Category Archives: General

An Irish View of GB News

The Irish know their history. No one dare tell them to forget it, or that it is bunkum, or inappropriate to be reminded of, or wrong to teach in schools. They can spot an arrogant Englishman before he steps off … Continue reading

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The ‘Incompatable’ Stonewall

The influence of Stonewall – a charity devoted initially to the rights of lesbian, gay and bi-sexual people – the name based on the New York riots in 1969 which starting at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village – has … Continue reading

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The Story of Circus Lane

A Parable For a Nation Readers should begin by dismissing the title as a thesis on neo-colonialism, for this is concerned with community cohesion. I am about to relate the tale of how, by accident, I changed a forgotten backwater … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Health Service

I could begin and end with the statement that the Scottish Health Service is second to none and not bother to fill in the middle because that’s the flat-out truth. There are other nations, such as Thailand, where the health … Continue reading

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Bercow Bitchin’

I liked John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons. You need only compare him to Sir Lindsay Hoyle his anodyne, lugubrious, gloomy successor to see Bercow is a star. He is a guy at the opposite end of … Continue reading

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The Mermaid Bride

If a nation protects and nurtures its culture and heritage it has to include timeless folk tales and myths. Scotland has hosted the whirling Dervish of JK Rowling’s derivative doorstop books of magic, mixed with science fiction, for so long … Continue reading

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What is Coronavirus?

We – the world’s nations in the west and Asia – were warned in 2019 a new incurable ‘flu’ was on its way and we should prepare for it. We did not. What is the virus and is it Armageddon, … Continue reading

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A Diversion

Here’s an odd occurrence; out of genuine curiosity I posted a question on Twitter: “Does anybody know if there is any truth in the claim coronavirus is killed by high temperatures?” I had in mind a comment I saw stating … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Updates

It is understandable readers will want to know who has been affected in their local area in Scotland, which places one should avoid. The best tactic is to stay in doors at home as long as is desirable. However, to … Continue reading

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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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