UK hits 200,000 virus testing capacity – but actual numbers are lower

Source:: The National UK hits 200,000 virus testing capacity – but actual numbers are lower The target to build coronavirus testing capacity to 200,000 tests per day in the UK has been reached a day early, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. Read the full article:: The National UK hits 200,000 virus testing capacity – but actual numbers are lower

Political activists understand that Question Time is a parody

Source:: The National Political activists understand that Question Time is a parody I HAVE long since abandoned any notion that the BBC’s Question Time has any effect on Scottish viewers other than to reinforce the widely held understanding that the BBC sees itself as a British Unionist vehicle obliged to smash Scottish aspirations of independence. Read the full article:: The National Political activists understand that Question Time is a parody

Jeane Freeman warns changes to shielding rules 'are for England only'

Source:: The National Jeane Freeman warns changes to shielding rules ‘are for England only’ CORONAVIRUS lockdown restrictions for Scots who are shielding will not be eased until it can be done “safely”, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said. Read the full article:: The National Jeane Freeman warns changes to shielding rules ‘are for England only’

FM warns public not to travel as crowds flock to Loch Lomond

Source:: The National FM warns public not to travel as crowds flock to Loch Lomond NICOLA Sturgeon has warned Scots not to travel to beauty spots as Loch Lomond residents were forced to stay inside after huge crowds travelled there. Read the full article:: The National FM warns public not to travel as crowds flock to Loch Lomond

Vote to value humanity

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Vote to value humanity There are political scandals which are only of interest to a small number of politics geeks, and then there are political scandals which fundamentally damage the relationship between politicians and the public. Dominic Cummings and his trip to Durham and his excursions in eye exams are, despite the best efforts of the British Government, an example of the latter. Do you know anyone who has moved on from their anger and disgust? Do you know anyone who is happy to… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Vote to value […]

Kubrick film gives lens to see the need to unmask selfishness

Source:: The National Kubrick film gives lens to see the need to unmask selfishness WE have been witnesses to a disturbing epiphany. The ersatz public servants at the very pinnacle of governmental power – those whose principles, in a democratic state, are “like rags that would fly off at the first good shake” – have been exposed, and all their hypocrisy and all their contradictions can be viewed now with greater clarity. Read the full article:: The National Kubrick film gives lens to see the need to unmask selfishness

Neo-Feudalism and Pandemic Shock Doctrine

Source:: Bella Caledonia Neo-Feudalism and Pandemic Shock Doctrine I ‘sign-in’ to my phone with my fingerprint. My son’s new phone offers “face recognition” which he is amazed by. Amazon sells a product called Echo, which you install into your home so it can spy on you. The Echo connects to Alexa which learns your habits needs and desires. Your job is to train […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Neo-Feudalism and Pandemic Shock Doctrine

Them and Us: A Perspective

Source:: Bella Caledonia Them and Us: A Perspective Them and Us: A Perspective – FROM THE PROVINCE OF THE CAT by George Gunn At the end of H.G Wells novel, “The War of The Worlds”, the Martian invaders are not defeated by brute military force or by state-of-the art technology but by germs and viruses. Against these Planet Earth pathogens the space invaders […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Them and Us: A Perspective

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland will take slow and steady route out of lockdown

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland will take slow and steady route out of lockdown THERE is still a “significant risk” that coronavirus could “run out of control again”, Nicola Sturgeon warned – saying that is why Scotland has only “very cautiously” started to ease lockdown restrictions. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland will take slow and steady route out of lockdown

Labour whip Rosie Duffield quits after breaking lockdown rules

Source:: The National Labour whip Rosie Duffield quits after breaking lockdown rules A LABOUR MP has quit her role as party whip after she admitted breaking lockdown rules to meet her married partner. Read the full article:: The National Labour whip Rosie Duffield quits after breaking lockdown rules

Global stars rally to back Salmond supporters in contempt case

Source:: The National Global stars rally to back Salmond supporters in contempt case LEADING international cultural and political figures including the Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters, the playwright Sir David Hare and the linguist Noam Chomsky have backed a former diplomat and his ally who have been charged in connection with the Alex Salmond case. Read the full article:: The National Global stars rally to back Salmond supporters in contempt case

Coalition wants Nicola Sturgeon to produce virus recovery plan

Source:: The National Coalition wants Nicola Sturgeon to produce virus recovery plan A COALITION of 80 organisations including charities, unions and churches has written to the First Minister calling for a radical economic recovery programme that prioritises people and planet over profit. Read the full article:: The National Coalition wants Nicola Sturgeon to produce virus recovery plan

Jeane Freeman reassures Scots over rollout of testing scheme

Source:: The National Jeane Freeman reassures Scots over rollout of testing scheme HEALTH Secretary Jeane Freeman has said work is being undertaken to reassure Scots over the security of coronavirus contact tracing. Read the full article:: The National Jeane Freeman reassures Scots over rollout of testing scheme