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News of Fergus

On another blog I used to have, I wrote about my brother Fergus, who went missing in Switzerland on 9 September 2014 (you can read the post  568 more words


Green Councillor Celebrates 1st Year in OIC

Green councillor Steve Sankey who represents East Mainland, Burray and South Ronaldsay is celebrating the first anniversary of his election to Orkney Islands Council. It was a ground breaking election of a representative of a national political party to a council traditionally made up of independents. 364 more words


Money buys political power, this isn’t democracy...

In the past few weeks the discussion around money and power have dominated the mainstream media. If it’s not Russian diplomats paying £40k to play tennis with Boris Johnson, it’s allegations of Vote Leave moving money around between BeLeave, AggregateIQ and Cambridge Analytica. 724 more words

Orkney News

Letters: Open Letter from Councillor Sankey to HIAL

Open Letter from Scottish Green Party Councillor, Steve Sankey

To Ms Lorna Jack Chair, HIAL

I write in my capacity as a Member of Orkney Islands Council, to query and seek a review of the governance process that you adopted in making a decision to impose charging for car parking at Kirkwall airport. 394 more words


Precarious work is snow fun and pay

The UK has been taking a battering by Storm Emma which saw Central Scotland get a rare red weather warning from the Met Office. The severe red warning lasted for nearly 24hrs and saw many workplaces close down early on Wednesday the 28th of February. 923 more words

Scottish Politics

An insight into the “fair and simplistic” Universal Credit

At the Conservative Party conference in 2010 Ian Duncan Smith announced a new system that would deliver social security across the UK which he boasted would bring “fairness and simplicity” named Universal Credit (UC). 839 more words

Orkney News

My ID is finally verified, my payments certainly aren’t.... as

So as you all know, or can find out from my #LeftyInABusinessSchool homepage, I’m documenting my journey through Universal Credit (UC). A journey I’m forced to take after severally fracturing my ankle and not receiving Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from my employer due to being a ‘low earner’. 1,600 more words

Scottish Politics