Comment posted First Minister announces ‘radical rethink’ on land reform by Graeme mccormick.
Finance to fund land acquisition is finite. Surely the simple way to resolve the land issue is to take the value out of it?
Suggestions as to how we achieve it without infringing human rights please!
Graeme mccormick also commented
- Great responses! Just as the Referendum debate provides an opportunity for land reform so it also opens minds to other fundamental reforms such as access to justice, honest money, a new definition of “family” and state guaranteed citizens income.
It would be a great shame if those opposed to Independence did not join the wider debate on these and other issues. Independence must not be an end in itself
Recent comments by Graeme mccormick
- Promising start for Kezia Dugdale on North Sea oil as SNP front bench reverts to Salmond’s schoolyard
What effect is the low oil price havig on ye UK economy?
Where are the broad Unionist shoulders ?
More money is made for the UK economy through exporting oil related expertise than bringing it ashore.
That’s where the money is.
I’m sitting in the middle of Vienna. Regularly named best city in the world to live. I don’t see any oil rigs.
- With 4,000 children homeless in Scotland Baillie calls for National Housing Action Plan
There are plenty of family houses in Scotland at modest cost; less than £100k. Innovative councils could buy them or lease them from owners and rent them out or offer them on various easy sale or let arrangements.
New house completions are a diversion.
The temptation to jump at the most expensive option is a serious error beloved of all politicians and their fellow travellers.
There are thousands of owners who are willing to sell decent houses considerably ünder value for a quick sale as they look on them as liabilities.
Therein the opportunity for social landlords.
I’m happy to buy them in for them at legal fees of only £250 + vat and outlays.
Where’s the problem?
- Jim Murphy’s dilemmas
Given the revelations by Mr Sinclair in the Times that Scottish Labour MPs looked on a Westminster constituency as a way out of Scotland what Jim Murphy proposes in his clause 4 is a bit of a mouse.
He is not seeking control over election procedure for Scots MPS or macro economic policy or the host of other policies which will be reserved to Westminster.
So in the case where the UK interestis different from Scotland’s UK will always prevail.
- Stuart Hill challenges Supreme Court to test security of jurisdiction for Shetland
In international law there comes a point where de facto governance becomes accepted by the international community as de iure governance.
In the absence of the UK granting Shetland its I dependece it is not internal legal challenges which will determine its legal status but it’s acceptance by other states.
From a practical point of view that won’t happen till the Shetlanders vote for indipendence and it is legislated for by the UK Parliament.
I suggest there is more chance of Bute declaring UDI and having a chance of international recognition quicker than the Shetlands. A casino in the Winter Gardens would be a winner and the Marquis could stage a Grand Prix.
Noma could open a restaurant given the abundance of ferns at Ascog and other foraged foods
- Labour go for Murphy and Dugdale – now for the political Himalayas
O/t setting aside party affiliation who do you think would be a good MP for Argyll and Bute?
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