Sunday, 6 February 2011

NEWSNET SCOTLAND

Great to see the FM on the Newsnet Scotland site endorsing and congratulating the people who have made it such a success, including me who is a regular contributor to their Paypal button. Thankyou Alex Salmond. It means that Newsnet Scotland has come of age and has filled the cyber vacuum created by the Media being totally unionist or English owned. Are we allowed to say English, I know some people are very twitchy about using the English word.

NUDGE NUDGE WINK WINK was the title of an article in todays Sunday Mail by Mark Aitken on the dire performance of the present Secretary of State for Scotland. I cannot find it on their web site to link to it so will type it up instead.

"SCOTS secretary Michael Moore did not say a single word during a crucial two hour summit, we can reveal.
The Lib Dem MP stayed silent during the meeting with leaders of the devolved parliaments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
First Minister Alex Salmond was at the talks in Whitehall on Wedensday.
The meeting chaired by Nick clegg, included discussions on fuel prices, welfare reform, the economy, and Scotlands threeatened RAF bases. But insiders say Moore, MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh, and Selkirk, failed to contribute-even when the devastating effects of air base closures was discussed.
A senior Whitehall source said:"Hugely important issues for Scotland were discussed, but Michael Moore had nothing to say."
SNP MP Angus MacNeil said:"He might be an accidental Scottish Secretary but Moore needs to step up to the mark and start taking responsibility for Scotland. When he should have been calling for investment in Scotland he was as silent as a Callanish stone." A Scotland office spokesman yesterday admitted Moore was silent but insisted he remained "fully active across government on all Scottish issues." END.


If that is Moores definition of remaining fully active on all Scottish issues then God help us all. To me that article epitomises all that is wrong with this Union and Scotland's subservient place in it. Once these Unionist politicians are exposed to the democratic deficit that they can see exists in Westminster for the smaller nations of the unequal Union, they appear to become star struck and impotent with fear. The Scottish Office is no more than a propaganda unit as revealed in the latest Wiki leaks tiny.cc/pdqdy documents that show how Murphy used it for his own political ends, ably assisted by one Mr Middleton a civil servant who should be sacked in my humble opinion.

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Critics demand Scotland Office is scrapped TWENTY staff are employed at the £6million-a-year Scotland Office to cope with just three letters a day. The astonishing revelation sparked calls for it to be scrapped as an irrelevant waste of cash. The Scotland Office occupies plush Dover House in Whitehall and is supposed to look after our interests down south. But its role has shrunk dramatically since devolution in 1999. We can reveal 20 staff employed to deal with mail replied to 1252 letters in 2006-2007 - just over one per member of staff every week. The letter scandal follows a series of damning reports on money-wasting at the department. Its 50 staff, who work between Edinburgh and Dover House, claimed £75,000 hotel expenses last year and another £8000 on hiring plants. Matthew Elliot, of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: "These figures show how little work the Scotland Office is doing at the same time as it is costing taxpayers an extortionate amount.

It was very evident in the 80s and early 90s how powerless and useless our so called Labour MPs were then as Thatcher raked her spurs along the flanks of Scotland. The only time the "feeble fifty" Labour MPs did anything of significance in Westminster during that time was when the disbandment of Strathclyde region was announced, the Labour MPs walked out in protest with Dewar assaulting the mace. The present holders of the Labour flag are even worse if that were possible.

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