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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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The best of ‘The Nation said No Thanks!’

In response to popular demand (well, one tweet) here are the ten most popular posts on The Nation said No Thanks! blog so far. My little list might make it easier for anyone interested to see what has caught readers’ … Continue reading

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