Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Big Yin

Awe, geeza brek, an’ tha’ Billy Connolly is Scotland’s third most famous individual. That must irk him. That and knowing the other guy is a better actor if not as funny, and the other┬áplays better tennis. Connolly has until now … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s 450th

  This year marks the 450 anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. When I established Scotland’s theatre for actors, writers, music performers and technicians I bemoaned the dearth of writers skilled in creating work for talented young actors. The policy of … Continue reading

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BBC be Damned

  How in can it be that a public body, a public funded body, society’s main means of communication, charged with impartiality in all its dealings, in all its news reporting, that must represent the culture of the nations it … Continue reading

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Seanorry – Warts and All

  “Seanorry” is the affectionate nickname his family call Sean Connery, according to brother Neil. ‘King of Scotland’ is another given by supporters and adversaries alike of our most obvious fans of self-governance. I took it to be an soubriquet … Continue reading

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A Short Essay on Black Arts

Black propaganda The two photographs are of today’s English edition and Scottish edition of the right-wing tabloid newspaper the Daily Express. The English edition – along with a good many other British “nationals” – rings the alarm bells of a … Continue reading

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More BBC Mind Control

  I caught part of a BBC 4 radio programme today, Sunday, while driving. Radio 4 used to be called “the Home Service,” though the BBC never explained home to what or to whom. Anyhow, the programme was entitled, Love … Continue reading

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The Shame of the Press

A humanity under attack The British press, their hacks and minions, are doing their level best to defame and demean Scotland by outrageous accusation and scurrilous association. Quite frankly, if I list the defamation published this week alone I’d feel … Continue reading

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