Herald misrepresents drug statistics to join drug death scare-wagon

Source:: John Robertson Herald misrepresents drug statistics to join drug death scare-wagon The Herald story is based on a one-year change with the number deaths of people aged under 25 falling in 2017 but rising last year. One-year changes are meaningless. Here is the longer trend showing that deaths of undr-25s remain at around only 5% of the total in sharp contrast to those of the 35-44-year-olds: Health trends, as any fool knows, are best understood in longer blocks of time because of the dangers in over-reacting to one-year fluctuations. For example,… Read the full article:: John Robertson […]

Oh no, rumours of Indyref2 are bad for business just like Indyref1 was…NOT

Source:: John Robertson Oh no, rumours of Indyref2 are bad for business just like Indyref1 was…NOT According to the Times on 14th July: Uncertainty over the possibility of a second independence referendum has “wreaked dramatic change” and is posing challenges to the Scottish economy, said Professor Colin Anthony Jones of Heriot-Watt University’s Urban Institute. He claims a narrow defeat for the “yes” campaign in 2014 led to British financial institutions cutting spending north of the border. I understand the National will reveal that the research has been rejected by a journal, but we can also reveal… Read the […]

Johnson’s Great Scottish Oilfield Cover-up of 2019?

Source:: John Robertson Johnson’s Great Scottish Oilfield Cover-up of 2019? Something for our media try to hide before Indyref2? A TRILLION cubic feet of gas expected west of Shetland? Readers will remember how the massive Clair Ridge discovery was hidden from the public in the months before Indyref1. See this for more: Cameron’s Great Scottish Oilfield Cover-up of 2014 Now Total has begun drilling another massive field west of Shetland. It’s been reported in Energy Voice but, so far, it’s not being covered by MSM:   In Energy Voice yesterday: Energy… Read the full article:: John Robertson Johnson’s Great […]

SNP further confirms place as only effective left-of-centre party in Scotland with progressive taxation success leaving rUK behind

Source:: John Robertson SNP further confirms place as only effective left-of-centre party in Scotland with progressive taxation success leaving rUK behind From news.gov.scot yesterday: Statistics show tax choices are delivering a more progressive tax system.The combined number of higher and additional rate taxpayers in Scotland is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the UK, according to new figures.Official statistics published by HMRC show that income tax revenues grew by 1.8%, to £10.9 billion in 2017-18, with growth driven primarily by an increase in contributions from higher and additional rate taxpayers – those earning above £43,000 in […]

The faithful toady

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The faithful toady Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The faithful toady

All Under One Banner crunch talks as Manny Singh is suspended

Source:: The National All Under One Banner crunch talks as Manny Singh is suspended The future of the All Under One Banner group which has organised a series of marches and rallies for independence across Scotland will be decided at a crunch meeting in Glasgow tomorrow. Read the full article:: The National All Under One Banner crunch talks as Manny Singh is suspended

Scotland won’t put up with a buffoon and liar Boris Johnson as PM

Source:: The National Scotland won’t put up with a buffoon and liar Boris Johnson as PM IT’S the final countdown. As the world celebrates the anniversary of first manned moon landing, the Tories are about to blast off to a parallel universe with space cadet Boris Johnson at the controls. In an act of monumental self-delusion Tory members are about to elect an international figure of ridicule as their new leader and foist him on the rest of us as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Read the full article:: The National Scotland won’t put up with a […]

Is it strange that 'independence’ is missing at SNP conference?

Source:: The National Is it strange that ‘independence’ is missing at SNP conference? AN investigation by The National has revealed just how glaring the omission of the “i word” from the SNP conference agenda is. Read the full article:: The National Is it strange that ‘independence’ is missing at SNP conference?

The three main personalities in the current AUOB crisis

Source:: The National The three main personalities in the current AUOB crisis SINCE its beginnings in 2014, it is no secret that All Under One Banner has occasionally been riven by what can only be described as faction fighting and personality clashes that are unfortunately typical of most grass roots political movements. Read the full article:: The National The three main personalities in the current AUOB crisis

SNP's David Linden celebrates progress in premature baby campaign

Source:: The National SNP’s David Linden celebrates progress in premature baby campaign AN SNP MP is celebrating after a hard-fought campaign culminated in the announcement of plans to increase family leave for parents of sick and premature babies. Read the full article:: The National SNP’s David Linden celebrates progress in premature baby campaign

The Thing From The Crypt

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Thing From The Crypt We weren’t sure whether tomorrow’s Cairnstoon was going to be delayed by technical gremlins (it turns out it isn’t), so we prepared an emergency backup plan on the same theme and you may as well see it now as a sort of trailer. It’ll be good every time they dig him up yet again in the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Thing From The Crypt

Gordon Brown is the latest to take a leaf out of Trump’ s book

Source:: The National Gordon Brown is the latest to take a leaf out of Trump’ s book FROM disingenuous, provocative statements, to excusing racist policies and strategies, the Tory party leadership and Republican Party in the US have been pretty much in lockstep in recent years, their “special relationship” cemented by their shared belief in their own exceptionalism and their contempt for the common good. Read the full article:: The National Gordon Brown is the latest to take a leaf out of Trump’ s book

WATCH: Academic claims cricket and the Queen keeping Union together

Source:: The National WATCH: Academic claims cricket and the Queen keeping Union together RORY Stewart proposed national service. Matt Hancock suggested lots of Union Jacks. Yet support for independence is on the rise. Read the full article:: The National WATCH: Academic claims cricket and the Queen keeping Union together

SNP name new Shetland candidate for Holyrood by-election

Source:: The National SNP name new Shetland candidate for Holyrood by-election THE SNP have announced their candidate in the Shetland by-election for the Holyrood seat vacated by LibDem MSP Tavish Scott. Read the full article:: The National SNP name new Shetland candidate for Holyrood by-election

I can both support the SNP and stand up for local communities

Source:: The National I can both support the SNP and stand up for local communities I FEEL I have to respond to the comments made by Gordon Darge (The Long Letter 17 July). He makes three points about the letter I wrote regarding the poor planning decisions made by Fife planners and the Scottish Government. Read the full article:: The National I can both support the SNP and stand up for local communities