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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Scotland-the new one!

It's interesting to see how things change, and Scotland is a brilliant example of that.
I recall the "auld days" when that country was still under the "yolk" of the Englishman, but instead of doing it the Irish way, with violence, the Scots waited and finally got what was required - independance, own Parliament and much more.
They haven't wasted the opportunity, and a more informed Country is difficult to imagine.
I receive all of their newsletters, and I'm constantly surprised by what is available in information.
Health, European matters, heritages, justice and laws, sport, agriculture, endless list.
Now it's the English who are complaining - "it's not fair" is bleated around, but fairness wasn't on their list, regarding Scotland, for centuries....! Go have a look at what you can find....(ed)


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Daily Digest / Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Common Fisheries Policy

Time for EU to repair damage caused by broken fisheries policy - Richard Lochhead.

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Older people's advice service

New advice service to help older people claim any benefits they are entitled to.

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Help for fuel poor

Free energy advice for more homes.

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