The Disgrace of the Spectator

The Disgrace of the Spectator

This is by the journalist Sunny Hundal on the extraordinary publishing of the Spectator magazine: Thread by @sunny_hundal: “So this is Rod Liddle in the Spectator (apparently the *leading* magazine of the UK right), writing about how it’s SO difficult to avoid bei ”

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Brexit Day blues

Brexit Day blues

There’s a belief amongst sections of the independence movement that after Brexit happens Scotland will lose its ability to hold an independence referendum and so we need to hold an independence referendum before March 2019, otherwise we’ll never be able to hold one at all. In a similar vein there...

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On Londongrad, Dark Money and Crony Capitalism

On Londongrad, Dark Money and Crony Capitalism

To deal with Putin, Britain needs to change lock, stocks and oil-barrels, argues Steve Rushton. Six months after the nerve agent attacks in Salisbury, the British state says Russia poses a ‘real’ and ‘active’ threat to British and international security. To deal with this, we need to end the dominance...

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Convener of Forward as One: “We’re not asking for a Section 30 order. We were asserting our fundamental rights to move towards one!”

In an open letter to the Scottish Parliament and to the Scottish Government with regards to petition PE01700 for a Section 30 order, convener of the Forward as One association who laid the petition before parliament has said “It wasn’t a request, it was asserting our fundamental right under the...

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Join our Day of Action and help us learn where the nation is

My first recollection of door knocking for the SNP was during a wintry Council by election in Broughty Ferry in the mid 80s. While the SNP won, support for independence was a long way behind support for our candidate, Ken Guild. Indeed, at 11-12%, it is interesting that now support...

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Swinney stands firm on P1 testing despite criticism from opponents

Swinney stands firm on P1 testing despite criticism from opponents

His comments come ahead of a Scottish Parliament vote on the issue where the Scottish Government are expected to face defeat, although that would not be legally binding. The tests have been criticised by the EIS teaching union, who alleged that they left schoolchildren in tears. Swinney called for “fact-based”...

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Angelic Upstarts

Angelic Upstarts

There are deep ironies in the reflex defensiveness against the Upstart campaign to encourage play-based learning – either by extending this approach into primary school, or by delaying the school entry point. The idea is based on the very simple observation that young children learn through play: observing and absorbing...

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Minister: We won’t stop trying to halt Universal Credit in Scotland

Minister: We won’t stop trying to halt Universal Credit in Scotland

READ MORE: Scottish carer hails top-up payments as ‘really positive first step’ Social Security Scotland will have responsibility for 11 benefits, including Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments (PIP) maternity grants and winter fuel payment. But responsibility for Universal Credit, a single payment replacing job seekers allowance, tax credits, housing...

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Keith Brown: Join our Day of Action and help us learn where the nation is

Keith Brown: Join our Day of Action and help us learn where the nation is

READ MORE: Line up for SNP’s Annual Party Conference announced Now, fresh off the back of three highly energised national assemblies – and as we look forward to SNP conference in Glasgow next month– I’m focused on ensuring that the SNP day of action on Saturday 29 September is a...

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