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Are the Scottish government’s baby boxes safe?

SNP Holyrood manifesto 2016 A year ago on 1 January 2017, a pilot distribution of baby boxes to test the SNP’s manifesto promise (above) began in Clackmannanshire and Orkney. Spontaneous joy, of a sort, erupted amongst SNP politicians including these … Continue reading

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‘Hunt the yoon’

Last minute Hogmanay preparations are underway all across the country. Steak pies and whisky have (mostly) been purchased and stowed in drinks cupboards or fridges as appropriate. Late lunches have been had, the shops are closed or closing, the pubs … Continue reading

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‘No Thanks!’ blog Top Ten posts 2017

Well, another year in a Scotland increasingly weary of nationalism draws to a fractious close and I take my annual look at the No Thanks! Top Ten most-read posts. As usual, the list is dominated by articles that touch on … Continue reading

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The bridge, the bridge …

Here’s a strange thing about the bridge that’ll get me pelters from all sides. [Note for non-Scottish readers: the Queensferry Crossing is a new road bridge across the Firth of Forth] I welcome the work that’s being done on it … Continue reading

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Not another ****** strategy! How many does a nation need?

  The tail end of a few days away meant I missed last week’s fun and games (?) at the SNP government’s Arctic Circle Forum in Edinburgh, somewhat South of the Arctic Circle, but who cares. Like the international wandering … Continue reading

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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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The SNP lifeboat disaster

Wikimedia Commons We have the opportunity, there’s a lifeboat attached to the good ship UK that’s heading for that Brexit iceberg – it’s called Scottish independence. Let’s get on board that lifeboat, let’s row as fast as possible. – Pete … Continue reading

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