Wishart has changed his tune. Back in June 2020 he was totally disparaging of the idea of a de facto referendum. 'Just doing it anyway’ means we would be doing something broadly similar to what Catalonia did when they ‘won’ their uncontested referendum – without actually winning a referendum! This would in effect mean we … Continue reading Toeing the party line
There's something in today's National that we don't often see in "the newspaper that supports an independent Scotland" ─ an article taking a pop at a leading figure in the SNP. I guess it's fair to say that Pete Wishart is a leading figure in the party of independence. Although the term 'leading' seems particularly … Continue reading Wishartian censoriousness
Pete Wishart provoked a small Twitter stooshie (Twooshie?) with a Tweet celebrating the departure of Liz Truss. Though even he is astute enough to recognise that the celebrations may be short-lived as there could be worse to come. Anyone who asks how that's possible really hasn't been paying attention for the last several years. But … Continue reading Last chance?
It's been a confusing morning so far. First I read a piece by Pete Wishart in which he actually talks sense. Then, as if that wasn't bewildering enough, I encounter Gerry Hassan's column and some perplexingly shallow thinking that all the latte-sipping lefty pomposity in all the cafe districts in all the world can't rescue. … Continue reading Ends and ends
A few years back I joked that if Pete Wishart MP - former keyboard-player with Runrig - were to start a new band he should call it Pete & The Postponers. I was reminded of this as I read the final paragraph of his latest offering in The National. The wry humour I find in … Continue reading Still holding
In reality, the nuance in this instance is not all that subtle. It's actually quite easy to imagine circumstances in which Boris Johnson might do a U-turn on his adamant opposition to a new referendum. Bear with me and I'll explain.
I hate to say it but there's also a definite whiff of the Bain Principle coming off the SNP's decision to vote against the Brexit deal.
By now you will all be familiar with Pete Wishart's vacuous and fantastical take on the way to restore Scotland's independence and Alyn Smith's pompous and self-aggrandising opinions on what the SNP is and should be - whether the majority of members agree or not. If not, steel yourself for wading through the sludge of … Continue reading Restoration
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?
It's that mindset thing again! Pete Wishart, and even more regrettably Nicola Sturgeon, think it perfectly normal and acceptable that the government of England-as-Britain should be intimately involved in the process by which Scotland exercises its right of self-determination.