We’re doomed! We’re doomed, ah tell ye!

Source:: John Robertson We’re doomed! We’re doomed, ah tell ye! By Alasdair Galloway Letter to the Herald: Over the last two days you have included letters by Douglas Cowe and Ian Lakin, concerning the possibility of independence. I might have said “critical of independence”, but criticism demands evidence, and both your correspondents include as much evidence for their assertions as Donald Trump has for his claims of voter fraud. Basically, both have argued that independence is doomed. One can almost hear Private Frazer telling us “we’re doomed, we’re doomed ah… Read the full article:: John Robertson We’re doomed! […]

The Tusker on the Radio: This Thursday 12:30pm

Source:: John Robertson The Tusker on the Radio: This Thursday 12:30pm The Tusker [Talking-up Scotland Collective] Caledon Media are a new collective determined to give a space for a new discussion on Scotland’s future. https://caledonmedia.scot/ After the server, based in Leamington Spa (!), went down last week, I gather all is well. Ill be on Thursday at 12.30pm. View original post Read the full article:: John Robertson The Tusker on the Radio: This Thursday 12:30pm

Nazi dentist’s astonishing fabrication to suggest Scotland’s covid-19 performance ‘not very different’

Source:: John Robertson Nazi dentist’s astonishing fabrication to suggest Scotland’s covid-19 performance ‘not very different’ https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/michael-white-on-the-talent-and-energy-for-the-brexit-and-union-battles-1-6769564 In the New European, Michael White of the Guardian writes: The painful fact is that both administrations look unimpressive from the outside and have done much in near lockstep during the pandemic, including the latest Spanish quarantine. Strip out England’s less populated regions along with the Highlands and Borders and the Covid casualty rates in dense urban areas and care homes won’t be very different. As I rebut the same lie day-after-day, it feels like I’m batting back balls… Read the full […]

BBC Scotland’s Disclosure team urged to take leading academic’s advice before they make a bottom of themselves again

Source:: John Robertson BBC Scotland’s Disclosure team urged to take leading academic’s advice before they make a bottom of themselves again The Tusker [Talking-up Scotland Collective] We may have caught them in time as there is no sign of this planned broadcast in the schedules for tonight. Readers will know that the Disclosure team has a bit of a record of gaffs like the time they followed the wrong lorry full of calves all the way to Spain. Anyhow, ‘The Care Home Scandal’ sounds a bit risky for them. I can see them listening to Jackson Carlaw and that […]

SNP Government success in suppressing covid-19 is very real but once more the Herald give space to these lies, from a Obituaries editor!

Source:: John Robertson SNP Government success in suppressing covid-19 is very real but once more the Herald give space to these lies, from a Obituaries editor! (c) Unherd.com ‘Andrew McKie is a political columnist for The Herald and former Obituaries editor of the Daily Telegraph.’ Described as a ‘Conservative voice‘ in David Torrance’s Whatever Happened to Tory Scotland (£0.99 in The Works, Ayr High Street), McKie is famous for his obituary of Roy Hudd, describing him as ‘a wide-ranging actor and comedian who was an expert on music hall and variety.’ Ah, I’m not going to read the full thing today. I’ll […]

‘More on hydrogen buses’ by reader Alasdair Macdonald and further comment by Broadbield

Source:: John Robertson ‘More on hydrogen buses’ by reader Alasdair Macdonald and further comment by Broadbield   The average age of buses in Glasgow is 10 years (cf Lothian buses, municipally owned, at arms’ length, is 4 years). So, not many hydrogen powered buses there, or even mildly green ones. Glasgow is to become a Low Emission Zone at the end of this year and the city government has been criticised by environmental groups for a ‘lack of ambition’. One of the main sources of pollution is diesel powered vehicles, of which buses are a major… Read the […]

‘Scottish electrical apprenticeship numbers rise to nearly pre-recession heights’ as Scotland’s youth unemployment falls to 5th best out of 29 European countries

Source:: John Robertson ‘Scottish electrical apprenticeship numbers rise to nearly pre-recession heights’ as Scotland’s youth unemployment falls to 5th best out of 29 European countries (c) westcollegescotland.ac.uk According to the Scottish Business News Network: ‘An air of confidence in Scotland’s electrical sector has led to the fifth year-on-year increase in the number of apprentices attracted to the industry, according to SELECT, the industry’s campaigning trade body. A combination of greater employment opportunities, and increased optimism regarding future employability has meant a 6% increase in electrical apprenticeship numbers, with 750 people signed up to begin apprenticeships or adult training schemes […]