‘A History of Scotland’ fits a lot into a wee publication. I figured it would be useful to upload for those looking for quick information. It would also make a great wee learning-at-home tool during this time of quarantine, while the schools are shut. Don’t think this is only useful for those still undergoing their education, however. I’ve learned a few things from this book and I encourage folk with a desire to learn a wee bit of Scottish history to give it a look-in.
#DWP staff should be charged with manslaughter.
A nice exploration of what the "democratic deficit" actually means
Wee Ginger Dug
As a young man living in the Netherlands, I was struck by a photo I saw on a wall in a Dutch Museum. It showed thousands of Jews getting into cattle cars - there were only 4 German soldiers and none were pointing their rifles at anybody.
There was more to the story than I had been taught and it started a lifelong study of life in Germany leading up to the war from about 1930.
The similarities in the UK right now are startling - be of no doubt of the direction Westminster is taking us.
Anyone who's read The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy, will know the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything, is 42.
As a point of trivia, 42 is the ASCII code for *, which is the wildcard for anything you like.
Douglas Adams knew this, so the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, is anything you like.