Category Archives: Scottish Independence Referendum

A Churchillian Hatred

Things happen in threes, it’s said. Three times in one week I’ve heard the same comment. The first from a friend, an intelligent man, runs his own computer servicing business, the guy you call to locate the virus and install security … Continue reading

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Engineering Consent

Engineering consent The term ‘engineering consent’ is another way of describing thought control. George Orwell had a lot to say about thought control. He wrote an entire novel around the thesis entitled 1984. He was twenty years out. We in Scotland … Continue reading

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England The Oil Thief

One of the most pernicious lies plied on Scotland by British nationalists is the one about Scotland being a poverty-stricken country, perpetually on the brink of bankruptcy, begging for hand-outs. Considering Scotland’s been ruled by Westminster almost 300 years yet apparently none the … Continue reading

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Don’t Come To Scotland

  Readers who protested against the government’s bigoted, craven action to leave Europe and follow UKip to cast non-UK nationals out of English society, you have my respect. It gave in to the worst of England’s nature, a dislike of ‘Johnny Foreigner’. Some … Continue reading

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When Banks Were Banks

Not hogging the limelight A sliver of news slipped under the media’s radar this week, they far more interested in the Tory party’s spring budget, than bringing the nefarious activities of bank crime to heel. Charlotte Hogg is an economist. … Continue reading

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My Racist Taxi Driver

The student as racist I wouldn’t have taken much note of my taxi driver’s ranting had it not been for a pig-ignorant, vain, histrionic Stirling University student writing an irrational opinion piece only days before in the Guardian newspaper. The article … Continue reading

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Roots of English Racism

The one that got away Fascinated by the monumental presence of steam locomotives, it was always a marvel to me that the Flying Scotsman – the world’s most famous locomotive – was not called the Flying Englishman. With the dominant … Continue reading

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