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By Molly Pollock Yesterday the UK government announced it would send asylum seekers to Rwanda to be ‘processed’. However it appears that even if these asylum seekers are accepted as refugees they will not be returned to the UK but will stay in Rwanda or be given the option of returning to their country of […]The post “It’s utter crap” appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Citizen Cuddis Look out, philistines! Here she comes! I loved the philistines. Fred, Betty and their toddler, Bam-Bam. It was based on a true story, I think. I also have a print of ‘The Shriek’ by Edward Munch Blu-tacked to the back of my bedroom door. And only last week, the English Symphony Orchestra […]The post Anadin Doris, Culture Vulture. The blog. appeared first on...
The Neptune coastal defence system launches a cruise missile during live-fire tests at a firing range in Odesa Oblast on April 27, 2020. Photo by Ministry of Defence of Ukraine By Russell Bruce Reports of a missile strike on the Russian flagship Moskva in the Black Sea has given rise to two narratives. The Russians […]The post Moskva to sink or not to sink? appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
Molly Pollock looks at how lying and breaking the law has become normalised in the Johnson Government. Cabinet backs the law breakers because they can’t find another accomplished liar to become PM. The Sue Gray report may have been put on hold, but today the Met police concluded the law had been broken and issued […]The post Post-Brexit Britain: Failure and Fragmentation appeared...
By Molly Pollock Fuel shortages and price rises have been hitting the headlines along with price hikes for food and tales of empty shelves in supermarkets. Fuel self-sufficiency is far from the norm and is causing a major rethink of energy policies in many European countries which buy oil and gas from Russia. Food self-sufficiency, […]The post Food for thought appeared first on...
By Citizen Cuddis ScotRail’s brutal, jackbooted socialist takeover by the Scottish Government could turn it into ‘Big Mac on wheels’ (Shouldn’t that be CalMac on wheels, Cuddis? Ed.) Scottish Conservatives transport spokesperson Graham Simpleton has told MSPs. He went on to say that ‘No leader had laid waste to a country as extensively as Sturgeon […]The post...
By Molly Pollock Scotland’s education Much maligned by Unionists, Scotland in fact has a well educated population – the percentage of Scots holding post-secondary school qualifications continues to be the highest in Europe. Our universities are ranked amongst the best in the world, we have a reputation for innovation and we are at the cutting […]The post The Union: An aberration? Part 2...
By Molly Pollock Along with further denials of any breach of the covid regulations in Downing Street over Partygate, despite the Met’s issuing of a first tranche of 20 fixed penalty notices with £50 fines, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now conceding that under his government the least well off families will now face a […]The post ‘We haven’t moved on’ appeared...
By Russell Bruce Verhofstadt calls for sanctions on the 6000 people around Putin. Most of them have the same KGB background as Putin and are known as the Siloviki. More importantly we know who they are because the foundation of Alexei Navalny has made the list available. These are the people who control Russia in […]The post Verhofstadt lets rip on soft sanctions appeared first on...
By Molly Pollock Little in the world ever remains the same Why do independent nations join together to form larger, more powerful countries? Presumably mainly for power and to exercise that power over others that are smaller and weaker. Over the centuries, often due to wars, the map of Europe has been redrawn and recoloured […]The post The Union: An aberration? – Part 1 appeared first on...
By Molly Pollock This was said by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency, on LBC this morning. This is the clip of the programme. So, there we have it. The Prime Minister repeatedly assured parliament and the public that no rules had been broken, all guidance had been followed, no parties had […]The post The Misinformed Man appeared first on...
By Citizen Cuddis Dear Torygarchs, As the capo di tutti fruity of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party I reach out to you for help yet again, comrades. With the party’s current credibility lower than a limbo dancer’s arse cheeks, it’s time for us to attempt a dead-cat bounce ahead of the upcoming local council […]The post Dear Torygarchs appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce The Russians are fighting because Putin ordered them to and they are not happy Russia, facing increasing difficulties in the war it launched on Ukraine has said it now plans to concentrate on securing Donbas in the East where the Russia/Ukraine war is now in its eighth year. The battle for the […]The post Ukrainians are fighting for the survival of their country and that...
In the final part of her series on the monarchy Molly Pollock compares ostentatious wealth displayed at the coronation with post war inequality, but also a time without food banks. Changes The Coronation Oath – rewrite requiredThe coronation oath was taken by Elizabeth, in which she swore to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom […]The post A coronation like no other – Part 4...
In Part 3 Molly Pollock examines the vast wealth of the monarchy Silks, crowns, tiaras and jewels OpulenceOn the big day the young Queen wore a white silk embroidered gown by British designer Norman Hartnell over which she wore the Robe of State, a 5.5 metre long, hand woven silk velvet cloak lined with Canadian […]The post A coronation like no other – Part 3 appeared first on...
Molly Pollock on P&O Ferries Fire and Rehire policy with handcuffs Statutory footing efforts The UK Government says its furious at P&O Ferries’ action in sacking with immediate effect 800 of its crew members, conveniently forgetting that just five months ago a bill to end the practice of companies firing and then rehiring on worse […]The post Fire and Rehire appeared first on...
Citizen Cuddis takes a satirical look at chicken grease, wicks and gravy trains While most of us pull on our Nanook of the North, Arctic-Defender jackets, and two pairs of the wife’s discarded tights to stave off Brexit-related hypothermia, we are encouraged, through life-long conditioning, to shed a tear for the less fortunate. But according […]The post Chicken grease and wicks...
Molly Pollock in Part 2 looks at extraordinary royal opulence and the Wee Magic Stane Celebrating the monarchy A new eraQueen Elizabeth, who turns 96 in April, acceded to the throne at the age of 25 after the death of her father King George VI on 6th February 1952 whilst Elizabeth was visiting Kenya. The […]The post A coronation like no other – Part 2 appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
In the first of a 4 part series Molly Pollock looks at the issues surrounding the monarchy and the diversity of views on the Monarchy’s relationship with Scotland after independence. According to the Telegraph: ‘The Queen is to make a permanent move to Windsor Castle after not staying at Buckingham Palace for two years. The […]The post A coronation like no other – Part 1 appeared...
By Russell Bruce Russia’s credit rating has been reduced to ‘junk’ status. Fitch on Tuesday down graded Russian sovereign rating by 6 notches from B to C. This is the second downgrading from Fitch. Just a week ago they cut Russian long-term currency default rating to B from BBB. The rouble (or ruble) has been […]The post Putin under more pressure than he ever imagined...
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