Common Weal Group didn’t share its manifesto with every NEC candidate

Source:: The National Common Weal Group didn’t share its manifesto with every NEC candidate I WAS very interested and a wee bit surprised to read the article “Joanna Cherry-backed group seek SNP NEC control and start of new Yes campaign” (November 22). Read the full article:: The National Common Weal Group didn’t share its manifesto with every NEC candidate

Michelle Ballantyne quits Scottish Tories over 'differences' with Douglas Ross

Source:: The National Michelle Ballantyne quits Scottish Tories over ‘differences’ with Douglas Ross MICHELLE Ballantyne MSP has tonight quit the Scottish Conservatives over “differences” in party policy. Read the full article:: The National Michelle Ballantyne quits Scottish Tories over ‘differences’ with Douglas Ross

'Scotland must push devolution to its limits as we move to independence'

Source:: The National ‘Scotland must push devolution to its limits as we move to independence’ INDEPENDENCE is normal. This year, for the first time ever, a sustained majority of people in Scotland support independence … Read the full article:: The National ‘Scotland must push devolution to its limits as we move to independence’

'Brexit festival' and Queen's jubilee handed millions by Tory Government

Source:: The National ‘Brexit festival’ and Queen’s jubilee handed millions by Tory Government RISHI Sunak and the UK Government will be allocating around £30 million to the “Festival of Brexit” when the spending review is announced tomorrow. Read the full article:: The National ‘Brexit festival’ and Queen’s jubilee handed millions by Tory Government

Don't cut UK overseas aid, Nobel winner and Ruth Davidson beg Boris Johnson

Source:: The National Don’t cut UK overseas aid, Nobel winner and Ruth Davidson beg Boris Johnson A Nobel Peace Prize winner and Ruth Davidson have begged Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak not to cut the overseas aid budget in tomorrow’s UK spending review. Read the full article:: The National Don’t cut UK overseas aid, Nobel winner and Ruth Davidson beg Boris Johnson

People and Politics: Reshaping How We Debate, Discuss and Listen

Source:: Bella Caledonia People and Politics: Reshaping How We Debate, Discuss and Listen Scotland after the Virus edited by Gerry Hassan and Simon Barrow, just published by Luath Press contains a range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction examining where we are as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and taking stock of where Scotland is as a society. This is an extract from Michael Gray. In times of […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia People and Politics: Reshaping How We Debate, Discuss and Listen

Nicola Sturgeon praises Ian Blackford's 'dignity' for apology in 'vigilante' row

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon praises Ian Blackford’s ‘dignity’ for apology in ‘vigilante’ row NICOLA Sturgeon has paid tribute to Ian Blackford’s “grace and dignity” after the SNP Westminster leader apologised for wrongly accusing a photographer of breaching coronavirus regulations. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon praises Ian Blackford’s ‘dignity’ for apology in ‘vigilante’ row

Scottish Hate Crime Bill: Section covering theatre performances to be axed

Source:: The National Scottish Hate Crime Bill: Section covering theatre performances to be axed A PART of the proposed Hate Crime Bill that could have made theatre producers liable for the stirring-up of hatred is being dropped by the Scottish Justice Secretary. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Hate Crime Bill: Section covering theatre performances to be axed

Poetry Playlist November

Source:: Bella Caledonia Poetry Playlist November There’s tears at times passing,   there is loss and regret –   the reddest of leaves   were falling, the month   that you left. (from Sunday Afternoon)   Each month in Bella Caledonia we feature a poetry collection under what we call the Poetry Playlist. They are collections of poetry that Iona and […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Poetry Playlist November

Covid in Scotland update: Lockdown level of every Scottish council area

Source:: The National Covid in Scotland update: Lockdown level of every Scottish council area NICOLA Sturgeon has announced the results of the Government’s weekly review of Covid lockdown levels across Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Covid in Scotland update: Lockdown level of every Scottish council area

The Route to Independence Leads Through Oban

Source:: Craig Murray The Route to Independence Leads Through Oban Grassroots Oban are hosting me for a zoom talk on the Route to Independence this evening at 7pm. You are welcome to join us, which you can do by registering in advance (ie now) here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kfuqrpzIrGNLlxVYFLb2z2LlxT6Hx_vFf After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. I hope that over half the meeting will be open to questions and contributions and I am very happy for these to be wide-ranging. I must confess I don’t like… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Route […]

Spitting Image: Nicola Sturgeon sketch blasted for 'lazy Scots stereotypes'

Source:: The National Spitting Image: Nicola Sturgeon sketch blasted for ‘lazy Scots stereotypes’ SPITTING Image was one of the most watched TV shows of the 1980s and 1990s. Revived for the 21st century, the show is not quite having the comeback it may have liked … Read the full article:: The National Spitting Image: Nicola Sturgeon sketch blasted for ‘lazy Scots stereotypes’

Pete’s Perfect Plan

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Pete’s Perfect Plan We don’t mind admitting we were quivering with anticipation, readers. So let’s go. We’ll just dive straight into it, skipping the four paragraphs of intro waffle. Well, it would certainly be an undemocratic disgrace. But Scotland’s been subject to democratic injustice for as long as we’ve been alive – the 40% rule, the refused Yes vote […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Pete’s Perfect Plan

FOI: Michael Gove's office faces legal action over 'Orwellian' practices

Source:: The National FOI: Michael Gove’s office faces legal action over ‘Orwellian’ practices LEGAL action is being taken against the UK Government after it was found to be funnelling Freedom of Information (FOI) requests through a secretive “Clearing House” unit in Michael Gove’s office. Read the full article:: The National FOI: Michael Gove’s office faces legal action over ‘Orwellian’ practices