Is Scotland really unique? – Part 2

Assynt North-West Highlands Part 2 of the response by Margaret Johnstone to Gerry Hassan’s article in The National, on those who voted No in 2014. Change is a constant Why do we want to change our system of government? Why aren’t we content with the Westminster system that we have? A fear of change is … Read more

The Wall – Le Mur

Photograph © Pascal Moreau, City walls of Aigues-Mortes, Languedoc By Russell Bruce Message to my French friends Pascal et Al line and anyone else listening to Scotland’s pleas. Le Mur c’est formidable et parfaite pour le frontière entre l’Ecosse et l’Angleterre. L’Europe toujours. Translation: The wall is brilliant and perfect for the border between Scotland … Read more

Does Boris plan to turn the population in England into an army of virus slayers?

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Fatality rates By Russell Bruce The new message for England speaks in nonsense riddles. Stay alert? Control the Virus? As the stats in our headline graphics show England is in no position to rush ahead in loosening the lockdown strategy. Johnson’s Brexit government is … Read more

Closing down and staying open

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Screen image C4 By Russell Bruce This is not the contradiction in terms it might seem. As borders close and events are cancelled it is vital that information, food and medicines can continue to flow as freely and safely as possible. The internet is … Read more

A European journey

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Peter’s grandfather Robert is standing on the left Robert Schwikert arrived in the UK with just enough savings for the journey. Although bi-lingual, he spoke no English. Given the draconian, short-sighted immigration rules of this far right Johnson government he would not in today’s … Read more

Breaking: Norway closes down

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has this afternoon given a remarkable press conference to announce the most drastic emergency measures ever introduced in Norway outside of wartime in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. Millions of Norwegians and … Read more

Millions and billions for the NHS is not good enough!

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce The money is welcome no question, but just throwing money at the problem without a cohesive package of measures to ensure health boards can make best use of the money is to con people into a false sense of security that … Read more

Oil price crash and geopolitical chess games

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce With major disruption to travel and therefore airline, transport and logistics companies fuel spend decline due to the Covid19 virus, markets opened on Monday morning in near fire sale mode. The attempt last week by OPEC to agree a production cut … Read more

Of the people, by the people, for the people

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. We are going to take a look at democracy – British style – to see how it shapes up with other European countries. This is part 1 by Equality Nation In the recent SCOT goes POP Panelbase Poll the following question was asked about … Read more

Swinson showing her inexperience and right of centre instincts

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Swinson defends position on Channel 4 News By Russell Bruce The immediate rejection to backing Jeremy Corbyn as a temporary PM for the sole reason of stopping a No Deal crash was the instinctive reaction of a non thinking through and inexperienced political leader. … Read more

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