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Although a competent enough and shrewd politician in the past, it seems that the leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, is becoming increasingly politically desperate and painting herself into a corner from which she is unlikely to be rescued unscathed. 548 more words

How are the mighty fallen - Alex Salmond collects a third rate political award

I’m marooned at the moment from part of my technology so can’t scatter this post with the many graphics it deserves – a seemingly endless series of tweets with photos from Brussels of Alex Salmond lecturing a spell-bound audience of six (one of whom is his party colleague Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh), being sort-of bear-hugged by Jean-Claude Juncker (‘Salmond? 570 more words

Trump, Sturgeon and MacNeil - a heady mix

Before the US presidential election, Nicola Sturgeon nailed her colours to what could fairly be called an anti-Trump mast. How far away it seemed from the halcyon days when Alex Salmond (sorry, the Scottish government) intervened to thwart Aberdeenshire council’s rejection of Trump’s golf course that was to wreck a site of special scientific interest, and not a few lives besides. 668 more words

Dancing with ambiguities

It was a smart move of the BBC to ask this year’s Reith lecturer, philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, to give his lecture on ‘Country’ in Scotland (audio… 1,457 more words

Britain to pull out of drinking in moderation

Britain is to opt out of the EU policy of moderate drinking at meal times in favour of the traditional British policy of getting as drunk as a monkey on an empty stomach on a Friday night. 266 more words


When the Scots leave, build a wall. Bring on the Irn-Bru Curtain!

One issue that has arisen since the initiation of leaving the EU is Scottish resentment towards the British. England is largely responsible for the British Empire’s finest achievements. 364 more words

Hats off to the independence movement! (© B Spanner)

Brian Spanner, the man the nationalists love to hate, was right. It was a brilliant weekend.

In case readers are already wondering why, I thought I’d just help jog memories. 749 more words