Tag Archives: myth

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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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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Shut up and leave us alone. Or if you won’t, at least get it right!

I sometimes wish outsiders would just shut up and leave us to fight it out alone in our misery. If you’re a habitual reader you’ll probably know what I mean, but if not here’s the translation: outsiders – people not … Continue reading

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What decent English people should know about the SNP

There was a debate in the Commons yesterday on the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. It seemed to go on forever and at some stage a number of SNP members were, quite properly, called to speak. Twitter was abuzz with … Continue reading

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What can we learn from Scotland’s Project Fear?

Scottish readers may have noticed that the phrase ‘Project Fear’ we became so used to during our separation referendum has taken on new life with the UK EU referendum. The usage is broadly the same: those who want to stay … Continue reading

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