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Sarwar admits taking share cash from controversial family business
21 Sep 2017 at 5:42pm
ANAS Sarwar has admitted receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds in unearned income from his controversial family business, following an investigation by the Herald.

Sturgeon uses Sarwar's family business to savage Scottish Labour
21 Sep 2017 at 2:49pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has given Anas Sarwar a brutal taste of life as Scottish Labour leader, by using his controversial family business to accuse him and his party of hypocrisy.

EU warns Britain "must settle the accounts" after Brexit
21 Sep 2017 at 12:15pm
MICHEL Barnier has issued a fresh warning to Britain that it must "settle the accounts" if it wants a free trade deal with the European Union after it leaves the bloc in 2019.

Corbyn insists Labour now represents the "mainstream" of British politics
21 Sep 2017 at 7:59pm
LABOUR now represents the mainstream of British politics, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed on the eve of his party?s four-day autumn conference.

Former Tory MP and Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor dies
21 Sep 2017 at 12:21pm
The former Conservative MP and arch Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor has died, his family said. He was 80.

Anas Sarwar urged to "come clean" in new row over family business
21 Sep 2017 at 11:50am
ANAS Sarwar is facing more questions over his family business after a Herald investigation cast doubt on his claim not to take any dividend income from the company or help run it.

FMQs sketch: No fight like an in-fight
21 Sep 2017 at 6:56pm
IT was Winston Churchill who said: ?The opposition occupies the benches in front of you, but the enemy sits behind you.? But it?s not a cast-iron rule.

Sturgeon pledges better support for parents with premature babies
21 Sep 2017 at 4:12pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has pledged to help the parents of premature babies with the cost of constantly travelling to and from hospital to be with their child.

Sturgeon urged to dump named persons scheme and start again
21 Sep 2017 at 4:52pm
RUTH Davidson has urged the Scottish Government to drop its controversial named person scheme, calling the latest attempt to make it legally watertight ?deeply flawed?.

Mundell tells Sturgeon to "stop playing games" and to get serious on Brexit bill
21 Sep 2017 at 12:01am
DAVID Mundell has urged Nicola Sturgeon and her colleagues to ?stop playing games? and to ?get serious? about making progress on the Brexit legislation.

Brexit Minister: Theresa May 'must keep UK in single market'
21 Sep 2017 at 10:21am
Scotland's Brexit Minister has urged Theresa May to keep the UK in the "world's most lucrative marketplace" - the European single market.

May and Johnson set to talk Brexit on shared flight back to UK
21 Sep 2017 at 12:01am
THERESA May is set to have extended Brexit talks with Boris Johnson when the pair share a seven-hour flight from New York to London this evening.

Analysis: Spain, Catalonia locked in dispute they can?t win
21 Sep 2017 at 12:13am
Catalans? views on the proposed independence referendum differ. Some are completely in favour and will vote Yes. Others believe that Catalonia has the right to have a say on its own future but would vote No. A few support the Spanish Government?s stance, that any kind of vote on independence is out of the question.

Mundell tells Sturgeon to "stop playing games" on Brexit and to "get serious"
20 Sep 2017 at 5:10pm
DAVID Mundell has urged Nicola Sturgeon and her colleagues to ?stop playing games? and to ?get serious? about making progress on the Brexit legislation.

Anas Sarwar says family business doesn't pay real living wage because it's on...
20 Sep 2017 at 11:34am
ANAS Sarwar has ignited a fresh row over his family business, saying it doesn?t pay workers the real living wage promoted by Scottish Labour because it's only voluntary, not mandatory.

 

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Labour claims Scottish Government guilty of `monumental error? in Grenfell-st...
21 Sep 2017 at 5:46pm
The Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council have been accused of making a “monumental error” by failing to contact residents in high-rise blocks where Grenfell-Tower style cladding has been detected.

Nicola Sturgeon backs Catalonia?s right to hold a referendum
21 Sep 2017 at 2:36pm
Nicola Sturgeon has backed Catalonia’s right to hold a referendum on independence, saying she is concerned about attempts to stop the vote.

Nicola Sturgeon attacks Anas Sarwar over family firm
21 Sep 2017 at 2:00pm
Labour leadership candidate Anas Sarwar's personal life  was thrown into the spotlight again today as Nicola Sturgeon launched a stinging attack at First Ministers Questions.

FMQs: Sturgeon refuses to back down on Named Persons
21 Sep 2017 at 12:54pm
Nicola Sturgeon today rejected calls for a climbdown on controversial plans to introduce a Named Person for every child in Scotland.

Former Glasgow MP Sir Teddy Taylor dies aged 80
21 Sep 2017 at 12:51pm
Sir Teddy Taylor, one of the last Conservative candidates to win a Westminster constituency in Glasgow, has died, his family announced today.

North Korean minister echoes Pedro Caixinha?s ?dog and caravan? phrase
21 Sep 2017 at 12:36pm
North Korea’s foreign minister echoed comments made by Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha when he was asked to comment on remarks made by US president Donald Trump.

Glasgow twice turned down offer of help to find Grenfell-style cladding
21 Sep 2017 at 12:29pm
Glasgow City Council twice declined an offer for Scottish Government assistance to help them detect Grenfell Tower-style cladding in high-rise buildings, a letter from Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has claimed.

Richard Leonard gets support of USDAW
21 Sep 2017 at 11:36am
Labour leadership challenger Richard Leonard has secured the backing of USDAW, the party’s largest affiliated trade union.

What we learned from the Scottish Labour leadership hustings
21 Sep 2017 at 11:32am
Labour members gathered in Glasgow last night to quiz the two men hoping to become the next party leader in Scotland. But it was the questions that went unasked that dominated reports from the event.

Alastair Campbell recalls plan for Old Firm ?peace process? game
21 Sep 2017 at 9:30am
Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell has revealed that he once suggested Rangers and Celtic take part in a friendly wearing the other team’s shirts - in a bid to boost the Northern Ireland peace process.

Scottish crops at risk without migrant labour, says NFUS
21 Sep 2017 at 9:09am
While the fate of migrant labour has been centre stage in Brexit discussions, a more urgent need to ensure there will be a sufficient workforce to help gather in next year’s fruit and vegetable crops has been raised.

Tom Peterkin: Waging a class war will not solve crisis in the classroom
21 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
John Swinney has a huge challenge to sort education but should steer clear of the private sector, says Tom Peterkin

BBC to show Edinburgh Old Town ?party flat? hell
21 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
The growing problem of short-term lets in Edinburgh’s Old Town – a Unesco World Heritage site –is to be investigated by Panorama, the BBC flagship investigative programme.

Anti-Terror barriers to be installed in Edinburgh over Christmas
21 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
New anti-terror barriers are set to be installed in Edinburgh city centre for up to seven weeks over the festive season due to the vast numbers of visitors expected to flood in for its Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.

Bill Jamieson: Let?s hear it for our Scots tea heroes
21 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
Holyrood questions over the sale of English tea ahead of a Scottish brand are on to something, says Bill Jamieson

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The Evergreens
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
20 Sep 2017 at 2:13pm
It was nice to see an old friend back in the Scottish media today. How times change. Because it’s only a few months since this happened: But on the other hand, “the oil will be gone in 10 years!” has been around much longer. “Oil and gas will run out by the end of the …

Nice Parliament you?ve got there
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
20 Sep 2017 at 10:31am
Be a shame if anything happened to it.

The warning notice
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
19 Sep 2017 at 10:31am
For anyone who thinks it’s safe to wait until after 2021 for another indyref. Not that it’s a new idea for the Lib Dems, of course. It really does feel like Retro Week at the moment. Catalonia is in fact Spain’s wealthiest region. Claiming it couldn’t be independent is a bit like saying London couldn’t …

Black affronted
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Sep 2017 at 12:22pm
We struggled to summon up much more than a weary sigh about a story in a couple of the minor papers today (the Herald and Express), about a micro-scuffle at Saturday’s pro-indy rally in Glasgow. The most interesting thing about it appeared to be that the Express had written its article several hours before the event …

Fooled you twice
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Sep 2017 at 9:43am
Three years ago today, Scotland bottled it. Almost uniquely in world history, its people turned down the chance to take control of their own affairs forever without a drop of blood being shed. They did so on the back of a package of vague promises, not least one of “extensive new powers”, almost all of …

The nuclear umbrella
by Chris Cairns
16 Sep 2017 at 6:55am
(Buy Chris Cairns? second great book of cartoons here. Plus cuddly Hamish!)

Friends and allies
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Sep 2017 at 9:53am
I apologise in advance to readers for the personal indulgence of this post. Some months ago, quite coincidentally, I happened to avail myself of Twitter?s archive function, which allows users to download their entire tweet history. For various reasons I’ve been looking at it recently, and until I did I?d been unaware that it records not …

Kezia Dugdale Fact Check, Part 683
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
14 Sep 2017 at 2:51pm
The Daily Record have continued to run Kezia Dugdale’s weekly column despite her resignation as Scottish Labour branch office manager (North British division), and this week we were interested to note her assessment of the devolution years, which could be summarised neatly as “Labour devolution good, SNP devolution bad”. We raised an especially quizzical eyebrow …

The dog too big to see
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
14 Sep 2017 at 10:41am
This was Scottish Tory uberdunce Jamie Greene a few weeks ago, bitterly attacking the SNP for spending £22,000 on consulting the public over a policy on which the party won a landslide victory in the 2016 Holyrood election. You might think that a government pursuing the manifesto policies it was elected on was a pretty …

The boom blockers
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
13 Sep 2017 at 11:59am
A story from the Financial Times this week revealed the UK government’s latest act of sabotage against the Scottish renewable energy industry. It’s just one more in a long line stretching back to just after the independence referendum, when a string of “Better Together” promises were broken almost the minute the No vote was secured. …

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Nicola Sturgeon backs Catalan referendum calls
21 Sep 2017 at 2:53pm
Scotland's first minister speaks of her concern over Spain's attempts to prevent a vote on Catalan independence.


Anas Sarwar criticised by Nicola Sturgeon over pay
21 Sep 2017 at 4:12pm
The FM claims there is a "gulf" between the Scottish Labour leadership candidate's words and actions.


MSPs call for clarity over named persons system
21 Sep 2017 at 5:46pm
Holyrood's education committee wants more information on what additional work named persons will need to do.


Sir Teddy Taylor, former MP and Eurosceptic, dies aged 80
21 Sep 2017 at 6:37pm
The Tory Eurosceptic began his political career in Glasgow and became MP for Southend East in 1979.


Glasgow high-rise cladding information 'not sufficiently clear'
21 Sep 2017 at 3:10pm
The Scottish government says more work is needed to determine if hundreds of Glasgow homes have combustible cladding.


NHS Health Scotland: E-cigs 'definitely' less harmful than smoking
21 Sep 2017 at 12:08am
More than 20 health bodies in Scotland sign a consensus on the harms and benefits of e-cigarettes.


MSPs back principle of income tax rises
20 Sep 2017 at 5:30pm
Holyrood formally in favour of raising income tax after the SNP abstains in the non-binding vote.


Sturgeon 'doesn't know' when she will call indyref2
20 Sep 2017 at 6:58pm
Scotland's first minister says she does not know when she will call another independence referendum.


Dumfries and Galloway Council funding gap 'up to £98m'
21 Sep 2017 at 9:48am
A report warns a local authority will need a "ruthless prioritisation of expenditure" in the next five years.


Scottish Labour leadership: Anas Sarwar denies being 'one of the few'
20 Sep 2017 at 10:32am
A Labour leadership candidate defends his family's firm over its failure to pay the real living wage to all staff.


Rail extension among key Scottish Borders Council goals
21 Sep 2017 at 1:00pm
A council unveils its five-year vision which includes proposals to extend the Borders Railway to Carlisle.


John Swinney defends education reforms
20 Sep 2017 at 4:40pm
Scotland's education secretary insists that he will press on with reforms in the country's schools.

Scot Goes Pop

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Crisis mounts for embattled Ruth Davidson as three more subsamples put the SN...
by James Kelly
19 Sep 2017 at 3:22pm
Just for the sake of completeness, here are the three most recent Scottish subsamples from Britain-wide polls -ICM: SNP 34%, Conservatives 32%, Labour 21%, Greens 4%, UKIP 4%, Liberal Democrats 4%Y...

Sensational poll suggests SNP would make sweeping GAINS in an early Westminst...
by James Kelly
17 Sep 2017 at 4:11pm
Rarely have I been so delighted to be proved wrong.  I had suspected that last week's Panelbase poll for the Sunday Times contained a Westminster voting intention question that was being withheld u...

Massive boost for Sturgeon as Survation confirm SNP have staggeringly sizeabl...
by James Kelly
15 Sep 2017 at 2:27pm
Hot on the heels of Panelbase's first Scottish Parliament poll in an eternity comes the same from Survation.  The findings of the two polls are strikingly similar on the constituency ballot (which ...

Scale of Davidson flop becomes clear as "extraordinary" Panelbase poll reveal...
by James Kelly
11 Sep 2017 at 5:45pm
Panelbase have released the datasets for the full-scale Scottish poll that was published (and so comically misrepresented) in yesterday's Sunday Times.  Here are a few points that leap out -1) As e...

Enormous lead for the SNP in first post-June Scottish poll
by James Kelly
10 Sep 2017 at 2:45pm
"The findings are likely to dismay Nicola Sturgeon" says Jason Allardyce of the Sunday Times about a new poll which he must know perfectly well is going to absolutely thrill Nicola Sturgeon, becaus...

Could the sort-of-rise of "BUSP" be a boon for the independence movement?
by James Kelly
8 Sep 2017 at 6:43pm
Much synthetic excitement in the unionist media today about the exploits of an "obscure unionist party" that narrowly beat the SNP into third place in the Fortissat by-election - a feat that looks ...

Blow for the Tories in Fortissat and Cardonald by-elections
by James Kelly
7 Sep 2017 at 11:56pm
As I suspected might happen, Labour have won both of today's local by-elections - although as is often the case with STV by-elections, the results require a fair bit of interpretation, and classifi...

Two key by-elections today
by James Kelly
7 Sep 2017 at 2:12am
You may not be aware of this, but today (Thursday) marks the biggest electoral test in Scotland since the general election on June 8th, with two crucial local government by-elections taking place i...

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Cracking wee sunset down lundy bay on the west coast
by /u/docx9184
21 Sep 2017 at 6:48pm
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Still the same club
by /u/The_Cynical_Scot
21 Sep 2017 at 6:22pm
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Sarwar admits taking share cash from controversial family business (From Hera...
by /u/TheColinous
21 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm
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Im looking for a high res map showing clan territories
by /u/not_that_dark_knight
20 Sep 2017 at 3:59am
As the title says, I saw a map at a local Scottish Festival and I wasn't able to purchase it. I yried a google search with no luck, anyone able to help? submitted by /u/not_that_dark_knight ...

60 Striking Photographs Captured Everyday Life in Glasgow in 1980
by /u/Currency_Cat
19 Sep 2017 at 8:36pm
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Help with looking for social groups
by /u/Booshbabby
20 Sep 2017 at 8:32am
Me and my girlfriend moved to Hawick in January from England, we're pretty much isolated here and the reason we moved was due to my mother's health issues (she lives up near Gala) but she has since...

Could we change our sub colours to support Catalonia's right to a referendum?
by /u/apbarratt
20 Sep 2017 at 10:36am
I'd suggest that we change our header banner not to the Estelada (starred flag, which specifically supports independence) but just to the Catalonian red and yellow stripes. I think everyone who vot...

What is /r/Scotland's view on Catalonia?
by /u/Airesien
20 Sep 2017 at 2:51pm
I often see Scotland compared to Catalonia when it comes to independence. What are your guys views on the events that are going on in Catalonia at the moment? submitted by /u/Airesien [lin...

Weird noise over west lothian 10 minutes ago?
by /u/darian2hunter
20 Sep 2017 at 10:14pm
Sounded like a plane going super sonic then crashing or something submitted by /u/darian2hunter

Fellow Labour folk, who are we voting for in the Leadership election?
by /u/user15678
21 Sep 2017 at 8:49am
I am starting to think Leonard is a decent shout, a solid left-winger who is relatively unknown in the world of Scottish politics. I reckon he could bring back some soft-SNP voters. Keen to hear yo...

Does it not bother anybody else that the SNP attack machine has been so silen...
by /u/tejmuk
21 Sep 2017 at 10:23am
It goes without saying that Sarwar's victory would be the best possible outcome for the SNP and independence movement etc. and if Anas was a shoe-in for leadership contest winner then it'd make sen...

Rallies to be held in Glasgow and Edinburgh today in support of Catalonia
by /u/been_zhak_unt
21 Sep 2017 at 5:50pm
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MSPs back Labour's tax rise call as SNP abstain ahead of Budget talks (From T...
by /u/worstyin
21 Sep 2017 at 4:39pm
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Firm faces legal threat over Naked name
by /u/ewenmax
21 Sep 2017 at 3:37pm
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Dangers of being kept in the dark as council keep 57 'Grenfell' high-rises se...
by Record View
21 Sep 2017 at 8:41am
Glasgow City Council didn’t think it necessary to alert owners, tenants or even the fire service that they had discovered a potentially fatal flaw in 57 high-rise buildings.


Labour leadership race branded farce as 'hot' hustings questions are banned
by David Clegg
21 Sep 2017 at 8:24am
Questions about candidates' finances were banned at first hustings amid controversy over the wealthy background of hopeful Anas Sarwar.


Meet the woman who inspired Labour leadership hopeful Anas Sarwar - his mum
by Annie Brown
21 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
Perween Sarwar has fought racism and intolerance all her life and now she is tipping her son Anas to do the same as he vies to head his party.


Cash for no questions as 100 House of Lords peers skip debate for year but ra...
by Torcuil Crichton
21 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
Out of 862 peers 115 failed to speak in the chamber last year yet they each pocketed £11,091.


Tory Brexit 'power grab' could stop Holyrood banning fracking
by David Clegg
20 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
Rail franchises are also affected and Scottish Parliament could lose ability to nationalise train network.


Donald Trump?s address to United Nations proved he still has power to shock
by Record View
20 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
Goading Kim Jong-un and threatening 'total destruction' to North Korea is not a smart move, warns Record View.


Brexit-mad Boris Johnson plays 'political cat and mouse' with Theresa May in ...
by Torcuil Crichton
20 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
The Foreign Secretary toyed with the Prime Minister as he insisted he would not resign from the Tory cabinet.


As 'corporate parents' we have a responsibility to give care kids a fair chan...
by Kezia Dugdale
19 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
It's our fault that children who grow up in care don't go on to fulfil their potential, says our columnist Kezia Dugdale.


Critics accuse Nicola Sturgeon of shortchanging hospitals as report shows eff...
by David Clegg
19 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
The report also confirmed public spending per head is still considerably higher in Scotland than in England.


Tough decisions ahead on tax but Scotland's NHS must be properly funded
by Record View
19 Sep 2017 at 6:00am
Record View reacts to a new report which shows how Scottish Government spending 'shortchanged' the health service by about a billion pounds.

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That?s What Friends Are For
by michaelgreenwell
21 Sep 2017 at 10:24am
You remember all that stuff about a family of nations? Well, here is a reminder that the UK government tried to use their friends (including Russia apparently) in order to f*ck up members of the “family”. Furthermore, I actually have a copy of one of the propaganda pieces they sent abroad to be translated into …

A Grant Shapps Reminder
by michaelgreenwell
20 Sep 2017 at 10:32pm

Scottish Independence Podcast 157 ? Anna Arqué on Catalonia
by michaelgreenwell
18 Sep 2017 at 2:34pm
The 157th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the second time on the show for Anna Arqué. Anna has been a long-time campaigner for Catalan independence and also works for the International Commission of European Citizens. I asked her about the preparations for the Independence Referendum they are about to have and also about …
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Scottish Independence Podcast 156 ? Thomas Muir Lecture 2017 by Tommy Sheppard
by michaelgreenwell
15 Sep 2017 at 11:44am
We’re back! The 156th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast features the Thomas Muir lecture for 2017, which was given by Tommy Sheppard MP (who has also been on the show himself). Hope you enjoy. You can download here if you click THIS LINK . You can listen online at the show?s spreaker webpage, or …
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Images Leaked From Scottish Labour Leadership Meetings
by michaelgreenwell
14 Sep 2017 at 1:53pm
The following images were leaked out of the high-level (sic) Scottish Labour leadership discussions that are taking place*. *not really.

Worth A Post Of Its Own ? 1
by michaelgreenwell
14 Sep 2017 at 11:07am
Via Colin Dunn  

Tommy Sheppard On The EU Withdrawal Bill
by michaelgreenwell
13 Sep 2017 at 1:07pm

ME + EU
by michaelgreenwell
8 Sep 2017 at 9:23am
The latest film by Phantom Power (you can find them all here) features a Scot living in Gothenburg and a German living in Scotland. They discuss how Brexit, which Scotland did not vote for, is going to create difficulties.

Bella Caledonia

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Interview with Anna Arqué on Catalonia
by Bella Caledonia Editor
21 Sep 2017 at 10:44am
Interview with Anna Arqué on Catalonia in four parts … Follow Scottish Indy Podcast here.

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites
by Bella Caledonia Editor
20 Sep 2017 at 12:30pm
?It?s an exhibition that covers a huge sweep of European history over 200 years. We are telling a broad story of the attempts by the Jacobites to restore the Stuart dynasty. It?s not a Scottish story, or a narrow Gaelic-related story.? – Dr Gordon Rintoul CBE, Director of National Museums Scotland In reality the story …

The Power Grab
by Bella Caledonia Editor
20 Sep 2017 at 11:54am
In the context of the Brexit breakdown Phantom Power examines the origins of devolution, the historic attempts to undermine it and the recent efforts to grab powers and “Take back control” (to Westminster). “The Threat to Scottish Democracy. 20 years after devolution and the creation its own Parliament, Scotland now faces its biggest challenge in …

England their England
by Bella Caledonia Editor
20 Sep 2017 at 10:32am
In The Lion and The Unicorn, his great 1940 essay on the nature of Englishness, George Orwell, in Hampstead, as the German Bombers flew overhead, was trying to define the identity of something that was in real and present danger of being lost. Perhaps this is why it is the definitive statement of identity that …

For the Muggles not the Few
by Bella Caledonia Editor
19 Sep 2017 at 3:12pm
JK Rowling – a talented writer and generous philanthropist who has popularised children reading – is frequently slightly unhinged about politics. In a confused twitter rant this morning she said: ‘BBC’s biased.’ ‘Stop scaremongering.’ ‘They need us more.’ ‘We’ll be rich.’ ‘Stop talking the country down.’ ‘It’s our side, or a traitor.’ https://t.co/wpBDAHaTwB ? J.K. …

This is not a Scottish story / Chan e sgeul Albannach a tha seo
by Bella Caledonia Editor
19 Sep 2017 at 2:43pm
*?Is e seo taisbeanadh a tha a? ruith air sgrìob anabarrach fada de dh?eachdraidh na h-Eòrpa thairis air 200 bliadhna. Tha sinn ag innse sgeul farsaing mu na h-oidhirpean aig na Seumasaich gus teaghlach nan Stiùbhartach ath-aisig chun a? rìgh-chathair. Chan e sgeul Albannach, no sgeul cumhang le dàimh Ghàidhealach a tha seo.? – Dr Gordon …

The Tales we Tell Oorsells
by Bella Caledonia Editor
19 Sep 2017 at 1:51pm
Whaur are the Women? Whaur are the gaels? Whaur are the teuchters? Whaur the fuck even is Huntly?

The Women of the ?45
by Bella Caledonia Editor
19 Sep 2017 at 12:20pm
To mark the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the Museum of Scotland, we have a series of articles about the issues it raises and the portrayal of mislaid and contested history. It’s twenty years since Maggie Craig published her seminal Damn’ Rebel Bitches about the forgotten role of women in the uprising. On …

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Barnier tells May UK will have to obey EU rules during transition - politics ...
by Nicola Slawson (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)
21 Sep 2017 at 7:28pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenMichel Barnier?s speech - SummaryAfternoon summary 7.28pm BST We?re going to close this blog for today. Thanks so much for joining us and for all your comments. Join us again tomorrow, which is set to be an interesting day with Th...

Scottish Labour candidate Anas Sarwar laughs off 'neoliberal Blairite' tag
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
20 Sep 2017 at 7:00am
Glasgow MSP says label is ?simply untrue? and highlights past record of attacking some of Tony Blair?s foreign policy decisions while in WestminsterAnas Sarwar, the Scottish Labour leadership hopeful, has said it is ?laughable? for his critics in the party to describe him as a neoliberal Blairite...

Scottish and Welsh leaders seek to ward off Westminster 'hijack' of powers
by Steven Morris and Severin Carrell
19 Sep 2017 at 7:02pm
Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones table 38 amendments to EU withdrawal bill to avert what they see as a post-Brexit power-grabThe Scottish and Welsh first ministers have attempted to increase the pressure on the UK government over Brexit by jointly publishing a series of amendments to the EU withd...

Hard Brexit like religious fundamentalism, says Welsh first minister
by Steven Morris
18 Sep 2017 at 4:19am
Carwyn Jones also compares London?s attitude to devolved nations over issue to Brezhnev?s approach to eastern blocThe first minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has branded the pursuit of a hard Brexit ?a kind of religious fundamentalism?.Jones also compared Westminster?s approach to the devolved nat...

Put the wheels in motion for movable statues | Kevin McKenna
by Kevin McKenna
17 Sep 2017 at 12:05am
Getting rid of unwanted monuments would be much easier if they were mounted on castersAs liberal America froths over its monuments to southern racism, in Glasgow a sweeter memory will be cast in stone later this year. On 17 November, outside Govan subway station, the unveiling of a statue of Mary...

Anas Sarwar launches campaign to be next Scottish Labour leader
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
15 Sep 2017 at 11:43pm
Contest to succeed Kezia Dugdale being coloured by factional disputes between leftwingers and moderatesNicola Sturgeon has presided over unacceptable levels of poverty, Anas Sarwar has said at his Scottish Labour leadership campaign launch in the first minister?s Glasgow constituency.Sarwar, the ...

Boris Johnson trying to overcome red tape stopping aid to UK territories hit ...
by Andrew Sparrow
14 Sep 2017 at 6:32pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenJacob Rees-Mogg?s LBC phone-in - SummaryBercow says it will be ?very worrying? if Tories ignore Commons voteLunchtime summaryJohnson/Tillerson press conference - Summary 5.59pm BST Here are the main points from the Johnson/Tillers...

Scottish ministers challenged over 'misleading' royal correspondence rules
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
13 Sep 2017 at 11:53am
Labour, Lib Dems and Greens say decision to give royals right to read FoI requests goes beyond statutory requirementsScottish ministers have been challenged over ?misleading? rules giving the royal family unique privileges to keep its correspondence secret. Senior figures in Scottish Labour, the ...

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The edge of the abyss
In just ten days time, the government of Catalonia is determined to hold an independence referendum that the government of Spain is equally determined to prevent. What’s happening in Spain is heading towards the logical conclusion of what you get when the loyalist defenders of the central state refuse to countenance that a country within …

The Power Grab
POWER GRAB – The Threat to Scottish Democracy. 20 years after devolution and the creation its own Parliament, Scotland now faces its biggest challenge in the form of Brexit and a hard-right UK Tory Govt determined to centralise power. Former MP, MSP and Presiding Officer, George Reid, was involved in the 1979 devolution vote won …

Twenty one thousand thank yous
The Wee Ginger Fundraiser on Indiegogo has now closed. I sought to raise £10,000 in order to ensure that for another year I can continue full time to write, blog, and give talks about independence all over Scotland. You have surpassed that target by an enormous amount. £12,540 has been donated via the main fundraising …

The Lib Dem refonundrum
The Lib Dems are tying themselves in knots in order to avoid accusations of hypocrisy over their policy of seeking another referendum on the EU but steadfastly refusing to concede another referendum on Scottish independence. It’s hard to understand why they’re so bothered, seeing as how being inconsistent is pretty much the Unique Selling Point …

Solidarity with Catalonia
Another day, and another day of silence about events in Catalonia from BBC Scotland, the local accounting unit of the UK state broadcaster. You’d almost imagine that no one in Scotland could possibly relate to or be interested in the goings on in a modern European nation which is seeking independence, statehood, and membership of …

No go for the Tories
Oh my god. I can’t get home. Apparently I live in a Scottish city’s no-go area. Everyone who lives in my working class district in the East End of Glasgow, predominantly consisting of social housing, is cowering in terror in the Forge Shopping Centre in Parkhead. Only Parkhead is a no-go area too and Greggs …

Beyond the cringe
There’s a lot of talk about the Scottish Cringe, but the real Cringe making country is the British one. But that was a long time ago. Some of us long for the days when the British state was merely cringe-makingly embarrassing. Those days are now but a distant speck in the rear view mirror. Seat …

Critical Unionist toss
Has anyone worked out what Britain’s stance on Brexit is yet? Because if they have could they please inform the Conservative government and the Labour party. Conservative ministers brief and counter brief against one another. David Davis disagrees with Phil Hammond. Phil Hammond disagrees with Liam Fox. Liam Fox disagrees with Boris Johnson. Everyone disagrees …

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Nicola Sturgeon: Case for second EU referendum may become hard to resist
NICOLA Sturgeon has said the case for a post-Brexit vote is hard to resist, but she does not know if she will call another referendum on Scottish independence.

Lesley Riddoch: Scots are working miracles in their local communities
IS the Scottish Government about to drop plans to bypass councils and hand responsibility and budget for service provision directly to development trusts, housing associations and other grassroots organisations?

MSPs back Labour's tax rise call as SNP abstain ahead of Budget talks
A CALL for a tax rise was narrowly backed by MSPs following a Holyrood debate. A Labour motion, which is not binding, was passed by 33 votes to 30 after the SNP abstained, saying they didn?t want pre-judge discussions taking place before the Scottish Government presents its Budget later this year.

Tony Blair says Theresa May doesn?t have enough support to force through a ha...
TONY Blair has said he thinks there is a 30 per cent chance of Brexit being reversed.

Alyn Smith: Theresa May?s Canada visit demonstrates how little clout UK will ...
THERESA May?s official visit to Canada this Monday was a fiasco. Hastily organised on the premise of the UN summit in New York, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was polite enough to host his UK counterpart, yet no agreement on trade was reached.

SNP hits out at David Mundell for ?peddling myths? about the economy
DAVID Mundell has been accused of ?peddling ill-informed myths? about the Scottish economy as he embarked on a trade mission to South America.

Wee Ginger Dug: Here's why we?re going to win the next referendum
EVERYTHING in Scottish politics changed three years ago. Well, everything except the Labour party in Scotland?s persistent search for a leader who can last longer than a gob-stopper. On Monday it was the third anniversary of the first Scottish independence referendum.

Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones demand Theresa May alters Brexit Bill to pro...
NICOLA Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones have published a list of ?substantial? demands they want to become law in order to protect their respective devolution settlements and prevent a constitutional crisis over Brexit.

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Scottish and Uk Politics

Twins of Distrust ? The Tory Party and the Scottish Fishermen?s Federation Le...
          SECRET papers, reveal how the Scottish fishing fleet was betrayed by the Tory government 30 years ago to enable Britain to sign up to the controversial Common Fisheries Policy. Prime Minister Edward Heath?s officials estimated that up to half the fishermen in Scottish waters – then 4,000 men – could … Continue reading "Twins of Distrust – The Tory Party and the Scottish Fishermen’s Fe...

The Unionist Scottish Fishermen?s Federation Leadership Are Spreading the Mis...
              The Laws of the Sea Convention The Convention allows countries to establish an exclusive economic zone up to 200 nautical miles from the coast. When UK leaves the EU it will have control of all fish within this zone. But, there are “riders”, the laws place a commitment … Continue reading "The Unionist Scottish Fishermen’s Federation Leadership Are Spreading the Mists of Uncertaint...

The Once Proud and Powerful Scottish Liberal Democratic Party Membership Shou...
    The remorseless decline of the Liberal-Democratic Party in Scotland 2007: In the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections, the party won one fewer seat than in the two previous Scottish elections. The experience led to criticism of the party’s election strategy. Although it was arithmetically possible to form a majority coalition with the Scottish National … Continue reading "The Once Proud and P...

Westminster Debate Israel-Palestine ? Tory MP for Aberdeen South ? Ross Thoms...
          Westminster Debate Israel-Palestine – Tory MP for Aberdeen South – Ross Thomson – seizes his chance to donate his own weird and wonderful interpretation of historical events In yesterday’s General Debate on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, Conservative MP Ross Thomson said that his visit to Israel and the West Bank last … Continue reading "Westminster Debate Israel-Palestine – Tory MP...

Lest Ye Forget ? The aftermath of the 2014 Scottish Referendum
        THE NO CAMPAIGN?S BROKEN PROMISES The EU During the referendum, the Better Together website said : ‘Scotland enjoys membership of the EU because of our membership of the UK and if we no longer are members of the UK then it follows that we are no longer are part of the … Continue reading "Lest Ye Forget – The aftermath of the 2014 Scottish Referendum"

The Machiavelli of his Time ? King William 2 ? Ordered the Execution of the M...
      Machiavelli (1459-1527) “The Prince” and William of Orange Just over a century before William arrived on the scene the arch manipulator Machiavelli wrote his guide for William’s political career, “The Prince” the content of which William practised as a monarch. Machiavelli wrote: “a prudent ruler cannot, and must not, honour his word … Continue reading "The Machiavelli of his Time – King ...

The Guid Men Of: Glasgow, Crail, Anstruther, Dysart, Kirkcaldy, Orkney and Pe...
            King William 3rd of England and 2nd of Scotland – and the The Nine Years’ War (1688?97) The War of the Grand Alliance was a major conflict between France and a European wide coalition of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire, the Dutch Republic, Spain, England, Scotland, and Savoy. … Continue reading "The Guid Men Of: Glasgow, Crail, Anstruther, Dysart, Kirkcaldy, Orkney and Perth Petit...

The True Story of Darien ? King William and Westminster Duplicity ? The 1701 ...
  Patrick Earl of Marchmont       The Darien Scheme – Scotland Betrayed by a Monarch Who Had Their Trust On Friday 7 January 1701 The Scottish Chancellor sent a Scottish parliament address to King William, in London concerning events in Caledonia. The duplicity of the King and his support of England against Scotland … Continue reading "The True Story of Darien – King William and Westminster Dup...

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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 have all the leaders gone?
Where have all the leaders gone? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 20th 2017 We have a problem with leaders – specifically, a dearth of them in Scotland, the UK and most of the Western world. There is a crisis of authority, trust and legitimacy with, for some, populism, trusting instincts and voicing your inner rage …

Twenty years on maybe it is time to move on from devolution
Twenty years on maybe it is time to move on from devolution Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 13th 2017 Twenty years ago this week Scotland held a referendum and voted decisively for a Scottish Parliament and for it to have tax-raising powers. This anniversary provides an opportunity to look back and assess what the last …

Holyrood has given Scotland independence of the mind
Holyrood has given Scotland independence of the mind Gerry Hassan The Guardian, September 11th 2017 Twenty years ago today Scotland voted 3:1 for the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. It was clear the old Westminster system of governing Scotland was discredited. Voters recognised it was undemocratic, and produced bad politics and legislation. The case for …

Can the SNP change and adapt after ten years at the top?
Can the SNP change and adapt after ten years at the top? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 6th 2017 Scotland has had much media prominence in the last few days. The new Queensferry Crossing opening across the Forth; Scotland voted the most beautiful country in the world according to ?Rough Guide? readers, while even the …

Scottish Labour after Dugdale and what comes next?
Scottish Labour after Dugdale and what comes next? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 30th 2017 Scottish Labour used to offer certainty. It had its differences and divisions, but it was in the business of running Scotland, dominating local government and town halls, and was concerned with administration, holding office and doing practical things. That seems …

Does the appeal of Corbyn in Scotland hold the keys to Downing Street?
Does the appeal of Corbyn in Scotland hold the keys to Downing Street? Gerry Hassan The Guardian Comment, August 28th 2017 Jeremy Corbyn has been causing waves in Scotland, as he has been across the entire UK. A five-day visit has seen him get lots of coverage and in places crowds, while annoying his political …

Andrew O?Hagan?s Scotland, Storytellers, Culture and Politics
Andrew O?Hagan?s Scotland, Storytellers, Culture and Politics Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 23rd 2017 Andrew O?Hagan is a gifted, talented writer and intellectual force who both encapsulates curiosity and creativity and encourages it in others. Last week he gave a fascinating keynote address in Edinburgh on the subject of Scotland. O?Hagan?s very public painful relationship …

The Scottish Question has not yet been answered: The SNP, Independence and th...
The Scottish Question has not yet been answered: The SNP, Independence and the Future of Our Nation Sunday Herald, August 20th 2017 Gerry Hassan SCOTTISH politics feels, and looks on the surface, becalmed at the moment. This is an age of permanent disruption ? of populist movements, protests, anger, indignation, dismay and social division. This …

Scotland and Independence

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On the third anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum, let's work to...

The Independent
On the third anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum, let's work towards a united country
The Independent
With the third anniversary of Scottish independence now upon us, I see the first signs of reconciliation emerging. The SNP have been given a bloody nose in Scotland at the Scottish Parliamentary elections in 2016, the Local Council Elections and then ...
Support for Sc...

Nicola Sturgeon backs Catalan referendum calls - BBC News

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Nicola Sturgeon backs Catalan referendum calls
BBC News
Ms Sturgeon went on to argue that the Edinburgh Agreement between the UK and Scottish governments, which paved the way for Scotland's independence referendum in 2014, should be seen as a "shining example" and a "template that could be used by ...
Independence-hungry Scottish nationalist leader sends support to CataloniaRT
Nicola Sturgeon Has...

Nicola Sturgeon admits she does not know when second Scottish independence re...

The Independent
Nicola Sturgeon admits she does not know when second Scottish independence referendum will take place
The Independent
Nicola Sturgeon has admitted she does not know when she will call another referendum on Scottish independence. The Scottish First Minister shelved plans for a second independence referendum after her party suffered a setback at the general election ...
?Nicola Sturge...

Hundreds flood the streets of Glasgow as pro-Scottish ... - The Scottish Sun

The Scottish Sun
Hundreds flood the streets of Glasgow as pro-Scottish ...
The Scottish Sun
HUNDREDS of pro-independence supports have flooded the streets of Glasgow as the march brought the city centre to a standstill. Indy campaigners were ...

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Scottish independence rally held in Berlin - BBC News - BBC News

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Scottish independence rally held in Berlin - BBC News
BBC News
The event, outside the Reichstag building, was organised by Germans for Scottish independence.
Scottish independence activists hold rally in Germany - The ScotsmanThe Scotsman

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Scotland's papers: Sturgeon's indyref2 'doubts' - BBC News

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Scotland's papers: Sturgeon's indyref2 'doubts'
BBC News
Nicola Sturgeon's comments that she has doubts about whether or not to call a second vote on Scottish independence during this parliamentary terms dominates many of the front pages, including the i newspaper. The Herald says that the first minister has ...

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Scottish independence events will be held in Glasgow, hoping to "unite" quarr...

CommonSpace
Scottish independence events will be held in Glasgow, hoping to "unite" quarrelling indy supporters
CommonSpace
PRO-INDEPENDENCE events will be held in Glasgow as the anniversary of the Scottish referendum draws near. Hope Over Fear (HOF) are holding a rally on George Square on Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm. The event dubbed ?Spirit of Scotland - indyref2 rally ...



How would you vote in a second Scottish independence referendum? Week 22 of T...

Press and Journal
How would you vote in a second Scottish independence referendum? Week 22 of The P&J rolling poll
Press and Journal
Tell us how you would vote in a second Scottish independence referendum in week 22 of our rolling poll. Every week, in The Press and Journal's rolling opinion poll, we will seek your views on indyref2 and on the performance of each of the Scottish ...



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China Pete & Chem (SNP) Position Lifted by Old National Bancorp; Bristol (BMY...

China Pete & Chem (SNP) Position Lifted by Old National Bancorp; Bristol (BMY) Holder Hgk Asset Management Has ...
BZ Weekly
Old National Bancorp increased its stake in China Pete & Chem Corp (SNP) by 97.65% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Old National Bancorp bought 5,568 shares as the company's stock rose 4.36% with the market. The institutional ...

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (SNP) Seeing Its VMA Move Higher - Lenox Ledger

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (SNP) Seeing Its VMA Move Higher
Lenox Ledger
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (SNP) shares have been sparking interest of late as the volume moving average (VMA) has climbed steadily over the past seven bars. In the most recent session, shares touched a high point of 76.29, while dipping down to ...

Bucharest stock indices end in red, OMV Petrom boosts turnover - SeeNews

SeeNews
Bucharest stock indices end in red, OMV Petrom boosts turnover
SeeNews
Turnover was boosted by one block deal with oil and gas group OMV Petrom BSE:SNP shares worth 399.85 million lei. On Thursday, Romanian investment fund Fondul Proprietatea BSE: FP has sold a 2.5% shareholding interest in OMV Petrom for 399.85 ...



FMQs sketch: No fight like an in-fight - HeraldScotland

HeraldScotland
FMQs sketch: No fight like an in-fight
HeraldScotland
Led by John Swinney and Derek Mackay, SNP MSPs pointed at Mr Sarwar, whose socialist credentials keep getting tripped up by the inconvenient fact he's filthy rich. The family firm behind his wealth also pays workers below Labour's real living wage.

As China Pete & Chem (SNP) Shares Rose, Holder Arrowstreet Capital Limited Pa...

As China Pete & Chem (SNP) Shares Rose, Holder Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership Has Upped Its Holding ...
San Times
Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its stake in China Pete & Chem Corp (SNP) by 52.41% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership bought 139,206 shares as the company's stock rose ...

Wilder Moving Average Above Simple Moving Average for China Petroleum & Chemi...

Wilder Moving Average Above Simple Moving Average for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (SNP)
Piedmont Register
Monitoring the numbers on shares of China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (SNP), we have noted that the 21 day Wilder Moving Average is currently above the 50 day SMA . With this reading, traders may be looking for a potentially strong near-term trend.

MP Newlands encourages Freshers to register to vote - Renfrewshire 24 News

Renfrewshire 24 News
MP Newlands encourages Freshers to register to vote
Renfrewshire 24 News
Gavin Newlands, SNP MSP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said: ?I extend a warm welcome to all those students who have moved to study in Paisley. Renfrewshire is a fantastic place to live and I hope you enjoy your stay here whilst you are studying.



Sarwar admits taking share cash from controversial family business - HeraldSc...

HeraldScotland
Sarwar admits taking share cash from controversial family business
HeraldScotland
?He is a minority shareholder, he has no role in the running of the company and no desperate attempt by the SNP to smear him will deter him from fighting to remove this failing government from office. ?Unlike many SNP politicians such as the party's ...

Referendum (Google News)

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Nicola Sturgeon backs Catalan referendum calls - BBC News

BBC News
Nicola Sturgeon backs Catalan referendum calls
BBC News
Ms Sturgeon went on to argue that the Edinburgh Agreement between the UK and Scottish governments, which paved the way for Scotland's independence referendum in 2014, should be seen as a "shining example" and a "template that could be used by ...
Nicola Sturgeon Has Thrown Her Support Behind The Catalan ReferendumBuzzFeed News
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On the third anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum, let's work to...

The Independent
On the third anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum, let's work towards a united country
The Independent
Should the Spanish government succeed in preventing the Catalans holding their own referendum this will only serve to strengthen the hand of Theresa May and hard-line Unionists who would seek to prevent Scotland having a second independence ...
Support for Scottish ind...

?Nicola Sturgeon ?doesn't know? if the SNP will hold a second independence re...

Reuters
?Nicola Sturgeon ?doesn't know? if the SNP will hold a second independence referendum
New Statesman
Nicola Sturgeon has admitted that she ?doesn't know? whether the SNP will hold a second Scottish independence referendum. In an interview in this week's New Statesman, Scotland's First Minister said she recognised ?people feel very uncertain about ...
Sturgeon 'doesn't know' when she will cal...

Scottish Government release statement on Catalonia referendum - The Scotsman

The Scotsman
Scottish Government release statement on Catalonia referendum
The Scotsman
A statement released on the Scottish Government website from Fiona Hyslop read: ?The decision over Catalonia's future direction is a matter for the people who live there, and the Catalan and Spanish Governments are perfectly entitled to take positions ...

Catalonia's independence referendum 'very different' from Scotland's - The Sc...

The Scotsman
Catalonia's independence referendum 'very different' from Scotland's
The Scotsman
Catalans hold a banner proclaiming 'Independence now' as they gather for a rally to show support for the right to vote in a controversial referendum that has been banned by Spain. Picture: AP/Emilio Morenatti ...

Scottish devolution referendum: The birth of a parliament - BBC News - BBC News

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Scottish devolution referendum: The birth of a parliament - BBC News
BBC News
Next Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the 1997 devolution referendum, which led to the creation of the devolved Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Nicola Sturgeon speech marking 20 years since Scotland's devolution referendu...

SNP (press release)
Nicola Sturgeon speech marking 20 years since Scotland's devolution referendum
SNP (press release)
But the demand for some form of Scottish self-government long pre-dated the Thatcher premiership ? and when considered in the sweep of history was, and remains, far more deep-rooted and fundamental than a reaction against an unpopular government.
Looking back, looking forward: Twen...

Scottish Labour Party Seeks Fourth Leader Since 2014 Referendum - Bloomberg

Bloomberg
Scottish Labour Party Seeks Fourth Leader Since 2014 Referendum
Bloomberg
Dugdale took over from Jim Murphy, a former Labour minister who led the Scottish wing of the party from December 2014 to June 2015. Murphy was preceded by Johann Lamont, who quit shortly after Scotland's independence referendum in September 2014.
Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leaderBBC News

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

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

The Official President Trump 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 ...

The BBC (Scotland)
New boss at BBC Scotland indicating she will win back trust lost during indyref1. Personally believe they can't change because they don't have permission to change from London.    

Catalonia
The Catalan government are pressing ahead with their Independence Referendum on the 1st of October despite pressure from the spanish government and courts in Madrid. Spanish premier Rajoy has promised any means possible to stop it though stopped short of declaring martial law and troops on th...

Anas Sarwar
This man has to be the biggest lying duplicitous shit in Scottish politics. Currently posting on Facebook about SNP trolls targeting him. No Anas you block anyone who dares question you like I did last week. I'm not a member of the SNP. I'm not a troll. However, you are a ct of the first degree...

The DUP
What's the craic? I believe they love the union and are fairly religious, that's about all I know. Fill me in.

Tartan Army Message Board (often features political threads)

Anything Goes - Discussion of anything not covered above Latest Topics
Anything Goes - Discussion of anything not covered above Latest Topics

Revisiting 9/11?
Anyone still believe the offical story?  

Takeaway tipping etiquette
I very rarely get takeaways but when I do I order online, pay online and get them delivered.  Back in the day when I would hand over cash to the bloke dropping the food off, I would add a little as a tip. Now I'm not handing over any cash, I don't - am I being tight? Nobody has made a fuss or sto...

Strangest Celebrity Sightings
Who and where is the most random place you've met or seen a "celebrity" He's hardly a celebrity but mines would be when we seen Simon Weston at the lap dancing in Cardiff

Is it just me?
Has anyone else got the heading bar as "Tartan Army Message Bard"?  

Can the TA board be saved?
First off apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, only just saw the news and feel totally gutted. As an expat the Any Other Business part of the board and all of those who posted on it has kept me feeling still connected with current events in Scotland. Never more than during the lead...

William G Stewart
That's him away anaw

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...

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.

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Independence is in the Streets Already ? Catalunya
A report on the revolt against Spain?s bid to stage a coup, raiding Catalan ministry HQs and arresting senior government officials. The alarm bells went off early in the morning, when nearly everyone was on their way to work, school or the day?s meetings. They had entered the Finance Ministry. They had arrested a number…

Spanish Raid Catalan Government Offices
The Spanish Civil Guard have arrested 12 high-ranking Catalan officials in a large scale anti-referendum operation. Spain has shifted up a gear this Wednesday morning. Military police Guardia Civil officers entered offices of three Catalan government ministries: Economy, Governance and Social Affairs. The raids started around 8am local time and they are part of a…

Is The Tide Turning Towards Independence?
Is the tide turning towards independence? The way to look at it is this. The vote in 2014 was a half and half split given that YES was leading and only swung back in the last week with ‘The Vow’ and various other breaches of purdah. Many Scots were taken to manager’s meetings where they…

Spain Threatens to Take Control of Catalunya?s Finances
The measure is to ‘guarantee that no euros are spent on illegal activities’, said Spanish Treasury Minister In a desperate flail the out of touch Madrid Government have snatched at the purse strings of the aspiring Catalan Autonomy. Vilaweb have reported today that Spain is out to ensure that not a single penny more of…

Has Kezia Dugdale been pushed into supporting Independence?
So, did Jeremy Corbyn merely partake in an embarrassingly badly attended 5-day tour to remind everyone of his lack of support in Scotland? Or did he have plans to wish Kezia Dugdale well in whatever she chose to do next? For me, it was the later. I don?t think she so much ?passed the baton?…

The Endocannabinoid System ? A Wee Primer
This is just a basic primer and bullet points of the mechanics and pictures of moments and systems, in time. They do not explain the full function of the EC system which is always on the quest for homeostasis, balance, equilibrium? and through this, allows us to be fully engaged in the flow of life.…

The personal consequences of Brexit. Danish Lene moves back home after 33 years.
I’m desperately sad to see my long term Danish friend Lene Kruhoffer reluctantly abandon her adopted Scotland after 33 years. Essentially Lene has been forced out of her defacto home by the uncertain future of the Brexit shambles . I have known Lene for about half of that time and attended Napier University in Edinburgh…

More International Figures Sign Up To ?Let Catalans Vote? Manifesto
Some 50 personalities have joined the campaign with recent adherents including Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams, singer and activist Yoko Ono and former footballer Eric Cantona. The international campaign ‘Let Catalans vote’ (‘Deixeu votar els catalans’) continues to grow with now more than half a hundred global figures signed up to its manifesto. Since 2014,…