Scottish unemployment lower than UK average

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen by 14,000 in the three months to March to reach 120,000, according to newly released figures. The jobless rate is down half a percentage point to 4.4% – below the rate of 4.6% for the whole…

Isn’t Scotland awful?

Isn’t Scotland awful?

Scottish newspapers are suckers for the ‘Isn’t Scotland awful!’ genre of stories. Mainly because they know that a large number of their readers are suckers for ‘Isn’t Scotland awful!’ stories. Since that’s what the papers want to buy, that’s what…

Let it go

Let it go

I offer Henry McLeish another quote from RH Tawney, When men have gone so far as to talk as though their idols have come to life, it is time that someone broke them. I’m afraid Henry is idolising British Labour…

False dawn

False dawn

I have frequently noted the inconsistencies and contradictions that riddle British nationalist commentary. David Torrance can always be relied upon to illustrate the point. Here, we have him both acknowledging and denying the “realignment of Scottish politics” according to what…

The predictable news

Did you know that news is predictable?  It’s not as incredible as it sounds. The budget will make the news – predictably.  This week’s local election results will also make the news – predictably. Both are scheduled events of great…

14 things

14 things

In 2003, political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt identified fourteen characteristics common to Fascist regimes.   Jingoistic Nationalism Disregard for Human Rights Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats Glorification of the Military Rampant Sexism Compliant Mass Media Obsession with National Security Religion and Government are Intertwined Protection of…

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