Tag Archives: oil and gas

George Kerevan – Euro-twit?

Let’s start with a recent infelicity by George Kerevan, SNP MP for the lucky folk of East Lothian. The other day the paper-with-more-opinions-than-news, the nationalists’ in-house tabloid The National, advertised his latest column for them with this tweet: Observe the … 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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Is the Scottish independence dream dead and buried?

It may seem a strange question to ask in the wake of a referendum in which 45% of those voting wanted out of the UK, and a general election in which the SNP all but swept the board of Westminster … Continue reading

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Dennis the Menace – an SNP MSP surveys the oil industry

The Scottish parliament first met after its Christmas Year recess on 5 January. Amidst all the ‘Happy New Year’s and (sort of) bonhomie Dennis Robertson, SNP MSP for West Aberdeenshire, made the statements above, taken from the parliament’s official record. … Continue reading

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The best of the ‘No Thanks!’ blog, the worst of nationalism – top posts 2015

It’s that time of the year to look back as well as forward – in this case the most viewed posts on the No Thanks! blog. Like the best lists of winners, here are they in reverse order, with some additional … Continue reading

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‘Irn Bru is now worth more than oil’

Following media comment that ‘Irn Bru is now worth more than oil’ the Scottish Government have issued the following statement: Once again, the unionist parties have played fast and loose with the facts of Scottish independence. ‘Scotland’s Future’ was very … Continue reading

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The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black Black Oil

(The first and probably the last theatre review to appear on the No Thanks! blog) Well, I don’t often get to the Dundee Rep but when I do I always find myself thinking ‘Why doesn’t Aberdeen [where I stay] have … Continue reading

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