Have Scottish Tories whittled down the candidates for leadership to ‘Thickest politician in Scotland?’

I wasn’t expecting that. I’ve been wondering WTF they could possibly choose. In the end I went for the suitable sneery Prof Tomkins as the best choice, for the Yes movement. Then I though, creatively that maybe the entitled but disappointed Prince Anas might cross over. Not for a minute did I think of theContinue reading “Have Scottish Tories whittled down the candidates for leadership to ‘Thickest politician in Scotland?’”

BBC Scotland News accused of complete lies about wildlife decline

Appalling! The report does not make the above statement anywhere. The report states quite clearly at the beginning: It is not appropriate to compare indicator trends between countries as data from different taxonomic groups have been used. Fergal has done just that. Mendacious or stupid or both? Looking more deeply into the report we findContinue reading “BBC Scotland News accused of complete lies about wildlife decline”

Confidence in BBC Scotland business reporting further ‘evaporates’ as they misrepresent an already unrepresentative study

True to their useful (awful) form, BBC Scotland has misrepresented and already dodgy piece of reporting by a single partisan source. First, the actual report by the Federation of Small Businesses does not use the word ‘evaporate.’ In August they told us that it had been ‘battered.’ This is BBC Scotland hyperbole from a darkContinue reading “Confidence in BBC Scotland business reporting further ‘evaporates’ as they misrepresent an already unrepresentative study”

46,000 children in Scotland managing to access enhanced care hours almost 1 year in advance of target

(c) https://www.cemvoscotland.org.uk Ludo Thierry Meanwhile the SNP Scottish Govt doing the Day Job Thing has resulted in more than 46,000 children in Scotland managing to access enhanced care hours almost 1 year in advance of the due start dates: Link and snippets from news.gov.scot site below: (Natch, I found nil mention of this new dataContinue reading “46,000 children in Scotland managing to access enhanced care hours almost 1 year in advance of target”

Huge increase in Scots helping to solve crimes

From Ludo Thierry I wonder if the Hootsmon found room for this good news story from Scotland (carried on the Scottish Legal site – but the beeb Scotland website managed not to carry it): Link and snippets below: https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/record-number-of-calls-received-anonymously-by-charity-crimestoppers Independent charity Crimestoppers has received a record number of reports from across Scotland over the pastContinue reading “Huge increase in Scots helping to solve crimes”

The Home Office has reversed a decision to order a young doctor to leave the country.

(c) Sky News From Ludo Thierry Pritti Patel’s Home Office’s attempt to deport/imprison (for 6 months) a wonderful young Glaswegian/Taiwanese medical doctor from her hugely appreciated medical work in Liverpool dropped. Huge congratulations to everyone who signed the petition and helped shame Pritti into dropping her plan to deport/imprison Dr. Chiang. Link and snippets below:Continue reading “The Home Office has reversed a decision to order a young doctor to leave the country.”

Why has Scotsman’s ill-informed art critic condemned thousands of peaceful Indy marchers?

‘It turns out that social science has a lot to say about which protests are likely to be effective. My research shows that social movements can indeed create long-lasting political change.’ (Mazumder, Harvard, 2017) ‘Flag-waving populists’ are harming the cause? Does she mean those many thousands, women, men, young, older, peaceable, smiling, dog and bairn-accompanied, marchers atContinue reading “Why has Scotsman’s ill-informed art critic condemned thousands of peaceful Indy marchers?”

Joseph Rowntree Foundation praises SNP initiative on child poverty

The Scottish Child Payment will see £10 per week paid to lower-income families in receipt of qualifying benefits1 for every child aged under 16 years old. While the JRF offers advice on further improvements to the Scottish Child Payment, it was particularly supportive of the initiative saying, today: Following a great deal of work inContinue reading “Joseph Rowntree Foundation praises SNP initiative on child poverty”

Reporting Scotland down dodgily ‘while’ pretending to be journalists

On Reporting Scotland Down this morning early, we heard that staying too long is hospital is not good for you. It seems you’d be better discharged when you’re ready to go home. Who’d have thought? However, this was largely an opportunity for this: ’86 people in Lothian hospitals died while they were waiting to beContinue reading “Reporting Scotland down dodgily ‘while’ pretending to be journalists”

Heads must roll as Police Scotland fail to act on BBC and UK Government’s warnings of alien attack risk

Is the PM actually an alien inside a humanoid suit? Despite evidence like this, we can see from an FOI request and answer today that Police Scotland have done nothing to train their officers in the skills necessary to deal with alien attack: As long ago as April 2014, then Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond seemsContinue reading “Heads must roll as Police Scotland fail to act on BBC and UK Government’s warnings of alien attack risk”

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