Category Archives: Scottish Independence Referendum

Paging BBC Scotland!

An open letter to Donalda MacKinnon, Director of BBC Scotland on the first anniversary of her tenure Dear Donalda MacKinnon Leaving the BBC is like leaving the Communist Party, you’re never forgiven. In consequence it was not a surprise to hear … Continue reading

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The Crime of Voting

Cries of shame on EU neutrality are unfounded While I was in Spain last week the Flemish nationalist politician and deputy prime minister of Belgium, Jan Jambon, along with the former Belgian prime minister, Elio Di Rupo, condemned Spain for … Continue reading

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A Scot in Englandshire

Education, education, education It is impossible for the privately educated Englishman, and some state school educated ones too, to accept Scots wholeheartedly as one of themselves for to do so jeopardises their status as Englishmen. The reverse is true for … Continue reading

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A Confident Nation

The world’s nations are governed by a remarkable clan of women, from Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of cash rich Norway, and Prime Minister Beata Szydło of Poland, to Angela Merkel commanding Germany’s prosperous economy. Like men, some are good at … Continue reading

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Not Unity, but Democracy!

Does the electorate, does anybody in Scotland enjoy the daily dose of tosh beamed at us of Theresa May and the jostle for power in the Tory Party? Who is running the UK? England’s self-inflicted woes erupt on Scotland like … Continue reading

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The Hassan Hustle

There’s an overwhelming feeling of deja vu watching professional miserabilists, flatulent unionists, reactionaries, and anti-democrats tell us what a gargantuan waste of time and money is Holyrood Parliament, Scotland’s platform of democracy, just as they did on its inception. Bigots should follow … Continue reading

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Monologues of Demagogues

Demagogues, there are so many overflowing with racial resentment you can pluck them out of the air – or any BBC chat show – pull the pin in their back and hear them cackle pre-recorded racist tosh. If you broke them … Continue reading

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