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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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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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Which is more grubby and shameless – that DUP deal or the SNP?

One of the advantages of having been around for much longer than many people currently working up a fine froth of indignation about the Conservative-Democratic Ulster Party (DUP) deal is that you’ve seen just about everything politics in a democracy … Continue reading

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Petitions and fundraisers …

Update 13:00 9 April – the petition has been signed by 220,050 people. Any petition signed by over 100,000 people will be considered by parliament for a debate. … well one petition and, later, one fundraiser. As I write this, and … Continue reading

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Should the SNP be allowed to get their grubby mitts on the British Transport Police in Scotland?

Many years ago a good friend of mine worked for British Telecom (BT) shortly after they were privatised. The senior management had the bright idea that what was then a monopoly provider should be brought closer to the communities it … Continue reading

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The Scottish Six – who wants it, why, and should they get it?

I’ve been pondering a comment on the so-called Scottish Six news bulletin since the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report on the government’s ‘BBC White Paper and related issues’ was published the other day. The report is brief, only … Continue reading

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