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A Tawdry Deal

Just in case my polemic on the SNP-Green deal appears wholly subjective,or way over the top, (see link below) here is the five-pound iron ball shot from journalist Kevin McKenna’s cannon, a man who became an independence believer late in … Continue reading

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Scotland in the 21st Century: 8

In his seventh paper from his book, ‘Doun-Hauden: The Socio-Political Determinants of Scottish Independence’, Professor Alfred Baird discusses Scotland’s ethnicity, actually an inferiority complex, demonstrated by Scots every day as ‘The Cultural Cringe’ It begins at a young age where one is … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Should Resign

You know things have deteriorated when independence supporters use unionist slogans to draw attention to their concerns. Calling for Nicola Sturgeon to resign is one such slogan. Publishing the blog written by Bruce Hosie does not mean this site agrees … Continue reading

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The Republic of Barbados

Barbados is going to become a republic! How about that? And the United Kingdom is going to let them, or it seems they cannot stop it. This is much more of a surprise. Why a surprise? Those idyllic, soporific sandscapes … Continue reading

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The Irish Experience

Listening to Mary Lou Macdonald in a television interview, leader of the Irish social democratic party, Sinn Fein, I was struck by how unselfconsciously she used the phrase English nationalist, rather than British nationalist. She was not, after all, referring … Continue reading

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To Sir With Love

I was going to say this to Grouse Beater privately, but circumstances being what they are, I feel I should do it publically. If you know me, you know I think the world of my mammy. She was, after all, … Continue reading

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Salmond: Inquiry Submission

This is a copy of the written submission made by the former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond. It contains redactions as published by the Scottish Parliament on 22nd February 2021. There is a clear and overriding public interest in … Continue reading

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An Innocent Man

This is the submission of Alex Salmond to the Holyrood Inquiry. He lays out the process that led to an innocent man facing the rest of his days in jail, a heinous charge made by people intent on a constructive … Continue reading

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Holyrood Inquiry

Rumours and counter-rumours are circulating that Alex Salmond is relucant to give verbal evidence to the Holyrood Inquiry committee investigating the profoundly flawed process that led to scurrilous allegations made against him, all thrown out in two court trials, both … Continue reading

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Unfurling Murrell

When you are a movie producer, putting together a creative team, you choose the best available who fit the shooting schedule; the best cinematographer, composer, editor, set designer and main actors. They have read the screenplay and tell you in … Continue reading

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