as she sought concessions on her Brexit deal.

Lallans Peat Worrier

Lallands Peat Worrier
Cogitations from a Cranachan Cairn

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

Where is Radical Scotland and does it really exist?
Where is Radical Scotland and does it really exist? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, December 12th 2018 As the United Kingdom seemingly collapses and its political class shows unprecedented incompetence, where stands Scotland? Where is that much talked about sentiment that we are radical, different, and more left-wing than the rest of the UK? For some …

The Brexit Disaster is an Existential Crisis in the ?Idea? of Britain
The Brexit Disaster is an Existential Crisis in the ?Idea? of Britain Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, December 5th 2018 Last week I attended an event at Dundee University on the ideas and impact of the Scottish thinker Tom Nairn. Many of his books were discussed, including his critique of the monarchy, and the insularity of …

This should be the time for Corbyn?s Labour but so far it isn?t
This should be the time for Corbyn?s Labour but so far it isn?t Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 28th 2018 This should be the moment for Corbyn?s Labour. They face a divided, incompetent Tory Government. A party that has lost nine Cabinet ministers in the last year, which has no domestic agenda to speak of, …

The Continued Allure of the Beatles and the Sixties and Listening to ?The Whi...
The Continued Allure of the Beatles and the Sixties and Listening to ?The White Album? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 20th 2018 The Sixties never really went away. We have had the baby boomers and their endless nostalgia about themselves and their youth – followed by the soft disappointment for many of the decades that …

It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution
It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 14th 2018 Twenty years ago Scotland began the devolution era when the Scotland Act 1998, which established the framework for the Scottish Parliament, achieved Royal Assent on 19 November 1998 ? the final parliamentary debate having taken …

Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland
Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 7th 2018 Thirty years ago Scotland was a very different place. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, the poll tax was yet to be implemented, and there was no Scottish Parliament. Then along came the Govan by-election ? a seat that …

Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ?Peterloo? an...
Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ?Peterloo? and ?Nae Pasaran? Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, November 3rd 2018 It is a rare occasion when two films are released on the same day about working class histories of Britain. This weekend sees such a situation with the release of Mike Leigh?s much awaited …

Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet
Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 31st 2018 A spectre is haunting the modern world: fascism. All around the world people are talking about and identifying fascists. Newspaper headlines abound in the US such as ?Is Donald Trump a fascist??, ?How fascist is Donald Trump?? …


Scotland and Independence

"scotland independence -guardian" - Google News
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How Europe sees Brexit ... and Scotland's independence - The National
How Europe sees Brexit ... and Scotland's independence  The NationalTHE fog of Brexit hangs heavy over the affairs of the UK and the Prime Minister's latest sortie to Brussels has done little to distract from the?

Liam Fox: Second Brexit referendum would give Nicola Sturgeon another Scottis...
Liam Fox: Second Brexit referendum would give Nicola Sturgeon another Scottish independence vote Fox has echoed a chorus of senior Scottish Tory warnings that staging a second EU referendum would give Nicola Sturgeon the leverage she needs for ...

Spain?s intervention is a reminder Scottish independence could work nicely fo...
Spain?s intervention is a reminder Scottish independence could work nicely for the EU  New StatesmanIn Scotland, there is a trend for making your own Catalan flag waistcoat, judging by the garb of the pro-independence marchers on the weekend of the Scottish ...

Nicola Sturgeon: decision on a second Scottish independence referendum in the...
Nicola Sturgeon: decision on a second Scottish independence referendum in the 'not too distant future'  The TelegraphNicola Sturgeon has promised to reveal her plans for a second independence referendum in the ?not too distant future?, after claiming there was currently too ...

Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence - The National
Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence  The NationalSCOTLAND and Brexit were top of the news agenda in Germany this week. In Berlin the Brexit chaos was top of the running order on regional public?

Scottish independence 'better than Brexit' | Scotland - The Times
Scottish independence 'better than Brexit' | Scotland  The TimesA majority of Scots believe Scottish independence would be better for the country than staying in the UK after Brexit, a new poll reveals.The Panelbase survey of ...

Nicola Sturgeon 'won't call second Scottish independence vote this year' - He...
Nicola Sturgeon 'won't call second Scottish independence vote this year'  HeraldScotlandFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon has suggested there will not be a second independence referendum called this year.

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Brexit as an argument for Scottish...
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Brexit as an argument for Scottish independence | Latest Brexit news and top stories  The New EuropeanFrench writer, Marion Van Renterghem, talks to Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon about nationalism, Brexit and whether her country can 'take back ...


"SNP" - Google News
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Bear of the Day: China Petrol (SNP) -
Bear of the Day: China Petrol (SNP)  Zacks.comTwo of the highest risk areas in the market combine for this stock.

Brexit PLOT: Sturgeon warns SNP will table confidence motion - 'We are prepar...
Brexit PLOT: Sturgeon warns SNP will table confidence motion - 'We are prepared to ACT!'  ExpressNICOLA STURGEON has urged the Labour Party to table a confidence motion in the Government and warned that if they do not then the Scottish First Minister ...

Tory MSP says SNP risk wrath of fishermen over Brexit - The Scotsman
Tory MSP says SNP risk wrath of fishermen over Brexit  The ScotsmanFishermen will ?never forgive? the SNP if they are forced to remain in the Commons Fisheries Policy (CFP), according to a Tory MSP.

Tories undermining devolution and making case for independence, claim SNP - B...
Tories undermining devolution and making case for independence, claim SNP  BreakingNews.ieThe Conservative Government is ?making the case for independence? with its attempt to block Scottish efforts to prepare laws for Brexit, the SNP has claimed.

SNP join forces with other parties urging Corbyn's Labour to act - The National
SNP join forces with other parties urging Corbyn's Labour to act  The NationalThe SNP's Westminster leader has joined the leaders of other opposition parties to urge Jeremy Corbyn to fight Theresa May's refusal to give?

SNP urged to rule out tax hike in Scottish Budget after figures show they got...
SNP urged to rule out tax hike in Scottish Budget after figures show they got third largest funding rise SNP's Finance Minister has come under further pressure to rule out middle-class tax rises in this week's Scottish Budget after it emerged he has received the ...

SNP budget 'kick in the teeth' for rural communities - FarmingUK
SNP budget 'kick in the teeth' for rural communities  FarmingUKThe Scottish Conservatives have labelled the SNPs budget a ?kick in the teeth? for Scotland's remote rural communities.

Scots to pay hundreds more pounds income tax than English after SNP Budget re...
Scots to pay hundreds more pounds income tax than English after SNP Budget refuses to close growing gap of thousands of Scots are facing income tax bills next year at least £1000 higher than if they lived in England after the SNP government "punished" them ...

Referendum (Google News)

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Scotland's papers: 'PM's team plots new referendum' and Dooley does it - BBC ...
Scotland's papers: 'PM's team plots new referendum' and Dooley does it  BBC NewsA secret plot for a second vote and Strictly's new glitterball queen are among the stories on the front pages.

Questions without easy answers - BBC News
Questions without easy answers  BBC NewsIf there is to be a further referendum on Brexit, what might the question be?

The Scottish Tories are preparing to back a second Brexit referendum - New St...
The Scottish Tories are preparing to back a second Brexit referendum  New StatesmanIf Ruth Davidson weren't on maternity leave, it's tempting to believe the former Territorial Army Signaller would by now have commandeered a tank and be ...

Cost of staging Brexit referendum in Scotland ?around £10m? - The Scotsman
Cost of staging Brexit referendum in Scotland ?around £10m?  The ScotsmanThe cost of staging the EU referendum in Scotland amounted to around £10 million, according to figures published by the Electoral Commission.

Scotland's Brexit dilemma: accept May's deal, no deal or push for independenc...
Scotland's Brexit dilemma: accept May's deal, no deal or push for independence | View  euronewsScotland has been a bystander in the last two years of the Brexit saga. But what next for Scotland? Accept May's Brexit deal, fight to halt Brexit or renew calls for ...

Spain?s intervention is a reminder Scottish independence could work nicely fo...
Spain?s intervention is a reminder Scottish independence could work nicely for the EU  New StatesmanIn Scotland, there is a trend for making your own Catalan flag waistcoat, judging by the garb of the pro-independence marchers on the weekend of the Scottish ...

Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence - The National
Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence  The NationalSCOTLAND and Brexit were top of the news agenda in Germany this week. In Berlin the Brexit chaos was top of the running order on regional public?

How Europe sees Brexit ... and Scotland's independence - The National
How Europe sees Brexit ... and Scotland's independence  The NationalTHE fog of Brexit hangs heavy over the affairs of the UK and the Prime Minister's latest sortie to Brussels has done little to distract from the?

Pie and Bovril forum

The Politics Forum Latest Topics
The Politics Forum Latest Topics

Scottish Budget 2019
Budget in a couple of days. No overall majority for the SNP so reliant on other party support which won't come from Labour or Conservative and it looks like the Liberal Democrats aren't interested unless independence is taken off the table. So looks like the SNP will have to do whatever the Gre...

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!

Israel lobby v Corbyn
At fever pitch at the moment, and a daily event yet still to hear anything Anti-semitic he's done.

The Official President Trump thread

Oor Nicola Sturgeon thread.


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?

By election updates
There seems to be ones left right and centre just now so it would be good to have an overall thread for the country. I'm canvassing In the Leith one, good responses on the doors, there's two seats and it's unrealistic to think they both will go yellow, so I'm hoping for a green as well. Labour ha...

Tartan Army Message Board (often features political threads)

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

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...

Emirates A380 from Glasgow
Emirates to launch Scotland's first scheduled A380 service but only for a few months.

Kilt adjustment
Hi, and apologies for a new thread ; but maybe this can be the new kilt thread (if there ever was/is one). If you need your kilt adjusted (unfortunately for putting on pounds) would you take it in to a retailer, or buy one of these strap extenders?

Music. Do you play?
Just wondering if anyone on here is involved in music?; Whether playing an instrument, singing, or even DJing.  Obviously I play the Bagpipes. Also done a wee bit of singing, just folk stuff. Been told to stick to the Bagpipes by more than one person. ?

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.

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...

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 Get It Off Your Chest Thread...
Why do arseholes park over the lines and take up two spaces in car parks, you're driving a shit people carrier, park in one space like everyone else you penis.;_ylt=A2KLktn5p0hU8E0AjztNBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTIyODdtY3E3BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkZDU4NmMwMjU...

Calton Jock

Scottish and Uk Politics

Scotland in Union ? Intent On Keeping Scotland Prisoners of An Enforced Union...
    Alistair Cameron – Scotland in Union – Change Management Network In part two of my recent briefing article I alluded to an obvious experience mismatch between members of Scotland-in-Union and Alastair Cameron. I am also inclined to the view that his family heritage is at odds with his outspoken support of … Continue reading "Scotland in Union – Intent On Keeping Scotland Prisoners of An...

Exposing ? Yet Another Westminster Conspiracy ? Scotland in Union ? Part Two ...
    Kinloch Rannoch     The Camerons of Rannoch Clan Cameron is a West Highland  Scottish clan whose boundaries range from Aberfeldy to Locaber. Alastair Cameron’s family are from Rannoch. Excellent review here: (     The lineage of Captain Alastair James Cameron 7th Grandfather: Donald Cameron: b1700. Born: Dull, … Continue reading...

Exposing ? Yet Another Westminster Conspiracy ? Scotland in Union ? Part One ...
  Cameron   Scotland in Union This is a two part article the content of which will expose the recently formed organization for what it is. A Westminster State supported attack on the right of Scots to be independent from England. Part one provides information pertaining to events in Scotland that resulted in … Continue reading "Exposing – Yet Another Westminster Conspiracy – Scotland in Uni...

Gender confusion ? Help for the older generation needed
    Etiquette used to be pretty straight forward when classifying the gender of the population. Accepted words: Boy: a male child. Girl: a female child. Man: a male adult. Woman: an adult female. Gentleman: a man of upper society. Lady: a woman of upper society. Master: a male youth. Miss: a female youth. … Continue reading "Gender confusion – Help for the older generation needed"

Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to convey selected i...
          Hitler loved people   National Socialist Party banned smoking   National Socialist Party banned vivisection of animals   German Factory girls at lunch in 1935   Lengthy explanation   National Socialist Family Values   Positive benefits of national Socialism   National Socialism will rise from … Continue reading "Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to con...

Britain and the Zionist?s Established Israel in 1948 ? Seventy Years Later th...
      Only Britain Could Lose the Peace The British Army controlled Palestine and Transjordan between 1918-1920 then passed control to the British civil authorities. The first high commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel, was Jewish, a Zionist and a close friend of Weizmann?s. At the end of a two year fruitless debate over … Continue reading "Britain and the Zionist’s Established Israel in 1948 – ...

Are These Guy For Real?? Surely Not!!!!
        The Weapon of Mass Migration – The US War on Europe – Open Gates: Coerced collective suicide of European nations Artificial mass migration as imperial policy has a long history, and the current mass migration into Europe is the brain child of US military grand strategist Thomas P.M. … Continue reading "Are These Guy For Real?? Surely Not!!!!"

The Zionist Agenda and the Creation of Modern Israel 2
      A Jewish Homeland – Churchill – Weizmann and the Balfour Declaration The content of the previous post outlined events from the start of the twentieth century up to 1922. On the surface things evolved in a logical sequence meeting reasonable demands of the Zionists for the formation of a … Continue reading "The Zionist Agenda and the Creation of Modern Israel 2"

Holyrood Magazine


Time to take back control of our language

Second EU referendum would ?break faith with the British people", Theresa May...

A child's right to be seen - Kirsty in adversity

Associate feature: Festive compassion needs to give way to real action on pov...

MPs warn of "degrading conditions" for vulnerable asylum seekers

Politicians at Christmas: John Swinney

It's time for Theresa May and her sorry government to go

Sketch: Brexit, plots and the great mace heist

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All 2018 Time Lapse Marches for Scottish Independence.
  #AUOB, Edinburgh, 6 Oct 2018. Time lapse. #ForwardAsOne, Dunfermline, 1 Sep 2018. Time lapse. #AUOB, Dundee, 18 Aug 2018. Time lapse. #AUOB, Inverness, 28th July 2018. Time lapse. #AUOB, Bannockburn, 23 June 2018. Time lapse. #AUOB, Dumfries, 2 June 2018 Time lapse. #AUOB, Glasgow, 4 May 2018. Time lapse. #AUOBGlasgow

John Jappy video interviews for download
The wonderful John Jappy passed away in Feburary this year. In 2014 we colaborated with Clan Destiny Films to produce 3 exceptional & powerful short videos with John. Please DOWNLOAD the videos and show those who maybe not connected to internet or are on the fence with Scottish independence. To download just Google: “download youtube…

Politicising our heritage ? the fiasco of Holyrood Park?
The following article is by Catherine Gillies and is republished below with her permission.   I find myself musing endlessly on the current furore over Historic Environment Scotland?s decision not to allow stalls and speeches after the forthcoming All Under One Banner march in Holyrood Park on the grounds that they, as an organisation, are…

Support Alex Salmond #forFairness I have been a member of the Scottish National Party for 45 years, 20 of them as party leader and seven as First Minister of Scotland. I hope I have done the party and the broader cause of independence some service. Apart from a political spat back in the 1980s, that has been a…

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.…