Month: July 2015

Scotland in China

You would never know from press coverage that the First Minister has been in China this week working on our behalf. Courtesy of the Scottish Governments news update :- The First Minister was on a five day trade mission to…

CAN LABOUR FIND THEIR SOCIALIST SKELETON?

For a long time now I have been sympathising with social media friends in England. If they have social values of any kind they have been left with nowhere to go. Politically England has been moving further and further to…

£1700 SPENT ON SOFTWARE TO ‘LOCK SCOTS MPs OUT’ OF COMMONS VOTES

The House of Commons has already spent taxpayer money on measures to ensure that Scots MPs’ will be locked out of House of Commons votes, despite the Tory measures not even being approved by Westminster, the SNP has learned. In…

Coup de Troika

As the latest Greek tragedy unfolded two weeks ago in Brussels, one thing which constantly baffled me was the harsh and unbending positions adopted by some of the smaller EU members particularly Finland who seemed to be revelling in their…

Openness at Westminster

I was delighted to see on facebook today a link to the Scottish Affairs Committee page at Westminster. Not only was it openly being shared but it invites us, the people who elected them, to have a say in their programme for the current term of government.

I have not seen this level of openness from Westminster before. Could it be that what we practice at Holyrood is being shared with the good people of Westminster? I have a feeling that this may be the case as this committee is being chaired by Pete Wishart of the S.N.P. Hopefully the example may be followed by other committees and allow their electorate to see some of what their job entails.

I am even more delighted to share it here with you and hope that some of you will make comment. Please share this in whatever way you choose with family, friends, colleagues.

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/scottish-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2015/evidence-session-work-of-the-scottish-affairs-committee-1-15-16/

 

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SALMOND CONDEMNS BOMBING CAMPAIGN IN SYRIA “BY STEALTH”

Commenting on reports that UK military personnel have been involved in conducting air strikes in Syria, Scottish National Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Alex Salmond MP said: “This action clearly flouts the democratic decision taken by the House of Commons two…