We are confused

Source:: Wings Over Scotland We are confused We’ve just taken our first week off in eight years, and no sooner are we back than the whole world’s turned on its head. Because this is Brian Wilson in today’s Scotsman. The only thing we don’t understand is: if a Holyrood majority for independence will be valid in 2021, why isn’t it valid now? Wilson is […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland We are confused

Going native

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And they’re off

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An all-time low

Source:: Wings Over Scotland An all-time low Try to ignore the “regional”, and the fact that it’s framed as the Tories vs Labour. This is a new full-sample (1060) poll from YouGov today, and wow. (The left-hand bar in each pair is 2017, the right-hand one is 2019.) And you thought Kezia Dugdale’s nadir of 14% would never be beaten. That’s quite […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland An all-time low

We are lost for words

Source:: Wings Over Scotland We are lost for words It doesn’t happen often, but it has today. Because Nick Robinson said this: You know, Nick Robinson. It was Nick Robinson who just complained about someone misleadingly editing an interview to make it look as though someone hadn’t answered a question. Seriously, the actual Nick Robinson. We’ve got nothing, folks. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland We are lost for words

Green ink and chloroform

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Green ink and chloroform This is a tweet today from Allan Sutherland, a prominent No activist (he’s currently co-ordinating an attempt to unseat Ian Blackford in Ross, Skye and Lochaber via Unionist tactical voting) and regular fixture of the letters pages of all Scottish newspapers. The tweet literally incites not one but two serious criminal offences. (His Twitter account also […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Green ink and chloroform

A letter to the Jo Cox Foundation

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A letter to the Jo Cox Foundation Dear Catherine, You probably haven’t heard of me. I’m a notoriously “vile” political blogger who’s said a few pretty mean things on social media about politicians in the last eight years. But perhaps that’s partly because I’m a grumpy old white guy who hasn’t had the benefit of your commendable programme aimed at “building the fairer, […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A letter to the Jo Cox Foundation

At the margins

Source:: Wings Over Scotland At the margins Alert readers will recall that among the many tirades of abuse this site has recently been subjected to for suggesting the idea of a 2021 Holyrood list party to compete for seats currently won by Unionists, one of the main themes was “We already have a reliable pro-indy alternative to the SNP in the form […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland At the margins

The Missing Priorities Round

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Missing Priorities Round The election campaign is one day old and already we want to kill everyone. Alert readers may have spotted a conspicuous absence there. That’s some pretty bad news for Lesley Riddoch, and all other sane people. Although “the SNP must on no account actually campaign for independence!” seems to be a view increasingly widely held […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Missing Priorities Round

Nigel’s Nightmare

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Nigel’s Nightmare As we steel ourselves for the wretched purgatorial misery of (at least) the next six weeks, we’ve been sitting up late trying to think of a positive aspect of the coming election campaign, and the best we’ve come up with is this: if it’s awful for most human beings in the country, just imagine how […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Nigel’s Nightmare

The Birds And The Bs

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Birds And The Bs Wings Over Scotland celebrates its 8th birthday this Thursday. And it looks as though we just might be in for a genuinely unexpected surprise party. Because very suddenly, through sheer dumb luck, and for the first time in over three years, we can actually see a tantalisingly almost-viable route by which the SNP could, almost entirely […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Birds And The Bs

Three days in politics

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Three days in politics It’s a long time, apparently. Because while a general election on 12 December would be a “barking mad” idea according to the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford on Thursday, having one on 9 December instead is genius. So in a month in which this site has been extensively screamed at by SNP diehards as the work […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Three days in politics

On a dark desert highway

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The unbreakable lock

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The unbreakable lock It’s Monday morning, readers, so welcome once again to the world’s favourite situation comedy, the United Kingdom. The current position is that absolutely nobody has the slightest idea what’s going to happen this week, or today, or by lunchtime. The Prime Minister is as we speak being taken to court (again), and a whole series […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The unbreakable lock

The ultimate Scotlanding

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The ultimate Scotlanding So, almost a third of you are bloody idiots and we’ll just have to deal with that. The good news is that at least there couldn’t be any unforeseen consequences. But oh no! What’s this? And let’s just spell it out, because some people are clearly a bit dim: if the above scenario materialises, the SNP […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The ultimate Scotlanding