The Bumper Book of British Brexit

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The Bumper Book of British Brexit You can help to support this blog with a Paypal donation. Please log into Paypal.com and send a payment to the email address weegingerbook@yahoo.com. Or alternatively click the donate button. If you don’t have a Paypal account, just select “donate with card” after clicking the button. If you have trouble using the button, or you prefer not to use Paypal, you can donate or purchase a t-shirt or map by making a payment directly into my bank account, or by… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The […]

Some Problems with Sleep in the Park

Source:: Bella Caledonia Some Problems with Sleep in the Park This year, once again, we’re going to “solve homelessness forever” according to the social enterprise Social Bite. The problem is of course that we were going to solve it forever last year as well. The model of a mass sleep out promises “4 cities, one night, 12,000 people under the stars”. What’s not to like? […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Some Problems with Sleep in the Park

Support for United Ireland ‘surges’ with Belfast based researchers while support for Scottish Independence remains ‘hesitant’ with Hexham based researchers

Source:: John Robertson Support for United Ireland ‘surges’ with Belfast based researchers while support for Scottish Independence remains ‘hesitant’ with Hexham based researchers In the Sunday Times today based on a survey of 1 0128 voters by Northumberland-based Panelbase: ‘Scottish independence ‘better than Brexit’ A majority of Scots believe Scottish independence would be better for the country than staying in the UK after Brexit, a new poll reveals. The Panelbase survey of 1,028 voters for The Sunday Times Scotland and LBC, before a crucial Commons vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal deal, found that more believe leaving the EU will […]

Merry Earthmas everybody…anyone?

Source:: Business for Scotland Merry Earthmas everybody…anyone? Let’s take a break from Brexit and think forward to Christmas. Tis almost the season to… consume the planet, to buy environmentally damaging rubbish we don’t need and, for many people, to go into debt in order to pay for it. I can’t quite pinpoint when it happened but Christmas transformed from a celebration of […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Merry Earthmas everybody…anyone?

Heard the one about the Tory who walked into a Scottish food bank? | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Heard the one about the Tory who walked into a Scottish food bank? | Kevin McKenna How a leaked ‘guide’ on entering such places could show how far compassion can truly stretchA leaked letter from Conservative campaign headquarters has found its way into the hands of the Observer’s Scottish bureau. Its title is: “Advisory on visiting Scottish food banks.”“Dear Colleagues,This is an affluent country and there’s always been enough to go around. I mean, you never heard of food banks during the Blitz Continue reading… Read the full article:: Kevin McKenna Heard the one about […]

SNP calls time on 'unfair' BBC Question Time panels

Source:: The National SNP calls time on ‘unfair’ BBC Question Time panels THE SNP has called for a fairer proportion of airtime on the BBC’s flagship programme Question Time in the wake of the announcement that Fiona Bruce is to replace David Dimbleby as chair. Read the full article:: The National SNP calls time on ‘unfair’ BBC Question Time panels

Scotland set to take lead on human rights with new Act

Source:: The National Scotland set to take lead on human rights with new Act NEW legislation is being considered by the Scottish Government which would see Scotland taking a global lead on human rights. Read the full article:: The National Scotland set to take lead on human rights with new Act

Scotland's universities facing 'unprecedented risks' after Brexit

Source:: The National Scotland’s universities facing ‘unprecedented risks’ after Brexit LEADING figures in education, research and science are to travel to Brussels on Monday in a bid to protect Scottish universities from the effects of Brexit. Read the full article:: The National Scotland’s universities facing ‘unprecedented risks’ after Brexit

Jackson Carlaw exposed for false claims about 'vital' flu vaccine

Source:: The National Jackson Carlaw exposed for false claims about ‘vital’ flu vaccine FALSE claims by the Scottish Tories about the “vital” flu vaccine programme in Scotland have been exposed. Read the full article:: The National Jackson Carlaw exposed for false claims about ‘vital’ flu vaccine

This deal is dead – May's time in Downing Street is coming to an end

Source:: The National This deal is dead – May’s time in Downing Street is coming to an end LAST week is likely to go down as the week that it became clear that Theresa May’s Brexit deal was dead and her premiership close to an end. Read the full article:: The National This deal is dead – May’s time in Downing Street is coming to an end

Labour hunting cross-party support for 'alternative Brexit plan'

Source:: The National Labour hunting cross-party support for ‘alternative Brexit plan’ SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell MP has said Labour would not do a power-deal with the SNP but invited opposition MPs to “gather” around the flag of their alternative Brexit plans. Read the full article:: The National Labour hunting cross-party support for ‘alternative Brexit plan’

Jackson Carlaw exposed for false claims about 'vital' flue vaccine

Source:: The National Jackson Carlaw exposed for false claims about ‘vital’ flue vaccine FALSE claims by the Scottish Tories about the “vital” flu vaccine programme in Scotland have been exposed. Read the full article:: The National Jackson Carlaw exposed for false claims about ‘vital’ flue vaccine

May's deal savaged as 'useless' by Brexit Committee in lead-up to vote

Source:: The National May’s deal savaged as ‘useless’ by Brexit Committee in lead-up to vote THE Parliamentary Brexit Committee has delivered a unanimous damning verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, saying it fails to deliver on promises made by the Government and contains no useful detail. Read the full article:: The National May’s deal savaged as ‘useless’ by Brexit Committee in lead-up to vote

SNP MP: This deal is dead – May's time in Downing Street is coming to an end

Source:: The National SNP MP: This deal is dead – May’s time in Downing Street is coming to an end LAST week is likely to go down as the week that it became clear that Theresa May’s Brexit deal was dead and her premiership close to an end. Read the full article:: The National SNP MP: This deal is dead – May’s time in Downing Street is coming to an end

Gethins: 'Tories are finally waking up to the reality of a humiliating defeat'

Source:: The National Gethins: ‘Tories are finally waking up to the reality of a humiliating defeat’ THE Tories are finally “waking up to reality” and preparing for a “humiliating defeat” in next week’s Brexit vote, according to Stephen Gethins MP, SNP’s spokesperson on international affairs and Europe. Read the full article:: The National Gethins: ‘Tories are finally waking up to the reality of a humiliating defeat’