Ruth Wishart: The Yes movement must not splinter at this critical juncture

Source:: The National Ruth Wishart: The Yes movement must not splinter at this critical juncture YOU might idly wonder, and I do, why someone – apparently out of a bright blue sky – decided to run a poll asking a number of questions about a possible new list-only party led by former First Minister Alex Salmond. Read the full article:: The National Ruth Wishart: The Yes movement must not splinter at this critical juncture

Slanj reports ‘tsunami of sales’ after Nicola Sturgeon wears its face mask

Source:: The National Slanj reports ‘tsunami of sales’ after Nicola Sturgeon wears its face mask THE nation has become familiar with seeing the First Minister over the last few months as she delivered almost daily updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the full article:: The National Slanj reports ‘tsunami of sales’ after Nicola Sturgeon wears its face mask

UK Government set to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Source:: The National UK Government set to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia THE UK Government will begin selling arms to Saudi Arabia again after assessing the country could be using them to commit war crimes. Read the full article:: The National UK Government set to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Positive Actions for Change in Scotland

Source:: Bella Caledonia Positive Actions for Change in Scotland Eunice Olumide suggests three actions to change the dynamic for more pro-active anti-racist action in Scotland, including a change to the curriculum and  a Black Heritage Museum. Like me, many have been horrified by the recent conflicts in America, sparked by the killing of George Floyd, fanned by hundreds of years of oppression and systemic […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Positive Actions for Change in Scotland

Devi Sridhar shares screenshots of vile abuse sent during pandemic

Source:: The National Devi Sridhar shares screenshots of vile abuse sent during pandemic PUBLIC health expert Devi Sridhar has shared a screenshot highlighting some of the vile abuse she has been sent during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article:: The National Devi Sridhar shares screenshots of vile abuse sent during pandemic

Jackson Carlaw takes aim at Nicola Sturgeon's Border protest response

Source:: The National Jackson Carlaw takes aim at Nicola Sturgeon’s Border protest response THE Scottish Tory leader faces criticism for claiming it was “unacceptable” that Nicola Sturgeon waited 48 hours to condemn a Scottish Border protest this weekend. Read the full article:: The National Jackson Carlaw takes aim at Nicola Sturgeon’s Border protest response

It’s neither undemocratic nor unfair for me to vote rationally

Source:: The National It’s neither undemocratic nor unfair for me to vote rationally THERE has been quite a lot of letters in The National and the Sunday National about voting in the Scottish elections having to be democratic, fair and legitimate. Part of this discussion has suggested that if I vote next year the same as I did last time I will somehow be voting “undemocratically” or “unfairly”. Read the full article:: The National It’s neither undemocratic nor unfair for me to vote rationally

Charlie Elphicke sang ‘I’m a naughty Tory’ after sexually assaulting woman, court told

Source:: The National Charlie Elphicke sang ‘I’m a naughty Tory’ after sexually assaulting woman, court told THE first complainant in the sexual assault trial of former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has been called to give evidence. Read the full article:: The National Charlie Elphicke sang ‘I’m a naughty Tory’ after sexually assaulting woman, court told

Ex-MP for Falkirk admits to child sex crime

Source:: The National Ex-MP for Falkirk admits to child sex crime Eric Joyce, the former Labour MP for Falkirk, has pleaded guilty to making an indecent photograph of a child. Read the full article:: The National Ex-MP for Falkirk admits to child sex crime

Boris Johnson blasted after blaming care homes for Covid-19 deaths

Source:: The National Boris Johnson blasted after blaming care homes for Covid-19 deaths BORIS Johnson’s claims that “too many” care homes did not properly follow procedures during the coronavirus pandemic have been branded “clumsy and cowardly” by a sector leader. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson blasted after blaming care homes for Covid-19 deaths

The Tory threat to devolution

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The Tory threat to devolution To be a Conservative means never accepting that you’re to blame for anything, ever. Today our part time Prime Minister has provoked anger and upset by claiming that the high death rate in care homes was due to care staff not following procedures. So it wasn’t anything to do with British Government policy which shunted elderly people out of hospitals and into care homes as quickly as possible without testing them for the virus, spreading the infection amongst the most… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The Tory […]

Melbourne: FM issues warning after new Australian lockdown

Source:: The National Melbourne: FM issues warning after new Australian lockdown NICOLA Sturgeon has called on Scots not to drop their guard against Covid-19 after Australia put the city of Melbourne back into lockdown for six weeks due to rising coronavirus cases. Read the full article:: The National Melbourne: FM issues warning after new Australian lockdown

Justice for Thomas Muir of Huntershill

Source:: Bella Caledonia Justice for Thomas Muir of Huntershill Explanations of change are fascinating. Democratic hero Thomas Muir of Huntershill was restored to the roll of the Faculty of Advocates last week 227 years after his removal. Here’s my story of why it happened. On Sunday 5 July 2020 The Scotland on Sunday had the exclusive: ‘Father of Scottish democracy restored to faculty 227 […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Justice for Thomas Muir of Huntershill

Modern Unionism: in Lock-step to Nowhere

Source:: Bella Caledonia Modern Unionism: in Lock-step to Nowhere As Unionism discovers that ‘when the chips are down’ it cannot actually live up to its hyperbolic assertion of competence, security or wisdom but is actually as bumbling, feeble and witless as everybody feared; it is now changing its tack in Scotland. If you keep insisting that government consists not in governing but issuing soundbites […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Modern Unionism: in Lock-step to Nowhere

Alex Salmond: 'Party led by former FM would win list votes'

Source:: The National Alex Salmond: ‘Party led by former FM would win list votes’ NEARLY half of independence-supporting voters said they would either definitely or probably vote for a party led by Alex Salmond, a new poll has revealed. Read the full article:: The National Alex Salmond: ‘Party led by former FM would win list votes’