A Scottish Constitutional Call to Arms – scottishconstitution.com

A Scottish Constitutional Call to Arms – scottishconstitution.com

Dr. Mark McNaught Scotland sits at a perilous crossroads in its history. Starting at midnight on the 29th of March 2019, the Westminster government will begin to take steps to abolish the Scottish Parliament, or at least wrest the few powers it has to Westminster and administer Scotland through David...

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On the McClatchy story about Cohen going to Prague

On the McClatchy story about Cohen going to Prague

As we tip into the New Year it’s worth reading this thread on the latest of the Trump debacle … Thread by @SethAbramson: “(THREAD) What’s happening with the McClatchy story about Cohen going to Prague is what happened with the Kavanaugh hearings: journalists are ”

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The Brexit Absolution is Coming — and We Must Stand Up to It

The Brexit Absolution is Coming — and We Must Stand Up to It

Absolution. Alongside hypocrisy it’s a key characteristic of Brexit and has been since day one. David Cameron sought to absolve himself of, for him, uncomfortable responsibilities as a party leader, wanting to resolve internal Tory infighting with a national referendum on Britain’s EU membership. Leave leaders like Boris Johnson, Michael...

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The broken telescope

The broken telescope

An alert reader spotted this today: Because with Scottish Labour, lying is for life, not just Christmas. The bit that particularly caught our spotter’s eye was the claim – attributed to Shelter and accompanied by a blink-and-you’ll miss it graph that’s onscreen for less than a second – that “As...

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BBC Scotland phone-in hands Labour councillor platform to attack SNP

BBC Scotland phone-in hands Labour councillor platform to attack SNP

A Scottish Labour councillor was handed a platform by BBC Scotland in order to mount unchallenged attacks on the SNP. Edinburgh councillor Scott Arthur appeared on a Radio Scotland phone-in programme on Friday morning. The programme had been discussing the issue of pot-holes on Scottish roads. Given the opportunity to...

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Celtic to the Core But Don’t Just Keep the Faith – Also Keep the Heid

Today I am excited, nervous, pensive but optimistic. Confident but not conceited. My first thirty three columns have been about politics but my thirty fourth will be about my other passion in life, football and the famous Glasgow Celtic. My team travels to the Ibrox home of our fiercest football...

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The EU Lies of Daniel Hannan and Ruth Davidson

The EU Lies of Daniel Hannan and Ruth Davidson

As we slide into the annual feast of cronyism, backslapping and institutionalised corruption that is the “Honours” system, the Brexit moment hits a new low. Not just with the predictable packing of the Lords with pro-Brexit “bastards” like John Redwood to grease-through May’s discredited deal, but with three other Tory...

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Tories dismiss ‘silly demands’ to recall MPs for delayed Brexit vote

Tories dismiss ‘silly demands’ to recall MPs for delayed Brexit vote

MPs aren’t due back until January 7, but May’s ministers are to gather in Downing Street for a special Cabinet meeting on Wednesday to discuss no-deal planning. Corbyn told the i newspaper: “I want us to have a vote as soon as possible, that’s what I’ve been saying for the...

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Brexiteers get Honour list gongs as May searches for votes

Brexiteers get Honour list gongs as May searches for votes

And, there was surprise too when late on Friday afternoon, Downing Street announced that Sir Edward Leigh was to become a member of the Privy Council. Leigh, who has called for “no surrender, no appeasement” on the question of the Irish border, can now style himself right honourable, rather than...

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Furious backlash over Home Office EU nationals video

Furious backlash over Home Office EU nationals video

SNP MP Pete Wishart tweeted that he would raise the issue in the Commons: “I will be asking for an Urgent Question on ‘the Home Office and the need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme’ on the day we return. Hope lots of MPs do the same. We need...

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