The Death of the Irish Pub? "The smoking ban is the work of one man, Michael Martin, the Minister for Health and Children, and one of nature's killjoys... He is generally thought to regard the banning of nicotine from Irish pubs as a personal crusade, explaining that he once tried smoking but didn't enjoy it."The ban
was scheduled to start today, but has been delayed until March
. It's one thing to have smoking banned in California
and New York
, but what's the point of pub that's not dark and smoky
? And Scotland might be next
The prison diary
of Scottish Parliament MP (and successful self-publicist
) Tommy Sheridan
, jailed for seven days
(not for the first time
) for refusing to pay a fine imposed after he was found guilty of a breach of the peace while demonstrating at Faslane
against nuclear weapons.
In the first of two stories from Scotland's Scotland on Sunday newspaper
, a father is found selling his son into child slavery on the internet.
The child is rescued by a vigilant Canadian woman living in the US. - A tale of gullibillitie (that's the new spelling of "gullibility")
"Al Qaeda Scotland"
targets the Edinburgh Festival with a leaflet campaign and no-one seems to be doing anything about it. Don't like this man's chances of getting away with it in London or New York.
. Glasgow smeltic fans are a disgrace to Scotland
Who are the 100 greatest Scots of the 20th century? Vote, then come back here to post your choice, justify it, and discuss. (What is a "great Scot" anyway?)
Mom who laughed as she threw child off 14th-floor balcony sentenced
... to five years in prison. I'm definitely committing all my murders in Scotland from now on.