Wednesday Scottish Blogs


Gordon McIntyre Kemp makes the case for a Scottish national investment bank to encourage entrepreneurs.

Holyrood chronicles touches on the Panama papers and Margaret Hodge’s call for the Chancellor to do something about tax avoidance.

Munguin’s Republic has a heart warming video followed by a piece on the nonsense about wearing a kilt to the Cenotaph with several pictures pointing out if you can go to war in a kilt you can pay your respects to the fallen in a kilt.

James Kelly at Scott goes pop has the latest phantom power journey to yes video and suggests we need to talk about the monarchy as part of independence.

Wings over Scotland has published a video entitled the only game in town and covers the shenanigans surrounding PFI contracts in north Ayrshire. This 40 minute video is well worth a watch as it looks at every level of the contract including the police enquiry.

Wee Ginger dug gets very annoyed about misleading headlines in the Herald but still manages to be as entertaining as ever.

Craig Murray’s no been weel.

Gerry Hassan writes a review of Gordon Brown’s latest tome with a special emphasis on Mr Brown’s lack of self-awareness.

Iain MacWhirter looks at universal credit and suggest that anyone supporting it including the SNP could find that support even if partially critical could find it comes back to bite them.

Scotto voice has two contributions today one from David I Steel a new name to me in the blogging sphere asking the question is it okay to appear on Russian TV.

Peter A Bell goes with the reasons democracy needs many voices to work, regardless of where those voices originate.

Common Space has four new pieces up today the first from Liam Stevenson on male attitudes towards women.

Another piece on rent controls from Caitlin Logan.

Again Caitlin Logan writes on the call from the SNP for a reset should Westminster reject any Brexit deal. The reset would in effect keep the present terms of EU membership in place.

Finally there is a policy document from Common Weal on the problem with the private rented sector which looks For answers including more social housing.

Ever wondered what would make MPs audibly gas in the House of Commons? Mike small tells us in this piece about meaningless votes in the Brexit mess.

In Mike’s second piece of the day we travel to Faslane where Rob Edwards has been questioning why Trident safety reports have suddenly become classified as secret. There is also a link here to donate to the Faslane peace camp.

Next up is a video supporting the stop funding hate campaign and antidote to the John Lewis Christmas advert.

Finally Bella gives a platform to Nicholas Wilson who you may know better from Twitter as Mr ethical. He lists All the misdeeds of HSBC and points out the web of advertising connections that allows HSBC to stay under the radar of scrutiny from our major news outlets. The Panama papers have a lot to answer for.

Prof Robertson has four new articles up today kicking off with the news Scotland is to host the next Arctic circle forum, this coming weekend, and also lists many of the pluses in green energy recently achieved in our ain wee country.

The second article covers the possibility that the Scottish government will tax private schools as businesses, this is mostly based on an article in The Times and as such may be a load of nonsense.

More good news follows with information that a new GP contract has been negotiated by the Scottish government in an attempt to maintain the quality of our Scottish GPs working lives. Some interesting stats showing the difference between Scotland and the rUK when it comes to the quality-of-life for Scottish GPs.

Next up did you know that Scotland had the U.K.’s largest hydrogen powered bus fleet? Well it does and here John Robertson outlines some of the other hydrogen-based improvements in the world of power.

Thought control Scotland as other blogs have, also goes with the newly released video from Phantom Power ‘The Only Game in Town’ no commentary on this just the video.

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