Requiem for a Dream

Republicaton of an article on Iain Lawson’s website Yours For Scotland Taking up my offer to publish a full explanation of the turmoil surrounding the Alba NEC elections two of those involved have prepared this article so those members who have been active on social media can fully understand events. For those annoyed by the… Continue reading Requiem for a Dream

Schemes for Indy

The Way Ahead A major new force has just entered Scottish Politics. The people. Leanne Tervit, who quit the Alba Party on a point of principle, has just launched a new movement in Scottish politics. Schemes for Indy. Here’s what she says. I’ve found out in a very short time that Parties attract the wrong… Continue reading Schemes for Indy

It all sounds so nice…

Highly Protected Marine Area – it has such a reassuring ring to it! But it will be devastating to the Fishing Communities who’ve depended on fishing since the Clearances. Now they feel they’re being Cleared again. Centuries of traditional skills, family history, local knowledge, centuries of living in harmony with nature, are all being piled… Continue reading It all sounds so nice…

Photo ID required for Scottish Elections

In another imposition by the Tories, Scottish voters will require Photo ID to vote in Scottish elections. In legislation put forward by the Tory government, Scottish voters will need Photo ID from May of this year to vote for By-Elections and Recall Votes , and for General Elections from October. The legislation is widely seen… Continue reading Photo ID required for Scottish Elections

£8 Billion to the UK Treasury

In only 9 months – And Counting. “The Treasury has banked a bumper £8billion windfall from the North Sea in just nine months, according to new research. “Figures published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce today reveal that offshore operators and licensees have been paying an average of £45.6million in tax per day during… Continue reading £8 Billion to the UK Treasury

The UK’s “Moron Risk Premium”

Since Quarteng’s disastrous Budget the international financial markets have been judging the UK’s credit rating using the “Moron Risk Premium”. The credit rating determines how much it costs to borrow money on the international exchanges. Contrary to the impression give by the Better Together bunch, the UK runs a continuous financial deficit – it’s always… Continue reading The UK’s “Moron Risk Premium”

Ferries – some home truths leak out

Why is there no real scrutiny of what’s been going on? The Scottish Government’s processes and oversight for commissioning new ferries has been brought into serious question by the revelations liniked to below. Alex Salmond’s government always tried to show that a Scottish Government could be more competent, more focused, more relevant to Scottish issues… Continue reading Ferries – some home truths leak out