Few would disagree with Ruth Wishart's observation in her Sunday National column that "it's always a mistake to confuse social media with real life" but I have lately begun to suspect that the difference between the two may be rather less than it pleases us to suppose. Ruth goes on to allow that social media … Continue reading Social media and real life
I didn't attend the AUOB rally in Dundee yesterday. While I don't imagine the St John Scotland volunteers were overwhelmed by people suffering the effects of extreme disappointment, I had assured a few people that I would be there so I really should apologise. I don't like letting people down even in what most would … Continue reading A little difficulty
I want Scotland's independence restored as a matter of justice. I need no party's vision of Scotland as an independent nation again to know that restoring our nation's independence is the right thing to do. It is doing the right thing.
Sturgeon hopes that her statement will be seen as a commitment to urgent action. She provides the notion that those blinkered by their idealised perceptions of Sturgeon can take and inflate into a binding promise. But to the vanishingly little extent that it is a promise at all, it is one that she can easily wriggle out of. We have to wonder why, if the situation is as perilous as she describes, she is so reluctant to give a real promise while at such pains to be perceived as doing so.
As people flock to Alba Party almost entirely on the basis of the party being led by Salmond, there is little sign that any questions are being asked about what the party stands for or where its leader intends to take it or what it proposes to do supposing any Alba Party candidates win seats in the Scottish Parliament.
Some of the remarks reportedly made by Alex Salmond during a press briefing yesterday provoked spasms of twitching in my political antennae.
Time once again to say a thank you to all who have been so generous as to donate to the upkeep of this site. It really is appreciated. Just as shares are. It's all very gratifying and very encouraging. We need to support independent media in all the ways we can. The apology goes to … Continue reading Thanks and sorry
To all of my friends, In real life and here, A seasonal wish, That is quite sincere. It's the day before Christmas, And my heartfelt wish, Is that your Christmas day, Isn't totally pish.
Mornin', Blogger. I take it from the fact that you're chatting with me that there's nothing bringing you creative juices to boil this am?
Good morning, Blog! Mornin'! What shall we write about today? Don't ask me! You're the fuckin' 'creative'! I'm just the medium by which you make your profoundness accessible to lesser mortals. Bit sarky this morning, aren't we? Still with this 'we' shite! There is no 'we'! When it comes to the writing, you're on your … Continue reading Dear Blog…