The poisoned pens

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The poisoned pens Scotland’s media is still unable to contain its outpouring of bitter, resentful rage over Alex Salmond’s exoneration by a jury on trumped-up sexual assault charges. Flailing blindly in all directions it’s achieving little other than to embarrass itself, such as last night when Scotland On Sunday had to change its front page in a late […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The poisoned pens

The sharp end

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The accused and the accusers

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The accused and the accusers A 22-person team from Police Scotland worked for over a year identifying and interviewing almost 400 hoped-for complainants and witnesses against Alex Salmond. This entire extensive and painstaking process resulted in nil charges and nil witnesses. Nil. The accusations in court were all fabricated and presented on a government platter to the police by a […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The accused and the accusers

The women you mustn’t believe

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The women you mustn’t believe It will come as little surprise to any observer of the Scottish media for the last decade that the trial of Alex Salmond is to continue indefinitely after the actual court case that cleared him of all charges. With very occasional honourable exceptions, including some from rather unexpected sources, the Scottish press has been – even […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The women you mustn’t believe

Best served cold

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Let’s not kill ourselves

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Let’s not kill ourselves This article is the only thing Wings is going to say about the COVID-19 crisis, because (a) we’re on holiday, (b) it has very little to do with Scottish politics, and (c) we’re not virologists and have no expertise to offer. But in so far as we have some sort of reach and to some […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Let’s not kill ourselves

An innocent man

Source:: Wings Over Scotland An innocent man Today a mostly-female jury in the most Unionist city in Scotland delivered the only verdict it was credibly possible to reach on the (total absence of) evidence before them: that Alex Salmond was not guilty. After two weeks hearing an assortment of lurid allegations from former friends and colleagues hidden behind cloaks of public anonymity, the jury […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland An innocent man

Bolted from the blue

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The delay phase

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Gagging order

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Six questions for Nicola Sturgeon

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Six questions for Nicola Sturgeon There are now exactly two weeks remaining of the Scottish Government’s second fake “consultation” into its proposed reforms to gender law. We say “fake” not out of cynicism or mad paranoia, but because the cabinet minister responsible for the reforms has already made it explicitly, publicly and repeatedly clear that she intends to press ahead with […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Six questions for Nicola Sturgeon

The fateful day

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The fateful day A few weeks ago when we said Wings was going to take a break for a bit, we also said “There may be posts now and then if something particularly significant happens”. Well, this week something particularly significant happened. It was a development that we’d been predicting ever since Boris Johnson became UK Prime Minister, […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The fateful day

The silver lining

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The vote of confidence

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Baptism of fire

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