Scottish Tories fail our emergency services

Scottish Tories fail our emergency services

I feel this needs a wider audience than a post under my starter might get so I’ve made it a ‘special’. See this from  Ludo Thierry (former French board-game champion) ‘Did people notice the Westminster vote last night regarding Clause 10 ‘Review of retrospective VAT refunds for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Police Authority’? This provided an opportunity for Scotland’s vital Emergency Services to recoup the VAT money that has been stolen by the UK Treasury since the Scotland-wide Services were established – which represents a very considerable sum (if my memory serves I’m recalling a […]

JxCat and ERC Are Close to Reaching an Agreement on the Formation of a new Government in Catalonia

JxCat and ERC Are Close to Reaching an Agreement on the Formation of a new Government in Catalonia

After weeks of disagreements and reproach between JxCat and ERC on the formation of a new government, both parties appear to be close to reaching a final agreement. Sources near the negotiations said that Puigdemont would lead a provisional republican government in Brussels aimed at internationalizing the Catalan cause while someone else with executive powers would do the same in Catalonia. Nevertheless, Puigdemont would still be responsible for the appointment of the new government and he would have the power to call new elections at any given moment. Members of ERC and JxCat said that this move would allow the […]

The Stupidest Idea Ever

The Stupidest Idea Ever

I have heard some stupid ideas in my lifetime.  I have actually perpetrated some stupid ideas in my lifetime.  But never, in all my 66 years, have I heard an idea as stupid as the one being put forth by the current administration, along with a number of others, in response to the calls for better regulations on gun ownership and access. Donald Trump has decided that the way to end school shootings is to make every teacher and coach carry a loaded gun.  Close your eyes for just a minute, dear friends, and imagine all the possibilities, not a […]

At last…..

At long last the Scottish Press has realised the impact of a Hard Brexit on Scotland….https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-food-industry-to-be-devastated-by-hard-brexit-1-4692221/amp?__twitter_impression=true …..and have finally found the guts to publish!...

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Scottish Tories fail our emergency services

I feel this needs a wider audience than a post under my starter might get so I’ve made it a ‘special’. See this from  Ludo Thierry (former French board-game champion) ‘Did people notice the Westminster vote last night regarding Clause 10 ‘Review of retrospective VAT...

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The Stupidest Idea Ever

I have heard some stupid ideas in my lifetime.  I have actually perpetrated some stupid ideas in my lifetime.  But never, in all my 66 years, have I heard an idea as stupid as the one being put forth by the current administration, along with a number of others, in...

Scotland’s a dump

I saw this one at the weekend and showed it to a friend in England who is a bit of an environment info hub and even he was a little shocked by the extent of it. In my house, I’m sure like many of your own, we make a real effort to try to recycle as much as we can and...

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Monologues of Demagogues

Demagogues, there are so many overflowing with racial resentment you can pluck them out of the air – or any BBC chat show – pull the pin in their back and hear them cackle pre-recorded racist tosh. If you broke them in half you’ll find neo-fascist in hard sugary...

#ThankyouSNHS

These last few weeks it feels like we’ve been inundated with scare stories over the Scottish NHS. Some stories have been badly labeled, stating NHS without clarifying which one, others have been gross misrepresentations of statistics compiled from FOIs, opposition...

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