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The Depressing Truth about Health Inequality in England‏

The Depressing Truth about Health Inequality in England‏

Alex MacDonald March 10, 2015 1

According to a new report from the ONS on health inequality there is a 9 year life expectancy deficit between men in the wealthiest parts of England and their contemporaries at the bottom of

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Paul Nuttall UKIP: “If you don’t like prison conditions, don’t be a prolific criminal”

Paul Nuttall UKIP: “If you don’t like prison conditions, don’t be a prolific criminal”

Alex MacDonald March 6, 2015 0

Prison guards and prisoners could face prosecution for breaking smoking ban laws after a High Court ruling. The decision was made after one inmate, Paul Black, complained about being exposed to second-hand smoke. Mr

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Drugs Live: Let’s Talk Cannabis

Drugs Live: Let’s Talk Cannabis

Alex MacDonald March 4, 2015 0

  If Channel 4’s fascinating programme Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial served any purpose it was to reignite the debate on drug legalisation in the UK. In the build up to yesterday’s viewing Jon

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Yes activists terrorise and intimidate NO Supporters at Jim Murphy Speeches

Yes activists terrorise and intimidate NO Supporters at Jim Murphy Speeches

Alex MacDonald August 29, 2014 5

Labour MP Jim Murphy has decided to suspend his 100 Streets tour to get police advice after a co-ordinated attempt by nationalists to bully and intimidate Scots.  I blogged on the disgraceful techniques used by some

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WATCH: Alastair Darling’s Ice Bucket Challenge

WATCH: Alastair Darling’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Alex MacDonald August 22, 2014 0

Alastair Darling, the leader of the Better Together campaign in the Scottish independence referendum, has taken up his task of completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity which involves throwing a

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“Scotland’s paler Mandela” should resign, according to leading Yes Blogger

“Scotland’s paler Mandela” should resign, according to leading Yes Blogger

Alex MacDonald August 13, 2014 1

One of the leading Yes bloggers has dramatically switched his stance on Alex Salmond. Jeff Breslin, associated with blogging about SNP tactical voting, once declared Alex Salmond to be, err, “Scotland’s paler Mandela”, but now

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Tories and Labour tied in latest Ipsos MORI Poll

Tories and Labour tied in latest Ipsos MORI Poll

Alex MacDonald August 13, 2014 2

CON 33 (+1); LAB 33 (-2); LIB DEM 7 (-1); UKIP 13 (+1) The Ipsos MORI Political Monitor for August shows that support for the Conservatives and Labour is level at 33% if a

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Bring back the Death Penalty, says new UKIP MEP

Alex MacDonald August 13, 2014 7

Louis Bours, the recently elected UKIP MEP, has sparked debate on Britain’s legal process by arguing in favour of the death penalty for “certain types of crimes”. “The public are fed up with the

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Salmond: There is no Plan B on Currency

Alex MacDonald August 11, 2014 3

After months of speculation, Alex Salmond has finally stated that he would not accept a Plan B on the currency debate in an independent Scotland because it would be “settling for what’s second best”.

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Salmond Threatens UK with Debt Default over Scottish Currency Problems

Salmond Threatens UK with Debt Default over Scottish Currency Problems

Alex MacDonald August 11, 2014 4

  The leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Alex Salmond, has promoted panic in international markets with the assertion that an independent Scotland would not repay its debt should a formal currency union

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