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Julia Pannell

February 3rd – 9th, 2024

February 3rd – February 9th, 2024 Green Fuel, Green Freeports and Rural Transport, but first ….  Scotland snubbed (1) in new Northern Ireland Deal: The Scottish government is extremely unhappy about the unfair treatment of Scotland following new post-Brexit Northern Ireland border arrangements. Scotland was not consulted by the UK on the deal which brings… Read More »February 3rd – 9th, 2024

January 27th – February 2nd, 2024

January 27th – February 2nd 2024 Housing hardships, Electric Planes and an Escaped Monkey …… Do the SNP/Greens not understand ‘No’? Hard on the heels of the gender reform bill being canned, Shirley-Anne Somerville stated that ScotGov is not finished with gender reform, but is hoping for a sympathetic Labour government to allow Scotland to… Read More »January 27th – February 2nd, 2024

January 20th – 26th, 2024

January 20th – 26th, 2024 What worries voters most? Is Scottish football on a slippery slope?  But first…… Grangemouth No More Energy Secretary Neil Gray recently confirmed that the refinery IS going to close.  The first meeting of the Industrial Just Transition Leadership Forum (IJTL) involving the UK and Scottish governments, owners Petroineos, Unite the… Read More »January 20th – 26th, 2024

January 13th – 19th, 2024

January 13th – 19th, 2024 Budget Cuts Bite, Police Canine Recruits, but first ….. The Stirling Directive Salvo has received an update from the Scottish government after lodging the Stirling Directive instruction to the Scottish government in September.  Two months later, the First Minister has reaffirmed that the devolved government is continuing to seek a… Read More »January 13th – 19th, 2024

January 6th – January 12th, 2024

06/01/2024 – 12/01/2024 Business Woes, Poverty and Land Tax, but first …….. ScotGov Consultations 1)Learning Disabilities A ScotGov consultation is open on the Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill covering proposals to protect the rights of those with learning disabilities like Down’s Syndrome, autism and neurodivergence, including proposals for more inclusive means of communication. It… Read More »January 6th – January 12th, 2024

December 30th, 2023 – January 5th, 2024

December 30th, 2023 – January 5th, 2024 Will Trans prisoners get into Women’s prisons?  Should individuals be allowed to pay corporate tax?  But first…  Are we being over-medicated? Yes, according to consultant psychiatrist Dr Joanna Bredski, who is also deputy chair of the BMA’s Scottish consultants committee, and who says people are being referred onwards or… Read More »December 30th, 2023 – January 5th, 2024

December 23rd – 29th, 2023

23/12/23 – 29/12/23 Who do Wind Turbines benefit? Scotland’s Export Worries, but first…. Rural Flooding: Why the Brechin floods were always going to happen Although over £16 million was spend in 2016 on flood defences in River Street, is it possible that was not what was most needed?  It may be arrogant to think we… Read More »December 23rd – 29th, 2023

December 16th – 22nd, 2023

16/12/23 – 22/12/23 The Budget Squeeze, an Unenforceable Parking Ban, but first…. Did Scotland Avert a Nuclear War? During the Cold War thousands of staff were located in Scotland at six secret US bases, and it was a Scottish listening post which first detected that Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s brother Raul had visited Moscow in… Read More »December 16th – 22nd, 2023

December 9th – 15th, 2023

December 9th – 15th, 2023 Clashes with London, Child Mental Health Care Buckling, but first…. Calls for s35 action to be abandoned Both the SNP’s Kate Forbes and Alba’s Ash Regan have called on FM Humza Yousaf to abandon his legal actions against the Westminster government over the gender reform bill.  So far the Scottish… Read More »December 9th – 15th, 2023

December 2nd – 8th, 2023

December 2nd – 8th, 2023 Jute Houses, Council Calamities, but first Judgment Day today in the section 35 appeal over Scotland’s gender reform plans saw the Scottish government defeated.  The UK’s block on the bill was deemed lawful.  This is a great decision which upholds women’s rights and shows the grave dangers of allowing self-ID… Read More »December 2nd – 8th, 2023

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