This is an Information War not an Election

Source:: Bella Caledonia This is an Information War not an Election So many paediatric A&E and PICU nurses with such a strong online presence. This Smear Election is so riddled with disinformation it may not be happening at all. As  [somebody’s] bots spammed out a spool of the same claims to try and derail the chilling photograph of four-year old Jack Williment-Barr sleeping under coats on […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia This is an Information War not an Election

BBC’s Kuenssberg removes Tweet about activist punching Tory aide

Source:: The National BBC’s Kuenssberg removes Tweet about activist punching Tory aide THE political editors of both the BBC and ITV were forced to apologise last night after they wrongly claimed a Labour activist had assaulted a Tory staffer. Read the full article:: The National BBC’s Kuenssberg removes Tweet about activist punching Tory aide

Former Yes activists campaign to oust SNP in Lanarkshire

Source:: The National Former Yes activists campaign to oust SNP in Lanarkshire FORMER members of the radical independence political movement Rise are fighting to oust the SNP in a Lanarkshire constituency. Read the full article:: The National Former Yes activists campaign to oust SNP in Lanarkshire

Johnson slammed for refusing to look at picture of sick child

Source:: The National Johnson slammed for refusing to look at picture of sick child BORIS Johnson refused to look at a picture of a sick child yesterday, in a startling moment that could yet damage the Tory party at Thursday’s election. Read the full article:: The National Johnson slammed for refusing to look at picture of sick child

Wee Ginger Dug: Why voting SNP is a moral duty for Scots this election

Source:: The National Wee Ginger Dug: Why voting SNP is a moral duty for Scots this election WE’RE in the last days of this dire and depressing election campaign. I wish that I could say there was now light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s more likely to be the headlamp of the onrushing train of Conservative votes in England. That’s what it’s like to be Scotland in this supposedly United Kingdom, trapped in the dark while other people run over the top of you. Read the full article:: The National Wee Ginger Dug: Why voting […]

Tories, Labour and LibDems face legal bid over mishandling data

Source:: The National Tories, Labour and LibDems face legal bid over mishandling data CAMPAIGNERS have launched a legal challenge to the Tories, Labour and the LibDems, demanding that they stop processing their data and erase any which has been profiled about them. Read the full article:: The National Tories, Labour and LibDems face legal bid over mishandling data

Church denies backing Tory after highlighting abortion stance

Source:: The National Church denies backing Tory after highlighting abortion stance THE Catholic Church has denied it is backing Kirstene Hair for re-election after parishioners were given a briefing setting out her opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion reform in Northern Ireland. Read the full article:: The National Church denies backing Tory after highlighting abortion stance

MSPs call for action on Scottish arts Government funding

Source:: The National MSPs call for action on Scottish arts Government funding FUNDING to support Scottish artists requires “urgent, robust action” to make the system sustainable, according to Holyrood’s culture committee. Read the full article:: The National MSPs call for action on Scottish arts Government funding

MSPs support Scottish plastic bottle deposit return scheme

Source:: The National MSPs support Scottish plastic bottle deposit return scheme MSPs have said Scotland’s deposit return scheme should have the scope to bring in a “variable rate” on charges to be levied on drinks cans and containers. Read the full article:: The National MSPs support Scottish plastic bottle deposit return scheme

The BBC is the big loser in this election

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The BBC is the big loser in this election In this election there have been several candidates in Scotland who were suspended by their parties for allegedly making anti-semitic or racist comments or for allegedly inappropriate behaviour. There have been a number of Conservative candidates, a number of Labour candidates, and an SNP candidate. Guess which one BBC Reporting Scotland decided to headline on Monday and to doorstep? Why yes, it was the SNP one. There was no mention at all that other candidates in other parties have been… Read the full article:: Wee […]

Support Scottish Independent Journalism

Source:: Bella Caledonia Support Scottish Independent Journalism As the General Election shows us every single day, there is a real institutional crisis in the media: in public broadcasting; in the tabloid press; in the broadsheet press and across corporate media. Today’s example with BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg claiming that a Labour activist had assaulted a Tory staff member was just the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Support Scottish Independent Journalism

Laura Kuenssberg faces criticism over Tory 'punch' claim

Source:: The National Laura Kuenssberg faces criticism over Tory ‘punch’ claim THE BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg is facing calls to resign after she incorrectly claimed that a Labour activist had assaulted a Tory staffer. Read the full article:: The National Laura Kuenssberg faces criticism over Tory ‘punch’ claim

Is Ruth Davidson counting on a loss of Scottish Tory seats?

Source:: The National Is Ruth Davidson counting on a loss of Scottish Tory seats? YOUR front page headline, “Davidson hints at bid to be an MP in future return to politics” and Andrew Learmonth’s article, “Davidson eyes up Westminster seat” (December 9) make interesting reading. Read the full article:: The National Is Ruth Davidson counting on a loss of Scottish Tory seats?

We need to escape from Westminster’s Brexit merry-go-round

Source:: The National We need to escape from Westminster’s Brexit merry-go-round TIMES change. We live in times of great flux, so that sitting on some “central beliefs fence” no longer works. We have to take sides – to take risks – otherwise we can end up on the wrong side of history with endless problems. There is no security or safety – only change is certain. Hopefully change for the better! Read the full article:: The National We need to escape from Westminster’s Brexit merry-go-round

Father of Dunblane victim speaks out against Boris Johnson

Source:: The National Father of Dunblane victim speaks out against Boris Johnson THE father of a child who was killed in the 1996 Dunblane school shooting has said Boris Johnson is “totally unsuitable” to be PM after comments he made about the tragedy resurfaced. Read the full article:: The National Father of Dunblane victim speaks out against Boris Johnson