The ties that bind

The ties that bind

Best laid schemes of mice and men, eh? Good intentions, road to hell and all that. As I set out on my wee speaking tour of the Highlands & Islands I also set myself the task of writing regular updates. Due to various technical and human factors, that hasn’t been...
For the Glory of the Empire

For the Glory of the Empire

Greece: social justice has greatly improved under the left-wing government but youth unemployment has soared to 50%, and over a quarter of the population face poverty.  Empty pockets One of  the lamest taunts aimed at Scotland’s just political ambitions – unionist...
Westminster is Playing Scotland for Time

Westminster is Playing Scotland for Time

Yesterday was the day Mundell accepted the reality of another independence referendum. It was also the day the establishment blocked the Scottish government in the Scottish parliament. These were both parts of the same game. After what has been a particularly slow...
Herald and STV able to cut staffing after outsourcing their Health Correspondent role on a rotational basis to Labour and Tories. NHS Scotland spending 0.46% of budget on overtime while English nurses do it unpaid!

Herald and STV able to cut staffing after outsourcing their Health Correspondent role on a rotational basis to Labour and Tories. NHS Scotland spending 0.46% of budget on overtime while English nurses do it unpaid!

In an almost identical replica of their 9th February report, ‘NHS spent almost £500K a day on agency staff, report shows’ the Herald gave us today: ‘Concerns raised over NHS Scotland’s £26 million bill for nurses’ overtime. Health boards across the country shelled out...