Kirsty Hughes responds to UK attack on Scotland’s international relations

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Kirsty Hughes responds to UK attack on Scotland’s international relations Dr Kirsty Hughes of the Scottish Centre on European Relations posted a significant Twitter thread explaining Scotland’s relationship with other countries in the wake of the UK government’s attack on Scotland’s international connections, especially our office in Brussels. Dr Hughes kindly agreed to Newsnet publishing the Twitter thread of her response to the UK government so that it is available in permanent form and to those outside the confines of social media. Twitter abbreviations are retained in the text below.… Read the full article:: NewsNet […]

Joanna Cherry quits NEC role amid new internal turmoil for the SNP

Source:: The National Joanna Cherry quits NEC role amid new internal turmoil for the SNP JOANNA Cherry has quit the ruling body of the SNP, becoming the second member of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to do so in two days. Read the full article:: The National Joanna Cherry quits NEC role amid new internal turmoil for the SNP

We will soon see collapse of the house that Johnson built

Source:: The National We will soon see collapse of the house that Johnson built WITHOUT a doubt individuals – and by that I mean a few – did make good money from the empire. However for the majority, the vast majority there would be no “imperial dividend”. So with that simple but straightforward statement I again ask “of what benefit was the British Empire to Scotland”? Read the full article:: The National We will soon see collapse of the house that Johnson built

Charmless and Offensive

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Charmless and Offensive Scotland is easily the least monarchist inclined part of the UK, where the royal events, weddings and general flummery which the BBC is hell bent on force feeding the populace with a sycophantic enthusiasm which puts the North Korean state broadcaster to shame are met with a combination of bored indifference and anger that Bargain Hunt has suddenly disappeared from the television schedules. It should be a warning sign to the British establishment that yer average Scottish punter would far… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Charmless and Offensive

What's the point of delaying indyref2 if we might all be Covid carriers?

Source:: The National What’s the point of delaying indyref2 if we might all be Covid carriers? A WEE query concerning an article by Richard Mason (‘John Swinney urges Scots to exercise ‘caution’ as international travel resumes’, May 24). Read the full article:: The National What’s the point of delaying indyref2 if we might all be Covid carriers?

How we could reform UK pension failures in independent (or devolved) Scotland

Source:: The National How we could reform UK pension failures in independent (or devolved) Scotland THERE are a few topics in the independence debate that will likely never go away – currency, borders and pensions being the big three – and nor should they. They are important topics and the latter particularly affects people in a profound and direct way. Read the full article:: The National How we could reform UK pension failures in independent (or devolved) Scotland

Encouraging Scottish bids for UK City of Culture is surely naive

Source:: The National Encouraging Scottish bids for UK City of Culture is surely naive ISN’T it politically naive for Jenny Gilruth to encourage Scottish cities and towns to apply to be the 2025 UK City of Culture, surely just an example of a UK union desperate to promote itself; the very Union Jackery many Scots struggling for independence have come Read the full article:: The National Encouraging Scottish bids for UK City of Culture is surely naive

Joanna Cherry MP resigns from SNP National Executive Committee

Source:: The National Joanna Cherry MP resigns from SNP National Executive Committee JOANNA Cherry has resigned from her role on the SNP’s National Executive Committee (NEC). Read the full article:: The National Joanna Cherry MP resigns from SNP National Executive Committee

Nicola Sturgeon hints at 'less restrictive' Covid restrictions thanks to vaccine

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon hints at ‘less restrictive’ Covid restrictions thanks to vaccine CORONAVIRUS vaccines should allow Scotland to manage the pandemic “less restrictively”, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon hints at ‘less restrictive’ Covid restrictions thanks to vaccine

The royal family are allowing themselves to be used by Downing Street

Source:: The National The royal family are allowing themselves to be used by Downing Street SERIOUSLY flawed judgment exercised by the royal minders in dealing with the Channel 4 News team outside of Holyroodhouse, and I suspect it had nothing to do with respecting William and Kate’s privacy and everything to do with keeping the line-up for Project Fear mk2 out of the limelight. Of course by getting all high and mighty the minders have achieved the exact opposite, as now people are focusing on why it was that the unelected head of state’s representatives… Read the full […]

Labour say letting Matt Hancock keep job ‘gives ministers licence to break rules’

Source:: The National Labour say letting Matt Hancock keep job ‘gives ministers licence to break rules’ ALLOWING the Health Secretary to keep his job after committing a “minor” breach of the ministerial code could give “carte blanche” for further rule-breaking at the top of Government, Labour has said. Read the full article:: The National Labour say letting Matt Hancock keep job ‘gives ministers licence to break rules’