Throwing it all away

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Throwing it all away If you really believe that the biggest enemy of the independence cause is the SNP leadership and a substantial chunk of the party, if you really believe that the only way to attain independence is to overthrow them and set up another party, then you have given up on any realistic chances of attaining independence for decades to come. That is the unarguable consequence of your own logic. You will have consigned Scotland to a Tory dystopia for the foreseeable… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Throwing it all […]

Believe in Scotland, believe in yourself

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Believe in Scotland, believe in yourself It’s a significant week for the independence movement, although you wouldn’t know that judging by our overwhelmingly anti-independence media. In Scotland the job of most of the media is not to inform, but to keep us uninformed. Because if we were properly informed that 45% support that remains for the UK would probably be dropping even more rapidly than it is. So with the predictable exception of The National there was no mention in Scotland’s media that over the weekend… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Believe […]

Forfexake News

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Forfexake News Andrew Neil, the living embodiment of why hair transplants are a bad idea, has announced that he’s to leave the BBC and will head a new right wing broadcaster which is being touted as the British Fox News. The new channel is expected to give a home to the likes of that Waitrose Katie Hopkins, Julia Hartley-Brewer and Nigel Farage – if he can get a visa to get out of his home in Kent now that the British Government… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Forfexake News

Dugcast fae the dughoose – with Lesley Riddoch

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Dugcast fae the dughoose – with Lesley Riddoch WeeGingerDug · Dugcast 24 09 2020 With Lesley Riddoch   On this week’s dugcast I am delighted to be joined by the writer and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch. We chat about the hutting movement, Scotland’s relationship to the land, how our chances for independence have recently been boosted by public confidence in the handling of the pandemic in Scotland, and a whole lot more besides. We had some sound issues with this dugcast.  I… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Dugcast fae the dughoose – with […]

The oozing mass of Tory lies

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The oozing mass of Tory lies On Monday it was the liar in chief, on Tuesday it was the turn of the personification of smugness to let the UK realise just how big a lie the promises of Brexit had turned out to be. Brexit has proven to be an even bigger lie than the promises made to Scotland by the Better Together parties during the 2014 referendum, which is quite a remarkable achievement considering that there were horses which were donated to Joe Exotic’s tiger… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The […]

Johnson’s smirk of the union address

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Johnson’s smirk of the union address In his Smirk to the Union address on the bunting channel last night, the performance artiste with the stage name Boris Johnson warned that the threat from the coronavirus was not over, and that “complacency could be our undoing.” That would be the complacency with which a certain Conservative government reacted in the early spring when the UK had advance warning of the pandemic and the British Government did nothing. It would be the complacency of a British government which… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Johnson’s […]

Labour’s Tory drag

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Labour’s Tory drag When is nationalism not nationalism? When it’s British of course. Stick a union flag on your nationalist tub thumping and as if by magic – watch, and the nationalism has gone! British nationalism, it’s the Cillit Bang of nationalisms. And that’s one of the many reasons why British nationalism is better than any other kind of nationalism, especially that of the Scottish variety. Try as you might, a saltire will never scrub away the taint of nationalism, not like the… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Labour’s Tory drag

The second wave

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The second wave Has anyone seen the performance artiste whose stage name is Boris Johnson? He’s been missing in action again, except to complain to his friends – and amazingly he has some – that it’s impossible to make ends meet on a piffling £150,000 annual salary. There have been reports that as the UK faces a second wave of the virus, Johnson buggered off for a weekend in Perugia where one of his rich Russian pals has a holiday castle. The Italian… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The second wave

British nationalism’s demographic time bomb

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug British nationalism’s demographic time bomb It’s always instructive to pay close attention to what your opponents are saying. There’s a very interesting article in the Herald today, written by Andy Maciver. He is currently the director of a consulting and lobbying company, but was formerly the Head of Communications for the Scottish Conservatives and remains close to the party. Today he’s written a piece for the Herald in which he pretty much concedes that the game is up for opposition to independence in its traditional… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug British nationalism’s […]

Six years on

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Six years on Today it’s the sixth anniversary of the independence referendum of 2014. We all know what happened on that day, how hopes were dashed and dreams evaporated, but six years later the independence movement is still here, still strong, and still setting the Scottish political agenda. Our hopes and dreams are very much alive. It was far from inevitable that things would turn out that way. Scotland voted No in 2014 conditionally. A majority of people in this country elected to… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Six years on

Happy anniversary Mum & Dad

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Happy anniversary Mum & Dad This is a different kind of blog post.  It’s my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary today.  Martha and Tommy Mosson got married on this day in St Maria Goretti’s church in Cranhill in the East End of Glasgow in 1960.  All these years later they’re still very happy together.  Well, as happy as a grumpy auld git like my dad is capable of being. Originally the family had planned a big celebration for their diamond wedding anniversary.  Unfortunately the pandemic has… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Happy anniversary […]

A breakdown of trust

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug A breakdown of trust The UK government’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma really doesn’t like the idea of explaining his government’s plans to those pesky uppity Scots. He has refused to appear before the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution committee to explain the impact of the UK Internal Market Bill on the devolution settlement and on Scotland as a whole. The British Government has now told the important Holyrood committee that Alok Sharma won’t be appearing before it… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug A breakdown of […]

Poxy Brexit passport

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Poxy Brexit passport Today my replacement passport arrived in the post. It no longer says that the bearer is a European citizen. It no longer grants the right to live and work freely in 28 countries. It’s the passport of a rogue state that breaks international law and rips up treaties that it signed just a few months before. It’s the passport of a state that tells its citizens that they can’t meet up in groups of more than six, except if they’re… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Poxy Brexit passport

A useless bit of rubbish passed off as an heirloom

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug A useless bit of rubbish passed off as an heirloom So there you are, watching BBC1 and clutching a Battle of Britain commemorative mug in a living room bedecked with union flags and red white and blue bunting and all ready to break into a rousing chorus of There’ll Be Red White and Blue Birds Over the White Cliffs of Dover in order to show everyone how much you despise nationalism. Because as those young pilots fought and died in the skies above the south of England eighty years ago,… Read the full article:: […]