Category Archives: General

Desecrating Loch Lomond

Though Scot and English share a common humanity, the similarities end there. The claim Scots are British is the signature of a colonial mentality. In almost all things, language, accents, religion, the great majority of political ideals, the clan system, … Continue reading

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In the Mold of Sturgeon

Regular readers will know I rarely lose an opportunity to compare Scotland with existing states if there are obvious comparisons or parallels. Studying how other nations govern themselves, or are governed by those they wish gone, is good practice. You … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Brexit

By no stretch of the imagination is this an exhaustive list of every casualty of Middle England’s rampant xenophobia and catastrophic decision to ditch its European partners to become a delusional, renegade state free of foreigners. Whether you agree with … Continue reading

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No Libel Without Reprisal

First, a heartfelt thanks to all who have contributed to the fund so far to beat an apology out of the politicians and Daily Record for publishing or mouthing outrageous pulp fiction. You have my gratitude. Your support strengthens my resolve … Continue reading

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Popular Essays – 2018

Gie’s a brek, pal Grouse Beater is taking a winter break. With the possible exception of reviewing the Australian born historian John Guy’s filmed version of ‘Mary Queen of Scots‘ the only reason for this site not to relax over … Continue reading

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Too Clever By Half

ON BEING TOO BLOODY CLEVER BY HALF Or writing screeds on why something is not what it’s not – a satire on rushing to judgement and throwing the first stone The furore that has arisen from the unveiling of Francis Bacon’s … Continue reading

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Cars News: Leccy Rules

A squint at the machinations of the car industry and why we’re all suckers for it. UK sales of new cars continue to fall markedly. There are lost of reasons for this, though I’d like to think we are getting … Continue reading

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