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…

£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

On becoming a non-person in the SNP

Many of our most active and committed campaigners for Scottish Independence have been driven out of the SNP: this is the experience of one of their most effective and committed campaigners.

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Westminster claims sovereignty over Scotland

Section 38 of the EU Withdrawal bill is a naked grab of Scotland’s right to exist as a nation. It is also a naked breach of settled international law. In direct opposition to the English doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty, sovereignty in Scotland is reserved to the people of Scotland. In England, (from the Bill of… Continue reading Westminster claims sovereignty over Scotland