CAMERON SHOULD DEBATE WITH FIRST MINISTER
LABOUR GANGING UP WITH TORIES HUGE WEAKNESS FOR NO CAMPAIGN
The Scottish National Party has said it’s time David Cameron “showed some guts” on the referendum, as the Prime Minister ducked a challenge from Pete Wishart MP at Prime Minister’s Questions to make the case for No in a debate with First Minister Alex Salmond.
SNP MP Mr Wishart said:
“David Cameron’s failure to accept the debate challenge shows that he is all over the place on Scotland. He previously said ‘I look forward’ to the debate, but now he is running a mile from it.
“His Tory-led government at Westminster is leading the No campaign, yet the Prime Minister doesn’t have the guts to debate against the First Minister of Scotland. If the Prime Minister doesn’t have the confidence to debate the issues, why should anyone in Scotland have any confidence in the scaremongering of the No campaign?
“Perhaps it’s because David Cameron has also said that Scotland be a ‘successful, independent country’- he knows that the case for No would be demolished in a head-to-head debate with the First Minister, and he knows that the Labour/Tory alliance is a huge weakness for the anti-independence campaign.”
NATIONAL LOTTERY OFFLINE
National Lottery suffered major server problems before the 7.30 PM cut off, the above capture was taken just after problems started to develop.
It is estimated that this latest website glitch would have cost millions in lost revenues for national lottery and the government in lost vat returns.
National Lottery can’t afford these costly problems and must seek out what caused this glitch and make sure it does not happen again for every-ones sakes.
ABERDEEN TO GET 4G IN 2014.
We have just been told Aberdeen will be one of the first places outside the main start-up cities to get 4G.
We have been told the Three network will be the first to give 4G coverage and if this is correct three will give all present customers free software upgrades to all 4G Ready equipped handsets.
More 4G news to follow.
National Lottery Disaster.
Many said don’t do it, many said it would drive people away and after just a few weeks its been proven our UK National Lottery has less players and they are paying out more in little prizes than in jackpots which is just the opposite of the desired aims.
National lottery has been paying out 3 times more money in little prizes than before and less in the bigger prizes, fact.
Like all things in rip-off Britain greed got in the way of sense, it now turns out the only ones who can afford it is middle and upper Britain just another way of keeping the little people of our once proud country down where the rich want us.
National Lottery promised bigger jackpots yet we are getting either the same or slightly less that before proves its a price rise (100% increase) just to far.
WHATS GOING ON AT THE LOCAL RAG?
Aberdeen has lots and lots of charities, inchgath community centre is not one of them!
Aberdeen has thousands of charity volunteers the non-charity inchgarth has but a handful!
Aberdeen Charities relies on donations to survive inchgarth does not as they charge users to use the council owned facilities where they have zero overheads as the council picks up virtually all the centres costs.
How is it then inchgarth gets more of a mention in our local rag then all the other charities put together, whats so special about their plights that takes president over charities that employ hundreds of people and provide the community with so much more than providing the inchgarth manager with a huge pay packet.
The latest grab for cash is for a low cost gym yet no mention of how it will be staffed or what safety procedures will be in place yet the local rag thinks this is worthy of a Saturday news slot has the local rag gone nuts this is a non-story, the local rag should be concentrating on real charities not on centres that profits from others donations when its not even a charity in the first place!
If this continues our local rag will perhaps change its CURRENT name to the Polly Wally Gazette!
INCHGARTH SINKS TO NEW LOWS.
Readers to this blog will have noticed that inchgarth and oh happy days aka Polly the Wally has refrained from openly debating their problems on this site over the last six months due to the fact they have discovered hurtling abusive comments and attacking disabled people is counter productive and harming their reputation even further.
The management committee is so worried about this website they have sunk to new lows by trying to divert web traffic away from this website and onto their own by using INTERNATIONAL SCOTLAND as one of their inchgarth.org websites keywords as shown below.
Perhaps inchgarth has reconsidered its position and has started to trust the word of InternationalScotland.com how else can one explain this apparent keyword theft?
Scottish Home Report Rip Off
Many people in Scotland who have sold their property have discovered what it costs to sell their homes and Home Reports have to go down as the biggest rip off of all time.
England and Wales have seen the light and bombed this stupid regulation into touch.
Some people in Scotland sell their homes because of financial hardship and can little afford the average £600 Home Report costs and benefits no-one, for instance not many buyers would or may be aware that home valuations only lasts for 12 weeks after which the seller is required to get their property revaluated at around £150+vat every 3 months if the property is left unsold.
If that was not bad enough valuations are not required in Home reports, its only to the benefit to buyers and only if its carried out by the big players in the survey market and only then can it be used for mortgage purposes.
It’s another case of buyer beware.
Buyers cant use it if the reports are inaccurate so what’s the point of it at all?
The Scottish Government should scrap this stupid costly burden on the Scottish people who could least afford it.
Which Non-Profit Community Centres Over Charges?
International Scotland was alerted yesterday evening that some centre’s in Aberdeen which is said to be non-profit can charge disabled groups and the like up to £400 for a let and must comply with the centres own rules that it’s event visitors must use its own catering facilities and the only way the event Booker can generate income is by selling tickets?
If this is indeed correct why is centres allowed to operate as non-profit within Aberdeen City Council owned buildings and get away with what must be day light robbery given all centres in Aberdeen pays no utility bills or fees.
Its time ACC releases all community centre incomes for the year so we can see everything in transparency.
If councils are not aware of said incomes how do they know members of the public are getting a fair deal?
In these dark days of austerity every council penny has to be accounted for yet not for community centres as it seems perhaps some centres don’t need as much financial help as others.
Does not sound like, not for profit to us, do any of our readers have comments the wish to voice on this subject matter?
We know many City Councillors loves this blog, not perhaps they can come out of the shadows and come clean on their views regarding what centres should charge for event lets in so-called non-profit entities?
The Funniest Things in Aberdeen all happen in just one area.
On another note many readers have asked us privately why we don’t build a local dedicated based website, we say if we did we would not have enough time to do anything else.
Take the latest funny to come out of this area of Aberdeen where a community council donates money to a local entity one day only for the said entity to hire a known problem bit of apparatus from; who do you think? Surely that can only happen in Aberdeen?
There is a leased community centre in Aberdeen that has both a chairman and a manager being the same person which is not allowed anywhere else in the UK never-mind Aberdeen yet the local council is terrified to act, why? Perhaps that same person did not sign it after all, oh well matters not, its still not allowed to take place or happen!
Aberdeen City council owns prime building land yet no department seems to know who owns it, manages it or even insures it but this website knows who runs it and pays nothing for the pleasure for these last few years, although the courts seems to be a grant or two waiting to happen, good old Andy Murray legacy comes to the rescue for these mouth balled and almost forgotten local loved landmarks.
Of course had the council still had full control perhaps they could have sought out the 1/4 of a million pounds available for a spruce up in grants currently being handed out if you have a several mouth balled tennis courts handy!
Inchgarth Drive Thru.
The above headline might not be as far fetched as it may at first seem.
Inchgarth website has stated the following;
The creation of Peggy’s cafe was just the beginning of this venture and we have agreed at board level to merge Peggy’s cafe with our extension which we constructed 3 years ago.
We will be raising the money over the next year (sooner if we can) to build an extension from our main corridor to join the extension.
This will allow for another 40 seating, give access to the pool/ snooker and games hall and ensure people can access the outdoor seating area.
More on this as it developes and once more the centre doesn’t stand still, always looking to improve and make a lasting difference.
So there we have it the creation of perhaps the biggest cafe in the western world in what after all is a local community centre!
There is now three cafes built on this site over several years peggys mark 2 cost £55,000 3 years ago and shut down in April 2013 in favor of the aptly named “BAA £50,000 giveaway” where it was meant to make dreams come true for the local residents, incharth now claims it provides OAP’s with instruction on how to use Ipads and Iphone 5′s, BAA must be highly delighted at that success!
They must also be asking themselves why they spent so much money on a project just to see it get swallowed up into a new super cafe swallowed up again by peggys cafe 2 into what will be now known as peggys cafe mark 4 by seemingly adding a corridor between cafes 2 and 3 plus adding a few tables along the way, is this what BAA had in mind 8 months ago?
If they get the go-ahead at planning stage they could ask for a hatch to be installed on the outer wall of the new corridor to install a Drive Thru.
So there we have it a community centre so small perched in the middle of no-where where outsiders could only ever find it using Google earth maps (zoomed right in) and in 4 years spend in access of £155,000+ on one huge cafe and they may say its money well spent, yes but for who?
Guinness book of records should be notified?
Aberdeen has the biggest community centre cafe in the world!
BREAKING NEWS, Stay tuned International Scotland has just been informed from our many friends of yet another linked story, more on this later after we complete our researches!