Category Archives: Scottish Independence Referendum

An SNP in Disarray

On the offense, not the fence If I have an immediate, abiding image of the normally handsome features of SNP MP Angus MacNeil, it is the early one in the photograph above. Caught by the House of Commons cameras, MacNeil … Continue reading

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Ireland United

Sinn Féin won 37 seats in Dáil Éireann, a sensational breakthrough for a once reviled political movement. Suddenly a united Ireland looks possible. The win gave a momentary boost to Scotland ambitions. There is irony here. Northern Ireland, not just … Continue reading

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Leadership

Nicola Sturgeon’s speech yesterday to the troops could have been telephoned in, so lacking was it in inspirational leadership and political guile that it caused an immediate backlash from people who rightly expected more. This was supposed to be the … Continue reading

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Nandyism Scotched

It is not often I publish another’s writing in full on this site, in fact, not at all, but I am delighted to make an exception for this letter that appeared in a blog written by Mark Frankland, a man … Continue reading

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England Admiring Fascism

Fascism and the art of appeasement By failing to secure its constitutional right to reinstate autonomy, forfeited in 2014, Scotland is confronted by the predictable backlash from the British state, administered by the most far-right English administration in living memory. … Continue reading

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Enough With Selfies

The Union is dissolving faster than Arctic ice. Disintegration is unstoppable, England adrift a certainty. Only Boris’ bluster makes it appear whole and intact. If pigs could vote, the prime minister carrying the slop bucket would get elected every time, … Continue reading

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The Best of 2019

Kamikaze England is about to commit economic and political suicide by voting for a congenital liar, an unreconstructed narcissist bereft of a conscience but not lost for plans to drop Scotland’s constitutional ambitions into a wood chipper. Scotland is about … Continue reading

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A Week of Crap Television

We’ve reached that time of the year when major supermarket chains pay millions for soft focus commercials squandering profits they could have donated to the homeless and food banks; a time, when we spend millions more on the Victorian tradition … Continue reading

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Destroying Scotland

Regular readers know I take great pains to write informed and informative articles and essays, the latter as well researched as I have time to spare or can read my foxed notes of yesteryear. Empirical evidence is the best way … Continue reading

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Corrupting Education

There is renewed interest in the efficacy or otherwise of removing charitable status from Britain’s private schools, (also known as independent schools) many of them in Scotland. There origins lie in wealthy Victorian philanthropists following the philosophy of John Stuart Mill … Continue reading

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