Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Death of Laddism

Headlines tried to outdo each other in banality. Television transmitted endless loops of Clarkson in various poses, getting inside his car, driving his car, getting out of his car, riding his bicycle, smoking another ciggy waiting for news of the inevitable. The … Continue reading

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Sir Nicholas Must Resign

   A man with more than Treasury interest in Scotland Sir Nicholas McPherson is the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, or put another way, the Head of the Treasury. He briefed against the state. It is time for him to … Continue reading

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England, Pure and Simple

England likes Ceylon because it grows best quality tea leaves, however… Witnessing English politicians pontificating this month alone about liking non-English people so long as they don’t move into their street, and reading their utterances on Europeans in the press … Continue reading

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Salmond – 100 Days

As if to keep the groundswell for full democracy propelled like a torpedo at the underbelly of right-wing cynicism and neo-liberal ideology, Alex Salmond published his diary entries written on the run up to the great Referendum, ‘A Hundred Days that … Continue reading

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How the BBC Erases Complaints

On a late evening’s BBC news programme a BBC journalist made this assertion: “The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, arrived in Scotland to tell the population categorically there will be no currency union.” Carney said nothing of the sort. The … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Parliaments

The Palace of Westminster is tumbling down. Alert Scots will have noticed the pillars of the British establishment slyly slip a whopping big reconstruction bill into a week’s busy news for at least £5 billion pounds (at the last estimate) … Continue reading

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A Paean to Scotland

East, west, hame’s best The residing insult is how much my country’s elected senators are regarded as common caretakers, guardians of Scotland on behalf of Westminster politicians, sadly a view held by some of our own in Holyrood. What hope is there for our children’s … Continue reading

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