Why Scotland’s ‘budget deficit’ matters little even if it still exists after we get actual non-estimated data

‘The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory – the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades – delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. Any ambitious proposal – ranging from fixing crumbling infrastructure to Medicare for all or preventingContinue reading “Why Scotland’s ‘budget deficit’ matters little even if it still exists after we get actual non-estimated data”

Only BBC UK sees different Scotland look after its veterans as England drifts further into the dark night of endless Tory rule

From BBC UK but missed by BBC Scotland today: A leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases in England and Wales, because of a funding crisis. Combat Stress said its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year partly dueContinue reading “Only BBC UK sees different Scotland look after its veterans as England drifts further into the dark night of endless Tory rule”

Why Jeanne Freeman should be the last Health Secretary to go

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, the Scottish Tories might do better to be quiet. Here’s why: Boris Johnson’s abundant failure in government as his NHS England A&E waiting time figures for December plummet to new depths below 70%!Continue reading “Why Jeanne Freeman should be the last Health Secretary to go”

SHOCK: James Kelly’s sums don’t add up again

On Thursday 23rd January 2020, in Holyrood, James Kelly (Glasgow) (Scottish Labour) asked the Scottish Government what its response is to recently reported alcohol-related brain damage statistics, which suggest that the number of people with this condition is at a 10-year high. The answer: Last year, ‎2018-19 shows a drop in the number of patientsContinue reading “SHOCK: James Kelly’s sums don’t add up again”

On the day before Burns Night, Herald’s ‘lousy’ Health Correspondent DOES NOT possess the power to see hersel as ithers see her!

McCardle writes: ‘MAKING the right decisions on medical treatments depends on sound, unbiased scientific evidence on whether drugs work.It is interesting then, that in the past week two separate papers – in respected journals, the Lancet and BMJ – have highlighted shortfalls blighting the reliability of clinical trials and studies.’ She’s correct that, no newsContinue reading “On the day before Burns Night, Herald’s ‘lousy’ Health Correspondent DOES NOT possess the power to see hersel as ithers see her!”

SNP Baby Boxes not suitable for Australia says expert

Retired Sun writer, Naz T Bustard, has attacked the non-existent plan to include the boxes in aid-packages for Australia. According to Bustard: ‘Koala piss will pass right through these shoddy boxes and they’ll be no use at all if your baby is on fire.’ 116,141 Baby Boxes have been issued from the roll-out of Scotland’sContinue reading “SNP Baby Boxes not suitable for Australia says expert”

Should Reporting Scotland make an official complaint to BBC UK on their failure to politicise 130 brain-damaged babies?

It is there down at the bottom with a less-than dramatic headline but containing this: ‘At least seven preventable baby deaths may have occurred at the trust since 2016, a BBC investigation found.’ Here’s how the Independent saw it: Though the Independent report has more disturbing facts, neither think to mention the Secretary of State forContinue reading “Should Reporting Scotland make an official complaint to BBC UK on their failure to politicise 130 brain-damaged babies?”

Channel 4 exposes the filthy cost of England’s privatised water as Scottish Water stays clean and trusted

Story idea: David Nicol In a disturbing piece on Channel 4 News last night, we heard: Untreated sewage is being released into rivers across England and Wales – perfectly legally – and campaigners are calling it a ‘dirty little secret’. This programme has now obtained exclusive figures showing how often and for how long it’sContinue reading “Channel 4 exposes the filthy cost of England’s privatised water as Scottish Water stays clean and trusted”

Very Encouraging Scottish secondary school leaver statistics

Thanks to a Freedom of Information request and response we can reveal consistently high and steadily increasing positive destination figures for Scottish school leavers over the last 5 year Year       Positive               HE          FE           Training               Employment 2014       91.7%                    38.2%    24.3%    2.5%                      25.5% 2015       92%                        36.8%    23.4%    2.7%                      27.8% 2016       91.4%                    37.3%    22.4%    1.7%                      28.7% 2017       92.9%                   Continue reading “Very Encouraging Scottish secondary school leaver statistics”

Hope for Scotland's favourite Catalan?

Ludo Thierry: On the 31st Jan Scotland loses the services of 3 excellent YES/REMAIN supporting MEPs (there are also 3 ukanian types who shuffle off) due to Brexit. Interestingly, Scotland may yet acquire a NEW MEP based here. I discovered today that the wonderful Prof. Clara Ponsati (St. Andrews Uni) is due to be appointedContinue reading “Hope for Scotland's favourite Catalan?”

MacAlba

A Son of Scotland

Talking-up Scotland

Counter- propaganda and Citizen Journalism since 2014

michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable. - Aldous Huxley

Wings Over Scotland

sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul

caltonjock

Scottish and Uk Politics