Scottish independence referendum, plus jokes.

Wings Over Scotland

New readers start here 348

Posted on March 28, 2014 by

This is the party 52

Posted on October 01, 2014 by

David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative conference today:

The end of the beginning 180

Posted on October 01, 2014 by

Wings stats for September, for those keeping score.

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You have to laugh, or… 323

Posted on September 30, 2014 by

There’s only one possible sane response to this story. It’s below:


Click the pic to sign. Let’s see who gets the most, shall we?

Yeah, that’ll work 328

Posted on September 30, 2014 by

Because nothing scares Etonian Tory Prime Ministers like a poster on a van.


Your time is over, Daily Record. Tick tock.

Demand and supply 398

Posted on September 29, 2014 by

Daily Record, Saturday 27 September:


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Sittin’ on a beach 369

Posted on September 28, 2014 by

Don’t panic, readers – I’m not about to make you look at all my holiday snaps. But after Thursday’s “Gone fishin'” post, I was buying milk in the local Co-op and got busted by a reader demanding to know why I wasn’t at the seaside, so this is for him.


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Caught between 516

Posted on September 27, 2014 by


The topics of the day 592

Posted on September 26, 2014 by

Can be discussed below. (We don’t know what they are, we’re on holiday.)

And now for something serious 378

Posted on September 25, 2014 by

More information here. Wings Over Scotland endorses (and indeed, may well become actively involved with) this event or product.

Some rest for the wicked 401

Posted on September 25, 2014 by

Right then. I’m now back in Bath, which sadly is not yet technically in a foreign country. To be frank, readers, after the last three years and especially the last two weeks I’m mentally, emotionally and physically done in.

But on the 19th I said that it was “difficult to think of any useful purpose [Wings Over Scotland] can serve” in the aftermath of a No vote, and that’s no longer the case.

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No regrets 334

Posted on September 24, 2014 by

Or some regrets. It’s so hard to tell.


The UK media, ladies and gentlemen.

Our man on the scene 883

Posted on September 24, 2014 by

There’s been a lot of talk on Twitter and Facebook of irregularities at the referendum counts, leading to accusations that the referendum was somehow fixed, culminating in a petition to have the procedures investigated, or even the referendum re-run. As with most conspiracy theories, this is largely down to people not understanding what they’re seeing, as the videos flying around the internet showing bits of the count have been removed from their context.


For example, there’s a video showing a counting table with a No sign on it with a pile of ballot papers, with the top paper showing a cross beside Yes. To the uninformed observer, this looks like Yes votes have been dumped on a table of No votes; but in reality, the pile of votes were still waiting to be split up into Yes and No at this point, and if the person making the video had bothered to check, they’d have found this out.

So here’s a quick guide to how the count worked, as observed by one of this website’s own official monitoring agents (specifically me).

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