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May faces backlash from Scottish Tory MPs over Brexit plan
18 Nov 2018 at 12:05am
THE Prime Minister?s Brexit plan has suffered another blow after Scottish Tory MPs either withheld their support for her draft agreement, or rejected it outright.


Sturgeon accused of "exploiting" Northern Ireland's troubled history to incre...
18 Nov 2018 at 12:06am
NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of ?exploiting? Northern Ireland?s troubled history in a bid to boost support for independence.


Paul Hutcheon: May is another victim of her party's 30 year meltdown on Europe
18 Nov 2018 at 12:05am
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May faces crunch week as Tory critics plot her exit from Downing Street
18 Nov 2018 at 12:05am
THERESA May?s precarious leadership is in the hands of her fractious MPs after she struggled through a brutal week over her European Union withdrawal plan.


Brexit is a parliamentary numbers game and May at present doesn't have them
17 Nov 2018 at 12:02am
AS ever at Westminster, it?s a numbers game.


Scotland won?t be blackmailed on Brexit, says External Affairs Secretary
17 Nov 2018 at 3:40am
Scotland will not be ?blackmailed into a bad deal? when leaving the EU, according to the External Affairs Secretary.


Unspun: the political diary
17 Nov 2018 at 5:18am
AGONISING over what to get your loved one this Christmas? Worry no more! The SNP is offering its members a ?mail order exclusive? featuring a series of tantalising Yuletide gifts. Its "festive limited editions" include a £25 ?multifunctional polyster [sic] laptop bag? and an SNP-branded "Filofax Nappa Leather A4 Notebook Cover" for just £95. What a treat!


Barclay becomes May's third Brexit Secretary but role now has different emphasis
17 Nov 2018 at 12:02am
Out of the blue, Stephen Barclay has been thrust into the role of Brexit Secretary.


Rudd returns to Cabinet at Work and Pensions to handle row over Universal Credit
17 Nov 2018 at 12:02am
AFTER seven months on the backbenches, Amber Rudd has made a dramatic return to the Cabinet frontline as Work and Pensions Secretary with the task of overseeing the roll-out of the UK Government?s flagship but highly controversial Universal Credit programme.


Unions warn of widespread strikes unless workers? pay offer improved
17 Nov 2018 at 4:10am
The Finance Secretary has been urged to attend talks and give extra funding to Cosla.


Your Brexit plans will not solve Irish border issue, May tells critics
17 Nov 2018 at 3:20am
The Prime Minister said that some MPs were so ?embroiled in the intricacies of their argument? they did not realise it would not work.


He is my rock: Theresa May on the man firmly in her corner
17 Nov 2018 at 3:16am
The Prime Minister has described how her husband has supported her through a difficult week.


Trump officials ready for trade talks if May Brexit plan is ditched, says Davis
17 Nov 2018 at 4:01am
The former Brexit secretary made the claim after revealing he held talks in Washington as Westminster was in chaos.


Lady Sylvia Hermon ?needs assurances from PM? to back EU withdrawal deal
17 Nov 2018 at 4:14am
The North Down MP says she is ?not happy with everything? in the draft agreement.


Sign up to agreement or face chaotic no-deal Brexit, says Simon Coveney
17 Nov 2018 at 4:20am
Simon Coveney said people are ?too quick? to write off Prime Minister Theresa May, saying she has shown ?resilience and courage?.

 

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Euan McColm: Can?t trust confidence tricksters to oust May
17 Nov 2018 at 11:56pm
How fitting it was that, as they moved in for the kill on Prime Minister Theresa May, the jackals of the Tory right couldn’t get their story straight. They have form for this, after all.

SNP shouldn?t set conditions for supporting People?s Vote
17 Nov 2018 at 11:50pm
Amidst the turmoil of last week, Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged for the first time the choice that MPs face is threefold; deal, no deal or no Brexit.

Leader: Scottish Labour?s invisible man
17 Nov 2018 at 11:46pm
Richard Leonard wants to win the battle of ideas. And says he is making progress.

Leonard: Indyref2 would be worse than Brexit
17 Nov 2018 at 11:43pm
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard says the turmoil of Brexit would be “nothing” compared with the uncertainty caused by a second independence referendum and a vote to leave the UK.

Dani Garavelli: What?s it like to be the best of the Tories? dirty laundry?
17 Nov 2018 at 11:33pm
It was a cricketing analogy Theresa May chose, in the end, to explain her decision to cling on to a role she never mastered: that of a Prime Minister tasked with negotiating the kind of deal which only ever existed in the fantasies of a few deranged Brexiteers. “One of my heroes was always Geoffrey Boycott,” she said. “And what do you know about Geoffrey Boycott? He stuck with it and got the runs in the end.”

Prime Minister has my confidence amid Brexit criticism says David Mundell
17 Nov 2018 at 3:49pm
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has pledged his support for Theresa May amid what he called an “unprecedented onslaught” by her critics.

Corbyn?s Brexit stance risks no-deal catastrophe ? leader comment
17 Nov 2018 at 6:00am
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn needs to choose between Theresa May’s EU divorce plan or scrapping Brexit to avoid ‘utter madness’ of a no-deal exit.

Brexit chaos shows breaking up Unions isn?t worth it ? Brian Wilson
17 Nov 2018 at 6:00am
The lesson for the SNP from the current shambles over Brexit should be that breaking up Unions is not remotely worth the money and pain, writes Brian Wilson.

Suicides must shame Scottish justice system into action ? Brian Wilson
17 Nov 2018 at 6:00am
The stories of Katie Allan and William Lindsay, both of whom took their own lives in Polmont young offenders’ institute, must shame the justice system in Scotland into action, writes Brian Wilson.

Brexit: ?It?s not what we voted for?, Fishermen fear tide is out
17 Nov 2018 at 6:00am
The café attached to Peterhead fish market is known by some who use it as the “mini Parliament”.

Two presidential portraits: one on canvass, the other a dirty deed
17 Nov 2018 at 6:00am
In Washington DC, Barack Obama’s portrait is treated reverentially, while the sabotaging of attempts by a Republican senator to protect the Trump-Russia probe paints a picture of the current President, writes Susan Dalgety.

Still time for Britain and EU to get their priorities right
16 Nov 2018 at 11:43pm
A tumbling pound, a shaky stock market and the future for business about as clear as a heap of steaming mince: it’s hard to discern a worse outcome than the political and constitutional chaos we are now in.

No deal Brexit ?not acceptable?, says CBI
16 Nov 2018 at 10:05pm
Prime Minister Theresa May’s efforts to sell her Brexit agreement have been boosted by a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) statement declaring that no deal is “not an acceptable option” and “we must not go backwards”.

Return of ally Rudd as May tries to ride out Brexit coup attempt
16 Nov 2018 at 10:00pm
Theresa May has moved to stabilise her government in the midst of a coup attempt by Brexiteers, bringing a close ally back into Cabinet and taking personal control of negotiations with Brussels.

How a no-confidence vote would unfold for PM Theresa May
16 Nov 2018 at 9:53pm
The last time a Conservative prime minister was under this much pressure from eurosceptics, they brought a leadership challenge on themselves.

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The armchair terrorists
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Nov 2018 at 1:29pm
This is the editorial in today’s Scottish edition of The Times: It seems to be an increasingly popular viewpoint in the country’s media. This was Daily Record political editor Torcuil Crichton on Thursday: And this was Times columnist Kenny Farquharson the day before: It’s not his first time banging this drum, either. (We assume he …

Unionist Blackjack
by Chris Cairns
17 Nov 2018 at 6:59am

The threatened member
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Nov 2018 at 7:20pm
Ah, remember these simpler times, readers? Thank goodness for etc etc.

The question begged
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Nov 2018 at 11:18am
Only an idiot would try to write anything today about the epic mess currently unfolding in British politics. You’d barely get to the end of typing a sentence before events had rendered it obsolete. But there’s one thing we’d really like to know, which bewilderingly nobody is mentioning. The primary root cause of Brexit was …

Theresa May?s Crack Team
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
14 Nov 2018 at 4:59pm
…is what they’re calling Jack and James now, we hear. Draw your own conclusions about the word “crack” there.

Serving the nations
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
14 Nov 2018 at 11:48am
Ever aware of its need to deliver informed enlightenment to the populace, the state broadcaster has recently put up a “BBC Brexit Jargon Buster” page on its website. We’re not sure it was meant to be quite this candid. Apparently Brexit isn’t happening to us. And there are a few other rather surprising gaps in …

The whistleblower
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
12 Nov 2018 at 9:32pm
Clive Ponting is the original British whistleblower. Long before Assange and Snowden, Ponting leaked details of a cover-up that shook the British political establishment. Working as a senior civil servant at the heart of power, Clive Ponting grew increasingly uneasy by what he witnessed. The Belgrano affair was the final straw and Ponting’s leaking of …

When they think we?re not listening
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
11 Nov 2018 at 2:59pm
This piece ran in the Telegraph – a newspaper with no Scottish edition and almost no Scottish sales – on Friday. Click to enlarge. Our favourite line is: “Think of what the UK would be like without the vast wealth generated by the 44bn barrels of oil pumped from British territory over the last 40 years.” …

The worst-laid plans
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Nov 2018 at 12:17pm
Your occasional reminder about who’s been governing us since we refused to take the responsibility for it ourselves. To be quite honest, readers, if we’re going to leave our future in the hands of a Fox, we’d probably be better off with Basil Brush.

Bottom of the remedial class
by Chris Cairns
10 Nov 2018 at 6:58am

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David Mundell pledges to back Theresa May's Brexit
17 Nov 2018 at 4:42pm
The Scottish Secretary tells Scottish Conservatives the alternatives are "even more unpalatable".


Government to consider tighter control of fireworks
18 Nov 2018 at 12:42am
The consultation, to take place next year, follows increased concern over fireworks use linked to anti-social behaviour.


Why the Irish border matters to Scotland
16 Nov 2018 at 5:42pm
The UK government is under fire over its backstop plans for Northern Ireland - but why is it so controversial in Scotland?


Sturgeon urged to back 'good' Brexit deal
16 Nov 2018 at 2:42pm
A senior UK government minister says Ms Sturgeon should "listen to what Scottish business is saying".


Supreme Court considers Brexit case appeal
16 Nov 2018 at 12:56pm
The UK government wants to prevent the European Court of Justice ruling on whether Brexit can be halted.


Scottish firms urged to protect staff after Beast from the East
16 Nov 2018 at 12:51pm
The Scottish government publishes a new guide in a push to safeguard workers rights during extreme weather.


Police Scotland cyber kiosks 'could be unlawful'
16 Nov 2018 at 12:25am
The introduction of technology allowing police to gather data from mobile phones faces delays.


Brexit: Scottish Tory MP urges Mundell to quit over EU agreement
15 Nov 2018 at 1:45pm
The Scottish secretary is told by a colleague that "no Unionist" could support the draft Brexit agreement.


Police investigate NHS Tayside brain surgeon harm
16 Nov 2018 at 12:38am
Police have spoken to more than 20 people in relation to NHS Tayside brain surgeon Sam Eljamel.


Art school admits 'poor communications' after Mack fire
15 Nov 2018 at 3:11pm
Muriel Gray, chair of the Glasgow School of Art board, gave evidence before the culture committee.


Brexit: Scottish fishing industry calls for clarity
15 Nov 2018 at 2:39pm
Fishing leaders, skippers and traders are seeking more specifics on the draft agreement on leaving the EU.


Brexit: Scottish Secretary David Mundell backs Brexit deal
14 Nov 2018 at 9:56pm
The Scottish Secretary and 12 other Scottish Tories had earlier sought assurances over the fishing industry.

Scot Goes Pop

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Rare GB-wide Panelbase poll has Labour and the Tories locked together at 40% ...
by James Kelly
16 Nov 2018 at 1:55am
This isn't strictly a Scot Goes Pop exclusive, because the figures were attached to the Scottish Independence Foundation press release that went out several hours ago.  But as far as I can see no m...

Palpably pleasing Panelbase poll puts support for independence at eighteen mo...
by James Kelly
15 Nov 2018 at 4:18pm
It's not very often that I'm given advance sight of a full-scale Scottish poll, so I was very grateful to the Scottish Independence Foundation for giving me a sneak peek a few days ago at the new P...

New BOMBSHELL Scottish poll suggests Ruth Davidson could face ANGUISH in snap...
by James Kelly
15 Nov 2018 at 4:22am
As you may remember, one of the points of confusion about Channel 4's recent Survation poll was a set of Scottish voting intention figures for Westminster, which eventually proved to be merely a su...

We're about to see the difference between a real political party (the DUP) an...
by James Kelly
13 Nov 2018 at 5:14pm
So there's a deal in principle between the UK government and the EU, but whether it will ever get through the various stages of ratification remains to be seen.  It seems likely that the text must ...

That Survation poll: a brief autopsy
by James Kelly
6 Nov 2018 at 6:07pm
In the end there was very little point in fleshing out last night's blogpost about the Survation mega-poll, because a lot of what had been reported about it on social media (and even in one or two ...

Unionist chuntering heard all the way from Chichester after chipper Channel 4...
by James Kelly
5 Nov 2018 at 10:53pm
I've been out enjoying Bonfire Night, so I wasn't watching Channel 4's big Brexit show, and I'm trying to make sense of the Scottish figures from their Survation mega-poll, based on the limited inf...

New podcast
by James Kelly
5 Nov 2018 at 12:00am
Just a quick note to let you know that myself and Peter A Bell are the guests on this week's edition of the Through a Scottish Prism podcast. Topics under discussion are the Budget, the prospects ...

If a so-called People's Vote actually happened, what would be the consequence...
by James Kelly
2 Nov 2018 at 6:56am
After the events of a few months ago, it's refreshing to be able to get back to actually agreeing with Pete Wishart about something, and I do agree with him that there are dangers attached to the S...

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The Battle of Otterburn - Did the Corries ever sing all 35 verses?
by /u/yasslad
18 Nov 2018 at 2:35am
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Spot near Kilchurn Castle at Loch Awe [OC]
by /u/sgt_yeti
18 Nov 2018 at 1:50am
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Onboard a golden eagle soaring over snowy Scotland
by /u/Welshite
18 Nov 2018 at 12:54am
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Neil Oliver on his British Isles in 100 Places tour (and why Nicola Sturgeon ...
by /u/ewenmax
17 Nov 2018 at 11:20pm
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West Coast Waves
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17 Nov 2018 at 11:13pm
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Beautiful sunset in the Highlands this evening once all the fog finally lifted.
by /u/itsray
17 Nov 2018 at 10:46pm
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Movie Outlaw King
by /u/TotoTunes
17 Nov 2018 at 10:15pm
I just watched the the movie Outlaw King. The movie that tells the tale of Robert Bruce King of scots. A couple of questions. 1. How accurate is the movie compared to the real Scottish history? 2. ...

Have just watched An Audience With Billy Connolly (for about the millionth ti...
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17 Nov 2018 at 10:14pm
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Isle of Skye [OC]
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17 Nov 2018 at 10:06pm
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Fucking numpties
by /u/MeatBaws
17 Nov 2018 at 9:51pm
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The maddest thing to ever come out of Scotland.
by /u/MintedStereo
17 Nov 2018 at 7:35pm
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What alcohol mixes well with Irn Bru?
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17 Nov 2018 at 6:29pm
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Tennents are diversifying...
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17 Nov 2018 at 5:49pm
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Outlaw/king netflix
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17 Nov 2018 at 5:08am
So what is your views and options on this Netflix movie? Is it a bunch of shite? Is it accurate? Or is it just meh? submitted by /u/Sirkaill

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David Mundell says 'crass' Nicola Sturgeon has hit 'new low' in Brexit blast
by Lucy Christie
17 Nov 2018 at 8:30pm
The Scottish Secretary accused the First Minister of 'casting aside' the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland to make an 'opportunistic political point' while also throwing his support behind u...


Theresa May gets stay of execution after Brexit rebel Michael Gove remains in...
by Torcuil Crichton
17 Nov 2018 at 4:30am
The move prevented collapse of her premiership in the short term but Gove is simply hanging on with other anti-EU Cabinet members to try to rewrite the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal.


Fishermen fear Theresa May's Brexit bungling has sold Scottish industry down ...
by Charlie Gall
16 Nov 2018 at 4:30am
Despite May's promises to Parliament yesterday many fear linking access to fishing waters to trade will mean that fishermen will lose out after Brexit.


Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit chaos is making case for IndyRef2 stronger every day
by David Clegg
16 Nov 2018 at 4:30am
The First Minister was pushed on the independence issue at Holyrood but refused to set-out a precise timetable for new vote.


Gordon Brown shows why Brexit process should have been left to the adults
by Torcuil Crichton
16 Nov 2018 at 4:30am
Our columnist Torcuil Crichton says the intervention of the former Prime Minister provided the type of leadership and common sense approach that has been sadly lacking.


Theresa May is no longer in power and MPs must push for staying in Single Mar...
by Record View
16 Nov 2018 at 4:30am
The Prime Minister's deal is dead in the water and MPs must avoid a 'no deal' nightmare by getting behind a soft Brexit.


Dominic Raab resigns as Brexit Secretary over Theresa May's deal in crushing ...
by Dan Bloom
15 Nov 2018 at 8:56am
The extraordinary move is a calamitous hit to Theresa May that will hugely ramp up the risk of toppling her - and forcing a chaotic No Deal Brexit


Nicola Sturgeon 'absolutely satisfied' there was no cover-up of Alex Salmond ...
by David Clegg
15 Nov 2018 at 4:30am
The First Minister said her Government and party had followed procedures in dealing with complaints.


LGBTI history lessons won't turn your children gay, folks - it's about being ...
by Darren McGarvey
15 Nov 2018 at 4:30am
Our columnist Darren 'Loki' McGarvey has his say on the TIE campaign, Brexit, and Nicola Sturgeon's act of kindness.


Nicola Sturgeon slams Brexit deal in call to Theresa May after crunch Cabinet...
by Graeme Thomson
14 Nov 2018 at 10:50pm
The First Minister spoke to the Tory leader and pointed out that there isn't a single mention of Scotland in the agreement.

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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 …
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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 …

Nation 3 ? Norway, The Twin Nation
by michaelgreenwell
6 Nov 2018 at 12:08am
The third in the series by Phantom Power & Lesley Riddoch.  In all the most serious research, Norway is almost always the number 1 place to be. Scotland could do this, and without major difficulties, we have more resources than they have, we just need to show the will to do it…

?I was basically trying to rip off The Pixies? ? Kurt Cobain
by michaelgreenwell
28 Oct 2018 at 12:58am
For those of you of a certain age. This is an amazing documentary, very far from your usual triumphant reunion…

Journey to Yes 21 ? Ashley Graczyk
by michaelgreenwell
21 Oct 2018 at 8:45am
Here is the latest in the the wonderful Journey To Yes series by Phantom Power. It is episode 21. If you?d like to catch up with all the others you can find them all here too.

Scottish Independence Podcast 171 ? Dr Philippa Whitford
by michaelgreenwell
9 Oct 2018 at 4:20pm
The 171st episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is mostly a speech by Dr Philippa Whitford (a previous guest on the show). I’m sure you do, but just in case you didn’t know, Dr Whitford MP is an SNP MP but before her time in politics she was a consultant breast surgeon, one who also worked …
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Bloody Nora x 1000
by michaelgreenwell
7 Oct 2018 at 8:58pm
Trump at the UN…

Nation 2 ? Iceland ? The Extreme Nation
by michaelgreenwell
6 Oct 2018 at 8:34am
The second in the series by Phantom Power & Lesley Riddoch.

Bella Caledonia

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Labour for Indy?
by Bella Caledonia Editor
17 Nov 2018 at 11:15am
With Theresa May flailing on Brexit and the UK government in crisis, the prospect of another general election is increasingly likely. In such a scenario, Scottish independence will inevitably return to the agenda. Labour’s position on the issue remains firm, but is there scope for it to change? Jonathan Rimmer investigates by speaking to the …

A Way out of Madness
by Bella Caledonia Editor
15 Nov 2018 at 5:17pm
Remember when people voted No in 2014 because Britain was a source of economic stability and political certainty? The idea that Britain was somehow ‘multicultural’  ‘open’ and outward-looking was actually believed. People arguing for self-determination were somehow ‘separatists’. It seems laughable now doesn’t it? But the main compelling argument that we were ‘Better Together’ was …

China: Neo-Liberal Princelings Versus Populists
by Bella Caledonia Editor
15 Nov 2018 at 2:43pm
CHINA is the world?s largest economy, with a GDP in 2017 of $23 trillion, based on purchasing power parity. By comparison, the EU (including Britain) clocked up $20 trillion and the United States came in a global third at $19 trillion. America?s diminished economic power explains a lot about Donald Trump?s trade tantrums but how …

Brillo?s Brexit and the Museum of Communist Terror
by Bella Caledonia Editor
14 Nov 2018 at 11:22am
An astonishing week of breakdown and breakthrough, clarity and exposure as forces of clandestine British power are revealed.  At the heart of a nexus of think-tanks and media is Andrew Neil,  the former UK Editor of the Economist, the Sunday Times, Executive Chairman of Sky Television, publisher of the Scotsman and supporter of the Adam Smith …

War School: the Battle for Britain?s Children
by Bella Caledonia Editor
13 Nov 2018 at 9:47pm
War School looks at what Remembrance means for veterans of Britain’s many conflicts in the century since the end of the War To End All Wars and reveals how government policies are targeting ever younger children for future rectruitment into the armed forces. More details here.    

An Open Letter to BBC Scotland on Steve Bannon
by Bella Caledonia Editor
13 Nov 2018 at 4:23pm
Dear Ms MacKinnon, Like thousands of licence fee payers across the country I am deeply concerned by BBC Scotland’s decision to support the upcoming News Xchange event featuring Steve Bannon. As an individual synonymous with white nationalism and the rise of racist, hate-fuelled politics I believe Mr Bannon?s inclusion is fundamentally dangerous, and simply by …

Brexit Farce in Detail
by Bella Caledonia Editor
13 Nov 2018 at 9:27am
As the Brexit ‘end game’ nears, here’s a devastating collection of facts about the organisational crisis, panic and flight, bureaucratic log-jam and a government overwhelmed by its own incompetence … Thread by @uk_domain_names: “Ok, it’s high time to look at the REAL effects of Brexit 1/50 # ?” #marr #ridge #pienaar #bbcsp

Sympathy for the Devil
by Bella Caledonia Editor
12 Nov 2018 at 10:42pm
In the days leading up to his joint commemoration of World War 1 with Theresa May, French President Macron publicly announced his interest in honouring France’s chief Vichy collaborator  Marshal Philippe Pétain for his role in France’s WW1 war effort. A storm of public protest forced him to abandon the idea, but the subsequent dispute …

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Glasgow School of Art chair says building management 'exemplary'
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
15 Nov 2018 at 5:50pm
Muriel Gray regrets not doing more to communicate with local community after fireThe chair of Glasgow School of Art, Muriel Gray, has defended the management of the Mackintosh building ? which was gutted by fire in June ? as ?exemplary?, while acknowledging she could have done more to communicate...

Sturgeon: Brexit chaos makes independence case stronger every day
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
15 Nov 2018 at 4:12pm
Scottish first minister suggests she may soon update Holyrood on timing of second independence poll? Follow the latest Brexit news and reaction - live updatesThe ongoing Brexit chaos makes the case for Scottish independence stronger every day, Nicola Sturgeon has said, suggesting that she may upd...

Critics line up after May wins cabinet support ? as it happened
by Kate Lyons (now), Andrew Sparrow , Matthew Weaver and Ruth Quinn (earlier)
15 Nov 2018 at 2:31am
PM announces she has secured backing for plan after ?long, detailed and impassioned debate?Brexit deal: May secures cabinet backing for Brexit dealTheresa May?s Brexit deal: everything you need to knowLabour confident its Brexiters will vote down May?s dealLatest summaryMay?s statement in full 2....

Scotland to embed LGBTI teaching across curriculum
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
9 Nov 2018 at 10:12am
Equality campaigners hail new inclusive curriculum as ?monumental victory?Scotland will become the first country in the world to embed the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the school curriculum, in what campaigners have described as a historic moment.State sc...

UK cannot stop article 50 case going to ECJ, says Scottish court
by Libby Brooks
8 Nov 2018 at 1:55pm
Group seeks ruling on whether Britain can unilaterally withdraw from Brexit processScotland?s highest court has refused the UK government leave to appeal its referral of a case to the European court of justice that seeks to establish whether the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit. This paves the way...

Alex Salmond 'not adequately informed' of sexual harassment claims, court told
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
6 Nov 2018 at 1:42pm
Former first minister is challenging the Scottish government over its handling of allegationsAlex Salmond was not given sufficient information about two sexual harassment allegations made against him, according to lawyers acting for the former first minister in the first court hearing of his lega...

England?s sorry delusions are Scotland?s best argument for independence | Kev...
by Kevin McKenna
4 Nov 2018 at 6:00am
As the cracks in the union proliferate, the SNP should focus on forward thinkingThere are pitfalls to be avoided, many of them associated with expression and attitude, when you attempt to make the case for a nation?s independence.These occur often and can be difficult to avoid. How do you proclai...

Tracey Crouch resigns as sports minister over fixed odds betting terminals de...
by Andrew Sparrow and Kevin Rawlinson
1 Nov 2018 at 10:03pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenAfternoon summary 10.03pm GMT We?re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading. Here?s a summary of this evening?s events: Related: Sports minister resigns over delay to gambling curb 8.48pm GMT Crouch also has th...

Wee Ginger Dug

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Biting the hand of Project Fear

This is the state we?re still in
This is the state we’re still in. Back in 2014, another age, another era, when the UK could still pretend that it was open and welcoming and respectful of the people who make it up, Scotland was promised that by voting against independence, we could have the best of both worlds. The best of both …

Acknowledging Scotland?s existence
Finally, Theresa May has managed to unite the UK. Everyone thinks her deal is rubbish, even the guy who was supposedly in charge of negotiating it. The Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned, so Raab C Brexit is now Raab C Exit. Fellow Brexist Esther McVey has taken time out of her busy schedule of …

A very big deal
You can’t turn on the telly today without seeing some eager interviewer standing outside Westminster or Downing Street, sticking their microphone in the face of a random political passer by and asking them about the government’s Brexit deal. The cracks are already showing, not least in the rictus grins of the Conservatives. It’s that uncomfortable …

Journey to Yes #22 : Clive Ponting
The latest instalment in Phantom Power’s fantastic Journey to Yes series. Clive Ponting is the original British whistleblower. Long before Assange and Snowden, Ponting leaked details of a cover-up that shook the British political establishment. Working as a senior civil servant at the heart of power, Clive Ponting grew increasingly disgusted by what he saw. …

Stopping the spreading rash of Union flegs
When I was a kid, the Union fleg was only regularly seen flying on Orange Walks. As a Catholic wean from a family that was partly of Irish descent, it was a flag that said that people like me were not welcome, that we were excluded, that we were regarded as aliens in the land …

A draft constitution for the Scottish state
The constitutional scholar Dr. Mark McNaught, who is a Professor of Law, Philosophy, and US Civilization at the University of Rennes, is one of those who has been attempting to devise a draft constitution for an independent Scottish state.  Other groups and individuals have also been working on similar projects. This draft is not intended …

Sold out going in, sold out going out
Sorry for not having blogged the past couple of days, but I’ve been having internet issues. Virgin Cable’s online service check thingy insists there’s no broadband issues in my area, but I’m constantly getting DNS lookup errors. Fingers crossed it’s sorted now. Onieweys, it’s not like there’s a whole lot going on in the world …

The only poll that matters
There’s been a bit of gloating from British nationalists this week over the opinion poll that never was. Those nats eh, what are they like. After Channel 4 broadcast its programme Brexit – What the Nation Really Thinks, claims were made on social media that the megapoll conducted for the show was giving a result …

The National

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True toll of 'unnecessary' Tory austerity laid bare in UN report
THE UN has accused the Tories of choosing to make the poorest people in Britain poorer while funding tax cuts for the wealthy.

May clings to power as momentum fades for confidence vote
THERESA May?s grip on power was looking more secure last night as Brexiteer rebels conceded momentum had slowed for their campaign to oust her.

Blackford: Brexit shambles underlines imperative for independence
SCOTLAND?S treatment by the UK Government in the Brexit process illustrates the need for independence, according to the SNP?s Westminster leader.

Nicola Sturgeon slams Tories for last-minute invite to Brexit meeting
NICOLA Sturgeon has reacted with fury after the UK Government demanded she cancel constituency commitments to meet with Theresa May?s de facto deputy.

EU member countries concerned over fishermen?s access to UK waters
THERESA May could be about to face another Brexit battle after a number of EU member states protested about access to British waters for European fishing fleets.

Glasgow council chiefs challenge UN criticism over Welfare Fund
GLASGOW City Council has rejected criticism made of the local authority in Philip Alston?s report into poverty in the UK.

Call for SNP to work with Labour to keep town's hospital open
A LEADING Yes campaigner has urged the SNP and Labour to work together to keep Monklands Hospital in Airdrie.

Lifetime achievement award goes to MEP Hudghton in SNP honours
ONE of the country?s longest-serving MEPs has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural SNP Annual Awards.

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

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?? …

British politics, Misogyny and the Prejudice which festers in the Tories
British politics, Misogyny and the Prejudice which festers in the Tories Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 24th 2018 The political world has been seen as an abrasive, macho and male club for centuries. Across the West this has meant to have changed in the last couple of decades with record levels of women?s representation and …

Coming Together or Falling Apart? Freedom of Speech in the Age of Noise
Coming Together or Falling Apart? Freedom of Speech in the Age of Noise Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 17th 2018 The context and limits of freedom of speech have always been important, but everywhere this seems to have become increasingly contentious. Whether it is white supremacists in the US declaring they are protecting the US …

A Vision of the Future comes to Dundee: A Tayside Renaissance?
A Vision of the Future comes to Dundee: A Tayside Renaissance? Gerry Hassan New Statesman, October 12th 2018 Dundee is being talked about. This marks a big change for a city that traditionally has been ignored or presented in clichés – of jute, jam and journalism, the Tay Rail Bridge disaster, and William McGonagall. Now …

Toxic Masculinity must be defeated. Silence is not an option for any of us
Toxic Masculinity must be defeated. Silence is not an option for any of us Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 10th 2018 Hate seems to be everywhere in public life. This week Scottish Justice minister Humza Yousaf floated making misogyny a specific hate crime illegal, while in the previous week, the Scottish Government launched a high …

 

Scotland and Independence

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Indyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again
Indyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again  thejournal.ieDavid Mundell pledges to back Theresa May's Brexit  BBC NewsSSP Co-Spokesperson: 'Not Surprising' Scotland Not Mentioned in Brexit Proposal  Sputnik InternationalKevin Pringle: This shambles is shaping Scottish opinion  The TimesFull coverage

'Scotland WILL choose INDEPENDENCE' Sturgeon warns Brexit to break up UK
'Scotland WILL choose INDEPENDENCE' Sturgeon warns Brexit to break up UK  Express.co.ukBrexit has strengthened case for Scottish independence: Sturgeon  ReutersDraft Brexit deal 'devastating' for Scotland, says pro-independence leader Nicola Sturgeon  The Straits TimesFull coverage

The True Story Behind Outlaw King: What to Know About Scottish Independence H...
The True Story Behind Outlaw King: What to Know About Scottish Independence Hero Robert the Bruce  TIMENetflix's Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine as a Scottish warrior-king, is bloody medieval fun  VoxOutlaw King Picks Up Where Braveheart Left Off  The AtlanticReview: 'Outlaw King' Is Bloody Good Tale Of Rebellion, Betrayal, And Love  ForbesFull coverage

Next referendum will be on Scottish independence
Next referendum will be on Scottish independence  Financial TimesFull coverage

The Brexit Deal Won't Destroy Britain
The Brexit Deal Won't Destroy Britain  Foreign PolicyThe Brexit mess could lead to a break-up of a no longer United Kingdom  The Conversation AUAnalyst on Brexit Situation: Only Reason We're in This Mess Is Because of May  Sputnik InternationalLetters: Shame on the Tories who have created yet more chaos  The NationalHow Brexit debacle is uncovering and unraveling the dis-United Kingdom  RTFull ...

Scottish Independence Convention campaign fund hits halfway mark
Scottish Independence Convention campaign fund hits halfway mark  The NationalFull coverage

'Outlaw King' vs. 'Braveheart': Which Movie Gets Scotland Right?
'Outlaw King' vs. 'Braveheart': Which Movie Gets Scotland Right?  Popular Mechanics?Outlaw King:? boring depiction of Scottish wars  Texas A&M The Battalion'Outlaw King' is a chaotic, horrific spectacle seeping with Scottish beauty  Big IssueFull coverage

Call independence vote or quit, donor tells Sturgeon
Call independence vote or quit, donor tells Sturgeon  The TimesFull coverage

SNP

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SNP shouldn't set conditions for supporting People's Vote
SNP shouldn't set conditions for supporting People's Vote  The ScotsmanIndyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again  thejournal.ieDavid Mundell pledges to back Theresa May's Brexit  BBC NewsFull coverage

SNP: 'Scotland will not compete with NI'
SNP: 'Scotland will not compete with NI'  Sky NewsFull coverage

SNP leadership urged to 'come clean' over what it knew about Alex Salmond all...
SNP leadership urged to 'come clean' over what it knew about Alex Salmond allegations  Telegraph.co.ukAngus Robertson 'told of Alex Salmond allegations in 2008'  inews.co.ukFull coverage

Lifetime achievement award goes to MEP Ian Hudghton in SNP honours
Lifetime achievement award goes to MEP Ian Hudghton in SNP honours  The NationalFull coverage

SNP seek to take advantage of Westminster's Brexit turmoil
SNP seek to take advantage of Westminster's Brexit turmoil  Press and JournalMay FIGHTS BACK: Prime Minister dismantles SNP chief with BRILLIANT point as Commons ROARS  Express.co.ukSNP: Scotland should have same opportunity as Northern Ireland from Brexit  Irish ExaminerNicola Sturgeon says Brexit deal bad for Scotland  BBC NewsFull coverage

SNP must tread softly towards independence
SNP must tread softly towards independence  The TimesFull coverage

The SNP needs a political philosophy beyond independence
The SNP needs a political philosophy beyond independence  New StatesmanFull coverage

Events take place across Scotland to mark SNP's second Day of Action
Events take place across Scotland to mark SNP's second Day of Action  The NationalFull coverage

Referendum (Google News)

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Indyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again
Indyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again  thejournal.ieSSP Co-Spokesperson: 'Not Surprising' Scotland Not Mentioned in Brexit Proposal  Sputnik InternationalSturgeon accused of "exploiting" Northern Ireland's troubled history to increase support for independence  HeraldScotlandKevin Pringle: This shambles is shaping Scottish opinion  The TimesFull coverage

'Scotland WILL choose INDEPENDENCE' Sturgeon warns Brexit to break up UK
'Scotland WILL choose INDEPENDENCE' Sturgeon warns Brexit to break up UK  Express.co.ukDraft Brexit deal 'devastating' for Scotland, says pro-independence leader Nicola Sturgeon  The Straits TimesSturgeon under pressure to outline plans for second independence referendum  HeraldScotlandExtending Article 50 is now the only way to avoid Brexit chaos | View  euronewsFull coverage

The Brexit mess could lead to a break-up of a no longer United Kingdom
The Brexit mess could lead to a break-up of a no longer United Kingdom  The Conversation AUThe Brexit Deal Won't Destroy Britain  Foreign PolicyThe battle to position 'global Britain' in post-Brexit world  Big News Network (press release) (blog)MPs could be handed chance to force fresh Brexit referendum before vote on May's Brussels agreement  The IndependentHow Brexit debacle is uncovering and...

Next referendum will be on Scottish independence
Next referendum will be on Scottish independence  Financial TimesFull coverage

Call independence vote or quit, donor tells Sturgeon
Call independence vote or quit, donor tells Sturgeon  The TimesFull coverage

New Brexit vote may hamper independence goal, Scottish lawmaker says
New Brexit vote may hamper independence goal, Scottish lawmaker says  ReutersSNP MP criticises 'People's Vote' support  BBC NewsSNP MP: People's Vote could deal a blow for Scottish independence referendum  The New EuropeanFull coverage

Scotland County voters set to cast ballot in referendum
Scotland County voters set to cast ballot in referendum  wpde.comFull coverage

Scotland in shock BREXIT BLOCK bid: Cross-party 'People's Vote' campaign laun...
Scotland in shock BREXIT BLOCK bid: Cross-party 'People's Vote' campaign launched TODAY  Express.co.ukTwo-thirds of Scots think new referendum would see Brexit ditched  HeraldScotland64% of Scots think 'People's Vote' would overturn 2016 EU vote result ? poll  shropshirestar.comFull coverage

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The Politics Forum Latest Topics
The Politics Forum Latest Topics

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!

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

TV Tax
Just curious to see who still pays to be told what to think.

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

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 ...

Scotland First Country To Introduce LGBT Lessons
Equality campaigners hail new inclusive curriculum as ?monumental victory?

Highlight is surely gonna someone's uncle raging that a school's "teaching weans to be poofs".

Well the real highlight will be the promotion of LGBT sexualities and genders being "equal" to typical sexualities and gender...

The Official President Trump thread

A World Government
Is this remotely possible in the future? Is it the only way to stop current issues such as tax havens, man made global warming and nuclear weapons?  I would argue that until we have this, we are on a slippery slope towards the end of humankind. No idea how you would work it though - any thoug...

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

Hockney
Nice enough picture. Not really bothered about the price, it's worth what someones willing to pay. Apparently it's a 'modern masterpiece' why'?.

Is Donald Trump's Campaign A Spoof?

Neil Oliver History Of Scotland
Just watched episode 1 on youtube, the next episodes seems to have been deleted????? Can somebody confirm if I have had to much to drink tonight, my laptop is having a bad day, or the Ruk is denying that Scotland ever existed until the the SNP was created last Thursday?

The Great Global Warming Swindle
Came across this on YouTube, shown on channel 4 in 2007, unthinkable now adays. Probably worth a watch.   

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



EU Referendum
Wish I could go to sleep and someone tell me its all over. Have to give the news a miss now both sides have gone into overdrive. It just seems to be one obnoxious Tory khunt arguing against yet another obnoxious Tory khunt plus a dash of an obnoxious red Tory khunt Alastair Darling. BBC news will...

Snp Not Radical Enough... ?
I see the BBC reporting that the conference members voted against a motion to have an outright ban on fracking. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34552962 There was also criticism on C4 news (from mainly pro-SNP people) last night after the SNP not going far enough with th...

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. https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A2KLktn5p0hU8E0AjztNBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTIyODdtY3E3BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkZDU4NmMwMjU...

Calton Jock

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Scottish and Uk Politics

The Machiavelli of the British Civil Service is dead ? A look back at a few o...
    The man that would have inspired Machiavelli is dead and politicians sleep  more soundly. If only it were possible to delve into his diaries. Sir Jeremy Heywood, civil servant and permanent secretary to Prime Ministers Blair, Brown, Cameron and May and confidant to the rich and powerful elite of British politics and their … Continue reading "The Machiavelli of the British Civil Service is d...

The Tory Party ? Brexit ? Political Suicide ? Déjà vu
          15 Nov 2018: The Theresa May Government – A promising start and a dismal end Theresa May’s leadership was plunged into a new crisis last night after claims that she had described her former and remaining anti-European market Cabinet colleagues as “bastards” in comments accidentally recorded after a television interview. … Continue reading "The Tory Party – Brexit – Political Suicide –...

Tony Blair the Confidence Trickster That Defrauded the Nation Who Trusted Him
          1997 – The Fall of the Tory Party and Rise of New Labour After nearly 20 years in government the Tory Party collapsed under a mire of lies, sex scandals and just about every political crime imaginable. The single saving grace was the economy which was in robust health due … Continue reading "Tony Blair the Confidence Trickster That Defrauded the Nation Who Trusted Him"

Glasgow Council Female Staff To Take Their Equal Pay Battle to the Streets Ca...
            Industrial Action in Glasgow Indications are that women employed by Glasgow District Council will be taking industrial action very soon in pursuance of their long running campaign seeking equal pay with male workers as required by law. It is important that the hard working people of Glasgow attribute fault … Continue reading "Glasgow Council Female Staff To Take Their Equal Pay Batt...

The murky world of Westminster politics ? big business protection ? and the a...
        A Murky World In the article before this I provided a “through the keyhole report on the activities of Hayluyt. It generated a bit of interest and begged the question. How deeply entrenched in the British state is this bunch of very rich individuals? This article provides some answers and raises … Continue reading "The murky world of Westminster politics – big business protection – and ...

British Spymasters revealed
            I am publishing the under-noted article which exposed the activities of the British Secret Services to the public in Scotland. Many of the principal characters involved went on to dominate Scottish politics and, operating out of London still do so. After reading the article you might wish to read … Continue reading "British Spymasters revealed"

Transatlanticism drives UK politics- Scots need to get off the Bus Sharpish
          The Political Ideology of “New Labour” The political thinking of right wing “New Labour” politicians is closely aligned with their Tory “soft left” colleagues in Westminster and in political pressure groups in England, Wales and Scotland The right wing faction opposes just about all of the economic policies of the … Continue reading "Transatlanticism drives UK politics- Scots need to ...

The 1707 Act of Vandalism is not fit for purpose and should be binned without...
      Massacre of the Macdonalds at Glencoe       Events that break the political union The discredited Westminster political system of government is close to collapse and its welcome termination might be closer than the pundits would have you believe. The press is increasingly headlining that a huge majority of little Englanders … Continue reading "The 1707 Act of Vandalism is not fit for purp...

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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
www.crowdfunder.co.uk/AlexSalmond 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.…