Monthly Archives: April 2019

Wild Rose – a review

I am in a quandary. Wild Rose is a study of a headstrong, fiesty, fiery young woman, a whirlwind of energy nowhere for it to go, and it is set in Glasgow, but it is so burdened with banal dialogue and … Continue reading

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A Scottish Currency

 A Pound to a Penny In the two-match Referendum debate televised between combative Alex Salmond and soporific Alistair Darling, prior to Scotland selling its birthright for a second time in its history, readers will recall Salmond refused to rise to … Continue reading

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Car News: The Hyundai Mint

A weekly look at all that sucks in the automotive industry and some good bits Led by Fiat’s wild success with the Fiat 500, the city car that you can upgrade without end, the talk among the major car makers … Continue reading

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Arrest of Julian Assange

The arrest of Julian Assange Scotland is still immature when it comes to foreign policy, or at least the SNP is. Their silence over the arrest and detention of Wikileaks CEO and journalist, Julian Assange, is disquieting. Dragging him out … Continue reading

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Car News: Best Car of 2018

A weekly look at all that sucks in the automotive industry and some good bits A friend on Twitter asked my advice recently about the best car to suit her special needs, and three rambunctious kids in the back. In … Continue reading

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Sleeping With the Enemy

I have no idea why Scotland is rescuing England from its self. I think it startling to see the elected representatives of our ‘poverty-stricken nation – England’s colonial description, not mine – wasting time fighting a small section of the … Continue reading

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Car News: EU Cares About Brits

A weekly guide to all that sucks in the automotive industry and some good bits That heading is absolutely true, but you’d never know it if you listened to the effluent mouthed by the likes of Boris Johnson, or a … Continue reading

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The Great British Power Grab

“Scotland has one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world.” D. Mundell What is given in loan can be taken back with interest. This is truest in the relationship England with Scotland. The Tory regime, elected by few in … Continue reading

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Car News: Cloning Cars

Your weekly guide to all that sucks in the automotive industry, plus some good bits Is it my eyes, or is that licence plate blurry? Ever wondered why television shows blur the registration plates of cars appearing in reality shows? … Continue reading

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