The cat and all the pigeons

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The cat and all the pigeons Our most extra-specially alert readers may have recently noticed the website of some dodgy chancer claiming that a recent opinion poll by Survation showed high support for a pro-independence list party led by Alex Salmond. Unfortunately, no such poll existed. The site owner blanked every request to back up his assertion with a link to the supposed survey, […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The cat and all the pigeons

Premature chickens

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Premature chickens We were looking for something else this afternoon, but accidentally found this: Just two weeks before the last Holyrood election, widely-respected analysts Weber Shandwick had put together a prediction of how the results would pan out. Just for a bit of fun, let’s compare it to the reality. Based on a “poll of polls”, WS […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Premature chickens

Shiny beads and trinkets

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Shiny beads and trinkets Even by the intellectual standards of the Scottish media, this is a stupid question: But just to be helpful, we’ll answer it: by a majority of more than 500 votes. The Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Democratic Ulster Unionist parties in the UK Parliament are all explicitly opposed to a second independence referendum. Between them […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Shiny beads and trinkets

The indivisible kingdom

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The indivisible kingdom Holiday Boy is on holiday. But this week we stumbled across a genuine thing that might explain a lot about the way Unionists think. Happy Someone Else’s Independence Day, readers. To mark the occasion of England lifting lockdown restrictions on pubs and restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic (even with daily deaths still lingering around the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The indivisible kingdom

The trail of breadcrumbs

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The trail of breadcrumbs Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new World Speed-Reading Champion: Almost 1200 words in 15 seconds is mighty impressive going in anyone’s book. (Either that or it’s REALLY slow for a 12-word tweet.) But we wondered if there might be any other reason why Mrs Angus Robertson wouldn’t want people reading that article. Tom Gordon’s piece […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The trail of breadcrumbs

Wildcat Pete And The Converts

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Wildcat Pete And The Converts What a band they were. I wonder if he’d consider that a… Plan B? Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Wildcat Pete And The Converts

Fannies by gaslight

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Fannies by gaslight So something quite interesting just happened, and we don’t mean this race: What’s interesting is specifically the video. When we uploaded it in September last year, it was pulled within minutes by YouTube for copyright violation, as very often happens if you post even really short clips of any kind of current or current-ish sporting event […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Fannies by gaslight

From the archives #14

Source:: Wings Over Scotland From the archives #14 We were rummaging around semi-aimlessly in the vaults last night, readers, and we were rather startled to come across this: Shows what YOU lot know, eh? Wings, of course, is actually good at predicting stuff, so we DID see PM Boris coming, three years in advance: Unlike certain people we could mention. In that June […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland From the archives #14

The Shining

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What is known as parklife

Source:: Wings Over Scotland What is known as parklife We’ve just been out for our evening constitutional in the relatively cool night air (Bath sweltered at an oppressive 30C today and Bear Patrol was pretty gruelling), and we thought readers might be interested in what we saw. The city has observed lockdown with great diligence, as we’ve previously documented, and to be honest we’re not […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland What is known as parklife

The justice of blindness

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The justice of blindness The ramifications for Scottish politics of the failed stitch-up of Alex Salmond over false allegations of sexual abuse have hardly begun to be felt. The Parliamentary inquiry into the affair, which formally began yesterday and is due to start interviewing people in August, looks set to be swamped in material – or at least, whatever material […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The justice of blindness

Loving the jailer

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Loving the jailer On the face of it, this finding from our latest Panelbase poll isn’t very surprising: But then again, maybe it is. Because we bet you wouldn’t have predicted this breakdown of the numbers: Because by a notable margin, it’s SNP voters and Yes voters who most want to use public money to bail out the very same […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Loving the jailer

Down with democracy

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Down with democracy So, the good news today is that independence polling is finally back to where it was almost exactly four years ago – 26 June 2016, to be precise. Although we couldn’t help notice that The National’s front-page splash on the latest surge was taking second billing in its readership stats to a day-old story about the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Down with democracy

Appocalypse now

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The Deadest Duck

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Deadest Duck We had a little mini-poll out with Panelbase this week, readers. Given that the SNP are currently still insisting that they need ANOTHER mandate at the ballot box to secure a second independence referendum (by our count it would be the tenth), we thought we’d see how many people believed this cunning plan would work. The […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Deadest Duck