Former Donald Trump advisor says Scotland needs a hard border with England to keep out criminals

Source:: John Robertson Former Donald Trump advisor says Scotland needs a hard border with England to keep out criminals D J Tulloch Jnr Talking-up Scotland managed to get an exclusive interview with Duncan Jock Tulloch Jnr, former aide to the US President, before both of us lost consciousness on a trip to one of Scotland’s distilleries. Having just seen BBC Scotland’s dramatic disclosure of English-based gangs taking over the drug-trade in Fraserburgh and Peterhead, the great, great, great-grandson of a Peterboro’ (sick) fisherman, was incensed and so upset, he had to drink even more. TuS manage to get this… […]

UK seeking 'the truth' over death of journalist in Saudi consulate

Source:: The National UK seeking ‘the truth’ over death of journalist in Saudi consulate THE UK has condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and promised a “thoughtful and considered” response to the “appalling brutality”. Read the full article:: The National UK seeking ‘the truth’ over death of journalist in Saudi consulate

Nobel Prize winners write to PM warning of Brexit 'barriers' to research

Source:: The National Nobel Prize winners write to PM warning of Brexit ‘barriers’ to research WORLD-leading scientists have warned Theresa May not to allow Brexit to create new barriers to collaboration across Europe. Read the full article:: The National Nobel Prize winners write to PM warning of Brexit ‘barriers’ to research

Restless Tory MPs prepare to take on May as leadership rumours intensify

Source:: The National Restless Tory MPs prepare to take on May as leadership rumours intensify THE peg holding up Theresa May’s jacket became even shooglier yesterday, with reports that her former Brexit secretary David Davis was on manoeuvres. Read the full article:: The National Restless Tory MPs prepare to take on May as leadership rumours intensify

Fears grow over impact of Universal Credit on Housing Associations

Source:: The National Fears grow over impact of Universal Credit on Housing Associations UNIVERSAL Credit is amongst the biggest threats to the operation of Scotland’s housing associations, a sector group says. Read the full article:: The National Fears grow over impact of Universal Credit on Housing Associations

Fluffy Mundell’s remaining handful of neuronal material is fried!

Source:: John Robertson Fluffy Mundell’s remaining handful of neuronal material is fried! On reflection, I suppose the beard was a good idea. From mysterious reader, Ludo Thierry: Clearly the Global Warming effects have fried Fluffy Mundell’s remaining handful of neuronal material. Back in 2014 in full Better Together mode the then Scotland Office Minister Mundell was quoted by Severin Carrell in the Guardian (so it must be true) that “.. only a very small proportion ” of other EU member states’ catches came from Scottish fishing waters (see link and snippet below):… Read the full article:: John Robertson […]

$2 trillion in Scottish oil still to be extracted just from North Sea!

Source:: John Robertson trillion in Scottish oil still to be extracted just from North Sea! Photograph: Arnulf Husmo/Getty Images There have now been five predictions of oil at $100 per barrel: A fifth prediction of oil rising to $100 per barrel for Scottish oil, suggests pre-tax revenue of around $1 trillion! It is currently trading at $80pb: https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/184252/brent-trades-near-80-as-saudis-talk-down-crude-supply-risk/ According to the Financial Times in January 2018: ‘Industry estimates suggest there are still about 20bn barrels of oil and gas left to be exploited in the North Sea and while its longer-term production outlook is in decline,… Read the full […]

Another case in the real story of Scotland’s economy: Big business failures in Scotland fall by 25%’

Source:: John Robertson Another case in the real story of Scotland’s economy: Big business failures in Scotland fall by 25%’ (c) CNN From Insider today: ‘Blair Nimmo, head of restructuring for KPMG in the UK, said business confidence in Scotland ‘is among the highest in the UK’.  Top of Form Bottom of Form The number of large businesses failing in Scotland has fallen by almost a third, according to latest figures. Professional services firm KPMG said the number of administration and receiverships reported in the third quarter of 2018 dropped to 17 compared to 24 in the same period […]

Leading charity warns ‘Reporting Scotland are just at it now!’

Source:: John Robertson Leading charity warns ‘Reporting Scotland are just at it now!’ The Royal Society for the Reduction of Anxiety in the Vulnerable (RSRAV) has published a report condemning BBC Reporting Scotland’s venture in the world of alternative mental health therapies. After an approach by the Labour, Conservative and LibDem shadowy health ministers suggesting that SNP initiatives may be making the more vulnerable members of society les anxious than is good for them or for their voting behaviour, BBC Scotland has launched a new, slow-release, once every 12 days dose of EMPIG… Read the full article:: John […]

Attempted theft in Elgin park

Source:: Northern Scot Attempted theft in Elgin park WITNESSES are being sought after a man approached a woman walking in an Elgin park and demanded items from her. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Attempted theft in Elgin park

Scottish Tories in new threat of rebellion on Brexit

Source:: The National Scottish Tories in new threat of rebellion on Brexit SCOTTISH Tory MPs have said they’d rather back a hard Brexit than remain bound by EU rules for just three months longer. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Tories in new threat of rebellion on Brexit

Tory civil war turns brutal as Prime Minister goes ‘kamikaze’

Source:: The National Tory civil war turns brutal as Prime Minister goes ‘kamikaze’ TORY party infighting desce-nded to a new toxic low yesterday, with one backbench MP saying the moment was coming when Theresa May would soon have a knife “stuck in her front and twisted”. Read the full article:: The National Tory civil war turns brutal as Prime Minister goes ‘kamikaze’

Donations wanted for Christmas appeal

Source:: Northern Scot Donations wanted for Christmas appeal IT’S that time of year again with Christmas around the corner and the launch of The Northern Scot’s Toy and Food Appeal for 2018. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Donations wanted for Christmas appeal

Boyhood dream now a reality for swimmer

Source:: Northern Scot Boyhood dream now a reality for swimmer A FORMER Buckie man has completed a swim of the English Channel for charity. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Boyhood dream now a reality for swimmer