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A healthy attitude

When reading articles in the unionist media, it is invariably a good idea to skip to the final paragraphs first. That is where the important information tends to be buried. Information which frequently refutes, or at least casts doubt, on … Continue reading

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Realistic expectations

I do not doubt the SNP administration’s commitment to creating a welfare system fit for a modern civilised nation. I know that the determination to guide us away from the corrosive austerity of British politics and back to being a … Continue reading

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Rejoicing and resentment

While John Swinney deserves all the plaudits he’s getting  from those who appreciate his achievement in defending Scotland against  the predatory efforts of the British Treasury, we should be a little  cautious. There is no question that he did a … Continue reading

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Facile assumptions, fallacies and falsehoods

The Green’s failure to capitalise on STV’s decision to include them in its pre-election debate line-up is far from an exceptional occurrence. They have form on this kind of thing. I well remember when, during the first referendum campaign, the … Continue reading

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Variations on a theme of stupidity

We have two different knee-jerk reactions to the announcement of detailed research into fracking both seeking to push the envelope of stupidity. British Labour in Scotland MSP, Neil Findlay, instinctively resorts to lies. His claim that the SNP has “prevented … Continue reading

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Honest debate?

It would be gratifying if the worst of the drivel in Kevin McKenna’s article was the stuff about the Scottish Government’s independence White Paper “over-stating oil revenues”. The term “overstate” implies wilful exaggeration. Which is, of course, utter nonsense. The … Continue reading

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The art of losing

George Gunn’s article is too short. It ended before he got around to setting out his alternative. So all we are left with is some pointless carping about the SNP. “The art of losing isn’t hard to master” When I … Continue reading

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We know who speaks for Scotland

Most people will, I think, be curious as to why the British parties are so anxious to have the Fiscal Framework/Scotland Bill rushed through with the minimum of scrutiny. Certainly, those who are aware of the British establishment’s agenda will … Continue reading

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Lord Cochrane of Bile

  Few things have exposed the “Union At Any Cost” dogma of British nationalist fanatics more effectively than the fiscal framework talks between the Scottish Government and the British Treasury. And, as one would expect, nobody expresses this demented dogma … Continue reading

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A novel election strategy for the British parties

What The Scotsman’s Scott Macnab doesn’t seem to realise is that elections come down to a matter of trust. Regardless of the detail, it’s a matter of who the voters reckon is the best bet for prudent management of the … Continue reading

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