Monday, April 30, 2007

Happy Birthday

Happy 10th Birthday Tony Blair ( "Labour Pie")

"McConnell himself, in an interview published in Seven Days today, describes Motherwell town centre - in his own constituency - as a "pigsty", and there are many other small towns throughout Scotland that are similarly blighted. These are towns that have been run by Labour for decades." 'A vote for change is a leap of faith. It's a leap this newspaper is prepared to make'

Revealed: Labour’s voting scandal

"A total of 433,000 applications for postal ballots has been received - three times more than at the last Holyrood election in 2003... It is slightly surprising that so many people should have altered their voting practice so suddenly: normally such changes take a long time to bed in. Nearly 15% of the electorate in Dundee have applied for postal votes; that is the kind of phenomenon that raises fears and invites speculation. What is thoroughly alarming is the fact that this ballot-box revolution is taking place in a relatively uncontrolled, even chaotic, environment. Astonishingly and reprehensibly, there is absolutely no mechanism for checking the authenticity of these postal ballot applications." A threat to democracy

Rise in poverty worse than stated The Declaration of Scotstoun 2007


SNP Party Broadcast - Election 2007 - It's Time


Friday, April 20, 2007

Blair's New Labour Britain; Robin Cook and MI5

"The recent Prescott affair had alerted me to the strange possibility that undercover MI5 officers or agents might have been working as diary secretaries for some senior Labour Party politicians."

"Who were the so-far unidentified group of walkers (or hunters ?) who, we were told, came to Gaynor Cook's aid? If it's not an obvious question, what were they doing on Ben Stack?" Are there people who would like to see Gordon Brown dead ?

"The phenomenon of Neets (young people "not in education, employment or training") is on the rise. More than 1.2 million 16- to 24-year-olds in England, Scotland and Wales - almost a fifth of the age group - are spending their time doing literally nothing, according to a study published last week." Meet the Neets

"England has one of the lowest number of physicians per head of population of all the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - the ratio of doctors to patients in England in 1994 was only 59 per cent of the OECD average (1.6/1000 as opposed to 2.7/1000)." Science Blog -- Ratio of doctors to patients is good predictor of ...

Blair's Britain