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Aaron Brown
Come and wave us off! Fishing for Leave to launch ‘March To Leave’ with Tyne Flotilla and parade!

Come and wave us off! Fishing for Leave to launch ‘March To Leave’ with Tyne Flotilla and parade!

FISHERMEN’S ORGANISATION Fishing for Leave – who organised the referendum’s Thames Flotilla – will stage yet another audacious event to highlight the death sentence MPs thwarting Brexit presents to British fishing and coastal communities.

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Joshua Curzon
Venezuela’s tragedy: living in darkness under Maduro

Venezuela’s tragedy: living in darkness under Maduro

THIS WEEK Venezuela experienced one of the most severe and widespread blackouts in recent memory. The city of Caracas and nineteen of Venezuela’s twenty-three states were plunged into darkness for nineteen hours initially, with ...

Mev Brown
New polling shows Brexit Party could benefit strongly from Withdrawal Agreement eventually passing

New polling shows Brexit Party could benefit strongly from Withdrawal Agreement eventually passing

ON THE 26TH OF NOVEMBER last year, in a moment of frustration bordering on anger, I tweeted: 

“Theresa May has returned from Europe with her #BrexitDeal What happened to #LeaveMeansLeave? Forget #BrexitShambles and ...

Jonathan Stanley
Brexit must tear down Europe's last wall – it's our duty to all Cypriots

Brexit must tear down Europe's last wall – it's our duty to all Cypriots

ON MARCH 30th the UK will wake up to an issue that has slumbered for 45 years. As one of the three Guarantor powers the UK will face, along with Turkey and Greece (via Brussels ...

Joshua Curzon
Venezuela’s tragedy: the environmental disaster NGOs don't want to talk about

Venezuela’s tragedy: the environmental disaster NGOs don't want to talk about

VENEZUELA is one of earth’s 18 megadiverse countries, home to many rare and unique species. It’s little known, but in 2016 Nicolás Maduro began to threaten that by designating around 112,000 square kilometres of pristine ...

Tom Miers
How Can the Scots Tories capitalise on their success and win power at Holyrood?

How Can the Scots Tories capitalise on their success and win power at Holyrood?

As the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party considers its policy options, Tom Miers concludes his three-part look at what might be possible and suggests Walter Scott can provide inspiration.

Murdo Fraser
New BBC Scotland channel has potential, but needs more viewers

New BBC Scotland channel has potential, but needs more viewers

WHEN THE NEW BBC Scotland digital TV channel was first proposed, it faced criticism in different quarters. Some hard-line unionists were suspicious that the new channel would become an outlet for Scottish Government propaganda, having ...

Joshua Curzon
Venezuela Campaign: Aid helps, but fundamental reform is needed

Venezuela Campaign: Aid helps, but fundamental reform is needed

WHILE MOST of the West sits around paralysed, debating whether to give any credence to Maduro’s claims that Venezuela does not need aid, people are dying. In Caracas’ only functioning children’s hospital, children are dying ...

Jonathan Stanley
Parking Tax protests? There's little mileage in them!

Parking Tax protests? There's little mileage in them!

JUST PERFECT. This is a turf war between two cartels. One makes money when you drive, the other when you don't. Doing both angers most and most people in Scotland struggle to see what is ...

Calum Miller
Nicola will keep the red flag flying here

Nicola will keep the red flag flying here

IT WAS A DULL DAY in November 2016 when Nicola Sturgeon opened the office of the Chinese State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC) in Edinburgh. As she welcomed SDIC subsidiary Red Rock Power to Scotland the German vice chancellor was ...

Aaron Brown
Flagship registration must be controlled if British fishing communities are to benefit from Brexit

Flagship registration must be controlled if British fishing communities are to benefit from Brexit

AWAY FROM all the distraction of what a number of anti-Brexit MPs are doing there has been some good news that the media has failed to cover. The government has fulfilled a ministerial pledge that ...

Tom Miers
How can the Scots Tories capitalise on their success and win power at Holyrood?

How can the Scots Tories capitalise on their success and win power at Holyrood?

As the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party considers its policy options, Tom Miers continues his three-part look at what might be possible and suggests a European ‘Christian Democrat’ approach to public service reform.