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Julia Pannell

14th October – 20th October, 2023

14/10/23 – 20/10/23 Federalism Bites Back, Covid Compensation, but first…. Are Food Price Caps Communism? Tory Food and farming minister Mark Spencer has called the SNP’s plans for price caps on staple foods ‘communism’, claiming controlling the market ‘did not work’, ‘would drive up prices’, and ‘amounted to’ communism. The SNP mooted the proposal to… Read More »14th October – 20th October, 2023

October 7th – 13th, 2023

07/10/23 – 13/10/23 Cuts Reversed, Police in turmoil, but first ….. No-One Can Stop the Wind Turbines The village of Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway has been fighting for a number of years against plans for 17 wind turbines, and thought they had won when Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Scottish Government Reporter and Mountaineering… Read More »October 7th – 13th, 2023

September 30th – October 6th, 2023

30/09/23 – 06/10/23 The Colossal Cost to be Green, Holyrood Lobbying, but first… Short-Term Let Legislation went live on 1st October amid dire warnings particularly from B&B owners that the requirements are too draconian, too costly and will decimate accommodation in Scotland’s essential tourism industry. The main objections surround costs, differing requirements between local authorities,… Read More »September 30th – October 6th, 2023

September 23rd – 29th, 2023

23/09/23 – 29/09/23 When is free land access not free?  What’s in store for Taymouth? But first….. The Rutherglen/Hamilton West By-election Going into the final week of campaigning for the Rutherglen/ Hamilton West by-election, the ISP is the only party fielding a candidate who puts Westminster in its place by saying that if elected, we… Read More »September 23rd – 29th, 2023

Scotland’s Strange Parallels with Norway’s Fight

Norway’s Fight for Freedom from Sweden             Surprising parallels exist in the relationship of Norway to Sweden; and Scotland to the UK.  In 1814, a war led to the establishment of a personal union between Sweden and Norway under a common monarch.  But Norway’s constitution remained intact, as did its legal system, army, flag, currency,… Read More »Scotland’s Strange Parallels with Norway’s Fight

Women aren’t Objects, are we?

Womb Transplants             The media has recently been ablaze with the ‘great’ news that a womb transplant has now been carried out.  It is indeed one of the fears of women that the trans lobby will demand such transplants via organ donation, so much so that some women are cancelling organ donation or limiting which… Read More »Women aren’t Objects, are we?

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