Aye Right Radio videocast 261 podcast 18 S3. Worst Excess Deaths in 129 yrs

Worst Excess Deaths in 129 yrs

That’s fake news broadcast by BBC Scotland BTW…

  • Deputy FM John Swinney held the Covid press briefing supported by NCD Jason Leitch…The game was ‘let’s compare vaccinations with England” and make ScotGov look bad on the day the UK death rate reached another awful peak…
  • From the past came a poll about a prosecution of former PM Tony Blair…
  • Alex Salmond’s former Chief of Staff, Geoff Aberdein, has been barred from giving evidence of a conspiracy against his boss to the Holyrood inquiry…
  • Nicola Sturgeon is England’s favourite political leader…Who knew?…
  • Lesley Riddoch analyses the detail in the latest poll by Scot Goes Pop…
  • We all have a go at the threat to free speech from the woke division.
Opinions by Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart, Stewart Lochhead, Phil Attridge

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Worst Excess Deaths in 129 yrs

Aye Right Radio videocast 68 podcast 128.

Norrie and Stewart discuss today’s Brewer show and comment on Jean Freeman’s responses, testing, testing, testing. The Labour Party’s new confusion over Scottish independence, devolutio,n home rule and democracy and finish on a discussion of the latest Scott goes pop poll on Scottish independence tendencies in the electorate.

 

Audio podcast 128

Fridays Scottish Blogs

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http://indyref2.scot/

Indy ref two brings us to pieces today the first by Alan Knight a video with written comment comment on the subject of Ruth Davidson or as I like to think of the elusive Ruth Davidson. Unless of course it’s something that bigs her up.

The second piece is also a video this time of Alex Salmon’s new talk show.

http://holyroodchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/

Holyrood chronicles has two concise pieces today one on the times description of a modern day Conservative, the second piece concerning David Davidson’s idea that politics should not trump prosperity or something.

https://munguin.wordpress.com/

Munguin’s Republic also goes with the News Watch Scotland video covering the BBC’s protective embrace of Ruth Davidson.

http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/

James Kelly at Scot goes pop references a Twitter spat between Leask of the Herald and it seems everyone who supports independence. I doubt Mr Leask will lower himself to read this but I think Mr Kelly gives good advice.

https://www.arcofprosperity.org/

Arc of prosperity looks at the nuts and bolts of minimum pricing how will the shops who sell the alcohol will react with their pricing policy.

https://iainmacwhirter.wordpress.com/

Iain McWhirter wonders if the Brexiteers are actually anarchists in this article remoulded from the Herald

https://www.commonspace.scot/

Caitlin Logan goes with the suspension from the party of SNP SMP Mark McDonald who resigned recently from the frontbench.

Robin McAlpine goes with hypocrisy and how difficult some people find it to toe the right and accepted line.

John Paul Clark has a piece on the homeless and what is unconditional love.

Caitlin Logan pops up again with a piece on bullying at North Lanarkshire Council.

And again Miss Logan has a piece on bullying in an Edinburgh private school.

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/

Mike small takes a wee look at the Herald’s prize-giving day and notes that you can get a prize for criticising another prizewinner.

Mike again has a video up covering mountains and mountains of plastic generated by our Christmas excesses.

George Monbiot has a video about why the present government hates you.

The final piece is a review of photographer Martin Parr’s work on the clichés of Scotland.

https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/

The good news blog, Talking up Scotland, has a piece on Scotland being the most productive part of the UK outside of, yes you guessed it, London and the south.

A link to a landmark study which suggests Tory austerity is responsible for 120,000 deaths.

The third piece is a rather interesting look at how street names may affect how you view yourself. For instance anyone living in Union Square, how did you vote in the 2014 referendum?

Talking up Scotland final piece for today asks whether the Scottish Tories will try to steal the credit for overturning the ridiculous situation where the police and fire brigade in Scotland are the only ones in the UK expected to pay VAT.

Thursdays Scottish Blogs

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http://www.businessforscotland.com/

Business for Scotland has its regular weekly Scottish business buzz covering a new competition launched by virgin start-up for new start-up businesses.

News about ultrafast broadband arriving in Sunderland.

A piece about UK consumer price inflation and another about Edinburgh and Glasgow airports breaking records.

https://munguin.wordpress.com/

Munguin’s republic asks how it’s all going and decides it’s maybe not going quite so well as Theresa May would hope. As an added bonus he has a piece about Petula Clark who has a birthday, he is a big fan by all accounts.

http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/

James Kelly at Scott goes pop delves into a new ICM poll to discover nothing but bad news for Labour and good news for the SNP.

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/

Wee Ginger dug asks what happened to the sovereignty the Brexiters were so desperate to return to Westminster.

https://scottovoce.wordpress.com/

Peter a bell at Scotto voce has two pieces up one bemoaning the fact that too many people don’t read the small print especially when it comes to the new minimum alcohol pricing which hopefully will be on the statute books soon.

In a good place his second piece argues that Nicholas Sturgeon has many options at her disposal when it comes to the second independence referendum.

https://www.commonspace.scot/

First article of three today from common space is by Linda Pearson who has a deep look into nuclear weapons.

Caitlin Logan writes about the recent UK Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Scottish government to go ahead after a five year battle with minimum alcohol pricing.

Caitlin second piece covers Labour’s investigation into Alex Rowley the interim leader of the Labour Party who has had to stand down amid allegations made by a former partner.

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/

Bella has a piece by Kevin Williamson who in a previous life was an integral part of the team at Bella. This piece is an interview with Kurdish poet and activist be Bejan Matur.

This is followed by a piece on food boycotts.

A good piece from an Irishman Phil Mac Giolla Bhain on the Irish situation and that border the Westminster seems to think doesn’t exist.

A season in the new North covers all the events for your diary over the next wee while if you have an interest in what is happening in your country.

https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/

Our final blog for today is thought control Scotland hosted by Prof John Robertson an covers four topics today.

Scotland’s airports and their record-breaking throughput.

Scotland unemployment beating the rest of the UK.

The Scottish government’s victory over the Scottish Whisky Association and the fight for minimum alcohol pricing.

Finally a piece about the drop in the number of shops closing albeit the closures are still ahead of the new starts.

Take the time to follow the links in these pieces as you can find some interesting publications that are not mainstream but contain a lot of good information.

Wednesday Scottish Blogs

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http://www.businessforscotland.com/

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

http://holyroodchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/

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

https://munguin.wordpress.com/

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.

http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/

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.

https://wingsoverscotland.com/

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.

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/

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

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/

Craig Murray’s no been weel.

http://www.gerryhassan.com/

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

https://iainmacwhirter.wordpress.com/

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.

https://scottovoce.wordpress.com/

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.

https://www.commonspace.scot/

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.

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/

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.

https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/

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.

Wednesday Scottish blogs eighth of November 2017.

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http://www.businessforscotland.com/

Gordon McIntyre Kemp takes no prisoners in his précis of Gordon Brown’s book or maybe more accurately Gordon Brown’s rewriting of history.

https://wildernessofpeace.wordpress.com/

Wilderness of peace has his latest article up covering the dark side of Brexit and the EU long read but interesting ideas.

http://holyroodchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/

Holyrood chronicles quotes the times as Boris fiddles and Patel hides and everyone basks in the Westminster scandal inferno.

https://michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/

Michael Greenwell’s Scottish independence podcast gives us our Niorm Chomsky video foretelling the future?

https://munguin.wordpress.com/

Munguins new Republic asks why do we pay David Davies..

http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/

James Kelly’s Scott goes pop piece points out to Gary Robertson that if you have access to all the information it’s maybe a good idea to use it before you go tweeting nonsense.

https://wingsoverscotland.com/

Stuart Campbell has a delve into Gordon Brown’s book with unsurprising results.

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/

Wee Ginger dug fights back giving Tom Gallagher a taste of his own medicine. Prof Gallagher seems less academic and more epidemic as the days pass.

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/

Murray updates us on his libel case and the news is good.

https://scottovoce.wordpress.com/

Peter a bell at Scotto voce reminds us that the Paradise papers fiasco is becoming an annual event and suggest that power pollutes. Are we blaming the wrong celebrities here?

https://www.commonspace.scot/

Three pieces in common space today one covering Nicholas Sturgeon’s apology for the historic injustice against the gay community.

A piece on the new appointment as childcare Minister of Marie Todd.

The final article covers the LGBTI charities launch to support young trans-people in schools.

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/

Mike small runs through the ever-growing list of the present Tory governments woes and a piece entitled good morning Britain.

We then have a video of Aamer Rahman using humour to shoot hypocrisy down in flames.

This is followed by Twitter feed update on the happenings in Brussels from Jonathan lis.

Katie Hopkins has a book out just in time for Christmas and Otto English explains it’s only one in a long line of right wing diatribes now available to ignore.

Football next Mike small has a quick shimmy through a new fans evaluation of the Scottish game and it doesn’t look as though they are particularly supportive of the top men running the game.

Mike finishes off today’s articles with an explanation of why he needs your support for a Gaelic language project.

 

And that folks is your Scottish blog Roundup for Wednesday as ever there are links@ayerightradio.wordpress.com and if we are missing any blogs you enjoy send us a link to them at aye right radio@gmail.com. Enjoy today’s reads.

Monday’s Blogs 6th Novemeber 2017

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https://wildernessofpeace.wordpress.com/

Wilderness of peace asks what was the snap general election really all about and why the yes movement has to be vigilant

http://blog.independencelive.net/

the independence live blog keeps us up to date with what’s happening with the Catalan government in exile in Denmark.

http://holyroodchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/

Holyrood chronicles brings us a tale of Betty in London savings dilemmas.

https://michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/

Michael Greenwell across at the Scottish independence podcasts decides to keep stone on the comments front but points out a few interesting facts about a tweet from age Scotland that appeared yesterday.

https://munguin.wordpress.com/

Mungo in the new Republic has a quick rundown of all the sleaze on the go at the moment, sexual, financial and well some just plain predictable.

http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/

James Kelly over at Scott goes pop looks back to the future and ties it very neatly to the goings-on at the top of the EU hierarchy at the moment. Oh and he was on the radio as well.

https://wingsoverscotland.com/

wings over Scotland highlights the problem some Unionists have with supporting democracy.

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/

Wee Ginger dug apologises for not blogging as often as he once could and then gives us our diary breakdown of why. Handy if you would like to go and hear him speak because he seems to sell out his meetings rather quickly these days.

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/

Bella has a piece with details of the political prisoners held in Spanish jails from Catalonia and asks for you to give your support and solidarity.

Bella second piece covers gender equality and as a call from Sophie Walker to use your vote to support equality.

Stephen Bullock asks what’s the worst thing about Brexit? You may be surprised by his answer but he makes a powerful argument for it being our constitutional standards.

Scottish Blogs 4th November 2017

 

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http://indyref2.scot/

Peter a bell across at Indyref2 rips into the controversy surrounding the marketing of Scottish produce as British and reminds us you don’t need to meet the darkened room to take part in a conspiracy.

https://michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/

Michael Greenwell across at Scottish independent podcast gives us the leading contenders for the insult Trump competition.

https://munguin.wordpress.com/

Meanwhile across at Munguins new Republic we are treated to an eye watering display of memes covering the hypocrisy and the rebranding of Scotland produce.

Followed by a video starring fluffy Mundell dismissing all questions from the northern colonies representatives.

http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/

James Kelly at Scot goes pop informs us of the dangers of removing the whip from even the naughtiest of MP.

https://wingsoverscotland.com/

Wings over Scotland in a piece entitled hurray for the Jock shirts.

It runs through a collection of the extreme public views expressed by all those guys who as young socialist revolutionaries must have sat about plotting the new constitution they would introduce, when in power, to ensure the trampling of democracy.

https://www.commonspace.scot/

Common space’s lead by Sean Bell covers the jailing of pro-independence politicians in Spain and looks at the strategy for the independent side in the upcoming elections on 21st December.

Common space also gives Judy Wilkinson, space to discuss the future for allotments around Scotland the good they bring and asks how effective the community empowerment act will be in reality.

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/

Bella continues its collaboration with the National and its latest magazine number nine is out today buy your copy of the national to get it.

Mike small contributes to Bella today with a piece about the new Astroturf outfit ‘These islands’. Pointing out much of what has been said by their members today seems not to chime with what they’re trying to claim for Britishness.

In a piece entitled rebellion against nationalism, this is an opinion piece. The view from the left is discussed after a brief look at Spanish nationalism, something we are beginning to see more of from the British side of the Scottish independence argument.

Next up a video celebrating the coming dark nights.

The final new article today covers Scots trad podcast, a podcast around Scottish traditional music, this podcast covers the top 20 albums in this genre released this year.

Fridays Scottish bogs 3rd November 2017

 

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http://blog.independencelive.net/

When you have to start jailing artists for the lyrics of their songs your government is in trouble. Independence live covers the possible jailing of some young rappers.

http://holyroodchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/

Holyrood chronicles has a short video of some football. Followed by a quote from the Guardian covering the downside of tourism.

http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/

I watched question Time last night and was stunned by Anne McElroy of the Economist pronouncements on the size of the pro in the independence vote in Catalonia. James Kelly explains why.

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/

Wee Ginger dug runs us through the minutiae of the Spanish government’s arrest role the who why and where.

https://scottovoce.wordpress.com/

Peter a Bell over at Scotto voice warns us to keep an eagle eye out as our mainstream media desperately hunts down an excuse to denigrate Holyrood’s occupants in the same way as Westminster’s sleaze fest is allowing them to throw copious amounts of mud. God forbid the Scottish parliament is better behaved.

https://www.commonspace.scot/

Common space has a magnificent seven new articles up in the last 24 hours.

Robert McAlpine discusses the EU and its problems I would imagine echoing a lot of the second thoughts remained voters are having at the moment.

Sean Bell covers the expected increase in child poverty due to the new welfare cuts.

Caitlin Logan writes about the symbolic vote at Westminster against the continued roll-out of universal credit.

In Sean Bel’sl second piece today the options for changes to the income tax system outlined in the Scottish governments new discussion paper are discussed.

Fiona McInnis asks which model for the fishing industry would be best for Scotland.

There is a short video on housing from Paul Farrell.

Yet And finally Sean Bell once again by God that man works hard has an interview with Anna Arque who will be appearing at this weekend’s Scottish independence convention covering many of the twists and turns in Catalonia from an activists point of view.

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/

Tammas Clark issues a call to arms for the Scots tongue and if it’s your thing gie it a read.

Mike small has a piece entitled ATD covering the vast reach of Facebook et al, and where does the connectedness of the Internet go now.

Finally there is a video shot in Catalonia a vox pop asking the people why the Republic?