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Adventures in cyberspace. In which I venture into the dug’s den …

Two days ago, a well-known separatist who styles himself as a ‘wee ginger dug’ wrote an article on his blog entitled ‘Why the indy movement needs to crowdfund.’ It was a curiously defensive piece that can be summarised as ‘Pro-independence voices … Continue reading

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Angus MacNeil MP and the union flag

In an uncharacteristic, and so far unique, gesture I have Angus MacNeil SNP MP to thank for the proud appearance of the union flag above today’s blog post. If you follow No Thanks! you’ll realise I’m not a great fan … Continue reading

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Insightful observation, ‘Britshit’ and fundraising for indy

This post started with my seeing a tweet by one Peter Bell, who has featured before in the No Thanks! blog, most recently (see entry for 16 May) when he asked – his words – ‘Why are British nationalists such … Continue reading

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In praise of Kevin Hague … and a note on cybernats

Scottish nationalism has spawned the ‘cybernat.’ Cybernats don’t argue a case robustly, they abuse their opponents online. If in doubt, search this blog for ‘cybernat.’ You’ll find ten references, some passing examples, one or two more extended analyses of the … Continue reading

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Cybernat whack-a-mole

I understand why some nationalists are offended at the word ‘cybernat.’ It’s a term that can be used too glibly. But my goodness, some of them deserve the name and all the implications of nastiness it’s come to symbolise. One … Continue reading

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On the edge: mediocrity and the SNP

Thirty years ago – exactly – I moved to Scotland: it has been my home ever since. In the months before my partner joined me, kind friends made sure I didn’t feel alone. One evening, some of them took me … Continue reading

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It is with great sadness …

… that I record this is the 100th post on the No Thanks! blog. These sorts of things are usually the cause of celebration, albeit often spurious. A round number like ‘100’ rarely has any true meaning in relation to … Continue reading

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