The ‘Brit Washing’ of Scotland

Source:: Random Public Journal The ‘Brit Washing’ of Scotland Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Since at least 2014 the union jack and various other symbols of the British state have become perceptibly more conspicuous across the Scottish culture space. In the past, outwith the confines of government and particular “loyalist” institutions, the union jack in Scotland was reserved for things relating to Britain’s most hallowed sacrament – war. It was run up the flagpole for the Girl Guides, the Boys’ Brigade, the Scouts, and other paramilitary youth organisations… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal The ‘Brit […]

Condemned By Their Own Words

Source:: Craig Murray Condemned By Their Own Words This transcript of an Israeli General on an Israeli radio station (begins 6.52 in) defending the latest killing by Israeli army snipers of a 14 year old boy who posed no threat of any kind, is much more powerful if you just read it than any analysis I can give. Brigadier-General (Res.) Zvika Fogel interviewed on the Yoman Hashevua program of Israel’s Kan radio, 21 April 2018. Ron Nesiel: Greetings Brigadier General (Res.) Zvika Fogel. Should the IDF [Israeli army]… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Condemned By Their Own […]

Background Post and Media Uploading with WordPress for iOS 9.8

Source:: North British Post Background Post and Media Uploading with WordPress for iOS 9.8 Version 9.8 of WordPress for iOS rolls out this week, and includes some great enhancements to publishing: background media and post uploading. Adding images to a post or page? Now, you can publish — and accomplish other tasks — while your media uploads. No more waiting inside the editor while images gradually upload! Tap the Publish button and the app takes care of uploading and publishing, leaving you free to leave the post editor and get on with other things.… Read the full article:: […]

Police still searching for missing Lee (14)

Source:: Northern Scot Police still searching for missing Lee (14) FURTHER help is being sought to trace teenager Lee McPhee. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Police still searching for missing Lee (14)

Scottish hotels outperform those in rest of UK: STV report good news for Scotland’s economy but fail to understand it

Source:: John Robertson Scottish hotels outperform those in rest of UK: STV report good news for Scotland’s economy but fail to understand it (c) Daily Telegraph STV News, today, reported: ‘Scottish hotels were the UK’s best-performing in 2017. Success is attributed to influx of overseas visitors caused by a weak pound.’ I’ll come back this basic misunderstanding which has the effect of downplaying the real strengths of the tourism industry, below. Average hotel revenue in Scotland was up 5% compared with 4% in Wales, 2.2% in Northern Ireland and under 2% in England. https://stv.tv/news/east-central/1413056-scottish-hotels-were-the-uk-s-best-performing-in-2017/ While the weak pound has […]

As Ruth Davidson’s party bombs Damascus, evicts loyal West Indians and slashes the welfare state, the Scottish Government makes its third humanitarian intervention in three days

Source:: John Robertson As Ruth Davidson’s party bombs Damascus, evicts loyal West Indians and slashes the welfare state, the Scottish Government makes its third humanitarian intervention in three days (c) Reuters We’ve just heard of the Scottish Government’s improved terms for the terminally ill and their funding of frontline work with the hardcore of street homeless. See these for more detail: Another little difference that tells us something: SNP to improve disability terms for terminally ill. SNP Government to fund frontline efforts to help hardcore of street homeless while Ruth Davidson goes from baking show to celebrity list membership games […]

Game of Thrones star to be guest at Elgin's first ever Comic Con

Source:: Northern Scot Game of Thrones star to be guest at Elgin’s first ever Comic Con GAME of Thrones star, Miltos Yerolemou, is set to make an appearance at EL-CON, Elgin’s first ever Comic Con, which will take place later this year. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Game of Thrones star to be guest at Elgin’s first ever Comic Con

On Rap and Shit Journalism

Source:: Bella Caledonia On Rap and Shit Journalism Darren McGarvey responds to a recent article published in the Herald that claimed Kendrick Lamar doesn’t deserve a Pulitzer music prize and that rap isn’t a proper art form. In a piece dripping with contempt Brian Beacom wrote: “Isn’t rap, at best, a sorry stream of semi-literate consciousness, or at worst, a collection of nonsensical […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia On Rap and Shit Journalism

The Scottish Media For Dummies

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Scottish Media For Dummies A beginner’s guide to how it works: SUNDAY: The Sunday Times copies an SNP BAD nonsense story wholesale from the previous day’s Scottish Daily Mail. MONDAY: The Scottish Daily mail copies an SNP BAD nonsense story wholesale from the previous day’s Sunday Times. (The story itself being a worthless nano-crumb of utterly spurious cobblers from an unnamed source […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Scottish Media For Dummies

BfS survey highlights significant market failures in the provision of local banking in Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland BfS survey highlights significant market failures in the provision of local banking in Scotland Businesses and local economies are being hammered by persistent bank closures across Scotland. According to a survey by Business for Scotland, 47% of business owners predicted that bank closures would have a negative impact on their business. This survey has highlighted significant market failures in the provision of local banking in Scotland. We anticipated that […] The post BfS survey highlights significant market failures in the provision of local banking in Scotland appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the […]

A Hostile Environment for Yulia Skripal

Source:: Craig Murray A Hostile Environment for Yulia Skripal An interesting facet of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” policy, aka institutionalised racism, is that Yulia Skripal will have to pay for her NHS emergency treatment because she was admitted to hospital. When the government announced its clampdown on use of the NHS by foreigners, including migrants and overseas students, it ended the provision of free emergency treatment for non-citizens in the UK, at the point of hospital admission – which in a real emergency is often required. I could see… Read the full article:: Craig Murray A Hostile Environment […]

May faces cabinet revolt over u-turn on Brexit customs union

Source:: The National May faces cabinet revolt over u-turn on Brexit customs union THE Prime Minister faces open revolt from her hardline Brexiteer cabinet colleagues after reports emerged that she’s likely to perform a thumping great u-turn and keep Britain in the EU’s customs union. Read the full article:: The National May faces cabinet revolt over u-turn on Brexit customs union

Claims data from Moneysupermarket was used by Leave.EU

Source:: The National Claims data from Moneysupermarket was used by Leave.EU DATA scraped from price comparison websites like moneysupermarket.com may have been used by a company owned by billionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks. Read the full article:: The National Claims data from Moneysupermarket was used by Leave.EU

Labour MP: Windrush policies are institutionalised racism

Source:: The National Labour MP: Windrush policies are institutionalised racism THERESA May’s immigration policies are “institutionalised racism”, Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler claims. Read the full article:: The National Labour MP: Windrush policies are institutionalised racism

Al-Assad: Britain Getting its Story Straight

Source:: Random Public Journal Al-Assad: Britain Getting its Story Straight Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Okay, I can understand why folk are worried there’s something of the tinfoil hat about the eagerness of so many to accept the Russian claim that the video footage of an alleged chemical gas attack on civilians in the town of Douma in Syria was staged by British intelligence. Surely if a cruel Arab tyrant murdered our loved ones with chemical weapons we’d want people around the world to believe us and put pressure… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Al-Assad: […]