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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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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...
Just been looking at latest Westminster polling averages from Electoral Calculus. Tory showing an overall majority of 42. In Scotland: SNP 55 (+7), Lab 1 (+0), Con 3 (-3), LDem 0 (-4) and Alister Jack gone as SNP take Dumfries & Galloway. But things change with a Lab/LDems/Green electoral pact in England. Tory still biggest […]The post Latest Westminster Polling….. appeared first...
In 2017, Commonweal brought out a policy proposal on the subject of whether we need a second chamber to complement Holyrood and if so what kind of chamber do we want? Their proposal is to set up a Citizens’ Assembly. The proposal is written by Brett Heddig who set up the Sortition Foundation exploring how […]The post A Citizen’s Assembly Second Chamber for Holyrood? appeared...
No-one can stand for election into a citizen’s assembly. No-one is voted into one. Assemblies are randomly chosen, but representative, groups of citizens. That process is called Sortition. When the Commons was in deadlock over Brexit negotiations, Labour MP Stella Creasey suggested setting up a citizens’ assembly to help break out of the impasse. This […]The post What Are...
Some more musings on my Unionist friend’s suggestions for IndyRef2….. I’ve been thinking about Quebec. And whether a decision to split gives a right to secede. Apparently it doesn’t. De Gaulle was stirring it in Quebec in 1967 Charles de Gaulle, the French President, was stirring independence sentiment in Quebec way back in 1967 during […]The post Vive Quebec Libre!...
Hi there M… You sent me a couple of suggestions not long ago about the pursuit of Scottish independence and how it might be improved. Improved that is from your point of view as an Englishwoman who doesn’t support Scottish independence. So I thought it was worthwhile thinking through what you suggested. Your suggestion: A […]The post Scottish Referendum Voting Rights appeared...
Pensioners for Independence got together with Greg Drysdale and Gerry McLaughlan of Yes Stirling to talk about postal voting and whether some of the scare stories about it are true. Quick answer: they're not true. But you'll want to check for yourself .... lots of stories, jokes and reliable information in the video.
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A spontaneous Open Mike recitation of Burns' poem by Marlene Halliday, Bev Brookes and Hat! It happened during the 2021 Virtual Burns Supper run by Glasgow Pensioners for Independence.

For other extracts from their Virtual Burns Supper, go to pensionersforindependence.scot
On 25th May, Netherlands for Scottish Independence campaign group held their March & Rally through The Hague. Mary McCabe, one of the Glasgow P4Indy group and co-convenor of the National Group, was invited over to speak at the rally.
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