Alex Salmond asks MSPs to ask his lawyer for files Crown Office refused to hand over

Source:: The National Alex Salmond asks MSPs to ask his lawyer for files Crown Office refused to hand over ALEX Salmond asked MSPs to seek documents from his lawyer that the Crown Office refused to give them as he answered questions about claims by senior SNP figures which he had earlier said included efforts to send him to prison. Read the full article:: The National Alex Salmond asks MSPs to ask his lawyer for files Crown Office refused to hand over

Scotland is under attack – here’s what that tells us

Source:: The National Scotland is under attack – here’s what that tells us SCOTLAND’S democratic and public institutions are under full-frontal attack by Unionists politicians and commentators. Majority support for Scottish independence continues and desperate times clearly call for desperate measures by its opponents. Read the full article:: The National Scotland is under attack – here’s what that tells us

Here's how to join SNP’s digital action weekend ahead of Holyrood election

Source:: The National Here’s how to join SNP’s digital action weekend ahead of Holyrood election THE SNP are today launching a Digital Weekend of Action to get the word out on why Scotland’s future must be in Scotland’s hands. Read the full article:: The National Here’s how to join SNP’s digital action weekend ahead of Holyrood election

Salmond, Scottish Parliament, SPCB and Crown Office.

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Salmond, Scottish Parliament, SPCB and Crown Office. When it comes to the legal position regarding Alex Salmond’s evidence and the committee on the Scottish Government’s Handling of Harassment Complaints, some knowledgeable advice can be of real assistance for those trying to dig through the spin. Jonathan Mitchell QC set out clearly the relationship, framework and restrictions the committee, The Scottish Parliament and SPCB needed to operate within on Twitter yesterday. Jonathan Mitchell QC The position of The Crown Office should not be confused with the present government… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Salmond, Scottish […]

Open Minds on Independence #5: Was Britain's economy already broken or will Brexit break it?

Source:: The National Open Minds on Independence #5: Was Britain’s economy already broken or will Brexit break it? OUR article earlier this week showed conclusively that smaller, independent nations are outperforming the UK economically. It is undeniably true that countries of a similar population size to Scotland but which possess significantly inferior economic assets have developed larger economies than Scotland’s. Read the full article:: The National Open Minds on Independence #5: Was Britain’s economy already broken or will Brexit break it?

BBC's Sarah Smith apologises after saying Alex Salmond wants FM to resign

Source:: The National BBC’s Sarah Smith apologises after saying Alex Salmond wants FM to resign THE BBC’s Scotland editor has apologised for a news report saying Alex Salmond called for Nicola Sturgeon to resign. Read the full article:: The National BBC’s Sarah Smith apologises after saying Alex Salmond wants FM to resign

Bella Chats – Tom Urie

Source:: Bella Caledonia Bella Chats – Tom Urie Tom Urie has been a permanent fixture on Scottish TV screens for over two decades now, from Chewin’ The Fat through to Guilt via River City. He is also a musician, DJ, Musical Director, singer and all round good egg. His very public battle with his weight became a feel-good story for thousands who followed […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Bella Chats – Tom Urie

The Longest Day

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Longest Day In the end the four-hour session ran for almost exactly six hours, and Alex Salmond looked like he could have done another six standing on his head. It would be fair to acknowledge that this site was on his side before the start, but by any rational objective assessment the former First Minister delivered the performance […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Longest Day

How will the SNP’s MPs show their outrage?

Source:: The National How will the SNP’s MPs show their outrage? I SHARE Kirsten Oswald MP’s concerns about the naked power grab by the Tories to ignore the Barnett formula and instead directly fund projects in Scotland. This clear attack on devolution has been well sign-posted. So the question is, what are Kirsten Oswald and the SNP group of MPs – some of whom have been inhabiting the green benches of Westminster for more than 20 years – going to do about it? Is it simply another press release? Is there… Read the full article:: The National How […]

Just as we predicted, powers are now being taken from Holyrood

Source:: The National Just as we predicted, powers are now being taken from Holyrood ON Thursday as we heard our colonial governor, Alister Jack, on Good Morning Scotland, we had our worst fears confirmed. As we predicted, the Internal Market Act is being used to take away powers devolved to Holyrood by the Scotland Act, by dealing directly with local councils over funding supposedly from the Barnett Formula. Read the full article:: The National Just as we predicted, powers are now being taken from Holyrood

RECAP: Alex Salmond gives evidence under oath to Scottish Parliament committee

Source:: The National RECAP: Alex Salmond gives evidence under oath to Scottish Parliament committee Alex Salmond was at the Scottish Parliament, providing evidence to the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints. The inquiry is tasked with investigating the botched handling of harassment complaints against the former First Minister that ultimately cost the taxpayer more than £500,000. Read the full article:: The National RECAP: Alex Salmond gives evidence under oath to Scottish Parliament committee

Alex Salmond: Crown Office told MP there was 'no evidence' Murrell pressured police

Source:: The National Alex Salmond: Crown Office told MP there was ‘no evidence’ Murrell pressured police THE Crown Office told Kenny MacAskill there were no messages from Peter Murrell pressuring the police to investigate Alex Salmond, the former First Minister has told the Holyrood inquiry. Read the full article:: The National Alex Salmond: Crown Office told MP there was ‘no evidence’ Murrell pressured police

Where Next for Scottish Labour?

Source:: Bella Caledonia Where Next for Scottish Labour? On the eve of the announcement of Scottish Labour’s latest leader, Jim Monaghan looks at where the party are now and where they might be going. With less than 3 months to the 2021 Scottish Parliament Election, Scottish Labour have a problem. Currently polling at around or under 20%, it’s difficult to see how they […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Where Next for Scottish Labour?

Alex Salmond: Viewers give their reaction to former FM's evidence to MSPs' probe

Source:: The National Alex Salmond: Viewers give their reaction to former FM’s evidence to MSPs’ probe PEOPLE watching Alex Salmond’s evidence to the Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government’s mishandling of complaints against him have been giving their views on his performance. Read the full article:: The National Alex Salmond: Viewers give their reaction to former FM’s evidence to MSPs’ probe

Not feeling well

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Not feeling well Hi everyone, I’m really sorry but I’m not going to be able to get the blog done today and maybe tomorrow. Just after sitting down to start a piece this morning I developed a high temperature and a severely upset stomach. I had to get to bed whereupon I just passed out. My other half Peter was diagnosed with viral gastro enteritis yesterday and now I seem to have picked it up too. I’m feeling very rough just now. Because… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Not feeling well