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Sliding Into Fascism

This is not the Scotland we aim to create. This is the old repulsive Queen and Country Scotland, an irrational admiration for an alien culture, a class system not ours, an inbred subservience and a fear of losing what is … Continue reading

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The Pewter Standard

The former SNP member and activist, Chris McEleny, now general secretary of the ALBA Party, recounts the trials and tribulations of making the SNP see reason and discuss alternative ways to independence, and do it in an open and generous … Continue reading

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Knowledge Between Covers

Friday, the weekend beckons. Some quiet time reading is healthy once humdrum chores and duties attended. We recommend Professor Alfred Baird’s ‘DETERMINANTS OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE‘ as well as ESSAYS and ESSAYS 2 (sixteen 5-star reviews) by Grouse Beater- hey! That’s … Continue reading

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‘ESSAYS 2’ On Sale Now

In answer to readers enquiries: The new collection of published essays – many new, previously published now much extended – is out now, 370 pages of thoughts on Scotland, Scots, English colonials, and the like. Same price as before despite … Continue reading

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Speaking Louder than a Speaker

For those who missed the stramash, the two ALBA MPs, Kenny MacAskill and Neale Hanvey, complained to the Speaker that Boorish Johnson, discredited and rejected prime minister, that he had no lawful right denying the people of Scotland a referendum … Continue reading

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Boorish the Buffoon

The Tories supressed their judgment in the service of one man’s monstrous ego. Removing him is overdue but by sucking up to his faux English toff routine, his Churchill soundalike, and overlooking his thumping dishonesty and open racism, the Tories … Continue reading

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ESSAYS 2 – New Collection

The new collection of published essays – many new, previously published now much extended – is out now, 370 pages of thoughts on Scotland, Scots, English colonials, and the like. Same price as before despite being a larger book, £20 … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Seabird Deaths

This is disturbing news. Along the strand, a succession of small bedraggled forms lie prone – victims of the avian flu ripping through the seabird populations of Scotland’s Northern Isles and up the east coast. Crossing over to the Brough … Continue reading

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Climate: Serious Decline in Salmon

This article appeared in the Guardian, penned by their Scots editor, Severin Carrell, the fall in salmon numbers yet another warning that things are going seriously wrong in our seas and rivers. WILD SALMOND NUMBERS ALARM ECOLOGISTS By Severin Carrell … Continue reading

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Climate: No More Excuses

Another in our Climate Crisis articles, this by three past distinguished secretaries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an assembly that established an international environmental treaty to combat “dangerous human interference with the climate system”, in … Continue reading

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