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We lost a few quid to Graham Linehan at poker this afternoon and we needed a wee bit of cheering up, so God bless the SNP Twitler Youth for coming to our rescue.

Okay, now we’re worried.

Alert readers will remember Mr Blench from the two articles named above. And below is the picture in question – or as we must now refer to it with its full and proper artistic gravitas, “the Work”.

You wouldn’t like to see it coming towards you on a dark night, would you, ladies? We remarked that the choice of such an image for a Twitter avatar was making a certain kind of statement for the nasty little gang of trans activists we were discussing.

(Specifically the statement “If you don’t shut up I might assault you”. Wings Over Scotland would like to make it clear that that comment, as well as the opinion that the image looks like it’s a police mugshot of a recently-convicted child rapist, are entirely aesthetic judgments, not allegations of any actual criminality.)

And it seems that young Mr Blench agreed with us, because he’s now replaced it with something a little less threatening and altogether more on-message for the colourfully-haired SNP “Out For Indy” group he’s the National Secretary of.

(It’s clearly quite an old shot that’s been hastily pressed into service for the purpose, because it’s only a couple of weeks since he tweeted this again rather more sinister one, and we’re pretty sure nobody’s fringe grows that fast.)

But in any event, we won’t be complying with his demands. UK copyright law of course allows for “fair dealing” with materials for the purposes of news reporting or criticism, which our articles were. We consider the tone with which OFI and other elements of the party conduct themselves to be highly (and deliberately) intimidatory, chiefly of women, and commenting on the avatars chosen by Mr Blench and others is part of that observation.

He may also be unaware that damages with regard to copyright infringement only apply in so far as The Work would be expected to produce revenue, and unless we receive evidence of existing plans for a range of teatowels, posters, mugs and the like, we shall continue to regard the value of The Work as, at best, zero.

So with that said, we keenly await communication from Mr Blench’s lawyers. Unless, of course, his threat is empty, because by his own admission he’d certainly like to speak with a forked tongue.

We’ll keep you posted.

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    1. Muscleguy says:

      It seems he thinks you are a tyro at this publishing and journalism game and not at all au fait with lawyers if he thinks that missive will deter you.

      I would reply wrt Arkell v. Pressdram myself.

    2. Morgatron says:

      Hes a puppet! Loved the tea towel jibe , I laughed so hard I farted. Scary Monsters , Super Freak’s indeed.

    3. Dorothy Devine says:

      Thanks Rev , that made me laugh!

    4. ClanDonald says:

      Why’s he wearing a blindfold across his mouth? is it a new fetish thing?

    5. Martin McGhandi says:

      Couldn’t agree more STU,

      These nasty morons are all about THEMSELVES

    6. Lollysmum says:

      He’s picked the wrong person to try that on with lololol 🙂

      Popcorn time!

    7. Peter says:

      Declan is clearly a cunt of the highest order.

    8. Dan Yell says:

      Yeah Lollymum, cos the fat dweeb who runs this site has such a great track record in civil law, doesn’t he?

      Glad to hear you lost some money to Glinner, Rev, was worried you were wasting all the Wings coffers on petty lawsuits.

    9. Kat says:

      Awe bless his cotton socks, he’ll be claiming copyright for his tweets next.

      Though, if it wouldn’t be too much trouble could you maybe next time insert a Content Warning when you use his visage in an article, some of us have delicate constitutions.

    10. Jim Thomson says:

      It would be interesting to see if he had previously registered his “copyright” as per

      https://copyrightservice.co.uk/reg/how_registration_helps

    11. Ian Brotherhood says:

      @Morgatron (4.47) –

      I laughed so hard I farted as well!

      FFS! What are the chances?!

      😉

    12. stonefree says:

      Signed Kind Regards………He’s( ??? is that correct?) having a laugh…..Wonder how the second picture will fair ,before the Sherrif ?

    13. MWS says:

      OMG that article gave me the best laugh I’ve had all week. Brilliant! ( I think I slightly peed myself at the tea towels part). * snigger*

    14. Hugh says:

      I’d be happy never to see pictures of that cretin ever again so I have to wish him well in his endeavour.

    15. macnakamura says:

      Self obsessed?

      Who, me me me me me …..?

    16. deerhill says:

      To quote Bugs Bunny,”What a Maroon!”

    17. Millennium says:

      I haven’t used Wings for a good few days now, but have noticed a dramatic decrease in posts from the Flat Earth Society (Sturgeon sympathisers).

      They are probably over on the “Out for Indy” website, where the little darlings will feel more at home.

    18. Effijy says:

      And are SNP Happy this represents the calibre of person
      They give office to?

      Seeing and hearing about this guy would put off 95% of
      People from voting SNP.

      His world is about him. Independence can wait until he is
      Fed up being a born leader in our limelight.

    19. Gregor says:

      Freedom of expression/information/press doesn’t require cease and desist.

    20. Robert Louis says:

      This is so immensely funny. The SNP Stasi youth thought they could silence you. So very funny.

      The SNP really needs a clear out of all the wee radges it is infested with.

    21. Westviews says:

      What a sad wee soul he is. He obviously has nothing much going on in his life. Perhaps he could take up a hobby or something. I’m sure you could think of some X-Box games to recommend which might give him some sort of purpose in his life too, so that vanity searching his name becomes a thing of the past.

    22. Inverclyder says:

      So you’re cancelling the order of leopardskin posing pouches and the nipple tassels that were going to be sold with the caricature of he / him on them? I’ll inform the warehouse.

      Another question… Who?

    23. thingy says:

      “It has come to my attention…”

      He reads your stuff, Stu. 🙂

    24. Ian Brotherhood says:

      Tea towels and mugs would become cult collectables and eventually end up in The People’s Palace.

      Make it so!

    25. Dog biscuit says:

      A role reversal when a gimp makes threats.

    26. Dog biscuit says:

      Bet he’s a wee ponyboy

    27. Dog biscuit says:

      Saddle up and ride.

    28. Dog biscuit says:

      If this is the SNP then we are in big trouble as a society.Nicola Sturgeon is a dangerous fundementalist.

    29. Iain McGlade says:

      I’ve spent a wee bit of time today trying to reason with one of your photo montage blokes on Twitter.
      Reasoned arguments led to me being called a Terf.
      Obviously logic isn’t a strong point for them either.
      I’m not trans-exclusionary at all. They aren’t a part of my life, to the best of my knowledge, and I’ve always been a live-and-let-live kind of guy. As for the RF bit, can a man be a radical feminist? Even if they can, It’s not how I’d ever define myself.
      I have to admit that when Stu started highlighting this issue, my first thought was that I’d rather we stuck to discussing Indy and revelled in Stu’s abilities to skewer media articles with a perspective more to my liking. A little more reading has enlightened me. This is a very important issue because it’ll get in the way of Indy if we’re not careful.
      I have genuine sympathy for trans people, but I only have limited time to spare to fight for the issues that are important to me. There are numerous issues that will be in front of supporting more rights for trans people. Climate change, rural land ownership and nuclear weapons spring to mind.
      Maybe their marketing techniques don’t work with me. Maybe they don’t know what marketing is. They’re going to have to learn if they want anything to do with the SNP, which is a pretty slick machine.
      Whatever they think they’re doing, we can’t let it happen. If there are senior people stoking them up, it needs to be exposed. The party faithful need to wake up and expel the woke. The nastiness has to stop.

    30. gordoz says:

      Is the term .. ahem ‘Fandan’ appropriate here ?

    31. Jason Smoothpiece says:

      Mr Bleech is a creepy sort of gentleman and unless I’m wrong the injury to his lower lip appears to change from left to right!

      This poor creature has a role in the SNP?

      Dear god help us.

    32. Jim says:

      It occurs to me that by publishing it on Twitter, he transferred the copyright to Twitter as per its terms & conditions.
      Have you had a Cease & Desist from them..?

    33. liz says:

      ‘(Specifically the statement “If you don’t shut up I might assault you”. Wings Over Scotland would like to make it clear that that comment, as well as the opinion that the image looks like it’s a police mugshot of a recently-convicted child rapist, are entirely aesthetic judgments, not allegations of any actual criminality.)’

      HaHaHa accurate comment, I would say.
      These self centred wee arseholes

    34. The Isolator says:

      FFS Declan if your in anyway representative of the SNP at any level we are goosed my friend.Ma sides are splitting here.Think before you fire off shite like that.

    35. crisiscult says:

      You see quality journalism and quality blogging are also an art and I don’t see Bella Caledonia or David ‘the professional’ Leask coming up with this sort of quality:

      “unless we receive evidence of existing plans for a range of teatowels, posters, mugs and the like, we shall continue to regard the value of the work as, at best, zero.”

    36. Gregor says:

      Being offended by the shared values of civilisation (re. the universal right of freedom of expression) isn’t a legal offense (mental disorder ?; ill-judged/poorly guided – life-choice ?).

    37. Jessie says:

      Twitter only require users to agree to give them a licence of whatever is transmitted via their platform. People can still be held in breach of IP. But of course the test is originality. A mug shot is not original. He might have a justified complaint, but not under s16 of the Act, but under s80 where he can object to derogatory treatment of his work. Originality doesn’t apply there, however, s81 creates an exception for current event reporting and you also have an exception to use the work for parody under s30 criticism and review (you’ve linked his mug shot and his conduct so that’s pulling it within the scope of the section) and s31 parody caricature and pastiche.
      I think you are covered. If he bothers you again I can give you the EU and UK cases on this area of law. I researched it just recently

    38. Sharny Dubs says:

      Desist or you’ll be hearing from my legal representatives Suix Grabbit & Runn.

      Nice one Stu.

      Surely he has to be the tea boy, oh no sorry! the cafeteria engineer in the SNP.

      Great job, plenty of prospects!

    39. Lewis Moonie says:

      Pompous wee twat isn’t he?

    40. Tnuc says:

      Watch yir back…What with the current climes, and lawyers being adept at all that twistiness-for-shekels thing..

      https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exceptions-to-copyright

      ‘Criticism, review and reporting current events

      Fair dealing for criticism, review or quotation is allowed for any type of copyright work. Fair dealing with a work for the purpose of reporting current events is allowed for any type of copyright work other than a photograph. In each of these cases, a sufficient acknowledgement will be required.

      As stated, a photograph cannot be reproduced for the purpose of reporting current events. The intention of the law is to prevent newspapers or magazines reproducing photographs for reporting current events which have appeared in competitor’s publications.’

    41. Graeme says:

      Lewis Moonie says:
      15 May, 2020 at 6:26 pm

      Pompous wee twat isn’t he?

      —————————————————————–
      yeah I agree
      Twats4Indy

      I like the sound of that I don’t know why just has a nice ring to it I think 🙂

    42. J Galt says:

      Never mind tea towels, posters and mugs – how about toilet rolls?

    43. Doug says:

      I bought a new lawnmower today.

    44. Sinky says:

      Some of these people need to get a life.

      Meanwhile BBC Reporting Scotland true to form has Tory MP Bowie commenting on the latest EU fishing negotiations but no one from Scotland’s largest political party with 46 MPs compared to 6 Tories.

      How can Glenn Campbell think he is still a neutral commentator while retiring BBC Scotland says they are being unfairly attacked pn their political output.

    45. Stuart MacKay says:

      Google has an excellent feature called image search. If you post the link to “the Work” you get a long list of lookalike images – unfortunately for Declan he’s about the ugliest of the bunch but clearly, based on age, he’s a derivative work. I wonder if he credits the original artist that he so flagrantly copied.

    46. mogabee says:

      Anyone would think you were new to this journalism lark!

      I well remember all the snarky comments from Stu haters years ago who got handed arses on toast many a time.

      Delighted you have lost none of your bite! 😀

    47. CameronB Brodie says:

      @Mr Blench
      Sex is not the same as gender, and it is not physically possible to change sex. So you’re either suffering from ideological delusions or you’re a committed misogynist. Take your pick son.

      A Conceptual Framework for
      Action on the Social Determinants of Health

      https://www.who.int/sdhconference/resources/ConceptualframeworkforactiononSDH_eng.pdf

    48. Allium says:

      I would imagine that anyone in Out4Indy with serious political ambitions will be quietly backing away from the org quite soon. I don’t mean that their views will necessarily change, in fact privately they may still very much sympathise with their friends, but why publically associate yourself with this sort of stuff? It just looks so oddball, especially now.

    49. stonefree says:

      Thinking about it and whether he’s been put up to it or if it’s his idea to shut the site down or other reasoning.
      I would suggest if it went to court, and he can’t back it up….. The Vexatious Litigation Act would sort him out….At least Bute House’s redundant law books would get an airing..
      Just saying

    50. Capella says:

      If he’s looking for retribution he’s come to the wrong place. He could download one of your nice gravatars. It would be a vast improvement and there are no copyright issues.

    51. CameronB Brodie says:

      All those who deny the significance of biology, undermine the potential for social justice and health equity. If you don’t respect the human genome. you can’t respect human rights. Simples.

      Social and health equity and equality: The need for a scientific framework
      archive.wphna.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2012-12-Social-Medicine-Botero-et-al-Equality.pdf

    52. bipod says:

      We needed the lockdown at first because it was to “save the NHS”, well the NHS wasn’t overwhelmed its actually quieter than its ever been and the great white elephant NHS Louisa Jordan still hasn’t treated a single patient despite being staffed full of nurses and doctors. Then it was to prevent the “catastrophic second peak”, and now its because of this R number. The R number is too high NS says and we need that to come down first before she would consider lifting lockdown. How can they even possibly know what the R number is when testing in the community is non existent.

      I am sure she will continue to be praised by those in the pro-lockdown media for being such a calm and cautious leader, I am also sure that the Scottish gov will do everything to not take responsibility for the massive recession and destruction of Scotland economy that will follow.

    53. Morgatron says:

      Ian Brotherhood at 5.25pm
      ? thank god for these wee goons.

    54. Stoker says:

      HAW STURGEON! ONE OF YOURS, I BELIEVE?

      Listen here Deckhand, or WEE scrubber if you prefer, it will do you the world of good to realise that along with WOS not committing any infringements YOU are actually breaking the law.

      YOU are using electronics, mail, internet or any other way you want to look at it, to issue threats to another. THAT is against the law. Oh how i’d laugh if The Rev had you arrested and charged. 🙂

    55. Dorothy Devine says:

      Capella , that’s looking pretty good, I like the green and purple!

    56. Dex sux boabie says:

      Looks like a smackheid from the Embra schemes in the 80s

    57. defo says:

      Who’s catamite is this brahmer?

      Alyn is such a trend setter!

    58. callmedave says:

      @Capella

      That’s a fine avatar! 🙂

    59. Julia Gibb says:

      Would it matter if he did have a case?

      I would consider a donation to Stu to fight it as entertainment value. The thought of Trainspotter spending tens of thousands of pounds on a court case he may not win ( is unlikely to win) a worthwhile spend.

    60. Jockanese Wind Talker says:

      “How can Glenn Campbell think he is still a neutral commentator” you ask (apologies if hypothetically) @Sinky says at 7:03 pm

      Because he is a hypocritical cunt, that is why.

      Glenn ripped up an SNP manifesto ON AIR in 2007.

      Glenn was caught off guard on camera during election night, head on desk greetin’ like a wee lassie when the SNP returned a Majority Govt to Holyrood in 2011.

      The fact that one so obviously partisan (regardless of which side) is still in post with a ‘Senior Reporter/Correspondent’ title speaks volumes about that organisation.

      It is an arm of the British State who’s Royal Charter states that it must disseminate propaganda in defence of the Union.

    61. CameronB Brodie says:

      Trans-activism is harmful to open society, as it perpetuates the gender stereotypes that sustain sexism. So ‘characters’ such as Mr Blench, and the SNP Equalities spokesperson(?), should be considered as posing a threat to democracy and open society.

      Third-wave feminists and the woke are intellectually incapable of respecting “difference”, due to their ideological position with regards the law. So they are unable to defend Scotland from Brexit. Scotland deserves and needs far better from the SNP.

      Respect Differences?
      Challenging the Common Guidelines in Social Justice Education

      https://democracyeducationjournal.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1138&context=home

    62. Glenn Coutts says:

      @defo

      ‘Catamite’ – haven’t heard that in years! 😉

    63. Capella says:

      @ Dorothy Devine @ callmedave – The combination of the Wings logo and the Suffragette colours is idea for our times. So I decided to update my image. I’m not really a five year old ballerina anyway!

    64. Capella says:

      However, the magenta ballerina is my image and I made it so there was no copyright issue with using it! The pic was taken a very very very long time ago.

    65. Capella says:

      idea = ideal

    66. CameronB Brodie says:

      This is the perfect time for SNP members to get stuck in about your party’s management, and get these cupid stunts telt. Trans activism is incompatible with public health ethics and global health law.

      Here’s another for the Justice Minister to consider.

      The individual, social justice and public health
      https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-81232015000400987

    67. MaggieC says:

      Every time I see the words “ The Word “ from his letter and also from the article about Fair dealing I keep reading them as “ The Woke “ ??

    68. MaggieC says:

      I don’t know what went wrong with my last post it was meant to be smiley faces instead of question marks .

    69. Tinto Chiel says:

      Sharny Dubs: “Desist or you’ll be hearing from my legal representatives Suix Grabbit & Runn.”

      I’ve heard it’s Dewey, Cheetham and Howe, Sharny 🙂

      “Glenn was caught off guard on camera during election night, head on desk greetin’ like a wee lassie when the SNP returned a Majority Govt to Holyrood in 2011.”

      @JWT: I don’t suppose there’s footage of that, is there? What a little weasel he is…..

    70. Alan Mackintosh says:

      Julia Gibb, My eyes saw Trainspotter and my mind said Transpotter…

    71. robbo says:

      bipod says:
      15 May, 2020 at 7:58 pm

      We needed a rest from your constant whinging! lol

      If you don’t like it,you know what to do. Them’s the rules.

    72. dakk says:

      OT and forked tongues aside.

      The holocaust which the british gov has perpetrated (on it’s own people thankfully this time) will also have british exceptionalist consewuences at least in the short and medium term imo.

      As better governed countries reopen for tourism, shittish britishens will likely be persona non grata for a while longer due to the world besting covid infection and death rates.

      Nice yoonion dividend for the jock yoons.

    73. callmedave says:

      @Jockanese Wind Talker

      I remember him ripping up the SNP manifesto. 🙁
      Searched the Tube more than plenty to find it…. but no joy. 🙁

      Cry you say? ….what a capture that would be. 🙂

      PS:
      Karen, her indoors. Can’t get a word out of her today, just cook and deliver the meals and wash up the dishes etc etc.

      She’s started a new box set….’House of cards’ 🙁

      Me!…. You Tube Engine rebuild on a Studebaker Commander 1948 and a bit of wood turning…. Bored to tears 🙁

    74. Bob Mack says:

      Somebody should cease what they are doing and try to unsuccessfully desist from putting a size eleven boot right on his ar#e

    75. Pete says:

      Loved this article. Please continue to stand up to bullies on behalf of people like may he lacks the knowledge…and perhaps the balls…to do what you are doing.

    76. CameronB Brodie says:

      I really do think this is the perfect time to re-edumicate the SNP management. They must change their approach to the law if they want to support justice and the principle of universality. Full text.

      The right to sutures: social epidemiology, human rights, and social justice.

      Abstract
      The article examines the convergences and contrasts between social epidemiology, social medicine, and human rights approaches toward advancing global health and health equity.

      The first section describes the goals and work of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health. The second section discusses the role of human rights in the Commission’s work. The third section evaluates, from the perspective of social epidemiology, two rights-based approaches to advancing health and health equity as compared to a view that focuses more broadly on social justice.

      The concluding section identifies four areas where social epidemiologists, practitioners of social medicine, and health and human rights advocates can and must work together in order to make progress on health and health equity.

      https://europepmc.org/article/PMC/3694312?javascript_support=no

    77. CameronB Brodie says:

      The SNP will remain a busted flush until they institutionalise a legal respect for this in their constitution.

      Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
      http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=31058&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

    78. Patrick Roden says:

      Hmmm, I wonder if Declan knows that there is a group of ‘bloggers’ who are generally supportive of Alex Salmond and that attacking any member of this group would be welcomed from within the SNP?

      Is Declan trying to win some brownie points?

      If ‘the Work’ is the name of other works of art, then it seems that Declan is infringing on the copyright of this artist’s creative output, and should cease and desist immediately.

      Is this why he changed the image content? If he uses the name ‘the work’ he is still infringing on the original artists’ copyright.

      The SNP are in big big trouble if they are letting silly sausages like Declan spout of their mouths all over social media, they used to be so disciplined as well!

    79. callmedave says:

      For the younger ones.

      Glen Campbell hosts and a much slimmer toodle-oo-the-noo! 🙂

      A confident Alex Salmond, Glen interviews him before the results start to come in and history is made.

      2007 Scottish Parliament election overnight coverage

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeFwJ0jp7P0

      fingers X’d for correct link.

    80. dakk says:

      That forked tongue would give one a bad trip.

    81. dakk says:

      The picture of it I meant.

    82. Alex Montrose says:

      Vote SNP 1, Green 2 at next years Holyrood elections, to decimate the Unionist Parties and move Scotland closer to Independence, everything else is bollocks.

    83. CameronB Brodie says:

      Alex Montrose
      The Greens are more supportive of introducing gender-ideology into law than the SNP, so I take it you don’t support public health ethics and global health law? Not concerned for the rights of women?

      Assessing Genetic Risks: Implications for Health and Social Policy
      Chapter: 8
      Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications of Genetic Testing

      https://www.nap.edu/read/2057/chapter/10

    84. CameronB Brodie says:

      Alex Montrose
      Without a proper legal respect for biology, democracy simply isn’t possible.

      Health and justice: The capability to be healthy
      https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/1321509.pdf

    85. Col.Blimp IV says:

      Sobering thought that Ian Blackford in the mid “80s”and Nicola Sturgeon in the “90’s” occupied similar roles in the SNP “movers and shakers club”, to those the creature pictured above and his collaborators occupy now.

    86. Al-Stuart says:

      .
      So this is what one of these selfish IndyKilling little 5hits looks like.

      Is it correct he/him heads that putrid fifth-column political virus for the few, not the many? His GRA Fuckwits are the political Coronavirus of the Scottish Independence movement.

      The decent majority of SNP supporters are yet to realise these political leeches and parties-within-parties will suck the life out of IndyRef2 to gerrymander their own selfish agenda. Declan Blenches lot would be as well to form their own political party…

      W.ings readers
      A.re
      N.one too
      K.een on
      E.rsewipes like
      R.eptile Declan
      S.leekit infil-tractors.

    87. They call it a `selfie`,
      because `narcissist`
      is too hard to spell.

    88. Macandroid says:

      Declan thinks he’s bigger than the movement.

      The only movement he’s bigger than is the one on the pavement that I have to avoid.

    89. jfngw says:

      @Alex Montrose

      I would rather poke out my eye than vote for the Green’s.

    90. Alex Montrose says:

      Brodie and jfjdbejf, everything else is bollocks.

    91. Gavin Barrie says:

      Oh my god he has hairy shoulders.

      Shudder.

    92. Iain More says:

      To those planning to take part in the anti lock down demos I have just this to say – Goony no dee it!

      This is one occasion when I do hope the Police exercise extreme brutality and that none of the injured demonstrators get treatment on the Scottish NHS. Well the demonstrators are putting the lives of Doctors, Nurses and Care Workers and others at risk so I hope those demonstrators get their skulls cracked open and bleed to death slowly and painfully.

      C’mon Police Scotland get right intae them!!!!

    93. Col.Blimp IV says:

      What is that thing hanging out the corner of his mouth in both of the Photies?

      Is it that She-man really does speak with forked tongue.

    94. Col.Blimp IV says:

      Scot Finlayson

      It’s easier to say, if you have a forked tongue though.

    95. Ian Brotherhood says:

      Most folk, even those on Twitter, don’t realise that Graham Linehan (@Glinner) has been in Twitter purgatory for the past week, having had his account ‘frozen’.

      He hasn’t been ‘suspended’ as such. You certainly won’t get that message if you search for him on Twitter. This is the same trick they pulled with the @RevStu account, leaving it in place for a while so that even regulars didn’t realise the account was no longer active.

      Graham Linehan has almost 600,000 followers on Twitter, so you’d imagine they’d need a pretty good reason for treating him like this.

      Here, he explains what’s going on:

      https://glinner.co.uk/hey-youse/

    96. CameronB Brodie says:

      Alex Montrose
      So you don’t support the rule-of-law then? That’s not particularly sensible.

      Rules of Law, Laws of Science
      https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1238&context=yjlh

    97. jfngw says:

      @CameronB Brodie

      I fear you are wasting your time with Mr Montrose, or ‘moron sex tale’ as he likes to muck around with names, the troll indicator is registering off the sale.

      On another subject, is it not time we brought back the Hughie Green clapometer on Thursday’s, we need to know where the biggest hypocrites are located.

    98. Mike K says:

      If this is the future of the SNP, Hello Indy for Scotland party.

    99. Beaker says:

      Not had time to read the other comments so apologies if someone has already posted similar.

      If you place your photograph on a social media platform, unless you have already taken out a copyright prior to publishing, is it not classed as public domain?

    100. CameronB Brodie says:

      jfngw
      I just can’t help myself, it’s my reflex to defend reason and sanity. Not forgetting the rule-of-law. 😉

      What Role for Law, Human Rights, and Bioethics in an Age of Big Data, Consortia Science, and Consortia Ethics? The Importance of Trustworthiness
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4558936/

    101. Paul S says:

      What the SNP have become, LOL

    102. CameronB Brodie says:

      Without a proper legal respect for biology, due process in law is simply not possible. So it is more than a little alarming that the Scottish civil service have been instructed not to follow a gender-critical approach to the law.

      Scotland’s democracy would appear to be under attack.

      PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS: CIVIL
      https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-14/section-1/procedural-due-process-civil

    103. Dog biscuit says:

      Doug,what type of lawnmower?

    104. Dog biscuit says:

      Daft Declans the work.The rodeo clown.

    105. CameronB Brodie says:

      Good question. I hope it’s the kind that’s effective against zombies.

      #BadTaste

      Mkay, so here’s another to help with the SNP’s legal re-edumication. Mkay? Mkay!

      Gender Politics and Public Policy Making:
      Prospects for Advancing Gender Equality

      https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1016/S1449-4035(05)70067-9

    106. CameronB Brodie says:

      I know I’m a bloke, so I’m not sure I can actually be a femenist, let alone a radical one. But I am trained in the design of ethical public policy.

      Critical Feminist Policy Analysis: Toward Demanding and
      Disrupting Policy Analyses.

      https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED428022.pdf

    107. CameronB Brodie says:

      feminist

    108. Dog biscuit says:

      Ian More youre completely out of order and undemocratic.Have you ever had the police steam into you?Its your atitude that allows tyranny to succeed.Do you honestly think lockdown is seriously about your health? The peak of the disease was 8th of April yet we are still under HouseArrest at least until October it seems. The whole business stinks.

    109. CameronB Brodie says:

      Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.

    110. Tnuc says:

      @Beaker
      Not quite…
      The image may be publicly available, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s public domain.

      As an example, I’ve placed a number of photos online under various creative commons licenses, and people are free to copy and do what they like with them, I’ve also other images online I’ve made publicly available for various work-related reasons which I’ve not minded the occasional personal reuse of by a couple of people, but which if I come across them being used for any commercial purposes I’ll be siccing the lawyers onto the miscreants.
      It’s a tricky business though, all photos I upload have their copyright status detailed in the EXIF data, pity some sites strip it out when people download a copy.
      Anyhoo, re this muppet’s mug,

    111. Ian Brotherhood says:

      @Dog Biscuit (12.49) –

      Hear hear.

    112. Graham says:

      I didn’t know anything might turn me off independence, but the nastiness…. makes me wonder if you lot even deserve your own country. “Child rapist”…. it’s just disgusting guys, whatever your political views and predjudices.

    113. CameronB Brodie says:

      Ian Brotherhood
      Are you seriously supporting an individual who admits they only think of themselves?

    114. CameronB Brodie says:

      This is a real threat to public health, and there is insufficient evidence that circumstances are yet ready for a relaxation of the lock-down. I am rusty but I do know a bit about public health and stuff.

      COVID-19 Expert Reality Check

      “What can we expect from the coronavirus circulating now? Will it change to become more lethal or more easily transmitted?”
      The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 will likely continue with minimal variation. It will probably stay stable because very few people are immune – so many “naïve” human hosts are still available for maintaining current transmission cycles.

      This virus appears very balanced in terms of transmission-to-virulence. It also can be transmitted early in infection. Serious disease usually doesn’t occur until much later – and by that time, many patients are confined to a hospital bed. Consequently, a long transmission window is present before a person falls seriously ill, giving the virus plenty of time to spread. Selection is heavily driven by transmissibility, and the role of virulence in this process is much less clear.

      Another coronavirus, MERS, has a high lethality but doesn’t transmit as easily. This one is far more virulent – and devastating. Many dangerous respiratory viruses spread efficiently before causing severe disease – and that’s what we’re seeing with SARS-CoV-2.

      Ralph Baric, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. …

      https://www.globalhealthnow.org/2020-02/coronavirus-expert-reality-check#baric

    115. Gordon Keane says:

      Well, he did put out there online for all to see. And also, is it not the case, an infringement of copyright is more that a person uses something made/written, etc by another person, without acknowledging it?
      Like I write a poem, and put it online, but with my name, and “copyright”, etc, then someone else puts their name to it.
      Same would apply when it comes to actual books, and publications, I would expect, and demand anyone who used my poem, attributes it to me after they asked permission. Otherwise, then we could all go to Court! That is how it works with physical books
      I’m not sure it works quite the same way online. Depends I guess on the thing that is re-used, or drawn to folk’s attention, and so on. The main thing surely with something thousands and thousands have already seen on the web, is to acknowledge the original source and author?
      But in this case, it was made very clear who the writer was of those 2 articles.
      So, I fail to see the infringement side of things here.

      That is how I understand the copyright side of things anyhow.

    116. Al-Stuart says:

      .
      Graham at 12.59am, you REALLY don’t get it do you?

      Who the Helli are you to tell me or anyone on here what sort of Scotland we “deserve”?

      So you are forcing me to accept a country that allows GRA child rapists on the loose? Yes or no?

      Graham, by your words, you very much appear support this GRA-pey charter then don’t you…

      https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/male-rapist-transfer-womens-jail/

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-45825838

      FACT…

      “Karen” White is amongst the child rapist GRA fakers that demote biological women to second class TERFS whilst raping children and women. Meanwhile Declan plus his mates/matesses support and promote this easy GRA self-ID with no credentials cr@p.

      I’ve arrested too many determined sexual predators and put a worrying number of these perverts in Barlinnie (and Soughton) to fall for the manipulative rapists bullshlit. The Out For Indy Brigade and their GRA gerrymandering have infiltrated the SNP. I bet you a pound to a penny, the male (GRA “female”) deviant predators have infiltrated Declan’s bunch too.

      Graham, it is utterly unacceptable to have 4,440 registered sex offenders and 1,500 more about to be released early (to avoid HMP acquired Covid19) to give those sex offenders the ability to sign a pice of bog roll saying they SELF ID AS A WOMAN AND CAN THEN GO AND RAPE A CHILD.

      These dangerous child rapists are in a street near to your kids and grandkids. So please don’t give your cr@p that Stuart Campbell calling Out For Indy for what several of them are as something which will put you off voting for Independence.

      Even the Rev’s own polling backed up the fact that the rabid youth wing and especially the “females” alongside Declan soon changed their tune at the thought of Betty Big Balls putting on her/his/its swim suite in the female changing rooms and pulling down his/her/its knickers to expose an 8 inch shlong in front of the politically right-on GRA fifth columnists wummin. Even Declan’s ladies have confessed to Panelbase they don’t like self-IDers in THEIR female changing rooms!

      Jeezo, what a start to the day. Graham in GRA-land defending the youth wing of the Jimmy Savile Club.

      Source: https://tinyurl.com/How-Many-GRA-Perverts-In-Jail

    117. Ottomanboi says:

      Dontcha just luv those Out n Prouders.
      One little ego scratch and the intolerant ‘fascist’ oozes out.
      A bit like the SNP, actually.

    118. Mike d says:

      Graham 12.59am. So! What ‘lot’ would you be supporting? Hmmm let me guess.

    119. Cath says:

      He looks like the typical standard and garden variety far right skinhead, which is very much what these men’s right activist, free speech denying, threatening people are.

    120. Stonky says:

      Prosecuting Mark Hirst is a vile abuse of the law. Thousands of comments are posted every day more violent than his words – comments that no one would ever dream of taking literally. I endorse Mark’s words and his sentiment:

      Alex Salmond’s accusers deserve to reap the whirlwind.

    121. susan says:

      Don’t know anything about copyright law myself so can’t comment on the allegation, but he’s a right creepy guy. Jfngw,once again you talk sense, what don’t these ppl understand about not supporting GRA Reform and the “Hate” Crime Bill? Oh yes just vote Green on the list! Moronic!

    122. Tom says:

      Looks like Begbie’s less threatening half sister

    123. Proud Cybernat says:

      Dec just got decked.

    124. PacMan says:

      Cath says: 16 May, 2020 at 9:43 am

      He looks like the typical standard and garden variety far right skinhead, which is very much what these men’s right activist, free speech denying, threatening people are.

      I’m no psychologistic and don’t know the guy but judging from the information supplied in the blog, IMHO he exhibits classic signs of Passive-aggressive behaviour. Individuals like these are jokes but ones who have even a bit of power are dangerous.

    125. terence callachan says:

      Don’t judge people by their looks.
      I don’t know Declan so I won’t judge him.
      If he’s annoyed about his photo being used I can understand that .
      I tend to agree that his letter to WOS is a nonsense.

      I think there will be “OUT” people supporting all political parties SNP no different doesn’t make them a bad person nothing wrong with “ out for Indy “ especially if it gets more independence votes

    126. johnj says:

      apologies if I’m being completely naive here.

      That last image appears to be someone with a hole in the side of his face which allows you to see his teeth and tongue. Not only that his tongue appears to be split.

      Please, someone, tell me I’m wrong.

    127. innocent says:

      So you don’t derive any revenue whatsoever from running this site?

    128. Rookiescot says:

      Dont know about mugs or tea towels but I would buy a potty if his face was on it.

    129. John D says:

      Al-Stuart at 6:49am . That comment made me laugh . Thank you . Greetings to all Indy supporters

    130. Shug says:

      Reminds me of citizen Smith from 60s and 70s
      Does seem strange the snp want to be associated
      Not a lot different from young tories and young Labour groups I suppose
      Looks more likely to put other young folk of

    131. Andrew F says:

      Here in Australia we’ve also had “Drag Queen Story Time” for kids.

      And, just so nobody thinks this gender issue isn’t international – today our version of their BBC has this:

      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-16/gender-diverse-victorians-welcome-birth-certificate-change/12254666

      The Victorian Government is “Labor”, which in Australia means they are exactly the same as the other lot but if you have a microscope you can find something they might disagree about, a bit, slightly.

    132. Willie says:

      When you read pieces like this you realise to what the extent the SNP has become a home for freaks and oddballs.

      People like this are a micro minority and the general population.

      Time ordinary members purged the party of the loonballs and their perverted notions.

    133. liz says:

      Just seen that Christina Mckelvie increased funds to the LBGTQ group on 15th May because obviously they have very special different problems in dealing with Covid than the rest of us.

      Considering her other remit is older people and also considering that it’s the older people who are dying, this is yet another bizarre response from the SNP led SG.
      I’m getting increasingly pissed off about a number of events.
      Craig Murray and Mark Hirst being charged in connection with the AS trial.
      This has all happened because NS wanted to get AS for…. reasons.

      A lot of trouble and anxiety for no reason, it makes me mad

    134. MaggieC says:

      Liz @ 5.17 pm ,Thank you and I agree with everything that you said .

    135. ALANM says:

      I left Scotland as a free man 40 years ago and always assumed I’d return one day to see out my days in the land of my birth. Having voted SNP in no less than four general elections during the 1970’s I could never in a million years have imagined that it would be an SNP Governemnt which would ultimately destroy my retirement dream.

      But that’s exactly what thay’ve achieved. I’ve got absolutely no desire to live in a country where the only views and opinions you’re allowed to express are government approved views and opinions. Who in their right mind would want to spend their golden years living in constant fear of a knock on the door from the state police making inquiries into your online ramblings or something you’d said to a few pals in the pub?

    136. Merkin Scot says:

      “FFS Declan if your in anyway representative of the SNP at any level we are goosed my friend”
      .
      Very well said.
      (Not sure about ‘goosed’ though – it’s always a bit reminiscent of Carry On films which we are not allowed to laugh at. Having said that, I think Kenneth Williams would be the first to let Dollface Declan reap yin whirlwind.)

    137. Al-Stuart says:

      .
      ALANM,

      I feel your pain. But there is still a chance you can return home to Scotland as it heads towards becoming an independent country in the near future.

      The methods by which the Sturgeonite Woke Brigade and Declan’s fifth columnists will be removed are emerging from the quill of a former First Minister writing right now to right the wrongs of the recent A-Z court case.

      The British Empire is to be commended. Nicola has been their best asset. She has been brilliant at fooling so many. Her Tony Blair/Iraq War moment upon which the future genrations will judge her is the fingerprints all over efforts to stitch up an innocent man and send him to jail for life on a gerrymandered political witch hunt .

      However, we are ALL in the midst of this dystopian Covid19 nightmare. That HAS to be the focus of our best efforts just now.

      But Alan, please be in no doubt, Alex Salmond is writing a political tsunami of a book that will be the catalyst to trigger a clear-out of the tractors and a renewal of the Indy movement. He has the gravitas, intellect and support to make big things happen to the good of Scotland.

      At the same time Alex Salmond’s book: The Failed Alphabet Assassins, with its strapline: Guaranteeing IndyRef2 is published, we will be seeing Boris Johnson hauled before a Public Inquiry.

      Johnson’s lot will be eviscerated, being exposed on how his failed Government culpable and negligently killed off 19,000 pensioners and 22,000 UK citizens from the general population after we get the SECOND Covid19 wave caused by cramming thousands of Londoners back into the Tube last week and the deadly ripple effect as Coronavirus “R” number goes back up to 1.6 and the exponential killer cat scratches its way out of the bag to REINFECT all of the U.K. Including Scotland. AGAIN.

      Alan, there is a PERFECT POLITICAL STORM on the horizon and even the 77th Brigade no longer have the appetite to stop Scotland becoming Independent.

      Alex Salmond had his day in HM Court to clear his name. He will soon have his day in the important court of public opinion. Whatever you may think, the vast majority in the electorate DESPISE dishonest corrupt politicians, especially those who would seek to jail an innocent man.. Just look at how the MP Expenses scandal rocked the British Establishment to its core and several MPs and Lords from the Palace of Westminster were sent to jail.

      Please mark my words, several people responsible for the fit-up of Alex Salmond, from bent cops to corrupt civil servants and perjuring alpha betters with several Woke politicians on top will be liable to prosecution with a number likely to end up behind bars.

      I reckon within 18 to 36 months we will be looking at an entirely different political scene in Scotland.

    138. maureen says:

      I was expecting a serious article… You have a way with words Stu! lol

    139. Clwyd Griffiths says:

      Stu, genuine question why are you attacking other pro-indy supporters like this? Surely the most important thing is securing indy. Time to reach out, after all we’re all on the same side. We all want indy for Scotland for a fairer, better country.

    140. Kevin Brown says:

      I love that the picture is tagged rapeycreep2.jpg

      fantastic work!



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