Scottish Government to re-consider Fracking by Ineos. An inquiry that closed six years ago…

Dismay as Ineos triggers plan to re-open coal gas inquiry…

A Scottish Government proposal to re-open a public inquiry into plans by Ineos to drill for underground coal gas in central Scotland has been greeted with dismay by campaigners.

The government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) has written to developers and objectors suggesting that an inquiry that closed six years ago should now re-convene to consider changes in policy – and Brexit.

The move follows The Ferret’s report on 18 February revealing that Ineos, which runs the Grangemouth petrochemical complex, was attempting to resurrect a plan to sink 14 gas wells around Airth, near Falkirk. The aim is to extract methane from underground coal seams, using a technology related to fracking. READ MORE: https://theferret.scot/inquiry-reopen-coal-bed-methane-airth/

Scottish independence isn’t Boris Johnson’s only worry now…

By Norrie Hunter: The recent general election in Ireland was shaken by the support won by Sinn Fein. The previously small left-wing republican party with historic links with the IRA now is sitting as the biggest party in the Irish parliament.  

Politically hostile are the two main centre-right parties of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael both who are reluctant to share power with Sinn Fein. But because of the political arithmetic, they need to either operate as a minority government or power share with another party. However, it must be noted that Sinn Fein’s ultimate political goal is for the reunification of Ireland even though this was not discussed much during the election. In a poll last year in the Irish Times, less than half the Northern Irish voters felt a connection with the UK and some 59 per cent of those surveyed who identified as having no religion said they would vote for Northern Ireland to leave the UK and join the Republic.

Scottish independence isn't Boris Johnson's only worry now

This puts more pressure on the UK government who have Scotland and Wales to contend with. It is always been said that if  Scottish Independence is on the increase the amount of polling decreases. We have not had a poll in months. In Wales, they are coming round to the notion of Independence with marches and pro-independence parties such as Plaid Cymru hoovering up the votes just like the SNP in Scotland.  READ MORE: https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/scottish-independence-isnt-boris-johnsons-only-worry-now/

SAY NO to England. Scotland doesn't want 'MORE' of their radioactive waste dumped in the Clyde…

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HMNB Clyde Application Consultation

Application of Radioactive Substances Legislation to MoD

In Scotland the disposal of radioactive wastes was subject to the provisions of the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (RSA93) until 1 September 2018. RSA93 was largely replaced from this date by Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (EASR). Section 42 of RSA93 provided an exemption for MoD and this exemption is replicated in Regulation 78 of EASR. However, MoD policy states that: READ MORE: https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/radioactive-substances-unit/hmnb-clyde-application-consultation/consultation/intro/?fbclid=IwAR18WFMb3BHdOyog_usZ3wyusY35gdbeLF-uYLJ5gC3SpgBWMUmWTHcOq3g

Congratulations BBC Question Time. You Played Yourself…

Question Time Ranter IDENTIFIED

After all the controversy sparked by an audience member on the most recent edition of BBC Question Time, where a number of totally untrue claims were made about migration, population, the education system, languages used in the NHS, and whether the country was “sinking” under people “flooding in” from elsewhere, we have the serious claim that someone connected with the programme has let through one of the far right.

BBC “News and Current Affairs” programmes are riddled with far right Tory management, editors, front men and women and propaganda. Lying and distortion has now gone beyond ludicrous – it’s positively sinister. READ MORE: https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/02/question-time-ranter-identified.html

With friends like Pete Wishart who needs foes — New Scotland

Originally posted on Peter A Bell: John Bercow talks a great deal more sense than Pete Wishart. But this will come as little surprise to regular readers of the latter’s ghastly blog, with its ill-thought statements and industriously censored comments. In the latest edition of his mindless musings and extemporaneous mutterings from Perthshire Pete Wishart…

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With friends like this…

With friends like Pete Wishart who needs enemies…

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John Bercow talks a great deal more sense than Pete Wishart. But this will come as little surprise to regular readers of the latter’s ghastly blog, with its ill-thought statements and industriously censored comments. In the latest edition of his mindless musings and extemporaneous mutterings from Perthshire Pete Wishart didn’t only argue for conceding the British Prime Minister’s authority to veto Scotland’s right of self-determination. He also referred to the UK as the “parent state”. Effectively arguing that Scotland is somehow derived from and necessarily subsidiary to the UK. Such revisionist history might be expected from the likes of Neil Oliver. It is not a million miles away from the drivel peddled by Rory Stewart as his contribution to Better Together’s denigration of Scotland. But coming from the SNP’s longest-serving MP it is nothing less than shocking.

While disingenuously claiming that an ‘advisory referendum’ is “being presented as a…

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