Monthly Archives: August 2015

Scotland’s Carpetbaggers

Scotland has had more than its fair share of carpetbaggers. Like refugees, they arrive every week looking for a ‘better life’. Call them economic migrants if you like. A list would stretch end-to-end of the capital’s Princes Street. They include … Continue reading

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Still Angry

Angry Man One There are days I awake cursing those who voted against my country’s interests. Salmond’s penultimate pronouncement jumps to mind, “Don’t wake up on the 19th wondering what might have been”. And I get angry. I despise them. … Continue reading

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Referendum Day

  In Los Angeles making a telephone call on the 4th of July, Independence Day created  to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I got an African-American operator on the line. I asked, “How come you’re on duty? … Continue reading

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The Corbyn Effect

  What are we to make of a politicians who thinks Scotland part of England? In speeches made in Aberdeen and Dundee, Corbyn thinks “It is the right of people to decide what they want to do but the last … Continue reading

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A Yank in the Bank

  Imagination immersed in a good film is, for me, the greatest relaxation, better than a walk in a beautiful garden, greater than a fine wine or whisky, beating sex hands down, or up. Before trading a lacklustre television job … Continue reading

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Of Tarts and Old Farts

Brassiere entrepreneur and former model Ms Michelle Mone is created a peer of the Realm. How preposterous! It can only have been awarded for brazen self-promotion, not for business acumen or services to the community. Better Together for sales A devotee … Continue reading

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