Letters: Your responses to Nicola Sturgeon's 'path to victory' article

Source:: The National Letters: Your responses to Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘path to victory’ article I HAVE read the First Minister’s piece (Nicola Sturgeon: This plan is ambitious AND credible – it can win us independence, The National). What a contrast to any British Nationalist politicians residing in Westminster. Read the full article:: The National Letters: Your responses to Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘path to victory’ article

Brexiteers seem to forget what it is the EU has moved us away from

Source:: The National Brexiteers seem to forget what it is the EU has moved us away from AS water leaks through the crumbling Westminster roofs and its labyrinth of corridors, it has been found greatly wanting and completely unable to deal with modern challenges. Read the full article:: The National Brexiteers seem to forget what it is the EU has moved us away from

You Can’t Forget What You Don’t Know

Source:: Bella Caledonia You Can’t Forget What You Don’t Know Why we need to talk about the links between colonialism and climate change in the context of Highland land reform. I visited Timespan in Helmsdale recently. The gallery is exhibiting a display called ‘No Colour Bar: Highland Remix: Clearances to Colonialism’ which aims to reconcile the local history of the Clearances with the colonial framework […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia You Can’t Forget What You Don’t Know

Witness the Days of Gammon Rage

Source:: Bella Caledonia Witness the Days of Gammon Rage The times we are living through are so crazy that we are led by children wiser beyond their years while older men behave like spoilt brats. This week observers of Donald Trump’s social media activity – such a role exists – were confused as he wailed on Twitter then mysteriously stopped mid-sentence, as if coitus […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Witness the Days of Gammon Rage

Walking into traps

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Walking into traps (This article was originally intended to go up on Wednesday, but it was somewhat overtaken by events before it was finished.) This week has seen another of those strange coincidences by which a whole slew of Unionist pundits all randomly decide to start talking about the same subject. On this occasion it was the rape clause, and […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Walking into traps

Keeping football violence fed, the Scottish Daily Express

Source:: John Robertson Keeping football violence fed, the Scottish Daily Express Only two months ago, TuS reported: Toljan had not, of course, mocked Rangers in any way at all. On the same day, the Express delighted in this: Did you see it? Did you? Ooooh, did it make you mad? Would you like to hurt someone? Go on, do it! Despite the widespread concern about recent trends, the Express keeps its nose to the ground today with two reports sure to anger: There is of course little laughing-off to be found… Read the full article:: John Robertson Keeping […]

A written constitution gives power to the people

Source:: The National A written constitution gives power to the people “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent” – Abe Lincoln Read the full article:: The National A written constitution gives power to the people

Scotsman says ‘tripled’ yet NHS stats say down 80%: Who you gonna believe?

Source:: John Robertson Scotsman says ‘tripled’ yet NHS stats say down 80%: Who you gonna believe? ‘Shocking new figures’ from a Herald on Sunday ‘investigation’ form the basis for this latest scare story on NHS Scotland, building on Reporting Scotland’s series on the Carseview Unit in Dundee. As with previous topics such as Ecstasy deaths or dangerous dogs, some readers and writers are known to become excited if they think a bigger pattern is emerging even if they should know that it is their decisions which are creating its emergence in the first place. I wonder,… Read the […]

Why with Scottish ‘Nationalism’ we’ll escape the other populist nationalisms threatening our future

Source:: John Robertson Why with Scottish ‘Nationalism’ we’ll escape the other populist nationalisms threatening our future Niall Ferguson gave me the idea for this. I know, he’s an arrogant, imperialist, hawkish, US suck-up, whose speech is now a pompous pretentious disgrace to his home city, Glasgow, but. Though I strongly disagree with his conclusions about what we should do (military build-up and global bullying), I like his thinking about how we can learn from the past. In particular, I like his analysis of previous periods of populism which we can then use to understand why the… Read the […]

The backstabbing brutality of Game of Thrones has taken over politics | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna The backstabbing brutality of Game of Thrones has taken over politics | Kevin McKenna Politics is a more visceral and primitive thing – The West Wing was a much better influenceThere are few situations more superficial and contrived than when a politician insists on borrowing themes from the realm of popular television and drama.Donald Trump tried it on with Game of Thrones last week on his Twitter account and was immediately rebuked by the makers of the show. During this year’s autumn party conference season I expect around a dozen references to Game of… Read […]

The key issues as SNP counts down to Spring Conference

Source:: The National The key issues as SNP counts down to Spring Conference Ahead of next weekend’s spring conference, the Sunday National highlights three big issues set to dominate discussions at the event… Read the full article:: The National The key issues as SNP counts down to Spring Conference

Tory minister says EU citizens fleeing domestic abuse should go home

Source:: The National Tory minister says EU citizens fleeing domestic abuse should go home UK IMMIGRATION Minister Caroline Nokes has said that vulnerable EU migrant women living in Scotland and fleeing domestic abuse should just return to their own countries, it has emerged. Read the full article:: The National Tory minister says EU citizens fleeing domestic abuse should go home

New report sets out economic for model for independent Scotland

Source:: The National New report sets out economic for model for independent Scotland THE UK’s existing economic development framework, centred on London and the south-east, has failed Scotland for decades and a new one – led by investment – should be drawn up for an independent Scotland, according to a major new report. Read the full article:: The National New report sets out economic for model for independent Scotland

The SNP veterans who have dedicated their lives to the cause

Source:: The National The SNP veterans who have dedicated their lives to the cause These pensioners have spent most of their lives campaigning for the SNP. And they wouldn’t change it for a thing… Read the full article:: The National The SNP veterans who have dedicated their lives to the cause

Number of Scots 'very concerned' about Brexit soars, study reveals

Source:: The National Number of Scots ‘very concerned’ about Brexit soars, study reveals THE number of Scots who are “very concerned” about the impact Brexit has soared, according to a new study. Read the full article:: The National Number of Scots ‘very concerned’ about Brexit soars, study reveals