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Thu 29 Nov 2018 5:57AM

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LH

Poll Created Thu 29 Nov 2018 6:04AM

Do nuclear reactors have a place in the future of energy use? Closed Wed 5 Dec 2018 1:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No 89.5% 17  
Yes 10.5% 2  
Undecided 0% 0  

19 of 19 people have voted (100%)

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Anonymous Thu 29 Nov 2018 7:40AM

No

Short term only

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Anonymous Thu 29 Nov 2018 7:50AM

Yes

At the moment, anything that reduces the amount of carbon entering the atmosphere is the priority. New nuclear power stations should not be built but exiting ones should continue, as long as they are safe. Wind, solar and other sustainable energy projects should be pushed and encouraged from all levels of government.

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Anonymous Thu 29 Nov 2018 8:21AM

No

Nuclear Power is the guest you invite in easily...but cannot get rid of with the same ease at the end of the day

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Anonymous Thu 29 Nov 2018 8:42AM

No

too dangerous

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Anonymous Thu 29 Nov 2018 10:47AM

No

Nuclear is leaving our descendants to clean up the mess and the danger of used plutonium, we can have re-usable power tidal wind and wave with the Hydro system to back it all up.

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Anonymous Thu 29 Nov 2018 2:36PM

No

Until we can develop reliable means of storing renewable energy, we need a fallback base-load generation technology. Existing nuclear reactors should have lives extended until this happens, but new ones should not be built.

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Anonymous Fri 30 Nov 2018 5:57PM

No

with the ageing process making this type of energy dangerous for future generations it is better for the industry to go into solar and in some places, wave power conversion. even wind is a risk with pylons cracking and having to be replaced earlier than envisioned. cutting corners in the energy industry is not a good strategy. every house that is not a listed property should have some form of solar power capability, even those not facing the sun directly

AB

Poll Created Wed 5 Dec 2018 9:47PM

Should pressure groups be able to influence school pupils with advertising? Closed Sat 8 Dec 2018 9:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No 100.0% 6 JV MJ BT AJS JO AD
Yes 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

6 of 8 people have voted (75%)

JV

John Veitch Thu 6 Dec 2018 1:36PM

No

They should always be given several sides to each position, thus enabling free, informed, personal opinions.

LH

Poll Created Wed 12 Dec 2018 11:20PM

Should the use of cleaner fish on Scottish salmon farms as a treatment for sea lice be suspended? Closed Wed 19 Dec 2018 2:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No 83.3% 5  
Yes 16.7% 1  
Undecided 0% 0  

7 of 7 people have voted (100%)

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Anonymous Thu 13 Dec 2018 7:37AM

No

Surely getting a helping hand from old Ma Nature is a better thing to do than man-made intervention?

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Anonymous Thu 13 Dec 2018 9:24PM

No

In this, as in a whole lot else, let's work to democratise this society by arguing for Joe Public to be accorded open access to the facts of the matter via unslanted reporting and publication; let's hear what a well informed Public Voice sounds like once it feels involved and confident enough to enter

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Anonymous Sun 16 Dec 2018 6:00PM

No

cleaner fish are specialists at cleaning other bigger fish. they have adapted to that role and there are a large number of these in the sea that do this role. some work on salmon, some on whales. they come in all sizes but they help keep the fish, whales and sharks they live close to, healthy and infection clear. removing them would make conditions worse.

a better way to deal with this welfare issue is to have the fish in larger areas so they have more room.

LH

Poll Created Thu 13 Dec 2018 3:20PM

Which of these would you be interested in being involved with? Closed Sun 16 Dec 2018 7:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Newsletter 100.0% 1 MV
Twitter 0.0% 0  
STUC Black Workers Network FB Group 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

1 of 3 people have voted (33%)

AB

Poll Created Thu 20 Dec 2018 2:00AM

Should air passenger tax be cut in Scotland? Closed Wed 26 Dec 2018 12:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No, it would have a negative effect on the environment 53.8% 7 BK CB MJ IP AD DS DU
Yes, it would help to stimulate our economy and tourism 46.2% 6 IP JV BT LM FA CD
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

13 of 15 people have voted (86%)

IP

Ian Patterson Thu 20 Dec 2018 10:42AM

Yes, it would help to stimulate our economy and tourism

I don't have a lot of money

LH

Poll Created Thu 20 Dec 2018 3:54PM

Where do you want to meet for our social on 20th Jan Closed Sun 23 Dec 2018 3:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Glasgow 50.0% 3 AB LH FD
Edinburgh 50.0% 3 RE RH JM
Undecided 0% 0  

7 of 7 people have voted (100%)

AB

Alastair Brian Thu 20 Dec 2018 4:04PM

Glasgow

Cos it's great fer the razz

B

Billy Thu 20 Dec 2018 4:16PM

Undecided

JM

Jamie Mann Thu 20 Dec 2018 6:16PM

Edinburgh

Definitely nowt to do with proximity

LH

Poll Created Mon 14 Jan 2019 2:31PM

Motions for STUC Closed Wed 16 Jan 2019 10:01AM

Please pick from below

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Ethnicity Pay Reporting 0% 0  
Brazil 0% 0  
Climate Crisis 0% 0  
Racism in sport 0% 0  
Co-option of yellow vest movement/nationalism 0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

0 of 2 people have voted (0%)

AB

Poll Created Wed 16 Jan 2019 7:55PM

Are corporate lobbyists given too much access to Scottish ministers? Closed Sat 19 Jan 2019 7:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes, politicians should make decisions without influence from vested interests 100.0% 3 CB BT MR
No, they should seek out a wide range of views from those with knowledge and expertise 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

3 of 5 people have voted (60%)

MR

Mark Rowantree Thu 17 Jan 2019 10:26AM

Yes, politicians should make decisions without influence from vested interests

Corporate lobbyists should have precisely no advantages over the man or woman on the Achenshuggle omnibus.

LH

Poll Created Thu 24 Jan 2019 12:20AM

Do peers cost the tax-payer too much money? Closed Tue 29 Jan 2019 7:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 100.0% 9 LE CB BT SB CY DC AT GK MH
No 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

9 of 11 people have voted (81%)

BT

Barry Turnbull Thu 24 Jan 2019 7:52AM

Yes

Outdated, over-privileged, unaccountable political charade.

DC

David Cosh Thu 24 Jan 2019 3:27PM

Yes

They are just not worth it!

AB

Poll Created Wed 30 Jan 2019 11:21PM

Should Scottish Enterprise be assisting arms firms in Scotland? Closed Tue 5 Feb 2019 11:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No 100.0% 7 MM CB AD ES SC N DS
Yes 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

7 of 9 people have voted (77%)

AD

adrian davies Thu 31 Jan 2019 2:15PM

No

there should be a bill sent and not just for this year but for the time from the start of this assistance. public money should not be assisting rich private firms in any way.

SC

susan chambers Thu 31 Jan 2019 9:42PM

No

Is this a way to deal in arms without a minister of defense?

AB

Poll Created Thu 7 Feb 2019 12:45AM

Is Scotland doing enough to protect its wildlife against the threat from development? Closed Sun 10 Feb 2019 12:04AM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No, the Scottish Government is allowing developers and big business to bend the law 100.0% 9 BK CB BT PK IP AD CB RC JL
Yes, Scotland has laws in place to protect wildlife sites 0.0% 0  
Maybe, but the protection of wildlife should be balanced against the need for development 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

9 of 11 people have voted (81%)

IP

Iain Picton Thu 7 Feb 2019 1:46PM

No, the Scottish Government is allowing developers and big business to bend the law

Coul Links

RC

Russ Cheshire Fri 8 Feb 2019 12:03AM

No, the Scottish Government is allowing developers and big business to bend the law

Look at the salmon industry; look at golf courses; look at oil rig demolition... #WeNeedToTalkAboutFergus

BK

Bill Kerr-Smith Fri 8 Feb 2019 5:13PM

No, the Scottish Government is allowing developers and big business to bend the law

The presumption in favour of development is allowing planning departments to ignore community concerns and tipping the balance in favour of developments

AD

adrian davies Sat 9 Feb 2019 2:16PM

No, the Scottish Government is allowing developers and big business to bend the law

big land owners have long flouted the law on killing birds of prey, also collectively known as raptors. more needs to be done to protect all indigenous wildlife. this should include the escalation of the war against the grey squirrel as this is killing off the indigenous reds.

AB

Poll Created Wed 13 Feb 2019 3:26PM

Should social media platforms regulate political advertising more tightly? Closed Wed 20 Feb 2019 12:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes, opaque campaign groups should not be able to push propaganda without accountability 66.7% 6 BK CB JO AD LM AE
No, Facebook and other social media platforms should not be able to choose what we see 22.2% 2 BT J
Maybe, but there is a balance between financial transparency and freedom of speech 11.1% 1 PW
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

9 of 11 people have voted (81%)

AD

adrian davies Fri 15 Feb 2019 7:43PM

Yes, opaque campaign groups should not be able to push propaganda without accountability

this is yet another propaganda avenue for those who could not care less for the ordinary citizens of this country

AB

Poll Created Wed 20 Feb 2019 8:05PM

Should the Scottish Government intervene to stop nuclear waste being transferred? Closed Sat 23 Feb 2019 8:03PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes, if the Scottish Government has the power they should act 100.0% 4 BT PK CW J
No, the responsibility lies with Australia to ensure the waste is kept appropriately 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

5 of 7 people have voted (71%)

AD

adrian davies Thu 21 Feb 2019 7:49PM

there are questions on this that need answers before it can be answered truthfully. the biggest one is about the waste itself.. do we have a may of either containing it or destroying it. if not then, do the australians have a safe containment or destruction system. if they have and we do not then yes, if they want it. however we need to think seriously about the future of this waste growth. we need a way to dispose of it safely not just store for generations after ours to try to deal with.

AB

Poll Created Wed 27 Feb 2019 2:37PM

Does it matter that Scotland's salmon farming industry is mostly owned outside the country? Closed Wed 6 Mar 2019 9:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes, it's misleading to label the industry as Scottish when it is owned by foreign corporate giants 66.7% 4 MJ PE NK AC
No, the industry is based in Scotland and provides jobs and economic benefits for the country, despite the ownership 33.3% 2 BT IP
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

6 of 8 people have voted (75%)

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Iain Picton Thu 28 Feb 2019 8:04AM

No, the industry is based in Scotland and provides jobs and economic benefits for the country, despite the ownership

So much of industry is foreign owned does this have any influence on the product? Is it of a inferior quality because of foreign ownership? The industry is in Scotland so what is the problem? Labelling as foreign owned is discrimination.

PE

Pat Egan Thu 28 Feb 2019 5:48PM

Yes, it's misleading to label the industry as Scottish when it is owned by foreign corporate giants

we have supermarket brands selling salmon from a loch that is non existent

AB

Poll Created Wed 6 Mar 2019 9:01PM

Are you concerned about 'soft propaganda' from China in Scotland? Closed Tue 12 Mar 2019 8:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes, cultural centres are promoting propaganda to students 100.0% 2 IP SC
No, these centres are positive and foster understanding between Scotland and China 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

2 of 4 people have voted (50%)

SC

susan chambers Thu 7 Mar 2019 2:49PM

Yes, cultural centres are promoting propaganda to students

The Human Rights of Chinese muslim minorities are being denied while we are accepting soft propaganda.

AB

Poll Created Wed 13 Mar 2019 11:09PM

Should NHS Scotland ensure that it buys products from ethical sources? Closed Sat 16 Mar 2019 11:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes, as a publicly funded service it should make sure products used are not made through exploitation 100.0% 7 BT DG DG AD AC IP CR
No, the chief concern should be getting products at a price which gives value to the taxpayer 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

8 of 10 people have voted (80%)

M

Macdonke Thu 14 Mar 2019 10:56AM

We as a nation must set an example.

AB

Poll Created Wed 20 Mar 2019 9:35PM

Should nuclear reactors at Hunterston be reopened? Closed Sat 23 Mar 2019 9:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No, they are a danger and we should be moving towards clean, safer energy 100.0% 10 CB BT AJS JO IP AD M SC BQ MJ
Yes, until we can provide enough renewable energy at a reasonable cost 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

10 of 12 people have voted (83%)

BT

Barry Turnbull Thu 21 Mar 2019 10:02AM

No, they are a danger and we should be moving towards clean, safer energy

We are getting far better at renewables and energy storage, time to get rid of this costly risk

JO

James Ormiston Thu 21 Mar 2019 10:05AM

No, they are a danger and we should be moving towards clean, safer energy

Renewables are ready

IP

Iain Picton Thu 21 Mar 2019 3:30PM

No, they are a danger and we should be moving towards clean, safer energy

Nuclear power has the unfortunate problem of a waste product they just keeps giving! We are just passing the waste issue on to our children. Wind works

AD

adrian davies Thu 21 Mar 2019 4:40PM

No, they are a danger and we should be moving towards clean, safer energy

they say they have dealt with the cracks found but what of those not found. how sturdy is a patch against the rigours of use that caused the cracks in the first place.

SC

susan chambers Thu 21 Mar 2019 6:03PM

No, they are a danger and we should be moving towards clean, safer energy

Until there is a safe disposal method we should not generate nuclear power.

MJ

Mairi Jack Sat 23 Mar 2019 12:58PM

No, they are a danger and we should be moving towards clean, safer energy

We must make our country safe.

AB

Poll Created Thu 28 Mar 2019 8:04AM

Is the Scottish Government doing enough to crack down on Ineos? Closed Sun 31 Mar 2019 8:03AM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No 85.7% 6 MJ JO AC M GK NA
Yes 14.3% 1 BT
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

7 of 9 people have voted (77%)

BT

Barry Turnbull Thu 28 Mar 2019 8:59AM

Yes

Too much knee-jerk opinion from those not acquainted with the industry from the inside. Example: Flaring is a safety issue, not a commercial choice.

NA

Neil Anderson Thu 28 Mar 2019 12:28PM

No

Any new proposals to utilise fossil fuels for anything other than benign use should be made illegal.

LH

Poll Created Thu 4 Apr 2019 3:14AM

Should the Ministry of Defence (MoD) be able to change plans for nuclear submarine waste disposal after undertaking an extensive consultation over many years? Closed Tue 9 Apr 2019 11:01AM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 53.3% 8  
No 46.7% 7  
Undecided 0% 0  

13 of 13 people have voted (100%)

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Anonymous Thu 4 Apr 2019 8:48AM

Yes

If it takes the MOD 40 years to even begin the process of disposal, what rational government would allow them to add more nuclear submarines to their stockpile.

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Anonymous Thu 4 Apr 2019 10:00AM

No
Yes

Trying to change vote because I didn't read the question properly but it's still showing my old response

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Anonymous Thu 4 Apr 2019 11:20AM

depends very much on what the changes would be.

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Anonymous Fri 5 Apr 2019 7:08AM

Yes

Trying to change vote because I didn't read the question properly but it's still showing my old response

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Anonymous Fri 5 Apr 2019 7:09AM

Yes

Trying to change vote because I didn't read the question properly but it's still showing my old response

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Anonymous Fri 5 Apr 2019 7:11AM

No
Yes

Trying to change vote because I didn't read the question properly but it's still showing my old response

AB

Poll Created Wed 10 Apr 2019 6:05PM

Do you trust the Scottish Government to deliver meaningful improvements to animal welfare? Closed Wed 17 Apr 2019 11:01AM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 50.0% 3 BT CD A
No 50.0% 3 JS DE CS
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

6 of 8 people have voted (75%)

JS

Jane Smart Thu 11 Apr 2019 10:15AM

No

Sadly, they don't seem to be too keen to ruffle the feathers of big farming or fishing industry!

CS

Carol Smart Thu 11 Apr 2019 9:14PM

No

Did the 2sisters chicken factory repay the grant of 拢500,000 they received from Scottish Enterprise?

LH

Poll Created Thu 18 Apr 2019 3:10AM

should scottish people harvest organs from overseas? Closed Sun 21 Apr 2019 3:02AM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
no 80.0% 4  
yes 20.0% 1  
Undecided 0% 0  

7 of 7 people have voted (100%)

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Anonymous Thu 18 Apr 2019 10:23PM

yes

Yes if done in a fair way

AB

Poll Created Wed 24 Apr 2019 8:56PM

Should Scotland adopt a policy on sex work that criminalises the buyer? Closed Sat 27 Apr 2019 8:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 50.0% 2 TD RG
No 50.0% 2 KH JM
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

4 of 6 people have voted (66%)

LH

Poll Created Wed 1 May 2019 7:24PM

Should companies with records of poor working conditions and low pay be allowed to access government grants? Closed Mon 6 May 2019 7:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No 100.0% 11 BM BT AJS JO SD SB V GG RR CR KG
Yes 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

11 of 13 people have voted (84%)

BT

Barry Turnbull Thu 2 May 2019 7:06AM

No

You don't change folks by rewarding them for their bad behaviour...unless you are a Tory

CR

Cheryl Robertson Thu 2 May 2019 7:55AM

No

Companies should NOT be rewarded in any form, for poor track records in working conditions and pay

KG

Kevin Glennie Thu 2 May 2019 1:28PM

No

Why should they profit from poor working conditions and low pay while their staff starve

AJS

Angus J Stewart Thu 2 May 2019 3:34PM

No

Government should be making every effort to improve working conditions for everyone as well as encouraging decent wages. After all, the more workers earn, the more tax revenue gained by government to invest in projects to make life better for everyone.

AB

Poll Created Wed 8 May 2019 12:17PM

Should the Scottish Government be funding arms companies linked to war crimes? Closed Sat 11 May 2019 12:03PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No, companies who sell arms used to kill civilians in Yemen should not be rewarded 80.0% 4 BT DG AK BN
Yes, as long as the money is given to help them diversify away from munitions 20.0% 1 JM
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

5 of 7 people have voted (71%)

JM

John McCrosson Thu 9 May 2019 2:28PM

Yes, as long as the money is given to help them diversify away from munitions

Yes, if the financial support is conditional (through binding contract) in a way that forces a proportional switch from such companies own current expenditure from arms to alternative products/services. Such companies are likely only to be profit-motivated - help them to continue to profit in a manner constructive to society and in a way that generates good publicity rather than hostility.

LH

Poll Created Thu 16 May 2019 12:23AM

Should Facebook ban users for promoting hate speech? Closed Tue 21 May 2019 12:03AM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 100.0% 6 DS AB AJS AD SB TI
No 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 1 LH

6 of 7 people have voted (85%)

AJS

Angus J Stewart Thu 16 May 2019 3:33PM

Yes

Amazed that this need to be questioned. Anyone promoting hate speech is a danger to peaceful society. Normal discourse and debate is the way to pursue a case for or against something.

TI

Tina Irving Fri 17 May 2019 6:27AM

Yes

Its horrible..

AD

adrian davies Fri 17 May 2019 1:27PM

Yes

there is a proviso on my vote .. any false claims should also be banned also

AB

Poll Created Wed 22 May 2019 10:40PM

What should The Ferret investigate next? Closed Fri 7 Jun 2019 10:01PM

We want to ask our readers and supporters, as we have done before, how we should direct our efforts in the next few months. What investigations should we be embarking upon in the public interest? Which vested interests should we be challenging? Whose power should we be holding to account?

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end? 42.6% 49 BO AT BK IS AJS JC JM SB J AC TI S AW G I BS PU CB GS CMK
Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed. 30.4% 35 IP DE LW D MD DE CG BF P RS JC MM JF AS GN KK NG DP LD G
Financial accountability - How are companies, banks and financial institutions using their money? What deals are being done that we should know about? How are people in Scotland being affected? Whose money should we be following? 10.4% 12 LW M GK J JK HS CF RB LD R NH DB
Welfare cuts - Is Scotland鈥檚 welfare benefits system meeting the needs of its people? How is austerity impacting those most in need? What is the experience of those who claim benefits, and what reforms are needed? 8.7% 10 E IP AD A U C S J CH JF
The health service - Is Scotland鈥檚 health service doing all that it should? Is it sufficiently funded? Does it provide the right services in the right areas? How could it be improved? What is it doing well, and what is it failing to do? 7.8% 9 RE K JO AG NM JA MO KS OM
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

122 of 124 people have voted (98%)

RS

Roc Sandford Thu 23 May 2019 7:14AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Salmon farming, trawling and dredging, causing West Coast ecological collapse

TI

Tina Irving Thu 23 May 2019 7:43AM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

Environmental sociology is a big topic. One for my thesis. Using injustice in the far north of Scotland as an example.

AW

andrew watterson Thu 23 May 2019 7:51AM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?
  1. NHS in Scotland . Ranked 4. Perhaps pick up distorted BBC Scotland coverage
  2. Land ownership . Ranked 3
  3. Welfare cuts. Ranked 2 equal
  4. Financial accountability . Ranked 2 equal.
  5. I would have climate change as Number 1. The Ferret has been doing excellent work on this and tying up links between industry, energy, regulatory agencies and activities of all major parties other than Greens on failing to tackle the issue.
JC

Jim Crichton Thu 23 May 2019 11:28AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The real story about the Scottish Education system stripped of the party political rhetoric?

IP

Ian Patterson Thu 23 May 2019 1:17PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The increasing, and serious failure, of British politicians, to represent the actual interests of their constituents; with this failure leading to the ignoring of their actual needs, in favour of party-political ideologies, and to dysfunctional efforts to remain in political office, instead.

CG

Clive Gillman Thu 23 May 2019 1:21PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Economic interdependencies within the academic sector - eg student housing: City Region Deals - who is making the decisions and how?: Land reform - the idiots guide: what is the future of non-statutory activity at local authority level....a few starters

D

Dave Thu 23 May 2019 2:44PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The scandal of how the volume house builders are ripping everyone off - building at low density in the green-belt (wasting Scottish land & ignoring community views); without any EIA鈥檚; to lowest space standards in EU; with loads of snagging; non-adoption; overloading adjoining drainage; 鈥渇leecehold鈥 factoring arrangements; paying zero VAT and using 鈥淗elp2Buy鈥 to increase sale prices (=bigger dividends); and then they鈥檙e wining & dining politicians & being praised for helping housing numbers!!

BK

Bill Kerr-Smith Thu 23 May 2019 2:53PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

All of the topics are ones that I would support but land ownership and development is the big one. I would like to see more investigation of how planning decisions are made at local council level and how communities are often bypassed in the process. Mistakes are too frequent, as is deliberate misdirection.

CMK

Christiane Mc Keown Thu 23 May 2019 6:28PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

The 5G rollout in Scotland (and the rest of the UK) without consultation, information or up to date safety testing on this technology for the environment generally and human health. Other cities in Europe are using the EU precautionary Principle to halt the 5G rollout in those places. Why is there so little questioning about this untested technology? Yes id like the Ferret to in depth research and fact check this matter.

NM

Neil MacInnes Fri 24 May 2019 8:40AM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

Land ownership because it's relatively under-researched compared with the other topics, and is fundamental to many other issues.

LW

Lynn Watson Thu 30 May 2019 7:16AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The planning system - weighted in favour of big private developers & riding roughshod over communities. The next stage of the Planning bill is coming up soon - and it' s not going to improve anything.
Councillors are asked to make decisions on applications & we've witnessed them being given misleading information by the Head of Planning - regarding school places; traffic problems & flood risk

MM

Mark MC Thu 30 May 2019 9:47AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Following the damaging findings of the ECCLR & REC Committees wrt salmon farming should not the current outdated 'presumption in favour' be dropped from council planning applications? Currently under the present scheme despite proven damage to the environment applications generally go through without any REAL consideration. The relevant agencies, namely SNH & SEPA, and Marine Scotland are implicit within the system making it almost impossible to raise valid counter issues. Agenda 21 People!

AS

Adrian Searle Thu 30 May 2019 2:02PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

GERS figures - are they as misleading as nationalists suggest?

MD

Martin Dunbar Thu 30 May 2019 2:05PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Who is funding The Brexit Party? The Brexit Party is only allowing donations of less than 拢50 in order to avoid scrutiny of donations. Is there a way to get information of donations from Paypal?

JF

Josephine Fletcher Thu 30 May 2019 2:08PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

We need to over haul the present system completely . We need to look at bio regions. We need to look as the planet as a complete entity with humans as this annoying plague upon her. We need to world wide design a way of healing waters and land. We need to nurture nature . We need to be emphatic to all people un able to land upon a shore. We need to create spaces for everyone of us with an understanding of landscape and community. We need to restore the lands devastated by war . Empathy.

P

Paul Thu 30 May 2019 4:31PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

Also, Babcocks

PB

Prentice Baines Thu 30 May 2019 6:13PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

I feel land ownership is an issue that has been barely touched / isn鈥檛 in the public鈥檚 knowledge.

GN

George NIblock Thu 30 May 2019 9:18PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Environmental issues as these impact on the economy, on social well being , on Public health including the NHS and on housing ( when the southeast of England and parts of Scotland flood with the rising seas

KK

k k Thu 30 May 2019 10:19PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Birth certificate fraud is thee biggest fraud against all common and indigenous peoples throughout the alleged commonwealth now and throughout his story! Will you guys be the ones to blow the lid on this. This mass scale fraud is precisely the reason behind *all the other topics your claiming to be considering to investigate! Reveal the truth the facts about birth certificate fraud and all the other bad stuff created by both organised religious and entire legal systems will collapse!

NG

Nick Georgiou Thu 30 May 2019 10:54PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Environmental catastrophic failure looms can we reverse ,?

DP

David Paterson Thu 30 May 2019 11:02PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Funding of the Brexit party for EU elections, and where is the funding coming from for a potential General Election should it occur.

P

Patsy Fri 31 May 2019 9:14AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Look at the FlamingoLand & ScottishEnterprise joint planning application proposal for LochLomond -

EG

Ela G Fri 31 May 2019 9:22AM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

I think we need to keep pressure on land ownership and show how skewed everything seems to be in their favour and to maintain the status quo for their benefit. For example I'd like to know, as a tax payer, if I'm funding the firefighters to go out and put out moor fires that get out of control when set by gamekeepers. How much does this cost and are the estates charged. I remember the hospital used to get charged if firealarms were set off by toasters in the kitchens in the nurses homes.

G

gordon Fri 31 May 2019 10:53AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Flamingo land at Loch Lomand - #FlamingoLand & ScottishEnterprise joint planning application proposal for #LochLomond

LD

Lorna Dennett Fri 31 May 2019 10:54AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The proposed #Flamingoland development at #LochLomond needs investigating urgently. It feels to me like something in the background is very wrong, and local people are being ignored when we raise objections and concerns on all matters to do with it. Please help #SaveLochLomond

NF

Nigel Fitzsimmons Fri 31 May 2019 11:51AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Flamingo land Loch Lomond

JH

Judith Houston Fri 31 May 2019 12:16PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Flamingo Land planning permission at LochLomond, which Scotebt is about to sell to developers w a 拢1.8m loss plus destroying a beautiful area of Scotland in a National Park

FB

frances baylan Fri 31 May 2019 1:33PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

Flamingo land and Scottish Enterprise

SS

Sara Salyers Fri 31 May 2019 1:39PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The potential for altering the outcome of a vote (electoral fraud) which exists in the present, non-transparent and non-accountable practices of private electoral 'management' companies such as Idox.

VR

VALERIE RETTIE Fri 31 May 2019 3:41PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

Loch lomond sale at vastly reduced price for a theme park?

MF

Mark Fagan Fri 31 May 2019 3:50PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Hi, could you look into the joint planning application for Flamingoland at Loch Lomond

E

Elaine Fri 31 May 2019 4:33PM

Welfare cuts - Is Scotland鈥檚 welfare benefits system meeting the needs of its people? How is austerity impacting those most in need? What is the experience of those who claim benefits, and what reforms are needed?

Been there and there is not enough money to cover fixed costs. i.e utilities, council tax, food,

AA

Anne Adams Fri 31 May 2019 4:41PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

Flamingoland Loch Lomond

A

Andy Fri 31 May 2019 5:25PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Could you please investigate the shady Flamingoland deal with Scottish Enterprise and Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority. There's the fact SE paid 拢2 million for the land but say it is now only worth 拢200k. The development also does not seem in keeping with the park's own Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) and Trees & Woodland Strategy.
https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/park-authority/publications/wild-park-2020-biodiversity-action-plan/

JR

Jonathan Ritchie Fri 31 May 2019 9:07PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Child Trafficking by Social Services

S

Scotslass Fri 31 May 2019 9:09PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The sale of the land by Scottish Enterprise at Loch Lomond... as a matter of urgency please before the planning decision!

CF

Catherine Falsay Fri 31 May 2019 9:09PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

Loch Lomond

SC

Stephen Cowley Sun 2 Jun 2019 12:26PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The far left

BT

Bill Thompson Sun 2 Jun 2019 6:36PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

You should investigate half truths as told all Politicians and the Media. give us the full facts on todays major issues

SC

Sylvia Clark Mon 3 Jun 2019 3:13PM

Privatisation of the Scottish NHS and the influence of IHI Boston MA

M

mav Mon 3 Jun 2019 3:16PM

1 FOI - minister non compliance/obstructing FOISA
2 Private sector government loans - FMEL 拢45m loans, no accounts, no ships until ?2021
3. NHS - delayed discharges (1430 beds blocked daily). Why is this a systemic problem
4. Attainment gap is it really closing ... or is it widening? Is it measurable? And why. MD20 first degree entry rates.
5. Why is the fiscal gap in devolved taxation a deficit? Impact on public services.
6. Third sector 6 figure pay desirable or immoral

PM

Patricia McTavish Mon 3 Jun 2019 3:43PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

Especially Loch Lomond Flamingoland robbery

SP

Susan Pettie Mon 3 Jun 2019 3:54PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Police Scotland Why are there only two shifts dealing with sexual abuse for Glasgow? Problem with theft internally officers stealing each others kit? Culture of bullying and victimisation? Why was House able to have a media ban on his homosexuality? Why are new officers told in training not to post pictures of them in uniform on their social media? What are the systemic problems which we only see popping out in issues of damage in detention, not taking online or in person stalking seriously? etc

DE

David Eyre Mon 3 Jun 2019 4:21PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

The Ferret has done great stuff on PFI and NPD previously. I think it'd be great to look at it again, but from the perspective of what can we do, if anything, to get rid of this ongoing burden on our public services. Some folk have talked about using the concept of 'odious debt'? Could that be tested in the Scottish courts? What are we paying out in NPD schemes? Could we buy the contracts out? If not, why not?

SM

Simeon Maurer Mon 3 Jun 2019 8:04PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

SAVE LOCH LOMOND FROM UNSCRUPULOUS DEVELOPERS. THIS IS A NATIONAL PARK AND MUST NOT BE SOLD OFF

IP

Iain Picton Thu 6 Jun 2019 8:26AM

Welfare cuts - Is Scotland鈥檚 welfare benefits system meeting the needs of its people? How is austerity impacting those most in need? What is the experience of those who claim benefits, and what reforms are needed?

There appears to be holes where management of the system allows seekers to fall through, I think this is because the staff are inadequately trained and therefore uncaring (jobsworth attitude) I do realise this is a difficult subject. A proper caring attitude without the police type of being a fiddler on the take till proved innocent would help. A minefield but we should care for all this country is made of immigrants and has been for thousands of years just remember that (the whole of the uk)

BF

Bill Fraser Thu 6 Jun 2019 8:49AM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.
MC

Mick Cavanagh Thu 6 Jun 2019 9:43AM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

the animal welfare issue would be a central aspect of the use of land by large landowners. I would suggest the link with raptor killings and the stifling of biodiversity to maintain grouse and deer primacy for shooting estates is a topic that needs exposing.

K

Kevin Thu 6 Jun 2019 1:12PM

Ineos (investigate with SEPA the number and type of environmental infractions in light of recent plastics story); Police Scotland (the ongoing use of RIPA, full disclosure of usage); MSPs expenses (fully itemised so the public can be aware of what their MSPs claim for).

C

C Thu 6 Jun 2019 3:48PM

Welfare cuts - Is Scotland鈥檚 welfare benefits system meeting the needs of its people? How is austerity impacting those most in need? What is the experience of those who claim benefits, and what reforms are needed?

This was close between land ownership and welfare but had to go for the latter purely out of self-interest

BO

Brendan O'Hanrahan Thu 6 Jun 2019 4:12PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

I think the role of big NGOs and wealthy 'philanthropic' owners, sprich - Povlsen, should also be investigated including their dubious claims of being community-minded.

S

Shandra Thu 6 Jun 2019 4:33PM

Welfare cuts - Is Scotland鈥檚 welfare benefits system meeting the needs of its people? How is austerity impacting those most in need? What is the experience of those who claim benefits, and what reforms are needed?

As well as how is intrinsically link to migration and race

OM

Oli Murray Thu 6 Jun 2019 6:56PM

The health service - Is Scotland鈥檚 health service doing all that it should? Is it sufficiently funded? Does it provide the right services in the right areas? How could it be improved? What is it doing well, and what is it failing to do?

As we venture from one political earthquake to the next; the US trade deal looms over the United Kingdom when it is at its most polarised. I would be interested in monitoring the well being of the SNHS through this difficult time, and the political manoeuvres that threaten the future of one of our most vital assets.

VR

Victoria Rankin Thu 6 Jun 2019 7:06PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

5G rollout in Glasgow (radiation effects extremely bad). The number of air bnb/party flats in Edinburgh & Glasgow. Cities focusing on selling off to tourists rather than supporting permanent occupants of their cities. The percentage of Scottish students enrolled to top Scottish Universities ( GSA, ECA, UoE) in comparison to English & International students. Heard it was only 12.5% Scottish. This is unfair.

R

Ross Thu 6 Jun 2019 10:04PM

Financial accountability - How are companies, banks and financial institutions using their money? What deals are being done that we should know about? How are people in Scotland being affected? Whose money should we be following?

The relationship between many of the biggrst amd most irresponsible corporate players and public bodies is worth a lot more exploration.

K

Katie Thu 6 Jun 2019 10:33PM

The health service - Is Scotland鈥檚 health service doing all that it should? Is it sufficiently funded? Does it provide the right services in the right areas? How could it be improved? What is it doing well, and what is it failing to do?

Hate to see NHS get critised - it's a tough gig. However woukd like to see invedtigation on mental health service provision, how charities are shoring up public mental health services with very little funding. E.g to people realise Rape Crisis is charity, with support provided by qualified volunteers (pro bono) etc. Just one of many examples . Thank you.

P

Pauline Fri 7 Jun 2019 5:09PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

An investigation into public funded charities and their misuse of finances. The process from application, receipt and verification/audit is non existent and charities know this. Public money ends up paying ghost salaries. Now common practice. Example: apply to Aspiring Communities with false information, obtain over 90k in funding, provide further false info to release funding, operate on a cash only business and don't bank takings, declare further financial hardships. A common cycle

LW

Les Wilson Fri 7 Jun 2019 5:59PM

Land ownership - What are our big landowners up to? Are land reforms delivering what they promised? What injustices should be unearthed and exposed? Who is wielding the power, and how and to what end?

IMO biggest gap in affairs of Scotland affecting so many areas of life.

S

stephen Fri 7 Jun 2019 7:47PM

Something else - Should it be another topic entirely that we should investigate? We鈥檙e already working hard on several issues - the far right, homelessness, asylum-seekers, the environment, animal welfare, the arms trade, Brexit and others. But maybe there鈥檚 something vital that we鈥檝e missed.

Glasgow City Council failing in its homeless statutory duties. Making cuts at the same time.

LH

Poll Created Wed 12 Jun 2019 10:20PM

Should prisoners have the right to vote? Closed Wed 19 Jun 2019 9:03AM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 66.7% 4 BK SB GD MH
No 33.3% 2 BT MGH
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

6 of 8 people have voted (75%)

MH

Meg Howarth Thu 13 Jun 2019 10:26AM

Yes

Prisoners should not be deprived of the ability to think for themselves and exercise critical judgment. Enfranchisement could also help in their rehabilitation by encouraging an interest in both local, national and international events. Our prisons are in crisis, and the views of inmates could be critical in helping replace the current punitive system with an effective rehabilitative model.

MGH

Mr Greer Hart Thu 13 Jun 2019 11:17AM

No

Those who have not used violence and not been a persistent public nuisance, should have voting rights, as a possible inducement to behave more responsibly.

GD

Grant Douglas Thu 13 Jun 2019 12:24PM

Yes

It is a sick society in which the prison population is so large that its votes might swing an election!

BK

Bill Kerr-Smith Sun 16 Jun 2019 9:24AM

Yes

How will we ever achieve reform of the prison system if the people most affected have no say?

LH

Poll Created Wed 24 Jul 2019 3:48PM

Is the Scottish Government and the public sector doing enough to address the climate emergency? Closed Tue 30 Jul 2019 3:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No 100.0% 8 BT JO AD V KD GK LR MM
Yes 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

9 of 11 people have voted (81%)

AD

adrian davies Thu 25 Jul 2019 10:20PM

No

there are a lot more things to deal with than putting up outdated wind farms. there needs to be a bigger change if scotland is to make a mark in the climate debate

AB

Poll Created Wed 11 Sep 2019 4:56PM

Should a 'cooling off' period be introduced for people moving from politics to lobbying? Closed Wed 18 Sep 2019 12:01PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 100.0% 10 BT GD IP ES LL GD KS AG L BC
No 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

10 of 12 people have voted (83%)

BT

Barry Turnbull Thu 12 Sep 2019 6:38AM

Yes

Keep them away from the trough long enough before they take unfair advantage

AG

Alastair Gibb Thu 12 Sep 2019 9:09AM

Yes

I actually think this practice should be banned outright as it includes so few and excludes virtually the entire electorate, not very democratic therefore either in principle or practice.

GD

Gordon Drummond Thu 12 Sep 2019 2:39PM

Yes

A obvious conflict of interest

LL

Liz L Fri 13 Sep 2019 8:43AM

Yes

The cooling off period should be at least 5 years

AB

Poll Created Wed 25 Sep 2019 5:13PM

Does the Scottish Government do enough to ensure good conditions in fish farms Closed Sat 28 Sep 2019 5:03PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
No 100.0% 6 N BT AD MGH S AN
Yes 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

6 of 8 people have voted (75%)

N

Neil Thu 26 Sep 2019 6:58AM

No

Evidence of sea bed pollution and infestations in wild salmon

S

stevie51 Thu 26 Sep 2019 11:03AM

No

The fish farming industry need to get its house in order - getting away with murder

MGH

Mr Greer Hart Thu 26 Sep 2019 12:27PM

No

I am disgusted with the laxity of the Scottish Government over the control of the management of fish farms, with the shooting of Seals and other creatures; the pollution to the sea lochs; the lice infestation; the toxic substances used; hybridisation of wild salmon with fish farm stock escapes. Also, the role of the Scottish Environment Ministry leaves a lot to be desired. Justification for this industry seems to be dictated by its contribution to the Scottish economy, with its low paid jobs.

LH

Poll Created Wed 2 Oct 2019 10:00PM

Should the racing of greyhounds be banned? Closed Mon 7 Oct 2019 9:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 50.0% 2 SM AN
No 50.0% 2 BT AW
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

4 of 6 people have voted (66%)

BT

Barry Turnbull Thu 3 Oct 2019 7:36AM

No

No - but there needs to be tighter regulation of the industry [especially for dogs having reached the end of their 'career']

AB

Poll Created Wed 9 Oct 2019 8:24PM

Should the Scottish Government have put in place a full fracking ban?鈥 Closed Sat 12 Oct 2019 8:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 80.0% 8 BT IP EB GK JA P SM RM
No 20.0% 2 MJ DM
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

10 of 12 people have voted (83%)

BT

Barry Turnbull Thu 10 Oct 2019 8:23AM

Yes

"Have the courage of your conviction"

MJ

Mairi Jack Thu 10 Oct 2019 10:16AM

No

It would give opponents leverage to interfere.

IP

Iain Picton Thu 10 Oct 2019 12:49PM

Yes

We don鈥檛 need such dirty technology to extract gas anyway it鈥檚 the yanks that are driving this and that鈥檚 enough to say No Way.

GK

Gregory Kinsman-Chauvet Thu 10 Oct 2019 2:56PM

Yes

Of course!

DM

Duncan McLean Thu 10 Oct 2019 6:35PM

No

They know what they are doing - and what they are doing is not allowing fracking.

RM

Rosie MacKenzie Fri 11 Oct 2019 8:12AM

Yes

MSPs should stand firmly behind the principles of their constituents - not hedging their bets. In the Highlands we know the planning process doesn't even protect Culloden and the politicians in Holyrood are apt to override these anyway when it suits them for a range of bizarre reasons.

LH

Poll Created Wed 16 Oct 2019 5:17PM

Should airlines follow Qatar Airways and stop transporting greyhounds specified to countries that have outdated or non 鈥 existent animal welfare laws? Closed Mon 21 Oct 2019 5:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 100.0% 3 FM L JD
No 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

4 of 6 people have voted (66%)

AB

Poll Created Wed 23 Oct 2019 5:37PM

Should Scotland's nuclear power stations be closed down? Closed Tue 29 Oct 2019 6:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Yes 70.0% 7 DC AJS CPO AP AK SB AG
No 30.0% 3 NM HB BT
Undecided 0% 2 AB LH

10 of 12 people have voted (83%)

CPO

Charles Patrick O'Brien Thu 24 Oct 2019 1:40PM

Yes

These power plants leave danger for future generations.

NM

Niall McKillop Thu 24 Oct 2019 2:45PM

No

We need backup - the wind will not stop lights going out when it's very cold and very still.

AJS

Angus J Stewart Thu 24 Oct 2019 4:23PM

Yes

The dangerous legacy they leave to future generations far outweighs their contribution to cleaner energy.