The armchair terrorists

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The armchair terrorists This is the editorial in today’s Scottish edition of The Times: It seems to be an increasingly popular viewpoint in the country’s media. This was Daily Record political editor Torcuil Crichton on Thursday: And this was Times columnist Kenny Farquharson the day before: It’s not his first time banging this drum, either. (We assume he […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The armchair terrorists

Unionist Blackjack

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The threatened member

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The threatened member Ah, remember these simpler times, readers? Thank goodness for etc etc. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The threatened member

The question begged

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The question begged Only an idiot would try to write anything today about the epic mess currently unfolding in British politics. You’d barely get to the end of typing a sentence before events had rendered it obsolete. But there’s one thing we’d really like to know, which bewilderingly nobody is mentioning. The primary root cause of Brexit was […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The question begged

Theresa May’s Crack Team

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Theresa May’s Crack Team …is what they’re calling Jack and James now, we hear. Draw your own conclusions about the word “crack” there. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Theresa May’s Crack Team

Serving the nations

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Serving the nations Ever aware of its need to deliver informed enlightenment to the populace, the state broadcaster has recently put up a “BBC Brexit Jargon Buster” page on its website. We’re not sure it was meant to be quite this candid. Apparently Brexit isn’t happening to us. And there are a few other rather surprising gaps in […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Serving the nations

The whistleblower

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The whistleblower Clive Ponting is the original British whistleblower. Long before Assange and Snowden, Ponting leaked details of a cover-up that shook the British political establishment. Working as a senior civil servant at the heart of power, Clive Ponting grew increasingly uneasy by what he witnessed. The Belgrano affair was the final straw and Ponting’s leaking of […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The whistleblower

When they think we’re not listening

Source:: Wings Over Scotland When they think we’re not listening This piece ran in the Telegraph – a newspaper with no Scottish edition and almost no Scottish sales – on Friday. Click to enlarge. Our favourite line is: “Think of what the UK would be like without the vast wealth generated by the 44bn barrels of oil pumped from British territory over the last 40 years.” […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland When they think we’re not listening

The worst-laid plans

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The worst-laid plans Your occasional reminder about who’s been governing us since we refused to take the responsibility for it ourselves. To be quite honest, readers, if we’re going to leave our future in the hands of a Fox, we’d probably be better off with Basil Brush. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The worst-laid plans

The news that could be

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The seven-year itch

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The seven-year itch Wings Over Scotland is seven years old today (the period of time defined by the Good Friday Agreement as a “generation” in terms of referendums), and it doesn’t feel like a day over 25. Can we hurry up and have another indy vote before the entire country burns to the ground around our ears, please? After […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The seven-year itch

A quick morality check

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A quick morality check There was a certain uncomfortable 2018 inevitability this morning over the fact that where people were offended, arrests would follow. And the burning of a cardboard model of the Grenfell Tower last night was certainly right up near the top in the pantheon of cretinously offensive things. Many victims of the appalling tragedy, which killed 72 […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A quick morality check

What we could be

Source:: Wings Over Scotland What we could be …if only we could find the courage among ourselves. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland What we could be

The sleepy watchmen

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The sleepy watchmen We’ve been through all the papers and there’s still absolutely no Scottish politics news, so we’re going to take a moment out for one of our brief but always-popular tangential forays into the world of football. All the usual disclaimers apply. Because the parlous state of current Scottish journalism can’t just be observed on the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The sleepy watchmen