Month: August 2015

UNITED NATIONS TO PROBE TORY WELFARE REFORMS

UNITED NATIONS TO PROBE TORY WELFARE REFORMS The SNP has urged the UK Government to fully cooperate with UN investigators following reports that the United Nations are to probe UK Government welfare reforms following a complaint that there had “grave…

Part of an SNP M.P.’s week

Almost everybody I meet at the moment asks me what it’s like to be an MP. So I thought I’d explain a wee bit about The House of Commons part of the job. Parliament meets in Westminster roughly 32 weeks…

Fair Society?

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi Although I don’t consider Great Britain to be a nation, this quote surely does apply to it. How can Britain continue to call itself great when…

SNP call for halt to sanctions amid targets claims

SNP MP Eilidh Whiteford is calling for an immediate halt to all sanctions in response to concerns that DWP staff are put under pressure to hit targets.   Dr Whiteford has written to Minister for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan…

SCOTLAND LEADING EUROPE

News that Germany is to follow Scotland in banning GM crops under new EU rules has been welcomed by the SNP. German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt has informed German states of his intention to use a new EU law, passed…

MUNDELL ‘EVASIVE’ ON EVENTS HELD AT DOVER HOUSE

An SNP MP has called for clarity from Scottish Secretary David Mundell on the use of the Scotland Office in London. Dover House – the Scotland Office’s base in London – occupies an enviable location in central London on Whitehall…

Corbyn loses Scotland

Corbynmania may or may not enter the Oxford English Dictionary next year. It is a word that strikes fear, loathing and depression in the minds of many ‘progressive’ Labour MPs. For progressive read whatever you like: right wing? Blairite? Brownie?…

One farmers view on GM ban

Richard Lochhead has just defended the governments position to ban growing of GM crops here in Scotland, and I am currently in favour of that position. It may come as a surprise to some that a farmer is opposed to…

End of an era for the Heretics

Following two sell-out performances, a third and final event takes place at the Saltire Society’s Edinburgh Old Town Headquarters this week. 45 years since first taking to the stage, Wednesday the 19th August could be your last chance to meet…

Two minds one thought – SNP bad

In the Herald of Monday 10th August I came across two articles which irritated me.  The first was by David Torrance at present in  South Africa apparently,  entitled “The politics of hope is little more than political escapism”, and as…