Red, white and blue

Source: Wings Over Scotland Red, white and blue Order “Welcome To Cairnstoon”, Chris’ compilation of Wings cartoons and more, here.

A big boy did it… a cautionary tale.

Source: Wee Ginger Dug A big boy did it… a cautionary tale. A guest post by Samuel Miller You’d think they’d learn by this point wouldn’t you? Politics by sound bite and policy by media forum has worked out so wonderfully well for the peoples of the UK. Manipulating and driving the opinion of the masses using dog whistle, short termist strategies and the politics of expediency. Nothing has done more to divide our society, break the chains of trust in our public institutions and send levels of societal trust in each other back to the stone age than […]

Automation set to hit middle class jobs – cue the new economics

Source: Business for Scotland Automation set to hit middle class jobs – cue the new economics Since my first newspaper column in 2002 I have been raging against the orthodox. Firstly trying to explain how broadband connectivity and the internet would change economics, then how ageing populations would make pensions unaffordable. In the last decade I pointed out that personal debt would create a consumer credit crunch if wages stagnated (it […] The post Automation set to hit middle class jobs – cue the new economics appeared first on Business for Scotland.

Print Your Own Labels

Source: Bella Caledonia Print Your Own Labels Every six months or so I meet my friend’s son for a catch up. He’s twenty-one and has left home in the highlands for uni in Edinburgh. The last time we met he took his new girlfriend and the three of us went for coffee and a wander at the meadows. I asked his girlfriend […]

Supporting Bella

Source: Bella Caledonia Supporting Bella Bella is ten years old next year and we’re organising some pretty special events to celebrate (details in January). Over that time have been building an ever-expanding community of writers, critics, journalists and thinkers with a commitment to challenging power and pushing for a Scottish democracy. But we need your help. We can only do […]

As Britain crashes and burns can Scottish politics embrace more humanity and substance?

Source: Gerry Hassan As Britain crashes and burns can Scottish politics embrace more humanity and substance? As Britain crashes and burns can Scottish politics embrace more humanity and substance? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, December 8th 2016 Britain is falling apart by the day. ‘British politics’ no longer exist in any form outside the House of Commons; ‘Brexit Britain’ is an inaccurate term considering the divided vote and kingdom; while the UK Government wastes our resources going to the Supreme Court to prevent a parliamentary vote actioning a referendum decision that was supposedly about parliamentary sovereignty. It’s confusing isn’t it? […]

Bein Yersels

Source: Bella Caledonia Bein Yersels “Tae be yersels an tae make that worth be inn, nae harder job tae mortals has been gien.” – Hugh MacDiarmid Author, language activist, playwright, documentary maker and Bella editorial board member Billy Kay has been recognised for his contribution to Scots at Na Trads -2016 Scotland’s Traditional Music Awards 2016, from Dundee. You can […]

Moray sports centre 'optimistic' over funding

Source: Northern Scot Moray sports centre ‘optimistic’ over funding THE team behind Moray’s new sports centre is “optimistic” that some of the £12 million to build the facility will come from a national agency.

School invites public to Christmas market

Source: Northern Scot School invites public to Christmas market ELGIN Academy is inviting the public to head to its Christmas Farmers’ Market next Friday (December 16) from 10am to 2.30pm.

At the top of the dial

Source: Wings Over Scotland At the top of the dial We’ll be honest, there are some bits of this that make us wince, and unfortunately most of them come in the first two minutes where they’ll do the most damage in terms of getting a persuadeable voter to watch the rest of it. But it’s an important piece of work, containing stuff even we didn’t […]

Nana Akuffo Addo Elected President of Ghana

Source: Craig Murray Nana Akuffo Addo Elected President of Ghana With 185 out of 275 constituency results in, I am calling the election for President Elect Nana Akuffo Addo. There is a surprisingly uniform swing to Nana across every region of the country, and he cannot lose from this position. This is the swing to Nana region by region, based on my constituency by constituency analysis of the results. There is a swing to the NPP in every single region. Swing to Nana Akuffo Addo Ashanti Region 6.1% Brong Ahafo 6.3% Central 7.6% Eastern 5.1% Greater Accra 4.2% Northern […]

Return of the vortex

Source: Wings Over Scotland Return of the vortex Particularly alert readers may recall a phenomenon we haven’t covered much recently, whereby aspects of politics magically transform as they cross the border between Scotland and the rest of the UK. But this week we’ve had a sighting in a new area. Sounds pretty bad for poor old Wales. The results weren’t so great for Scotland […]

Supreme Brexit

Source: Bella Caledonia Supreme Brexit The derision that followed Kezia Dugdales IPPR speech yesterday was amplified by its coming on the same day as the Supreme Court ruling on Article 50. Most people will just be bored to tears by the Supreme Court proceedings and its turgid, dire, over-complicated nonsensical legalese. But it’s important. As Iain Macwhirter puts it succinctly: […]

Twitter and Facebook Censorship and Mainstream Media Denial

Source: Craig Murray Twitter and Facebook Censorship and Mainstream Media Denial I had never heard of ghost banning until I was ghost banned by twitter. That of course is the idea – they censor you without realising you are censored. People no longer get notifications when I post, and the tweet only turns up in the twitter line of followers who happen to be logged in at the time my tweet goes out. Those logging in later will no longer see tweets I issued while they were away. Most of my tweets no longer show up on twitter searches, […]