Give credit where it’s due to two excellent Scottish MEPs

Source:: The National Give credit where it’s due to two excellent Scottish MEPs MARTIN Hannan made two serious omissions when referencing those Scottish MEPs who had made their mark in Brussels. Read the full article:: The National Give credit where it’s due to two excellent Scottish MEPs

The new order

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The new order This video is 20 minutes long, and most of you won’t watch it all the way through. But you really should. Because the UK is changing, and it’s changing fast. In the late spring of 2014 we went to a UKIP rally in Bath, and came to a conclusion: “What I believe more firmly than ever […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The new order

A Democracy of the 0.18%

Source:: Bella Caledonia A Democracy of the 0.18% Yesterday I tweeted that there’s “only about 70,000 members of the Conservative Party. Basically a dwindling coterie of some of the worst people in Britain are about to choose a candidate from a selection of some of the most repugnant politicians in the UK. That person will be our Prime Minister.” That was untrue. It […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia A Democracy of the 0.18%

BBC help spin narrative to enable Scottish Ratories to abandon Mothership as Captain Boris looms

Source:: John Robertson BBC help spin narrative to enable Scottish Ratories to abandon Mothership as Captain Boris looms Ross Thomson is first Ratory to leave Think about it. Judging by all the opinion polls recently, Steven Kerr MP for Stirling is a man who, like all his colleagues, would struggle to come third in his own constituency in any quick election. The UN has compared his party’s welfare reforms to a version of a Victorian workhouse! They face wipe-out in the EU elections because of their Brexit chaos. His leader had just resigned in self-pitying tears. The Cabinet… […]

Art exhibition opens as part of Moray-wide festival

Source:: Northern Scot Art exhibition opens as part of Moray-wide festival AN EXHIBITION of local artwork launches in Burghead today as part of a festival focusing on mental health. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Art exhibition opens as part of Moray-wide festival

Good Morning Scotland’s ‘leading’ think tank is run by a Labour stooge and old pal of Kezia to undermine SNP

Source:: John Robertson Good Morning Scotland’s ‘leading’ think tank is run by a Labour stooge and old pal of Kezia to undermine SNP Early this morning we heard: ‘The Scottish Government needs to take urgent action to stop the equivalent of a classroom of children a day falling into poverty according to a leading (sic) think tank. IPPR Scotland calculates that without new measures being introduced, 50 000 more children will be affected by 2024. It’s calling on the government to bring forward plans to introduce a new family income supplement. The Scottish Government says it will report progress […]

Scotland could become first country to beat HIV

Source:: John Robertson Scotland could become first country to beat HIV  From Glasgow Caledonian University: ‘Research which could help Scotland become the first country to beat HIV is being highlighted in a new campaign to promote the public impact of health research at universities across the UK. Professor Claudia Estcourt is leading work on HIV prevention with the new anti-HIV drug, PrEP, which has been proven to radically reduce the chance of infection in high risk groups. People across Scotland at high risk of acquiring HIV are now able to access the Pre… Read the full article:: John Robertson Scotland […]

Hail to the chief

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Hail to the chief Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Hail to the chief

FM renews call for new vote on independence as PM quits over botched Brexit

Source:: The National FM renews call for new vote on independence as PM quits over botched Brexit THE First Minister stepped up her demand for a new vote on independence as she responded to Theresa May’s resignation statement. Read the full article:: The National FM renews call for new vote on independence as PM quits over botched Brexit

One of Theresa May's biggest problems was she never understood Scotland or Scots

Source:: The National One of Theresa May’s biggest problems was she never understood Scotland or Scots IF there was one time when Theresa May showed just how much she misunderstood Scotland and the Scots, it was in late November when she was carrying out her mad dash around the UK to try to convince the provincials, as she no doubt saw them, about her rotten withdrawal agreement. Read the full article:: The National One of Theresa May’s biggest problems was she never understood Scotland or Scots

Here's who does (and doesn't) stand a chance of becoming PM

Source:: The National Here’s who does (and doesn’t) stand a chance of becoming PM IF you believe the bookmakers, and they are often right about these things, then Boris Johnson is the next prime minister of the UK. Read the full article:: The National Here’s who does (and doesn’t) stand a chance of becoming PM

Scotland’s massive visitor increase as they turn away from other parts

Source:: John Robertson Scotland’s massive visitor increase as they turn away from other parts From news.gov.scot today: The number of European visitors to Scotland increased by 19% in 2018, according to official statistics released today. Overall there was a 10% increase in visits from overseas tourists and a 1.2% increase in domestic (Great Britain) overnight visits to Scotland. These increases compare to a 3% decrease in overseas tourism visits and a 6% decrease in overseas expenditure for the UK as a whole. https://news.gov.scot/news/rise-in-european-visitors-1 Earlier reports revealing same trend and explaining it: Massive increase in… Read the full article:: […]

Wee Ginger Dugcast – 24 May

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger Dugcast – 24 May Welcome to the latest episode of the Dugcast. This week The National’s editor Callum Baird and I discuss Theresa May’s disastrous deal, her resignation announcement, the European elections, the implications for another independence referendum, and the most important story of the week – what’s happened to all the litter bins in Barlanark? My new book has just been published by Vagabond Voices. Containing the best articles from The National from 2016 to date.… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger Dugcast – 24 May