Fake News from Facebook and Instagram

Source:: Bella Caledonia Fake News from Facebook and Instagram Artist Jannica Honey has been photographing the female body for years. She started photographing women in a new way after her own experience of the process of having IVF. She took pictures of women in nature every full and new moon to mirror the small moments when it was possible to conceive. The series was […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Fake News from Facebook and Instagram

Who might Boris Johnson appoint as his Scottish Secretary?

Source:: The National Who might Boris Johnson appoint as his Scottish Secretary? AT the time of writing the PM is still Mrs May, for better or worse. But the odds on her departure are changing by the minute. Heir apparent and future King of Kings, the supreme performer Boris, is looking hot favourite for the job. Oh dearie dear. Read the full article:: The National Who might Boris Johnson appoint as his Scottish Secretary?

Greybull, Jamie Oliver and Prochlorperazine – the Price of Capitalism

Source:: Bella Caledonia Greybull, Jamie Oliver and Prochlorperazine – the Price of Capitalism It has been a typical week in the life of contemporary British. For a start, Jamie Oliver’s iconic Italian restaurant chain went belly-up, including its Glasgow and Edinburgh outlets. Other similar, mid-market eateries such as Carluccio’s, Strada, Café Rouge and Prezzo are in no better financial condition. Austerity and slow wage growth means that most […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Greybull, Jamie Oliver and Prochlorperazine – the Price of Capitalism

Bursting the 2050 Bubble

Source:: Bella Caledonia Bursting the 2050 Bubble The IPCC 2018 report advised that to avert catastrophic climate effects, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be cut to net zero by 2050. This month the UK’s committee on climate change released a report which advised the UK to cut GHG emissions to net zero by 2050. On the face of it, this report […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Bursting the 2050 Bubble

#DeniedMyVote: UK citizens from EU told to ‘vote in your own member state’

Source:: The National #DeniedMyVote: UK citizens from EU told to ‘vote in your own member state’ WOULD-BE voters are being turned away from polling stations and told to “vote in their own member state” as the UK takes part in the European Parliament election. Read the full article:: The National #DeniedMyVote: UK citizens from EU told to ‘vote in your own member state’

Letters: Argument against voting SNP today is badly flawed

Source:: The National Letters: Argument against voting SNP today is badly flawed GERRY Fisher (Letters, May 22), like so many Leave voters, is wilfully ignorant of what independence in Europe means. The member states of the EU are independent in that they have full control of their sovereignty. They can choose if they wish to pool some of it with the EU as a whole and, should they decide it is no longer in their interests, they can take it back. Brexit proves this. The UK had agreed to pool some of… Read the full article:: The National […]

How The Populist Right Works For The One Per Cent

Source:: Bella Caledonia How The Populist Right Works For The One Per Cent A new report documents the tight-knit relationship between Europe’s authoritarian populist movements and the continent’s elite business interests. In 2016, Donald Trump stormed Washington promising to “drain the swamp.” Two and a half years into his presidency, he has one major legislative achievement to his name—a massive tax cut for the ultra-rich—and a cabinet packed […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia How The Populist Right Works For The One Per Cent

My civic duty

Source:: Wings Over Scotland My civic duty I’ve just been out to vote in the European elections, because as a rule I think people should vote in stuff. And while it was a very difficult choice, in the end I voted for the only sane option. (Click pic to view.) I truly believe it’s the best choice for Britain. Because readers, look […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland My civic duty

Fake it till ye break it: how politics is killin us inside

Source:: The National Fake it till ye break it: how politics is killin us inside AH’M mebbe pittin a date on masel here, but dae ye mind when Cristiano Ronaldo wisnae the best fitba player on the planet, but a nae-guid, sleekit, ill-faured wee diver? Read the full article:: The National Fake it till ye break it: how politics is killin us inside

Party leaders join Scots at polls to elect nation's MEPs

Source:: The National Party leaders join Scots at polls to elect nation’s MEPs Scots are going to the polls to elect the country’s six MEPs, with party leaders amongst those turning out to vote. Read the full article:: The National Party leaders join Scots at polls to elect nation’s MEPs

Vote SNP Today – Chagos Just One Example of the Need to Dismantle the Imperial Entity

Source:: Craig Murray Vote SNP Today – Chagos Just One Example of the Need to Dismantle the Imperial Entity In Scotland I urge everybody to go out and vote SNP today, as the priority must be to send an unequivocal signal of support for Independence. I have respect for those who will vote Green and intend to send the same message, but it is not what I recommend you to do. In the rest of the UK, I recommend people to vote Labour or Green as your analysis dictates. I am afraid I still have not seen sufficient evidence… […]

OAPs become sword sorcerers

Source:: Northern Scot OAPs become sword sorcerers Older people in Elgin crossed swords during an introduction to fencing as part of a charity “stay active” health campaign Read the full article:: Northern Scot OAPs become sword sorcerers

Our pick of the best Dogs At Polling Stations photos … so far

Source:: The National Our pick of the best Dogs At Polling Stations photos … so far It’s that time again when the traditional “Dogs At Polling Stations” photos start flooding on to your social media accounts. Read the full article:: The National Our pick of the best Dogs At Polling Stations photos … so far

Different Scotland in the UN report on ‘Workhouse Britain’

Source:: John Robertson Different Scotland in the UN report on ‘Workhouse Britain’ Here are the main references to Scotland. I’m sure you will draw your own conclusions about where to lay the blame and what to do in the future: Wait, late news from Reporting Scotland: ‘President Mugabe says an independent Scotland cannot expect easy transition to UN membership.’ https://undocs.org/A/HRC/41/39/Add.1 Read the full article:: John Robertson Different Scotland in the UN report on ‘Workhouse Britain’