Counting With Jamie Greene
Wings Over Scotland
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In this site’s view, the proposed new employee-parking levy which the 2019 budget will enable local authorities to implement if they choose to  – but which is in no sense being imposed on anyone by the SNP, who don’t have a majority on a single Scottish council – is a pretty rotten idea, which will do […]
LET’S LAUGH AT BREXIT…
Munguins New Republic
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The UK gets tough with the EU 27:pic.twitter.com/KFcX0ONSuG — Max 🏳️‍🌈🧜🏿‍♀️ (@SpillerOfTea) February 12, 2019   Advertisements
WHAT A DAMNED CHEEK!
Munguins New Republic
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According to this story, around a third of British businesses are making plans to or have already relocated some staff to Europe in preparation for Brexit. That’ll be another thing they didn’t manage to get onto the side of a bus. Advertisements
Replying to Andrew Wilson: a Scottish Currency is not Symbolism, its Power
Bella Caledonia
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Andrew Wilson, author of the Growth Commission report, writes a new column in The National. This he does with great eloquence and passion. In his latest offering he attempts a defence of the Commission’s controversial proposal that independent Scotland keeps using the pound sterling for the foreseeable future. Regular readers of Bella will know I […]
When Hell freezes over
itisintruthnot4glory
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There is delusional and then there is just plain bonkers. News that deputy heid yin of the British Conservative and Unionist Party in their distant but lucrative province of Scotland, Jackson Carloan, reckons that Ruth Davidson is ‘likely’ to be Scotland’s next first minister clearly indicates that the man needs to find himself a non-hermetically […]
Midlothian Council scrap plans to cut music tuition after pupil 'musical flashmob'
CommonSpace
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Folk singer Karine Polwart said the success of the pupils’ actions showed protest can make a differenceThe Council backed down from plans to be the first local authority in Scotland to cut music tuitionIt said a number of planned savings would now not go ahead, but that there would still be “a series of other saving measures”, as well as Council Tax risesPupils protested outside the...
Brexit dropped as Good Morning Scotland pushes Scottish Tory ‘parking propaganda’
Indyref2
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The weekend presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship radio programme has admitted replacing a discussion on Brexit with one that promoted a Scottish Conservative propaganda attack. Listeners heard presenter Bill Whiteford say Brexit had been dropped from that week’s opening slot…
Nicola Sturgeon's 3-5 year timescale points to an independence referendum in the near future
Scot Goes Pop
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One of the frustrating things about recent months has been the SNP leadership increasingly taking the view that the 'process' aspect of how Scottish independence will come about is none of the business of the ordinary people of this country, and that we should occupy our minds with other matters instead.  That attitude is of course completely unrealistic and has left Kremlinology as our only...
Counting With The Scottish Media #2
Wings Over Scotland
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In today’s Daily Record: Half, you say? What the YouGov poll actually predicted was Labour losing FIVE of their current SEVEN seats to the SNP, holding onto only Edinburgh South and East Lothian. And, y’know, call us sticklers but we’re pretty sure five is quite a bit more than half of seven. (It’s actually 71%, […]