2020 visions

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug 2020 visions The world that we live in in 2020 is a very different one from the world of 2010. A decade ago, but it seems like a lifetime. In 2010, the Labour party dominated the Scottish political landscape, and talk of independence for Scotland was easily dismissed as the bar room rantings of a few barmy romantics. The primacy of the UK was seemingly unchallengeable. British nationalists could still pretend that support for the UK meant that they were not nationalists… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug 2020 visions

The Hillary Step

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Hillary Step The 2010s end in a matter of hours, and everyone and their genderfluid dog is writing retrospectives of the 10 years just past. This site, which came into existence in the second year of the decade, has very little interest in following suit – we’ve always been about the future. But a cursory glance over the shoulder […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Hillary Step

Postcard from Melbourne, Australia

Source:: Bella Caledonia Postcard from Melbourne, Australia Everything that was already burning was burning even more, everywhere you looked was burning. This was how the local fire brigade captain from the NSW town of Balmoral told it on Boxing Day. Watching the news, listening to the radio, getting updates online it seemed the whole continent was burning. It’s been on fire for […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Postcard from Melbourne, Australia

My New Year Wishes

Source:: Craig Murray My New Year Wishes 1) Scottish Independence 2) Freedom for Julian Assange 3) A genuine, public inquest into the murder of Dawn Sturgess 4) Recognition of the State of Palestine 5) Genuine moves towards a paradigm shift in wealth distribution here and across the globe 6) Radical action on climate change 7) The decolonisation of the Chagos Islands I obviously do not claim that as a comprehensive analysis of the ills of the world; it contains both individual cases and aspects of the widest… Read the full article:: Craig Murray My New Year Wishes

Senior EU figure backs rapid re-entry for independent Scotland

Source:: The National Senior EU figure backs rapid re-entry for independent Scotland A GERMAN politician poised to play a key role in future Brexit talks has said an independent Scotland could quickly come back into the EU. Read the full article:: The National Senior EU figure backs rapid re-entry for independent Scotland

FM: Scotland will be at the ‘centre of international attention’ in 2020

Source:: The National FM: Scotland will be at the ‘centre of international attention’ in 2020 THE world will be watching Scotland next year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said in her New Year’s message. Read the full article:: The National FM: Scotland will be at the ‘centre of international attention’ in 2020

Wee Ginger Dug’s big predictions for politics in 2020

Source:: The National Wee Ginger Dug’s big predictions for politics in 2020 THE mystic dug has been staring into his water bowl and has seen some optimistic visions of what is ahead for us in 2020. It’s either that, or it’s a piece of soggy dog biscuit floating in the water. Admittedly this is easy to confuse with Boris Johnson. Read the full article:: The National Wee Ginger Dug’s big predictions for politics in 2020

Tory councillor gets warning from police after bin row

Source:: The National Tory councillor gets warning from police after bin row A TORY councillor has been given a police warning after a row with a council cleansing department worker who refused to empty his garden waste bin which he said contained prohibited material. Read the full article:: The National Tory councillor gets warning from police after bin row

NFU president Minette Batters issues post-Brexit standards warning

Source:: The National NFU president Minette Batters issues post-Brexit standards warning FOOD imports such as chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef must not be allowed on to supermarket shelves in the UK after Brexit, farming leaders have warned. Read the full article:: The National NFU president Minette Batters issues post-Brexit standards warning

2019: The year that made clear the case for an independent Scotland

Source:: The National 2019: The year that made clear the case for an independent Scotland SCOTLAND must have the chance to determine its own future after a year that made it clear why the country needs independence, the SNP has said. Read the full article:: The National 2019: The year that made clear the case for an independent Scotland

There is no place for the Honours List in Scotland's future

Source:: The National There is no place for the Honours List in Scotland’s future I DIDN’T want to end the year on an angry note, but then I saw the Honours List. For some, the hard-working, the local, the unsung, it could very well be an honour for them to be noticed. And why not, since they’ve devoted self, time and service. But surely we recognise the patronage being sold in anticipation or being rewarded for services already rendered. Unelected Lords lording over us and unaccountable since we cannot dismiss them, even nominally via… Read the full article:: […]

The Long Game of Scotland’s Independence Referendum: 2020 and Beyond

Source:: Gerry Hassan The Long Game of Scotland’s Independence Referendum: 2020 and Beyond The Long Game of Scotland’s Independence Referendum: 2020 and Beyond Gerry Hassan Sunday National, December 29th 2019 Scotland is on the move. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has requested that the Scottish Parliament be given the legal powers from Westminster to hold a future independence referendum, and has written to Boris Johnson asking him to enter into serious negotiations. The case for a second indyref is based on Scotland voting to remain in the UK, and being told that this… Read the full article:: Gerry […]

Birdman of Pollok/Curaidh na Coille

Source:: Bella Caledonia Birdman of Pollok/Curaidh na Coille Birdman of Pollok/Curaidh na Coille, BBC Alba. Curaidh na Coille air a chuimhneachadh air BBC ALBA Tha prògram ùr air BBC ALBA a’ cuimhneachadh air beatha Chailein Mhicleòid a bha aithnichte mar neach-glèidhteachais a chuir iomadh bliadhna seachad a’ strì gus aire dhaoine a thogail gu maith na h-àrainneachd tro na 90an. Aig an àm […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Birdman of Pollok/Curaidh na Coille