Category Archives: Scottish Parliament

The end of the End of Life Assistance Bill?

First, in the interests of full disclosure, I am a Christian and that inevitably influences my views on the following.  There is a comments section below where you can post any measured response you may have on this issue… Margo … Continue reading

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Alcohol restrictions at Highland League clubs

New Scottish Highland Football League clubs are to be designated in law, imposing restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol. Continue reading

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Scottish Legal Complaints Commission: levy under attack

” While some eyebrows may be raised at a publicly funded body generating [a £1.5 Million] surplus in its first year of operation, the Government cannot be allowed to interfere with its internal decisions. The [Scottish Legal Complaints Commission] is … Continue reading

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Cigarette Ban Bites

Howls of protest from the Scottish Grocers’ Federation on the passing by the Scottish Parliament of the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill. Continue reading

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Soft on Pirates – soft on the causes of piracy

The Scottish Parliament has been asked to support a campaign to clear the name of Captain Kidd, who was hanged for piracy over three hundred years ago. But – wouldn’t we be sending out a message to the world that … Continue reading

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Disabled Parking Law Passed

The Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill has been passed – meaning anyone using a designated spaces without a blue badge faces a fine of up to £60. The law is a private member’s bill by Dumbarton MSP Jackie Baillie. … Continue reading

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Sturgeon “not persuaded” on euthanasia

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the Health Secretary, has been reported as saying she was “not persuaded” that assisted suicide should be made legal, after independent MSP Margo MacDonald said she hoped to bring legislation on the subject before Holyrood next year. … Continue reading

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One Referendum or Two?

How many referendums (referenda?) would be required to effect Scotland’s independence? Continue reading

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