Gordon Brown & George Robertson Give the UK Defence Away

George in full flow. He has the audacity to attack persons who offered a personal look forward to the future size and shape of Scottish defence forces. But he was responsible for giving away the UK defence force’s entire research programme for a pittance, and against the wishes of just about anyone with any sense.Continue reading “Gordon Brown & George Robertson Give the UK Defence Away”

The Calton Hill Declaration (Scottish: Tory, Labour and Liberal Party Leaders)

The Calton Hill Declaration (Scottish: Tory, Labour and Liberal Party Leaders) The famous Calton Hill folly in Edinburgh, (modelled on the Parthenon in Athens) commissioned, (was to be built, in memorium to many thousands of Scot’s service personnel sacrificed, in war, by ambitious Westminster politicians) but never finished, (money was diverted away from the projectContinue reading “The Calton Hill Declaration (Scottish: Tory, Labour and Liberal Party Leaders)”

The UK and War – A Necessary Thing?

The UK and War – A Necessary Thing? It is a fact that for most of the 307 years the, “Acts of Union” treaty has been in place the philosophy of the Westminster government has been one of, “conquer or be conquered”. In the prevailing male dominated society that is the UK, recurring wars areContinue reading “The UK and War – A Necessary Thing?”

Scots – If You Value the future health and wellbeing of your children you must read this before you vote on Thursday

          In 2010 the Tories and the Lib/Dems formed a coalition pact forcing the Labour party into opposition. But forming a coalition government required both Party’s to concede ground on some policies and the Lib/Dems were ever so accommodating in this regard. The smell of power almost burst the nostrils ofContinue reading “Scots – If You Value the future health and wellbeing of your children you must read this before you vote on Thursday”

Nuclear Plant Developments

Hinkley Point Nuclear Facility EDF together with French & Chinese investors are to build and operate, for 35 years a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point in the South of England by 2023. The UK Government, as loan guarantor has accepted all risks pertaining to the build including financial liability, the UK taxpayer is, inContinue reading “Nuclear Plant Developments”

Windfall Tax Scottish Oil

Windfall Tax Scottish Oil Mr Osborne announced a £2 billion windfall tax, to be levied against oil & gas companies operating in the North Sea, (an increase of about 12%). The policy, which placed at risk thousands of jobs and billions of pounds of investment in the North of Scotland, was first brought forward, inContinue reading “Windfall Tax Scottish Oil”

Northern Rock The Building Society Gone Bad

Northern Rock The Building Society Gone Bad A belated intervention, (authorised by the Chancellor of the Exchequer)by the Bank of England in support of Northern Rock failed to prevent a run on the bank. This has led to an embarrassing U-turn in policy by the Governor. The handling of the liquidity crisis at Northern RockContinue reading “Northern Rock The Building Society Gone Bad”

The Labour Party 1997-2010

The Labour Party 1997-2010 Witnessing Labour Party infighting over the direction to take, (left or right) it is opportune to look back to 1997 and Tony Blair. Tony was a considerable admirer of Margaret Thatcher. He certainly admired her absolute authority in the control of her Cabinet. That was a great pity, because what wasContinue reading “The Labour Party 1997-2010”

1997: Gordon Brown Sets Bank of England free From Control

The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, released the Bank of England independence from political control. His surprise announcement – coming only four days after Labour’s landslide election win – is being described as the most radical shake-up in the bank’s 300-year history. Mr Brown has also announced a loan rate rise of a quarter-point to 6.25%. TheContinue reading “1997: Gordon Brown Sets Bank of England free From Control”

He is Back Again – Alistair Darling – The Bearded Trot Complicit in the Bankruptcy of Scotland Seeks to Lord it Over Scotland Yet Again

    Marxist Luvvie   Darling: A Political Unprincipled Opportunist Twenty-five years ago, the man they knew as a bushy-bearded ringleader of a loony left council, was a supporter of the International Marxist Group, whose key objectives included the nationalisation of the British banking system as a first step towards full-blown Communism.   Loony leftContinue reading “He is Back Again – Alistair Darling – The Bearded Trot Complicit in the Bankruptcy of Scotland Seeks to Lord it Over Scotland Yet Again”