“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of ernest struggle….. Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will”. Frederick Douglass, 1857.
Letters: “Outraged On Orkney”
“I’m not one to complain but I have to register my outrage at the sight of the protests against our Prime Minister’s visit to Orkney.”
Letters: “The Reward For Heroism”
“No champagne or chocolates from Boris Johnson for those who gave their everything for others, a concept completely alien to the present U.K Government.”
Maree Todd MSP “Boris Johnson simply doesn’t care.”
“It is a positive outcome for Orkney that it will share in the combined £100 million pledged by the Scottish and UK Governments for the Islands Growth Deal.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson Visits Orkney
It was a dreich morning for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Orkney on Thursday 23rd of July.
Boris Johnson – 1 Year On
Over 14 million already in poverty, 1.6million used food banks last year, and the impact of Brexit is still to come.
Dear Prime Minister,
“I’m told you’re beginning your charm offensive in Orkney. “
Putting Dogma Before Development: DFID RIP
“DFID’s leading work on gender inequality is widely praised as being amongst the most impactful in dealing with poverty.”
Book review: ‘How Scotland Lost Her Parliament and what came of it’ by Charles Waddie, 1891.
Review of ‘How Scotland Lost Her Parliament and what came of it’ by Charles Waddie, 1891, available now on the Random Scottish History website.
Stay at Home Scotland
“Let me emphasise at the outset that the lockdown in Scotland remains in place.” Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland