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Home Of The Deranged

Posted on August 16, 2022 by

It’s not exactly a secret that Nicola Sturgeon’s grotesque and diseased perversion of the SNP is home to a motley collection of fundamentalist lunatics allied with the most extremist wing of the Scottish Greens, whose only interest in independence is to use it as a tool to facilitate the “queering” of society.

For anyone with the slightest remaining grip on their critical faculties, the cat was truly let out of the bag on the day of the First Minister’s infamous “broom cupboard” video last January, in which she abjectly grovelled at the feet of a tiny handful of adolescent transactivists who’d left the party in a loud and choreographed public tantrum because it still hadn’t burned Joanna Cherry at the stake for believing in human biology.

One of those she was abasing herself to that day was the repulsive and now mercifully deceased drug dealer and abusive racist misogynist Leeze Lawrence (above, left), but he was only the tip of a filthy iceberg.

One of many other lows was the attempt to appoint a man who’d relentlessly abused Cherry as the party’s Complaints Officer, which could only reasonably be interpreted as deliberate trolling, but a whole string of figures from the party’s quasi-fascist youth wing have now been successfully and quietly manouevred onto the payroll, particularly at this year’s council elections.

Being seriously mentally disturbed is now a positive career advantage in the SNP (it’s seemingly almost as much so as being a creepy sex pest with a fondness for younger men), as the party’s selection rules give explicit priority to people who have – or who claim to have – conditions like Borderline Personality Disorder, which might seem to a dispassionate observer like the most absolutely catastrophic match possible for a job as intrinsically antagonistic and adversarial as being a politician.

But even we didn’t realise it had gotten as bad as this.

Because the person screaming “WITCH! WITCH! WITCH!” at some feminists in that footage from a Holyrood protest last September is also an office-bearer in the SNP.

This is him:

He was very upset when people posted the protest video.

Because apparently HE was the one being bullied in it.

But this was him earlier that same day, apparently experiencing no difficulties with his mobility on a long walk to Holyrood, proclaiming that the “evil” and “demonic” “TERFs” were going to be “put in their place” and get “what’s coming to them”.

That sort of language doesn’t appear to be out of character for Adamson. In 2020 he called for Tory MP Liz Truss to be “put to death”, somehow escaping police action while Alba activist and Sturgeon critic Dave Llewelyn has been convicted and faces potential imprisonment for sarcastically quoting George Galloway’s own words back at him (and, like Mark Hirst before him, for using a figure of speech which the SNP’s heir apparent Angus Robertson absurdly pretended to consider a real death threat).

And just a few days ago Adamson suggested that former Chancellor and current MP Rishi Sunak would be “assassinated” if he set foot in Scotland.

Adamson himself hasn’t been in Scotland very long. In 2019 he was living in Liverpool, and when the council asked him politely to deal with rubbish outside the door of his flat, this was his response:

We note these things not for the purposes of mockery. Adamson is clearly a very seriously disturbed individual in need of complex mental health treatment. He claims to be severely autistic (although denying it’s a mental health condition), is prone to suicide threats and has been arrested as a danger to the safety of his own mother.

It’s not difficult to see from the Holyrood video why someone could be intimidated by him. He’s physically large and plainly not in control of his emotions. He appears to be traumatised and enraged by “demons” everywhere he goes, from visiting Disney World to taking a simple bus journey.

We publish these images to illustrate that none of it appears to be any barrier to his shaping the policy agenda of the modern SNP. And that, we’d imagine, would be an issue of concern to just about anyone, for all kinds of reasons.

Among those is the risk to Adamson’s own health, as someone who is clearly very ill-equipped to deal with any sort of confrontation or stress. It is not the intention of this post to provoke any more, and we urge readers with the utmost sincerity not to engage with him in any way.

But the SNP urgently need to be challenged on their wildly reckless actions in filling party roles with the demonstrably mentally ill and/or dangerous, while hounding out sane and moderate voices for the slightest infraction. It’s just the latest in a long catalogue of choices made under Nicola Sturgeon that are likely to have impossibly toxic repercussions down the line, not just for the party but for Scotland.

Because the really scary thing is that Adamson isn’t alone. In her desperate quest for validation, Sturgeon has crammed the party at every level with people who might not be quite as troubled as Adamson but are at best unbalanced, and who are certainly pursuing the same goals with the same malicious intensity.

(Here’s another one of its Twitler Youth witchfinders at the weekend. All we can say is that the “far right” must have REALLY lowered their entrance threshold.)

Scotland is now such an unhinged place that we feel the need to explicitly point out this final line is a metaphor: Sturgeon’s SNP is a ticking time bomb, and a lot of people are going to be very badly hurt when it goes off.

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    1. Mark Boyle says:

      Keep it up Sturgeon, merrily digging yourself into an ever bigger hole!

    2. Neil Mackenzie says:

      Press speculating on potential replacements for Nicola Sturgeon as an appropriate leader of her revamped version of the SNP may have a new candidate to put on their list.

    3. Anne says:

      I was present at the demonstration outside the Scottish parliament and am shocked that the individual mentioned is on the NEC .He was very obviously very ill .

    4. Alastair Aitken says:

      Oh dear. We are losing the plot up here somewhat.

      Vive la Republique d’Ecosse.

      ?

    5. Skip_NC says:

      But, but, splutter a metaphor is literal violence. By using such hateful speech (spellcheck suggested “spew”) you have literally murdered 357.62 stunning and brave people. Apologies if I have misgendered anyone who does not identify as a person.

      Seriously, the note to Liverpool authorities is very concerning. I can understand having difficulty taking out the rubbish and you’d hope that people would be understanding and offer reasonable solutions. However, his note does not make it easy for the authorities to do so.

    6. Scott says:

      Neil Mackenzie says:
      16 August, 2022 at 1:02 pm

      Press speculating on potential replacements for Nicola Sturgeon as an appropriate leader of her revamped version of the SNP may have a new candidate to put on their list.
      —-

      Hahahhaha, top bantz.

    7. Graham Lamont says:

      I’ve worked in a variety of care settings with people who access services for a range of issues. Most prominent is a phrase used often by staff and workers, “setting people up to fail”

      A Adamson I fear, is being set up to fail and for what purpose and by whom? Certainly not someone who genuinely cares or looks out for their best intentions?

      And that’s the real issue here at play. This person is doomed to fail and that failure will most probably cause enormous personal damage to the individual and anyone in the vicinity caught up in the fall out.

      The SNP should have greater safeguarding and scrutiny of all positions, if they purport to care?

      Do they care? I have my doubts!

    8. Anonymoose says:

      If you delve further down his timeline he was an ardent Labour supporter prior to his move from England to Edinburgh and his jumping ship to the SNP.

      Anyone is entitled to switch their political allegiances, but when it comes to a political party’s own members and especially those given access to its ruling body, the NEC (even by way of being a member of an affiliated group – as so many who have been voted out of the NEC have used as a route to re-enter themselves onto it by the back door), then they should be automatically vetted because they may be a risk to the party itself.

      With that said we’ve witnessed quite publicly over the past 8 years how the SNP have slid into an autocratic hellscape under the leadership of Mr Peter Murrell and Mrs Nicola Murrell, so I wouldn’t expect anything to improve until those within the SNP serve notice on those who have destroyed the party from within, and its a growing list.

    9. Politically Homeless says:

      Maybe am missing something in Adamson’s Tweets seeming to endorse the Salvation Army, when they are as anti-homosexuality and anti-abortion as the RC church (which he also, apparently, endorses?)

      More than a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

      It’s like the USSR in the 1930s, no problem with a few loons in the party so long as they are loyal, in fact zealotry is useful.

    10. Newburghgowfer says:

      It’s a Mad Mad Mad SNP World ?
      When is the movie coming out

    11. Garrion says:

      It’s the endgame for Sturgeon, IMO. I reckon she’s going soon and has somewhere to go, so as a last set of actions calculated to destroy the SNP for a generation at least, she’s cramming the party with people who will ensure that, and, as a bonus, will be very difficult to remove.

      For any people who still have any lingering hope that there is a cunning plan that will unfold, I’d like to say two things; you have the political insight of a caramel wafer, and in the words of the poet, “ Ever feel like you’ve been cheated?”

    12. Moray Mint says:

      Cllr Fernandes is well known to be a loose cannon in Moray SNP circles. He’s in the same clique as ex Cllr Coy. His missus is on the SNP NEC.

    13. Confused says:

      If Ed Gein and John Wayne Gacy were around today, they would be shoo-ins for the SNP NEC. On the “moderate” wing of the party.

      – this she-beast looks like Courtney Love playing The Joker

      The greatest hope for indy now is that the monkeypox takes out all these mentalists.

    14. Haud says:

      Is this insanity exclusive to Scotland?

    15. Republicofscotland says:

      The betrayer has actively destroyed the SNP from within, its now a hotchpotch of mentally unstable folk, and self serving egotistical sociopaths, and gutless and spineless cowering acolytes.

      The SNP is no longer a party for Scottish independence, its now a party of what in it for me, the betrayer has done untold damage to Scotland, its economy and its indy movement, and Scotland will continue to freefall down the Rabbit Hole whilst the betrayer is at the helm.

      We need to rally round the Alba party and support it at every turn, its now the party of not just independence but sanity.

    16. Awkward Westie says:

      The effort to destroy the SNP from within seems to have stepped up a gear lately … so either the lunatics have truly taken over the asylum or whoever is pulling the strings to discrete Independence is pretty scared that despite their achievement of creating the NuSNP the (old) SNP’s founding mission is close to being achieved.

    17. Alistair Hunter says:

      Thanks for alerting me to all of this stuff – I’m glad I took you seriously earlier and packed in the SNP in favour of Alba when they were forming up. Onwards and upwards folks!

    18. Manandboy says:

      Is it really beyond possible that all that has taken place under Nicola Sturgeon these past eight years is the creation of 10 Downing St and the Security Services?
      If not, then :-
      a) what has Liz Lloyd been doing all these eight years,
      and b) Nicola Sturgeon has done the Union a huge favour by fragmenting the Independence Movement.

    19. Hatuey says:

      God help us.

    20. ChaB says:

      I’m not entirely convinced this person is ill. I think they’re very dangerous. Suppose that’s an illness in itself

    21. Robert Hughes says:

      Confused says:
      16 August, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      ” If Ed Gein and John Wayne Gacy were around today, they would be shoo-ins for the SNP NEC. On the “moderate” wing of the party.

      – this she-beast looks like Courtney Love playing The Joker ”

      Hahaha AYE ! Or a grown-up version of Linda Blair’s character in The Exorcist .

      But it really is a case of ” if it wasn’t so serious it would be hilarious ” and the responsibility for encouraging the likes of this clearly mentally ill person – not to mention giving them a place on the NEC !!! – is squarely down to the SNP . Which surely now must comprise a merely token Sane Fringe . The Lunatic one having just about taken over .

      Once again , it’s REALLY hard to think all this derangement is anything other than deliberate

    22. John Main says:

      #GobSmacked #WeAreScrewed

      Starting to wish there was something in the “Scotland as Colony” idea.

      How many true colonies are benighted by this kind of lunacy?

    23. Merganser says:

      Can’t help feeling that all this is Sturgeon’s revenge for something she feels has been done to her.

      It’s the chronic version of Montezuma’s revenge. No known cure.

    24. John Main says:

      @ Republicofscotland says:16 August, 2022 at 1:50 pm

      “We need to rally round the Alba party and support it at every turn, its now the party of not just independence but sanity”

      Second that.

      And be very, very, very careful of any professional politicos jumping ship from the SNP to Alba.

      Sorry, did I write “politico”? Meant to write “gutless and spineless cowering acolyte”.

      Easy mistake to make as in Scotland, the terms are virtually synonymous.

    25. mike cassidy says:

      So its time for the SNP to have a sanity clause

    26. Christopher Pike says:

      These are the people who would be building the Scottish state post-independence and would no doubt become future MSPs. That’s enough to put anyone off independence.

      Alba is irrelevant after receiving two electoral humiliations – they will also lose their two MPs at the next election. Whether you like it or not, the queer, identity politics obsessed SNP-Green coalition is the driving force of Scottish independence, and I want no part of it. Scottish, straight white males who support independence in 2022 need their heads examined.

    27. Republicofscotland says:

      “Alba is irrelevant after receiving two electoral humiliations – they will also lose their two MPs at the next election”

      Pike.

      Tell me Pike how many years were the SNP in the political wilderness before Madame Ecosse arrived at Westminster, and before 2007 at Holyrood. The Alba party has done well in its short time of existence especially with the full weight of the Britnat media ignoring it.

      Alba will rise under the guidance of Alex Salmond a national hero who opened the indy box after 300+ years of Westminster rule with a indyref.

      Its not independence per se that’s the problem infact its the solution for Scotland, its the current state the SNP is in under Sturgeon the betrayer.

    28. Republicofscotland says:

      Ah there’s my 600k, those suckers will never find it.

      https://img.theepochtimes.com/assets/uploads/2022/06/30/Safe-Deposit-Box-1200×799.jpg

    29. Scott says:

      Sawney Bean would’ve eaten, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, Lord Nelson, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Clement Atlee, Henry Cooper, Lady Diana, AND Maggie Thatcher alive, just sayin.

    30. James che says:

      SNP. The initials may stand for,

      The “Scottish neurotic party” ?

    31. Christopher Pike says:

      Republicofscotland says:
      16 August, 2022 at 2:38 pm
      “Alba is irrelevant after receiving two electoral humiliations – they will also lose their two MPs at the next election”

      Pike.

      Tell me Pike how many years were the SNP in the political wilderness before Madame Ecosse arrived at Westminster, and before 2007 at Holyrood. The Alba party has done well in its short time of existence especially with the full weight of the Britnat media ignoring it.

      Alba will rise under the guidance of Alex Salmond a national hero who opened the indy box after 300+ years of Westminster rule with a indyref.

      Its not independence per se that’s the problem infact its the solution for Scotland, its the current state the SNP is in under Sturgeon the betrayer.

      ———

      Alba will be left with no MPs after the next UK Election, just as the SNP will fail to achieve 50% +1 of the vote share. It would have made far more sense for the SNP to use a Scottish Election as a plebiscite.

    32. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

      “Alba is irrelevant after receiving two electoral humiliations – they will also lose their two MPs at the next election. Whether you like it or not, the queer, identity politics obsessed SNP-Green coalition is the driving force of Scottish independence, and I want no part of it.”

      I wish this was bollocks, but I can see no grounds for disagreeing with it.

    33. James che says:

      At least if westminster’s Rushi or Liz tried the English version of Treason in Scotland it could be contested as breaking the treaty of the union, from day one,

      Because Scots Law was to remain, and Scots law already had an Act for treason, prior to signing the treaty and one year after until Westminster broke it in 1708.
      That would crag up a contestable hornets nest.

      Obviously this snp does not know the counter terrorism Act would be construed as illegal in Scotlands constitution wrote into the Treaty of union.

    34. Joe says:

      What I don’t get is MSM journalists attack the SNP with a load of nonsense that usually blows up in their faces on a daily basis yet turn a blind eye to things like this that if made public would make the SNP look genuinely idiotic and unhinged.

    35. Athanasius says:

      @Rev Stu

      I wish this was bollocks, but I can see no grounds for disagreeing with it.

      Whenever I hear something like this about Alba, I think of this — yeah, I know,it’s the High Priest of empire, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and the sad truth is that THIS is where Scotland is today, and THIS is the kind of mentality the country needs.

      If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
      Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
      Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
      And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools

    36. Luke Warm Dave says:

      Another great piece of investigative journalism. The SNP cannot be saved. There are too many moon howlers positioned throughout the party for it ever to recover. I suspect the heir apparent will add to that when he eventually succeeds the Lady Hee Haw.

    37. Christopher Pike says:

      Joe says:
      16 August, 2022 at 3:25 pm

      “What I don’t get is MSM journalists attack the SNP with a load of nonsense that usually blows up in their faces on a daily basis yet turn a blind eye to things like this that if made public would make the SNP look genuinely idiotic and unhinged.”

      ———

      Identitarians are massively over-represented in the arts and media. Most journalists either drink from the same kool-aid or are worried about the inevitable backlash if they oppose “THE MESSAGE”. This obsession with identity politics has infiltrated everything, including TV and Film. The Critical Drink does a good job of exposing Hollywood’s obsession with woke culture, particularly anything made by Disney (he’s also Scottish). They tried it with the gaming industry too (gamergate).

      The Scottish Parliament does not reflect the lives and lifestyles of the average Scot. My biggest gripe with identitarians, is their sheer hypocrisy. The over-representation of straight, white males in politics is denounced as being problematic, yet, somehow, the over-representation of LGBTQ++++++++ people (particularly in Holyrood) is alright? Sauce for the goose.

    38. Stuart MacKay says:

      I’d be more impressed if such candidates were hired with the express intention of destroying the SNP. However, you just know that the selection committee thought they were doing the right thing and that by hiring Adamson they were collectively expressing their progressive values.

    39. Andy Ellis says:

      @Rev Stu 3.12 pm

      I wish this was bollocks, but I can see no grounds for disagreeing with it.

      You may prove to be right. I certainly hope not. I suppose I’m not just not inclined to give up on them yet? I know it’s trite to try and convince ourselves that a week is long time in politics, or that it’s “events, dear boy, events!” that might lead to a different outcome from the one the past few (admittedly fairly awful) years suggest.

      I don’t buy any means think change is inevitable, but neither do I think we can assume that nowt much will change. Who knows what the next 6-12 months will bring? It behoves us to be ready to respond to a change in circumstances. Sometimes it’s hard in there face of some of the idiocy on display in parts of the movement to think “a plague on both your houses”, but I for one urge you to stay in the game and help fight our corner. We may have need of all hands before long, who knows….?

    40. Cath says:

      Ah well. I hope those remaining in the SNP who have been silent or cheered on their attacks on Alba, SNP1&2 strategy etc are happy that these are the kind of individuals they’ve exchanged Alex Salmond, Kenny MacAskill and Eva Comrie for. I’m just glad I got the hell out and am in the party I regard as the one the SNP was in 2012. Even if they manage to totally fuck up Scotland and destroy our independence, at least I won’t have to live with having fallen for all that and been an active part of it.

    41. Margaret L says:

      That’s one fecking scary bloke,with no control over himself emotionally. Sturgeon on the other hand, knows perfectly well what she’s doing /done, hence the ” I might not be leader for Scottish election. ” I now firmly believe this has been her goal from the outset, the destruction of party and movement. She’s got her result and she’ll be off. I’d like to know why?

    42. Scott says:

      “Sometimes it’s hard in there face of some of the idiocy on display in parts of the movement to think “a plague on both your houses”, but I for one urge you to stay in the game and help fight our corner. We may have need of all hands before long, who knows….?”

      Ronald Villiers would play him in the film.

    43. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

      “and am shocked that the individual mentioned is on the NEC”

      In fairness, I think he’s on the NEC of the Disabled Members Group, which they just wanted to sound a bit more important.

    44. James che says:

      Many thanks to all those that provided answers to the questions I asked here yesterday,
      You educate all of us by doing so.

      And they were excellent responses by the way.

    45. DJ says:

      Independence will come, sooner or later. Everything else is simply froth. The genie is out of the bottle and will never be imprisoned again. The state is well aware of this. All they can do is delay the inevitable.

    46. Republicofscotland says:

      “Alba will be left with no MPs after the next UK Election, just as the SNP will fail to achieve 50% +1 of the vote share. It would have made far more sense for the SNP to use a Scottish Election as a plebiscite”

      Pike

      On Alba that may well be the case, it will take time to build Alba up, time we don’t really have, Sturgeon and her SNP MPs and MSPs really done a number on us and Scotland as a whole.

      As for the Scottish elections as a plebiscite Sturgeon was implored by many on the indyfront to use the last one as a plebiscite, but she ignored them completely, as she ignored Salmond’s supermajority plan.

      The GE plebiscitary election by Sturgeon is a ruse to elect as many SNP MPs as possible using the indy carrot to dazzle the masses. Nothing significant on the indyfront will come of it.

    47. One of the 45% says:

      Sturgeon is finished. She is an embarrassment to Scotland. All she is doing now is selfies with a dwindling group of sycophants. I genuinely dislike her more than Thatcher!

    48. James che says:

      Chrisopher pike,

      Disney was not Scottish,ahemm.

      Walt Elias Disney was born in Chicago in 1901,
      The family name originally was d’Isigny ( from Isigny ) asnd is a norman french deriviation,
      The Disneys among others decended from Normans who settled in IRELAND

    49. Gregory Beekman says:

      Trying to be inclusive is admirable, and trying to undo the decades of not selecting candidates because of race or disability is also commendable.

      However, SNP – and society at large – needs a debate on how that is best done. I don’t think ‘self identifying’ as BAME or disabled is a proper way.

      If you look at the census ( https://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/census-results/at-a-glance/ethnicity/), you’ll see the largest ethnic minority groups in Scotland are the Polish and Irish. Should we have spots purely for them?

      Or do they not count when it comes to inclusivity?

      Disability is different. In this Scot gov doc (https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-wellbeing-measuring-national-outcomes-disabled-people/pages/2/) it states:

      In other words, it sees the barriers created by society, such as negative attitudes towards disabled people, and inaccessible buildings, transport and communication, as the cause of disadvantage and exclusion, rather than the impairment itself.

      So no disability is a problem, which clearly isn’t true.

      I have a (now sadly late) friend who was bi-polar and even changing whose house we were all going back to after the pub could cause him extreme distress because he couldn’t handle a spur-of-the-moment change of plans. He was also unable to work for the same reason – stress, sudden changes etc just destroyed him mentally, and that’s with him taking his ‘meds’ (as he called them) to help stabilise him.

      I’m all for inclusivity, but it has to be done in a sensible, practical way that also clearly puts the health of the candidates first and foremost. It’s not clear to me that that is what the SNP are doing.

      So I applaud their aim, but suggest they need to rethink their methods.

    50. Robert Graham says:

      This doomed to fail pretending to be a referendum looks like being Sturgeon’s fair well gift to all sane and normal Scots , the final nail in the coffin for independence she has manoeuvred herself and been directed by The World Economic Forum to follow their dictates.

      Princess Nicola has almost finished what SLAB started , they didn’t gift Scots a parliament they were forced into it by the Council of Europe because the system of Government in place fell foul and contradicted the rules of the European Union.

      Despite Ellis saying Scotland is not a colony the EU recognised this was in fact the case and forced Tony Blair to alter the way Scotland was governed before they could continue membership of the EU , so who’s right the EU or the British plant Ellis ? .

      Also in a fit of absolute total spite Blair , Brown and the puppet Dewer altered the Maritime coast line of Scotland whereby Arbroath was situated in English waters , totally illegal and as far as Know never challenged,

      Bit by bit our country has been reduced both in financial and population wise the only country in the world to have a oil bonanza and ending up poorer also our population has remained stagnant and destined to remain so under control of England.

      And Ellis says we are not a colony really ! , Explain why the EU came to a different conclusion

    51. Merganser says:

      Republic of Scotland @ 4.34

      Re the ‘Plebs Biscuity’ election. You are so right about this. I have been trying to convince people of this being a fraud since the announcement of it was made. The only guarantee it gives is to get the same SNP troughers in for another 5 years.

    52. Laing french says:

      The woman is a miniature megalomaniac desperate for international recognition and an appointment with the UN for future employment. Everyone else is expendable. Take heed Leslie Evans!

    53. Jason Smoothpiece says:

      Sturgeon is finished, she knows it, I suspect she has a burnt earth policy destroying the party as she leaves

    54. Christopher Pike says:

      James che says:
      16 August, 2022 at 4:40 pm
      Chrisopher pike,

      Disney was not Scottish,ahemm.

      Walt Elias Disney was born in Chicago in 1901,
      The family name originally was d’Isigny ( from Isigny ) asnd is a norman french deriviation,
      The Disneys among others decended from Normans who settled in IRELAND

      ——-

      You didn’t read my post properly. I mentioned that The Critical Drinker is Scottish. I was also referring to Disney, as in the massive corporation.

    55. James che says:

      Christopher pike.
      Joe.

      Kepple disney ?

      The kepple family name derives from william Capel sheriff of the city of london, 1550, member parliament for city of london 1503, his mansion stood on the currant site of the london stock exchange,

      Some of the Capel family moved to to Ireland , later on the name was spelt kepple),
      Notables were
      Sir henry Capell, of Rayne hall, Essex,
      Lois Capell, a french protestant churchman of Calvinist views member of the westminster Assembly,
      Alice keppel, mistress to king Edward V11, great grandmother of Camilla, duchess of Cornwall,

      Daughter of james Kepple and Elizabeth Kepple,
      Sister of Mary Disney; George kepple, William Kepple ;Sally kepple ;Anne Kepple and 1 other,

      The Disney were not poor people and mixed and married into the elite in Ireland before moving to America.

    56. PB says:

      Looks like Sturgeon is continuing to fill the party with extreme ineptitude so there will never be anyone to challenge/replace her other than a chosen heir.

      It appears more likely by the day that Sturgeon’s only true interest is gaining a seat on the UN’s ‘ark’ and an invite to Davos every year to rub shoulders with her ‘best international practice’ idols.

      I can’t find another convincing reason for her lack of effort towards Indy, weaponising the judical system against the movement while allowing the trans ideology to divide it.

      Similar has happened all over the world to supposed left of centre parties and governments, it’s more than just mission creep, sunk cost fallacy, internet activism and the usual corporate interests.

      We’re heading into a technological dark ages based on scientism and Sturgeon is steering us right into that iceberg hoping to jump off and float to the promise land while we’re all herded into cities to have a social credit system beat us into compliance.

      If there are no parties left with the ability to push for Scotland’s independence then perhaps the individual Scot will be forced to declare independence from Scotland (it’s government anyway) – tough times are ahead…

    57. James che says:

      Christopher pike,

      Explain to al of us ” critical drink,” as a person, for we do not know him,

    58. Geoff Anderson says:

      I fear that a Woman (Adult Human Female) is going to be badly hurt by one of these nutcases. They are barely in control of that fierce rage that they feel against the entire World.
      This will explode at one of the Holyrood protests and Sturgeon will be responsible.
      The drugging and mutilation of children via Sandyford clinic is also directly linked to Sturgeon’s actions.

    59. robertkknight says:

      The following image depicts an adult Zebra:

      https://agrarzone.com/media/image/product/6156/lg/covalliero-horse-fly-rug-zebra.jpg

      Those who suggest otherwise shall be arrested and charged as “Thought-Criminals”. Those who are found to be guilty will become unpersons. All Hail Big Wee Brother Nicla!

    60. Cuilean says:

      SNP formed 1934 but Winnie Ewing win was in 1967, 33 years later.

      I am not suggesting Alba will take 33 years to break through. It will be much sooner. Not soon enough, for me, but I thank God it’s there, waiting in the, err hemmmm, ‘Wings’.

    61. Confused says:

      big, if true –

      https://twitter.com/Grouse_Beater/status/1559520219273519104?cxt=HHwWgICznY7Yw6QrAAAA

      @Scott

      ” … your boys took a helluvan eating”

      boom tish

      @RobertHughes

      it all looks deliberate by now. Sabotage. Makes me think of the plot of the producers where despite setting out to fail, they succeed.

      GRA and hate crimes was a massive pish into the punchbowl, but the voters still drink the “kool aid”

      @LukeWarmDave

      – love your stuff. Do you ever feel there is “too much material” for your work? Or that the real world overtakes “satire” too readily?

    62. Ian Brotherhood says:

      Whether or not anyone regards Scotland as a ‘colony’, it’s quite another thing to be made to feel inferior to someone else who you perceive to be of another nationality.

      We all have stories of being ‘talked down to’ by English visitors (sometimes residents – ‘New Scots’ to some) who appear to believe they’re still in the Home Counties.

      I won’t name the place because it may then become possible to identify the bastard, but about 20 yrs ago we went to stay at a relative’s croft, way up beyond Ullapool. Beautiful spot, a half dozen or so crofts strung along the road, then the usual ‘run-rig’ patches leading to a lovely sandy beach.

      We had just arrived. Long drive from Ayrshire, and a tricky final few single-track miles.

      We got out, my better half got the wee ones inside and I unpacked. It was an old Volvo estate we were in. A proper old tank. We’d brought enough shopping and bedding etc to last a week or so. I took everything out and laid it beside the front gate.

      Then a very posh female voice said ‘The rubbish isn’t collected until next Thursday.’

      She was about the same age as me (late 30s), blonde, with a pretty face ruined by frowning. Jumpers. Rohan breeks. Wellington boots. She had a ‘toy’ dog on a leash which seemed friendly and wanted a pat but she kept it close.

      ‘Pardon?’

      She was staring at the bin bags which contained our pillows and bedding.

      ‘The bins don’t go out until Thursday.’

      She was now looking at the Volvo as if she couldn’t recall ever having seen anything so disgusting in her entire life.

      ‘I’m not leaving this stuff here. It’s going inside.’

      She then turned her gaze to me and – literally – scanned me from my feet to my neck. Not once did she make eye contact. Then she turned and moved away, only to go in the very next gate.

      It’s hard to express how angry I was. It wrecked that wee holiday, for me at any rate. It didn’t matter that she was wrong about the bins, or that she couldn’t process the whole idea that some people use bin bags to carry/wrap stuff in. It’s not even the fact that she wasn’t ‘a local’ any more than I was. What really angered and upset me was being spoken to as if I was nothing. I didn’t even merit the basic human decency of eye contact or a standard greeting. To her I was just an unwelcome, messy, embarrassing oik, lowering the tone.

      For anyone to belittle how wretched the experience can be by arguing over whether or not the entire country is a ‘colony’ misses the points Alf Baird and others have been making for decades. (Alisdair’s Gray’s miserable experience after his ‘s*ttl*r’ comments are probably the most prominent example.)

      Some English folk – and they are a tiny minority to be sure – have long experience of making others feel like something they’ve discovered on the sole of their shoe. They do it to anyone, regardless of where they happen to come from or wherever they happen to be. And it’s just not acceptable. This isn’t ‘my’ country any more than anyone else’s but I shouldn’t be made to feel like an interloper by folk who regard everything and everyone as their property.

      If that makes me a ‘nativist’, so be it.

    63. Ian Brotherhood says:

      Just copied my last comment across from the last thread, where it was in moderation.

      The offending word has two asterisks. Just in case anyone else didn’t realise it was on the list.

      😉

    64. Republicofscotland says:

      Confused @5.50pm.

      If true as you say, that’s good, the Westminster Tories have been blocking the release of information on polls they carried out on support for independence, to continuously block the information by hook or by crook for a couple of years tell me that support for Scottish independence is well over 50% and that they don’t want Scots knowing that.

      Now if only we have a FM to channel it through.

    65. Scott says:

      Republicofscotland says:
      16 August, 2022 at 6:25 pm

      If true as you say, that’s good, the Westminster Tories have been blocking the release of information on polls they carried out on support for independence, to continuously block the information by hook or by crook for a couple of years tell me that support for Scottish independence is well over 50% and that they don’t want Scots knowing that.

      It’s more likely that biased questions to produce -ve results are being hidden by the wily old foxes in the 1822.

    66. Harry McAye says:

      Someone posted a link on Twitter to a YouTube vid of an Alexandria Adamson, performing, if that’s the right word, some dance moves in a town centre, complete with microphone, as you’d expect from someone so shy and retiring. It was filmed from a distance but it looked like a big, hefty bloke to me. No sign of any disability and certainty no zimmer in sight. Does he identify as disabled as well as a woman?

    67. John Main says:

      @ PB says:16 August, 2022 at 5:19 pm

      “Looks like Sturgeon is continuing to fill the party with extreme ineptitude so there will never be anyone to challenge/replace her other than a chosen heir”

      My thoughts exactly. She won’t be the first powerful megalomaniac to groom a low-wattage successor whilst simultaneously destroying any competent competition.

      “If there are no parties left with the ability to push for Scotland’s independence then perhaps the individual Scot will be forced to declare independence from Scotland (it’s government anyway)”

      Plenty of information online about how that is a growing trend in South Africa, where the government can no longer achieve anything other than self-enrichment. Those with money and space are creating their own off-grid communities, where everything is run privately, up to and including defence, law and order. It’s either do that or go down with the failing, sinking, ship of state.

    68. Astonished says:

      I agree with all the above.

      However Alba gives us hope. The SNP do not. Eventually folk will see this.

      I agree Sturgeon is finished. What happens after her demise ?

    69. Ian Brotherhood says:

      @Astonished (6.54) –

      ‘What happens after her demise?’

      That depends on whether or not you believe that she – and a goodly number of co-conspirators – should spend time in prison.

    70. Kenneth Harper says:

      Stu,
      It gets worse her latest rant is to limit or destroy the whiskey industry, to save the planet. She really doesn’t understand that the angels share is a vital part of the production process for malt. Tasted Indian whiskey or Japanese because because that’s the future once she has levied a £ a bottle extra tax and destroyed the product. Even hard nose believers must think of voting Alba the rest will maybe vote for unionist parties for fear that SNP land will go broke, utterly mad

    71. John Main says:

      @ Gregory Beekman says:16 August, 2022 at 4:59 pm

      I appreciate it’s difficult to keep up these days, but “BAME” is no longer considered to be an appropriate term.

      Plenty of info online should you wish to dig deeper to identify an acceptable alternative.

      “the largest ethnic minority groups in Scotland are the Polish and Irish. Should we have spots purely for them?”

      Why not? I have often thought we could at least put up Polish roadsigns. After all, it is far more likely that a native Polish speaker will have a poor grasp of English than a native Gaelic speaker.

    72. Ruby says:

      “Scotland is now such an unhinged place that we feel the need to explicitly point out this final line is a metaphor: Sturgeon’s SNP is a ticking time bomb, and a lot of people are going to be very badly hurt when it goes off.”

      When the ‘bomb’ goes off who will replace the Sturgeon’s SNP?

    73. Ruby says:

      I’ve been posting like mad on the previous thread.

      I thought I had not just stopped the flow of debate with my gobbledygook but killed the debate stone dead until I realised there was this new thread.

      I’ve not got a lot to say about this article except that I find the prediction that Alba will not succeed very depressing.

      If not Alba then who?

    74. Robert Hughes says:

      ” Plenty of information online about how that is a growing trend in South Africa, where the government can no longer achieve anything other than self-enrichment. Those with money and space are creating their own off-grid communities, where everything is run privately, up to and including defence, law and order. It’s either do that or go down with the failing, sinking, ship of state.”

      I reckon that’s the way of the future John . Small/er self-sufficient communities , mutual aid , horizontal * power * structures . In other words …Anarchy – not the middle-class , student * rebel * infantilism of Antifa , the real meaning of the term ie Anarchia – from the Greek , meaning No Ruler !

      An Independent Scotland would have ALL the natural resources required for that kind of radical change in how we live and organise our communities . Both urban and rural

      Aye , I know , seems like a million miles from where we are now and current global trends eg towards an even greater centralisation of power/control ; but , if not by choice , this is how we may be obliged to live as things like oil , petrol , gas ( finite sources all ) and even water become either too expensive or just not available .

      We might all be better off in things that REALLY matter if this comes to pass

    75. Wullie Halliday says:

      Makes Sean Clerking and his mates seem quite reasonable by comparison.

    76. Ruby says:

      If Alba can’t succeed in Scotland then I have serious doubts Scotland will succeed.

      My faith in the people of Scotland will be gone and I will be asking all the same question as John Main & Chas.

      That will just be for laughs to wind up independence supporters.
      What currency will we use LOL

      I’m off back to listen to Tucker Carlson & find out more about Biden using the same handbook as Sturgeon. ie ‘How to Stay in Power Using Abusing the law’

    77. Ruby says:

      Wullie Halliday says:
      16 August, 2022 at 7:32 pm

      Makes Sean Clerkin and his mates seem quite reasonable by comparison.

      Hey Wullie watch it! I’m a big fan of Clerkin & his mates. At least they are doing something. Everyone else is all talk & no action.

    78. Ian Brotherhood says:

      @Robert Hughes (7.22) –

      The idea of micro-societies or whatever they’re called is quite appealing in some ways but it flies in the face of the myriad ‘globalising/individualisation/equality’ mantras being rammed down our throats 24/7.

      We must live together in complete harmony. Whether we like it or not.

    79. Gregory Beekman says:

      John Main says: 16 August, 2022 at 7:04 pm

      I appreciate it’s difficult to keep up these days, but “BAME” is no longer considered to be an appropriate term.

      BAME is the term the SNP used, as described in the article Wings wrote that he references in the article we are commenting on.

      The term BAME is used in this article from Jan 2021, which I was referencing: https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-death-wish/

    80. Robert Hughes says:

      ” We must live together in complete harmony. Whether we like it or not. ”

      Yip !

      How long before someone calls us ” Hippies ” ? 🙂

    81. Fiona Brown says:

      I commend your compassion & responsibility with regard to these trouble souls. Oh that snp office bearers had that capacity & capability. They do not. Or are so in the grip of their own neuroses to be impared. That alone should remove them but it will NO My hero on integrated health for individuals groups nations ‘isms’ CJ Jung said ‘you don’t have – neuroses, psychosis – it has YOU. Sadly few do the work needed with or without pharmacological help/support to be safe for themselves!

    82. Roger says:

      @Helen Yates

      ….seems to till be there?

      https://twitter.com/alexia_adamson

    83. Mark Boyle says:

      @Ian Brotherhood:
      Re: your post 16 August, 2022 at 6:13 pm

      We had three sets of English neighbours round our way. One lot were non-descript, another were the epitome of the Lancastrian working class thinking they were middle class snob who thought everyone in Scotland was a porridge w*g needing put in their place by their English “betters” at all times, either subtly or not so subtly.

      Finally there was a young couple from London … rabid SNP, simply didn’t “get” Scots who voted anything else. They’d thought London was finished, came up due to work commitments, couldn’t believe the state of places like Glasgow and thought the whole “Glasgow’s Miles Better” campaign beggared belief. “A pointless vanity exercise. It’ll lie there for years after to become an overgrown ruin, like the Linwood car plant” they predicted – and they were right.

      They’d relatives all over de-industrialised England where the same “make them feel better” bollocks was being done that solved nothing. But up here people were so wilfully piss poor with their priorities and wee bastards like Pat Lally knew it.

      I’ve noticed far too many of the recent wave of English being moved up here over the last decade are unfortunately too much like the Lancastrian lot I knew. Part of it is the rise of the SNP effect, and the ludicrous offence the English take to Scots having the affrontry to believe they’d be better off without England (forgetting we’d also be saying tatty bye to Wales and ESPECIALLY Northern Ireland). In areas such as the Highlands I can understand locals frustrations with those simply looking for a cold “year in Provance” – the same bullshit those down in Devon and Cornwall face with the holiday homers (and the plague of AirBnBs used by “touring” prostitutes and county lines drug gangs for “distribution”).

      But in the Lowlands, part of me feels we bring it in part on ourselves. English folk are appalled at how prevailent the whole dumb “proddy/tim” garbage is still in the West of Scotland (where, remember over 50% of the entire population lives) – where new work colleagues invariably get asked (amid all sorts of gymnastics to get to the question), “what school did you go to?” and if that fails what team do they support, if that fails what team did their dad support, etc. The way Scots put so much importance to such total trivia that an Old Firm derby renders areas no-go zones in the 48 hours before and after, and the fortnight at work before and after sees so many regress into child like levels of mentality over a bloody game of football.

      And then of course there’s that special evil of “the marches” – something in England they said good riddance to with the National Front in the 1990s. They know only too well the real purposes of such “in your face” stunts. Give the English their due, they at least try to learn from their mistakes. We in Scotland however “robustly” defend every cringeworthy shitey part of our “culture” long past binning as something to be “celebrated”, usually with infantile arguments about “banning it would be just like what they did to tartan an’ stuff after Culloden, ‘un that!”

      If that sounds harsh, consider the probs they just had with Afghan refugees refusing point blank to move up here (even though there’s a squad of them already in Govan) largely thanks to the Rab C Nesbitt perception the outside world has of us … and THAT one was nothing to do with the English.

    84. Lorna Campbell says:

      Such an incredible wealth of evidence exists now about ‘trans’ crime, ‘trans’ transgressions into female spaces and ‘trans’ autogynephilia that you would have to be seriously deranged to actually believe or support this stuff. Of course there are people with genuine body dysphoria, and according to Ry Blanchard, some of those do require hormones and surgery to have any kind of life. No one is saying that this handful of individuals cannot identify in any way they please, wear what they want, etc., but no one has the right to expect society at large to lower its safeguarding and abandon its laws and change its speech formations.

      I think what we are seeing is the coming together of two types of narcissists – the first group comprises people who have been damaged in some way and do have real mental health issues, many of them, or they are out-and-out autogynephiles or sexual fetishists (heterosexual males) and the second group, the indulged brats of the pseudo left (both male and female) is using them for its own ends, which is to destroy society itself – for various reasons, some overtly sexual, others vengeful, misogynistic and so on. Many of both groups came from the so-called hard left of the Labour Party into the SNO around early 2015, and, gradually, their tentacles have spread widely throughout the party. However, they are also present, in fewer numbers in all the other parties, too. The SNP was chosen because it was in power. It is as simple as that.

      As for destroying independence and the party’s raison d’être, it could not have worked out better because the ‘trans’ lot never wanted independence, no matter how much they deny that truth, and try to bluster their way out of it, and the foot-draggers and comfy slippers always wanted devolution to remain. They thought they were on a winner after the loss in 2014. They were very wrong, and we can see the panic setting in as they realise that there is no stopping independence and they will have to deliver something, so smoke and mirrors all the way now.

    85. Allium says:

      I always think, paradoxically, that Alba might do quite well in an independent Scotland. Atm they remind me (only in function, NOT in identity) as a kind of middle-years UKIP, a sort of pressure group as much as a political party. They have a purpose already, in that they annoy the right people, get under the SNP’s skin, and have had an effect on the agenda, if not the outcome. Obviously I’d have liked them to have better results, and to have gained ground, but they do have a value now, albeit not the one I’d have preferred.

    86. John Main says:

      @ Ruby says:16 August, 2022 at 7:33 pm

      “What currency will we use?”

      Good question, Ruby.

      So far, the only answer from anybody BTL here comes from Andy Ellis.

      He proposes the Merk. Odd that nobody else is interested in something so simple, yet so immediately relevant, that every Scot in the land will want to know about it.

      Endless banging on about Bannockburn, Culloden, 1707, culture, bill of rights, Scots language, heritage, personal sovereignty, etc. but propose symbolically re-instating Scotland’s ancient and unique currency as a means of kick-starting iScotland’s sovereign national wealth and hence individual, personal wealth for the Scots, and … tumbleweed.

      Let me guess. iScotland will use the Euro. Long ago decided and not up for further discussion. Just don’t tell anybody in case it generates questions.

      You don’t like questions, do you, Ruby?

      Haud oan, that’s a question!

    87. David says:

      Party went to rat shit when Derek McKay left . Guy was holding the party together in hindsight.

    88. Lorna Campbell says:

      Sorry, should have added that we need to get across the people that about 95% of these men (the FtM ‘trans’ is equally intrusive of male spaces, but not a direct physical threat) are heterosexuals with autogynephilia (a range of fetishes, expanded and enhanced by porn sickness. We need people to understand what autogynephilia is and why it is a massive threat to females of all ages and to their spaces and rights. It is not just about validation, although that is a big part of it, but it is also about ‘wearing’ females like a second skin, very much like the sadistic killer in ‘Silence of the Lambs’. I’m not saying all autogynephiles are harmful or even a physical threat, but they do all pose a threat to female hard-won rights, and we are under no obligation to treat them like females. They are not females, never can or will be. Some, like this chap, can be very irrational and threatening if anyone dares to suggest he might actually be autogynephilic. This is what they do not want the public at large to know about and that is when they might be dangerous physically to women and gils who have the temerity to challenge them as ‘women’. Their sexual fetish(es) rule many of them.

    89. Hatuey says:

      Parties don’t recover from people like Sturgeon. Did Labour recover from Blair? What these people actually do is replace the authentic ideological goals of the party with a culture of pure individualism and greed. That culture lingers for years.

      The best you could hope for is a highly divided SNP, which would fail anyway. It doesn’t look very divided though, does it?

      Alba is all there is, the only dog we have in the official game. That’s okay though, the sovereign people have (and will always have) the traditional route to independence as an option.

    90. Effigy says:

      As the completely bonkers Boris made PM has the SNP gone looking for officers
      with mental issues in hope they too can climb the ladder.

    91. stonefree says:

      @ David at 8:18 pm

      I’ve said forever Mackay getting Maccoll telt was the smartest thing in the ferry nonsense
      The article feature a bunch of questionable people,Does a violent core exist within the SNP core at grass roots Branch level
      YES it does
      The final line says it all She doesn’t know what she has created or has allowed to be created in her name

    92. WhoRattledYourCage says:

      William S Burroughs got it right with Roosevelt After Inauguration. Just change ‘Roosevelt’ for ‘Sturgeon.’

      ‘Roosevelt After Inauguration:

      Immediately after the inauguration Roosevelt appeared on the White House balcony, dressed in the purple robes of a Roman Emperor and leading a blind, toothless lion on a gold chain, hog-called his constituents to come and get their appointments. The constituents rushed up, grunting and squealing like the hogs they were; men who had gone gray and toothless in the faithful service of their country were summarily dismissed in the grossest terms, like:

      “You’re fired, you old fuck, get your piles out of here,” and in many cases thrown bodily out of their offices.

      Hoodlums and riff-raff of the lowest caliber filled the highest offices of the land. When the Supreme Court overruled some of the legislation perpetrated by this vile route, Roosevelt forced that honest body, one after the other on threat of immediate reduction to the rank of congressional lavatory attendants, to submit to intercourse with a purple-assed baboon so that venerable honored men surrendered themselves to the embraces of a lecherous, snarling simian while Roosevelt and his strumpet wife and veteran brown-nose Harry Hopkins, smoking a communal hookah of hashish, watched the immutable spectacle with cackles of obscene laughter. Justice Blackstaff succumbed to a rectal hemorrhage on the spot. Roosevelt only laughed and said coarsely,

      “Plenty more where that came from.”

      Hopkins, unable to contain himself, rolled on the floor in sycophantic convulsions saying over and over,

      “You’re killin’ me chief! You’re killin’ me!”

      Now Roosevelt then appointed the baboon to replace Justice Blackstaff, deceased. So henceforth the proceedings of the court were carried on with a screeching simian; shitting and pissing and masturbating on the table and not infrequently leaping on one of the justices and tearing him to shreds.

      “He’s entering a vote of dissent”, Roosevelt would say with an evil chuckle.

      The vacancies so created were invariably filled by simians, so that in the course of time the Supreme Court came to consist of nine purple-assed baboons. And Roosevelt, claiming to be the only one able to interoperate their decisions, thus gained control of the highest tribunal in the land.

      Then Roosevelt gave himself over to such vile and unrestrained conduct as it is shameful to speak of. He instituted a series of contests, designed to promulgate the lowest acts and instincts of which the human species is capable. There was ‘The Most Unsavory Act Contest’, ‘The Cheapest Trick Contest’, ‘Molest-A-Child Week’, ‘Turn In Your Best Friend Week’, (professional stool-pigeons disqualified), and the coveted title of ‘All-Around Vilest Man of the Year’.

      Roosevelt was compelled with such hate for the species as it is that he wished to degrade it beyond recognition.
      “I’ll make those cocksuckers glad to mutate”, he would say, looking off into space as if seeking new frontiers of depravity.
      So let us all scan the horizon for new frontiers of depravity; this is the space age, and we are here to go!’

    93. Ian Brotherhood says:

      @Mark Boyle (8.01) –

      Thanks for the interesting response.

      Can I ask when you encountered these neighbours? Was it pre-indyref1?

      Not at the wind-up or being nosey, just curious.

    94. Mary Gordon says:

      oh trying to understand what benefit the SNP gets from such an appointment? Destroy the SNP from within?

      Meanwhile I have to meet him on my local bus now in a electric chair GLARING at my dino badge. I feel sorry for LRT bus drivers who are I think on the whole bloody amazing with passengers with mobility and disability issues.

    95. I think Nicola is doing this just to piss of Alex Salmond,

      `i couldn`t destroy you but i will destroy the thing you built up and love`.

      Councilor Clem Fandango just reekes of uni educated woke bearded virtue signaler with an extra large stench of narcissism.

    96. Charles Findlay says:

      Burroughs certainly had a way with words.

    97. Merganser says:

      Rev. Stuart Campbell @ 3.12

      The darkest hour is just before the dawn.

      Dawn cannot be far away now.

    98. Ruby says:

      John Main says:

      You don’t like questions, do you, Ruby?

      Haud oan, that’s a question?

      Oh no I love questions & I know you do too.

      Just to prove it I’m going to ask you a couple right now.

      1. You are totally off your rocker, aren’t you John Main?

      2. You posted on ‘The Scotsman’ as Norse Warrior didn’t you John Main?

      Enjoy!

    99. Mark Boyle says:

      Ian Brotherhood says:
      16 August, 2022 at 8:57 pm

      @Mark Boyle (8.01) –

      Thanks for the interesting response.

      Can I ask when you encountered these neighbours? Was it pre-indyref1?

      Not at the wind-up or being nosey, just curious.

      Oh … LONG before the IndyRed, in fact in the previous century!

    100. Dave M says:

      Well, yet another interesting person with a prominent SNP role. I was surprised when I heard about it the other day. No doubt his colourful Twitter history won’t be an issue!

      One point I must correct you on though, Stu. Autism is not a mental health condition. It’s a neurological condition. A significant proportion of autistic people do experience separate issues with mental health, but it’s not a mental health issue in and of itself.

    101. Ian Brotherhood says:

      @Mark Boyle (9.46) –

      Cheers.

    102. Alf Baird says:

      Hatuey @ 8:29 pm

      “Parties don’t recover from people like Sturgeon.”

      An astute observation, as postcolonial theory and the well-trod decolonization template that Scotland is following confirms:

      “Inside the nationalist parties, the will to break colonialism is linked with another quite different will: that of coming to a friendly agreement with it” (Frantz Fanon). The outcome is what we see: “The rupture occurs” between the ‘official’ party and ‘the undesirables’. Repression of ‘wayward elements’ follows as the ‘official’ national party “draws nearer to colonialism”. An awakened nation and people begins to march – and “the plans for liberation are sketched out”, e.g. by Salvo and SSRG. There is only one doctrine now – “to act in such a way that the nation may exist”, which is, to assert sovereignty of the people. “The nationalist parties do not understand this new phenomenon which precipitates their disintegration.”

    103. Derek says:

      I wonder why you’d take a tenement flat that wasn’t on the ground floor if you couldn’t do stairs whilst carrying stuff?

    104. Gavin Nicol says:

      While autism isn’t a mental health condition, as people with it can be healthy or unhealthy like any other part of humanity, it is a mental condition.

      On the other hand, when someone who is clearly unwell in many ways bangs on about it that’s only unhelpful towards healthy autistic people.

    105. Hatuey says:

      It’s happening, Alf, as we speak. Grouse linked to a tweet today that suggested support for independence was currently polling at 72%. That doesn’t surprise me.

      Tonight a protest in Perth that would normally have attracted 10 or 20 people was attended by hundreds. It’s the first movement of a powerful nationalist locomotive that by January will be a runaway train.

      The UK government must be panicking in the background. Their colonial administration is in disarray and Sturgeon can’t keep the rabble in line any more — nobody is listening to her.

      This article by Wings today tells us everything we need to know about the SNP’s priorities. I guess that was the point. I usually switch off when this subject comes up but this article actually rattled me and I found it profoundly disturbing.

      My God, what the hell are they doing?

    106. Josef Ó Luain says:

      “The nationalist parties do not understand this new phenomenon which precipitates their disintegration.” We really should be smiling, not to mention well prepared.

    107. Breeks says:

      Confused says:
      16 August, 2022 at 5:50 pm
      big, if true –

      @LukeWarmDave

      – love your stuff. Do you ever feel there is “too much material” for your work? Or that the real world overtakes “satire” too readily?

      I do too LWD.

      Not so sure you’re barking up the right tree about Luke Mitchell though… I was working very near where it occurred. I wasn’t a witness or anything, but heard some pretty nasty stuff from very reputable sources, and some deeply, deeply suspicious things which seemed very incriminating and difficult to explain away.

      Pretty sure they got the right man, whether he was a boy or not. If my sources were legit, the “getting away with it” was premeditated, which leads you to a rather obvious conclusion.

    108. Geri says:

      SNP are dead to me & Sturgeon is an imposter.

      She’s mentally ill. A narcissist & a loose cannon who has surrounded herself with flying monkeys who are equally unhinged.

      Everyone who truly wants independence needs to ditch this party of parasites & fast – or it really is game over.

      Expert testimony on the Amber Turd case regarding Borderline personality disorder. That was some scary shit & no way should they hold any form of public office. Violent & unpredictable at the drop of a hat & very vindictive, spiteful, destructive & hysterical.
      This person meets all cluster B lol!

      These nutters overtaking the SNP are authoritarian batshit crazies.
      Everyone wheesht, be silenced, cancel culture, no difference of opinion allowed, spite to lose ppl their jobs & social accounts, violent, intimidating, report your neighbours to authorities ect ect. Their list is long & stay awake cause batshit crazies add new things everyday.

    109. Geri says:

      Mark Boyle.

      England does have the sectarian shitery.
      It’s rank with masonic orders, secret meetings & orange orders.

      I used to work 5* 400 room hotel + overspill. Hotel was fully booked every single weekend. Arrive Friday & all night piss up (resident so open bar 24/7) Ladies day Saturday with shopping, pampering & beauty for the massive banquet evening ahead of black tie & ball gowns. Sunday brunch in gardens. Money no object & all the cringe pomp & ceremony of pensioners in tights.

      Skye shop had a notice in their window. ‘School meeting – locals only. No English’
      Asking what’s that about lead to a rant of epic proportions lol! Along the lines of ‘Coming here, don’t like the way things are done, don’t like the language, don’t like the school, don’t like the locals, don’t like the music, don’t fecking like anything but their houses & everyone is to feck off from the vicinity – Fecking (named the TV show that was filmed there. Teacher trys to appease these arseholes & locals want it to stop. That’s why they’re no invited’

      As for quizzing what schools, they do that too. It’s the fastest way to find out if you failed 11+
      That made for being instantly ostracised in the workplace if some poor sod had & that shit follows them all their life.

    110. Geri says:

      John Main.

      We’ll have the £1.00

      Same way as it was admitted to after indyref by the BoE tosser who’d been silenced by Cameron’

      ‘of course we’d have a currency Union until such times as Scotland wishes to use its own currency’

      Scotland can have any currency it wishes when it has its own central bank.

      Here’s a question for you tho..

      Given all the constant screeching there is about us being England’s biggest trading partner..

      What the fuck would they buy our goods with? Jam & jellied eels?

      Was England banished from trading in the £ despite failing to join? No.

      Currency is a promise to pay the bearer & banks trade in all different kinds of it everyday without the fecking drama No voters create.

    111. Rab Davis says:

      The freaks continue to set the agenda.

    112. John Main says:

      @ Hatuey says:17 August, 2022 at 12:44 am

      “The UK government must be panicking in the background.”

      Soz, Hatuey, the UK government is AWOL.

      Everybody else has noticed that, so where have you been skulking?

    113. John Main says:

      @ Geri says:17 August, 2022 at 5:27 am

      Thanks for your reply.

      The second answer to my question, so many thanks.

      Now I have two answers, each different.

      See any problem there?

      Anyways, the problem with the Pound is the same problem with the Euro. For both, iScotland will be hamstrung by economic policies that will be tailored to suit external, much bigger economies.

      I will also add, for the pound, external, much bigger, HOSTILE economies. The next WM PM has just nailed her colours to the mast – there will be no Indy Ref on her watch.

      So, it’s UDI, or Hatuey’s hinted at armed insurrection. In both cases, trying to use a hostile neighbour’s currency looks like a non-starter to me.

      Rouble, anybody?

    114. Andrea says:

      I am confused by this article. What position has this individual been given within the SNP?

    115. Ruby says:

      Geri says:
      17 August, 2022 at 4:26 am

      Mark Boyle.

      England does have the sectarian shitery.

      What about Tommy Robinson & the EDL?

    116. The protest in Perth was more anti Tory than pro Indy,

      mostly British Labour activists.

    117. Dorothy Devine says:

      New Zealand , Ireland and Canada used the pound until they established their own currency – it just isn’t the problem some want to make it.

    118. Ruby says:

      Luke Warm Dave says:
      16 August, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      Another great piece of investigative journalism. The SNP cannot be saved. There are too many moon howlers positioned throughout the party for it ever to recover. I suspect the heir apparent will add to that when he eventually succeeds the Lady Hee Haw.

      Moon howlers?

    119. Ottomanboi says:

      Yaye, speeding to hell on a sketchy (skate) board
      What is a Period Dignity Officer?
      Why are natural processes politicized and monetized, the latter through increasingly graphic advertising.
      Where is the dignity of those women who desire to be discreet about such matters.
      There are dirty old pervs everywhere these days it seems not just down the local park.
      DOPs know their own too.
      Flock, flock, flock
      STIGMA: the word to watch. https://www.verywellhealth.com/stigma-5215412
      The passe partout to «mindfuck».

    120. Ruby says:

      I don’t really care anymore if Scotland is or isn’t a colony or what currency we will use in an iScotland because Scotland independent or not independent is shit and is going to be shit.

      The Union is shit, Scotland is shit, iScotland will be shit.

      Put me down as disillusioned.

      I’m a disillusionista.

    121. Ruby says:

      Ottomanboi says:

      What is a Period Dignity Officer?

      I have no idea. No idea what period poverty is either.

      The way things are going I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘Period Dignity Officer’ helped show young girls how to insert a tampon.

      I posted the following two posts on the previous thread:

      “Dear Sir

      I have a question re periods.

      Do tampons & sanitary pads have a best before date?

      Just askin’ cos I saw two massive clear poly bin bags jam packed full of new tampons & sanitary pads out on the pavement waiting to be collected by the bin men.

      Quite a mystery why they were being chucked out.

      Would they be safe to burn when it gets v. cold in october?

      ================================

      “What I’m wondering in light of recent events if we are going to go from men being very embarrassed to be shopping for tampons to seeing only men in the tampon aisle.

      In the event of a woman straying into that aisle there will be a male assistant there to advise.

      No jokes about this especially not at the Pleasance .”

    122. Ruby says:

      The question that needs to be asked is

      Who is making money from the ‘period poverty scam’?

    123. Ruby says:

      Coming to a local library near you very soon

      ‘Drag Queen Auntie Flo will tell you all about your Auntie Flo’

      Come along and be entertained and educated.
      It’s never too early to learn.

    124. Scott says:

      Ruby says:
      17 August, 2022 at 9:48 am

      Come along and be entertained and educated.
      It’s never too early to learn.

      It’s never too early for a Fusilier

    125. Geri says:

      John Main 7:50am

      An iScot will have its own central bank.
      It will do exactly what other countries do who survive just fine without the stroppy British Empire as looking out for them.

      Next time you think what can I ask next? Try by looking at what other countries do.

      A hostile neighbour? I’ve no doubt theyd attempt to re-introduce the Alien act in a heartbeat. They’re fucked up like that & driven by spite. It’s their MO. We had a taste of that during COVID over the vaccines.

      Lizz Truss can nail her knickers to the mast. Men’s feck all to me other than another Tory tosser.
      Truss is telt what’s happening – end of. Or we play spite ourselves starting with turning off the electricity, water. Gas. Oil. Food.
      Again, what do other countries do? They head to world leaders & the courts.
      What loss are they to us? What do they actually give to the world other than petulance? The European Council would be the place to start. Devolution started there so may as well finish there. A meeting of world leaders with threats of sanctions that the UK has ZERO standing in now.

      A country, within a voluntary Union, cannot be held against its democratic will. That sounds like a colony to me. They’re not as free loving as you’d have us all believe eh?

    126. Mark Boyle says:

      Geri says:
      17 August, 2022 at 4:26 am

      Mark Boyle.

      England does have the sectarian shitery.
      It’s rank with masonic orders, secret meetings & orange orders.

      I’m sorry, but this is nonsense, complete and utter nonsense – nothing more than wishes being projected as facts, the sort of drivel from which much of today’s “everyone’s a special little snowflake” derives from.

      Apart from Liverpool, the Orange Order never took off down south, not even in London (although there once was a “Thames Valley” branch). Their problem was twofold, first being seen as an “Irish” thing (and thus ironically hamstrung by another set of prejudices!) and secondly local authorities doing their best to make them unwelcome (unlike Scotland and the Irelands, where sectarianism and/or publican pressure allowed them to optimise their “in your face”-ness. The “Thames Valley” lot were often forced to march down one side of a slip road outside Reading (“and like it!”) for their Twelfth, the same treatment they gave to political marches.

      As for the freemasons, the “mafia of the mediocre” is not anti-Catholic – rather it is the Catholic church that is anti-freemasonry (at least in papal doctrine), as is the Free Presbyterians and a number of other Christian groups, owing to their “ungodly oath taking” (this reason is ironically also why the FPs – the most virulent anti-Catholic of the Presbyterian groups in Scotland, is also the most anti-Orange Order, membership of which means instant expulsion). Pope Paul was suitably abashed when weeks after a papal bull reiterating the Vatican’s anti-masonic stance, he discovered several of his bishops were “on the square”!

      The Catholic Church of course has several of its own such as the so-called Knights Of St Columba – although a couple of Catholic priests are brave enough to forbid them from using parish property, in much the same manner some Anglicans forbid freemasons from having “themed” services or functions within their parish church or hall.

      From that you can work out the churches’ real problem with Freemasonry is not that of “rival Gods”, but that of competition – both are organisations proffering the acceptance of mumbo jumbo and some theatre in return for tangible rewards. Freemasonry is a threat like witchcraft to Christianity because the rewards are material and present, not ethereal and after death …

      As for quizzing what schools, they do that too. It’s the fastest way to find out if you failed 11+. That made for being instantly ostracised in the workplace if some poor sod had & that shit follows them all their life.

      Again, rubbish. The 11 plus was scrapped in 1976 – 46 years ago and the members of that generation affected largely long since retired. Once again you are making things up to make it look “it’s no just us!”

      Although there are still publicly funded schools where places are awarded via an entrance exam (ironically Anglican and Catholic state funded schools are the worst for this!), it’s only the “old school tie” network amongst the upper echelons of management that the English have to watch for (we have the same up here to a minor degree with the Hutchie/St Aloysius mafiosi, although that’s largely down to the historical feud between the “old” independents and the ex-grant maintained “upstarts” rather than a public vs state thing …). Up here, our wee sectarian workplace issues transcends class and pay grade, and well you know it.

    127. Ruby says:

      Scott says:
      17 August, 2022 at 10:05 am

      Ruby says:
      17 August, 2022 at 9:48 am

      Come along and be entertained and educated.
      It’s never too early to learn.

      It’s never too early for a Fusilier

      Well said Scott! Cheers

      Hey did you see the outrageous suggestion Dan made on the previous thread and also the post by Stu.

      I’m so jealous I would love to let rip.

    128. Geri says:

      John Main 7:31am.

      No they’re not. The puppets may be AWOL but the organ grinder won’t be. They’ll by tapping over their ‘It was written, in the year 1707…’ peesh you deride others for doing.

      Anyway, I think that post was regards the Scottish option poll regarding Scots attitudes to the Union that was taken a few years ago. It obviously didn’t end well because the tax payer funded findings were bolted & deemed a matter of National Security with the reply of ‘We’ll cure all ills in Scotland – we’ll put cricket on the telly up there!’ lolz

    129. Geri says:

      Mark Boyle 10:34am

      I’m afraid it’s you making stuff up.
      The orange order is prevalent in England.Its steeped in sectarianism. It’s how they won their empire.
      Fecks sakes, even the Royals are given the titles. Wasn’t the Walses given dutch titles along with the ‘defender of the faith’ peesh. Westminster palace also has its own Orange Order. All facts that are easy to find via Google. They don’t have riff raff flutters marching Lizzie’s pavements, that’s for the peasants up North, but they are very much alive & we’ll. The Masonic lodge is also a massive organisation South of the border. Try booking a hotel.

      I actually lived there for years so speak from experience.

      I believe you’re wrong about 11+ too. That’s still very much alive. Has England abolished all grammar schools? I don’t think they have. When did they get rid of their trade mark class system?

    130. robbo says:

      Orange orders you say

      Aye plenty in Engerland!

      https://www.gole.org.uk/

    131. Geri says:

      Yes Robbo.

      Just because they don’t march the pavements like eejits doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
      They conduct their business in private.
      Royals are awarded orange order titles.
      The palace of WM has its own order & HoC has their steeped in sectarian bile. *There’ll be no Tim’s as PM or as any Royal either*

      This stamped Sunaks chances from the get-go. There’ll be no other faiths either. WASP = white Anglo Saxon protestants, forever & ever..

    132. McDuff says:

      Geri 2.49am
      Quite so.
      Sturgeon is not only sick she is bitter and nasty. Her agenda is to destroy the SNP making it unelectable and with it independence.
      If however independence was ever achieved would anyone want this poisonous cretin negotiating our separation from England which would leave us with nothing but our underwear.

    133. Hatuey says:

      Discussion on Orange Lodges and John doesn’t have an opinion? What’s wrong with this picture?

      John, throw some light on this, will ya… this is your moment, kiddo.

    134. Stuart MacKay says:

      Scot Finlayson

      I see the First Minister is playing along in condemning independence supporters for verbally roughing up James Cook. No doubt the perpetrators were all Alba members.

      As for the Labour Party, their new tactic of dressing up in flags to derail the drive for independence appears to be working a charm.

      The Aberdeen Independence Movement must be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of Police Scotland enforcing their code of conduct.

      All in all a good day for Satan’s Little Helpers.

    135. Jeremy says:

      Memberships of the Orange Order and Freemasons are plummeting according to these.

      https://www.evangelicaltruth.com/loyal-orange-lodge

      https://www.evangelicaltruth.com/english-freemasonry-collapse

    136. Jeremy says:

      On grammar schools in England.. only information I can give is on the figures. There are about 164 of them, that’s out of a total of 24,300 schools of any kind overall.

    137. robbo says:

      C’mon guys lets no hae a debate on this mince. It’s quite confusing even to the knuckle draggers who spout their pish on the twelfth and any other day. If you tell them the ‘pope’ of the time supported the ‘protestant, king William’ they have a fit! literally.

    138. Geri says:

      A quick Google search of Scrapping 11+ is also a myth.

      It still very much exists & hasn’t been abolished at all.

    139. Geri says:

      Jeremy aye. That’s the silent majority they bang on about. They’re like Tories. No one actually admits to being one in public.

    140. Ruby says:

      It’s the ‘Orange Lodge’ being discussed here in ‘The Home of the Deranged! today.

      Enjoy! WTF It’s a change from the franchise & colonialism.

      I’m away to check out cheap winter holidays.

      Full board for three months in a warmer climate cheaper than three months trying to survive in this shit hole?

      I’ll let out my flat and get a job in Spain. Ole Viva Espana.

    141. Geri says:

      Dorothy Devine –

      Exactly.

      If a country has items to sell they can trade in any currency they wish. Especially now in the digital age.
      I remember being self employed & the hullabaloo over accepting the Euro. It was all a nonsense. I had goods to sell. People wanted them. Trade continued & I chose the currency I was paid in and at what cost allowing for fluctuating exchange rate in the invoice. Bank converted it. In my acc. Simple.
      Also, the government of the day gave at least 2yrs public service information the Euro was coming & how to use it. Anyone remember the days of CD-ROMS? Lolz.

      Then the No’s next reply is the usual project fear peesh. England won’t play ball.

      Fine, their loss. Who’ve they left to trade with? Spite doesn’t stock their shelves.

      There was a week long discussion on the radio last week on the hose pipe bans. The common theme was to pipeline it direct from Scotland. Not so much as a ‘shall we ask them first?’ it was just the usual command. We need what they have so feck what the Scots think. It’s theirs.

    142. Ruby says:

      No problems with sectarianism in Spain. They are all Catholics. The Spanish Inquisition sorted that out!

    143. Mark Boyle says:

      Get your popcorn out folks, and enjoy an afternoon of “whatabourtery” from Geri digging herself into an ever bigger hole! 😀

    144. Geri says:

      Ruby re period poverty.
      A good idea but like all good ideas it’ll be abused by those who don’t need it so they can complain it’s a huge waste of money so no one should have it.

      I think those things should be free. It’s not like it’s a luxury that can be switched on or off. That goes for toilet paper & nappies too.

    145. Geri says:

      No hole back here Mark.

      Your Scots sectarian whataboutery is bullshit.
      Google is your friend today. Don’t forget your snacks! You’ve plenty of dark & dank rabbit holes to scurry down.

    146. Shug says:

      I am watching Boris in Greece while blighty burns. He seems to be enjoying upping the mess for these that betrayed him.

      Is Nicola on the same flight path

    147. Corrado Mella says:

      I have actively detached and distanced myself from the SNP as far and wide as I could.

      I’ve predicted this in unsuspecting times, when the party was accepting all and sundry as active and representative members without any minimal factual scrutiny.

      It was widespread knowledge through all party branches that HQ was completely unequipped to deal with the influx of new members, in fact completely swamped by it.

      Of course narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths have found a way in through that tsunami, and such poisoned debris and rubble is now festering.

      The SNP is a rotten, dead body. An undead zombie still lurching around that will splatter at the first hit.

      Those of us with a modicum of prescience have left and are sailing close to the wind, some in the small Alba ship. Others are aground waiting for better times, with clear skies, but the hurricane still has to blow hard.

      When September 2023 comes bearing no fruits but only a side dish of excuses, things will get the ugliest you’ve ever seen.

      Hold onto your hats.

    148. Desimond says:

      But folk shouted at a reporter….theres the real story!!!

      Madness all around us…theres no escape is there..we’re goosed.

    149. Geri says:

      I think everyone is moving away from religion these days apart from the knuckle dragging *they’re taking my identity & culture* types. Does the church in Spain still meddle in government business like the automatically appointed Church of England bishops do in the HoLs?

      That’s a whole other hornet’s nest for TRans. The CoE & why political parties dropped the push for GR like a brick & pronto!
      It’s only Sturgeon championing ahead. I’d look for more Adamson’s making the move in Scotland’s not too distant future. It was them who fecked up the 1st consultation in Holyrood. RUK residents as well as the indyref.

    150. Alex Sneddon says:

      Imagine you are a woman in Scotland.

      Now imagine you’ve gone to – say- the Queens Hall in Edinburgh for a nice night out and discover you have to share the toilet with that.

    151. Shug says:

      If the greens dump Harvey and the Canadian woman they might also withdraw from the SG and remove Nicolas mandate

    152. sarah says:

      The list MSP for Highlands and Islands, Emma Roddick, was on the “unlawfully selected” BAME list of candidates for the 2021 election. She declared herself to be disabled due to Borderline Personality Disorder.

      The only time I emailed her [about women’s and girls’ safety] she replied using the term “ciswomen”.

      Need I say more?

    153. Geri says:

      Shug

      Both narcissistic & BPDs. If they can’t have it then no one can. Self Sabotage & destructive personality are both traits of theirs.

      I don’t think BoJo is going anywhere. Last I heard his flying monkeys were going to get to the membership to boycott voting on either candidate & demand BoJo remains.

    154. Hatuey says:

      Gotta say, I like Ruby’s plan to go go abroad for a few months… don’t want to miss the revolution, though, which I guess will not be televised.

      Scotland has several options on currency, more and much better options than other fledgling nations. All currencies, with the exception of maybe China and a couple of others, are underpinned by a nation’s economic profile, including things like GDP, productivity, debt ratios, borrowing, etc.

      Scotland has very little to worry about, as Mark Littlewood famously pointed out on Question Time a few years ago; we have the GDP of a much larger country like Portugal and a relatively small population. Scotland would have a strong and stable currency because it would be underpinned by a strong and stable economy, if it chose to go down that road.

      Using Sterling looks like an increasingly needlessly risky option and if Scotland pulled out of the UK, Sterling’s volatility would be expected to increase — actually there’s no doubt about it, the value of Sterling would fall which may actually make using it more appealing for us in terms of exports.

      It’s a question best left to the economic eggheads.

    155. Effigy says:

      Just heard about a man being appointed as Scotland’s Period Dignity Officer.

      This is absolutely the most incredibly stupid and insulting appointment to Scottish Born Females.

      They have backed up having the R*pr Crisis unit managed by a Trans Man.

      £35k per annum for a men who role is to waste time telling men how to manage periods they can never have. Will a young school girl feel liberated to discuss her periods with a young man?

      Are SNP just dumb, insensitive or is a Unionist mole in there wetting themselves with laughter

      Next I see Sturgeon defending the blatant and biased propaganda spewed out by Cook and the BBC. They would not accept that French Gate was a pack of lies and doorstepped the First Minster to badger her for a confession.

      The pair continued to promote French gate right up to when it was proved to be a fictitious lie created by Lib Dem MP Carmichael and a Civil Servant.

      The truth was reported as a minor shadow to their earlier accusations and no one was sacked or had to resign for such a serious fraud.

      Another reason Sturgeon must go.
      Where are he BBC comments on independence, food and fuel poverty, double digit inflation and 6 mortgage rises is 8 months or the lying clown PM stacking up holidays as the country is in crisis.

    156. James che says:

      Shug,

      BJ father Stanley holds property in Greece. Nice to see expansionists buy up the world while ole blighty crumbles,

      No getting on with the day job there then.

    157. James che says:

      Secret and under ground cults which are (not secret or hidden to much actually,) should be taxed to the eyeballs in Scotland.

      That way we are not banning them for their beliefs,
      It is the same as the council charging more for a certain section of society such as business rates compared to domestic rates. And no rates to themselves,

    158. Saffron Robe says:

      As I’ve mentioned before, transgenderism is a mental illness and not a medical condition. One does not treat a mental illness by encouraging it. It also stands to reason that any organisation which promotes those with a serious mental illness into positions of power will descend into chaos and eventually implode. Sturgeon seems to be surrounding herself with these sycophants as a form of validation for her own neuroses. And as Stuart’s article demonstrates, Sturgeon’s priorities are not, and never have been, those of ordinary Scots who she purportedly represents. However, one cannot know right without wrong, and just as the unorthodox serves to strengthen the orthodox, so does Sturgeon’s betrayal strengthen our cause.

    159. James che says:

      We women should wear a T shirt “born a women, unaltered since birth”

    160. James che says:

      Re T shirt, or perhaps it should say ”
      original woman”

    161. Republicofscotland says:

      I can’t tell by the piccies how many attended the Tory hustings in Perth apparently both Truss and Sunak received a round of applause when they put the possibility of an indyref down.

      Perth is close to Scone Abbey, and the seat where Scottish kings were once crowned, to see these two get a round of applause from some Scots to keep Scotland tied to this god awful union says an awful lot about the mindset of some Scots.

      However Sunak let the cat out of the bag with this comment.

      “We live in a Union, which is, of course, there by consent and by democracy and I accept that, but I just don’t think that anybody thinks that now or any time in the near future is remotely the time to focus on this.”

      Meanwhile the Scottish Greens equivalent of Sturgeon and Murrell could find themselves ousted. Pity the same cannot be said about the betrayer and her spouse.

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20666658.conservative-leadership-hustings-liz-truss-rishi-sunak-dodge-indyref-question-perth%2F

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20667754.patrick-harvie-lorna-slater-face-removed-scottish-green-leaders%2F

    162. Republicofscotland says:

      Staying on the Scottish Greens and their close affiliates the Rainbow Greens, a vote will be taken to cut ties with the Greens in England and Wales because they are not ultra woke enough for them.

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20668059.scottish-greens-vote-cutting-ties-english-party-transphobia-row%2F

    163. Republicofscotland says:

      Jerry’s back, so the Pleasance Theatre can go and F*&% itself.

      “JERRY Sadowitz is back doing voiceover work at the Edinburgh Fringe following the cancellation of his show at The Pleasance Theatre.

      The controversial comedian has been signed to record the scene-setter for a performance by Mark Borkowski, a celebrity publicist whose previous clients have included Noel Edmonds, Graham Norton and Joan Rivers.

      Borkowski’s show, False Teeth in a Pork Pie: How to Unleash Your Inner Crazy, is described as an “adventure” through his publicity career. ”

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20667162.comedian-jerry-sadowitz-back-voiceover-work-edinburgh-fringe%2F

    164. James che says:

      Maybe the T shirt should say,

      “Don’t be fooled by fakes,
      This one is original”

    165. Republicofscotland says:

      This is what happens when you’re party becomes a Red Tory party, and you have a Tory millionaire knight of the realm as its leader, and when half the party aided and abetted in the downfall of a social leader who increased the party membership.

      “The Labour has haemorrhaged thousands of members and is stuck with a multi-million dollar financial deficit, the party’s latest accounts show.

      The party lost nearly 100,000 members last year – falling from 523,332 at the close of 2020 to 432,213 by the end of 2021- and has been left with a £5 million black hole in its accounts.

      Labour’s treasurer described 2021 as a “difficult and demanding year” in their report, with staff redundancy packages as part of a long-term strategy to slash costs exacerbating their deficit.”

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20667711.uk-labour-party-haemorrhaging-funds-members-accounts-reveal%2F

      There’s a big, big lesson to be learned here for the SNP, alas no one in the party is listening, they’re to busy with their snouts in the taxpayers trough.

    166. Republicofscotland says:

      It would appear that the Tory scumbags at the Perth Hustings didn’t have it all their own way good.

      The never directly elected Tory scumbag Murdo Fraser had this to say.

      “Senior Tory MSP Murdo Fraser blamed Sturgeon for some of the abusive behaviour seen outside Perth Concert Hall – where BBC journalist James Cook was called “scum” and a “liar” by while working at the event.”

      “In a post on social media Fraser, the MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, said: “Can’t for the life of me think where last night’s spitting, egg-throwing, abuse-hurling anti-Tory mob in Perth get their ideas from.””

      They get their ideas from the fact that Tory scumbags like you are denying Scots their democratic right to hold an indyref and choose whether to leave or stay in this horrendously onesided union.

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20667851.snp-say-no-evidence-suggest-party-members-behaved-abusively-perth-tory-hustings%2F

    167. Republicofscotland says:

      Daddy Bear is blaming the Taliban for the state Afghanistan is in, when the Great Satan (US) and its favourite minion (UK) asset stripped it for twenty-years, whilst their puppet Afghan president’s Karzai and Ghani robbed the people blind, and of course the Great Satan (US) has stolen the Afghan gold, held in New York which will be supposedly distributed to the victims families of 9/11, believe that if you like.

      Meanwhile the Scottish Taliban (SNP) of which Daddy Bear is a member has done untold damage to Scotland.

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fpolitics%2F20666688.alyn-smith-scottish-independence-lessons-mistakes-afghanistan%2F

    168. Doug says:

      Re. Perth

      “Nae mair wheesht fir indy”?

    169. Breastplate says:

      John Main,
      I’m playing catch up but your question on currency has been answered numerous times over the years.

      Once more, just for you.

      The currency Scotland will be using the day before independence, on the day of independence and the day after independence WILL be the £ Sterling.

      There is absolutely no other reasonable choice.

      There will be a transition period to another currency but nobody knows to what or how long, until we do, it will be the £ Sterling.

      The transition period will be measured in years not days.

    170. James che says:

      OT.

      This is an important topic as it involves many ramifications to farmers, food and drink industry in Scotland,
      The ecology, naturelised wild life of Scotland, woodlands buy outs as investments, the right to roam, hillwalking, pets, etc,
      There is hardly a part of every day Scottish life that it does not impose on,

      Reading an article of the guardian headline,
      “Is it time to stop cats roaming?”
      At the expense to owners of a really hefty hundreds of pounds fine.

      Well apparently they have been doing this since the 90s in america, and now Walldorf is introducing this idea,
      The guardian goes on to mentioning the UK.
      The reasoning behind this is to save rare bird species??..
      Stupid is as stupid does,

      But how does this tally with re- wilding britain, re- wilding SCOTLAND, by introducing wild predatory animals from Scotlands past such as large feline predators, wolves, bears, large predatory birds that often take chicks of other birds, (I watched buzzard take and eat a black bird,) eagles are much larger and will eat fish salmon) small birds, hares and rabbits, and all baby animals that it can carry load wise.
      There is no corralation between one ideology and the other,
      Except the restrictions are on human domestic behavior,

      Farmers are suffering from this neurotic ideology, so are fishermen, the direct connection to our and drinks food industries need not be emphasised,

      Under bird protection the right to roam could be curtailed.
      Under species and bird protection woodlands in Scotland are being privately bought,
      Big estate owners already use protection of certain animals on their estates to prevent roaming.
      Animal charities are busy cordoning of acres of land from the Scottish right to roam,

      The slow but steady progression towards restrictions on the domesticity of humans is stealthy.
      If they fine you hundreds of £s for your cat having freedom, it is not a giant step to fine hundreds £s for your dogs,
      Licensing of dogs will grow in expense, and be curtailed,
      Freedom to move and roam as under a re-wilding programme is a heavy tax burden (is no longer free)
      Where you feet used to wander for the enjoyment of fresh air and the countryside will be restricted to fines,
      Where you used to enjoy or play along the rivers and lochs will be no more, for this will be the water supply for down south,
      We are sleep walking into dictatorship, where humans are the problem for the government.

    171. Robert Graham says:

      I just read Sturgeon’s comments about the demonstration outside the Tory love in in Perth , a gathering of unionists who have been rejected by Scots since the early 1950s , don’t they get it their kind and their party have no place in this country.

      Sturgeon goes out of her way to distance herself from the demonstrations and defend the BBC .

      Just exactly who’s side are you on dear ? “ rhetorical “

      She and her marriage of convenience associate must be by far the greatest achievement ever implemented by the English state.

      FFS Alex if you have any information that will bring her down now is the time to share it and before she causes any more damage and damage that can’t be repaired I believe her parting gift will be to drive the final nail into the independence coffin by holding a doomed referendum, before she leaves for some cushy pointless position well away from Scotland .

    172. Roger says:

      So I see the man who was put in charge of periods by the SNP has a PR company puffing for him – simple question, who is paying for that?

      https://www.graingerpr.co.uk/newsroom/dundee-man-leads-scotland-in-role-to-end-period-poverty/

    173. Republicofscotland says:

      The wannabe Margaret Thatcher Lizz Truss, further trying to appease the Tory faithful to elect her by declaring independence as separatism, and she will in future use that word when talking on the subject.

      The Cost of Living in the Union Crisis will hurt many Scots.

      Meanwhile the other wannabe Thatcher, Sturgeon the betrayer of Scots has stoodby and watched this happen, and she’ll continue to undermine the indy movement for her party’s personal gain. We are going nowhere until Sturgeon is booted out of Bute House.

      “Under the advice of former intergovernmental relations minister Michael Gove, the Tories began quietly undermining devolution by passing funding directly to Scottish councils through schemes such as the Levelling-Up fund – which replaced EU funds the Edinburgh government had previously allocated.

      This was thought to be more effective than the “muscular Unionism” employed during the earlier days of the Johnson government.”

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20668287.scottish-independence-rebranded-separatism-liz-trusss-leadership%2F

    174. Scott says:

      “Home Of The Deranged” – Home of the Deranged.

    175. Republicofscotland says:

      Where’s the 600k.

      “The Electoral Commission today published the accounts of all the UK political parties with incomes over £250,000 in 2021.

      The Tories had income of £31.7m and expenditure of £31.4m, the Liberal Democrats income of £5.7m and expenditure of £6.7m, and the SNP income of £4.5m and spending of £5.3m.”

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heraldscotland.com%2Fpolitics%2F20668555.alex-salmonds-alba-here-stay-debut-year-ends-healthy-finances%2F

    176. Republicofscotland says:

      The SNP now copying the Tories and Johnson and making up figures off the top of their heads. It worked for Johnson.

      “Last month, the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre criticised the Scottish Government for including a range of measures and the attached funding, which pre-date the present cost-of-living crisis in its commitments.

      A briefing note states that “a list of measures announced specifically in response to the current increase in inflation would be quite a bit shorter” and adds that the value of measures introduced since October 2021 is actually only £490m.

      Appearing on BBC Good Morning Scotland, Mr McKee said the Scottish Government has “put £3bn into support”, adding: “It’s very important also, as I say, to recognise what we’ve done, the £3bn that we’ve already put in”.”

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heraldscotland.com%2Fpolitics%2F20668350.snp-minister-ivan-mckee-told-say-sorry-using-debunked-funding-figures%2F

    177. Geri says:

      Repubicofscotland 2.24pm

      Isn’t that largely to the fact they boasted they’d run the Corbynites out the party & be proud to do so?

      Bank manager: WTAF?!!
      Labour: Oops! Ummm…

    178. Republicofscotland says:

      Geri @4.33pm.

      Yes Geri, the concerted smear campaign against the Labour socialist Jeremy Corbyn was one of the worst in living memory, the entire British state, its security services and all the media channels along with half the Labour party conspired to remove him, and in the process smeared him as anti-Semitic.

      Not only that the campaign against Corbyn was so deeply embraced by the Britnat media, that they brainwashed millions of Labour voters into voting for the Tories in the Red Wall areas. Areas that once were coalmining communities and suffered terribly at the hands of Thatcher.

      Now their chickens are coming home to roost as they saying goes.

    179. robertkknight says:

      @James Che

      All cats should be spayed/neutered.

      Dogs should be kept on a lead during bird breeding seasons in designated areas.

      Spot fines should be issued to dog owners not in possession of poop bags.

      If you don’t like it – buy a goldfish!

    180. Geri says:

      Repubicofscotland 4:15pm.

      That’s OK. I hope she doesn’t mind the term fascist in return.
      Let’s see how she sucks those lemons. 😀

    181. Republicofscotland says:

      Sturgeon the betrayer defends the BBC and condemns indy supporters are we surprised by this, not in the slightest. She’s been persecuting the indy movement for years now.

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heraldscotland.com%2Fpolitics%2F20667338.nicola-sturgeon-condemns-abuse-hurled-bbc-reporter-independence%2F

    182. Gregory Beekman says:

      FEMINISTS WANT TO REDUCE AGE OF CONSENT TO 10

      In response to this article (https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-paedophile-charter/, linked by Rev Stu in the last line of the first paragraph “as a tool to facilitate the “queering” of society.”), I have to say I had no idea that adolescence meant age 10 to age 19.

      Let’s hope those groups supporting this (the ILGA World’s Feminist Declaration) don’t realise that either and will pull support once they do.

      Perhaps an email to each group explaining this would be worthwhile, to see if they really do want age of consent reduced to age 10.

      P.S. To be clear, I’m against reducing the age of consent from 16 years old.
      P.P.S. Now I’m an old fart, I might even be in favour of raising it but my 16-year old self would be outraged.

    183. Scott says:

      robertkknight says:
      17 August, 2022 at 4:42 pm

      All cats should be spayed/neutered.

      If you don’t like it – buy a goldfish!

      Harrumph, at birth at that, harrumph.

      Pet shops should sell coconuts and gonks next to the goldfish.

    184. Geri says:

      Repubicofscotland

      Yep. Backstabber Starmer undermined him at every turn. They’d agree the party line in private then Sir Tory was in front of the media making up shit ‘on the hoof’ saying the exact opposite. Funny that – Didn’t he just sack someone for that?

      They basically told their membership to feck off with Corbyn. So they did LOL!

      Gotta love nice but dim Labour. They’re not very bright are they? Run out of Scotland & soon to be run out of England at this rate!

    185. Ruby says:

      Republicofscotland says:
      17 August, 2022 at 2:50 pm

      They get their ideas from the fact that Tory scumbags like you are denying Scots their democratic right to hold an indyref and choose whether to leave or stay in this horrendously onesided union.

      Were there any banners mentioning a section 30?

    186. Mark Boyle says:

      robertkknight says:
      17 August, 2022 at 4:42 pm

      All cats should be spayed/neutered.

      Dogs should be kept on a lead during bird breeding seasons in designated areas.

      Spot fines should be issued to dog owners not in possession of poop bags.

      And all small beasts should have bows in their tails?

    187. Robert Hughes says:

      ” The wannabe Margaret Thatcher Lizz Truss, further trying to appease the Tory faithful to elect her by declaring independence as separatism, and she will in future use that word when talking on the subject. ”

      Aw naw ! Lizzzzz T. Rust is gonnae call us ” Separatists ” , that’s us fucked then int’it ? Might as well throw the towel in .

      AYE daftie , that’s exactly what we are ..S E P A R A T I S T S

      eg People that want , really , really want to be as separate as fuck from the likes of you , your Party n the cretins that vote for it .

      Talking about degenerates …..d’ye reckon The Glaikit Twins ie Diddy Bear Smith n his comedy straight man ( the roles are interchangeable ) Stew McDoughnut will be rushing over to Afghanistan to * express their concern * re the treatment of women directly to the Taliban ? Could be problematic if the Talibs were to ask our heroic twosome …” What is a woman ? ” . Hope they remember to take their wee Union flags wae them , n if they REALLY want to pressure the * bad guys * they could take their wombed-up equivalents – Calman n Godley wae them .

      Lord above ! what a supergroup of anti-comedy that would make .

      The Taliban would be powerless in the face of such a quartet of weapons-grade naffness

    188. Ruby says:


      James che says:
      17 August, 2022 at 1:58 pm

      We women should wear a T shirt “born a women, unaltered since birth”
      James che says:
      17 August, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      Re T shirt, or perhaps it should say ”
      original woman”

      Sorry to say James but none of these t-shirt ideas will work India Willoughby will just get one saying the same.
      India Willoughby now claims to be a biological woman.

      https://tinyurl.com/3mj6jamz

      Maybe Brielle could give us the answer.

      She tells us the pelvis is the only bone in the body that is gender-specific.

      Maybe a t-shirt could say something about the pelvis.

      ‘I ain’t got no pelvis like Elvis Uh huh huh’

      ‘Check out my child bearing hips’

    189. Liz says:

      Re Frenchgate.
      I would say that has talen on a new meaning since the Balmoral hotel rumours.
      Maybe James thought he was on to a scoop.
      Is that when she started to fold?

    190. Ruby says:

      All cats should be spayed/neutered.

      That reminded me of the joke about the old lady who was granted three wishes by her Fairy God Mother.

      She really regretted having her cat spayed when the Fairy God Mother turned her into a beautiful princess and her cat into a handsome prince.

      Handsome prince turns to beautiful princess and says

      Bet you’re sorry you had me spayed now you old bitch! 🙂

      If you spay all the dogs & cats what would
      the police, the blind, mountain rescue, shepherds & those in need of emotional support do
      who would keep the rats at bay?

      This sounds like a rubbish idea!

      Next!

    191. Gregory Beekman says:

      Ruby @ 4:43

      Don’t you mean sex-specific, not gender-specific?

    192. Ruby says:

      Geri says:
      17 August, 2022 at 12:24 pm

      Ruby re period poverty.
      A good idea but like all good ideas it’ll be abused by those who don’t need it so they can complain it’s a huge waste of money so no one should have it.

      I think those things should be free. It’s not like it’s a luxury that can be switched on or off. That goes for toilet paper & nappies too.

      I’m still sticking with ‘period poverty’ is a scam.

      But hey maybe you are on to something with the free stuff. If everything were free then that would definitely answer the ‘What currency question’

      Did you know that ‘tampon’ is an anagram of ‘top man’?

    193. Merganser says:

      Home of the Deranged

      As Colin Beattie also demonstrates

      See his comments in the latest SNP accounts published today.

      Rev. Stu. are you planning an article on this?

    194. Ruby says:

      Gregory Beekman says:
      17 August, 2022 at 6:12 pm

      Ruby @ 4:43

      Don’t you mean sex-specific, not gender-specific?

      I’m old fashioned Gregory sex & gender mean the same thing to me either you are male or female.

      Any suggestions on how to differentiate between a transwoman and a woman.
      What could you put on a t-shirt?

    195. James che says:

      Robertknight.

      You missed the point by a mile,

      Feline predators are to be free roaming in a future Scotland, but not the smaller less damaging to the enviroment feline domestic cat,

      Canine Wolves will roam free in a future Scotland, but not the smaller canine domestic dogs.

      Wild buffalo will roam free, but the smaller less dangerous domestic cattle is to be reduced.

      So most domesticated animals after thousands and thousands of years are to be reduced under fines to make way for wild animals

      Who is funding this ideology in Scotland if not in the Scottish governments Accounts.?
      Who is given the orders to pass the legislation Laws , if the funding for this ideology is not accounted for in Scottish financial accounts.?

      Is the funding for this coming from down south in Westminster, if so where is it in the accounts, ? In the Barnett formula perhaps for instance?

      Does that make it UK law, not Scots Law?

    196. Geri says:

      Robert Hughes

      I think everyone knows what she means by Separatists. We’re terrorists for daring to want to abandon them to a life of fuck all to offer but tea & jam..

      Oh, & cheese!

      Oh, wait. They’ve no water! ?

      Scrub that.

    197. James che says:

      Robertknight,

      And not a person in sight carrying a poop bag behind them,

    198. John Main says:

      @ Breastplate says:17 August, 2022 at 3:03 pm

      “Once more, just for you.

      The currency Scotland will be using the day before independence, on the day of independence and the day after independence WILL be the £ Sterling.

      There is absolutely no other reasonable choice.”

      Thanks Breastplate.

      Now that wasn’t so difficult, was it? Please don’t tell me that nobody but you actually knows this.

    199. John Main says:

      @Republicofscotland says:17 August, 2022 at 2:04 pm

      “Perth is close to Scone Abbey, and the seat where Scottish kings were once crowned, to see these two get a round of applause from some Scots to keep Scotland tied to this god awful union says an awful lot about the mindset of some Scots”

      So what’s up with you now, Republic? Frothing with indignation because somebody is dissing the ancient Scottish royal coronation site?

      Don’t tell me you don’t actually know what a republic is?

      Is pure irony gold a thing? Maybes it should be.

    200. Geri says:

      Everyone knows that.
      Where have you been since 2012?

    201. John Main says:

      @ James che says:17 August, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      Maybes wild Scots will roam free, while their shitting-themselves, government-propaganda-swallowing, curtain-twitching, snitching domestic relatives cower inside painting rainbows and getting immigrants to deliver their stuff to them.

      Sounds like a big step forwards IMO.

    202. Scott says:

      Fun fact: Leeze Lawrence was male, despite what’s written against the record of their death.

    203. Gregory Beekman says:

      Ruby @ 6:28

      My t-shirt slogan: social constructs are not scientific reality

    204. Geri says:

      James Che stop hating on the dogs lol

      Not all dog owners are irresponsible.

      Those domesticated cats are a fecking blight. Chop their bits. Cat shit in neighbours gardens & lawns strewn with dead birds.

      Wee bastards!

      Sorry cat lovers but you know it’s true. Wee fecker tore two collard doves to pieces & left me the head on my driveway. I hate cats. Evil critters.

    205. Geri says:

      Scott- has the cause of death been released?

    206. Scott says:

      Geri says:
      17 August, 2022 at 7:27 pm

      Scott- has the cause of death been released?

      Cause is added to all ‘death certificates’, I’d imagine. I’ve never ordered one to check.

    207. Geri says:

      John Main re your earlier posts. Independence will be zero like Brexshit. Zero.
      I think that’s been explained before. We’d not be setting impossible red lines for a start. We want a clean break. No fuckery over trying to keep all the benefits of a Union while also wanting to leave. No int GFA treaty to ride roughshod over & no mentalist grandiose notions of being exceptional.

      Scotland had a white paper. A starting point.

      Brexshit had feck all but blank paper.

    208. Gregory Beekman says:

      Blank paper seems really successful…

    209. Ruby says:

      Gregory Beekman says:
      17 August, 2022 at 7:19 pm

      Ruby @ 6:28

      My t-shirt slogan: social constructs are not scientific reality

      That’s a good one Gregory but anyone wearing it outside risks a visit from the rainbow cops.

      These t-shirt would only be safe worn to bed even then someone who sees your nightwear could report you. 🙂 You could be charged with domestic abuse.

      Maybe we should ditch the t-shirt idea and talk about the age of consent or if you are ‘cool for cats’

      Did you read all about the school sex survey?

    210. Geri says:

      Scott. I just wondered cause usually it’s reported in the media. It seems to be cloaked in secrecy.

      I did a quick Google & see Out for Indy give tributes as an avid activist for LGBT + travellers..

      …ummm! Did no one see his tweets? ?

    211. Breeks says:

      https://twitter.com/NicolaSturgeon/status/1559803285250490369?cxt=HHwWgoC-jdy0xKUrAAAA

      “Hurling abuse at journalists is never acceptable. Their job is vital to our democracy & it is to report & scrutinise, not support any viewpoint”. says the Betrayer.

      Jailing the ones you don’t like on trumped up charges on the other hand…

    212. Geri says:

      Gregory beekman – it does.

      Blank seems to make the positive case for the Union too as no one is able to jot down a single idea of what would be positive about it. No wonder Tories won’t allow an indref. They’ve feck all positive to try punt.

      They’re in a shite state of affairs. They better stop rehashing debunked shit from 2014 & get scribbling!

    213. Gregory Beekman says:

      Ruby @ 7:45

      School sex survey? Heard a wee bit about it but not really studied it much.

      Was it safe and consenting?

    214. Hatuey says:

      “SNP has spent a third of dedicated Scottish independence fighting fund, accounts show”
      https://archive.ph/fDebq

      Everything they do is for independence, so that in theory they could spend the “ring-fenced” money on literally anything;

      “”Of course, the SNP is the party of independence and, as such, every action we take – directly or indirectly – is in support of winning independence.””

      Just in case you didn’t get it;

      “”We will ensure that an amount equivalent to the sums raised from these appeals will go directly to our work to secure a referendum and win independence.””

      It’s not all great news, though;

      ““public concern about the economy and job security has impacted on membership income in the first half of 2022, with the soaring costs of living being given as the reason for cancelling or lowering their membership payments…””

      Hahahahahahaha. Do you feel entertained?

    215. Geri says:

      Hatuey

      They’re deluded as ever. When will it dawn on them the membership has left the building never to return?

      SNP are in its death throes. They’ll go join slabber & compare tumbleweed’s.

    216. Gregory Beekman says:

      This has a good article on the school sex survey stooshie:

      https://the-sra.org.uk/common/Uploaded%20files/Research%20Matters%20Magazine/sra-research-matters-march-2022-edition.pdf

      As the article notes near the end, councils can identify the pupils and then, if they find something worrying in their answers, can intervene!

      What a nightmare that would be for kids!

      Why not ask 18-year olds about the sexual experiences they had during their school years? A university setting is an easy way to get lots of 18-year olds, so why not start there?

      Instead, it’s asking 14 to 16 year olds about sexual experience and then saying if we don’t like what we hear, we will punish you!

      Awful idea.

    217. Merganser says:

      Show us the Money

      Looks like the money donated on the basis of it being ring fenced for campaigning will be spent on legal fees relating to the forthcoming Supreme Court action to decide whether a referendum is permissible or not.

      Whilst Government (i.e. taxpayer’s) money was spent on opposing Martin Keatings’ court case to stop it giving the answer to just that question.

      So taxpayers who are members of the SNP will pay twice for this process. I am sure they will be delighted that the hokey cokey is being done with their hard earned cash.

    218. Geri says:

      SNP have an unhealthy obsession with sex.

      From sex workers as a career choice to weans being asked have they done the deed, where, what position, tethered, untethered & by whom. By how many 1?2? 3? At the same time or on separate – was it good? Tell us all about that experience in the 10 sheets of A4 marked additional notes.
      To drag queers & TRas giving out some mind bending shit for some light reading on two spirited non binary bs.

      Scotland’s drug problems erased & replaced by prescription drugs soon & yrs of therapy.

    219. Gman2000 says:

      And looks like the snp has now suspended Adamson…
      https://archive.ph/VZhwE

      Keep up the good work Rev!

    220. Robert Hughes says:

      ” Everything they do is for independence, so that in theory they could spend the “ring-fenced” money on literally anything; ”

      Yea , in the words ( almost ) of that gruff-voiced B Adams AOR Classic ….

      ” Everything they do , they do it for youuuuu ” . Or to you .

      I’m beginning to wonder if ” ring-fenced ” is more that just euphemistic , n an anatomical interpretation might be more accurate .

      Maybe ol’ Pedro de M’Urell has that 600,000 large tucked away in a special place , a wee hidey hole . Somewhere under the rainbow

    221. Hatuey says:

      So, is it possible the referendum next year, the Supreme Court stuff, and the ill-defined plebiscitary election are all part of a stunt designed to counteract the claim that they spent money that they shouldn’t have, money that was supposed to be earmarked and ring-fenced for an independence campaign?

      They wouldn’t, would they? Would they?

      Tell me I’m nuts.

    222. President Xiden says:

      At last an article the finally exposes the true nature and goals of this political project under the leadership of Nicola Sturgeon. There can no longer be any doubt what she is all about and it isn’t independence other than using this as a platform for her real agenda.

    223. Hatuey says:

      Merganser, where did you get the idea that the ring-fenced money would be used for the Supreme Court case? It seems obvious to me that that would be paid out of government rather than party funds.

    224. Scott says:

      Hatuey says:
      17 August, 2022 at 9:46 pm

      So, is it possible the referendum next year, the Supreme Court stuff, and the ill-defined plebiscitary election are all part of a stunt designed to counteract the claim that they spent money that they shouldn’t have, money that was supposed to be earmarked and ring-fenced for an independence campaign?

      They wouldn’t, would they? Would they?

      Tell me I’m nuts.

      Hatuey says:
      17 August, 2022 at 9:53 pm

      Merganser, where did you get the idea that the ring-fenced money would be used for the Supreme Court case? It seems obvious to me that that would be paid out of government rather than party funds.
      —-

      You’ve been told already but nothing happened, so tell yourself, then the rest of us might get some peace.

    225. Ruby says:

      Gregory Beekman says:
      17 August, 2022 at 8:31 pm

      This has a good article on the school sex survey stooshie:

      They gave no reason why they wanted to conduct this sex survey many came to the conclusion that they were looking for justification to lower the age of consent.

    226. Hatuey says:

      “You’ve been told already”

      When?

    227. Gregory Beekman says:

      Ruby @10:29

      Shocked if that’s true.

    228. North chiel says:

      Breeks says @ 0745 pm “ their job is to report & scrutinise not to support any viewpoint “ says the betrayer . Yes Breeks and the outrageous pro union anti independence campaign waged by the BBC throughout the 2014 referendum campaign says it all . ( Alex Salmond must be shaking his head in absolute disbelief ).

    229. RobRoy says:

      fantastic article that and it looks like yer getting it like we are over here in ireland.

    230. Breeks says:

      Can’t believe these English water companies discharging raw sewage into their waterways. Just a massive YEEUUCH.

      What the hell is wrong with these people? It’s DISGUSTING.

      Why not forget about your High Speed trains and focus on few more high capacity drains? Pretend you’re a civilised country and build more sewage treatment works FFS.

      Visit England! The green and pleasant land, where the water’s green an unpleasant. It’s full of shite, just like their Tory MP’s.

      England, England, England, what the fuck is wrong with you? It’s 2022 and you’re literally swimming in your own shite. Your kids are going to the beach to roll about in the keech.. You’re treating your own Nation like it’s a massive toilet.

      Take some time off, pull yourself together. Seek help. YOU’RE NOT WELL.

      What do you want for Christmas England? Cholera or dysentery to go with your rickets and polio?

    231. Effigy says:

      Remember the High Speed Trains will now never reach their required final destination.
      They can do more than 30mph when 80 Degree Sun shines on the rails or the Autumn leaves fall on the line.
      Who will drive the things if the Tories refuse to negotiate on their pay rise getting close to inflation.

      The real reason for the line is to allow more workers from far destination to work in London where they can’t afford to live.

      The cost of the project will triple if it is ever built.
      Pretty cute Tory trick if they are put out of office they will blame any new government for the disaster it will become.

      Same situation with their 40 new hospitals that are mainly just drawings that have sat in a drawer untouched for many years of at all.

    232. footsoldier says:

      Breeks says: “Can’t believe these English water companies discharging raw sewage into their waterways. Just a massive YEEUUCH.”

      No one will disagree but unfortunately England is not alone in doing this:

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58040852

      https://theferret.scot/sewage-spilled-scotlands-waterways-12000-times/

    233. Geri says:

      Gotta think like a Tory.

      Save £millions: Leave EU & with it all those *fake & stupid* environmental laws & clean up laws.

      Save £££s Poison the water. Make it unfit for human consumption.

      Save £millions on treatments, treatment centres & that pesky food safety peesh!

      Earn ££££s Billions! Bottle it!!! Let’s stock the good stuff in the shops! Scotland & Wales has an abundance of the stuff & it’s all ours for the taking! Kerrching!

      Railways – aren’t they going to be driverless? As for high-speed – I’ll place my bets now they’ll have the wrong kind of leaves!

      Sex survey. I heard that too. It’ll be our survey says wee Stacey is sexually active at 10/12/14 so we best lower the age of consent in the name of protecting her with birth control & STD etc. It’s our right to be responsible adults, Yadda,Yadda.

      The pedos have been chipping away at this for decades. Remember – they don’t see themselves as pedos. These sick feckers think the children instigate & enjoy it. The SNP are a bunch of fecking deviants & deviants attract deviants. When sex workers were trying to be sold to us as a good career choice it was time for me to take another look at Sturgeons band of misfits.

    234. Breastplate says:

      John Main @ 7.02pm,

      You asked for an answer and it was given, it’s been discussed before a number of times on Wings over the years.
      There is no necessity for you to believe that immediately after independence, the use of Sterling is not just preferential but an necessity, you’re entitled to believe what you want.

      When it comes to dividing UK assets, many people will frown on being handed beads and blankets as payment but perhaps some would favour this form of recompense.

      Setting up or sharing a different currency will take time, it’s not like setting up a stall at the Barras.

      Of course, I could be wrong and the ‘beads and blanket’ movement might win the day.

      There are no guarantees, even if people tell you so.

    235. Geri says:

      Footsoldier

      I may be wrong but isn’t one the result of an overspill & the other a deliberate act?

    236. Republicofscotland says:

      The message here is be nice to the Britnat media and politicians even though both have lied and aided in the stealing of Scottish assets for decades. In other words now that you know how we treats you Scots, don’t start getting all defensive and capable, because we’ve still got year and years of asset stealing to do.

      And don’t look to your FM for any help she’s one of us and she has condemned your actions of standing up against the Tories and their media machine.

      Oh and the SNP are in a rush to push this as well.

      “The Aberdeen Independence Movement led the renewed call for a code of conduct for Scottish independence activists in tweets published on Wednesday morning.

      “At the upcoming SNP conference in October, a resolution is being considered which “supports the adoption of a code of conduct” in campaigning for independence. It would be “built on the principles of freedom, tolerance, equality, the protection of individual and community rights and the rejection of prejudice and discrimination in any form”.”

      The group stated: “Decency, respect, democracy, and the vision to build a better nation for all are the foundations of the civic Yes movement. Those who use our movement as an excuse to be abusive online or in person are as big a barrier to independence as those who deny democracy.

      “We need a code of conduct for the civic Yes movement, one that sets out our values and distances us from those who harm us.””

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20667953.calls-scottish-independence-code-conduct-perth-hustings-protests%2F

    237. Breeks says:

      footsoldier says:
      18 August, 2022 at 8:33 am

      No one will disagree but unfortunately England is not alone in doing this:

      Meh, not convinced by that article. The report mentions Hawick specifically, and I’m positive that relates to the sewage Treatment Works being physically under water itself, and properties down stream were compensated for it happening. There is also now a massive flood protection scheme underway. (That has issues on it’s own, but that’s a different story).

      To my mind, that might be categorised as a spillage, but it’s a world away from deliberate contamination on the scale we are seeing in England.

      No room for complacency it’s true, but I’d be horrified if Scotland was pursuing the same strategy as England.

    238. Geri says:

      Breastplate

      This was hammered out during the first ref but it just fell on deaf lugs. They’d already made up their mind & pointless trying to shift it.

      After a YES vote we’d not be independent the very next day. There’d be a transitional period where shared assets would be split & various organisations like tax offices & banking would be set up for said transitional period before the switch over.

      Met with the usual – nah, nah, nah! There won’t be any transitional period! We’re cut off immediately! You’re either independent or your not! We’ll not let you use our £!

      Who says?

      I, Joe bloggs aff the street, says..

      *Rolls eyes*

      Ffw Brexshit fiasco! *Bang* Transitional period! Say what?!! A transitional period for 2 yrs..nah, make it 3..best make it extended again..and again…and again..fuck! We forgot about NI & Gibraltar! Umm..let’s just break the law!

      It’s like Animal farm.

      Scottish Independence -bhhaaaaad!

      Brexshit – goooood!

    239. Breeks says:

      Totally Off Topic, but this Tweet just tickled a funny bone… Just sharing to make you smile.

      https://twitter.com/StrangestMedia/status/1552518213975658496?cxt=HHwWgMC-teHF04srAAAA

      For some reason I thought of Sturgeon and nuSNP sycophants… and why we’re not making any progress.

    240. StuartM says:

      So I see from the news articles that the SNP has started reporting its membership numbers again. The EC must have forced them to do it, it’s so embarrassing I can’t see any other way they would allow the information to get out.

      From 125,000 odd at the end of 2019 they lost 20,000 members in 2020 and another 5,000 in 2021 to leave 100,00 at 31/12/21. So in the last 2 calendar years they’ve lost one-fifth of the membership and I think we can assume that over the last 7 months they’ve lost even more as the reality of GRA, etc has sunk in. The financial consequences are substantial too. 25,000 X 12 quid = 300,000/year lost income at a minimum and I doubt any of those ex-members are selling too many raffle tickets either.

      ISTR that the SNP were claiming that there had been a big influx of new members because of the Dear Leader’s stance on trans rights. Not much sign of that. The loss of one-fifth of the membership is a massive vote of no confidence in Sturgeon’s leadership. Yet the excuses keep coming. According to the SNP it’s all because of the COVID, the poor members can’t afford one measly Pound a month!

      Apparently it’s got nothing to do with:
      – the persecution of Alex Salmond
      – the sidelining of the NEC
      – the rigging of candidate selection
      – the stage-managing of National Conference

      Yeah right!

      The SNP is in a death spiral.

    241. Geri says:

      If only these people had listened to Shit ford during indyref.

      If I’d a quid for everytime she said it wasn’t going to be manna sent from heaven I’d have my central heating on full blast this winter without a care in the world lol.

      The knuckle down & hard graft starts AFTER a YES vote.

      I swear that lady has a sixth sense. She predicted ever bit of shit that would happen after a No vote & it’s all came to pass, Brexshit, NHS, what Tory punishments there’d be for Scots for daring to ever think of leaving & the mayhem of BoJo waiting in the wings.

      *sigh*

    242. Geri says:

      Jesus auto correct!!
      WHITFORD..I meant Whitford!! Eek!

    243. Geri says:

      StuartM

      She’ll blame those losses on the dainty snowflakes leaving & why she scurried to the broom cupboard to make her urgent appeal for calm.
      Anything but reality.

    244. Ruby says:

      Gregory Beekman says:
      17 August, 2022 at 10:48 pm

      Ruby @10:29

      Shocked if that’s true.

      What reason do you think they had for the sex survey?

      https://tinyurl.com/bdfbvpvm

    245. Ruby says:

      Has there been a banning?

      It’s very quiet here in ‘The Home of the Deranged’

    246. Mark Boyle says:

      Amazing that once again there’s trouble, the chanting of “Tory scum!” (wow, that’s original!) – the calling card of Aamar Anwar’s old friends the so-called “Socialist Workers Party” (who are somewhat like Voltaire’s take on the Holy Roman Empire), more SWP placards (and that of its front group Stand Up To Racism) than there were saltires …

      … and yet somehow the events at Perth were all the fault of Scottish nationalists!

      It’s remarkable how many times the mainstream media lets these little shits off the hook – even the right wing newspapers don’t touch them. Hmmm, wonder why?

    247. Ruby says:

      Spotted this on Twitter

      Can Edinburgh festival continue as the world-class event it’s been with the draconian hate speech laws Scotland has introduced? Or will it lead to the festival withering away? especially if say, Yorkshire… started a competing festival where artists can challenge boundaries etc.

      Good Luck York!

      Meanwhile the Edinburgh International Festival will become ‘The Edinburgh Festival of Drag’
      Drag acts will be safe. No drag acts will be banned cos that would be transphobic.

      It really is shit being Scottish.

    248. Ruby says:

      It’s all about
      Be kind to Tories & don’t swear at the BBC from the SNP YES movement this morning.

      Spotted this on Twitter.

      those heavy Sturgeon fans. One of them admitted he’d got a bit “intemperate” with a Tory. I thought the SNP were misreading the room but had no evidence. Now I think they’re not even in the room. They’re demonising their own sycophants!

    249. Andy Ellis says:

      @Mark Boyle 10.55 am

      It’s remarkable how many times the mainstream media lets these little shits off the hook – even the right wing newspapers don’t touch them. Hmmm, wonder why?

      The roasters soiling the independence movement by their behaviour at Perth are just the personification of the cadre of moonhowlers that appear to have taken up residence BTL in here. Scratch the surface and the SWP, their hingers oan and sundry fellow travellers just in it so they can vent their nativism and xenophobia are soon revealed.

      I see Rev Stu slapped those responsible down in a FB post. Amen to that!

    250. James che says:

      Geri.

      You missed the point to yesterday.

      The subject was not about cats or dogs as being a nuisance, it was about replacing your choice of pet, dog or cat of your personal choice through taxes and fines for joe public,

      While government brings in a larger untamed version to roam free in protected areas of britain/Scotland that will be cordoned of to the public .

      If you think two little cats can do damage,
      Imagine what lynx, or lions could do to you pets, to birds, to children,

    251. James che says:

      John main,

      see the wooden spoon in you’re hand, its so big we all see it,

    252. Ruby says:

      SNP were claiming that there had been a big influx of new members because of the Dear Leader’s stance on trans rights.

      Lots of old members who support women’s’ rights & independence have left and been replaced by lots of new members who support trans rights & **** knows what else.

    253. Republicofscotland says:

      Thanks to the actions of Sturgeon the betrayer of Scots, (she was too busy trying to save the union from Brexit, instead of saving Scotland from the union) it will be just the little more expensive to enter any of the 26 EU countries.

      AS long as the betrayer is FM we’ll be tied to this God awful union and the damage to our economy and country will continue to expand.

      SCOTS travelling abroad to one of 26 European destinations will have to start paying to enter them next year, the European Union has confirmed.

      The EU, which Scots voted to remain in back in 2016 while England and Wales opted to leave, has delayed the launch of its €7 charge until November 2023.

      UK passport holders hoping to visit Schengen States will be treated like any other non-EU country as a result of that referendum.

      It means people travelling to any of the 26 countries will have to apply and pay for electronic travel authorisation.

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20668207.new-date-brits-will-charged-enter-holiday-hotspots-2023-including-spain%2F

    254. Republicofscotland says:

      So the Herald today restarts the Scottish Politician of the Year Awards no doubt it will be a unionist politician that wins it, (are there any indy MSPs at all?) and more than likely a SNP one.

      Alba won’t even get a mention that’s for sure.

      “A judging panel chaired by Callum Baird, Editor-in-Chief of Newsquest Scotland & Northern Ireland, owner of the Herald, will draw up a shortlist in October.”

      Sounds to me like a backslapping exercise for the Britnats.

    255. Ruby says:

      I’ve got to keep reminding myself.

      Rev. Stuart Campbell says:
      6 July, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Andy Ellis, Ruby: if either of you ever mentions the other by name (including any “clever” ways of doing so indirectly) again in any context whatsoever you’re banned. Clear? Not comment deleted, not pre-moderation, banned.

      I have HAD ENOUGH of this fucking playground shit.

    256. James che says:

      Ruby,

      Re Subject of T shirts yesterday, I can see your point,
      I have a feeling though that this problem will be solved by original women,
      Just as women were on their own at first to have the right to vote, to have the right for women’s spaces in the first place.

    257. Ruby says:

      Everytime I see the headline of this article I think of that song that goes

      Home, home of the deranged where the deer and the antelope play …….

      What I’m wondering is if the Rev has tourettes 🙂

      I like it!

      Rev. Stuart Campbell says:
      16 August, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      “Of course it was good of you to take the lead and show an example by never abusing or blocking anyone you disagreed with.

      Oh, wait…”

      For the 50,000th time for the terminally fucking stupid: being blocked only means ONE person chose to stop listening to you. It is nowhere within a million fucking miles of EVERYONE being denied the opportunity to listen to you, you thick wanker.

    258. Merganser says:

      Hatuey @ 9.53pm

      The Lord Adocate’s application to the Supreme Court will be paid for by the Government, but if I have got it right the SNP have applied to be heard themselves in the case, so they have to pay for that from their own funds. A paragraph in the published accounts refers specifically to the obtaining of a referendum being a part of the process of getting independence. I’ll try and quote the exact words if I can find it again.

      When I said that SNP taxpayers were paying twice to get the answer to the question of a referendum being permissible I was wrong – they are in fact contributing three times:

      1. When the Government intervened in the Keatings case to prevent the question being answered (taxpayer funded).

      2. For the Government’s present Supreme Court case (taxpayer funded).

      3. For the SNP’s representation in the Supreme Court case (from SNP membership fees) – unless of course the SNP claim that all these fees are being paid from other money given to it by way of donation.

      I wonder if SNP members can see what a merry dance they are in here: In the Keatings case, the SNP Government fights and succeeds in blocking the answer to the referendum question; it is now fighting to get an answer to the question but says it doesn’t think it has the power to hold a referendum; so the SNP seeks to intervene as a party to say the Government does have the power because the referendum as proposed would be meaningless and would have no effect.

      What a wonderful way to spend taxpayer’s and SNP members money..

      They will surely be loved for this – by the lawyers

    259. Mark Boyle says:

      Andy Ellis says:
      18 August, 2022 at 11:13 am

      @Mark Boyle 10.55 am

      It’s remarkable how many times the mainstream media lets these little shits off the hook – even the right wing newspapers don’t touch them. Hmmm, wonder why?

      The roasters soiling the independence movement by their behaviour at Perth are just the personification of the cadre of moonhowlers that appear to have taken up residence BTL in here. Scratch the surface and the SWP, their hingers oan and sundry fellow travellers just in it so they can vent their nativism and xenophobia are soon revealed.

      I see Rev Stu slapped those responsible down in a FB post. Amen to that!

      But the behaviour of those in Perth is par for the course for any protest where the SWP thugs turn up, whereas by contrast you can have dozens of Siol nan Gaidhealers doing their “Dumbledore’s Army” routine and the worst that happens is daft teenage girls screaming “SEXY!” at the ageing potbellied ones who have gone for the full cosplay outfit and not just the kilt.

      Granted, there’s also the addition to Scottish nationalist ranks (an apt term …) of the transvangelicals who act like baboons in an electrified cage the second they encounter anyone who may be outside of their hivemind. But they never turn up for any protests which have zero to do with their sexual peccadilloes – they are notorious for their lack of reliability to any cause but their own egos, and will latch back onto Labour if the SNP’s star should ever fall.

      There’s little doubt most of the trouble in Perth came from that same old source which has been the Conservative Party’s best friend for over fifty years – the SWP: a vociferous opponent of Scottish independence for decades and responsible for conjouring up the moronic (even by their low standards) “Scottish Nazi Party” jibe at the SNP (since anything non-SWP is, of course, “nazi” and “Tory scum” by default). It only “saw the light” when the Scottish Socialist Party (which they wrecked, as per usual) appeared to be getting places and leeching off them seemed another great marketing strategy with the routine end motive of generating cash for the “cause” (ie. keeping their leaders in well paid lifestyles).

      It’s long past the stage any Scottish nationalist gathering or protest made it clear anyone holding their placards or newspapers is not welcome. The SNP may be a lost cause, but other Scottish nationalist groups should make sure this lot are not allowed to wreck their own work.

    260. Merganser says:

      Hatuey.

      The paragraph in the accounts is:

      ‘We will ensure that an amount equivalent to the sums raised form these appeals will go directly to our work to secure a referendum and win independence’

      How many people who gave money to achieve independence thought it would be wasted on trying to secure what at most would be a toothless referendum?

    261. Ruby says:

      We are getting a lot of orders on how not to protest but zero advice on how we should protest.

      Could it be the advice from the SNP YES movement is do not protest about anything.

      Stay at home under the duvet and let us handle things we know best.

    262. robbo says:

      That’s a scurrilous accusation Mr Ellis @ 11.13am

      The world’s a safer place as we have ‘only Me’ Ellis looking after us!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkZdTHmX0TQ

    263. Al-Stuart says:

      .
      Hi Breeks,

      I didn’t quite get your style of writing at first.

      But now it’s one of the treats of Wings to read your posts regularly.

      So much so that I owe you a bottle of Laphroaig sir.

      Also, May I quote your earlier word as IMHO deserve a second outing…

      —————————————————————————————-

      Breeks says:
      18 August, 2022 at 2:19 am

      I can’t believe these English water companies discharging raw sewage into their waterways. Just a massive YEEUUCH.

      What the hell is wrong with these people? It’s DISGUSTING.

      Why not forget about your High Speed trains and focus on few more high capacity drains? Pretend you’re a civilised country and build more sewage treatment works FFS.

      Visit England! The green and pleasant land, where the water’s green an unpleasant. It’s full of shite, just like their Tory MP’s.

      England, England, England, what the fuck is wrong with you? It’s 2022 and you’re literally swimming in your own shite. Your kids are going to the beach to roll about in the keech.. You’re treating your own Nation like it’s a massive toilet.

      Take some time off, pull yourself together. Seek help. YOU’RE NOT WELL.

      What do you want for Christmas England? Cholera or dysentery to go with your rickets and polio?

    264. X_Sticks says:

      Allegedly Adamson has been fired:

      https://twitter.com/Holdfast214/status/1560019849522331648?s=20&t=pH52RPnTmfkw7T9cWxsvnw

      Too hot even for the NuSNP?

    265. Ruby says:

      James che says:
      18 August, 2022 at 11:38 am

      Ruby,

      Re Subject of T shirts yesterday, I can see your point,
      I have a feeling though that this problem will be solved by original women,

      It all a bit tricky.

      I’m wondering if there should be T-shirts with
      ‘I am a trans woman’ and T-shirts with ‘I am not a trans woman’

      just to see which ones get a visit from the Rainbow Police.

      I wonder what trans women would think if non trans women claimed to be trans.

      It’s easy enough to be trans. Just self-id as trans.

    266. Ottomanboi says:

      Freedom.
      Why the Declaration of Arbroath matters.
      https://archive.ph/iIfur
      Everything else, merely «white noise».

    267. Andy Ellis says:

      @X_Sticks 12.18 pm

      As someone pointed out in the Twitter exchange the individuals appointment was many months after other problematic tweets, so it’s pretty clear the SNP either failed in their due diligence, or simply didn’t do any.

      Of course it has to be doubted that AIM’s attempts to impose a Code of Conduct on behalf of a whole movement will actually be applied to the TRA extremists and sundry other misogynistic pieces of work within the SNP and Scottish Greens. If all of those were held to the same standard membership of both would take another hit I imagine!

    268. Ruby says:

      Warning contains swearing.

      https://tinyurl.com/2wfdsczv

    269. Roger says:

      Listen to this fkn Boris-backing Tory in the Telegraph claiming that the problem is that the working-class is lazy and feckless.
      Whereas Boris was what? Conscientious and hard-working?
      Talk about projection…

      https://12ft.io/proxy?ref=&q=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/17/entitlement-britain-becoming-poor-country-many-people-dont-care/

    270. Ruby says:

      Maybe a good idea to download ‘Shauny Boy’s’ video got a feeling he might be cancelled.

    271. Geri says:

      Robbo 12:03

      LOLz! That’s what I hear too.

      I couldn’t remember the characters name a week or so ago..

      *You don’t wannnnnna do thhhhat! You wanna do it like this*

    272. Republicofscotland says:

      This is interesting it looks like the speech was more about pushing the SNP than independence and the Leslie Evans replacement and the Tories didn’t like it. Not that they like the idea of independence either.

      “NICOLA Sturgeon’s latest speech on independence was blocked from publication by her top civil servant on the grounds it was too “party political”, it has been revealed.

      John-Paul Marks, the permanent secretary of the Scottish Government and a former director general at the UK’s Department of Work and Pensions, is said to have shared “the concerns” raised by a Tory MSP that the speech was too political to be published on the Government’s official website.”

      https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenational.scot%2Fnews%2F20661853.nicola-sturgeon-scottish-independence-speech-blocked-top-bureaucrat%2F

    273. Ruby says:

      Rainbow Saltire version of the Spanish Inquisition

      Shauny Boy is brilliant. I can’t wait for part 2.

      Warning
      He might also have tourettes.

      Nobody expects the Rainbow Saltire Inquisition. 🙂

    274. Doug says:

      We need a code of conduct for all supposedly pro independence politicians.

      No.1: Get up off your lard-lazy fat arses and start fighting for Scotland’s independence instead of fawning and fraternising with your old university friends who work for the anti-Scottish media.
      Tea and tears with slimy BBC reporters ain’t a good look.

    275. Geri says:

      Ruby

      Shauny boy – excellent!

    276. Geri says:

      Repubicofscotland

      The media should correct that. He’s not *her* top civil servant. Like Evans before him, their boss is BoJo.

    277. Ruby says:

      robbo says:
      18 August, 2022 at 1:44 pm

      https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/raf-recruitment-chief-unashamed-of-pausing-job-offers-for-white-men-to-employ-more-women-and-ethnic-minorities/ar-AA10MYKQ?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=71ce55e4f52246f4a92445bae2f83d53

      ffs what next?

      https://tinyurl.com/yc5h46x5

      This might cheer you up ff to 5.07 for reason why men get paid more than women.

      BTW. I am a fully paid up member of the mens liberation movement have been since Mark MacDonald got fired for sending a text.

      Just wondering why you are all so quiet.

    278. Ruby says:

      Speaking to The Times, Air Vice-Marshal Byford – one of the most senior female officers in the air force – said she was “unashamed” of a policy that could mean women and ethnic minorities are in effect being prioritised for roles over white men.

      All depends what she means by women. These women could be white men and this could all be a policy to employ more transwomen like woman of the year Admiral Rachel Levine

    279. footsoldier says:

      Breeks on sewage: “Meh, not convinced by that article”. Two articles actually. I have found the Ferret to be reasonably accurate in their reports and tha article more than a little convincing.

      https://theferret.scot/sewage-spilled-scotlands-waterways-12000-times/

    280. Brian Doonthetoon says:

      The kids went to the beach to swim but they were only going through the motions.

      Sorry – read it somewhere a couple of weeks ago.

    281. Mark Boyle says:

      Brian Doonthetoon says:
      18 August, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      The kids went to the beach to swim but they were only going through the motions.

      Sorry – read it somewhere a couple of weeks ago.

      Ian Dury (post-Blockheads) had a song called “Poo Poo In My Prawn” about the subject back in 1992: water cleanliness of course being a subject dear to his heart after contracting polio from a public swimming pool.

      I took a sudden notion to go down to the ocean
      I’d got my sun-tan lotion, my flippers and my mask

      In proper distribution of fully-formed ablutions
      Formed an ocean of pollution in which I daredn’t bask

      Some turds were teeny-tiny and some were big and shiny
      But they all fucked up the briney in which I dipped my toe
      If you go swimming in the shittius, you’ll get worse than dermititis
      From the sea of grey detritus where the sewage ebbs and flows

      There’s no respite from the cess-pit – no shelter from the pong
      The ocean’s full of motions – where the hell did we go wrong?

      Like a lamb off to the slaughter, I poured myself a glass of water
      I failed to spot I’d caught a little creature in my cup

      I was well and truly bolloxed from the fires of hell that followed
      T’was the cup of life I’d swallowed and it almost did me up.

      Something coming through the plumbing that should not be there at all
      The glass’s brimming, things’re swimming, quite frankly I’m appalled!

      I was a hungry fella, I defrosted my paella came down with Salmonella
      Three weeks intensive care!

      They failed to send technicians in to check the air-conditioning
      Which was unfortunately transmissioning a case of Legionnaires

      There’s a malaise in the mayonnaise, there’s a poo-poo in the prawn
      Where we missed them in the system little germs are being born
      There’s no respite from the cess-pit – no shelter from the pong
      The ocean’s full of motions – where the hell did we go wrong?

    282. Jontoscots21 says:

      SNP Straightjacket Nugget Party. Sadly mentally ill, unbalanced and utterly destructive to other humans is a feature of the the trans cult. However these arseholes have colonised representation of the disabled. It’s time disability campaigners took them on. Using stuff like Dyslexia and borderline personality disorder as well as the sort of identity psychosis of the trans cult is using able bodied privilege against the physically disabled. They have no felling right.

    283. Jontoscots21 says:

      SNP Straightjacket Neurotics Party. Sadly mentally ill, unbalanced and utterly destructive to other humans is a feature of the the trans cult. However these arseholes have colonised representation of the disabled. It’s time disability campaigners took them on. Using stuff like Dyslexia and borderline personality disorder as well as the sort of identity psychosis of the trans cult is using able bodied privilege against the physically disabled. They have no feeling right.

    284. Morag says:

      True story.

      I just spent a week on a river cruise ship. The staff were lovely, but FOUR TIMES I heard a waiter address me as “sir” then immediately correct himself. (A different waiter each time, but always men – no waitress made the mistake.) By the third time I was sensing a pattern.

      So I spoke to the fourth guy. “You’re the fourth person that has done that,” I said. “What am I doing wrong?” He answered, “It’s the hair style, madam.” I just smiled and said, I’ll have the Wiener schnitzel, please.”

      I’m still baffled. At the moment my hair is down past my shoulders and clipped back at the nape of my neck with a hair slide. I don’t know if the waiters didn’t see the ponytail or if they all took me for an ageing rocker. I never got this when I had short hair.

      But, you know, I didn’t scream about being misgendered. I didn’t demand compensation, or for the waiters to be sacked, or for the entire staff to receive compulsory re-education. Because I’m a woman and a few waiters needing a visit to Specsavers doesn’t threaten me in the slightest.

      The way these trans snowflakes carry on is not normal behaviour, and certainly not normal behaviour for a woman. But heaven help these poor waiters if they ever have a transwoman on that boat.

    285. James says:

      lolz,you couldn’t make it up.
      Sorry, Scotland you deserve everything these clown world monkeys bring to the party.
      Thank fuck I’m safely over the border.



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