Friday, 17 March 2017

Top Ten RHI Recipients

1. PAUL HOBSON LTD £659,540.81 2. EGLINTON (TIMBER PRODUCTS) LTD £538,885.63 3. McILROY FARMS LIMITED £513,312.78 4. ECOBIOMASS NI LTD £476,383.18 5. MOUNTTAIN VIEW FARM LTD £471,971.94 6. BALLINDARRAGH POULTRY FARM LTD £432,282.88 7. JOHN HOGG & CO LTD £417,322.29 8. McCAFFREY AGGREGATES LTD £396,647.94 9. L.W. SURPHLIS & SON LTD. £358,236.27 10. HEGAN FARMS LTD £351,969.11

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Tory Party Fined £70000 Over Expenses

The Conservative Party has been fined £70,000 for a breach of election expenses rules, the Electoral Commission has said.It is the biggest fine ever imposed by the commission, the BBC's assistant political editor Norman Smith said. The fine follows an investigation into alleged misreporting of expenses during the 2015 general election campaign. It relates to allegations that the party used national money to fund local campaigns, said the BBC's Norman Smith. It comes after 12 police forces asked the Crown Prosecution Service to consider charges over election expenses.

Monday, 13 March 2017

New Scottish Independence Referendum To Be Called

“It is clear that our voice and our interests can be ignored at any time and at any issue. This is where we stand today… I cannot pretend to the Scottish people that a compromise agreement looks remotely likely… I will now take the steps necessary to make sure that Scotland will have a choice at the end of this process. A choice of whether to follow the UK to a hard Brexit or to become an independent country… The Scottish government’s mandate for offering this choice is beyond doubt.”

Nicola Sturgeon seeks a new Scottish Independence referendum

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Something Else That Is Interesting

https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/peter-geoghegan-adam-ramsay/mysterious-dup-brexit-donation-plot-thickens

A Interesting Tale

https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/adam-ramsay-peter-geoghegan/secretive-dup-brexit-donor-links-to-saudi-intelligence-service

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

New Independence Referendum For Scotland

A prominent Scottish independence campaign group has begun a fundraising drive, saying it expects a second referendum to be called within weeks. Business for Scotland said it was getting "back in full campaign mode" for a vote in 2018. It said it expected a vote to be called for May or September next year. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has previously said a second referendum was "highly likely" following the Brexit vote. Business for Scotland focused on the economic case for independence ahead of the 2014 vote in which Scots voted 55% to 45% to remain part of the UK. Group founder Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp has emailed members to say "we are only weeks away" from a second referendum being called. 'Drive support' In his message to supporters, Mr MacIntyre-Kemp said: "Business for Scotland was a vital contributor to the growth of the Yes vote in 2014. We need your help to renew the business and economic case for independence and drive Yes support to the levels required to call and win Indyref2. "We didn't go away, instead we have kept on campaigning for independence and we also campaigned for a Remain vote in the EU referendum. "We are getting ready for Indyref2 in May or September 2018 and so we are back in full campaign mode." The group aims to raise £15,000 and said it had already raised nearly a third of the target.