I had heard that party finances through donors were not as high as they once were, coincidentally it followed the death of a Euromillions winner but maybe others are seeing the light.I can't see independance being on the table for a couple of years. There won't be the finances or the will for a long time after this madness has ended. Sturgeon is doing a pretty good impression of a first minister at the moment (although all the initiatives are coming from Westmonster) however if she starts banging the freedom drum too soon after the crisis, she may find that the vast majority just want to rebuild their lives and pay off their debts.
And slated to drop as low as $10 a barrel with the current world slow down in demand......Oil prices have not been above $70 for about two years and now sitting at about $30 a barrel....... only about $100 less than the projections of the said paper. Whisky - US duty increased due to fall outs with the EU regarding trade.... etc, etc.
Rinse & Repeat.Alex Salmond is facing the prospect of a fresh police investigation following allegations linked to his time spent in London as an MP.After an extraordinary trial at the High Court in Edinburgh, thewww.thetimes.co.uk
Don’t return the ‘soap on a rope’ just yet Eck!!
I wonder if any civil cases will be pursued based on the lower burden of proof.Rinse & Repeat.
CPS/PF will have the same issues as before of a lack of corroborating witnesses.
Another round of "Oh no I did'nt....Oh yes you did". " Ok..prove it beyond reasonable doubt" like a game of courtroom ping pong and unless, beyond any shadow of a doubt something/s pops up worth pursuing in the public interest, it'll all fade away. Unless, someone risks perjury.
Let's not forget, the jury who saw him out the door contained 8 women and they still junked the Prosecution evidences as unsafe, only pinning one Not Proven which Jackson would have bent over backwards to avoid is it is pretty much "Guilty but unsafe". I'm sure the Jury would have been happier to nail him if the evidences proved irrefutable, but the means to that end were a country mile off safe convictions. I bet they were a bit frustrated, but that's justice....probably guilty of some of it, but not caught in the act.
Possibly.I wonder if any civil cases will be pursued based on the lower burden of proof.
Crowd funded you say...........Possibly.
If A) the PF & SLAB sanction the case resources (huge---eye-watering) & time, not to mention if SLAB after means testing are ok with chipping in.
B) If the pursuer/s have the financial clout to see it through..with all the risks of losing.
Only the brave,/well healed/ Crowd Funded.
I hate to say it but she's actually handling things pretty competently just now. God help us if the likes of Cherry, Salmond, Angus Macneil etc were in charge at the moment,Sturgeon is doing a pretty good impression of a first minister at the moment (although all the initiatives are coming from Westmonster)
What is to handle, please state where she has accomplished anything differently to westminster?I hate to say it but she's actually handling things pretty competently just now. God help us if the likes of Cherry, Salmond, Angus Macneil etc were in charge at the moment,
Well yesterday she gave much better guidance, particularly advice for employers, regarding who should actually be travelling to work at the moment. Particularly regarding the construction sector. Don't get me wrong, I hate the woman, but BJ's original wording on who should go to work changed three times from his statement and is still pretty ambiguous.
Our son works in one of his departments.It may have passed ARRSErs by, Police Scotland, not prepared to wait for emergency powers, used existing legislation to close rebellious boozers.
Although it appears that one of his deputies took the initiative, Chief Constable Iain Livingstone QPM added: “I am fully supportive of the enforcement action taken today which is entirely proportionate to the threat posed to the safety of Scotland’s communities."
“I have a clear, positive duty to both protect life and improve the safety and wellbeing of people across Scotland, while supporting the government and health agencies in our fight against this pandemic.”
Good call Chief.