Category Archives: independence

Now comes the Winter of our Discontent

From the Nightmares of Summer to the Winter of our discontent. How short a time it seems since early summer, and how much has happened since. To begin with we had the vote and the announcement in the Scottish Parliament … Continue reading

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To Live in the early days of a Better Nation

The plan for government introduced by the First Minister yesterday caught everybody by surprise, both her detractors and her supporters. Nobody but nobody was expecting it,and it caught everyone on the hop with its vision, its breadth of intent, its … Continue reading

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The Right to challenge

Alex Salmond ruffled some sensitive journalistic feathers the other day in his UnCut fringe show when he suggested that he knew only 6 good decent Scottish Journalists worth their salt. “The press are largely despised, not just because of what … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice

It has been that week again. You know the one where the annual GERS figures are released and all sorts of arguments spring up around them. The Brit Nats crow about how awful they are and mock how dreadful Scotlands … Continue reading

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My Fight

WARNING…… What Follows is extremely long and massively contentious “By far the greatest bulk of the political ‘education,’ which in this case one may rightly define with the word ” propaganda,’ is the work of the press. It is the … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Shuggie McHumblebottom (PROUD SCOT)

Today I have been in conversation with Shuggie McHumblebottom the editor and lead writer of the “Scotland Is Shite” online publication. I asked him first off what inspired him to write so copiously as he does? Shuggie: Well first off … Continue reading

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I Defend My Right To Be Offended

You really couldn’t make it up, well actually you could, but it wouldn’t be half as much fun as the the real thing. It’s an absolute twitter storm gone completely out of control which has now spread out into the … Continue reading

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INDY WARS

I may not have written anything recently on this blog, given that I have been focussed entirely on writing my book “The Thistle,The Lion and The Unicorn” , but that doesn’t mean to say that I haven’t also been following … Continue reading

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The Thistle, the Lion and the Unicorn (taster)

I have ceased blogging to concentrate on writing my book “The Thistle, The lion and the Unicorn” However here is a taster of the Introduction and first chapter. It is unedited as yet…so this is just the first draft with … Continue reading

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Brexit v Independence

The Control freakery of Theresa May seems to know no bounds. First she wanted control of parliament so that parliament would not be able to debate anything to do with her Brexit Bill…. She was challenged and lost in the … Continue reading

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