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A Pensioner's Ruminations & Rants: about Scottish independence, climate change, politics and so on.... Also my holiday pics and videos. Don't miss Ciostal the Collie. 
 Joined June 2021    weegiefifer.scot
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The Unionist parties are already nailing their colours to the mast on basis that you can’t make a general election into a one-issue referendum. Just yesterday, Keir Starmer again rejected the idea of a de facto referendum, saying : This (a de facto independence referendum) was firmly rejected by Starmer in Edinburgh yesterday, who said […]The post Sauce for English ganders but no’ for...
Ipsos Moro released their latest poll on 15th November. They polled nearly 7,000 people aged 16+, including 2,086 Scots. And it has thrown up some interesting findings. Independence Support Starting off with their questions about support for independence. They asked everyone in the poll on whether they’d prefer Scots to vote for independence. Here are […]The post Attitudes to Scottish...
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any polling info. With all the media hoo-hah about the “surge” in support for Labour I thought I’d have a look to see how what’s happening here in Scotland compares with down South. Clue? It doesn’t. Current Prediction for Scottish Westminster seats Tories are completely routed from 6 […]The post Polls, polls,...
This week saw the death of Ian Hamilton KC. Ian was one of the four students who, seventy years ago, ‘stole’ the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey and brought it back to Scotland.  The Stone of Destiny is an ancient symbol of Scotland’s monarchy. And for centuries it was used at Scone Abbey in the inauguration […]The post Ian Hamilton KC, Liberator of the Stone of...
A couple of months back, I spent a fair bit of time swotting up on Constitutions, what does and doesn’t get written into a Constitution, and what a Scottish constitution might look like. I hope no-one reading this is asking why I was doing all this swotting because it’s clear that Scotland will need its […]The post A Constitution for Scotland appeared first on Weegie Fifer.
Is this as special a document and idea as some people say it is?  In May and June I presented two Indy Jigsaw programmes on the the theme of creating a Constitution for an independent Scotland. There are moves afoot to to draft a provisional constitution which would safeguard us immediately after independence until we […]The post The Scottish Claim of Right appeared first on Weegie...
Is Land Tax the way forward for Scotland? In the August Indy Jigsaw Show edition, I interviewed to Graeme McCormick about his suggestions for a Scottish land tax. He reckons it would add significant momentum towards a Scottish economy based on well-being criteria. And he calculates that, fully applied, it generates sufficient revenue to provide […]The post Land Tax – The Way Forward...
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In July 2020, Grassroots Oban organised a meeting with Dr Paul Gillespie of University College Dublin. He is a former foreign affairs editor at the Irish Times. At University College Dublin he focusses on research looking at the changing face of Irish / UK relations, especially post-Brexit, the effect of Brexit in Northern Ireland, and […]The post Scotland & Ireland: Compare &...
March 2019: This was written a couple of weeks after the lockdown began. Back then I was presenting the Daytime Show for IndyLive Radio. This appeared on the radio blog. Since then I’ve helped set up IndyLive Podcasters, part of IndependenceLive Media, where I’m reaching many times more people via video programmes and audio podcasts. […]The post Fossil Fuel Divestment appeared...
This is a blog post I wrote for IndyLive Radio. But they have separated from IndependenceLive Media and are going their own way. I’m no longer a presenter with ILR. I’m making video-casts for IndependenceLive Media and podcasts for IndyLive Podcasters. If you’d like to know more about the background to all that read about […]The post Nicola Has Lost Interest in...
Galileo couldn’t do this experiment. No way of creating a vacuum. So Brian Cox did it for him…. Four hundred years later. I love this ….The post The Gravity Experiment Galileo Couldn’t Do appeared first on Weegie Fifer.
Yes Glasgow NW activists take the Big Blue Saltire into George Square, and then later in the week on the COP26 Climate March.
Yes Glasgow NW are out and about in Glasgow this first COP26 week with the Big Blue Saltire. First two places were Trinley Braes under the flight path into Glasgow airport. A friend took photos as he flew in from Barra! Second outing was down on the Clyde to greet the Rainbow Warrior as she sailed upriver to COP26.
At present it is a criminal offence in Scotland to assist in anyone’s death. Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has just lodged a Bill to change the law and allow assisted dying for adults who are terminally ill. Personally I am very grateful to him and to the cross-party group of MSPs who are supporting […]The post Assisted Dying Bill Lodged at Holyrood appeared first on Weegie...
Scotland: Where our Government and our NHS has the responsibility for carrying out policies to reduce drug deaths and to help alleviate drug addiction generally. But where they don’t have the powers to decide which policies are best for us. I was encouraged by Angela Constance’s statement to Holyrood last week. And in the questions […]The post Promised Actions on Drug Deaths...
It sounds like one of those offers that you see on Facebook or that pop up in your email inbox, doesn’t it. Like lose 5kg in a week. Or, Earn thousands selling our products! Aye right. But in 1991 Slovenia did just that. They declared independence from Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991. That wasn’t straightforward. […]The post Create Your Own Currency in Just Three Months While...
5 Jul 2021: Scotland Becomes the Covid Capital of Europe A few weeks ago the World Health organisation referred to Scotland as the covid capital of Europe. The UK media couldn’t believe their luck and piled in: BBC sent Kirsty Wark and others out and about in Scotland to report from “Covid: Scotland tops Europe […]The post The Covid Capital of Europe appeared first on Weegie...
Remember those three matches…. probably mostly we remember the one against England. And probably we’ve all enjoyed the various comments about Scotland being the only team they didn’t beat in the tournament. Personal I think that means we’re runners up too. Technically. 😆 But looking at Group D from a different angle… and leaving England […]The post...
This week the First Minister spoke at the Austrian World Summit. She was one of their High Level Panel along with others such as Angela Merkel, Greta Thunberg, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Jane Goodall, Antonio Guterres (UN Gen Sec). Go Nicola! You didn’t see this on BBC? Well of course you didn’t. It’s not news, silly! Want […]The post First Minister at Austrian World Summit...
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