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Senior MSP calls for fresh look at Scottish Conservative party?s relationship...
30 Aug 2019 at 5:00am
THE end of Ruth Davidson?s eight-year reign as Scottish Tory leader has clearly dented her party?s electoral prospects and exposed a weak flank in the Union.


Shetland by-election: Lib Dems hold off SNP
30 Aug 2019 at 4:12am
The Liberal Democrats have held on to win the Shetland by-election, despite a high-profile SNP campaign to win the Holyrood constituency.


Civil disobedience and strikes threatened in mass Brexit protests
30 Aug 2019 at 5:00am
THE UK could be crippled by mass protests across the country after pro-democracy campaigners threatened to "shut down the streets" in a wave of mass Brexit protests to coincide with the re-opening of Parliament next week.


Boris Johnson urged to submit sworn statement amid no-deal Brexit court battle
30 Aug 2019 at 11:17am
BORIS Johnson has been urged to submit a sworn statement under oath to a Scottish court, setting out his reasons for suspending Parliament.


EU to 'withdraw' current deadline for Brexit and remove no-deal option
30 Aug 2019 at 10:45am
Gordon Brown has said the European Union will next week "withdraw" the current deadline for Brexit and remove any excuse for no-deal on October 31.


Judge dismisses emergency bid to halt parliament suspension plans
30 Aug 2019 at 10:20am
Opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid to suspend Parliament have been denied an interim interdict at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.


Rebecca McQuillan: The Scottish Tories need to cut the UK party adrift
30 Aug 2019 at 5:15am
SO the Scottish Conservatives are back to being ? well, the Scottish Conservatives. Thanks to Ruth Davidson, they?ve been ? no, not cool or trendy, never remotely that ? but just a bit less Tory. That was always her gift: to change the projector image in our heads of a Conservative from a ruddy-faced, tweedy retired colonel to a short, tiggerish, cropped-headed lesbian. Urban, not rural; young, not old; fun, not disapproving, superficially at least.


SNP's currency plan 'could spark £200bn economic crisis'
29 Aug 2019 at 7:00pm
The SNP?s plan for a new currency in an independent Scotland could see the nation facing an economic crisis costing up to an eye-watering £200 billion, a leading currency expert has warned.


Ian McConnell: Boris Johnson suspension of Parliament spells grave Brexit jeo...
30 Aug 2019 at 5:10am
BORIS Johnson claimed, as he played his hand and obtained the Queen?s permission for a lengthy suspension of Parliament during a crucial period for opponents trying to thwart a catastrophic no-deal Brexit, that the economy would be among the beneficiaries of his grand scheme.


Mark Smith: Five positives about Ruth Davidson we can all agree on
30 Aug 2019 at 5:09am
I HATE Ruth Davidson. I love Ruth Davidson. Ruth Davidson proves the Tories haven?t changed. Ruth Davidson proves the Tories have changed. Ruth Davidson is a flip-flopper. Ruth Davidson is a woman of principle. Good riddance, Ruth Davidson. We?ll miss you, Ruth Davidson.


Scottish Tories likely to be without a new leader until 2020
30 Aug 2019 at 5:00am
THE Scottish Tories are unlikely to have a new leader until next year, it has emerged.


Outcome of legal challenges to Parliament suspension to be revealed
30 Aug 2019 at 6:48am
The Prime Minister will intensify Brexit negotiations with Brussels amid three legal challenges to his decision to suspend Parliament.


Doug Marr: I know who to blame for Brexit
30 Aug 2019 at 5:03am
NO one likes to be wrong. ?Mea culpa? might be the response of the unnaturally virtuous but the rest of us are more likely to look for someone to blame. The bigger the foul up, the more likely it?s down to someone else. David Cameron?s memoirs for example, are likely to be an exercise in self-justification. A big boy did it and ran away.


Greens want to reforest Scotland's grouse moors
29 Aug 2019 at 5:49pm
SCOTTISH Greens want to reforest grouse moors as part of a dramatic drive to more than double how much of the country is covered in trees.


Campaign of direct action planned in protest at Boris Johnson's 'dictatorial'...
29 Aug 2019 at 8:01pm
A nationwide campaign of direct action, involving the blocking of roads, occupying of bridges and even MPs staging a Commons sit-in, is being planned in protest at Boris Johnson?s ?dictatorial? move to suspend Westminster for a month.

 

The Scotsman

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Riot police shut major road in Glasgow amid reports of clashes between republ...
Police in Glasgow are facing a 'riot' as a Republican march in Govan was met by what is believed to be a Loyalist counter-protest.

Restraint training at Scots prisons to be reviewed after inmate death
The prison watchdog will be asked to oversee a review into control and restraint training in jails following the death of a prisoner that a sheriff ruled was "entirely preventable".

Scots student plans to bring healthy produce to locals
A nursing student at the University of Dundee is calling on green-fingered locals to come together and grow healthy produce for members of their community to enjoy.

ScotRail passengers warned to brace for more weekend chaos
ScotRail passengers were warned of yet more weekend chaos as several trains were cancelled in Edinburgh and Glasgow today.

Jeremy Corbyn hails campaigners fighting to save greenbelt land in Airdrie
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hailed campaigners fighting to save an area of greenbelt land in North Lanarkshire.

Man who posted racist tweets about Liverpool's Mo Salah gets suspended jail term
A man who posted racist tweets about Liverpool FC footballer Mohamed Salah has received a suspended jail sentence.

Dramatic footage shows smashed glass scattered over Princes Street after bus ...
This dramatic footage shows the moments immediately after a Stagecoach bus crashed into a stop on Edinburgh's famous Princes Street.

Scottish Tories interim leader says split from UK party ?won?t happen?
The interim leader of the Scottish Conservatives has dismissed the idea of a split with the UK party in the wake of Ruth Davidson’s resignation, warning it could turn off voters.

Alternative schools found for all 1,400 pupils displaced by Fife fire
Pupils who have been forced to study at home this week after their Dunfermline secondary was gutted by fire are to resume their classes at venues across Fife, council officials said yesterday.

No-deal Brexit could spark a year of violence in Northern Ireland, police com...
A no-deal Brexit could prompt a year-long upsurge in dissident republican violence in Northern Ireland, a senior police commander has said.

Climate change downgrades outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef to 'very...
The fate of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded from poor to very poor in a shocking new indictment of climate change.

Letters: Tenants? input vital to the success of social housing
A Scotsman reader responds to Dani Garavelli’s article of 25 August on social housing (https://bit.ly/2KUJ4tk)

'Gross hypocrisy' if Scottish Tories split from UK Conservatives, says SNP chief
It would be a "gross hypocrisy" for the Scottish Tories to attempt to split from the UK Conservative Party while denying another independence referendum, SNP depute leader Keith Brown has said.

John Major joins legal challenge against Boris Johson's decision to suspend p...
Boris Johnson has warned of "lasting damage" if Brexit is delayed as former prime minister Sir John Major said he would fight the current premier in court.

Man jailed over 'frightening' late night sex attack in Edinburgh city centre
A man who attempted to sexually assault a teenager in a "frightening ordeal" after a night out in Edinburgh has been jailed.

 

Craig Murray

Craig Murray
Craig Murray
Historian, Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

The Queen?s Active Role in the Right Wing Coup

Our obsequious media is actively perpetuating the myth that the monarch can do no wrong, and is apolitical. In fact the monarchy has been active and absolutely central to the seizure of power from the Westminster parliament in a right wing coup. Yesterday’s collaboration at Balmoral between the Queen and Jacob Rees Mogg is only […]

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Boris Johnson Crosses the Rubicon: We Must React Now

Boris Johnson has crossed the Rubicon today by announcing the suspension of Parliament at this crucial time, no matter how many days the suspension lasts. The United Kingdom has found itself with the most right wing government in nearly two hundred years. I still find it hard to believe that Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab and […]

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The Alex Salmond Fit-Up

This new report is from a friend of impeccable credentials with whom I am collaborating; it reveals stunning new facts on the Alex Salmond affair: Begins I am an investigative journalist who has been researching the Alex Salmond case. I am not alone as there are to my knowledge at least three television programmes doing […]

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Jo Swinson Goes A Funny Tinge

My own position on Brexit is more nuanced than is currently fashionable (more below), but I am strongly against a no deal Brexit. Jo Swinson’s successful deflation of Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal for a caretaker administration purely to organise a general election, makes no deal much more probable. It says a great deal about Swinson that […]

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Electoral Commission Obstructionism on Indyref2 is Just a Foretaste

The Electoral Commission has sought to apply the handbrake to the gathering momentum for a new Independence referendum, by a submission to the Scottish Parliament which is a model of bureaucratic obstructionism. This is simply a foretaste of the attitude of the “neutral” and “independent” organs of the United Kingdom state, such as the BBC […]

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FCO Speeds Up Planning to Move UK Embassy to Jerusalem

Following US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s talks with Boris Johnson and his ministers in London last week, FCO officials have been asked to speed up contingency planning for the UK to move its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, with an eye to an “early announcement” post Brexit. The UK is currently […]

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The Devolution Trap

For the many who expressed kind concern at the bureaucratic impasse involved in Cameron starting his new school, I should update you with the good news. Cameron was able to start on time in the local school, and I am very happy to say that both staff and pupils have been extremely friendly and helpful. […]

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Assange Must Not Also Die in Jail

The highly dubious death of Jeffrey Epstein in a US maximum security prison is another strong reason not to extradite Julian Assange into one – particularly as many of the same people who are relieved by Epstein’s death would like to see Assange dead too. But there is every reason to fear Assange is already […]

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Wings over Scotland

Wings Over Scotland
The world's most-read Scottish politics website

How numbers work, with Paul and John
We just watched a nine-minute segment on Sky News, purportedly on the subject of “Is the Union between Scotland and England under threat?”, which for maximum balance and impartiality included views from both Labour and the Tories – in the forms of Paul Sweeney MP and John Lamont MP – but nobody else. Both men …

Coup versus coup
Today, a collection of UK politicians who were to all intents and purposes attempting to arrange a coup have been complaining that the government has beaten them to it by organising a coup against their coup. The fox has ambushed the chickens. Boris Johnson’s move to prorogue Parliament for most of September and a chunk of October …

Remember when this happened?
We see Gordon Brown is celebrating his 500th article promising “federalism” in the Scottish media today. Which is nice. We always enjoy hearing about the stuff Labour pretends it’s going to do when it’s in power. But like everyone who’s been waiting 100 years and counting for it to abolish the House Of Lords (a …

The 51st Absolute State

We agree with Dorothy
It seems mad that this even needs to be said. Luckily, as always, Wings is way ahead of the zeitgeist.

The flip test
If you’re a writer for a living and you want to check if something you’ve written might be embarrassingly stupid, there’s an easy and quick technique you can use. By way of example, here’s Kenny Farquharson in the Times today, on the subject of the supposed similarities in the relationships between the Tories and the Brexit …

The inverse miracle
We really can’t be bothered with having the GERS “debate” again, in which all the same people make all the same exactly opposite spins on the exact same data. Minor annual fluctuations aside, the core reality is the same as the one we repeat every 12 months, and serious economists on both sides of the political …

When you?re 74
Ah, the good old days of the positive case for the Union. But oh no! Shock twist! Who could ever have guessed? Average male life expectancy in Scotland is 77, so enjoy those two years, lads. (And let’s not even start on the women.) Better together, strong and stable, broad shoulders, best of both worlds, …

BBC Scotland

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Buyers express interest in nationalised shipyard
Administrators for the Ferguson shipyard have held talks with a number of potentially interested parties.

Protests planned over Parliament suspension
Protests are expected to take place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Orkney and Shetland.

Judge rejects temporary ban on Parliament shutdown ahead of full hearing
The Court of Session will now make a full ruling next week on whether Boris Johnson is acting legally.

Lib Dems hold off SNP to win Shetland by-election
The SNP was bidding to take Scotland's safest seat after long-serving Lib Dem MSP Tavish Scott stood down.

Ruth Davidson quits: Is family life possible on the campaign trail?
Ruth Davidson says being away from her family during an election campaign filled her with "dread".

Ruth Davidson quits as Scottish Conservative leader
Ms Davidson, who led the party for eight years, has been a vocal critic of Boris Johnson's approach to Brexit.

Labour leader would delay not block Indyref2
Jeremy Corbyn says he would not allow a vote "in the formative years" of a future Labour government.

Scottish GP recruitment faces 'significant challenges'
Audit Scotland says the Scottish government will struggle to meet its commitment to recruit 800 extra GPs.

Citizens' Assembly: Can Scots learn from Ireland?
As recruitment begins for Scotland's assembly, The Nine looks at how the approach worked in Ireland.

Financial pressures force Dumfries schools overhaul rethink
A council says to go ahead with its original plans would mean making £10m annual savings for 25 years.

Calls for legislation to stop banks closing 'last branch in town'
MPs want the UK government to seek a commitment from banks not to leave communities without banking facilities.

Scottish government childhood abuse payouts for 200 survivors
A Scottish government scheme to help people who experienced abuse in care has started to make payments.

Scot Goes Pop

SCOT goes POP!
A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.

BOMBSHELL POLLING ANALYSIS: Average of YouGov's Scottish subsamples since Bor...
The frustration continues: for some reason, we still haven't had a full-scale poll of Scottish voting intentions for Westminster (or indeed for Holyrood) since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. ...

Two by-elections, two big swings to the SNP
As expected, the Shetland by-election proved to be just too big a mountain for the SNP to climb, but by any normal standards the swing in their favour was enormous.Shetland parliamentary by-electio...

Scottish Tories locate their Ruth-less streak
So there have been two big developments in Scottish politics today (so far - the day is young!).  One is unalloyed good news for the SNP, the Yes movement, and humanity at large.  The other is not-...

Yes, what happened today is a suspension of democracy, and the Queen may not ...
There was some discussion on the previous thread about whether today's announcement that parliament will soon be prorogued can appropriately be described as a "suspension of democracy", given that ...

SNP remain firmly in the driving seat in latest YouGov subsample
Strictly speaking we've had one full-scale Scottish poll since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister - the now-legendary Ashcroft poll that gave Yes a narrow lead on the independence question, and th...

Thoughts on the upcoming Shetland by-election
So I've been asked by a few people to write a post about next week's parliamentary by-election in Shetland - a contest which has rather comically led the unionist parties to start talking as if She...

Is the Holyrood voting system a unionist conspiracy?
One thing that has become clear in the discussions/arguments of recent days is that there is a real degree of paranoia among some independence supporters about how we ended up with the voting syste...

The Wings party, and the cautionary tale of Mr Archie Stirling
Remarkably, the debate over the wisdom of the proposed Wings party is still raging after the best part of a week, and it's started to take on a noticeably 'harder' tone.  Many of Wings' keenest sup...

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Scots judge refuses interdict to stop Boris Johnson proroguing parliament
Judge Lord Doherty dismissed the action ahead of a full hearing which has been moved forward to Tuesday.


Lib Dems win Shetland by-election by holding off SNP to retain Scottish Parli...
Beatrice Wishart won 5,659 votes, with a 14.4 per cent swing from Libs Dems to the SNP.


Boris Johnson ally accidentally reveals Parliament suspension is over Brexit
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace let slip real reason behind Prime Minister's decision to prorogue Parliament.


Ruth Davidson's departure damages Tories which is a win for Scotland
Ruth Davidson was one of the most successful Scottish Tory figures in history but Record View says her right-wing agenda hurt the poor and the disadvantaged.


Scottish court bid to stop suspension of Parliament to be decided on Friday
The ruling will determine whether the Queen acted lawfully by allowing Parliament to be suspended at the request of Tory PM Boris Johnson.


Three men arrested after left-wing journalist Owen Jones beaten up outside pub
Jeremy Corbyn supporter Jones believes he was deliberately targeted because of his anti-fascist political views.


Ruth Davidson's statement in full as she steps down as Scottish Tory leader o...
The Edinburgh Central MSP said her decision to quit was down to 'professional and personal' reasons.


Ruth Davidson quits as Scottish Conservative Party leader
The Edinburgh Central MSP will continue to serve in the Scottish Parliament.


Nicola Sturgeon asks why Scotland should put up with Boris Johnson when Ruth ...
Writing in the Daily Record the SNP leader says the Tory Prime Minister is acting like a tin-pot dictator to get his extremist no-deal Brexit plan through.


Union is being broken by Brexit and Britain's best battler in Scotland has ra...
Even Ruth Davidson has had enough of Boris Johnson's extremist nonsense and Record View believes the case for independence is being bolstered by the actions of the Tory buffoon.

Michael Greenwell


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

Anything But The Truth
Notwithstanding how distasteful it is, they are remarkably quick to get their bullsh*t in when tragedies happen. Some of these are elected representatives, some of them are loons. Unfortunately however, they are all people who in one way or another have an audience. These are the people that watch The Handmaid’s Tale and think “that’s …

Scottish Independence Podcast 174 ? Chuck D & More
The 174th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is just a little teaser and a way of saying the podcast will be back for a little summer season and hopefully beyond. In this one we’ve got something on the new cretin/b*stard (delete according to your mood) that has taken over as Prime Minister, there’s a …

Journey To Yes 24 ? WG Saraband
Another in the wonderful series by Phantom Power.

Wasting Your Time and Money
Another great little vid from Sarah Mackie  

A Note On Housing (Shoebox Britain)
Another of the UK’s greatest failures is the fact that we live in the smallest houses in Europe. Many new houses in the UK are “shameful shoebox homes” which are too small for family life, the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) has said. It says average three-bedroom houses are 8% smaller – the space …

A Note On Pensions
Just in those last moments of the 2014 referendum campaign, the No side started putting people on buses and taking them to Scotland. Some of these people (I have no idea if the people from the Labour group in the image did that) went door to door and, amongst other things, made sure to tell …

Journey To Yes 23 ? Jenny Constable
Another in the wonderful series by Phantom Power. Jenny says Yes. Jenny Constable is a freelance journalist from Glasgow and a very British family with members from Scotland, England and Ireland. As part of the ?Scottish Devolution Generation?, Jenny grew up in a Scotland with devolved powers and that valued its place in Europe. Jenny …

A Millionaire Funded By Billionaires
This is a LOT of fun…

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
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From Operation Arse to Project Elbow
Amid the torrent of wishful-thinking, history re-writing and gushing-hagiography that’s under way about Ruth Davidson’s career thus far, it’s maybe worth a re-cap. All good comedians have a catch-phrase. Chewin’ the Fat’s “Gonna no do that”, Victor Mildrew’s “I don’t believe it!”. Ruth Davidson had her own: “We said No and we meant it!”. It’s …

The MacRonin report
Last night I sat down to empty my mind of various family, political and crowdfunding stresses using the trusted old method of temporarily transporting myself to another time and place. Drug of choice: my classic film collection! A sure way to escape yourself for an hour or two, or even three in this particular case! …

The Day Democracy Left
I write this on the evening Boris Johnston prorogued Parliament. I want to convey the fine line that exists between truth and reality while observing sentiments that are deeply troubling, and ultimately reactionary to the events occurring in Britain today. To do this, I am writing from a place of heart and intuition rather than …

Lord Smith: the Baron?s Enterprise
BARON Smith of Kelvin – a self-chosen and rather pretentious title – has been appointed by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay as chair of Scottish Enterprise, our key economic development agency. Lord Smith is truly a wunderkind. Whenever Scottish governments need someone to chair this or that quango, arts organisation or major public body, they turn …

The Motherfucker of all Parliaments
To recap: The Unelected Head of State has agreed with the Unelected Prime Minister to dissolve our elected representatives in the name of popular sovereignty. This is for a plan which nobody voted for and which we know will cause economic self-harm. Are you following? The Left want to leave the EU because they want …

Bolsonaro?s Secret Amazon Rainforest Plan Exposed

Brownhog Day in Charlotte Square
Gordon Brown has been weaponised against independence but it’s a jammed shotgun that keeps misfiring. He’s being weaponised and used but he’s also trying to re-write his role in history and retrofit and resurrect his career. The Edinburgh Book Festival is a bastion of vanilla centrism and provides a regular gig for a slew of …

Solidarity with Exarchia!
The state can’t cope with, and won’t abide genuine autonomous zones. This is true across the world. That’s why they helicopter-bombed MOVE in Philadelphia killing six adults and five children in 1985. That’s why they had to attack the convoy of new age travelers, peace protestors, green activists and festival-goers at the Battle of the …

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Shetland byelection: Liberal Democrats retain Scottish parliament seat
Beatrice Wishart elected as Lib Dems? new MSP, beating high-profile SNP campaignShetland has elected its first female parliamentarian, as the Liberal Democrats held on to the Holyrood constituency. The hard-fought byelection included a high-profile campaign from the Scottish National party,during...

Davidson?s departure threatens Scottish Tories and the union
Doubts over party?s ability to retain Westminster MPs and second place at Holyrood Follow all the day?s political developments ? liveRuth Davidson?s departure from frontline politics is likely to have significant ramifications not only for her party but also for the future of the union.The 40-yea...

Ruth Davidson quits as Scottish Tory leader citing Brexit and family
Decision motivated by ?conflict over Brexit? and desire to spend time with her partner and sonLatest political developments ? liveRuth Davidson 2018 interview: ?We?re not as far along in the conversation about mental health as we think?Ruth Davidson has quit as leader of the Scottish Conservative...

Ruth Davidson announces her resignation as Scottish Tory leader ? video
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives cited both professional and personal reasons as she announced her resignation, having recently started a family. Davidson also stopped short of condemning Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, and urged MPs to vote for a Brexit deal. 'You've had...

Ruth Davidson expected to quit as Scottish Tory leader
Sources cite irreconcilable differences with Boris Johnson over Brexit and pressures of motherhoodFollow all the day?s political developments liveRuth Davidson is expected to quit as leader of the Scottish Conservative party because of her irreconcilable differences with Boris Johnson over Brexit...

Scotland citizens? assembly will not ask directly about independence
Officials to go door to door across country to find people with diverse range of viewsScotland?s new citizens? assembly will recruit its members by going door to door across the country in order to reflect a diverse range of views of over-16s, and the assembly will not ask directly about independ...

Tourists down, costs up: recession looms on Highlands horizon
In the first part of a series assessing warning signs of economic downturn, the Guardian visits a hotel in ScotlandWelsh factory fears for futureConstruction industry braces for downturnIs a recession coming? Seven warning signsTanja Lister is addressing her fears of a looming recession one dinne...

Plan to hold Scottish independence vote in 2020 thrown into doubt
Electoral Commission suggests legislation be passed at least nine months before polling dayNicola Sturgeon?s preference for holding another referendum on Scottish independence in the second half of next year has been put in doubt after the Electoral Commission recommended a gap of at least nine m...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

Wee Ginger Dugcast ? 30 August 2019
In this week’s dugcast, The National’s editor Callum Baird and I discuss the prorogation of Parliament, Ruth Davidson’s resignation, the Shetland byelection, and The National’s special anniversary magazine. My new book has just been published by Vagabond Voices. Containing the best articles from The National from 2016 to date. Weighing in at over 350 pages, …

Put that in a graph
Ruth Davidson has gone, and the gushing eulogies from clueless people who know the square root of hee haw about Scottish politics are already in full flow. All of them ignore the elephant in the Ruthroom, the fact that the only future her career had left was behind her, and all that lay in front …

The end game
It’s going well isn’t it? So much for the puffery that claimed that Ruth Davidson was bidding to become the next First Minister. The erstwhile leader of the Ruth Davidson’s Vote Ruth Davidson for More Ruth Davidson party is going the same way as all the other Saviours of the Union, unable even to save …

Predictable things
A Prime Minister who wasn’t elected, ramming through a policy that we voted against. Now every remain voter in the UK knows what it feels like to be Scottish. Remember how we were assured in 2014 that the UK was one of the strongest and oldest democracies in the world? With Alexander Boris de Pfeffel’s …

Wee Ginger Kittens ?
A guest post by Jason Baird of the IndyApp A few months ago the following kitten GIF was posted to a twitter thread discussing self- organisation among the local YES groups – it was posted by a big Yesser and killed the discussion stone dead! Like a brilliant tabloid headline, those kittens seemed to hit …

The smell of panic
There’s a strong smell of panic in the Brit-Scot establishment just now. Things have got so bad for opponents of independence and their desperate attempts to forestall an independence referendum that the SNP is even giving the Lib Dems a run for their money in the Shetland by-election. That’s like a leafy suburb in the …

A million to one
Once we get into the mind of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, and let’s be honest that’s not too difficult because there is plenty of room, we see that Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is the hero in the movie of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel’s life, and he’s chosen to embark upon a crusade against …

Wee Ginger Dugcast ? 23 August 2019
In the latest edition of the dugcast, The National’s editor Callum Baird and I discuss our visit earlier this week to Dundee, the annual GERSmaggeddon that brings such glee to British nationalists, pensions, and how the Tories are still the nasty party. My new book has just been published by Vagabond Voices. Containing the best …

The National

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EU will 'withdraw' October 31 Brexit deadline, Gordon Brown says
THE European Union will next week "withdraw" the October 31 Brexit deadline, former prime minister Gordon Brown has told an Edinburgh think tank.

Wee Ginger Dugcast: Ruth Davidson's farewell and the Brexit latest
NATIONAL editor Callum Baird and columnist Paul Kavanagh, aka the Wee Ginger Dug, are back to break down a busy week of politics.

Scottish judge temporarily rejects calls to halt Parliament shutdown
A LEGAL challenge aimed at stopping Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament has been temporarily rejected at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Tory MPs should vote with their feet when parliament returns
ANDREW Learmonth?s article, ??Dictator? Johnson accused of coup by outraged MPs? (August 29) gives an excellent insight in to the shenanigans that are presently going on in Westminster.

Corbyn is clueless about what is going on in Scotland
JEREMY Corbyn yet again fails to understand what is happening in Scotland. It?s not for him to decide when we can have a referendum ? it?s for the Scottish people. How dare he say he would delay it until a future Labour government has worked on its priorities and if there was a ?legitimate and fresh? mandate for a referendum.

Shetland by-election: LibDems win despite record-breaking SNP result
The LibDems have won the Shetland by-election, holding on to the seat despite the SNP returning a record number of votes in the island constituency.

SNP attack Jeremy Corbyn over indyref2 deal with Richard Leonard
THE SNP have hit back at Jeremy Corbyn?s suggestion he would not agree to a second independence referendum ?during the formative years? of a Labour government.

Boris Johnson's move to prorogue Parliament challenged in court
A SCOTTISH judge will today decide if Boris Johnson?s plot to suspend Parliament ahead of the Halloween Brexit deadline is legal.

Lallans Peat Worrier

Lallands Peat Worrier
Cogitations from a Cranachan Cairn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gerry Hassan

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

Nicola Sturgeon?s ?obsession? with staying in office and life after Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon?s ?obsession? with staying in office and life after Sturgeon Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 28th 2019 In the past week Nicola Sturgeon made a couple of important statements about politics and power in Scotland. Speaking with the political comedian Matt Forde at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sturgeon was revealing in a way she seldom …

Jeremy Corbyn?s Moment of Reckoning and the Fears of the British Establishment
Jeremy Corbyn?s Moment of Reckoning and the Fears of the British Establishment Gerry Hassan Sunday National, August 25th 2019 Next week another critical Brexit moment happens when Jeremy Corbyn calls together all the opposition parties at Westminster, to plan to win a vote of no confidence against Boris Johnson?s government to stop a No Deal …

Politics ? mainstream and radical ? is badly failing us at the moment
Politics – mainstream and radical – is badly failing us at the moment Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 21st 2019 Politics has never mattered more than it does now ? from climate change and the future of the planet, to arguments around Brexit, Scottish independence and Trump, not to mention, the gathering global economic storm …

Is it really time for another pro-independence party in Scotland?
Is it really time for another pro-independence party in Scotland? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 14th 2019 It is the silly season after all. This used to be the traditional time when daft stories got headlines as newspapers struggled for real news. But now we live in such a topsy-turvy world that silly season stories …

Govanhill: Glasgow?s Southside is changing for the better
Govanhill: Glasgow?s Southside is changing for the better Gerry Hassan Sunday National, August 11th 2019 Govanhill on Glasgow?s Southside is an area used to being noticed. But in the last week and a half it has been doing so on its own terms with the third Govanhill International Festival and Carnival including an annual parade …

What should we talk about to make Scotland a place we are proud to call home?
What should we talk about to make Scotland a place we are proud to call home? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 7th 2019 There is only one subject on the lips of many this week: independence and Michael Ashcroft?s 52:48 poll. This is the Scotland of 2019 – twenty years of the Scottish Parliament, five …

The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Council Housing across Scotland and the UK
The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Council Housing across Scotland and the UK Gerry Hassan Sunday National, August 4th 2019 Council housing once defined much of Scotland ? geographically, culturally, and how people saw themselves and lived. In 1975 54% of Scottish homes were council owned; in England one-third of households then lived in …

The Future of the Scottish Greens could decide the Future of Scotland
The Future of the Scottish Greens could decide the Future of Scotland Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 28th 2019 This is the summer of leadership contests. After the Lib Dems and Tories, next week sees the turn of the Scottish Greens. This might at first seem of less importance, but the outcome of this contest …

 

Scotland and Independence

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Labour leader would delay not block Indyref2 - BBC News
Labour leader would delay not block Indyref2  BBC NewsLabour would support second Scottish independence referendum once Brexit and other priorities sorted, Corbyn says  The IndependentRemain alliance: Corbyn admits Labour would ?not block? Sturgeons independence referendum  Express.co.ukJeremy Corbyn will not allow second Scottish independence referendum in 'formative years' of Labour governmen...

Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson has made Scottish independence 'inevitable' - ...
Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson has made Scottish independence 'inevitable'  The ScotsmanJohnson may have made independence 'completely inevitable' says Nicola Sturgeon  HeraldScotlandCorbyn calls for 'rapid legislation' to stop no-deal Brexit ? as it happened  Financial TimesFirst Minister: Boris Johnson has made independence 'inevitable'  The NationalFools Rush Out | by Jonathan Freedland  The...

Why the Resignation of a Key Scottish Leader Is a Sign the U.K. Could Break A...
Why the Resignation of a Key Scottish Leader Is a Sign the U.K. Could Break Apart Over Brexit  TIMEThe leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland, Ruth Davidson, has quit her post after Boris Johnson moved to prorogue Parliament.

Spotlight: No-deal Brexit prospect could bring Scottish independence vote for...
Spotlight: No-deal Brexit prospect could bring Scottish independence vote forward - Xinhua | English.news.cn  XinhuaEDINBURGH, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The increasing prospect of a no-deal Brexit could put the second Scottish Independence referendum onto a fast track as the ...

Why economic warnings may no longer be enough to stop Scottish independence -...
Why economic warnings may no longer be enough to stop Scottish independence  New StatesmanLike their Brexit-voting compatriots, Scots are recognising that there may indeed be more to life and politics than money.

Why the SNP shouldn't assume success at the next Scottish election - New Stat...
Why the SNP shouldn't assume success at the next Scottish election  New StatesmanTuesday, 3 December, should, by all accounts, be a decisive moment in Scottish politics. It is then that the OECD will publish its latest international comparison ...

Is Brexit Worth Scotland?s Independence? - The Atlantic
Is Brexit Worth Scotland?s Independence?  The AtlanticLeaving the EU presents difficult choices for those on both sides of the Scottish-independence question.

Citizens' Assembly: Can Scots learn from Ireland? - BBC News
Citizens' Assembly: Can Scots learn from Ireland?  BBC NewsAs recruitment begins for Scotland's assembly, The Nine looks at how the approach worked in Ireland.

SNP

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Lib Dems hold off SNP surge to win Shetland by-election - The Independent
Lib Dems hold off SNP surge to win Shetland by-election  The IndependentLib Dems hold off SNP to win Shetland by-election  BBC NewsLiberal Democrats hold off Scottish National Party to win Shetland by-election  Sky NewsNicola Sturgeon says Shetland a ?top target? for SNP after Lib Dem hold  iNewsLib Dems see off SNP challenge to retain Shetland seat in by-election  Evening StandardView full cov...

SNP MPs make the case for independence at packed public meeting - SNP
SNP MPs make the case for independence at packed public meeting  SNPAt a packed public meeting last night in Edinburgh, SNP MPs Mhairi Black and Ian Blackford laid out the clear choice now facing the people of Scotland ...

Safest seat Shetland looking wobbly as SNP closes gap on Lib Dem Beatrice Wis...
Safest seat Shetland looking wobbly as SNP closes gap on Lib Dem Beatrice Wishart  The TimesA senior Scottish minister has predicted that Shetland will fall to the SNP at the Holyrood elections in 18 months' time.Mike Russell said the tide would ?go on ...

Why the SNP shouldn't assume success at the next Scottish election - New Stat...
Why the SNP shouldn't assume success at the next Scottish election  New StatesmanTuesday, 3 December, should, by all accounts, be a decisive moment in Scottish politics. It is then that the OECD will publish its latest international comparison ...

Open letter from Tom Wills: Say no to Brexit, vote SNP - SNP
Open letter from Tom Wills: Say no to Brexit, vote SNP  SNPAhead of tomorrow's Shetland by-election, SNP candidate Tom Wills has penned an open letter to voters urging them to unite behind the SNP ? the country's ...

'Gross hypocrisy' if Scottish Tories split from UK Conservatives, says SNP ch...
'Gross hypocrisy' if Scottish Tories split from UK Conservatives, says SNP chief  The ScotsmanIt would be a "gross hypocrisy" for the Scottish Tories to attempt to split from the UK Conservative Party while denying another independence referendum, SNP ...

Scottish GP numbers to flatline despite SNP pledge to recruit 800 more - Tele...
Scottish GP numbers to flatline despite SNP pledge to recruit 800 more  Telegraph.co.ukThe SNP's blueprint to resolve Scotland's dire GP shortage will lead to hardly any increase in doctor numbers, according to a damning official audit.

SNP's plan for independent currency 'could spark £200bn crisis' - HeraldScotland
SNP's plan for independent currency 'could spark £200bn crisis'  HeraldScotlandThe SNP's plan for a new currency in an independent Scotland could see the nation facing an economic crisis costing up to an eye-watering £200?

Referendum (Google News)

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Labour leader would delay not block Indyref2 - BBC News
Labour leader would delay not block Indyref2  BBC NewsLabour would support second Scottish independence referendum once Brexit and other priorities sorted, Corbyn says  The IndependentRemain alliance: Corbyn admits Labour would ?not block? Sturgeons independence referendum  Express.co.ukScottish Labour ?reach agreement? with Jeremy Corbyn over second independence referendum  The ScotsmanJeremy ...

Could Ruth Davidson's resignation as Scottish Tory leader decide the next ele...
Could Ruth Davidson's resignation as Scottish Tory leader decide the next election?  The IndependentDoes Ruth Davidson going make independence more likely?  BBC NewsRuth Davidson's Resignation Could Mean Scottish Independence  TIMERuth Davidson?s loss is a hammer blow to Scottish Conservatives  Financial TimesScottish Conservative leader Davidson quits, citing Brexit and family  ReutersView ful...

Spotlight: No-deal Brexit prospect could bring Scottish independence vote for...
Spotlight: No-deal Brexit prospect could bring Scottish independence vote forward - Xinhua | English.news.cn  XinhuaEDINBURGH, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The increasing prospect of a no-deal Brexit could put the second Scottish Independence referendum onto a fast track as the ...

Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson has made Scottish independence 'inevitable' - ...
Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson has made Scottish independence 'inevitable'  The ScotsmanBoris Johnson's controversial decision to suspend Parliament in the build up to Brexit may be the moment that Scottish independence became ?completely ...

Why the SNP shouldn't assume success at the next Scottish election - New Stat...
Why the SNP shouldn't assume success at the next Scottish election  New StatesmanTuesday, 3 December, should, by all accounts, be a decisive moment in Scottish politics. It is then that the OECD will publish its latest international comparison ...

Lib Dems hold off SNP to win Shetland by-election - BBC News
Lib Dems hold off SNP to win Shetland by-election  BBC NewsLib Dem candidate Beatrice Wishart has fought off a strong challenge from the SNP to hold Shetland in a Holyrood by-election. She succeeds Tavish Scott, who ...

Ruth Davidson?s departure doesn?t mean the end of the Union - Spectator.co.uk
Ruth Davidson?s departure doesn?t mean the end of the Union  Spectator.co.ukThe departure yesterday of Ruth Davidson as leader of the Scottish Conservatives has prompted much discomfort among some pro-Union commentators.

Key to independence vote lies over the water - The Times
Key to independence vote lies over the water  The TimesI have a suggestion. It is imperfect but may have its uses. Hear me out, and we may be able to break the impasse between Holyrood and Westminster over a new ...

Pie and Bovril forum

The Politics Forum Latest Topics
The Politics Forum Latest Topics

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

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 official Boris pm cluster-fuck thread
Day to day discussions relating to the bumbling, chinless twat.  He's currently giving a trumpesqian speech in Manchester relating to his Northern powerhouse plan - building a railway between Manchester and Leeds. He's went off message a few times, notably guessing when Stephenson's rocket was a ...

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!

The Official President Trump thread

Ruth Davidson.
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Oor Nicola Sturgeon thread.
   

     

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

Tartan Army Message Board (often features political threads)

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

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.

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...

"Dirty Derek fae the Broch"
Anyone else heard this ? Some randy middle aged bastard from Fraserburgh accidentally sent a seriously dirty voicemail message not just to his "quine" but also to his pals, who put it online. (disclaimer: this video contains language and themes that members of the Ned Flanders Tartan Army...

Ruth Davidson
Now tripping over herself to be the ultimate Uncle McTom.. http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/snp-mps-are-sent-to-annoy-the-english-davidson-tells-tories-1-4248684    

Epstein
Apologies if this is elsewhere - but thought the following was quite inetresting in and of itself - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGF4cH9t6SgF5e4OELMbDjg/videos Interesting what you can do with a drone these days - with the "totally co-incidental" huge fire - https://cloverchronicle.com/20...

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



IDS - State pension at 75
 

Series Worth Watching
Wee bit like the movies thread - just got this showbox app on my tablet and it's got hundreds of different series on it. Anybody recommend any worth watching? Am about halfway through Homeland - quite enjoying it and have watched Peaky Blinders (which I found surprisingly good). Tried Game of Thr...

Calton Jock

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Scottish and Uk Politics

Will-westminster-proscribe-the-snp-forcing-an-election-in-scotland-returning-...
    The British Secret Service (SIS) The security service is comprised of three branches each of which provides graduates, postgraduates, linguists, IT specialists and writers a wide range of career opportunities in intelligence work. MI5:  Staff 4000: It is responsible for protecting the UK against covertly organized threats to national security encompassing … Continue reading "Will-westmi...

Will Westminster Proscribe the SNP Forcing an Election in Scotland ? Returnin...
      2008: Growing support for the SNP in Scotland triggered the activation of a secret MI5 anti-nationalist working group. In 2008 the growth in nationalist support in Scotland alarmed the US and Westminster. The Labour Party was in meltdown and it was entirely possible an SNP government would be in place … Continue reading "Will Westminster Proscribe the SNP Forcing an Election in Scotla...

Will Westminster Proscribe the SNP Forcing an Election in Scotland ? Returnin...
        https://caltonjock.com/2018/10/12/british-spymasters-revealed/   Special Branch “spies” are firmly embedded within the civil service and in the government in Scotland. Their mission being to leak intelligence to Whitehall. There are also political “sleepers” tasked with disrupting the business of the Scottish government. The US has plans in place to … Continue reading "Will West...

A Peek behind the Curtains of the UK Arms Trade and Blairs Ongoing role in it...
    University College London’s Institute for Security & Resilience Studies (ISRS) The ISRS was founded in 2008 by former “New Labour” Defence Secretary, John Reid. Reid was a key Blair ally in the run-up to the Iraq war deployment of British forces to Afganistan and earned the reputation as Blair’s ‘enforcer’. He was … Continue reading "A Peek behind the Curtains of the UK Arms Trade and Bla...

Gordon Brown and New Labour ? MOD Purchasing Policy and the Corrupt Practice ...
  Blairs first Cabinet 1997     What is State Capture? Transparency International, the anti-corruption watchdog, defines it as ?a situation where powerful individuals, institutions, companies or groups within or outside a country use corruption to shape a nation?s policies, legal environment and economy to benefit their own private interests?. Comment: An online … Continue reading "Gordon B...

Should Gordon Brown Surface in Scotland and Offer His Opinion to the Public ?...
    The terrible truth about Gordon Brown?s criminal miscalculations – A devastating indictment of his time as Chancellor and Prime Minister. Now available, figures of the “New labour” Government spending before and during the recession, and Government losses since the recession began expose the total cost of Gordon Brown?s mishandling of the … Continue reading "Should Gordon Brown Surface ...

Reverend Stuart Campbell V Dugdale ? Was the Ruling by the Judge Flawed or di...
      The Reverend v Ms Dugdale Extracts from the judgement are entered below together with comments as necessary setting out the judgement was in favour of The Reverend. Sheriff Ross Ms Dugdale denied that she intended to go beyond criticising the tweet itself. She said she did not intend to label … Continue reading "Reverend Stuart Campbell V Dugdale – Was the Ruling by the Judge Flawed o...

Scottish Old Age Pensioners ? Detested by the Tory?s ? A Bane to the BBC ? So...
        The  Tory Government the BBC and the Pensioners The BBC licence fee was frozen throughout the period of austerity following the worldwide financial meltdown. In 2015, the Corporation claimed to be in deep financial trouble and pleaded to be allowed to increase the licence fee for all subscribers. … Continue reading "Scottish Old Age Pensioners – Detested by the Tory’s – A Bane to ...

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Lib Dems win Shetland by-election

Court rejects emergency halt to Westminster suspension

Ruth Davidson confirms she is standing down as Scottish Conservative leader

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Ruth Davidson: do not treat compromise as a dirty word

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