Middle-earners to pay less tax in Scotland and yet get more for it!

Source:: John Robertson Middle-earners to pay less tax in Scotland and yet get more for it! An inside job, I know, as Tom Arthur SNP asks: https://www.parliament.scot/S5ChamberOffice/WA20190319.pdf So less tax and despite that, these universal benefits worth thousands: Read the full article:: John Robertson Middle-earners to pay less tax in Scotland and yet get more for it!

Scottish Labour seems to know diddley about GP training

Source:: John Robertson Scottish Labour seems to know diddley about GP training Senior? Monica Lennon seems unaware that Scottish GP training already meets its professional body standards: https://www.parliament.scot/S5ChamberOffice/WA20190319.pdf Maybe the RCPCH should have a word with the RCGP about the GPST rather than the Labour Branch moaning at the SNP?   Read the full article:: John Robertson Scottish Labour seems to know diddley about GP training

NHS Scotland cancelled operations fall by 7%

Source:: John Robertson NHS Scotland cancelled operations fall by 7% Miles Briggs, SCUP, yesterday asked the Scottish Government how many NHS operations have been cancelled in each year since 1999. Jeane Freemen told him that recording only began in 2015 and that the figure for 2018 was 32 010, down from 34 581 in 2016. https://www.parliament.scot/S5ChamberOffice/WA20190319.pdf So, that’s a 7% reduction at the same time as a massive increase in demand: Read the full article:: John Robertson NHS Scotland cancelled operations fall by 7%

Scotland’s Culture of Colluding with Violence

Source:: Gerry Hassan Scotland’s Culture of Colluding with Violence Scotland’s Culture of Colluding with Violence Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 20th 2019 Scotland was once infamous for its reputation and reality as a violent place. This was associated with all sorts of potent, demeaning caricatures of the angry, aggressive Scot, but underlying these images Scotland did have a problem. We had a culture of all too pervasive violence, a high murder rate with Glasgow earning the moniker ‘murder capital of Europe’, a problem with knife crime, and a wider… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Scotland’s Culture of […]

UK in crisis eight days before Brexit – May and Corbyn really are pathetic

Source:: The National UK in crisis eight days before Brexit – May and Corbyn really are pathetic THERESA May and Jeremy Corbyn took the huff yesterday as another extraordinary day in Westminster took its toll on the two. Read the full article:: The National UK in crisis eight days before Brexit – May and Corbyn really are pathetic

Theresa May ignored Juncker’s advice against Brexit extension beyond May

Source:: The National Theresa May ignored Juncker’s advice against Brexit extension beyond May THERESA May ignored advice from Jean-Claude Juncker that requesting a Brexit delay beyond the last week of May could be “legally” problematic. Read the full article:: The National Theresa May ignored Juncker’s advice against Brexit extension beyond May

Scotland’s Independent Story isn’t over: A Review of Yes/No: Inside the Indyref

Source:: Gerry Hassan Scotland’s Independent Story isn’t over: A Review of Yes/No: Inside the Indyref Scotland’s Independent Story isn’t over: A Review of Yes/No: Inside the Indyref Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, March 19th 2019 As British politics enters a mixture of meltdown and an endgame, convulsed by Brexit, everywhere in political discourse there is an obsession with the past. From the rise of Churchill to unquestioned national hero, to the ultra-Brexiteers talking of the UK reduced to a ‘vassal state’ of the EU; and now, Speaker John Bercow announcing there cannot be a rerun of… Read the full […]

Nothing has changed. Nothing has changed.

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Nothing has changed. Nothing has changed. Back in 2017 during the general election, when Theresa May announced her U-turn on what Labour had successfully described as the dementia tax, she stood before the assembled press and intoned, “Nothing has changed. Nothing has changed.” We know now that this wasn’t a mere attempt to brush away a politically embarrassing change in course by downplaying its significance, the kind of thing politicians frequently do, it was an insight into Theresa May’s soul. There are abandoned cars with no… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Nothing […]

Outstanding youths in Moray are awarded

Source:: Northern Scot Outstanding youths in Moray are awarded EXCEPTIONAL young people across Moray have been rewarded for their achievements inside and outside of the classroom. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Outstanding youths in Moray are awarded

Leirmheas: Togail Cataloina Ur

Source:: Bella Caledonia Leirmheas: Togail Cataloina Ur Bidh tòrr dhaoine ann an Alba a a’ cumail taic agus dlùth-phàirteachas ri sluagh Chatalòinia, muinntir Mhisneachd nam measg. Mar sin, bidh ùidh aig daoine anns an leabhar ùr seo, a tha na chruinneachadh de dh’aistean a chaidh fhoillseachadh le Pol·len edicions agus Bella Caledonia aig toiseach na bliadhna. Tha ainmean am measg nan sgrìobhadairean […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Leirmheas: Togail Cataloina Ur

Feels like I'm walking on, walking on, broken glass …

Source:: Northern Scot Feels like I’m walking on, walking on, broken glass … A SET of brave souls have bared their soles to raise cash for a very good cause. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Feels like I’m walking on, walking on, broken glass …

Land, Monopoly Power and Systemic Change

Source:: Bella Caledonia Land, Monopoly Power and Systemic Change In what seems like a significant moment the Scottish Land Commission today have published a major report addressing how changing Scotland’s pattern of land ownership can unlock economic and community opportunities. Though understated and evidence-based, it doesn’t pull its punches. Describing this monopoly power as “socially corrosive” the report argues that the governance of Scottish […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Land, Monopoly Power and Systemic Change

Brexit could devastate rural Scotland, claims report

Source:: Northern Scot Brexit could devastate rural Scotland, claims report ‘THE 21st Century Clearances’ – that’s how serious Brexit’s impact could be on rural Scotland. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Brexit could devastate rural Scotland, claims report

Musical pupils ready for spring concert

Source:: Northern Scot Musical pupils ready for spring concert Elgin Academy pupils will be calling the tunes when they hold their spring concert tonight. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Musical pupils ready for spring concert

Press release imminent

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Press release imminent This was the Scottish Tories two years ago, when Scotland’s economy registered a small downturn for a single quarter, which was definitely the SNP’s fault: Shall we find out what actually happened, readers? We’re pretty sure there must be a statement from Murdo Fraser and Dean Lockhart due out any second now, proclaiming how the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Press release imminent