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William Doherty @wulldoh
 Joined September 2020
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SINCE I first became involved in Scottish political debate I suspect that I have done more meetings with local groups in Scotland than anywhere else. This has most certainly been true during the Covid era. Three questions always arise.
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It seemed that I caused a bit of a stooshie in Scotland yesterday by suggesting that the SNP leadership were Tories who did not like Read the full article...
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COUNTRIES are trying to lobby the UN to downgrade its climate ambitions ahead of COP26, leaked documents reveal.
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The foundations of populist politics are easy to explain. First you say that the people are oppressed by an elite. Then you say that the Read the full article...
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BROADCASTER and independence campaigner Colin Bell has died at the age of 83.
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From Public Health Scotland’s incident management team report on the Nike conference outbreak – March 2020: An outbreak of COVID-19 was identified in Scotland on 2 March 2020 following thedetection of a case among 71 delegates who attended a conference in Edinburghbetween 25 and 27 February 2020. The delegates were from Scotland, England,Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the...
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NICOLA Sturgeon has announced that Glasgow Science Centre is to become home to the first Newton Flight Academy outside of Norway.
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IT may be one of the smallest groups in the Yes movement in terms of numbers, but Yes Linton is big with its ambitions to address the many matters facing Scotland.
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I'm really honoured to say that I've been elected as one of the eight ordinary members of the Alba Party's National Executive Committee.  The successful candidates are:Female ballot: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Michelle Ferns, Denise Findlay, Suzanne BlackleyMale ballot: Roddy MacLeod, Josh Robertson, James Kelly, Hamish VernalCongratulations to all of the above, and commiserations to the many...
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Opinium / Sky News poll:Should Scotland be an independent country?Yes 51% (+1)No 49% (-1)More details and analysis to follow shortly....
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It seems to me there are two different types of life lesson.  There are the lessons you genuinely have to learn the hard way, and then there are the truths you kind of instinctively know from the start, but that are continuously reaffirmed by experience.  This is a blogpost about two lessons - one of each type.The first lesson is one that I learned when I was 7 or 8 years old. ...
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The First Mintser responded by saying anyone who allows politics to get in the way of tackling climate change would be abdicating responsibility.By The Canary
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Let’s look after each other. Let’s stop the spike.
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In the above BBC Scotland report on jabbing, we see: In a slightly earlier report for the UK vaccination rates by age: If we stop the Scottish graph lines just a bit to the left, we can make a reasonable comparison. One, around 72% of Scottish 18-29 had had their first jag by the 18th August while less than 60% did across the UK. Two, 16-17 year-olds are not included on the UK graph even though by...
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All welcome, weather permitting, we will have copies of the the new wee white book available again which is an up to date version of the old wee blue book. So come along and have a chat and pick up one of the books. We will also have flags for sale.
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The Prime Minister has said he still has confidence in the Foreign Secretary.By The Canary
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There are some stories in the media so surreal that you have to doubt the collective sanity of a society that requires that they be Read the full article...
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I have posted this as a Twitter thread this morning. I suspect I will not be popular with some for doing so. But that is Read the full article...
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When Mike Russell made that dismissive remark about shouting from the outside as a way of effecting change I almost felt as if he was talking to me. When I quit the SNP a couple of months ago it was for a range of reason – not all of which were entirely unemotional an some … Continue reading The shout!
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