Who’s Making this Possible?

Source:: Bella Caledonia Who’s Making this Possible? The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was quite right to pull out of the News XChange event next month and quite right to accuse the organisers of the risk of  “legitimising or normalising far-right, racist views”. She was critical of the BBC for an attempt to justify Bannon’s inclusion at the three-day News Xchange event in Edinburgh on […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Who’s Making this Possible?

The unwelcoming committee

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The unwelcoming committee The indyref sometimes caused feelings to run rather high, and people on both sides made themselves very unpopular with those on the other side. But four years of water has flowed under the bridge since then, and not everyone is still in the same trenches. Some high-profile names have switched to from No to Yes […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The unwelcoming committee

Source:: Craig Murray I expect you are all familiar with the maps showing the radical shrinking of Palestinian land over 70 years due to the expansion of colonial Israeli settlement. Startling and appalling, yes, but to me they bring back strong memories of other maps, in a precisely analogous situation, which goes to the heart of why Israel is an apartheid state. The original apartheid state of South Africa created “homelands”, known colloquially as “bantustans”, and proposed that, as the apotheosis of apartheid,… Read the full article:: Craig Murray

You know how it works by now

Source:: Wings Over Scotland You know how it works by now Today: But that’s only fair, because after all – oh: Etc. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland You know how it works by now

Pressure on Chancellor to freeze duty on Scotch Whisky in the Autumn Budget

Source:: Business for Scotland Pressure on Chancellor to freeze duty on Scotch Whisky in the Autumn Budget Fears over an increase in tax on Scotch Whisky in next week’s budget have led to calls from the sector to freeze duty in order to help maintain the industry’s growing export trade. Scotch Whisky Association chief executive Karen Betts has said the tax burden is too high, and likely to stifle growth rather than […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Pressure on Chancellor to freeze duty on Scotch Whisky in the Autumn Budget

Positive signs of recovery and growth in Scotland’s on-trade

Source:: Business for Scotland Positive signs of recovery and growth in Scotland’s on-trade Key insights on Scotland’s burgeoning food and drink sector have been revealed in the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) Summer 2018 On-trade Market Review. Almost 50% of respondents have reported growth during 2018 – an improvement on the prior year. Scotland’s on-trade is showing signs of recovery with 49% of respondents reporting growth in their […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Positive signs of recovery and growth in Scotland’s on-trade

Majority of companies in Scotland say climate change is a risk to business

Source:: Business for Scotland Majority of companies in Scotland say climate change is a risk to business 9 out of 10 big companies in Scotland believe climate change poses a risk to their business 85% of Scottish businesses want the Scottish Government to be a world leader in tackling climate change The majority of larger companies in Scotland believe climate change poses a risk to their business, according to a poll published […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Majority of companies in Scotland say climate change is a risk to business

A quarter of arts workers considering leaving Scotland post-Brexit

Source:: Business for Scotland A quarter of arts workers considering leaving Scotland post-Brexit More than a quarter of Scotland’s arts workers are undecided about their future residency in Scotland or the UK if Brexit goes ahead. Brexit has already had a negative impact on the work and business of more than half of Scotland’s arts workers, according to a new survey. Just 1% of the 341 respondents to […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland A quarter of arts workers considering leaving Scotland post-Brexit

The rules where you are

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The rules where you are Well well, look who suddenly believes in second referendums. It’s fascinating to note how you can completely reverse Kezia Dugdale’s position on the subject simply by substituting the word “Scotland” for the words “the UK” in that second tweet, and imagine she was talking about the independence march in heavily-Remain-voting Edinburgh earlier this month instead […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The rules where you are

Belfast with Stolpersteins: the Brexit Crisis and the Return of the 1920s

Source:: Bella Caledonia Belfast with Stolpersteins: the Brexit Crisis and the Return of the 1920s One of the great appeals of the Sealed Knot Of The Churchilliad is that every suburban one of us can be a Winston in their turn. And in the fools’ folly of this Churchillian Autumn Brexit I get my turn to lugubriously intone “as the Brexit deluge subsides and the waters fall short we see […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Belfast with Stolpersteins: the Brexit Crisis and the Return of the 1920s

Beware the pernicious Catholicism that is presently abroad in the land | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Beware the pernicious Catholicism that is presently abroad in the land | Kevin McKenna Why stop at outlawing flags? Ban rosary beads and making the sign of the cross tooI am often moved to reproach myself for deploying a disrespectful attitude to Police Scotland. The men and women who patrol our streets and monitor the internet day and night to keep us safe have a difficult job and I feel that they are underappreciated.Thus I was encouraged to learn recently that our national police service is continuing to go yon extra mile in keeping… Read […]

Friends like ours

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Friends like ours Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Friends like ours

Kicking the can down the road

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Kicking the can down the road A guest post by Samuel Miller Wednesday’s summit went well then. Okay, perhaps a tad sarcastic, but the meeting went pretty much along expected lines. That would be the summit where some people had a fair idea that there wouldn’t be any agreement. That one. Ms May’s bespoke deal was widely expected to be a non starter before it was even presented to Mr Barnier. (TBF the outcome from talks between Raab and Barnier last weekend was a bit of… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Kicking […]

Rethinking the Independence Movement

Source:: Random Public Journal Rethinking the Independence Movement Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael ERIC RECENTLY BEAT ME at chess. Eric is a sixteen-year-old Maths student of mine, and quite often during our weekly nerd sessions we wrap up with a game of chess. Chess is great for the mind; it develops our logical and strategic thinking, strengthens our powers of concentration, and there is no doubt it is a good exercise for any aspiring mathematician. Until recently I would introduce the match by asking him if he’d… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Rethinking the Independence […]

The Peoples Temple

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Peoples Temple As the Brexit crisis stalks the Conservative Party and this weeks developments make a No Deal settlement seem more and more likely, the full extent of the looming national disaster becomes clear. David Mundell increasingly looks like a latter-day Jim Jones, leading his Peoples Temple to drink the Kool Aid while worshipping the precious, if […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Peoples Temple