A Portugese Laddie

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A Portugese Laddie Last month the Tory government published its white paper on EU migration post-Brexit. As a result, I spent my day arguing positively for immigration on social media, sharing fact-based articles showing that EU migration has had a very positive impact on the UK’s economy in the last decade. However, one tweet was particularly popular, in which […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A Portugese Laddie

The Bigger Picture of Little England

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Bigger Picture of Little England The pictures of the women espousing the politics of Enoch Powell, or the Tory peer urging Britain to re-colonise Zimbabwe may seem like social media flashpoints through which we can project a picture of an entire nation enthrall to dark forces of racism and nascent fascism. But smearing a whole group of people from these […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Bigger Picture of Little England

Do we need to talk about the SNP leadership, now?

Source:: John Robertson Do we need to talk about the SNP leadership, now? I’ve been a ‘stout’ proponent of the primacy of party unity in the face of our common enemies but there has to be a limit to my tolerance of immorality, and I’ve reached it. It pains me to write this. I’ve just finished reading: https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/01/why-leslie-evans-must-resign/ It’s an impressive but deeply disturbing work in which, not only are the First Minister’s aides exposed as dishonest and frankly evil in their intentions but, I’m afraid to say, Nicola Sturgeon seems to have… Read the full article:: John […]

Today in Brexit

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Today in Brexit Then: And now: Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Today in Brexit

Unemployment in Scotland almost 4% just like in the UK?

Source:: John Robertson Unemployment in Scotland almost 4% just like in the UK? In November 2018, unemployment in Scotland was at 3.6%, down 0.2% on the previous quarter and below the figure for the UK as-a-whole, of 4%. Should that 3.6% be rounded up to almost 4%, making the level the same across the UK, as BBC’s Graham Stewart insisted to me, on rail fares, is normal practice? https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/regionallabourmarket/january2019 This aligns with other good news on employment reported here: New Moray Wind Farm to create ‘hundreds of local jobs’ as Scottish wind power… Read the full article:: John […]

‘Reporting Scotland’ persists with lies and sensationalism about deaths in hospital

Source:: John Robertson ‘Reporting Scotland’ persists with lies and sensationalism about deaths in hospital Reporter Lisa Summers says wrongly that two death were as a result of infection It’s now four days since Reporting Scotland began telling lies about the deaths of two patients in Glasgow’s new hospital. In what seems to be another event in a long campaign to damage the reputation of the hospital and, by proxy, the Scottish Government, they have headlined the story for four days in succession. We know from their own website that one death was due to… Read the full article:: […]

JMC meeting is cancelled … days after May pledged to talk to nations more

Source:: The National JMC meeting is cancelled … days after May pledged to talk to nations more THE UK Government has cancelled talks with senior politicians from Scotland and Wales over Brexit, MSPs have been told. Read the full article:: The National JMC meeting is cancelled … days after May pledged to talk to nations more

EU chiefs warn of hard Irish border in event of no-deal Brexit

Source:: The National EU chiefs warn of hard Irish border in event of no-deal Brexit THE EU Commission has made clear that a no-deal Brexit will lead to a hard border in Ireland. Read the full article:: The National EU chiefs warn of hard Irish border in event of no-deal Brexit

Alyn Smith: If New Scots want to live here we need to make it clear they're one of us

Source:: The National Alyn Smith: If New Scots want to live here we need to make it clear they’re one of us ONE of the main issues at play in the Brexit vote was immigration, and it is important to be open and honest when we are discussing it. It is an important issue, some people are concerned about it and those concerns must be addressed, Read the full article:: The National Alyn Smith: If New Scots want to live here we need to make it clear they’re one of us

Independence referendum series on BBC Scotland’s new channel

Source:: The National Independence referendum series on BBC Scotland’s new channel A THREE-part documentary about the independence referendum and another looking at 20 years of the Scottish Parliament are among the programmes unveiled yesterday for the new BBC Scotland channel. Read the full article:: The National Independence referendum series on BBC Scotland’s new channel

Nicola Sturgeon to urge Theresa May to delay Brexit in face-to-face talks

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon to urge Theresa May to delay Brexit in face-to-face talks NICOLA Sturgeon is set to tell Theresa May to stop the clock on Brexit and change her position when the two meet today. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon to urge Theresa May to delay Brexit in face-to-face talks

Child’s death linked to pigeon droppings infection

Source:: The National Child’s death linked to pigeon droppings infection A REVIEW will be carried out at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after it emerged one of the two patients who died there after contracting an infection linked to pigeon droppings was a child. Read the full article:: The National Child’s death linked to pigeon droppings infection

Britain, Brexit and Why Winston Churchill is Alive and Kicking in this Mess

Source:: Gerry Hassan Britain, Brexit and Why Winston Churchill is Alive and Kicking in this Mess Britain, Brexit and Why Winston Churchill is Alive and Kicking in this Mess Gerry Hassan Le Monde, January 21st 2019 Britain is not a happy place. But then neither is much of the Western world. Instead, it is angry. A country where many people feel let down, not respected or listened to by politicians, institutions and elites. In the UK, unlike elsewhere, this discontent fed into and aided the victory of the Brexiteers in the 2016 referendum. The subsequent near… Read the […]

Lost and silenced in the dreamscape

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Lost and silenced in the dreamscape What is wrong with Britain? Let me list the ways. Mind you, if anyone embarked upon a serious and detailed accounting of the myriad ways in which the British state is a fundamental screw up, they’d still be listing them by the time that the Sun runs out of hydrogen and starts to consume helium instead, causing it to swell up into a red giant and engulfing the Earth. This is expected to occur in approximately 5 billion years time.… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Lost […]

Media in the Time of Extinction and Climate Breakdown

Source:: Bella Caledonia Media in the Time of Extinction and Climate Breakdown It’s a New Year and it’s time for a New You. That’s certainly what Kevin Keane, Scotland’s erstwhile ‘Environment Correspondent’  must have thought. On the 10 January he was still BBC Scotland’s ‘Environment Correspondent’. On the 11 January he was still BBC Scotland’s ‘Environment Correspondent’. (click on the image to enlarge) But by the 22 January […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Media in the Time of Extinction and Climate Breakdown