UK ‘Single [wee] Market’ threat to Scotland

Ideological vandalism By Equality Nation and Russell Bruce The proposed UK Govt Internal Market Bill will create a “level playing field” across the UK for trade negotiations with the EU which will be imposed on Scotland, Wales & N Ireland. Is this the end of the road for Scotland’s high quality food and drink industry? … Read more

Polls and donkeys

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce Boris’s star is falling in line with any regard for his governmental competence. Failing stars burn out and that might just be Boris Johnson’s fate even though he does little to over-exert himself in his part time role as PM. Donkeys … Read more

Time for a rant

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Rick Walthew -thoughtful rant Rick Walthew lets off a bit of steam. It is often good to let it out and move on with what matters in your daily life. Daily life has changed for everybody and ten years of austerity have impacted on … Read more

Passport controls and watchtowers?

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Photograph by Krists Luhaers – Unsplash Equality Nation looks at the Common Travel Area between an independent Ireland, the nations of the UK and the three crown dependencies of Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. We can all remember the gnashing of teeth, … 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

Scotland’s land and marine resource base

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce I was intrigued by the Business for Scotland calculations on Scotland’s land mass and maritime area. Somebody suggested in a video the combined mass could be 50% of the UK total. I thought this worth exploring, tracked down the sources and … Read more

Slaughter of the lambs

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Questions over future of lamb. Photograph Russell Bruce for Newsnet By Russell Bruce Farmers want to know how they can survive when crashing out of the EU means sales of lamb to EU markets will dry up because of 40% tariffs. The question has … Read more

D-Day and standing with Europe

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Main D-Day forces By Russell Bruce Nations are given to creating their own myths and Britain is no exception, indeed a myth maker extraordinary. The end of WW2 and the significant part D-Day played in enabling following generations to come together in peace and … Read more

Power, influence and control in the real world

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce Three years after the EU referendum, Brexit supporters have held on to the idea of ‘taking back control’ with a tenacity in defiance of the daily evidence of economic damage and the shredding the UK’s international reputation. It is very hard … Read more

Wind of change blowing backwards through Britain

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce On 3rd February 1960 Harold Macmillan gave his famous Wind of Change speech. This signalled final recognition that Britain’s place and influence in the world had changed. The wind had been blawing for several decades and all Supermac, as Macmillan was … Read more

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