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Molly Pollock looks at the dangers the Scottish NHS is facing from Barnett formula calculations as England moves increasingly, with stealth towards privatisation. She uncovers the raw truth that Tories are interested in private profit and not on delivering a sustainable publically funded health service for all. The Barnett formula was first introduced prior to […]The post Scotland’s...
By Newsroom Rachael Hamilton, Tory MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire and owner of the Buccleuch Arms Hotel in St Boswells, vented her annoyance with Holyrood this afternoon, insisting it was “a really frustrating place to work in.” If she feels like this maybe Ms Hamilton needs to reconsider her employment. However First Minister Nicola […]The post A really frustrating place to...
Molly Pollock reports on the European Movement’s campaign to unseat Tory MPs who voted for the ‘trade deal’ with Australia A pro-EU group is set to unleash its campaign of forcefully hard-hitting ads to pressurise and unseat Tory MPs who voted for the UK/Australia trade deal which is probably set to affect farmers in the […]The post Campaign to unseat 44 Tory MPs appeared...
By Russell Bruce The real story shows coal use has been growing for years Coal is the most polluting of fossil fuels. Rather than reducing global dependence on coal, annual consumption has risen steadily year on year. Between 1980 and 2016 global coal consumption more than doubled, increasing by 108%. It was estimated that global […]The post Exclusive – Coal is ramping up not OUT and...
It’s ambition that counts First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s TED talk on how small countries can make a big impact on climate change. When it comes to tackling climate change, the size of a country doesn’t matter – it’s their ambition that counts, says First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. In a rousing talk, she shares […]The post Size doesn’t matter appeared first on...
Molly Pollock looks at how MP’s earnings compare with the rest of us. Spoiler – They are all Tories who are actually earning their weight in gold from outside activities. The basic annual salary for an MP from 1 April 2020 is £81,932. MPs also receive expenses to cover the costs of running an office, […]The post Worth their weight in gold? appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce In fact it could be both. The challenge of our times is to keep the windfarms churning and not close them down when the grid does not need the power. There are two reasons to capture all the power we can from wind generation. One is to convert to green hydrogen with […]The post Is this a beautiful Scottish loch or a giant power battery? appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce The image of Johnson breaking the law in Scotland during COP26 has gone viral. In England it could be legal, in Scotland it is not. That it is still be legal in England is down to Johnson and Tory politicians ignoring the advice of health professionals that the mask mandate should be […]The post Uproar over ‘No mask Johnson’ appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By The Media Monitor Immediately after the 2014 Indyref, the then incoming head of BBC Scotland openly admitted the broadcaster had lost the trust of huge swathes of the Scottish public. Donalda Mackinnon pledged to regain that trust. Sadly Mackinon’s words proved hollow. The broadcaster’s SNPBad downward spiral continued after the EU referendum. A string […]The post BBC...
Molly Pollock looks at the reality of Global Britain as protrayed by Johnson and considered views on the other side of the coin, pointing to the negatives of Brexit for the ecomony and climate change Last week’s sewage spills into rivers and seas around England certainly brought into focus the fact that the UK government, […]The post Global Britain or Polluter Britain? appeared first on...
Molly Pollock looks at some of the criticism levelled at Glasgow as a choice for COP26 and finds out the city has a great deal of experience at handling large international events and has the wider facilities beyond main venue such major events spawn. On top of which the world’s media will be arriving, needing […]The post COP26: Why Glasgow? appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
By Russell Bruce Constance or Konstanz is a German university town in South East Germany and part of Bavaria. The Constance Council dates back over 600 years. From medieval times it was concerned to promote peace and understanding across borders. The prize was created to mark the 600 anniversary and is now awarded every two […]The post Nicola Sturgeon chosen to present Constance Council...
Molly Pollock investigates the scale of the threats to England’s beaches and drinking water. Last week, the UK parliament voted against an amendment (by the House of Lords) to their environment bill that would have prevented, by placing a legal duty on water companies in England and Wales, pumping sewage into rivers. The amendment would […]The post OH, SHIT! appeared first on...
There is never a good time to run a fundraiser but to carry out the work Newsnet requires and continue to cover the issues of importance to Scotland means we have to ask for your support. To link to our fundraiser click on statehood below Scotland’s journey to statehood It is now over three years […]The post Newsnet needs your help appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
Molly Pollock looks at what is happening around COP26 and finds out our First Minister is a key player with Scotland centre stage in a mutitude of events Yes, small nations and regions can make a difference in the fight to combat climate change and will be working hard to do so. If you think […]The post Ambition for COP26 appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
The contracts the UK government issued to Valneva for the vaccine they were developing were announced to great fanfare as another union dividend for Scotland. Our headline graphic shows the UK government news release on the increase in the vaccine order they placed. Just 8 months ago UK ministers were queueing up to pump out […]The post Was contract cancelled because Valneva is a French...
By Molly Pollock On 17 October 2021 Dominic Raab, the UK Government’s Justice Secretary, told the Sunday Telegraph that the Government was considering making changes to the law on judicial review and to the Human Rights Act 1998. This would include creating powers to ‘correct’ judicial decisions that ministers consider to be ‘incorrect’. On Twitter […]The post...
By Russell Bruce Or it should be, because it is too wee, too poor, too stupid Scotland, subsidised by Westminster, that never gets the credit for all the ways we are bailing out the rest of the UK. On Sunday afternoon a quick check revealed we are supplying 17% of the electricity to the national […]The post It’s Scotland’s gas and a tale of two economic models appeared first on...
Molly Pollock takes a look at Independence Live’s interview with A C Grayling and picks out some highlights that particulary struck her on the noted philosophers journey to define the future of Britain differently from his view in 2014. Many thanks to John Drummond of Independence Live for this fascinating talk with A C Grayling. […]The post The Tories have “no plan, no roadmap,...
By Russell Bruce Johnson has spoken and confirmed we are not all in it together but all on our tod and can expect no help over the current surge in fuel prices. His speech went down well with delegates in the hall but elsewhere in the real world went down like a wet blanket in […]The post Boris Johnson: Economic illiterate appeared first on Newsnet.scot.
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