The John Maclean March

Source:: Bella Caledonia The John Maclean March Glasgow musician and broadcaster Gavin Paterson and musical colleague Alan Smart are spearheading a drive to commemorate the centenary of the release from prison of the Marxist school teacher and ‘Red Clydeside’ revolutionary leader John Maclean. The planned events include both a ‘re-inauguration’ of the Hamish Henderson song The John Maclean March, and as well […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The John Maclean March

Scottish football, a Jurassic world where ancient species thrive | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Scottish football, a Jurassic world where ancient species thrive | Kevin McKenna Things are so bad for the national side it’s becoming a struggle to find 11 fit players who actually want to wear the shirtA new form of football seems to have evolved in Scotland during our 20 years of wandering in the game’s wilderness.On closer scrutiny, it bears curious similarities to some of those recently discovered islands in the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific which are found to have sprouted their own unique ecosystems. In these places some of… Read the full […]

This is the state we’re still in

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug This is the state we’re still in This is the state we’re still in. Back in 2014, another age, another era, when the UK could still pretend that it was open and welcoming and respectful of the people who make it up, Scotland was promised that by voting against independence, we could have the best of both worlds. The best of both worlds has turned out to be a choice between irrelevance or perdition.  Even worse, that’s a choice that Scotland won’t get to make themselves.  It’s… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug […]

The armchair terrorists

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The armchair terrorists This is the editorial in today’s Scottish edition of The Times: It seems to be an increasingly popular viewpoint in the country’s media. This was Daily Record political editor Torcuil Crichton on Thursday: And this was Times columnist Kenny Farquharson the day before: It’s not his first time banging this drum, either. (We assume he […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The armchair terrorists

Labour for Indy?

Source:: Bella Caledonia Labour for Indy? With Theresa May flailing on Brexit and the UK government in crisis, the prospect of another general election is increasingly likely. In such a scenario, Scottish independence will inevitably return to the agenda. Labour’s position on the issue remains firm, but is there scope for it to change? Jonathan Rimmer investigates by speaking to the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Labour for Indy?

Recognised: Scottish Government’s fight to stop life here becoming like Esther’s England

Source:: John Robertson Recognised: Scottish Government’s fight to stop life here becoming like Esther’s England ‘The experience of the United Kingdom, especially since 2010, underscores the conclusion that poverty is a political choice. Austerity could easily have spared the poor, if the political will had existed to do so. Resources were available to the Treasury at the last budget that could have transformed the situation of millions of people living in poverty, but the political choice was made to fund tax cuts for the wealthy instead.’ The report ‘Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom’,… Read the full […]

Unionist Blackjack

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Unionist Blackjack Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Unionist Blackjack

EU member countries concerned over fishermen’s access to UK waters

Source:: The National EU member countries concerned over fishermen’s access to UK waters THERESA May could be about to face another Brexit battle after a number of EU member states protested about access to British waters for European fishing fleets. Read the full article:: The National EU member countries concerned over fishermen’s access to UK waters

Blackford: Brexit shambles underlines imperative for independence

Source:: The National Blackford: Brexit shambles underlines imperative for independence SCOTLAND’S treatment by the UK Government in the Brexit process illustrates the need for independence, according to the SNP’s Westminster leader. Read the full article:: The National Blackford: Brexit shambles underlines imperative for independence

Glasgow council chiefs challenge UN criticism over Welfare Fund

Source:: The National Glasgow council chiefs challenge UN criticism over Welfare Fund GLASGOW City Council has rejected criticism made of the local authority in Philip Alston’s report into poverty in the UK. Read the full article:: The National Glasgow council chiefs challenge UN criticism over Welfare Fund

May clings to power as momentum fades for confidence vote

Source:: The National May clings to power as momentum fades for confidence vote THERESA May’s grip on power was looking more secure last night as Brexiteer rebels conceded momentum had slowed for their campaign to oust her. Read the full article:: The National May clings to power as momentum fades for confidence vote

Nicola Sturgeon slams Tories for last-minute invite to Brexit meeting

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon slams Tories for last-minute invite to Brexit meeting NICOLA Sturgeon has reacted with fury after the UK Government demanded she cancel constituency commitments to meet with Theresa May’s de facto deputy. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon slams Tories for last-minute invite to Brexit meeting

Mr Barclay formerly of Barclay’s now Brexit Minister

Source:: John Robertson Mr Barclay formerly of Barclay’s now Brexit Minister (c) rotary-ribi.org From TuS investigative reporter Ludo: Steve Barclay is the new Westminster Tory Brexit minister. I saw in his info that he was previously a director of Barclay’s Bank. Do you think he just happens to share the surname with the bank or might he be one of the dynasty? – Genuine question – I have no idea. His role, apparently, was as head of anti-money laundering and sanctions. (This is beyond parody I’m afraid). (Ed: Should that be… Read the full article:: John Robertson Mr […]

The threatened member

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The threatened member Ah, remember these simpler times, readers? Thank goodness for etc etc. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The threatened member

What’s in the ayeMail Indy kits?

Source:: NewsNet Scotland What’s in the ayeMail Indy kits? By Russell Bruce After weeks splitting large boxes of print into 200 bundles from 1.9 million pieces of print, packing into 10 internal boxes per kit, including 3 with the new Yes flag design, plus Voter Registration Forms, 200,000 stickers, 10,000 window stickers 5,000 labels and packing these into a custom box there was something else that needed to be done. It was a bright sunny morning with unusual warmth for mid-November and a sharp contrast to the previous day… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland What’s in the […]