Council begins Dallas Dhu consultation

Source: Northern Scot Council begins Dallas Dhu consultation AN EIGHT-WEEK consultation is underway to get the public’s input on a draft masterplan for the Dallas Dhu area on the outskirts of Forres.

Whisper It Murdo

Source: Bella Caledonia Whisper It Murdo As Payton Quinn  noted on Twitter: “If you’re shocked that May’s gone quiet on the #MuslimBan you should remember less that 6 months ago she suggested lists of foreign workers.” We should be wary in our shock and outrage at Trumps rule, to think that this is somehow alien to the British right, or to […]

Were they cancelled operations or really just postponed operations? Were there a lot or not-a-lot? BBC Scotland’s merciless context-free campaign of words against NHS Scotland and the SNP Government’s management of it continues unabated

Source: John Robertson Were they cancelled operations or really just postponed operations? Were there a lot or not-a-lot? BBC Scotland’s merciless context-free campaign of words against NHS Scotland and the SNP Government’s management of it continues unabated 30th January 2017 ‘NHS Grampian says it cannot confirm when new dates will be given to patients for cancelled (sic) operations. The Health Board has postponed more than 100 procedures since the beginning of November 2016.’ (Reporting Scotland, 26.1.17) We then heard, via Ruth Davidson (a Tory like the ones actually running NHS England into the ground), the case of a prostate […]

Trump is a Dalek

Source: Bella Caledonia Trump is a Dalek For those of you bewildered by the Trump phenomenon, the insight that he is in fact a Dalek makes everything make sense. Consider this. He is: Orange, Fascist, afraid of stairs, has unhelpfully small appendages, devoid of empathy and barks repetitive meaningless statements. If you are wondering “If Trump’s a Dalek – who’s Davros?” This […]

Clinton Gang Push for War with Iran

Source: Craig Murray Clinton Gang Push for War with Iran So what are the Clinton gang doing while Trump introduces anti-Muslim immigration discrimination? Oh, they are pushing for war with Iran, which might give pause to some who think the world would have been less awful had Hillary won. Here is the front page of the resolution introduced into the House of Representatives by Democrat Alcee L Hastings, an extremely close ally of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who had to resign in disgrace as chair of the Democratic National Committee after WikiLeaks published emails establishing her corrupt endeavours to fix […]

Contenders ready

Source: Wings Over Scotland Contenders ready The Sunday Herald ran an extraordinary article on page 2 yesterday, and after we’d finished being startled by what nonsense it was, it set us wondering about why. The piece triggered a demented, vitriolic outburst on social media from the founder of a well-known Scottish website, furiously and bizarrely demanding apologies from a number of […]

Falling in love with songs that embrace break-ups and breakdowns

Source: NewsNet Scotland Falling in love with songs that embrace break-ups and breakdowns Cee Smith reviews CRASH, the new album from Scottish duo The Miss’s. January is a difficult time for everyone. Winter begins properly here. After all the festivities of light, binging and warm community feeling have worn off there’s two choices: carry on the party addiction or settle into hibernation. With my birthday at the end of the year I try to steer away from the process. But I, like everyone born at the end of a calendar, get to experience time as it’s officially counted. I […]

Reeling in Shock at the Muslim Ban

Source: Random Public Journal Reeling in Shock at the Muslim Ban Tweet Follow @RPJblogBy Jason Michael Trump said that he would ban Muslims from coming into America. No one can say that he didn’t give us fair warning. Now he has gone and kept his promise and everyone is bewildered at how cold and callous the US has become. But he told us. Don’t for a single moment imagine that this doesn’t concern you. If you are thinking: So what? It has nothing to do with me, well then you had better check to see if tickets are available […]

The Undiscovered Land

Source: Bella Caledonia The Undiscovered Land Many years ago, just before my third year at University, I was raped towards the end of my year abroad on a US College Campus. As with many women, my rapist was well known to me. He was my ‘boyfriend’, at least, he kept telling me he was. Or rather, he was someone who had […]

The grotesque failings of a Prime Minister in thrall to uncivilised US regime

Source: NewsNet Scotland The grotesque failings of a Prime Minister in thrall to uncivilised US regime Derek Bateman reflects on a few implications of Trump’s Muslim ban. The inhuman fiasco at American airports and the failure of a British Prime Minister to condemn it outright is another sign of how the governance of the UK is spiralling in unpredictable directions. Like it or not, Britain is now tied in the eyes of the world to the fantasy politics of Donald Trump having sent our national leader scurrying to Washington to curry favour while the more sanguine heads of European governments […]

The New World

Source: Derek Bateman The New World The inhuman fiasco at American airports and the failure of a British Prime Minister to condemn it outright is another sign of how the governance of the UK is spiralling in unpredictable directions. Like it or not, Britain is now tied in the eyes of the world to the fantasy politics of Donald Trump having sent our national leader scurrying to Washington to curry favour while the more sanguine heads of European governments kept their distance. While the world looks on aghast at the turmoil caused by banning designated muslims entry and instigated […]

Saving the last bank

Source: Northern Scot Saving the last bank AN ONLINE petition against the closure of the last remaining bank on Speyside gained more than 500 signatures within its first 24 hours.

Time catches up with us all

Source: Wings Over Scotland Time catches up with us all Here’s the Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon 10 months ago: And this is him yesterday, reacting to the news that having been born in Iraq means he’s now banned from entering the USA: Which you’d imagine isn’t quite the sort of “special relationship” he was talking about in glowing terms just two days earlier: Because whether […]

Closing Scotland’s Education Gap: The Herald’s ‘education guru’ is on the wrong track

Source: John Robertson Closing Scotland’s Education Gap: The Herald’s ‘education guru’ is on the wrong track (c) http://www.jacquetta.net/ 29th January 2016 Today the Herald headlined with: ‘Failure to close attainment gap would be ‘disastrous’ claims education guru’ I agree. Closing the educational attainment gap between students from more affluent and deprived areas is one of the most important ambitions we should have in Scotland. However, the Herald’s ‘guru’ needs to get back to the research if he wants to continue as a ‘guru’ whatever that is supposed to mean. In the context of education it usually means something like: ‘a […]

Trump’s Crazy Immigration Freeze

Source: Craig Murray Trump’s Crazy Immigration Freeze Baghdad-born Tory MP Nadhim Zadawi has become the media poster boy for British opposition to Trump’s egregious immigration freeze, which May has eventually been forced into opposing against all her profound anti-immigrant instincts. Actually, if I ran a country I would be sorely tempted to ban Zadawi from it too. Founder of blatant Tory push-polling organisation YouGove (sic), the creep charged the taxpayer massively for MP’s expenses including thousands of pounds for heated stables at his second home. Being stinking rich and having children at Princeton is the media’s idea of the […]