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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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Spain, Catalonia and Scottish nationalism

Not for the first time, I find myself thinking and writing about events of some significance in other countries, in this case Spain, through a peculiarly parochial Scottish lens. This may seem strange to non-Scots but they need to understand … Continue reading

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Nationalist fools rush in to support illegal Catalan ‘referendum’

Tomorrow in Edinburgh, there is an event ‘in defense [sic] of the right of the Catalan people to decide its own future.’ The phrase ‘fools rush in where angels fear to tread’ came to mind when I saw the agenda … Continue reading

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Lost – SNP group photo

Stop press: photo now found – see Footnote to post Over the weekend, a photo appeared in the timeline of ‘Eilidh M’ (@EilidhEscocia) on Twitter. It showed a group of about fifteen SNP ‘staffers’, as they like to call themselves, … Continue reading

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Ten days of nationalist madness

The up-side of getting away from Scotland for a while is getting away from nationalist madness – if you can resist news and social media. The down-side is having to come back to it. Thus a recent relaxing and peaceful … Continue reading

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Hello Scotland! Notes on my return to the best small country in the world

Hello Scotland! I’m just back from a week in sunny Spain (as if you care) where my stumbling through the pages of the El Pais newspaper reminded me that their constitutional court continues to block all the Catalan separatists’ attempts … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Pete Wishart?

How do you solve a problem like Pete Wishart? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? How do you find the word that means Pete Wishart? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown! – with apologies to … Continue reading

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