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Meretricious nonsense and half-baked propaganda: George Kerevan’s latest on Catalonia

Today in The National newspaper, George Kerevan, ex-journalist and SNP MP, has a long opinion piece on Catalonia and Spain entitled Madrid has carried out a coup – and it directly affects Scotland. It’s far from the first time he’s … Continue reading

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They must be mad, literally mad

‘They must be mad, literally mad’ is how I feel about the tweet above, the person who posted it, and all those who’ve liked it. Their souls and brains seem to have migrated to a far place where sane human … Continue reading

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Adventures in cyberspace. In which I venture into the dug’s den …

Two days ago, a well-known separatist who styles himself as a ‘wee ginger dug’ wrote an article on his blog entitled ‘Why the indy movement needs to crowdfund.’ It was a curiously defensive piece that can be summarised as ‘Pro-independence voices … 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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Not the sharpest knife in the drawer – Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp

A great thing, metaphors, for bringing a dull or complex subject to life. I’ve perpetrated a few in my time on this blog. But I’m not sure Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp has quite got the point. He’s the founder (his word – … Continue reading

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Undermining the experts – the SNP, their friends, and GERS

Keith Brown, cabinet secretary responsible for GERS Many years ago I had a job providing a research and information function for a London borough council. My responsibilities included making population projections for the area and undertaking social surveys. I had … Continue reading

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An SNP response to my post on their colonising the third sector

Sometimes the minutiae of Twitter tells you a bigger story. As with all my posts, the most recent, How the SNP colonises the third sector – the case of the Scottish Book Trust and the First Minister’s Reading Challenge, appeared on … Continue reading

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