Sturgeon accuses Salmond of putting ego using 'a scorched earth policy'

Source:: The National Sturgeon accuses Salmond of putting ego using ‘a scorched earth policy’ NICOLA Sturgeon has accused Alex Salmond of putting his own ego ahead of the reputation of one of the country’s key institutions as part of what she said was his pursuit of a “scorched earth policy” against the Scottish Government. Read the full article:: The National Sturgeon accuses Salmond of putting ego using ‘a scorched earth policy’

Nicola Sturgeon rips into Ruth Davidson over House of Lords peerage

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon rips into Ruth Davidson over House of Lords peerage NICOLA Sturgeon has scolded Ruth Davidson over her House of Lords peerage in a heated exchange at Holyrood. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon rips into Ruth Davidson over House of Lords peerage

Heavy Is The Crown

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Heavy Is The Crown Is the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service of Scotland institutionally corrupt? I don’t believe so, but it’s certainly a troubled organisation. The cost and reputational damage from the Rangers FC case are of a magnitude never seen before, and the actions in the Alex Salmond case and related actions by the Lord Advocate and […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Heavy Is The Crown

Alister Jack insists 'nothing's gone wrong' with Union Unit despite 'disarray'

Source:: The National Alister Jack insists ‘nothing’s gone wrong’ with Union Unit despite ‘disarray’ THE Scottish Secretary has insisted that “nothing has gone wrong” with the Union Unit, despite it losing two bosses in two weeks and its role at the head of Downing Street’s anti-Scottish independence strategy. Read the full article:: The National Alister Jack insists ‘nothing’s gone wrong’ with Union Unit despite ‘disarray’

Covid in Scotland: A third of adults have now received first dose of the vaccine

Source:: The National Covid in Scotland: A third of adults have now received first dose of the vaccine A THIRD of Scotland’s adult population have been given a coronavirus vaccine, with more than 1.5 million jags administered, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Read the full article:: The National Covid in Scotland: A third of adults have now received first dose of the vaccine

Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update: FM announces another 31 deaths

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update: FM announces another 31 deaths ANOTHER 31 people have died in Scotland after contracting Covid-19, Nicola Sturgeon​ has announced. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update: FM announces another 31 deaths

The Tory assault on devolution intensifies

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The Tory assault on devolution intensifies While sections of the independence movement get on with the serious business of self-righteously and noisily condemning other sections of the independence movement for the terrible crime of having a different opinion about certain issues which are not directly related to independence. The Tories are quietly getting on with their far more serious business of hollowing out the devolution settlement from within and undermining the powers of the Scottish Parliament. And while we are on the topic of divisions within… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The […]

Bella Caledonia, Poor Things and the Fifth Estate

Source:: Bella Caledonia Bella Caledonia, Poor Things and the Fifth Estate Bella Caledonia emerged from the pages of Alasdair Gray’s novel Poor Things in 2007. Since then we have strived for autonomy, independence and self-determination, and to “work as if you are in the early days of a better nation.” In my imagination Bella was looking for a publication and an alternative media and a political […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Bella Caledonia, Poor Things and the Fifth Estate

Scottish independence poll: 52 per cent of Scots support Yes, poll shows

Source:: The National Scottish independence poll: 52 per cent of Scots support Yes, poll shows SUPPORT for​ independence continues to be the majority position in Scotland, according to the latest poll on the issue. Read the full article:: The National Scottish independence poll: 52 per cent of Scots support Yes, poll shows

Angela Merkel ally says he feels like Scotland is already a new EU member

Source:: The National Angela Merkel ally says he feels like Scotland is already a new EU member A LEADING German MEP has said he feels Scotland is already a member of the European Union as he underlined he will “help in whatever way he can” and is “ready to engage”. Read the full article:: The National Angela Merkel ally says he feels like Scotland is already a new EU member

Trade unions have failed migrant workers. To remedy this, we need serious self-criticism

Source:: Bella Caledonia Trade unions have failed migrant workers. To remedy this, we need serious self-criticism Trade unions and migrant workers in Scotland have a complicated history. While virtually all modern trade unions subscribe to and reproduce the language of equality, diversity and inclusion, a detailed look at the realities of migrant workers in insecure, low paid, and precarious occupations reveals a more troubling picture. History has not yet repeated itself: […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Trade unions have failed migrant workers. To remedy this, we need serious self-criticism

FT says Nicola Sturgeon's Covid approach to thank for lower death rate

Source:: The National FT says Nicola Sturgeon’s Covid approach to thank for lower death rate NICOLA Sturgeon’s cautious handling of the pandemic and management of restrictions has helped keep deaths and infections lower than south of the Border, according to new analysis in the Financial Times. Read the full article:: The National FT says Nicola Sturgeon’s Covid approach to thank for lower death rate

Westminster seizes control of Scottish economic regeneration cash in attack on devolution

Source:: Business for Scotland Westminster seizes control of Scottish economic regeneration cash in attack on devolution WESTMINSTER has cut the Scottish government out of decisions over how and where to spend hundreds of millions of pounds earmarked for economic regeneration. The move has been described as an aggressive plan to dismantle devolution. Instead of passing the money to Holyrood through the Barnett formula Westminster has said it will run a new  […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Westminster seizes control of Scottish economic regeneration cash in attack on devolution

Serco reveals £400 million boost from Covid contracts and restarts dividend

Source:: The National Serco reveals £400 million boost from Covid contracts and restarts dividend OUTSOURCING firm Serco will start paying a dividend to shareholders due to soaring profits and a post-Covid outlook that promises future growth, the company says. Read the full article:: The National Serco reveals £400 million boost from Covid contracts and restarts dividend