Boris Johnson's backstop demand takes UK closer to No-Deal Brexit

Source:: The National Boris Johnson’s backstop demand takes UK closer to No-Deal Brexit BRITAIN moved a step closer to crashing out of the EU without a deal yesterday, as Boris Johnson insisted that there could be no agreement while the backstop existed. He also accused MPs of undermining his Brexit negotiations. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson’s backstop demand takes UK closer to No-Deal Brexit

Hunterston B reactor given go-ahead to resume service

Source:: The National Hunterston B reactor given go-ahead to resume service THERE was an outcry last night after it was revealed that a nuclear reactor at Hunterston B power station will temporarily return to service. Read the full article:: The National Hunterston B reactor given go-ahead to resume service

Scottish Government agency employee held in China

Source:: The National Scottish Government agency employee held in China A FOREIGN Office employee working for a Scottish Government agency told his girlfriend “pray for me” moments before trying to travel out of China where it is believed he is being detained. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Government agency employee held in China

Sinn Fein fury over Boris Johnson's Good Friday Agreement claims

Source:: The National Sinn Fein fury over Boris Johnson’s Good Friday Agreement claims BORIS Johnson’s claim that the backstop undermined the Good Friday Agreement was described as “rank hypocrisy” by Sinn Fein but welcomed by the DUP. Read the full article:: The National Sinn Fein fury over Boris Johnson’s Good Friday Agreement claims

Happy GERSmas day

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Happy GERSmas day The annual GERS figures are due out on Wednesday 21 August, but I am off to Dundee to speak at a Roadshow event for The National.  I published a version of this blog post last year, but since we’re going to go through the exact same thing this year as we did the year before that, and the year before that, and the year before that, I thought there was no reason not to publish it again – albeit with… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Happy GERSmas day

‘Rattled’ pro-UK parties attack Sturgeon for missing GERS figures

Source:: The National ‘Rattled’ pro-UK parties attack Sturgeon for missing GERS figures THE TORIES and anti-independence campaigners Scotland in Union were accused of desperation yesterday, after they suggested Nicola Sturgeon was hiding from todays’s publication of the of the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland figures (GERS). Read the full article:: The National ‘Rattled’ pro-UK parties attack Sturgeon for missing GERS figures

The Compliant

Source:: Random Public Journal The Compliant Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael AT SOME LEVEL dominance requires the compliance of the dominated. In every conquest and occupation in human history the success of the occupier has relied to a greater or lesser extent on the compliance and acquiescence of the defeated, of the subjugated. Such compliance is not the same as the wilful assistance of the invader or collaboration for personal or political gain, rather it occurs at a deeper level of the national psyche; it… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal The Compliant

Scotland should put the common good before individual greed

Source:: The National Scotland should put the common good before individual greed I NORMALLY read with great interest and agree with most of Alan Hinnrichs’ contributions in the National Conversation, but in his latest letter (Rise in pensions age is the latest effect of the financial crash, August 19) I think he has missed a trick in that this started way before the crash of 2008. Read the full article:: The National Scotland should put the common good before individual greed

Watchdog should be focusing on donations rather than questions

Source:: The National Watchdog should be focusing on donations rather than questions THE 2014 referendum question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” was proposed by the Electoral Commission, not by the SNP, and provides a clear precedent for a simple, straight-forward and understandable question. Both sides accepted it and No won it – so what is the problem in repeating it? Read the full article:: The National Watchdog should be focusing on donations rather than questions

Monica sobs as Welsh Labour show how good they aren’t at managing NHS

Source:: John Robertson Monica sobs as Welsh Labour show how good they aren’t at managing NHS From BBC Wales yesterday: A family claim the Welsh Government is “playing with people’s lives” after axing ambulance waiting time targets to reach suspected stroke victims. Mair Gore’s family said she was told to wait two-and-a-half hours for an ambulance after having a stroke in her home – and claim she waited five hours before getting the drugs she needed. They now want ambulance response targets for strokes to be reinstated. Strokes are in the amber category of the ambulance… Read the […]

Inverness-Aberdeen train line fully open after 15 weeks

Source:: Northern Scot Inverness-Aberdeen train line fully open after 15 weeks THE railway line between Huntly and Aberdeen will reopened as planned today. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Inverness-Aberdeen train line fully open after 15 weeks

Read all about it

Source:: Northern Scot Read all about it Tickets on sale for Spirit of Moray Festival Read the full article:: Northern Scot Read all about it

SNP must be ready to catch fishing opportunities – Tories

Source:: Northern Scot SNP must be ready to catch fishing opportunities – Tories Moray Tories have hailed “brighter prospects” for fishing – and called on the SNP to ensure the industry is poised to act on post-Brexit opportunities Read the full article:: Northern Scot SNP must be ready to catch fishing opportunities – Tories

Get off my f***ing backstop

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Get off my f***ing backstop It’s now clear what Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson’s game plan is. He’s written a letter to the EU demanding the removal of the Irish backstop but offering no solutions to replace it, all so that he can blame the EU for a refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal. Then either following a no-deal Brexit, or following the refusal of the Commons to allow a no-deal Brexit, he can call a General Election and blame everyone else for his mess.… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Get off […]