Monthly Archives: May 2015

‘Question Time’ – A Parody

  Five pundits await planted questions from an invited audience, panel members chosen from various walks of life, selected to achieve a balance of views, from airhead through ‘kinda neutral’ to raging bloody-minded bigot, with the exception of the poor about whom the … Continue reading

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The Despair of Unemployment

Like many another I am a confident person when I have a pound in my pocket and a miserable wreck when my pockets are empty, such is life in a capitalist system. Use you imagine For freelance ‘creatives’, as bureaucrats … Continue reading

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Spineless Lying Bastards

For those who do not know the story already it concerns MP for Orkney and Shetlands, Alistair Carmichael, former Secretary of State, apologising to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, for releasing an internal memo, a private memo, an action against all standards of … Continue reading

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Mack the Knife

All your questions answered about John McTernan, ace political strategist and spin doctor employed by Labour’s Scottish branch, (Honours D.Failure) keen to guide neo-Liberal-Blairite Labour to a victorious win in Scotland at the next General Election – but guaranteed to fail, … Continue reading

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What We Did On Our Holiday

  Has any journalist or pundit spotted the irony of David Cameron, the Prime Minister who throughout the Referendum refused point-blank to debate with Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, now has the unedifying duty of five years trying to avoid debating with … Continue reading

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Independence is Here

  How amusing to see David Cameron as smug as a slug in a plug hole bathing in the glow of his new recruits opposite the House of Commons, an attempt to ape Nicola Sturgeon’s joyful ranks photographed a day earlier … Continue reading

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It Was Voters Wot Did It

  I thought it fitting to use a discredited tabloid term as title for this celebratory essay. Who would have thought the people of Scotland had the nous to teach disreputable, unreliable, anti-Scotland politicians the lesson of their lives, and to … Continue reading

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What a Night

  What a night, and what a challenging five years ahead for Scotland. A profound democratic revolution has taken place at the British ballot box. The auld enemies face each other across the border once more. But the Tories have … Continue reading

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The Jockalypse Election

  English politicians kept referring to ‘Jockalypse’ as if John Hurt’s stomach. What a truly gruesome general election campaign. Most of its tenor was predictable: ‘The Scots are coming! Hide your women! Bury your money!’ Look hard at coverage and … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Westminster

  Westminster’s rich and privileged tell us austerity endured another five years means the poor and the disadvantaged will prosper. They tell us our lives will transform for the better. They have told us that for over 300 years. Westminster is  alarmed. Scotland’s … Continue reading

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