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Wings Over Scotland

Situations vacant 90

Posted on July 04, 2016 by

It’s okay, folks, we’ve got this all worked out.


Angela Eagle isn’t happy in the Labour Party and the Tories need a new leader. STV News Edinburgh may have jumped the gun slightly this evening, but this alternative career path makes a lot of sense.

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A blast from the past 219

Posted on June 25, 2016 by

We were startled to see an old face make a bit of a comeback to the Scottish political scene this evening, when BBC Scotland dug up the former “Better Together” campaign director Blair McDougall to urge Scots not to do anything hasty in the aftermath of the UK’s Brexit vote.

And it led us, by a circuitous route, back to this.

We thought we’d just leave it here for the record.

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Knight follows day 90

Posted on June 10, 2016 by

You’ll never guess what’s happened, readers.


At least they left a slightly more decent interval than with Michelle Mone.

Yeah, that ought to do it 245

Posted on May 30, 2016 by

We’re a bit behind, but we only just saw this.


Suddenly a 70% Remain vote in Scotland looks like a conservative estimate.

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Phenomenon Of The Week 140

Posted on May 18, 2016 by

Over the past few days, readers, we haven’t been able to avoid noticing a recurring theme among Unionist types on social media – namely that the Holyrood election results are proof that support for independence is declining.



But it’s not until you ask them to explain that it gets completely mental.

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Fenian blood never failed me yet 137

Posted on May 17, 2016 by


The Unsackables 196

Posted on May 08, 2016 by

A small vignette 259

Posted on April 13, 2016 by

We were having a quiet night in, readers. (Living in a cul-de-sac, it’s quite peaceful here in the evenings, unless we’re hosting a soirée.) We’d just made ourselves a late snack of a tasty baguette – preceded by a small apéritif, and a few canapés serving as hors d’oeuvre – as the au pair is on holiday in Paris this week with the chauffeur, taking in some haute couture.

As we relaxed on the chaise-longue, pondering an indulgent dessert of a chocolate eclair or some crème brûlée, we glanced at Twitter, in the hope of being amused by a few bon mots in the milieu of the internet. Sadly, the reality was a cliché.


We’ve never felt so divorced from the zeitgeist.

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The last four minutes 170

Posted on March 30, 2016 by

In the end, we decided comment on this was superfluous.

(Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 30 March 2016)

Michael McMahon, the Scottish Labour candidate for Uddingston & Bellshill, has been MSP for the seat (or its previous equivalent) since 1999.

Pack up, don’t stray 90

Posted on March 26, 2016 by

We were mucking about doing some other stuff today when we came across these. We thought they looked quite striking all put together.


No other reason than that, really.

A failure to communicate 75

Posted on March 22, 2016 by

From the Scotsman tonight:


As previously, we’re having quite a lot of trouble understanding the difference between “independence” (39%), and “the Scottish Parliament should make all the decisions for Scotland” (51%). We’re going to drop the SSAS a line and see if they’ll ask for us.

Louder than lovebombs 171

Posted on March 13, 2016 by

From today’s Scottish Sunday Express:


“Please, Scotland, stay with us” seems a long time ago, doesn’t it?

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