Jeremy Corbyn promises border poll – but it’s still No to Scotland
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
JEREMY Corbyn has said if he was to become prime minister, he would trigger a border poll in line with the terms of the Good Friday Agreement – which stipulates that a vote can only be called if there is evidence that a majority in Northern Ireland would support reunification. Jeremy Corbyn has long supported a united Ireland Mr Corbyn then confirmed he believes there is majority support for Irish unity. However on Scotland’s proposed referendum Scottish Labour members dismissed suggestions the country was ready to revisit its independence question by indicating that there was no appetite ..read more
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Chief Exec of OGA says North Sea is back!
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
Oil and Gas Authority’s chief executive Andy Samuel said: “The North Sea is back” and that “big questions facing the basin have been answered.” He said: “Exploration is very much alive with lots of prospects generated and new wells to be drilled. “There is now a great diversity of active players from super-majors to new entrants, and the hard work promoting undeveloped discoveries is starting to pay off. “I’m looking to industry to rapidly press ahead with activities to maximise recovery from these great opportunities. “Together we are building on the good momentum and collective efforts of in ..read more
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Members of public form human chain around parliament in defence of devolution
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
MEMBERS of the public from towns and cities across Scotland converged on the Scottish capital today to form a human chain around Parliament in a message to UK ministers to keep their hands off our parliament. The rally was planned on social media with organisers initially hoping to attract just enough people to form a single symbolic link around the country’s parliament, estimated to be several hundred, however, people turned up in their thousands in a heartening show of support for devolution. The move comes after it was revealed the UK executive is planning to hold onto powers supposed ..read more
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Huge lead in polls for SNP as support for independence holds firm in absence of campaign
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
THE latest polling from across Scotland by Ipsos MORI shows a huge lead for the SNP opening up among those most likely to vote. The Scottish party are on 39% with the Conservative & Unionist party falling back down to 25% behind the British Labour Party on 26%. A large majority of Scots (61%) believe living standards will fall, with the UK’s economy likely to be worse off as a result of Brexit, with just 14% or one in every seven people believing it will be good the economy.  Support for independence has risen by 3% from the 2014 poll, with 48% of those most likely to cast a vote supp ..read more
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Is there more to Britain’s aggression towards Russia than meets the eye?
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
PRIME Minister Theresa May has given Vladimir Putin an ultimatum to come up with a credible response by midnight to accusations of directing the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal or “face retaliation” for what she said was “an act of military aggression on UK soil.” Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said Moscow had demanded access to samples of the nerve agent used to poison Mr. Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England ironically dubbed “the safe city”. Mr. Lavrov said the British government has refused to provide Moscow access to ma ..read more
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SNP are trying to teuchterise us with their Gaelic – Letters
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
I WAS delighted during the weather crisis to see a new looking police vehicle managing to display British pluck and fight through the snow. I noticed it was bearing new livery. I have long forgiven the force for making me remember my little Latin with the badged motto Semper Vigilo, as I consider it no more than an innocent attempt at social propriety. I read the words on the van Poileas Alba, the first I have seen, which made me wonder at first if the police vehicle was in fact visiting from somewhere like North Uist. However I have since discovered that this is another S ..read more
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Return to old fears of nuclear annihilation as relations between Russia and U.S. deteriorate
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
Vladimir Putin’s annual address to the country’s Federal Assembly yesterday appeared to betray frustrations after hundreds of Russian military personnel were reported to have been killed by US led forces in the proxy war that’s developed between the pair in Syria. While the Russian economy and other domestic matters were touched upon, Mr Putin made the main thrust of his speech about a new weapons delivery system he said the Russian military have crafted, while a video rolled on a screen behind him showing Florida being nuked. Those of us who lived through the dark days of Polaris a ..read more
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300 jobs to go – Ryanair blame Brexit as they pull out of Glasgow
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
300 jobs are to go as Ryanair pull out of Glasgow citing uncertainties over Brexit as the main motivation for their decision. The move will directly hit the local economy as it is estimated around half a million passengers will be lost to the airport. Ryanair originally cited Brexit for their decision earlier in the day, but this later morphed into blaming the Scottish Government​ for not being ‘quick enough’ to slash APD (Air Passenger Duty) after the UK government​ dragged their heels, taking almost 4 years to devolve the power back to Scotland. However this excuse appears to be an attempt b ..read more
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Scotland will announce new bid for independence this autumn – says Sec’ of State
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
UK media reports today say that the First Minister will call a second independence referendum in the autumn, according to the Secretary of State for Scotland. David Mundell made the announcement in Aberdeen this week at the Scottish Conservative Conference. He said to party members that Ms Sturgeon was “already back to her old tricks”, despite the SNP’s election losses last June. The SNP won the last election in Scotland, but their vote share fell from 2015 after the FM told voters “this election is not about independence”. Ms Sturgeon decided to focus all her energy on trying to get the best ..read more
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Is Brexit hastening the demise of the British state?
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by Milton Potter
1y ago
IN the latest round of embarrassing headlines related to the UK government’s dealings with the EU, their Brexit plans were described as ‘pure illusion’ by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. At a press conference in Brussels, Mr Tusk said: “I’m glad the UK government appear to be trying to negotiate a more detailed position now. “However, their latest set of plans are based on pure illusion. “It looks like the ‘have your cake and eat it’ philosophy is still alive and well in London. This will not be happening. From the very start it has been a key principle of all 27 EU nations ..read more
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