Is Oatmeal Good for You?

A lot of foods exist on a spectrum of suitability, from “really bad” wheat to “not so terrible” rice. Well, what about the rest of them? Since I get a lot of email asking whether oats and oatmeal are good for you, I figured I would dig into that question for this post. Though I … Read more

Talking tax and civilisation

Peter Brown argues that tax, invested well, is part of what being a civilised nation is and offers two ideas on radically simplifying taxation as a part of what we hope will be an ongoing contribution to how taxation policy is likely to be very different in an independent Scotland. By Peter Brown It’s not … Read more

Independence or bust?

The powers of the Scottish parliament are under threat as Westminster takes back control By Editorial This is a difficult piece to write but write it we must because Scotland is approaching the crossroads when we need a clear path towards independence. It seems to us that that it is no longer a simple choice … Read more

Covid: a 4 nation comparison

By Russell Bruce With Tory politicians determined to undermine Nicola Sturgeon and her health team on Scotland’s response to the Covid19 pandemic we thought a statistical comparison of actual trends would provide some real clarity. Holding the SNP government to account is a legitimate function of opposition parties but are the attacks from Johnson’s men … Read more

And it’s goodbye from them…

By Newsroom The Capitol building where the inauguration, which Donald Trump the outgoing President shunned, took place – the scene of an attack by Trump supporters two weeks previously. The new Vice president Kamala Harris and her husband The new president Joe Biden and his wife Jill President Biden giving his inauguration address And amongst … Read more

Happy New Year and stay safe for 2021

By Russell Bruce As 2020 comes to an end it is without a doubt that the early months of 2021 will continue to be difficult as the virus is more dangerous than ever and compounded with Boris Johnson’s idiot Brexit deal will make life even more difficult than it needed to be for all of … Read more

We will be back We are Europe

We will be back European Movement in Scotland The European Movement in Scotland have released the video below which we think is extremely important along with the link to sign the petition. In the days ahead get your friends and family to sign to help give the campaign ahead a great start. The petition is … Read more

Christmas Eve Sunset – Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve Sunset © Russell Bruce Newsnet As the sun set on Christmas Eve and Johnson claimed a hollow Brexit victory the sky spoke of a different future for Scotland. A European future with our place at the top table in European politics. A truly equal European sovereign nation with our own global voice. We … Read more

Around the corner

By Margaret Johnstone This is an excellent video, made some months ago, that lays out what is ahead of Scotland unless it secures independence soon. The recent speeches by Boris Johnson in which he called devolution a disaster and his ideas of denuding the Scottish parliament of powers via the Internal Market legislation on one … Read more

Johnson to buy Danish designed frigates built in Scotland

Danish Frigate Niels Juel By Russell Bruce As part Johnson’s announcement on Thursday for new naval vessels were five Type 31 frigates. One of the interesting things about this cost efficient frigate is it was designed in Denmark for the Danish Navy. How could a country of just 5 million people possibly produce a vessel … Read more

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