In the News






Govt ‘seriously concerned’ by latest incursions as Spanish warship sails in and declares Gibraltar’s waters are Spanish
Panorama

The changing face of Britain: A child in Birmingham is now more likely to be a Muslim than Christian
The Mail

British hostage David Haines beheaded by Islamic State terrorists
The Telegraph

Ian Paisley, death of a political behemoth: Cameron, Blair and Robinson lead tributes
Belfast Telegraph
Former DUP leader Ian Paisley dies aged 88
The Telegraph
Obituary: Ian Paisley
BBC

Ukip's Douglas Carswell Tells Clacton: ‘Don't Get Angry, Get Change'
Huffington Post



Death Penalty News

State adopts new execution drugs, seeks death date for 9 inmates
The Anniston Star

50% increase in the executions during recent 2 weeks
HRA news
Comment: well done to Iran for upholding its sovereignty and ignoring the ICCPR

Missouri executes Earl Ringo Jr after rejecting concerns over drugs used
The Guardian

Jury sentences cop killer Bryan Hulsey to death
KTAR

Gangster, arson-murderer hanged
Japan Today

Beheadings at ‘record levels’: Saudi Arabia executes dozens in deadly August
news.com

Donetsk Separatists Introduce the Death Penalty for Treason
Newsweek

Taliban hangs five in Afghanistan’s Helmand as fighting rages
Al-Arabiya

Yerawada may see first hanging of women in India
Hindustan Times



Death Penalty Debate

Malawi
Malawi Muslims want death penalty
Nyasa Times

South Africa
Should capital punishment be reintroduced?
politicsweb
Why the death penalty won't be reintroduced
politicsweb

Florida
Do Floridians have the stomach for coming ‘Timely Justice’ execution spree?
The Palm Beach Post
Comment: If appeals are exhausted there is no point in delaying the executions. many of these people are serial or multiple murderers, and criminals with long records.

UK
I’m against the death penalty, but I think we should be free to debate it
Nigel Farage MEP in The Independent



Online

  A National Day Shrouded by Questions
Our boys in the Islamic state: Britain's export jihad
We've become the West's leading producer of 'foreign fighters'. Some day the chickens will come home to roost


Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)

National Sovereignty or EU Membership: Which is the Least Bad Option?

UKNDA: Government Urged To Restore Airborne Maritime Surveillance Capability “Without Delay”


Petitions

I support Mr Jim Wells MLA's proposed amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill

Call for an independent high level investigation into the behaviour, actions and involvement of the UK coalition government in the Syrian Civil War

Bring in death penalty for those who commit murder, rape and robbery


Letters

BBC vision      
Christopher Luke in The Scotsman

Dear Sir
Dear Sir
Mr Nicholas states that there are no positives if Scotland remains in the Union after 18th September. We add nothing to the UK apparently, so what about the following:-
- Scapa Flow - Orkneys - the deep water base of the Grand Fleet in both World Wars
- The Faslane Nuclear base on the Clyde
- Scotch Whisky exports
- Hydro electricity
- Huge amounts of Scottish Manpower for the UK's Armed Forces over many decades
- Two top class shipbuilding yards on the Clyde. The newest Royal Navy warships, the
type 45s, were built on the Clyde in the past seven years. There were six built, should
have been twelve but that is defence cuts for you.
- Scotland's numerous delicious cheeses, particularly from Orkney
- The Edinburgh Festival
- Andy Murray
- If we had the wit to have a national water grid Scotland would contribute immensely to UK water reserves
- Glasgow and St Andrews Universities, two of the oldest and most respected Universities in the UK;
- many parts of Scotland are remote and provide a haven for folk escaping cities which have seen too much overseas immigration in recent years
The list is pretty much endless. I deplore narrow English nationalism as much as I deplore narrow Scottish nationalism.

Yours sincerely

Allan Robertson