5G and tin foil hats

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug 5G and tin foil hats You can tell that the lockdown is getting to some people. Maybe it’s a displacement activity from the fear of actual death that causes some folk to fear all sorts of other weirdness instead. And so it has come to pass with an utterly bizarre conspiracy theory which is doing the rounds that the virus epidemic is caused by the roll out of 5G, and it’s going to suck all the oxygen out of the air and the real reason… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug 5G and […]

Scotland’s position on the Labour party has never been clearer

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Scotland’s position on the Labour party has never been clearer I dislike Boris Johnson intensely. I think he’s a thoroughly contemptible human being. He’s a liar, a charlatan, a fraud, and a smirking entitled buffoon who is nowhere near as clever as he thinks he is. But I don’t wish death on him. Humiliation and political ruin, sure, but you’d have to be even more immoral than Boris Johnson to wish a slow agonising death from coronavirus on a person. If we seek to condemn him and his like, we… Read the full article:: […]

Coronavirus guidelines – Scottish media hypocrisy version

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Coronavirus guidelines – Scottish media hypocrisy version Last night there was a party political broadcast on behalf of Boris Johnson presented by Elizabeth Windsor. I didn’t watch it. There was no need, as the speech was already given in advance in assorted soundbites by the BBC’s resident sychophant, Nicholas Witchell. Well, I say ‘speech’, but that’s only because the word is one syllable long and takes considerably less time and effort to say than “a content free run through of mealy mouthed platitudes uttered by a rich… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug […]

The Declaration of Barlanark

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The Declaration of Barlanark It’s the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, the first time that the sovereignty of the people of Scotland was articulated, the first time that we see the dawning of realisation that all of us who belong to this ancient collectivity that constitutes this nation should have an equal say, an equal right, an equal voice. All those many hundreds of years ago, our ancestors stood up and declared that it would be the people of Scotland, not a… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The Declaration of […]

The Betty Windsor Show

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The Betty Windsor Show Rejoice! Let the bunting fly, for Betty Windsor is to address us. Well that solves all our problems, said no one ever. The BBC and assorted other crawlers, sychophants, and brown nosers insist on telling us how unusual it is for Mrs Mountbatten to address the plebs when it’s not Christmas, as though this should somehow make us think that we’re in for a treat as we watch an elderly and extremely privileged and wealthy woman mouth some platitudes in… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The Betty Windsor […]

Declaration – a letter of liberty

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Declaration – a letter of liberty 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, widely regarded as Scotland’s most iconic document; probably the first declaration in medieval Europe to promote the idea that people are above Kings, that a nation is its people and that any nation has the right to self determination. Written in 1320, its evocative sentiments about freedom and independence have given it special distinction, not just in Scotland, but around the world. But the coronavirus has effectively cancelled all live… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Declaration […]

What’s wrong with British nationalists?

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug What’s wrong with British nationalists? Few of us are surprised that the British government could have locked down earlier but didn’t, that it could have tested more but didn’t, that it could have provided protective equipment but didn’t. What is truly amazing is that there are still British nationalists on social media who are getting upset by Scottish things having Scottish names. They’re not going to be happy until Scotland is abolished and becomes The North North of England. And if you are unhappy with… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug What’s wrong […]

What’s in a name

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug What’s in a name The new temporary hospital to be opened in Glasgow’s SECC is to be called the NHS Louisa Jordan, after a Glasgow nurse who is a national hero in Serbia because of her efforts in working in field hospitals in that country during WW1. Not everyone was happy though, because this is Scotland and calling anything after someone from Scotland is going to be denounced as a political act by British nationalists. You’d think they’d just go the whole hog and… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug What’s in a […]

Reasons to be cheerful, part four

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Reasons to be cheerful, part four There’s certainly an enormous amount to be gloomy about at the moment. Remember when a sneeze used to be just a sneeze and you’d put it down to hayfever. Now it’s a worry that you might have ‘it’. There’s death, job losses, and economic misery hovering over all of us. And it’s topped off with the cherry of an unresolved civil war at the very top of the SNP, like a massive plook that needs to be squeezed but has… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Reasons […]

Getting a grip

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Getting a grip There’s always a lot of talk online amongst independence supporters about the nefarious activities of the British state and the intelligence services. For the most part, these stories are nothing more than the speculations of those who know that just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean that they’re not out to get you. The aim of the intelligence services is to counter threats to the state, the Scottish independence movement is not a terrorist organisation, it’s not illegal or law… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Getting a grip

The baby and the bathwater

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The baby and the bathwater If you follow social media, you’re probably aware that there’s considerable anger and dismay amongst independence supporters about The National’s decision to give publicity to the post-verdict statement from the anonymous women who were the complainants in the Alex Salmond case. I’ll be blunt, it’s an anger and dismay that I share. It was, to put it mildly, deeply misguided for the only pro-independence newspaper to further publicise what many in the independence movement perceived as an attempt to appeal… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The baby […]

Leadership, not management

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Leadership, not management There’s a new Scottish opinion poll out today commissioned by the Sunday Times which must have come as a massive disappointment to the British nationalists who produce that newspaper. The Salmond trial has had precisely zero effect on Scottish voting intentions. Fieldwork for the poll was carried out between 24 and 26 March, after the verdict had been given. All that SNPbaddery has had precisely zero impact. You’d almost think that the British media didn’t understand what’s driving support for… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Leadership, not management

Updated regulations for dog owners

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Updated regulations for dog owners We have a result. Following the plea on this blog yesterday for the needs of dogs who live in flats to be taken into account, this morning the Scottish Government issued updated regulations relating to those of us who own or are responsible for animals. The upshot is that it’s now accepted that taking a dog out to do the toilet is accepted as a valid reason for going outside if you do not have access to a garden. Of… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Updated regulations […]

Dugs, self-employment, and the white van man

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Dugs, self-employment, and the white van man Lots of coronavirusy related news today. Like Charles Windsor, Boris Johnson has miraculously morphed into one of those high risk patients who qualify for a coronavirus test and has tested positive. To be fair, we always knew that Boris was one sick puppy, and anyway he was always going to qualify for a test on account of being much richer than plebs like you or me.  Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also been tested positive. Dominic Raab is supposed to… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug […]

The R-word

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The R-word The independence referendum campaign of 2014 might not have succeeded in leading Scotland to independence, but it did succeed in normalising the idea of independence and making it the most important issue in Scottish politics. This coronavirus outbreak is a human crisis, but it also has political ramifications. During the crisis, of course our focus needs to be on ensuring that people are safe and well, that medical staff have the protection and resources that they need, that people who… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The R-word