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Yesterday was a bad day for my team apparently (something to do with books)

Quite why yesterday was a bad day for my ‘team’ I don’t know. It was a late-night jibe lobbed in my direction on Twitter by someone (anonymous of course) whose brief profile included the hashtag #scotref, so at least I … Continue reading

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No welcome mat at No. 10 for Nicola – hurray!

So here’s yesterday’s SNP farrago. The Scottish Daily Mail had an article headlined: No. 10 ‘takes away welcome mat’ for visits from Nicola. The online version has a slightly different headline but the gist is the same. The paper version … Continue reading

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What *is* an ‘ultra unionist’, Mr Salmond?

A while ago I was called an ‘ultra Britnat fanatic’ on Twitter. I forget who said it but it was one of the tribe of fruitloops who hover around the fringes of political debate. The compliment came to mind yesterday … Continue reading

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On rebranding separatism

As I write this, round one of the current French presidential election has just been completed and I heard a radio reporter comment on how all eleven candidates invoked the French national motto in their campaigns: Liberté, égalité, fraternité. Is there anyone … Continue reading

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The curious story of the thirteen No-voting GPs who all became Yes voters

Here’s a strange tweet. Posted yesterday, I spotted it this morning: I was surprised at thirteen GPs all being No voters and then all becoming Yes voters. I asked Paul Aitken how his mother in law knew. He was kind … Continue reading

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English Scots for Yes – are they for real?

As prospects for a second Scottish independence/separation referendum fade ever more rapidly into the distant future, expect frenetic activity by nationalists to forge a contrary impression. Expect more conferences and conventions, although don’t expect an open discussion on the subject … Continue reading

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An SNP response to my post on their colonising the third sector

Sometimes the minutiae of Twitter tells you a bigger story. As with all my posts, the most recent, How the SNP colonises the third sector – the case of the Scottish Book Trust and the First Minister’s Reading Challenge, appeared on … Continue reading

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