Nearly 80% of Scottish SMEs concerned about post-Brexit economy

Source:: The National Nearly 80% of Scottish SMEs concerned about post-Brexit economy LEADING Scottish business advisers and accountants Scott-Moncrieff have published a survey which shows that small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are fearing Brexit. Read the full article:: The National Nearly 80% of Scottish SMEs concerned about post-Brexit economy

Antisemitism: A Meaningless Charge

Source:: Random Public Journal Antisemitism: A Meaningless Charge Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael BRITISH LABOUR HAS A PROBLEM. In fact, the British Labour Party has quite a few problems – chief among them is that it is, as the opposition in Westminster, utterly useless. But if you have been paying any attention to the BBC and the British mainstream media – which you really shouldn’t do – you would think that Labour’s problem is antisemitism. Ignoring the fact that James Bundy, the chairman of the Scottish Conservative’s… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Antisemitism: A Meaningless […]

Police appeal after cars are vandalised

Source:: Northern Scot Police appeal after cars are vandalised POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a number of vehicles were vandalised in Elgin. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Police appeal after cars are vandalised

The propaganda department

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The propaganda department A report has just been published by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the House of Commons. The House of Commons report was written by anti-independence MPs, largely from England. It consists of 11 MPs, five of whom are Conservative, five Labour, and only one SNP. The sole SNP MP on the committee is the only MP representing a Scottish constituency. So this is a committee which has no particular insight into Scotland, and no special sympathy for… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The propaganda department

Seismic Things Are Happening On The American Left

Source:: Bella Caledonia Seismic Things Are Happening On The American Left The victory of Ocasio-Cortez in New York wasn’t an isolated upset, but the latest in a series of seismic shifts currently taking place on the American left, argues Jamie Maxwell. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat Joe Crowley in a headline-blitzing New York primary race last month, the first thing the Democratic Party establishment tried to do […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Seismic Things Are Happening On The American Left

RBS and BoS report more good news on Scottish economy. When will it end?

Source:: John Robertson RBS and BoS report more good news on Scottish economy. When will it end? From the RBS Monitor and the Bank of Scotland business barometer, today, more good news on the general good health and optimism in Scotland’s business sector. Two extracts will suffice. Royal Bank: ‘It’s very welcome news that Scottish businesses are reporting growth so far in 2018 and appear confident that they can maintain that momentum into the second half of the year.’ Bank of Scotland: ‘It found that Scottish businesses’ overall confidence saw a month-on-month drop of seven points to… Read […]

Massive Fraseresque ‘BUTLIST’ from BBC Scotland to downplay business success

Source:: John Robertson Massive Fraseresque ‘BUTLIST’ from BBC Scotland to downplay business success Here’s the BBC Scotland headline today ‘RBS monitor: Cost pressures weighing on Scots firms’ Deeper in the text are the headlines we could have had: ‘Scottish exporters see strong pick-up in business.’ ‘Most Scottish firms in particular report growth and confidence in future’ ‘Scottish firms upbeat about their own prospects – but less optimistic about the UK economy’ Here’s what we got in the BBC report after the negative headline: BUT ‘Cost pressures on Scottish firms have risen to their… Read the full article:: John […]

'Where will we go?' ask Glasgow's asylum seekers over lock-out threat

Source:: The National ‘Where will we go?’ ask Glasgow’s asylum seekers over lock-out threat HER name is Hamida Mehraban. She’s a teacher. She endured death threats in Afghanistan for educating girls and disguised herself in a burka to evade the Taliban en route to lessons. Read the full article:: The National ‘Where will we go?’ ask Glasgow’s asylum seekers over lock-out threat

'Where will we go?' ask Glasgow's locked-out asylum seekers

Source:: The National ‘Where will we go?’ ask Glasgow’s locked-out asylum seekers HER name is Hamida Mehraban. She’s a teacher. She endured death threats in Afghanistan for educating girls and disguised herself in a burka to evade the Taliban en route to lessons. Read the full article:: The National ‘Where will we go?’ ask Glasgow’s locked-out asylum seekers

Controversial academic Jordan B Peterson to come to Scotland

Source:: The National Controversial academic Jordan B Peterson to come to Scotland WHAT’S THE STORY?HE has been described as the “most influential public intellectual in the Western World” and a “right-wing reactionary” but, love him or hate him Jordan B Peterson is coming to Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Controversial academic Jordan B Peterson to come to Scotland

New report blames Tory Government for power grab talks breakdown

Source:: The National New report blames Tory Government for power grab talks breakdown THE Tory Government has been blasted for failing to work with the Scottish Government over Brexit. Read the full article:: The National New report blames Tory Government for power grab talks breakdown

Home Office’s outsourcing of the asylum system is a UK scandal

Source:: The National Home Office’s outsourcing of the asylum system is a UK scandal SERCO has been called the company that runs Britain, although, like Carillion, that other great product of British outsourcing and procurement, it’s got very little brand recognition. In certain quarters, though, it has gained notoriety (another parallel with Carillion). An offshore law firm called Serco a “high-risk” client with a “history of problems, failures, fatal errors and overcharging”. Read the full article:: The National Home Office’s outsourcing of the asylum system is a UK scandal

Jam today or in 50 years when Brexit might come good

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Jam today or in 50 years when Brexit might come good By Dorothy Bruce Dorothy Bruce fears her grandchildren will be approaching retirement by the time the untried experiment of Brexit might be known Divide and rule has always been a strategy used by British politicians, and Mrs May is no different. Finding it difficult to move the EU from its long-held position regarding Brexit, Mrs May is attempting to have discussions with individual member states in the hope of obtaining backing for her position and assistance in moving the stance… Read the full article:: […]

An Awful State

Source:: Random Public Journal An Awful State Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael UNIONISTS IN SCOTLAND WANT to convince us that the SNP has peaked, that the demand for independence is on the wane, and that the independence movement is in dire straits. The complete domination of the media by the Westminster agenda means that this narrative of the death of independence has been sold, repackaged and resold – wash, rinse, repeat – by the mainstream media in Scotland since even before the 2014 referendum. According to… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal An Awful State

How I made Britnat trolls work for me

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug How I made Britnat trolls work for me I had planned to publish this piece yesterday, but the BBC shutdown of Wings Over Scotland’s and Moridura’s YouTube Channels was too important not to blog about immediately. Quite incredibly, it now transpires that the BBC closed down Stu Campbell’s YouTube channel because he’d published the video of the BBC interviewing Stu Campbell. When she took over as director of BBC Scotland a wee while ago, Donalda MacKinnon spoke about how important it was for BBC Scotland to rebuild trust… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]