Tag Archives: Twitter

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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Insightful observation, ‘Britshit’ and fundraising for indy

This post started with my seeing a tweet by one Peter Bell, who has featured before in the No Thanks! blog, most recently (see entry for 16 May) when he asked – his words – ‘Why are British nationalists such … Continue reading

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‘Oor Nicola’ – the small things and the big picture

I try to avoid the trivial and the personal in writing about Scottish nationalism. Honestly. But sometimes the small details and how people behave are the best way to grasp the big picture. And if you let people get away … Continue reading

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