The Big Bad Cuckoo (BBC) in Scotland’s nest squeezes out the news that we’re not better together with ‘criminals from English cities inflicting pain and suffering’ and that’s ‘tantamount to lying’

‘Police move to protect vulnerable people being exploited by drug gangs in the North-East’ That’s the Reporting Scotland Down headline and the report which followed was careful not to tell us where the gangs were from other than deep into an extended report where we heard: ‘the dealers some coming from England can be particularlyContinue reading “The Big Bad Cuckoo (BBC) in Scotland’s nest squeezes out the news that we’re not better together with ‘criminals from English cities inflicting pain and suffering’ and that’s ‘tantamount to lying’”

Massive rise in anxiety in Dundee AFTER BBC Scotland saturation coverage of NHS Tayside

A question in Holyrood on Wednesday 5th November 2019 has triggered a response by expert on media effects, Professor John Robertson, late of the University of the West of Scotland: Bill Bowman (North East Scotland) (SCAUP): To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings in the Office for National Statistics report,Continue reading “Massive rise in anxiety in Dundee AFTER BBC Scotland saturation coverage of NHS Tayside”

Scottish member of the Swinson Pro-austerity Party breaks ranks with leader

In Holyrood, yesterday, Alex Cole-Hamilton expressed his heartfelt empathy for the poor, risking deselection: Having given the SNP an opportunity to remind us of what they have actually done to redress the effects of the Conservative/LibDem Alliance’s austerity programme, voted for enthusiastically, more than some Tory MP’s did, by his leader, his coat is surelyContinue reading “Scottish member of the Swinson Pro-austerity Party breaks ranks with leader”

New cancer treatment research centre for Glasgow

Research: Brian McGowan From NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde yesterday: Glasgow scientists have been awarded a major cash boost from Cancer Research UK to pioneer new radiotherapy technologies and techniques that could help more people survive cancer in the future. Experts from the Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre are set to receive £3.5 million overContinue reading “New cancer treatment research centre for Glasgow”

England and its imploding justice system.

Legerwood: England and its imploding justice system. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/04/children-young-as-10-waiting-more-than-year-court-cases The article was on the front page of the on-line Guardian for most of the day and then was replaced by this grudging piece about the Scottish Parliament raising the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/04/scotland-stops-treating-under-12s-criminals While the article castigated Scotland for not doingContinue reading “England and its imploding justice system.”

Tory-supporters don’t care what Tory politicians say because they’re nasty too?

The latest YouGov poll based on fieldwork on 5-6 November has the Tories still strong, 11 points ahead of Labour, and apparently unaffected by their apparently disastrous week: Con 36% Lab 25% DimLeb 17% Brexit 11% https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/df8cjzcpgw/TheTimes_Sky_VI_191106_w.pdf With Rees-Mogg ‘misspeaking’ to reveal his contempt for the dead of Grenfell, Tory MPs laughing at poverty, lyingContinue reading “Tory-supporters don’t care what Tory politicians say because they’re nasty too?”

Three YouGov polls in a week put SNP support at average of 46% to wipe the decks

Today, with fieldwork on 5-6 November, YouGov report: Con 22% Lab 10% DimLeb 8% SNP 47% Brexit 5% Green 8% https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/df8cjzcpgw/TheTimes_Sky_VI_191106_w.pdf Following two earlier YouGov polls in the last week at 50% and 41%, this gives a confidence-inducing average of 46% which would wipe the decks leaving only one or two DimLebs clinging to theContinue reading “Three YouGov polls in a week put SNP support at average of 46% to wipe the decks”

Number of Scottish businesses at record high.

Ludo Thierry Further evidence of the success of Scottish Government and YES majority Scottish Parliament in finding ways to enable a Scottish economic climate which is fostering the development new businesses (to record HIGHS for both VAT registered and unregistered businesses). This resilience being achieved DESPITE Johnson and the Westminster Tories’ (of varied colours) bestContinue reading “Number of Scottish businesses at record high.”

Scotland’s labour productivity has increased

Ludo Thierry Remarkable resilience demonstrated in Scotland’s productivity figures released by Chief Statistician today. Scotland’s economy and workforce finding ways to counter Johnson’s Brexit carnage. Hope I’m not jumping any guns by offering link and snippets to news.gov.scot site below?: https://news.gov.scot/news/labour-productivity-up-1-3-percent-over-the-year Labour productivity up 1.3% over the year Scotland’s labour productivity has increased by 1.3%Continue reading “Scotland’s labour productivity has increased”

Two governments compared as election looms

Ludo Thierry 7 key areas of public policy over the period of Tory (and coalition) government at Westminster (2010 to the present). NOTE: by focusing on period 2010 to 2019 some very impressive SNP Scottish Govt achievements are rather downplayed eg the dramatic improvement in Police numbers achieved during initial ‘minority’ SNP administration which hasContinue reading “Two governments compared as election looms”

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