Supporting Independent New Media

Source:: Bella Caledonia Supporting Independent New Media We’ve been carrying on through the pandemic trying to bring you content to help you through this experience – and trying also to analyse the ongoing catastrophe of British government and explore ways forward. We’re expanding our content over the next six months and we really need your support. If it’s at all possible we’d […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Supporting Independent New Media

Air bridges: Grant Shapps blames Scotland and Wales for delays

Source:: The National Air bridges: Grant Shapps blames Scotland and Wales for delays TRANSPORT Secretary Grant Shapps has appeared to blame the devolved administrations for the lack of an announcement on air bridges. Read the full article:: The National Air bridges: Grant Shapps blames Scotland and Wales for delays

SNP MSP James Dornan reverses decision to step down from Holyrood

Source:: The National SNP MSP James Dornan reverses decision to step down from Holyrood A LEADING SNP MSP has had a change of heart over standing down from Holyrood ahead of next year’s election. Read the full article:: The National SNP MSP James Dornan reverses decision to step down from Holyrood

Test and Trace: 15% trust private firm to run English system

Source:: The National Test and Trace: 15% trust private firm to run English system JUST 15% of people think a private firm should be in charge of coronavirus contact tracing systems, a new poll has found. Read the full article:: The National Test and Trace: 15% trust private firm to run English system

Sturgeon: Johnson ‘failing people’ with constitutional arguments

Source:: The National Sturgeon: Johnson ‘failing people’ with constitutional arguments BORIS Johnson was branded “absurd” yesterday after he said there was “no such thing as a border between England and Scotland.” Read the full article:: The National Sturgeon: Johnson ‘failing people’ with constitutional arguments

Joanna Cherry: Why we need to explore all legal routes to indyref2

Source:: The National Joanna Cherry: Why we need to explore all legal routes to indyref2 IN a speech, last weekend Michael Gove urged a radical post-Brexit revamp of Whitehall to make it “less southern, less middle class”. He called for innovation and experimentation in policymaking and criticised those in the establishment who consider “that any departure from the status quo must be assumed to be more downside than upside”. He went on to say that had these establishment bodies “been able to interrogate George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in 1783 they would have… Read the full […]

Kenny McBride: The nation we want to build needs our own voice

Source:: The National Kenny McBride: The nation we want to build needs our own voice IN 2014, a lot of people had their eyes opened about the media in Scotland. Today, you don’t have to look far on Twitter or Facebook to find someone furious about the portrayal of Scotland by the BBC, Daily Mail or The Scotsman. Read the full article:: The National Kenny McBride: The nation we want to build needs our own voice

Dunlop Review calls for ‘Union tsar’, leaked report reveals

Source:: The National Dunlop Review calls for ‘Union tsar’, leaked report reveals BORIS Johnson has been urged to appoint a “Union tsar”, according to a leaked report on devolution. Read the full article:: The National Dunlop Review calls for ‘Union tsar’, leaked report reveals

Ham Shankers

Source:: Bella Caledonia Ham Shankers This week Sir Keir Starmer jokingly challenged Boris Johnson to a press-up contest and Johnson said Britain should “clap for bankers”. Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Ham Shankers

Dear England

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Dear England By Russell Bruce Dear People of England, We are worried about you. Your government is not giving you the true picture on the Covid-19 pandemic in your country. People in Leicester were surprised by the sudden new lockdown when they understood that the virus was in retreat. The local authority had not been given the complete picture because Pillar 2 data was not being made available by the Boris Johnson government, so they had insufficient understanding of the actual situation… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Dear England

Wildcat Pete And The Converts

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Wildcat Pete And The Converts What a band they were. I wonder if he’d consider that a… Plan B? Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Wildcat Pete And The Converts

Pete Wishart’s Three Point Plan

Source:: Random Public Journal Pete Wishart’s Three Point Plan Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael PETE WISHART POSTED an article to his website yesterday setting forth his vision for how we might move forward together to independence, a stall which he himself boils down to a three-point plan: That we ‘secure majority support and a cast iron democratic mandate,’ from which we progress to ‘a referendum with the participation of the United Kingdom,’ and, failing this, work with the European Union to establish a process which would ‘allow an… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Pete Wishart’s […]

Medical experts: UK should 'prepare for the worst' this winter

Source:: The National Medical experts: UK should ‘prepare for the worst’ this winter THE UK must “prepare for the worst” this winter, instead of relying on the development of a successful coronavirus vaccine, an expert has said. Read the full article:: The National Medical experts: UK should ‘prepare for the worst’ this winter