How ‘right to buy’ created Thatcherites in more ways than one

Source: NewsNet Scotland How ‘right to buy’ created Thatcherites in more ways than one Bernard Thompson with a salutary tale about one under-reported impact of Thatcher’s right-to-buy and its impact on all of us Allow me to tell you two true stories, one a short anecdote. My grandfather was a baker who brought up three children in Glasgow during the 1930s. In the days before zero-hours contracts, he would rise every morning and take the tram to the bakery where the foreman would decide who would work that day. A word from our sponsor… “There is no such thing […]

Collider insight into Tory psyche dumbfounds scientists, leaves anoraks in awe

Source: NewsNet Scotland Collider insight into Tory psyche dumbfounds scientists, leaves anoraks in awe Heedrum Hodrum Collider offers frightening glimpse into Conservative psyche, finds our man with his finger in the tunnel, Citizen Cuddis. A device originally designed to peer into the criminally deranged mind has been adapted by Professor Klaus Vier at the HHC to explore the Conservative Party mind. In yet another groundbreaking first for the professor’s team, the device has been tried out on Theresa May. The results were so electrifying that the first time it was switched on, both picture valves blew and the Bakelite control […]

Creating a country that is fit for a dignified people

Source: Wee Ginger Dug Creating a country that is fit for a dignified people Yesterday I had the pleasure of addressing the crowd at a massive pro-independence rally in George Square in Glasgow. I’ve spoken to small audiences before, but never had to speak in front of thousands of people in the very heart of Glasgow. It was an experience I’ll never forget. It was a fantastic day, meeting friends and fellow campaigners, and the dug posed happily for photies in return for lots of dog treats. He had a ball, but then that animal works a crowd like […]

About time, frankly

Source: Wings Over Scotland About time, frankly In December 2013, the editor of this site – who knew nothing of the secret this article is about to reveal – tweeted “When we write the chronicles of independence, I hope there’ll be a whole chapter on @A_DarlingMP”. Well, this is as close as we’re going to get. @A_DarlingMP (which morphed into @A_LordDarling last year) was […]

If we’re a nation of foodies, why do patients starve? | Kevin McKenna

Source: Kevin McKenna If we’re a nation of foodies, why do patients starve? | Kevin McKenna Even as we lap up every last TV food programme, those most in need of good food are going without It was once claimed that there wasn’t a street in Glasgow that didn’t also serve as a football pitch. Now those streets lie empty and everyone wonders where all the children have gone. “They’re all inside playing computer games,” seems to be the most common assumption. I have my own theory: they’re all inside watching cookery programmes. Scotland hasn’t qualified for a major […]

When time stood still again

Source: Wings Over Scotland When time stood still again Yes supporters are currently holding what seems to be a very well-attended march from Glasgow’s Botanical Gardens to a rally in George Square, with thousands more people seemingly turning up than even the organisers’ highest pre-event estimates. We could verify that with footage from the Labour-controlled City Council’s webcam at the square, if it hadn’t […]

Brexit damage to Scotland’s economy will drive up Yes vote

Source: Business for Scotland Brexit damage to Scotland’s economy will drive up Yes vote The latest poll by YouGov shows increased support for independence, up from 46% pre Brexit to 47% but that is a little disappointing. However it doesn’t surprise me, as the SNP are emphasising the wrong message on the Brexit. It is not simply the fact that Scotland is being dragged out of the EU that will […] The post Brexit damage to Scotland’s economy will drive up Yes vote appeared first on Business for Scotland.

Security alert at air base

Source: Northern Scot Security alert at air base PERSONNEL at RAF Lossiemouth have been told not to wear their uniforms outside the camp following an attempted kidnapping near an English air base.

Hillary and the Balloons

Source: Bella Caledonia Hillary and the Balloons I’m looking at the pictures of Hillary among the balloons…as a theatre type…and thinking to myself, a bit uncomfortably… “She may have intelligence and experience and ruthlessness going for her, but she is a TERRIBLE actor. I mean, just…God help us…” (A bit like Gordon Brown…when compared to Tony Blair…only being America. the contrast with […]

Perspective

Source: Bella Caledonia Perspective This looks like an excellent addition to the emeregnt new media landscape from the talented Phantom Power Films… “PERSPECTIVE is a new regular documentary series that covers politics, art and culture in Scotland in the 21st century. From Phantom Power Films, the team which brought you Altered State, comes a powerful new documentary format shot […]

E. Coli outbreack linked to cheese

Source: Northern Scot E. Coli outbreack linked to cheese HEALTH Protection Scotland (HPS) is investigating 16 confirmed cases of a strain of E. coli which may be associated with eating blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk.