1. The Different Numbers
  2. Revealed: Boris Johnson’s Afghan trip cost taxpayers £20,000 | The Ferret
  3. Important message about Newsnet – Newsnet.scot
  4. Black Snake Mone
  5. Charities claim refugees facing eviction due to Home Office errors | The Ferret
  6. What next for Democracy?
  7. Let’s state the obvious again: waiting until Yes support is at 60% is a recipe for Scotland never becoming an independent country
  8. Exclusive: Scotland Remain polling data analysed – Newsnet.scot
  9. Creating some certainty of our own
  10. To better days
  11. Highland hare population has dropped dramatically, says study | The Ferret
  12. The corpse of independence
  13. Golf plan attacked as ‘stalking horse’ to wreck wildlife sites in Scotland | The Ferret
  14. Yes, we are a long way from home
  15. A powder keg waiting to explode – Newsnet.scot
  16. It is a quiet time for politics
  17. A CO2 filled box of frogs
  18. The parapet
  19. Tory minister rejects MSP request to visit Dungavel detention centre | The Ferret
  20. Extended play
  21. Claim that fire service paying VAT was ‘SNP policy’ is Mostly False | The Ferret
  22. Feisty Productions : Testing times
  23. John Curtice is wrong: the Yes rank-and-file would not accept the independence referendum being “kicked into the long grass” this autumn
  24. Plan B in outer space
  25. Summer cleaning
  26. Scottish salmon farming expansion must be stopped, say critics | The Ferret
  27. Independence remains the only viable Brexit parachute
  28. In conversation: Elif Shafak, Heather McDaid and Nicola Sturgeon – Newsnet.scot
  29. Named: supermarkets selling salmon from ‘poor’ welfare firms | The Ferret
  30. Being catapulted to the Moon
  31. The fire sale
  32. Revealed: the fish farms worst on animal welfare | The Ferret
  33. Magnificent men and their lying machines
  34. Cool Scots
  35. Stuck in the middle of spew
  36. Just one more thing
  37. More than 500 people detained in police cells under immigration law | The Ferret
  38. Scot Goes Pop Fundraiser 2018: An Update
  39. Scottish pension funds linked to Donald Trump’s border jails | The Ferret
  40. A significant debate
  41. Is something rotten in the state of the BBC? – Newsnet.scot
  42. The desperate hysteria of British nationalism
  43. Please disregard our previous message
  44. Thousands of offences by Scottish fishing industry escape fines | The Ferret
  45. For the attention of the Director General
  46. Questions for the BBC on the YouTube controversy
  47. Second helping or second referendums? – Newsnet.scot
  48. No rest for Manila’s dead: the front line of the Philippines drug war | The Ferret
  49. The Chequers shambles brought UKIP back from the dead – and May’s fear of UKIP could increase the chances of a no deal Brexit
  50. The sounds of the silenced
  51. Silence will fall
  52. ‘Serco has picked on the wrong city’: Glasgow protest over plans to evict 300 asylum seekers
  53. Rebuttal: Contrary to reports, Jordan Peterson’s free speech is not under threat
  54. Neo-liberal thinktank hit by ‘cash for access’ scandal after undercover sting
  55. Tie campaign co-founder says Icon Awards should be ‘consigned to history’ following controversy
  56. Explainer: Why are asylum seekers in Glasgow facing mass eviction and a ‘humanitarian crisis’?
  57. The propaganda department
  58. Brexamageddon and Me (and you)
  59. Vulnerable women at risk in Dungavel detention centre, says report | The Ferret
  60. Any Blairite breakaway from Labour could be Christmas for the SNP
  61. Jam today or in 50 years when Brexit might come good – Newsnet.scot
  62. How I made Britnat trolls work for me
  63. Not Content with Constant Anti-Scottish Output, the BBC is Extending its Reach to Anti-Scottish Censorship.
  64. Exclusive: Scottish Labour candidate embroiled in sexism row ditched by party executive 
  65. Spain paralysed by taxi driver strikes over the spread of Uber and Cabify
  66. Sarah Glynn: Labour’s anti-Semitism row is a blatant attempt to undermine Corbyn’s leadership and prevent criticism of the Israeli state
  67. New housing estates fail people by favouring cars, says study | The Ferret
  68. Exclusive: Glasgow politicians back direct action to prevent ‘crisis’ as 300 asylum seekers face eviction
  69. The dirty baker’s dozen
  70. FilmSpace: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  71. Rhea Wolfson: I’ve been a victim of anti-Semitism – Labour is doing the right things to stamp it out
  72. ‘Damning’: New study finds 38 children a day were made homeless in 2017-18
  73. Big Auntie Is Watching You Update
  74. Former Tory MP quits ‘dark money’ trust | The Ferret
  75. Regular context update
  76. Free speech, except for viewers in Scotland
  77. When we’re gone
  78. Operation stockpile
  79. The state flexes its muscles
  80. Never his freedom
  81. Tonight (and every other night until the end of time) Scottish Labour are gonna whinge like it’s Nine-teen-Se-ven-ty-Nine
  82. ‘We will not be held to ransom’: Tie campaign pull out of Icon Awards over demands that they pay to attend ceremony
  83. We ‘bloody social workers’ are treated with contempt and need to start sticking up for ourselves
  84. Great British Nessie farming
  85. Brexit Inferno: out of the EU frying pan into the WTO fire – Newsnet.scot
  86. Latest figures suggest Scot Goes Pop is Scotland’s fifth most-read alternative media site
  87. Feisty Productions : Up the wrang dreel
  88. This is where we are now
  89. Fact Check: Sixty per cent of Scots farmers did not vote No, for Brexit and for Tories
  90. Not down with the sickness
  91. The exclusion of the SNP from the summaries of poll results is arbitrary, Anglocentric and indefensible
  92. There Will Be Adequate Food
  93. Hunger strike by UK businessman in Belarus prison | The Ferret
  94. But what does journalism matter?
  95. A collective breath
  96. Tommy Sheppard on the Union – Newsnet.scot
  97. Carrot and stick, but mainly stick!
  98. Call for Westminster probe into Tory ‘dark money’ donations | The Ferret
  99. This is where you stand
  100. Biometrics watchdog will lack powers, say critics
  101. When circumstances change
  102. Stop the World, Scotland Needs On
  103. Universal Credit: A Victim Impact Statement
  104. Scotland lagging behind the rest of the UK on recycling | The Ferret
  105. Tory ‘dark money’ trust reveals £2.35m assets | The Ferret
  106. Lobbyist outed as Tory ‘dark money’ trustee sparks call for tighter rules | The Ferret
  107. Home Office wrong to send asylum seeker back to Ethiopia, rules judge | The Ferret
  108. University chaplain holds service calling Pride a ‘gross offence to God’
  109. Shell fined £40,000 for breaching climate pollution rules at Fife plant | The Ferret
  110. MoD keeps Trident’s official safety assessments secret | The Ferret
  111. Trump donor firm accused of ‘slave labour’ made £1m profit | The Ferret
  112. Icelandic whalers condemned over blue whale ‘slaughter’ claims | The Ferret
  113. Fact check: Claim Scotland produces more oil than Abu Dhabi and Dubai is Mostly False
  114. Steve Bannon’s European Foundation to fuel spread of rightwing populism – Newsnet.scot
  115. The end of democracy? Hello plutocracy – Newsnet.scot
  116. To Russia with Love ends a European tour of Trump farts – Newsnet.scot
  117. To Russia with Love ends a European tour of Trump farts – Newsnet.scot
  118. Brexit: The Shapelessness of Things to Come – Newsnet.scot
  119. Brexit: The Shapelessness of Things to Come – Newsnet.scot
  120. EU Japan trade deal: Scotland to lose out – Newsnet.scot
  121. Tories intent on starving us into submission – Newsnet.scot
  122. High tariffs on food will make for a thin time – Newsnet.scot
  123. FutureFest: Nicola Sturgeon on how government can shape the future – Newsnet.scot
  124. Are the Tories gagging democracy? – Newsnet.scot
  125. Are the Tories gagging democracy? – Newsnet.scot
  126. Claim of Right debate: Tommy Sheppard’s brilliant speech – Newsnet.scot
  127. Claim of Right debate: Tommy Sheppard’s brilliant speech – Newsnet.scot
  128. Stella Wants Her Groove Back
  129. Our best offer
  130. News of a world
  131. The People’s Mess
  132. Don’t knows and don’t cares
  133. The bag carrier
  134. A cordial invitation
  135. Sliding-out doors
  136. Back home
  137. Yes vote stands at 46% in Scot Goes Pop Poll of Polls
  138. If an outright mandate for independence is sought at a parliamentary election, it should be done at Holyrood 2021, not Westminster 2022
  139. An independence referendum looks ever more inevitable tonight as Tory rebels FAIL to vote down a hard Brexit
  140. Heartbreak for the mainstream media as “Operation Hush-up” fails – Survation poll reveals widespread public awareness of the power-grab
  141. More about that sensational Survation poll
  142. Spectacular Survation poll suggests SNP are on course for landslide
  143. Drama as Survation poll shows support for independence INCREASING – and almost half of Scots DEMAND that Nicola Sturgeon should call a referendum
  144. The Brexit delusion over who calls the shots
  145. Thoughts on the Plaid Cymru leadership election
  146. Pressure mounts on Theresa May to pass a Section 30 order after UK House of Commons UNANIMOUSLY votes to accept the sovereignty of the Scottish people
  147. Border checks at Gretna Green? We’re totally cool with that, say majority of Scots in new SHOCK poll
  148. Bend It Like Blackford
  149. Panelbase poll suggests the prize of staying within the EU will boost Yes support
  150. Anguish for mystery man Leonard as Scottish Labour slump to THIRD in new Panelbase poll
  151. The momentum is now unstoppable as the previously unionist Mail on Sunday demands…THE BREAK-UP OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
  152. To save you some time
  153. Absent Without Leave
  154. Feisty Productions : Bees make honey
  155. It’s all gone a bit rossthomson
  156. Fundraiser update
  157. Meaningful consequences
  158. Impotent imperialists and the pursuit of the impossible
  159. Feisty Productions : A state of chassis
  160. The imodium to Trump’s logorrhea
  161. Tossing the Trump
  162. Colette Walker: What has to change to get more women into politics
  163. SNP reveals details of National Assemblies to discuss Growth Commission with grassroots, but questions over engagement remain
  164. Wee Ginger fundraiser
  165. Anti-war activists hit back at Trump’s threats to NATO members over military spending
  166. The baby has landed
  167. NUS Scotland president condemns police attempts to gather information about student anti-Trump activists
  168. Migrant rights advocates brand partial hostile environment suspension a ‘PR exercise’
  169. ‘A great achievement’: Campaigners welcome defence of the right to self-determination from Sturgeon & Catalan President Quim Torra
  170. Robin McAlpine: Four lessons the independence movement should learn from the Brexit fiasco
  171. 10 reasons you should join a protest against Trump and all he stands for
  172. Growing movement of Scots expected to oppose politics of Trump during president’s visit
  173. Putting the radical-right ‘back in their box’: How do we defeat Europe’s growing populist movement?
  174. ‘Clara, we are with you’: Catalan President voices support for Clara Ponsati ahead of meeting with Sturgeon
  175. Irish Parliament Upper House becomes first in EU to pass motion banning Israeli settlement goods
  176. UK Parliament say addition of St George’s Cross to Big Ben not a snub to other UK nations
  177. SCOTIA 2
  178. Susan Rae: It’s wrong to link football results to domestic abuse – abusers will abuse whether England win or lose
  179. NATION 2 Iceland – the extreme nation
  180. Wee Ginger T-shirts
  181. A string of aubergine emojis
  182. Coming next door to home
  183. Theresa’s Brexit fudge makes independence sweeter
  184. SCOTIA with Michael Gray and Robert Somynne
  185. Migrant Voice Photography Exhibition
  186. Promo for New Live Show with Robert Somynne and Michael Gray
  187. The Scottish Independence Foundation – The Proclaimers
  188. NATION 1 Faroe Islands – the connected nation
  189. MARCH FOR SCOTLAND
  190. SHADOW DEMOCRACY
  191. THE GREAT BRITISH POWERGRAB
  192. The Brexit Threat to Scottish Whisky
  193. THE BREXIT LEAK anatomy of an economic disaster
  194. Journey to Yes #20
  195. JOURNEY TO YES #19
  196. CASTRO ON CATALONIA
  197. POWER GRAB
  198. POWER GRAB – PROPHECY
  199. Have we reached peak SNP? Don’t count on it | Lesley Riddoch
  200. May and Sturgeon are battling for Scotland’s future. Who will blink first? | Lesley Riddoch
  201. May’s speech shows how little Scotland means in her dangerous game of Brexit | Lesley Riddoch
  202. Nicola Sturgeon needs to keep Scotland in the EU. But how? | Lesley Riddoch
  203. Nicola Sturgeon has good reasons for wanting Britain to stay in the EU | Lesley Riddoch
  204. Nemo meam tabletam impune lacessit
  205. We are the people, and we can say yes
  206. Ca Canny
  207. Dark money and double standards
  208. Broontervening for beginners
  209. No Need For Nato
  210. STUC youth conference: There is no case for young workers to be paid less than older colleagues
  211. The Holyrood Shuffle
  212. Malcolm Fraser: The Mackintosh inferno and the questions it begs
  213. The Unsubtle Art of Non-Verbal Communication
  214. The shitty shreds of May
  215. ‘People power works’: Peace campaigners welcome Glasgow council announcement of no more arms fairs
  216. Colette Walker: A new approach to public infrastructure? Start by making buildings accessible
  217. Revealed: Aberdeen University accused of ‘racial bias’ in staff restructuring process
  218. Glasgow Arms Fair
  219. Podcast: Catalonia Reborn, with co-author Chris Bambery
  220. Scottish Government’s Bill on fuel poverty is a ‘missed opportunity’, energy poverty expert says
  221. Family ends citizenship hunger strike in Glasgow after Home Office U-turn
  222. Holyrood marks third anniversary of the TIE campaign with rainbow ties in the chamber and a commitment to inclusive education
  223. Robin McAlpine: Europe’s autonomy movements represent islands of optimism in a sea of democratic decay
  224. ‘It has got to the point where there is no other way out’: Kurdish-Iraqi family on hunger strike in Glasgow tell their story
  225. Respect starts with self-respect
  226. Back to the blackboard: Education bill’s demise marks a chance for @ScotGov to reflect on its approach, experts say
  227. ‘Can we end homelessness in Scotland? Aye, we can’: Scottish Government pledges £21m to Housing First
  228. The Scottish Govt claim a new social attitudes survey shows they have the trust of the people – but is it true?
  229. Reclaiming the future
  230. Falbhaibh a ghabhail ur gnùisean airson càc
  231. Bringing Theresa May down to earth
  232. meetup point for auob
  233. yesbikers AUOB Bannockburn heading off
  234. CommonSpace Podcast with journalist and author Paul Mason
  235. Woman duped into relationship by undercover cop tells how he used tales of childhood abuse and mental trauma as part of his act
  236. ‘An unstoppable challenge to the centralised status quo’: Scottish civil society launches Declaration on Local Democracy at #Democracy21
  237. ‘If someone seems too good to be true, they probably are’: Environmental activist speaks out on how undercover police shook her community
  238. Doaa Shabbir: If educational progress is not about uplifting a whole generation, then it is not progress at all
  239. Up in Flames
  240. As famine threatens Yemen following Saudi offensive on Hodeidah, campaigners demand UK ends its complicity
  241. Outsourcing firms as inefficient as Soviet state-owned enterprises but more unstable, academic finds
  242. Co-operative movement welcomes new Scottish Parliament report extolling the virtues of employee-owned businesses
  243. First Minister questioned on high rents at #FMQs as new data reveals Edinburgh is a landlords paradise
  244. Robin McAlpine: Every future Scotland – why you might be wrong about our indy work
  245. 4 ways that the United States under Trump has proven it is a rogue state
  246. ‘Land Grab’: Campaigners say Scottish Enterprise have no right to sell public Loch Lomond land to developers
  247. As SNP pressure Theresa May to condemn Trump’s child imprisonment policy, campaigners prepare for his Scotland visit in July
  248. Nuclear disarmament protesters from Scotland chain themselves to Westminster
  249. HU!
  250. YesBikers
  251. The heart that beats stronger
  252. Lies, damned lies, and newspaper headlines
  253. There Is Another England
  254. This site
  255. Dave Lohoar YesBiker RIP
  256. On Board with the YesBikers arriving at glasgow green
  257. YesBikers arrive at Glasgow Green June 3rd
  258. Accept no substitutes
  259. Revealed: ‘Unreasonable’ red tape on rent caps could see 3 year delay on applications
  260. Call for Scottish MPs to resist attempt ‘to make Britain militarily great again’, as committee proposes £20bn extra for Defence
  261. With workplace stress at a 16 year high, UNISON demands a new mental health strategy to tackle the effects of austerity
  262. Siobhan Tolland: Everything I know about history tells me Scotland’s next chapter will be independence
  263. FilmSpace: Hereditary
  264. Katie Price and the smouldering squirrel
  265. There’s been a Broontervention
  266. The Sewer Convention
  267. Scotland won’t be silenced
  268. The sixth circle of devolution hell
  269. This is what contempt looks like
  270. Ma dug’s no deid
  271. A Q.E.D. moment
  272. The art of being in without being in
  273. You can’t buy this
  274. A Longer View
  275. Tempting Fate
  276. Silence is Sort of Dirty Bronzeish
  277. The Mills of God Grind Slowly. Particularly in Spain.
  278. Doune the Rabbit Hole Final Line-Up
Thursday, August 16, 2018
  1. The Different Numbers
  2. Revealed: Boris Johnson’s Afghan trip cost taxpayers £20,000 | The Ferret
  3. Important message about Newsnet – Newsnet.scot
  4. Black Snake Mone
  5. Charities claim refugees facing eviction due to Home Office errors | The Ferret
  6. What next for Democracy?
  7. Let’s state the obvious again: waiting until Yes support is at 60% is a recipe for Scotland never becoming an independent country
  8. Exclusive: Scotland Remain polling data analysed – Newsnet.scot
  9. Creating some certainty of our own
  10. To better days
  11. Highland hare population has dropped dramatically, says study | The Ferret
  12. The corpse of independence
  13. Golf plan attacked as ‘stalking horse’ to wreck wildlife sites in Scotland | The Ferret
  14. Yes, we are a long way from home
  15. A powder keg waiting to explode – Newsnet.scot
  16. It is a quiet time for politics
  17. A CO2 filled box of frogs
  18. The parapet
  19. Tory minister rejects MSP request to visit Dungavel detention centre | The Ferret
  20. Extended play
  21. Claim that fire service paying VAT was ‘SNP policy’ is Mostly False | The Ferret
  22. Feisty Productions : Testing times
  23. John Curtice is wrong: the Yes rank-and-file would not accept the independence referendum being “kicked into the long grass” this autumn
  24. Plan B in outer space
  25. Summer cleaning
  26. Scottish salmon farming expansion must be stopped, say critics | The Ferret
  27. Independence remains the only viable Brexit parachute
  28. In conversation: Elif Shafak, Heather McDaid and Nicola Sturgeon – Newsnet.scot
  29. Named: supermarkets selling salmon from ‘poor’ welfare firms | The Ferret
  30. Being catapulted to the Moon
  31. The fire sale
  32. Revealed: the fish farms worst on animal welfare | The Ferret
  33. Magnificent men and their lying machines
  34. Cool Scots
  35. Stuck in the middle of spew
  36. Just one more thing
  37. More than 500 people detained in police cells under immigration law | The Ferret
  38. Scot Goes Pop Fundraiser 2018: An Update
  39. Scottish pension funds linked to Donald Trump’s border jails | The Ferret
  40. A significant debate
  41. Is something rotten in the state of the BBC? – Newsnet.scot
  42. The desperate hysteria of British nationalism
  43. Please disregard our previous message
  44. Thousands of offences by Scottish fishing industry escape fines | The Ferret
  45. For the attention of the Director General
  46. Questions for the BBC on the YouTube controversy
  47. Second helping or second referendums? – Newsnet.scot
  48. No rest for Manila’s dead: the front line of the Philippines drug war | The Ferret
  49. The Chequers shambles brought UKIP back from the dead – and May’s fear of UKIP could increase the chances of a no deal Brexit
  50. The sounds of the silenced
  51. Silence will fall
  52. ‘Serco has picked on the wrong city’: Glasgow protest over plans to evict 300 asylum seekers
  53. Rebuttal: Contrary to reports, Jordan Peterson’s free speech is not under threat
  54. Neo-liberal thinktank hit by ‘cash for access’ scandal after undercover sting
  55. Tie campaign co-founder says Icon Awards should be ‘consigned to history’ following controversy
  56. Explainer: Why are asylum seekers in Glasgow facing mass eviction and a ‘humanitarian crisis’?
  57. The propaganda department
  58. Brexamageddon and Me (and you)
  59. Vulnerable women at risk in Dungavel detention centre, says report | The Ferret
  60. Any Blairite breakaway from Labour could be Christmas for the SNP
  61. Jam today or in 50 years when Brexit might come good – Newsnet.scot
  62. How I made Britnat trolls work for me
  63. Not Content with Constant Anti-Scottish Output, the BBC is Extending its Reach to Anti-Scottish Censorship.
  64. Exclusive: Scottish Labour candidate embroiled in sexism row ditched by party executive 
  65. Spain paralysed by taxi driver strikes over the spread of Uber and Cabify
  66. Sarah Glynn: Labour’s anti-Semitism row is a blatant attempt to undermine Corbyn’s leadership and prevent criticism of the Israeli state
  67. New housing estates fail people by favouring cars, says study | The Ferret
  68. Exclusive: Glasgow politicians back direct action to prevent ‘crisis’ as 300 asylum seekers face eviction
  69. The dirty baker’s dozen
  70. FilmSpace: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  71. Rhea Wolfson: I’ve been a victim of anti-Semitism – Labour is doing the right things to stamp it out
  72. ‘Damning’: New study finds 38 children a day were made homeless in 2017-18
  73. Big Auntie Is Watching You Update
  74. Former Tory MP quits ‘dark money’ trust | The Ferret
  75. Regular context update
  76. Free speech, except for viewers in Scotland
  77. When we’re gone
  78. Operation stockpile
  79. The state flexes its muscles
  80. Never his freedom
  81. Tonight (and every other night until the end of time) Scottish Labour are gonna whinge like it’s Nine-teen-Se-ven-ty-Nine
  82. ‘We will not be held to ransom’: Tie campaign pull out of Icon Awards over demands that they pay to attend ceremony
  83. We ‘bloody social workers’ are treated with contempt and need to start sticking up for ourselves
  84. Great British Nessie farming
  85. Brexit Inferno: out of the EU frying pan into the WTO fire – Newsnet.scot
  86. Latest figures suggest Scot Goes Pop is Scotland’s fifth most-read alternative media site
  87. Feisty Productions : Up the wrang dreel
  88. This is where we are now
  89. Fact Check: Sixty per cent of Scots farmers did not vote No, for Brexit and for Tories
  90. Not down with the sickness
  91. The exclusion of the SNP from the summaries of poll results is arbitrary, Anglocentric and indefensible
  92. There Will Be Adequate Food
  93. Hunger strike by UK businessman in Belarus prison | The Ferret
  94. But what does journalism matter?
  95. A collective breath
  96. Tommy Sheppard on the Union – Newsnet.scot
  97. Carrot and stick, but mainly stick!
  98. Call for Westminster probe into Tory ‘dark money’ donations | The Ferret
  99. This is where you stand
  100. Biometrics watchdog will lack powers, say critics
  101. When circumstances change
  102. Stop the World, Scotland Needs On
  103. Universal Credit: A Victim Impact Statement
  104. Scotland lagging behind the rest of the UK on recycling | The Ferret
  105. Tory ‘dark money’ trust reveals £2.35m assets | The Ferret
  106. Lobbyist outed as Tory ‘dark money’ trustee sparks call for tighter rules | The Ferret
  107. Home Office wrong to send asylum seeker back to Ethiopia, rules judge | The Ferret
  108. University chaplain holds service calling Pride a ‘gross offence to God’
  109. Shell fined £40,000 for breaching climate pollution rules at Fife plant | The Ferret
  110. MoD keeps Trident’s official safety assessments secret | The Ferret
  111. Trump donor firm accused of ‘slave labour’ made £1m profit | The Ferret
  112. Icelandic whalers condemned over blue whale ‘slaughter’ claims | The Ferret
  113. Fact check: Claim Scotland produces more oil than Abu Dhabi and Dubai is Mostly False
  114. Steve Bannon’s European Foundation to fuel spread of rightwing populism – Newsnet.scot
  115. The end of democracy? Hello plutocracy – Newsnet.scot
  116. To Russia with Love ends a European tour of Trump farts – Newsnet.scot
  117. To Russia with Love ends a European tour of Trump farts – Newsnet.scot
  118. Brexit: The Shapelessness of Things to Come – Newsnet.scot
  119. Brexit: The Shapelessness of Things to Come – Newsnet.scot
  120. EU Japan trade deal: Scotland to lose out – Newsnet.scot
  121. Tories intent on starving us into submission – Newsnet.scot
  122. High tariffs on food will make for a thin time – Newsnet.scot
  123. FutureFest: Nicola Sturgeon on how government can shape the future – Newsnet.scot
  124. Are the Tories gagging democracy? – Newsnet.scot
  125. Are the Tories gagging democracy? – Newsnet.scot
  126. Claim of Right debate: Tommy Sheppard’s brilliant speech – Newsnet.scot
  127. Claim of Right debate: Tommy Sheppard’s brilliant speech – Newsnet.scot
  128. Stella Wants Her Groove Back
  129. Our best offer
  130. News of a world
  131. The People’s Mess
  132. Don’t knows and don’t cares
  133. The bag carrier
  134. A cordial invitation
  135. Sliding-out doors
  136. Back home
  137. Yes vote stands at 46% in Scot Goes Pop Poll of Polls
  138. If an outright mandate for independence is sought at a parliamentary election, it should be done at Holyrood 2021, not Westminster 2022
  139. An independence referendum looks ever more inevitable tonight as Tory rebels FAIL to vote down a hard Brexit
  140. Heartbreak for the mainstream media as “Operation Hush-up” fails – Survation poll reveals widespread public awareness of the power-grab
  141. More about that sensational Survation poll
  142. Spectacular Survation poll suggests SNP are on course for landslide
  143. Drama as Survation poll shows support for independence INCREASING – and almost half of Scots DEMAND that Nicola Sturgeon should call a referendum
  144. The Brexit delusion over who calls the shots
  145. Thoughts on the Plaid Cymru leadership election
  146. Pressure mounts on Theresa May to pass a Section 30 order after UK House of Commons UNANIMOUSLY votes to accept the sovereignty of the Scottish people
  147. Border checks at Gretna Green? We’re totally cool with that, say majority of Scots in new SHOCK poll
  148. Bend It Like Blackford
  149. Panelbase poll suggests the prize of staying within the EU will boost Yes support
  150. Anguish for mystery man Leonard as Scottish Labour slump to THIRD in new Panelbase poll
  151. The momentum is now unstoppable as the previously unionist Mail on Sunday demands…THE BREAK-UP OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
  152. To save you some time
  153. Absent Without Leave
  154. Feisty Productions : Bees make honey
  155. It’s all gone a bit rossthomson
  156. Fundraiser update
  157. Meaningful consequences
  158. Impotent imperialists and the pursuit of the impossible
  159. Feisty Productions : A state of chassis
  160. The imodium to Trump’s logorrhea
  161. Tossing the Trump
  162. Colette Walker: What has to change to get more women into politics
  163. SNP reveals details of National Assemblies to discuss Growth Commission with grassroots, but questions over engagement remain
  164. Wee Ginger fundraiser
  165. Anti-war activists hit back at Trump’s threats to NATO members over military spending
  166. The baby has landed
  167. NUS Scotland president condemns police attempts to gather information about student anti-Trump activists
  168. Migrant rights advocates brand partial hostile environment suspension a ‘PR exercise’
  169. ‘A great achievement’: Campaigners welcome defence of the right to self-determination from Sturgeon & Catalan President Quim Torra
  170. Robin McAlpine: Four lessons the independence movement should learn from the Brexit fiasco
  171. 10 reasons you should join a protest against Trump and all he stands for
  172. Growing movement of Scots expected to oppose politics of Trump during president’s visit
  173. Putting the radical-right ‘back in their box’: How do we defeat Europe’s growing populist movement?
  174. ‘Clara, we are with you’: Catalan President voices support for Clara Ponsati ahead of meeting with Sturgeon
  175. Irish Parliament Upper House becomes first in EU to pass motion banning Israeli settlement goods
  176. UK Parliament say addition of St George’s Cross to Big Ben not a snub to other UK nations
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By Dorothy Bruce

The EU and Japan have signed a wide-ranging free trade deal. The deal is the largest free trade deal both countries have ever negotiated and will create an open trade zone covering nearly a third of the world’s GDP, about 30 percent of global output, and forming the world’s largest open economic area.

The deal will also see the instigation of regular dialogue on trade and economic policy between Japan and the EU, with businesses also allowed to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said, “Data is the fuel of global economy.’ She continued, “By working together, we can shape the global standards for data protection and show common leadership in this important area.”

Unfortunately the UK won’t be able to take advantage of the possibilities for increased trade and economic growth that this free trade deal offers, as we are out of the EU on our bahookie in eight months time, unless of course Mrs May is forced to call a second EU referendum to settle the impasse and infighting in her fast fragmenting Tory party.

The EU/Japan trade deal is being signed at a time when the protectionism espoused by the United States threatens free trade, potentially impacting on the present world order, with the US having imposed 25% tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods, and China retaliating by raising tariffs on US goods. However the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he wants “Japan and the EU to lead the world by bearing the flag of free trade.”

Donald Tusk, European Council President, said the EU and Japan were sending a clear message that they stood against protectionism, and the two countries remain open for cooperation.

So great news for Japanese car manufacturers and for European businesses, especially those in the European food sector producing high-quality regional specialities, as Japan at present imposes high tariffs on imports of such food and drink products – cheeses, chocolate, meats, pasta and wines. With meat products accounting for the largest single EU food export to Japan in 2017, and growing Japanese demand for quality speciality processed meats such as ham, salami and bacon, countries like Denmark and Spain are rubbing their hands in anticipation of capitalising on the trade deal.

Scotland’s food and drink industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and, had we been remaining in the EU, could have seen a significant boost in our food and drink exports as the EU expects exports of processed food, including meat and dairy products to rise by as much as £10 billion when the deal comes into effect and tariffs are dropped.

Scottish farmers and food producers not included

However, out of the EU it will be a very different story for Scottish farmers and producers as they struggle for survival against cheap imports of food, which don’t meet European standards, from the increasingly protectionist United States. Instead of thriving order books our producers are more likely to be going out of business. As distance and size matter for any kind of trade deal, the UK is highly unlikely to get a deal which is anywhere near as good as the EU/Japan deal.

I wrote about Scotland’s 150 year history of trade with Japan earlier this month when External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop undertook her fifth visit to Japan. In just 250 days Scotland will be dragged out of the EU against the wishes of the people of Scotland and lose out on the  tariff free arrangements only open to EU members.

And all because many Scots still believe we are better off tied to a sinking UK than being independent in the European Union.

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