The Lying, The Witch Hunt And The Oil

The Lying, The Witch Hunt And The Oil

 For decades, the North Sea oil just off of the Scottish coastline has been a very taboo, topic of discussion when it comes to figures and statistics from Westminster.  During the Scottish Referendum campaign, the Scottish National Party explained to the electorate that the oil belonged to Scotland and the revenue would be Scotland’s revenue in an independent Scotland.  In 1999, the fictional borderline for oil in the North Sea had been altered by the UK Government. The Scotland Act 1998 was amended and contained details to move the ‘border’ 6000 miles north. Meaning England had an extra 6,000 square […]

Drawing a Perfect World

Drawing a Perfect World

Of all the things that are wrong with the world, baby boxes and free sanitary provision aren’t two of them. Yet the BBC wants us to ignore the costs of Brexit and nuclear bombs and think of these as a waste of money. Many – many – moons ago, while still a nipper back in Bellfield Primary School, my teacher Mrs Miller asked our class to draw the perfect world. What we all drew exactly I can no longer remember. It has been a while. But, having seen other teachers work this magic with other children, no doubt we drew […]

How can we be a civilised society while allowing homelessness to fester?

How can we be a civilised society while allowing homelessness to fester?

Homelessness is all our problem, it is an issue that effects us all. Whether directly through being on the streets ourselves, or indirectly through the society which we call our own. You would think a problem of this magnitude would require a society wide effort to solve. Yet time and again we have been left wanting, and for those suffering this societal blight, it just isn’t good enough. Make no mistake homelessness is a dirty stain on our society, we can not call ourselves civilised while we have people struggling for the basic necessities of survival, we cannot call ourselves […]

When is Big Ben More Important than Scotland?

I have found myself asking myself this question recently as i suspect many of you have also asked yourselves. The answer may surprise you, on the other hand it may not.  Big Ben and Scottish Independence are very much interconnected and the importance of one certainly...

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Scotland – Are you noticing the shift?

Well, what a week this has started off to be. Our children will look back at these days as taught in their History classes as a time in which it nearly all went pear shaped…at least that’s what I hope they will be taught.   Of course, this all depends on the...

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The Brexit no-one’s “accepted”

It’s not about asking the same question over and over till we get the right answer, the problem with Brexit is no-one’s asked the public the right question. I wrote this blog originally to talk about how the Brexit we are currently headed towards is one that not even...

China finishes our wildlife resources in Africa

Illegal trade, organized crime, syndicates, and wildlife trafficking are all about the business of making money; supply and demand, myths and sales and insatiable human greed!The third largest illegal crime business is wildlife trafficking! With an estimated value...

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SHALE GAS vs COAL BED METHANE

There is a lot of confusion regarding the terms Shale Gas and Coal Bed Methane, along with an array of other terms. Here, I attempt to clear up some of the confusion regarding the terms and associated issues. TERMINOLOGY Shale Gas is defined as a natural gas produced...

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Reporting Scotland – Scotlands National Disgrace!

So Jackie…what are you up too? Reporting Scotland reported on the exam results last night, Jackie started off by saying that there was a record number of Scottish children being able to obtain a place at university because of their exam results and that this included...

Dripping in Sarcasm

I saw this article in the Guardian Online and thought, at last they are getting the message, they are catching on. The gist of the article is mainly the Grenfell disaster in London and the response to the media but there is some mention of Scotland and experiences...

58 000 baby boxes to help increase life chances and now Scotland will be the first country in the world to provide free sanitary products to ‘end period poverty’. This is the kind of country I want to live in.

We’ve just seen the news of the scheme to send free baby boxes with fitted mattresses, a digital ear thermometer worth about £45, fleece jackets, bodysuits, sleepsuits, books, anti-scratch mittens and muslin cloths. It’s hoped these boxes and their contents will...

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Punishing the poor, a Dirty Businesss

So the English Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is spending £44,000 of our money to get a bathroom suite fitted in his office.   Robbing the poor is obviously a very dirty business for the millionaire secretary doing his best to destroy the NHS in England. The...

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