STURGEON OVER-SHADOWED BY SALMOND

The SNP was foolish to support a December election, and should not have been influenced by the catastrophic Liberal Democratic leadership of Jo Swinson. Inevitably, Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn was manoeuvred into falling in behind that too. England’s century of substantive social democratic parliamentary representation toppled at one blow. Labour has now been absorbed by the SNP in Scotland, just as Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has become part of the Tories.   … More STURGEON OVER-SHADOWED BY SALMOND

POLITICAL SOLUTION NEEDS TO BE SHAPED BY PEOPLE

The bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination, including Scotland’s Bishop William Nolan of the Diocese of Galloway, who visit the region every year in support of the local Church to promote dialogue and peace, said they were inspired by the enduring resilience of the people they met in Gaza, East Jerusalem and Ramallah despite the worsening situation. … More POLITICAL SOLUTION NEEDS TO BE SHAPED BY PEOPLE

COUNCIL HAS PLANS FOR LIMITED REDUCTIONS

Every year almost every council sprays hundreds of litres of herbicides containing the toxic chemical, glyphosate, on weeds at schools, parks, verges, cemeteries and other public green spaces. Despite growing fears for public health and the environment, half of Scotland’s 32 councils say they have no plans to cut back on the chemical. … More COUNCIL HAS PLANS FOR LIMITED REDUCTIONS

LET US TRAVEL FREE WITH OUR PETS

As a pensioner, I can’t afford to put my dogs into kennels or hire a dog sitter when I go away. And as my dogs are getting older I want to spend all the time I can with them. The cancellation of the pet travel scheme could mean I have to pay £800 to travel with a pet – this is money I can’t afford. And it’s not just me, 44% of British households have a pet.  … More LET US TRAVEL FREE WITH OUR PETS