The Thing From The Crypt

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Thing From The Crypt We weren’t sure whether tomorrow’s Cairnstoon was going to be delayed by technical gremlins (it turns out it isn’t), so we prepared an emergency backup plan on the same theme and you may as well see it now as a sort of trailer. It’ll be good every time they dig him up yet again in the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Thing From The Crypt

Diversionary pointing

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Diversionary pointing From today’s lurid Scottish Daily Mail cover splash about a “£1 BILLION TAX BLACK HOLE” appearing in the Scottish budget “despite [imaginary] Nationalist tax hikes”: But hang on a minute. How exactly would the supposed “failure of the education system” (never mind the nebulous guff in the rest of the sentence) cause a sudden and unexpected shortfall in […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Diversionary pointing

Grasping the thistle

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Grasping the thistle Last night, grudgingly, we watched the whole of the final Tory leadership debate, for a contest in which almost everyone believes Boris Johnson has already gathered enough votes to comfortably win even though there are several days of voting to go. The headline outcome the media appears to be focusing on is that both candidates […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Grasping the thistle

The Expert

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Forever England

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Forever England Hey readers, remember that time when England went to war with Germany? You know, just England, under its Union Jack flag. Nobody else. Always remember what they really think of us, and what their “precious Union” really is, when they forget to pretend. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Forever England

Hitch a ride on the turning tide

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Hitch a ride on the turning tide Things were different in 2009. Of course, they meant if they LOST the first one. But readers might feel a certain degree of irony has manifested itself since then, particularly in terms of people knowing “what they would be in for” after June 2016. But just to recap the UK government’s rules for the Yes […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Hitch a ride on the turning tide

The Screw

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Screw We’ve just received the verdict in the hearing over costs in our court case against Kezia Dugdale, and it’s an incomprehensible one. The sheriff has awarded costs in full to Dugdale, plus a 50% “uplift” mainly on the grounds of the “complexity” of the case, despite Dugdale having employed the services of perhaps Scotland’s highest-paid […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Screw

The four estates

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The four estates There’s quite an interesting piece in today’s Sunday National detailing the extremely unequal representation of various parties on the BBC’s network politics shows in the last month, in which readers will be astonished to learn that the SNP (and Scotland in general) come off very poorly. (Five appearances compared to eight for the Lib Dems, 40 […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The four estates

Field Of Dreams

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The irrefutable argument

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The irrefutable argument We haven’t done a good old-fashioned Quoted For Truth in quite some time, but on occasion someone else makes a point in a way that just can’t be improved on. We’ve always known/said that this is THE core case for independence, of course, but sometimes seeing it from another country’s perspective brings the message home. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The irrefutable argument

No-Independence Day

Source:: Wings Over Scotland No-Independence Day I went for a very long walk before writing this post, because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t doing it in the heat of anger. But 8.5 miles and 18,753 steps later it still needs to be said and there’s no getting out of it, so batten down the hatches, folks. Last night SNP MP Mhairi […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland No-Independence Day

Imagine our astonishment

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Imagine our astonishment When this complaint got the brush-off from the BBC, flatly refusing a right of reply under Article 28 of the Broadcasting Code to the Corporation’s grossly unbalanced and factually-inaccurate coverage of our court case against Kezia Dugdale: We now have to go through TWO more rounds of pointless dickaboutery and dismissal from the BBC before Ofcom will […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Imagine our astonishment

The Achievers

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Achievers As we all know by now, the active Yes movement is split into two camps. On one side are the whiners (mainly but not solely from the fringe far left), who are always full of destructive criticism and abuse for their own side while contributing nothing of any value themselves, other than to promote their […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Achievers

Live and in pieces

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Live and in pieces We suspect that LBC’s Iain Dale might have been reading this morning’s Wings article before he interviewed Jo Swinson tonight. We can only hope any subsequent Scottish interviewers do as diligent a job, and also pick her up on a few of the blatant lies she did manage to sneak past Dale. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Live and in pieces

Political Jargon For Dummies

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Political Jargon For Dummies Prospective new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson was interviewed on Sky News this morning, where she made the usual honking mess of the admittedly-impossible task that is trying to justify her party’s naked hypocrisy over second referendums. Swinson indignantly insisted that “the SNP do not have a mandate for [a second indyref]”, a statement which we […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Political Jargon For Dummies