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  1. jimnarlene says:

    Great film, and toon too.

  2. starlaw says:

    Excellent caught it in one. Mother England ensconced in Westminster does not appear to understand that they do have the upperhand over Europe nor will they get away with any halfbaked ideas, like a back door into Europe via N. Ireland.

  3. Les Wilson says:

    Hits the mark Chris, creating such self harm seems to be a particular Westminster thing, fire!

  4. wull2 says:

    Look a squirrel

  5. Fillofficer says:

    & the next line, appropriately…
    “Hep me, hep me”
    U gorra laff ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Tam Fae Somewhere says:

    Your hauners fae the BBC arenโ€™t any use here!

  7. Capella says:

    Baffling isn’t it. I vaguely wonder if he’s resigned yet. But it’s like news from another far away place – only relevant because of some ancient treaty obligation long since abandoned.

    Go ahead and shoot, for all the difference it makes.

  8. Morgatron says:

    Ah Chris, two classics for the price of one. There aint no Waco Kid ridding to save Sheriff Davis ass. Hahaha.

  9. Marcia says:

    ‘The Times’ were hoping that their SNP Conference timed Yougov poll would be a catalyst for drip by drip spoilers but the Brexit spoiler isn’t going the Unionist way that had hoped for.

  10. ronnie anderson says:

    Lazy cartoonism ( an efter a long holiday ) Davis is only the latest Idiot U could hiv filled in the white spaces wie the other Idiots Chris lol

  11. Dr Jim says:

    David who? Oh aye that guy

    Would anybody notice or even care if he blew his head off, they’d probably just Hmmn and expect him back tomorrow
    Let’s face it you could replace him with a monkey sticking nuts up it’s own Arse and barely an eyebrow would be raised

  12. Arthur Martin says:

    Brillant! When that scene finishes the Sherrif congratulates himself with the comment ” Man, I am so talented, and they are so dumb”.

    Well I cerrainly agree with the dumb comment in respect to the Tories and the hapless loser May that masquerades as their leader, but talent is one thing that Davis is devoid of.

    Great observation Chris.?

  13. louis.b.argyll says:

    ‘Brexit? We don’t need your stinking Brexit’

  14. Croompenstein says:

    Backstop?, we don’t need no steenking backstop… ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. galamcennalath says:

    That’s about the size of it, Chris!

    Not quite sure who the Tories are trying to influence with their ‘idiot behaviour’.

    This back stop plan is a non starter. Time limited and doesn’t deal with regulatory alignment. Cunningly refers to UK rather than just NI. Civil servants time and money was spent on this latest fiasco. A white paper produced.

    They cannot possibly have believed the EU would be impressed with it.

    Success, though! Another month wasted and another EU summit where there will be no significant progress. Everything delayed again. Can kicked further down the road. So all going to the cunning Tory plan. Exactly what the plan is, though, that’s the mystery.

  16. Joey Grimlock says:

    It’s David Davis! Is he meant to look like Benny Hill?

  17. Dan Huil says:

    True Git

  18. Macart says:

    Yep. That’s a keeper. ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Reluctant Nationalist says:


  20. Andy-B says:

    Another good one Chris, and so true.

  21. Robert Peffers says:

    Mexican standoff?

    Mair like a Westminster f*** off.

  22. Scott says:

    Must say Chris you do come up with some crackers.

    Seeing guns I thought this might be of interest no guns but this is as bad as it gets and they say the Russians are the bad guys.

    Ukrainian neo-nazi mob mocks Roma women as they tear down Kiev camp with axes (VIDEO)

  23. Cactus says:

    Looks like Davis et al are going out… in a Blaze of Glory Tory.

    “The sheriff is near”


  24. HandandShrimp says:

    Should have included May saying “Oh my gawd…I think he means it”


  25. dakk says:

    Nice one Chris.

    No way true Brit Dave’s upper lip will quiver in this circumstance.

    I thought Davy Davis was supposed to be an ex crack SAS trooper and not the village idiot.

    Maybe he was exposed to a Novachok leak on Salisbury plain whilst on exercise years ago.

  26. Socrates MacSporran says:

    Cairns – you bar steward. That’s another Saturday keyboard clean-up as spat-out coffee is wiped.

    Brilliant. A new identity for “Fluffy” as a consequence of this: Governor William J Le Petomane.

  27. K1 says:

    Seriously didn’t know the ‘who?’ of the cartoon…then ah goat it…gammon! (why dae they aw lookalike.

  28. Smallaxe says:

    I think a backstop is needed urgently;

    Nice one, Chris.

  29. it'scominyet says:

    Eek! Apostrophe alert!

  30. yesindyref2 says:

    Aye well I see Keith Brown has been elected depute, which probably puts the lie to the Herald article “Tom Gordon: SNP party conference may not go as smoothly as Sturgeon hopes”. Hopefully there will be a lot of agitation about Indy Ref 2, but if there was a real loss of contact with members, then Chris McEleny or Jill Hepburn would have been elected, as they “seem” to be keener on Indy Ref 2 than Brown.

    Yet we’re still going through the neccessary steps, I still have confidence that Sturgeon is doing it right, and Brown is closest to what she will have to do.

    As long as we do have Indy Ref 2 in time for Scotland to try after a YES vote to achieve some sort of transitional deal in the EU – single market and customs union at least – while PRESUMABLY having a second referendum on EU / EFTA / none membership, then he (and the SNP) have my full support. But they are under a microscope – no sliding allowed ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Archbishop of Dork says:

    Once Upon a Time in the Westminster.

    And like all spaghetti westerns, very dated and more than a bit ridiculous.

  32. Chris Cairns says:

    @reluctant nationalist Aargh! My only excuse is that I *was* on a fair amount of medication yesterday.

  33. Reluctant Nationalist says:

    The National: ‘Sturgeon to take aim at Tory immigration horrors in key speech.’


  34. Reluctant Nationalist says:

    @ Chris

    That’s absolutely fair enough. To be honest I only questioned it because I wasn’t entirely sure if I’d mistakenly left out the apostrophe all these year’s.

  35. Confused says:

    Trooping the Colour – retard level soma-ganda for the anglo-proles – enjoy the right-think paid for by your taxes (your oil, your children, your labour)

    Lord Guthrie falls off his horse (- or was thrown)

    Says it all. The future is ours.

  36. Jack Murphy says:

    For Newbies and Weekenders to Wings—–Welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks Nana for all your links on the previous thread [The Magnifier] at 7:28am. approx.

    For me, this one stands out this lovely Saturday:

    A VIDEO talk on the Media.

    “Both parts of tonightโ€™s Media talk from tonight in Perth. Please watch, like & share

  37. Gary says:

    We are now in our worst case scenario. May, thinking shou could obliterate Corbyn holds a GE and gets obliterated herself. Then, in a bid to remain “Strong & Stable” does a deal with the devil ie DUP.

    Even I, who utterly despise the Tories, would rather have seen them negotiate Brexit with a majority, than see them negotiate Brexit dependent upon extremists from Northern Ireland.

    Stormont won’t be sitting any time soon as other NI parties, rightly, assert that DUP are being favouritised.

    The potential of negotiating ANY kind of deal whatever is hampered by the fact that DUP will block ANY kind of reasonable deal, these guys actually WANT a hard border.

    To top it off, Boris, Jacob Rees Mogg and others all smell blood and are using the opportunity of a weak government in hock to DUP to promote themselves for high office and leadership. Agruably worse is the fact that none of them could negotiate their way out of a paper bag.

    If we are still within the UK it will take 40 or even 50 years to recover from this. All the EU need do is sit and watch as the UK side tear themselves to pieces.

    But what gets to me is this, in 2014 we put forward a detailed and well thought out plan for independence. Negotiation would have been with ONE country and we had everyone on the same page. This was rejected, and yet with no plan, no clear idea on what was being voted on and idiots leading the charge saw UK persuaded to vote leave?

    The difference is the actions of government and that of the press in league with them.

    Now that we are all heartily sick of the word Brexit aa it fills our news programmes daily, I can see that the Scottish public MAY be slightly put off from independence whilst negotiations are ongoing. Voting fatigue and negotiation fatigue also.

    That said I hope I will see Independence in my lifetime, but the chances of being granted a vote again seem slimmer by the minute…

  38. Hamish100 says:

    the britisher awards

    Glancing through -considering population, type of occupation to proportionally to receive a bauble you should live in “Ulster”, be a civil servant, linked with the military, be a high heid yin in the nhs, MP/Ex MP and live in Edinburgh or Perth & Kinross and play the bagpipes.

  39. Robert J. Sutherland says:

    “Scott” @ 11:19,

    F*ck off with your unapologetic early O/T Russian propaganda. Nothing whatever to do with anything here.

  40. yesindyref2 says:

    Sturgeon’s approval rating according to Yougov at -2 and it’s not surprising at all, in fact it’s a good sign it’s not lower. She’s treading a very difficult path through a minefield, albeit hopefully a dead straight one to Independence quite soon, but with the Indy grassroots having different views all over the place (rightly by the way), she’s going to be pissing off some people, and even not impressing others. While some NO voters will be with her I daresay, but others against whereas with the likes of the Smith Commission report wending its way through Westminster many might have supported her.

    The game’s afoot, and has been since June 2016, and so far my own approval hasn’t wavered – but like others I watch like a hawk, just in case that dead straight path isn’t actually going where I presume it is ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. yesindyref2 says:

    Yes, feck off Scott with a “u”, total non-sequitur on crap. Would you like fries to go with that?

  42. bobajock says:

    Grayling or Davis .. which to go …

  43. K1 says:

    Careful RobertJ…you’ll end up turning intae a K1 ๐Ÿ˜‰ (then there is of course one’s blood pressure to consider too ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  44. Chick McGregor says:

    Davis probably thinks this is a cunning ruse because he knows his gun only fires blanks.

  45. Shinty says:

    Gary @ 1.46pm ” but the chances of being granted a vote again seem slimmer by the minuteโ€ฆ”

    How many times does this need saying. The people of Scotland DO NOT NEED Westminster’s approval to hold indyref2.

  46. Robert J. Sutherland says:

    K1 @ 14:28,

    When we get our independence, it will do my health a power of good, methinks!

    I might even return to watching the TV news! =grin=

    Another great cartoon, BTW, Chris. I just wish so many more people could see them. It would give them a good laugh and something to think about besides…

  47. Astonished says:

    Dan Huil says:
    9 June, 2018 at 10:11 am
    True Git

    Sooooperb ! lol

    I am just waiting for Barnier to put on his eye patch, grip the reins with his teeth and ride out with his Winchesters blazing !

    Not long now.

  48. Indy2 says:

    Regards Brexit:

    There is simply no answer to the Irish Border problem for Treeza.

    The UK either decides to stay inside the EU or it agrees on holding a Unification Referendum in N Ireland.

    And the latter seems to be the only outcome because Boris and Co will never agree to continued EU membership.

    All good for Scottish Independence.

    Brexit is our gift from God to Scotland for being such determined fighters.

    Don’t waste this opportunity that has been given to us.

    Grasp it with both hands.

  49. Macart says:


    Yes, I’d be surprised if an indyref received anything more than a passing mention today from the FM. That’s what Mr Salmond and assorted others are for at conference events.

    I’d say today is the FMs chance to concentrate on highlighting the isolationist shambles of Brexit and the legislative nightmare that is conservative government. One last chop at the trunk as it were before summer silly season.

    Come the autumn though… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. Indy2 says:

    The matter of English Independence is slowly creeping into the daily conversations of certain newspapers.

    Can i ask fellow Wingers to encourage these conversations and even add that you would Campaign for free for English Indy if needed.

    It is a good rebuttal if some smart arsed Englishman/woman is reminding you of how much it costs England every year to keep Scotland ticking over.

    Explain to them that it would save them Billions if they were free of the UK.

    It doesn’t half shut them up, because they know they could never survive without the cash cow that is Scotland.

  51. ronnie anderson says:

    Anybody got a workable link for SNP conference

  52. Still Positive says:

    Ronnie – it’s on bbc2 now.

  53. David Smith says:

    Davies; taking the U.K. to hell on a fifty dollar handcart!

  54. Dorothy Devine says:

    Watching and listening to Nicola right now.

    Some of the audience look rather miserable and there is a guy with a beard who has shaken his head twice when the camera is on him during her speech . Anybody identify said chiel?

  55. call me dave says:

    I wonder what folk who are watching the address given by the FM and who live other countries of the UK are thinking when they listen to these announcements on these occasions.


  56. Macart says:

    One last chop at the trunk.

    Went pretty much as expected. Clever and pointed.

    Now, over to Westminster for the summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Hamish100 says:

    and Brexit gets closer.

    I am pretty certain

    RUK will mess up

    labour will mess up

    Davidson will blame the snp

    Mundell is an idiot

    and there will be a referendum on Independence or brexit

  58. Thepnr says:

    @Robert J. Sutherland

    Don’t hawd back lol. Here’s a clip (or two)from Blazing Saddles that’ll make you smile.

    Cheers for the toon Chris, love that film can’t say the same though for David Davis but it’s not me with the gun to my head.

  59. yesindyref2 says:

    I’m positive she’s informed as the grassroots mutterings, and a couple of postings talking about shaking heads is good to see. In fact I think she gets some postings relayed to her from some of the small things she says, or other apparently causual comments. As the unionists say, she says just enough to keep us sheeples, errr, sheeplike ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. I can’t resist it:-
    “I know what you’re thinking: “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?’

    M Barnier: -“Oui.”
    Great toon, Cairns.
    Ah, think you boys have had enough beans.

  61. ronnie anderson says:

    Smallaxe Many Thanks

  62. ronnie anderson says:

    Dorothy Devine Shoosh Toodaloothenoo wull hear ye

  63. Smallaxe says:


    My pleasure, entirely.

  64. Reluctant Nationalist says:

    fuckin tell me what scotland is about, rip your head aff and piss down your…

    …AHA! Didn’t see you there, was thinking out loud about something unrelated to anything! Wonderful speech, just superb. Not long now, eh?

  65. Thepnr says:

    @Reluctant Nationalist

    Why bother?

  66. Hamish100 says:

    reluctant nationalist

    I think you’ve taken the wrang tablets aff your granny! lol

  67. Andy-B says:

    A fantastic address by the FM, it fills me full of hope, as we move to surely a new independent chapter in our country’s history, or should I say future.

    Lets all make it one we can be proud of.

  68. Reluctant Nationalist says:

    @ Hamish


  69. Hamish100 says:

    Sarah Smith negative , toodleoodle the nooo negative

    The First Minister has got it right.

    I await Leonard and Davidson saying their giving the NHS 20%- after all they support Brexit.

    Hope the lowly paid care workers in local government are also catered for.

  70. Shinty says:

    O/T Anyone else have a problem with the conference video on youtube – the voice delay is infuriating and looks very unprofessional.

    Sorry but being a bit ‘corned beef’ I tend to lip read and listen.

  71. ronnie anderson says:

    Rev rev kin ah hiv a crowdfunder fur Big Boy Pants ah goat ah letter fae the Bbc that Investigators wull be visiting ML6 an ah chist know ah’ll be crappin masel wie laughter if they chap ma door .

  72. Thepnr says:


    That BBC report really made me smile. You can actually feel the depression that Phillip Sim is feeling all too clearly.

    They are on the run, their negativity going nowhere fast. The aim is to depress the Independence supporter and instead it is them that are becoming depressed hahahaha.

    We are winning and it shows ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Capella says:

    @ RJS – why are you so rude to “Scott” who posted a link about Ukraine? (Or Russian propaganda as you put it.)
    I sometimes post links to RT about Russian/Putin related matters, which is why I ask. Is it because you don’t like Russia or because nobody should go “off topic”.

    See Rule 5 of the comment rules:

    Comment threads go off-topic. Thatโ€™s okay. But posting about a completely different subject in the first few comments on an article is just mind-bogglingly rude.

    If you have something totally unrelated that you really really have to say, either post it in an older thread or just bite your tongue for the four or five minutes itโ€™ll take for there to be half-a-dozen on-topic comments.

    Scott’s comment was number 20 so well past the 6 comment rule.

    Please also note Rule 3:
    Show other commenters some courtesy.

  74. frogesque says:

    Re Sarah Smith and the ‘what team do you support in the World Cup’ gumph:

    C’mon Iceland!

    Hoo. . . Hooooo!

  75. Brian Powell says:

    Dorothy Devine.

    The auditorium was packed, how did they find that one guy? And is the shot of the glum audience actually matched with words from the speech or interspersed with the speech.

    Everybody applauded long and enthusiastically.

  76. Capella says:

    @ Dorothy Devine – I was at the conference today and it was a great experience.
    Carla Ponsati and Aamer Anwar got three standing ovations.
    great mood and enthusiasm. So no idea how the cameras managed to find someone looking glum.

    Packed house too so over 3,000 attending.

  77. Dr Jim says:

    BBC be like, very poor conference nothing for the faithful, Aye right! Oooh look get the camera on that glum guy, Aye right! everything dreary dismal the troops not fired up, Aye right

    You know when the BBC are going to these lengths it’s all going rather well and we’re not *having* a referendum we’re *winning* one without any dissapointing premature Referendulations

    That’s kinda more to the point

  78. yesindyref2 says:

    Something I consider almost more important right now, than the Independence support itself has been solved by the new SSAS survey, so far little reported. (page 28)

    2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
    How Scotland should be governed (%)

    28 23 32 23 29 33 39 46 45
    56 61 58 61 55 50 49 42 41
    No Parliament
    8 10 6 11 9 7 6 8 8

    It’s, strangely, the “No Parliament” figure which, at 8% is as about average. With all the recent couple of years stramash with Westminster I did wonder if that would rise dramatically, and there was some other poll which seemed to have it at about 15% (and rising). But no, still the same 8% who want to abolish it, and I know from people that for some, maybe many, it’s too many politicians so who knows, some could be YES voters jsut to get rid of one layer of politicians.

    I think it’s important though few probably would agree with me.

  79. Jason Smoothpiece says:

    Sarah Smith doing her usual on BBC news eurosceptics are abandoning independence and leaving the yes camp.

    Well this Eurosceptic would crawl over broken glass to get independence, I have associates who support independence, like many they have reservations regarding Europe.

    Not one of them would consider turning away from Independence, and we know of no one who would fail to support independence regardless of the EU question.

    If anyone is not supporting independence over the EU issue I suggest they were never one of us …they are dyed in the wool loyal unionists…

    Which is their choice but they shouldn’t suggest they are otherwise.

  80. yesindyref2 says:

    Reason I think that’s important, nay (neigh) vital, is that it means only 8% want to abolish Holyrood, but 92% want to keep it in one form or another.

    And that means if Devolution is under threat and the only way is Independence, the potential YES vote is as high as 92%.

  81. HandandShrimp says:

    I wouldn’t trust the BBC coverage for a moment. It is easy enough to pan the crowd and get people looking bored, not interested, looking at their phone or reading something. The question is was the footage taken during a speech or in one of the gaps and then stitched in with the speech?

    Would the BBC be so fraudulent? Sadly I think so. They are untrustworthy.

  82. yesindyref2 says:

    Feck, think b4 posting.

    It also highlights why Sturgeon’s speech progresses through talking about the benefits of devolution before getting to Independence, before the usual end of speech stuff.

    There shall be no surrender.

  83. Confused says:

    SNP conference –

    Nicola says “Let My People Go”

    10 Plagues WERE to follow, but no one notices as Tory policies already provide these.

  84. Ghillie says:

    Cactus says: ‘ Looks like Davis et al are going out… in a Blaze of…Tory!’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Chris ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Black Donald says:

    The contrast between between Nicola Sturgeonโ€™s uplifting professionalism and the embarrassing incompetence of Theresa May in their respective conference speeches, couldnโ€™t be more marked.

    Matched by the professionalism and the incompetence of their respective administrations.

    And people in Scotland still vote Conservative. Unbelievable.

  86. Ghillie says:

    Am looking forward to watching more of Conference later.

    The words I have heard so far fill me with inspiration =)

    Philipa Whitworth and Tommy Shepherd spoke with such passion on the crisis for Palestinians and spoke for me.

    Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a hopeful future already.

    Amongst many other sectors, our SNHS workers must be delighted that this is the start, or actually, continuance of this Scottish Government’s recognition and appreciation of their vital work.

    Dorothy Devine – please pass on my good wishes to all who there to represent us =)

    Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Capella says:

    Steve Bell cartoon pulled by the Guardian for being anti semitic. On topic really as it is about cartoons.

    I was struck by the photo of Theresa May and Benjamin Netanyahu. The Union Jack is carefully folded to look like the English flag of St George. No Saltire blue showing at all.

    Have they disbanded the union but neglected to tell us?

  88. Smallaxe says:

    Ghillie says;
    “Philipa Whitworth and Tommy Shepherd spoke with such passion on the crisis for Palestinians and spoke for me.”

    And me Ghillie, anyone else?
    Stop Arming Israel;

    Capella says;

    “Have they disbanded the union but neglected to tell us?”

    I hope so.

  89. wull2 says:

    To me it is a couple minutes to midnight for the EU, Come 24.00 hrs and independence comes and they still have not said anything I would not give them access to our fishing grounds, take note Spain.

  90. Liz Rannoch says:

    @ HandandShrimp @ 7.27

    “Would the BBC be so fraudulent?”

    Of course they would. Didn’t they do something similar to Alex Salmond. They had him shaking his head at John Swinney (?) when it was at something a tory MSP had said I think. Shower of …..

  91. ronnie anderson says:

    Cappella the union flag has been arranged like that for a long time when doing press interviews

  92. yesindyref2 says:

    A lot of people with nothing to do with Indy know the BBC for what it is. A comment on an article about the first F35-Bs arriving in the UK on Wednesday, and the 15% economic benefit of 3,000 of them ordered worldwide being 15% built in the UK being better than building all 138 to be ordered by the UK in total, being completely built here:

    Truly superb news.
    I can imagine the BBC or others panning and slagging this off, but great to see our carrier cabability slowly coming together.

    It’s not just us don’t like the wicked Auntie.

  93. Capella says:

    @ ronnie anderson – I thought the flag was particularly precisely anglified in that photo. Maybe somebody irons in the creases. Why don’t they just use the St George flag? England makes arms deals with Israel. Might as well be explicit.

  94. Cactus says:

    It’s all the same, only the blame will change.

    It’s a Tory kinda thing, refer to MSM.


    Time for Lili von Shtupp shewiff Bart.

    It’s twoo, it’s twoo!

  95. Morgatron says:

    Its been a ling day . Lets face it “im so friggin tired”

  96. Morgatron says:

    Its been a long day . Lets face it “im so friggin tired”

  97. Smallaxe says:

    Lili Von Shtupp;

    Okay, Cactus and Morgatron?

  98. yesindyref2 says:

    Wow, some previously unseen conference footage has emerged from Aberdeen

    (I think I got away with that)

  99. Capella says:

    BBC quite incapable of posting clips from the SNP conference to give a flavour of the debate. They opt for the headline:
    SNP conference: Sturgeon announces ‘immediate’ NHS pay rise.
    The “immediate” being in quotation marks as if it isn’t really immediate. But it will be in their July payment.

    The BBC mention that Carla Ponsati was there but are quite incapable of providing a clip of Aamer Anwar’s very powerful speech. In fact, they don’t mention him at all.

    To hear that you need to go to the SNP video of the afternoon speeches. They are all worth hearing. But for Kaylin McMahon and Aamer Anwer, scroll in for an hour. At 1 hour 20 you can hear these very powerful speeches and Clara Ponsati’s response.

  100. It is a hard question,these days,for an enlightened modern patriotic Scot to answer,

    `will you support England in the World cup`,

    you`re damned if you don`t and damned if you do,

    thing is they are not very good or entertaining and the players have a joyless,dull,uninspiring look about them,

    would like to see Russia winning it just `cause it would piss off so many nasty people.

  101. Footsoldier says:

    Tuned into the BBC national news tonight at 10.15pm to learn what was going on in the UK and especially SNP Conference, you know that party that has been in government for the past 11 years.

    Absolutely zilch about the SNP Conference, clearly unimportant to the rest of the UK and the BBC.

    This is an absolute disgrace and the SNP should make much of it.

  102. Greannach says:

    Scott Finlayson at 11:28

    It’s dead easy. If, like me, you have no interest in football and would rather watch custard forming a skin, you say you weren’t aware there was something allegedly important happening.
    If, like my friends and family, you actually do enjoy football (!), but your team isn’t playing, you just say you’re supporting nobody, because you home team isn’t in it.

  103. Capella says:

    @ footsoldier – the BBC is a profoundly anti-democratic institution. i.e. fascist. We have to come to terms with that.

    I have felt considerable grief for the loss of a service which once formed a central part in my life. I can no longer listen to the endless stream of drivel which flows from the BBC. It is beyond repair IMO.

    We have to rely on the internet for news and current affairs, especially political affairs. There are, as yet, still a number of news outlets which are relatively objective and report on a wide range of topics.

    Let’s leave the BBC to its propaganda plus celebrity gossip and sport.

  104. Hamish100 says:


    was out but did the “national” tv broadcaster manage to mention England at any point like cricket, rugby, football, royalty?

    If they did they had time to include the snp conference since we are all equals under the british nationalists sunny empire.

  105. Cactus says:

    One may divulge into a different unknowing…

    Take that.

    + my real name is Jim.

    I can do this all morning.

  106. Greannach says:

    Is that Peggy Mount (RIP) wearing a cowboy hat in that lovely drawing? She was a one!!

  107. Cactus says:

    One is in Crail forda festival…

    Where are you?

    Cheers axe.

    LOVE X.

  108. Chick McGregor says:

    Love Gene Wilder. If the Yanks had discovered Dr Who 20 years earlier, he would have been a shoe-in as the doctor.

  109. Cactus says:

    Aye ahm stahding and aye can see ra Isle of May.

    They have puffins.


    We have.

  110. Cactus says:

    Stop hollying n gaggin around wae dem pecks an dem shovels…

    Tell me the temperature…?

    Yer on yer own SON.

  111. Cactus says:

    Saturday was cool.. Sunday is gonna be even better…

    Know what ahm saying thepnr..

    The stage is yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Cactus says:

    Ah kissed a girl an she liked it.

    Smallaxe knows.

    SO did aye.

    Davis is stuck between the rock and the ridge.

  113. Cactus says:

    Aye kissed the girl an she liked it.

    Smallaxe knows.

    SO did aye.

    Davis is stuck between the rock and the ridge.

    Workin da wifi.


  114. Cactus says:

    My bad above, ahm aff tae nowhere special, Matthew, Mark, Luke and duck.

    Cheers Chris, Chris knows.

    Cheers Stu.

    Cheers U.

  115. Cactus says:


    The dartboard on Challenge’s Bullseye ra now is very weathered.

    Always like to keep ra audience rivetted.

    Check out the 1 n 5 like.

    It’s in one.


  116. Cactus says:

    Retro hifi lookin good Jim…

    Blazin’ like.


  117. Cactus says:

    You, you and you…

    Q102. Did you know my grandmother was a Dutch like?

    Just tryin’ tae help.


    Throw out ur hands.. stick out ur tush.

    Welcome tae br ukexit.


  118. Cactus says:

    Have an excellent Sunday Scotland.

    It’s getting brighter.

    Where’s my froggy?

  119. Thepnr says:


    Just for you buddy. Been on the Isle of May, was nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. Cactus says:

    Nice one thepnr, see ye at BannockB or InverN.

    Aye needed that.


  121. Cactus says:

    Aye’ve been going thru some of Mel’s auld classics.

    Life Stinks.
    High Anxiety.
    History of ra World.
    Young Frankenstein.
    12 chairs.
    To be or not to be.

    Could you imagine if Mr Feldman starred in the Saddles?

    It’s good to be the king.

  122. Thepnr says:

    Mel Brooks was great, did you know that ALL the white inhabitants of Rock Ridge were called Johnson LOL, class.

  123. Tatu3 says:

    For Thepnr

  124. Robert Louis says:

    So, here we are again, in the run up to a football world cup, and as usual, English (and England worshipping) journalists just want to know ONE THING, ‘Will Scots support England’.

    Of course it is an exceptionally dim question to ask, but there is another aspect to it which few people ever highlight. Just why is it, that England so desperately want Scots to support their football team? Is it not somewhat pathetic for people in England to worry whether the people of another country will support them?

    When other countries around the world fail to qualify for the world cup, do we see for example, Dutch Journalists scurrying around Germany or France asking political leaders if they will support Holland? Indeed do we see ANY other country in the world behave in that way? The answer is no.

    This is a peculiarly English obsession. Scots do not ever worry if English folk will support them. Likewise for the Welsh and those from N.Ireland.

    It is only England which does this. No other nation on the planet has such a frankly pathetic mindset.

    That is part of the reason, that just for the record, I will notionally be supporting Iceland, and ANYBODY BUT ENGLAND.

  125. Dorothy Devine says:

    RobertLouis , I have little interest in the over paid prima donnas who kick a ball about , but Iceland is my choice too as I want to hear that chant again.

    I would also love Russia to knock seven bells out of the competition just to piss off the ‘Russia – bad’ bunch in the media and the government – never in my lifetime have I read such puerile rubbish about a nation and its leader and I am more than a little irritated by it.

    Smallaxe , I am with you on Palestine and the blind eyes turned on Israeli government / military actions.

  126. Smallaxe says:

    Robert Louis,
    You’re not the only one.

    “Anyone But England”

  127. Tatu3 says:

    Thank you Smallaxe at 7.31

  128. Smallaxe says:

    Dorothy Devine,

    Thank you, Dorothy, I make no apologies for putting this up again, Westminster backs the subjugation of a people and the killing of innocents.

    Btw, I’ve only been to one football match in my life and I hated it!
    Have a lovely Peaceful Sunday

  129. Smallaxe says:


    You’re welcome, my friend.

  130. Ghillie says:

    Smallaxe @ 7.53 am

    I’m cool with Iceland =)

    How could Scotland say no to such a lovely invitation?

    And who on this planet doesn’t want to be a part of that cool clapping!!? (Westminster obviously not)

    Superdooper good luck to our neighbours though! Good luck England! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And to all of our European friends! Enjoy the Beautiful Game!!

    And thankyou to the hosts too =)

  131. Smallaxe says:

    Good morning, Ghillie,

    I’m cool with anyone who enjoys football it’s just not my thing but I hope all supporters see some great games without any trouble. I think it would be better if it could be a good family day out.

    Coming from Glasgow originally I may have seen the worst of the sectarian side of football and it’s coloured my opinion.

    I support Peace, Love and Harmony in all things.

    Have a great Sunday, Ghillie, my friend.

  132. cearc says:

    Robert Louis,

    I’d never really thought about how exceptional that attitude is. Hypothetically, I can’t imagine dutch reporters going to a party conference in Belgium and asking people if they are supporting NL and if not why not. Just another english arrogance that it is their due.

    Anyway, Iceland asked very nicely. So our neighbours to the north it is.

  133. Craig P says:

    Fellow Scots: you can always invite any BBC reporter asking you the world cup question to go fuck themselves.

    The entire premise of the question is that Scots are Anglophobes so anybody who gives any kind of answer is just playing their game.

    You’d be welcome to call them an embarrassment to journalism as you walk away.

  134. Smallaxe says:

    Have a Sunday laugh to cheer us all up for the day;

  135. yesindyref2 says:

    Opening matches in the Rugby world tour:
    Australia 18 – 9 Ireland
    South Africa 42 – 39 England
    Argentina 10 – 23 Wales
    Canada 10 – 48 Scotland
    (Not updated with Scotland’s green + fraction of a point when I’m posting the url).

    Still catching up, I see Rev did an article on the SSAS poll. Yeah, it was good stuff. I’ve even posted on the Herald since the SH disgusting Glasgow march coverage and the Leask fandango, thunderfarts uptightening. Keep them on their toes 😎

  136. Ottomanboi says:

    I understand the Ukanian BBC devoted less than one minute to the SNP conference. England in traditional head in sand posture, โ€˜we see no indyref2โ€™. Little wonder Brexit is such a tedious spectacle.

  137. Polscot says:

    Amazingly people are still obsessing about the World Cup. Let me remind those who are unaware, the result was settled in 1966, the score was 4 goals to England, 2 goals to Germany. Now can we please put this to rest?

    Courtesy of Viz

    This should be the standard response to such questions from Smith and other Britnat churnalists.

  138. galamcennalath says:

    “โ€˜Stop Borisโ€™ MPs rally round May ahead of crucial Brexit votes” – Guardian

    “Senior Tory Remainers and Leavers urge rebels to back Theresa May on EU vote or risk toppling the government” – The Independent

    “Amber Rudd urges rebels to back PM in EU vote” – BBC

    “Tory rebels urged to back PM over Brexit” – Sky

    TMay is being portrayed as the voice of reason, the Brexit moderate. To ensure her ‘moderation’ continues, MPs are being urged to defeat the Lords’ Brexit Bill amendments.

    That is some seriously twisted logic when those amendments would ensure a softer Brexit!

    The object appears to be to reduce the Brexit choice to Johnson’s ultra hard over-the-cliff versus May’s very hard ‘deal’ with more red lines than my old school jotters!

  139. Smallaxe says:

    Some LINKS to keep you going!

    Women march in Edinburgh to mark suffrage centenary;

    A film project is attempting to change peopleโ€™s perceptions of homelessness;

    โ€˜We never leftโ€™: Putin on Trumpโ€™s call to have Russia back with G7

  140. Smallaxe says:

    Brexit and London: Speculative Predictions in the Banking and Finance Industry;

    10 Tory MPs and 25 Tory Councillors exposed as members of racist Islamophobic anti-Muslim Facebook group;

    World Leaders Managed To Find An Agreement At The G7. Then Trump Tweeted.;

  141. Smallaxe says:

    North Korea’s Kim lands in Singapore, on cusp of making history with Trump summit;

    Hating English people?;
    Weaker pound a ‘double-edged sword’ despite boost in farm income figures;

  142. HandandShrimp says:

    Sarah Smith at the cutting edge of journalism there I see ๐Ÿ™‚ What a joke

    As for the Mail, when they come to write the obituary for the dead tree press they will cite people like Blackley who were unable to comprehend that in the age of the internet, multiple sources of information, live recordings instantly accessible and other parties able to instantly counter on Twitter, their lies would be nailed the moment they made them.

    The press are almost unremittingly fake news but at least we can see that it is fake news and scoff at it.

  143. Smallaxe says:

    From galamcennalath’s comment above;

    LIVE: Tory rebels urged to back PM over Brexit;

    Stop Borisโ€™ MPs rally round May ahead of crucial Brexit votes;

    Senior Tory Remainers and Leavers urge rebels to back Theresa May on EU vote or risk toppling the government;

  144. Fred says:

    Well said Robert Louis! Thinking of past great Secretaries of State for Scotland, like Tom Johnston for example & contrasting them with the totally useless sack of shit who fills that office at present!

  145. Smallaxe says:

    Sarah Smith criticised over โ€˜Do you support England?โ€™ question at SNP conference;

    British PM May says hopes UK lawmakers will not block EU exit laws;

    Fred says: The SoS for Scotland;
    “David Mundell is a totally useless sack of shit who fills that office at present”

  146. Scotland v England playing cricket (ODI) at The Grange Club Edinburgh today,

    no point asking the red trousered locals who they will support,

    and it won`t be the home team,

    “get stuck into these jock scroungers” will be ringing from the `home` crowd.

  147. Grouse Beater says:

    Chris, Alex Salmond thinks David Davis a good guy, decent, and a pal. Honestly. He said so. Scouts honour.

    Your essential weekend reading:

    The origin of Posh Jocks:
    More dinosaurs than you can eat:

  148. HandandShrimp says:

    Grouse Beater

    To be fair, away from the job there are a fair number of improbable friendships in the HoC. The same in sport but on the playing field you play to win.

    Just because DD is likeable and quite possible a decent guy doesn’t make him right. I think a fair few Tories would hold a less than complementary opinion on DDs competence on this particular job.

  149. Jack Murphy says:

    For those who may have been searching BBC Scotland for the full Clara Ponsati and Aamer Anwar piece in Aberdeen yesterday here it is, filmed by Broadcasting Scotland:

    Just scroll along to 21:00 where it begins in the foyer ๐Ÿ™‚

    “Broadcasting Scotland is a new broadcaster for Scotland, producing programmes from a Scottish perspective, targeting audiences, inside Scotland and beyond….”

  150. Confused says:

    Blazing Saddles is really interesting as it seems to work on a predictive prole-programming-level –

    Hedley Lamarr and William J LePetomane were Dick Cheney and Dubya Bush

    Cleavon Little was Obama.

    Rock Ridge was America, etc.

    Our reality is just a narrative, created by others. Elections are just a play with actors given roles. Scriptwriter, speechwriter, campaign manager – it all taps into archetypes buried in the collective unconscious.

    In the last election –

    Hillary and her Rainbow Coalition was … Dorothy with the Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow – off to defeat the Mighty OZ … arm-in-arm trotting off to the Emerald City to free the munchkins

    – except the Trump team were filming a different script – Hillary was now the Wicked Witch and Trump was Biff Tannen (- noting that in Back to the Future, most people secretly HATE Marty McFly)

    Who says brainwashing isn’t real? Next up (- you wonder why trannies are all the rage right now?!)

    Michelle Obama to run against Trump next time around – will announce to the world her transexual identity late in the campaign. Voting against her now becomes – illegal – technically, a trans-phobic hate-crime.

    “I am what I am” now becomes the new national anthem. Hillary won’t get another shot at it as she’s the wrong type of lesbian (- just like Ruthie, tank commander)

    … as long as you realise its all just a pantomime – good guys and bad guys, heroes and villains – Dubya, Barry, Killary, Trumpster – they all work for the same man behind the curtain

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