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About davidsberry

Local councillor, tour guide and database designer. Keen on wildlife, history, boats and music. Stood for the Scottish Parliament 2011; lost by 151 votes.

The Ruth, The Whole Ruth & Nothing but The Ruth

Today’s Prime Ministers Questions did nothing but compound the outrage I already felt over the manner in which any chance of debate on the effect of Brexit legislation on devolution was last night filibustered into oblivion my the government. When … Continue reading

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Blonde Ambition

Thought I am far from the first to see major similarities between the ever-ebullient BoJo and The Donald, there is much more to be learned from the pair of them about modern politics than the PR value of a prominent … Continue reading

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We’re On the Way

Regular readers will know, I am no fan of London’s offering in airports and the services they provide. Fresh from yesterday’s Commons mauling over Northern & GoVia’s inability to run a railroad, UK Transport Minister Chris Grayling will barely have … Continue reading

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Our Clowns Are Back

SOS Puffin is a volunteer project sponsored by the Scottish Seabird Centre which started in 2007. It aims to bring under control the invasive plant tree mallow which had taken over the islands of Craigleith and Fidra, threatening important populations … Continue reading

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Buoyant Scotland: Drowning UK?

This same week that Nocola Sturgeon agreed with the EU that the UK was running out of time to avoid a disastrous Brexit, the Sustainable Growth Commission (SGC) published their report on Scotlamd’s economic future. As compared to the argument … Continue reading

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Mugged by Moggmania

I have a terrible confession to make: I think I like Jacob Rees-Mogg. Believe me, this comes as a shock to me more than to any reader of this blog (who must be broad minded to still be reading it). … Continue reading

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Boardroom Banditry

Over thirty years ago, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) switched from traditional face-to-face share dealing to electronic trading that helped it outpace competitors and become a magnet for international banks. The City jumped from the 19th Century into the threshold … Continue reading

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Forget the Free: It’s the Land of MONEY

America is an amazing place. The country is huge, blessed with spectacular scenery, bountiful resources and a diverse population sharing a can-do attitude. So, to speculate on its imminent demise may appear counter-intuitive, if not downright perverse. The 20th century … Continue reading

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Summer of Love: 50 Years On

Yes, I confess it: I am old enough to remember the Summer of Love when the 60s really got into their stride and 19-year-old idealists (as I then was) found a world of button down suits fixated with material wealth … Continue reading

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Grand Masters

The world has no shortage of clever people. And, despite the many obstacles in their way, many of them do rise to positions of power and influence where such skills can be put to good use. Unfortunately, overcoming the obstacles … Continue reading

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