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Scottish Politics Thread

He’s trying to change it single handily though by ensuring family members get their noses well into the trough



there is also another relative who he’s backing to stand (the name escapes me) who said doesn’t know why he wants to be an MSP but it sounded like a good idea.......
Cronyism... Nothing new to the SNP
Sleaze, cronyism and the SNP: the New Politics is charmingly familiar | The Spectator
 

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Hate crime bill: Hate talk in homes ‘must be prosecuted’​

Conversations over the dinner table that incite hatred must be prosecuted under Scotland’s hate crime law, the justice secretary has said.


Serisouly... In the home?.....
I can see that falling foul of a determined HRA98 claim.
 

offog

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Hate crime bill: Hate talk in homes ‘must be prosecuted’​

Conversations over the dinner table that incite hatred must be prosecuted under Scotland’s hate crime law, the justice secretary has said.


Serisouly... In the home?.....
Does that mean that I can't say anything about the brussels at Xmas.
 
Were there many coal mines in Scotland, then...?
225 collieries in Scotland at the time of nationalisation in 1947, mostly in the central belt, although there was one up in Sutherland which was never nationalised and only closed finally in the 1970s.
 

BuggerAll

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At one time there was……as were iron gold silver too…..
The sad thing is private industry being nationalised didn't always work in Scotland
Did it work anywhere?
 

Fang_Farrier

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225 collieries in Scotland at the time of nationalisation in 1947, mostly in the central belt, although there was one up in Sutherland which was never nationalised and only closed finally in the 1970s.

Brora.
A most interesting map in the heritage centre showing that the shafts are all the way under the village out to the sea.
Originally mined for producing salt and then for the brick works.
 

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225 collieries in Scotland at the time of nationalisation in 1947, mostly in the central belt, although there was one up in Sutherland which was never nationalised and only closed finally in the 1970s.
So they all closed long before [gulp] Thatcher...?
 

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