On The Tragedy In Las Vegas …

On The Tragedy In Las Vegas …

Last night in Las Vegas, at least 58 people were killed and at least another 515 injured when a lone gunman, using automatic weapons, began shooting from the window of his hotel room at concert-goers in an open arena across the street from the hotel.  Not many facts are available yet, thus I will mention this only briefly, for I prefer to base my writing on verifiable facts.  The one fact that is known is that the gunman, Stephen Paddock, was a 64-year old local man who shot and killed himself in his hotel room.  Weapons and ammunition were found […]

Fairness or Fairy Tale?

Fairness or Fairy Tale?

It’s been a bizzy week.  This repeat from ten years ago deals with a topic that has become a central issue in People’s Economics – fairness.  This first treatment of the topic wasn’t very helpful.  But it’s an interesting starting point. Fairness is an important concept in this thing we call Civilization. If we all lived as hunters and gatherers on the grasslands, we wouldn’t have a lot of interaction with large groups of people. The inevitable disputes that arise could be settled by a simple code or the intervention of an elder. Justice is famously blind. It’s not stupid. […]

ME AND JEREMY CORBYN

ME AND JEREMY CORBYN

I remember the good old days when a small group of MPs were the front line in Parliamentary opposition to Blairite Labour. There were the 6 SNP MPs, 3 Plaid, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, latterly Caroline Lucas and the rest of the small band of Labour Campaign Group MPs. Where we never operated as a group we were a sort of a nascent, embryonic ‘progressive alliance’ that conjured up the possibilities of securing a progressive agenda across the UK Together as comrades we opposed Trident, ID cards, 90 days detention and the rest of the horrors of Blair’s anti-civil libertarian […]

Colonel Tankstraddler and her minion

So Ruth Davidson MSP, and the real Governor General of the northern colony Scotland, speaks at the Conservative old age people’s Conference in Manchester. Ruthie got into SNP bad mode really quickly, of course with a huge dollop of delusion, or was that shit, same...

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On The Tragedy In Las Vegas …

Last night in Las Vegas, at least 58 people were killed and at least another 515 injured when a lone gunman, using automatic weapons, began shooting from the window of his hotel room at concert-goers in an open arena across the street from the hotel.  Not many facts...

Catalonia

I never realised how emotional I would feel over their referendum. Like so many others, I have been watching this build up for tomorrow’s vote, seen the arguments and tried to weigh up their and Spain’s actions against a future Scottish independence campaign. I knew I...

Ask Bob About Brexit

The World Turns on its Head   BREXIT HERO Viscount St Davids leaves court to thunderous applause and wild cheering from his supporters (The so-called Gina “Miller” inset). Dear Bob, I think it’s an absolute bloody disgrace that Mrs May’s most-trusted advisor and the...

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...

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...

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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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