Failed businessman's daft taxation plan

Ludo Thierry: Couldn’t help but be mightily amused by Fraser of Allander’s beautifully dry demolition job on Jackson Carlaw’s Scottish sub-branch manager campaign around ‘taxation’. ‘Union’ Jacko has come up with a taxation policy to close the income tax ‘gap’ between Scotland and Ukania for those earning between £27,000 and £45,000. Only thing is –Continue reading “Failed businessman's daft taxation plan”

New building approvals more than 16% faster!

At Holyrood yesterday Graham Simpson MSP (SCAUP) asked for an update on the performance of local authority building verfication services. The response showed and improvement in the percentage of projects approved within 10 days of compliant details from 72.73% in Q3 2017/18 to 84.78% in Q2 of 2019/20. This dramatic improvement must have been particularlyContinue reading “New building approvals more than 16% faster!”

Calls for Health Minister to resign, as A&E waiting times fall to Third World levels, are missed by BBC Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething AM (Labour) has survived a no-confidence motion in the Welsh Assembly but there have been calls from relatives for him to resign. BBC Wales say they are unaware of the story and, it is rumoured, don’t really care what a Unionist party does anyway. The December A&E figures have yet toContinue reading “Calls for Health Minister to resign, as A&E waiting times fall to Third World levels, are missed by BBC Wales”

‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This HAS NOT been one of them really’ BBC Scotland pounce on anything bad about an SNP policy no matter how insubstantial

I’ve paraphrased the famous line from the 1948 film, Naked City, for my headline. It makes the obvious point that BBC Scotland had many other options but chose this, on examination, pointless and empty little story because, regardless of its inadequacies, it fits the agenda. Readers will know, of course, that the SNP’s minimum pricingContinue reading “‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This HAS NOT been one of them really’ BBC Scotland pounce on anything bad about an SNP policy no matter how insubstantial”

Increased fuel efficiency in Scottish homes

The Chief Statistician has released further encouraging stats regarding the fuel efficiency of Scottish homes and levels of fuel poverty being experienced. Note the longer term trends achieved since 2013 for reducing fuel poverty – and from 2010 for Energy Efficient Dwellings and for SHQS social housing pass/failure rate. Remember – these longer term positiveContinue reading “Increased fuel efficiency in Scottish homes”

Now ITV’s health correspondent gets the NHS Scotland and England figures all wrong

From ITV’s Emily Morgan yesterday, after noting grudgingly that NHS Scotland had treated 85.5% within 4 hours: Last week I was in Wales and visited the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport. Only 58% of its patients were see within four hours in A&E in November last year, that is shocking and not one of theContinue reading “Now ITV’s health correspondent gets the NHS Scotland and England figures all wrong”

Has Herald exposed falling attendance at dentists due to Scots having better teeth?

And yet: The number of children in Scotland with no obvious sign of tooth decay has hit a record high. Figures from NHS Scotland show four out of five (80%) P7 children had no obvious decay experience in their permanent teeth in 2019. This is up from 53% in 2005 when records began. Data fromContinue reading “Has Herald exposed falling attendance at dentists due to Scots having better teeth?”

'Conspiracy as an emergent property of organisations' like the BBC

Peter A Bell When assessing the BBC’s coverage of Scottish politics and the now undeniable bias in favour of the British establishment it would be a mistake to think in terms of a formal conspiracy. If you’re imagining a cabal of managers, producers, directors, journalists and presenters secretly conniving together to do down the SNPContinue reading “'Conspiracy as an emergent property of organisations' like the BBC”

ALERT: Awakened Scottish Covenant 2019 webpage:

From Contrary: The Digital Covenant 2019 webpage is up and running for signing: https://digitalcovenant.co.uk So sign it. If you are ‘waiting for the SNP’ you’ll be cold in your grave before anything happens – in saying that, only do what you feel comfortable with. At least read the first page of the signing process whichContinue reading “ALERT: Awakened Scottish Covenant 2019 webpage:”

Glasgow’s hospitals miles better but ignored by BBC Scotland again

We’ve had a few reports here of excellence in Glasgow hospitals, sourced by our Glasgow Correspondent, Brian McGowan and, of course, largely ignored by our MSM as they, rat-like, follow the scent of blood and avian excrement. Today we hear: NHS Glasgow and Greater Clyde (NHSGGC) is embracing a person centred visiting approach across hospitalsContinue reading “Glasgow’s hospitals miles better but ignored by BBC Scotland again”

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