On the 23rd of March 1999 Scotland handed over jurisdiction of 6,000 square miles of North Sea to Westminster. The remarkable thing about this transaction is the fact that it occurred without the knowledge or consent of the people of Scotland. In fact it was a Labour government led by Tony Blair that ordered this bizarre act of treachery towards the people of Scotland and it was a senior Scottish Labour politician, Henry McLeish that sanctioned it. What is even worse is the fact that the whole affair was conducted in secret at committee level denying the House of Commons or the Scottish Parliament an opportunity to properly debate the issue.Read More
“Society becomes more wholesome, more serene, and spiritually healthier, if it knows its citizens have at the back of their consciousness the knowledge that not only themselves, but all their fellows, have access, when ill, to the best that medical skill can provide”.
Aneurin (Nye) Bevan 1942Read More
Ed Miliband has deemed it necessary to send in the trouble shooters to establish what went wrong during the Scottish Parliamentary election on the 5th of May. Shadow Secretary Anne McKechin, Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy and Stirling MP Anne McGuire are to investigate why the Labour Party in Scotland suffered so badly in those elections and why the once impenetrable ‘Fortress Labour’ has now fallen so spectacularly. Meanwhile Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale reckons that Labour MP’s south of the border should abstain from choosing a successor to Ian Grey the outgoing Scottish Labour leader.Read More
The Parliamentary elections in Scotland on the 5th of May 2011 returned a staggering and unprecedented majority for the Scottish Nationalist Party. The verdict of the Scottish electorate also returned a massive and undeniable mandate for a political party who has at its very core a separatist agenda. Unionist parties have campaigned long and hard to convince the Scottish electorate that electing the Scottish National Party would be the end of the United Kingdom.Read More
On the aftermath of this historic election there will be much debating and soul searching as to why there has been such a seismic shift in fortunes. Many will, as the Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg suggested, brush themselves down then move on although I am sure he wishes it was that simple.Read More