Category Archives: Scottish Politics

Scotland Bought and Sold

This article was penned by the Guardian’s chief journalist for Scotland, Severin Carrell. It alerts us to the quiet land sell off and why our elected government are dangerously slothful in stopping it, even with emergency legislation. In time, an … Continue reading

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Ukraine – A History Lesson

The talk, followed by a question and answer session, is presented by an American, a distinguished American academic, Professor John J Mearsheimer, of Chicago University. No one can call him a commie sympathiser. The conventional wisdom the West is promoting … Continue reading

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Ukraine – the Right to Tell Lies

When the Russian army began amassing tanks on the Ukrainian border it was an ominous sign Russian authorities still do not trust the West. There was time to reach a mutual settlement. That time has gone. What exists now is … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Freeports

Today’s main news in the Scottish press is the announcement of a £52 million deal between the Scottish and UK Governments for two low-regulation freeports to be established in Scotland. Before the ink had dried on the paper, a split … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Liberty – All Upside

I really should not have to introduce the eminent Irish economist David McWilliams to regular readers. He was one of the first economists to come out wholly in favour of reinstating Scotland’s independence. I reported as much in a long … Continue reading

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Why Prisons?

WHY PRISONS FIRST? by Sally Hughes I was a front line Police Officer for 25 years, all of it on the beat. I retired in 2020. I’ve been a supporter of Scottish Independence forever. And like many an Indy supporter, … Continue reading

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Leaving Scotland

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES by Peter Young It’s early January and the airport ‘Departures’ sign above my head is still framed by Christmas lights. It looks almost festive – almost, but not quite. Once again, I’m preparing to see my son … Continue reading

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Platinum Jubbly

The Queen has announced that she wishes Her successor to be Prince Charles and until then his wife the Duchess of Cornwall becomes Queen Consort when Charles is king. In a candid message marking the 70th anniversary of her accession, … Continue reading

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Politicising the Legal Profession

Former Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill MP, is as worried as anybody about the proposed reforms now being bandied about by the Scottish Government. Here he argues that to replace the powers of the court by a quango will overturn centuries … Continue reading

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Truth to Authority

This is a twenty minute video of Private Eye editor Ian Hyslop giving advice to a select Commons committee on corruption in high office. That it includes some chronically arrogant MPs in addition to the idiot’s idiot, Alberto Costa, is … Continue reading

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