Tag Archives: Scotland

Scotland’s Leader Heads Glasgow Pride Parade, Where She’d Rather Be “No Matter Who Else” Is Here Today

Scotland’s Daily Record reports: Nicola Sturgeon says leading thousands of marchers at Scotland’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) pride event was a “real honour.” Wearing a t-shirt with a rainbow coloured “choose love” logo, the First Minister headed up Glasgow Pride as it left Clyde Place, alongside Suki Wan, chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament. Ms Sturgeon …

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Scottish Protesters Hurl Abuse As Trump Golfs [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A group of protesters gathered at President Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in Scotland on Saturday, chanting at him as he played the course. “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA,” the protesters could be heard chanting at Trump in a video posted by a BBC reporter. Trump has faced widespread protests during his trip to the United …

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SCOTLAND: Greenpeace Trolls Trump At Golf Resort

The Associated Press reports: Scottish police say they are trying to trace a paraglider who flew a Greenpeace protest banner over the golf resort that President Donald Trump is staying at. Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch said the protester breached a no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel and committed a criminal offence. Greenpeace said the glider carried a banner reading “Trump: Well …

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Scottish Newspaper: Donald Trump Is A Racist Liar

From today’s full-page editorial in The Scotsman: Donald Trump is a racist, a serial liar, and either a sex abuser or someone who falsely brags about being one in the apparent belief that this will impress other men in a metaphorical “locker room”. To take each of these charges in turn, when black American football players protested against police shootings …

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Baby Blimp May Fly Over Trump’s Scotland Golf Course

The Evening Standard reports: Thousands of people have signed a petition for the Trump baby blimp to be flown close to the President’s golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Activists raised over £16,000 to make the balloon and gain permission to fly it over Parliament Square. Sadiq Khan and City Hall gave the go-ahead for it to be flown on Friday …

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BRITAIN: Gov’t Earmarks Up To $6.6M In Security Costs Should Trump Visit His Scotland Golf Course During Trip

We’re not the only ones getting screwed by his golfing: The British government confirmed on Tuesday that it would cover up to $6.6 million in policing costs for President Trump’s potential visit to Scotland to go golfing. Liz Truss, the chief secretary of Treasury and Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk, shared a letter addressed to the Scottish …

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Scotland Might Try For Independence Again

Reuters reports: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would again consider another vote on independence for Scotland when the British government offers some certainty over Brexit. Speaking on ITV television’s Peston on Sunday program, Sturgeon also said her Scottish National Party would not block another Brexit vote on any final deal, but feared what would happen if …

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Musician Retweeted Today By Trump Is Convicted Scottish Check Forger Who Once Performed For Him

The Scotsman reports: Donald Trump has retweeted a woman from Lanark convicted of stealing thousands of pounds from a community group, in the latest example of the president’s unpredictable social media behaviour. Mr Trump shared a message from Sheena Fox – a vocal supporter of America’s commander-in-chief – which casts doubt on the veracity of a threat claim made by …

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SCOTLAND: Trump Golf Course Loses Tax Break

The Scotsman reports: The Sunday Herald revealed that a change in the Scottish Government’s recent budget will remove Trump Turnberry in South Ayrshire from a business rates relief scheme. Scotland’s Finance Secretary Derek Mackay introduced new measures in February to help businesses in the hospitality sector. The move was in response to growing pressure to intervene to help struggling restaurants …

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Scotland Apologizes For Gay Sex Convictions

Reuters reports: Scotland’s devolved government issued an apology on Tuesday to men convicted in the past for same-sex activity and passed a new law which will allow them to clear their names. “It is only right that we address this historic wrong,” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament. Discriminatory laws, although abolished, continue to have implications for people …

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Scottish Episcopal Church Votes To Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry In Church, First In UK [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church. It makes it the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages. The vote to amend canon law on marriage, removing the stipulation that it is between a man and a woman, was carried by the Synod in Edinburgh. It …

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SCOTLAND: Homocon Milo Humiliated In Election To Represent Student Body Of Glasgow University

Milo ended up with 6% of the vote. The Huffington Post UK reports: Alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has lost the election for Glasgow University rector in a landslide defeat to human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar. Despite the support of a vocal student faction on campus, former Breitbart News editor Yiannopoulos took just 533 of 8,210 student votes for the role …

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Scotland Vows To Join European Union As Independent Nation But Spain Will Likely Try To Stop Them [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Nicola Sturgeon has said an independent Scotland would seek full membership of the European Union and dismissed suggestions the country would have to join the back of the queue. Scotland’s First Minister also said she was willing to have “reasonable discussions” with Theresa May over the timing of a new plebiscite but warned it would not be …

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SCOTLAND: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Calls For Second Independence Referendum Over “Hard Brexit”

The Guardian reports: Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish people will be given a choice whether to follow the UK into a “hard Brexit” or become an independent country between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. The Scottish first minister said she was firing the starting gun on a second independence referendum because the British government had failed to move “even …

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BRITISH: PM Theresa May Braces For Second Scottish Independence Referendum Demand Over Brexit

The Times Of London reports: Theresa May is preparing for the Scottish government to call a second independence referendum to coincide with the triggering of Article 50 next month. Senior government sources say there is serious concern that Nicola Sturgeon will use the start of the Brexit process to demand another vote on the future of the UK and that …

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Scotland Has A Message For Trump [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Full Frontal sent correspondent Amy Hoggart to Scotland to learn about resisting oppression from people who have been resisting Trump since he built Trump International Golf Links in their country. More than a decade ago, he descended on the country promising to create 6,000 job and telling TV reporters, “I’m an artist and this is probably the greatest …

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BRITAIN: Scottish Parliament Votes Against Starting Brexit Process In Largely Symbolic Move [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The Scottish Parliament has voted by 90 to 34 to oppose the UK government starting the Brexit process. The Supreme Court ruled last month that there was no legal need for Holyrood to give its consent to the triggering of Article 50. But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would let MSPs have a say, despite it …

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SCOTLAND: State Tourism Agency Delists Five-Star Hotel After Trump Pal Owner Uses Anti-Gay Slur

The BBC reports: Tourism agency VisitScotland has suspended the five-star status of an Aberdeen hotel following the owner’s homophobic comments. Stewart Spence used a derogatory term about homosexuals at The Marcliffe Hotel during a Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland event last week. Mr Spence later said he wanted to “sincerely apologise”. VisitScotland said the Marcliffe had been removed it from …

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SCOTLAND: Government Moves For “Automatic Pardon” For Gay Men Convicted Under Old Sodomy Laws

The BBC reports: The Scottish government is to move to pardon men who were convicted of same-sex offences before laws against homosexuality were scrapped. The UK government has announced plans for posthumous pardons for men who were convicted under laws now abolished. There was controversy after an SNP members’ bill on the topic was “talked out” at Westminster, with Theresa …

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EUROPE: Scotland Tops List Of Gay-Friendly Nations

From the Herald Scotland: Scotland would be rated as the most gay-friendly and tolerant nation in Europe if it was separate from the rest of the UK, new research has found. A survey measuring equality and human rights found that Scotland would top a European league table after meeting 90 per cent of the criteria laid down by campaigning group …

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