A decade later…

Reading the recent utterances from the surviving rats in the Tory leadership sack I was reminded of an article I wrote almost exactly a decade ago (What does no really mean?) speculating as to what a No vote in the coming referendum might imply for Scotland. The following passage seems particularly prophetic in light of … Continue reading A decade later…

There is only #ScottishUDI

https://twitter.com/PhantomPower14/status/1546060252692480001?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1546060252692480001%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20268714.jeremy-hunt-sajid-javid-rule-second-scottish-independence-referendum-10-years%2F If ten years, why not twenty? If twenty years, why not forty? If forty years, why not four hundred? It is not the period of time involved that matters but the arrogant sense of entitlement with which these British politicians assume they have the right to dictate that period. Such presumptuousness does not diminish … Continue reading There is only #ScottishUDI

Have pity on Rishi Sunak

Give poor Rishi Sunak a break! He's what we used to call 'handicapped', although my guess is that this term is now deprecated. I use the word here at the risk of provoking apoplexy in the army of self-appointed gatekeepers who seem determined to fine-tune all possibility of offensiveness from our language, because it so … Continue reading Have pity on Rishi Sunak

Oh, to be stupid!

Sometimes I envy the fantasists I so often criticise. I occasionally wish I could enjoy the Panglossian perspective of the Sturgeon/SNP loyalists who see the protracted dithering and supine inaction of the SNP/Scottish Government in the face of an accelerating British Nationalist onslaught as part of Nicola's Great Secret Plan to "win" Scotland's independence. I … Continue reading Oh, to be stupid!