Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Brian Ashcroft



Figures from The Scotsman newspaper 4 September 2007:

Amount Scotland's oil reserves are worth for every man, woman and child in Scotland:

£109,000.

About 50% of Scotland's North Sea oil has so far been extracted. About 50% remains (approximately 43,800,000 barrels)

Amount contributed to Britain's balance sheet by oil and gas £34 billion

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Brian Ashcroft, Wendy Alexander's husband, is to step down from his academic post to spend more time with their twins. (The Scotsman - For love of Wendy and their children)

"Professor Brian Ashcroft, policy director of the pro-Union economic think-tank, the Fraser of Allander Institute, was filmed arguing that Scotland would be more prosperous as a separate country than having full tax-raising powers as part of the UK."

Brian Ashcroft is the husband of the current Scottish Labour leader, Wendy Alexander.


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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Bomb


"At Coulport naval base, Strathclyde, on December 3, 1987, a faulty Polaris missile was being unloaded from the submarine HMS Repulse. As it was being locked down on a trailer, a crane hoisted it into the air, causing it to swing wildly and to crash into the trailer supports." - Britain drops nuclear bomb. Fortunately it doesn’t go off


"Bollier spent five days in the witness box at the Lockerbie trial at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands. 'I was a defence witness, but the trial was so skewed to prove Libyan involvement that the details of what I had to say was ignored. A photograph of the fragments was produced in court and I asked to see the pieces again. When they were brought to me, they were practically carbonised. They had been tampered with since I had seen them in Dumfries.'"- Vital Lockerbie evidence 'was tampered with'



"Megrahi's wife and children, who live in a house in Newton Mearns on the outskirts of Glasgow, had their belongings loaded into a shipping container yesterday. Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter, Flora, died in the bombing, said: 'If she is going home, a 'done deal' - where Megrahi's repatriation has already been decided - could certainly be a possible interpretation.'" - Lockerbie bomber's family quit Scottish home in sign he could be ...



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