Category Archives: Media

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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Devo-Max is Back

No matter if one thinks of Scottish journalists as paid hacks of the British state, and let’s be frank, most are, a few do hold tight to their integrity, but they tend to be freelance. Iain Macwhirter is one who … 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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Lost in LaLa Land 3

  “If you’re going to Hollywood, go for fun … and get a bloody lawyer!” That’s wise advice from Sean Connery. You can be at the top of your fame and still get stiffed. Even he got cheated out of … Continue reading

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The Trump Backlash

Remarkable how the worst, most incompetent politicians manage to hog the limelight, promoted by the Right-wing press and media pals. Bumbling Boris Johnson is one example, the odious Farage another. For months to come we are to be assailed by the … Continue reading

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The Degredation of Englishness

English have forgotten what it is to be English? Calling themselves British for decades doesn’t help. Those who strive for a romantic Englishness by ditching anything European, demanding bowler hats back in fashion, are unable to find an agreeable definition that fits … Continue reading

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Yer Granny’s Sayin’s

Scotia-biased tweets and posts on social site and Twitter often resort to auld Scots sayings to make a point, or outwit their English opponent who can’t understand basic English let alone written Scots. ‘Hud yer wheesht’ is a granny saying, … Continue reading

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Belladonna is Back

  Belladonna is back, the Belladona of black print. In Italian it means a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. Rupert Murdoch has seeded deadly nightshade into an old high-powered job but with added toxins – She is Chief Executive of News UK, formerly New … Continue reading

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England Out of the Closet

In a difficult day manhandling broken fences blown down by gale force winds – there’s a profound metaphor in today’s chore that will become obvious shortly – I had occasion to answer a poster on a social network site. He was, … Continue reading

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The Pitch – BBC Scotland

We don’t do ‘drama’ here The head of BBC Scotland drama kept me waiting over twenty minutes, an open area in the deathly mausoleum they call Pacific Quay headquarters. I’d come a long way for the meeting, from Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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