group header
group avatar
Newsnet.scot +NewsnetScotland
News, current affairs and opinion from Scotland.
 Joined September 2015    newsnet.scot
1,032 Posts   484 Followers
By Russell Bruce The Times has a YouGov poll that is causing consternation in Tory ranks. There is an old saying parties don’t win elections they lose them. If this poll was to be replicated in real life then the next election is the Tories to lose. The election is 2 years away if the […]The post Tory wipeout? appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
Molly Pollock takes a look at another side of the what the Tory budget hands to the already wealthy So on Friday we got Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini budget with its slashing tax cuts for the rich, for those who have. Apparently it’s the first of many such cuts by a chancellor who wants to “undo […]The post To those that have appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce Well that went down well didn’t it. Few takers for Kwerteng’s mini budget which was not exactly mini in the extent of the changes he announced. The markets didn’t like it and sterling took another battering. A year ago the £1 bought $1.38 but got ravished yet again in the wake of […]The post Truss Government voodoo economics appeared first on...
Molly Pollock weaves her way through some of the events the last 70 years. A lot of it had nothing to do with the late Queen. On 6th February 1952 the sombre voice of a wireless announcer informed that King George VI had died. The 56 year old King had failed to recover from a […]The post An era ends: “ane end of ane auld sang” appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce The reference to the Church of England was not surprising in Charles III address on Friday evening but the UK is a country of many faiths and increasingly none. The tone in Friday evening’s broadcast was inward looking and self centered. There was a stark difference between what the late Queen would […]The post The King has spoken and been ‘proclaimed’...
By Russell Bruce Big enough, smart enough and rich enough Denmark a country with only a slightly larger population than Scotland and is a world leader in renewable energy providing Danish companies with income from global markets. A few weeks ago the Editor of the New Statesman posted a tweet about DONG, a company that […]The post Denmark has lessons for Scotland appeared first on...
By Russell Bruce At last something that is really ‘World Beating’ as UK faces the biggest increase in energy bills compared to our former EU partners. Isn’t Brexit wonderful at producing social and economic disaster. The population the breadth of the UK are not worried – they are terrified and the UK government is missing […]The post Oh Look, World beating energy...
Molly Pollock takes a look at what family means in the real world and the importance Scotland places on being part of a much bigger family of nations. “I consider myself to be a child of the union. To me we’re not just neighbours, we’re family and I will never ever let our family be […]The post We are family appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce The charges levied on energy bills which impact most on poorer and average households is getting a bit more attention. We have covered this previously on 16th July and 19th July. The only UK paper covering this is the FT with another piece on Saturday. Now some of the bigger energy suppliers […]The post Truss’ angry pathetic conservatism appeared first on...
and London’s Streets Paved with Poverty By Russell Bruce The Bank of England in raising interests rates by 0.5%, a record increase since 1995, gave another hit to the struggling UK economy hitting those with a mortgage and those renting. Raising interest rates is a standard response to tackle inflation but the question is as […]The post Trouble ahead: inflation, energy poverty, Bank...
Molly Pollock looks at the furore surrounding Liz Truss’ attack on Nicola Sturgeon, one of the world’s most respected women. She finds ‘British values’ are not what they were supposed to be. How those of us in the independence movement persuade those still swithering or voting No has always been high on our agenda. How […]The post No longer a happy family appeared...
By Russell Bruce The differences between the levels of interest about news concerning each of the four nations is marked with the 3 devolved nations showing significantly higher scores for Quite interested plus Very interested. The combined score for England is 75% compared to 90% for Scotland, 83% for Wales and 81% for Northern Ireland. […]The post Ofcom surveys explain a lot about UK four...
Why #indyref2 is very different from 2014. The Scottish Parliament has powers that it did not have in 2014.The post Fact Check: Can Scotland hold #indyref2 without a Section 30 from Westminster? appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce In the last article we summarized the information on the hidden taxes added to our energy bills. Now it turns out the 30 energy companies that failed had assets in the form of hedged energy futures. This means they had bought future energy at a price that turned out to be much […]The post UK government’s hit on our energy bills gets even worse appeared first on...
By Russell Bruce Energy bills are up and going up more and some of it is down to hidden charges i.e. tax added to our energy bills. This is a Tory government that likes to hide things from the people. UK households will have an increase of £164 added to their energy bills according to […]The post The hidden taxes on our energy bills appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce Birl is a good Scots word meaning spin or whirl which fits nicely with a PM like no other in the UK’s political history. Yet Johnson’s unpredictability is conversely predictable given everything we know of his past. The role of a caretaker PM in a period of transition to a new PM […]The post Birling Johnson: the unpredictable PM hanging around appeared first on...
Molly Pollock takes a look at an interesting podcast by Irish economist David Williams After over a week of unionist screeching that the Scottish Government does not have a mandate to hold indyref2, and that Scotland, in any case, is far too wee, small, stupid and impoverished to be an independent nation, it seems an […]The post Something very exciting… appeared first on Newsnet.scot....
Molly Pollock produces a short summary of today’s big news Today, on 28th June 2022, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister oi Scotland, made a statement in Holyrood on a second independence referendum. The First Minister laid out the need for independence, why Scotland needed the powers, levers and freedom to use our own considerable resources to […]The post It’s 19th October 2023...
By Lindsay Bruce The following explanation on Section 30s, widely used with devolved nations, is only part of the story of the day and not necessarily how a democratic vote on Scottish independence will be held. The following text is from a Tweet thread by Lindsay Bruce this morning. Ahead of Nicola Sturgeon’s statement today, […]The post Section 30s and much more appeared first on...
Molly Pollock examines the responses to Johnson’s Bill reducing our human rights from those who understand the legal consequences of being an outlier in Western democracies. Six years on from that dire Brexit vote, Scotland is out of the EU and suffering the consequences with many small businesses on the brink, huge price increases, chaos […]The post Ditching the ECHR…ditching...
Scotland flag - the saltire Made In Scotland. For Scotland.
or
Create An Account