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Proportional Representation . . .

Proportional Representation – as in elections – seems to be slowly creeping up the ladder. I have even seen Conservative MPs advocating it. A N Wilson says somewhere in his book “The Victorians” that a Government (or indeed Parliament) will … Continue reading

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Hand-outs not wanted . . .

Embrace has been working in war-torn countries for many years. Often people urgently need food, access to safe water or medical supplies. But sometimes what people need is a second chance. A chance for someone whose life has been devastated … Continue reading

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Soup’s up . . .

Homemade soup using up old stuff from the fridge. The bowl is from Robyn Cove Pottery and was bought durng the 2019 Spring Fling from her stall in Castle Douglas. Makes a nice change from all the dreadful Brexit stuff.

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Bad News for Westminster . . .

Something that our current Government must find very uncongenial . . . Transparent and democratic institutions The EU remains focused on making its governing institutions more transparent and democratic. Decisions are taken as openly as possible and as closely as … Continue reading

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“Woad-painted Nats . . . “

A very good piece from “The National” . . . 11th SeptemberAndrew Tickell: Why 3 Scots judges saw through the Tory lieBy Andrew Tickell “THE Prime Minister’s advice to Her Majesty the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was … Continue reading

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Good Old Daily Mail . . . ?

We can’t say how many are ‘hooked on’ prescription drugs This week a number of headlines warned that over 11 million or “one in four” people in Britain are prescribed potentially addictive medication. This was broadly the finding of a … Continue reading

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More Jiggery Pokery . . .

LONDON The UK government has been allegedly attempting to harvest user data, surreptitiously obtaining information from individuals accessing the official Gov.uk website, ahead of the UK’s scheduled withdrawal from the EU at the end of October. The news drew strong … Continue reading

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“Let me be perfectly clear . . .”

At his first Prime Minister’s Questions last Wednesday, Boris Johnson said that Scotland has the highest taxes anywhere in Europe. We asked the Prime Minister’s office what tax he is referring to but have not received a reply. Over half … Continue reading

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Possible Medication Shortages . . .

The following came to me via a Facebook Group of which I am a member. I have checked the site – https://e-surgery.com/ – and it seems as genuine as anything is these days, so I publish it for your use. … Continue reading

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The “Logic” of Parliament . . .

Petition for the stopping of the prorogation of Parliament 1,721,646 signatures. Majority of Leave over Remain at the EU Referendum 1,269, 501. Government’s repetitious reponse to the petition – “ “We must respect the referendum result and the UK will … Continue reading

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