The definition of tyranny

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The definition of tyranny Despite the fact that it is clear to everyone that there is no support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal in Parliament, the Prime Minister blindly and stubbornly refuses to countenance any alternatives. We have a Prime Minister who heads a government which has, at every turn, attempted to block the MPs the people have resturned to this supposedly sovereign Parliament from having their say. She has stated that her government will use so-called Henry VIII powers and will make law… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The definition of […]

Hard Choices For Us Gnats

Source:: Bella Caledonia Hard Choices For Us Gnats The Great Crash Of ’29 by JK Galbraith has the grim line “the end had arrived but was not yet visible”. We are past that now with Brexit, something ominous looms in the mist. It is (probably) already too late to avoid a chaotic No Deal. Where does the quickening of the crisis and the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Hard Choices For Us Gnats

Call for ‘dedicated’ women’s business centre

Source:: Business for Scotland Call for ‘dedicated’ women’s business centre Calls have been made for a dedicated national women’s business centre, to deliver the specific support women need to start and grow their own businesses. Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) has said that “concerted, meaningful” action to establish a national women’s business centre is essential. WES chief executive Carolyn Currie said much has been achieved since […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Call for ‘dedicated’ women’s business centre

Construction industry increasingly concerned over job losses

Source:: Business for Scotland Construction industry increasingly concerned over job losses Concerns are mounting over the construction industry following job losses and significant drop in output. In the third quarter of 2018 5,000 jobs were lost and output fell by £1.5 billion, year-on-year. During the year to September, a £300 million rise in output from the housing sector failed to offset big falls in output from […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Construction industry increasingly concerned over job losses

From Katowice to 1.5

Source:: Bella Caledonia From Katowice to 1.5 Richard Dixon looks back on the UN climate conference and the enormous challenges ahead. See how easily we could have solved the climate crisis if we had started in 2000! Only 4% reduction per year. Now we need 18% per year. You can thank climate deniers, lobby groups and cowardly politicians for this delay. From […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia From Katowice to 1.5

The Scottish Parliament Does Have the Right to Withdraw from the Act of Union

Source:: Craig Murray The Scottish Parliament Does Have the Right to Withdraw from the Act of Union The London Supreme Court last week not only confirmed that the Westminster Parliament could overrule at will any Scottish Government legislation, irrespective of the Scotland Act and the Sewell Convention, but it also ruled that Westminster had already successfully done so, by retrospectively passing provisions in the EU (Withdrawal) Act that overruled the Bill on the same subject, within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, that had already been passed by Holyrood. Not content with that, the London Supreme Court… Read […]

Independence for England

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Independence for England The great frustration of the current Brexit shambles is that we’re being told there are no viable options. But that isn’t true. This site has already put forward one perfectly workable proposal, and here’s another. Before the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, Scotland was told that if they left the UK, they would automatically leave the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Independence for England

Peoples Vote in Danger of Becoming War Criminal Rehabilitation

Source:: Craig Murray Peoples Vote in Danger of Becoming War Criminal Rehabilitation Regular readers know I have largely steered clear of discussing Brexit for the three years its possibility then prospect has dominated the UK political agenda. I used to be enthusiastically pro-EU, as part of my general outlook of supporting international law and organisations. I was however shocked, deeply, by the enthusiastic support of all three institutional strands – council, commission and parliament – for the appalling Francoist paramilitary violence in Catalonia, and decided that the EU is no longer an… Read the full article:: Craig Murray […]

For the sake of fans and players, clubs should spurn the gambling giants | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna For the sake of fans and players, clubs should spurn the gambling giants | Kevin McKenna The alcohol and tobacco industries have been curtailed by advertising bans, so why not this evil?Two behavioural curiosities, seemingly irreconcilable with our claims to be a sophisticated and progressive society stand above all others in modern Britain.I suspect if you’d asked a group of enlightened Victorians what aspects of life in the UK would be least likely to survive 150 years hence, zoos would be near the top of their list. They’d have been contemptuous of any suggestion that, as… […]

Project Ruth and the People’s Vote

Source:: Bella Caledonia Project Ruth and the People’s Vote The Scottish Tories are about to back a Peoples Vote according to the New Statesman’s Chris Deerin. Except they’re not, according to Jackson Carlaw their stand-in leader. In a forthright rebuttal the Eastwood MSP said: “Complete & utter bollocks! On behalf of @RuthDavidsonMSP, I can confirm that neither of us has ever supported an EU […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Project Ruth and the People’s Vote

The top table

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A Celebration of Sixty Years of Scottish CND – Scotland: A Peace of History

Source:: Bella Caledonia A Celebration of Sixty Years of Scottish CND – Scotland: A Peace of History Scottish CND are launching a mobile exhibition featuring sixty years of the anti-nuclear movement in Scotland this Saturday (15th December 2018 at the M)itchell Library. The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has created a mobile exhibition of a visual timeline with accompanying video testimonies from key figures in the nuclear disarmament movement. Scottish CND, which […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia A Celebration of Sixty Years of Scottish CND – Scotland: A Peace of History

The unwitting midwives of independence

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The unwitting midwives of independence Do you know your place yet Scottish people? The media and the Tories would like you to believe that the Scottish government was slapped down by the UK Supreme Court this week. The Court struck down important parts of the Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill, passed with the support of all parties except the Tories, so that’s youse telt, Jocks. Only it’s not quite as simple as that. Despite the best efforts of Adam IT’S THE LAW Tomkins and the… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The unwitting […]

The Handmaiden’s Tale

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Handmaiden’s Tale It should now be abundantly clear to any rational person that time has very nearly run out to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Theresa May has been sent swiftly home from Europe with a skelped arse and told that any further negotiation is out of the question. But she’s insisted that the meaningful vote in the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Handmaiden’s Tale

Portraying BP – Art Not Oil in Edinburgh

Source:: Bella Caledonia Portraying BP – Art Not Oil in Edinburgh As the annual climate talks in Katowice end, after a fortnight of stalling by companies masquerading as countries and mass corporate greenwash, so begins the BP Portrait Award in Edinburgh: “The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. With a […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Portraying BP – Art Not Oil in Edinburgh