A government in hiding

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A government in hiding Here’s one more for the list. The comments from committee convener and SNP MP Linda Fabiani (we guess she must be another of those MI5 plants/secret Unionists) are really quite extraordinary. (The emphases below are ours.) “The Committee continues to be completely frustrated with the lack of evidence and, quite frankly, obstruction it is experiencing. […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A government in hiding

What’s going on

Source:: Wings Over Scotland What’s going on The weekend just past saw a convulsion as big as any we can ever recall witnessing on Yes social media, triggered by a series of tweets by Nicola Sturgeon which caused an extraordinary negative reaction out of all proportion to their ostensible content. The reason was that the First Minister – who had remained silent […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland What’s going on

Bonfire of the ironies

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Bonfire of the ironies Some days it’s not even worth trying to get your jaw off the floor. Yeah, THAT Neil Mackay. The same one who writes an provocative and divisive article every few months bitterly attacking all the elements of the Yes movement that he doesn’t like: And also, yes, it’s THIS Kezia Dugdale: You know, the one […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Bonfire of the ironies

Tumbleweed Halls

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Slip slidin’ away

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Slip slidin’ away Just two days ago the Electoral Commission gave us a fourth supposed date for the publication of the SNP’s 2019 accounts: having first been due out in early August, they then told us to expect them in early September, and then last week, and then in “the next three weeks”, ie the middle of October. […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Slip slidin’ away

A change of plans?

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A change of plans? We saw something disturbing in Parliament today. During a debate on the UK government’s recent decision to abandon the notion of gender self-ID, SNP MP Anne McLaughlin told the Commons chamber that it was still the Scottish Government’s “strong commitment” to go ahead with highly controversial reform of the law BEFORE next year’s Holyrood election. But […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A change of plans?

The None Of Your Business Convener

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The None Of Your Business Convener The SNP have historically been swift to suspend any party members when there’s any hint of inappropriate conduct, never mind even a whiff of illegality. It’s been that way since 2015, with the axe falling on elected members as well as candidates in target seats and critical elections, and ordinary activists. Not even a by-your-leave, […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The None Of Your Business Convener

Weir’s No Way

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Weir’s No Way The Electoral Commission appears to have missed yet another deadline for publishing the SNP’s 2019 accounts (we’re waiting on them to return our phone call), so we’ve got a moment to talk about something else relating to the party’s finances. The Scottish press covered itself in as much disgrace over the publication of the will of […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Weir’s No Way

Compulsory conciliation

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Compulsory conciliation Senator Claire Chandler is a Liberal Party member of the Australian Parliament. Some recent experiences she’s had send a very serious warning about the likely outcomes of the Scottish Government’s wildly unpopular new Hate Crime Bill. She’s graciously allowed us to publish this column she wrote on the subject. Early this month I received a […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Compulsory conciliation

The dodgy dozen

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The dodgy dozen Following up this morning’s article, we’ve been trawling through the Publications/FOI section of the Scottish Government website to see which other articles might be being hidden from its search function. We found quite a few, and you’re never going to guess what the common factor in all of them is. We’ve given you a wee clue with that picture, […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The dodgy dozen

No More Lies

Source:: Wings Over Scotland No More Lies We’ve just sent a Freedom Of Information request to the Scottish Government. You can read it below. REQUESTED BY: Stuart Campbell DATE: 19 September 2020 As recently as the 3rd of August 2020, the Scottish Government published an FOI response stating that: That quote can be found under “Part (c) of your review request” here. However, an […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland No More Lies

Fair’s Fair: the Brexit case for indyref 2

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Fair’s Fair: the Brexit case for indyref 2 As a right-of-centre English Conservative, there are Scottish National Party concepts I haven’t so far been able to comprehend. Perhaps it’s because I don’t follow Nicola Sturgeon and Ian Blackford. Should I keep an eye on what The Scotsman is saying? SNP leaders talk in the same sentence of a “free” and “independent” Scotland having […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Fair’s Fair: the Brexit case for indyref 2

Liars gonna lie

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Liars gonna lie Last night on social media a few people raised a semi-interested eyebrow at Scotland On Sunday’s front-page, and wondered if the suspiciously unattributed lead story might be something balanced and worthwhile, or if it’d be by Dani Garavelli again. We have sad news to relate. It is, of course, Garavelli again, and it has all […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Liars gonna lie

The people in the room

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The people in the room Whichever side you’re on, it’s simply observably true that the Scottish Government is doing everything in its power to obstruct, delay and derail the Parliamentary inquiry into its botched investigation of false allegations against Alex Salmond. Any investigative journalist attempting to get to the bottom of the subject and find out what really happened is met with […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The people in the room

Testing times

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Testing times Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Testing times