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Which is more grubby and shameless – that DUP deal or the SNP?

One of the advantages of having been around for much longer than many people currently working up a fine froth of indignation about the Conservative-Democratic Ulster Party (DUP) deal is that you’ve seen just about everything politics in a democracy … Continue reading

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Scotland and the Olympics 2012 – 2016

Forgive the parochialism and sheer bloody small-mindedness of this post, but it’s not me, it’s the nationalists (or some of them) wot done it. 2012. My memory of the London Olympics, fallible, but there you go … positive feelings all … Continue reading

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The pinball wizards of nationalism

Credit: Joanvega … That deaf, dumb and blind kid Sure plays a mean pinball                                                     … Continue reading

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Map expert Monaghan strikes again

I really shouldn’t bother with this. It’s trivial. But properly considered it reveals some telling lessons. If you want the fun side of the subject hunt around on Twitter for the already voluminous number of jokey responses to Paul Monaghan … Continue reading

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The great Edinburgh Airport W H Smith scandal

If you haven’t tuned into the latest manifestation of social media volatility this tweet by Lesley Riddoch yesterday morning will tell you what it’s about, the absence of Scottish books and snacks at an airport retail outlet. Stoats by the … Continue reading

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‘Disrespect’ for the Scottish parliament and the EU referendum

I do hope – for their sake only I stress – that the SNP have got things right about the EU referendum. Their latest gambit is to say that a referendum held too close to the Holyrood election in May … Continue reading

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Holyrood Park – ‘Not a great place for a campsite’

“Not a great place for a campsite” Some crazy people had set up 5 tents and a caravan. The weather was incredible. Only an idiot would camp in that weather! Toilet and bathing facilities seemed to be absent so maybe the strong … Continue reading

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