The British Job

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The Struggle Is The Meaning

Source:: Craig Murray The Struggle Is The Meaning There is no conceivable interest of the ordinary people of the Western world being served by the crazed decision of their governments to firmly take the Sunni side in the Sunni/Shia tensions of the Islamic world, and to do so in a fashion which deliberately exacerbates points of armed conflict across the Middle East. It is even more extraordinary that, in doing so, the West is deliberately forwarding the interests of two nations which have philosophies that are entirely antithetical… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Struggle Is The […]

Wee Ginger Dugcast – 17 May 2019

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger Dugcast – 17 May 2019 A slightly belated upload of Friday’s Wee Ginger Dugcast as I have only just got home from doing a talk for the local SNP branch in Alyth. A big thank you to Fiona and Graeme for their hospitality. The editor Callum Baird is on holiday this week, so I chat with The National journalist Stewart Ward about that episode of BBC Question Time and how the BBC is just trolling us all now, the collapse of the Labour and Tory… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug […]

The Vicar Of Braying

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Vicar Of Braying The Herald has a story this morning about the Secretary of State for Scotland, a man who readers may recall promising that Scotland would benefit financially from the UK government’s £1.5bn bung to the DUP (which then didn’t happen), and threatening to resign over Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement (which he didn’t do, then denied ever saying), […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Vicar Of Braying

One week in the war on women

Source:: Wings Over Scotland One week in the war on women 6th May On April 26th, the International Lesbian Day of Visibility, a very obviously physically male Twitter user sent tweets to accompany photos of himself in which he claimed to be a lesbian (he also commented “down with cis”). Juliet Smollett, a feminist gay rights campaigner (and mother to a lesbian daughter) replied to him “you’re […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland One week in the war on women

Our Political Shambles from Across the Pond

Source:: Bella Caledonia Our Political Shambles from Across the Pond Bonnie Prince Bob – @nonideefixe is disillusioned in New York. I’m in Brooklyn right now, in a place called Bed-Stuy, it’s holding out to gentrification (just) but will ultimately, just like the surrounding areas, succumb completely to Hipster twattery. Biggie Smalls, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Jay-Z all came from here and Spike Lee’s ‘Do The […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Our Political Shambles from Across the Pond

The three sham egos of Brexit

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The three sham egos of Brexit Cheer up. Yes, it’s all a complete mess. Yes, the UK is going to hell in a handbasket. Yes, the Labour and Conservative parties are so consumed by their short term manoeuvring that they don’t care that the entire UK is about to be consumed by the bonfire of Brexit’s vanities. Yes, the bool in the mooth platitudes of Jacob Rees Mogg are hailed as pearls of wisdom. Yes, Nigel Farage the privately educated commodities trader is posing as the… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The […]

The Pivot Point

Source:: Craig Murray The Pivot Point The massive economic shock following the banking collapse of 2007–8 is the direct cause of the crisis of confidence which is affecting almost all the institutions of western representative democracy. The banking collapse was not a natural event, like a tsunami. It was a direct result of man-made systems and artifices which permitted wealth to be generated and hoarded primarily through multiple financial transactions rather than by the actual production and sale of concrete goods, and which then disproportionately funnelled… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Pivot Point

Sea Change: Climate Emergency, Jobs and Managing the Phase-Out of UK Oil and Gas Extraction

Source:: Bella Caledonia Sea Change: Climate Emergency, Jobs and Managing the Phase-Out of UK Oil and Gas Extraction A landmark report by Friends of the Earth Scotland and Oil Change International reveals, for the first time, the climate impact of North Sea oil and gas extraction, and urges the governments to prioritise a job-creating energy transition. The report lays out in the starkest terms the simple reality that the UK’s oil and gas […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Sea Change: Climate Emergency, Jobs and Managing the Phase-Out of UK Oil and Gas Extraction

5G Trade Wars: the US Empire Strikes Back

Source:: Bella Caledonia 5G Trade Wars: the US Empire Strikes Back This past week the US-China trade war went ballistic. Remember these are the two largest economies on the planet. Let’s unpick what is happening. Yes, geopolitics is involved but the deeper reality is a battle over markets and profits. And the name of that battle is 5G. 5G is the so-called fifth generation of mobile […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia 5G Trade Wars: the US Empire Strikes Back

Goodest at numberology

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Goodest at numberology Ruth Davidson led on numeracy (or as Tories call it, “numberacy”) at FMQs today. And we can see why she’s concerned. Because the party’s big line of attack yesterday was this: And, well, those numbers need some work. Because there are only 6,788 convicted criminals in Scottish prisons AT ALL. We know that around 1000 of […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Goodest at numberology

The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator

Source:: Gerry Hassan The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 15th 2019 For eighteen years I have subscribed to and enjoyed reading The Spectator magazine. But under Fraser Nelson’s editorship from 2009 the magazine has slowly and irrevocably gone downhill and into the gutter. Gone are the days when it was a civilised, gentle, iconoclastic read where an article could surprise and entertain from unusual angles. Good pieces still occasionally appear, but in the… Read the full article:: […]

A Europe free to roam means real control

Source:: NewsNet Scotland A Europe free to roam means real control By Russell Bruce England is about to embark on a brave and foolish experiment. It’s called Brexit. Scotland must show how it thinks differently by getting out to vote on 23rd May to press home our European credentials. Whether the MEPs get to take their seats is immaterial. The extreme right Brexit Party is snapping and clicking their heels north of the Border. All across Europe, in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Poland people and politicians are rowing rapidly back… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland A […]

Preserving our values

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Preserving our values Long long ago, back in the distant days of 2014 when Labour dinosaurs still stalked the Earth, or at least stalked Central Scotland, we were told that Scotland needed to vote to stay under Westminster rule because we benighted Caledonians require the tender mercies of the British state to provide us with the best possible bulwark to protect us from political extremism. The implication was that being lesser and irredeemably parochial beings, Scottish types couldn’t be trusted with democracy, in… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Preserving our values

Police Spies in Scotland – We Need a Public Inquiry

Source:: Bella Caledonia Police Spies in Scotland – We Need a Public Inquiry Should the police be allowed to perform illegal surveillance, operate under false names and form relationships and even impregnate peaceful activists in Scotland but not in England Wales? We’ve covered the Scottish dimension of the #SpyCops scandal here, here and here  – but a report out today published by the Scottish Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Police Spies in Scotland – We Need a Public Inquiry