Chasing waterfalls

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Chasing waterfalls It’s hard to keep up with developments in Scottish politics these days, readers. We told you January 2021 was going to be a pivotal and explosive month but there’s been more going on than even we expected, and that’s despite the fact that Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon’s appearances before the Fabiani committee now both […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Chasing waterfalls

The great unknowns

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The great unknowns Sky News had a breaking report tonight about a person they couldn’t name. Was it The Woman Whose Name You Can’t Say? We couldn’t tell you even if we knew, readers. And we can’t tell you whether we do or not. Sky carefully avoided even saying what sex the person was, and you’d have to be quite an […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The great unknowns

The Need For Speed

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Need For Speed You can say what you want about the Scottish Government, the Crown Office and the civil service [IMPORTANT LAWYER’S NOTE: NO YOU MOST DEFINITELY CAN’T], but there’s certainly no faulting their reaction time. That was less than eight hours, for example. Great work, team. There’s something curious about the Geoff Aberdein story, though. The Times claims that his evidence […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Need For Speed

The Woman Who Doesn’t Exist

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Woman Who Doesn’t Exist There’s a woman in Scotland whose name you’re not allowed to say. You pay her wages – a LOT of wages – and she theoretically works for you. But you can’t say her name. She’s not a secret person. You’ve heard her name before. It’s been on the TV and the radio and in the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Woman Who Doesn’t Exist

Song For Linda Fabiani

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Song For Linda Fabiani Because when we wrote this we’d assumed that while the evidence wouldn’t be made public, the committee would still see it, because it would be so obviously ridiculous and crooked if they didn’t. We didn’t know the last sentence here: Or as Chumbawamba put it: “We make whitewash We sell whitewash Consume whitewash Consumed by […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Song For Linda Fabiani

Nothing for you to see here

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Nothing for you to see here This is definitely fine and not at all suspicious. Geoff Aberdein is the man whose evidence could destroy the First Minister. We know he’s already told the High Court under oath that he had a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon on 29 March 2018 to discuss the Salmond affair. Sturgeon claims otherwise, saying he just popped […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Nothing for you to see here

Code Red

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Code Red In addition to the Survation poll that was in the field last week and which we’ve been reporting on, there was also a Panelbase one going round at the same time. (It’s as yet unpublished, and having been sent a few of the… interesting questions in it by some people who took the poll we’re very excited […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Code Red

Trigger happy

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Trigger happy Tonight’s poll data from Survation is really quite remarkable. We can’t wait to hear what “Pension Pete” Wishart makes of it. Because what it suggests is that just about ALL of the SNP’s voters want this May’s election to be a straightforward plebiscite of the type called for by this site last October. We don’t […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Trigger happy

When Tories tell the truth

Source:: Wings Over Scotland When Tories tell the truth There’s a most revealing article by George Osborne in today’s Evening Standard. It’s well worth a read in full – it’s not very long – but this is the key passage: The deathless defenders of Plan A will of course continue to shriek that “he’s a Tory so he must be lying”. And if any […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland When Tories tell the truth

Venus and Mars

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Venus and Mars In 2014, it was women who stopped Scotland becoming independent. But it was still a man’s fault, of course. Those of us who were around at the time, while many of the SNP’s earnest young activists of today were still squeezing their spots, will recall a multitude of media articles on how it was apparently the fairer sex’s […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Venus and Mars

Contrary to the facts

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Contrary to the facts After something of a quiet spell (we gather for personal reasons), we’re delighted to note that the excellent Gordon Dangerfield – a highly experienced Scottish solicitor advocate – is back blogging, in particular with regard to the Fabiani inquiry. His piece today, of which the above is but a tiny snippet, is a must-read. It’s probably […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Contrary to the facts

The dead carrot sketch

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The dead carrot sketch There’s literally nothing about this that isn’t toe-curlingly embarrassing: The only challenge is knowing where to start. Firstly, we suppose, there’s the small fact that the entire bloody SNP is supposed to be an “independence taskforce”, all the time. The party wasn’t formed as a vehicle for Nicola Sturgeon to swan around doing selfies while […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The dead carrot sketch

The revolving door

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The injured party

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The injured party Extraordinary events are now unfolding on a daily basis (or even more frequently than that) in the vexed case of the two ongoing inquiries into serious misconduct by the Scottish Government regarding false allegations made against Alex Salmond. Mr Salmond, who was found innocent of any wrongdoing, has been endeavouring – at a significant personal […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The injured party

The integrity of a nation

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The integrity of a nation This time almost exactly two years ago I sat in a cafe close to Holyrood in a state of what I can only call shock. The enormity of what I’d just heard was sinking in; over the preceding nearly three hours I’d been introduced to all the gory detail of the plot against Alex Salmond. […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The integrity of a nation