Scraping beneath the bottom of the Vow barrel

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Scraping beneath the bottom of the Vow barrel It’s the political corpse that keeps coming back from the dead. Every time you think it’s dead it pops back up again. It’s been battered over the head. It’s been blown apart. It’s been forensically dissected and the pieces packed up and sent into orbit around whatever planet it is that Wullie Rennie comes from. But it keeps on coming back again in a series of increasingly disappointing sequels. It’s come back to life more frequently than Christopher Lee in… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]

We’re all bastards from Newsnet now

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug We’re all bastards from Newsnet now When independence campaigners who are compelled to pay a licence fee on pain of criminalisation complain about how the BBC doesn’t reflect their views, and demand that the Corporation refrain from its anti-independence bias, they’re accused of trying to silence journalists and being enemies of democracy. It now transpires that it’s the BBC which has been silencing journalists, and if silencing journalists makes you an enemy of democracy then that would be the BBC. The broadcaster and comedian Hardip Singh… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug We’re […]

Increasing the immigration statistics by one

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Increasing the immigration statistics by one I thought I’d write a more personal blog article this time, so that you can all know what my plans are for the coming months. Readers, I’m getting married. My partner Peter and I have set a date, the wedding will be on Friday 26th October and will be celebrated on the coast of the US state of Maine, where most of Peter’s family come from originally. He’ll be coming back with me to Scotland afterwards for a week, and… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Increasing […]

Hard work, but not difficult work

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Hard work, but not difficult work The one-man whirlwind that is Robin McAlpine of CommonWeal has recently published a book which is an invaluable contribution to the independence debate and which provides many of the answers which we were struggling for during the first referendum campaign back in 2014. Called How to Start a New Country, a Practical Guide for Scotland, chapter by chapter, issue by issue, the book lists all the steps that Scotland will have to go through from the victory for independence in… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Hard […]

Let us be very clear

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Let us be very clear In an article for the Sunday Times this weekend, Jeremy Clarkson says that he doesn’t understand the need for Scottish independence, but then no one has ever knowingly accused Jeremy of having any sort of insight into anyone who doesn’t fully subscribe to the agenda of the right wing British nationalist press. Jeremy is now an expert on all things Scottish because he’s a privileged middle class pal of David Cameron who has just spent a week in the Highlands.… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Let us […]

Mission accomplished

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Mission accomplished Remember when we said that Donald Trump would start WW3 on Twitter and we thought it was a joke? There he was the other day boasting about how smart his missiles are, which made everyone wonder if the missiles wouldn’t be a more intelligent American president, and now along with Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron he’s gone and blown up Syria. Or more accurately has blown up Syria a bit more than it has already been blown up. At least… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Mission accomplished

Oh, and one more thing!

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Oh, and one more thing! A guest post by Samuel Miller Righto then. One more time with feeling. This is going to be short and sweet, but I think it’s an important issue. So listen up! In my post Mushroom farming the population, I stressed the need to support Scotland’s emerging new and traditional media sources. iScot, Independence Live, Phantom Power, The National, Truly Scottish TV and of course, your fav indy sites/blogs. They’re going to be needed and needed soon I’d say, so giving what… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Oh, and […]

You get what you give

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug You get what you give A guest post Samuel Miller You know, I still can’t get my head round it. So many questions and so few answers. Especially given the headlines of the past few weeks. Questions are good though. For instance, just what makes some people put others in harms way? Why mislead to manipulate opinion, when you know others will suffer? When the political class sit down for their triangulation sessions, debate their tactics and strategies over tea and biscuits and such, (or… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug You get […]

How bad could it be?

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug How bad could it be? A guest post by Samuel Miller They say timing is everything and given the nature of my previous post, this Q.E.D. moment couldn’t be allowed to pass. It appears that some folk yesterday were quite concerned about Scottish economic performance lagging behind the UK. Others? Not so much.  Very much a glass half empty or glass half full kinda story. Four quarters of continuous but modest growth, or why aren’t you doing as well as…etc? Depends on your outlook really. Regardless, what… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug How bad […]

Mushroom farming the population

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Mushroom farming the population A guest post by Samuel Miller From the lack of serious Scottish political news out there you’d be forgiven for thinking that bugger all is happening. Not to mention you may be feeling a bit frustrated, anxious or downright borderline paranoid. Perhaps worth remembering, that one way or another this is going to be a fairly important year for Scotland’s population. There is a lot going on in political and legal circles people aren’t normally privy to and won’t necessarily… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Mushroom farming the […]

To whom it may concern…

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug To whom it may concern… A guest post by Samuel Miller To most folk it must seem that the world has gone a bit on the pure mad mental side out there at the moment. Our political systems? Our government and practice of politics? Y’know, those institutions we look to for the administration and management of our needs and our safety? Seemingly in free fall. Gone off reservation. Absent without leave and apparently dead set on taking a wrecking ball to their own population. Confusion… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug To whom […]

You’ll have had your unity then

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug You’ll have had your unity then A guest post by Samuel Miller Yesterday oor PM, Treeza of the ‘strong and stable’ party, marked the Uk’s one year to Brexit countdown with what was called a whistlestop tour of the UK. This apparently, in order to promote unity within her presiousss, presciousss union. By whistlestop what they mean is basically back hame in time fer tea and a spot of cabinet whack a mole or Brexit bingo.  No public walkabouts, no unscripted public questions and no fanfare.… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug You’ll […]

As others see us – com les altres ens veuen

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug As others see us – com les altres ens veuen A Scottish court has had the good sense and common decency to free Clara Ponsatí on bail while she fights the extradition order brought against her by the Spanish government seeking to prosecute her on politically motivated charges which could potentially result in the former Catalan education minister facing up to 30 years in a Spanish prison. Scotland’s courts have in this instance proven themselves to be more humane and to have a greater respect for human rights than the… Read the full article:: […]

Getting pecked to death by a chlorinated chicken

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Getting pecked to death by a chlorinated chicken There’s a lot of very serious stuff going on. It’s being alleged that Cambridge Analytica and the Vote Leave campaign stole the EU referendum and it’s entirely possible that the UK is being dragged out of the EU on the basis of a fraud. It’s bad enough that the Conservatives have decided after the event of the vote that it was a vote for the hardest possible Brexit, outside the customs union and outside the EU single market. It’s bad… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]

Defending democracy

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Defending democracy Today, Sunday, came the news that the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has been arrested by German police acting on a European warrant issued by the Spanish authorities. Puigdemont had fled to Belgium after Spain announced that it was seeking to arrest him and members of his pro-independence government. Spain filed an international arrest warrant against him, but he appealed the warrant in the Belgian courts because Spain had charged him with rebellion, a crime which does not exist in… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Defending democracy