Baffling with bullshit

By Margaret Johnstone Much has been spouted, hands waving wildly, by the Prime Minister, his Ministers and his Tory MPs, to defend the breaching of international law by the Internal Market Bill. But no matter how ardent they are little of their words make sense and indeed much that has been clattered out is regarded … 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

How social distancing helps keep you safe

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Safety Match by Juan Delcan and Valentina Izaguirre This video from France 24 shows how careful use of social distancing can break the chain reaction. The core strategy is to slow the spread of infection so health care systems can cope with the numbers … 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

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

Discipline, determination and drive, then the date

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce A primer on why we do not have a date yet for the next independence referendum In the last article I mentioned the growing frustration many supporters of independence are expressing, unhelpfully, on social media. For well over a year it … Read more

Brexit and the questions nobody is answering

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce The Bank of England has issued its Financial Stability Report and the video is worth watching. The link is provided below. Much of it is fairly technical, albeit with useful information. The Bank’s concern and the main point Carney makes is … Read more

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