Let's focus on how independence could make us all better off

Source:: The National Let’s focus on how independence could make us all better off FOLLOWING the grand turnout to the AUOB march in Glasgow, it looks like our momentum is riding high for a big turnout in Galashiels today. Whilst there is visible movement in the Yes camp, the same cannot be said for the UK economy. Read the full article:: The National Let’s focus on how independence could make us all better off

Advisory referendums should become common in Scotland

Source:: The National Advisory referendums should become common in Scotland THE Scottish Government has accepted the value of referendums, as reported and discussed in The National. Several letters to the paper have in the past argued for the adoption of this democratic technique, which of course must be used along with all the other systems of good governance such as fair representation, responsible government and realistic party manifestos. The Scottish electorate should now become accustomed to their regular use. Read the full article:: The National Advisory referendums should become common in Scotland

Labour suspends senior official over taped anti-Semitism comments

Source:: The National Labour suspends senior official over taped anti-Semitism comments LABOUR has suspended a senior official after a tape emerged of him saying anti-Semitism has been “whipped up” by the Israeli embassy working within the party. Read the full article:: The National Labour suspends senior official over taped anti-Semitism comments

Wee Ginger Dugcast – 31 May

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger Dugcast – 31 May In this week’s Wee Ginger Dugcast myself and National editor Callum Baird discuss the EU election results and what it tells us about the state of the UK. Also on the agenda is Labour’s civil war, the Bill facilitating an indyref and an update on that vital political issue … the bins in Barlanark. PS. We regret to inform listeners that we failed to seek permission from Sajid Javid for this podcast to be posted. We can only apologise. [soundcloud… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee […]

Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “a Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Change & Inequality

Source:: Bella Caledonia Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “a Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Change & Inequality As one million species face extinction due to human activity and the globe faces a growing climate crisis, we speak with world-renowned author Arundhati Roy about the threat capitalism poses to the future of life on earth. Roy says that those most responsible for creating the climate crisis “will see to it that they profit […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “a Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Change & Inequality

Wee Ginger Dugcast: Hidden details in the indyref Bill and the EU election

Source:: The National Wee Ginger Dugcast: Hidden details in the indyref Bill and the EU election COLUMNIST Paul Kavanagh (aka the Wee Ginger Dug) and National editor Callum Baird are here to discuss the EU election results that say it all about the state of the Union. Read the full article:: The National Wee Ginger Dugcast: Hidden details in the indyref Bill and the EU election

Peer Pleasures

Source:: John Robertson Peer Pleasures From: LUDO THIERRY Can only imagine that the Tory toff bloke got disorientated for a moment (when checking his bank balance or something) and suddenly thought he was in his spiritual home of the H of L rather than the Scottish Parlt. – Link and snippets to the grauniad’s latest update of H of L’s shenanigans below: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/30/labour-peer-never-spoke-house-of-lords-claims-50000-expenses?CMP=share_btn_tw A Labour peer claimed almost £50,000 in attendance and travel expenses covering every single day the House of Lords was sitting last… Read the full article:: John Robertson Peer Pleasures

Shock poll reveals LibDems would win a General Election

Source:: The National Shock poll reveals LibDems would win a General Election THE LibDems would win a General Election if one was held tomorrow, according to a shock new poll. Read the full article:: The National Shock poll reveals LibDems would win a General Election

The results in 2014 and 2016 were secured by deception

Source:: The National The results in 2014 and 2016 were secured by deception NANE sae blin … as them that winna see, they say; and I keep noticing an overlap of attitude between the Yes/Leave section of the body politic and the diehard Unionist element in Scotland, in that the one has an unbending hostility to the EU and all its works while the other has an equal hostility to the very notion of independence. Read the full article:: The National The results in 2014 and 2016 were secured by deception

In the Automagical Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Source:: Bella Caledonia In the Automagical Age of Surveillance Capitalism In Britain Brexit gobbles all political and media attention; like a black hole sucking the light out of everything in its orbit. It is part of the Brexit distraction phenomenon that vital matters that will deeply affect us all, decisions that pass almost unnoticed and are even welcomed by us in our ordinary daily activities, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia In the Automagical Age of Surveillance Capitalism

SNP Referendum Bill could lead to surprising endgame on independence

Source:: Business for Scotland SNP Referendum Bill could lead to surprising endgame on independence After ten years in Government, the SNP are sitting on 44% of the vote in Scotland. They have a mandate for an independence referendum from a independence-majority Holyrood and SNP-majority Westminster. As promised they have introduced legislation to allow the Scottish Parliament to hold an independence referendum. The First Minister has said late 2020 would […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland SNP Referendum Bill could lead to surprising endgame on independence

Here's everything you need to know about tomorrow's pro-indy march

Source:: The National Here’s everything you need to know about tomorrow’s pro-indy march The next stage of All Under One Banner’s national tour of marches and rallies takes place tomorrow in Galashiels. Read the full article:: The National Here’s everything you need to know about tomorrow’s pro-indy march

Will Boris Johnson be the only politician to face court for lying?

Source:: The National Will Boris Johnson be the only politician to face court for lying? IS there anyone out there who thinks that the court summons for Boris Johnson is anything other than dirty tricks from an already corrupt Westminster establishment (Johnson set to get his day in court – but he may not like it, May 30)? Read the full article:: The National Will Boris Johnson be the only politician to face court for lying?