Support the campaign to get a Gaelic course added to Duolingo
Scot Goes Pop
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Duolingo is the best-known and most effective language-learning site on the internet.  I mentioned a few hours ago on Twitter how frustrating it is that it's possible to learn two fictional languages on the site (Klingon from Star Trek and High Valyrian from Game of Thrones) but it's not yet possible to learn Scottish Gaelic.  Just to rub salt into the wound, both Welsh and Irish are on...
Richard Leonard begs for mercy as brutal YouGov subsample puts Scottish Labour on just 8% of the vote
Scot Goes Pop
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This poll was released 24 hours ago, but it's worth flagging up, because it suggests that the Peterborough by-election has not resulted in the tide going back out on the Brexit Party.Britain-wide voting intentions for Westminster (YouGov):Brexit Party 26% (n/c)Liberal Democrats 22% (+2)Labour 19% (-1) Conservatives 17% (-1) Greens 8% (-1) SNP 4% (-1)Plaid Cymru 1% (+1)Change UK 1% (+1)Scottish...
From the archives #9
Wings Over Scotland
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The Times, 30 June 1998. Wait, Michael who? Well, this should be good. And we were right. It was.
Hundreds of asylum seekers will be made homeless as Serco restarts evictions
The Ferret
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Serco's new lock changes will see about 300 people made homeless across Glasgow within months, with charities claiming they were given no warning.
Homophobic hate crime surging SIX times faster in England and Wales
Thought Control Scot
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The Scotsman’s Chris McCall today delights in reminding us not to get too smug about falling hate crime in Scotland. The Guardian may be worried by a ‘surge’ in homophobic hate crime in England and Wales but, hey, it’s ‘on… Continue reading →
The Gulf of Credibility
Craig Murray
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I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in Tehran on economic cooperation that can help Iran survive the effects of US economic sanctions. […]The post The Gulf of Credibility appeared first on Craig Murray.
SNP-led Glasgow City Council allocates record £104m funding for affordable homes
Thought Control Scot
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In this extract and in the above headline from Scottish housing News yesterday, I’ve helpfully added, for clarification, using BBC Scotland’s ‘Natalie McGarry is SNP!’ method, ‘SNP-led’ which might help any reader who think Labour’s reign in Glasgow goes on:… Continue reading →
The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospects
Craig Murray
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Standing back a little and surveying the events of the last couple of weeks, gives a bleak view of the current state of western democracy. We have seen what appears to be the most unconvincing of false flags in the Gulf. I pointed out why it was improbable Iran would attack these particular ships. Since […]The post The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospects appeared first on Craig...
BBC Scotland don’t wonder if SNP government played any part in achieving more than 50% female boards 3 years early!
Thought Control Scot
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In a typically grudging BBC Scotland report, we read ‘For the first time, more than half of all board members appointed to oversee public bodies in Scotland are women. A 50% target for female representation among non-executive board members by… Continue reading →
Yesterday was a bad day for this country
Tax Research UK
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I have suggested for some time that the UK will leave the EU without a deal in October. The reasoning has been quite simple. First, Read the full article...