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Julia Pannell

Why we must never forget

           Every year since 2001 International Holocaust Remembrance Day has been commemorated worldwide to honour the memory of the Jews and others who suffered and died under Nazi occupation in the 1930s and 1940s.  The date chosen is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.                         Scotland… Read More »Why we must never forget

Gender, Domestic Abuse and Alexa Spying on Us January 2023

Women’s Issues                                                                                               January 2023 Women: Gender Reform             On Monday 16th January, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack took the unprecedented step of using powers under s35 of the Scotland Act to block Scotland’s recent gender reform legislation.  It is the first time this power has been used, and the Scottish government has vowed to fight it. … Read More »Gender, Domestic Abuse and Alexa Spying on Us January 2023

January 7th – January 13th, 2023

07/01/23 – 13/01/23 The Stone of Destiny             The ISP is calling for Scotland to refuse to let the Stone of Destiny go to London for Charles’ coronation.  Stolen by Edward 1 of England in 1296, it was placed underneath the coronation chair in Westminster, signifying English domination over Scotland.  On Christmas Day 1950 four… Read More »January 7th – January 13th, 2023

It’s as if we all fell asleep

It’s as if we fell asleep one night and the world looked normal.  When we woke up, though, it was different. Something had infected everyone as we slept.  The full horror would only unfold slowly.  When we got up, the government wouldn’t let us call males identifying as women ‘males’.  They said we were bigots.… Read More »It’s as if we all fell asleep

December 31st, 2022 – January 6th, 2023

ToW 31/12/22 – 06/01/23 Greening Off-grid Rural Homes             Residents in areas like the North-East and Highlands and Islands living in off-grid properties are not exempt from upgrading their heating systems within 3 years.  But Patrick Harvie’s favoured sustainable option of a heat pump will not be suitable for nearly a quarter of Scotland’s 170,000… Read More »December 31st, 2022 – January 6th, 2023

24/12/22 – 30/12/22 Week 52

  Child poverty figures show that Scotland ranks 8th in the UK for child poverty.  The government’s own figures show the North-East of England was worst of all the regions and nations, at 27%, and strangely the best 3 were the South East (12%), East of England (11%) and South West 11%.  The figures show… Read More »24/12/22 – 30/12/22 Week 52

December 17th, 2022 – December 23rd, 2022 Week 51

17/12/22-23/12/22                                                                                                       Week 51 Women The Scottish Women’s Health Champion Promised last year is no nearer to being appointed. One new mother, Charli Morrison of Moffat, Dumfries-shire, thinks this would help bring in a much-needed test for pre-eclampsia which is being rolled out in England but not in Scotland.  This test would have spared her twins… Read More »December 17th, 2022 – December 23rd, 2022 Week 51

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