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‘No Thanks!’ blog: most-read posts of 2018

As the never-ending agitation to unravel the result of the ‘once in a generation’ referendum of 2014 continues, I’ve taken to recording each year’s most-read posts on the ‘No Thanks!’ blog. Here are the top ten most-read of 2018, in … Continue reading

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Tim Nice-But-Dim and Scottish nationalism – a very English phenomenon

You probably have to be at least in your thirties to remember Harry Enfield’s TV character Tim Nice-But-Dim. If you add the description ‘upper class twit’ you probably have all you need to know about Tim, a desperately decent naïf … Continue reading

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Mass conversions to Scottish independence?

One of the enduring myths of Scottish nationalism is the people who voted No in 2014 (i.e. they wished to remain as part of the UK) who undergo a sudden conversion to ‘Yes’ (they now wish to leave). I documented … Continue reading

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Ice cream wars updated, with a side of good Scottish berries

If you’ve not tried Mackies excellent dairy ice cream I’d urge you to. I especially recommend their white chocolate and coconut variety. Mackies are a Scottish family-owned company based in rural Aberdeenshire that must provide or support hundreds of jobs. … Continue reading

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Scotland-Catalonia update – the first minister, the president, the professor, and the lawyer

Regular readers will know I turn occasionally to the connections between Scottish and Catalan nationalists. This week a couple of events came together to prompt another update and raise a few questions. The first was the meeting yesterday between our … Continue reading

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The curious case of Branston Pickle and Westminster’s managed decline of the Scottish economy

  This is just one of a small blizzard of tweets appearing over the last few days: The ‘scandal’ concerned is the fact that Young’s Seafoods have decided to close their Pinneys plant at Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, with … Continue reading

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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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