Nae

BY EFFIE DEANS The Conservative manifesto promised that there would not be a second Scottish independence referendum. The Conservatives won a large majority. That should be the end of the matter. This being Scotland it isn’t. Independence is the bone, Nicola Sturgeon is the dog.  Scottish nationalists will teach their toddlers that “No means No” or else raise spoilt brats. Young independence supporting women will go … Continue reading Nae

Taixit Holds Strong

BY ANASTASIA CHOO Taiwanese voters re-elected incumbent president Tsai Ing-Wen in a landslide election on Saturday 11th January which translates as a sharp rebuke to Beijing and its attempts to intimidate Taiwan into China’s fold. Tsai won over 8 million votes, or 57% of the vote share, leading her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to a crushing victory with a landslide in presidential and legislative elections. … Continue reading Taixit Holds Strong

Fly Tipping Solutions Do Exist

BY NICK PEARCE Fly Tipping is out of control. Cases are spiralling and the clean-up is getting ever more expensive. The stats do not lie: Since 2012, the number of incidents of white goods being abandoned in rural England has increased from 3,928 to 12,319. The incidents of illegal rubbish dumping in the countryside as a whole rose from 888 to 1,473 in the same … Continue reading Fly Tipping Solutions Do Exist

Dubs is Out of Touch

CSM EDITORIAL It would appear that Lord Dubs – at one time universally respected – has lost his sense of circumspection of late. Once a child refugee himself, the peer – an 87 year-old beneficiary of the Kindertransport  – seems intent on forcing an endless succession of child refugees on Britain against the will of the public. This comes after Dubs’ outspoken support – an … Continue reading Dubs is Out of Touch

Time to Neutralise the HIU

BY JAMIE FOSTER Senior Tories are demanding that Boris Johnson cut the powers of a historic investigations unit (HIU) as part of his deal to get power sharing back on at Stormont. The unit is tasked with investigating the deaths caused by the British Army during the troubles. There are real concerns that the unit will investigate all 302 deaths caused during the period. Tory … Continue reading Time to Neutralise the HIU