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Theresa May threatens to crash Brexit process as SNP prepares to strike with ...
14 Dec 2018 at 7:41pm
AN exasperated Theresa May has warned the EU27 that she is prepared to bring down the entire Brexit process unless it is willing to consider key changes to the Withdrawal Agreement to help her push it through the Commons next month.


Tom Gordon: Conspiracies about the Continuity Bill are a sideshow
15 Dec 2018 at 5:00am
IT?S the latest twist on an old refrain - we wuz robbed. No sooner had the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on Holyrood?s Continuity Bill on Thursday, than the SNP cried foul.


Unspun: the political diary
15 Dec 2018 at 12:10am
LABOUR?S Danielle Rowley is never destined for polyglot status, Unspun fears. Arriving late for a meeting of the shadow foreign affairs team in the Commons, the Midlothian MP breathlessly warned colleagues to fall silent as a person unknown was speaking Russian outside their room. An intrepid soul was duly sent to check if Putin's spy was earwigging. It turned out to be someone making a phone call in Welsh.


Alex Salmond scores legal victory ahead of Scottish Government harassment case
15 Dec 2018 at 5:40am
ALEX Salmond has won a legal victory over the Scottish Government by forcing it to unlock emails and notes relating to sexual harassment claims made against him.


Tories undermining devolution and making case for independence, claim SNP
15 Dec 2018 at 4:03am
Depute leader Keith Brown says the UK Government went to ?astonishing lengths? to block Holyrood?s attempts to prepare laws for Brexit.


VIDEO: Theresa May pushes on with Brexit agenda after tough EU summit
15 Dec 2018 at 4:00am
Theresa May is set for another tough political week as she battles to keep her Brexit plans on track after a bruising EU summit in Brussels.


PM urged not to ?run down the clock? on giving MPs a meaningful Brexit vote
15 Dec 2018 at 9:42am
Theresa May has been told by a former minister not to ?run down the clock? on giving MPs a proper say on Brexit.


WATCH: Everything you need to know about Brexit
15 Dec 2018 at 4:12am
With little more than 100 days to go, many questions remain around the UK?s withdrawal from the European Union.


Farage urges Leave voters to prepare for ?worst case scenario? second referendum
15 Dec 2018 at 4:10am
Nigel Farage was joined at a Leave Means Leave rally by other prominent Brexit campaigners including Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.


Labour must ?come off the fence? and back a second EU vote, says MP
15 Dec 2018 at 9:46am
Ian Murray has urged the party?s frontbench to support a second referendum.


What next for Theresa May and the Withdrawal Agreement?
15 Dec 2018 at 4:50am
More talks, no deal or a second referendum? Here are some of the possible options for the Prime Minister.


Row over plan to give 'one in eight Scottish prisoners the right to vote'
14 Dec 2018 at 12:15pm
AROUND one in eight Scottish prisoners will be given the right to vote under plans SNP ministers admit will be ?an unwelcome change? for many people.


Theresa May slaps down Juncker over Brexit, saying she has been "crystal clea...
14 Dec 2018 at 1:00pm
AN exasperated Theresa May has publicly slapped down Jean-Claude Juncker after they were caught on camera having a diplomatic spat, which she described as a ?robust discussion?.


Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to agree deal with Greens to replace council t...
14 Dec 2018 at 12:27pm
Nicola Sturgeon has said she wants to agree a long-term overhaul of local taxation with the Greens.


Middle class could spurn promotions in face of tax double whammy
14 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
The independent Scottish Fiscal Commission (SFC) said higher rate taxpayers could be left with as little as 30p in the pound once new Budget changes hit household finances.

 

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Tories undermining devolution and making case for independence, claim SNP
15 Dec 2018 at 10:59am
The Conservative Government is “making the case for independence” with its attempt to block Scottish efforts to prepare laws for Brexit, the SNP has claimed.

Jeremy Corbyn must ?come off fence? and back second EU vote, says Ian Murray
15 Dec 2018 at 10:55am
Jeremy Corbyn needs to “come off the fence” and back another vote on EU membership, according to Scottish Labour MP Ian Murray.

Tourism chief: ?Disneyfication? of Edinburgh would not be a bad thing
15 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
The figurehead of the body charged with selling Edinburgh to the world has warned it needs to take urgent steps to tackle a “tourism bad” narrative in the city after a summer of discontent.

Brexit?s extremists will be judged harshly by history ? Brian Wilson
15 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
The future will laud those who sought compromise over Brexit for the sake of the many, not political opportunists looking to exploit a crisis, writes Brian Wilson.

Police struggle with repeat complainers as 11 people cost force thousands
15 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
Police bosses have identified 11 persistent complainers whose allegations against officers are costing the national force huge amounts of time and money.

Time for women to get p***ed off in fight for equality ? Susan Dalgety
15 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
I am going to explore the real world of women and girls, not the one in glossy magazines where women glide effortlessly from breastfeeding to boardroom to sex goddess, writes Susan Dalgety.

Journalism can be a life-threatening business ? John McLellan
15 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
Bombs, acid and the internet all pose real dangers to a trustworthy and independent Press, writes John McLellan.

Watchdog says police were right to shoot woman wielding axe
15 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
A watchdog has found police used necessary and proportionate force when they fired a plastic bullet at a woman wielding an axe after a six-hour standoff in Edinburgh.

Scottish Tories deny claim party could back second Brexit vote
15 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
The Scottish Conservatives have dismissed suggestions they are preparing to back calls for a second EU referendum.

Derek Mackay?s sleekit vendetta against local councils ? Brian Wilson
15 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
The Scottish Government’s latest proposed budget contains cuts to local authority budgets of £319 million, despite SNP attempts to claim funds will increase, writes Brian Wilson.

Scottish prisoners could gain right to vote
14 Dec 2018 at 8:00pm
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation to decide whether to grant the vote to prisoners on short sentences.

Theresa May announces further talks with EU after summit stalemate
14 Dec 2018 at 3:03pm
Britain is to have talks with the EU over the coming days about how to obtain “further assurances” which might persuade MPs to back the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, Theresa May has said.

Glasgow secures Linda McCartney photography exhibition
14 Dec 2018 at 1:39pm
Intimate family portraits captured at the Argyll home of former Beatle Paul McCartney's home in Argyll during the sixties and seventies are to go on display in the UK for the first time.

Rise in young Scots at risk of exploitation by extremists, police warn
14 Dec 2018 at 1:11pm
There has been an increase in the number of young people believed to be at risk of exploitation by extremists in Scotland, according to police figures.

Cost of staging Brexit referendum in Scotland ?around £10m?
14 Dec 2018 at 1:07pm
The cost of staging the EU referendum in Scotland amounted to around £10 million, according to figures published by the Electoral Commission.

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The top table
by Chris Cairns
15 Dec 2018 at 6:59am

The Handmaiden?s Tale
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
14 Dec 2018 at 12:56pm
It should now be abundantly clear to any rational person that time has very nearly run out to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Theresa May has been sent swiftly home from Europe with a skelped arse and told that any further negotiation is out of the question. But she’s insisted that the meaningful vote in the …

The man from tomorrow
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
13 Dec 2018 at 4:59pm
We must admit we haven’t been keeping fully up to date with our Thickest Politician In Scotland rankings recently, mainly because they’ve been so deluged with submissions that we can barely scratch the backlog. This month alone, for example, we’ve seen Murdo Fraser try to blame the SNP, Labour and the Lib Dems for his …

Return Of The Magic Abacus
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
13 Dec 2018 at 2:07pm
Q: Why did Scottish Labour refuse to propose a costed alternative budget yesterday? A: Oh yeah, we remember: Which is a bit embarrassing when you’re also tweeting this: This was the tweet in question, incidentally: We’ll bring you the official retraction just as soon as it appears.

Not out
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
12 Dec 2018 at 11:54am
This is the 5,000th post since Wings Over Scotland began in November 2011, which is just shy of two a day, every single day, since then. We wanted such a landmark post to be something serious and significant, but in light of the utter brain-melting futility of trying to write anything sensible about politics in …

Return Of The Terror
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
10 Dec 2018 at 11:42am
On one level you have to feel a bit sorry for Scottish Unionists. Having believed until very late in the day that they’d win a crushing victory in the 2014 indyref and put the matter to bed for a century, they’ve never been able to relax since. And this week the fear has them well …

The Stoned Roses
by Chris Cairns
8 Dec 2018 at 6:59am

The Great British Bin Fire
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
6 Dec 2018 at 2:57pm
Brexit isn’t really this site’s remit, which is why we’ve been relatively quiet in recent weeks as the UK’s shambolic exit from the EU hogs all the news and Scottish politics has been relegated to a largely-dormant backwater in the press. Yes supporters don’t speak with one voice on the EU, and while we’re in favour …

The internationalist brigade
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
6 Dec 2018 at 11:47am
We all knew this already, of course. Last year we commissioned a poll from Panelbase which found an enormous 41-point gap between Yes and No voters on immigration. But it was still nice to have it both confirmed and laid out so clearly by Sir John Curtice on Good Morning Scotland earlier today. (About 1h …

In England?s Dreaming
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
5 Dec 2018 at 6:56pm
We now have the verdicts on Brexit from three of the UK’s four nations. The Scottish Parliament, speaking for the Scottish nation, voted overwhelmingly this afternoon to reject both Theresa May’s draft agreement and leaving the EU without a deal. And it wasn’t alone. Because just hours earlier, the Welsh Senedd had done the same …

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Scottish and UK governments clash over Brexit court ruling
13 Dec 2018 at 5:34pm
Scottish and UK ministers have clashed after judges said parts of Holyrood's Brexit bill would not be allowed to stand.


Alex Salmond legal win over redacted documents
14 Dec 2018 at 6:17pm
Lawyers for the former first minister want full access to emails ahead of his misconduct probe court case.


Foods for families on low incomes will include tinned fruit
15 Dec 2018 at 12:18am
The expansion of a healthy eating scheme will allow people to buy more foods, including tinned fruit.


Harry Benson photograph on Nicola Sturgeon Christmas card
14 Dec 2018 at 12:52pm
A photograph by Harry Benson of the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow will feature on Nicola Sturgeon's Christmas card this year.


Fife Council to scrap controversial P1 assessments
13 Dec 2018 at 6:13pm
Fife Council announces that it will not carry on with the scheme after the end of this school year.


Scottish Budget: Economists issue income tax gap warning
13 Dec 2018 at 5:15pm
The independent Scottish Fiscal Commission says some higher earners will "think twice" about moving to Scotland.


Scottish budget: Higher earner income tax gap to widen
12 Dec 2018 at 5:55pm
Scotland's finance secretary will not pass on a tax break for higher earners that was announced by the chancellor in his UK budget.


Scottish budget: At a glance
12 Dec 2018 at 6:18pm
Derek Mackay has set out his draft Scottish budget at Holyrood - here are the big proposals


No fall in road accidents despite tough drink-drive laws
13 Dec 2018 at 12:39am
Researchers say public awareness campaigns and tougher enforcement measures are needed.


David Mundell says Theresa May victory was 'convincing'
12 Dec 2018 at 9:47pm
The Scottish secretary welcomes the PM's victory in a confidence vote despite 117 of her MPs voting against her.


Question Time debate show for new BBC Scotland TV channel
12 Dec 2018 at 8:51pm
The new BBC Scotland channel will feature a panel and audience political debate show, MPs are told.


Pay rise takes MSP salary to more than £63,000
12 Dec 2018 at 4:39pm
MSPs will receive a 2.3% increase but the first minister and cabinet members have again elected to freeze their pay.

Scot Goes Pop

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Chortle. John McDonnell wants us to believe that the SNP are only calling fo...
by James Kelly
14 Dec 2018 at 12:19am
Two astonishingly silly statements were made the other day about the SNP's motivations in relation to a vote of no confidence in the Tory government.  Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell clai...

May wins the vote, but loses the narrative
by James Kelly
12 Dec 2018 at 11:42pm
If I was a Brexiteer Tory MP, I think I'd be quietly fuming tonight about the conduct of Sir Graham Brady, who doesn't strike me as being anything like as neutral in his handling of leadership matt...

Now is the time - but has anyone told Tory MPs?
by James Kelly
12 Dec 2018 at 5:55pm
If nothing else, what today has revealed is just how blatantly the rules for Tory leadership challenges are slanted to help an incumbent leader survive.  We maybe lost sight of that because the sam...

Yes, Virginia, a two-year polling high for Yes was worth reporting
by James Kelly
12 Dec 2018 at 6:26am
Every few weeks, I can't resist logging out of Twitter and doing a search for my name, just to see if the small army of people who I've had to block or have blocked me (mostly RISE types, Brit Nat ...

Crisis deepens for Tyrannical Theresa as bombshell Panelbase poll shows suppo...
by James Kelly
10 Dec 2018 at 12:18am
OK, I admit it, I've obviously been living down a hole today, because I've only just noticed this rather significant new poll, which apparently was published early this morning.Should Scotland be a...

Wondrous SNP wangle wizard win in windy Wester Ross
by James Kelly
8 Dec 2018 at 6:24pm
I was up to my neck yesterday, so apologies for being a bit late with this excellent news from the Highlands. In a break from the pattern of the recent past, the SNP have not underperformed expect...

Congratulations to the Independent for the silliest, most misleading headline...
by James Kelly
7 Dec 2018 at 6:23am
The Independent is a digital-only newspaper these days, but it still nominally publishes a "front page", and today it bears the following headline: "Just two constituencies back May's deal...and 60...

Why a no deal Brexit may still be more likely than a "People's Vote"
by James Kelly
6 Dec 2018 at 5:21am
There's an anonymous commenter on this blog who keeps trying to get a narrative going that a second EU referendum is "almost certainly" going to happen.  The latest event which has supposedly made ...

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Is it too dangerous to drive to the Highlands this weekend?
by /u/layla__
15 Dec 2018 at 11:57am
My friend and I just landed in Edinburgh** we and rented a car. The second we got here, a weather alert came on about freezing cold temps, icy roads and snow. In your opinion, is the drive still po...

Glenetive deer
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15 Dec 2018 at 10:38am
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Pub Quiz?
by /u/tinchbags
15 Dec 2018 at 10:21am
Any regular pub quizzes, either in bars or pubs on a Sunday in and around Glasgow city centre? submitted by /u/tinchbags

Morning Roll -- Potato starch version
by /u/ferrettrack
15 Dec 2018 at 3:33am
Morning Roll -- Potato starch version 1 pound flour (I used bread flour. This has a stronger glutten level) 6 fl oz lukewarm milk (I used whole milk) 6 oz lukewarm water 1/3 cup Potato Starch Yeast...

Lorne Recipe. Grandmas version (about 1940)
by /u/ferrettrack
15 Dec 2018 at 1:35am
A few Grandmother points. She wrote recipes for herself so some of her language is her way of speaking. This recipe made a very full bread baking tin. It was taller than the tin so I just squared o...

Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence
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15 Dec 2018 at 10:03am
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?Disneyfication? of Edinburgh a good idea, says business boss
by /u/pyrocattuesday
15 Dec 2018 at 9:53am
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Is this the most handsome ram in the Hebrides?
by /u/hairyneil
15 Dec 2018 at 9:49am
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Gingerbread men banned at Scottish Parliament as part of a new drive to 'stam...
by /u/JohnKimble111
15 Dec 2018 at 5:27am
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Scottish Labour Leader Richard Leonard MSP Chooses His Top Ten Favourite Songs
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15 Dec 2018 at 2:54am
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Cheapest way to travel Scotland (public transport)?
by /u/sparrah1
14 Dec 2018 at 11:06pm
Hi there, ​ I will be visiting Scotland from Australia to study at the University of Edinburgh. I was just after some advice about travelling on trains and buses. What cards are available, ...

Rough sleeping has increased 120% in England but fallen in Scotland
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14 Dec 2018 at 10:44pm
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Met some stags earlier today in Glencoe
by /u/lordnleader
14 Dec 2018 at 10:16pm
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Why Does Clan MacDonald Hate Clan Campbell? - Scottish History
by /u/RainsDownOnLeith
14 Dec 2018 at 8:36pm
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It isn't acceptable for Tory ministers to turn up to foodbanks they helped cr...
by Record View
15 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Recod View looks at how foodbanks have become so normalised they are almost an accepted part of society


Theresa May's massive row with Jean-Claude Juncker over Brexit caught on camera
by Torcuil Crichton
15 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
The Prime Minister was in Brussels in an attempt to get some clarification over her Brexit deal.


Alex Salmond wins legal battle with Scottish Government ahead of sexual misco...
by James Mulholland
14 Dec 2018 at 4:05pm
A lawyer will now be appointed to examine whether information hidden by the Government should be disclosed to the former First Minister to help him fight his case.


Scottish councils facing £319million cut after budget 'sleight of hand'
by Andy Philip
14 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
The cut was exposed a day after the Finance Secretary insisted local government will enjoy increases worth £210million.


Brexit makes it look as if the only good indy is a hard indy
by Torcuil Crichton
14 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Our Westminster Editor Torcuil Crichton takes a look at Scotland's future independence options amid the current Brexit chaos.


Theresa May confirms she won't lead Tories into next general election
by Georgina Stubbs
13 Dec 2018 at 2:06pm
Rebels want the PM to go now, but s May loyalist compared hardliners to 'ants' surviving a nuclear holocaust.


SNP budget plan taxes higher earners more to give vital public services a boost
by Nina Glencross
13 Dec 2018 at 4:30am
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced a series of changes designed to increase the burden on the rich.


Theresa May WINS vote of confidence as Tory MPs back Prime Minister
by Record Reporter
12 Dec 2018 at 9:00pm
May will stay in No.10 for now after winning vote by 200 to 117 but she has already stated she will not lead her party into the next general election.


Theresa May vows to fight for political life amid Tory Brexit mutiny
by Torcuil Crichton
12 Dec 2018 at 10:27am
The Prime Minister said that a vote of no confidence could put 'our country’s future at risk uncertainty when we can least afford it'.


Nicola Sturgeon blasts 'self-centred' Tories as vote of no confidence is trig...
by Tony Clerkson
12 Dec 2018 at 10:09am
The First Minister blamed the crisis on a 'vicious civil war' within the Conservative party and said 'they all need to go, not just the PM'.

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David Mundell, Brilliant As Ever
by michaelgreenwell
10 Dec 2018 at 10:03pm
England’s man in Scotland David Mundell, simultaneously showing how much he is in the loop, and the quality of his powers of political prediction… Advertisements

Scottish Media Reaches A New Level of Absurdity
by michaelgreenwell
9 Dec 2018 at 3:40pm
If you had asked me before today what the most absurd thing I had seen in the Scottish media was, I would have shown you the piece below. Not a political piece, although it mentions politics, just thoroughly ridiculous… However, I think the Sunday Mail has just topped its sister paper the record, or at …

Theresa May?s Message to Scots (with honest subtitles)
by michaelgreenwell
1 Dec 2018 at 9:09am
From the excellent Sarah Mackie. See more videos here.

An Odd video to use as pro Scottish Independence (but it perfectly illustrate...
by michaelgreenwell
26 Nov 2018 at 11:41pm
Here is an English woman conversing with an English man. The man in this video is a wonderful pianist. He does videos surprising the public with his piano playing (jazz, boogie woogie, blues) and there are lots of videos where he makes the passing punters happy, and even teaches some of them how to play …

Republican (with some Tory) Jesus
by michaelgreenwell
22 Nov 2018 at 9:32pm

Scottish Independence Podcast 173 ? Human Rights and Poverty in the UK
by michaelgreenwell
19 Nov 2018 at 11:37pm
“I think if you had got a group of mysogynists in a room and said ‘guys, how can we make this system work for men and not for women?’, they wouldn’t have come up with too many other ideas than what is already in place”. The 173rd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the …
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Scottish Independence Podcast 172 ? Clive Ponting
by michaelgreenwell
13 Nov 2018 at 9:48pm
The 172nd episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a speech given by Clive Ponting. Ponting is a famous whistleblower who exposed the UK Government over the sinking of The Belgrano, an act many believe to be a war crime. He has also authored a number of books exposing various levels of skulduggery and/or incompetence …
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Journey To Yes 22 ? Clive Ponting
by michaelgreenwell
12 Nov 2018 at 10:01pm
Another in the wonderful series by Phantom Power. This time it is Clive Ponting, a man who really knows what the British Government tends to get up to and why. It’s partly an interview and partly taken from a talk. I am pleased to announce that in a sort of double feature, the new episode …

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A Celebration of Sixty Years of Scottish CND ? Scotland: A Peace of History
by Bella Caledonia Editor
14 Dec 2018 at 7:17pm
Scottish CND are launching a mobile exhibition featuring sixty years of the anti-nuclear movement in Scotland this Saturday (15th December 2018 at the M)itchell Library. The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has created a mobile exhibition of a visual timeline with accompanying video testimonies from key figures in the nuclear disarmament movement. Scottish CND, which …

Portraying BP ? Art Not Oil in Edinburgh
by Bella Caledonia Editor
14 Dec 2018 at 12:06pm
As the annual climate talks in Katowice end, after a fortnight of stalling by companies masquerading as countries and mass corporate greenwash, so begins the BP Portrait Award in Edinburgh: “The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. With a …

Why We Need a Constitution (Now)
by Bella Caledonia Editor
14 Dec 2018 at 7:48am
I attended the launch of the Scottish Constitution on 1st December in Glasgow. I have to say the attendance was disappointing but, in the light of my own views and those of many others, it was perhaps not surprising. There is a general feeling among supporters of the drive for independence that the constitution can …

Scottish Budget: Round One to Derek
by Bella Caledonia Editor
13 Dec 2018 at 12:47pm
Financial Secretary Derek Mackay has announced his draft Scottish budget for 2019-20. This is a first offering as the minority SNP government at Holyrood needs support from a third party (i.e. the Greens) to get Mackay?s budget through in the early spring. What?s on offer? Mackay has made a reasonable job of balancing the books, …

Fun and Games at Brexmas
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Dec 2018 at 6:29pm
The season of pantomimes is upon us once again, and this promises to be a spectacular year. For not only will our traditional seasonal comedies take place in theatres across the land but a new production is planned: Brexmas, produced and written by the latest comedy team, the Barking Duds of May. It will of …

Lessons from Chomsky at 90
by Bella Caledonia Editor
10 Dec 2018 at 11:39am
This week Noam Chomsky turned 90. Here Nathan J Robinson?s writes ’13 Lessons from Chomsky’: “If I were to summarize the main points I?ve taken from Chomsky?s writings and talks, they would be this: You should have both compassion and consistency, care about freedom and fairness alike, and be rational, curious, and humble”. His thirteen …

Some Problems with Sleep in the Park
by Bella Caledonia Editor
9 Dec 2018 at 2:44pm
This year, once again, we’re going to “solve homelessness forever” according to the social enterprise Social Bite. The problem is of course that we were going to solve it forever last year as well. The model of a mass sleep out promises “4 cities, one night, 12,000 people under the stars”. What’s not to like? …

The Breakup of Britain
by Bella Caledonia Editor
8 Dec 2018 at 7:39pm
It’s a thorny old cliché that Scotland couldn’t manage the breakup of Britain by itself. Brexit has ushered in the conditions where England can now do a lot of the heavy lifting. As we (rightly) worry about food shortages, reckless deregulation and logistic chaos, we shouldn’t lose sight of the shifting constitutional crisis and the …

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The Guardian view on Scotland?s tax and spend: democracy in action | Editorial
by Editorial
13 Dec 2018 at 6:24pm
Like Holyrood, English councils ought to have more control over how they tax and spend. People might then bother to vote for themBefore Scotland got its own parliament in 1999, Tony Blair upset the country of his birth by answering the question of whether Edinburgh should have tax-raising powers....

Nicola Sturgeon to decide whether to save unlawful Brexit bill
by Severin Carrell Scotland editor
13 Dec 2018 at 5:25pm
Holyrood bill breaches law and Westminster holds sway over EU powers, supreme court rulesNicola Sturgeon is facing an urgent decision on whether to salvage an emergency bill on Brexit after the supreme court ruled the Scottish legislation was unlawful.The court, in a significant setback for the f...

May roundly condemned by MPs after delaying Brexit vote to seek fresh backsto...
by Andrew Sparrow and Kevin Rawlinson
10 Dec 2018 at 11:32pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenBrexit deal: May admits she would have lost vote by large marginPound hits 20-month low amid Brexit confusion ? Business liveEU figures rule out concessions and express bewilderment at decision 11.29pm GMT We?re going to close dow...

Brexit: MPs rail against backstop plans in second day of debate on May's deal...
by Patrick Greenfield (now) & Andrew Sparrow (earlier)
5 Dec 2018 at 9:31pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s politics, as full legal advice released ahead of second day of Commons debate on Brexit dealBrexit legal advice warns of UK trapped in talks by Irish backstopPMQs verdict: Corbyn has upper hand but fails to land knockout blow 9.31pm GMT We?re done for the day. But do...

Remainers welcome ECJ expert's view that UK can abandon Brexit
by Severin Carrell and Peter Walker
4 Dec 2018 at 4:49pm
European court of justice?s advocate general says article 50 can be revoked without needing permission of all EU members Remain campaigners have hailed a European legal opinion that the UK can unilaterally abandon Brexit, saying it greatly boosts their efforts to stop the process of exiting the E...

Brexit breeds boredom, bafflement and frustration in Scotland
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
28 Nov 2018 at 3:22pm
Support for second referendum is strong but fishing and independence questions complicate political calculusRobert Holmes is one of the few on Bridge of Weir?s high street to offer an unqualified welcome to Theresa May, who was continuing her Brexit publicity blitz in Scotland on Wednesday aftern...

Labour accuses government of defying will of Commons by not releasing full Br...
by Andrew Sparrow
27 Nov 2018 at 5:41pm
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happen, including the start of Theresa May?s national tour to try to win support for her Brexit dealLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.41pm GMT Labour vows to use "all mechanisms available" to force publication of Brexit deal legal ad...

'Norway-plus' Brexit option gaining ground, says Nicola Sturgeon
by Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
27 Nov 2018 at 5:26pm
Scotland?s first minister tells Theresa May her plan is damaging for Scottish peopleThe argument for a ?Norway-plus? compromise on Brexit is winning the day at Westminster, according to Scotland?s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who has committed her Scottish National party MPs to supporting the...

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The unwitting midwives of independence
Do you know your place yet Scottish people? The media and the Tories would like you to believe that the Scottish government was slapped down by the UK Supreme Court this week. The Court struck down important parts of the Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill, passed with the support of all parties except the Tories, …

That?s a fine forfochten fanklefyke the Tories have got us into
Yesterday the story could have been Labour’s to tell. Jeremy Corbyn could have stamped the Labour party’s mark on Brexit and alongside the SNP, the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, and the Greens he could have brought forward a motion of no confidence in the government and shown that there is substantial and principled opposition within …

Knowing our place
According to the BBC political editor Nick Watt, a senior Conservative spoke to him about his frustration at the way Brexit has been going. What this Tory grandee was specifically upset about was the amount of power and influence that Dublin has had in the Brexit negotiations. Dublin has been able to lay down the …

A bit of a corbyn
So does anyone know what’s going on? Nope. Me neither. There are just 63 working days left for Parliament before the Brexit clock runs out, and British politics isn’t just broken, it’s been reduced to its constituent atoms, sucked into a black hole, and squeezed out the other end into an alternate universe in which …

The Bumper Book of British Brexit
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Trapped between vampires and a flapping plastic bag
It was St Andrew’s Day last week. According to East European tradition, vampires are most active around the time of St Andrew’s Day, and there was indeed a confirmed sighting of one in a leather factory near Bridge of Weir just before St Andrew’s Day. Although only very briefly. Not to be out-done, this week …

The fart of the deal
Today, Thursday, there was a cabinet meeting that the cabinet office assured Sky News wasn’t a cabinet meeting. There was the usual carcrash of Conservatives pitching up at Number 10. Liam Fox was there, looming like bit player actor auditioning for the part of Lurch in the Addams Family. Andrea Leadsom showed up, grinning from …

Three strikes but she?s not out, yet.
It’s been one of those days when you start writing an article, and by the time you get to the end of the sentence there’s been some other significant development in the catastrocrash that passes for British politics. My hard drive is littered with the ruins of aborted and unworkable articles, so rather like the …

The National

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May snubbed by EU after heated exchange at Brussels summit
THERESA May and Jean-Claude Juncker became involved in a public argument on the last day of a crucial EU summit in Brussels as she sought concessions on her Brexit deal.

David Mundell: It wouldn?t be fair to let Scots vote on indyref2
DAVID Mundell has said it would not be ?fair? to give Scots a vote on independence.

Tory MSP urged to apologise after accusing wrong council of cuts
A TORY MSP has accused the wrong council of potentially making 80 people redundant ? sparking fears that roads would not be gritted in Edinburgh.

Keith Brown: The Tories are making the case for independence
THE Conservative Government is ?making the case for independence? with its attempt to block Scottish efforts to prepare laws for Brexit, the SNP have claimed.

Shock as cash-strapped Conservative council spends £10m on new development
OPPOSITION councillors and council taxpayers alike were thunderstruck yesterday when cash-strapped Scottish Borders Council shook its own magic money tree and conjured up nearly £10 million for a speculative housing and industrial development.

Scottish public?s frustration at ?pantomime? of Brexit
FOLLOWING this week?s events in Westminster, we asked Scots if Brexit has influenced their views on Scottish independence.

Tory leader ?irritated at not getting tax cut? in SNP Budget
STAND-IN Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw was irritated to not get a tax cut in the Scottish Government?s Budget, Nicola Sturgeon has claimed.

Swinney hits out after Fife Council moves to scrap P1 tests
FIFE Council has voted to end standardised testing for primary one pupils in a Scottish first.

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

Where is Radical Scotland and does it really exist?
Where is Radical Scotland and does it really exist? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, December 12th 2018 As the United Kingdom seemingly collapses and its political class shows unprecedented incompetence, where stands Scotland? Where is that much talked about sentiment that we are radical, different, and more left-wing than the rest of the UK? For some …

The Brexit Disaster is an Existential Crisis in the ?Idea? of Britain
The Brexit Disaster is an Existential Crisis in the ?Idea? of Britain Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, December 5th 2018 Last week I attended an event at Dundee University on the ideas and impact of the Scottish thinker Tom Nairn. Many of his books were discussed, including his critique of the monarchy, and the insularity of …

This should be the time for Corbyn?s Labour but so far it isn?t
This should be the time for Corbyn?s Labour but so far it isn?t Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 28th 2018 This should be the moment for Corbyn?s Labour. They face a divided, incompetent Tory Government. A party that has lost nine Cabinet ministers in the last year, which has no domestic agenda to speak of, …

The Continued Allure of the Beatles and the Sixties and Listening to ?The Whi...
The Continued Allure of the Beatles and the Sixties and Listening to ?The White Album? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 20th 2018 The Sixties never really went away. We have had the baby boomers and their endless nostalgia about themselves and their youth – followed by the soft disappointment for many of the decades that …

It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution
It was twenty years ago: Scotland, our Parliament and the limits of Devolution Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 14th 2018 Twenty years ago Scotland began the devolution era when the Scotland Act 1998, which established the framework for the Scottish Parliament, achieved Royal Assent on 19 November 1998 ? the final parliamentary debate having taken …

Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland
Glasgow Govan: The Seat that Rocked and Made Modern Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 7th 2018 Thirty years ago Scotland was a very different place. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, the poll tax was yet to be implemented, and there was no Scottish Parliament. Then along came the Govan by-election ? a seat that …

Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ?Peterloo? an...
Telling the Missing Stories of Working Class Culture in Cinema: ?Peterloo? and ?Nae Pasaran? Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, November 3rd 2018 It is a rare occasion when two films are released on the same day about working class histories of Britain. This weekend sees such a situation with the release of Mike Leigh?s much awaited …

Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet
Trump, Bolsonaro, Orban: This is not an Age of Fascism Yet Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 31st 2018 A spectre is haunting the modern world: fascism. All around the world people are talking about and identifying fascists. Newspaper headlines abound in the US such as ?Is Donald Trump a fascist??, ?How fascist is Donald Trump?? …

 

Scotland and Independence

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Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence - The National
Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence  The NationalSCOTLAND and Brexit were top of the news agenda in Germany this week. In Berlin the Brexit chaos was top of the running order on regional public?

Nicola Sturgeon: decision on a second Scottish independence referendum in the...
Nicola Sturgeon: decision on a second Scottish independence referendum in the 'not too distant future'  The TelegraphBrexit is turning Scottish politics in the SNP's favour  New StatesmanIndyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again  thejournal.ie?Scottish independence case stronger after Scotland sidelined in Brexit talks?  The ScotsmanSturgeon TAUNTED over no 'G...

Scottish independence 'better than Brexit' | Scotland - The Times
Scottish independence 'better than Brexit' | Scotland  The TimesA majority of Scots believe Scottish independence would be better for the country than staying in the UK after Brexit, a new poll reveals.The Panelbase survey of ...

Labour not ruling out another Scottish independence vote - Reuters UK
Labour not ruling out another Scottish independence vote  Reuters UKGLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party does not rule out allowing another Scottish independence referendum should it be voted into ...

The Scottish Tories are preparing to back a second Brexit referendum - New St...
The Scottish Tories are preparing to back a second Brexit referendum  New StatesmanIf Ruth Davidson weren't on maternity leave, it's tempting to believe the former Territorial Army Signaller would by now have commandeered a tank and be ...

Nicola Sturgeon 'won't call second Scottish independence vote this year' - He...
Nicola Sturgeon 'won't call second Scottish independence vote this year'  HeraldScotlandFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon has suggested there will not be a second independence referendum called this year.

Theresa May tells Nicola Sturgeon: Stop exploiting Brexit for Scottish indepe...
Theresa May tells Nicola Sturgeon: Stop exploiting Brexit for Scottish independence  The ScotsmanTheresa May has insisted Scotland's business leaders are behind her Brexit deal as she warned Nicola Sturgeon to stop exploiting the issue to push for a ...

Budget talks collapse over Scottish independence row - The Scotsman
Budget talks collapse over Scottish independence row  The ScotsmanBudget talks have collapsed between finance secretary Derek Mackay and the Liberal Democrats amid claims the SNP Government refused a ?short cessation? ...

SNP

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Tories undermining devolution and making case for independence, claim SNP - G...
Tories undermining devolution and making case for independence, claim SNP  GazetteThe Conservative Government is ?making the case for independence? with its attempt to block Scottish efforts to prepare laws for Brexit, the SNP has claimed.

SNP?s Mhairi Black has brilliant comeback for ?lesbian? tweet - PinkNews
SNP?s Mhairi Black has brilliant comeback for ?lesbian? tweet  PinkNewsScottish National Party (SNP) MP Mhairi Black had the best response to a Twitter troll, who attempted to insult her because she is a lesbian.

Scots to pay hundreds more pounds income tax than English after SNP Budget re...
Scots to pay hundreds more pounds income tax than English after SNP Budget refuses to close growing gap  Telegraph.co.ukTens of thousands of Scots are facing income tax bills next year at least £1000 higher than if they lived in England after the SNP government "punished" them ...

Theresa May threatens to crash Brexit process as SNP prepares to strike with ...
Theresa May threatens to crash Brexit process as SNP prepares to strike with confidence vote  HeraldScotlandAN exasperated Theresa May has warned the EU27 that she is prepared to bring down the entire Brexit process unless it is willing to consider key?

Confidence vote in May's Government next week 'inevitable,' say SNP sources -...
Confidence vote in May's Government next week 'inevitable,' say SNP sources  HeraldScotlandA confidence vote in Theresa May's Government is ?inevitable? next week if the Prime Minister fails to offer decisive changes to her?

SNP urged to rule out tax hike in Scottish Budget after figures show they got...
SNP urged to rule out tax hike in Scottish Budget after figures show they got third largest funding rise  Telegraph.co.ukThe SNP's Finance Minister has come under further pressure to rule out middle-class tax rises in this week's Scottish Budget after it emerged he has received the ...

SNP making little headway closing attainment gap between rich and poor pupils...
SNP making little headway closing attainment gap between rich and poor pupils, official figures suggest  Telegraph.co.ukNicola Sturgeon's government is making little headway in closing the massive attainment gap between wealthy and poor pupils in literacy and numeracy, ...

SNP vow to bring a motion of no confidence in Theresa May if Corbyn does not ...
SNP vow to bring a motion of no confidence in Theresa May if Corbyn does not  Daily MailThe SNP today vowed to to put down there own confidence motion to bring try and topple Theresa May if Jeremy Corbyn refuses to by the end of the day.

Referendum (Google News)

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The Scottish Tories are preparing to back a second Brexit referendum - New St...
The Scottish Tories are preparing to back a second Brexit referendum  New StatesmanIf Ruth Davidson weren't on maternity leave, it's tempting to believe the former Territorial Army Signaller would by now have commandeered a tank and be ...

Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence - The National
Angus Robertson: Germany is seeing sense in Scottish independence  The NationalSCOTLAND and Brexit were top of the news agenda in Germany this week. In Berlin the Brexit chaos was top of the running order on regional public?

Cost of staging Brexit referendum in Scotland ?around £10m? - The Scotsman
Cost of staging Brexit referendum in Scotland ?around £10m?  The ScotsmanThe cost of staging the EU referendum in Scotland amounted to around £10 million, according to figures published by the Electoral Commission.

Scotland's Brexit dilemma: accept May's deal, no deal or push for independenc...
Scotland's Brexit dilemma: accept May's deal, no deal or push for independence | View  euronewsScotland has been a bystander in the last two years of the Brexit saga. But what next for Scotland? Accept May's Brexit deal, fight to halt Brexit or renew calls for ...

END OF UK? Scottish independence support SOARS amid no deal Brexit fears - sh...
END OF UK? Scottish independence support SOARS amid no deal Brexit fears - shock poll  Express.co.ukALMOST 60 percent of Scots believe it would be better for their country to gain independence rather than remain in the UK after a no-deal Brexit, a new poll has ...

Labour not ruling out another Scottish independence vote - Reuters UK
Labour not ruling out another Scottish independence vote  Reuters UKGLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party does not rule out allowing another Scottish independence referendum should it be voted into ...

Scotland's councils back second referendum on Brexit - HeraldScotland
Scotland's councils back second referendum on Brexit  HeraldScotlandTHE body representing Scotland's 32 councils has backed a second referendum on Brexit.

Scottish leader says path to independence is via proper referendum - Reuters UK
Scottish leader says path to independence is via proper referendum  Reuters UKScotland's pro-independence leader has ruled out seeking to secede from the United Kingdom in any other way but through a properly agreed referendum.

Pie and Bovril forum

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

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

The Official President Trump thread

Scottish Budget 2019
Budget in a couple of days. No overall majority for the SNP so reliant on other party support which won't come from Labour or Conservative and it looks like the Liberal Democrats aren't interested unless independence is taken off the table. So looks like the SNP will have to do whatever the Gre...

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

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...

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

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

Tartan Army Message Board (often features political threads)

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

The Brexit Thread
Surely it deserves its own?

The UK negotiating team arrives in Bruxelles.



The Get It Off Your Chest Thread...
Why do arseholes park over the lines and take up two spaces in car parks, you're driving a shit people carrier, park in one space like everyone else you penis. https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A2KLktn5p0hU8E0AjztNBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTIyODdtY3E3BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkZDU4NmMwMjU...

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...

Question Time Tonight
From Kelso The panel includes Labour's shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry MP, the Scottish government's finance secretary John Swinney MSP, Conservative chairman of the defence select committee Rory Stewart MP, Scotsman columnist Lesley Riddoch and editor-at-large of the Independent on Sund...

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

Perseid
Perseid peak tonight, hopefully the clouds will disperse.

Billy Connolly... it's OK relax
Saw his telly prog last night. Seemed in not bad nick, certainly better than I've seem him previously and better than the Parkinson story a few months back. There was current footage and old reminiscence footage. It's was nice to see him on telly again but it did give the impression he was tidyin...

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...

Calton Jock

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Scottish and Uk Politics

Scotland in Union ? Intent On Keeping Scotland Prisoners of An Enforced Union...
    Alistair Cameron – Scotland in Union – Change Management Network In part two of my recent briefing article I alluded to an obvious experience mismatch between members of Scotland-in-Union and Alastair Cameron. I am also inclined to the view that his family heritage is at odds with his outspoken support of … Continue reading "Scotland in Union – Intent On Keeping Scotland Prisoners of An...

Exposing ? Yet Another Westminster Conspiracy ? Scotland in Union ? Part Two ...
    Kinloch Rannoch     The Camerons of Rannoch Clan Cameron is a West Highland  Scottish clan whose boundaries range from Aberfeldy to Locaber. Alastair Cameron’s family are from Rannoch. Excellent review here: (https://www.electricscotland.com/history/rannoch10.htm)     The lineage of Captain Alastair James Cameron 7th Grandfather: Donald Cameron: b1700. Born: Dull, … Continue reading...

Exposing ? Yet Another Westminster Conspiracy ? Scotland in Union ? Part One ...
  Cameron   Scotland in Union This is a two part article the content of which will expose the recently formed organization for what it is. A Westminster State supported attack on the right of Scots to be independent from England. Part one provides information pertaining to events in Scotland that resulted in … Continue reading "Exposing – Yet Another Westminster Conspiracy – Scotland in Uni...

Gender confusion ? Help for the older generation needed
    Etiquette used to be pretty straight forward when classifying the gender of the population. Accepted words: Boy: a male child. Girl: a female child. Man: a male adult. Woman: an adult female. Gentleman: a man of upper society. Lady: a woman of upper society. Master: a male youth. Miss: a female youth. … Continue reading "Gender confusion – Help for the older generation needed"

Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to convey selected i...
          Hitler loved people   National Socialist Party banned smoking   National Socialist Party banned vivisection of animals   German Factory girls at lunch in 1935   Lengthy explanation   National Socialist Family Values   Positive benefits of national Socialism   National Socialism will rise from … Continue reading "Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to con...

Britain and the Zionist?s Established Israel in 1948 ? Seventy Years Later th...
      Only Britain Could Lose the Peace The British Army controlled Palestine and Transjordan between 1918-1920 then passed control to the British civil authorities. The first high commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel, was Jewish, a Zionist and a close friend of Weizmann?s. At the end of a two year fruitless debate over … Continue reading "Britain and the Zionist’s Established Israel in 1948 – ...

Are These Guy For Real?? Surely Not!!!!
        The Weapon of Mass Migration – The US War on Europe – Open Gates: Coerced collective suicide of European nations Artificial mass migration as imperial policy has a long history, and the current mass migration into Europe is the brain child of US military grand strategist Thomas P.M. … Continue reading "Are These Guy For Real?? Surely Not!!!!"

The Zionist Agenda and the Creation of Modern Israel 2
      A Jewish Homeland – Churchill – Weizmann and the Balfour Declaration The content of the previous post outlined events from the start of the twentieth century up to 1922. On the surface things evolved in a logical sequence meeting reasonable demands of the Zionists for the formation of a … Continue reading "The Zionist Agenda and the Creation of Modern Israel 2"

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Highland council ?working to be aware of ACEs?

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Scottish Government budget amounts to two per cent cut for councils, COSLA cl...

Supreme Court to rule on Holyrood 'emergency' Brexit bill

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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.…