Take a step back and look at the United States, 2020. Over 100,000 dead from Covid-19, by far the most in the world. Responding to a global crisis by exiting the World Health Organisation, stirring conspiracy theories about how the virus originated and using its Navy to steal global supplies of ventilators in acts of international piracy. […]
US President Donald Trump has told Minneapolis protestors against the police killing of George Floyd that he will send in the National Guard and “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”. The threat to gun down US citizens comes after the city was seized by protest, with clashes between the police and protestors.
The UK has joined the US, Australia and Canada in condemning the Chinese state for imposing a new security law in Hong Kong during the pandemic. The special administrative area in China was once a colony of the British Empire and the statement declared that the four powers have a “significant and long-standing stake” in […]
The Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has warned the costs of tackling the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences far outweigh central UK Government funding for Scotland. She has previously complained that a pledged £60 million in business assistance for Scottish business never materialised. (Herald)
Prime Minister Boris Johnsons’s special adviser Dominic Cummings may have broken lockdown rules in a “minor breach” according to Durham police. The Number 10 strategist has been at the heart of a controversy since last week after it was revealed he travelled from London to the North East town at the height of lockdown. (The […]
“The Scottish independence movement emerged precisely as a response to war, economic crisis, environmental decline, national, local and global inequalities. It identifies the British state as a road block to sound governance and a serious orientation on the social, economic and geopolitical problems we face.”
“I didn’t get into politics to make bureaucrats more powerful or hand more control to politicians. I’m here to get power back to people, to communities, to tenants and passengers and patients and students and frontline staff. We need the state to make it happen, but then we need them to take their hands off.”
“People will remember the mad-dash scramble to “fudge” the UK figures to meet the target of 100,000 tests per day by the end of April. Less well advertised is that while the UK’s testing figures are still less than spectacular, they have overtaken Scotland’s and have remained consistently higher since late April and for the entire month of May.”