It’s the Scotland Act, not the Boris Johnson Act
Wee Ginger Dug
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According to a clause buried deep within Boris Johnson’s EU withdrawal bill, the law would be changed following the successful passage of the bill to allow the British Government to make unilateral changes to the devolution settlement by way of regulations, without having to seek the approval of the Westminster Parliament. Ministers could make the […]
Mainstream Media Pro-Johnson Propaganda Gets Into Full Swing
Craig Murray
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We are now under election broadcasting rules. Ian Austin left the Labour Party nine months ago. He was then appointed by the Tories as Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Israel. As of yesterday, he is neither a MP nor a candidate for election. He is a minor politician who achieved only the most junior ministerial […]The post Mainstream Media Pro-Johnson Propaganda Gets Into Full Swing...
The Tories have borrowed 67.5% of UK national debt since 1946
Tax Research UK
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In an election where lies will play an important part in the messages some parties will deliver some facts will help. Start with these. Overall Read the full article...
Sobering Up with Darren Grimes
Bella Caledonia
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If this election has quickly become tedious, today we were offered a lift by a video from Darren Grimes tweeted out by Toby Young. It’s so marvelous in its stupidity it deserves some deconstruction. Vote Corbyn, lose Scotland. Sobering. pic.twitter.com/LW9FxF51nH — Toby Young (@toadmeister) November 10, 2019   The opening line: “Vote Corbyn, lose Scotland. […]
Oops, there’s been another Murdo!
Munguins New Republic
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  The inimitable Murdo Fraser, the scourge of, well, nothing much really… has commented on the decision of the Green Party to withdraw their candidates from the North East Fife and Perth and North Perthshire elections, in order, presumably, to give Steven Gethings (majority 2) and Pete Wishart (majority 21) a better chance of winning. … Continue reading "Oops, there’s been...
As others see us
Wee Ginger Dug
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Last night BBC 2’s Newsnight programme concluded its four part look at how Brexit and this election is affecting the unitary state which it pleases opponents of independence to call the Union. Last night it was England’s turn, and the reporter went to Grantham in Lincolnshire, a strongly pro-Brexit constituency in the East of England […]
Brexit and the End of the British empire
Talking Up Scotland
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These extended comments posted under Coming to terms with the end by Ludo deserve a wider audience so I’ve used my ruthless editorial powers to trim them into a free-standing post. From reader, Contrary: First, Professor Danny Dorling (Oxford) – on Brexit and the End of the British Empire: In his lecture he takes InterestingContinue reading "Brexit and the End of the British empire"
The National and a Dundee prof’s dodgy statistics feed the Unionist press, Boris rants and that AngusTory MP on QT last night
Talking Up Scotland
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Honorary Professor Jim Scott’s unsolicited (?) report to the Scottish Parliament does NOT demonstrate a significant impact of any kind on pupils. Indeed, in a telling section (p14) he reads a two-year decline (0.8%) from 2010, in the percentage of pupils leaving with no qualifications followed by another two-year increase (0.6%) by 2014 back toContinue reading "The National and a Dundee prof’s...
Scotland’s unemployment rate same or better than comparable parts of UK but BBC Scotland won’t tell you that
Talking Up Scotland
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Reporting Scotland were keen to tell you that unemployment is higher, and employment is lower, in Scotland than for the UK as a whole. Of course, any fool knows there is no point in comparing a country of 5.4 million with one of 65 million which contains within it one of the world’s megacities, massivelyContinue reading "Scotland’s unemployment rate same or better than comparable parts of UK...