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An auld familiar song 340

Posted on February 20, 2017 by

The Scottish media has today leapt all over the front-page lead story from yesterday’s Sunday Times, in which “top economist” Douglas McWilliams of right-wing thinktank the Centre for Economics and Business Research made an apocalyptic prediction of a huge deficit turning an independent Scotland into “a Third World country”.

The Express’ customarily restrained coverage is pretty typical.


We wondered if Mr McWilliams used to have a more optimistic view.

As it turned out, not so much.

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Every revolution starts with a lone voice 256

Posted on February 16, 2017 by

From these small beginnings shall our ultimate victory come.


The votes for “God Save The Queen” being driven by Tories, English-born residents and supporters of a particular football club probably won’t come as the biggest shock in the world to anyone.

(Alert viewers will of course have noticed that due to MI5 INTERFERENCE in the poll, there were actually two votes for Hoots Mon, which have been suspiciously rounded down to one. We are conducting an investigation, by which we mean brutal purge.)

The new national anthem 74

Posted on June 30, 2016 by

Boris Johnson is NOT standing for Prime Minister.

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Song For Today 704

Posted on June 27, 2016 by

We’ve been watching the news all morning, and there’s only one sane response.

Never understanding 124

Posted on February 26, 2016 by

An interesting and illuminating exchange has taken place in the last few days between the First Minister and Times columnist Kenny Farquharson, one of the many senior journalists who’ve recently jumped from the sinking ship of The Scotsman to take up less prestigious but more secure positions elsewhere.

It started on Saturday night, when Farquharson tweeted this:


And then people said more stuff.

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Some brief thoughts on Donald Trump 285

Posted on February 25, 2016 by

Put your hands on your hearts, readers, and tell us that in the event of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin leading the USA and Russia a year or so from now, you can’t see this actually literally happening. [EDIT: The fight, not nuclear apocalypse. Obviously.]

Look us straight in the eye and tell us there’s a 0% chance.

You can’t, can you?

We live in interesting times.

All the lights are coming on now 140

Posted on December 25, 2015 by

Have a good one, readers.

A tale of two situations 107

Posted on November 30, 2015 by

To mark the day that we both appeared in the Herald’s “Power 100” list of “The leading Scots who shape our lives” – and she had another go at trolling us – we’d like to dedicate this wonderful tune sincerely to the popular children’s author JK Rowling:

We’ll try to understand her problems more sensitively in future.

Through the fresh looking glass 76

Posted on November 06, 2015 by

It’s been such an exciting, action-packed week for Scottish Labour since a dynamic and thrusting PPB launched the 2015 branch-office conference that we worried there might be a danger people had forgotten it already. So we’ve brought it back for a curtain call, in a version a bit more appropriate for what remains of their core vote.

Never mind the zeitgeist, feel the width.

When you lose your friends 135

Posted on September 29, 2015 by

Neil Kinnock, 1987:


Did voters come home to Labour? No.

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You may also enjoy 138

Posted on July 31, 2015 by

We couldn’t help but smile at the related tunes.


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Moodievision: We’re The Opposition 54

Posted on July 08, 2015 by

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