If the McEleny/MacNeil alternative plan isn't even to be considered, what *is* the alternative?
Scot Goes Pop
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It's disappointing but not surprising that the very sensible resolution tabled by Chris McEleny and Angus MacNeil, calling for the next Holyrood or Westminster election to be used to seek an outright mandate for independence in the event that a Section 30 order is refused, has not even been allowed to go forward for consideration at the SNP conference.  However, this does not necessarily mean...
Thoughts from afar
Wee Ginger Dug
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A guest post by John Fitzpatrick I haven’t lived in Scotland for over 40 years and now wish I had never left home. I’m ashamed to say that I actually wanted to leave my own country as so many did then. We were brought up to see Scotland as a forgotten corner at the edge […]
One thing is certain in the polls – SNP support at 45-46%
Thought Control Scot
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The last four sub-polls have been notable for a lack of clarity in the level of support for the Scottish Conservative and Labour branches, with figures as far a part as 7 and 28% in the case of the former… Continue reading →
England should follow Scotland’s lead on regulation of property agents
Thought Control Scot
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LUDO THIERRY Another area of Housing (Regulated property agents) where those in a position to say are indicating that the changes brought in under the SNP Scottish Govt have significantly improved the functioning of this sector in Scotland as compared… Continue reading →
Scottish patients have far better access to GPs than those in England
Thought Control Scot
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In the Guardian today, we read of serious and worsening problems in access to GPs in England: theguardian.com/...y-by-phone Based on this Scottish survey published in July 2019, we can see that while overall levels of satisfaction with the quality of… Continue reading →
Diversionary pointing
Wings Over Scotland
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From today’s lurid Scottish Daily Mail cover splash about a “£1 BILLION TAX BLACK HOLE” appearing in the Scottish budget “despite [imaginary] Nationalist tax hikes”: But hang on a minute. How exactly would the supposed “failure of the education system” (never mind the nebulous guff in the rest of the sentence) cause a sudden and unexpected shortfall in...
Large-scale poll suggests death of Scottish Labour and Tory branches
Thought Control Scot
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In a poll of 15 321 carried out by YouGov for the charity Hope Not Hate, with fieldwork between 26th April and 1st May 2019, but reported in July 2019, the Scottish Tories and Labour are completely wiped out with… Continue reading →
Ayr turns blue and white as 13,000 march for Scottish independence
Yes Bikers
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The NationalSunday, July 7, 2019Ayr turns blue and white as 13,000 march for Scottish independence
Nicola Sturgeon hits out at Donald Trump over congresswomen remark
The National
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NICOLA Sturgeon has hit out at Donald Trump for telling Democrat congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.
The Thing From The Crypt
Wings Over Scotland
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We weren’t sure whether tomorrow’s Cairnstoon was going to be delayed by technical gremlins (it turns out it isn’t), so we prepared an emergency backup plan on the same theme and you may as well see it now as a sort of trailer. It’ll be good every time they dig him up yet again in the […]