Not asking permission

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Not asking permission I’m trying to get a whole load of Gaelic maps parcelled up, labelled, and posted off. So there’s a lot to do today. However like a lot of independence supporters, I’m also trying to get through the 354 pages of the Sustainable Growth Commission report which was published today – to the predictable harrumphery of speed-reading British nationalists. Let’s be honest here, it’s not exactly a gripping read, economics reports never are. No one gets murdered in it, and there… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Not asking permission

Man taken to hospital after Keith assault

Source:: Northern Scot Man taken to hospital after Keith assault A 21-year-old man was hospitalised in the early hours of Sunday morning after leaving a pub in Keith. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Man taken to hospital after Keith assault

Farm ready for charity strawberry tea

Source:: Northern Scot Farm ready for charity strawberry tea AN annual strawberry tea will provide the public with some top class fruit-based fun when it is held next weekend. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Farm ready for charity strawberry tea

The alternative to growth

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The alternative to growth Like most Scottish politics nerds we’re going to be spending the morning absorbing the report of the Sustainable Growth Commission. But while we do that, we’ve got more data from our Panelbase poll of English voters earlier this month, on what Scotland could expect in the future if it stays in the UK. We told them: […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The alternative to growth

Intentionally stupid: Ruth Davidson, health care and social care budgets

Source:: John Robertson Intentionally stupid: Ruth Davidson, health care and social care budgets (Hmm, didn’t know she was a four-star general now) For some time now, the Tories have been banging on about direct cuts to NHS Scotland being greater than the Tories’ own UK target of 4% and ignoring both the obvious explanation of the pooling of health and social care budgets and the consequent avoidance, here, of the ‘humanitarian crises’ we’ve seen in England over the last two winters. https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/ruth-davidson-pledges-scottish-tories-will-protect-nhs-spending Even BBC Scotland were able to spot the effectiveness of the… Read the full article:: John […]

SNP Growth Report: 'Come to Scotland' campaign will attract talent and investment

Source:: The National SNP Growth Report: ‘Come to Scotland’ campaign will attract talent and investment AN ambitious pro-immigration “Come to Scotland” campaign should be launched as a key strategy to build prosperity by increasing population size, the SNP’s Sustainable Growth Commission report has recommended. Read the full article:: The National SNP Growth Report: ‘Come to Scotland’ campaign will attract talent and investment

Ireland goes to polls for abortion referendum

Source:: The National Ireland goes to polls for abortion referendum THE outcome of the Irish referendum on abortion rights will have global impact, Scots-based campaigners say. Read the full article:: The National Ireland goes to polls for abortion referendum

SNP invites wider Yes movement to join National Assemblies to plot indy course

Source:: The National SNP invites wider Yes movement to join National Assemblies to plot indy course YES supporters across other political parties – and those belonging to no party – are being invited along to a series of mass meetings over the summer being hosted by the SNP. Read the full article:: The National SNP invites wider Yes movement to join National Assemblies to plot indy course

SNP's Angus MacNeil: Ireland’s growth surge ‘proves need for indy'

Source:: The National SNP’s Angus MacNeil: Ireland’s growth surge ‘proves need for indy’ THE UK would be £275 billion better off if its economy had grown at the same rate as Ireland’s over the last five years. Read the full article:: The National SNP’s Angus MacNeil: Ireland’s growth surge ‘proves need for indy’

SNP Growth Report reveals cost of setting up indy Scotland and 2021/22 deficit

Source:: The National SNP Growth Report reveals cost of setting up indy Scotland and 2021/22 deficit SETTING up a new independent Scottish state would cost £450 million over five years, according to analysis by Professor Patrick Dunleavy of the London School of Economics as part of the SNP’s Sustainable Growth Commission. Read the full article:: The National SNP Growth Report reveals cost of setting up indy Scotland and 2021/22 deficit

Rajoy’s party fined as scandal results in 350 years in jail terms

Source:: The National Rajoy’s party fined as scandal results in 350 years in jail terms MARIANO Rajoy’s People’s Party (PP) was reeling yesterday after Spain’s National Court handed down prison sentences of more than 350 years to politicians and business people involved in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped fund it. Read the full article:: The National Rajoy’s party fined as scandal results in 350 years in jail terms

Scotland’s Grievance Politics

Source:: Random Public Journal Scotland’s Grievance Politics Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael All politics is a politics of grievance. Yet Scottish unionists want to ignore this and insist that only their opponents are “grievance mongers.” Without ever having managed to articulate a positive case for the union, British nationalism has consistently relied on a crib sheet of clichés, slogans, and ill-informed assertions in its efforts to stem the growing demand for another independence referendum. Even before the 2014 referendum the independence movement was familiar with the… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Scotland’s Grievance Politics

The Mittlestand and us

Source:: NewsNet Scotland The Mittlestand and us By Molly Pollock Despite the number of closed shops, and for sale and to let signs that clutter windows in high streets, city centres and business areas, Scotland’s family businesses seem to be thriving. Whilst in decades past large businesses came, grasped all the sweeteners and bribes pressed on them, and eventually departed leaving thousands of ruined lives and acres of derelict buildings and land in their wake, family businesses tended to remain, providing jobs for local people. For years… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland The Mittlestand and us

The Bank Of The Clyde

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Bank Of The Clyde Of all the dishonest memes regularly put around by the Unionist side in the Scottish constitutional debate, the most bare-faced is the notion of the “fiscal transfer”. Part-time pretend economists harp on endlessly about how the UK “transfers” money (the current popular figure is £9bn) to Scotland to balance the books every year, as if it […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Bank Of The Clyde

Yulia Skripal and the Salisbury WUT

Source:: Craig Murray Yulia Skripal and the Salisbury WUT It was happy to see Yulia alive and looking reasonably well yesterday, if understandably stressed. Notably, and in sharp contrast to Litvinenko, she leveled no accusations at Russia or anybody else for her poisoning. In Russian she spoke quite naturally. Of the Russian Embassy she said very simply “I am not ready, I do not want their help”. Strangely this is again translated in the Reuters subtitles by the strangulated officialese of “I do not wish to avail myself of… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Yulia Skripal and […]