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The Herald

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Salmond QC facing conduct probe after naming accusers on public transport
29 Mar 2020 at 1:40pm
ALEX Salmond?s lead defence lawyer is facing a conduct probe after being overheard discussing the case on public transport, including the names of two complainers whose anonymity is protected by law.


New poll puts SNP on course for record Holyrood win despite Salmond fall-out
29 Mar 2020 at 12:40pm
THE SNP is heading for its best ever result in a Holyrood election despite controversy and infighting over Alex Salmond, according to a new poll.


SNP MPs: Foreign Secretary's incompetence could cost abandoned Scots their lives
29 Mar 2020 at 6:00am
THE FOREIGN Secretary?s "lack of political will and incompetence" could cost stranded Scots their lives if they are not repatriated urgently, politicians have warned.


Salmond accusers: 'Trial outcome should not be used to silence other women'
29 Mar 2020 at 6:00am
NINE women who accused Alex Salmond of sexual harassment and assault have today urged that the outcome of the trial does not minimise perceptions of abuse or be used to silence women.


SNP urges UK Government to ?hit pause? on Brexit during coronavirus pandemic
29 Mar 2020 at 11:10am
The SNP is urging the UK Government to ?hit pause? on Brexit negotiations and seek an extension to the transition period in order to focus on the coronavirus pandemic.


Coronavirus: Boris Johnson?s letter to the UK in full
29 Mar 2020 at 12:07pm
Boris Johnson is writing to every household in the UK to urge the public to obey the lockdown and stay home during the coronavirus ?national emergency?.


Michael Gove admits ?communication confusion? over EU ventilator scheme mix-up
29 Mar 2020 at 12:32pm
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has said there was ?communication confusion? after the Government missed the deadline to join an EU scheme to get extra ventilators.


Coronavirus: Foreign Office urged to do more for Scots stranded abroad amid v...
28 Mar 2020 at 5:00am
DOMINIC Raab has been warned of the dire conditions hundreds of Scots stranded abroad are facing due to the virus pandemic.


Tom Gordon: Sturgeon dare not stay silent as the Salmond camp attacks
28 Mar 2020 at 5:00am
WHEN Alex Salmond left the High Court in Edinburgh on Monday after being cleared of sexual assault charges, he wasted no time reviving his former role as father of the nation.


Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot: The Great Mistake of Scottish Independenc...
28 Mar 2020 at 5:03am
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot: The Great Mistake of Scottish Independence

 

The Scotsman

The Scotsman

New science body to advise government on coronavirus
by Gina Davidson
25 Mar 2020 at 2:01pm
A Scottish scientific advisory group is to be established to give the government additional expert advice after the number of people in intensive care in Scotland more than doubled in 48 hours and a further six people died.

Chancellor urged to defer VAT on energy bills
by Gina Davidson
25 Mar 2020 at 1:18pm
The Chancellor is being urged to drop VAT on energy bills during the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus in Scotland: six further deaths
by Catherine Salmond
25 Mar 2020 at 12:56pm
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has updated the nation on the pandemic.

Demand for Scottish volunteer scheme to help NHS and pupils
by Gina Davidson
25 Mar 2020 at 12:04pm
A volunteer scheme, similar to that in England, should be introduced to help Scotland’s NHS during the coronavirus outbreak, it was claimed today.

Call for top civil servant to quit as fall-out continues from Alex Salmond trial
by Chris McCall
25 Mar 2020 at 12:03pm
Scotland’s top civil servant should resign, a former senior advisor to Nicola Sturgeon has said, as the fall-out from the Alex Salmond trial continues.

We?re so busy with our frenzied lives we?ve forgotten how to flourish ? Stuar...
by STUART WEIR
25 Mar 2020 at 11:36am
What would make for Scotland’s flourishing? In all the conversations around politics and society that I’ve had and been part of, I’ve ­never heard that question being asked.

Banks ?must do their bit? or face consequences, warns Kate Forbes
by Chris McCall
25 Mar 2020 at 10:58am
Banks must “do their bit” by helping individuals and businesses left struggling by the on-going coronavirus pandemic, Scotland’s finance secretary has said.

Coronavirus in Scotland: Priority testing for family members of NHS staff
by Scotsman Reporter
25 Mar 2020 at 8:00am
The measures are intended to ensure front line staff can go to work.

Coronavirus: SQA says pupils do not have to submit coursework to pass exams
by Gina Davidson
24 Mar 2020 at 5:25pm
School pupils and college students do not have to submit coursework to pass their exams, Scotland’s qualifications body has announced.

All campsites and caravan parks in Scotland closed due to coronavirus
by Chris McCall
24 Mar 2020 at 5:24pm
All campsites and caravan parks in Scotland have closed as of today and will not accept new arrivals, the Scottish Government has announced.

Coronavirus: This One Nation government does what it takes, but society will ...
by MURDO FRASER
24 Mar 2020 at 5:05pm
Over the last week my ­parliamentary office has been deluged with ­messages from businesses deeply concerned at the impact the ­coronavirus pandemic is having on them and their employees.

Coronavirus: How Covid-19 could torpedo independence ? Alastair Stewart
by By The Newsroom
24 Mar 2020 at 5:00pm
After coronavirus, nationalism will retreat because of a desperate need for normality. writes Alastair Stewart

All prison visits in Scotland suspended as justice system reacts to coronoavi...
by Chris McCall
24 Mar 2020 at 4:46pm
All prison visits in Scotland have been suspended as the country’s justice system adapts to the on-going coronavirus pandemic, MSPs have been told.

Police fines for people breaking lockdown rules to start at £30
by Scotsman Reporter
24 Mar 2020 at 4:38pm
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed that fines for people breaching lockdown rules will start at £30 but that there is no limit to severity of penalties police can issue.

 

 

 

Wings over Scotland

The women you mustn?t believe
29 Mar 2020 at 11:14am
It will come as little surprise to any observer of the Scottish media for the last decade that the trial of Alex Salmond is to continue indefinitely after the actual court case that cleared him of all charges. With very occasional honourable exceptions, including some from rather unexpected sources, the Scottish press has been – even …

Best served cold
28 Mar 2020 at 6:59am

Let?s not kill ourselves
27 Mar 2020 at 1:06pm
This article is the only thing Wings is going to say about the COVID-19 crisis, because (a) we’re on holiday, (b) it has very little to do with Scottish politics, and (c) we’re not virologists and have no expertise to offer. But in so far as we have some sort of reach and to some …

An innocent man
23 Mar 2020 at 2:59pm
Today a mostly-female jury drawn from the most Unionist city in Scotland and directed by a female judge delivered the only verdict it was credibly possible to reach on the (total absence of) evidence before it: that Alex Salmond was not guilty of any crime. After two weeks hearing an assortment of lurid allegations from former …

Bolted from the blue
21 Mar 2020 at 6:59am

The delay phase
14 Mar 2020 at 6:59am

Gagging order
7 Mar 2020 at 6:59am

Six questions for Nicola Sturgeon
3 Mar 2020 at 1:22pm
There are now exactly two weeks remaining of the Scottish Government’s second fake “consultation” into its proposed reforms to gender law. We say “fake” not out of cynicism or mad paranoia, but because the cabinet minister responsible for the reforms has already made it explicitly, publicly and repeatedly clear that she intends to press ahead with …

The fateful day
23 Feb 2020 at 2:30pm
A few weeks ago when we said Wings was going to take a break for a bit, we also said “There may be posts now and then if something particularly significant happens”. Well, this week something particularly significant happened. It was a development that we’d been predicting ever since Boris Johnson became UK Prime Minister, …

The silver lining
22 Feb 2020 at 6:59am

BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics

Alex Salmond's lawyer accused of calling him a sex pest
29 Mar 2020 at 3:44pm
Gordon Jackson QC was filmed making comments about the ex-first minister during his sex assault trial.

Coronavirus: Scotland's death toll reaches 41
29 Mar 2020 at 3:41pm
Tests show 1,384 people are confirmed to have the virus, but experts warn the actual figure is likely to be many times higher.

SNP urges UK government to 'hit pause' on Brexit due to coronavirus
29 Mar 2020 at 10:33am
The party says UK ministers should focus on the coronavirus pandemic and seek to extend the transition period.

Alex Salmond's accusers 'devastated' by court verdict
29 Mar 2020 at 12:06am
A jury found the former first minister not guilty on 12 sexual assault charges, while another was found not proven.

Coronavirus: Scottish secretary Alister Jack has Covid-19 symptoms
28 Mar 2020 at 5:53pm
Alister Jack is said to be experiencing "mild" symptoms, including a cough and a temperature.

Coronavirus: Plan to release prisoners early
27 Mar 2020 at 9:13pm
Scotland's justice secretary says the move may be needed as the situation becomes "increasingly alarming".

Coronavirus in Scotland: How many cases are there?
29 Mar 2020 at 2:33pm
A daily update on the number of coronavirus cases in Scotland and where the cases are.

Scot Goes Pop

Sensational Panelbase poll shows SNP have further increased their enormous le...
29 Mar 2020 at 6:01am
A few people have mentioned over the last few days that they'd just taken part in a Scottish voting intention poll for Panelbase. My assumption was that it was probably a private poll that would n...

As the UK continues to defy the World Health Organization on mass-testing and...
28 Mar 2020 at 6:06pm
Surprised to hear UK Deputy CMO say yesterday that WHO advice on testing is only for poor countries & UK has strong enough health service to treat our way through outbreak. Don't know any country w...

The latest right-wing American conspiracy theory that could lead to millions ...
27 Mar 2020 at 12:58pm
As we all know, Imperial College published a paper ten days ago stating that if the UK persevered with its mitigation strategy (ie. the notorious 'herd immunity' strategy) the NHS would be overwhel...

Why are the most vulnerable people being forced to work and put themselves at...
25 Mar 2020 at 5:44pm
I received this email earlier..."Hi James,Imagine being told you are an essential worker when you are blind, forced to travel in taxis and/or on trains, then placed in a building with 100 others. E...

The UK's boneheaded refusal to accept the World Health Organization's central...
24 Mar 2020 at 5:03pm
First of all, credit where it's due - the government have moved much further than seemed conceivable a few short days ago when they were still talking openly about the desirability of sitting back ...

Wings-to-English translation
24 Mar 2020 at 3:49pm
Hahahaha. James Kelly does a full 180 and mumbles "Oh, actually a list indy party could work after all" ?????? https://t.co/IrEAWpM8rJ— Rev. Stuart Campbell (@RevStu) March 24, 2020Wings-to-English...

Alex Salmond and the future of Scottish politics
23 Mar 2020 at 7:30pm
Alex Salmond is my biggest political hero.  I think I've previously recounted the story of how I was converted to the cause of independence about a billion years ago when I watched him one morning ...

YouGov poll shows overwhelming public demand for lockdown
23 Mar 2020 at 5:31am
You probably saw this a few days ago, but I suspect now is an important moment to reinforce the point: a YouGov poll was conducted on Thursday to test support for a lockdown in London, and found th...

Reddit Scotland

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Volunteering for NHS Scotland
29 Mar 2020 at 3:22pm
For England and Wales there is the GoodSAM app. Is there anything similar for Scotland? I have looked but failed to find anything. Or is NHS Scotland not in the same level of shit? There is this pa...

Graundarian | Aberdeen: teetering between its high-carbon past and a green fu...
29 Mar 2020 at 3:14pm
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You're not a proper Scottish person if you don't know these books from their ...
29 Mar 2020 at 3:07pm
submitted by /u/lm1875

James McAvoy donates £275,000 to NHS medics' PPE crowdfunding appeal
29 Mar 2020 at 3:06pm
submitted by /u/ZombieHoppingTime

Coronavirus in Scotland - One new death and 139 new cases
29 Mar 2020 at 2:21pm
submitted by /u/flumax

Good to see the BBC and Yoon press still milking this one for all it's worth....
29 Mar 2020 at 12:45pm
submitted by /u/AverageOldGuy

Not a bad place to be locked down in
29 Mar 2020 at 1:18pm
submitted by /u/MrC4meron

Cut a design for my new mug
29 Mar 2020 at 12:35pm
submitted by /u/wulliepie

STV: Morton's Roll van stolen and driver threatened at gunpoint
29 Mar 2020 at 12:31pm
submitted by /u/UnlikeHerod

When you look outside and your town looking like the set of The Exorcist
29 Mar 2020 at 12:13pm
submitted by /u/DavyT927

Coronavirus: SNP call for EU ventilator transparency from UK
29 Mar 2020 at 11:54am
submitted by /u/bottish

Looking for help for the homeless in Glasgow
29 Mar 2020 at 11:21am
submitted by /u/onwards2012

Want to Move to Scotland and Have Some Questions
29 Mar 2020 at 4:59am
Of course I mean to do all of this once things get better in the world, so I have time to plan and save even more. So I am an American from California and after much consideration and thought over ...

Forgotten Stations - Glasgow Buchanan Street Station
29 Mar 2020 at 10:45am
submitted by /u/JudithSchooling

Daily Record

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Alex Salmond's QC under pressure after naming sexual assault complainers
29 Mar 2020 at 9:47am
Gordon Jackson could also be heard on a train describing his own client as a "bully"


SNP Government backs right of "key" journalists to move freely amid crisis
28 Mar 2020 at 4:30am
Fiona Hyslop said also said employers had to ensure only "essential" staff left the house.


Fearful call centre staff say they feel 'forced to work' during lockdown
27 Mar 2020 at 11:25pm
A group of seven SNP MPs have written to Teleperformance after receiving the same pattern of complaints from staff.


Nicola Sturgeon accused of putting whisky firm profits ahead of worker safety
27 Mar 2020 at 3:20pm
The war of words between the GMB and the SNP Government over big drinks companies continuing to operate has intensified


Self-employed workers to wait until June to get government bailout over crisis
26 Mar 2020 at 7:06pm
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced new measures for self-employed people in the United Kingdom.


Scots MP calls for separated parents looking after kids to receive support
26 Mar 2020 at 5:36pm
SNP MP Marion Fellows wants the UK government to provide an additional standard payment for parents if they don't receive child maintenance support.


Sturgeon urged to back whisky production suspension amid Coronavirus fears
26 Mar 2020 at 5:24pm
A trade union has called on the First Minister to support a planned cessation across the sector


More children are living in poverty in Scotland
26 Mar 2020 at 11:49am
Anti-poverty charities warn the scale of the problem will get worse in a public health emergency.


Alex Salmond's former adviser says his old boss is a "creep"
26 Mar 2020 at 11:22am
Alex Bell says Salmond's "I'm sleazy but not criminal" defence was "nothing to smile about".


SNP MSP says he would be "happy" for Alex Salmond to return to Holyrood
26 Mar 2020 at 7:45am
Alex Neil said Salmond is a "heavyweight" who would enhance the Parliament's reputation

The National

The National | Politics
The National

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to volunteer in coronavirus crisis
29 Mar 2020 at 3:38pm

NICOLA Sturgeon has urged Scots to volunteer and help NHS Scotland in the fight against coronavirus.

Alex Salmond's lawyer refers himself to complaints body over video
29 Mar 2020 at 1:25pm

ALEX Salmond's defence lawyer Gordon Jackson has referred himself to a body which deals with complaints against lawyers after video footage emerged showing him naming female complainants in his client's trial.

SNP set to win record 70 seats in Holyrood, new poll finds
29 Mar 2020 at 1:23pm

THE SNP is on course for its best ever result in a Holyrood election putting independence and the fight for a second referendum firmly back on the agenda, according to a new poll.

Coronavirus: SNP call for EU ventilator transparency from UK
29 Mar 2020 at 5:00am

BORIS Johnson?s Government has been urged to provide ?full transparency? over why it failed to participate in EU-wide efforts to source vital ventilators for coronavirus patients.

From the heart of darkness, there is something called society
29 Mar 2020 at 12:00pm

LET me preface these remarks with a repeat of what the column said before. The rapid spread of the coronavirus is a real threat to all of us. It has the ability to strike anyone. Rich and poor alike are at risk. We all need to take the appropriate precautions and encourage others to do likewise ? even royalty.

Women in Alex Salmond trial call for change to legal structures
29 Mar 2020 at 6:20am

NINE women who brought charges of sexual misconduct against Alex Salmond have written an open letter claiming they are ?devastated? by the verdict but hope ?shining a light on their experiences? will ?protect and empower? others.

NHS struggled to recruit senior anaesthetists before coronavirus
29 Mar 2020 at 12:00pm

MANY Scottish health boards have struggled to recruit as many consultant anaesthetists (CAs) as they need, making it harder to keep coronavirus patients alive.

Applauding the NHS ? a very British revolution, but will it last?
29 Mar 2020 at 5:20am

CORONAVIRUS is affecting everyone. Across the world people are becoming ill and some are dying, with many self-isolating if they are symptomatic or as a precaution to keep safe, reduce risk and remain well. In the UK, many millions of people are now required to stay at home.

MPs act on complaints against firms forcing staff to go into work
29 Mar 2020 at 5:10am

MPS say they have been ?inundated? with concerns over companies failing to protect workers in non-essential roles from the risk of being exposed to coronavirus.

UK urged to halt all Brexit talks amid coronavirus pandemic crisis
29 Mar 2020 at 6:00am

THE UK Government should pause all negotiations on leaving the EU to ensure all efforts are focused on tackling the coronavirus pandemic, the SNP?s health spokeswoman has said.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

A Beautiful Time
28 Mar 2020 at 12:38pm
“We are now in the early phase of a medical and economic tempest unmatched in most of our lifetimes” writes Peter Wehner in an excoriating piece in The Atlantic that destroys the crumbling political life of Donald Trump, a man simultaneously the most powerful and the most ridiculed man in the world. You may think […]

Groove On 7
27 Mar 2020 at 7:51pm
Bella’s radio for the lockdown, brought to you by Stewart Bremner … (listen to the full series here). Welcome to Episode 7, where we?ll be hearing an hour and a half of good music with a groove, exploring the outer reaches and inner-spaces of popular music. We begin with ?Oye Como Va? by Santana, a […]

The World Turned Upside Down
27 Mar 2020 at 4:03pm
‘The World Turned Upside Down?; English Political Ballad, c.1646. The first verse is as follows:   ?Listen to me and you shall hear, news hath not been this thousand year: Since Herod, Caesar, and many more, you never heard the like before. Holy-dayes are despis’d, new fashions are devis’d. Old Christmas is kickt out of Town. […]

20 Things the Virus is Telling Us
27 Mar 2020 at 12:59pm
The people you thought were awful selfish greedy bastards are far far worse than you had possibly imagined. Penne Pasta is overrated. We live in a virtually leaderless society. The politicians are useless, religious leaders are nowhere and the royal family are in hiding. Having ASDA in charge isn’t very inspiring. Some people matter more […]

Groove On 6
26 Mar 2020 at 9:56pm
Hiya and welcome to Groove On Episode 6: a gathering of good music with a groove, exploring the wide wide world of recorded popular music. It starts with a wonderful, long piece of music; David Bowie?s ?Blackstar?, his final masterpiece and the opening track of the album of the same name from 2016. That year […]

Trump?s Virus Bailout Plan
26 Mar 2020 at 5:58pm
WHAT is the likely impact ? domestically and globally – of the $2 trillion economic rescue package passed by the US Senate on 25 March? Hailed as being bigger than the Congressional bailout that followed the 2008 financial crash, this stimulus plan is designed to offset the negative effect of the COVID-19 virus on the […]

Artists Collaboration
26 Mar 2020 at 10:38am
We’ll be creating a channel of online music, art, photography, poetry and film for artists and musicians who can’t play gigs or live events on Bella.   Let us know if you’re doing a show online that we can help with. If you want to punt your Patreon or Ko-Fi or your YouTube channel, get […]

Blue Sky Thinking
25 Mar 2020 at 7:23pm
While it’s important to avoid the misleading “the planet is healing itself” jingoism, and to sidestep the many fake news stories about miraculous urban recovery, and to shout down the awful eco-fascist “Corona is the earth’s vaccine…” patter, the economic shutdown is telling us something very important about our ‘other crisis’, our ecological crisis, the […]

Jog Yer Bones ? In Memory of Angus
25 Mar 2020 at 5:21pm
I woke this morning (25th Mar) with the memory of my first Shooglenifty gig in my mind. The memory quickly gave way to a deep sense of gratitude to Angus Grant and the gift of music, freedom and joy that I have received from him over the years. Though I never met Angus in person, […]

Groove On 5
25 Mar 2020 at 3:55pm
Vol 5 of Bella?s Radio show for the Corona time brought to you by Stewart Bremner. Welcome to Episode 5 of Groove on, your musical excursion away from the difficulties of reality. It kicks off with ?Kaneda? by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, the opening piece of music from the soundtrack to the 1988 film Akira. On this […]

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

Alister Jack is third UK cabinet member to self-isolate during Covid-19 outbreak
28 Mar 2020 at 1:19pm
Scottish secretary has not been tested for coronavirus but has mild symptoms Coronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage A third member of Boris Johnson?s cabinet is self-isolating after developing coronavirus symptoms.Alister Jack, the secretary of state for Scotland, said he ha...

The Guardian view on Alex Salmond: a battle ends, a battle begins
26 Mar 2020 at 7:36pm
The former Scottish first minister was acquitted on all sexual offence charges. Now he is taking the fight to his political accusersFrom the moment that Alex Salmond found himself facing allegations of sexual misconduct in office, it was clear his trial would have huge consequences. So it has pro...

Alex Salmond trial: key events in lead-up to verdicts
24 Mar 2020 at 2:45pm
From a government review of conduct policies to the verdict at the high court in EdinburghAlex Salmond acquitted of all charges in sexual assault trial31 October 2017: John Swinney, deputy first minister, tells Holyrood the Scottish government has begun a review of policies on inappropriate condu...

Alex Salmond acquitted of all charges in sexual assault trial
23 Mar 2020 at 6:54pm
Former first minister?s allies claim he was victim of SNP witch-hunt after he is clearedAlex Salmond trial: key events in lead-up to verdictsAlex Salmond has been acquitted of all charges of sexual assault, a decision that prompted his allies to suggest he had been the victim of a witch-hunt with...

Moira Salmond: the political wife who avoids public life
23 Mar 2020 at 5:30pm
Alex Salmond?s spouse prefers to stay in the background, but was mentioned several times in his trialMoira Salmond has long been one of the most enigmatic figures in Scottish public life. Married to one of the country?s most famous political leaders for nearly 40 years, she has stayed resolutely ...

Scottish hotel blames admin error for sacking staff over Covid-19
21 Mar 2020 at 9:34am
Workers at Coylumbridge hotel in Aviemore were told to leave their accommodation Coronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA hotel business has blamed an administrative error after it sacked staff at one of its Scotland properties and left some without accommodation during the c...

Scottish hotel sacks 12 staff over coronavirus making them homeless
20 Mar 2020 at 10:28am
Management says it is ?taking latest government advice? and terminating employmentCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe owners of a Highland hotel that has sacked staff and made them homeless during the coronavirus outbreak have been roundly condemned.More than a dozen w...

Labour can only recover in Scotland if it listens to the voters it lost | Ror...
6 Mar 2020 at 12:24pm
For most SNP voters the party remains the most likely alternative ? if it?s prepared to support a new referendumHow can Labour win back Scotland? That question has been an occasional, albeit muted theme of the Labour leadership contest, with each candidate offering their own credentials as the on...

Build an Irish Sea tunnel, not a bridge, says Scottish secretary
5 Mar 2020 at 8:41pm
Alister Jack says a tunnel linking Scotland and Northern Ireland would be cheaper and more weatherproofThe UK government could build a tunnel under the Irish Sea instead of a new bridge linking Scotland with Northern Ireland, Alister Jack, the Scottish secretary, has revealed.Jack told MSPs on Th...

Bring ex-addicts on board to tackle drug deaths crisis, say experts
25 Feb 2020 at 1:04pm
Speakers make plea ahead of separate summits by Scottish and UK governments in GlasgowCrisis levels of drug-related deaths in Scotland, and across the UK, can only be tackled if people with experience of addiction and recovery have a seat at the table, according to speakers ahead of two major con...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

Leadership, not management
There’s a new Scottish opinion poll out today commissioned by the Sunday Times which must have come as a massive disappointment to the British nationalists who produce that newspaper. The Salmond trial has had precisely zero effect on Scottish voting intentions. Fieldwork for the poll was carried out between 24 and 26 March, after the […]

Updated regulations for dog owners
We have a result. Following the plea on this blog yesterday for the needs of dogs who live in flats to be taken into account, this morning the Scottish Government issued updated regulations relating to those of us who own or are responsible for animals. The upshot is that it’s now accepted that taking a […]

Dugs, self-employment, and the white van man
Lots of coronavirusy related news today. Like Charles Windsor, Boris Johnson has miraculously morphed into one of those high risk patients who qualify for a coronavirus test and has tested positive. To be fair, we always knew that Boris was one sick puppy, and anyway he was always going to qualify for a test on […]

The R-word
The independence referendum campaign of 2014 might not have succeeded in leading Scotland to independence, but it did succeed in normalising the idea of independence and making it the most important issue in Scottish politics. This coronavirus outbreak is a human crisis, but it also has political ramifications. During the crisis, of course our focus […]

We?re not all in this together
Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus. It’s possibly the closest he’s got to the crown. We were told by a Nicolas Witchell who was even more gushingly sychophantic than usual that Charles had been tested positive for the coronavirus but is experiencing only mild symptoms, and is – I quote – “continuing to […]

The lockdown
Welcome to day one of the Great Scottish Lockdown. You already know how this is going to go don’t you. You’ll have got up today resolving that you’re going to use this time productively. You’re going to learn Gaelic on Duolingo. You’re going to spring clean the house. You’re going to fix the loose doorhandle […]

The sigh of relief
Alex Salmond is going home a free man. He has been found not guilty on all charges except one which was found not proven, and another charge which was dropped by the prosecution earlier in the trial. Our faith in Scottish justice shines today and BBC Scotland’s Sarah Smith has gone into self-isolation. Was it […]

The lessons we learn
Well it’s been confirmed. The UK government’s policy of herd immunity originated with Dominic Cummings, the Rasputin of the Conservative Party. According to the Sunday Time’s political editor Tim Shipman, who is extremely well connected with the uppermost levels of the Tories, the herd immunity strategy was first proposed by Cummings during a private meeting […]

The things that need to change
Pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, and gyms have been closed. We’re getting close to a lock down situation similar to those already in force in Italy or Spain. Of course no one is happy about this. No one wants to have their freedom to move around and associate with friends and family be restricted in this […]

The grasping vacuum in Number 10
Sorry if you’ve been expecting a dugcast today. The National’s offices have gone into lockdown and only regular staff are allowed in the building. We’re looking at a way of recording the dugcast remotely, and fingers crossed we’ll have a solution in place by next week. We’re very keen to keep the dugcast going over […]

Michael Greenwell


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

Take Back British Cognitive Dissonance
Let’s leave the EU so we can stop complaining about Europe and get on with our own business. This will allow us to complain about the EU.

Scottish Independence Podcast 178 ? The Brexit Shambles and Beyond
The 178th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a long in-depth look at the Scottish economy and what may happen after Brexit. It features friend of the show and someone who has been a guest several times, MSP Ivan McKee. Before that however, we’ve someone getting Farage telt, and after that we’ve got, just …

Union Dividends 28
Another in the series. Thanks to whoever posted it, haven’t been able to find the original post.  

Scottish Independence Podcast 177 ? Everything In The Balance
The 177th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast has quite a varied menu. What is the UK govt spending millions on telling citizens living abroad? Do (Labour) MPs bother to read things before voting for them? There’s also a No to Yes convert, some speeches from the recent march in Edinburgh, a confused person and …

Too Mad Not To Share
“Cooking, with bigots and paedophiles” Lots of other innocuous types in the book, just a bit weird to see those above.

Scottish Independence Podcast 176 ? A Declaration for Independence 2019
The 176th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast has got 3 elements. I thought there should be an audio version of the recent Declaration for Independence 2019, so I made one. We also drop in on Luxembourg and on Murdo Fraser campaign headquarters. Hope you enjoy. You can download the show directly if you click …

Dangerous People

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 …

Gerry Hassan

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

Alex Salmond, conspiracies and 21st century disruptions
Alex Salmond, Conspiracies and 21st century disruptions Scottish Review, March 25th 2020 Gerry Hassan This does seem to be a moment and crisis when everything you once thought was solid has been upturned. With the Conservative Westminster Government seemingly embracing radical Corbynism ? guaranteeing wages and jobs, talking of nationalising railways and more, along with …

There is an Alternative: Another World is Possible
There is an Alternative: Another World is Possible Gerry Hassan Sunday National, March 22nd 2020 The world is in flux, filled with uncertainty, confusion, panic and fear where many, if not all, of the assumptions that have defined politics are now open for challenge. Many things are still unclear but one certainty is that the …

What do we do in a world without football?
What do we do in a world without football? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 18th 2020 What do we do we in this strange world, facing so many unexpected challenges – including being without football? For some this will be a welcome respite but others will be bereft and lost in how they fill their …

The World Turned Upside Down: Goodbye to Thatcherism
The World Turned Upside Down: Goodbye to Thatcherism Gerry Hassan Sunday National, March 15th 2020 The Tory budget marked a dramatic change in tone, content and politics from what we have become used to. The language of active government, investment and public spending saw UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak make commitments to an extra £30 billion …

We finally have to talk about the Dark Side of Scottish Men
We finally have to talk about the Dark Side of Scottish Men Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 11th 2020 Men in public life was always going to become a major subject of conversation in the first part of 2020 with the trial of Harvey Weinstein in New York, and that of former First Minister Alex …

Fantasyland Britain and its Zombie Economics are now in the firing line
Fantasyland Britain and its Zombie Economics are now in the firing line Gerry Hassan Sunday National, March 8th 2020 Britain and the world are facing an unprecedented crisis: a worldwide epidemic with major consequences for public health, sustainability of societies and way of life. This is a defining point. It calls for government, state and …

David Steel, Cyril Smith and how the establishment still looks after its own
David Steel, Cyril Smith and how the establishment still looks after its own Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 4th 2020 Last week, as Harvey Weinstein finally faced justice in America, the UK?s Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse gave its verdict on David Steel. It damned him for his years of silence and inaction on …

The State of the Union: Can Unionists reinvent their argument on the UK?
The State of the Union: Can Unionists reinvent their argument on the UK? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, March 1st 2020 In recent years the case for the union has been on the defensive – nervous and unsure of its own arguments and the future. It may have won the 2014 referendum, but there has been …

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Covid-19: UK Withdrawal from the EU Single Market Must Be Postponed to 2023
The enormous economic impact of the reaction to Covid-19 is plain for all to see. The effect on economies – which had barely recovered to 2008 levels after the great Banker Theft crisis – is enormous. You cannot just close down businesses and expect them all to restart three months later. Plus the hit to … The post Covid-19: UK Withdrawal from the EU Single Market Must Be Postponed to 2023 ap...

Assange Bail Application Today
Unfortunately I am in lockdown at home in Edinburgh and cannot get down to Westminster Magistrates Court for Julian Assange’s urgent bail application today. Several hearings ago, Magistrate Baraitser stated pre-emptively that she would not grant bail, before any application had been made. Today’s application will argue that Assange’s ill health puts him at extreme … The post Assange Bail Appl...

Tomorrow is Another Day
I have received very many messages waiting for my take on the Alex Salmond acquittal. There is much to say and a need to take serious decisions about exactly when to reveal various crucial elements of information, because while the truth is vital, there can be a legitimate question at which moment it does most … The post Tomorrow is Another Day appeared first on Craig Murray.

It?s Not Socialism. It?s Another Mega Wealth Transfer.
Amid the COVID-19 panic, it has hardly been noticed that Carphone Warehouse went bust, with 2,900 people losing their jobs. Its co-founder, David Ross, is of course the billionaire that Boris Johnson claimed paid for his luxury holiday to Mustique, whereas Ross claimed he only organised it. Who actually paid is one of those Johnson … The post It’s Not Socialism. It’s Another Mega Wealth Trans...

The Long Dark Night of the Soul
As many of you will already know, I was excluded from the public gallery of the Alex Salmond trial yesterday. Inside the High Court, in the queue to enter the courtroom, I was suddenly taken aside by the police and told I was barred. The prosecution had made an application to the judge for an … The post The Long Dark Night of the Soul appeared first on Craig Murray.

Your Man Finally in the Public Gallery. The Alex Salmond Trial Day 8
After Day 8, there is a change in the balance of evidence. Previously a popular meme has been that either Alex Salmond must be lying, or 9 separate women must be lying. After today’s evidence we can say that either several of those women must be lying, or a variety of other direct witnesses, female … The post Your Man Finally in the Public Gallery. The Alex Salmond Trial Day 8 appeared first ...

Your Man Finally in the Public Gallery. The Alex Salmond Trial Day 7
With the defence opening its case, the Alex Salmond trial finally had a public gallery open all day, and accordingly I was in court with my trusty notebook. I should start by saying that the contrast with the soul-crushing experience of Woolwich Crown Court and the Julian Assange hearing was extreme. Edinburgh High Court is … The post Your Man Finally in the Public Gallery. The Alex Salmond T...

13 Events, No Witnesses: The Prosecution Concludes the Case Against Alex Salmond
Today the prosecution concluded its case against Alex Salmond. The most important point was that, now the final prosecution witness has been called, we can conclusively say that the Crown did not produce a single eye witness to any of the 13 alleged incidents. This is even though many of them occurred in public; at … The post 13 Events, No Witnesses: The Prosecution Concludes the Case Against...

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Is Scottish independence inevitable?  Financial Times

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Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot: The Great Mistake of Scottish Independenc...
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot: The Great Mistake of Scottish Independence. Book review by TM Devine  HeraldScotland

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Alex Salmond's way of Scotland gaining independence WITHOUT referendum exposed  Express

A new book reveals the risks of Scottish independence - Prospect Magazine
A new book reveals the risks of Scottish independence  Prospect Magazine

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Scottish independence: Winning over fifth of voters who are undecided holds the key ? Angus Robertson  Edinburgh News

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SNP blow: Brexit negotiator David Frost issued stark warning on Scottish independence  Express

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SNP civil war: Ian Blackford slaps down rebels over independence ?We can?t break the law?  Express.co.uk

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Alex Salmond trial ?a bump in the road? for Scottish independence movement  The Scotsman

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Alex Salmond, former Scottish independence leader, acquitted of multiple sexual offences  ABC News

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Alex Salmond's a creep and SNP is set for war, says ex?aide  The Times

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SNP fury: How Alex Salmond sparked outrage with comments about the Queen  Express

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SNP Government backs right of "key" journalists to move freely around Scotland amid Coronavirus crisis  Daily Record

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Is Scottish independence inevitable?  Financial Times

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Sturgeon told coronavirus outbreak proves why SNP must scrap Scottish independence plot  Express.co.uk

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SNP urges UK government to 'hit pause' on Brexit due to coronavirus  BBC News

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Alex Salmond, Scotland?s Ex-First Minister, Cleared of Sexual Assault  The New York Times

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Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot: The Great Mistake of Scottish Independence. Book review by TM Devine  HeraldScotland

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SNP civil war: Ian Blackford slaps down rebels over independence ?We can?t break the law?  Express.co.uk

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot ? prudence and caution - Financial Times
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot ? prudence and caution  Financial Times

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SNP needs better plan for Scottish independence or other parties will rise up ? Helen Martin  Edinburgh News

A new book reveals the risks of Scottish independence - Prospect Magazine
A new book reveals the risks of Scottish independence  Prospect Magazine

Scottish independence support must reach 70% before new vote, says SNP's John...
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Nipper Salmond
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I?ve been reading some of the left fascist scum hypocrisy over the last few hours and I must say it?s laughable. The same imbeciles who were up in arms about the alleged Donald Trump allegations are defending and sweeping under the carpet the Alex Salmond allegations
 
It seems that ...

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BBC bias
Is anyone going to tell welshbairn about yesterday's hilariously blatant SNP smear the BBC conducted yesterday, as they do most days?   Or is he better to be allowed to live in blissful delusion that the BBC wouldn't lie cause reasons? If anyone has stats on how many foi requests the BBC has ...

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

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

The official 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 ...

Scots
Probably belongs in here. Language is a deeply political thing and our Scots words are undoubtedly one of the ways we differentiate ourselves from other parts of the union. So, what role should Scots play in modern Scotland? I'm all for it. Especially in early years education where early literac...

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

Oor Nicola Sturgeon thread.
   

     

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

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...

Andy Wightman - Green MSP - Defamation Case
Andy Wightman, author of The Poor Had No Lawyers, has to defend a defamation case.   http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/awdefamation   http://www.andywightman.com/archives/4547   Has anyone else been following events?   He is a proponent of land reform. I'm not sure which blog posts the legal action re...

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...

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Coronavirus
  I?m not taking any chances. 
   

This Board Needs Tunes
Been off the board for a few weeks and have no idea what's going on. Couldn't resurrect the original thread so here's a timely new beginning. Come on back folks! Our beautiful Scotland.

Post count
Was the individual post count reset at some point?  I must have posted 100s of times as Denny?s Yard but it has me at 13. Or perhaps all those witty responses were only in my head.

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...

Entertainment in isolation
2 weeks into isolation I thought it might be worth a wee thread for people to post ideas for things to do either for entertainment or just to keep occupied.
Please don?t expect anything interesting from me right enough , I am just starting the thread in the hope others will contribute. 
  I...

Positivity
I get everyone is consumed by what is going on just now.... Me too.  But I'm opening this thread for people to post messages of hope or at least some uplifting spirit.  Don't troll or take the piss.... unless it especially good ? Anyway, I'll start. In a briefing the other day my boss...

What is your line of work?
Now that we are all getting along, for now, ?, what do you do for work. I know I'm a nosey bassa, but I have seem some very intelligent, interesting, posts and threads. Dont know what yees all look like, but would be interesting to see what your career is. I have been with the City Of Ottawa Wate...

Favorite Scottish meal, and other meal..
Simple  Favorite Scottish meal is Mince and tatties, doughballs. Every Wednasday with ma mum.  Other? Chinese food. Love it. Dont mind a curry, but Chinese food any day of the week..

Scottish Films ...
Bored out ma nut. Can anyone just post some good films about Scotland. I mean culture, history, gang films, football, you name it. Anything Scottish. I am sure there are loads I have not seen. I have seen the likes of Shallow Grave, Sweet 16, Where Angel's Fly, Gregorys Girl, Red Road Flats I bel...

The Georgia Guidestones
'Ironically', today (Sunday March 22, 2020) is the 40th anniversary of the erection of The Georgia Guidestones. The Georgia Guidestones are a granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. A set of 10 guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight mo...

Jokes
A Chinese doctor can't find a job in a hospital in the US, so he opens a clinic and puts a sign outside that reads "GET TREATMENT FOR $20 - IF NOT CURED GET BACK $100." An American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic. Lawyer: "I have lost my...

The Billionaires
If we all get through this let's all vow not to feed and if possible ruin the odious billionaires who have already disgraced themselves with their callous disregard for humanity during this crisis.  I'll start with Richard Branson and that horrible cunt that owns Wetherspoons ??

#ChangeWalkToWank
Seen this elsewhere. Examples: It?s okay to go out for a wank in the park but please keep your distance. And I would wank 500 miles and I would wank 500 more Over to you...

The walking dead
Think season 6 went downhill dramatically from around episode 4, right after the Morgan episode.  At the point now that I don't care about most of the characters, and a couple really annoy me (yeah you Carol) 

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Francesca Osowska ? The Lowest Point Of Her Career Was working as Principal P...
      12 Jul 2017: Francesca Osowska appointed Scottish Natural Heritage chief executive The new Scottish Natural Heritage?s new chief executive will take up her post on 1 October 2017. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: ?I am delighted to approve the appointment of Francesca Osowska as chief executive of Scottish NaturalContinue reading "Francesca Osowska – The Lowest Point ...

Bring Them Home
    Bring Them Home Irish republicans in Northern Ireland are rightly milking Westminster financially whilst denying the corrupt political system in support of their cause. The party has achieved much more than any other grouping in Westminster and have taken their aspirations for total independence from the Unionists to a stage much closerContinue reading "Bring Them Home"

In 2014 Many Campaigners For Independence Warned That Rejection of Independen...
      Message for Dominic Cummings and the dystopian Tory Government – As did Rasputin, your end will see you on the bottom of the River Neva in chains.   Two of the most important blogs posted by myself. A must-read https://caltonjock.com/2018/08/26/a-bunch-of-spivs-crooks-and-wide-boys-the-tory-party-basks-in-the-glory-of-its-widespread-abuse-of-the-electorate-part-one/ https://caltonjo...

An Expanding Profile of Alister Jack ? Information Added Ad Hoc ? Check Daily...
    Sep. 2018: Jack’s rapid and undeserved rapid promotion Only 14 months following his election to the Dumfries and Galloway constituency, Jack will be taking up an additional role as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Baroness Evans, the leader of the House of Lords. As PPS he will be an important liaisonContinue reading "An Expanding Profile of Alister Jack – Information Added Ad H...

The Jeffrey Epstein Debacle has the Potential to Bring Many Powerful People D...
    The 2000 USA Presidential Election The conduct and outcome of the election, contested by the then Vice President, Al Gore and George W Bush.were controversial with allegations of fraud being levelled against the Bush camp, who won. But Gore failed to make an issue of the result and subsequently drifted away fromContinue reading "The Jeffrey Epstein Debacle has the Potential to Bring Many ...

Independence Supporting Scots Should be Rooting For Jackson Carlaw to Win the...
    When I’m Leader Tory List MSPs will be forced to stand down Long-serving Conservative MSPs will be forced to stand down from the Scottish Parliament at the next election if they fail to win a constituency seat, under a radical plan by a leadership candidate to introduce fresh blood into theContinue reading "Independence Supporting Scots Should be Rooting For Jackson Carlaw to Win the Sc...

?Facts are chiels that winna ding ? ? Voters born outwith Scotland decided th...
      Edinburgh University 2014 Referendum Analysis The biggest study of how Scotland made its historic decision on 18 September 2014 found that the votes of people born outside Scotland decided the result. 52.7 percent of native-born Scots voted “yes” but 72.1 percent of voters from England, Wales or Northern Ireland backed theContinue reading "?Facts are chiels that winna ding ” – Voters ...

Aberdeenshire West Tory MP Andrew Bowie- A Political Toady Sponging Off the ...
    Navy Veteran Bowie promoted by the Tory party as the champion of the armed forces This article brings to the attention of readers of this blog information exposing the bloody awful treatment by the Tory Party of the armed services and the abject destruction of the capability of the Royal NavyContinue reading "Aberdeenshire West Tory MP Andrew Bowie- A Political Toady Sponging Off the S...

Andrew Bowie Tory MP ? Another Political Toady Sponging Off the Scottish Taxp...
    The British Secret Services Agents are recruited from all walks of life which is at odds with a commonly held view by the public is that all employees of MI5/6 are trained to kill and then deployed to duties worldwide equipped with the assassination skills of James Bond. But the reality isContinue reading "Andrew Bowie Tory MP – Another Political Toady Sponging Off the Scottish Taxpayer...

LIst of Blue-Blooded Unionists ? many of whom in the months ahead will be act...
        LIst of Blue-Blooded Unionists – many of whom in the months ahead will be actively plotting and agitating in favour of retaining the UK. These chappies recognize no Party affiliation in regard to their fervent support of the Union.  Adam Tomkins: Conservative Glasgow Alex Johnstone: Conservative NorthContinue reading "LIst of Blue-Blooded Unionists – many of whom in the months a...

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UK Government expected to reinstate onshore wind subsidies
Onshore wind was blocked from bidding for financial support available to other forms of renewable energy in 2016

?Big risks? surround Scottish Government?s early learning and childcare roll-out
An Audit Scotland report reveals there is still a lot of work to be done and that the timescale is ?tight?

Disabled sixteen-year-olds no longer need to apply for PIP
The Scottish Government is using newly devolved benefits powers to remove the need for children to take part in disability assessments before their 16th birthdays

Scottish voters ?effectively ignored? at last general election
More than half of Scotland?s voters are not being represented by an MP they voted for

Economy committee to examine role of Scottish Development International post-...
Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee inquiry will examine the barriers stopping firms from reaching foreign markets

Boris Johnson backs Priti Patel following resignation of Home Office official
The Prime Minister said he "absolutely" had confidence in the Home Secretary, who was hit by the dramatic resignation of Sir Philip Rutnam on Saturday

Michael Russell and Stewart Stevenson to stand down
With parties beginning selection for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, the two SNP MSPs announced they would not run for selection

Professor Cathy Dwyer named chair of Scotland's new Animal Welfare Commission
The 12 members of the commission, appointed for the next four years, will provide scientific and ethical advice on matters related to animal welfare

MSPs back stage one of the Scottish Government budget
Scottish Conservative shadow finance secretary Donald Cameron criticised the Scottish Greens for backing the plans, warning co-leader Patrick Harvie had been ?played like a fiddle?

Scottish Greens call for 'McMafia order' on Donald Trump's golf course
Co-leader Patrick Harvie asked Nicola Sturgeon to seek an unexplained wealth order (UWO) from the US President, which would require him to disclose where his money comes from

Gail Ross to step down at 2021 election
She has called for the Scottish Parliament to consider allowing MSPs to vote remotely

UK Government 'not willing to consider' decriminalisation of drugs, says drug...
Ahead of a second drug summit in Glasgow, Kit Malthouse also said that safe consumption rooms are "a bit of a distraction"

Under 18s to get free bus travel in Scotland after ministers reach budget dea...
Scottish Greens agree to back budget on the condition ministers provide up to ?80m a year for young people to get free bus travel

Online child sexual abuse not being prioritised by Police Scotland, HMICS rep...
The police inspectorate has called for more allocation of Police Scotland resources into tackling online child sex abuse