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Has Scotland gone mad politically?

Last night there was a general election debate on BBC TV involving the six Scottish party leaders. A woman in the audience, a nurse, asked Nicola Sturgeon an awkward question about the NHS. The details of the question and their … Continue reading

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The Scottish Six is dead: Mr John Nicolson MP disnae like it

11 a.m. same day: Hoist by my own petard as the BBC have just announced a new TV channel (well five hours a night) for Scotland and various other goodies for BBC Scotland. Completely unexpected and plenty of detail still to … Continue reading

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Drowning in symbols – the insecurity of nationalism

Someone pointed out to me the other day that the concession card known to most Scottish senior citizens as their bus pass has changed names. He whipped his wallet out to prove the point to me. The old one was … Continue reading

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‘His contributions were crap’ – Round 3 of Nicolson/Wishart vs the media

I thought I’d be moving on from what I hoped was my second and final contribution to this subject – A squalid sideshow – SNP MP denies involvement in silencing journalist, fails to prove case – but more detail has come … Continue reading

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A squalid sideshow – SNP MP denies involvement in silencing journalist, fails to prove case

The Nicolson/Wishart vs Daisley/Herald/STV, if that’s what it is, saga probably needs to come to an end soon. In yesterday’s The National newspaper Nicolson published what is in effect a defence of his claimed lack of involvement in the online … Continue reading

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Bullies or cowards or what? The SNP and the media

Yesterday brought news that a journalist/commentator I admire but don’t always agree with, Stephen Daisley, has been reined in by his employer, STV. The story was broken by Herald writers Tom Gordon and Daniel Sanderson and their words best summarise … 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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