Poisoned debate

Poisoned debate

I have tended to take a fairly relaxed approach to so-called ‘online abuse’. In part, this is no more than a sensible response to the media, whose hysterical sensationalism and blatantly selective reporting of the issue is no more than…

Corbyn’s indyref2 comments mean an ignominious end awaits Dugdale

How utterly humiliating.  As England was taking Scotland apart at Twickenham, Jeremy Corbyn was ensuring his Scottish subordinate suffered a similar fate. Asked by a reporter if Labour would block a second referendum on Scottish independence, Corbyn replied: “If a…

Scottish Government approves floating offshore windfarm

Planning consent for an eight turbine 6MW offshore wind farm around 15 km south-east of Aberdeen has been granted by Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, MSP. The floating development by Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited will: • Support…

£10.4bn for local government

Scottish local authorities will receive a total funding package of £10.426 billion for 2017-18, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said today. The overall funding settlement and package of measures will enable local authorities to maintain, and increase, the pace of reform…

Reporting Scotland: Relentlessly slanted … Relentlessly negative

What’s the point of Reporting Scotland?  It’s a genuine question of a programme that seems incapable of finding anything positive to say about the nation within which it broadcasts. On Tuesday the so-called flagship evening news programme took to the…

The death-rattle

The death-rattle

Britain is not a nation. It is the name the ruling elites of the British state use to refer to the structures of power, privilege and patronage by which the few are advantaged at the expense of the many. As…

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