Leading fishing company owner backs SNP!

Ludo Thierry Hi John – Newsnet.Scotland carrying some useful associated info today – Good to see such a respected business figure in the fishing industry cut through all the britnat media spin and come out to publicly back SNP policy (and that the P+J carry the story). Also useful info re. quadrupling of sales valueContinue reading “Leading fishing company owner backs SNP!”

Trains, trains and more trains but BBC Scotland grudging

Ludo Thierry Beeb Scotland is carrying the Scotrail improved timetable story – but – in this reader’s view – NOT offering the story the same sort of prominence that we routinely see with their more frequent ‘Scotrail Are Rubbish’ (and Scotland by extension is also rubbish) pieces. Anyway – In view of the major improvementsContinue reading “Trains, trains and more trains but BBC Scotland grudging”

Scotland only UK nation where the alcohol-related death rate dropped this century

Ludo Thierry Hi all. Beeb Scotland did carry this piece reporting ONS figures on the very encouraging drop in alcohol related death rates in Scotland this century – but it was a case of ‘blink and you missed it’. I’d noticed it yesterday early evening and had to search hard for it today by lunchtime!Continue reading “Scotland only UK nation where the alcohol-related death rate dropped this century”

First Minister praised

Ludo Thierry Hi all – This beeb article which gives favourable mention to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (and, positively, brackets Nicola with 2 other national leaders – those of Iceland and New Zealand) was cunningly positioned in the beeb Science pages! – If the story did appear on the beeb Scotland pages then I certainlyContinue reading “First Minister praised”

Scottish private schools to pay their way

Ludo Thierry Another (sensible and socially just) brick was, today, cemented in place in the edifice of the New and Better Scotland we are, together, building. Get out there and vote SNP folks, bring that better future another step closer still. Link and snippets below: Private schools are to have their charitable status removed andContinue reading “Scottish private schools to pay their way”

Andrew Neil hard to stomach as he LIES shamelessly on hospital deaths

‘Children are dying in a new Glasgow hospital BECAUSE the water’s contaminated perhaps by pigeon droppings.’ In a tirade of interruptive distortions and inaccuracy, the above claim stood out for me as best representing the malice of the corpulent long-tied Neil. I’m guessing expensive private health-care, funded by licence-payers is keeping that ‘body’ alive. ChildrenContinue reading “Andrew Neil hard to stomach as he LIES shamelessly on hospital deaths”

Naming Israel a Nazi State was stupid, insensitive AND unnecessary. Liberal democracies are the most brutal and oppressive to others

The crimes of Nazi Germany were appalling beyond our worst nightmares. The suffering of the Jewish people goes on today. The contemporary crimes of the Israeli State are appalling and should be condemned but they are not the product of Nazism. They are the typical product of liberal democracies throughout history as they rationalise theContinue reading “Naming Israel a Nazi State was stupid, insensitive AND unnecessary. Liberal democracies are the most brutal and oppressive to others”

Ant-semitism in Scotland: Evidence

From 2017, I know. If there has been a recent surge in Scotland, you’ll tell me. The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity which monitors anti-Semitism, recorded 1,382 anti-Semitic incidents nationwide in 2017.’ I had a look at the actual report, as opposed to their press release. On page 34, I found that there hadContinue reading “Ant-semitism in Scotland: Evidence”

Voting Conservative in Ayrshire is business unfriendly as their promised support for a Boris Brexit means these devastating costs for farmers, fishermen and food exporters

We’ve all known for some time, in a general sense, that a hard Brexit will punish food exporters but, today, I found out in more detail and the costs seem unsustainable. Looking at the WTO Tariff Download Facility, you can get the tariffs for any product being exported into any country from any other country,Continue reading “Voting Conservative in Ayrshire is business unfriendly as their promised support for a Boris Brexit means these devastating costs for farmers, fishermen and food exporters”

Bean-counter uses widely rejected Pisa data to attack SNP education policy again

In the Herald today: ‘MIDDLE-CLASS pupils are paying the price for sweeping school reforms, a leading educationalist has warned, as Scotland’s performance in maths and science hit a record low in international rankings.Lindsay Paterson, professor of education policy at Edinburgh University, said the gap in reading level between rich and poor children has narrowed over the last decade partlyContinue reading “Bean-counter uses widely rejected Pisa data to attack SNP education policy again”

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