Category Archives: Scottish Politics

Westminster Armageddon

As American satirists might put it, witnessing the utter chaos that is Westminster politics, this is a clusterfuck of epic proportions. If you stand well back, see the disarray that is the Northern Ireland assembly, stare in jaw dropping amazement at … Continue reading

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The Madness of May

  Theresa May embodies all the hallmarks of instability, which is odd because she speaks about stability all the time. Her party wants to make society stable by deconstructing it. Before middle-England decided that it was a repository of hard … Continue reading

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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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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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