SNP slams Scots Tories for voting for controversial immigration bill

Source:: The National SNP slams Scots Tories for voting for controversial immigration bill THE SNP has slammed Scottish Tories for voting for the controversial immigration bill that seeks to end to freedom of movement in the UK. Read the full article:: The National SNP slams Scots Tories for voting for controversial immigration bill

Tory councillor says she'll refuse Scots Covid-19 travel advice

Source:: The National Tory councillor says she’ll refuse Scots Covid-19 travel advice TWO Scottish Tory councillors have publicly stated their intention to ignore Scottish Government guidance on travel in favour of Westminster rules. Read the full article:: The National Tory councillor says she’ll refuse Scots Covid-19 travel advice

Gaming the Holyrood voting system is far too big a risk

Source:: The National Gaming the Holyrood voting system is far too big a risk WHEN proposing a “solution”, it’s always a good idea to be sure you know what problem it is you’re actually trying to solve. So when Ruth Wishart suggests that independence supporters should make a strategic switch on the Holyrood regional list ballot and start voting for an untried and untested (and at present extremely small) party, and that we should do so in the hope that the quirks of the voting system will deliver a greater number of pro-indy MSPs, the… Read the full article:: […]

Does Jackson Carlaw need an explanation for MPs staying 2m apart?

Source:: The National Does Jackson Carlaw need an explanation for MPs staying 2m apart? I SEE that the Tory leader in Scotland, Jackson Carlaw, is saying that if the Scottish Government is wanting to retain the 2m social distancing rule in Scotland while others are reducing this, Nicola Sturgeon has to prove to the public why this is necessary. Read the full article:: The National Does Jackson Carlaw need an explanation for MPs staying 2m apart?

Historical Role-Playing Games and Myths of the Furlough

Source:: Bella Caledonia Historical Role-Playing Games and Myths of the Furlough I’m liking the PM’s new parlour game for the lockdown. It’s called “Which Historical Character Shall I Be Today?”. Early days Johnson tried out “Jesus” with ink spilt by scribes on how he had a miraculous recovery, faced adversity, became a new man, and had a cathartic experience, a covid epiphany. The code was clear […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Historical Role-Playing Games and Myths of the Furlough

Lack of local Covid-19 data from PHE is exposed by Leicester spike

Source:: The National Lack of local Covid-19 data from PHE is exposed by Leicester spike SHOCKING new data analysis has revealed that daily coronavirus case numbers being reported in cities and regions under Public Health England are in fact only accounting for a fraction of the actual total. Read the full article:: The National Lack of local Covid-19 data from PHE is exposed by Leicester spike

Is Nicola Sturgeon really getting 'nasty' over the Border question?

Source:: The National Is Nicola Sturgeon really getting ‘nasty’ over the Border question? ‘WE are one nation. Scottish, English, Welsh, Northern Irish. We are in this together. Please stop this divisive, nasty talk of closing borders to ‘others’” – Tweet by Tory MP Andrew Bowie, June 29. Read the full article:: The National Is Nicola Sturgeon really getting ‘nasty’ over the Border question?

Lisa Cameron says English abortion vote was matter of conscience

Source:: The National Lisa Cameron says English abortion vote was matter of conscience THE SNP has been criticised by campaigners after one of the party’s frontbenchers voted against a bill that would have banned protests outside English abortion clinics. Read the full article:: The National Lisa Cameron says English abortion vote was matter of conscience

Pete Wishart: We should ask EU to sanction indyref2 if Tories refuse

Source:: The National Pete Wishart: We should ask EU to sanction indyref2 if Tories refuse WHO would have thought that five and a half years after losing a referendum on independence support is now edging over 50% and becoming a sustained majority? The resilience of the movement and the belief that this is unfinished business has endured and we are now at the point where we can almost touch out and reach our ambitions and move towards the reality of Scotland becoming an independent nation. Read the full article:: The National Pete Wishart: We should ask EU to sanction indyref2 […]

World Health Organisation praises Scotland's minimum unit pricing

Source:: The National World Health Organisation praises Scotland’s minimum unit pricing THE World Health Organisation has given praise to “promising” evidence for Scotland’s minimum unit pricing cutting alcohol consumption. Read the full article:: The National World Health Organisation praises Scotland’s minimum unit pricing

Boris Johnson spokesman 'laughed' when asked about cash for Scotland

Source:: The National Boris Johnson spokesman ‘laughed’ when asked about cash for Scotland BORIS Johnson gave a speech on the UK’s post-Covid economic recovery this morning – but according to the First Minister, there is no new money coming to Scotland as part of the £5 billion package. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson spokesman ‘laughed’ when asked about cash for Scotland

Celebrating Pride Month: Perspectives on Identity, Diversity, Communication, and Change

Source:: North British Post Celebrating Pride Month: Perspectives on Identity, Diversity, Communication, and Change Throughout June, we’ve published a series of Q&As at WordPress Discover featuring members of the Automattic team. These conversations explore personal journeys; reflections on identity; and diversity and inclusion in tech, design, and the workplace. Here are highlights from these interviews. “In a World That Wants You to Apologize or Minimize Who You Are, Don’t.” Gina Gowins is an HR operations magician on the Human League, our global human resources team. In this interview, Gina examines identity and language; communication… Read the full article:: […]

Sturgeon gives 'dignified' response to question on PM's Union claim

Source:: The National Sturgeon gives ‘dignified’ response to question on PM’s Union claim NICOLA Sturgeon has been praised for “a most dignified response” to a question on Boris Johnson’s “flag waving” in his speech this morning. Read the full article:: The National Sturgeon gives ‘dignified’ response to question on PM’s Union claim

Nicola Sturgeon: No new money for Scotland in PM's £5bn plan

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon: No new money for Scotland in PM’s £5bn plan BORIS Johnson’s £5 billion economic recovery plan does not include any new money for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon: No new money for Scotland in PM’s £5bn plan

Economic stimulus meh

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Economic stimulus meh The part time Prime Minister did some work on Tuesday. He gave a speech in the English Midlands annoucing his big plan to boost the UK economy so it can recover from the effects of the pandemic. Although touted as a big speech, as major announcements, as the British equivalent of Franklin D Roosevelt’s American New Deal in the 1930s, the speech and its contents can handily be summarised in one short word. That word is ‘meh’. The speech promised… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Economic stimulus meh