Nations overboard
Wings Over Scotland
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As alert readers will recall, this week we commissioned Panelbase to poll the good people of England, and we got some answers that we think will blow your minds. But we’re going to start with one we suspect people will find sad, but all too predictable. Many will remember bitterly the short-lived “lovebombing” campaign from […]
According to Bank of America, oil prices could hit $100 a barrel next year but all of Scotland’s ‘business correspondents’ miss the news again and for the fourth time in a year.
Thought Control Scot
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For more than a year now, oil industry insiders have been predicting a return to $100 per barrel. I’ve reported on three earlier predictions here: Is a third forecast that Scotland’s oil will hit $100 per barrel again, a sure sign?… Continue reading →
There shall be a Scottish Parliament
Autonomy Scotland
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Holyrood voted to protect itself from changes it never consented to and uphold Donald Dewar's vision that 'there shall be a Scottish Parliament'.The post There shall be a Scottish Parliament appeared first on Autonomy Scotland.
Is Dundee ‘punchin’? The only UK location in Lonely Planet’s top ten
Thought Control Scot
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(c) Ross Fraser McLean I’ve had cause to report several times recently on Dundee apparently punching above its weight. See these: Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy… Continue reading →
May’s unpalatable choice: concede or #indyref2
Sceptical Scot
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'The polls do not indicate a pro-independence surge, but after the shock of 2016 only a fool would predict the outcome with confidence. Westminster could in principle refuse to allow another referendum, but emulating Madrid’s handling of Catalonia would surely not be the right course of action.'The post May’s unpalatable choice: concede or #indyref2 appeared first on Sceptical Scot.
Remaining Scotsman readers left fatigued and frustrated in wake of another Police Scotland hatchet job
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(c) BGR Today in the Scotsman, we read: ‘Officers left fatigued and frustrated in wake of Police Scotland cuts. The savings imposed on Police Scotland are unsustainable and have led to fewer officers supporting communities, according to force personnel interviewed… Continue reading →
The Philip Cross Affair
Craig Murray
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133,612 edits to Wikpedia have been made in the name of “Philip Cross” over 14 years. That’s over 30 edits per day, seven days a week. And I do not use that figuratively: Wikipedia edits are timed, and if you plot them, the timecard for “Philip Cross’s” Wikipedia activity is astonishing is astonishing if it […]The post The Philip Cross Affair appeared...
Oil be dammed! Oil is back yet there is more – so much more
Newsnet.scot
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by Russell Bruce Oil has got interesting again. The dramatic collapse in oil prices started in late 2014 lasting until January 2016 when Brent oil dropped below $30 a barrel. That made everyone very nervous in the investment world. For the consumer it was a bonus, heating oil dropped in price and the cost of […]The post Oil be dammed! Oil is back yet there is more – so much more appeared...
Guess who’s coming to dinner?
Wings Over Scotland
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Last week we revealed that English voters would happily see Scotland and Northern Ireland leave the UK if it was the price of securing Brexit. But one of the odder things was that those figures included a sizeable number of Remain voters, who don’t want Brexit to happen at all. We were a little perplexed, so […]
The most popular policy in the world
Wings Over Scotland
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Just before we (thankfully) stop talking about this insanity entirely, one last thing. This month, just for fun and a bit of a change, we’ve commissioned a Panelbase poll NOT of voters in Scotland, but our neighbours to the south. English folk are always complaining that in a world of UK devolution nobody speaks for them and […]