Region Archives: Scotland

Journeys on the Scottish omnibus

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If you’re into politics then this is the happening place this week. I arrived in my native city last night and it started for me almost immediately. On the shuttle in from Glasgow airport the chaos of the universe decided to put me in the seat in front of Brian Wilson. For the uninitiated Brian more…

Murdoch cooling on the idea of independence #indyref

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Rupert Murdoch, he is famous for backing certain parties in electoral contests and has recently flirted with the idea of carrying forward his support for the SNP in 2011 by backing a Yes vote on Thursday. However this interesting report drawing on his recent Twitter comments show that he is cooling on the idea of more…

Scotland, Canada, #Indyref and all that jazz……

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“Vive le Scotland Libre!” If I could twist a phrase from the former French President, Charles de Gaulle about the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence this according to the polls is apparently what nearly half of the Scottish people will be chanting on the 18th September. It is hard to believe that just two months more…

Ireland v Scotland – 3rd ODI Live

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With Ireland’s cricketers having already won the first two games in the three match ODI series against Scotland, the Scots are only playing for pride today at Malahide.  They’re chasing a total of 242 to win after John Mooney made 96 runs from 77 balls to put Ireland on 241-9 from their 50 overs in the first innings.  Live coverage via more…

Why a Yes now would be taking a fling on Scotland’s health.

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In the 667 pages of the Scottish Government’s white paper, ‘Scotland’s Future’, a mere sixteen are dedicated to ‘Health, Social Care and the NHS’. The future of the NHS in Scotland, became a key battle-ground in the middle of August. Nationalist claims of privatisation and funding cuts to our National Health Service if Scotland remains in more…

#Indyref: An Orangeman on the side of George Galloway

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Less than a week and too close to call.  The independence referendum is upon us.  There is no getting away from the fact that the Better Together campaign has allowed the SNP & Yes Scotland to frame the debate and run with the Scotland vs The Tories line. I warned of such the very start.  It more…

.@BlairJenkinsYes : How would an independent Scotland succeed? #indyref

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With the Scottish referendum just one week away, we now have a post from the Yes side of the argument. Writing exclusively for Slugger O’Toole, Yes Chief Executive, Blair Jenkins tells us why people should vote Yes next Thursday. In just a few days’ time, the people of Scotland have the opportunity to change their more…