Tag Archives: scottish politics

Smart Alec

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has insisted his government has a mandate to hold a referendum on independence in the autumn of 2014. It comes after ministers in London said such a move would be unlawful without Westminster’s approval. But a spokesman for Mr Salmond said Scottish National Party ministers were “entirely confident” of their […]

The Scotland Bill

… is likely to be £6 – £8 billion. That’s the likely oil-based revenue that stands to be removed from British coffers if Scotland restored Independence and withdrew its share of North Sea assets (previously established in both The Continental Shelf Act 1964 and the Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968 as the UK North Sea […]

What Would Jesus Say?

FBI director Robert Mueller has launched a scathing attack on Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill over the release of the Lockerbie bomber. In a letter, dated 21 August, Mr Mueller said the decision makes “a mockery of justice” and gives comfort to terrorists around the world… The Scottish Government said it had consulted widely in […]

Catch and release

The convicted Lockerbie bomber has been flown home to Libya after being freed from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, was jailed in 2001 for the atrocity which claimed 270 lives in 1988. The decision to release Megrahi, who has terminal prostate cancer, was made by the Scottish Government. US president […]