Annual accounts show the 10 wealthiest armed forces charities have cash reserves totalling £277m. … More WHO PAID FOR YOUR POPPY TODAY?
News reaches me today that the SNP Council have supported the Health & Social Care Partnership’s decision to spend £400,000 on employing “Change Managers” to “redesign” all the care services. This is the H&SCP that recently increased the charge for the emergency Alert Alarm System by 100% and also increased Daycare charges again for vulnerable people by 60%. … More REDESIGN IS FIRST STEP TO PRIVATISATION
Adverts go FREE in The Dumbarton Democrat and the SNP need all the help they can get. Democrat by name and Democrat by nature. … More GENERAL ELECTION
Wilson was a skilled strategist and tactician. Whether or not David Cameron – less serious, and essentially a public relations man – was consciously trying to emulate Wilson (in going over the heads of his Eurosceptical wing, John Major’s “bastards”) I have no idea. But he made a real mess of it, and we are where we are: not to put too fine a point on it, we are the laughing stock of the world, and the British polity is up the creek. … More GENERAL ELECTION: WILLIAM KEEGAN ON ECONOMIC ISSUES
You can’t make it the whole way along that route yet, not past the new Lidl supermarket anyway. But there may be other hitches. Watch this space.
Picture by Robert Beacon … More NEW PATH FROM HIGH STREET TO THE CASTLE …
Hat tip to Gerry McGarvey
Old Bloke Goes Running with reviews and so on. Paul Murdoch will be chatting about the whole crazy journey at Alexandria Library at 7pm on 20th November.