The ‘Brit Washing’ of Scotland

Source:: Random Public Journal The ‘Brit Washing’ of Scotland Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Since at least 2014 the union jack and various other symbols of the British state have become perceptibly more conspicuous across the Scottish culture space. In the past, outwith the confines of government and particular “loyalist” institutions, the union jack in Scotland was reserved for things relating to Britain’s most hallowed sacrament – war. It was run up the flagpole for the Girl Guides, the Boys’ Brigade, the Scouts, and other paramilitary youth organisations… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal The ‘Brit […]

Condemned By Their Own Words

Source:: Craig Murray Condemned By Their Own Words This transcript of an Israeli General on an Israeli radio station (begins 6.52 in) defending the latest killing by Israeli army snipers of a 14 year old boy who posed no threat of any kind, is much more powerful if you just read it than any analysis I can give. Brigadier-General (Res.) Zvika Fogel interviewed on the Yoman Hashevua program of Israel’s Kan radio, 21 April 2018. Ron Nesiel: Greetings Brigadier General (Res.) Zvika Fogel. Should the IDF [Israeli army]… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Condemned By Their Own […]

Background Post and Media Uploading with WordPress for iOS 9.8

Source:: North British Post Background Post and Media Uploading with WordPress for iOS 9.8 Version 9.8 of WordPress for iOS rolls out this week, and includes some great enhancements to publishing: background media and post uploading. Adding images to a post or page? Now, you can publish — and accomplish other tasks — while your media uploads. No more waiting inside the editor while images gradually upload! Tap the Publish button and the app takes care of uploading and publishing, leaving you free to leave the post editor and get on with other things.… Read the full article:: […]

On Rap and Shit Journalism

Source:: Bella Caledonia On Rap and Shit Journalism Darren McGarvey responds to a recent article published in the Herald that claimed Kendrick Lamar doesn’t deserve a Pulitzer music prize and that rap isn’t a proper art form. In a piece dripping with contempt Brian Beacom wrote: “Isn’t rap, at best, a sorry stream of semi-literate consciousness, or at worst, a collection of nonsensical […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia On Rap and Shit Journalism

The Scottish Media For Dummies

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Scottish Media For Dummies A beginner’s guide to how it works: SUNDAY: The Sunday Times copies an SNP BAD nonsense story wholesale from the previous day’s Scottish Daily Mail. MONDAY: The Scottish Daily mail copies an SNP BAD nonsense story wholesale from the previous day’s Sunday Times. (The story itself being a worthless nano-crumb of utterly spurious cobblers from an unnamed source […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Scottish Media For Dummies

BfS survey highlights significant market failures in the provision of local banking in Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland BfS survey highlights significant market failures in the provision of local banking in Scotland Businesses and local economies are being hammered by persistent bank closures across Scotland. According to a survey by Business for Scotland, 47% of business owners predicted that bank closures would have a negative impact on their business. This survey has highlighted significant market failures in the provision of local banking in Scotland. We anticipated that […] The post BfS survey highlights significant market failures in the provision of local banking in Scotland appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the […]

A Hostile Environment for Yulia Skripal

Source:: Craig Murray A Hostile Environment for Yulia Skripal An interesting facet of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” policy, aka institutionalised racism, is that Yulia Skripal will have to pay for her NHS emergency treatment because she was admitted to hospital. When the government announced its clampdown on use of the NHS by foreigners, including migrants and overseas students, it ended the provision of free emergency treatment for non-citizens in the UK, at the point of hospital admission – which in a real emergency is often required. I could see… Read the full article:: Craig Murray A Hostile Environment […]

Al-Assad: Britain Getting its Story Straight

Source:: Random Public Journal Al-Assad: Britain Getting its Story Straight Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Okay, I can understand why folk are worried there’s something of the tinfoil hat about the eagerness of so many to accept the Russian claim that the video footage of an alleged chemical gas attack on civilians in the town of Douma in Syria was staged by British intelligence. Surely if a cruel Arab tyrant murdered our loved ones with chemical weapons we’d want people around the world to believe us and put pressure… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Al-Assad: […]

Index on Disgrace

Source:: Craig Murray Index on Disgrace The second half of my life has been a continual process of disillusionment with the institutions I used to respect. I suppose it started with the FCO, where I went from being Britain’s youngest ambassador to being sacked for opposing the use of intelligence from torture, at the same time having an insider view of the knowing lies about Iraqi WMD being used as a pretext for invasion and resource grab. I still had some residual respect for the BBC,… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Index on Disgrace

Scraping beneath the bottom of the Vow barrel

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Scraping beneath the bottom of the Vow barrel It’s the political corpse that keeps coming back from the dead. Every time you think it’s dead it pops back up again. It’s been battered over the head. It’s been blown apart. It’s been forensically dissected and the pieces packed up and sent into orbit around whatever planet it is that Wullie Rennie comes from. But it keeps on coming back again in a series of increasingly disappointing sequels. It’s come back to life more frequently than Christopher Lee in… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]

Due diligence

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Due diligence Even in a sluggish news season, it’s somehow extra-dispiriting to see a once-august newspaper like the Sunday Times fill its pages by trying to flog its readers reheated old cobblers from the previous day’s Daily Mail. We’ve already shredded the towering stupidity of the story itself (the Times dutifully repeats all the exact same drivel about meal […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Due diligence

Ben Wizner: Edward Snowden didn’t expose mass NSA surveillance to make friends

Source:: Bella Caledonia Ben Wizner: Edward Snowden didn’t expose mass NSA surveillance to make friends It can’t be underestimated the role that the ACLU plays in U.S. civil liberties and rights. Their mantra of defending these constitutional prerogatives for the American public is something they’re well–versed in fighting for, given the organisation is almost 100 years old. Listen to the full interview in our weekly Newsvoice Think podcast Founded in 1920 following the November […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Ben Wizner: Edward Snowden didn’t expose mass NSA surveillance to make friends

A new channel backed by £30m? The BBC is selling Scotland short | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna A new channel backed by £30m? The BBC is selling Scotland short | Kevin McKenna Once the flagship news show is paid for there will be little left for original programmingMy most thrilling pre-millennial guilty pleasure was watching Dale Winton’s Supermarket Sweep on a day off. Being a young newspaper executive, I suppose I really ought to have been spending my time doing something more gainful such as catching up on the Sunday papers; perhaps attempting to tackle the Economist’s analysis of Bill Clinton’s US recovery programme for the purposes of borrowing from it in… […]

We’re all bastards from Newsnet now

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug We’re all bastards from Newsnet now When independence campaigners who are compelled to pay a licence fee on pain of criminalisation complain about how the BBC doesn’t reflect their views, and demand that the Corporation refrain from its anti-independence bias, they’re accused of trying to silence journalists and being enemies of democracy. It now transpires that it’s the BBC which has been silencing journalists, and if silencing journalists makes you an enemy of democracy then that would be the BBC. The broadcaster and comedian Hardip Singh… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug We’re […]

Drowning the baby

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Drowning the baby Pointing out the spectacular levels of imbecility among Scotland’s elected Tories has threatened to become a full-time job for this website in recent months. We wish we could say that today’s example was even a particularly noteworthy one, but tragically it’s about par for the course. Today’s Scottish Daily Mail leads with a rather limp piece about […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Drowning the baby