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    1. Dr Jim says:

      @ JGedd 9:20 PM

      I have a similar personal experience story that I won’t recount, but the Law and Justice eh

    2. jfngw says:

      Here is the Boris Johnson training video.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KhZi5bXq-I

    3. ben madigan says:

      This latest post is on the impact of the deaths due to the disease in Italy – streetfuls of people are disappearing every day, even under the strict lockdown policy.

      Read about them and think how many could risk their lives under Johnson’s “take it on the chin”/”herd immunity” strategy

      https://eurofree3.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/week-3-ii-sealed-in-italy-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

    4. jfngw says:

      Just think, if that helicopter had hit the ground a bit harder and a zip wire had broken at the opertune moment, we wouldn’t have a gibbering knob end in charge of Corona virus and probably still be in the EU.

    5. ben madigan says:

      Putting this out here again as we’ve turned the page. Just so that people don’t miss it if they are interested in what could well be coming down the line towards them.

      This latest post is on the impact of the deaths due to the disease in Italy – streetfuls of people are disappearing every day, even under the strict lockdown policy.

      Read about them and think how many could risk their lives under Johnson’s “take it on the chin”/”herd immunity” strategy

      https://eurofree3.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/week-3-ii-sealed-in-italy-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

    6. Effijy says:

      FFS Bojo’s adviser suggests it’s safe to go to mass events as one infected
      Person will on average infect 2 or 3 others?

      Is that 2 or 3 that you might kill with the virus?

      Is that 2 or 3 people infected that might infect another 2 or 3 each?

      Will that be 9 people who might infect 2 or 3 people!

      Will those 27……

      Trust or listen to anything connected with Westminster at your peril !

      They advise that they are waiting on our vulnerable or elderly dying but nothing
      Worth taking additional measures to try to save them.

      Your turn my not be far off if you don’t quite this diseased union

    7. Tannadice Boy says:

      Wait and see on Covid 19. It will be only in retrospect who had the right strategy. Sturgeon ploughing her win furrow. Well we will see. Have a fight in an empty hoose that woman.

    8. Michael Diamond says:

      Effijy. Its safe to go to mass events , ie cheltenham. (Already innocculated) except the plebs lmao.

    9. Bobp says:

      Been a long time since i posted. But happily hoping this covid 19 takes thousands of these auld yoon daily mail b’strds aff tae meet their nemesis. Lol.

    10. Tannadice Boy says:

      Bobp@10 37

      Thanks Bobp my 87 year old Dad who has supported Indy all of his life thanks you. You are the reason we never got it on the first place. Hopefully you won’t post again for the sake of Indy.

    11. Liz g says:

      —-Just—-Because— Scotland 🙂
      The Film of “Kick Ass” premiere today
      12th March 2010.
      Mark Miller from Coatbridge is renound for his work on this and other titles such as Marvel Knights,Spider-Man,Ultimate Fantastic Four,Superman,Woverine and Wanted.
      He also earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest production of a comic book

    12. Mike d says:

      Everbody says lets cancel football. Does that mean its 9 in a row for celtic. Otherwise your sfa can gtf

    13. jackie says:

      Pete Wishawizspeakerofthehouseofcommons now appearing on Question Time

    14. t42 says:

      Just heard a desperate uk government boot-licker on the bbc trying to defend their stupid advice:
      “It’s ok to go to football stadiums because the sunshine will help kill it, Um..it’s better than sitting in a smoky pub watching football”.

      It’s cloudy and dark because its winter!
      Smoking has been banned in pubs for over a decade!
      The UK government are interested in supporting greed not the health of sports fans.

      Boris must have the football lobbyists in one ear, and the health secretary in the other ear. He has chosen the wrong ear to listen to.

    15. Bobp says:

      Tannadice boy. Fair play to your dad. My 88 year old mum who is in a nursing home and a solid scottish indy supporter.sadly are outnumbered by the yoon elderly supporters. So f.em quicker they die off the. Better.

    16. Baxter1967 says:

      Great love in with Pete Wishart and theTory minister on QT tonight. Must improve his chances of the speaker job no end. Maybe even a peerage ….

    17. t42 says:

      It’s not often i agree with Piers Morgan, but when he says having thousands of fans travelling to Liverpool from Madrid is risky, i have to agree.

    18. jackie says:

      Wishart seems right at home sitting next to that Tory prick Stephen Barclay,.

    19. Bobp says:

      T42. ACH WHO GIVES A F**K ANY MAIR .MIBBES THE BEST THING FOR A REGION CALLED sCotland is a virus to wipe (boris’s words) the VERMIN out

    20. Tannadice Boy says:

      Bobp @ 11 04

      Your damaging the Indy cause with your ravings about Yoons. There are no Yoons. It is a construct of the daft side of the Indy debate. Take your countrymen with you. Don’t insult them.

    21. Robert Kerr says:

      Stop Press

      Lanark Grammar shall not open tomorrow due to pestilence aka Covid-19

    22. Dan says:

      Bollox, I’m defo going down with some kind of cold / lurgy shiz this evening.

      I huvnae even had time to list my high value possessions on my will like the unopened 24 pack of toilet roll, as been busy trying to cram in the last series of Game of Thrones in case I cark it without kenning what happens…

    23. jackie says:

      Wishart twenty years at Westminster,,, that’s a right few bob you have pocketed Pete,,,all for what?

      The last thing guys like Wishart want is Scottish Independence.

      His personal fortune is mounting, while others in his country suffer extreme hardship.

    24. Bobp says:

      Can you imagine any english person being called vermin and being told they should be
      Exterminated by a scottish politician. NO but these english bastards can insult us with impunity

    25. Bobp says:

      Tannadice boy..no ravings here pal. A lifetime of what i know.

    26. Bobp says:

      Tannadice boy. Sadly i’ve met people with a scottish accent abroad . But they have shown themselves not to be my people.f.ng tra ctors. I just ignore them. Uncle toms.

    27. jfngw says:

      The ‘journos’ in London are having embolisms that the FM of Scotland has spoken to the people of Scotland before their great leader has mumbled his way through a speech to England. And his was a speech to England, what the FM announced is what is happening in Scotland.

      If they are not happy with it then why do they just not fuck off and leave us to run our own country, colonialist twats.

    28. jfngw says:

      Sorry about the swearing but I’m honestly fed up with these supercilious idiots with their sense of superiority, not just about Scotland but basically anywhere outside England (SE England is even more precise).

    29. Bobp says:

      Jfngw. They cant f off and leave us alone other than insult and berate us. They need our resources. Cos we are to stupid to run our own country

    30. Bobp says:

      I love going back home to scotland and confusing the natives with politics.

    31. Bobp says:

      Should have added the only politics your average IQ scot has is ‘see you ya fenian b’strd’

    32. jackie says:

      There is not enough anti-english sentiment in Scotland.

      Too many of us are hooked on english soaps, english quiz shows, english news bulitens, English stand up comedy, english sport, English adverts, english politics, English opinions, english, english and more english.

      And a lot of what is rammed down our throats on a daily basis is because of the lack luster kick back from our Scottish government.

      The SNP have been in government since 2011 and they still haven’t set up any kind of Scottish run media outlet

      And as for rebutting any Uniionist shite the SNP are nowhere to be seen.

    33. Bobp says:

      Jackie. Any decent scottish government should be demanding devolved broadcasting. All these mandates etc. And not even a f.ing mention of devolved broad casting in parliament my membership is not being renewed.

    34. Bobp says:

      When the snp had 50 odd mp’s in westminster, why did’nt they demand and push for devolved broadcasting? Answers on a postcard please nicola.

    35. Willie says:

      Just read a piece on Sky News where it is stated that it’s Government policy to have people infected with the virus!

      Yes, you hear me right. It’s deliberate policy. No more messages about all under control with virus being contained. Now it’s we need to get people infected to build immunity, and as Bojo has now declared we going no to have to lose some of our loved ones before their time.

      Never, ever ever have I seen public information like this. Did they get it wrong and are now trying to cover up, or was it always the plan to lose loved ones for the greater good. Quite frankly when you read this folks should spit on the bastards, and maybe health minister Nadine Dorries 84 year old mother now has the virus…….for the greater good of course!

      UNDER NOTED IS SKY NEWS EXTRACT :-

      “The government also needs a proportion of the population to contract the virus in order to build up some immunity.

      Totally suppressing it may well only serve to bring in a second wave later in the year when the NHS is under more strain from seasonal flu.

      As the virus spreads, the experts will unleash new measures to try and slow and contain transmission: They will ask the elderly and vulnerable to self-isolate, they will ask us to work from home, they might begin to stop big social gatherings or even, eventually, close schools.
      The overall aim is to reduce the numbers at the peak of the virus by 20% and delay that peak by two to three weeks, into the summer months.
      But it all comes, of course, with great risks.
      By accepting that the majority of the population should, over a period of weeks, be exposed to the virus there is the obvious risk that the NHS will become completely overwhelmed.
      When the crisis

    36. Willie says:

      And if community infection with “ the loss of some of our loved ones before their time “ was the objective all along as Bojo now says, let us hope and pray that his health minister has transferred the virus to as many Tory bastards as possible.

      Let them do their fucking duty.

      HM the Queen, Boris Johnson’s father, Nadine Dorries’s 84 year old mother, Prince Phillip, and all the others of the same ilk. And with the Covid sick health minister Nadine Dorries right at the very heart of the UK Government, she might just have been the super spreader person to do it.

      Plague on their houses in the public good of course.

    37. Rm says:

      Nows the time for Scotland to end the Union, the Scottish Government should handle the Virus in a totally different way than down south, show the world that we are handling things our way, 5 and a half million people can be handled easier geographically, close the border, stop incoming flights and end the Union it’s the Scottish governments right to look after its population, the Scottish Government have to be different.

    38. Effijy says:

      Tory Chief Scientific officer Sir @ Vallance avoiding BBC questions
      On Corona Virus. He would have done well as a Westminster politician.

      Trying to establish ICU Capacity in England but there is no way he is going
      To tell you unlike Nicola.
      They are working hard they are trying to smooth out peaks etc
      But nothing about numbers.

      If you see Sir before any government advisor forget every word they say.
      Others hoping to be rewarded with a gong for services to lying on behalf of Boris.

      Obviously their numbers are worse than Scotland’s so the figures must be hidden
      and the people must die under their supervision.

      If we wanted to order 200 Lung machines, does anyone think they are sitting on a shelf nearby
      And isolation rooms cleansed and available?
      Are extra trained staff ready to support them?

    39. Sensibledave says:

      @jackie 12.35

      “There is not enough anti-English sentiment in Scotland”.

      Wow! Replace the word English with any other nationality, race or religion and you have the police knocking on your door. There is one word to describe your views.

    40. Almond Chutney says:

      Willie, you’re such a charm

    41. admiral says:

      fngw says:
      12 March, 2020 at 11:52 pm
      The ‘journos’ in London are having embolisms that the FM of Scotland has spoken to the people of Scotland before their great leader has mumbled his way through a speech to England. And his was a speech to England, what the FM announced is what is happening in Scotland.

      Sturgeon attends a planned press conference to talk about things she had already announced in the Scottish Parliament earlier that day.

      London outraged because lazy git Johnson can’t get off his lazy arse quickly and tell the people of England what is going on. The journalists don’t seem to realise that the Scottish NHS and the other emergency services have got sweet Fanny to do with Boris bloody Johnson and Matt bloody Hancock. Sturgeon is the Head of Government who is responsible for the Scottish NHS and she was doing her job by announcing what is going to happen.

      BTW, did anyone else notice the veiled threat in Johnson’s presser when he said “there is a problem with resilience in the Scottish NHS and we might have to do something about that”?

      I think the man’s deliberately confusing the purpose of the SG Resilience Committee.

    42. Famous15 says:

      Jackie reminds me of trolls in 2014 who tried to shoehorn the Indy Movement into an anti English stance and then gain headlines in the Daily Mail.

      Jackie bugger off.

    43. John Higgins says:

      Johnson is obviously lining Scotland up for a takeover by implying that the Scottish government is incompetent.

    44. Pete says:

      Tannadice Boy
      Thanks for putting that moron Bobp back in his box.
      There are some really horrible people about and, unfortunately, a large number of them seem to support independence.
      Very sad indeed.

    45. Almond Chutney says:

      It’s understandable to hold disdain for the English state and the British government and it’s band of parliamentarians, but claiming there is not enough ‘anti’English’ sentiment frankly, just makes you a racist cunt for implying.

      I mean, to fuel the hatred of another nation that is pushed outside of politics achieves what exactly?

    46. Willie says:

      Almond Chutney @ 8.13

      The whole COVID 19 emergency has been stage managed from a long time back. Our government and that of the US knew fine well what was happening in China.

      The statisticians and epidemiologists understood what was happening, how it could spread, how it could be contained. The economists also understood its impacts. China’s outbreak was therefore used by the US, as it is again with the EU, as an opportunity to wage economic war and gain economic advantage.

      And so with the economic interests of the US and UK having been assessed as being greater than an outbreak of Coronavirus, here in the UK, and only a month ago HM Government were putting public safety notices in Scottish and U.K. newspapers to say that they had everything under control and all that people had to do was sneeze into a hankie to be thereafter binned.

      With no other controls or advice in place the community carried on working as normal.

      But a mere month later how the HM Government message has changed. Now the message is that community infection is a good thing. That people will just have to accept the loss of loved ones before their time, with belatedly, controls that should have been introduced before butvwhich were sacrificed to economic advantage.

      Johnson may be the absolute right wing poodle of Trump and his ilk but between them their wanto disregard for proper health controls may be absolute ruin of both countries – and especially the US where there is no public health system.

      Shutting off all US flights to the remaining 29 EU nations but not GB might be an act of economic warfare but it might close off Europe to two of the biggest disease ridden countries yet to emerge.

      Indeed, it might well be that the EU will have to consider closing its border with the UK.

      As for our populace who have been fed a diet of misinformation as our government played economic roulette we will just have to hope and pray that the deaths arising from the ‘ intentional ‘ infection will not be us, our friends, our our relatives.

      A hundred years on from 1918 this could be another big slaughter of the old and infirm. Our glorious dead even.

      We

    47. Dr Jim says:

      @Famous 15 at 8:41 am

      Jackie complains of peoples bloodlines, no genuine Scottish Nationalist does that, that’s Unionist talk, unless he/she is a 14 year old entertaining themselves on the Internet for a while, and to not understand how much the Scottish parliaments responsibilities are by using the term *Council chamber* definitely excludes him/her from ever having been an actual SNP member let alone a supporter of Independence, everybody who hopes for Scottish Independence knows how important Holyrood is

    48. Breeks says:

      Bobp says:
      12 March, 2020 at 11:04 pm

      …. So f.em quicker they die off the. Better.

      I’ll give you credit that you don’t actually mean that.

      A few years ago I was walking my dogs and got talking with this old fella about dogs. He’d bred and trained dogs all his life, and had my pair of tearaways sat in front of him spellbound, giving him their complete attention. We sat blathering for about an hour which felt like about minute. He’d been a working man, never wealthy, but he told me of hay stacks before there were bailers or tractors, of his experience being one of the last people to ford a river with a horse and cart, and then described something of his life in forestry before there were chainsaws and you used an axe. He’d made paints to blacken houses using linseed oil and lampblack. His knowledge of local geography and ‘how things used to be” was detailed and fascinating and he knew what obscure things had actually been and the purpose to which they were put. He was also an ex-serviceman with either a friend or a relative (my memory is worse than his), losing a leg on a ship serving in the Dardanelles by Gallipoli.

      The old fella is gone now, but in this world of greed, sleaze, and cynicism, we forget that some people are great ambassadors for the human race, but they get old like the rest of us. So don’t be hasty wishing them aw deid.

      As a lowland Scot, I have also had the great pleasure to meet an old Gael, for whom English was her second language and she needed a friend to translate. At the time, I didn’t even know there actually were such people. Nowadays, maybe there aren’t. I felt very embarrassed that she welcomed myself, and others, into her home which was, how can I put it kindly, ‘not of this century’. Why was I embarrassed? Because I didn’t have so much as a halò or tapadh leibh in Gàidhlig. I have shaken the hand of an elderly lady who knew first hand the way things had been in the old days, a time in Scotland that fascinates me, but I learned not one thing about it because I didn’t have the Gaelic. I can go back to the place where she was, but she’s gone and gone forever.

      When these people go to their graves, a link is broken between the way things were and the way they are now. A lot of things are better nowadays, hardships are much less severe, and life then seems as though it was pretty cheap and easily extinguished, but they could feed themselves and be merry given nothing but a shoreline, and still raise armies to fight for their invaders, whereas our society crumbles in despair when the shops run out of bog roll.

      It’s not that I’m a soft person, but my eyes see a Scotland as the British Unionists on our TV’s and radios want it to be seen… Docile. Compliant. Subdued. Generous to their cause and preaching British doctrines as if they were our own. Anglicised.

      Will Scotland ever again have Hebridean Islands and communities where English isn’t their first language? I suspect not. But funny enough, I’m reading R.L.Stevenson’s Kidnapped… fiction I know, but nevertheless written in 1886, the book casually in passing describes Appin and Ballachulish as places where the Gaelic language predominated and English was frequently unknown. My old Highland lady, who was 98 if I remember correctly, might even have a sibling who’d been born…

      So the dramatic changes in the Highlands are both more profound than many would think, and more recent. Much of it is easily within living memory, or living memory plus one… and Gàidhlig needs a lifeline and support to survive.. Mull is crying out for people… and it’s an unspoken question whether they’ll even be Scots, nevermind Gaels who take up the option.

    49. Pete says:

      Ben madigan 10.12 pm
      Regarding Italy, Trump was spot on to ban flights from mainland Europe as the main reason for the situation being so bad in Northern Italy is due to the 100’s of thousands of legal and illegal Chinese immigrants working in the textile and leather factories. Most of them come from Wuhan and there are direct flights there on a daily basis.
      This is kept quiet out of – yes, you guessed it -political correctness.

    50. Willie says:

      The LSE has today announced that it is suspending short selling.

      Call me cynical, but with the value wiped off shares, it doesn’t take to much thinking to wonder if the government has been manipulating news to allow short traders to make fortunes on collapsing share prices.

      All part of the panoply of tricks from the money men’s magic box.

      It’s tried and tested technology.

    51. Dan says:

      @admiral
      callmedave around 9pm last night highlighted that and supplied the following link.
      https://munguin.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/anyone-ever-heard-johnson-tell-the-truth/

      On other health matters I was wondering if blood donation would be affected at this time and there is some info on the following page.

      https://www.blood.co.uk/who-can-give-blood/

      For some reason they seem to have different guidelines for women and men as if that is still important in these days of Self ID.
      I also had wee search around transplants and the compatibility of women and male organs being installed into opposite sex bodies.
      There appeared to be factors that need considering in this area too.
      So even if one legally changes their sex, in certain medical areas scientific and biological reality will still kick in.

    52. terence callachan says:

      Sensibledave…almondchutney….famous15…

      All of you English britnats take a hike , england is Scotland’s enemy , cut your English people are just friendly britishers crap you three are fake what the hell are you here on wings for ? Causing trouble that’s all.

      Scotland and Scottish people are under attack from England and English people on a daily basis
      Those in Scotland brainwashed by the newspapers and BBC don’t see it yet but they will

      This is a propoganda war at present but it will escalate , we are wise to your nonsense and ready for you

    53. Pete says:

      Terence Callachan
      What a sad little person you are.
      I’m afraid you are one of the scum who are, unfortunately, attracted to this cause.
      Please read the recent uplifting epistle from Breeks whose politics I don’t agree with, but whose outlook on life and relating to others is inspirational.
      Your bile is most unwelcome.

    54. One_Scot says:

      Lol, the Trojan trolls clearly have too much time on their hands. #WeCanSeeYouYouFuckWits

    55. Almond Chutney says:

      Terence Callachan

      Incorrect, you’re just acting like a sad little child. The only one that needs to take a hike is you and any other racist fucks who don’t know how to have an adult debate. You are more damaging to the cause of independence as it could make the entire process appear right-wing and place another bad label on it for generations.

    56. Dorothy Devine says:

      Can you be done for contempt / defamation for things written in the comments section of the Daily Mail?

      I decided to see what they were saying about corona virus and there is an article on Ms Sturgeon stopping gatherings of 500 – one or two comments seem decidedly worthy of suing.

    57. Republicofscotland says:

      US judge ordersChelsea Manning’s released from prison after suicide attempt.

    58. jackie says:

      Fuckin hell

      As soon as anything negative is said about that stinkin shit hole to the South of our border all the little Englander lovers come crawling out if the woodwork.

      I fuckin detest england with a passion, and it would do Scottish Independence no harm at all to spread the word of how these racists and rogues in the english government are screwing Scotland for everything she has every day of the week.

      So there will be no apologies coning from this Scot.

    59. jackie says:

      And the sooner we get a border built between Scotland and shit hole land the fuckin better.

    60. admiral says:

      jackie says:

      Are you sure your name isn’t Jaikie?

    61. Almond Chutney says:

      No need to apologize Jackie, to be honest I don’t think people really want to hear what you say, as you cannot exactly be taken seriously talking like a 14 year old.

    62. callmedave says:

      Breaking news
      The remainder of the Scottish football season has been postponed indefinitely over fears about the coronavirus, the SPFL has confirmed.

      Leagues and other sporting events have been suspended until further notice, with Scottish football the latest to respond to the spread of the virus.

      The postponements begin with tonight’s match between Motherwell and Aberdeen, and Queen of the South against Ayr United.

    63. manandboy says:

      THE ENGLISH ESTABLISHMENT IS THE ARCHITECT OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT IS ABOUT TO UNFOLD, WITH LEAVE VOTERS PROVIDING THE MUSCLE.

      The Covid-19 virus is a natural phenomenon. Add power obsessed human beings wth an economic agenda, beginning in China, and you have a pandemic.
      Under this shambolic and dishonest Johnson Government, the UK experience will be every bit as bad as anywhere else. Or worse.

      In this situation, the EU is just like the NHS, with its resources for health care throughout Europe. Except that England’s Leave voters have opted OUT in favour of what is effectively a private health plan. The timing couldn’t be more wrong.

      The Covid-19 virus is one thing but the impact it will have on the UK will be in some considerable measure, self-inflicted, due to the two ‘underlying conditions’ of leaving the EU and electing such an inept and Government in English Imperial history; personified by Johnson, who continues to lie unceasingly about his true intentions and motivations.

      At a time of need for collaboration and cooperation in the face of Covid-19, Johnson continues snobbishly to maintain the English Class System to the entire benefit of The Establishment and the contemptuous neglect of 99% of the population.
      As he did with the recent floods, Johnson brings the same distanced approach to the Coronavirus epidemic. And still his 17 million supporters cultishly believe in his cause to turn back the clock of Empire by recreating a society defined by extremes of wealth and poverty, of power and powerlessness, of oppression for the poor and lawlessness and corruption for the self-appointed elites.

      The Covid-19 epidemic is going to bring out the worst in the Establishment. And it will be ugly.

      As a matter of increasing urgency, Scotland must resolve to become independent.

    64. Pete says:

      manandboy
      You are an idiot!
      The UK, England, call it what you will does NOT have a private health system.
      It is funded by taxation and is free at the point of use.
      It contains lots of private contractors and suppliers such as GP’s, pharma companies etc.without which the NHS could not function.
      I don’t mind you making political points but please get your FACTS correct.

    65. jackie says:

      manandboy 11.50

      Excellent post

      Scotland needs a kick up the arse to awaken her from her slumber.

      We are in this mess not only because if that prick Johnson and his assassin’s, but also Nicola Sturgeon’s lack luster approach to what we all saw coming down the track

      Scotland needs a new dynamic leader with new dynamic ideas.

    66. John H. says:

      A scientist phoned in to James O’Brien this morning with the theory that the UK government is withholding the full information on Coronavirus because the full facts would be too chilling.

      Only a theory, but with a such densely packed population down there, it is going to be a difficult period for them. Only this morning, a London tube train driver was diagnosed with the virus.

    67. mike cassidy says:

      Interesting variation on the trans changing room dilemna.

      Though going to the press and parroting the transparty line makes you wonder what was actually going on.

      http://archive.is/vG0vX

    68. jackie says:

      Johnson’s big plans is to have 60% of the UK to contract this virus so the majority become immune to it.

      He sadly regrets that there will be many many deaths in the course of achieving this.

      It’s like the Nazis and their “Final Solution” all over again.

      And to think there are some who use this site trying to block me from highlighting what these criminals are up to

    69. Dr Jim says:

      @Dorothy Devine

      It’s the Daily Mail Dorothy, if you keep talking bad you attract the bad who want to hear you talking, Tump did it Farage did it, Johnson did it and here we are on this site where if you don’t do it you’re not welcome

      There’s money in talking bad and some people gotsta get paid, and they don’t care what they say or write to do it

    70. jfngw says:

      @Jackie

      I suppose you could draw the parallels, they tried austerity but found that was too slow in reducing numbers. Now eugenicist Johnson wants a quicker solution.

      He believes in survival of the richest and survival of the fittest in what he sees as the lower orders, the rich like himself will be protected, it has been ‘his struggle’.

    71. mike cassidy says:

      On his twitter page

      The Rev draws attention to a WOS 2016 article about the Left and virtue-signalling

      https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-separation-of-goals/comment-page-1/#comments

      He thinks it was prophetic

      But how about this btl by ‘Blind Squirrel’

      That’s some teacup!

      Good article. Good timing. The challenge is on with a max of 5 years until the next Yes chance if we are voted out of Europe. After being voted out the popular opinion will swell for another independence referendum, but it will be opposed both in the parliament and in Westminster to begin with. Holyrood will then begin to demand it and the longer Westminster oppose it, the greater the Yes support will grow. Another Tory government will be voted in to London prior to Scottish elections and unless we are “permitted” to hold another referendum the Scottish election will return a massive majority for the swift Yes vote. I just saw all that in the bottom of my tea cup.

    72. jackie says:

      jfngw 12.47

      And the latest news is that they now advise you to self isolate for seven days now instead of the fourteen days that the WHO tells us to do.

      That will be so Johnson gets people back to work,,,that solves the benefits problem and it also spreads the virus quicker because people are returning to work too quickly

      The similarities between the Johnson government and Hitler’s henchmen are frightening.

    73. Breeks says:

      manandboy says:
      13 March, 2020 at 11:50 am

      ….The Covid-19 virus is a natural phenomenon. Add power obsessed human beings wth an economic agenda, beginning in China, and you have a pandemic.

      It kinda isn’t. I watched a cracking good video which I can’t find again.

      The reason why Corona Virus and SARS Virus started in China, is that China started to encourage the farming of wildlife to feed its population, and the trade of food stuffs in China is through wet markets where living animals are stacked in cages and piss and shit on each other. It’s grim, heart breaking stuff.

      The poor beasties are often slaughtered on site, and this combination of factors and appalling hygiene has introduced new wildlife based viruses to augment the viruses from ordinary livestock. Viruses which originate in exotic species are coming into close contact with the human food chain, and the human immune system has never seen anything like it, and has no immunity.

      It said the DNA of Corona virus has its origins in bats and pangolins of all things… which are considered food in these Chinese markets. It’s kinda like a horror story about chlorinated chicken without the chlorination, and exotic wild animals instead of chicken.

      It’s a stretch to call it a natural phenomenon… although it could be Mother Nature fking with the Chinese for taking liberties with wild animals. There’s a certain irony about the crazy demands of Chinese medicine giving rise to global pandemics.

      Interesting too, the program I watched said the Chinese poor didn’t eat the weird stuff, it was the wealthy, with a taste for the exotic.

      I’ll keep hunting that footage. It was 18mins long or so, but I can’t find it again. I’ll keep trying.

    74. It is all very well to say we will hold a ref., when we Get 60per cent in favour but how are we going to know if the polls showed it as such they would not print them as they hae done before the best poll would be the ref., itselfe that’s why the unionists and their media are so against it and the attitude of the SNP seems to be if we don’t fight then we can’t lose

    75. Republicofscotland says:

      Listening the likes the lickspittle Piers Morgan rail about Scotlands FM address to Scots on what’s happening with regards to Covid-19, I find it quite amusing.

      Here in Scotland English news precedes Scottish news on the BBC, and on the likes of Sky Scottish news is not even an after thought unless something big or calamitous occurs. Why Scots put up with being second class citizens in a union designed to keep them that way is a mystery.

      Fast forward to Johnson stupidly blurting out on the English news that loved ones will die, and ergo causing panic and fear in the process among the already jittery public is an absolute disgrace. This poor excuse of a human being would’ve caused less stress, less fear and less crazy panic buying, if he’d have walked into a cinema and shouted out fire.

      As for back home in Scotland already we see a divergence in tactics on how to handle the virus between Scotland and England. Long may this and other divergents continue.

      Johnsons hatred of foreigners has seen Scotland miss out on vital information in the virus from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Sturgeon doesn’t have her troubles to seek what with the foolish GRA and false promises over a second indyref, however we need her to handle this difficult situation well, and so far she has by not sitting back and waiting to see what Englands government are doing.

    76. mike cassidy says:

      Breeks 1.06

      This your film?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPpoJGYlW54

      Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

      http://archive.is/QO0KA

    77. Sensibledave says:

      @jackie 10.57

      I can see that you are entirely, gleefully, unapologetic and that you have absolutely confirmed your position for the avoidance of any doubt. You have stated, clearly, your detestation of folk who happen to be born in another country.

      I am sure everyone is very proud of you.

    78. Sensibledave says:

      @ Republicofscotland 1.33pm

      You wrote “Fast forward to Johnson stupidly blurting out on the English news that loved ones will die, and ergo causing panic and fear in the process among the already jittery public is an absolute disgrace.”

      Hmmm. “stupidly blurting out”? … No, a planned,considered statement I believe. “causing panic”? As someone that lives in England, other than a few people buying more toilet rolls, I see no evidence of anything that constitutes “panic”.

      Treating people as “grown ups”, telling them what you believe to be the truth, is an absolute disgrace?

      I assume you would prefer a government that tells you everything is fine, nothing to see here, its all going to be alright and older people are not at any particular risk?

    79. callmedave says:

      Little tail piece on the BBC News that the ‘devolved’ countries of the UK had a meeting today behind closed doors to look at and discuss the UK WM approach to the handling of the corona virus epidemic strategy measures and advice to the public.

      Bottom line was they are not happy with the way it’s being handled and the UK government must come up with better answers.

      PS:
      Rugby (Wales V Scotland) 70,000 crowd still on and 60,000 at Chepstow horse racing still goes on.

      PS:
      I got a Paddington bear stare from a wifie outside ASDA this morning as I antiseptic wiped the handling bar on the trolley before taking it out of the stack then into the shop.

      I shrugged as I moved by her. Well I’m vulnerable and I want to be around for Indie-2. 🙂

    80. Breeks says:


      mike cassidy says:
      13 March, 2020 at 1:36 pm
      Breeks 1.06

      This your film?

      Yes it is Mike, thanks.

      Sorry if this duplicates in reply… my internet is very buggy and laggy today.

    81. Capella says:

      @ mike cassidy 12.23 – For Women Scotland say this is what was going on:

      Two men (yes, they identify as men) insisted on trying on suits in the bra fitting changing room in @marksandspencer and then complained because, funnily enough, women were upset.

      This is aggressive, entitled, men’s rights activism and women have had enough!
      #BinTheBill

      https://twitter.com/ForwomenScot/status/1238400696409563138?s=20

      Last reminder to everyone who hasn’t yet responded to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Consultation closes on Wednesday 17th March so less than a week to go.

      You don’t need to make a lengthy response. There are only 5 questions. Just tell them, politely but firmly, what you think of the proposals to do away with medical oversight, shorten the waiting period to 6 months and reduce the minimum age to 16. Or you can even question the absurdity of the notion that it is possible to change sex.

      You can also comment on what you think of the bill in general and what you think of their equality impact assessment. For those you may want to read through the advice on For Women Scotland and Women and Girls Scotland websites.
      But it isn’t necessary to know chapter and verse before making your views known. Just say what you think.

      Consultation here:
      https://consult.gov.scot/family-law/gender-recognition-reform-scotland-bill/

      The more people respond from Scotland the better. It’s our laws that are being changed and our women, girls and gay, lesbian, and yes, also genuine transgender people, who are being negatively impacted.

    82. Willie says:

      Can you imagine how proud our nation will be if Her Majesty, Prince Phillip and Boris Johnson’s old dad all succumb to the Coronavirus – and especially so from having come into contac5 with the super spreader cabinet headed by the sick Nadine Dorries.

      How proud we could all be at these Brit Nat icons dying for their country. The sound of renditions of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and No surrender would be deafening.

      Or what about Nadine Dorries’s old 84 year old mother. Presumably Nadine, as suggested by Bojo will just take it on the chin if she passed.

      Yep, I keep saying it, and will say it again, greed, money and incompetence are the drivers of Westminster governance. Have a good death, or they had a good death, as a WW1 British General once opined. Not much it seems changes.

    83. I have lived in England for 30years now and I have 4 grandchildren all born here so I am not anti English but the fact is England is the other Halfe of the Union we want to leave so in that respect they are the enemy Nigel Farrage wanted out of the E.U. So the U.k. Could make its own laws and not be ruled by people. They did not elect but is quite happy to deny the same rights to Scotland so I also say that all Incomers have no right to have a vote on Scotland’s future only those who are born and live in Scotand have that right no one else has

    84. Foonurt says:

      Erse oan stilts.

    85. McDuff says:

      Famous 15 8.41am
      Anti English?
      Have any SNP politicians agreed that the English are vermin and should be exterminated. These are vile racist statments made towards Scots by ENGLISHMEN including Boris Johnson.
      Scotland is completely saturated by the English media and English culture so that is bound to generate a reaction.

    86. terence callachan says:

      Pete …almond chutney ….English britnats on WOS , slinky sneaky creeps both of you we have your number we know what you are about you can take your English crap and stuff it where the sun don’t shine .

      Scotland is sick of you
      Get a life , support yourself get out of our back pocket thriving sheisters

    87. jackie says:

      Well said McDuff 3.41

      Here here !!!

    88. jackie says:

      Terence 3.45

      Well said also

      Here here!!!

      Now if we can spread the word and start to
      Convince our fellow Scots of what these racists rogues from South of the border have been doing to our country, then it could add another 20% to the Indy vote.

    89. Mist001 says:

      Point to note:

      “First Minister Mrs. Murrell has already advised that gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled from next week.”

      Thing is though, she can’t actually do anything about that, that’s why the word ‘should’ is in there, it’s only her opinion but being the reactive First Minister that she is, she’s just shooting her mouth off to look important.

      I really hope the Alex Salmond trial will bring about the end of this woman. She’s bad for independence and bad for Scotland.

    90. jackie says:

      A fuckin hate that stinkin shit hole they called engerland.

      Spread the word folks.

      You know it makes sense.

      And I must be doing something right when you see shit little englanders like sensibledave getting upset.

    91. jackie says:

      For far too long Scotland has been far too nice.

      That is why we are in the position we are in.

      We need to man up, grow a pair and tell those scumbags to the South of us that we have had enough of their Colonial bullshit,,,we are out of here.

      Start getting fuckin angry,,,,grrrrrr!!!!!!

    92. jackie says:

      Sorry, can’t help the growlin,

      That’s just the Govanite coming out that is in me

      We need to take the fight to these english Muppets

    93. Republicofscotland says:

      “Hmmm. “stupidly blurting out”? … No, a planned,considered statement I believe. “causing panic”? As someone that lives in England, other than a few people buying more toilet rolls, I see no evidence of anything that constitutes “panic”.”

      Oh right just because theres no panic or a showing of fear in your area that means the rUK is also the same, your naivety is astonishing.

      Governments should not be instilling fear into the public by saying on national TV that their loved ones will die, its a stupid thing to do. But then again Johnson is noted for using crass language.

    94. K1 says:

      This from a Tory councillor, from the live guardian feed less than 20 mins ago:

      ‘A councillor in an English village where one of the first UK cases of coronavirus was confirmed has described the government’s strategy of tackling the disease as “a crime against humanity.”

      Samantha Flower, who is a member of Boris Johnson’s ruling Conservative Party and also a social care manager for Sheffield City Council, said: “I’m very concerned. They [the UK government] are saying they want as many people to get this disease to create a herd immunisation. But it won’t. My suspicion is that they don’t have the money for social care or NHS so that the weak and the old die.

      “I’m saying that as a Conservative councillor and I don’t care if I get sacked. You judge a society by how they treat their vulnerable people. You judge leadership by how it treats its most vulnerable people.

      “How do we care for them – by saying it would be better for pretty much everyone to get this disease when we know that our loved ones are going to die? It’s not okay.”

      Flowers is a Conservative councillor on High Peak Borough Council and represents the Derbyshire village of Burbage, where one of the first known UK cases of Coronavirus was confirmed. Burbage primary school and a nearby medical centre were temporarily closed after a parent tested positive for the virus on 27 February, when just 15 cases had been confirmed in the UK.

      She added: “We could follow the World Health Organisation’s advice and stop this now but the government’s chosen not to. Our prime minister has just said to us ‘your loved ones are going to die’ and that’s not okay. It’s abhorrent. It’s a crime against our country. We have the measures and capabilities to prevent this.

      “I’m not trying to be an alarmist but the World Health Organisation has set very comprehensive guidance and we’re not following it.”

      —————————————————————-

      This the WHO’s comprehensive guidance from yesterday and she is absolutely correct, how fucking dare they tell us to give up on our loved ones, I’m glad someone is prepared to say something about this, herd immunity is a fucking laughable excuse in light of the ‘knowns’ with CV.

      Scotland should be taking a completely different path and following WHO recommendations, compare and contrast what Johnson put out yesterday to the actual advice from WHO, it certainly isn’t ‘give and up all fuckin hope for our most vulnerable citizens’, it’s the exact opposite, Johnson is completely irresponsible and anyone who believes that Tories give one tiny iota of a fuck about anyone should remember this life changing moment.

      Protect everyone you can, take the precautions, social distancing, disinfect all surfaces in your home regularly, wash your hands repeatedly, talk to your friends and families and set up protocols should isolation become a factor in your daily life.

      Keep your distance even in your own homes, and pull your kids from the schools, don’t wait for these fuckers to tell you how to survive, they have left it far to late and Johnson’s utterly pathetic and woefully lacking in serious leadership showed itself yesterday in all its futility.

      And…bombard our government and reps to take the necessary steps to ensure our safety:

      12 March 2020
      ??????? ?? Français ??????? Español

      Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends,

      First of all, I would like to say good morning.

      As you know, yesterday I said that that the global COVID-19 outbreak can now be described as a pandemic.

      This is not a decision we took lightly.

      We have made this assessment for two main reasons: first, because of the speed and scale of transmission.

      Almost 125,000 cases have now been reported to WHO, from 118 countries and territories. In the past two weeks, the number of cases reported outside China has increased almost 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has almost tripled.

      The second reason is that despite our frequent warnings, we are deeply concerned that some countries are not approaching this threat with the level of political commitment needed to control it.

      Let me be clear: describing this as a pandemic does not mean that countries should give up. The idea that countries should shift from containment to mitigation is wrong and dangerous.

      On the contrary, we have to double down.

      This is a controllable pandemic. Countries that decide to give up on fundamental public health measures may end up with a larger problem, and a heavier burden on the health system that requires more severe measures to control.

      All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, preventing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights.

      We urge all countries to take a comprehensive approach tailored to their circumstances – with containment as the central pillar.

      We are calling on countries to take a four-pronged strategy:

      First, prepare and be ready.

      There are still 77 countries and territories with no reported cases, and 55 countries and territories that have reported 10 cases or less.

      And all countries with cases have unaffected areas. You have an opportunity to keep it that way. Prepare your people and your health facilities.

      Second, detect, prevent and treat.

      You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it is. That means robust surveillance to find, isolate, test and treat every case, to break the chains of transmission.

      Third, reduce and suppress.

      To save lives we must reduce transmission. That means finding and isolating as many cases as possible, and quarantining their closest contacts. Even if you cannot stop transmission, you can slow it down and protect health facilities, old age homes and other vital areas – but only if you test all suspected cases.

      And fourth, innovate and improve.

      This is a new virus and a new situation. We’re all learning and we must all find new ways to prevent infections, save lives, and minimize impact. All countries have lessons to share.

      WHO is working day and night to support all countries.

      We have shipped supplies of personal protective equipment to 57 countries, we’re preparing to ship to a further 28, and we’ve shipped lab supplies to 120 countries.

      We’ve published an R&D roadmap, with a set of core protocols for how studies should be done.

      We’ve published a comprehensive package of technical guidance.

      We’ve had more than 176,000 enrollments in our COVID training courses on OpenWHO.

      We’re working with the World Economic Forum and the International Chambers of Commerce to engage the private sector. We’re also working with FIFA.

      We’re working with our colleagues across the UN system to support countries to develop their preparedness and response plans, according to the 8 pillars.

      And more than 440 million U.S. dollars has now been pledged to WHO’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan

      We thank those countries that have contributed, especially those that have contributed fully flexible funds. Because this is a dynamic situation, we need the greatest flexibility possible to provide the best support possible. In the spirit of solidarity, we ask countries not to earmark funds for this response.

      Thank you all once again for your support and commitment.

      As I keep saying, we’re all in this together.

      I thank you.

    95. Republicofscotland says:

      “For far too long Scotland has been far too nice.

      That is why we are in the position we are in.”

      We’re in the position we’re in because Sturgeon has no intentions of holding a indyref, its got nothing to do with England.

      Right now she’s busy aiding and abetting in the political assassination of the only person that took us to a indyref. Once he’s out of the way and can no longer return to politics she can move on to agenda which doesn’t include an indyref anytime soon.

      Forget England our real problems lie in Holyrood.

    96. K1 says:

      Please note that yesterday we were told that a reduction to 7 days isolation and no home testing is now beginning, in other words they are deciding not to test and keep an accurate account of the clusters and number, as you can see this is not the way to contain this virus, Boris Johnson told the UK yesterday that we won’t be committing resources to fighting this anymore.

      Are we fucking kidding? Nicola Sturgeon has introduced the 500 and less, but it needs more than this, we all know this, we are all watching this unfold, do not let ourselves be deceived, it is us who have to lead this now, all of us first. Remember?

    97. twathater says:

      @ Capella 2.34pm I a 69yr old male filled in the consultation last week as I am in TOTAL support of our FEMALES , WOMEN’s Protections which I think you have gathered in my rantings

      I also leaned VERY heavily on my objections to this consultation being open to worldwide submissions , I ACCUSED the government of doing this in an attempt to deliberately skew and manipulate the outcome of this legislation by ENCOURAGING organisations from around the world with skin in the game to participate with the possible INTENTION of outnumbering Scots voters

      I was extremely critical that legislation which will have a detrimental impact on the FREEDOMS AND SAFETY of OUR womenfolk will be decided by persons who have NEVER lived here , who will NEVER live here , and will probably NEVER suffer the indignity or fear facing our womenfolk in their own country

      I also asked where was the worldwide consultation when OBFA or THE NAMED PERSON’S ACT legislation was being proposed , I also asked if we Scots could vote or comment on legislation in China , India , Pakistan , Russia , USA , Australia or anywhere else , if NOT why the fuck should anyone else from ANYWHERE get ANY input on our legislation

    98. mike cassidy says:

      First coronavirus death in Scotland.

      Those underlying health conditions are a bummer.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-51874899

    99. Republicofscotland says:

      SNP hierarchy urging party to adopt measures to block SNP MP’s from standing in next years Scottish election. This I presume is an attempt to freeze out Joanna Cherry, or Angus McNeil, or any other SNP MP who might want to push for independence.

      The NEC meets tomorrow and is being asked to stop Westminster parliamentarians from running in the Scottish elections come May next year

      We all know Cherry would grasp the independence thistle and run with it, if she were at Holyrood, however the SNP hierarchy will knock that on head.

      As long as Sturgeon and her clique call the shots independence will never materialise.

    100. Ian Foulds says:

      Twathater at 4.33pm.

      Thanks for your comments, with which I totally agree. You saved me writing my spiel, which could have a little more colourful than even yours.

    101. Ian Foulds says:

      republicofscotland at 4.51pm

      no doubt those who think they are SNP hierarchy are not interested in the original and only aim of ‘their’ Party

    102. Sensibledave says:

      @Jackie 3.55

      .. unsurprisingly Jackie, with your limited brain power, you have failed to understand the situationbcirrectly. I am not upset, just surprised that your type are still free to walk about and write their bile. Down here in England we have had the nut jobs like the BNP and other people with views that are at odds with civilised society too and we try to shut them down … rather than just letting them keep going with their nasty views without being challenged.

    103. Ian Foulds says:

      K1 at 4.18 pm. Well said. The same as our move for Independence – it must be people led.

    104. Republicofscotland says:

      So the SNP are postponing their conference or should I say their one day event to avoid awkward questions on the likes of the GRA and independence.

      Sturgeon must be breathing a very big sigh of relief pppphhhheeeewwww!!!!! Said Sturgeon I’ve dodged a bullet there.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/nickeardleybbc/status/1238468641596768256

    105. Republicofscotland says:

      “Ian Foulds says:
      13 March, 2020 at 4:55 pm
      republicofscotland at 4.51pm

      no doubt those who think they are SNP hierarchy are not interested in the original and only aim of ‘their’ Party”

      Craig Murray and the Rev spotted this awhile back, more folk are beginning to cotton on to it as time passes.

      The National newspaper has a two page spread on the story, however I can’t access it as it keeps saying, when I try to load it, unable to reach site.

      The Rev has a link to it on his Twitter account as well.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/RevStu?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    106. K1 says:

      ‘Down here in England we have had the nut jobs like the BNP and other people with views that are at odds with civilised society too and we try to shut them down…’

      Oh puhlease the BBC pulled up a seat for the vile BNP years ago and then along came Farage with his anti immigrant rhetoric and spread the notion like a virus through England that furriners wir the disease that needed terminated so that England could return to it’s former illusion of ‘greatness’.

      Your still continue to whitewash the reality of your own country SD, as usual a gibbering pile of patronising pish freely flowing from your fermented imagination.

    107. Pete says:

      Sensibledave
      Regarding Jackie and her pals, just enjoy the bile and imagine what these people are like in their home environment.
      Just feel lucky that you’re not exposed to those folk on a daily basis.
      I am Scottish and live here in Central Scotland and I can assure you that there are plenty of illiterate morons like Jackie peddling their hatred and venom.
      It’s really very sad that the country which once had an education system the envy of the world has now degenerated to mediocrity.
      Jackie is the result.

    108. Breeks says:

      https://mobile.twitter.com/ScotNational/status/1238396129508757509

      Strangely delighted about this.

      I feel wherever Joanna will go, the whole of Scotland will follow, and I haven’t felt that about the SNP for a LONG time….

      I think there’s a storm coming, and it might just be the best kinda storm we could hope for…

    109. Sensibledave says:

      Hi K1, it’s been a while.

      I note that you pass no comment on Jackie’s openly, obnoxious views. Instead you prefer to deflect and try to suggest that any negative impression I may have gained with regards to Jackie’s rankings is a result of my fermented imagination?

      … so far then, we know … Jackie = nut job. K1 = nut job.

      I’m going to try and keep score.

    110. Stoker says:

      See “The National” running another ‘some arsehole said’ story with said arseholes apparently “incandescent” with rage that some MP’s may want to come home and fight for independence from Holyrood.

      Good on them! Said it yonks ago, every single one of them should be up here. Sitting in the Medieval cesspit achieves nothing but a waste of time, effort and money. Leave Westminster to the obnoxious BritNats.

      Asking the NEC if there’s something that can be done to prevent those wanting to come back home to work from doing so must be in contravention of some laws/employment laws etc.

      And i don’t believe for one second this is not about stopping Joanna Cherry. Nobody will convince me otherwise. Whether that’s true or not what a party of snakes the SNP is turning out to be these days. And yet again it’s all being played out under Sturgeon’s “leadership”. FFS!
      __________

      And now for something in Sturgeon’s defence. I’m seeing there’s apparently quite a stooshie raising its ugly head down south that Sturgeon has had the temerity to announce procedures etc on the Budweiser Bug before Downing Street. Apparently she’s doing it deliberately……….*again*……….and it’s for political gain, nothing to do with her having a duty to Scotland first and foremost eh? How very dare she! Deja vu! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAxWkvwXsAYRKnS?format=jpg&name=small

    111. K1 says:

      So far we know…Sensabledave = incapable of understanding context.

      The point I raised is specific to the sentence I copied and pasted. It stands alone.

      Your usual typical diversionary and insulting response is of course expected. Doesn’t change the fact that others can view and interpret accurately while you wilfully ignore the essence of the point I made. Way to go…again…in deflecting from the substantive point specifically regarding your claim that:

      ‘Down here in England we have had the nut jobs like the BNP and other people with views that are at odds with civilised society too and we try to shut them down…’

      This is still not true.

      I don’t care about ‘your’ bun fight with other commenters and I haven’t read anything that ‘jackie’ wrote, nor anything else you have written, that’s how unimportant your input on here is Dave. But that obvious ‘lie’ jumped out of the page, I merely corrected that ‘assertion’.

      Now away and dribble on dear boy.

    112. Bill McLean says:

      Pete – interesting but embarrassing for you that a report in the Independent that hate crime in England “rocketed by nearly a third” to almosdt 80400 in 2016/2017 while in Scotland hate crime during the same period dropped by 10% and to the lowest since 2003/2004. Now I know that it is an imperative for a cringer to do down his own country but surely in the interest of common decency you should withdraw your comment “plenty of illiterate morons” here while the rate of increase in England was double that of Scotland – so while I would not decry English people as “illiterate morons” maybe you should reconsider you grovelling remark.

    113. Capella says:

      @ twathater 4.33 – good points, well said. I hope everyone will spend time over the next few days to submit their comments. The closing date is Tuesday 17th March (not Wednesday as I said upthread).

      Consultation here:
      https://consult.gov.scot/family-law/gender-recognition-reform-scotland-bill/

    114. Pete says:

      Bill McLean
      I’m sure there are plenty of ‘illiterate morons’ in England. Absolutely.
      Maybe you’re statistics are correct. Fair enough.
      However, I was just using Jackie as an illustration.
      Also, the word plenty covers quite a lot wherever in the UK and in no way suggests more or less than in any part of the UK.
      Your argument doesn’t stack up.
      As you are into statistics you must agree that Scotland has been slipping down the international educational tables quite considerably.

    115. Republicofscotland says:

      Here’s the SNP stop Cherry story in the National.

      https://www.thenational.scot/news/18302501.snp-urged-stop-partys-mps-entering-holyrood-race/

    116. Sensibledave says:

      K1

      Ah, context! So you choose to completely ignore the context of my comment to “Jackie” in response to their particularly obnoxious comments and choose only to pick me up on my defence.

      I will revise the score: K1 = somewhat one eyed and v biased nut job. There, fixed it.

    117. Dan says:

      @Republicofscotland at 6.31pm

      Ach well, I suppose I wasn’t far off the mark a month ago.

      https://wingsoverscotland.com/baptism-of-fire/comment-page-1/#comment-2515107

      It’s all a bit tedious watching this shit play out, and I can totally understand why a large portion of the electorate take no interest in politics on the basis that so many of those involved with politics are only in it for themselves and their own agendas, rather than the actual aims of the party or greater good of wider society.

    118. Bill McLean says:

      Pete – the statistics are not mine they are from a report in the London based Independent newspaper. To insinuate that I am in some way lying is disgraceful.To try to imply that you meant everywhere instead of Central Scotland, by implication is cowardly. No less than I would expect from someone who is so ready to disparage his own country on behalf of one of the most foul institutions on the planet. Your attempt at diversion regarding Scottish education is so transparent. I live in Birmingham and state education here and in other regions of England is regarded more as “crowd control” – clearly not everywhere. It does not puzzle me however that Scottish education provides full statistics to PISA while England only provides statistics for 2 subjects! I will not respond further to you as i’m not into insulting people or lying.

    119. AndyH says:

      Sheesh!

      Where have all the cringing kneelers come from?

      It’s like carrion and insects picking on the corpse of this once great site.

      It’s the Beano for me fae now on.

    120. K1 says:

      I”ve said my piece and I haven’t viewed your latest Dave, ‘cept to see my handle, so I expect it’s more of the same ranting incoherent pish. I’ll take a pass.

    121. wull says:

      Hello Breeks at 5.13 pm. I think and certainly hope that you are right about this … It could well be that we are on the brink of an implosion in SNP hq which, in the end (and actually very soon, once the initial mess is cleared up) will be very good for the independence movement.

      Even the trial – whatever the outcome – might well backfire badly on those who hoped (not to say planned or plotted or dreamed) that it would damage the cause for ever, or put it back for a generation. Even if they seem to gain an initial hit, the rebound could hit them very hard indeed.

      I also agreed with the comments I read on the twitter thread you posted at 5.13, Breeks. The ones I read were to the effect that this attempt to change the rules governing the selection process for Holyrood is a sign of woke-panic, that any SNP member is and should be able to put themselves forward to their local constituency as a possible candidate, that selection should be locally based and noty be manipulated by the National Executive, and – the most important point of all – that we need the best of the SNP’s Westminster MPs back at Holyrood as fast as possible, so that they can make a real difference).

      To which I would add that any change of selection rules at this late stage, in order to gerrymander a result in one (or several) particular instance(s), would be derisory. It would only bring the SNP, and its higher echelons, into even further disrepute.

      The general public – including ordinary SNP members and voters – are not daft. They will see through any such attempts at keeping outstanding politicians like Joanna Cherry out of Holyrood a mile away. And they will surely greet any such attempts with the scorn and contempt they deserve.

      Angus Robertson putting his hat in the ring in West Lothian after Joanna had put her name forward already forewarned of something like this. If he doesn’t very quickly distance himself completely from those trying to prevent Joanna from entering the fray, as at present she has every right to do, he will surely do himself an enormous amount of damage.

      All this will rightly be perceived as the worst kind of ad hominum politics. Perpetrated, moreover, against someone who is deservedly popular among the ordinary SNP membership and within the Yes movement generally. Beside being one of the sharpest minds in the SNP’s armoury. Trying to formulate obviously concocted and convoluted ‘principles’, and retrospectively inserting them into the rules for selection as a candidate for Holyrood, in order to thwart the rise of talented and committed individuals who have the true purposes of the Party to heart, is derisory. It is also typical of all the worst kind of politics everywhere.

      If Nicola S supports such moves, or stands idly by and lets them happen, she really will (yet again?) shoot herself in the foot (if there is still enough left of that foot to shoot at). I don’t honestly think she will – not unless she really has lost it.

      On another purely speculative point, I have often wondered if her apparent rush to get the GRA legislation through was connected to her imagining that the trial might well bring her ‘reign’as leader and First Minister to a – for her – premature end. Is she rushing it through because it matters so much to her, and she is guessing that she might not get another chance for this unless she does it now, or at least very quickly? Although I disagree with her on GRA, my view is that she believes in it very strongly, as a genuine matter of principle, and wants to get it on the statute book while she can … If the worst came to the worst, it would be her final legacy …

      Be that as it may, it’s time any manipulators and charlatans and infiltrators in the SNP who are not front and back committed to independence were called out. And shown the door. If Joanna Cherry’s coming back to Holyrood has them shaking in their boots, it can only be good for all of us.

    122. Stoker says:

      Anyway, what’s all this nonsense about “self-ID”? It’s not as if it’s something new. A company called Sevco did it several years ago, they self-identified as some football club called Rangers.

    123. K1 says:

      I suggest if you feel that the UK gov is going against WHO guidance that people write to their Scottish MP and MSP’s and urge them to push for us to follow those guidelines. Scotland has an opportunity here to pursue a different tack and I think we as people to should bombard our government to implement a different approach.

      https://www.writetothem.com

      Just put your post code in and a list of MSP’s for your area will come up, don’t have to do this individually to each MSP. The MP for your area has to be done separate letter.

      I’ve sent mine and with everyone’s indulgence I’m posting what I have written as a kinda template for others to use. We tell them what we want, but we need to let them know as soon as possible.

      Here’s mine:

      ‘Dear James Kelly, Pauline McNeill, Annie Wells, Johann Lamont, Adam Tomkins, Patrick Harvie and Anas Sarwar,

      Dear Patrick Grady,

      I am writing to urge all of our Scottish MSP’s and MP’s to take cognisance of the WHO recommendations that were published yesterday, 12/3/20 after the Covid19 virus was declared a pandemic.

      The UK government’s response to this and the press conference that Boris Johnson held yesterday to tell us all that testing would be discontinued in peoples’ homes and that a 7 day isolation period, reduced from the 14 day period would now be adopted, along with no further social distancing measure put in place immediately is a woeful response to this pandemic. Here is what the WHO published, the UK gov’s response is in breach of this advice:

      ‘WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the Mission briefing on COVID-19 – 12 March 2020

      12 March 2020
      ??????? ?? Français ??????? Español

      Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends,

      First of all, I would like to say good morning.

      As you know, yesterday I said that that the global COVID-19 outbreak can now be described as a pandemic.

      This is not a decision we took lightly.

      We have made this assessment for two main reasons: first, because of the speed and scale of transmission.

      Almost 125,000 cases have now been reported to WHO, from 118 countries and territories. In the past two weeks, the number of cases reported outside China has increased almost 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has almost tripled.

      The second reason is that despite our frequent warnings, we are deeply concerned that some countries are not approaching this threat with the level of political commitment needed to control it.

      Let me be clear: describing this as a pandemic does not mean that countries should give up. The idea that countries should shift from containment to mitigation is wrong and dangerous.

      On the contrary, we have to double down.

      This is a controllable pandemic. Countries that decide to give up on fundamental public health measures may end up with a larger problem, and a heavier burden on the health system that requires more severe measures to control.

      All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, preventing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights.

      We urge all countries to take a comprehensive approach tailored to their circumstances – with containment as the central pillar.

      We are calling on countries to take a four-pronged strategy:

      First, prepare and be ready.

      There are still 77 countries and territories with no reported cases, and 55 countries and territories that have reported 10 cases or less.

      And all countries with cases have unaffected areas. You have an opportunity to keep it that way. Prepare your people and your health facilities.

      Second, detect, prevent and treat.

      You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it is. That means robust surveillance to find, isolate, test and treat every case, to break the chains of transmission.

      Third, reduce and suppress.

      To save lives we must reduce transmission. That means finding and isolating as many cases as possible, and quarantining their closest contacts. Even if you cannot stop transmission, you can slow it down and protect health facilities, old age homes and other vital areas – but only if you test all suspected cases.

      And fourth, innovate and improve.

      This is a new virus and a new situation. We’re all learning and we must all find new ways to prevent infections, save lives, and minimize impact. All countries have lessons to share.

      WHO is working day and night to support all countries.

      We have shipped supplies of personal protective equipment to 57 countries, we’re preparing to ship to a further 28, and we’ve shipped lab supplies to 120 countries.

      We’ve published an R&D roadmap, with a set of core protocols for how studies should be done.

      We’ve published a comprehensive package of technical guidance.

      We’ve had more than 176,000 enrollments in our COVID training courses on OpenWHO.

      We’re working with the World Economic Forum and the International Chambers of Commerce to engage the private sector. We’re also working with FIFA.

      We’re working with our colleagues across the UN system to support countries to develop their preparedness and response plans, according to the 8 pillars.

      And more than 440 million U.S. dollars has now been pledged to WHO’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan

      We thank those countries that have contributed, especially those that have contributed fully flexible funds. Because this is a dynamic situation, we need the greatest flexibility possible to provide the best support possible. In the spirit of solidarity, we ask countries not to earmark funds for this response.

      Thank you all once again for your support and commitment.

      As I keep saying, we’re all in this together.

      I thank you.’

      https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-mission-briefing-on-covid-19—12-march-2020

      I urge our Scottish government to take a different tack and follow the guidelines clearly stated above in the WHO statement. We must continue testing and isolating our citizens, we can and must not accept that ‘our loved ones’ will die with no attempt to take the measures that are having an effect in China and elsewhere, I urge to you to follow your conscience, put your party political differences to one side and work for the benefit of the whole of Scotland to prevent further spread of this virus.

      We must not give up on our vulnerable and older people at the behest of a lack of leadership and questionable science with regard to the notion that ‘herd immunity’ will ensue by adhering to the Tory government’s advice yesterday, 12/3/20.

      There is increasing pressure on the UK to change course with this, from the scientific community itself, I urge you all to follow the developments and criticism and hopefully create pressure to stop and reverse this course of folly by the UK government.

      Social distancing must immediately be put into to place in Scotland, the WHO recommendations and the clamour that is beginning to question the science and best practices from other areas must be the deciding factors and we must not give up so easily and just let people suffer and die in their homes because of a coterie of self appointed experts who seem to ‘think’ ‘they know best’.

      Yours sincerely,’

    124. wull says:

      Stoker @ 6.03 finishes by saying something in Nicola Sturgeon’s defence. I agree, Stoker: she and her Ministers are taking Coronavirus far more seriously than Boris Johnson and his pals are at Westminster. This is to be commended, and encouraged.

      If Scotland/Holyrood/NHS Scotland can take a more radical and stricter approach to the whole thing than England/ Westminster/ NHS England is doing, I think we should. And NS might just be able and willing to do that. Don’t forget she was very successful as Minister of Health before she took over at the helm from AS, and obviously liked that job and took it very seriously.

      Just imagine what would happen if Scotland’s approach proved clearly more successful than England’s. As I imagine, in the long run – or maybe even immediately – it would. I don’t hope for that: to the contrary, I would like both countries to handle the matter in the best possible way, with optimum results all round. It’s the good of the respective populations that matters, not any political capital that can be made out of it. All the same, the fact is that Boris Johnson’s handling of the crisis has been a lot weaker (and more dubious) than that of many other countries, and could just be heading for disaster.

      With you, Stoker, mentioning something in fairness to Nicola S, let me – also in fairness, and however unexpectedly – say something positive about Jackson Carlaw. Scroll down on the link given by Breeks at 5.13 and you will see a tweet from John Nicolson MP in which, for the sake of comparison, he puts a conciliatory and helpful tweet by Jackson Carlaw side by side with a very nasty one from Westminster Tory James Cleverley. Cleverley lambasts Nicola for her Press Conference, as if its sole purpose was to upstage Johnson’s, whereas Carlaw seems to tell Cleverley in no uncertain terms that this is not the time for that kind of political point-scoring, and insists that there is very good cooperation going on in the face of an emergency which affects all of us.

      That does Carlaw considerable credit. It already shows that the political (cross-party) response in Scotland to the crisis is a more mature than the childish politicking of someone like Cleverley who was, if I remember rightly, the Chairman of the Tory Party until recently. The only fly in the ointment might be if the SNP’s John Nicolson is seeing this only as a way of taking the mickey out of the Tories, exploiting their apparent disagreements or divisions, just as a way of sending them up. The Coronavirus issue is too serious for that sort of thing as well, if you ask me. This is not the time, and Coronavirus is not the issue, on which people should be going in for mere party-political point-scoring. The common good of all of us, the whole population, deserves better than that.

      Facing this kind of crisis, it’s our politicians on all sides really started to grow up, and behave like adults – as should we all.

      I don’t think Breeks will mind if I re-post the link he gave above, at 5.13:

      Breeks says:
      13 March, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      https://mobile.twitter.com/ScotNational/status/1238396129508757509

    125. Sensibledave says:

      K1 @7.09

      … and yet you feel the need to respond. I’ll take that as win!

      Haha. Have a great weekend!

    126. Stoker says:

      How’s this for a bit of irresponsibleness? Tory run Dumfries & Galloway are continuing with their annual “March Fair” which runs for 2-weeks despite current recommendations against large gatherings etc. Looks like local D&G Tories are not keeping up with the rest of us. Are they miffed that the Mundells may miss another photo-op? lol

    127. ben madigan says:

      @ Pete who said “the main reason for the situation being so bad in Northern Italy is due to the 100’s of thousands of legal and illegal Chinese immigrants working in the textile and leather factories”.

      That may, or may not, be true Pete.It hardly matters now where and how the epidemic started in Italy.

      What does matter is that 250 people died in Italy in the past 24 hours. Just let me try and make that figure mean something to you and everyone on here.
      How many people can you number among your family, friends, neighbours, workmates? 100? 150? 250? Can you imagine them all dying overnight?

      There are almost 9000 people hospitalised in Italy. That’s 9,000 more than usual at this time of year.Doctors are expecting these figures to continue to rise for the next 2-3 weeks. And that’s despite a national lockdown.

      So Ok, Scotland’s population is approximately 1/12 of Italy’s but unless serious steps are taken, Scotland will be facing up proportionately to a terrible health emergency. Do the maths.

    128. manandboy says:

      TRUE TO FORM, JOHNSON IS WAY OFF THE PACE ON COVID-19 INDICATING PUBLIC HEALTH IS SIMPLY NOT HIS PRIORITY.

      “On Thursday, Boris Johnson and his chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, both reiterated the government view that there were no medical grounds to ban sporting events. The football community went ahead and shut down stadiums anyway. Outside the confines of Whitehall, organisations and individuals appear to be outpacing the government’s strategy for managing the pandemic.

      There is understandable concern that the approach of Mr Johnson, Sir Patrick and the chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, is too minimalist. Britain has become an outlier in its approach to the crisis.” (The Guardian)

    129. Sarah says:

      @K1 at 7.23: thank you for the link to write to all my list MSPs. I asked them to press Scot Gov to follow WHO guidelines on handling the coronavirus pandemic, as UK gov guidance is inadequate.

    130. Pete says:

      Sarah
      You would press for anything which is the opposite of what the UK government recommends.
      That’s just the way you folks are.

    131. dakk says:

      Just seen the chief med off Valance is espousing the ‘herd immunity’ policy,getting 60% of popn infected to try achieve this immunity.

      At least that might explain the non cancelation of flights from the red zones.

      So I was correct, UK gov were lying when pretending to “delay” and flatten the curve.

      The reverse is true,they are trying to accelerate infection from red zones in order to get to 60% infection to try achieve ‘herd immunity’.

      Gullible british dopes like sensibledave will now be saying ‘yes,yes,we need to delay this by getting 40 million infected as quickly as possible’.

      I don’t know whether this will be an effective policy or not.

      But the blind acceptance and parroting of british communiques is laughable.

    132. manandboy says:

      https://chrisgreybrexitblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/viral-brexit.html?m=0

      “Having seen the lies and incompetence of their approach to Brexit, it is very hard to trust Johnson and the other Brexiters who now run the country to be honest and to make sensible decisions about coronavirus.”

    133. dakk says:

      And along comes Pete the parrot.

      Soon to be a deceased parrot perhaps.

    134. dakk says:

      The last of the ‘british blue’species I fear.

    135. call me dave says:

      Coronavirus: Mass gatherings could be banned in UK from next week

      BBC reporting that Boris falls into line with Scotland’s approach tonight although no numbers mentioned as a maximum.

      (Scotland) not actually mentioned though 🙂

    136. manandboy says:

      PMJohnson argues that the general public won’t suffer staying at home for very long. In so arguing, Johnson fails to remember that many millions of people have suffered Austerity for nearly ten years of Tory Government just to reduce the National Debt.
      I don’t have any doubts they’ll cope with staying at home for a few weeks or months.

      PMJohnson, narcissist and fantasist, making up ill-thought out policy on the hoof.

      I wouldn’t be in the slightest bit surprised if Johnson couldn’t care less how many die from Covid-19. In fact, the more the merrier from the Tory point of view as it will mean less public support costs, including the NHS, and therefore a bigger payout to the wealthy in tax breaks etc..

      The Empire continues to crumble.

    137. Dr Jim says:

      Bring out your dead so we can get the stock market back to normal

      Johnson has sealed the fate of the Union right there with that attitude

    138. Mist001 says:

      Get this:

      Emergency legislation is being passed to BAN all mass gatherings due to the Coronavirus but you can bet your bottom dollar that the legislation won’t be revoked after the crisis has passed, so that’s your AUOB marches fucked for a start.

      If they’d been smart, they would have listened to me and taken their 80,000 marchers and marched on Bute House and forced change. Now it’s too late.

      In other news, police are getting new powers (for a limited period, yeah right) to ‘detain’ (arrest) anyone they suspect of carrying the Coronavirus to stop them spreading the infection.

      So the police will be able to lift you just for having a slight cold because it hasn’t been explained how the police will be able to tell the difference between someone having the common cold and someone carrying the Coronavirus. It’s entirely at their discretion.

      We should remember to thank Mrs. Murrell and the SNP for their highly astute policy of attempting to stop Brexit instead of wasting their time trying to gain Scottish independence.

      Well played, well fucking played.

    139. James Mills says:

      Johnson is simply falling the health advice ”to wash your hands ” – so he is washing his hands of all responsibility for the elderly and the sick !

    140. Confused says:

      from the jug of glass half full – my lockdown prep strategy

      borderlands 3 is out on steam – 15 weeks, 20hours per – 300 hours, nice

      inspector montalbano 9 series on boxset – 1 dvd per night, about 90 days

      shame about the lack of 9 foot ceiling, otherwise the golf simulator would be in the conservatory

      food? – some enforced dieting needed, think of it as the health farm on the cheap – looking forward to getting the body fat back down to 7-8%, lean and cut

      if I need to go outside, then all those hours playing Fallout on a melee build should come in handy

      – and death, and the fear of it, makes people think about sex; so, once this thing lifts … rodeo time

      by odd coincidence, I acquired 150 toilet rolls about 1 year ago, still got over 100

      from the available stats, looks like I am in the category of- “almost totally harmless to me” – but, if you are a pensioner, this thing looks like an enforced, compulsory game of “russian roulette”

      I hate it when the news reports deaths and add “they were elderly, with underlying health problems … ”

      – as if to say : HEY IT SUCKS BUT THEY WERE OLD SO, NO BIGGIE …

      this really disgusts me, are you saying – they were nothing, just fucking trash, rubbish, bed blockers who had the gall not to die yet?

      – fuck you and your death cult utilitarianism; shove it up your arse, fuck your stock market and your corporate profit

      – they were mothers and fathers, grandparents, brothers and sisters; the people who loved and raised us, built this country, kept it going through all the shit of the 80s 90s

      – and here is something NO ONE is asking : what the fuck is that hell factory PORTON DOWN up to? – they always claim : oh no we do not make bioweapons, that porton down is simply to -protect- us from threats? so, if covd19 was a bioweapon, they should have an antidote? – thats what you are saying their purpose is?

      covid comes from a known family of viruses – they MUST HAVE SOME WORK ON IT? lets see it. now would be a good time.

      – but not one single mention of porton down in the press. would be funny if senior royals caught this – they are almost certainly dead-meat – and that would be a national tragedy, then

      – just remembered a really good boxset, one for the times …

      utopia was a superb conspiracy thriller about genetic engineering, depopulation, genocide, novel flu viruses, false flags, coverups and involving the spooks and a secret society very reminiscent of the freemasons.

      It was really gathering momentum – but then was abruptly cancelled after series #2 – I can’t think of anything better C4 was making at the time, but … there were a great many things which looked “too near the knuckle” especially regarding the fakery of it all and the use of official media to bolster fake stories. One real life mystery is the large number of brutal murders of biochemists around the world, the last one being the savage killing of 2 postdocs at a london uni.

      – it was stylistically superb, lit in yellow, then green, and had an incredible unnerving soundtrack
      – the two hitman, lee and arby, are the scariest pair since ? I dunno – they are entirely soul-less, dead eyed and amoral
      – an eye gouging which is hard to forget
      – genuine tension between the characters, being in danger, but not knowing who to trust
      – a great female lead, so “one for the sistaz”, girlpower and all that shite
      – great peformances from top british actors, james fox for example

      supposedly david fincher, arguably best director in hollywood, was going to do a movie version.

      C4 is govt owned. One wonders whether “utopia” suffered the same fate as, e.g. “the war game” or “culloden” – though it could be argued “why bother” – modern media is awash in zombie movies – walking dead, 28 daya later, contagion, world war z – and we have all played video games like fallout or bioshock; the trouble with “utopia” was that it was too credible, too compelling, both about the mechanics of a real, high level, conspiracy and the rationale of the actors.

      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Utopia-1-2-DVD-Fiona-OShaughnessy/dp/B00GUFCP16
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz22hgHCCZM
      https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/who-made-coronavirus-was-it-the-u-s-israel-or-china-itself/
      https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/who-made-coronavirus-was-it-the-u-s-israel-or-china-itself/#comment-3753496
      https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/who-made-coronavirus-was-it-the-u-s-israel-or-china-itself/#comment-3753587
      https://www.factcheck.org/2020/02/no-link-between-harvard-scientist-charles-lieber-and-coronavirus/

    141. Robert Louis says:

      It is now abundantly clear that De pfeffle Johnson and his coterie of psycopathic Tory chums in London, has decided to just let the elderly and sick die.

      Just look at his intransigence, and how number 10 is effectively happy that folk’s parents and relatives will die.

      This is what happens when you have government policy determined by a clown advised by a socially inept psycopath (who by the way, would NEVER get a job, with any self respecting employer, anywhere), who regards himself as a misfit. No doubt very soon, we will have the mantra, ‘keep calm and carry on’, while we bury our dead elderly relatives.

      The Tory plan, to let the weak and elderly just die, is well under way, shortly to be followed by a campaign for us all to ‘pull together’, and ‘make Boris’s ‘little britin’ great again.

    142. Golfnut says:

      Some rather inflammatory comments upthread, the English aren’t the enemy, that would be the establishment. Never lose sight of that.

    143. Liz g says:

      Golfnut @ 9.29
      Well said Golfnut…. None of this is about the English only a fool would think that.
      This is a Scotland movement …it’s all about us and only us.
      Tis arrogant or ignorant to say otherwise

    144. Al-Stuart says:

      .
      Four of these politicians make me gag and I am none too fond of Donald Dewar to be frank….

      SNP’s Murray Foote = New Labour’s Alastair Campbell.
      Both spin a yarn. Both are unelected politicians.

      SNP’s Alec Salmond = New Labour’s Donald Dewar.
      One DELIVERED IndyRef1. One DELIVERED the Scottish Parliament,

      SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon = New Labour’s Tony Blair.
      One is a closet Yoon in it for herself + pension + £££. The other is a closet Tory in it for himself + pension + £££.

      Both Sturgeon and Blair started out magnificently and full of hope. Both lied, schemed and failed utterly. Both are tractors (sic) to the very causes and principles that got them elected.

      Both Sturgeon and Blair have a legacy of utter excrement and will be loathed and outcast for the rest of their lives.

      Stuart Campbell we really need an Indy List party. For the sake of GRA relief and a decent First Minister, might I respectfully suggest…

      Joanna Cherry be asked to stand as leader of the AUOB List Only Party?

    145. winifred mccartney says:

      Johnstone ‘washed’ his hands a few days ago in a virus testing lab – he could not even do that much properly – it was a joke. I’m sorry to say the man is all bluster, front and brass neck – just fulfilling an ‘ambition’ with no idea of the responsibility he has.

      This nonsense of overnight briefings and favourite newspaper briefings is just typical of ‘Westminster’ as well as the lurid headlines from some papers.

      Was so disappointed yesterday with Gordon Brewer and his constant interruptions of Jeanne Freeman – heard more of him than her – bbc still in snp bad mode. I do not know how she had the patience to put up with him.

    146. Big Nobby says:

      Own up. Who nicked all the brewdog



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