Inappropriate?

Source:: Random Public Journal Inappropriate? Tweet Follow @Jeggit By Jason Michael LEGALLY SPEAKING, the most Alex Salmond’s opponents can level against him with any credibility is that his behaviour – with his own admission – was ‘inappropriate.’ Now, before any critique of this nebulous term, it is important to acknowledge that there is such a thing as inappropriate behaviour and that people are affected by the inappropriate behaviour of others in the workplace, in public, and even in their private homes. It is in no… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Inappropriate?

The uncertain future

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The uncertain future Finally, after an astonishing four and a half days of “counting”, the SNP have released their candidate rankings for the regional list in this year’s Holyrood election. We’ll give you the results first, and then something interesting. NO SKIPPING STRAIGHT TO THE END. As a bonus for those of you who didn’t skip straight to […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The uncertain future

#ResignBoris: Unionist stunt backfires as court order confirms Boris Johnson misled MPs

Source:: Business for Scotland #ResignBoris: Unionist stunt backfires as court order confirms Boris Johnson misled MPs Three unionist campaign groups showed a disastrous sense of timing by launching a billboard stunt demanding Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation just as news broke of a court order showing Boris Johnson misled parliament over Covid contracts. A grand total of three digital billboard were unveiled today on sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen  bearing the words: […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland #ResignBoris: Unionist stunt backfires as court order confirms Boris Johnson misled MPs

Fred Deakin: Lemon Jelly and the Food Fight at the End of the World

Source:: Bella Caledonia Fred Deakin: Lemon Jelly and the Food Fight at the End of the World Lemon Jelly’s Fred Deakin may look cherubic but he has presided over more chaos than many self-styled rock and roll hell raisers. Best known as one half of the Brit and Mercury-nominated Zeros electronic pop duo, Deakin is also a trend-setting graphic designer known for his much imitated ‘vector’ style featuring ultra-bright cartoonlike images. His […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Fred Deakin: Lemon Jelly and the Food Fight at the End of the World

Plough on regardless

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Plough on regardless Like an old man getting up for the fourth time in the middle of the night, the Scottish Government has squeezed out another little dribble of its legal advice in respect of the conduct of its shambolic investigation into false allegations against Alex Salmond. And to push that gross analogy to its outermost limit, it must have found […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Plough on regardless

The Tories are wrecking devolution in order to increase inequality

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The Tories are wrecking devolution in order to increase inequality A few days ago I blogged about how the Conservatives are using the so-called “levelling up” funding which is theoretically intended to boost education performance in poorer areas of England. However The Tories are using the money to give a funding boost to Conservative held constituencies in a bid to boost their own electoral chances. boosting the life chances of kids from poorer areas be damned. It now turns out that this Conservative government is doing exactly the same thing… Read the full article:: […]

When winning is the only thing

Source:: Wings Over Scotland When winning is the only thing What puzzles many about the Alex Salmond situation is motive. It’s incredibly difficult for some Yes supporters to imagine any motive that could justify the awfulness of what Alex Salmond has been put through by his successor, and so they reject the whole idea of any sinister goings-on out of hand. However, it’s far easier […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland When winning is the only thing

Not Independence: Self-Government!

Source:: Bella Caledonia Not Independence: Self-Government! “The people of Scotland do not need independence. What they do need is full self-government. Responsible autonomy and interdependence. We are capable of self-determination, working together in collaboration with others” argues Colin Kirkwood. In the 1960s the great Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, developed a concept he called limit situations, which he believed can evoke limit […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Not Independence: Self-Government!

Where we’re at

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Where we’re at It’s not a parody account, we checked. Your guess is as good as ours, folks. Perhaps all other women were unavailable. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Where we’re at

‘The Union is over’: Welsh First Minister condemns Westminster for failure of UK

Source:: Business for Scotland ‘The Union is over’: Welsh First Minister condemns Westminster for failure of UK The UK is crumbling, with dissatisfaction spreading through its constituent parts.  Scotland is already heading for the exit and now Wales is not far behind us. Welsh discontent within the UK boiled over yesterday when the country’s Labour First Minister declared the union to be over. Speaking in terms we’re more accustomed to hearing from […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland ‘The Union is over’: Welsh First Minister condemns Westminster for failure of UK

Water Boarding with Margaret

Source:: Bella Caledonia Water Boarding with Margaret Geoffrey Howe’s resignation speech in 1990  – widely held to leading to Margaret Thatcher’s downfall – was famously described as being “being savaged by a dead sheep”. Margaret Mitchell’s contribution to the Holyrood committee led to no such downfall and made Howe look like a rousing orator. At times her stream-of-consciousness seemed to reflect the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Water Boarding with Margaret

The last and final request

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The last and final request We thought readers might like a look at the draft SNP manifesto introduction (written, we hear, by Mike Russell) that’s currently being passed around branches for comment. So here it is. We thought it best to present it to you exactly as it came to us, so it is with the gravest regret that we must […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The last and final request

Arts Manifesto – Planning Together, a National Theatre Recovery Strategy

Source:: Bella Caledonia Arts Manifesto – Planning Together, a National Theatre Recovery Strategy Bella Caledonia is crowdsourcing an Arts Manifesto for post-covid, post-brexit, post-independence Scotland. Over the next month Bella Caledonia will publish commissioned articles on policy ideas for this ‘post-everything’ Scotland. Leading figures in various sectors and backgrounds will outline their policy ideas. But we want you to get involved too, the artists, the audience and the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Arts Manifesto – Planning Together, a National Theatre Recovery Strategy

Twitter responds to Nicola Sturgeon’s eight-hour Holyrood evidence marathon

Source:: Business for Scotland Twitter responds to Nicola Sturgeon’s eight-hour Holyrood evidence marathon Independence supporters and observers  rallied around the Yes cause after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s marathon appearance yesterday before the Holyrood committee looking into the Scottish government’s handling of allegations levelled against her predecessor Alex Salmond. Ms Sturgeon gave evidence for eight hours on many aspects of the events surrounding the allegations, including  claims she broke […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Twitter responds to Nicola Sturgeon’s eight-hour Holyrood evidence marathon

Action stations

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Action stations Having once been a Scottish Labour MEP, I joined the SNP 10 years ago because I believed we needed the party to secure independence. I was warmly received by local and national members including Alex Salmond. I became an active member in Edinburgh West and represented them at conference, became a member of the National […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Action stations