The North Sea Changed Scotland Forever – But The Era Of Big Oil Is Over

The North Sea Changed Scotland Forever – But The Era Of Big Oil Is Over

In December 1969, the Amoco Corporation struck oil 130 miles east of the Aberdeenshire shoreline—and the axis of Scottish politics suddenly shifted. In the years that followed, the claim that Scotland’s economy was too weak to support an independent state rapidly crumbled. Even an aspiring British prime minister was forced...

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Greens cannot support budget due to SNP stubbornness on council funding

Greens cannot support budget due to SNP stubbornness on council funding

A crisis in local services can be avoided, but it will require a fundamental change of position from the Scottish Government. Patrick Harvie MSP Patrick Harvie MSP today (27 Jan) warned that as things stand the Green group of MSPs cannot support the government’s proposed budget at the Stage One...

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Reject American imperialism – Support Venezuela!

Reject American imperialism – Support Venezuela!

Photo: Craig Maclean by Bill Bonnar The new Venezuelan ‘president elect’ Juan Guaida is an American puppet. Just 35 years old and from a wealthy middle class background he first came to prominence in anti-socialist student protests before moving to the United States to complete his education. His decision to...

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Sharpen your pencils, readers

Sharpen your pencils, readers

Because it looks like you’re going to need them. If the Scottish Government can’t pass a budget it’ll fall, and with no majority for any alternative administration that’ll leave no option but to hold a general election. Meanwhile, at Westminster, the UK government is running out of time to get...

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Is the Good Morning Scotland newspaper review politically motivated?

Is the Good Morning Scotland newspaper review politically motivated?

A few days ago we posted a criticism of the Good Morning Scotland newspaper review after it featured the front page of The Herald newspaper as its lead. The front page was based on the ‘pigeon bug’ story. We suggested that the newspaper had been selected, not randomly, but deliberately...

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Routes to Independence Four: Howls of Frustration Aren’t Enough

Routes to Independence Four: Howls of Frustration Aren’t Enough

“I totally understand if you want to go faster – but it is time to interrogate the depth of that thinking. How are you going to deliver a referendum, a winning vote, an acceptable withdrawal deal with the rUK and the orderly set-up of a new (and functioning) nation state...

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Scotland’s EU citizens’ fears ‘at peak’ as Brexit day quickly approaches

Scotland’s EU citizens’ fears ‘at peak’ as Brexit day quickly approaches

Despite assurances from the UK Government that there will be a presumption towards granting status, some claimed their documentary evidence had failed to meet the required threshold. Others said the application system, launched at pilot stage on Monday, was beset by technical difficulties. It is claimed UK Government hostile immigration...

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Work to organise a People’s Vote on Brexit must start now, Mike Russell says

Work to organise a People’s Vote on Brexit must start now, Mike Russell says

READ MORE: EU has ‘nothing to give’ the UK on Brexit deal, says Le Maire “The answer has to be simple. This is Occam’s razor,” he said. “This is trying to find the fewest steps to take at a time of extraordinary difficulty and danger. Those steps are clear indeed....

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Time’s running out for May with just weeks to go until the Brexit deadline

Time’s running out for May with just weeks to go until the Brexit deadline

She suffered one of the most humiliating defeats any Prime Minister has suffered and still clung on. The image of MPs pouring out of the chamber back through the Churchill arch after that vote must have been one to behold. And the body language of the statues of Churchill and...

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