When Fact Checks Fail
Wings Over Scotland
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Wings Over Scotland isn’t the only website dedicated to verifying the truthfulness of things claimed by politicians and media pundits. There’s the widely-respected and diligent FullFact.org, Scotland’s own The Ferret, and there’s the BBC’s Reality Check (which frequently takes the unconventional approach of, er, not making a finding either way about what the reality...
The BBC’s Pickle Nick
Wee Ginger Dug
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It’s now been confirmed what those of us who were paying attention had known all along. During the independence referendum campaign of 2014, senior journalists within the BBC saw their job as being to discourage and belittle the independence campaign, and not as being to report fairly on the biggest constitutional question facing Scotland for […]
Is this an all-time low for Scottish Labour?
Scot Goes Pop
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As we all know, an individual Scottish subsample from a GB-wide voting intention poll is rarely of much use, except as a straw in the wind when there's absolutely nothing else on offer.  But the latest subsample from YouGov is worth mentioning for the sheer comedy value alone.SNP 38%, Conservatives 22%, Liberal Democrats 19%, Labour 11%, Greens 5%, UKIP 2%, Brexit Party 1%I must admit that I...
BREAKING: New sub-poll suggests major SNP surge to 55%*
Thought Control Scot
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  Apologies to Northern Isles: Only all-yellow map I could find. It’s only one sub-poll but the latest from Ipsos MORI of 91 adults for 15th to 19th of March gives us, for all respondents: Conservative   15% Labour             16% Lib… Continue reading →
Letter to the Prime Minister
Scottish Government
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today written to the Prime Minister about the role of the devolved administrations in talks on the future trade relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Geoffrey Cox’s New “Legal Advice” on Brexit Incentivises Unionist Violence
Craig Murray
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Brexit has revealed further the rottenness of the British political Establishment, but I am still truly shocked now to see the Government of the United Kingdom negotiating a major international treaty on the acknowledged, discussed and now published basis that it has every intention of breaking that treaty once it is in force. Officially published […]The post Geoffrey Cox’s New...
Press release imminent
Wings Over Scotland
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This was the Scottish Tories two years ago, when Scotland’s economy registered a small downturn for a single quarter, which was definitely the SNP’s fault: Shall we find out what actually happened, readers? We’re pretty sure there must be a statement from Murdo Fraser and Dean Lockhart due out any second now, proclaiming how the […]
Not too wee and not too poor
Wings Over Scotland
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Dr Craig Dalzell of the Common Weal is a very sharp guy we’ve run several pieces by on Wings, and he’s currently appearing all over the place with a highly accessible and concise explanation of how an independent Scotland could sensibly run its economy. If you haven’t been able to make it out to see him, a […]
Our pale red faces
Wings Over Scotland
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From today’s Telegraph: Who’s this “we”, exactly? Ah, right. Of course, we all remember our joy when Britain won the Ashes in 2005, and the contrasting despair when Britain was pumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland. (All those people you seem to recall jumping up and down with joy, laughing and putting Iceland flags on […]
The security and stability of a constitutional crisis
Wee Ginger Dug
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Well that’s buggered that then. Today in the House of Commons the Speaker John Bercow blindsided Theresa May by telling her in no uncertain terms that her government can’t just keep bringing the same deal back to a vote in parliament in the hope that it will eventually get a different result to the two […]