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The lighter side of GERS

Dear reader, If you are dipping into this from outside Scotland know that there are online conversations like this going on all over Scotland today. This one is distinguished only by the participants’ lack of rudeness to each other, so … Continue reading

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The Sunday Herald, lazy journalism, and spurious polls

An article in today’s Sunday Herald (see their tweet above) claims that 80% of 42,000 (!) respondents to an online poll they conducted want to leave the UK. The very first time I expressed an opinion online about politics, about … Continue reading

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Cybernat whack-a-mole

I understand why some nationalists are offended at the word ‘cybernat.’ It’s a term that can be used too glibly. But my goodness, some of them deserve the name and all the implications of nastiness it’s come to symbolise. One … Continue reading

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Aberdeenshire – the sensible place

The Today programme on BBC Radio 4 today came partly from Aberdeen, for an obvious reason – the SNP conference. I’ve already written ‘welcoming’ it and noted that the good folk of neighbouring Aberdeenshire voted 60% No in the referendum. … Continue reading

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Celebrating the UK: No. 1 in an occasional series – the El Salvadorean guerilla

A while  ago, in response to the occasional challenge from passing nationalists, I said I’d write about a vision for the UK. I’ve found it quite difficult to knuckle down to that for a variety of reasons. Partly it’s been … Continue reading

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The referendum a year on: 2 – What I’ve not enjoyed about Scotland in the last year

This is the second of three articles to appear on three consecutive days. The first set out some facts about political opinion in Scotland a year after the referendum. The third will describe what I have enjoyed about Scotland in … Continue reading

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Nationalism and closed minds

If you glance back at the immediately preceding post on this blog you’ll find it’s a brief note about some of the online company kept by Dr Paul Monaghan, SNP MP. When I checked which constituency he represented I noticed … Continue reading

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