Brexit: Legal expert slams plan to send Queen to EU talks

Source:: The National Brexit: Legal expert slams plan to send Queen to EU talks SENDING the Queen to the EU to request an extension to Brexit and prevent a no-deal being forced through by the next prime minister is a “ridiculous idea”, a former Supreme Court justice has said. Read the full article:: The National Brexit: Legal expert slams plan to send Queen to EU talks

Picture quiz: Where in Moray?

Source:: Northern Scot Picture quiz: Where in Moray? Click here for the answer Read the full article:: Northern Scot Picture quiz: Where in Moray?

Alison Johnstone: Disabled people face worst of welfare cuts

Source:: The National Alison Johnstone: Disabled people face worst of welfare cuts WE have known for some time that UK Government cuts to our social security system hit hardest those who have the greatest need for support. But a new report out this week laid out in shocking detail just how much disabled people have lost – both in monetary and personal terms – as a result of relentless attacks on our welfare state. Read the full article:: The National Alison Johnstone: Disabled people face worst of welfare cuts

We must be allowed to condemn Israel's persecution of Palestinians

Source:: The National We must be allowed to condemn Israel’s persecution of Palestinians I AM very glad that Andrew Fraser (Letters, July 17) has asked the question that has long worried me. As someone who has had Jewish friends throughout a long life, ever since my parents befriended a couple of young Jewish refugee musicians during the war, I have never treated any of them any differently from any other friends. I have, however, found myself very much out of sympathy with current attitudes and events. Read the full article:: The National We must be allowed to condemn […]

Elgin BID bringing classic car show to town

Source:: Northern Scot Elgin BID bringing classic car show to town Elgin BID has is bringing a classic car show to the town this August, adding to an already busy schedule. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Elgin BID bringing classic car show to town

Brexit: Tories may opt for 'nuclear option' to block Boris Johnson

Source:: The National Brexit: Tories may opt for ‘nuclear option’ to block Boris Johnson THE UK health minister has suggested Tory MPs may utilise the “nuclear option” to bring down Boris Johnson’s government if it pursues no deal. Read the full article:: The National Brexit: Tories may opt for ‘nuclear option’ to block Boris Johnson

Public help sought to assess debris hazard for birds

Source:: Northern Scot Public help sought to assess debris hazard for birds A citizen science website has been launched to assess the risk posed by debris such as plastics to bird life Read the full article:: Northern Scot Public help sought to assess debris hazard for birds

On-the-road MSP finds bus cuts a top concern

Source:: Northern Scot On-the-road MSP finds bus cuts a top concern An MSP has held talks with Moray transport bosses over residents’ concerns about bus service cuts Read the full article:: Northern Scot On-the-road MSP finds bus cuts a top concern

Westminster Conservatives FAIL as Police in Scotland more than NINE times as effective in solving violent crimes than in England

Source:: John Robertson Westminster Conservatives FAIL as Police in Scotland more than NINE times as effective in solving violent crimes than in England In the Independent today: Statistics released by the Home Office show that the number of reported offences resulting in a prosecution had fallen to the lowest level since data recording began in 2015. Only 7.8 per cent of crimes saw a suspect charged or summonsed in 2018-19, compared to 9.1 per cent the year before. For rape the figure was just 1.5 per cent – down from 3 per cent in 2017-18 – and the figure […]

BBC content with the lie that there wasn’t even really a place called Scotland

Source:: John Robertson BBC content with the lie that there wasn’t even really a place called Scotland Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch was at Windsor Castle this morning to receive the Honour of Knighthood for services to Scholarship. (Newscom TagID: ptsphotoshot750272) [Photo via Newscom] On 10th of July 2019, I wrote to BBC Complaints to say: Dermot McCulloch, referring to England existing in the 10th or 11th Century says: ‘There wasn’t even really a place called Scotland.’ This is inaccurate: This culminated in the rise of Cínaed mac Ailpín (Kenneth MacAlpin) as “king of the Picts” in the 840s (traditionally dated to 843),[3] which… Read […]

Conservatives FAIL as FEAR of crime in England is TWICE the level of that in Scotland!

Source:: John Robertson Conservatives FAIL as FEAR of crime in England is TWICE the level of that in Scotland! Second poll confirms human effects of falling crime levels in Scotland The YouGov poll based on fieldwork on 16th and 17th July reinforces the stability of SNP support (42%) and the collapse of that for the Tories (13%) and Labour (15%) but, notably, reveals a sharp difference in levels of concern about crime. Only 16% of Scots rated it the most important issue while between 28% (South) and 35% (London) did so across England and Wales. https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/sjg6udq97x/TheTimes_190717_VI_Trackers_w.pdf An Ipsos-MORI poll… […]

SNP exonerated by BBC figures as Scotland’s drug deaths are shown to be caused by neoliberal UK Governments in the 1980s and 90s

Source:: John Robertson SNP exonerated by BBC figures as Scotland’s drug deaths are shown to be caused by neoliberal UK Governments in the 1980s and 90s Scotland’s drug death crisis is based disproportionally upon older drug users who began using heroin in the 1980s and 90s under the Tory and New Labour neoliberal economic policies which lauded greedy individualism, and which destroyed communities through a failure to create employment and a misguided war on drugs. Similar effects can be seen in the higher levels of drug deaths in the North of England and in Wales, also outside of the […]

No-deal Brexit will trigger recession warns the OBR

Source:: The National No-deal Brexit will trigger recession warns the OBR CRASHING out of the EU without a deal would plunge the UK into a recession that would swallow up any so-called Brexit dividend, the government’s independent forecasting body has predicted. Read the full article:: The National No-deal Brexit will trigger recession warns the OBR

Boris Johnson will not meet Nicola Sturgeon on first trip to Scotland as PM

Source:: The National Boris Johnson will not meet Nicola Sturgeon on first trip to Scotland as PM BORIS Johnson will not meet with Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House on his first official trip to Scotland as Prime Minister because he doesn’t want to look like a “visiting foreign dignitary”. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson will not meet Nicola Sturgeon on first trip to Scotland as PM

Good news from Scots rural workforce – but Brexit threat looms

Source:: The National Good news from Scots rural workforce – but Brexit threat looms NEARLY three-quarters of rural businesses in Scotland reported that they had a good operating environment in 2018. Read the full article:: The National Good news from Scots rural workforce – but Brexit threat looms