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

The lies that will consume the Tories

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The lies that will consume the Tories Thanks to voters in the rest of the UK, the Conservatives might win this General Election, but in the long term they’re going to lose. They’re going to destroy themselves as a party, and they’re going to destroy that so-called precious union that they keep banging on about. Within a couple of years of their victory, if not sooner, they will face a backlash of disgust, odium, and contempt from the very people who vote for them on Thursday. If… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug […]

Britain’s Shock Doctrine

Source:: Bella Caledonia Britain’s Shock Doctrine The campaigning for the general election, like the ongoing Brexit debacle of which it effectively a part of, while compelling for political commentators, is for many just another disorientating episode in a saga that seems never ending. A farce, a tragedy and an impenetrable art-house film combined. Like ‘Carry on Politics’ co-written by Franz Kafka […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Britain’s Shock Doctrine

The Ringer

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Ringer Scottish Labour would like you to meet Rory. They want you to believe that he was an SNP member and independence voter who’s recently changed his mind and become a devolutionist Labour supporter. But that’s not quite true. Because alert Wings readers might remember Rory. He’s Rory Scothorne, formerly of the wholly unreadable Mair Nor A Roch […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Ringer

The Invisible Tories

Source:: Craig Murray The Invisible Tories I live in a marginal constituency, where the excellent Joanna Cherry of the SNP has a lead of just over 1,000 over the Tories. If the most recent opinion polls are correct, the parties’ standings at this moment are similar to the result last time, the momentum is with the Tories and this should be a key Tory target. Yet I have not received one single Tory leaflet (and I live on one of the main residential streets) nor have… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Invisible Tories

Extinction Rebellion, Extinction Johnson’s government

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Extinction Rebellion, Extinction Johnson’s government By Russell Bruce Climate change is the greatest global challenge we face and it calls for extraordinary human energy and creativity to knock years off present CO2 reduction targets. The UK, including Scotland, has high levels of fuel poverty and children who do not have enough to eat or heat to keep them safe and healthy. Johnson’s “Get Brexit Done” will greatly hinder the societal transformations we need to tackle those issues and the impending real implications of climate change… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Extinction Rebellion, Extinction Johnson’s […]

Riding a bike on Boris Johnson’s ego

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Riding a bike on Boris Johnson’s ego Boris Johnson finally did an interview today. To be fair, although he’s still in hiding from Andrew Neil, he has done other interviews. Why just the other day he appeared alongside Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning for some rigorous questioning about who his favourite contestant was on Dancing on Ice. He took some selfies with them. Who says that he’s not being held to account. Today the bloated cowardly liar and his artifice of a hairdo appeared… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug […]

On Gaelic, Language and Identity

Source:: Bella Caledonia On Gaelic, Language and Identity Scotland is evolving as a country, as a cultural entity, as a place that knows itself. * The contradictory and dividing myths we’ve told ourselves (and been told) are falling apart. One of the enduring mythologies is that of the “divided self” – from the “double and divided” Scottish self in literature including Hogg’s The […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia On Gaelic, Language and Identity

Getting what you don’t wish for

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Getting what you don’t wish for We hate to harp on, but it seems kinda important. Maybe they just bought a Lib Dem bus by accident and only had time to repaint the photo or something. This site still remembers what it was created for. We hope the SNP does. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Getting what you don’t wish for

The Truth About this Election

Source:: Craig Murray The Truth About this Election This is the most vital fact to understand what has happened so far in this election. There is a striking consistency across the opinion polls that the Tories have stabilised around 42%. That is just less than they achieved at the 2017 election. So how can the Tories be slightly below their 2017 vote, when every single news and current affairs programme on TV and radio for the last three weeks has included vox pops or audience members switching from… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Truth About this […]

Studio Selfies, Andrew Neil and the Swinzone

Source:: Bella Caledonia Studio Selfies, Andrew Neil and the Swinzone This election continues to be an endurance test, wading through the steady stream of disinformation, and the hyper-banal as we stagger towards some kind of endgame and the Turkey. Jo Swinson continues to bomb at every opportunity. Interviewed by Emma Barnett on Women’s Hour she spluttered and faffed and missed an open goal by being […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Studio Selfies, Andrew Neil and the Swinzone

John Major aghast at prospect of a Johnson government

Source:: NewsNet Scotland John Major aghast at prospect of a Johnson government It is not often a former prime minister speaks out against his own party and strongly suggests you think long and hard before voting Conservative but that is what John Major, prime minister from 1990 to 1997, has done. We think people in Scotland should pay attention especially in seats won by Conservatives at the last general election. Most of them are so ashamed of being Conservatives the party name is seldom if ever mentioned on their campaign material. There… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland […]

The Other Guys

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Other Guys Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Other Guys

Tonight’s episode of “We’re talking about you not to you, Scotland”

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Tonight’s episode of “We’re talking about you not to you, Scotland” Here we go again, another exercise in “We’re talking down to you, Scotland” from the BBC election debate. Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson are going head to head, at least that is if Johnson can be bothered to turn up. Expect more of what we’ve seen from Boris Johnson for the past few weeks, a lot of fnaugh fnaughing, not answering questions, deflections, lies, turning everything into an attack on Corbyn, saying oven ready get Brexit done, some more fnaugh… Read the full […]