Category Archives: Scottish Politics

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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BBC Scotland Goes Indy

The Great British Broadcaster, BBC, plans a dedicated television channel for Scotland. The fashionable sarcastic rider is to add ‘What a time to be alive’. Trumpeted as if an announcement of Queen Elizabeth’s belated abdication, newspapers dutifully parroted the BBC director general’s puffery unchallenged, repeating the … 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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Scotland – Shut Up!

English politicians are apt to claim England as the greatest country in the world. The USA will disabuse them of that fantasy. The fact is, a wild-eyed narcissist tearing up the US Constitution and trampling on civil rights can blow us … Continue reading

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The Tartan Elephant

A colloquial cliché Last year saw an idiom become fashionable in daily conversation. Considering the mammal is destined to be wiped out it by ivory poachers, there were literally and figuratively herds of them everywhere. The phrase was … the elephant … Continue reading

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