Holyrood Election Polling

Source:: Bella Caledonia Holyrood Election Polling * Despite the spin from the Record – and the surround sound attacks against the SNP and the First Minister – the Survation Polls out today are very good news for the SNP, but also for the Scottish Green Party. The combined seat total of 67 for the SNP and 11 for the Scottish Green […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Holyrood Election Polling

When inquiry distraction is over we must put forward a positive vision

Source:: The National When inquiry distraction is over we must put forward a positive vision LIKE the majority of independence supporters, I shake my head in disbelief when listening to the current inquiry at Holyrood. To see two such capable leaders of the Read the full article:: The National When inquiry distraction is over we must put forward a positive vision

SNP urge Tories to U-turn on public sector pay freeze ahead of Budget speech

Source:: The National SNP urge Tories to U-turn on public sector pay freeze ahead of Budget speech THE SNP have demanded that Chancellor Rishi Sunak use Wednesday’s Budget to U-turn on the Tories’ public sector pay freeze. Read the full article:: The National SNP urge Tories to U-turn on public sector pay freeze ahead of Budget speech

The Storm Is Here – on both sides of the Atlantic

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Storm Is Here – on both sides of the Atlantic For those not quite familiar with the premise of these two things – “QAnon” refers to a popular conspiracy theory on the American right which purports Donald Trump as a biblical saviour, here to deliver the US from a deep state cabal of satanic paedophiles. This mythology was a pivotal component of the Capitol Hill […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Storm Is Here – on both sides of the Atlantic

The Big Secrets

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Big Secrets After this morning’s mini stats post, quite a few people have asked in the comments if there’s any means of comparison between Wings and mainstream media outlets. And the short answer is no. The Scottish press is very coy about its online readership, offering almost nothing by way of verified figures. (For a meaningful comparison it […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Big Secrets

Crowdsourcing an Arts Manifesto for a Post-Everything Scotland

Source:: Bella Caledonia Crowdsourcing an Arts Manifesto for a Post-Everything Scotland Bella Caledonia is crowdsourcing an Arts Manifesto for post-covid, post-independence Scotland. As we start to envisage the possible end of COVID restrictions, we hear many plans for “recovery”, for “stability”, and much talk of “getting back to normal”.  And, of course, we have all been forced to question the ‘normal’ during the pandemic as our […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Crowdsourcing an Arts Manifesto for a Post-Everything Scotland

Covid update Scotland: 'No reason to believe' Brazilian variant is in circulation

Source:: The National Covid update Scotland: ‘No reason to believe’ Brazilian variant is in circulation THERE is no reason to believe that the Brazilian strain of Covid-19 is in circulation in Scotland but efforts to “identify and break any possible chains of transmission” are ongoing, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said. Read the full article:: The National Covid update Scotland: ‘No reason to believe’ Brazilian variant is in circulation

Three polls paint an intriguing picture of the likelihood of Scottish independence 

Source:: Business for Scotland Three polls paint an intriguing picture of the likelihood of Scottish independence  This week’s Sunday Mail – the Daily Record’s Sunday edition and not to be confused with the uber-unionist Mail on Sunday – published a poll showing Yes and No tied on 50/50. Much was made of this, as it was the first poll in 22 not to show a Yes lead.  This is clearly disappointing […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Three polls paint an intriguing picture of the likelihood of Scottish independence 

George Galloway to vote Tory to try and stop Scottish independence

Source:: The National George Galloway to vote Tory to try and stop Scottish independence WE’VE all experienced that horrible feeling of cringe when you look back on something embarrassing you did in your past. Read the full article:: The National George Galloway to vote Tory to try and stop Scottish independence

It will be open season on devolution if there's no pro-Yes majority in May

Source:: The National It will be open season on devolution if there’s no pro-Yes majority in May I WRITE in response to the letter from the various Yes groups in Saturday’s National. They ask what powers the “Governor General” will want to take over next. Read the full article:: The National It will be open season on devolution if there’s no pro-Yes majority in May

The wake-up call

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The wake-up call I crawled into bed at around 11 am on Friday, whereupon I passed out until 9pm and have spent the weekend ensuring that I wasn’t too far from a toilet. Mind you, being sick to my stomach is probably a fair reflection of how the wider independence movement has been feeling of late, so maybe I’m just channelling that energy. I am, and I know I’m not alone in this, thoroughly scunnered with the entire Salmond-Sturgeon saga. I’m sick to… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The wake-up call

Nicola Sturgeon's SNP still on track to win majority in Holyrood election

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP still on track to win majority in Holyrood election THE SNP are still on course to win a majority at Holyrood in the May elections, despite an apparent dip in support for independence. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP still on track to win majority in Holyrood election

Former Labour staffer loses bid to force party to say who leaked internal report

Source:: The National Former Labour staffer loses bid to force party to say who leaked internal report A FORMER senior Labour staffer has lost a High Court bid to force the party to reveal who it believes leaked an internal report into the handling of allegations of anti-Semitism. Read the full article:: The National Former Labour staffer loses bid to force party to say who leaked internal report