Glasgow Up in Arms

Source:: Bella Caledonia Glasgow Up in Arms The arms industry is coming to Glasgow, a city that has experienced a rich history of anti-war mobilisations. The Underwater Defence Technology (UDT) exhibition will be held at Glasgow’s SEC from 26-28 of June. It will promote defence and security equipment and will host delegations from 40 different countries. The conference is run by Clarion events […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Glasgow Up in Arms

Midwife hopeful meets Robison as family bid to escape deportation

Source:: The National Midwife hopeful meets Robison as family bid to escape deportation AN aspiring midwife who has had her right to study revoked by the Home Office met with Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison yesterday in her bid to stay and train in Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Midwife hopeful meets Robison as family bid to escape deportation

SNP anger over charges for EU citizens to remain in the UK

Source:: The National SNP anger over charges for EU citizens to remain in the UK CHARGES and checks faced by EU nationals who want to stay in UK after Brexit have been branded “outrageous” by a senior SNP MP. Read the full article:: The National SNP anger over charges for EU citizens to remain in the UK

Further proof emerges to disprove Tory MP's immigration claim

Source:: The National Further proof emerges to disprove Tory MP’s immigration claim MORE proof has emerged that migrants are managing to overturn UK Government visa refusals after a judicial review – contrary to what Immigration Minister Caroline Noakes told MPs. Read the full article:: The National Further proof emerges to disprove Tory MP’s immigration claim

BBC UK silent on the Tory child rapist and the Tory serial child sex offender yet Reporting Scotland offer all-day headline coverage of the SNP MSP’s inappropriate text

Source:: John Robertson BBC UK silent on the Tory child rapist and the Tory serial child sex offender yet Reporting Scotland offer all-day headline coverage of the SNP MSP’s inappropriate text From the Canary, yesterday: ‘On 18 June, two Conservative politicians were convicted of child sexual abuse. The jury at Swansea Crown Court found former mayor for Pembroke David Boswell guilty of raping a girl under the age of 10. On the same day, former mayor of Godalming Simon Thornton pleaded guilty to more than 20 child sex offenses.’ https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2018/06/20/in-under-24-hours-two-former-tory-mayors-are-convicted-of-horrific-crimes-against-children/ Thornton has been sentenced to nine years in prison and Boswell […]

Saluting Britishness

Source:: Random Public Journal Saluting Britishness Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael AS THOUGH OUT OF NOWHERE the open right-hand salute of the Nazis – the Hitlergruß of the Sieg Heil – has become the accepted display of belonging and “pride” used by British nationalists. It certainly never sprang from nowhere; it wasn’t licked up off the stones. Somewhere, deep in the bowels of the British white supremacist imagination, this repugnant symbol – together with many of the other trappings of national socialism – has been… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Saluting Britishness

Welcome Atavist! A Groundbreaking Publishing Platform Joins the WordPress.com Family

Source:: North British Post Welcome Atavist! A Groundbreaking Publishing Platform Joins the WordPress.com Family Today we’re announcing that Atavist, a multimedia publishing platform and award-winning magazine, will be joining WordPress.com parent company Automattic. This news is exciting to me on a few levels — eight years ago I had my first introduction to Atavist when I met a journalist named Evan Ratliff for coffee at Housing Works in New York. He showed me the first pieces of what became a bold new platform for long-form storytelling, which he created with co-founders Jefferson Rabb and… Read the full article:: […]

The heart that beats stronger

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The heart that beats stronger Chris Deerin, yes that Chris Deerin, Chris Deerin of “voting No is the moral choice” Chris Deerin, Chris Deerin the apologist for British nationalism because it’s not nationalist at all Chris Deerin, Chris Deerin who’s never come across any mud he’s been incapable of slinging at the independence movement Chris Deerin, has just published an article in the New Statesman in which he acknowledges something that independence supporters have known for quite some time. It’s actually the British state in… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The heart […]

Bookmark Posts with Save For Later

Source:: North British Post Bookmark Posts with Save For Later Maybe you’re reading a blog post while sipping your morning tea when you suddenly realize it’s getting late, or you’re browsing on the bus — but you just got to your stop. The WordPress.com Reader is a great tool for to catching up with your favorite blogs or exploring interesting new reads. And now, you can save those posts and resume reading at your leisure with Save For Later. How does it work? First, make sure you have the newest… Read the full article:: North British Post Bookmark […]

The Plague Ghosts of the Atomics: From The Province of The Cat

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Plague Ghosts of the Atomics: From The Province of The Cat Why does the UK have a nuclear energy industry? Because they have a nuclear weapons programme. Why does the UK have nuclear weapons? Because it suits the US and allows the UK to have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Plague Ghosts of the Atomics: From The Province of The Cat

BBC Complaint on coverage of obesity – progress?

Source:: John Robertson BBC Complaint on coverage of obesity – progress? (c) news-watch I passed my complaint, twice rejected by BBC Scotland, to the Executive Complaints Unit and they seem to be taking it seriously. See: _____________________________________ British Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast Centre, BC2 B4, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TP Telephone: 020 8743 8000 Email: ecu@bbc.co.uk Executive Complaints Unit Professor John Robertson Email : jupitergreen61@gmail.com Ref: CAS-4971978 & CAS-4972768 21 June 2018 Dear Professor Robertson Reporting Scotland , BBC One and Good Morning Scotland , Radio Scotland 26 May,2018 Thank you… Read the full article:: John Robertson BBC […]

Climate Change and Disrupting Westminster

Source:: Bella Caledonia Climate Change and Disrupting Westminster How does anyone in Scotland benefit from a third runway at Heathrow? How is this in anyway in alignment with Scotland’s (much vaunted) climate change emission targets? Why would the SNP ally themselves with the DUP and the Tories?  The government’s latest figures foresee aviation emissions rising by 7.3 million tonnes CO2 by 2030 if a […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Climate Change and Disrupting Westminster

Scotland’s has two ‘unicorns’ and digital tech sector jobs are up 8%

Source:: John Robertson Scotland’s has two ‘unicorns’ and digital tech sector jobs are up 8% From Insider today: ‘The number of jobs in the industry in Scotland hit 48,448 last year, up 8% on 2016. The three Scottish tech hubs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee are singled out in the report. Together they contribute £2.4bn, or three-fifths, of Scotland’s total tech turnover. The tech sector in Scotland is worth £3.9bn with digital tech turnover per employee reaching £80,000, according to the report. The Tech Nation report said that Scotland’s capital is home to two of… Read the full […]

Scotland’s ‘already more advanced’ fire sprinkler legislation to be further enhanced but the story lacks the kind of news values Reporting Scotland’s editor requires

Source:: John Robertson Scotland’s ‘already more advanced’ fire sprinkler legislation to be further enhanced but the story lacks the kind of news values Reporting Scotland’s editor requires (c) wisetradesmen.com From the Scottish Government site today: ‘Legislation to make sprinkler systems compulsory in new social housing is to be taken forward. Housing Minister Kevin Stewart confirmed that the Scottish Government will take forward David Stewart MSP’s proposal for a Members’ Bill to make it a legal requirement for all future new build social housing properties to be fitted with sprinkler systems.’ https://news.gov.scot/news/new-social-housing-safety The situation in Scotland is already superior to […]

Brexit is aiding the break-up of Britain but this crisis has deeper roots

Source:: Gerry Hassan Brexit is aiding the break-up of Britain but this crisis has deeper roots Brexit is aiding the break-up of Britain but this crisis has deeper roots Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 20th 2018 Brexit isn’t going well. Two years after the referendum vote for the UK to leave the EU there is still no agreed plan on what kind of Brexit the UK Government wants. Theresa May’s administration staggers from day to day – too weak to dare to define what it stands for – facing regular crises, critical parliamentary votes and defeats.… Read the […]