An Announcement is Imminent
RPJ Opinion
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An announcement that an announcement is coming is, however, a welcome development. It is a relief. For too long the independence cause has been bogged down in a waiting game. The movement on the ground has gone stir-crazy, and things aren’t exactly much better up the political chain. At Westminster our SNP MPs – a good few of them at any rate – have splashed out on all the People’s Vote...
BBC Reporting Scotland viewer finds knives in kitchen drawer only one mile from another South Ayrshire school!
Thought Control Scot
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The alarming news follows BBC Reporting Scotland’s exclusive report on the alarming spread of knife crime to Scotland’s schools. Repeated on Reporting Scotland yesterday: ‘A 10 year-old boy’s been referred to the Children’s Reporter after a knife was found at… Continue reading →
Bewildered Farquharson wonders "do these stupid voters actually LIKE civil wars?" as bombshell YouGov subsample puts the SNP close to 50% of the vote
Scot Goes Pop
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So the usual health warnings at this point - what you're about to see is not a "poll", it should not be referred to as "the latest Scottish poll", and it's not in any way equivalent to recent full-scale Scottish polls with less favourable results.  Nevertheless, YouGov's Scottish subsamples do appear (unlike those from other firms) to be correctly structured and weighted, which means the only...
Ashley Graczyk: We need a double referendum in 2019
CommonSpace
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Ashley Graczyk, an independent councillor in Edinburgh previously in the Tories before becoming an independence supporter, says everything has changed since 2014 – the people of Scotland now need a referendum to decide if they want to be independent, and a referendum to decide if they want to be in the European Union.AS A new year begins, talk of stockpiling medicines, hardening borders,...
Letter to the Prime Minister
Scottish Government
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has written to the Prime Minister following the rejection of the draft Brexit deal in the House of Commons last night.Full text of letter:
Frog Boiling and Free Speech
Scottish Libertarians
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According to the “Boiling a Frog” theory, if you place a frog into hot water it will immediately jump out. If however you place the same unfortunate and unsuspecting amphibian into cold water, and gradually and incrementally increase the heat. The slimy, goggley- eyed fool will boil to death before it realises what’s occurring. So ok, experiments have been conducted and it turns out that the...
On French Protest Culture and Brexit from Brittany
Bella Caledonia
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Ever since a child, I have seen images of protests relayed from France invariably appearing on the BBC. You know the ones, burning tyres and tractors blocking roads. Yes, there were regular reports of other protests from around the globe, but it seemed like there was a particular focus on France, a comparison of some […]
Effie Samara: From Russia with Brexit Love
CommonSpace
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Effie Samara, doctoral researcher in Social Science at Glasgow Uni, writer and film maker, argues that there is a good reason why Putin is telling May to “respect the will of the people” when it comes to BrexitTHE sexy fantasy of Vladimir Putin embracing the statue of Brexit with Stalinist conviction and a soupçon of love for the will of the people is the stuff of nightmares. This is an...
The great defeat
Wee Ginger Dug
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After delays, prevarications, and attempts to sideline Parliament, Theresa May finally put her deal to the House of Commons on Tuesday. Theresa May never wanted this vote. She wanted to ram her deal through Parliament without any vote at all. Today we discovered just why she was so reluctant to put the matter to a […]
When things go pear-shaped the aide resigns not the minister so what’s different about Leslie Evans?
Thought Control Scot
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Leslie Evans is FM Nicola Sturgeon’s top aide. She is at the top of the civil service in Scotland.  When Judge Lord Pentland announced that she and her staff had made decisions in the case against Alex Salmond that were… Continue reading →