The Fossil Fuel Age is Over

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Fossil Fuel Age is Over Energy is central to our lives. All resources on the planet require some form of energy to make it useful to us. We need to consume energy to go about our daily lives, from the food we eat to the cars we drive. Aggregate efficiency describes the way in which every resource is optimally allocated […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Fossil Fuel Age is Over

England: Not as English as it likes to think

Source:: NewsNet Scotland England: Not as English as it likes to think By Russell Bruce For millennia people have moved across continents for work, wars and invasions, for religious reasons, for education in European universities and to a large extent for trade and commerce. Craftsmen moved across Europe where work was always available to highly experienced artisans. DNA analysis of the skeletons from Henry VIII’s Mary Rose warship clearly indicates Tudor England to be a much more multicultural society than history and assumption by society and historians ever considered. The archetypical English… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland […]

The security and stability of a constitutional crisis

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The security and stability of a constitutional crisis Well that’s buggered that then. Today in the House of Commons the Speaker John Bercow blindsided Theresa May by telling her in no uncertain terms that her government can’t just keep bringing the same deal back to a vote in parliament in the hope that it will eventually get a different result to the two rejections it has already received. His decision has blown what passed for Theresa May’s strategy out of the water. That strategy was one of taking… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]

The BBC’s Pickle Nick

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The BBC’s Pickle Nick It’s now been confirmed what those of us who were paying attention had known all along. During the independence referendum campaign of 2014, senior journalists within the BBC saw their job as being to discourage and belittle the independence campaign, and not as being to report fairly on the biggest constitutional question facing Scotland for three hundred years. During that campaign, the BBC, a supposedly public service broadcaster, wasn’t acting as a public service. It was acting as a state… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The BBC’s Pickle […]

The Great Coincidence

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Great Coincidence Several media outlets today relate a story from BBC Scotland’s fascinating three-part documentary of the indyref, revealing that secret UK government polling in the first week of September 2014 gave Yes a lead even bigger than the famous 51-49 one published by the Sunday Times on the 7th. And we couldn’t help wondering what had caused it. Because […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Great Coincidence

Scotland at the Crossroads

Source:: Bella Caledonia Scotland at the Crossroads Scotland’s future path is uncertain at the moment, but one thing is certain: the United Kingdom is broken beyond repair. It was a welcome antidote to the political farce of this week to join a gathering of researchers at an event organised by the Intercultural Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh on Wednesday. Together, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Scotland at the Crossroads

Not too wee and not too poor

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Not too wee and not too poor Dr Craig Dalzell of the Common Weal is a very sharp guy we’ve run several pieces by on Wings, and he’s currently appearing all over the place with a highly accessible and concise explanation of how an independent Scotland could sensibly run its economy. If you haven’t been able to make it out to see him, a […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Not too wee and not too poor

One man’s fight exposes the greed that still drives big banks | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna One man’s fight exposes the greed that still drives big banks | Kevin McKenna John Guidi, bankrupted by mis-sold loans, today starts a hunger strike outside the Clydesdale Bank’s headquartersFew other issues seemed to define the essential wickedness at the heart of unrestrained capitalism than the conduct of the banking industry during and after the financial crash of 2008. In the pursuit of riches beyond the imagination of most people, many senior bankers deliberately ruined the lives of millions by selling financial products that they knew had become poisonous. The trick was to fill… Read […]

In filthy weather, Farage’s few hundred begin the long march

Source:: Kevin McKenna In filthy weather, Farage’s few hundred begin the long march Nigel Farage and his bedraggled but defiant supporters set off from Sunderland to save Brexit from the elitesOn a bleak stretch of England’s north-east coast, they gathered to save Brexit and begin the long march to Westminster. Few of the 300 cheery souls who walked out with Nigel Farage on to grassy cliffs south of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, will make it all the way to London, but there was a determination to reach the first staging post on the… Read the full article:: Kevin […]

Forget St Paddy’s Day, Remember Paddy’s Market

Source:: Bella Caledonia Forget St Paddy’s Day, Remember Paddy’s Market Rob Brown calls for the creation of a Museum of Migrants in Glasgow to remember all those, like the victims of the Irish potato famine, forced to flee to other shores. Jinty McGuinty’s will be jumping and Waxy O’Connor’s will be filled with wild revelry. But, yet again, you won’t find Guinness-fueled leprechauns dancing down […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Forget St Paddy’s Day, Remember Paddy’s Market

BBC Nine Fails on Climate

Source:: Bella Caledonia BBC Nine Fails on Climate The fresh and jazzy new BBC Scotland “Nine” news programme has come under a wave of criticism after inviting a renowned climate science denier onto its show on the very day of the global school strike. It’s accused of (at best) incompetent  coverage of the protests which saw children and young people striking in Edinburgh, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia BBC Nine Fails on Climate

Little Baby Bull

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Public Finances in an Independent Scotland

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Public Finances in an Independent Scotland Dr Craig Dalzell of the think tank Common Weal explains how the public finances of an independent Scotland could work. Along the way he busts the myths of “the household budget” spending model, why deficits aren’t necessarily bad, and how Scotland could boost its economy. Special thanks to the Edinburgh Yes Hub, Mike Blackshaw and the Quaker Meeting House for hosting the event. Event filmed by Twinlaw Films, a collaboration between ayeMail and Newsnet Scotland Category News &… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Public Finances in an Independent […]

Wee Ginger Dugcast – Friday 15 March 2019

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger Dugcast – Friday 15 March 2019 Welcome to the 15 March edition of the Wee Ginger Dugcast, in which The National’s Callum Baird and I discuss Mini reverse lights and their insistence that you’re going to advertise the union fleg, the BBC’s consistent omission of Ian Blackford in particular and the SNP in general, and of course the latest meaningful vote on Brexit that turns out not to have been so meaningful after all.   You can help to… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger Dugcast – Friday 15 […]

Geoffrey Cox’s New “Legal Advice” on Brexit Incentivises Unionist Violence

Source:: Craig Murray Geoffrey Cox’s New “Legal Advice” on Brexit Incentivises Unionist Violence Brexit has revealed further the rottenness of the British political Establishment, but I am still truly shocked now to see the Government of the United Kingdom negotiating a major international treaty on the acknowledged, discussed and now published basis that it has every intention of breaking that treaty once it is in force. Officially published by the Attorney General, no less. The Westminster Government’s contempt for international law was fully demonstrated just two weeks ago when it repudiated the International… Read the full article:: Craig […]