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Hunt warns post-Brexit customs union would not provide 'long-term solution' f...
4 May 2019 at 12:02am
JEREMY Hunt has warned that a customs union would not provide a "long-term solution" to Britain's trade relationships after Brexit as he suggested a breakthrough in cross-party talks could come within days.


Scots Tory MP calls for David Mundell's job to be scrapped
3 May 2019 at 5:13pm
A SCOTTISH Tory MP has called for the post of Scottish Secretary to be abolished.


LISTEN: Ruth Davidson caught on 'hot mic' at Tory conference in Aberdeen
3 May 2019 at 8:09pm
Ruth Davidson has been caught on a live microphone saying she would rather not talk about the European elections caused by Tory problems with Brexit.


May faces calls to quit as Tories lose more than 1,300 seats in local electio...
3 May 2019 at 8:02pm
THERESA May faced calls to quit from senior Tories after their party suffered a humiliating net loss of more than 1,300 seats in England?s local council elections; the Conservatives? worst defeat since 1995.


SNP-Labour alliance 'risks breaking democracy and bankrupting the UK'
3 May 2019 at 3:26pm
NICOLA Sturgeon will be a "ready and willing accomplice" to a Labour government intent on rigging democracy to keep the hard-left in power, the Home Secretary has said.


Salmond could end Sturgeon's time as First Minister, suggests Jackson Carlaw
3 May 2019 at 4:58pm
JACKSON Carlaw has suggested the Alex Salmond sexual assualt case could end Nicola Sturgeon?s premiership.


Tories will 'never' stop fighting for the union, says Prime Minister
3 May 2019 at 5:00pm
THERESA May has accused Nicola Sturgeon of being undemocratic and dishonest about Brexit in order pursue her ?obsession? with independence.


Ross Thomson claims council cuts are 'SNP retaliation for voters electing Tor...
3 May 2019 at 2:51pm
A Scottish Conservative has accused the SNP of 'slashing north east council budgets' in retaliation for the region electing Tory MPs and MSPs.


Ruth Davidson aiming to take independence ?off the table once and for all?
3 May 2019 at 10:25am
Ruth Davidson has said she is fighting to become First Minister so she can take the independence question ?off the table once and for all?.


David Mundell: Nicola Sturgeon will be barred from holding 'legal referendum'
3 May 2019 at 12:27pm
NICOLA Sturgeon will be barred from holding any "legal referendum" on independence, the Scottish Secretary has said ? as he lambasted the SNP's currency plans as amounting to "chocolate money".


Cost of SNP 'fracking ban' court case revealed
3 May 2019 at 11:28am
SNP ministers spent £175,000 in a legal battle about the existence of their ?fracking ban? it has emerged.


Local elections: Voters deliver Brexit backlash to Tories and Labour
3 May 2019 at 11:33am
VOTERS have delivered a ?plague on both your houses? verdict in the English local elections, Ruth Davidson has claimed, as the Conservatives and Labour suffered a Brexit backlash, losing a raft of seats and councils.


Ruth Davidson blocks Boris Johnson from attending Scottish Conservative confe...
3 May 2019 at 9:32am
Ruth Davidson has barred Boris Johnson from making an appearance at the Scottish Conservative Party Conference in Aberdeen.


Ian McConnell: Peace shattered as Brexiters renew tub-thumping amid mounting ...
3 May 2019 at 5:00am
WASN?T it nice, during the UK Parliament?s Easter recess, to have a break from the Brexiters? facile arguments?


Ruth Davidson fires starting gun on 2021 elections for Scots Tories
3 May 2019 at 5:00am
RUTH Davidson will today present herself as the unifying figure who can heal Scotland?s divisions as she returns to frontline politics to launch her fight for the next Holyrood election.

 

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The slow learners
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
3 May 2019 at 12:35pm
Poor old Gary Smith and the rest of the super-unionist GMB. We wonder how many times the UK government has to kick them up the arse before they stop bending over. We’re pretty sure we’ll need to take our shoes and socks off to count, though. Because he didn’t twig in 2015. Or in 2016. Or in …

The restoration of faith
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
29 Apr 2019 at 2:31pm
We should have known all along, really. The woman who said she didn’t want to be leader but did, then said she wouldn’t quit as leader but did, then said she had no intention of quitting politics altogether, just did. Or did she? Dugdale’s new job is a post at Glasgow University named after former Labour leader …

The soft block
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
28 Apr 2019 at 11:53am
The BBC came in for a spot of criticism this week when its new BBC Scotland channel opted to show some snooker instead of Nicola Sturgeon’s major speech about a new independence referendum. But then things started to get weird. An alert Wings reader noted that they hadn’t been able to locate any coverage by the state …

Belts and braces
by Chris Cairns
27 Apr 2019 at 6:59am

From the mouths of eggs
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
26 Apr 2019 at 11:34am
We got a tweet this morning from one of those odd Twitter accounts that’s been going for eight years and still only has six followers. This one appears to be a fairly moderate right-wing, UK-nationalist Brexiter with only a few dozen tweets (nearly all replies) to their name since 2011. But readers, he’s got a …

We?re talking about money
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Apr 2019 at 1:14pm
…unfortunately. The hottest topic of debate within the Yes movement in recent months has been currency, and what sort of it a prospective independent Scotland should use. We’ve avoided it because it’s such a boring and pointless debate (at this stage, at least), and because the impact it had on the first referendum was vastly …

A plan of little action
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
24 Apr 2019 at 3:47pm
Well, this won’t take long. The First Minister’s speech to Parliament today contained a single useful and practical step: by aiming to pass the legislation required to conduct a second independence referendum by the end of this year, Scotland will be well prepared to act swiftly in the event that such a vote somehow becomes a …

Context phobia
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
22 Apr 2019 at 11:30am
Alert readers will know by now that there’s nothing the Scottish media – and the Scottish Daily Mail in particular – likes more than printing scary-sounding figures with no context whatsoever by which people could judge how big or small they really are. Nothing’s changed today (other than a rather sneaky inset shot of an …

Walking into traps
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
21 Apr 2019 at 12:16pm
(This article was originally intended to go up on Wednesday, but it was somewhat overtaken by events before it was finished.) This week has seen another of those strange coincidences by which a whole slew of Unionist pundits all randomly decide to start talking about the same subject. On this occasion it was the rape clause, and …

The Frightening Rabbit
by Chris Cairns
20 Apr 2019 at 8:15am

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Ruth Davidson says Scotland 'not held back' by UK
4 May 2019 at 12:01am
The Scottish Conservative leader will tell her party's conference the country does not need independence to prosper.


Glasgow prepares for mass independence march
4 May 2019 at 12:02am
The All Under One Banner event is expected to attract tens of thousands of supporters in Glasgow city centre.


Theresa May: 'Voters want Brexit to be resolved'
3 May 2019 at 5:40pm
The PM says she is determined to deliver a Brexit deal despite facing fresh calls to quit as her party loses 1,000 English council seats.


SNP regain overall control of Dundee City Council
3 May 2019 at 10:50am
A by-election win in the city's North East ward gives the SNP overall control of the local authority.


MSPs' concerns new hospitals not fit to prevent infection
3 May 2019 at 9:33am
MSPs raise concerns that maintenance issues and other problems are hindering the fight against infection.


Dumfries and Galloway Council made £6.9m waste deal payment
3 May 2019 at 12:06am
The figure emerges following a BBC Freedom of Information request seeking an explanation of the costs.


Climate change: Scotland to set faster target for net-zero emissions
2 May 2019 at 3:35pm
The Scottish government wants to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2045, five years ahead of the UK as a whole.


'No clear understanding' of new welfare responsibilities
2 May 2019 at 8:03am
The Scottish government is warned its staff have no clear understanding of what is needed to implement new welfare benefits.


SQA defends 'too hard' biology exams
2 May 2019 at 1:15pm
The SQA insists the papers were "valid tests" after pupils started a petition calling for lower pass marks.


Health concerns after pigeons found in Alexandria hospital
2 May 2019 at 2:12pm
Alexandria residents raised the concerns after two Glasgow patients died following infections linked to bird faeces.


MSPs call for 'urgent action' over school subject choice
1 May 2019 at 6:09pm
Opposition MSPs defeat the government and call for "urgent action" over "failings" in school subject choice.


SNP MP Pete Wishart to stand for Commons Speaker
1 May 2019 at 1:32pm
Pete Wishart said he would have a "solid agenda of reform" if he is chosen to replace John Bercow as Speaker.

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SNP gatecrash the English local elections by seizing control of Dundee City C...
by James Kelly
3 May 2019 at 1:29am
So here's a paradox within a paradox within a paradox.  On Scottish local elections night two years ago, the SNP failed to win an overall majority in any council, and yet they've somehow pulled tha...

Setting an artificial threshold of 60% for a Yes victory isn't "bold" - it's ...
by James Kelly
1 May 2019 at 1:20pm
You've probably seen Neil Mackay's rather provocative list of "issues" that the Yes movement must supposedly address in order to win.  Unsurprisingly it has sharply divided opinion, with some of th...

The Tories are overplaying their hand by moving from "now is not the time" to...
by James Kelly
30 Apr 2019 at 5:17am
In the spring of 2017, when Theresa May first trotted out her notorious line of "now is not the time", we were reliably informed by journalists who had spoken to government sources that the choice ...

ITV speaking power to truth
by James Kelly
29 Apr 2019 at 12:29am
Peter A Smith, the Scotland correspondent for ITV News (which these days is a depressingly pale imitation of the past glories of ITN), conducted an interview with Nicola Sturgeon the other day.  It...

Drama as new Panelbase poll continues to show support for independence at unu...
by James Kelly
28 Apr 2019 at 12:24am
Like the proverbial London buses, you wait ages for a full-scale Scottish poll, and then three come along all at once.  Hot off the press is Panelbase's latest polling on independence...Should Scot...

Landmark YouGov poll suggests SNP are on course for landslide victories at th...
by James Kelly
27 Apr 2019 at 2:31pm
First things first: I have another new article at The National website (yes, the second today!), this time about the implications of the sensational new YouGov poll.  You can read it HERE.By now yo...

Westminster shudders as the announcement of Indyref 2 is followed by dramatic...
by James Kelly
27 Apr 2019 at 12:08am
As I've learned over the years, an email notification of a midnight comment from Marcia can mean one thing, and one thing only.  Forget about Scotland in Union's fantasy polls with daft questions, ...

Shock poll shows the sun setting on the day of Davidson as the Scottish Torie...
by James Kelly
26 Apr 2019 at 12:34am
Extremist anti-independence propaganda organisation "Scotland in Union" have released their latest Survation poll, and not for the first time it's backfired on them spectacularly by suggesting that...

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Loch Ness Monster facts for my student?
by /u/sonny_flatts
4 May 2019 at 12:45am
I am writing this for ?Adam?. Adam is my twelve year old student at an alternative school for kids who learn differently than most other kids. We live in Arkansas, USA. Adam has an encyclopedic kno...

Anyone fancy a job driving a train?
by /u/Hoyerman68
3 May 2019 at 11:32pm
Look no further! https://apply.abellio.com/vacancies/5018/trainee_train_drivers_scotland/?d=1&fbclid=IwAR29jewI-26H6t-Ltr6_bhym-oSnLVT_PE5xNxqLJcdK6wEqUybyZ7t3vjo submitted by /u/Hoyerman68 ...

Dusk at Loch Assynt
by /u/ScottishGeology
3 May 2019 at 11:29pm
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It's Friday night and I'm well pished. How about yous?
by /u/fox_destroyer
3 May 2019 at 11:04pm
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What's with the mad space horse on the baby box?
by /u/Johnus_Maximus
3 May 2019 at 10:50pm
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Michael Gove says UK could withhold cash from Scottish Government
by /u/Saltire_Blue
3 May 2019 at 10:44pm
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Join the r/Glasgow Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club Discord Server!
by /u/colorsneverfaded
3 May 2019 at 10:34pm
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Deutsche Welle - Inside Europe: Another push for Scottish independence, and more
by /u/sn0r
3 May 2019 at 10:33pm
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David Mundell: Nicola Sturgeon will be barred from holding 'legal referendum'
by /u/Turd_in_the_hole
3 May 2019 at 10:02pm
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White Star Line
by /u/Urbex_Pajerico
3 May 2019 at 9:52pm
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Haar across West Lochboisdale , looking towards the South Uist Hills.
by /u/Somerlad
3 May 2019 at 9:41pm
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Nicola Sturgeon on Twitter | For some bad jokes, tired lines and ample eviden...
by /u/zias_growler
3 May 2019 at 9:20pm
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Bit of snow at Loch Morlich
by /u/unix_nerd
3 May 2019 at 8:31pm
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Call for volunteers less than 24 hours before 100,000 independence supporters...
by /u/fluffykintail
3 May 2019 at 8:16pm
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DUP has its first openly gay candidate elected in Northern Ireland
by Record Reporter
3 May 2019 at 9:09pm
The party's founder the late Rev Ian Paisley led a campaign to Save Ulster from Sodomy and the DUP is still staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage and has thwarted recent efforts to legalise it.


Scottish independence 'biggest and boldest' Yes rally as 100,000 set to march
by Jack Aitchison
3 May 2019 at 8:40am
A number of roads will be closed, with organisers claiming 100,000 people will join the procession.


Gavin Williamson toured Trident nuclear sub two days before being sunk as Def...
by Stephen Stewart
3 May 2019 at 4:30am
The Record was also invited along to get an unprecedented glimpse into the submariners? lives.


Key emails on Scottish Government's botched Alex Salmond case 'may have been ...
by David Clegg
3 May 2019 at 4:30am
Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans told MSPs she could not guarantee that some relevant emails had not been automatically wiped from the computer system.


Union fear £1bn Royal Navy ships order will go to Spain in shoddy Brexit deal...
by Torcuil Crichton
3 May 2019 at 4:30am
Sources report that the contract may buy the Spanish government?s silence over territorial claims to Gibraltar with Rosyth set to lose out on work.


Nicola Sturgeon fighting for future of planet is nobler cause than battling f...
by Torcuil Crichton
3 May 2019 at 4:30am
Torcuil Crichton says the SNP leader realises capitalism and consumerism is eating up the planet and hopes she turns her talents to inspiring a Green revolution in Scotand.


Top Scottish Tory to miss party conference in Aberdeen because there are no c...
by Andy Philip
2 May 2019 at 8:24pm
Adam Tomkins has four kids but unlike other parties in Scotland the Tories don't provide a creche for families wishing to attend their two-day gathering.


It's vital for Scotland's future that you vote in the European election Brexi...
by Record View
2 May 2019 at 4:30am
Record View believes that what happens next in UK politics and the Brexit process will be very much shaped by the outcome of the European elections.


SNP is now wedded to power and push for independence is no longer the priority
by Darren McGarvey
1 May 2019 at 7:16pm
Our columnist Darren McGarvey says the party is no longer responsive to the core base which helped deliver electoral success.


Gavin Williamson sacked as Tory Defence Minister after Theresa May launches H...
by Andrew Woodcock
1 May 2019 at 6:12pm
Labour deputy leader Tom Watson says Williamson should now be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act.

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

Wasting Your Time and Money
by michaelgreenwell
7 Apr 2019 at 10:01pm
Another great little vid from Sarah Mackie  

A Note On Housing (Shoebox Britain)
by michaelgreenwell
7 Mar 2019 at 5:46pm
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
by michaelgreenwell
6 Mar 2019 at 5:39pm
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
by michaelgreenwell
5 Mar 2019 at 8:47am
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
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.

Bella Caledonia

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The Corrosion of Brexit
by Bella Caledonia Editor
3 May 2019 at 12:18am
The leak of information from the National Security Council (NSC) is remarkable not just for the leak itself, or the investigation, or even the rarity in Westminster of identifying the alleged culprit of a leak of ?official information? (rare as hens? teeth as that may be), but for the inability of the Government to put …

On Currency, the Free Market and Ian Murray
by Bella Caledonia Editor
2 May 2019 at 11:56pm
George Kerevan on currency, sovereignty and Ian Murray. | REVERSING REGIONAL DECLINE: A REPLY TO IAN MURRAY | THE decision of the SNP Spring Conference to create a new, separate Scottish currency after independence ? albeit after a time lag and subject to meeting a battery of economic benchmarks ? has produced predictable howls from …

Let?s Have a Real Climate Emergency
by Bella Caledonia Editor
2 May 2019 at 11:02am
Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of a “climate emergency” followed by the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations that Scotland reach net zero by 2045 has been followed by a lot of back-slapping. Read the CCC report here. Committee chairman Lord Deben (John Gummer) said: “Scotland has been a leader within the UK with many of its policies …

A Business Model as if People and Planet Really Mattered
by Bella Caledonia Editor
2 May 2019 at 9:18am
Employee ownership is part of a deeper shift to rethink economics for wellbeing instead of business as usual, writes Sarah Deas. As attracting and retaining talent becomes increasingly challenging, the list of workplace perks grows. However, while ping pong tables, desk massages and complimentary snacks certainly have their place in positive work environments, how much …

Community Energy as if People and Planet Really Mattered
by Bella Caledonia Editor
2 May 2019 at 8:10am
Gillian Wilson on the role – and huge potential – of community energy in Scotland towards a wellbeing economy. Any vision of a wellbeing economy in Scotland must include strong, well-informed communities that define, create and share in their own prosperity. As part of that vision those communities must be able to take advantage of …

A Social Policy as if People Really Mattered
by Bella Caledonia Editor
1 May 2019 at 4:45pm
Cleo Goodman explains how welfare reform is an essential part of creating a wellbeing economy. A Basic Income is a regular payment received by every citizen, regardless of their circumstance, from cradle to grave. It is a radical social security reform; a form of emancipatory welfare that ensures everyone has a financial safety net throughout …

Economics as If Women Mattered
by Bella Caledonia Editor
1 May 2019 at 1:41pm
Anne Meikle outlines some elements of a feminist economic strategy for a caring and sustainable economy.  In the words of Myra Strober, ?It is ironic that a discipline ostensibly concerned with wellbeing should be called the dismal science?. And so ?economics? has been defined for centuries. However, many movements are now engaged in thinking about …

Teaching Economics as if People and Planet Really Mattered
by Bella Caledonia Editor
1 May 2019 at 1:26pm
Many organisations are now working to promote a different economic model, or a ‘wellbeing economy’, that prioritises people and the environment over economic growth. Rethinking Economics campaigns for students who want to study towards such an economy and ultimately make society a better place. Lovisa Reiche explains. ?Economics is fun and exciting!? So said my …

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Ruth Davidson to urge voters to back global vision for Scotland
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
4 May 2019 at 12:01am
Scottish Tory leader will criticise SNP?s view of country in speech at party conferenceVoters have a choice between a vision of Scotland as helpless or as a country that can take on the world, Ruth Davidson will tell the Scottish Conservative conference, in her first major speech since returning ...

We'll always put union first, Theresa May tells Scottish Tories
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
3 May 2019 at 6:10pm
PM says future for whole UK is bright ?if we leave the EU with a deal that works for us?The strength of the union is crucial to the success of the UK as it leaves the EU, Theresa May has told Scottish Conservatives gathered for their spring conference in Aberdeen on Friday afternoon.Promising tha...

Scottish Tory leader blocks Boris Johnson from party conference
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
3 May 2019 at 10:12am
Ruth Davidson feared his appearance would turn event into a leadership hustings Boris Johnson has been blocked by Ruth Davidson from attending the Scottish Conservative party conference in Aberdeen this weekend.Scottish Tory sources said a number of potential leadership candidates had been ?disco...

She?s back: and Ruth Davidson could be the one person who can save the Tories...
by Martin Kettle
3 May 2019 at 6:00am
The Scottish Conservative leader returns to the frontline today ? and she?s still one of the party?s most popular politiciansThe 2015 general election belongs to a different political universe from the Brexit-dominated one we now inhabit. Yet it is only four years since David Cameron, in the midd...

The SNP have done a great job, despite challenges imposed by austerity | Letters
by Letters
2 May 2019 at 5:36pm
An independent Scotland in full control of all of its finances would be able to do so much more, writes Liam Cunningham, while Anne Dalrymple praises Nicola Sturgeon?s grit and compassionThe letters by Alex Gallagher, Maureen Henry and Gerard Scott (30 April) show that the correspondents? unswerv...

Scottish government to rethink plan to cut air travel taxes
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
2 May 2019 at 3:59pm
Nicola Sturgeon signals willingness to step up efforts to reduce carbon emissionsNicola Sturgeon has confirmed the Scottish government will rethink plans to cut air travel taxes after agreeing to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2045.The first minister said Scotland needed to dramatically step ...

Sturgeon urged to ditch plan to cut aviation tax to meet emissions goal
by Severin Carrell
2 May 2019 at 12:01am
Scotland should aim to reach zero carbon faster than UK as whole, says green bodyNicola Sturgeon has been urged to abandon her plans to cut aviation taxes in Scotland in an attempt to help meet a challenging new target to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2045.The Scottish first minister said on...

Scotland?s place in a post-Brexit world | Letters
by Letters
30 Apr 2019 at 5:38pm
Guardian readers respond to John Harris?s piece about Scotland?s case for independenceIf it is possible to see events through rose-coloured spectacles with a tartan tint, John Harris achieves it in his inability to see the truth of Scottish so-called independence (Scotland?s case for splitting aw...

Wee Ginger Dug

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Biting the hand of Project Fear

What can?t be fixed must be left behind
On Friday we got the results of Thursday’s local elections in England and Northern Ireland, or more accurately, in Northern Ireland and in parts of England. Even so it was the biggest electoral test faced by the Conservatives and Labour since the General Election in 2017. Prior to the vote, Conservative spokesapologists were spinning that …

Wee Ginger Dugcast ? 3 May 2019
This week in the Wee Ginger Dugcast, The National’s editor Callum Bard and I discuss the SNP conference, double standards in the Scottish media, the over-rated Ruth Davidson, the English local elections, and tomorrow’s massive march and rally. Tomorrow at the march and rally, The National is giving away 10,000 copies of the paper for …

Shut up and go huawei
Yesterday, Chris Failing Grayling managed to cost taxpayers another £50 million due to his incompetence and hauf-airsed handling of ferry contracts for the event of a no-deal Brexit, taking the total that his uselessness has cost us all to about £3 billion, and he still wasn’t the most hopeless Conservative cabinet minister of the day. …

Barking Up the Right Tree ? 2019
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, this is the biggest and best anthology of Wee Gingerisms yet. This collection of pieces covers the increasingly demented Brexit years, and the continuing presence and strength of …

Talking proper
There’s been an outbreak of pearl clutching in the British nationalist press in Scotland over the past few days. Not because David Mundell and Ruth Davidson have unilaterally ripped up the Scottish Claim of Right and taken it upon themselves to rewrite the political understanding of Scotland’s place within the UK. They’re perfectly fine with …

The arrogance and hubris that ends the UK
There’s a very important point which has been raised by Ruth Davidson’s return from maternity leave. It’s an issue she raised which was also raised by David Mundell, and one whose implications have – entirely predictably – not been explored by the Scottish media. Both the Scotland Secretary and the leader of Ruth Davidson for …

Fantasies from the Ruthiverse
Get out the red white and blue bunting. Arrange the Great British patriotically themed street parties. Bake a cake in the shape of a tank. Huzzah and hurrah! Ruth is back to save the union and to tell us that we can’t have a referendum, not now, not before 2021, and not afterwards. Ruth is …

The way out
There’s been some commentary in the weekend papers to the effect that Scotland isn’t going to get a referendum before 2021, and possibly not after that, because the British government is going to remain implacably opposed to a Section 30 order. They suggest that what Nicola Sturgeon has done with her announcement this week is …

The National

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LISTEN: Ruth Davidson left red-faced after microphone blunder
SCOTTISH Tory leader Ruth Davidson has been left red-faced after the key contents of her conference speech were leaked when she forgot to turn her mic off.

Ross Thomson call to ditch David Mundell's role of Scottish Secretary
SCOTTISH Tory MP Ross Thomson has called for David Mundell?s job to be scrapped.

David Mundell mentions indyref2 more than Brexit in bizarre conference speech
Speaking at the Scottish Tory conference in Aberdeen, the Scottish Secretary mentioned independence 10 times but didn?t mention Brexit at all

Let's wave Saltires at the march, rather than release balloons
WHILST the sight of 600 helium balloons released at the AUOB march today would be spectacular, thought should be given to the hazard these balloons will present to the environment and wildlife.

Offer to take a ?share? of Britain?s national debt is just ludicrous
I WOULD agree with Hugh Noble (Letters, May 2) that the SNP have made a glaring strategic mistake in regards to the independence campaign.

WATCH: The Tory twist over Scotland's post-independence currency
IT'S often hard to know what the Scottish Tories really stand for ? as our latest video by Sarah Mackie highlights.

This is everything you need to know about tomorrow's independence march
AS a courtesy to all who are intending to take part in the Glasgow march and rally for independence tomorrow, The National is today publishing All Under One Banner?s guidelines for all participants.

Ross Thomson says council cuts are SNP retaliation for voters electing Tories
SCOTTISH Tory MP Ross Thomson has has accused the SNP of slashing north east council budgets in retaliation for the region electing Tory MPs and MSPs.

Lallans Peat Worrier

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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

Who postponed the future? Why the power of nostalgia can hurt us all
Who postponed the future? Why the power of nostalgia can hurt us all Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 30th 2019 Last week I attended a talk about one of the seminal bands of late 1970s Britain – Joy Division – where the author and cultural commentator Jon Savage discussed at an event run by Monorail, …

The importance of hearing the sounds of silence
The importance of hearing the sounds of silence Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 24th 2019 Art Garfunkel performed in Glasgow on Easter Sunday; in an age filled with what seems to be incessant noise, it has never been more critical than to listen to seek out, and listen to, the sounds of silence. Despite everything, …

Dundee and the Limits of Cultural Regeneration
Dundee and the Limits of Cultural Regeneration Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 17th 2019 Dundee is the talk of the town. The once forgotten city of Scotland ? certainly in the eyes of the Glasgow and Edinburgh chatterati ? is now widely celebrated and recognised. It is winning piles of awards and attention, the latest …

How can we change the declining fortunes of Scottish football?
How can we change the declining fortunes of Scottish football? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 10th 2019 Scottish football last week witnessed the regular circus of an Old Firm match. It was the usual pantomime of bad feeling and nastiness, with two Rangers players sent off and Celtic captain Scott Brown assaulted. Both clubs, Rangers …

History cannot be written in stone: Why are public statues important?
History cannot be written in stone: Why are public statues important? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 2nd 2019 In recent years, from US campuses to towns to the UK, public statues have increasingly become a subject of heated debate and controversy. From Charlottesville in the US where one protestor was killed, to Cecil Rhodes in …

Standing Up to Child Sex Abuse: The Story of David Steel and Cyril Smith
Standing Up to Child Sex Abuse: The Story of David Steel and Cyril Smith Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 27th 2019 The mantra of the current age is that we take child sex abuse seriously. We listen to victims, we respect them, and we act on allegations, knowing how difficult and painful it is for …

Scotland?s Culture of Colluding with Violence
Scotland?s Culture of Colluding with Violence Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 20th 2019 Scotland was once infamous for its reputation and reality as a violent place. This was associated with all sorts of potent, demeaning caricatures of the angry, aggressive Scot, but underlying these images Scotland did have a problem. We had a culture of …

Scotland?s Independent Story isn?t over: A Review of Yes/No: Inside the Indyref
Scotland?s Independent Story isn?t over: A Review of Yes/No: Inside the Indyref Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, March 19th 2019 As British politics enters a mixture of meltdown and an endgame, convulsed by Brexit, everywhere in political discourse there is an obsession with the past. From the rise of Churchill to unquestioned national hero, to the …

 

Scotland and Independence

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Theresa May: 'Voters want Brexit to be resolved' - BBC News
Theresa May: 'Voters want Brexit to be resolved'  BBC NewsWestminster will block second Scottish independence referendum  The ScotsmanRuth Davidson LASHES out at Nicola Sturgeon over independence vote ? 'MOVE ON'  Express.co.ukScottish independence: Two Cabinet ministers rule out giving permission for indyref2  iNewsScotland's Davidson girds for fight as support for independence rises  ReutersV...

Brexit Could Be Turning the Tide for Scottish Independence - The New Republic
Brexit Could Be Turning the Tide for Scottish Independence  The New RepublicScottish independence: "It's time," says SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon  Euronews EnglishBrexit drives support for Scottish independence to 49 percent: YouGov  ReutersPoll: Brexit Pushes Support for Scottish Independence to 49%  VOA NewsBrexit boosts support for Scottish independence to 49 percent  POLITICO.euView full cove...

Brexit makes the case for an independent Scotland - Financial Times
Brexit makes the case for an independent Scotland  Financial TimesAt the whim of the Tory party, Scots have been told to surrender their European identity.

Timing row over ?biggest ever? march for Scottish independence - The Scotsman
Timing row over ?biggest ever? march for Scottish independence  The ScotsmanThe organisers of what has been billed as the ?biggest ever? public demonstration in support of Scottish independence have refused to change the event's start ...

Sturgeon wants Scottish independence referendum by 2021 - BBC News
Sturgeon wants Scottish independence referendum by 2021  BBC NewsNicola Sturgeon has said she wants to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence by 2021 if the country is taken out of the EU. The first minister told ...

Scottish independence: UK government 'will not grant indyref2 consent' - BBC ...
Scottish independence: UK government 'will not grant indyref2 consent'  BBC NewsTheresa May's deputy has said the Scottish Parliament will not be given the power to hold an independence referendum by 2021. Cabinet Office Minister David ...

Glasgow prepares for mass independence march - BBC News
Glasgow prepares for mass independence march  BBC NewsThe All Under One Banner event is expected to attract tens of thousands of supporters in Glasgow city centre.

Scottish independence movement must deal with this threat from within ? Steve...
Scottish independence movement must deal with this threat from within ? Steve Cardownie  The ScotsmanAnti-English sentiment is racist and must not be tolerated within the movement for Scottish independence, writes Steve Cardownie. ?We should not enter this ...

SNP

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When Nicola Sturgeon steps down as SNP leader, who will replace her? - New St...
When Nicola Sturgeon steps down as SNP leader, who will replace her?  New StatesmanThe SNP have done a great job, despite challenges imposed by austerity  The GuardianThe Times view on the difficulties of the SNP's approach to politics: All Things to All People  The TimesCouncil cuts are SNP retaliation for electing Tories, MP claims  BT.comTheresa May: 'Voters want Brexit to be resolved'  BBC ...

SNP regain overall control of Dundee City Council - BBC News
SNP regain overall control of Dundee City Council  BBC NewsSNP win majority on Dundee City Council after by-election win  HeraldScotlandSNP majority on Dundee City Council after by-election win  BT.comSteven Rome?s victory restores SNP majority on Dundee City Council  The CourierView full coverage on Google News

SNP accuse Tory MSP of ?chilling indifference? towards benefit changes - The ...
SNP accuse Tory MSP of ?chilling indifference? towards benefit changes  The ScotsmanThe SNP have accused the Scottish Conservatives' welfare spokeswoman of ?chilling indifference? towards pensioners who could miss out on benefit payments ...

SNP members change leadership's currency plan - BBC News
SNP members change leadership's currency plan  BBC NewsThe SNP has backed proposals for a new currency in an independent Scotland - although the leadership was defeated over the timing. The party's conference ...

Kenny MacAskill: Alex Salmond case will leave ?SNP leaders tarnished? - The S...
Kenny MacAskill: Alex Salmond case will leave ?SNP leaders tarnished?  The ScotsmanSNP had a good conference last weekend despite the leadership's bloody nose on currency. The venue packed, the First Minister's speech electrified delegates ...

SNP conference: What's behind the currency debate? - BBC News
SNP conference: What's behind the currency debate?  BBC NewsA debate over currency is set to dominate the first day of the SNP's conference in Edinburgh, as the party's economic plans for independence come under ...

SNP unveils its European Parliament election candidates - BBC News
SNP unveils its European Parliament election candidates  BBC NewsSNP MEP Alyn Smith heads the party's list of candidates ahead of next month's European Parliament election.

SNP politicians raise transgender law concerns - BBC News
SNP politicians raise transgender law concerns  BBC NewsFifteen senior SNP politicians - including three ministers - urge the Scottish government not to "rush" into "changing the definition of male and female".

Referendum (Google News)

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Westminster will block second Scottish independence referendum - The Scotsman
Westminster will block second Scottish independence referendum  The ScotsmanTheresa May: 'Voters want Brexit to be resolved'  BBC NewsRuth Davidson LASHES out at Nicola Sturgeon over independence vote ? 'MOVE ON'  Express.co.ukScotland's Davidson girds for fight as support for independence rises  ReutersScottish independence: Two Cabinet ministers rule out giving permission for indyref2  iNewsV...

Brexit makes the case for an independent Scotland - Financial Times
Brexit makes the case for an independent Scotland  Financial TimesAt the whim of the Tory party, Scots have been told to surrender their European identity.

Sturgeon wants Scottish independence referendum by 2021 - BBC News
Sturgeon wants Scottish independence referendum by 2021  BBC NewsNicola Sturgeon has said she wants to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence by 2021 if the country is taken out of the EU. The first minister told ...

Brexit Could Be Turning the Tide for Scottish Independence - The New Republic
Brexit Could Be Turning the Tide for Scottish Independence  The New RepublicMeet the other group of secession-minded nationalists in Britain: A few hundred miles north of where the details of Brexit continue to be debated, members of the ...

Scottish independence: UK government 'will not grant indyref2 consent' - BBC ...
Scottish independence: UK government 'will not grant indyref2 consent'  BBC NewsTheresa May's deputy has said the Scottish Parliament will not be given the power to hold an independence referendum by 2021. Cabinet Office Minister David ...

Scottish independence: Sturgeon says Corbyn's indyref2 opposition is 'strange...
Scottish independence: Sturgeon says Corbyn's indyref2 opposition is 'strange'  BBC NewsNicola Sturgeon says it would be "strange" for Jeremy Corbyn to oppose indyref2 while backing self-determination elsewhere.

Timing row over ?biggest ever? march for Scottish independence - The Scotsman
Timing row over ?biggest ever? march for Scottish independence  The ScotsmanThe organisers of what has been billed as the ?biggest ever? public demonstration in support of Scottish independence have refused to change the event's start ...

Ruth Davidson: 'I'd happily never see another referendum on Scottish independ...
Ruth Davidson: 'I'd happily never see another referendum on Scottish independence in my lifetime'  HeraldScotlandRuth Davidson has said she is not scared about the prospect of a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Pie and Bovril forum

The Politics Forum Latest Topics
The Politics Forum Latest Topics

What is the point of Labour
Much as I hate the tory party (and christ do I do) you have to give them credit for a couple of things. 1. They have stupid unionists voting for them despite the fact Scotland is going to shit. 2. They think brexit is a good thing for the UK and bring stupid unionists to think the same an...

Unusual Candidates In Your Area
Time for us to look at some of the more...'alternative' candidates in your area for these upcoming elections.   For some reason Inverness always has at least one Christian Party candidate at every election.  Donald Boyd, who seems one of their only candidates, is running for the council in In...

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 ...

Tony Blair on How to Stop Independence
Reading earlier on there an article and Tony Blairs way to stop Independence from happening and his answer is wait for it "let's merge the football leagues of Scotland and England"

The mans a nutter and if he thinks thats the answer to stop it from happening he is deluded;

https://www.scotsman.co...

Polling: 2017 General Election, Council Elections and Independence
Despite the roaring success of the polls in recent years; it may be worth starting a thread specific to upcoming elections. All UK, Scottish subsamples, specific Scottish polls and leader popularity welcome; not to mention the independence question.  

Ruth Davidson.
Let's be real here.   Best Scottish politician full stop.   Since my favourite politician is homosexual I cannot be homophobic. GIRFUY SNP puppets ????

UK Political Party Membership
The figures below are copied from the House of Commons official lists. So now the SNP have overtaken the tories in paid memberships, not bad for a country with a five million population compared to the sixty million UK population the tories have access to. It bodes well for our Independen...

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

Tartan Army Message Board (often features political threads)

Anything Goes - Other topics not covered elsewhere Latest Topics
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Racist heroes from the past
Some of those from the past that society considered heroes or generally well thought of sometimes turn out to have been politically incorrect - racist, misogynist, homophobic, bigoted, you name it...  From ancient Romans and Greeks who turn out to have supported slavery, to upstanding ladies and ...

Gardening.
Was gonna call it Nihilism and gardening, however what's happening in your garden?

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 Weather thread
Well, that's been a great May, and a good start to June, even getting some of that warm rain they get abroad. I'm still depending on the BBC for my forecasts although I have heard tell of someone on twitter or whatever called Windy something who is really good. Hopefully might get some nice thund...

Garden birds, what you got.
What birds do you have in your garden? Thinking this thread is going to be severely hampered by an inability to cut/paste photies on the site, what's that all about. (severely has got a lot of e's in it by the way).

Is economics a dismal science?
Thomas Carlyle notoriously labelled economics "the dismal science" But is it dismal? And is it a science? And does it matter? The Dismal Science Remains Dismal, say Scientists (Wired) Why Economics Is Really Called 'the Dismal Science' (The Atlantic) A less dismal science (The Eco...

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...

Dundee - Official Best Place to Live in Scotland.
Finally I've been proved right ! ??. As per influential Sunday Times Annual Report. https://www.thecourier.co.uk/

Calton Jock

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Scottish and Uk Politics

A Bunch of Political Ba-Heids Aim to Manipulate Gullible Scots by Deception ?...
  Baroness Smith, David Mundell, Catherine Smith, Michael Gove and Lord McCluskey at the launch of the centre   The Glasgow University supported John Smith Centre is an insidious development that will adversely impact upon Scottish politics. This warning might possibly fall upon many deaf ears but it is my intention to post/repost … Continue reading "A Bunch of Political Ba-Heids Aim to Man...

The Maladroit Performance of the Unionist Politicians in Scotland is Disgrace...
    The imposition of Welfare cuts by Westminster politicians In the period 2002, to date, the UK welfare benefits system was subject to significant reforms. First introduced by “New Labour”, under the auspices of Blair and Brown, the cuts were followed up by rampant Tory’s who didn’t hang about when they took … Continue reading "The Maladroit Performance of the Unionist Politicians in Scot...

My Attempt to Unravel Just a Little Bit of the Tangled Web of Deceit Spun By ...
      1981: Peter Salmon takes up employment with the BBC Peter Salmon started at the BBC as a General Trainee in 1981. A programme maker, he eventually became BBC Bristol’s, Head of Factual output. He also worked on Blue Peter, Newsnight, BBC  Radio 1’s Newsbeat and Manchester’s, File On Four current … Continue reading "My Attempt to Unravel Just a Little Bit of the Tangled Web of Deceit S...

Media Provision through the Eyes of the Welsh ? Devolution has demonstrated j...
    Jan 2008: Memorandum submitted by Tinopolis PLC to the Commons Select Committee for Welsh Affairs I have been asked to give evidence on the key areas under inquiry, namely the impact of globalization on broadcasting and the creative industries. The issues surrounding broadcasting and the creative industries and their future are … Continue reading "Media Provision through the Eyes of the...

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...

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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.…