Scottish Labour has today tabled an amendment to the SNP budget which would increase income tax for everyone earning over £20k per year, those earning less would get a £100 rebate. This proposal would raise £480m and would be spent on protecting Scotland's public services mainly Education. The...
Is it just me or, is the Scottish Labour Supporters stuck between a rock and a hard place if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership race. The reason I state this is because, if he wins then surely that would subject Scotland to guaranteed Tory Westminster Governments although on the other hand its his...
What are people's thoughts on this fella?
I see he is polling well ahead of competition, mental I know.
This is what the BBC said, surmised:
He's insulted Mexicans and Latinos.
He's insulted Muslims.
Funny guy, good cast but anyone else get fed up with privilaged, middle class, privately educated folk who dominate the media laugh at the state of white working class Britain with impunity.
Owen Jones book Chavs is good on this. I wonder if he'll have the guts to raise the issue more directly...
We're not going to tell you who leaked/invented this because of "the need to protect "the safety of individual public servants, who might be put at risk either physically and or mental health (sic) of an individual."
What an excuse!
The House of Commons have just refused to let the sovereignty of the Scottish Parliament rest in the hands of the Scottish people.
The permanency of our parliament is still in the hands of Westminster. Where did that vow go?
First paragraph reads...The Scottish Parliament is permanent and...
I will be in Northern France next month, and am toying with the idea of visiting the MacRae's Battalion memorial at Contalmaison.
Has anyone on here been? If so, any tips or insights will be much appreciated.
This article appeared in the Scotsman the other day, when I read it, I was surprised to read that the Union had given away their right to strike for wonga.
Then I read this. Don't...
Up to one thousand men, of Arabic and North African appearance, made what appeared to be organised attacks on many people at New Year in Cologne.
They arrived in large groups by train at the main train station. Many young women on the trains had been robbed and/or sexually asualted by these...
Reg Holdsworth, what a man.
30 pager. :greengrin
Gobsmacked! This guy truly encapsulates the word "Legend". RIP David Bowie, thanks for the musical accompaniment to my life.
The latest thing to pop up is professional cyclists with motors fitted to their bikes FFS.
I am not sure if any sports people caught cheating can be, or have been, jailed in the UK or elsewhere in the world, but if not perhaps its time we started doing just that. I know that officials were...
The BBC website is reporting that Apple iphones are being disabled if they've been tampered with or repaired by a third party i.e. not Apple. Apparently this is as a result of the latest upgrade.
Despite Apple's claim of 'innocence' the cynical side of me thinks that this is a sneaky attempt to...
I see Jk(po face) rowling is about to sue natalie(sticky fingers) mcgarry for comments on twitter. Honestly, no wonder scotland is in a mess!, every snp msp seems to be more interested in hounding people who didn't vote for their party than actually getting on with their job. Pathetic party. A real...
I'm in need of roof repairs after our recent weather. Tenement, shared responsibility. Depending on cost, I'll pay the bill myself.
Does anyone on here carry out such work or have you used someone who is reliable and honest. Any assistance is very much appreciated.
Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, after a short illness, his family has confirmed.
In a statement, they said: "Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer.
"He passed away surrounded by his...
Hi was wondering if anyone has had experience of interviews with hsbc? I have an interview tomorrow getting slightly nervous as I'm really wanting a new job as well as it being my first interview in about 15 years was hoping for some tips or hints, I've spent time checking over their values and...
A lot of black actors/actresses/directors apparently going to make themselves deliberately scarce at the Oscars due to the 'lack of diversity' (I believe that's the expression they are using).
An works colleague said to me years ago. "The Oscars" is just Hollywood masturbating itself".
Does anyone have any advice / tips for taking action for a mistake during an op. This has happened recently to my partner and the surgeon has admitted a big mistake was made. First priority is getting her better but this mistake will change her life and I feel she should look for compensation. Any...
Would you let your Son/Daughter be recruited at School?
Anyone else have these problems? My old man is from the old brigade who thinks pull yourself together is the answer. Never used to be like this and time in the army hasn't helped. However, I'm not afraid to admit things and feel no stigma in being affected by this.
Just wondering if other...
Some poor turn outs, but the SNP hold 4 and gain 1 on the night.
I see an MPs have been debating in Parliament on whether England should abandon GSTQ as its national anthem to be played before sporting events and the such like in favour of something more appertaining to England rather than Britain in the same way Scotland and Wales do. To be honest you would...
The 2016 celebrity death toll continues to mount with Glen Frey, guitarist and co-founder of The Eagles has died overnight.
My dad was a huge Eagles fan and therefore I listened to a lot of their stuff when I was young and loved them (still do). Seen them live twice - they're a spectacular band...
Nae great loss, that is all.
Front page of tomorrow's Herald saying Phil Boswell is facing suspension from the party over a sleeze probe.
Whilst the front page of the Mail claims Lisa Cameron has bought several ex council houses in her constituency and rents them out at high rates despite calling for an end of the sale of...
It looks like the Tories want to push through reform of the Trade Unions with the bill going through Parliament. Facility time and check off are the main talking points.
They might have a fight on their hands trying to get it accepted in Scotland. The Scottish Government has already said it will...
Making an erse out of our Police force and now the NHS?
The Torys fault once again or just bad scottish government?
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress-model Jerry Hall are to get married.It will be the fourth marriage for Mr Murdoch, 84, and the first for Miss Hall, 59, although she lived with singer Sir Mick Jagger for many years.
fer the love o the wee...
Looking forward to this tonight. Russell Brand will hopefully be on top form after the slating he has had lately and who better to have in his sights than Nigel "the pricks prick" Farage..... Should be interesting.
This week can truly do one - first Bowie and now Alan Rickman, an absolute giant of British theatre, TV and film :(
As the title says and not reopening as a hotel according to their Facebook page. Many a party, wedding and funeral reception attended there. Anyone know what's happening to it? Seems strange given all the new hotels opening in Edinburgh.
"Thou shall not have fun" Edinburgh Council's perennial motto.
Squeeze (Difford & Tilbrook) sang a re-worded "Cradle To The Grave" for the benefit of tbe PM on the Andrew Marr show. Well done Chris & Glenn.
(BBC news website link here ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35276200 ).
Barbara Windsor a Dame or a just a dame? IMO neither.
Just shows you what a load of bollox this Sir & Dame honours crap is.
This takes dumbing down to an all time low.
Wtf is tge fuss about? Just read on bbc he has been fined for saying next to nothing to a reporter, ive not heard tge actuall interview granted, but is that not just harmless flirting?
Howmany woman touch a sports players muscles and make a face for a laugh? PC really has gone mad this time imo
Tunnocks have every right to call their teacakes any nationality they like, in the same way we can choose to buy or not buy any brand of teacake on the market.
Oh crumbs..... :greengrin
Anyone whose been affected by the floods over the last few weeks can now apply for a grant of £1500 for householders, and more for businesses.
Support package from the Scottish Government now up to £16Million
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