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No matter what you think of Brexit we deserve at least to be told the truth. Try this for size https://theferret.scot/brexit-eu-deal-britain/   Advertisements

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Journalism, News, Politics, Tory Party, UK, Westminster

BBC

There is life in the old dear yet! On Thursday night Newsnight,the Beeb’s flagship current affairs programme ended the programme with an item on Tory MP Andrew Rosindell. He had tabled an early day motion in Parliament calling for the

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Humour, News, Politics, Tory Party, Westminster

Living in Tory Britain

This is what it means to live in Tory Britain. On the 27th of April the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published a report on destitution in the UK. In summary the report tells of 1.25 million destitute people living in this

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, JRF, Parliament, Politics, Rage, Sharing, Tory Party, UK, Westminster

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

UK Government and Climate Change

Recent UK government environment policy announcements have driven, not just a coach and horses, but a huge articulated lorry through any hope of reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. In a budget redolent of hubris George Osbourne has taken the “greenest

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Posted in Budget, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, Ecology, Environment, News, Tory Party, Westminster

The Long Goodbye

Originally posted on The Garden Lobby:
The 2011-16 Scottish Parliament will be remembered for a long time – its place in history guaranteed by the passing of the Referendum Act and the first SNP majority administration. However, as we near…

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Posted in Comment, Labour Party, Lib Dems, Scotland, Sharing, SNP, Tory Party, Westminster

Part two – 56 + 1 + 1 + 1 =?

Before moving on to look at the Lib Dems and the Conservatives, here are a few last thoughts on the Labour party. So far four MPs have announced that they will stand for the leadership of the Labour Party, Yvette

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Nuclear Disamament, Parliament, Politics, Scotland, SNP, Tory Party, UK Election
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