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Did someone mention an election?

Which vote was that? EU parliament May 2014? Scottish independence referendum September 2014? UK parliament May 2015? Scottish parliament May 2016? EU referendum June 2016? Councils May 2017? UK parliament June 2017? I confess to some considerable sympathy with Brenda … Continue reading

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Promoting Scots in schools – what are the SNP up to, why, and will it work?

One of the small pleasures of Twitter is The National newspaper’s weekly tweet promoting their Scots (as in language) column, currently written by one Rab Wilson. Here’s the most recent one: The pleasure lies in the combination of a sort … Continue reading

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How the SNP colonises the third sector – the case of the Scottish Book Trust and the First Minister’s Reading Challenge

A year ago, I wrote about a small charity called the Scots Language Centre that seemed to me, well, just a bit too political for a charitable endeavour. Now another case of potential imbalance has come to my attention. Something … Continue reading

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The SNP and the council tax – an act of huge political cowardice?

SNP election poster 2011 Always good to be reminded of history, and 2011 is closer and more relevant than 1314, but this post is not about past promises unfulfilled. Everyone’s used to them from politicians and they all have to … Continue reading

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Play this nationalist way

A couple of days ago I started to see this image on Twitter, usually with a disparaging comment along the lines of ‘Why are the SNP giving this out when they can’t even [insert some actual or perceived failing of … Continue reading

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SNP schools propaganda – some more evidence

Well, my post earlier today on the SNP’s insidious School Election Campaign Pack 2016 has certainly provoked a response on Twitter. Most of it has been supportive, which means that nationalists either haven’t noticed it or have and are staying … Continue reading

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SNP launches insidious propaganda aimed at secondary school students

I’m really getting to the stage where I think there is something sinister (‘Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen’ – dictionary) about the SNP and their attitude to children and young people. I’ve written about this before (see list … Continue reading

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