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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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Yesterday was a bad day for my team apparently (something to do with books)

Quite why yesterday was a bad day for my ‘team’ I don’t know. It was a late-night jibe lobbed in my direction on Twitter by someone (anonymous of course) whose brief profile included the hashtag #scotref, so at least I … Continue reading

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EU powers post-Brexit – a case for more devolution to Scotland?

As I write this, I see that UK secretary of state Damian Green is due to meet the SNP’s deputy first minister John Swinney and Brexit minister Michael Russell in Edinburgh to discuss ‘the possibility of releasing new powers to … Continue reading

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TRUE or FALSE? ‘The UN says Scotland is a colony of England’

What seems like an eon ago, before the 2014 referendum, I wrote an article on the lie that Scotland is a colony of England. It was in response to the use of the word ‘colony’ by the late SNP leader Gordon … Continue reading

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No welcome mat at No. 10 for Nicola – hurray!

So here’s yesterday’s SNP farrago. The Scottish Daily Mail had an article headlined: No. 10 ‘takes away welcome mat’ for visits from Nicola. The online version has a slightly different headline but the gist is the same. The paper version … Continue reading

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‘Nicola – free the Growth Commission 14!’

One of the best-kept secrets of the SNP is that their political philosophy includes the taking of hostages, hence this latest cry heard all over Scotland, from the leafy suburb of Govanhill to the disgraceful urban blight that is Morningside. … Continue reading

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