Stella Wants Her Groove Back

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Stella Wants Her Groove Back Labour MP Stella Creasy, explaining to Sarah Smith on today’s Sunday Politics why she backs a so-called “People’s Vote” on Brexit because voters should have the right to change their mind about a referendum if circumstances change. Except, as always, for viewers in Scotland. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Stella Wants Her Groove Back

Beware the coming of Jacob Rees-Mogg and his Brexit apocalypse | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Beware the coming of Jacob Rees-Mogg and his Brexit apocalypse | Kevin McKenna The omens couldn’t be clearer. Chaos and catastrophe will loom as Britain edges closer to a no-deal scenarioPerhaps Brexit really is the long foretold apocalypse. Since the dawn of the 21st century, each passing year, it seems, brings with it predictions of the end of the world or at least civilisation as we know it (whichever comes first). Certainly, many of these have come from those types of sects and gatherings that think The Handmaid’s Tale is a model for… Read the […]

The end of democracy? Hello plutocracy

Source:: NewsNet Scotland The end of democracy? Hello plutocracy By Dorothy Bruce The dithering, vacillation and obfuscation of the Prime Minister as she tries to keep her party together is a sight to behold. Remainers and right-wing Brexiters are engaged in a tug-of-was with Mrs May birling in the centre, pulling first the rope on one side, then on the other. But her clumsy footwork in her kitten-heeled shoes only ensures that she gets thoroughly tangled in the rope and ends flailing on the ground, arms waving, legs cycling,… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland The end of […]

Glasgow Herald ‘racks up’ another NHS scare story

Source:: John Robertson Glasgow Herald ‘racks up’ another NHS scare story In the Herald today: ‘Scots mental health units rack up one injury every hour as figures reveal toll of assaults, burns and falls. Mental health units in Scotland are racking up an injury every hour among patients, staff and visitors, figures reveal. Over the past three years, psychiatric facilities recorded an average of 24 incidents a day. These ranged from assaults and accidents such as falls and trips, to substance abuse and issues with absconding and patient transport.’ One every… Read the full article:: John Robertson Glasgow […]

Why the pairing scandal exposes Tory Government's problems

Source:: The National Why the pairing scandal exposes Tory Government’s problems IF the last few weeks at Westminster have proven anything, it’s that political scandals come in many shapes and sizes. Between strongly worded resignations, “creatively” worded sex texts, reinstatements, rebellions, reshuffles and plotting, it would be easy to forget that any actual politics had been happening. And yet, it has been some of Parliament’s most monumental decisions which have become the backdrop for one of the biggest scandals of all. Read the full article:: The National Why the pairing scandal exposes Tory Government’s problems

Pairing scandal exposes Tory Government's problems

Source:: The National Pairing scandal exposes Tory Government’s problems IF the last few weeks at Westminster have proven anything, it’s that political scandals come in many shapes and sizes. Between strongly worded resignations, “creatively” worded sex texts, reinstatements, rebellions, reshuffles and plotting, it would be easy to forget that any actual politics had been happening. And yet, it has been some of Parliament’s most monumental decisions which have become the backdrop for one of the biggest scandals of all. Read the full article:: The National Pairing scandal exposes Tory Government’s problems

Absent Without Leave

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Absent Without Leave A guest post by Samuel Miller Readers, I’m not entirely sure where to begin? We started the week with the fallout from the Chequers deal and some ministerial resignations. Then we had the EC’s ruling on the leave campaign’s alleged questionable shenanigans, cross party backstabbery over said Chequers deal and crucial Commons votes on the nature of Brexit UK (Now looking increasingly like a hard or no deal Brexit). A pairing scandal on those votes also reared its ugly head… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Absent Without Leave

Spending by tourists in Scotland soars by infinitely more than in non-Scottish parts of UK!

Source:: John Robertson Spending by tourists in Scotland soars by infinitely more than in non-Scottish parts of UK! (c) Visit Scotland More measurable than spend, the number of tourists visiting Scotland in 2017, increased by 17% while for the UK, as a whole, it only increased by 1%. However, according to Office for National Statistics (OSN) data released yesterday, tourist spending in Scotland increased by a whopping 23% while in the UK, it fell by 1%. I’m not a mathematician (no, really, I’m not) so can that even be expressed as a ratio or am I correct in… […]

Glasgow Herald’s nauseating attempt to distort truth about Scotland and racist violence

Source:: John Robertson Glasgow Herald’s nauseating attempt to distort truth about Scotland and racist violence In the Herald yesterday, we were confronted with the above. You could read that headline two ways – ‘welcome to Scotland because you’ll be safer here’ or, as I suspect they meant, ‘welcome to Scotland because violence is us!’ The article opened with: ‘When Shabaz Ali opened his eyes, after fighting for his life in hospital for three days, he didn’t know where he was.  After his father answered his questions, Shabaz told him he had no future in Scotland.… Read the full […]

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Theresa May hypes up Union rhetoric on Belfast visit

Source:: The National Theresa May hypes up Union rhetoric on Belfast visit THERESA May told a Belfast audience that Northern Ireland got “great benefits” from being in the UK and that she would “always make the case for it”. Read the full article:: The National Theresa May hypes up Union rhetoric on Belfast visit

Barnier dismisses May's Brexit demands, saying they are fraud risk

Source:: The National Barnier dismisses May’s Brexit demands, saying they are fraud risk MICHEL Barnier has dismissed Theresa May’s proposals for future customs arrangements casting doubt over whether they would be workable, in his first public response to last week’s White Paper. Read the full article:: The National Barnier dismisses May’s Brexit demands, saying they are fraud risk

SNP prepare for snap UK election amid Tory turmoil at Westminster

Source:: The National SNP prepare for snap UK election amid Tory turmoil at Westminster THE SNP is increasing preparations for a possible General Election with the party’s new depute saying it is “fired up and ready to go”. Read the full article:: The National SNP prepare for snap UK election amid Tory turmoil at Westminster

Wales and Northern Ireland back Scotland on Brexit Continuity Bill

Source:: The National Wales and Northern Ireland back Scotland on Brexit Continuity Bill THERESA May is facing the threat of a fresh crisis after the top law officers in Northern Ireland and Wales backed the Scottish Government ahead of a courtroom showdown. Read the full article:: The National Wales and Northern Ireland back Scotland on Brexit Continuity Bill