To Russia with Love ends a European tour of Trump farts

Source:: NewsNet Scotland To Russia with Love ends a European tour of Trump farts By Russell Bruce Having wrecked havoc across Europe from west to east, Putin’s man in the White House is back in the States having concluded the next phase of his mission to make America the great irrelevance in international relations. There is always an opposite to what farts out of the Trump mouth. For America First read America Last. Or is there some cunning plan that the rest of us in the real world fail to discern? What is blindingly… Read the full article:: […]

Brexit: The Shapelessness of Things to Come

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Brexit: The Shapelessness of Things to Come Citizen Cuddis on the Brexit trail Brexit is going to be as devastating to the body politic as hacking off your own foot with a breadknife. And there’ll be nothing against the pain, save biting down on a rolled-up copy of Downing Street’s new White Paper. Luckily, the British Establishment’s Science Cavalry is about to gallop to the rescue, bugles blaring. ‘Brexit’s coming home!’ An FOI request has just revealed that Boffins In Union, a quango working for the UK… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Brexit: The […]

EU Japan trade deal: Scotland to lose out

Source:: NewsNet Scotland EU Japan trade deal: Scotland to lose out By Dorothy Bruce The EU and Japan have signed a wide-ranging free trade deal. The deal is the largest free trade deal both countries have ever negotiated and will create an open trade zone covering nearly a third of the world’s GDP, about 30 percent of global output, and forming the world’s largest open economic area. The deal will also see the instigation of regular dialogue on trade and economic policy between Japan and the EU, with businesses also allowed… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland EU […]

Tories intent on starving us into submission

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Tories intent on starving us into submission By Molly Pollock “Ministers draw up secret plans to stockpile processed food in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit” says the Sun headline. So despite two years of prevarication and shambles, blaming the EU whilst refusing to listen to it, turning a deaf ear to business leaders, manufacturers, the medical profession, economists and others, Theresa May’s cabinet has decided to stockpile food. They’re doing this in the event of failing to reach an agreement with the EU over leaving the… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Tories intent […]

High tariffs on food will make for a thin time

Source:: NewsNet Scotland High tariffs on food will make for a thin time By Molly Pollock A  NEWSNET SPECIAL REPORT Molly takes a look at her store cupboard, fridge and freezer to find out what Brexit could mean for household budgets. In the chit-chat before the meeting began a few of us found ourselves reminiscing about the food we ate whilst growing up, what our parents put on the table. For most of us it was mince and tatties, stews, pots of homemade soup cobbled together from bones or chicken carcasses. And tripe… Read the full article:: NewsNet […]

FutureFest: Nicola Sturgeon on how government can shape the future

Source:: NewsNet Scotland FutureFest: Nicola Sturgeon on how government can shape the future By Russell Bruce In a fascinating speech at FutureFest 2018 in London First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon set out the vision and strategy the Scottish Government is delivering to shape Scotland’s future. Organised by NESTA, Future Fest explored how innovation and information can be used to deliver a better future. NESTA has worked with 30 governments since 1998, exploring innovative solutions to deliver the successes of tomorrow. Nicola Sturgeon describes how her government is working to deliver the industries and jobs… Read the full article:: NewsNet […]

Are the Tories gagging democracy?

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Are the Tories gagging democracy? By Dorothy Bruce Theresa may is fond of pontificating about British values – a belief in democracy, upholding the rule of law, a deeply embedded sense of fair play, integrity, tolerance. These were the values many in the UK believed, and were told, ruled an Empire on which the sun never set. But the never-setting sun was not allowed to use its rays to cleanse murky corners, and now the internet has prised open a number of history’s iron-bound chests… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Are the Tories gagging […]

Claim of Right debate: Tommy Sheppard’s brilliant speach

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Claim of Right debate: Tommy Sheppard’s brilliant speach By Russell Bruce The SNP Claim of Right debate brought SNP MPs out in force at Westminster. But then they are there in force every day Westminster sits, rain or shine, unlike the MPs of the unionist parties. There were many very worthy contributions to the debate from the SNP benches. Tommy Sheppard’s contribution shone in a parliament that pissed on Scotland’s Claim of Right when it forced through the EU Withdrawal Bill without the consent of the Scottish people… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Claim […]

Keep Scotland the Brand’s Ruth Watson takes the case to Westminster

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Keep Scotland the Brand’s Ruth Watson takes the case to Westminster By Russell Bruce High profile Keep Scotland the Brand campaigner, Ruth Watson took the campaign trail to Westminster on Tuesday. She was invited to give evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee, chaired by Pete Wishart. Others giving evidence were Gail Evans of Queen Margaret University. London who set out the importance of Geographical Indicators (GIs) that provide product protection under European law and Lindesey Low from the Law Society of Scotland who works for the Scotch Whisky Association. Ruth Watson… Read the full article:: […]

The Great British Brand steal

Source:: NewsNet Scotland The Great British Brand steal Alec Ross reports on Mundell’s British takeover at the Royal Highland Show A farming friend from Gloucestershire ‘phoned me last week. After years of meaning to do it, he said, and having heard such good reports about it as a showcase of Scotland’s hugely successful food and drink industry, this week he was flying up to the Royal Highland Show. He was delighted when I told him that he could simply fly to Edinburgh and walk round the corner into… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland The Great British Brand […]

Commentary: The White Man Coup Versus Humanity

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Commentary: The White Man Coup Versus Humanity Scottish author, playwright and activist Peter Arnott on the whiff of corruption that follows modern Western politics. This little essay started with the thought, prompted by the fact that the Trump Organization has directly profited from the Trump Presidency to the tune of $500 million dollars – so far – that we need a new word for “corruption”. Peter Arnott Despite protestations, made on both the left and right, that “they” are all the same…they are not all the same. … Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Commentary: The […]

Clyde-built for the world

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Clyde-built for the world By Dorothy Bruce Three items linked like pieces of a jigsaw in my mind this week. The first was a Scottish Government press release informing that External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop is to undertake a five-day visit to Japan and the Republic of Korea to strengthen economic and cultural links. The second and third items were to do with shipbuilding, with Ferguson Marine announcing it had successfully led a European consortium in a bid for EU funding support to pave… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Clyde-built for the world

Super wealthy pocket Brexit millions

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Super wealthy pocket Brexit millions By Russell Bruce An extraordinarily detailed report from Bloomberg earlier this week shed more light on the manipulation of the sterling exchange rate in the hours before and after the EU referendum results started to trickle through in the early hours of 24th June 2016. A central figure in the manipulation was one Nigel Farage. He denies personally profiting adding ruefully that he wished he had. Whether he did or not is beside the point. Farage worked as a commodities… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Super wealthy pocket Brexit […]

Brexit: an Airbus exit could be a threat to Scottish jobs

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Brexit: an Airbus exit could be a threat to Scottish jobs Exclusive report by Russell Bruce The Airbus wing assembly plant in Wales has been given extensive coverage in the media but the possible affect on a plant in Scotland has received no such overage. The wing structures on Airbus commercial aircraft are constructed at the Spirit AeroSystems Europe factory in Prestwick and shipped down to Wales. Spirit lists their international manufacturing plants as France, Scotland, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Malaysia. In April this year Spirit moved 70 jobs from Prestwick… Read the full article:: […]

What is a MEANINGFUL vote worth at Westminster?

Source:: NewsNet Scotland What is a MEANINGFUL vote worth at Westminster? By Russell Bruce The crisis in EU negotiations within May’s dysfunctional party and government rumbles on and on. The inability of presenting solid proposals to the EU is accompanied by a determination to prevent the Westminster Parliament from having a final say on a deal about which nobody can even get the remotest idea of what might or might not emerge. We saw the distain dished out to Scotland last week. Now May is planning to treat the Westminster Parliament… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland What […]