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The politics of a Scots calendar

Just over a year ago I asked if the registered charity the Scots Language Centre (SLC) was getting a wee bit out of control. You can see my post about it here. The essence of it was that they had … Continue reading

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Yes/No, Remain/Leave: how should Scots approach their post-Brexit world?

Three days on from the EU referendum there’s a lot of loose talk about what Scotland (i.e. our devolved Scottish SNP government) ‘will’ do – like hold indyref2 and join the EU as an independent country, all, as the great … Continue reading

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Notes from a neighbouring place

Owe reet – Lake Windermere Those who care about these things may have noticed No Thanks! has been silent for a while. I’ve been in another part of the country for a break – Cumbria. As always even a slightly … Continue reading

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Two cheers for Alistair Carmichael

I’ll not pretend. I’m almighty glad the election court case against Alistair Carmichael, LibDem MP for Orkney and Shetland, was thrown out. I’m proud to say a put a few bob into the online appeal that was launched to help … Continue reading

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What conclusions can we draw in Scotland from the general election result?

Some interesting things struck me about the statistics of the general election in its immediate aftermath. I started to craft some words that would show, despite the SNP’s obvious triumph, how the facts of what had happened were not so … Continue reading

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‘Scotland’s a very different place now’

I heard this claim in a TV news report during the aftermath of Thursday’s general election. The SNP, in case you’ve just woken from your winter hibernation, increased their number of MPs from six to 56 out of 59. Even … Continue reading

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Bitten in the bum by serial promiscuity

I thought that might get you clicking through to read. If your motives were inappropriate, leave now, this is about politics not Fifty Shades of Grey. Three days before Valentine’s Day, I published a post on The serial promiscuity of … Continue reading

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