Well worth a read from London Economic
A showdown on the union is coming. Boris Johnson can’t put it off for ever #indyref2 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/20/union-boris-johnson-snp-nationalist-parties-northern-ireland?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
So, this is a bit of a hobby of mine.
When I'm at work I sit and "doodle" normally pictures of me and ma dawg. Sometimes something a bit more serious (the homeless pic)
I don't sell them, I post them up on my village's FB page when I do the weather / road report in the morning. Or on my own instagram page.
I see mastodon as something quite extraordinary and wonder if the people on mastodon.scot would be interested in seeing these as well.
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It IS ok, to not be ok.
Portuguese press is having fun with the UK as well.
I can't quite 'unsee' that image!
The failing English elite can’t get its head around Scottish independence, let alone the economics that supports it
All Scots will never agree on everything, how could they?
In Scotland there will be liberals, conservatives, Greens, socialists, and many other sorts of political views.
But the one thing there won’t be in an independent Scotland are Scottish nationalists because the sort of nationalism that Yes brings ends itself when it gets the nation it aspires to.
This is nothing like the kind of nationalism coming from Johnson and his helpers which is about exceptionalism and xenophobia.
Shell reveals it paid no UK corporate income tax in 2018 https://www.ft.com/content/933fe2b8-20ee-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96 via @financialtimes
Not for you Scotland, you’re not allowed safe consumption rooms https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/five-drop-out-free-heroin-17444846
Glasgow bridge covered in clothes in heartwarming bid to help homeless people keep warm in winter months
Take One, Leave One set up on the Tradeston Bridge in Glasgow on Sunday night
"Our determined anger is what will see us through. Boris Johnson should beware our fury, because it will be calculated, cold, and tightly focussed. Beware the fury of a patient nation."
Boris Johnson's Conservative party has received cash from 9 Russian donors named in a suppressed intelligence report https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-blocked-report-naming-tory-donors-linked-to-kremlin-2019-11
Anyone who believes schemers in London can do better for the people of Scotland than Scots in Edinburgh hasn’t been paying attention—for a very long time.
It is very hard to understand how Scots can support the Union. It’s out of comfort, ignorance, fear, or greed because it can’t be from a clear-eyed look at the facts and logic of the Union.
The only other explanation is that they truly “feel British” and to them Scottish is the same as being from Liverpool.
But that’s not good enough.