Monthly Archives: May 2021

The Glen Garry Evictions

One could argue the infamous Clearances, driving people off their land without a care where they go or what happens to them, began as soon as an overweight 23-year-old Butcher Cumberland was desperate to raise his reputation after losing the … Continue reading

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BBC Scotland Fails Again

Eighteen wins, fifteen by knockouts, and no losses. No matter what your personal feelings are of the age-old sport of two guys (or women) bashing each other about the head and body, the historic win by Scotland’s Josh Taylor, undisputed … Continue reading

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Sturgeon’s Closet

All of us have something in our past we would rather not talk about, the ‘skeleton in the closet’. We keep it in the recesses of our memory, or if larger than life, as well hidden as possible. It can … Continue reading

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Know Your Place – Jock!

ALBA Party MP, Kenny MacAskill is not ready to leap up to applaud the pyrrhic victory of Kenmure Street, Glasgow folks’ Pollokshields rescue of two local and valued long-term residents from a Home Office deportation raid on Scottish soil. Backed … Continue reading

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Killing Democracy

John Drummond writes the ‘Constitution Column’ in the Sunday National, a role he shares with Dr Elliot Bulmer. He is also the host of The Nation Talks show, broadcast every Wednesday at 7pm on the IndyLive channel. He is firm … Continue reading

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Malfeasance – SNP’s Stalker

The article below was penned by a blogger often quoted but as far as I can ascertain, not that well known. He goes by the self-depricating name of CaltonJock, but writes with great honesty and spiritedness without being accusatory or … Continue reading

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Justice in Trouble

For a number of months Grouse Beater has received snippets of information on the run-down and underfunding of various aspects of our justice system. Unless you are in need of legal aid, the gathering storm is something you might not … Continue reading

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A Party Unopposed

This brief but succinct letter was published in a Scottish newspaper, of interest to readers not only for the observations stated, surely acknowledged as fair by the well-informed, but because of the author, Professor Alistair Bonnington, was a university tutor … Continue reading

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A Letter to the President

Sending a one-person petition to the President of the United States of America turns out to be an easy affair. The address of the White House, and how to reach the President in Washington, is all there on the Internet. … Continue reading

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Independence The Only Option

Kenny MacAskill looks at the collapse of Labour’s vote in Hartlepool once a dyed-in-the-wool stronghold of socialism Labour-style. Paul Williams, the Labour candidate in the by-election, said, “Neither Keir Starmer nor I met antagonism on the doorstep, but people did … Continue reading

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