HALF A MILLION HITS ON SHAUNYNEWS – I am DONE, but Scotland, I can’t thank you enough!!

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510,485 hits on ShaunyNews, 10+ blogs a day on Scottish Referendum and I will be honest I am GONE! I hurt, my Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain have taken a hold. My mind is what we call “Brain Fog” My wrists are burning hot, my fingers are like they are broken, my head is dizzy, but if on the 19th September, as expected I am doing a blog with video and images from Scotland’s biggest party EVER it will have been worth it. I am actually getting my son to type this as I talk here as I just can’t move my wrists. Almost 80,000 views today so far with an hour to go. I would be telling lies if I am not thinking of having a break or stopping altogether after the vote for Scotland’s freedom on Thursday. I really enjoy writing, telling media stories the BBC for example won’t go near. Since I started writing 2 years ago when I had to really stop being a football manager after a few attempts to keep going failed I have given this blog EVERYTHING!! I have only had ShaunyNews 6 months, 5 months really as I got no stats for a few months, then, well check, this is the monthly breakdown

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When I do something, anything in life I give it 100%, everything I have, I NEED AND MUST find the truth and anyone who has been reading my blog will know I have torn a few myths to bits. I have always said that Government’s lie, that we the people are lied to, Worldwide, and once not too long ago I got a hard time for suggesting this, now Scotland and the watching world has spoken about this very issue from Australia, to India, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and further afield. Our Governments lie to us, I have proven it without doubt in the last 5 months for sure. Also that Media, big Media will peddle the Government agenda to make stupid people believe every word. I am just happy I live in a country that has seen the lies, demonstrated against them as we did on Saturday at the BBC Headquarters in Glasgow, 3,ooo or so were there, there would have been more but it was football day and 50,ooo people were at Celtic Park watching my beloved Glasgow Celtic Football Club

Scotland telling the BBC in no uncertain terms we demand heads to roll

Scotland telling the BBC in no uncertain terms we demand heads to roll

We have seen the funny side of it here in Scotland, some of the artwork done by people has been superb and we have had a good laugh at it. As a culture here in Scotland we don’t take ourselves or life too serious, so we tend to get angry at things then turn around and make jokes about them, here are a few of the best ones below. I will leave you with images, fun and real and a few songs and videos that came out as the months rolled past. One thing I can say right now is I am UTTERLY PROUD TO BE SCOTTISH. To be Scottish is to be lucky, we are an amazing race of people, when one stands up we all stand up, when one get’s an earful we back each other up. Scotland will ALWAYS be Scotland no matter the vote on Thursday, sure we want complete freedom from a Union that no longer fits 2014, Scottish people are smart, we demand answers to the lies but first we want over the line, it has dawned on people slowly that it is actually happening, we are going into the last 3 days with momentum behind us in part due to David Cameron and the BBC and others lying to us, had they been honest, it may have been different, but the no camp shot themselves in the foot in spectacular fashion in front of a watching World.

Below are some of my highlights on this long, painful road that is nearly over. I don’t know if I can keep this pace up, but I am averaging 30,000 views a day just now, people want to read and share, some blogs have been shared 10,000 times on the several facebook groups for a free Scotland I am on. Maybe it will calm after Thursday, maybe a major news outlet will offer me a job, who knows. Well here are the images and video’s that inspired a nation to “Think again” If you know me NUMBERS DON’T MATTER TO ME! I have no desire to show off or act the big man here. I am just delighted to be part of a movement by a culture hell bent on getting it’s way, we are ferocious in our demands but fair and loyal to the cause. Scotland can show the WORLD what can be done when EVERYONE stands up. Change can happen, and in 3 days time, we may have changed the dynamics of a sick World, see Scotland want’s the Nuclear weapons OUT OF SCOTLAND, and for England to keep them, they have none as things stand. We don’t wan’t illegal wars, we want to look after our old, scare tactics told us Banks would close, the only banks that will close are FOOD BANKS FOR POOR KIDS TO EAT FROM! We want to look after our disabled, have a living wage and not a minimum wage. Scotland, the World is watching, lets see this through, the talking from Politicians has stopped now, we just need to keep that 8% lead we have or had. I think it’s nearer 60%-70% but we will see. SCOTLAND, EVERYONE I MET, THANK YOU, FOR NOW….

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WE GATHERED AND PARTIED AND NO MATTER THE RESULT, WE WILL AGAIN, IT'S OUR WAY

WE GATHERED AND PARTIED AND NO MATTER THE RESULT, WE WILL AGAIN, IT’S OUR WAY

TRAINSPOTTING  - IT'S FUNNY!

TRAINSPOTTING – IT’S FUNNY!

THIS IS THE LESSON SCOTLAND LEARNED, I HOPE THE WORLD DID ALSO

THIS IS THE LESSON SCOTLAND LEARNED, I HOPE THE WORLD DID ALSO

ALL THE TIME, THE NO CAMP HAD NO SUPPORT, NOTHING TO ADD, TILL IT WAS TOO LATE

ALL THE TIME, THE NO CAMP HAD NO SUPPORT, NOTHING TO ADD, TILL IT WAS TOO LATE

THE LION IS READY TO ROAR

THE LION IS READY TO ROAR

BANKS WILL CLOSE! FOOD BANKS

BANKS WILL CLOSE! FOOD BANKS

I DON'T GET THIS, ENGLISH FAMILY I HAVE DON'T UNDERSTAND SCOTTISH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO VOTE NO TO KEEP THIS...BUT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE 'UNIONIST'

I DON’T GET THIS, ENGLISH FAMILY I HAVE DON’T UNDERSTAND SCOTTISH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO VOTE NO TO KEEP THIS…BUT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE ‘UNIONIST’

THE MYTH OF THE POUND I SMASHED TO BITS TWICE

THE MYTH OF THE POUND I SMASHED TO BITS TWICE

NOW THIS MADE US ALL LAUGH

NOW THIS MADE US ALL LAUGH

WE MOCKED THE BBC SCARE TACTICS OURSELVES, IT WAS THIS BAD! LOL

WE MOCKED THE BBC SCARE TACTICS OURSELVES, IT WAS THIS BAD! LOL

WE MOCKED THE BBC, WE PROTESTED WITH NO BAD FEELINGS, WE LET THEM KNOW WE KNOW

WE MOCKED THE BBC, WE PROTESTED WITH NO BAD FEELINGS, WE LET THEM KNOW WE KNOW

THIS WAS ANOTHER LIE, I MEAN..COME ON!

THIS WAS ANOTHER LIE, I MEAN..COME ON!

THE EDINBURGH AGREEMENT - CAMERON WANTED TO CHANGE AT THE LAST SECOND, HE KNOWS HE IS OUT OF A JOB

THE EDINBURGH AGREEMENT – CAMERON WANTED TO CHANGE AT THE LAST SECOND, HE KNOWS HE IS OUT OF A JOB

BELOW EDINBURGH CASTLE IN MY CITY WE GATHERED

BELOW EDINBURGH CASTLE IN MY CITY WE GATHERED

WHEN ED MILLIBAND FROM LABOUR SAID THIS, WE WERE ANGRY, BUT WE MADE FUN OUT OF HIM AND HAD MORE FUN

WHEN ED MILLIBAND FROM LABOUR SAID THIS, WE WERE ANGRY, BUT WE MADE FUN OUT OF HIM AND HAD MORE FUN

I DON'T WANT TO BE THAT PARENT OR GRANDPARENT ANY DAY SOON, DO YOU? FOR THE KIDS? "ALEX WHO" THEY WILL ASK

I DON’T WANT TO BE THAT PARENT OR GRANDPARENT ANY DAY SOON, DO YOU? FOR THE KIDS? “ALEX WHO” THEY WILL ASK

MANY HAVE DONE MORE THAN OTHERS

MANY HAVE DONE MORE THAN OTHERS

IT'S NOT ABOUT ANY ONE PERSON OR PEOPLE, IT'S ABOUT SCOTLAND

IT’S NOT ABOUT ANY ONE PERSON OR PEOPLE, IT’S ABOUT SCOTLAND

 

WE GATHERED AND PARTIED AND NO MATTER THE RESULT, WE WILL AGAIN, IT'S OUR WAY

WE GATHERED AND PARTIED AND NO MATTER THE RESULT, WE WILL AGAIN, IT’S OUR WAY

Empire strikes back

Scotland The Brave

PROCLAIMERS, CAP IN HAND 

Stanley Odd, Son I Voted Yes

Scotland, listen and be at one with our future!

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Joan McAlpine: It’s time to take a close look at some of London’s lies over Scots oil wealth

Joan answers some hard hitting questions related to Scotland's oil

Joan answers some hard hitting questions related to Scotland’s oi

    • Now That every walking, talking breathing Scottish person with a brain knows for a FACT Westminster lied, tried to scare us and failed, it’s time to look at these Myths one at a time, so lets start with Oil. Westminster lied HARD on this one, so let is explore it with Joan McAlpine
    • JOAN looks deeper in to the some Westminster’s claims regarding how Britain’s oil would be distributed if Scotland became an independent nation.

Does the oil belong to Scotland?

Yes. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) says oil revenue should go to the country in whose waters it was discovered. Professor Alex Kemp, of the University of Aberdeen, says 90 per cent of UK oil lies in Scottish waters but we need to be independent to get the revenue it generates.

Isn’t the oil running out?

No. UK Oil and Gas, who represent companies working in the industry, say there are 24 billion barrels left in the North Sea. That is why they are investing record amounts. Even the UK Government have conceded it could last another 50 years.

How much is it worth?

Around £1.5trillion. This could rise as world demand pushes up prices. The International Monetary Fund’s research team have predicted world prices could double by 2022.

Will we be too dependent on oil if we choose independence?

Even without oil, Scotland’s wealth is around the same as the rest of the UK, according to official figures. Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s say, even without oil, Scotland would be one of the most successful economies in the developed world. But the oil is a huge bonus and gives an independent Scotland a great head start.

What does that mean for me and my family?

We can create an oil fund by saving some of the tax – Norway, a country the same size as Scotland, has accumulated an oil fund of £500billion to be used for pensions, healthcare and investment in the future. The UK has failed to set up a fund and squandered our oil wealth.

But the UK Government say the Scottish Government have exaggerated the value of oil

They would say that, wouldn’t they? The highly respected Investors Chronicle magazine said the UK Government are underplaying the value of the North Sea oil because of the forthcoming referendum on independence.

Who else backs the Scottish Government?

Professor Sir Donald MacKay, the world’s foremost expert on oil prices, says the UK government are wrong and the Scottish Government are right. He said: “There is no hole in the Scottish Government’s oil predictions but there is a mountain of black gold missing from the UK Government’s.” The economic think tank N-56 said the figure for future tax revenues was six times more than the UK government claimed.

Is more oil being discovered?

All the time. This month Xcite Energy announced a major new oil find east of Shetland. The Bentley field will produce 700 million barrels over 35 years. The Clair Ridge Project to the west of Shetland is expected to produce 640 million barrels in the future. BP’s publicity video says Clair will make an enormous contribution to the UK economy for many years to come.

Why don’t I know this?

Good question. David Cameron made a secret visit to Shetland to see this important field. But the visit was hushed up along with the latest results of test drilling, which are rumoured to reveal even more oil.

Why would they bury a good news story?

A certain independence vote on September 18. It has even been suggested that workers on the field stand down till after the referendum.

Surely the UK Government are not involved in a cover up?

They have form. When oil was found in the 1970s, a report for ministers by the senior civil servant Gavin McCrone predicted an independent Scotland would be richer than Switzerland. That was kept secret for 30 years.

So they lied to us?

Denis Healey, the former Labour chancellor in the 1970s, admitted the value of oil was played down by Labour and Conservative governments to stop the Scots supporting independence.

How much did these lies cost us?

Around £300billion of oil tax revenue has gone straight to the London Exchequer since oil was discovered. Scotland didn’t receive a penny.

Anything else I should know?

Significant oil finds were made in the Clyde in the 1970s but the industry was blocked by the UK Ministry of Defence because they didn’t want anything interfering with nuclear submarines. Michael Heseltine, defence secretary at the time, admitted it this week.

Last weekend the Scottish Government created a taskforce to examine the potential of oil in the west. A Yes vote will mean the Ministry of Defence will no longer be able to block these developments.

What will independence change?

All the tax money from oil will stay in Scotland and be used for the good of the people who live here.

NHS Not Safe From Private Firms In Controversial TTIP Deal, Westminster Admits

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Ministers have admitted the NHS is still on the table as part of secretive talks over a controversial US-EU trade deal that could see it opened up to American corporations. Following protests in London over the weekend, UK trade minister Lord Livingston confirmed that the NHS had not been excluded from talks about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), insisting that it was because it would “not see any change to its existing obligations”. The admission was seized upon by trade unions, who called on David Cameron to veto any inclusion of the NHS in talks for the controversial deal

Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, said: “The government is allowing faceless bureaucrats in Brussels and Washington to make the sell-off of our treasured NHS permanent. The French have already used their veto to exclude the French film industry. There is no reason why the British government can’t do the same to protect the NHS. “The people of this country didn’t vote for selling-off our NHS and they didn’t vote to make the sell-off irreversible by giving US companies the right to sue us in secret courts. It is an outrage that this government is prepared to expose our NHS to US companies and Wall Street investors. “Lord Livingstone tried to claim that the NHS won’t be affected, in that case why is the NHS included in the deal and why can’t the government just take the NHS out of TTIP? The government needs to stop trying to pull the wool over our eyes and veto the inclusion of the NHS in TTIP now.”

A poll recently carried out by Survation found that most of those polled (68%) opposed the inclusion of the NHS as part of the deal. Barely one in four (23%) of those planning to vote Conservative supported including the NHS, while 77% of those planning to vote Ukip opposed including it in any TTIP talks. Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed TTIP, which could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history, as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity. The trade deal, which could be finalised as early as next year, would create jobs and boost the UK economy by £10 billion a year, supporters say.

Lord Livingston said: “This is a very big prize, removing most tariffs so that more companies will be able to trade with the United States. We are trying to bring standards together, not reduce them. “Our job is to put the facts on the table, give assurances and see this as a good news story.” Syed Kamall, leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, recently poured scorn on the “myths’ surrounding the TTIP negotiations. Blogging on the Huffington Post UK, he wrote: “If the TTIP negotiations cover issues other than trade, it becomes known as a “mixed agreement” and will have to be ratified by the British Parliament. “Democratic oversight and transparency is a core shared objective of the parties and Members of the European Parliament across the political spectrum are closely monitoring the different stages of the process in order to inform our citizens and to engage them in the process.”

http://booking.voxquo.com/noticia.asp?id=289631&t=NHS-Not-Safe-From-Private-Firms-In-Controversial-TTIP-Deal-UK-Admits

https://www.facebook.com/UNISONNews/posts/821102554574982

Second life: Scientists ‘reset’ human stem cells to ‘blank state’

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I think this is an amazing breakthrough by Science, but I fear the religious crowd will but an end to it, even if it does save lives, to reset stem cells could see people with brain illness’s and people disabled like me having a better or normal life. I hope it gets the go ahead Worldwide.

Scientists have learned to “reset” human stem cells to their earliest state. This breakthrough gives hope for millions of people suffering from incurable conditions, like Parkinson’s Disease, as scientists hope their success would lead to cures. British and Japanese scientists have managed to reboot stem cells to the state equivalent 7 to 10-day old embryo, before it implants in the womb. “These cells may represent the real starting point for formation of tissues in the human embryo,” said Austin Smith, director of the Britain’s Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, who co-led the research.“Capturing embryonic stem cells is like stopping the developmental clock at the precise moment before they begin to turn into distinct cells and tissues.” Studying the reset cells could lead to a better understanding of human development and how embryo development can go wrong, cause miscarriages and developmental disorders. “We hope that in time they will allow us to unlock the fundamental biology of early development, which is impossible to study directly in people,” Smith said.

In the future, this knowledge could allow the production of safe and more reproducible starting materials for a wide range of applications including cell therapies, scientists said in the study, published in Cell Journal.  Until now it was only possible to produce what in scientific language is called pluripotent stem cells in the lab either from cells extracted from a very early stage embryo or from adult cells that have been induced into a pluripotent state. Human pluripotent stem cells are first of all valuable because of their unique capability to become any of the cells and tissues in the body.

However, scientists have been trying to generate human pluripotent stem cells that are truly pristine (also known as naïve). Before they succeeded, researchers have only been able to derive cells that are slightly further down the developmental pathway, not a totally “blank slate,” scientists say. What happened now is that British and Japanese scientists have managed to induce a ground state by rewiring the genetic circuitry in human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, the University of Cambridge explains. It is much easier to control the process of generating stem cells in mouse cells which can be frozen in a state in their naïve or “blank state” using a protein called LIF. But this is not the case with human cells, which are not as responsive to LIF. That means they require different control, involves switching key genes on and off.

For this reason scientists have been unable to generate human pluripotent cells that are as primitive or as consistent as mouse embryonic stem cells. To avoid this problem, the scientists introduced two genes – NANOG and KLF2 – which caused a network of genes controlling the cell to reboot and induce the early pluripotent state. So now, those “reset cells” share many of the characteristics of authentic naïve embryonic stem cells isolated from mice, suggesting that they represent the earliest stage of development. “Scientists have perfected a reliable way of doing this with mouse cells, but human cells have proved more difficult to arrest and show subtle differences between the individual cells. It’s as if the developmental clock has not stopped at the same time and some cells are a few minutes ahead of others,” Smith said.

Experts say that by helping to regenerate tissue, stem cell science could offer new ways of treating conditions for which there are currently no cures – including heart and eye diseases, Parkinson’s and strokes. But there is still a lot of research required. “We now need to carry out further studies to establish how our cells compare with others,” said Yasuhiro Takashima, of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, who worked with Smith. “We don’t yet know whether these will be a better starting point than existing stem cells for therapies, but being able to start entirely from scratch could prove beneficial.”

Teenagers arrested after Yes man attacked outside pro-independence gig

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Usher Hall: The man was attacked outside the venue in Edinburgh

After this event here http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/15/edinburgh-say-aye-at-the-usher-hall/ How much of this do we have to put up with?

Two teenagers have been arrested after a man was assaulted outside a pro-independence concert. The 48-year-old man was attacked outside the Usher Hall in Edinburgh at 11.50pm on Saturday. It is understood he had attended A Night for Scotland before he was assaulted. More than 2000 supporters packed the venue for a concert showing support for the Yes campaign. Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Amy Macdonald and Eddi Reader all took to the stage. Police Scotland said they were called to an assault and two teenagers have been charged. A spokesman for the force said: “Two men have been arrested and charged following an assault on a 48-year old-man outside the Usher Hall around 11.50pm last night. “The two 18-year-olds will appear in court at a later date.”

http://www.news-cloud.co.uk/StvNews/2014/09/15/TeenagersArrestedAfterManAttackedOutsideProIndependenceGig.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-29202726

Scotland – The Pound, Can we put another Myth to bed?

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The Pound Scots was the unit of currency in the Kingdom of Scotland before the Kingdom unified with the Kingdom of England in 1770

Seen this on Social Media, don’t want to give the person’s name away, but could it be said we have EVERY right to use the pound? I am trying to get all the lies and show them for what he are, take the currencies below, how is it possible other countries can use the pound but Scotland can’t? Would it be fair to say another Myth has just been put to bed? Thoughts?

SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

 

Another Myth that we are too small? yes/no?

Another Myth that we are too small? yes/no?

Scotland – 3 days to go, how do you feel? Happy? Hopeful? Sure? Unsure?

IT REALLY IS THIS IMPORTANT!

IT REALLY IS THIS IMPORTANT! lol

Well Scotland we have 3 days to go and the image above captures perfectly the fear the BBC and a few other media outlets are doing, throwing stupid fear at people, SCOTLAND, RISE ABOVE IT. Many think, like me it’s a done deal, we won, yes won, we have gained independence from the Union, a Union of criminals and liars. ANYONE who thought Conspiracy Theorists were nutters need only look at the BBC and other Media to now know what a Conspiracy is. When 3 or more people get together to tell a lie or deceive and to be fair, they have tried EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK! But failed!

We can say for certain now the No campaign has NOT played fair. I have done a few blogs on the in-coming lies, many of the Facebook referendum owners have warned people too. I knew it was coming. We have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to get through, to not buy into the lies. I have kept an eye on all the lies and Myths here http://shaunynews.com/?s=Myth&submit=Search and http://shaunynews.com/?s=Lies&submit=Search Now not all are about Scotland so ignore the other ones

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Today’s Sun Newspaper, small article, but 100% spot on

So 3 days to go. Come Friday Scotland will be in one of two places. 1. Free from a Union of corruption, liars and cheats as we CLEARLY see now Scotland. 2. Part of the Union with HELL to come our way. Make no mistake Scotland, if it’s an unlikely no vote we are in BIG TROUBLE in many ways and Hollyrood can only do so much to protect us. I pray the vote is fair and has no issues at the end. Anyone remember George Bush Jr and his win against Al Gore? Well here is a reminder! When someone becomes POTUS, President of the United States Of America, they get out the car half way up Pennsylvania avenue to the White House

You hear the boos? His car was getting egged and he was the first President EVER to not walk Pennsylvania avenue, why? Well he cheated.

Now George Bush won Florida late on after Al Gore, we were told had won Florida. John Ellis was in charge of Fox News in Florida, his Brother was the Senator for Florida and  Bush’s election team counted the vote in Florida. It was the biggest scam ever. Gore won! Anyone who knows only a small part of this story know’s Bush cheated and 10 Months later on 9/11 the World Changed forever. We need to change our World forever Scotland

Now I know this is America, but Scotland we must we weary that the vote counters are fair. Many are saying “TAKE YOUR OWN PEN AND DON’T VOTE WITH A PENCIL” Now there is a reality to that, many will say “Nonsense Shaun” but think about it, if we all used a Pen and not a Pencil, it would be obvious there was something going on.

So, how do YOU feel about Thursday? You think Yes will win? You think No will win? You confident? You scared? There are so many emotions Scotland. I ask you all right now to not be scared, to 100% know and understand the No camp lied and cheated, but are still likely to lose, why? Because Scotland, we are WAY smarter than that, anyone watching the BBC or reading the Daily record and believing it, please, turn the channel, turn the page

Three days Scotland and we can be free to build a fairer, richer, happier Scotland

Listen and believe the lies and our Children and Grandchildren suffer, badly

Shaun

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Trainspotting Actor Peter Mullan Hits Out At ‘Bullying’ Scottish Referendum No Campaign

Many more are seeing the lies and fear being spread!! At the right time

Many more are seeing the lies and fear being spread!! At the right time

More people are having a REAL go at the No campaign, the BBC and other political liars, THANKFULLY we Scot’s are too smart to take in the lies. So we share the lies on Social media. Back in 1979 when we were lied to in the same circumstances of where we are now, we believed Westminster. Now with Social Media lies and anger and mistruth’s are shared almost right away. Yes Scotland see the lies, we have had enough, so has Peter!

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Trainspotting actor actor Peter Mullan has hit out at “scaremongering” by anti-Scottish independence campaigners, branding it “deeply insulting and very patronising”. Mullan, who played Swanney in Danny Boyle’s 1996 film Trainspotting, made the comments as he campaigned for a Yes vote in Glasgow with Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. His comments came in the wake of reports that shoppers could have to pay higher prices if Scotland votes for independence next week, and that banks and financial institutions such as Royal Bank of Scotland could move to London.

Alex Salmond has accused the UK treasury of trying to smear the Yes campaign by confirming RBS’s plans to journalists. Actor Mullan, who also starred in Children of Men, is Scottish and described himself as a ‘lifelong supporter’ of independence. He said: “The scaremongering of the last few days was hardly surprising, it wasn’t unexpected. “We all knew that they were going to throw the kitchen sink at us and now they’re basically ripping apart the entire kitchen, it’s plates, cups, saucers, knives, forks, they’re throwing at us. “It makes me angry because it is bullying of the highest order and it is intolerable.

Mullan played Swanney in Trainspotting

Mullan played Swanney in Trainspotting

“In fact it is getting wearisome, every day you wake up and it’s like ‘what will they come up with today, what will they dream up about this catastrophe that will befall us all?’ “It’s deeply insulting and very patronising, this notion that all of us, for the last 2,000 years, hadn’t realised how useless a country we were, how we were incapable of doing anything and how, if as part of a democratic process we choose to determine our own fate, our own destiny, then we are looking towards complete economic meltdown. I find that really insulting. The actor and director said he had never understood why Scotland “didn’t run our own affairs”.  He added: “It was just like an instinct. It’s like breathing. This is something we should never be having to ask ourselves, whether we control our own country.” He also said a Yes vote would be “huge” for Scotland’s arts and cultural sector, claiming: “It will be massive, it will unleash a huge level of creativity we couldn’t even have dreamt of 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago. The confidence it will give to the creatives in our country is incalculable.” While polls increasingly suggest the contest between pro and anti independence campaigners is too close to call, Mullan insisted: “I think it’s going to be a Yes. “When people go into that little booth and they see that very simple question, I really believe a lot of folk who are undecided, when they really think about it, when they go with their heart and their head, I think they will vote Yes.”

Mullan says the No campaign is "bullying"

Mullan says the No campaign is “bullying”

GANGSTERS’ LINKS TO POLITICIANS

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GANGSTERS’ LINKS TO POLITICIANS


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In Italy, the famous P2 masonic lodge was a link between the mafia and the government.

The UK Labour Party would appear to have links to gangsters.

Government minister Jim Murphy of the Labour party has a problem – reportedly a gangster attended his election fundraiser

Lewis Rodden is a convicted gangster.

According to a report in the Sunday Herald, 11 April 2010, Lewis Rodden appeared at a Labour Party election fundraiser for Jim Murphy, who is Gordon Brown’s Secretary of State for Scotland.

At the fundraiser, former defence secretary John Reid, of the Labour party, was the keynote speaker.

John Reid’s son married the daughter of notorious gangster Ronnie Campbell. (Home Secretary Reid’s father-in-law arrested in £280000 drugs bust …)

Labour councillor and Strathclyde (Glasgow) Police Authority memberBetty Cunningham is ‘on first-name terms’ with Lewis Rodden.

In 2002, drug dealer Justin McAlroy attended one of the Scottish Labour party’s Red Rose dinners.

McAlroy, who was shot dead within days of attending the event, was yards away from former First Minister Jack McConnell and John Reid.

Reportedly, Jack McConnell’s wife’s department, and Jack McConnell’s party organisation in Glasgow, gave Eddie Lyons, an alleged ‘gangster’, £1.4m in public funds over 10 years to run a community centre used by children.

In early 2010, the Labour Party’s Steven Purcell, who quit as leader of Glasgow City Council, had his name linked to gangsters, such as the Iceman. (POLITICIANS AND DRUGS; PURCELL AND THE ICEMAN)

Michael Howard, who is close to David Cameron.

Michael Howard is a top UK politician.

He was once the leader of the Conservative Party.

He is Jewish.

The family name Hecht was anglicised to Howard.[1]

1. There are allegations that a criminal was released from prison after paying a bribe to one of Michael Howard’s relatives.

“Career criminal John Haase told a Labour MP that he was released from prison early after making the payment via one of Mr Howard’s relatives.”

Michael Howard, the drugs baron and an extraordinary £400,000 bribery claim (Daily Mail 1 November 2008)

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2. The Guardian, 28 March 2006, had an excellent story about heroin.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/drugs/Story/0,,1741038,00.html

Michael Howard was home secretary at the time when the Baybasins came to the UK.

According to the Guardian, members of an international crime gang were allowed to come to Britain because their leader had links to Customs & Excise.

The evidence for this came out at an immigration appeals tribunal.

The Baybasin Cartel, a Kurdish gang, controlled up to 90% of the heroin which entered the UK.

Its bosses settled in the UK in the mid-1990s.

Gang members were involved in protection rackets and extortion in the UK, and were linked to up to 25 murders.

The gang’s members were allowed to move from Turkey to London, allegedly after their leader, Huseyin Baybasin, agreed to tell Customs investigators what he knew about the involvement of senior Turkish politicians and officials in the international heroin trade.

Reportedly, Baybasin was encouraged by Customs to come to the UK and arrived via Gibraltar in either late 1994 or early 1995.

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He first met Customs officers in a hotel near Tower Bridge, London.

Having come to the UK, the Baybasin Cartel ran their vast drug trafficking operation from London.

They and their relatives persuaded a number of politicians to support their attempts to obtain British travel documents.

Among those who agreed to help was Tony McNulty, a former immigration minister, who wrote a number of letters on behalf of Baybasin’s wife after her husband was arrested in the Netherlands.

Baybasin, 49, is now serving a life sentence in a Dutch jail.

His brother, Abdullah, 45, who took the helm after his conviction, has now been convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin.

It was at Abdullah Baybasin’s asylum hearings that the alleged deal with Customs & Excise was disclosed.

Abdullah was given indefinite leave to remain in the UK last year.

Several other relatives also remain in the UK.

Michael Howard was home secretary at the time when the Baybasins came to the UK.

3. Why did Howard release two dangerous gangsters?

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,6903,1411777,00.html

Police are investigating Michael Howard’s role in a royal pardon for two of Liverpool’s most dangerous gangsters, John Haase and Paul Bennett, who were granted a royal pardon in July 1996 on Howard’s orders.

The decision came 11 months into 18-year sentences.

The Metropolitan police is about to launch an investigation into the ‘circumstances leading up to the granting of a royal pardon for these individuals’.

Was the Home Secretary duped into believing Haase and Bennett had provided vital information about arms caches across Liverpool, arms they had arranged to be planted themselves?

Michael Howard’s cousin, Simon Bakerman, is an associate of Haase.

Bakerman was released from prison on the day Howard became leader of the Conservative Party in November 2003.

Bakerman received a three-year sentence in 2002 for running an illegal factory making amphetamine and ketamine pills.

Haase claims that Bakerman received large sums of money from Haase before the pardon was granted, though even his lawyers admit there is no evidence of where this money ended up – if it was paid in the first place.

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The arms caches were a set-up, planted on Haase’s instructions from a mobile phone he had smuggled into prison.

Witnesses from within Haase’s organisation now claim that bribes totalling £4.5 million were paid by criminals to officials involved with the case.

Haase and his associates have often been held responsible for bringing gun culture to the streets of Liverpool.

One former senior Customs officer said there had been suspicions well before the release of the two men that the arms caches were an elaborate scam.

Haase was rearrested in 1999 and sentenced to 13 years for money-laundering and supplying firearms to fellow gangsters.

He is serving his sentence, but continues to wield a powerful influence from his prison cell, not least through his continuing claims that bribes were paid to help obtain his royal pardon.

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