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The Herald

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Sturgeon sets sights on youth vote in second referendum
18 Sep 2019 at 5:00am
NICOLA Sturgeon has pinned her hopes on young voters to deliver independence as she marked the fifth anniversary of the first referendum.


Royals urged to turn palace into Holyrood annexe after Yes vote
18 Sep 2019 at 5:00am
THE Royal Family should abandon their official residence in Scotland after independence so that it can be used as a second chamber for Holyrood, an MSP has said.


Petition launched to require two-thirds majority for independence
17 Sep 2019 at 5:00am
UNIONISTS have launched a campaign to raise the bar for a second independence referendum by insisting any constitutional change must be backed by two-thirds of voters.


Readers react to petition requiring two-thirds majority for Scottish independ...
17 Sep 2019 at 9:34am
A campaign to raise the bar for a second independence referendum by insisting any constitutional change must be backed by two-thirds of voters has sparked debate amongst our readers.


Jo Swinson puts 'stop Brexit' front and centre of the Liberal Democrats' driv...
17 Sep 2019 at 4:53pm
JO Swinson was clear and unequivocal. The Liberal Democrats? primary mission now is to campaign to ?stop Brexit? in the expected General Election campaign.


SNP ministers boycott Whitehall data-trawl on Brexit over privacy fears
17 Sep 2019 at 2:02pm
THE Scottish Government has boycotted a massive Whitehall data-harvesting exercise on Brexit in case it breaches people?s online privacy.


Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel UK will work with energy and determination ...
17 Sep 2019 at 1:30pm
BORIS Johnson has told Angela Merkel that the UK would work with ?energy and determination? to get a new deal ?ahead of Brexit on October 31?.


Scottish Tory 'dark money' unit fined for failing to declare income
17 Sep 2019 at 11:00am
A SECRETIVE funding operation for the Scottish Conservatives has been fined for failing to declare more than £200,000 of income and over £100,000 in spending.


Greens attack ?conservative? SNP on Indyref anniversary
17 Sep 2019 at 5:00am
THE Scottish Greens have highlighted the economic rift in the Yes movement ahead of tomorrow?s fifth anniversary of the independence referendum.


Ruth Davidson: Boris Johnson's Brexit tactics left me 'hopelessly conflicted'
17 Sep 2019 at 12:57pm
Ruth Davidson has hit out at Boris Johnson over his suspension of Parliament admitting it was carried out in ?a bad way?


Supreme Court urged to rule Johnson?s suspension of Parliament unlawful
17 Sep 2019 at 11:26am
The UK?s highest court has been urged to find that Boris Johnson?s advice to the Queen to suspend Parliament was ?of no legal effect?.


Alan Cumming says Scots have a duty to call out BBC bias against independence
17 Sep 2019 at 8:16am
Alan Cumming has said that Scots have a duty to call out BBC bias against independence, adding that the corporation ?really crossed a line? during interviews he took part in ahead of the 2014 referendum.


How the papers reacted to Boris Johnson's humiliating press conference
17 Sep 2019 at 7:51am
Prime Minister Boris Johnson?s trip to the continent makes headlines in Tuesday?s papers with some calling it a ?humiliation? and others an ?ambush?.


Farmers and crofters may not get EU cash until spring, minister warns
17 Sep 2019 at 3:07pm
The UK Government has been urged to ?get a move on? and pay £160 million to Scotland?s farming and crofting sectors.


Tories attack Luxembourg leader after press conference fiasco
17 Sep 2019 at 7:07am
Tory MPs have rounded on Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel after he launched into Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit in what some suspected was a deliberate ambush.

 

The Scotsman

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Scottish Independence: Poll - majority of Scots will vote "remain in the UK"
A majority of Scots would vote to stay in the UK in a fresh independence referendum, new polling indicates.

Girl scares off knife-wielding armed robber...by throwing bread at him
An 11-year-old girl has scared off an armed robber by throwing bread at him with her father.

Two men launch 'frightening' knife attack on car in Scottish city centre
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men threatened a driver by attacking her car windows with knives.

Funeral held for Scottish police officer who died on duty
A funeral has been held for a police officer who died while on duty in Angus after falling ill.

Inquiry into failings at new Sick Kids and Glasgow super-hospital
The Scottish Government has announced a public inquiry to examine issues affecting safety and well-being at the new children?s hospital in Edinburgh and Glasgow?s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH).

'The wretched man with the baggy-pipe' - Edinburgh's unflattering 'TripAdviso...
Edinburgh “delights the eye but is most powerfully offensive to the nostrils”, while the sound of bagpipes in the Capital has been likened to “a wild yell, as from a hundred tortured pigs”.

Brexit: Why I?ve changed my mind about Article 50 ? Alex Cole-Hamilton
We’re in the Brexit endgame so we need a policy that is clear and unequivocal – and that’s what my party’s got now, writes Alex Cole-Hamilton.

Brexit: Talk of ?traitors? and ?Quislings? is un-Christian ? Murdo Fraser
Values derived directly from Christianity, such as the benefits of moderation, provide an antidote to the bitterness and division of Brexit, writes Murdo Fraser.

Sister of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge dies 5 years and 1 day after ...
The family of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge have spoken of the 'indescribable pain' at the sudden death of her sister.

Woman says she was 'body shamed' by boys as she walked through park
A woman has spoken out about being 'body shamed' by a gang of yobs as she walked home - with the youths chanting "PORKY" at her.

No room for People's Vote as Jo Swinson pledges to stop Brexit 'on day one'
Jo Swinson has decisively shifted her party?s stance on Brexit ahead of a snap election to make the Liberal Democrats the party of revoking Article 50 and remaining in the EU, as she delivered a first party conference speech as leader that made no mention of a second referendum on Europe.

Polmont inmate was 'screaming for mental health help' less than a week before...
An inmate of Polmont Young Offenders Institution died in hospital after "screaming for support" for his mental health issues.

Child sex offender caught with girl at Edinburgh Castle
A convicted child sex offender who joined a local church group and befriended young girls has been jailed.

Scottish Government rejects personal data sharing call from Westminster
The Scottish Government is refusing to take part in a data sharing plan proposed by  Westminster amid concerns that personal details could be used for inappropriate purposes.

Surfer saved from shark attack thanks to drone warning
A surfer was saved from a possible shark attack thanks to a warning from a drone flying above the ocean.

 

Craig Murray

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

Nations Unhappily Held Together

Media commentary on today’s appeals before the Supreme Court misses entirely the main point – that the highest courts of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland may each have been legally correct in their differing judgements, because each was judging according to a different legal system. I shall here leave Northern Ireland aside through […]

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The Magnitskiy Myth Exploded

The conscientious judges of the European Court of Human Rights published a judgement a fortnight ago which utterly exploded the version of events promulgated by Western governments and media in the case of the late Mr Magnitskiy. Yet I can find no truthful report of the judgement in the mainstream media at all. The myth […]

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The World?s Most Important Political Prisoner

We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange’s uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continue to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his hearing on extradition to the USA – a process which could last several years. At that […]

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The Unprincipled ? and Potentially Racist ? Lib Dems

One might hope the role of the monarchy in the prorogation plot, and then Theresa May’s cronies getting honours in her resignation list, might do enough to undermine public confidence in some of the systems that define the British establishment. But the honours list will shortly be further devalued by political muck as Jo Swinson’s […]

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The Dogs in the Street Know

There are some very obvious facts in British politics which nobody seems to be saying. Joanna Cherry stated in her successful court case that “the dogs in the street know” that the real reason that Boris Johnson had prorogued parliament was to prevent parliament from having an effective say on the outcome of Brexit. The […]

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John Bolton?s Dismissal

The power of identity politics as a tool of the Establishment to divert and derail opposition to the wealthy elite was demonstrated to me in a stunning and graphic way back in January 2013. I was entering the Oxford Union to attend the presentation of the Sam Adams award for Integrity to Tom Fingar, a […]

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Really a Right Wing Coup

Just because it is not written in a single document does not mean the UK does not have a constitution. But it does mean it has a particularly bad one. If like me you were awake until 2am watching the remarkable scenes in Parliament last night, as opposition MPs stayed and protested in the Commons […]

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Mugabe and the Continuing White Supremacist Narrative

Robert Mugabe makes an easy hate figure for the right wing media, and the cruelty, corruption and absurdities of the latter part of his overlong rule justify much of the hate. But the slightest analysis of the media expression of this hatred reveals it to feed a variety of British imperialist tropes which persist to […]

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Wings over Scotland

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

Why the Lib Dems are idiots
Yeah, we know, that could be a really long article. But we have a specific thing in mind. Over the last few days, Jo Swinson and Willie Rennie have both endured toe-curling interviews trying to defend the comically-indefensible hypocrisy of the party’s positions on Brexit and independence. (If you haven’t been following, official policy now …

Not so fast
(Order Chris? latest splendid volume of cartoons, The Road To Nowhere, here.) .

From the Information Commissioner
We’d almost forgotten the delirious pleasure of having something to write about that isn’t sodding Brexit, so thank heavens for this email today: It’s the outcome of a case that we’ve been pursuing since February, and while it’s a very welcome step it’s still not quite good enough. We’ve replied to the ICO as follows: …

Wet Blanket Department
In normal times we’d at least find today’s landmark defeat of the UK government in a Scottish court amusing. But these are not normal times, and at the present moment our toxic loathing of every politician in Westminster makes it a bitter fruit. Although we must admit this bit still did manage to raise a smile: …

The letter
We saw this earlier, and thought “Oh God, what now?” So we had a look. Because like most people we’d just shrugged in bewilderment and written the episode off as a minor and possibly accidental diversion in the grand circus tragedy of 2019 UK politics, without any great examination. And we may have figured it …

Narrow windows
Supporters of the opposition’s plan to block a no-deal Brexit have been proclaiming vindication this weekend over a couple of polls which show significantly lower support for the Tories, and a lead for Labour, in the event that a general election is called after 31 October with Brexit not having happened. In that scenario, Tory …

The British sense of fair play
We’ve talked about this subject before, but a couple of findings in a new poll today by Survation really caught our eye. And that tells us something quite profound about the UK’s voters. Because while a clear majority – 53% vs 47% – would now vote Remain in a rerun of the EU referendum, when …

Spot The Victims
(Order Chris’ latest splendid volume of cartoons, The Road To Nowhere, here.) .

BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics
BBC News - Scotland politics
BBC News - Scotland politics

Supreme Court: Parliament suspension battle enters second day
Lawyers will continue their arguments over the legality of the suspension of Parliament.

How has Scotland changed since the indyref?
Five years on from the independence referendum, how have things changed in Scotland?

Inquiry into safety and wellbeing concerns at two hospitals
It follows problems at the new children's hospital in Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Senior judges to hear Wings Over Scotland appeal
Blogger Stuart Campbell launched an appeal after losing his defamation case against former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale.

Scottish group fined over donations to Tories
The Scottish Unionist Association Trust gave more than £300,000 to the party over 17 years.

Lib Dems: Being a woman is not a weakness, says Swinson
Jo Swinson vows to "take on" Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage - and says she can be PM.

Scottish drug deaths taskforce meets for first time
The expert group is looking to examine the factors behind record levels of drug-related deaths in Scotland.

No asylum seeker evictions in Glasgow 'without a court order'
The Home Office's new housing partner says those refused the right to stay in the UK will not face lock-change evictions.

Slight fall in Scotland's domestic recycling rate
Official figures show 44.7% of household waste was recycled in 2018, a year-on-year fall of 0.9%.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise commits to Post-Brexit Scotland
Hewlett Packard Enterprise commits to maintaining a key base in Scotland, regardless of how the UK leaves the EU.

Scot Goes Pop

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

Anniversary HAMMERBLOW for Boris Johnson as unionist propaganda poll spectacu...
First things first: happy fifth anniversary of the day that Scotland's largest and fourth-largest cities voted decisively to end Westminster rule, and the day that almost half of voters throughout ...

How the unionists' secret weapon may blow up in their faces
As regular readers know, I think one of the very few potential clouds on the horizon for the SNP at the moment is the Swinson Factor.  We know from past history that London parties often fare bette...

A Liberal Democrat FAQ on how liberal democracy works
Q. Is the No vote in the 2014 independence referendum the final say on the matter?A. Absolutely.  You're not allowed to change your mind.  Not ever.  That's it.  Even if you were too young to vote....

SNP break through 50% barrier in sparkling subsample from YouGov
The Scottish subsample in the latest GB-wide YouGov poll is worthy of note, because it's the first time that I can remember for a very long time that the SNP have been above 50% in a YouGov subsamp...

No, of course today's legal ruling isn't bad news for independence. Don't be...
I'm rather bemused to see a certain pro-independence website claim today that SNP politicians should never have taken legal action to challenge prorogation, because that supposedly harms the cause ...

The next indyref question will not be Remain/Leave, because that would be bas...
So our old friend "TSE", Deputy Editor of Stormfront Lite and the man who famously once made up a story about a family tragedy to avoid settling a private bet, thinks he's had another wizard idea."...

YouGov poll shows support for holding an independence referendum has soared
So this is a sort of request post - a couple of people asked me to write about a detail in last week's full-scale Scottish poll from YouGov that perhaps didn't receive due attention.In principle, d...

It's unthinkable for any progressive party not to allow its members to elect ...
There's just been a fascinating development in the Wings party saga.  Somebody asked Stuart Campbell whether it was true that he planned to have no involvement with the party (ie. he would be merel...

Reddit Scotland

newest submissions : Scotland
Scotland - all things Scotland, Scottish and Scot here.

Options to get dogs to Scotland from Canada
I want to immigrate to Scotland so baldly - however I do have two dogs. I know everything they would need to get over there (shots/microchipped etc.) The only thing is I can't put my large dog on a...

Old Nursery Rhyme from Ayrshire
My great grandmother was born in Ayrshire Scotland. She emigrated to the US in 1907. When I was little, she taught me the following nursery rhyme. I have never seen it in writing, so I am guessing ...

Travel tip: Getting from Inverness to Glenfinnan Viaduct to see "Harry Potter...
Inverness ? Fort William Location: Stance 2 Travel: 10:00 ? 12:05 Price: £12.60 (free with Explorer Pass) Website: https://sales.citylink.co.uk/Action/ViewJourneyPlannerResults?random=156096244690...

Time to Eject Scotland from UK?
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If you don?t believe you can win the argument...
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Nicola Sturgeon: ?Independence is coming?
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Scottish Independence: Poll - majority of Scots will vote "remain in the UK"
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Ten Essential Scottish Albums
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"On the very day a 'Dark Money' trust is fined for pumping hundreds of thousa...
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Interesting post (in this sub 4 years ago) about whether or not to require a ...
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Mobile Tourist Information Centre. 1920s
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Lassie gave me this at Ibrox just before I topped up my card. Ta very much!
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[Public] Inquiry into safety and wellbeing concerns at two hospitals
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Top cop calls for Catholic schools to be abolished to tackle Glasgow sectaria...
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Daily Record

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Jo Swinson says Lib Dems will stop Brexit on day one if they win general elec...
The East Dunbartonshire MP claims she is the only candidate who would immediately stop the British nation leaving the EU.


Row erupts as Scottish independence poll shows 59% of Scots back remaining in UK

 Five years after the Yes/No referendum a survey commissioned by pro-UK campaigners Scotland in Union found large majority would vote to "remain" in UK but SNP say it is a "rigged" poll.&...


Lib Dem activists slammed for singing 'Tony Blair can f*** off and die' in sh...
The offensive song was performed during the annual karaoke night at the party's conference in Bournemouth.


Britain's class system still programs the satnav for path we follow in life
Our columnist Annie Brown has her say on the Eton crew of David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Jacon Rees-Mogg whom are just the latest in a long line of toffs born to rule us.


Ruth Davidson rips into Boris Johnson's 'bad way' of suspending Parliament
The former Scottish Tory leader's comments came during her first TV interview with Lorraine Kelly since stepping down from the role.


Lib Dem chief says Remainer Scots don't need IndyRef2 as his party can stop B...
Willie Rennie says Scottish voters should ignore the SNP as his party can ensure British nation stays in the EU.


Boris Johnson dodges joint press conference as EU hits out over Brexit
Luxembourg's Prime Minister stood next to an empty podium and warned the Tory leader not to sacrifice the rights of EU citizens for "party political gains".


Scottish Lib Dem candidate axed after saying Boris Johnson should be 'burned ...
Galen Milne had been due to stand as an MP in Banff and Buchan but he has now been binned after saying senior Tories should be 'hung, drawn and quartered'.


Alex Salmond branded 'slipperiest of characters' by David Cameron
The former Tory Prime Minister said he would have to 'count his fingers on the way out of a meeting' with the former SNP leader.


Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson vows to cancel Brexit if elected PM
The East Dunbartonshire MP has enjoyed a boost in numbers with Tory MP's defecting to her party.

Michael Greenwell


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

Just Not Trying Very Hard, Or At It?
This is what I found with one google search, including copying and pasting time, it took me 5 minutes… “If the two parts of the United Kingdom are in agreement that it is in accord with their constitutional arrangement, written or unwritten, Spain would have nothing to say. We would simply maintain that it does …

Johnson To Resign, Royal Commission Appointed To Find Retirement Village

?Lips That Speak Knowledge Are A Rare Jewel?
I’m a non-believer, but it is a subject that interests me and I’d say I know a fair bit about what is (and what isn’t) in that book. Watching this however, I am extremely doubtful that he has even the slightest idea…

Why The UK Lost Its Oil Wealth (And Why Norway Didn?t)
It’s a business video, but it outlines something of the story.

Scottish Independence Podcast 175 ? Public Finances in an Independent Scotlan...
The 175th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a short talk given by Craig Dalzell showing, amongst other things, how distorted the GERS figures can be, some of the immediate savings an independent Scotland would make, and some of the instant bumps in revenue it would have.   In case that wasn’t clear above, …

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

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

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

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

Woodland, Willow Warblers and Wild Berries
This month I was on the West Coast for a first-time visit to sunny Isle Martin ? a small uninhabited island north-west of Ullapool, closest of the Summer Isles. We were there to join the island?s Open Day festivities, celebrating twenty years of the island?s community ownership. The island was gifted to the communities of …

Venezuela?s People Self-Determination Not Trump will Decide their Future
A completely misplaced criticism of the Scottish Socialist Party, particularly from socialists in England, is that we are some kind of nationalist party because of our support for Scottish independence. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are a socialist party which is part of an independence movement. Our aim is the break up of …

What?s Happening In Sweden?
You look at what?s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden! ? Donald Trump, 18 February 2017 Sweden was long seen as a progressive utopia. Then came waves of immigrants ? and the forces of populism at home and abroad. ? The New York Times, 10 August 2019   ?If you …

Remembering Allende?s Unidad Popular and the New Song Movement as catalysts o...
September 4, 1970 marked the electoral triumph of Chile?s Unidad Popular (Popular Unity) coalition led by Salvador Allende, despite the US Central Intelligence Agency?s (CIA) interference in Chile?s electoral process through the funding of right-wing political parties. Following the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1 1959, the US?s greatest fear was that the …

The Bridge, again
Trump does walls, Boris does bridges. That’s his thing. But if his London garden bridge was a complete disaster (it gobbled up £60m of public cash) we should be rolling our eyes at his DUP-sop of the fabled Scotland-Ireland bridge proposal and wondering what he is distracting us from or what community he is trying …

Black Gold and Resource Wars: Global Oil Conflicts
GLOBAL OIL ? THE GREAT GAME CONTINUES HOW can you declare a climate change emergency and go on pumping North Sea and Atlantic oil? While Nicola Sturgeon is pondering this conundrum, we should note the current state of the global hydrocarbons market. Funny things are happening. The background, of course, is the slowing of the …

Carloway, Brodie and Drummond
All three judges in Scotland?s Highest Court of Appeal have ruled Prorogation to be unlawful. Lord President Carloway declared it: ‘unlawful to stymie parliamentary scrutiny’. Lord Brodie called it an: “egregious case” of failing public authority standards. Lord Drummond Young stated its: ‘purpose was to prevent scrutiny’. The reports of people tuning in to BBC …

Autonomy, Independence and Self-Determination
For more than 12 years, Bella Caledonia has been fighting for autonomy, independence and self-determination. Bella is supported only by its readers. We don?t have corporate backers and we don?t take advertising. We rely entirely on your support. Make a small monthly donation and support independent journalism. Support us here: Monthly donation ♥ £5 / …

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Brexit: EU citizens feel safer in Scotland than in England, report says
EU citizens experienced a ?less hostile? atmosphere in Scotland during referendumEU citizens feel more welcome and safer in Scotland than they do in England, university researchers have found.Interviewees from 13 different EU states living in Scotland acknowledged that the atmosphere was differen...

Prorogation sought in 'clandestine manner', says Scottish judge
Lord Carloway says No 10 knew prorogation would stymie debate about PM?s Brexit plansThe suspension of parliament was sought in a ?clandestine? manner and the ?true reason? for the prorogation was to reduce the time available for scrutiny of Brexit, a senior Scottish judge said.Boris Johnson?s de...

Brexit: government publishes Operation Yellowhammer documents ? live news
Rolling coverage of the day?s political developments as they happenScottish judges rule Boris Johnson?s prorogation unlawfulFull text of official summary of Scottish court?s decisionJohnson should resign if he has misled Queen, says Dominic GrieveBoris Johnson?s ?People?s PMQs? - Snap verdictEarl...

Scottish judges rule PM's suspension of parliament is unlawful
Appeal court says prorogation order ?void? but fails to issue injunction for MPs to returnLatest Brexit developments ? live updatesScottish appeal court judges have declared Boris Johnson?s decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline is unlawful.The three judges, c...

Scottish court ruling: what happens next in prorogation dispute?
Fresh legal battles erupt after judges say Johnson suspended parliament unlawfullyLatest Brexit developments ? live updatesIn the immediate aftermath of the Scottish appeal court unanimously ruling that Boris Johnson has suspended parliament unlawfully, fresh legal disputes erupted over what will...

Brexit: bill intended to block no deal to become law after being passed by Ho...
Benn bill passes the upper house without being amended, meaning it does not have to go back to House of CommonsGauke: Johnson risks millions of votes with ?Farage-lite? strategyRebellions, ejections ... but no elections: what next for Brexit?Opposition parties agree to block election until Brexit...

Boris Johnson?s prorogation of parliament is lawful, Scottish court rules
Court of session in Edinburgh rejects attempt to prevent PM?s prorogation of CommonsLatest Brexit developments - live updatesThe court of session in Edinburgh has rejected an attempt to prevent Boris Johnson?s prorogation of the House of Commons.Lord Doherty, the judge who heard the case, said th...

Sturgeon to seek legal powers to hold new independence vote
Scottish first minister outlines legislative programme with plan for referendum next yearNicola Sturgeon has said she will ask for the legal powers to stage a new independence referendum next year as she unveiled a swathe of measures to combat climate heating.The first minister told MSPs on Tuesd...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

Grasping at red white and blue straws
You can take a poll seriously when it has been carried out by an avowedly anti-independence organisation, at least you can when it uses standard methodology and a standard question. However there’s no point in taking a poll seriously when it has been carried out by an avowedly anti-independence organisation using a skewed and misleading …

The future of democracy
I’ve been watching the Supreme Court session on telly. It’s both dry and dull, and intensely gripping at the same time. This is a case with massive ramifications for the UK as whole and for Scotland’s place within it. It’s cannot be stressed enough just how important this case is, it will determine the nature …

The blawflummer
It’s keeping me awake, trying to remember which one of the Avengers movies it was where the Hulk was confronted by a tiny number of people booing and ran away and hid. I don’t recall the Hulk ever saying, “You won’t see me when I’m angry.” Still at least we all know now how to …

Two faces aren?t enough for the Lib Dems
There’s hypocrisy, and then there’s Lib Dem hypocrisy. Or rather, in the words of the party leader Jeauw Sweynsen, heypaughrezeey. The party’s hypocrisy is many layered, complex, and internally lacking in anything that might vaguely resemble consistency, even when you try and listen to it from the back of a room full of people yelling …

The incredible sulk
Hulk angry. Hulk ignore law. Hulk smash constitution. Hulk want no deal Brexit. Lyin Bastert Johnson has now compared himself to the Hulk, warning the EU that “Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be ? and that is the case for this country.” Then he went on to add …

Fantasy politics and potholes
Ugh. Not again. Can they not just print this speech off on something like one of those Tibetan prayer wheels? It comes round just as often and it would save us all the hassle of having to listen to it again. Yes, Labour in Scotland has dragged the Federalism Fairy out of her grave again. …

Wee Ginger Dugcast ? 13 September 2019
In this week’s edition of the Dugcast, The National’s editor Callum Baird and I discuss the fact that we’re going to be on the telly – no, really. This Wednesday and next Wednesday there’s a two part documentary series called The Press which will be shown on BBC 1 Scotland. The programme will follow The …

Mendax, mendax, bracae in igne
The fact that the Prime Minister of the UK was found by a Scottish court to have lied to the Queen has failed to make it to the front page of most British newspapers. Which is fair enough, it’s not the first time he’s lied to a woman, and it probably won’t be the last. …

The National

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The National

Brexit: Supreme Court grills UK Government QC on prorogation
SCOTLAND?s Advocate General has given a legal undertaking on behalf of the Prime Minister that he will comply with the Supreme Court ruling should it conclude that his advice to the Queen to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful.

Willie Rennie tells Yes supporters not to vote LibDem
WILLIE Rennie has been accused of ?running scared of democracy? after he urged voters not to back his party if they support independence.

Tory referee Douglas Ross accused of breaking constituent vow
THE SNP has accused Tory MP Douglas Ross of breaking a promise to constituents, after he signed up to run the line at tonight?s Championship League game between Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade.

Brexit: Trials and tribulations, but Robocop?s in town
WITHIN the first hour of the proroguing case starting at the Supreme Court, one of the judges remarked: ?Some of us are struggling here.?

Scotland In Union poll shows rise in indyref2 support
SCOTLAND In Union has released a poll that shows an increasing number of Scots want a second referendum.

European delegation arrives in Scotland for Brexit-related talks
MEMBERS of a European body set up to promote participation in the EU are holding talks in Scotland in a bid to establish ?a structured form of co-operation? with organisations in the country after Brexit.

Elections Watchdog finds Tory party guilty of dark money funding
BRITAIN?S elections watchdog has fined the Tory group at the centre of a dark money row for failing to report more than £200,000 worth of donations.

Nicola Sturgeon presented with German media award
NICOLA Sturgeon insisted last night that an independent Scotland would seek to rejoin the EU if it is forced to leave the UK because of Brexit.

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

The Queen?s role in politics is one of the last remnants of feudalism
The Queen?s role in politics is one of the last remnants of feudalism Gerry Hassan Sunday National, September 15th 2019 The Queen has been publicly involved in politics in the past few weeks on an unprecedented scale. There has been Boris Johnson?s suspension of the UK Parliament, the nature of his advice to the Queen, …

The death of British conservatism as we have known it
The death of British conservatism as we have known it Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 11th 2019 British conservatism has been one of the most successful political philosophies and political parties the world has ever known. As we speak it is engaged in the latter stages of its thirty year civil war on Europe, which …

Boris Johnson and the art of self-deception
Boris Johnson and the art of self-deception Gerry Hassan Sunday National, September 8th 2019 Boris Johnson has long had a problematic relationship with the truth. When a journalist, he was fired from ?The Times? for making up a quote; in the last month as UK Prime Minister he stated that he was in favour of …

Britain is in a mess: Is a different democracy possible?
Britain is in a mess: Is a different democracy possible? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 4th 2019 Nearly everyone now agrees that British politics isn?t working – and that our political system, politicians and Parliament are in a mess and broken. Even more than this, our economic system and social contract have long ago become …

The future of the Scottish Tories after Ruth Davidson
The future of the Scottish Tories after Ruth Davidson Gerry Hassan Sunday National, September 1st 2019 One constituency consistently admired Ruth Davidson – the media. As in her eight years of Tory leadership, the same has been true of her resignation; with numerous plaudits, magnified by how the London media misunderstand and misread Scotland. One …

The Rise and Fall of Ruth Davidson, Brexit and the Future of the Tories
The Rise and Fall of Ruth Davidson, Brexit and the Future of the Union Gerry Hassan Open Democracy, August 30th 2019 Ruth Davidson has been a very successful politician in one inarguable aspect. As Scottish Tory leader she was continually spoken about, commented upon and discussed in the mainstream media and, often in non-Tory circles, …

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

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

 

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish Independence: Poll - majority of Scots will vote "remain in the UK" ...
Scottish Independence: Poll - majority of Scots will vote "remain in the UK"  The ScotsmanA majority of Scots would vote to stay in the UK in a *fresh* independence referendum, new polling indicates.

Scottish independence: SNP would create ?Little Britain, not new Scotland? - ...
Scottish independence: SNP would create ?Little Britain, not new Scotland?  The ScotsmanThe SNP's plans for independence would create a "little Britain, not a new Scotland", it has been claimed.

Row erupts as Scottish independence poll shows 59% of Scots back remaining in...
Row erupts as Scottish independence poll shows 59% of Scots back remaining in UK  Daily RecordFive years after the Yes/No referendum a survey commissioned by pro-UK campaigners Scotland in Union found large majority would vote to "remain" in UK but ...

Poll: Majority across Britain back second Scottish independence vote - The Sc...
Poll: Majority across Britain back second Scottish independence vote  The ScotsmanA majority of people across Great Britain support the idea of a second Scottish independence referendum, a poll has found.

Has Brexit changed opinion on Scottish independence? - BBC News
Has Brexit changed opinion on Scottish independence?  BBC NewsHow has Brexit affected people's attitudes towards Scottish independence?

Scottish independence: Scots must define IndyRef2 mandate, says John McDonnel...
Scottish independence: Scots must define IndyRef2 mandate, says John McDonnell  The ScotsmanJohn McDonnell has said the people of Scotland must determine the mandate on which a second independence referendum could be called, as the senior ...

IndyRef2 poll shows widespread support across UK for Scottish independence re...
IndyRef2 poll shows widespread support across UK for Scottish independence referendum  The Scottish SunTHE SNP have welcomed the results of the poll and hailed it as 'significant'. The BMG survey for The Independent surveyed people across the UK and also ...

As Brexit uncertainty drags on, Scotland's appetite for independence grows - ...
As Brexit uncertainty drags on, Scotland's appetite for independence grows  CBC NewsRather than be tied to the uncertainties of an isolated U.K. post-Brexit, some in Scotland are pushing for another referendum on independence.

SNP

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SNP must know there will be no special case made for Scotland on EU condition...
SNP must know there will be no special case made for Scotland on EU conditions  HeraldScotlandDESPERATE to jump on the comments of a former president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, as a signal that an independent Scotland would?

SNP Health Minister finally bows to calls for public inquiry into two botched...
SNP Health Minister finally bows to calls for public inquiry into two botched 'flagship' hospitals  Telegraph.co.ukThe SNP's Health Minister has finally bowed to pressure to order a public inquiry into the scandal embroiling the botched construction of Scotland's two new ...

Scottish independence: SNP would create ?Little Britain, not new Scotland? - ...
Scottish independence: SNP would create ?Little Britain, not new Scotland?  The ScotsmanThe SNP's plans for independence would create a "little Britain, not a new Scotland", it has been claimed.

Breakfast politics briefing: Jo Swinson appeals to Scots to not back SNP | No...
Breakfast politics briefing: Jo Swinson appeals to Scots to not back SNP | No Deal would ?wipe out? growth, warns Derek Mackay  The ScotsmanWelcome to The Scotsman's morning politics briefing. Here's all you need to know for the day ahead.

SNP demand Tories 'come clean' over ties with dark money trust - The National
SNP demand Tories 'come clean' over ties with dark money trust  The NationalTHE SNP have demanded the Scottish Tories ?come clean? over their relationship with the Scottish Unionist Association Trust (SUAT).

Controversy after new Scottish independence poll suggests SNP should rethink ...
Controversy after new Scottish independence poll suggests SNP should rethink referendum  The London EconomicNicola Sturgeon has been challenged to ditch plans for a second independence referendum after a new poll suggested fewer than three out of 10 Scots want ...

McEleny claims SNP asked if he would talk less about his faith - The National
McEleny claims SNP asked if he would talk less about his faith  The NationalAN SNP councillor has claimed party bosses told him to ?curtail? his Catholicism if he wanted to be a parliamentary candidate.

Letters: Let SNP now publish Yellowhammer equivalent for independence - Heral...
Letters: Let SNP now publish Yellowhammer equivalent for independence  HeraldScotlandIAN Blackford, Nicola Sturgeon and other SNP politicians have spared no effort to supercharge the worst case scenario of a no-deal Brexit. Therefore?

Referendum (Google News)

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New poll on independence published five years on from Scottish referendum - B...
New poll on independence published five years on from Scottish referendum  BreakingNews.ieNicola Sturgeon has been challenged to ditch plans for a second independence referendum after a new poll suggested fewer than three out of 10 Scots want ...

Scottish Independence: Poll - majority of Scots will vote "remain in the UK" ...
Scottish Independence: Poll - majority of Scots will vote "remain in the UK"  The ScotsmanA majority of Scots would vote to stay in the UK in a *fresh* independence referendum, new polling indicates.

Scottish independence: SNP would create ?Little Britain, not new Scotland? - ...
Scottish independence: SNP would create ?Little Britain, not new Scotland?  The ScotsmanThe SNP's plans for independence would create a "little Britain, not a new Scotland", it has been claimed.

Herman Van Rompuy says Brexit 'has changed EU view of Scotland' - BBC News
Herman Van Rompuy says Brexit 'has changed EU view of Scotland'  BBC NewsA former president of the European Council has said he believes Brexit has changed EU attitudes to Scottish independence. In a BBC interview, Herman Van ...

Nervous Cameron was ?delighted? when Queen stepped into Scottish referendum d...
Nervous Cameron was ?delighted? when Queen stepped into Scottish referendum debate  Express.co.ukDAVID CAMERON has told how he was ?delighted? when the Queen stepped in to the Scottish independence referendum debate to help keep the UK together.

Survey of people in England, Scotland and Wales shows widespread support for ...
Survey of people in England, Scotland and Wales shows widespread support for Irish unity referendum  Irish PostA NEW survey which asked voters in Britain if there should be a referendum on Irish unity found that a majority would be in favour of a border poll. A BMG Survey ...

BBC Scotland 'crossed a line' ahead of 2014 referendum, claims Alan Cumming -...
BBC Scotland 'crossed a line' ahead of 2014 referendum, claims Alan Cumming  The ScotsmanOne of Scotland's best known actors has claimed the BBC "really crossed a line" ahead of the 2014 independence referendum.

Most voters believe government should allow Scotland and Northern Ireland to ...
Most voters believe government should allow Scotland and Northern Ireland to decide on UK membership after Brexit, poll finds  The IndependentBritain's voters are ready to let Scotland and Northern Ireland choose whether they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom following Brexit, a new poll has ...

Pie and Bovril forum

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The Politics Forum Latest Topics

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!

Predictions - what will end up happening
ok, not asking what you want to happen  what do you think will actualy happen in the next couple of years.   My hunch is option 2 - the brexiters can claim to have delivered without having to ..well actualy deliver, the economy carrys on as usual and things settle down. the EU establishment stays...

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...

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

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

Stay Classy Sinn Fein
Good to see Barry McElduff representing ALL of his constituents. A hate filled James Hunt of a man. For anyone wondering what the Kingsmill connection is, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsmill_massacre I think the fact that he is claiming he didn't intend any offence is more ins...

Ruth Davidson.
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The normalisation of the far-right continues
Tommy Robinson. 6 months ago nobody had heard of the c**t, and if they had it was only to recognise him as an ignorant, racist nutter. Today I had the car radio on and listened as BBC 5Live gave this guy a full 20 minutes of coverage, including having a reporter outside prison waiting bre...

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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.



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...

Hazda
The more I read about this lot the more I like them. They also seem to confirm the idea that the general health issues we see amongst general populations nowadys are not brought about by specific eating/drinking issues  but much more to do with existing in an indstrialised,capitalist society  and...

Fasting
This is pretty fascinating. 

Hello everyone..
That's me in Scotland. Flew into Glasgow yesterday. Feels great being home. Off to West coast today with me cousins. Bit of sightseeing. Jetlagged a wee bit, but few pints will sort that. Alba Gu Brath.. BR 1314

Free the TDK/Chripper One!
Feel i have to speak up for one of the board's much-loved posters. A man who draws admiration and respect from all quarters of the TAMB. He made a bet that we wouldn't score against Russia (we did, as you saw, luckily).  Despite him being <almost> correct in his bet (we were pish and neve...

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

Riot Police Deployed in Govan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49526876 A republican flute band was due to march through Govan but a counter demonstration arrived. Even without Hindsight this was a recipe for disaster

Calton Jock

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Scottish and Uk Politics

Dangler-23-Part-3-Jo-Swinson ? More Right Wing than Boris the Beast ? East Du...
      6 Nov 2017: Swinson hiding in the corner during a meeting to form a common policy on tackling abuse following allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in British politics. Wonder why Lord Rennard wasn’t invited. Hard necked eh!!!         July 2013: Anger as constituents pay … Continue reading "Dangler-23-Part-3-Jo-Swinson – More Right Wing than Boris the Beast – East Dunbarton...

Dangler-23-Part-2-Jo-Swinson- Minister for Women in the Con/Dem Coalition ? C...
      Oct 2018: Protecting paedophiles in politics – a petition was submitted to Westminster calling for an amendment to the Official Secrets Act preventing its use in cases where child abuse was involved. Swinson and her colleague MP?s voted against a proposed change to the Official Secrets Act so that public … Continue reading "Dangler-23-Part-2-Jo-Swinson- Minister for Women in the Con/D...

Dangler ? 23 ? Part 1 ? Jo Swinson?s naked ambition is to be returned to West...
    Unionist Party scandal  revealed – Tax Haven firms cashing in on East Dunbartonshire PFI contract The charge to Scottish taxpayers for PFI projects driven by  Labour and Lib Dem Party administrations in Westminster and Holyrood will add up to £30billion over the coming decades. The East Dunbartonshire Schools PFI project is … Continue reading "Dangler – 23 – Part 1 – Jo Swinson’s naked ...

Lamont The Tory Dangler for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk ? He?ll do anyth...
      Dangle 21: John Lamont – Tory MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk Lamont has ambitions to lead the United Kingdom government in Edinburgh should the next general election bring about the demise of the Tory party in Scotland, (except for himself) but return yet another right-wing Tory party in … Continue reading "Lamont The Tory Dangler for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk – He’l...

Voters of Ochil and South Perthshire Conned into Electing Luke Graham ? Yet a...
    Ochil & South Perthshire Luke Graham-Dangle 20: A political carpetbagger using the constituency as a stepping stone to glory with the Tory party at Westminster. People of Ochil and South Perthshire you were conned. This is a guddle of a constituency, grouping traditional Labour voters in the old mining communities, farmers … Continue reading "Voters of Ochil and South Perthshire Conned ...

will-westminster-proscribe-the-snp-forcing-an-election-in-scotland-returning-...
      So who was John Smith? The public persona was that he was a genial, whisky-drinking Scots lawyer from the traditional Labour right. Not so. John Smith and his close friend and political ally Denis Healey were senior figures, with others, of the influential right-wing, Bilderberg Group and were members … Continue reading "will-westminster-proscribe-the-snp-forcing-an-election-in-scot...

will-westminster-proscribe-the-snp-forcing-an-election-in-scotland-returning-...
         The 2017 General Election and Whitehall Mandarins involvement in Scotland The Unionist Party’s manifestos could have been written on a fag packet since they were almost entirely free of anything meaningful to the electorate in Scotland. It comprised a single battle cry attacking the most progressive and … Continue reading "will-westminster-proscribe-the-snp-forcing-an-election-...

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

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