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…
I was interviewed on Aye Right Radio regarding my article For the sake of Scotland on the matter of the AUOB assembly this Saturday (14 November) with a follow-up meeting next Sunday (22 November). How many more opportunities will we allow to pass us by? Can we all agree that we must #DissolveTheUnion? What can … Continue reading Aye Right Radio videocast 197 podcast 257
The weasel word "normally" is all it takes for the British political elite to retain the asserted authority to ignore and/or overrule the democratic will of Scotland's people as expressed by the Parliament elected by Scotland's people. Supposedly, this will only happen in exceptional circumstances. Who decides whether the circumstances are sufficiently exceptional? The British political elite, of course!
It is one of the quirks that make human nature endlessly interesting that we will so casually and habitually 'quarantine' the idea of disease using the mask of language while objecting - sometimes vehemently - to the physical quarantine which is the one sure way to combat the spread of contagious and/or infectious diseases.
The new site will launch on Monday.