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The sharp end 275

Posted on April 04, 2020 by

The accused and the accusers 926

Posted on March 30, 2020 by

A 22-person team from Police Scotland worked for more than a year identifying and interviewing almost 400 hoped-for complainants and witnesses against Alex Salmond. This entire extensive and painstaking process resulted in nil charges and nil witnesses. Nil. The accusations in court were all fabricated and presented on a government platter to the police by a two-pronged process.

The first prong was the failed civil-service witch-hunt presided over by Leslie Evans (the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government and principal policy adviser to the First Minister) which has already been condemned by Scotland’s highest civil court as “unlawful, unfair and tainted by apparent bias”.

The second prong was the internal SNP process orchestrated by a group at the very top in SNP HQ and the First Minister’s Private Office. A key figure in the latter was directly accused in court by Alex Salmond himself of having encouraged a significant number of the accusers to fabricate incidents.

The only accusations Police Scotland could take forward were given to them by this process. Their long and expensive trawl outside the tiny closed group of accusers revealed nothing. Let me say that again. Police Scotland’s long and expensive trawl outside the tiny closed group of accusers revealed nothing at all.

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The delay phase 982

Posted on March 14, 2020 by

Gagging order 646

Posted on March 07, 2020 by

The vote of confidence 791

Posted on February 15, 2020 by

The prisoner 1,240

Posted on February 01, 2020 by

The Betrayer 516

Posted on January 31, 2020 by

So that’s it, then. That’s the grand plan.

We’re sorry, but we’d say the game’s a bogey, gang.

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A tale of two timestamps 379

Posted on January 28, 2020 by

Well, at least they gave it serious and respectful consideration first.

Be fair, that’s almost two whole hours before being told to sod off and eat our cereal. If that’s not one partner in a union showing the other respect, we don’t know what is.

No fire in the Reichstag 196

Posted on January 27, 2020 by

Less than 10 months ago:

Record scratch, jump cut to the present day:

Let’s just hear that again.

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Everything what goes with chips 256

Posted on January 25, 2020 by

Winning back Scotland 1,180

Posted on January 18, 2020 by

There Is No Plan A 301

Posted on January 14, 2020 by

So it’s finally official: Boris Says No. He’s formally done the thing that we’ve all known he was going to do ever since he became UK Prime Minister last July.

So what’s the stunning, game-changing counter-response we’ve got for him, having known for six months that this was what he’d say and had all that time to prepare for it? What’s the stroke of strategic genius that all those SNP loyalists insisted we had up our sleeve and just weren’t revealing until the key moment?

“We’re going to wait for however long it takes for the Westminster establishment to accept that another referendum is inevitable.”

Brilliant. What a plan. To the barricades, everyone.

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