BBC still manipulating the news

BBC Scotland’s Sarah Smith highlighted yet again why journalists are so poorly trusted within Scotland. Her attempts to smear the First Minister by saying (twice apparently) that Nicola Sturgeon was ‘enjoying’ the pandemic as she could set her own lockdown rules, different from the rest of the UK.  Of course, as the First Minister pointed … Continue reading BBC still manipulating the news

Don’t trust Labour on devolution

Power devolved is power retained – or so the old saying goes.  The UK Government can always over-rule a devolved government, forcing them to do as they want rather than want the members of the devolved parliament prefer. The British Labour Party is a reluctant supporter of devolution, it was their MPs who, in 1979, … Continue reading Don’t trust Labour on devolution

Are you talking to me?

There is a very interesting blog on the Random Public Journal called, "Quit talking to the BBC" that is definitely worth reading. This blog examines the historic role and mission of the BBC and how this relates to the way this organisation frames any political debate that is counter to the BBC's support for the … Continue reading Are you talking to me?

Part Time Parliamentarians

Plenty has been written about the archaic procedures within the House of Commons, especially the bizarre routine of voting by marching through lobbies, but the established UK parties weren’t that bothered about it.  If anyone said let’s move forward to a modern method of electronic voting, not only will it speed up the voting process, … Continue reading Part Time Parliamentarians

Devolution is Dead: Dissolve the Union

The past couple of days have highlighted the contempt in which Scotland is held by British Nationalist politicians. All the promises of the infamous Vow of 2014 have been abandoned as have the calls for Scotland to ‘lead not leave’ the UK. The shambolic Brexit debate severely limited the time allowed to discuss the implications … Continue reading Devolution is Dead: Dissolve the Union