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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Steve Bannon with Marine Le Pen

By Dorothy Bruce

Guy Verhofstadt Verified account @guyverhofstadt

Steve Bannon’s far-right vision & attempt to import Trump’s hateful politics to our continent will be rejected by decent Europeans. We know what the nightmare of nationalism did to our countries in the past. We must #BanBannon! #GenerationEurope must stop him!

This was tweeted on Sunday morning by Guy Verhofstadt, former Prime Minister of Belgium, leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament, and the European Parliament’s representative in the Brexit negotiations.

The tweet comes in the wake of a story covered by a number of media outlets that Steve Bannon has announced plans to establish a European foundation to fuel the spread of right-wing populism across the continent.

Data driven tech to push hearts and minds

Steve Bannon is the American media executive, strategist, former investment banker, and former executive chairman of Breitbart News who aimed to leverage data-driven technology to push the hearts and minds of voters toward his populist vision for America. He was appointed chief executive officer of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid, and became Chief Strategist in the Trump administration. He left this position in August 2017.

In the 1990s, Bannon was an executive producer in Hollywood, and produced 18 films between 1991 and 2016. In 2007, he co-founded Breitbart News, a claimed far-right website which he described in 2016 as “the platform for the alt-right”.

According to an article on CNN (How Steve Bannon used Cambridge Analytica to further his alt-right vision for America by Curt Devine, Donnie O’Sullivan and Drew Griffin), Cambridge Analytica was born out of Steve Bannon’s alt-right vision for America. Having already founded a right-wing news channel and “produced propaganda inspired films, in 2014 he was looking for another tool in his arsenal and he found it by creating Cambridge Analytica.”

Video – “Steve Bannon’s baby”: Did Cambridge Analytica use “Military Strategies” on behalf of Trump campaign to wage culture war?

The video is about Bannon and Cambridge Analytica, a subsidiary of the British SCL Group that for 25 years worked with 60 governments including the UK and American governments, helping fight drugs, crime, terrorists by changing the opinions of foreign populations, using psychographic profiling, and psychological operations and strategic messaging to manipulate public opinion. This is exactly what Bannon wanted to do in the United States, according to the CNN video, so Bannon created SCL’s American Arm, Cambridge Analytica, using 15million dollars from conservative donor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebecca.

Warfare on American citizens

Then according to former employee, Christopher Wylie, a Facebook app was used to target 15 million people to influence their opinions and push them to the right, making them more accepting of an alt-right vision.) Bannon worked for two years to refine and test his messaging, putting his results into practice in the Trump campaign, blasting his messages to American voters. Cambridge Analytica downplayed its work for the Trump campaign, insisting it did not use controversial Facebook data, and insisting elections were won and lost by candidates not data science.

On Cambridge Analytica, Christopher Wylie makes it clear, “This was Steve Bannon’s baby,” he said. Wylie described Cambridge Analytica as “Bannon’s arsenal of weaponry to wage a culture war on America using military strategies.” Bannon’s goal was never just about winning one campaign but to fundamentally change America, with Bannon viewing it as warfare on American citizens, using as aggressive techniques as he could get away with. Wylie asserted Bannon and Robert Mercer were using a foreign military contractor to use against Americans some of the same military techniques the military use against Isis.

“In February 2017, Bannon appeared on the cover of Time, on which he was labeled “the Great Manipulator”. The headline used for the associated article was “Is Steve Bannon the Second Most Powerful Man in the World?” alluding to Bannon’s perceived influence in the White House.”

Bannon rejoined Breitbart News when he left his position with the Trump administration in August 2017.

“He generally believes in reducing the size of the federal bureaucracy, declaring at the Conservative Political Action Conference he favored the ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’.” Bannon also “was a strong opponent of the Paris climate agreement, within the administration successfully persuading the President to withdraw from it.”

Backbone of Britain

According to Wikipedia, when it came to UK political parties Bannon favoured the British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL) but later backed (UKIP). He has encouraged Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP, to return as leader. Recently he has called for the release of former EDL leader Tommy Robinson from prison, describing him as the “backbone” of Britain.

Jacob Rees-Mogg (son of William whom I wrote about in my previous article was described by Bannon as “one of the best thinkers in the conservative movement on a global basis”, but not seemingly good enough to become Prime Minister as he has urged Boris Johnson, with whom he is “very impressed”, to challenge Theresa May.

Bannon told the Daily Beast that he wanted to “go toe-to-toe with George Soros and spark a right-wing revolution in Europe.” He plans a right-wing alternative to George Soros’s Open Society Foundation, which has, since its establishment in 1984, given away $32bn to largely liberal causes, though Bannon has not said how much of his own money he will commit to his project.

The Movement

Bannon’s foundation is to be called The Movement, a non-profit organisation, and will offer “a central source of polling, advice on messaging, data targeting, and think-tank research for a ragtag band of right-wingers who are surging all over Europe, in many cases without professional political structures or significant budgets.”

These right-wingers are presently enjoying a significant surge in support in many countries, even countries within the EU.

Over the past twelve months Bannon is said to have had meetings with right-wing politicians in Europe, including Nigel Farage, members of Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National in France, and Hungary’s Viktor Orbán. He told the Daily Beast that he envisaged a “supergroup” within the European parliament. This “supergroup” he sees as having as many as a third of MEPs after next May’s European parliamentary elections.

According to the Daily Beast, Farage and Le Pen would take the lead in pinning down the logistics of creating a new European parliamentary grouping that could be home to all of the right-wing populist parties. “A united populist bloc of that size would have the ability to seriously disrupt parliamentary proceedings, potentially granting Bannon huge power within the populist movement.” This is interesting in the light of recent comments from Farage indicating he might well return to front-line politics. The assumption was that this would be as leader of UKIP, but if Bannon gets his way Farage might well become leader of a large group of right-wing MEPs in the European Parliament, elected as an MEP from another EU country, aided by Bannon’s foundation.

Bannon told the Daily Beast, “I’d rather reign in hell, than serve in heaven,” he said, paraphrasing John Milton’s Satan in Paradise Lost.” That comment might well tell us much about his intentions.

The Movement is to serve as a link between Europe’s right-wing movements and the pro-Trump Freedom Caucus in the U.S. These links appear well established as the Daily Beast comments, “Bannon and Raheem Kassam, a former Farage staffer and Breitbart editor, set up shop in a five-star Mayfair hotel for a week while Donald Trump was visiting Europe. Between TV appearances as Trump surrogates, they hosted a raft of Europe’s leading right-wingers at the hotel.” One of these visitors was Kent Ekeroth of the Sweden Democrats, the party, with its roots in the Neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements of the 1980s, and which has recently catapulted to almost 20% in the polls.

Hijacking Europe for the far right

Raheem Kassam, an associate of Bannon at Breitbart who left the news organisation along with him, has said that the Movement was shaping up as a force to subsume national politics. “Forget your Merkels,” said Kassam. “Soros and Bannon are going to be the two biggest players in European politics for years to come.”

Having seen the victory for the right-wing in the UK 2016 EU referendum, and the success of Matteo Salvini in Italy, both achieved on what, by American standards, were relatively tight budgets, Bannon sees the opportunity to boost radically disparate nationalist parties by deploying a well-financed centralised operation intended to “blow local opponents out of the water.”

So Bannon appears optimistic, inspired even by the impact his foundation could have in Europe boosted by, to him, what is the modest cost of campaigns across the pond where Leave’s victory in the EU referendum was grasped in clawing fingers on a budget of £7m. He told the Daily Beast: “When they told me the spending cap was £7m, I go: ‘You mean £70m? What the fuck?!’ £7m doesn’t buy anything. It doesn’t buy you Facebook data, it doesn’t buy you ads, it doesn’t do anything. Dude! You just took the fifth-largest economy in the world out of the EU for £7m!”

Bannon working for the breakup of Europe

By helping address the lack of expertise and finance, Bannon has sniffed out an opening for his foundation, enabling it and him to take a stranglehold on Europe. He cites the fact Le Pen’s Party was kept afloat in 2014 by Russian loans as French banks refused to extend lines of credit for the Front National. Amazed to discover populist movements in Europe were working in silos, not pooling skills or sharing ideas with each other, Bannon says his Movement plans to research and write detailed policy proposals that can be used by like-minded parties, and, depending on electoral law in those countries, the foundation may be able to play a direct part in some campaigns while bolstering other populist groups indirectly.

According to Bannon, the first thing they teach you at Harvard Business School is operating leverage, so with his expertise, contacts and financial backing, he is convinced he can have enormous impact across the whole of Europe.

He cites Five Star and the Northern League in Italy where their own credit cards were used to take control of the seventh largest economy in the world. “It’s insane,” he said, but it’s exactly what he has in mind for his Movement, saying that if that kind of campaigning works there then it can work everywhere.

“Bannon is convinced that the coming years will see a drastic break from decades of European integration…Right-wing populist nationalism is what will happen. That’s what will govern,” he told the Daily Beast. “You’re going to have individual nation states with their own identities, their own borders.”

“The grassroots movements are already in place waiting for someone to maximize their potential. ‘It will be instantaneous—as soon as we flip the switch,’ he said.

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