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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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The white rose of shame, the Zippo of lunacy

Today’s post features two stalwarts of the Scottish separation movement who may or may not be happy to be seen in each other’s company. Both perpetrate actions that combine offensiveness with stupidity and more than a dash of unintended humour. … Continue reading

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‘No Thanks!’ presents the results of its first officially commissioned poll

In light of the increasing role that offensiveness plays in Scottish politics (both causing it and being a perceived victim of it) the No Thanks! blog decided to undertake a professional poll on the subject to determine the extent of … Continue reading

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The lighter side of GERS

Dear reader, If you are dipping into this from outside Scotland know that there are online conversations like this going on all over Scotland today. This one is distinguished only by the participants’ lack of rudeness to each other, so … Continue reading

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The Separation Restaurant: Menu du Jour – Squirrel, a side of GERS and Strawberries for dessert

I once read a Guardian article about a farm shop that sold exotic meats in the days before our supermarket shelves were (thank heavens, only temporarily) flooded with kangaroo steaks, rump of ostrich and crocodile paté. Their most exotic offering … Continue reading

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Hello Scotland! Notes on my return to the best small country in the world

Hello Scotland! I’m just back from a week in sunny Spain (as if you care) where my stumbling through the pages of the El Pais newspaper reminded me that their constitutional court continues to block all the Catalan separatists’ attempts … Continue reading

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