“Coughs and sneezes may spread diseases but we are told bugs do not respect politics or borders.”
This is no longer just a question of yes and no. It is, rather, a question of whether we want a fully functioning, vibrant Scottish democracy with every available power – or direct rule from a political culture at odds with our worldview, democratic culture, aspirations, health and economic wellbeing.
“1st July marked a critical deadline in the process of the UK leaving the EU. Moving from June to July means that the deadline to request an extension to the Brexit transition period has passed.”
“Because poultry welfare standards are significantly worse in America than in the EU (bird cages are 28% smaller, for example) chicken carcasses are washed with chlorine dioxide.”
Review of ‘How Scotland Lost Her Parliament and what came of it’ by Charles Waddie, 1891, available now on the Random Scottish History website.
In the politics we live in does the truth matter ?
“Every single Scottish Conservative MP voted for you to eat ractopamine pork”
Are Our Food Standards and Farming Industry Under Threat of a ‘Stack it high, Sell it low’ Mindset ?
“We must maintain our integrity throughout everything that we do—environmental standards, animal health and welfare and so on.” Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy for NFU Scotland
“The first priority of any leader is the safety and security of the people he/she serves, and that every decision, large or small, is informed by that principle.”
For the first quarter of 2020 retail sales show a decline of -1.1% in Scotland.