Archive for 'Scotland'
Although I am instinctively NO with regards to the Scottish referendum, I would not see a YES as an insurmountable problem regardless of my being a product of the UK as Shuggy is. It would be essential, however, that currency union on Ster£ing happens, and this is not more going to take place than [...]
First off, I think Stuart Campbell aka RevStu of Wings Over Scotland is an idiot. A ridiculous buffoon who is a living embodiment of the adage of what happens when someone merely thought of as a fool opens his moosh. A pathological tribalist. A truly ignorant – in the pejorative sense as [...]
People in England, Wales and Northern Ireland should not be given a formal say on whether an independent Scotland joins a currency union with the UK, according to Alex Salmond.
The first minister said a referendum in the rest of the UK would “not be required” following a “Yes” vote.
Yes, and I should like a date [...]
Talking of Scottish Independence – and to my disgruntlement we who live up here are not going to talk about much else until well after the referendum – there is a new campaigner for the Yes vote, though she is old in her many appearances on Harry’s Place.
I am talking about Yvonne Ridley, who has [...]
Recently I have noted the Alex Salmond deploying his deputy, Fish-heid NicMoonface more and more in front of domestic television cameras. Last year, however, it was he who provided a Scottish accent for Russia Today.
Scroll forward to 2014, and he is less oleaginous than floundering as George Osborne entered the pelagic zone [Ed: okay, [...]
I’m no fan of George Galloway, but the decision of Livingston Council to cancel his ‘Just Say Naw’ pro-union roadshow does seem, on the face of it, unreasonable.
The Bradford West MP has been in talks with QC Donald Findlay to move to reverse the local authority’s decision after being told his “Just Say Naw” rally [...]
Greetings from the New Year/Hogmanay capital of the world, Edinburgh, Scotland/Embra Scawtland.
Hogmanay used to be a community festival in Scotland. Christmas was not celebrated by the Presbyterians as it was too Papist and New Year was the time to bring out drink and dancing in those long, dark winters. Folk would spend a week or [...]
Posted: January 1st, 2014 under Scotland.
The Sunday Mirror reports on the option for MPs to claim gas and electricity bills for their second homes on expenses, and 340 have taken-up the offer. These includes the Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint who claimed £368.88. This is just over three times the estimated average household [...]
Leverage teams from Unite:
One Grangemouth boss, who as asked not to be named for fear of reprisals, called the police after 25 Unite members working for the union’s Leverage team protested on his driveway with flags, banners and an inflatable rat for about 90 minutes on October 18.
The director was called by his wife, who [...]
I have touched before upon the short-fall in local authority funding with the Scottish Government imposed freeze of council tax which has been in place since 2007. Well, not exactly imposed in the sense of legally enshrined, but certainly encouraged through the threat of with-holding other funds.
(See also my view of already comfortably well-off [...]
Posted: October 28th, 2013 under Scotland.