Tag Archives: #SP16

Long Time Getting Here…

Well…it’s been a week since the elections for the Scottish Parliament took place and it’s taken me a week to allow events to sink in properly before I make any comment on them. First of all, I think it was … 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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Disowning idiocy

Neat move from Carole Erskine. Rather than take personal responsibility for the ill-informed drivel, she dumps blame on some anonymous dinner guest. One can readily understand why she would want to deny ownership of comments such as the threadbare inanity … Continue reading

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Being irrelevant

I find it intriguing that we should be expected to take such a close interest in the views of the Scottish Tories’ leaderette. How things have changed! Only a few weeks ago, the Tories were generally regarded as a toxic … Continue reading

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The art of politics

The SNP’s rivals – by which I mean both the British parties and the other pro-independence parties (OPIP) – are obviously massively disappointed that the SNP has not obliged them by providing ammunition to be used against them. In a … 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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