Police still searching for missing Lee (14)

Source:: Northern Scot Police still searching for missing Lee (14) FURTHER help is being sought to trace teenager Lee McPhee. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Police still searching for missing Lee (14)

Scottish hotels outperform those in rest of UK: STV report good news for Scotland’s economy but fail to understand it

Source:: John Robertson Scottish hotels outperform those in rest of UK: STV report good news for Scotland’s economy but fail to understand it (c) Daily Telegraph STV News, today, reported: ‘Scottish hotels were the UK’s best-performing in 2017. Success is attributed to influx of overseas visitors caused by a weak pound.’ I’ll come back this basic misunderstanding which has the effect of downplaying the real strengths of the tourism industry, below. Average hotel revenue in Scotland was up 5% compared with 4% in Wales, 2.2% in Northern Ireland and under 2% in England. https://stv.tv/news/east-central/1413056-scottish-hotels-were-the-uk-s-best-performing-in-2017/ While the weak pound has […]

As Ruth Davidson’s party bombs Damascus, evicts loyal West Indians and slashes the welfare state, the Scottish Government makes its third humanitarian intervention in three days

Source:: John Robertson As Ruth Davidson’s party bombs Damascus, evicts loyal West Indians and slashes the welfare state, the Scottish Government makes its third humanitarian intervention in three days (c) Reuters We’ve just heard of the Scottish Government’s improved terms for the terminally ill and their funding of frontline work with the hardcore of street homeless. See these for more detail: Another little difference that tells us something: SNP to improve disability terms for terminally ill. SNP Government to fund frontline efforts to help hardcore of street homeless while Ruth Davidson goes from baking show to celebrity list membership games […]

Game of Thrones star to be guest at Elgin's first ever Comic Con

Source:: Northern Scot Game of Thrones star to be guest at Elgin’s first ever Comic Con GAME of Thrones star, Miltos Yerolemou, is set to make an appearance at EL-CON, Elgin’s first ever Comic Con, which will take place later this year. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Game of Thrones star to be guest at Elgin’s first ever Comic Con

Claims data from Moneysupermarket was used by Leave.EU

Source:: The National Claims data from Moneysupermarket was used by Leave.EU DATA scraped from price comparison websites like moneysupermarket.com may have been used by a company owned by billionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks. Read the full article:: The National Claims data from Moneysupermarket was used by Leave.EU

May faces cabinet revolt over u-turn on Brexit customs union

Source:: The National May faces cabinet revolt over u-turn on Brexit customs union THE Prime Minister faces open revolt from her hardline Brexiteer cabinet colleagues after reports emerged that she’s likely to perform a thumping great u-turn and keep Britain in the EU’s customs union. Read the full article:: The National May faces cabinet revolt over u-turn on Brexit customs union

Labour MP: Windrush policies are institutionalised racism

Source:: The National Labour MP: Windrush policies are institutionalised racism THERESA May’s immigration policies are “institutionalised racism”, Labour frontbencher Dawn Butler claims. Read the full article:: The National Labour MP: Windrush policies are institutionalised racism

SNP Government to fund frontline efforts to help hardcore of street homeless while Ruth Davidson goes from baking show to celebrity list membership games and our media rats sniff the sewer air for SNP-bad aroma

Source:: John Robertson SNP Government to fund frontline efforts to help hardcore of street homeless while Ruth Davidson goes from baking show to celebrity list membership games and our media rats sniff the sewer air for SNP-bad aroma (c) PA Once more, the Scottish Government acts to help the most vulnerable in our society in a way utterly alien to the thinking of Tories in England or Scotland. Ruth Davidson’s Boris-like, bullishness may have got her into a list of the supposed influential in British society, but she has no influence on matters of real concern in a modern […]

Another little difference that tells us something: SNP to improve disability terms for terminally ill.

Source:: John Robertson Another little difference that tells us something: SNP to improve disability terms for terminally ill. (c) nen-press See this, from the Scottish Government, yesterday: ‘A new amendment has been tabled to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill, which would remove any time qualification for people who are terminally ill. Current UK legislation for disability benefits and Universal Credit specifies that the definition of terminal illness is someone likely to die within 6 months. Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman has put forward an amendment to ensure that it will be entirely down to the clinical judgement of… […]

Nanny State? Average speed cameras, Jeremy Clarkson and the Scottish Tories

Source:: John Robertson Nanny State? Average speed cameras, Jeremy Clarkson and the Scottish Tories (c) Edinburgh University, Salisbury Studio Theatre, Daily Telegraph Back in January 2017, Jeremy Clarkson, raged against the denial of his freedom to speed, after the installation of the average speed camera system, on Scotland’s most dangerous road, the A9. It’s that kind of Toad of Toad Hall, Libertarian / Right-wing thinking Clarkson specialises in. In November that same year, the Scottish Conservative, MSP Liam Kerr, presumably their Boy Racer Spokesman, featured in the Evening Express, questioning their value on the… Read the full article:: […]

Poxy Unionist media unfairly attack NHS in proxy war against SNP

Source:: John Robertson Poxy Unionist media unfairly attack NHS in proxy war against SNP   Rennie and Bennie (c) Heathcare Times and Scottish Sun As Willie Rennie is reported to be joining his own campaign to have the Health Secretary sacked and as the three Unionist party’s reform their unholy trinity with the Tories who have single-handedly reduced NHS England to humanitarian crisis (no speech marks required), BBC Scotland and the ever-loyal Herald have launched another NHS attack using the unverified and partisan impressions of a trades unionist. Here are the headlines: ‘BBC Scotland:… Read the full article:: […]

PFI: The disaster we should have seen coming

Source:: The National PFI: The disaster we should have seen coming IT was a disaster a long time in the making, and one that should have been seen for what it was before its awful implications were finally realised. Read the full article:: The National PFI: The disaster we should have seen coming

The failings of the PFI system were inevitable

Source:: The National The failings of the PFI system were inevitable TWO of the main downsides of PFI, and other forms of public private partnership (PPP), have become increasingly apparent in the years since the use of these forms of partnership became widespread in the UK. Read the full article:: The National The failings of the PFI system were inevitable

Greens accuse LibDems of ‘living in parallel universe’

Source:: The National Greens accuse LibDems of ‘living in parallel universe’ WILLIE Rennie has come under attack after trying to taking credit for Scotland’s new income tax system – despite most of his MSPs voting against it. Read the full article:: The National Greens accuse LibDems of ‘living in parallel universe’

Lochhead chairing meeting with ScotRail boss to discuss public issues

Source:: Northern Scot Lochhead chairing meeting with ScotRail boss to discuss public issues MSP RICHARD Lochhead is chairing a meeting with the Managing Director of Abellio ScotRail today, which will allow Moray residents the chance to discuss issues with rail services. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Lochhead chairing meeting with ScotRail boss to discuss public issues