When the Queensferry Crossing was being built on time and on budget we put up a satirical post suggesting that we had found the true identity of the engineer behind this remarkable bridge crossing. WE suggested it was none other than Montgomery Scott ( James Doohan) the fictional engineer on board the Star ship Enterprise … Continue reading Ye cannae change the laws of physics……
March passes the Clutha Bar with its iconic murals As I marched through Glasgow on yesterdays All Under One Banner march for independence the usual things went through my mind. How many people do you think there are here? I wonder if someone in that police helicopter is filming this? But that morning was different … Continue reading The last days of Colonial Scotland- on a wet Saturday in Glasgow (second city of the empire)
We know the media is biased, nothing new there. But it still grates. We can hear you say 'I don't listen/watch the BBC', but many people still do. It is important to know what is being lied about so you can challenge it.This will become even more important. So today's drive time radio was very … Continue reading Who do you think you are kidding?
The imminent deployment of 3,500 troops on British soil has been announced as part of a no-deal Brexit ‘contingency plan’. Should we be worried? We wonder what the government will ask these troops to do and under what circumstances? When you consider that the UK has just 1,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan it hard not be … Continue reading From ‘Strong and Stable’ to a ‘Failing State’-Theresa May’s UK legacy
As a young TV viewer in 1968 I distinctly remember Blue Peter Appeals.The one in 1967 was I think about sending in postage stamps.Our local school encouraged us to do it and the result was to build or renovate property to 'help the homeless'. A worthy cause and one of the earliest examples of TV … Continue reading Blue Peter and the state lie machine 1968.
Recent headlining news about allegations against former First Minister Alex Salmond raises a number of interesting points. At Yes Scotland's Future we are glad to see him putting forward a robust defence and at the same time we uphold the right of an individual or individuals to raise issues in the workplace. Firstly the statement … Continue reading Keeping it civil.
From the London Economic.com It has lots of ads but the message is clear and worth repeating. https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/opinion/tories-have-run-up-debt-in-spite-of-austerity-cuts-while-rich-have-doubled-their-wealth/24/07/ Tories have run up debt in spite of austerity cuts while the rich have doubled their wealth The Conservatives have been labelled con artists after running up mountains of debt in spite of austerity cuts at the … Continue reading Austerity by the numbers- and Labour abstained.
We note with some dismay that the BBC are still persisting with todays BIG LIE that services personnel will suffer under the new tax rules by the Scottish government . Heard it on the news this morning and again just now on News at Six so it must be true right? Yes we know, don't … Continue reading The worst lies are the biggest- the BBC knows
In this 'bleak mid-winter', chest infections, viral infections, increased levels of influenza type symptoms have peaked even before Christmas and New Year. On top of that we have an ageing population and a thing called multi-morbidity.In other words as people live longer they suffer from more than one , sometimes several different conditions at once. … Continue reading Why is the media kicking NHS Scotland when it is down?
Over the holiday period when many news outlets go into 'standby mode' some stories appear to fill a gap. One such story was of the spread of the 'conurbation' or an extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of a central city. It has been speculated that eventually, judging by satellite … Continue reading Room to grow – by a long stretch.