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Beyond foolishness – George Kerevan and Catalonia

In my last post on this blog (The SNP lifeboat disaster) I had some mild fun at the expense of the SNP’s Pete Wishart MP, albeit MP by only 21 votes. George Kerevan is one of Pete’s ex-MP colleagues who … Continue reading

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Spain, Catalonia and Scottish nationalism

Not for the first time, I find myself thinking and writing about events of some significance in other countries, in this case Spain, through a peculiarly parochial Scottish lens. This may seem strange to non-Scots but they need to understand … Continue reading

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Nationalist fools rush in to support illegal Catalan ‘referendum’

Tomorrow in Edinburgh, there is an event ‘in defense [sic] of the right of the Catalan people to decide its own future.’ The phrase ‘fools rush in where angels fear to tread’ came to mind when I saw the agenda … Continue reading

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Lost – SNP group photo

Stop press: photo now found – see Footnote to post Over the weekend, a photo appeared in the timeline of ‘Eilidh M’ (@EilidhEscocia) on Twitter. It showed a group of about fifteen SNP ‘staffers’, as they like to call themselves, … 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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If it looks like a duck … the problem with the SNP’s name

What those of us who do support Scottish independence are all about could not be further removed from what you would recognise as nationalism in other parts of the world. – Nicola Sturgeon, Edinburgh Book Festival 18 August 2017 Oh … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies, and nationalist monitoring of the BBC

How would you set about researching whether a media organisation, let’s say the BBC, was biased in its news output? Qualified academics could give a better answer but my guess is that it would involve at least these steps: a … Continue reading

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