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What has the Scottish Parliament ever done for us?

By Fiona Grahame

So, cam’ all ye at hame wi’ freedom 
Never heed whit the hoodies croak for doom 
In your hoose a’ the bairns o’ Adam  1,232 more words

Orkney News

Farming Matters: Parcel of Rogues

“For Britain’s guid! for her destruction! Wi’ dissipation, feud, an’ faction”. (Robert Burns, ‘The Twa Dugs’)

“Facts are chiels that winna ding” (Burns)

I had my first Burns Supper of the season on Saturday. 2,403 more words

Orkney News

Mohammad bin Salman: 95 percent of suspected billionaires agreed to settlement

Mohammed bin Salman said that many prominent members of the Ritz crowd had already publicly pledged allegiance to him. (SPA)

Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Friday, 24 November 2017… 707 more words

Arab World

Why young people should be worried about the Tory 'Power Grab'

This week, the Government passed a controversial motion to change the way that parliamentary committees are structured. By 320 votes to 301, the Tories and DUP managed to see off the Opposition in order to get the motion through, and fundamentally change the way that laws will be decided upon for the remainder of this parliament. 747 more words


Like most I woke to the disturbing news of the GREAT BIG TORY POWER GRAB. They must be rubbing their hands with glee this morning. The contemplation of all that power in their grubby little hands must have them salivating at all the cruel things they are going to do to the poor; the disabled; the sick; the unemployed, whom, they deem to be worthless feckers who scrounge from the state and sit there twisting the knife and shouting: “It’s a drama.” When challenged over the I Daniel Blake docu-drama. 826 more words


Don't Throw Brexit Into Chaos, UK Minister Warns Before Parliament Vote


SEPT. 11, 2017, 5:18 A.M. E.D.T.

LONDON — Britain faces a chaotic exit from the European Union if lawmakers vote against legislation designed to sever political, financial and legal ties with the bloc, Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said before a key parliamentary vote. 718 more words

Desperate minority govt trying to bypass democracy

As the Huffington Post pointed out yesterday, the government is trying to rig Parliament by passing a rule on the composition of parliamentary committees to… 319 more words