Winning back Scotland

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Hubris: A Warning From History

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Hubris: A Warning From History We had a brief but enlightening debate on Twitter with some daft young idiot from Scottish Labour this morning, which culminated in his desperately clutching at votes for the Tories and Lib Dems last month as somehow representing a victory for Labour. Readers can pass an idle moment by identifying all the obvious logical flaws in […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Hubris: A Warning From History

Prisoners of time

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Prisoners of time So we’ve got a couple of weeks to wait to find out what the SNP’s grand plan that they should have had ready yesterday was, and in the absence of anything better to do we suppose we might as well speculate on the possibilities. WARNING: if you’re one of the decreasing rump of ultra-faithful still […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Prisoners of time

There Is No Plan A

Source:: Wings Over Scotland There Is No Plan A So it’s finally official: Boris Says No. He’s formally done the thing that we’ve all known he was going to do ever since he became UK Prime Minister last July. So what’s the stunning, game-changing counter-response we’ve got for him, having known for six months that this was what he’d say and had all that […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland There Is No Plan A

Her Loyal Subject

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The Toady And The Trap

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Toady And The Trap Anyone who’s followed the UK political media over the last decade or so with specific reference to Scotland will know that in a very crowded field, the standout poster boy for arrogant, condescending metropolitan cluelessness is the Independent’s chief political commentator John Rentoul. For reasons which escape us, Rentoul – who was born in India and as […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Toady And The Trap

From the archives #12

Source:: Wings Over Scotland From the archives #12 Over the last few days, for want of anything more interesting happening in Scottish politics, we’ve been reviewing some of the entertainingly fluid criteria by which Unionist politicians used to assert that Scotland could supposedly achieve independence. But we hadn’t seen this one before: A view apparently “almost universally shared among English Tory backbenchers” back in […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland From the archives #12

From the archives #11

Source:: Wings Over Scotland From the archives #11 We’ve never been able to actually confirm the oft-cited “quote” from Margaret Thatcher suggesting that the SNP winning a majority of Scottish seats at a UK election would constitute a mandate for independence, but here’s a verified more recent one from a then-serving Conservative PM. “[John] Major has made it clear that a majority of […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland From the archives #11

The success story

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The success story We couldn’t help but raise a quizzical eyebrow at this assertion from SNP MP Pete Wishart in today’s Sunday National. It was said in the context of securing a second indyref in 2020, and since such a referendum has NOT in fact been secured – and looks extremely unlikely to be – we wondered which other definition of “success” might […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The success story

What it is to burn

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From the archives #10

Source:: Wings Over Scotland From the archives #10 From less than 10 years ago: A plebiscitary election? Now there’s an idea you don’t hear much any more. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland From the archives #10

Crossover content

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Crossover content Have a great 2020, readers. We’re still in the UK, for now. (Pic by Rafal Miazga, from Woot! 2019 tape magazine for the ZX Spectrum.) Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Crossover content

The Hillary Step

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Hillary Step The 2010s end in a matter of hours, and everyone and their genderfluid dog is writing retrospectives of the 10 years just past. This site, which came into existence in the second year of the decade, has very little interest in following suit – we’ve always been about the future. But a cursory glance over the shoulder […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Hillary Step

A radical idea

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A radical idea Gee, you think? If only someone had said something before, eh readers? Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A radical idea

The Birth Of Little England

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