Monthly Archives: December 2016

Scottish Labour – RIP

A party without a conscience Scottish Labour has always believed in the supremacy of Westminster government. That belief has brought it to the point of extinction in the country that gave it birth. Paradoxically, against a tide of neo-con globalisation, … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Pretendy Powers

The United Kingdom parliament registers the UK with the United Nations as: (in reverse order) a province, a principality, and two countries. It comes as a chilling surprise to many a unionist that Scotland is defined as it should be, a country in … Continue reading

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Grouse Beater Talks

I’m proud to say almost 180,000 new readers visited the site this year, a 40% increase over last – and still NO advertising allowed. And I don’t take donations. Anyhow… I’m happy to give a talk and question and answer … Continue reading

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Dog Day Daft

I caught a late night documentary on the origins of the domesticated dog, the flea bitten, hair shedding thing snoring and farting on the hearth carpet, more usually the fashionable animated powder puff some women carry around in a handbag … Continue reading

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Investigating Allan Pinkerton

Continuing the occasional series of outstanding Scots ignored or overlooked Allan Pinkerton is not quite in the half-forgotten category of previous personalities illuminated here, but as far as Scotland is concerned readers will find it hard to discover much about … Continue reading

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Sully – a review

One of the surprises, to me at least, of seeing friends astonished at Clint Eastwood’s right-wing rants, (“That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation”) his public gaffes, (“Obama doesn’t go to work!”) and admiration for … Continue reading

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Paterson – a review

Paterson is a bus driver who lives in the town of Paterson, New Jersey. He writes poetry, not very good poetry, but it demonstrates his mind is alert to life he observes around him as he goes about his daily … Continue reading

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