It’s all gone a bit rossthomson

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug It’s all gone a bit rossthomson One of the problems about writing about Brexit is the risk of running out of synonyms for crapocalypse, armaggodforsaken, galactofuck, crapastrophe, shitaclysm, chaotaclysm, debastardacle, disastacre. But having considered the alternatives, there is no better and more evocative description of the utter idiocy and stupidty of Brexit, and Theresa May’s handling of it, than to say, quite simply, that the entire thing is a total rossthomson. It’s smug, it’s delusional, it has an inordinately high opinion of itself. And it’s completely… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug It’s […]

Fundraiser update

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Fundraiser update Tuesday was a long and tiring day. I had to drive all the way to Peterhead to speak at an event for The National Roadshow, and then drive all the way back to Glasgow again. It tiring, but well worthwhile, and I heard some great news about The National that I’m not allowed to tell you about yet. There was a fantastic turnout in Peterhead, the venue was packed out, and there was even a surprise appearance from a couple… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Fundraiser update

Meaningful consequences

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Meaningful consequences It is now official. The UK is leaving the EU on the basis of a corrupt campaign that was conducted illegally. Vote Leave has been fined a record amount by the Electoral Commission for breaches of electoral law during the EU referendum campaign. The Electoral Commission has taken the further step, reserved for the most serious breaches, of referring the matter to the police. The Commission found that Vote Leave had spent some £500,000 more on advertising than it was… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Meaningful consequences

Impotent imperialists and the pursuit of the impossible

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Impotent imperialists and the pursuit of the impossible Away back in 2016, when the world seemed a saner place – which is saying quite a lot because the world was pretty messed up in 2016 – the idea that the UK might crash out of the EU without any deal or with a deal that left us outside of the single market and the customs union was regarded with horror. In Scotland, it was viewed as especially noxious to the body politic, and particularly unacceptable, even to the… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]

The imodium to Trump’s logorrhea

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The imodium to Trump’s logorrhea I had planned to attend the anti-Trump rally in Edinburgh today, but the dug has eaten something that disagreed with him and is shiting everywhere. Rather like Donald Trump, although to be fair there are some significant differences. Whereas the dug is confining his crapfest to the local area, and it can cleaned up with a doggy bag or two, Trump’s ordure is polluting an entire planet and our government has shown not the slightest inclination to get out a… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The imodium […]

The baby has landed

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The baby has landed You have to feel really sorry for people in London. There they were, depressed and hungover, out of the World Cup, home to what’s quite possibly the world’s most dysfunctional government, heading out of the EU despite voting heavily to remain and without even the prospect of an independence referendum to offer a modicum of hope. You wouldn’t think that it could possibly get any worse, and then the very next day Donald Trump comes to visit. Football didn’t come… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The baby has […]

Nation 2 – Iceland, the extreme nation

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Nation 2 – Iceland, the extreme nation The second episode of Phantom Power and Lesley Riddoch’s Nation series of documentaries has been released, exploring Scotland’s northern neighbours and what we can learn from them. This episode focuses on Iceland, the extreme nation. A nation of just 300,000 people face the challenges of life in the far north with style and panache. Help the Nation series of documentaries to continue by contributing here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nation Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Nation 2 – Iceland, the extreme nation

Wee Ginger T-shirts

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger T-shirts You wanted t-shirts, you’ve got t-shirts.  For the best part of the past two years I’ve had readers of this blog asking me for Wee Ginger t-shirts and now, finally, I’ve got some organised.  The long awaited Wee Ginger t-shirts are now on sale. Only they’re not ginger, they’re white, but you get the drift.  On the centre front each has the logo pictured above, designed by the very talented Chris Cairns and tarted up a wee bit by the… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger T-shirts

A string of aubergine emojis

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug A string of aubergine emojis Well that didn’t last long did it. There was Nick Robinson of the BBC and OOooooh Thattalicsammin doesn’t answer questions fame telling us all how the Chequers agreement meant that there would be no more excuses for the EU in the Brexit negotiations, and now we find that the only excuse is the British government itself. And a pretty sorry one at that. Not 48 hours after peace broke out in the warring Conservative cabinet, David Davis went and resigned… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug A string […]

Coming next door to home

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Coming next door to home So apparently there’s a fitba competition on. It’s not like it’s important or anything. It’s hardly RuPaul’s Drag Race, but it’s being foisted upon us all. English fitba commentators on the telly keep saying “we”, which comes as something of a surprise to those of us of a Caledonian, Cymric, or Hibernian persuasion, who were not aware that “we” were playing. Now because Engurland have got through to the semifinals, the telly is full of English sports pundits telling everyone… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Coming next […]

Theresa’s Brexit fudge makes independence sweeter

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Theresa’s Brexit fudge makes independence sweeter The UK cabinet has finally, after two long gruelling years of fighting, back-stabbing, briefing against one another, and flying off to Afghanistan in order to avoid the war zone that is the parliamentary Conservative party, agreed to agree with one another about a Brexit proposal that it can put to Brussels. That’s how bad things have got within the British cabinet. Boris Johnson would rather go and face the Taliban than face his colleagues. But a deal has been agreed… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Theresa’s […]

Nemo meam tabletam impune lacessit

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Nemo meam tabletam impune lacessit You may take our Scottish Parliament. You may take our devolution settlement. You may take our membership of the European Union. But so long as 100 of us remain alive we will never consent to you taking our tablet. I think that you will find that although politics are rarified and boring for the majority, Scottish people get very exercised about our favourite sugary snacks. Nemo meam tabletam impune lacessit. Wha daur meddle wi ma tablet. That’s an indyref trigger… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Nemo meam […]

We are the people, and we can say yes

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug We are the people, and we can say yes It is a fundamental principle of the Scottish constitutional debate that the people of Scotland constitute the sovereign body in this land, not the Westminster Parliament, not Theresa May or any other British Prime Minister. The people of Scotland have asserted their sovereign rights ever since the Declaration of Arbroath of 6 April 1320. According to many it was one of the first ever declarations of popular sovereignty, presaging modern democratic understanding by many centuries. The Declaration asserted that the… Read the full article:: Wee […]

Dark money and double standards

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Dark money and double standards Whenever there’s the slightest whiff of a scandal involving an SNP politician, the Scottish media is all over it like Gordie Broon at a doomsaying convention. The business dealings of the former Edinburgh West MP Michelle Thomson were constantly chewed over by a Scottish media that worried at her like a zombie dug with a bone for months. There were telly interviews with concerned faces who expressed how sad they were. Glenn Campbell was about to fly off to America… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Dark money […]

Broontervening for beginners

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Broontervening for beginners Gordie Broon has been at it again, broontervening. You log onto the website of a Scottish newspaper, cos you’ll not pay for the print copy, and there he is. Looming in the dooming, which is the North British version of roaming in the gloaming. Normal countries look to their media outlets for a reflection of themselves. Scotland looks to its media and sees Gordie Broon lurking in the darkness, the Titanic iceberg with a creepy grin. This time its the… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Broontervening for beginners