Monthly Archives: April 2011

Use Your Lolly – Lick the Economy into Shape

Over recent years, we’ve all noticed the closure of local shops as the chains and supermarkets force small businesses out of the market.  Whereas before you had a choice of greengrocers on the high street, now you’re lucky to have … Continue reading

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Let’s Lick the Economy into Shape

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, has called for the creation of local currency to boost the Lothian’s economy.  Local currencies help raise awareness of the area’s economy and how direct action can help it.  Since local currencies are only … Continue reading

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Public Tell PARC – Leave Cairntows Park Alone!

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, attended the Craigmillar Regeneration Forum meeting last night to protest against plans to build 145 houses on Cairntows Park.  The meeting, organised by the Neighbourhood Alliance on behalf of the Community Regeneration Forum, was … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Energy – Make Energy from Waste

In the last ten years Scotland has moved to the forefront of renewable energy use.  I would like to see it take an even bigger role as a leader in intelligent use of natural resources. This means we need a … Continue reading

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Independent Candidate to Attend Tar Sands Event

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, is attending a discussion on plans to extract oil from tar sands and the building of a super-pipeline through Northern Alberta, Canada.  The Royal Bank of Scotland, which the taxpayers own 84% of, is … Continue reading

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Independent Candidate Attends Disability Rights Protest

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, is attending an event as part of today’s third National Day of Protest Against Benefits Cuts.   Events are organised throughout the UK, with Edinburgh hosting a protest outside the local ATOS office.   … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Double Crossed – Register to Vote!

The Scottish Parliament General Election is on Thursday 5th May.  If you’re reading this you probably knew that, but I thought I’d remind those playing poker or dozing at the back. What you might not know is that the deadline … Continue reading

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