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Please be wrong 627

Posted on November 09, 2016 by

It’s 4.36am. I’m going to go to bed in a minute. I’m hoping that I get up in a few hours and laugh at this, delighted at my own unfounded pessimism.


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Colour blind 330

Posted on November 08, 2016 by


God have mercy on us all 336

Posted on November 02, 2016 by

Following our news report at the weekend that Kezia Dugdale had gone to the USA to help Hillary Clinton, a concerned reader etc etc with inevitable results etc.


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The results we’ve come to expect 176

Posted on October 30, 2016 by

Saturday 11.34am:


Saturday 8.02pm:


Wow, that’s fast. We can only assume she took John McTernan with her.

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Just your imagination 396

Posted on September 28, 2016 by

From a ridiculous piece by Hadley Freeman in today’s Guardian:


Actually, we’re pretty sure it isn’t and we can.

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The squandered bounty 433

Posted on September 22, 2016 by

It’s long been a bone of contention for Scots – and not just nationalists – that the UK government, by common agreement, wasted the vast wealth windfall of the North Sea on funding Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s programme of deliberate de-industrialisation, mass unemployment, huge tax cuts for the wealthy and bribes to the working class in the form of Right To Buy.

It did so rather than investing the proceeds in a sovereign wealth fund, as demanded by the SNP (and some elements of Labour) and practiced in Norway, whose fund – only set up in 1990 – is now a literal embarrassment of riches.


But the reality is even worse than that. Because according to a 2015 report by the National Resource Governance Institute that’s just come to our attention, the truth is that if the UK had managed its North Sea treasure better, it could have done both.

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Reborn In The USA 66

Posted on August 06, 2016 by


Congratulations to President Trump 84

Posted on July 24, 2016 by

On his certain victory.


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In interesting times 71

Posted on July 17, 2016 by


The wages of sin 155

Posted on July 06, 2016 by


The Chilcot Report in full 207

Posted on July 06, 2016 by

The short version is “Everything Tony Blair said was a lie”. The full report can be read in 58 sections at the inquiry’s website here, but in the quite likely event that it gets swamped today we’ve uploaded the entire thing as a single convenient RAR file here.


[EDIT: individual sections now compiled into the print version’s 12 volumes.]

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The rest of your life as a champion 126

Posted on June 04, 2016 by

Today we’re a boxing site, and that’s all there is to it.

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