Over the past few months there has been a big push to slate the current Scottish Government on the increase in drug deaths in Scotland. The apparent increase has been used as political point scoring by, in particular, the Tories, with Annie Wells trying to take credit for forcing the UKG to sit around the… Read More Scottish Drug Deaths – The Whole Picture!
As many of you will have gathered, I’m a numbers man. I enjoy dissecting them and looking at them in a manner which allows the numbers to be relevant.
What a couple of days it has been. It has brought the whole UK Union and Scotland’s place within it to sharp focus.
Last week a few newspapers and online media outlets ran a story about how Scotland had plummeted down the Wellbeing Index and was in line with Estonia and other ex-soviet states. As usual, I did some digging, and as usual, the image portrayed is wrong and mis-leading.
In 2019, I ended my blog on a high. I ended it a couple of days after the SNP gained a landslide victory in Scotland with 47 (+1) MPs supporting Scottish independence, with 45% of the vote, whilst England voted for the Tories and gave them an English landslide with 43% of the vote.
This will be my last blog post of 2019, and hopefully its one to get you all thinking and pondering a different future for Scotland. Many months ago, I wrote a blog post titled, The Missing Scottish Billions. That blog post has been viewed over 11,000 times on my site since I posted it. It… Read More Exposing Our Wealth, or Keeping It Hidden?
Some of you may recall a blog post I wrote in September 2018 titled “Do You See It?”. Within that article, I wrote about how the Claim of Right vote that took place in Westminster was different to the two priors, in 1989 in Edinburgh and the first Claim of Right that pre-dated the Act… Read More The Next Step!
There has been a significant amount of chatter in the mainstream media and unionist journalists about the recent 2018 PISA scores, which of course, are used to bash the SNP.
It’s all about proportions. When it comes to Scotland, the rUK and Independence, it always comes down to GERS and how Scotland would be a basket case economy. Its just not rich enough. We are too poor. We would be the “Greece of the north” etc.
A quick blog post today based on the 20 years since devolution. Did you know that Scotland has contributed more to the overall annual UK tax receipts on an annual basis in 12 of the last 20 years, the rUK only managed to contrinute more than Scotland on 8 occasions. Did you know that the… Read More Better than the rUK Even with One Arm Tied Behind Our Backs!