Britain will have tougher immigration system without Lib Dems, says May 28 May 2015 at 1:05pm
BRITAIN will have a "tougher, firmer and fairer" immigration policy now that the Conservatives are governing alone and no longer encumbered by the Liberal Democrats, Theresa May has told MPs as she outlined the justice and home affairs offer in the Queen's Speech.
THE former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael yesterday claimed he had a “lot of support” to remain as a member of parliament despite facing intense pressure to give up his Westminster seat following the leak of a controversial memo.
PRESSURE is growing on the Scottish Government to make interim compensation payments to elderly victims of historical child abuse amid fears many of them will not live to see the conclusion of a public inquiry.
THE “hard-working” tag has been used to create division between the worthy and the unworthy poor – the industrious versus the idle, strivers versus skivers – and to stigmatise the jobless, writes Dani Garavelli
CHINA’S land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won’t expand its sovereignty, US defence secretary Ash Carter warned yesterday.
Playing tricks on memory by Rev. Stuart Campbell 30 May 2015 at 6:59am
In its kneejerk “SNP BAD” reaction to the Alistair Carmichael affair, the Unionist establishment – politicians and media alike – has furiously tried to divert attention from Carmichael’s smear and attempted cover-up by harking back to an incident in 2012, when the press gave vast amounts of coverage to a claim that Alex Salmond had “lied” about […]
Another question answered by Rev. Stuart Campbell 30 May 2015 at 3:59am
The Scottish Conservatives last October: And how it panned out in reality: Oddly, there seems to be no quote from the Tories on that story.
A dereliction of duty by Rev. Stuart Campbell 29 May 2015 at 7:19am
An alert reader today drew our attention to a detail we’d missed in a recent article in the Shetland News. It concerned Alistair Carmichael’s leaking of a false memo in order to smear Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP while the Orkney & Shetland MP was still Secretary of State for Scotland, and took the form […]
Power retained by Rev. Stuart Campbell 29 May 2015 at 4:57am
Most of today’s papers quote an unnamed Scotland Office spokesman on the subject of the Scotland Bill 2015, and in particular its clauses concerning welfare powers: “It is factually wrong to claim there are vetoes in the Bill. These are sensible, practical arrangements to ensure the transfer of new powers smoothly.” We’ll let readers judge […]
Hide the tiger by Rev. Stuart Campbell 28 May 2015 at 7:01am
Earlier today we noted that the indyref had empowered the Scottish people to an extent that they seemed very reluctant to give up on. But plutocracies don’t become the establishment by giving up their thrones lightly, and so today we get this: The above is a passage we selected completely at random from the Scotland Bill 2015, the […]
The People Versus Plutocracy by Rev. Stuart Campbell 28 May 2015 at 5:30am
Just a quick update on the Alistair Carmichael fundraiser: In barely 48 hours, almost £37,000 has been raised by the general public to challenge the election of a British MP under false pretences. We don’t believe there’s any sort of precedent for that. It would now seem beyond any reasonable doubt that there will be […]
Michael White?s Moustache by Rev. Stuart Campbell 27 May 2015 at 4:21pm
Hats off to the Daily Reckless: . You thought you’d never even heard of me But I’ve been patronising Lesley Riddoch on TV I’m defending all the liars but it’s really not fair All you notice is my farcical facial hair Michael White’s moustache, Michael White’s moustache It’s a right stramash, a right stramash And […]
Something less than an answer by Rev. Stuart Campbell 27 May 2015 at 11:00am
The current Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, on Politics Scotland earlier today: “I was not convicted”, of course, isn’t quite the same thing as “I didn’t do it”.
How not to lose the EU referendum by Douglas Daniel 27 May 2015 at 8:10am
The UK’s forthcoming referendum on EU membership was enshrined in the Queen’s Speech today, and it seems likely that the “Yes” side will be those arguing for the UK to stay in the EU. That’s a good thing. However, it’s difficult not to get flashbacks to 2011 when various unionist idiots were insisting that the Yes option […]
EU membership 'vital for jobs' 30 May 2015 at 7:01pm
Membership of the EU is vital to Scottish jobs and the economy, Nicola Sturgeon will tell an audience in Brussels later this week.
'Named person' campaign steps up 30 May 2015 at 7:05pm
Opponents of plans to appoint a "named person" for every child in Scotland step up their campaign ahead of legal action.
Dugdale: Give EU nationals vote 30 May 2015 at 11:43am
EU nationals living in the UK should be able to vote in the referendum on Europe, according to Scottish Labour leadership candidate Kezia Dugdale.
Remote rural areas get 5p fuel cut 31 May 2015 at 4:37am
Motorists in some of Scotland's most remote mainland areas now paying less for fuel after a Treasury discount scheme is extended.
Tax powers move considered by MSPs 29 May 2015 at 7:59pm
MSPs on the Scottish Parliament's finance committee are to to consider if new powers should be used to raise or lower income tax in Scotland.
New limit leads to drink-drive fall 29 May 2015 at 4:15pm
Drink-driving offences have fallen in Scotland following the introduction of a lower alcohol limit, new figures show.
Legal bid to oust Carmichael as MP 29 May 2015 at 9:43am
Campaigners hoping to overturn the election of Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael launch a legal challenge at the Court of Session.
QC becomes new Advocate General 29 May 2015 at 8:31am
A leading Scottish QC who is also chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party is to become the new Advocate General.
Presiding officer to retire as MSP 29 May 2015 at 9:47am
Holyrood's presiding officer Tricia Marwick announces she will step down as an MSP at next year's Scottish election.
Teachers 'work an extra 11 hours' 29 May 2015 at 6:04am
Teachers in Scotland are working an additional 11 hours a week on top of their contracted hours, according to a survey by a union.
Sturgeon critical of Scotland Bill 28 May 2015 at 8:55am
The first minister criticises the Scotland Bill but the UK government believes it fulfils promises made after the independence referendum.
VIDEO: Scottish Parliament 28 May 2015 at 8:21am
Nicola Sturgeon says no young person will be disadvantaged by the Maths Higher exam.
VIDEO: Sturgeon on full fiscal autonomy 10 May 2015 at 5:15am
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she believes David Cameron has to go beyond the Smith Commission proposals, giving Scotland greater fiscal autonomy.
Apres moi lied the stooge by weegingerdug 29 May 2015 at 9:55am
So he’s still there. Aliestair Koalamichael hasn’t resigned and shows no inclination to accept the proper consequences for his wrong doings. He’s doing his damnedest to keep out of the public eye, ...
A parp in a bin and clapping chagrin by weegingerdug 27 May 2015 at 7:28pm
Fluffy Mundell, the original Scottish political panda, was proving as evasive as the fluffy black and white variety on Wednesday as he avoided giving a straight answer to a simple question. His att...
Malkied by Malkie and primed by Primula by weegingerdug 26 May 2015 at 5:44pm
So Aliestair’s still there, clinging onto the face of Scottish politics like a particularly obstinate plook despite the increasingly intense squeezing of ordinary Scottish punters who are not enamo...
Westminsteritis and hyperkenezia by weegingerdug 25 May 2015 at 12:49pm
So the dishonourable Aliestair Koala has told the BBC that he’s got no intention of resigning his seat and allowing voters in Orkney and Shetland the chance to decide whether they want a liar and s...
The dishonourable dissembler for porkies and scrote-lying by weegingerdug 23 May 2015 at 6:47pm
The Dishonourable Dissembler for Porkies and Scrotelying is still occupying his ill gotten seat, the one the representative for the Northern Isles got by misrepresenting himself to the Northern Isl...
These things happen by weegingerdug 22 May 2015 at 6:50pm
Not even Rona can help him now. The last shreds of Alistair Koalamichael’s credibility have gone the way of Danny Alexander’s career in politics, shot down in the flames of public disgrace. Althoug...
It?s a dog?s life by weegingerdug 20 May 2015 at 4:54pm
According to Wednesday’s Herald, a group of “experts” on devolution have said that there should not be another independence referendum for at least fifteen years. So that’s us telt then, the expert...
Sitting uncomfortably by weegingerdug 19 May 2015 at 11:06am
Are you sitting comfortably? This past week has given us a few significant news stories. There’s the Royal Navy whistle-blower who has revealed that weapons designed to blow up half the planet and ...
Unleashing the dogs of woe by weegingerdug 18 May 2015 at 10:38am
It says a lot about the priorities of our Tory overlords that one of the first votes in the Commons is to be a vote to legalise the barbaric cruelty of tearing apart creatures they don’t control wi...
How to kill a coyote by weegingerdug 16 May 2015 at 1:48pm
You can’t kill the Coyote. Throw him off an electoral cliff so he plunges into a deep canyon which is impossible to climb out of, crush him under a boulder of votes, run him over with the on-coming...
Not just win a house, win a house and be someone's landlord.
Standing for Election 28 May 2015 at 9:20am
I know there was a thread about this a couple of months ago, but I can't seem to find it. Have many people here stood for election before? Whether it be for parliament or for councils or town councils (or whatever the Scottish version is)? And what were your experiences?
Labour for the pledge stone, getting into bed with the Tories during indyref, telling lies, Jim Murphy etc etc etc. Or Lib Dems for being the Tories bitches for 5 years, for f**k ups such as Carmichael and Malcolm Bruce and completely losing the tru...
I've long despised politicians and this is an example why. Please leave aside party allegiances and concentrate on the inherent corruptness involved because that is my concern, not the parties involved.
The Scottish Government spent £10 million on the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles last year and, as a...
ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN MAKE THE REAL SOCIO-POLITICAL SYSTEM CHANGE IN UK.
United Kingdom is passing through a crucial situation with external pressure and internal flux and anguish within the rank and file of the people.
United Kingdom is in drastic need of change, from contemporary or established...
Cunninghame North - 2007 23 May 2015 at 6:58am
The SNP won Cunninghame North by just 46 votes in 2007, which in effect allowed them to govern. If this didn't happen Labour would have controlled Holyrood until 2011, therefore as the SNP would not have proved that they are competent in government any victory then would be a minority one. That m...
I don't have a problem with the majority of this but Im undecided on whether you can blame the clubs for what is a bigger issue within Scottish society.
I'm more inclined to have the Police actually do their job more forcefully on match days and actual...
big surprise some of the albums that did not make the cut......
Dennis Skinner 28 May 2015 at 5:01pm
I'm not sure if the link will work so if not, go to today's Jeremy Vine programme (hosted this week by Vanessa thingmy) on radio 2 and go to 1hour 9 minutes in. Piece is about Dennis Skinner and the seat situation and Dennis is not playing the msm game.
Don't know too much about Tommy apart from seeing one of his speeches from the SNP conference. Just watched his maiden speech in the House of Commons - excellent, passionate and stirring. Look forward to seeing more of him.
Laptop Charger Help 27 May 2015 at 4:45pm
I have an Acer laptop with a 11.1v battery, the old charger stopped working and I'm looking to buy a new one. Will a 19v charger be ok as that seems to be the only ones available?
Dvd Player With Usb 27 May 2015 at 8:18am
Just bought a Sony one and it's saying device not supported when I attempt to plug in my external hard drive - 2TB My passport.
Is there something I can do to the hard drive to make it work?