What would you do? What would you have done? What is your solution? These and similar are some of the questions I am most frequently asked when I express misgivings about the SNPs approach to the constitutional issue and/or Alba Party's stance on the matter. When I point out past errors of judgement I am … Continue reading What would you do?
The British government's action in repealing the Fixed Term Parliaments Act may be "unacceptable", but like so many such actions in the past, it will be accepted by the SNP. Brendan O’Hara will make just enough fuss to get his name in the papers so his constituents get the impression he's doing something. But not … Continue reading Accepting the unacceptable
I shall start with a couple of confessions. This article isn't really all about James Kelly. Filling an entire blog post with stuff about him would be a challenge even for someone as famously verbose as myself. I don't like the guy. That's my second confession. I'm not prone to instant dislikes. As far as … Continue reading James Kelly: Stupid or dishonest?
History, as I am perhaps a little over-fond of pointing out, is not a series of events but a process. This presents a problem when discussing past events inasmuch as it is necessary to identify a start point. And to stop somewhere that can never be the end. 'Identify' is probably the wrong word to … Continue reading The gulf between us
One of the very few good things to come out of the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections was the return of Jim Fairlie as the member for Perthshire South and Kinross-shire. There is much to admire about the man. He's my idea of what an elected representative should be. His account of the litany of lies … Continue reading Project Doubt
Is there anybody who still doesn't understand why it was essential to have a new referendum no later than September 2018? Apologists for the SNP will respond to this by asserting that we could not possibly have won a referendum in September 2018. This is certainly true if you don't actually hold the referendum. If … Continue reading Party like it’s 2018!
A regrettably rare intervention by Stu Campbell on Wings Over Scotland reminds us of two things. Firstly - and most obviously as this was the purpose of the article - it reminds us of the sickening spate of scaremongering pish that issued from the anti-independence campaign ten years ago and which continues to pour from … Continue reading When the need for illusion is deep
When even Adam Tomkins is telling a fellow British Nationalist they've committed a serious error of judgement then you know that fellow British Nationalist has made a total arse of themselves. Ian Murray MP (BLiS) has made a total arse of himself. In asking the head of the UK civil service to intervene to stop … Continue reading Use or lose!
When I read of Mhairi Black's letter to Alister "Union" Jack suggesting - nay insisting - that he devote himself to Scotland and Scotland's interests rather than the British state and the interests of the British ruling elite, my first thought was that it is a very foolish demand. A bit like ordering the leopard … Continue reading For Scotland?
Articles in The National such as that proclaiming REVEALED: The number of civil servants working on independence referendum planning are like the bell Pavlov used to elicit a predictable response from his laboratory animals. The SNP loyalists will clap and cheer and never for even the briefest moment pause to question any of it. They … Continue reading Not content!