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Tory Brexiteers cry 'plot' and 'betrayal' after May U-turns on delaying Brexit
26 Feb 2019 at 9:01pm
THERESA May?s ?screeching U-turn? on giving MPs the chance to delay Exit Day has been branded a betrayal by Tory Brexiteers, who suspect it is part of a plot to stop Brexit.


Corbyn warned support for People's Vote will have 'catastrophic' electoral co...
26 Feb 2019 at 9:01pm
JEREMY Corbyn has been accused of risking electoral ?catastrophe? in Labour-supporting Leave seats following his decision to swing the party leadership behind a second EU referendum on Brexit.


MSP tells of father?s death as he backs organ donation opt-out system
26 Feb 2019 at 6:30pm
AN MSP has paid moving tribute to his dead father as he called for an opt-out system of organ donation in Scotland.


Richard Leonard defies majority of Scots to back Brexit over second referendum
26 Feb 2019 at 3:15pm
RICHARD Leonard has said he would prefer a Labour Brexit to a second referendum with Remain on the ballot, despite 62 per cent of Scots voting to stay in the EU.


Analysis: Corbyn and May face up to political reality and shift Brexit positions
26 Feb 2019 at 9:01pm
THE Brexit monster has caused yet more turmoil to Britain?s battered political system.


May performs 'screeching U-turn' to give MPs chance to put back Brexit Day un...
26 Feb 2019 at 4:11pm
Theresa May has performed a ?screeching U-turn? by agreeing to give MPs a vote to put back Brexit Day beyond March 29.


Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn faces backlash over second referendum plan
26 Feb 2019 at 3:22pm
Jeremy Corbyn has been warned the party risks "catastrophic" damage to support in leave-supporting seats after backing a second referendum on Brexit.


Theresa May forced to give MPs vote to delay Article 50 in Brexit climbdown
26 Feb 2019 at 2:27pm
Theresa May was forced into promising MPs a vote on extending Brexit negotiations or withdrawing from the EU without a deal if her plan is rejected next month.


Brexit fallout live: MPs will get vote on extending article 50 if no deal agreed
26 Feb 2019 at 11:11am
The Brexit stakes have been dramatically raised after Jeremy Corbyn swung Labour behind a People?s Vote, while Theresa May is expected to succumb to Tory pressure and agree to seek a short Article 50 extension to avoid a no-deal Brexit.


Council tax surge as freeze is ended
26 Feb 2019 at 10:00pm
HOUSEHOLDERS paid almost £200m more council tax last year after the SNP ended its 10-year freeze and raised bills for bigger homes.


Holyrood Salmond probe reveals scale of ambitions
26 Feb 2019 at 10:00pm
THE Holyrood inquiry into the botched misconduct probe into Alex Salmond has revealed how much evidence it expects ministers to hand over.


Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn moves to back second EU poll - with Remain on ballot paper
26 Feb 2019 at 12:02am
Jeremy Corbyn has swung the Labour leadership behind a second EU referendum with an option to remain should his party?s preferred plan not get through Parliament.


Lancet study: No-deal Brexit 'worst-case scenario for NHS', warn researchers
26 Feb 2019 at 12:10am
ALL forms of Brexit will negatively impact the NHS, but a 'no-deal' exit from the EU would be a worst-case scenario, according to a study published in the Lancet today.


Brexit stakes raised: Corbyn backs People's Vote and May refuses to delay exi...
26 Feb 2019 at 12:02am
THE Brexit stakes have been dramatically raised after Jeremy Corbyn swung Labour behind a People?s Vote and Theresa May faced down some of her own colleagues by refusing to back a move to delay exit day beyond March 29.


Scotland could lose £730m in post-Brexit funding without UK replacement cash,...
26 Feb 2019 at 12:02am
SCOTLAND faces losing over £100 million a year in funding as a result of Brexit, new analysis suggests.

 

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Former PMs? aide guilty of raping teen in campervan
26 Feb 2019 at 8:39pm
A former aide to two Prime Ministers is facing another jail sentence after being convicted of rape for the second time within a month.

Report warns no-deal brexit could ?shrink Scotland?s economy by 8%?
26 Feb 2019 at 8:09pm
Almost a third of the Government’s most critical no-deal Brexit preparation projects are not on track for completion in time for the scheduled date of EU withdrawal on March 29, according to a new official document.

Salmond inquiry warns Scottish Government against ?deleting? evidence
26 Feb 2019 at 6:21pm
A Holyrood inquiry into the handling of complaints about Alex Salmond by the Scottish Government has warned ministers against "deleting" any potential evidence.

What is a no deal Brexit and what are the consequences?
26 Feb 2019 at 4:46pm
The government has made it clear that delivering a deal negotiated with the EU remains its top priority.

Donald Trump?s Turnberry golf resort is looking for 100 new staff
26 Feb 2019 at 1:25pm
Donald Trump’s Scottish golf resort is on the hunt for staff after announcing the creation of 100 new jobs.

How Donald Trump?s lies are encouraging racist voter-suppression drive ? Henr...
26 Feb 2019 at 1:14pm
While Donald Trump has claimed there is “rampant” voter fraud in the US, it is actually less common than UFO sightings or lightning strikes hitting people, but that has not stopped a racist campaign of voter suppression, writes former Scottish First Minister Henry McLeish.

Firms can get funding to help with Brexit custom changes
26 Feb 2019 at 12:31pm
Firms in the UK that need to complete customs declarations can get funding for training and IT improvements to help them cope with Brexit.

SNP urge Richard Leonard to say if he backs a second EU referendum
26 Feb 2019 at 12:06pm
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard is facing calls to explain whether he backs the UK's party's call for a second Brexit referendum.

Brexit: Theresa May caves to pressure offering MPs chance to prevent no-deal
26 Feb 2019 at 11:52am
Theresa May has bowed to pressure from pro-EU ministers who threatened to quit her government and offered MPs the chance to delay Brexit and put off the risk of a damaging no-deal scenario.

How to protect yourself against scams during Brexit period of change
26 Feb 2019 at 10:38am
Consumers are being urged to take steps to protect themselves after a government publication warned that scams could increase during Brexit.

Scottish Parliament to debate presumed consent for organ donation
26 Feb 2019 at 9:27am
MSPs are to be asked to agree the general principles of a bill which presumes consent for organ donation.

SNP MP says Citizen Assemblies will ?transform? Scottish independence debate
26 Feb 2019 at 6:00am
A senior SNP MP is calling for the party to convene a series of “Citizens Assemblies” across Scotland to help it shape its approach to independence by listening to sceptical voters.

?Scotland?s new organ donation plans will help me find a heart?
26 Feb 2019 at 6:00am
A man who experienced the “terror” of waiting for a new heart has backed a leading charity’s call for a change in organ donation law ahead of a crucial vote at Holyrood today.

Edinburgh festivals are an antidote to xenophobia ? Donald Anderson
26 Feb 2019 at 6:00am
Heaven is other people, writes Donald Anderson as he extols the virtues of a family of festivals that is the envy of the world.

Brexit: Tourists warned to carry food, water and nappies on flights
26 Feb 2019 at 6:00am
Tourists planning to visit some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations are being advised to carry “food, water and nappies” at the airport in the event of a no-deal Brexit after an investigation found that passengers could face hours of delays.

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Jenny Marra is a liar
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
26 Feb 2019 at 9:08am
Yesterday afternoon the Labour list MSP Jenny Marra tweeted this allegation about Dr Drew Walker, the Director Of Public Health for NHS Tayside: It wasn’t true. But that wasn’t the worst of it. Marra later tweeted that NHS Tayside were investigating the allegation: But went oddly quiet when the results of the investigation were released: …

The secretary of the playground
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Feb 2019 at 10:05am
In today’s Times: Yeah, you read it right. He really said it out loud. The article also contains some chilling forecasts about the impact of a no-deal Brexit, including unemployment in Scotland more than DOUBLING (it’s currently 96,000): But apparently the Secretary of State for Scotland is perfectly happy with refusing to try to avert such a …

Every rat for themselves
by Chris Cairns
23 Feb 2019 at 6:59am

Counting With James Kelly MSP
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
19 Feb 2019 at 5:50pm
Alex Cole-Hamilton’s reign was the shortest on record.

The master of detail
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
19 Feb 2019 at 2:08pm
Unionists have been in a purple frenzy of rage in the last couple of weeks that the First Minister has dared to leave the country not once but twice in order to try to improve relations and trade links with Scotland’s business partners. Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton – a man who still thinks the …

The tissue-paper tigers
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Feb 2019 at 11:24am
It’s never a good look for a politician to have fewer principles than UKIP. When Tory MPs Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless defected to Nigel Farage’s party, both stood down from their seats and fought by-elections to establish whether their electoral mandates were personal or owed to the party. Both of them won. (Though both …

Labour rebels launch new party
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Feb 2019 at 10:13am

The Harvesters
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Feb 2019 at 1:20pm
We saw a tweet from some Tory MP or MSP this morning urging voters to sign some fake “petition” or other bashing the SNP, and it rang a bell in our minds, so we popped over to the Conservative Party website where we found this: Despite referring to “a new poll today”, there’s no date …

Counting With Scottish Labour
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Feb 2019 at 9:31pm
A little snippet in today’s Times caught our eye earlier. As alert readers may recall from our numerous investigations into the enduring enigma that is Scottish Labour’s membership figures, at the end of 2014 the branch office was claiming to have either 14,000 or 20,000 members. And even in a world where 38% is “almost half” …

A rose by any other name
by Chris Cairns
16 Feb 2019 at 6:59am

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Richard Leonard: Remain must be on Brexit ballot paper
26 Feb 2019 at 9:49pm
Scottish Labour leader says the option of remaining in the EU must be on the ballot paper for any further Brexit referendum.


Theresa May offers MPs Brexit delay vote
26 Feb 2019 at 7:48pm
If Theresa May can't get her deal through Parliament, MPs will vote on ruling out no-deal or delaying Brexit.


More school leavers have five Highers
26 Feb 2019 at 6:02pm
For the first time more than 30% of Scottish students have left school with more than five of the qualifications.


Fresh talks to prevent teachers' strike over pay
26 Feb 2019 at 6:39pm
Negotiations between unions and employers have again ended without agreement on a new deal.


Former Downing Street aide jailed for raping second woman
26 Feb 2019 at 7:48pm
Mark Adams, who worked for both Tony Blair and John Major, was convicted of attacking a teenager in Edinburgh.


Iceland PM warns over no-deal Brexit
25 Feb 2019 at 9:34pm
Katrín Jakobsdóttir says a no-deal Brexit would be difficult for the UK and "also a concern" for Iceland.


Landfill ban by 2021 'unlikely' warn Scotland's councils
25 Feb 2019 at 2:04am
A plan to stop burying all "black bag" household waste by 2021 is under threat, claim local authorities.


Week ahead at Holyrood: Statement on patient safety in hospitals
25 Feb 2019 at 2:44pm
The health secretary will make a statement on patient safety following deaths caused by infections.


Beavers to become protected species in Scotland
23 Feb 2019 at 9:07am
From May it will become an offence in Scotland to kill, injure or capture the animals.


Scottish Liberal Democrats: Rennie issues appeal to rival politicians
23 Feb 2019 at 4:17pm
The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader says disillusioned Tory and Labour politicians should "come and talk to me".


Water at two Glasgow hospitals had 'widespread contamination'
22 Feb 2019 at 6:07pm
An investigation was launched after an infection outbreak in two children's cancer wards in Glasgow last year.


Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
31 Jan 2019 at 4:48pm
A guide to plans for the UK to leave the European Union, which is due to happen on 29 March.

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Remember: if the UK and EU can't reach agreement on the length or purpose of ...
by James Kelly
26 Feb 2019 at 4:13pm
As ever, trying to tease out Theresa May's real objective is the riddle at the heart of this latest Brexit development.  Using the threat of a vote on No Deal to coax Remainers into voting for the ...

Not the Nine O'Clock News
by James Kelly
26 Feb 2019 at 2:27am
A few days ago, I took a first look at the schedules of the new BBC Scotland channel and came to a sudden conclusion that the whole thing was a sham.  It seemed to me that the BBC were so determine...

The Independent Group look increasingly like the Tory B Team
by James Kelly
24 Feb 2019 at 6:24pm
Heidi Allen revealed yesterday that the Independent Group have decided not to take any action that would precipitate a general election - an extraordinary public position for a small group seeking ...

If the 35-strong SNP group don't appear on network TV significantly more ofte...
by James Kelly
22 Feb 2019 at 6:07am
Most political parties would be doing well to have a panellist on Question Time within three days of coming into existence.  The Independent Group aren't even a party, but they managed it courtesy ...

Prepare to be STAGGERED: new YouGov poll shows the Independent Group have les...
by James Kelly
20 Feb 2019 at 10:32pm
The new YouGov poll testing potential support for the Independent Group was mentioned on the previous thread, because unlike the recent Survation poll it shows Labour taking a substantial hit, with...

Is a general election getting closer or further away?
by James Kelly
20 Feb 2019 at 3:52pm
One thing that baffles me about this wave of Labour and Tory defections to the new Independent Group is that we're in a hung parliament situation, and yet journalists seem largely incurious about t...

The "longrun implications" of the Independent Group
by James Kelly
19 Feb 2019 at 6:36pm
No disrespect to Stephen Bush, but something he said in all apparent seriousness in the New Statesman today made me laugh out loud.  He suggested that the big target for the breakaway Independent G...

Tom Watson's public display of disloyalty is one of the most extraordinary sp...
by James Kelly
19 Feb 2019 at 4:05am
It's one thing for the likes of Blair McDougall to believe that the Corbynite left are to blame for increasing the chances of continued Tory rule by "forcing out" Luciana Berger and others.  But wh...

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A few shots of the town of Inveraray, and their gorgeous Castle. All aerial o...
by /u/deftspyder
26 Feb 2019 at 10:31pm
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Major fire breaks out on side of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh
by /u/SuperGavio
26 Feb 2019 at 9:58pm
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Battle over naming of new streets near Culloden Battlefield
by /u/seoras91
26 Feb 2019 at 9:16pm
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On the banks of Loch Ness. Leaving the boathouse restaurant headed back to ou...
by /u/reevoj
26 Feb 2019 at 7:09pm
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Loch Venacher this afternoon
by /u/holygoalie
26 Feb 2019 at 7:00pm
Loch Venachar https://imgur.com/gallery/1x3LJnA submitted by /u/holygoalie

Rap music originated in medieval Scottish pubs, claims American professor
by /u/ewenmax
25 Feb 2019 at 8:41pm
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Two Highlanders and the Fairy Hill.
by /u/Somerlad
25 Feb 2019 at 7:48pm
DITHIS ANN AN SÌDHEAN [Translation below] Well, chuala mi gun deach dithis balaich an àird am munag (munadh) shìos an sin ris an can iad a? Mhaoil an àird mullach a? mhonaidh a ghlèidheag crodh a b...

Neist Point panorama
by /u/iron40
26 Feb 2019 at 5:29pm
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Ravenscraig castle
by /u/AyeAye_Kane
26 Feb 2019 at 5:46pm
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Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019
by /u/zias_growler
26 Feb 2019 at 5:27pm
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Oh ya bastard
by /u/charwars222
26 Feb 2019 at 5:22pm
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Suspected illicit tobacco factories uncovered in Glasgow [5 Tonnes / £1.5m of...
by /u/abz_eng
26 Feb 2019 at 4:58pm
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Kieran Andrews on Twitter | BREAKING: @LabourRichard has said he would rather...
by /u/zias_growler
26 Feb 2019 at 3:15pm
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This picture was on a calander in work and it said it was from Scotland. My S...
by /u/DonzoTheGog
26 Feb 2019 at 2:50pm
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Theresa May offers vote to delay Brexit if her deal is rejected again
by Andrew Woodcock
26 Feb 2019 at 2:03pm
In a dramatic statement, the Prime Minister also confirmed a vote on a no-deal Brexit after her meaningful vote.


Outrage as over 30,000 jobless people 'put at risk of exploitation by Tory sc...
by Andy Philip
26 Feb 2019 at 4:30am
The outraged SNP issued a work experience warning over unpaid placements they say are hitting the unemployed.


Jeremy Corbyn will back second referendum on Brexit to avoid leaving with no ...
by Press Association
25 Feb 2019 at 6:12pm
The leader is expected to tell his MPs at a meeting tonight that he will put forward an amendment setting out the party's plan, and back a People's Vote if it fails.


Westminster is broken beyond repair and is incapable of serving Scotland?s in...
by Ian Blackford
25 Feb 2019 at 4:30am
The SNP Westminster leader argues that Scotland hasn't voted for a Tory government for 64 years, but is increasingly damaged by right-wing governments.


National scandal as one in three UK workers are falling behind with household...
by Mark Ellis
25 Feb 2019 at 4:30am
Survey finds a total of 10million people are falling behind with bills and unable to keep up with the basic cost of living.


Thousands of elderly Scots facing £7k pension credit hit under tough new Tory...
by Torcuil Crichton
25 Feb 2019 at 4:30am
Up to 10 per cent of applicants for pension credit could be hit by a cut of up to £7000 a year.


Failed business chief given £9.5million from Scots government after leaving t...
by John Ferguson
24 Feb 2019 at 3:06pm
Dawn Muspratt promised to do things differently when she launched Our Power in 2015.


Theresa May rules out Brexit 'meaningful vote' in Commons until March 12
by Shaun Connolly
24 Feb 2019 at 1:59pm
Speaking on her way to an EU-League of Arab States summit, the Prime Minister said "positive" talks were ongoing.


David Mundell slammed for spending £9000 on ads in run-up to abandoned vote o...
by John Ferguson
24 Feb 2019 at 4:30am
The Scottish Secretary’s office paid for social media ads in the lead-up to Theresa May’s planned vote on her EU withdrawal deal – which she pulled to avoid a heavy defeat.


Lib Dems demand review of 'broken' FAI system which 'piles pain on grieving f...
by John Ferguson
24 Feb 2019 at 4:30am
Liam McArthur MSP said radical change is needed for families who have had to wait years for investigations into the death of loved ones.

Michael Greenwell


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

A Millionaire Funded By Billionaires
by michaelgreenwell
25 Feb 2019 at 7:46pm
This is a LOT of fun…

Modern Britain, Ladies & Gentlemen
by michaelgreenwell
11 Feb 2019 at 11:17pm
An old white man with heavy links to the establishment feels entitled to knock down a bill (or indeed BILLS) designed to reduce the unnecessary suffering of young women because he is riding a personal hobbyhorse. And this is supposed to be good governance. It’s 2019, this isn’t good enough. When pondering this story if …

It?s A Small Step, But He Is Right
by michaelgreenwell
8 Feb 2019 at 9:49pm
It’s a small thing, but he is 100% correct, so it is worth sharing and acting upon.

I?d Say That Is A ?No?
by michaelgreenwell
2 Feb 2019 at 11:42am
If we take this Irish advert for the rugby as a hint, then it could be the case that the Irish  might not be too keen to be reincorporated into the UK, a thing which several English commentators and politicians have been suggesting recently.

Even Worse
by michaelgreenwell
21 Jan 2019 at 8:25am
The remarkable thing is that the current group are actually WORSE than this lot grew up to be…

Time Is Running Out For The Union
by michaelgreenwell
17 Jan 2019 at 10:55am
The latest from Sarah Mackie

Who Has Most Per Head?
by michaelgreenwell
3 Jan 2019 at 11:24am
A nice simple graphic that lays out some important stats.  

The Spider?s Web ? Britain?s Second Empire
by michaelgreenwell
2 Jan 2019 at 3:11pm
?Over and over again, we have seen that there is a power in this Country, other than that which has its seat at Westminster. The City of London, a convenient term for a collection of financial interests is able to assert itself against the Government of the Country. Those who control money, are able to …

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Through the Eyes of The Doomed
by Bella Caledonia Editor
26 Feb 2019 at 7:55am
Through the Eyes of The Doomed – Perceiving a world that is soon to end by Mark Wilson. Mark Wilson was awarded ‘highly commended’ by the Ian Bell Award judges 2018, more details here. The world is coming to an end and nobody wants to pay any attention. The news with its desperately screamed warnings …

All Aboard the Thalassa Mana
by Bella Caledonia Editor
25 Feb 2019 at 11:40pm
We’re told a ship has left the UK for Japan with no guarantee of unloading its cargo due to Brexit. The U.K. business minister has confirmed that a trade agreement with Japan won’t be in place by the time Britain leaves the European Union. Cargo leaving Britain by sea will now be arriving at some …

Rural Homes, Rural Lives
by Bella Caledonia Editor
25 Feb 2019 at 10:20pm
Rural Homes, Rural Lives: exploring the impact of rural housing challenges on people, businesses and communities. Four films from Scottish Rural Action: SRA Calum’s Story from Scottish Rural Action on Vimeo. SRA – Oliver’s Story from Scottish Rural Action on Vimeo. SRA Lisa’s Story from Scottish Rural Action on Vimeo. SRA – Peter’s Story from …

The Unexceptional Face of Scottish Sectarianism
by Bella Caledonia Editor
24 Feb 2019 at 11:27am
The latest debate about ?sectarianism? in Scotland only came to light because a man had spent so long out of Scotland that he?d forgotten that this was routine, everyday, normalised. Most managers, most fans, most broadcasters have become so inured to this state of affairs it has become just background noise. The reality is that …

The Visit
by Bella Caledonia Editor
23 Feb 2019 at 10:56am
We entered the plush room, and I placed the white roses on the table in front of the Consul. I had originally intended to quote MacDermott?s lovely lines about ?the little white rose of Scotland that smells sharp and sweet and breaks the heart?. Instead I found myself babbling about how deeply the Rowan tree …

Say Yes
by Bella Caledonia Editor
22 Feb 2019 at 8:14pm
We have 25 limited edition copies of Ciaran Murphy’s winning indyref posters for you. Send £10 only to us here and we will post one out to you. These are the very last batch and we were inundated the last time they were available, so this is first come first served. Mark your payment with …

A Salute to the School Strikers
by Bella Caledonia Editor
22 Feb 2019 at 8:10am
A Salute to the School Strikers – from an Extinction Rebellion activist and father. You’ll have noticed that there’s never any shortage of grown-ups who are eager to tell you their opinions about whatever you happen to be doing. That’s especially true when tens of thousands of you?including my daughter, I’m proud to say?skip school …

Brexit is Killing the UK Car Industry
by Bella Caledonia Editor
21 Feb 2019 at 7:40pm
THIS week?s column is for petrol heads. For the first time in its 73-year history, Honda has decided to close a factory ? in Swindon, the company?s only European production facility. According to Honda?s UK boss, Ian Howells, this has ?absolutely nothing? to do with Brexit. And Jeremy Clarkson is not a male chauvinist! Honda …

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Brexit: Labour will back amendment for second referendum, says Corbyn ? as it...
by Andrew Sparrow and Kevin Rawlinson
25 Feb 2019 at 9:40pm
Opposition says it will back or put forward amendment for public vote if its alternative to Theresa May?s Brexit plan is voted down by MPsLabour to back moves for second Brexit referendum ? reportUK insurers say no-deal Brexit would be ?act of economic self-harm?Theresa May?s press conference - S...

Theresa May faces ministerial revolt over no-deal Brexit
by Rowena Mason, Jessica Elgot and Severin Carrell
21 Feb 2019 at 7:02pm
Up to 25 government members could vote for delay rather than allow UK to crash out Theresa May is facing the most serious cabinet revolt of her premiership next week, with as many as 25 members of the government ready to vote for a Brexit delay unless she rules out ?no deal? ? in a move that will...

Scottish independence: new vote depends on Brexit outcome ? Sturgeon
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
5 Feb 2019 at 2:28pm
First minister?s remarks in US seen as rebuff to those pressing her to exploit chaos by calling for new vote nowNicola Sturgeon has played down the prospects of an early vote on Scottish independence by warning her supporters that ?calm consideration? was needed first.Scotland?s first minister to...

Former SNP MP starts Scottish independence polling initiative
by Libby Brooks
3 Feb 2019 at 1:21pm
Angus Robertson sets up Progress Scotland with party reeling from Salmond claimsA new polling organisation gathering data on Scotland?s evolving views on independence has been launched by the Scottish National party?s former Westminster leader Angus Robertson, as the party leader and first minist...

SNP passes last-minute budget with Green party backing
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
31 Jan 2019 at 7:08pm
SNP agrees to Green demands for local government funding boost and new council tax systemThe Scottish National party has secured the support of the Greens to pass its government?s budget just hours before the first key vote on the spending plans.The deal was reached on Thursday afternoon after da...

As it happened ? MPs vote for Brady's Brexit amendment to renegotiate backstop
by Andrew Sparrow, Kevin Rawlinson and Martin Farrer
30 Jan 2019 at 2:57am
Commons also backs non-binding amendment to reject no-deal Brexit, as EU says withdrawal agreement is ?not open for renegotiation?This live blog is closed. Follow our new live blog hereFull results: how did each MP vote on the amendments? 2.57am GMT It?s been quite a day in Brexitland and it?s no...

Donald Trump's private visit cost Police Scotland £3.2m
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
27 Jan 2019 at 2:23pm
Exclusive: force spent millions covering Trump?s two-day visit to his own golf resort last yearPolice Scotland spent more than £3m covering the costs of Donald Trump?s private visit to Scotland last year, deploying more than 5,500 officers around the country.The US president spent two nights at h...

Extinction Rebellion activists occupy Scottish parliament
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
25 Jan 2019 at 4:37pm
Climate campaigners stage one-hour peaceful sit-in protest in debating chamberAround 40 climate activists have staged a peaceful occupation of the Scottish parliament?s debating chamber, urging MSPs to introduce much tougher climate targets.Campaigners with the recently formed direct action group...

Wee Ginger Dug

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Biting the hand of Project Fear

The National publishes the McCrone Report
Today, in a historic first, The National publishes the McCrone Report, the secret British government report into Scotland’s oil wealth. Kept hidden from the Scottish public for 45 years, the report demonstrates that had Scotland voted for independence during the 1970s, this country would now be sitting on a sovereign wealth fund of trillions. Scotland …

The secretary of state for temper tantrums
Yesterday I wrote a blog article in which I compared David Mundell, the Scotland Secretary, to a union fleg branded supermarket bag, flapping uselessly in the branches of a tree. I would like to say now that this remark was unwarranted and utterly uncalled for. Plastic bags do have a useful purpose. It is being …

The flapping plastic bags of Britishness
It’s been reported over the weekend that three Conservative cabinet ministers have warned Theresa May that they are planning to support an amendment to delay Brexit and take a no deal Brexit off the table. The former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Heseltine, one of the grandest of the party’s grandees, also spoke out to say …

A shit argument for Brexit
I wrote a blog article last night which was published in the wee smaa hours. Then this afternoon I published the weekly dugcast. So I had reckoned I’d done enough for one day to keep readers of this blog amused. But then I came across Giles Fraser’s apologia for Brexit and ending freedom of movement …

Wee Ginger Dugcast, Friday 22 Feb
In this week’s dugcast, Callum Baird (editor of The National) and I discuss the BBC and its audience selections, the report of the Dug’s death being somewhat exaggerated, sectarianism in Scotland and its roots in British nationalism, and the defections from Labour and the Tories at Westminster and how the new grouping is going to …

A disease of British nationalism
Scottish social media is yet again working itself up into a lather over sectarianism at a fitba match. The Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke was subjected to a torrent of sectarian abuse from a contingent of Rangers fans at a recent match. Yet again, a minority of Rangers fans have succeeded in confirming the image of …

Business as usual
Sorry for the intermittent blog posts over the past week, but pretty much on the spur of the moment I went to Connecticut to be with my husband for Valentine’s Day. I didn’t mention it on the blog because I wanted to surprise him. On the day I left I had published a piece in …

The not so magnificent seven
Well it finally happened. There have been rumours of impending splits for weeks, the only uncertainty was whether it was Labour or the Conservatives which would break first. Now we know, Labour broke itself. In the UK we don’t have a political system, we have an ego massage for no marks who lack even the …

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Corbyn tells Labour MPs to back Brexit People?s Vote
A SECOND referendum on the UK?s membership of the EU became increasingly likely after Jeremy Corbyn told his MPs to back a People?s Vote yesterday.

Theresa May dismisses calls from EU leaders and to delay Brexit
THERESA May yesterday insisted there will be no delay to Brexit and that the UK will leave Europe on March 29. The Prime Minister dismissed calls from European leaders and members of her own government to consider asking for an extension to the Article 50 process.

Vote on extending Article 50 puts David Mundell on the spot
SCOTTISH Secretary David Mundell will be forced to choose between a no-deal Brexit and his loyalty to the Prime Minister tomorrow.

Henry McLeish: Corbyn can change Brexit stance ? or lose more MPs
HENRY McLeish has become the latest senior Labour figure to call on Jeremy Corbyn to change his stance on Brexit or face further resignations by MPs.

May lambasted after delaying Brexit vote amid threat of Cabinet clear-out
THERESA May has delayed a vote on her Brexit deal yet again ? despite a fresh threat of ministerial resignations.

May's Brexit deal set for another defeat as clock ticks down
WHEN Theresa May returns to the House of Commons on Wednesday to again put her Brexit deal to a vote of MPs, all the signs suggest another defeat.

Ewing calls on Gove to ?provide clarity? on consequences of no-deal Brexit
ENVIRONMENT Secretary Michael Gove is being pressed for categorical assurances that the needs of Scotland?s food and drink industry will be preserved in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The Independent Group enters thunderdome of Westminster, but what next?
THE Independent Group last week announced their entry into the Westminster political arena with fanfare that quickly turned controversy to after Angela Smith?s ?funny tinge? racism row.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gerry Hassan

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

As Labour and Tories splinter the old political order is broken beyond repair
As Labour and Tories splinter the old political order is broken beyond repair Scottish Review, February 20th 2019 Gerry Hassan The Labour Party have finally split after months of rumours ? with so far eight Labour MPs resigning from the party and three senior Tories joining them ? and numerous stories of many more considering …

Time to close the last closed shop: Britain?s and Scotland?s private schools
Time to close the last closed shop: Britain and Scotland?s private schools Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, 13 February 2019 Britain?s elites have never been more self-serving, self-sustaining and only interested in looking after themselves ? aided by private education. All of a sudden the subject of private schools is back on the public agenda, aided …

The next Battle of Britain is going to be about England?s future
The next Battle of Britain is going to about England?s future Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, February 6th 2019 Brexit certainly seems increasingly to be about England ? or a certain version of England and a rather specific version of the past. Take last week for example. The previous Tuesday was another landmark day for Brexit. …

Hugh McIlvanney: A Moral Compass and the Power of Words
Hugh McIlvanney: A Moral Compass and the Power of Words Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 30th 2019 The tributes paid to Hugh McIlvanney spoke volumes for the influence of the man, his writing and for his humanity. They were laced with recollections and memorable stories of late nights, pressurised deadlines, and long conversations – often …

Independence is about more than an indyref. It is about changing minds and Sc...
Independence is about more than an indyref. It is about changing minds and Scotland Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, January 25th 2019 Independence has to be about more than tactics and processes ? which has dominated too many conversations since 2014. Independence is about more than an indyref – and in particular, timing, the question asked …

We Scots have to start listening to each other
We Scots have to start listening to each other Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 23rd 2019 Brexit seems to have no end, consuming nearly all political energy and devouring those who come into contact with it. Or so it seems for now. The Economist recently made the point in its ?Bagehot? column that one of …

Britain, Brexit and Why Winston Churchill is Alive and Kicking in this Mess
Britain, Brexit and Why Winston Churchill is Alive and Kicking in this Mess Gerry Hassan Le Monde, January 21st 2019 Britain is not a happy place. But then neither is much of the Western world. Instead, it is angry. A country where many people feel let down, not respected or listened to by politicians, institutions …

Salmond, Sturgeon and the End of an Era for the SNP
Salmond, Sturgeon and the End of an Era for the SNP Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 16th 2019 Britain stands at an abyss. Three years of endless Brexit deliberations have resulted in the UK facing crisis, doubt and anxiety about what the future holds. Politics has become a high wire act of competing intransigencies and …

 

Scotland and Independence

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SNP MP says Citizen Assemblies will ?transform? Scottish independence debate ...
SNP MP says Citizen Assemblies will ?transform? Scottish independence debate  The ScotsmanA senior SNP MP is calling for the party to convene a series of ?Citizens Assemblies? across Scotland to help it shape its approach to independence by listening ...

Scotland dreads Brexit. But is it enough to boost sentiment for Scottish inde...
Scotland dreads Brexit. But is it enough to boost sentiment for Scottish independence?  The Washington PostEDINBURGH, Scotland ? The craggy Scottish capital is ancient and modern and pretty to look at. It's home to posh bankers, throngs of international students ...

Scotland?s Marriage of Inconvenience - Foreign Policy
Scotland?s Marriage of Inconvenience  Foreign PolicyWhen the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in 2016, two-thirds of voters in Scotland?across every single district?voted to remain. Now, as ...

Labour split sees calls for Scottish independence grow - The National
Labour split sees calls for Scottish independence grow  The NationalTHE ?chaos? at Westminster which saw seven Labour MPs quit their party yesterday may ?intensify? the independence debate, according to the?

Kenny McAskill: Silence from SNP on second Scottish independence referendum -...
Kenny McAskill: Silence from SNP on second Scottish independence referendum  The ScotsmanStands Scotland where it did? Sadly it appears it's still 'a country almost afraid to know itself', says Kenny MacAskill.

?You NEVER listen!? - Question Time audience member SAVAGES SNP over quitting...
?You NEVER listen!? - Question Time audience member SAVAGES SNP over quitting UK  ExpressTHE SNP's attempts to break up the UK were savaged on BBC Question Time last night by an audience member who claimed the party ?never listened? and ...

Nicola Sturgeon adviser Andrew Wilson urges ?soft? Scottish independence - Th...
Nicola Sturgeon adviser Andrew Wilson urges ?soft? Scottish independence  The CourierA key adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has urged the ?softest possible? form of Scottish independence in order to win over voters. Andrew Wilson, author of the SNP's ...

JENNY HJUL: It?s over for the Scottish independence movement - The Courier
JENNY HJUL: It?s over for the Scottish independence movement  The CourierIt is a good thing that the attention of the rest of the UK and Europe is diverted away from Scotland at the moment. Anyone with any pride in the country wouldn't ...

SNP

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SNP MP says Citizen Assemblies will ?transform? Scottish independence debate ...
SNP MP says Citizen Assemblies will ?transform? Scottish independence debate  The ScotsmanA senior SNP MP is calling for the party to convene a series of ?Citizens Assemblies? across Scotland to help it shape its approach to independence by listening ...

It's time for the SNP to take a long, hard look at itself - The National
It's time for the SNP to take a long, hard look at itself  The NationalIT'S time The National took its fair share of criticism. Its obsequious fawning over the SNP can at times find a parallel with the old Morning?

SNP MP calls for Citizens Assemblies to set IndyRef2 strategy - iNews
SNP MP calls for Citizens Assemblies to set IndyRef2 strategy  iNewsA senior SNP MP is calling for the party to convene a series of ?Citizens Assemblies? across Scotland to help it shape its approach to independence by listening ...

SNP group attacked over failed bid to kick road study into long grass - The C...
SNP group attacked over failed bid to kick road study into long grass  The CourierA councillor has slammed SNP rivals over a failed budget bid which he claimed would have killed off a ?lifeline for north Angus?. The local authority wants to ...

SNP urge Richard Leonard to say if he backs a second EU referendum - The Scot...
SNP urge Richard Leonard to say if he backs a second EU referendum  The ScotsmanScottish Labour leader Richard Leonard is facing calls to explain whether he backs the UK's party's call for a second Brexit referendum. The SNP has voiced ...

Are SNP supporters correct to have suspicions about a teacher's strike? - The...
Are SNP supporters correct to have suspicions about a teacher's strike?  The NationalSCOTLAND'S largest teaching union ? the EIS, which represents 80 of the profession ? is now on a collision course with the SNP government and?

SNP passes last-minute budget with Green party backing - The Guardian
SNP passes last-minute budget with Green party backing  The GuardianThe Scottish National party has secured the support of the Greens to pass its government's budget just hours before the first key vote on the spending plans.

Former SNP MP starts Scottish independence polling initiative - The Guardian
Former SNP MP starts Scottish independence polling initiative  The GuardianA new polling organisation gathering data on Scotland's evolving views on independence has been launched by the Scottish National party's former ...

Referendum (Google News)

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Richard Leonard backs Brexit over second EU referendum - The Times
Richard Leonard backs Brexit over second EU referendum  The TimesRichard Leonard has put himself at odds with Scottish public opinion and other senior Labour politicians by saying that he would prefer Brexit to a second EU ...

Scotland dreads Brexit. But is it enough to boost sentiment for Scottish inde...
Scotland dreads Brexit. But is it enough to boost sentiment for Scottish independence?  The Washington PostEDINBURGH, Scotland ? The craggy Scottish capital is ancient and modern and pretty to look at. It's home to posh bankers, throngs of international students ...

SNP MP says Citizen Assemblies will ?transform? Scottish independence debate ...
SNP MP says Citizen Assemblies will ?transform? Scottish independence debate  The ScotsmanA senior SNP MP is calling for the party to convene a series of ?Citizens Assemblies? across Scotland to help it shape its approach to independence by listening ...

Kenny McAskill: Silence from SNP on second Scottish independence referendum -...
Kenny McAskill: Silence from SNP on second Scottish independence referendum  The ScotsmanStands Scotland where it did? Sadly it appears it's still 'a country almost afraid to know itself', says Kenny MacAskill.

?You NEVER listen!? - Question Time audience member SAVAGES SNP over quitting...
?You NEVER listen!? - Question Time audience member SAVAGES SNP over quitting UK  ExpressTHE SNP's attempts to break up the UK were savaged on BBC Question Time last night by an audience member who claimed the party ?never listened? and ...

?I?m a Brexit voter from Scotland and this is why I?d still vote to Leave? - ...
?I?m a Brexit voter from Scotland and this is why I?d still vote to Leave?  iNewsIn the 2016 Brexit referendum, more than 1m Scots ? 1,018,322 to be exact ? voted for the UK to leave the EU. They might have been in a minority of 38 per cent ...

A shift in the Brexit logjam - BBC News
A shift in the Brexit logjam  BBC NewsThe changes have been grudging, with caveats - but there has been a shift in the Brexit blockage.

Scottish independence: Top law officer refuses to reveal if Nicola Sturgeon a...
Scottish independence: Top law officer refuses to reveal if Nicola Sturgeon asked for indyref2 advice  The ScotsmanScotland's top law officer has refused to reveal if Nicola Sturgeon has sought his legal advice on holding a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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Brexit slowly becoming a Farce.
Let's face it, this Tory Govt has no intent on pulling out of EU. It will go on and on and on until lie of land changes!

General Politics Thread
Firstly, what happened to capybara's thread? I've went back about four pages and can't find it. Am i going blind/dottled? Anyway, until it is found. I know it's purely an English/Welsh issue, but the junior doctors' dispute is not improving. Looks like the government is going to try to impose ...

INDEPENDENT GROUP
the seven have been joined by an 8th..... and now three Tories https://news.sky.com/story/live-speculation-more-mps-will-quit-to-join-independent-group-11642586 Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston have left the Conservative Party for the Independent Group They ain't quitting ...

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

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

The Bethnal Green Schoolgirls
Surprised there isn't already a thread on this, unless I'm missing something. Should these girls who went out to Syria in support of Isis be allowed to return to the UK? I bet this will be the first question on Question Time tonight.

Offensive Behaviour at Football Act cave in.
Sadly it looks like the bigots have won. Sad.

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Anything Goes - Other topics not covered elsewhere Latest Topics
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Mark Hollis - Talk Talk
Dead at 64. They were a great band. He was one of a kind - did what he wanted to do then walked away from the music industry. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/25/mark-hollis-lead-singer-of-talk-talk-dies-at-age-64-reports-say  

Jokes
A Chinese doctor can't find a job in a hospital in the US, so he opens a clinic and puts a sign outside that reads "GET TREATMENT FOR $20 - IF NOT CURED GET BACK $100." An American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic. Lawyer: "I have lost my...

BBC Scotland
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1hx87NrNp3Y45hF2NyQDhFs/welcome-to-your-brand-new-television-channel-bbc-scotland Couldn't see anything about football /Sportscene

Marshall Islands
There is a letter in today's National about the Marshall Islands suing all 9 nuclear armed states at the Intl Criminal Court for their failure to implement the Non-proliferation Treaty which they signed on 1968.  I have never heard of this which in itself isnt surprising however i cannot see ...

Baptiste
Anyone watching it? Really enjoying it so far. Some great twists. I?m struggling to connect the old farmer boy and his dog to anything, any clues??

This Board Needs Tunes
Been off the board for a few weeks and have no idea what's going on. Couldn't resurrect the original thread so here's a timely new beginning. Come on back folks! Our beautiful Scotland.

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



Game of Thrones
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Scottish and Uk Politics

A Time of Despair For Scots ? Blessed With A Neutered Authority in Scotland a...
      The 2014 Smith Commission Lord Smith of Kelvin engaged with thousands of stakeholders across Scotland during the work of the Smith Commission. The outcome prompted him to make a personal recommendation in the Smith Commission Agreement. He said: “There is a strong desire to see the principle of devolution further … Continue reading "A Time of Despair For Scots – Blessed With A Neutere...

Thatcher Hatchet Man Michael Forsyth Still the Darling Of the BBC ? He?s On Q...
          Michael Forsyth – The Man With Red White and Blue Blood In a statement, confirming his commitment to the Union, not long after the 2014 Independence Referendum,  Forsyth challenged the way in which David Cameron played the English card the day after the Scottish independence … Continue reading "Thatcher Hatchet Man Michael Forsyth Still the Darling Of the BBC – He’s On Quest...

The SNP ? The Dream Will Never Die ? The Architects of Success Live On
    Alex Salmond – Is This His Political Obituary Seen as one of the most talented politicians of his generation, Alex already had a high-profile in Scottish politics before he won two historic Holyrood elections as SNP leader, securing the mandate to hold a referendum on Scottish independence in the process. Born … Continue reading "The SNP – The Dream Will Never Die – The Architects of Su...

Have We Seen The Last Of Ruth Davidson in Scottish Politics Or Will The Tory ...
      31 Aug 2018: Has Scotland Seen the Back of Ruth Davidson? Ruth Davidson could quit Scottish politics after she has had her baby and become a Cabinet minister in London as a launch pad for a bid to be Tory leader. She reportedly told friends that she could take up … Continue reading "Have We Seen The Last Of Ruth Davidson in Scottish Politics Or Will The Tory Beast At Westminster Rejec...

Reckless Homosexual Behaviour Saw an End to the Tory Party in Scotland ? Ross...
    Tory MP Ross Thomson spoken to by police amid ‘sexual touching’ claims in Commons bar It is alleged that: Thomson repeatedly sexually assaulted three young men  having been three times escorted out  of the Commons Bar. He returned repeatedly to feel their bottoms and fondle their genitalia and tried to enter their … Continue reading "Reckless Homosexual Behaviour Saw an End to the Tory Pa...

Removing the Bias From Scottish Broadcasting ? This is the Solution Pass it O...
      Introduction Scotland’s Gaelic TV channel BBC Alba, attracts many more Scottish viewers than there are Gaelic speakers and the potential for growth is well recognized in the trade. Independent programme makers in Scotland produce quality television for the station but in insufficient quantity to fully support the channel. The … Continue reading "Removing the Bias From Scottish Broad...

Arch Plotter David Mundell ? More Damaging to Scottish Aspirations for Self G...
    The impact of the 2007 Holyrood election of the SNP to government The Holyrood election of 2007 elected an SNP minority government, turning on its head the weird and wonderful electoral system designed by the Unionist party’s with blocking mechanisms to ensure there would never be an SNP government. To say … Continue reading "Arch Plotter David Mundell – More Damaging to Scottish Aspira...

Westminster Governance of Scotland Policies ? Post Brexit ? Rule Britannia
    Post Brexit the Tory Party Will Continue to Govern Scotland With Mutual Respect David Mundell, (affectionately known as “Fluffy”) will remain in office as Scottish Secretary. He is an accredited mediator in “Alternative Dispute Resolution”, which has proved to be a useful tool in his successful time in office. The “Barnett … Continue reading "Westminster Governance of Scotland Policies ...

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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.…