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The Queen of Sheba

A smashing poem this from Kathleen Jamie. The Queen of Sheba Scotland, you have invoked her name once too often in your Presbyterian living rooms. She’s heard, yea even unto heathenish Arabia your vixen’s bark of poverty, come down the

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Posted in Poetry, Reviews, Scotland

Eurohood

I couldn’t resist this by Liam Kirkaldy  © Holyrood Magazine, especially the description of Nigel Farage as a cross between Napoleon and Captain Birdseye. With hindsight, it seemed inevitable that the EU referendum campaign would be decided by a badly

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, EU, Holyrood, Humour, Journalism, Politics, Scotland, Westminster

Scotland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

It’s pleasing to be able to report some good news for a change. It has take a while but for the first time since the Climate Change Scotland Act was brought into being Scotland has met and surpassed its annual

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, COP 21, Environment, News, Scotland, Scottish Government, Sharing

Scottish Election 2016

With the news media fixated either on Labour’s alleged anti-Semitism or the Tories European meltdown little light has been shed on the Scottish Parliament elections. So with thanks to Grayling Scotland herewith some thoughts. Amidst what by all accounts will

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Politics, Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Sharing, SNP, Tory Party

Insanity Piled Upon Insanity

Ferret Alert! We’ve just published this… If you like it please consider sharing it with people you know. Peaceful campaigners branded terrorist threats By Billy Briggs on Nov 03, 2015 07:04 am Animal rights, environment and anti-nuclear campaigners are “of

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Posted in CND, Comment, News, Scotland, Sharing, The Ferret

More from The Ferret

More news from The Ferret, how complicit is the UK in the murder of civilians in the Yemen? BY BILLY BRIGGS ON OCTOBER 6, 2015 © The Ferret The SNP has called for a UK government inquiry to ascertain if bombs made

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Posted in Comment, Fife, News, Scotland, Scottish Government, Sharing, SNP, The Ferret

Some Good News

Something many of us may have missed last week caught my eye.  In the1960’s during its war of independence and the subsequent civil war many thousands of landmines had been laid throughout the country.  Mozambique’s 15-year civil war claimed around

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Posted in Comment, Halo Trust, Mozambique, News, Scotland
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