Further expert evidence on tower-block fire safety in Scotland that Reporting Scotland does not want you to know

From reader Gordon Darge: As a chartered architect in Scotland for 40 years I can confirm that the Building Regulations Technical Standards Scotland have for two decades required cavity fire barriers 2.4 CavitiesMandatory StandardStandard 2.4Every building must be designed and constructed in such a way that in the event of an outbreak of fire withinContinue reading “Further expert evidence on tower-block fire safety in Scotland that Reporting Scotland does not want you to know”

Why Neil Mackay’s nightmares can be left in historical Northern Ireland

From Neil Mackay in the Herald today (Who are these unnamed dark forces above?) From Lord Robertson in 2014 From Professor Tom Devine in 2018 Neil Mackay may be ‘Scotland’s Columnist of the Year’ but he’s feck all use as an investigative reporter. Does ‘columnist just mean ‘blether?’ This is pathetic clickbait to make usContinue reading “Why Neil Mackay’s nightmares can be left in historical Northern Ireland”

Scotland is paying extra for the 'pleasure' of subsidising the UK’s energy production

In Energy Voice yesterday: ‘Mammoth Highland offshore wind farms are footing a bill of around £20 million more per year than English projects to connect to the grid, according to the builder of what will be Scotland’s biggest wind venture. The levied regime in the UK, called transmission charging and set up by the energyContinue reading “Scotland is paying extra for the 'pleasure' of subsidising the UK’s energy production”

More evidence that Scottish industry is strong under SNP administration

In Insider yesterday: Four of Scotland’s most important industry sectors have entered the new decade feeling upbeat and confident despite significant concerns about the potential impact of Brexit, research carried out by CMS shows. In Scotland’s Renewable Energy sector, 80% of those involved in our research said they expected growth in revenues over the next three yearsContinue reading “More evidence that Scottish industry is strong under SNP administration”

BBC Scotland NOT telling you why Grenfell disaster cannot happen here

As the second phase of the investigation into the 2017 fire which claimed 72 lives gets underway, BBC UK reporters wonder confusedly at the multiple denials of responsibility while the Guardian accuses the cladding manufacturer of knowing beforehand that the cladding was unsuitable. In sharp contrast BBC Scotland seem to feel no need to informContinue reading “BBC Scotland NOT telling you why Grenfell disaster cannot happen here”

SHOCK: FOI Warrior Manfred Stobartson attacks SNP with appalling statistic!

Herr Stobartson is a regular asker of questions Aimed at undermining the Scottish Government’s economic competence. Here is the latest: Luckily, I can explain. Scottish workers are more productive, so we don’t need as many as they do in most other parts of the UK. It’s true. See this: The East Midlands is the lowestContinue reading “SHOCK: FOI Warrior Manfred Stobartson attacks SNP with appalling statistic!”

‘England is sinking while Scotland rises above sea levels’ but Herald finds new worries for SNP Government

Only 10 years ago, the Daily Telegraph told us: England is sinking while Scotland rises above sea levels, according to new study England is sinking into the sea while Scotland is rising at such a rate it may counteract the effects of sea level rise due to climate change, according to a new geological map.Continue reading “‘England is sinking while Scotland rises above sea levels’ but Herald finds new worries for SNP Government”

Euan McColm's petty and ill-informed reporting on NHS Scotland

As Tory-run NHS England produces the worst A&E figures in history, the costliest building delays and the most dangerous places to be born, Euan McColm either knows nothing of NHS Scotland or has an agenda. Here’s why: Boris Johnson’s abundant failure in government as his NHS England A&E waiting time figures for December plummet toContinue reading “Euan McColm's petty and ill-informed reporting on NHS Scotland”

Uneducated English journalist who compared Owen Jones to Hitler joins Nasty Party in ridiculing SNP leader

Tom Peck has watched Ian Blackford in action but seems not to have noticed the Tory benches braying at him with unconcealed contempt. He wrote: ‘In his two and a half years leading the SNP at Westminster, Blackford has arguably established a convention all of his own. When Ian Blackford speaks, MPs, journalists, members ofContinue reading “Uneducated English journalist who compared Owen Jones to Hitler joins Nasty Party in ridiculing SNP leader”

BBC bias by omission as Scotland gets faster and longer trains running!

From the reader enigmatically titled d9015: We should note the 15+ years of EGIP rail programme delivered for Transport Scotland Faster train times on several routes – but notably 20% reduction for Edinburgh-Glasgow expresses which are now 8-coach electric vice 6-coach diesel (33% longer trains 35-40% more passenger capacity) Whilst on 3 other routes theContinue reading “BBC bias by omission as Scotland gets faster and longer trains running!”

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