Monthly Archives: December 2001

(312)  HOLYROOD, HUTTON AND THE BBC

Lord Hutton’s report on the apparent suicide of Dr David Kelly, the MoD weapons scientist and source of a BBC News story that the Government had ‘sexed up’ intelligence reports about the threat posed to British interests by Iraq’s supposed … Continue reading

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(310)  LINGERBAY QUARRY: 1965 PERMISSION EXPLAINED

The First Division of the Court of Session on 9 January 2004 refused the appeal of Lafrage Aggregates against the decision of the Scottish Ministers that the planning permission granted in 1965 for the winning and working of minerals in … Continue reading

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(309)  WEST LOTHIAN QUESTIONS AND TOP-UP FEES

Six Scottish Labour MPs were among the 72 Labour rebels who voted against a second reading for the Government’s Higher Education Bill (which will introduce so-called ‘top-up’ tuition fees for undergraduates at English & Welsh universities).  The six were Michael … Continue reading

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(306)  NAKED RAMBLER GETS THERE

  Steve Gough, the Naked Rambler, reached John o’Groats on 22 January 2004 and celebrated with a dip in the Pentland Firth, before going for a meal and a soft bed.  The completion of his trek, which began in June … Continue reading

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