Category Archives: scotland

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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NOW IS THE TIME AND NOW IS THE HOUR

Well? What are you waiting for? Some magical independence fairy to come along and wave a magic wand, or the Ghosts of Bruce and Wallace and Calgacus to appear among us and drive us on? It is not going to … 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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