A journey through “Yr Hen Ogledd”, old loyalties and new horizons

A journey through “Yr Hen Ogledd”, old loyalties and new horizons

A guest post by Aled Gwyn Jôb In just under a month’s time, thousands of Welsh rugby fans will be making the journey up north to Edinburgh to follow the national team. The “Scottish Trip” has always been THE rugby trip for Welsh fans based on the great rapport and...

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There’s little evidence the UK Government is functioning like a normal government

There’s little evidence the UK Government is functioning like a normal government

The reckless, incompetent and self-absorbed Tories that are leading the UK into a complete cluster-bourach are not acting in the national interest.
The UK Government’s approach is all about preserving the Tory Party, and Scotland deserves better.
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Workplace Parking: BBC Scotland is preparing the ground for yet another Scottish Tory scam

Workplace Parking: BBC Scotland is preparing the ground for yet another Scottish Tory scam

Last week the BBC was exposed when an audience member on its flagship Question Time programme was revealed to have been invited on to give voice to British Nationalism. Billy Mitchell’s cameo was made all the worse when it emerged Fiona Hyslop’s response to the rant was edited out by...

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The Harvesters

The Harvesters

We saw a tweet from some Tory MP or MSP this morning urging voters to sign some fake “petition” or other bashing the SNP, and it rang a bell in our minds, so we popped over to the Conservative Party website where we found this: Despite referring to “a new...

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Red John and the Rain Geese

Red John and the Rain Geese

Mairi McFadyen on why a bright future for renewable energy must also harness the past so our living culture can continue to flourish. As it is for many of us, questions of climate are never far from our minds. A hot topic of conversation where I live is the proposed...

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Brexit dropped as Good Morning Scotland pushes Scottish Tory ‘parking propaganda’

Brexit dropped as Good Morning Scotland pushes Scottish Tory ‘parking propaganda’

The weekend presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship radio programme has admitted replacing a discussion on Brexit with one that promoted a Scottish Conservative propaganda attack. Listeners heard presenter Bill Whiteford say Brexit had been dropped from that week’s opening slot and replaced with an item on workplace parking. Introducing the...

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Finance Secretary says changes to income tax will raise £11bn

Finance Secretary says changes to income tax will raise £11bn

“Our decisions have resulted in a more progressive tax system, protecting those lower and middle income taxpayers, while raising additional revenue to invest in our public services and the Scottish economy,” he said. “Our policies on tax make Scotland an attractive place to live, work and invest.” He said the...

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On the brink of Brexit: Less time but more questions

On the brink of Brexit: Less time but more questions

But that is not a reason for any of us to bury our heads in the sand. Our reports on Brexit and Scottish business from October 2017 and February 2018, have been sadly prescient in a number of ways, and not least the extent of uncertainty and complexity that cannot...

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