Mark McGeoghegan: Latest poll should be a wake-up call but catastrophe is not on the horizon

Source:: The National Mark McGeoghegan: Latest poll should be a wake-up call but catastrophe is not on the horizon FOR nearly a year the SNP and the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, have enjoyed seemingly gravity-defying polling as Scottish independence first became the preference of most Scots, and then overtook the level of support Unionism reached in 2014. Read the full article:: The National Mark McGeoghegan: Latest poll should be a wake-up call but catastrophe is not on the horizon

Those salivating over current inquiry ignore corruption at a UK level

Source:: The National Those salivating over current inquiry ignore corruption at a UK level THE so-called Salmond inquiry witnessed the greatest mobilisation of the Unionist press to “Northern Britain” since the independence referendum of 2014. Right-wing commentators like Andrew Neil were visibly salivating at the prospect of damaging the Scottish Government – and by implication, the independence movement – to enable him and his establishment associates to place Scotland firmly under the heel of Westminster. Read the full article:: The National Those salivating over current inquiry ignore corruption at a UK level

Limiting SNP MPs to one or two terms might focus minds on independence

Source:: The National Limiting SNP MPs to one or two terms might focus minds on independence I HAVE to agree with the letter in Saturday’s National regarding the lack of action from SNP MPs in Westminster. Apart from the odd inspirational speech from Mhairi Black or Joanna Cherry winning the court case against the Tory government illegally proroguing parliament, what have they actually achieved? Read the full article:: The National Limiting SNP MPs to one or two terms might focus minds on independence

Sunlight is the best disinfectant

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Sunlight is the best disinfectant Bath, readers – which some of you may be aware isn’t even in Scotland – is a pretty darn pleasant place to while away your days, all things considered. Packed from head to foot with gorgeous Georgian architecture the colour of set honey and nestling amid a clutch of lush green hills, it’s like a miniature version […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Sunlight is the best disinfectant

Poem of the week : Aspirants

Source:: Bella Caledonia Poem of the week : Aspirants Aspirants On Thursday we get a bill for the electric I catch a new colour in the mirror, a greening of the eye You’re tetchy about the intrusion of normal, all that aspiration. I try to distract, light a small fire in the wardrobe ‘What happens if the whole place burns to a crisp?’ I […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Poem of the week : Aspirants

Labour sitting on the fence over Universal Credit uplift is 'failing millions', says Ian Blackford

Source:: The National Labour sitting on the fence over Universal Credit uplift is ‘failing millions’, says Ian Blackford LABOUR sitting on the fence over Tory cuts to Universal Credit is “failing millions of the poorest people across the UK”, according to the SNP. Read the full article:: The National Labour sitting on the fence over Universal Credit uplift is ‘failing millions’, says Ian Blackford

Tories plot Union flag blitz in Scottish towns to stop independence

Source:: The National Tories plot Union flag blitz in Scottish towns to stop independence SCOTTISH playparks could be plastered with Union flags in an attempt to quell support for independence. Read the full article:: The National Tories plot Union flag blitz in Scottish towns to stop independence

What a way to earn a living

Source:: NewsNet Scotland What a way to earn a living Molly Pollock looks at how the legacy of Covid lockdowns could have a longer-term positive impact on the structure of Scotland’s rural population with a reduction in time and cost of travel and reduction of CO2 emissions. by Molly Pollock Lockdowns to repress the spread of Covid 19 can’t be said to have many upsides. Isolation, inability to socialise or see family members who are in care homes or hospitals. Life centred around the home with only occasional trips to… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland What a […]

John Swinney faces no-confidence vote over Alex Salmond legal advice refusal

Source:: The National John Swinney faces no-confidence vote over Alex Salmond legal advice refusal JOHN Swinney may face a vote of no confidence for the second time after the Scottish Tories threatened to lodge a motion over his refusal to release the Scottish Government’s legal advice on Alex Salmond’s judicial review. Read the full article:: The National John Swinney faces no-confidence vote over Alex Salmond legal advice refusal

Scottish Labour fighting for their lives in May's election, Anas Sarwar warns

Source:: The National Scottish Labour fighting for their lives in May’s election, Anas Sarwar warns SCOTTISH Labour are fighting for their lives in May’s Holyrood election, the party’s new leader has claimed. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Labour fighting for their lives in May’s election, Anas Sarwar warns

Two more people die in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19

Source:: The National Two more people die in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19 TWO more people have died in Scotland after contracting Covid-19, the Government has announced. Read the full article:: The National Two more people die in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19

Economic question of post-independent Scotland remains unanswered

Source:: The National Economic question of post-independent Scotland remains unanswered A SCHOOL of thought suggests that Scotland’s independence will only occur if beneficial to Westminster. When Cameron authorised the referendum to take place in 2014, independence polls indicated support at 23%. The might of the establishment, backed by virtually all UK media, restricted the surge of support for a grass-roots YES movement to 45%. It felt like defeat for both sides. Read the full article:: The National Economic question of post-independent Scotland remains unanswered

Jim Sillars writes directly to Nicola Sturgeon over alleged code breach

Source:: The National Jim Sillars writes directly to Nicola Sturgeon over alleged code breach JIM Sillars has today written to Nicola Sturgeon asking her to refer herself to be assessed on whether she breached the ministerial code over comments she made about Alex Salmond at a Covid briefing last week. Read the full article:: The National Jim Sillars writes directly to Nicola Sturgeon over alleged code breach

No Banana Republic

Source:: Bella Caledonia No Banana Republic No less an authority than Polly Toynbee this week proclaimed: “The sums are so vast, the secrecy so shocking, that “chumocracy” doesn’t begin to capture what Britain has become – redolent as we are of banana republics, the Russian oligarchy and failed states.” If you look at the seemingly Teflon career of Matt Hancock (dry […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia No Banana Republic

The Great Festival Of Squirrels

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Great Festival Of Squirrels It’s the second sunny day in Bath since last September, readers, so we’re going to go out and feed the wildlife, but we thought you’d enjoy a quick roundup of some of the distractions the Sturgeonite elements of the Scottish media are punting today in a desperate attempt to avoid dealing with the devastating contents […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Great Festival Of Squirrels