The problem voice of unthinking Scottish nationalism

Wings Over Scotland

On public record 406

Posted on May 23, 2015 by

Alistair Carmichael on Channel 4 News a few weeks ago:

Now at least we know why he was struggling to keep a straight face.

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The naked liar 142

Posted on May 23, 2015 by

I was driving along under a lovely London sky yesterday and heard Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s interview on BBC Radio 4’s PM (package starts at 33.26).


As it progressed, it became clear that Sturgeon was turning in one of the best political performances on a radio programme ever. I say that as a Labour supporter, albeit one who’s belatedly grasping just how good she and her party folk are.

(PM, BBC Radio 4, 22 May 2015)

It’s for you, and then the pundits, to reflect on her words and style. But what I heard moved me across a line of argument in a way I can’t remember being moved by anyone on the radio or telly before.

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Taming the lion 60

Posted on May 23, 2015 by


In case you’ve been napping 341

Posted on May 22, 2015 by

…or, like us, out buying Eurovision party snacks:


This is a non-trivial matter. The (at the time) Secretary of State for Scotland seems to have just admitted deliberately and knowingly undermining the democratically-elected First Minister. The report may have been sneakily published on the eve of a Bank Holiday weekend, but we suspect this one won’t have gone away by Tuesday.

The road of the dodo 224

Posted on May 22, 2015 by

STV’s Stephen Daisley yesterday penned one of the more thoughtful analyses we’ve seen on the future of Labour, both UK and Scottish varieties, although it’s perhaps a bit heavy on “they should do things that are popular and will make people vote for them” and a bit light on what those things would actually be.

But there’s also this.


It’s a bit like watching a rabbit on a motorway explain that lights can’t hurt you.

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On their way 142

Posted on May 21, 2015 by

Sorry for the wait, readers, but having fancy custom stuff made simply takes time.


However, we’re delighted to report that all of the donor perks for our 2015 fundraiser are now in our possession, and will be winging their way out to generous contributors over the next few days.

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Moodievision: The Queen And I 155

Posted on May 20, 2015 by

We’ve lost track again 317

Posted on May 19, 2015 by

So cutting Corporation Tax is back to being a good left-wing thing, yes?


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McTernan Predicts (slight return) 279

Posted on May 18, 2015 by

From last November:

Another one for the CV, there.

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The outsider 329

Posted on May 17, 2015 by

Note: we haven’t mocked this up.


But jings, readers, it’s hardly any dafter than most of the others.

Covering all bases 228

Posted on May 16, 2015 by

For your licence fee this afternoon.


A new guess every 30 seconds. Keep tuning in!

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The Running Man 217

Posted on May 16, 2015 by


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