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Dave Thornton @Taysider
SNP member, looking to rid the shackles of rUK
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A former MSP has challenged a claim by Ruth Davidson that the UK government has agreed a Brexit deal on EU nationals living in the UK. Christian Allard, who was born in France but who has lived in Scotland for…
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The BBC “is no longer an impartial state broadcaster” according to a former Labour government minister. Lord Andrew Adonis made the accusation in response to comments posted on social media by BBC presenter Andrew Neil. The two have been involved…
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See this from the Scotsman today: ‘SNP tax rises could harm struggling High Street, retailers say: Finance secretary Derek Mackay’s proposal to increase income tax amid strong signs that local authorities are set to increase council tax has led to… Continue reading →
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Reacting to Hugh Gaffney 'racism' row.
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Someone pointed out to me today that someone on social media has been wondering why independence publications, sites, and bloggers like myself, Bella Caledonia, Wings Over Scotland, Scotland Goes Pop, iScot magazine, Indylive etc, do fundraisers and ask for donations whereas the British nationalist representatives on social media generally don’t. Now I should point out […]
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Someone pointed out to me today that someone on social media has been wondering why independence publications, sites, and bloggers like myself, Bella Caledonia, Wings Over Scotland, Scotland Goes Pop, iScot magazine, Indylive etc, do fundraisers and ask for donations whereas the British nationalist representatives on social media generally don’t. Now I should point out […]
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Ruth Davidson’s MPs have been challenged by the SNP to start exerting pressure on their party leader over the issue of RBS branch closures. A strongly worded letter sent by the SNP to all thirteen Scottish Tory MPs has called…
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Today’s Daily Record covers the story we mentioned yesterday about a report from a Scottish Labour campaign group making the pretty factually-uncontestable point that the branch office’s dismal strategy in last month’s election held the UK party back. And it made the Record really angry. Because the paper’s editorial leader is a furious rant against the authors […]
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Today’s Daily Record covers the story we mentioned yesterday about a report from a Scottish Labour campaign group making the pretty factually-uncontestable point that the branch office’s dismal strategy in last month’s election held the UK party back. And it made the Record really angry. Because the paper’s editorial leader is a furious rant against the authors […]
Just read great article by Kevin McKenna in Scotnational http://www.thenational.scot/politics/15433572.Kevin_McKenna__Ruth_Davidson___s_mince_about_equality_is_just_a_thinly_veiled_leadership_pitch/
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Supreme Court rules that fees are particularly discriminatory towards women and orders government to scrap themTHE UK Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, scrapping them and forcing the government to repay up to £32m to claimants.The case was brought after rules, introduced in 2013 by then Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling MP, imposed fees on employees bringing...
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According to the Electoral Commission, almost 90 per cent of those eligible to vote in Scotland are registered. But for people aged 18 to 34 more than a quarter of those who can vote are not registered.
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According to the Electoral Commission, almost 90 per cent of those eligible to vote in Scotland are registered. But for people aged 18 to 34 more than a quarter of those who can vote are not registered.
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Google survey of Scottish voting intentions for Westminster (Don't Knows NOT excluded) :SNP 40.7% (+1.8)Conservatives 24.4% (-0.2)Labour 16.8% (-1.0)Greens 7.0% (-1.4)Liberal Democrats 5.3% (-0.9)More details and analysis to follow...
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Google survey of Scottish voting intentions for Westminster (Don't Knows NOT excluded) :SNP 40.7% (+1.8)Conservatives 24.4% (-0.2)Labour 16.8% (-1.0)Greens 7.0% (-1.4)Liberal Democrats 5.3% (-0.9)More details and analysis to follow...
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You may have heard a rumour today that Panelbase's latest Scottish subsample puts the Conservatives in the lead, but that's not actually true.  On the headline figures excluding Don't Knows, the SNP and the Tories are tied at 42% apiece. That's sobering enough, but to put things in perspective, a Survation telephone subsample yesterday put the SNP ahead of the Tories by more than 30 points....
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You may have heard a rumour today that Panelbase's latest Scottish subsample puts the Conservatives in the lead, but that's not actually true.  On the headline figures excluding Don't Knows, the SNP and the Tories are tied at 42% apiece. That's sobering enough, but to put things in perspective, a Survation telephone subsample yesterday put the SNP ahead of the Tories by more than 30 points....
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In the last few days we’ve been talking a lot about the bizarre perversion of arithmetic that now seems to dominate political campaigning in the UK, and which has the media so tied in knots that the poor Telegraph now thinks nothing of saying the SNP gained council seats, lost them and gained them again in […]
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