Tories worried about the NHS should take it up with Westminster

Source:: The National Tories worried about the NHS should take it up with Westminster IN July of 2018, the BBC aired Celebrities on the NHS Frontline. One of the “celebrities” was Ann Widdecombe, late of the Tory party and now a Brexit stalwart. Read the full article:: The National Tories worried about the NHS should take it up with Westminster

The Great British state reflects only the largest country in it

Source:: The National The Great British state reflects only the largest country in it IT always annoys me when British Unionists talk of this country when they mean Britain. Britain isn’t a country, it’s a state made of three and a bit countries, and when one analyses the British state in detail we can see that in every aspect it only reflects the largest country within it. Read the full article:: The National The Great British state reflects only the largest country in it

Would Jo Swinson agree a lot has changed since 2014?

Source:: The National Would Jo Swinson agree a lot has changed since 2014? JUST when I came across a quote from Jo Swinson that I happened to have scribbled down some time ago, she makes it relevant today. Read the full article:: The National Would Jo Swinson agree a lot has changed since 2014?

Breaking up isn’t always hard to do, part 2

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Breaking up isn’t always hard to do, part 2 Channel 4 is generally the best of the broadcasters when it comes to coverage of Scotland’s independence movement, although it needs to be stressed that we’re talking about a very low bar here. However last night they let themselves down with a report on “the union” which was billed as giving Scotland’s perspective. A significant chunk of the report was taken up with speaking to farmers in Cumbria, because of course how England is affected by Scottish independence is the… Read the full article:: Wee […]

Questions about the new Chair of the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB)

Source:: Bella Caledonia Questions about the new Chair of the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) INTRODUCING WILLIE WATT, CHAIR OF THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK * GENERAL ELECTION media froth rather buried last week’s announcement that Finance Secretary Derek Mackay had appointed veteran investment broker Willie Watt as the first chair of the SNP Government’s new Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB).  Watt will effectively shape the future lending direction of […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Questions about the new Chair of the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB)

Election Diary: Broadband Communism and the F Bomb

Source:: Bella Caledonia Election Diary: Broadband Communism and the F Bomb It’s manifesto launch week. Labour launched in a slick, well choreographed event and it’s full of good stuff: “Our manifesto is the most radical, hopeful, people-focused, fully-costed plan in modern times. This is our chance to tackle the climate emergency, to end food bank Britain and to rewrite the rules of the economy so it […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Election Diary: Broadband Communism and the F Bomb

Notes From Underground #2: Pulling Out the Tablecloth

Source:: Bella Caledonia Notes From Underground #2: Pulling Out the Tablecloth This is the second in a weekly series of essays by Dougald Hine, our new Commissioning Editor. Notes From Underground is also available as a podcast and on YouTube. I was passing through Brussels on my way to London last October. A message had come through Facebook from someone I’d never met, and we found […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Notes From Underground #2: Pulling Out the Tablecloth

Would Jo Swinson be happy to park nukes in England?

Source:: The National Would Jo Swinson be happy to park nukes in England? MS Swinson would be prepared to use the weapons of mass destruction to kill millions of people. Fair enough, she is another warmonger, but at least has the guts to admit it. Read the full article:: The National Would Jo Swinson be happy to park nukes in England?

The Scottish Secretary is not speaking up for his constituency

Source:: The National The Scottish Secretary is not speaking up for his constituency IN these turbulent Brexit times, surely Dumfries and Galloway, and indeed Scotland, deserves and needs an MP who will speak up loudly and strongly for this constituency and country, will articulate his or her own voice and will never be afraid to speak their mind to those in power. Read the full article:: The National The Scottish Secretary is not speaking up for his constituency

Beware the Black Swan

Source:: Bella Caledonia Beware the Black Swan Climate change is now. Climate breakdown is not a future event. Nature is breaking down in apocalyptic scenes. As Australia faces record-breaking heat, with temperatures hitting 49.5C north of Adelaide (breaking records set since 1939), Max Macleod reports. * I received an email at one this morning that gave me a bit of a shock, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Beware the Black Swan

Nicola Sturgeon: No deal yet but Corbyn will give indyref to be PM

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon: No deal yet but Corbyn will give indyref to be PM NICOLA Sturgeon has insisted no deal has been done with Jeremy Corbyn to put Labour into power after next month’s General Election. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon: No deal yet but Corbyn will give indyref to be PM

Tories blasted after Twitter account deception

Source:: The National Tories blasted after Twitter account deception THE Conservatives have been warned by the Electoral Commission that they must show “transparency and integrity” after rebranding their press office’s official Twitter account to give the appearance of a neutral fact-checking organisation. Read the full article:: The National Tories blasted after Twitter account deception

General Election analysis: SNP fairly safe in Linlighgow and East Falkirk

Source:: The National General Election analysis: SNP fairly safe in Linlighgow and East Falkirk Every day until the election, James Kelly of ScotGoesPop is profiling Scotland’s UK Parliament constituencies. Read the full article:: The National General Election analysis: SNP fairly safe in Linlighgow and East Falkirk

LibDems vow to block vote on independence in their manifesto

Source:: The National LibDems vow to block vote on independence in their manifesto THE Liberal Democrats have pledged to block indyref2 if they win next month’s general election. Read the full article:: The National LibDems vow to block vote on independence in their manifesto

Johnson reveals Tory vow to raise National Insurance limit

Source:: The National Johnson reveals Tory vow to raise National Insurance limit BORIS Johnson seemed to accidentally announce plans for a major Tory tax cut yesterday. Read the full article:: The National Johnson reveals Tory vow to raise National Insurance limit