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What *is* an ‘ultra unionist’, Mr Salmond?

A while ago I was called an ‘ultra Britnat fanatic’ on Twitter. I forget who said it but it was one of the tribe of fruitloops who hover around the fringes of political debate. The compliment came to mind yesterday … Continue reading

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The politics of a Scots calendar

Just over a year ago I asked if the registered charity the Scots Language Centre (SLC) was getting a wee bit out of control. You can see my post about it here. The essence of it was that they had … 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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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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On the etymology of the word ‘yoon’

Etymology (n): the facts relating to the origin of a particular word or the historical development of its form and meaning; the origin of a particular word. – Oxford English Dictionary There’s an excellent website called ‘Politwoops’ that captures and … Continue reading

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‘The National’ and their phony attempt to do Scots

I’ve yet to buy, let alone peruse, a copy of the Scottish nationalists’ in-house tabloid The National but I do see their daily tweets letting a grateful populace know which nattily-garbed member of the new Scottish establishment is wowing their … Continue reading

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