Hail to the chief

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Please do not waste this time

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Please do not waste this time So Theresa May has handed in her notice. She will formally resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7, triggering a leadership election which will be concluded by “the end of July”, until which time she’ll continue as a powerless lame-duck caretaker PM. Let’s just recap that timetable. Today is the 24th of May. The […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Please do not waste this time

My civic duty

Source:: Wings Over Scotland My civic duty I’ve just been out to vote in the European elections, because as a rule I think people should vote in stuff. And while it was a very difficult choice, in the end I voted for the only sane option. (Click pic to view.) I truly believe it’s the best choice for Britain. Because readers, look […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland My civic duty

No-one better to decide

Source:: Wings Over Scotland No-one better to decide (Full series here.) Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland No-one better to decide

89% of Scots support second indyref

Source:: Wings Over Scotland 89% of Scots support second indyref Almost nine in ten Scottish voters now back a second referendum on independence. This rather startling news was brought to us at the weekend by an unlikely source, in the form of walking brain vacuum Annie Wells MSP. Wells was absolutely unequivocal that NO other vote this Thursday – not Labour, not Lib Dem, not Brexit Party – […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland 89% of Scots support second indyref

Ultimate clarity

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Ultimate clarity We watched the whole of the Labour shadow Scottish Secretary’s interview on this morning’s Sunday Politics Scotland, and can confirm that this is a wholly accurate representation of what she said on it with regard to Labour’s position on Brexit. So for those of you keeping score: Labour does NOT support a second referendum, does NOT […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Ultimate clarity

The British Job

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The Vicar Of Braying

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Vicar Of Braying The Herald has a story this morning about the Secretary of State for Scotland, a man who readers may recall promising that Scotland would benefit financially from the UK government’s £1.5bn bung to the DUP (which then didn’t happen), and threatening to resign over Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement (which he didn’t do, then denied ever saying), […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Vicar Of Braying

One week in the war on women

Source:: Wings Over Scotland One week in the war on women 6th May On April 26th, the International Lesbian Day of Visibility, a very obviously physically male Twitter user sent tweets to accompany photos of himself in which he claimed to be a lesbian (he also commented “down with cis”). Juliet Smollett, a feminist gay rights campaigner (and mother to a lesbian daughter) replied to him “you’re […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland One week in the war on women

Goodest at numberology

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Goodest at numberology Ruth Davidson led on numeracy (or as Tories call it, “numberacy”) at FMQs today. And we can see why she’s concerned. Because the party’s big line of attack yesterday was this: And, well, those numbers need some work. Because there are only 6,788 convicted criminals in Scottish prisons AT ALL. We know that around 1000 of […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Goodest at numberology

Last Call

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Last Call Click the image or here to go to the fundraiser page. Click here to donate directly by other means. When we launched our 2018 crowdfunder, more than 14 months ago, we said “this is probably the last time we’re going to ask you to put your hands in your pockets”. This is one of the very rare occasions that one […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Last Call

Mummy’s back

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The meaning of power

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The meaning of power We see that “giving you chores to do and calling it a present” is back: Sigh. As we’ve been pointing out ever since it was first mooted, the “assignation” of VAT receipts to the Scottish Government is neither a power nor a gift, but a trap. Holyrood will not have the ability to alter VAT in any […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The meaning of power

Spilt black milk

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Spilt black milk Last week, Norway rubbed our faces in it again. In just THREE MONTHS, the investment return alone from its national oil fund was around £64 billion – more money than the total annual budget of Scotland, including both Scottish Government spending and money spent by the UK “on our behalf”. (If you click that link, […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Spilt black milk

At midnight all the agents

Source:: Wings Over Scotland At midnight all the agents On Saturday, for the second year in a row, there was a huge and joyous independence march through the centre of Glasgow, which passed off with no incidents, arrests or disturbances despite attempted provocation from a small handful of abusive Unionist bigots led by a Holocaust denier. Most of the Sunday papers carried largely neutral […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland At midnight all the agents