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News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called directly on the American people and their politicians to show caution on Syria Scottish News: News in Scotland – Thursday Mail privatisation will not deliver for Scotland, blasts SNP and Greens After the Westminster confirmed the sell off of Royal Mail, SNP MP Mike Weir has warned: “This is a deeply flawed Westminster decision, which threaten... »

Ulster Scots

Ulster Scots

Scots Irish and the divided Scottish mind by John Fitzpatrick       I was recently reading Charles Frazier´s novel “Cold Mountain”, a fine piece of writing that has become a classic of modern American literature since it was published in 1997. It is about a wounded Southern soldier during the Civil War – or War of the States if you prefer* – who turns his back on the battlefield and heads back acr... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

SNP minister Aileen Campbell believes that Scots can decide if they want to retain the monarchy Scottish News: News in Scotland – Monday SCOTLAND Scots can decide on future of monarchy, says SNP minister It is up to the people of Scotland to decide if they prefer a monarchy or to opt for a republic according to Aileen Campbell – the SNP minister for children and young people. Ms Campbe... »

News in Scotland Friday

News in Scotland Friday

Chancellor George Osborne claims to be “staggered” by the lack of detail relating to Scottish independence Scottish News: News in Scotland – Friday SCOTLAND Independence: SNP accused of being “amateurs” of referendum campaign Chancellor George Osborne has said he is “staggered” by the lack of detail coming from the SNP’s independence campaign. A Whit... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Scots must balance the risk of remaining part of declining Britain against the unknown opportunities of political independence Scottish News: News in Scotland – Wednesday (53) SCOTLAND Independence: being part of Britain has meant “unprecedented” cuts, IFS shows As Scots go to the polls next year to decide if they want to keep the political Union with the rest of the UK they will... »

Scottish independence: a question of logic

Scottish independence: a question of logic

    Opinion by Alex Robertson   THERE IS an old trick used in Logic and mathematics to establish if a proposition is true or not by first assuming the proposition is true and then examining the consequences, If one of the consequences can be proved to be untrue, then it follows that the original proposition is itself untrue. That trick fell into my mind when I began to suspect that there is anothe... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

The Bank of England which was recently implicated in the Libor scandal has not undertaken any analysis on the monetary changes which will take place if Scotland becomes independent Scottish News: News in Scotland – Tuesday   Cameron “running scared” of independence debate with SalmondNumber 10 sources have ruled out the prospect of David Cameron engaging in a head-to-head debate ... »

Fred Goodwin implicated in Libor Scandal

Fred Goodwin implicated in Libor Scandal

Former RBS chief Fred Goodwin has now been implicated in the Libor fraud scandal Fred Goodwin implicated in Libor scandal by Jamie Mann Former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin has been implicated in the Libor scandal after his right-hand man at the bank said that the CEO had “played with ideas” regarding the benchmark rate at an executive meeting, the Herald Newspaper reported... »

News in Scotland Tuesday

News in Scotland Tuesday

The UK Attorney General today showed a “complete lack of respect” for Scotland, said the SNP’s Angus MacNeil MP Scottish News: News in Scotland – Tuesday  Scottish independence: Attorney General shows “complete lack of respect” for ScotlandAttorney General Dominic Grieve MP has a shown a “complete lack of respect” for debate in Scotland in the House of Com... »