This Is Not Good Enough

Source:: Random Public Journal This Is Not Good Enough Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael MANY ON THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC, no doubt, will say this is none of their business; that what is right now happening on the streets of cities right across the United States is not their concern, that they have enough to worry about in their own country – especially in the middle of lockdown, in the midst of a global pandemic. Sure, part of me understands this. Some of those I have spoken… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal This Is […]

Michael Russell: Holyrood isn’t perfect but it’s closer than Westminster

Source:: The National Michael Russell: Holyrood isn’t perfect but it’s closer than Westminster THE early months of the Scottish Parliament after it reconvened in May 1999 were busy ones for the rookie parliamentary business managers. Read the full article:: The National Michael Russell: Holyrood isn’t perfect but it’s closer than Westminster

The Unionists are crumbling … and they know it as panic sets in

Source:: The National The Unionists are crumbling … and they know it as panic sets in I FIND myself wondering whether they may – just – be beginning to panic. We’re not dealing with a case of the full Kermits. Not yet. For now, the reaction is limited to just a little flailing. But like a spider’s web trembling in a gentle morning breeze, the tremors are small but perceptibly there, the pattern of rising anxiety unmistakable. Since the UK Government’s ratings began to tank over its handling of Covid-19, Scotland’s Unionist diehards have begun to… Read the […]

Coronavirus boosts confidence in an independent Scotland

Source:: The National Coronavirus boosts confidence in an independent Scotland A NEW survey has revealed that 59% of Scots are now more convinced that Scotland will be well-governed if it becomes an independent country than they were before the coronavirus outbreak. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus boosts confidence in an independent Scotland

Tom Devine on his landmark book: The Scottish Nation

Source:: The National Tom Devine on his landmark book: The Scottish Nation A LANDMARK book credited for having a transformative role in Scotland has reached sales of 100,000 in the UK alone. Read the full article:: The National Tom Devine on his landmark book: The Scottish Nation

James Kelly: How the polls show a perfect storm for Unionism

Source:: The National James Kelly: How the polls show a perfect storm for Unionism IN recent weeks there has been polling suggesting that the Scottish Government has become a more trusted source of information on the pandemic than any broadcaster or newspaper. Read the full article:: The National James Kelly: How the polls show a perfect storm for Unionism

Now They Speak, You Listen

Source:: Bella Caledonia Now They Speak, You Listen Ako Zada from ‘Kurdish Community Scotland’ helped in producing the audio clips, translating from Kurdish and communicating with the asylum seekers. Karmand Ali also helped with few parts of the translation. [The following report consists of two parts. The second will be published in the upcoming week. The first report is focusing on the asylum […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Now They Speak, You Listen

The Old World is Dying

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Old World is Dying Brutally honest and challenging, D.P. Hunter’s Chav Solidarity explores both co-operation and power dynamics. By Luke Campbell. With thanks to Andreea Mihut, Chloe McLean, Marieke Gortemaker, and Mike Small. _________________________________________ Largely autobiographical, Hunter’s collection of non-chronologically presented essays draw upon his own experience, from being a recipient of the care system and a survivor of […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Old World is Dying

Scottish Labour to campaign for home rule, but not indyref2

Source:: The National Scottish Labour to campaign for home rule, but not indyref2 SCOTTISH Labour announced today that they would be campaigning for “home rule, devolution, and democratic advance” at the next Holyrood election, after a meeting of the party executive. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Labour to campaign for home rule, but not indyref2

Scottish Labour demand Covid-19 hospital infections inquiry

Source:: The National Scottish Labour demand Covid-19 hospital infections inquiry AN independent investigation must be launched into the spread of coronavirus in hospitals after it emerged more than 900 patients were infected while in for other treatment. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Labour demand Covid-19 hospital infections inquiry

When I Needed a Neighbour

Source:: Bella Caledonia When I Needed a Neighbour When I needed a neighbour. Were you there, were you there? When I needed a neighbour. Were you there? And the creed and the colour and the name won’t matter Were you there? Sydney Carter, the English singer songwriter and poet – conscientious objector in World War II and committed pacificist – wrote this song, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia When I Needed a Neighbour

AUOB blasts fake account for tweets about Black Lives Matter protest

Source:: The National AUOB blasts fake account for tweets about Black Lives Matter protest ALL Under One Banner has condemned a fake account which suggested the organisation wanted to turn a Black Lives Matter protest into a pro- independence event. Read the full article:: The National AUOB blasts fake account for tweets about Black Lives Matter protest

Changing their minds

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Changing their minds It’s a tough gig being the branch officer manager of the Labour party in Scotland. Poor Rumbold Leakbladder, there he goes penning an article in the Record insisting that there’s no appetite in Scotland for independence because he’s got Ian Murray breathing down his neck in thon union jack jaiket, and an opinion poll comes out later the very same day that shows there’s majority support for independence – again. There have been six reputable opinion polls this year asking… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Changing their minds

There is much to be considered when it comes to the future

Source:: The National There is much to be considered when it comes to the future AT 78 years of age, I feel that I have left my past life and entered a new one, as it is not generally the view that life after Covid-19 will not be as previously lived. Read the full article:: The National There is much to be considered when it comes to the future

There are still many in denial at UK Government’s awful arrogance

Source:: The National There are still many in denial at UK Government’s awful arrogance AT the latest FMQs, Jackson Carlaw and Richard Leonard again lined up in apparent support of private care home bosses to hypocritically criticise the First Minister and the Scottish Government for essentially following a UK-wide approach of accelerated early discharge from hospitals ahead of an anticipated huge spike of NHS patients suffering from Covid-19. Read the full article:: The National There are still many in denial at UK Government’s awful arrogance