BBC Scotland’s new ‘Question Time’ show spurns numerous talented women and gets the ‘Sofa Lothario’ it deserves?

Source:: John Robertson BBC Scotland’s new ‘Question Time’ show spurns numerous talented women and gets the ‘Sofa Lothario’ it deserves? Stephen Jardine is to host the new BBC Scotland ‘Question Time’ titled ‘Debate Night’ on Wednesday 27 February at 22:45. ‘Housewives’ favourite’ at STV and regular presenter for the BBC for years now, Jardine writes on food and drink for the Scotsman and has presented on his other areas of expertise, clothes and cars. On leaving STV, in 2011, Jardine reflected: ‘I totted it up and I’ve sat on the sofa with 25 female co-hosts. That’s quite a tally. […]

Is the SNP really not doing enough or is that just media neglect?

Source:: John Robertson Is the SNP really not doing enough or is that just media neglect? By Contrary: Looking at the wider context like this helps us to see the array of forces that may want to act against Scottish independence – I think it is something to be conscious of, but not fearful of. The political route to independence is the best route – I don’t really believe the likes of the US state are really that interested, except in the context of working with the UK state, so it is the UK state backed… Read the […]

A rose by any other name

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A rose by any other name Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A rose by any other name

Theresa May's Government on the brink of collapse as Cabinet chaos continues

Source:: The National Theresa May’s Government on the brink of collapse as Cabinet chaos continues THERESA May’s government is on the brink of collapse, with around a dozen ministers ready to quit, according to the former attorney general Dominic Grieve. Read the full article:: The National Theresa May’s Government on the brink of collapse as Cabinet chaos continues

Thousands of school pupils go on 'strike' over climate change as PM tells them off

Source:: The National Thousands of school pupils go on ‘strike’ over climate change as PM tells them off AS THOUSANDS of school kids walked out of class yesterday morning to protest a lack of political action on climate change, Theresa May gave them a row, telling them that they had wasted their teacher’s time. Read the full article:: The National Thousands of school pupils go on ‘strike’ over climate change as PM tells them off

Joanna Cherry QC at odds with Wilson's proposed 'softly softly' indy move

Source:: The National Joanna Cherry QC at odds with Wilson’s proposed ‘softly softly’ indy move A SENIOR SNP MP has criticised Andrew Wilson after he urged a gradual build-up to the “softest possible” form of independence. Read the full article:: The National Joanna Cherry QC at odds with Wilson’s proposed ‘softly softly’ indy move

Richard Leonard urged to act over Labour councillors who struck deal with Tories

Source:: The National Richard Leonard urged to act over Labour councillors who struck deal with Tories RICHARD Leonard is being urged to ensure Labour takes action to expel nine councillors who broke party discipline to form a coalition with the Conservatives. Read the full article:: The National Richard Leonard urged to act over Labour councillors who struck deal with Tories

A Phased Return To Fortress Europe?

Source:: Bella Caledonia A Phased Return To Fortress Europe? When Nicola Sturgeon first spoke about Scotland making a “phased return” to the EU, I couldn’t help picturing her standing in the ticket office at Glasgow Central, struggling to explain her intricate travel plan to the hapless ScotRail employee behind the glass-screened counter. “Naebody’s ever asked fur that before,” comes the confused response. “It’s gonnae […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia A Phased Return To Fortress Europe?

How Reporting Scotland is damaging the mental and physical health of many Scots in the interests of Unionism

Source:: John Robertson How Reporting Scotland is damaging the mental and physical health of many Scots in the interests of Unionism Is the editorial tendency for Reporting Scotland to regularly headline, in the early morning, traumatic, anxiety-inducing, yet statistically insignificant, events, like those above, making a major contribution to generalised anxiety and to levels of clinical depression and anxiety in its audience? Is this motivated by a recognition at senior levels that an anxious electorate is more controllable? I’m grateful to Cameron Brodie who provided the link to this research in a Wings comment and to TuS Mental Health […]

Charity body criticises council cuts

Source:: Northern Scot Charity body criticises council cuts THE Charity Retail Association is calling on Moray Council to reverse its “disappointing” decision to remove 20 per cent of business rates relief from charity shops. Councillors voted on Tuesday to withdraw Read the full article:: Northern Scot Charity body criticises council cuts

From Visions of a Young Country to Mouldy Jam

Source:: Bella Caledonia From Visions of a Young Country to Mouldy Jam It was only 1995 when Tony Blair described Britain as: ” a nation for all the people, built by all the people. Old divisions cast out. A new spirit in the nation …” – then slipping to into the strange non-language he patented he concluded: “Working together. Unity. Solidarity. Partnership.” Revisiting the traces of Blair’s […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia From Visions of a Young Country to Mouldy Jam

Far Right gruppe in failed attempt to undermine Scotland as it is praised by rabbi

Source:: John Robertson Far Right gruppe in failed attempt to undermine Scotland as it is praised by rabbi The gruppe are not named in the Freedom of Information report but we, of course, know who they are (more below). The gruppe requested answers to these questions below and received the appended answers. The media headlines (italics) that the gruppe clearly hoped for and which our NoMedia would have loved, but did not get the evidence for, have been constructed by TuS junior staff after a training workshop delivered by Scotsman Education Ltd.   She [the First Minister] was… […]

SNP Government to fund UK’s biggest carbon capture study five years after Tory betrayal

Source:: John Robertson SNP Government to fund UK’s biggest carbon capture study five years after Tory betrayal The most likely location at Peterhead In Energy Voice yesterday ‘Scotland is to plough a six-figure investment of pubic (sic) money into the UK’s biggest ever carbon capture and storage (CCS) research study. The Scottish Government, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Scottish Enterprise confirmed last night they will each commit £50,000 in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and halt climate change. The £150k fund will go toward the formation of a research partnership involving several Scottish universities, including Aberdeen… Read […]

Time to close the last closed shop: Britain’s and Scotland’s private schools

Source:: Gerry Hassan Time to close the last closed shop: Britain’s and Scotland’s private schools Time to close the last closed shop: Britain and Scotland’s private schools Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, 13 February 2019 Britain’s elites have never been more self-serving, self-sustaining and only interested in looking after themselves – aided by private education. All of a sudden the subject of private schools is back on the public agenda, aided by a decade of austerity, stalled living standards and the evaporation of social mobility. This has brought home to many who would not have previously… Read the full […]