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New recipe – National Soup

The SNP’s sustainable inter-generational growth (or something) commission launched its report today, to a chorus of dissent from left wing/radical nationalists, not to mention the party’s recent favourite economist Richard Murphy (‘There is a route to Scottish independence – but … Continue reading

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‘No Thanks!’ blog Top Ten posts 2017

Well, another year in a Scotland increasingly weary of nationalism draws to a fractious close and I take my annual look at the No Thanks! Top Ten most-read posts. As usual, the list is dominated by articles that touch on … Continue reading

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The SNP lifeboat disaster

Wikimedia Commons We have the opportunity, there’s a lifeboat attached to the good ship UK that’s heading for that Brexit iceberg – it’s called Scottish independence. Let’s get on board that lifeboat, let’s row as fast as possible. – Pete … Continue reading

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Ten days of nationalist madness

The up-side of getting away from Scotland for a while is getting away from nationalist madness – if you can resist news and social media. The down-side is having to come back to it. Thus a recent relaxing and peaceful … Continue reading

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If it looks like a duck … the problem with the SNP’s name

What those of us who do support Scottish independence are all about could not be further removed from what you would recognise as nationalism in other parts of the world. – Nicola Sturgeon, Edinburgh Book Festival 18 August 2017 Oh … Continue reading

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Ground hog day Scottish-style – CommonSpace’s ‘independence’ convention

Did you notice this?  Between 600+ and 800  ‘activists’ (the claimed number varies) gathered yesterday at Glasgow’s up-market Radisson Blu hotel to discuss preparing for a second separation referendum. You can find the programme here and my own unkind take … Continue reading

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There are nine million bicycles in Beijing …

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing/That’s a fact/It’s a thing we can’t deny Artist: Katie Melua Album: Piece by Piece Released: 2005 Genre: Adult contemporary There are 1,673,289 survey responses in Scotland/That’s a fact/ It’s a thing we can’t deny Artist: Peter … Continue reading

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