Fugue State

Fugue State

Dissociative fugue, formerly fugue state or psychogenic fugue, is a dissociative disorder and a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity, including the memories, personality, and other identifying characteristics of individuality. The state can last days, months or longer. Dissociative fugue usually involves unplanned travel or wandering,...

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Another unfortunate oversight

Another unfortunate oversight

Earlier on today we reported on a case of a Scottish Labour MP being inadvertently unacquainted with some pertinent facts regarding a public pronouncement they’d made. While we’d assumed this to be an isolated incident, it’s in fact our sad duty to report another example within the Northern Branch Office.

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No Second Jobs for MSPs

No Second Jobs for MSPs

HolyroodWe rightly mock the archaic rules and culture that pervades Westminster. But as Holyrood comes up for its 20th anniversary, it needs reformed and improved. One idea to do so comes from Labour MSP Neil Findlay who is launching a Private Members Bill at the Scottish Parliament that seeks to...

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Scotland’s exports: what you need to know

Scotland’s exports: what you need to know

Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world, with advantages and resources few nations can match. For centuries, Scotland’s exports have reached every corner of the globe – and our trade performance continues to grow and strengthen.
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That EU reply in full

That EU reply in full

Can we renegotiate the Irish backstop? The EU’s reply in full. не ne ne nej nee no ei ei non nein όχι nem ní féidir leibh no nē ne le nie não nu nie ne no nej Both Jean Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier have now officially responded to the...

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Public Meeting In Solidarity With VENEZUELA & MADURO

Solidarity Holding A Public Meeting in Solidarity With Venezuela & Maduro  All Welcome FREE Admission  7pm – 9pm Tuesday 5th February 2019 Committee Room 9, 18 John Street Glasgow G1 1JQ Other Speaker to Follow  The post Public Meeting In Solidarity With VENEZUELA & MADURO appeared first on SOLIDARITY SCOTLAND.

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For a Courageous Cosmopolitan BBC Scotland

For a Courageous Cosmopolitan BBC Scotland

As we enter the final countdown to the launch of BBC Scotland’s own dedicated digital channel, the nation’s blethering and blathering classes are set to cash in on their very own North Sea oil-style bonanza. Commissioning chief Steve Carson has signalled that two pillars of the new channel will be...

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An innocent misunderstanding

An innocent misunderstanding

We had a brief exchange with Scottish Labour MP Paul Sweeney last night. But the thing is, he’s exactly, diametrically wrong about that. Because voters in Scotland have already been asked this exact question, in a poll by Panelbase last summer. And to be fair to Sweeney, the result surprised...

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We need to think beyond B-Day to Independence Day

We need to think beyond B-Day to Independence Day

Despite Scotland’s active involvement, it’s just 58 days now to B-Day. The pun is not intentional but on Brexit Day Scotland’s European role will be largely flushed away. We face being dragged out of our supportive role in this relationship with 27 other member states, against our will, and against...

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Scottish Budget faces defeat as Greens refuse to budge

Scottish Budget faces defeat as Greens refuse to budge

The Tories and LibDems have said they won’t back the deal unless the SNP take independence off the table. That is unlikely. Labour have called the budget “not fit for purpose”. Mackay has pinned hopes on winning over the six Green MSPs. But talks have been faltering for weeks, with...

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DUP MPs tell Scots to ‘go to the chippy’ if there’s no food

DUP MPs tell Scots to ‘go to the chippy’ if there’s no food

Lucas, who sits in front of DUP MPs, said Blackford’s comments on food shortages and price hikes for the public were met with jokes by members of the Northern Irish contingent, one of whom reportedly said: “Let them go to the chippy instead.” Responding to the SNP MP’s speech, Lucas...

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