Workplace Parking Levy

This is a proposal from the Scottish Green Party that was put forward as part of the Scottish Parliament’s Budget process in February 2019. To make it into law, it requires the current Transport Bill before Parliament to be amended to include it. The Workplace Parking Levy should be welcomed by anyone who wants to […]

Future?

What to look forward to in next 12 months? a) Scotland teams win both world cups; b) change in UK govt; c) euro parl elections; d) various party leadership changes; e) Scottish independence; f) various wild celebrations on 30th March; g) we continue to fuck the planet.

Type 2 Diabetes – Annual MOT

I’ve had my two annual appointments early this month – December 2018. The first with the GP Surgery, the 2nd with the Trial Legacy Project. I’m still in remission though my HbA1c has increased slightly. This was not a surprise as I had put weight back on over the summer – back up to 94.5Kg […]

The shortest day

Today is the shortest day of the year. It has been classed as a pre-Christian festival, the Feast of Juul, and was observed mainly in Scandinavia but also in other Germanic cultures. Fires would be lit to symbolise the heat and light of the returning sun and a Yule log was gathered and burnt in […]

UK and the EU

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on 29th March 2019. That’s what the law says. So why do those people advocating extending Article 50 or revoking it, not mention that to do so means changing the law!

Our Rights are Under Threat

The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union but, our rights are under threat. They said “take back control” but the government is using this to strengthen the powers of the state not, you and I. One the UK leaves the government will suddenly gain vast new powers to change the laws that protect our […]

What is all the fuss about?

This is a series of tweets from BBC’s Katya Adler within the last 2 hours today that explain some of the things currently being ignored in the UK. I post without comment. 1) Again and again I’m struck by the chasm in thinking between leading MP’s on #Brexit and the viewpoint of EU leaders – […]

A Personal Manifesto – A Leap into the Future

I recently read a book by Naomi Klein called “No is Not Enough”. It discussed how shock political tactics are being used to generate one crisis after another. Policies that are destroying our environment, our economy, our security and a sense of well-being. It includes information on how to re-dress this, how we can organise […]

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