Category Archives: Scottish Politics

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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A Stroll Among Pensions

Those profoundly concerned by right-wing extremist rhetoric are apt to say neo-liberals are trying to take us back to feudal times. They make an ominous point. We feel the lash of neo-liberalism, particularly the vulnerable among us. Functioning democracy has declined. If … Continue reading

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The Auld Enemy

Credo in unum Deum, Toryatrem omnipotente – I believe in one God, the Tory Almighty Scotland is facing its old enemy again, Britain ruled by the Tory party in all its ugly, nasty anti-democratic fervour. If people were not convinced that the Tory’s … 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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The Ineptitude of Theresa May

Unable to face Her Majesty’s opposition and like Erdogan of Turkey wants unlimited autocratic powers? Playing games with the constitution, or plain feckless? Donald Trump’s buffoonish reputation for changing his mind from one day to the next depending on who is … Continue reading

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My Country to Govern

If a Scot anywhere says, give me my country to govern again, he is judged a fool, and everything is done to demean him and mock him. When an Englishman says he wants his country back to govern again, and shouts … 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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