Tag Archives: Scottish National Party

Independence or not…

I’m intrigued by this suggestion from Lesley Riddoch.  Is it possible?  Can the SNP and Scottish Green Party have some kind of joint manifesto? Personally, I remain unconvinced, not out of spite or hatred for either party, far from it.  … Continue reading

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Majestically deluded

During the first referendum campaign, I identified something that I termed the Hassan-Riddoch Syndrome. A form of posturing pontification that offers little in the way of fresh insight or meaningful analysis but relies instead on an intellectually vacuous and tediously … Continue reading

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Redefining failure

The #SNPBAD propaganda campaign having been an abject failure in 2016, a unionist newspaper makes an early start on the next round of grinding negativity; groundless smears, gross misrepresentations and general dishonesty that it hopes will serve the British nationalist … Continue reading

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Scottish! Not British!

Nicola Sturgeon has, as we might expect, gone to the very nub of the issue for voters in the coming election. When she refers to the “social contract with the people of Scotland” she is talking about the things which … Continue reading

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Dugdale dumps on doctors

Once again British Labour in Scotland takes the pish out of the people of Scotland with ill-thought, half-baked pronouncements that have more to do with grabbing headlines than offering cogent policies. Pretendy wee party loyalists and British nationalist fanatics will … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about independence

Hands up everyone among the 115,000 SNP members who is grateful to Poor Old Cockers for explaining to them why they signed up. Nobody? That’s what I thought. After all who would place any value on the conclusions of someone … Continue reading

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Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

There’s a lot of understandable and perfectly justified anger about the BBC Question Time broadcast from Dundee on Thursday 10 March. Even for the BBC, there was some quite remarkably blatant bias on display. Were the preposterously arrogant management of … Continue reading

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