Another General Adds His Support to Better Together

General Loudon – Governor of Edinburgh Castle & Better Together supporter – Adds his signature Supporting No in the Referendum 1. General Euan Loudon Keeps Proposed Changes From Soldiers a. 2003-2005. A series of discussions, (at the highest level) were conducted within the Scottish Regimental heirarchy pertaining to major organisational change, at the time ScottishContinue reading “Another General Adds His Support to Better Together”

Military Veterans Called Up to Support Better Together

1. Military Veterans on both sides of the referendum debate are being lined up to issue a plea for voters to back their campaigns. Those voting No: a. More than 400 former servicemen and women have signed a statement arguing that Scotland will be stronger and more secure as part of the United Kingdom. b.Continue reading “Military Veterans Called Up to Support Better Together”

Bob, Band Aid and how the rebels bought their arms. By Andrew Whitehead

A quarter of a century ago, the BBC’s Michael Buerk achieved something very rare – he not only reported the world, but changed it a little bit. His vivid on-the-spot coverage of a famine “of biblical proportions” in Tigray in Northern Ethiopia pricked the conscience of the richer part of the world. The money cameContinue reading “Bob, Band Aid and how the rebels bought their arms. By Andrew Whitehead”

John (Wreck it and Run) Reid Warts & Plenty of Them

1. Opening Narrative 2. John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardowan former Labour MP for Airdrie & Shotts, former Home Secretary was made a life peer after the 2010 election. Following his stepping down as Home Secretary in 2007 he has worked in private sector security, including holding a position with G4S (until April 2013?). 3.Continue reading “John (Wreck it and Run) Reid Warts & Plenty of Them”

Lord Dannat Speaks Out and Gets a Reply

1. Opening Statement a. General Dannatt was a controversial Army leader who was rarely off the television screens of the nation at the time of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He was criticized by the press for the failure of the British troops to take their main objective, Basra in the Iraq invasion and againContinue reading “Lord Dannat Speaks Out and Gets a Reply”

For Queen and Country-But What Country?

1. Lord Dannat & David Cameron a. General, (now Lord) Dannatt was Chief of the General Staff from 2006 to 2009. In this period he had military responsiblity for the conduct of major army operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. His resume reminds the reader that as a young officer, at the start of his militaryContinue reading “For Queen and Country-But What Country?”

Liar Liar – Not the Movie Just John Reid, (the baron)

Baron John Reid, man of principle or Just a wee liar, history judges him to be the latter- his legacy to his constituents is, “see you suckers”. I witnessed his speech and noted the bulk of those in attendance were from places other than that which he claimed to represent. Most were not even fromContinue reading “Liar Liar – Not the Movie Just John Reid, (the baron)”

Summary of Events That Happened on Saturday 13 September

Just another march Saturday 13 September 2014 Perth Saturday 13 September 2014 – Caledonia Rory’s Cairn on the border 13 September 2014 Edinburgh Castle Saturday 13 September 2014 Inverness Saturday 13 September 2014 Dunfermline Saturday 13 September 2014 Glasgow Saturday 13 September 2014 Compare and contrast the Yes (above) and No (below) stalls in GovanContinue reading “Summary of Events That Happened on Saturday 13 September”

What I wrote in September 2014 – Scottish Parliament to be Emasculated – Vote “No” and Powers Will Be Returned to Westminster Post Brexit – And Another Independence Referendum Ruled Out.

            Heed the Words of William Hague and Craig Murray Prior to the 1997 referendum William Hague voiced the official position of a UK government was to retain a right to reverse any or all aspects of power that might be devolved to a Scottish parliament. The Scottish nation shouldContinue reading “What I wrote in September 2014 – Scottish Parliament to be Emasculated – Vote “No” and Powers Will Be Returned to Westminster Post Brexit – And Another Independence Referendum Ruled Out.”

Corporates Give Warning. Our Profits Will be Maintained

UK lax tax laws provide a myriad of loopholes which are widely used for tax avoidance and the Treasury is losing many £ billions of tax revenues each and every year. Five of the UK’ largest banks use tax havens, namely Barclays, Lloyds, TSB, HSBC, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Just about all ofContinue reading “Corporates Give Warning. Our Profits Will be Maintained”