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A pure coincidence

Posted on July 02, 2013 by

London-born, Los Angeles-resident singer Rod Stewart in today’s Scottish Sun:

“Proud Scotland fan Rod Stewart revealed he’d hate to see the break-up of the Union. Rock idol Rod, 68, hopes Scots will snub independence by rallying behind the ‘No’ push in next year’s referendum.

But the veteran singer fears many young voters could be swayed to say ‘Yes’ because of stirring Mel Gibson blockbuster Braveheart.

Rod, whose dad Robert was from Leith, Edinburgh, said: “I’d hate to see the Union broken after all these years — and I don’t think it will happen.”

(We note with passing interest and without comment the paper’s own description of Rod as a “Scotland fan” rather than a “Scot”, and that a few lines later in the same piece he says “as I don’t live there I shouldn’t comment on independence”. Whoops!)

Hmm, what could have brought that on all of a sudden?


Rod Stewart shocked at no knighthood

Rod Stewart is surprised hasn’t been invited to receive a knighthood from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II yet.

The British singer isn’t desperate for the prestigious accolade given out by Queen Elizabeth II. However he is still waiting to be invited to Buckingham Palace to claim a ‘Sir’ title while stars such as Mick Jagger and Tom Jones have.”

(From today’s Belfast Telegraph.)

We’re sure these two things aren’t connected. As you were.

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  1. Steve Stew says:

    It’s that jaiket again!!!

  2. Jamie Arriere says:

    The Fuschia Jaikit strikes again! [Did you find that photo easily?]
    Don’t worry Rod, you won’t be stopped at the border and asked to remove it….lol

  3. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “It’s that jaiket again!!!”

    As noted in the picture caption 😀

  4. Embradon says:

    Has Fuscia worn over black been adopted as official better together uniform?

  5. Embradon says:

    Oops – beaten to it and missed the caption1

  6. Yesitis says:

    Oh Oh, somebody said Braveheart. LOL

  7. Seasick Dave says:

    Is that a duet with Posh?

  8. Murray McCallum says:

    Why has Rod got Posh by the neck?

  9. Steve Stew says:

    Ahh, missed the wee floating caption!

  10. Shinty says:

    “If it’s good for the Scots then I’m happy” says it all really. Pity he had to mention ‘Braveheart’ all the same.

  11. Marker Post says:

    Not just the jacket, it’s the black shirt as well!

  12. Seasick Dave says:

    If Rod kept up on the news then he would know that the Union is broken already.
    All together now, “We are sailing…”

  13. Jiggsbro says:

    Will we think Rod Stewart is sexy in an independent Scotland?

  14. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Oh Oh, somebody said Braveheart. LOL”

    Alert readers will have noticed that I’ve retrofitted a “Braveheart klaxon” tag to relevant posts.

  15. Seasick Dave says:

    Alert readers will have noticed that I’ve retrofitted a “Braveheart klaxon” tag to relevant posts.
    Being a bit glaikit, I haven’t a Scooby what you mean.

  16. Well, Jim Murphy’s big Defence blockbuster report seems to have gone off like a damp squib, can’t find reference to it anywhere in the meeja. What a shame never mind. Maybe it’s back at the printers getting the Carry on Screaming stuff removed now that the numpties have realised it’s like firing an RPG-7 out of the window of a mini.

  17. Gordon Bain says:

    You are not alone Steve, lol.

  18. Gordon Bain says:

    @ Rev. Ah, I see what you did there.

  19. Juteman says:

    Can anyone confirm that Jim Murphy is a member of thr right wing Henry Jackson Society think tank?
    As any good socialist should be.

  20. Big Jock says:

    Rod I don’t think it’s Mel Gibson that will break up the Union. It’s being done on a daily basis with Bitter Together’s campaign of telling Scots they would be a third world country without England.

  21. HandandShrimp says:

    I don’t have an issue with people like Rod who have an emotional attachment to the place but has never lived here having some regrets that the Union could pass. He has a foot in both camps after all.
    He does rightly note that he doesn’t live here and in doing so it would seem he accepts that it is for those of us who do to make this decision. If only a few more would add that caveat. The rest is just passing casual opinion. When independent he can still be a Scotland fan and we will still warm to him for attending the games.  

  22. The Man in the Jar says:

    At one time I was a fan of Rod Stewart I have six CDs of his (four as part of the Faces) the latest dated 1974. Nowadays he is in my opinion utter crap with all that “Las Vegas crooning” nonsense. At least Tom Jones has seen the light and is producing some pretty good stuff these days. This has done little to change my opinion of Rod the sell out artist.
    On the subject of has-beens I was shocked at the photos of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at Glastonbury. Again I was a big fan of “The Stones” Mick is 70 this month (we almost share a birthday although I’m 10 years younger) Time to knock it on the head guys!

  23. Iain says:

    Roderick is an establishment, directors’ box Celt; foregone conclusion he’d be a Unionist.

  24. Tris says:

    I see in the “newspaper” article, that the Sun persists with the idea that Billy Connolly and Ewan McGregor have come out against independence, whereas I seem to recall that neither has.

  25. M4rkyboy says:
    Anyone else watching?HOC defense committee questioning Keith Brown with Philip Hammond giving evidence afterwards.Keith Brown is quite impressive

  26. gedboy says:

    if bitter together are needing a theme tune why not the great pretender by sam cooke

  27. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “He does rightly note that he doesn’t live here and in doing so it would seem he accepts that it is for those of us who do to make this decision.”

    Trouble is, by saying it at all he becomes part of the propaganda campaign:

  28. Seasick Dave says:

    Just had a look and Keith Brown is handling the patronising gits very well.

  29. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Can anyone confirm that Jim Murphy is a member of thr right wing Henry Jackson Society think tank?”

    Perhaps not a member, but certainly of a mind:

  30. Desimond says:

    Rod Stewart – anagram of Started Row

  31. YES2014 says:

    Q: Do I think you’re sexy?
    A: Nope.

    Q: Do I think your daft?
    A: Yup.

  32. Gayle says:

    I despair, yet another numpty spouting Braveheart. Do they think that it is mandatory watching or something? Blooming Nora! 

  33. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Q: Do I think you’re sexy?
    Q: Do I think your daft?”

    Admirable base-covering, there 😀

  34. Sunshine on Crieff says:

    I’m fairly certain that Rod Stewart once advocated that the four national sides in the UK combine to enter just one ‘GB’ team into international football competitions, which, I admit, seems a funny thing for a Scotland ‘fan’ to say.

    Does anyone else remember that, or is my memory playing tricks on me?

  35. M4rkyboy says:

    @Seasick Dave

    Doherty the Labour boy is clearly harbouring a grudge of some sort.

  36. Luigi says:

    A  knighthood, eh Rod?
    Would you wear it well? Now there’s a reason to believe in the union, I suppose. The ghost of Maggie May come back to haunt you, or were you only joking, my friend?

  37. westie7 says:

    And how many times has that Crusty sung at Hampden? 
    As Julie Fowlis so rightly added to the end of her rendition… Alba Gu snooker loopy!

  38. Stuart Crawford says:

    Allegedly he tried to buy up every existing print of The Wicker Man and have them destroyed so that people wouldn’t see Britt Ekland’s tits. The man’s a plamph.

  39. Adrian B says:

    Nicola Sturgeon answers questions – might be a handy link for someone to show any soft ‘no’ voters

  40. M4rkyboy says:

    Hammond’s talking about partition….

  41. Yesitis says:

    Warning Daily Record article:
    Seems Rod does want a knighthood after all? Ah, I see…

  42. Tattie-boggle says:

    Maybe rod should revisit some of his songs
    the YES Campaign could adopt most of the lyrics
    Young hearts be free tonight.time is on your side,
    Don’t let them put you down, don’t let em push you around,
    Don’t let em ever change your point of view.

  43. AnneDon says:

    I’d be disinclined to believe the mainstream media’s depiction of any “celebrity’s” view of Scottish independence. They seem to twist what everyone has said to suit their own purposes.

  44. Shinty says:

    I agree AnneDon – who’s next Lulu perhaps? I have no idea which way she sways, but you can be sure that Scottish celebrities living in London will be trotted out once a month until the referendum

  45. K Mackay says:

    Shinty, could be wrong but I think Lulu might be on NationalCollective’s list of pro-indy celebs. Too lazy and tired to actually check, sorry. It’s a good read anyway though, worth a look 🙂

  46. Chic McGregor says:

    Still smarting from his lost investment in the Darien scheme eh?

  47. Chic McGregor says:

    He just uses that as a prop (except they’ve made that one about 3 feet too long).

  48. Chic McGregor says:

    He always preferred Brits.
    Thus endeth my boom booms on this thread.

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