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    1. Auld Rock says:

      Pure bloody brilliant, MORE, MORE PLEASE.

      Auld Rock

    2. Betty Boop says:

      Brilliant 🙂

    3. Ian Brotherhood says:

      Haven’t even seen it yet but I’m punching the air – sooperb.

      RS mid-day news just led with Cameron describing the SNP as something from the Book of Revelations – animated Moodie is the perfect antidote by way of instant response.

      ‘WARNING – MAY CONTAIN GEORGE OSBORNE’ ! 🙂

    4. Daibach says:

      Oh Wow 🙂

    5. Brian Hill says:

      Oh, Jeez. I spoke to Danny Alexander and shook his hand five years ago (before he descended into the Pit of Hell) and I swear I got a ginge-tinge in my beard. It’s only just grown out. It’s not hair-tone either. It’s taint of the Orange Book!

    6. Neil Mackenzie says:

      Carp! Before you ask; 2 minutes in. They’re carp.

    7. Fixitfox says:

      Stu, we are not worthy.

    8. Fiona says:

      Excellent!

    9. Edward says:

      Loved it, had that “Yellow Submarine” feel (for those younger than me, google ‘Yellow Submarine movie by the BeatLes’)

      Well done Greg and all the team 🙂

    10. Dr Jim says:

      Great fun
      Well done all, looking forward to the next thrilling instalment

    11. Ernie says:

      Brilliant, that is so funneeeeeeeee.
      Thank you for making my day better.

    12. tehklev says:

      Superb, had a really good chuckle. Well bloody done.

      “Loin quivering liege” – lolol

    13. think again says:

      This is so good — except for one thing.

      I wish it was next Wednesday now, damn you Rev. wishing my life away again.

    14. Morag says:

      Love it. Thanks to all involved.

      Now, WHERE’S PROJECT RED???

    15. Grant says:

      Parts start a fund raiser to make those trident keyrings, one side “Blue Tory” otherside “Red Tory”.

    16. Joemcg says:

      Gideon reminiscent of Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein.Brill!

    17. Milady de Winter says:

      Love it. Wednesdays could be my favourite day now. Well done all.

    18. Dave McEwan Hill says:

      Fabulous. Must be widely circulated

      youtu.be/vGsx-Y_AwrA

    19. bookie from hell says:

      better than spitting image

      walofs

    20. Iain Gray's Subway Lament says:

      Good stuff. Enjoyed it hugely. 😀

      So while we are on the subject of the jock-bashing lunacy from the tories and tabloids..

      We do know this is supposedly some fuckwitted ‘tactic’ by the tories and their idiot right-wing cheerleaders to try and win votes in England but that fact of the matter is this lunatic ranting about the SNP started even before the first debate. If it had the slightest chance of being effective it would have pushed through to the polling long before now.

      It simply hasn’t worked. Nor will it.

      Nicola is a popular and repected politician. More popular that Cameron, Miliband or Clegg. That’s in the whole of the UK not just Scotland.

      The barking mad right-wing tabloids just don’t matter even a fraction of what they used to. People are embarrassed to even admit they read them these days. They are hugely mistrusted and their political influence has never been lower

      The tories and Labour are still neck and neck with only MOE stuff from the pollsters.

      The most stupid and out of touch of the tory cheerleaders are grasping at straws pretending that there’s going to be a massive change to the voting patterns based on some flimsy hypothetical polling while ignoring that ACTUAL polling figures.

      That hypothetical polling could just as easily be done for other subjects and winning voters over with those issues. It would also be just as meaningless. There’s two VERY short weeks of campaigning left so the time for MASSIVE changes is long, long gone.

      So there’s not much point pretending this anti-scottish right-wing lunacy is anything other that a desperate bunch of public schoolboy twits presiding over a failing and floundering tory campaign totally out of ideas and dying on it’s arse.

      Course that won’t stop them and they’ll keep ranting away about ‘the jocks’ if only to keep their idiot tabloid cheerleaders happy.

    21. Bob Mack says:

      Inspired guys ,inspired.

    22. Muscleguy says:

      @Neil McKenzie

      I always thought they were goldfish, famous for having 1 minute memories, required to stay a Labour supporter as they lurch all over the place and enact the Bain principle.

      No need for Winston Smith to delete the record, they have a Winston in their heads that removes their memories of it.

    23. MajorBloodnok says:

      I want one of those Trident key-rings*

      (* may contain Plutonium)

    24. gordoz says:

      Wot – no Murphs / no Kez

      Poor fair indeed !

      We want more gordzilla !

    25. Joemcg says:

      Always thought something like this if widely circulated would be a vote winner.Spitting Image ruined careers and brought people down to earth with a bump.

    26. Flower of Scotland says:

      Spent the morning going from one TV station to the next trying to avoid ” the Unionists “!

      But this is Brilliant!

    27. cuddis says:

      Absolutely brilliant, thanks!

    28. osakisushi says:

      Wonder if he will also write something for 41 unemployed Labour troughers.
      “Jim Ali Baba Murphy” and the 40 Thieves” springs to mind. It would be a panto I’d pay to see…

    29. Lesley-Anne says:

      Absolutely BRILLIANT! 😛

      BRILLIANT! 🙂

      I think that was just amazingly BRILLIANT! 😀

      Oh did I say that I thought that was just absolutely BRILLIANT … in case I didn’t … that was BRILLIANT! 😀

    30. Grizzle McPuss says:

      Damn cyber-cartoon-Nats putting us all in a good ‘Mood-ie’

      Well done Greg & team

    31. Macart says:

      Oh, that’s brilliant. 😀

      Soooo true to life too.

    32. K1 says:

      Just brilliant! I want one ever Day! Well done Gregg and all involved. 🙂

    33. Almannysbunnet says:

      Damn it! I thought we were going to get “I’m turning Jockanese” by the Vapours.
      http://tinyurl.com/mj3snlq

    34. Mealer says:

      Well done everyone.Just what’s needed at this stage in the proceedings.

    35. Kenneth Shaw says:

      Red/Blue Tories reportedly trying out constituency trial of new Jockanese vaccine …initial results said to range from ” poor to piss poor “

    36. Capella says:

      Great animation. Wormtongue Gideon particularly true to life!
      I looked at the Herald website today and see that their “most read” item is the Sony email about “Outlander”. Must be a lot of people wondering why we can’t see it!
      https://archive.is/Y3gt4

    37. turnbull drier says:

      OK, now I have the Vapours in my head.. That’ll not move till tomorrow..

      #No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women
      No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it’s dark
      Everyone around me is a total stranger
      Everyone avoids me like a cyclone ranger
      Everyoooonnnneeee#

      Cracking work tho.. can’t wait for the next exciting installment..

    38. Kevin Evans says:

      COME ON ENGLAND – WAKE UP AND JOIN IN OUR FUN – BAIRNS NOT BOMBS

    39. Yesitis says:

      We love the Moodie 🙂

    40. Lesley-Anne says:

      I think Chunky Mark is getting a wee bit excited, over excited maybe 😉 , about coming tyo Glasgow on Saturday. 😀

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnKn5Ndq3LQ&feature=youtu.be

    41. Mealer says:

      Almannysbunnet 12.49,
      I went into a “vaping” shop the other day hoping to buy that very single.It turned out the shop was a sort of modern age tobacconist without the baccy.Worlds gone mad.Still,it looks like all this new thinking is going to result in the House of Lords being put through a stone crusher.So not all bad.

    42. Paul Garbett says:

      Thanks Stu, Greg and anyone involved in this – on a day I am struggling to see anything positive this had me how,ing with laughter. More please and often

    43. Rentaghost says:

      Needs better voice artists…..

    44. Willie John says:

      Please please can you add subtitles? (Due to hearing difficulties I just cannot follow these videos.)

    45. Macandroid says:

      I want one of those Trident key-rings*

      (* American missiles not not functional without US codes)

    46. Macandroid says:

      Where did “not not” come from?

    47. Brian Doonthetoon says:

      Hi Capella.

      Re availability of ‘Outlander’.
      See my post in ‘off-topic’, at 9.34pm on the 20th.

      http://wingsoverscotland.com/off-topic/comment-page-22/#comment-2000621

    48. paul gerard mccormack says:

      Love it. Satire, the only credible political commentary.

    49. Jan Hendry says:

      Fabulous! What a tonic ????

    50. Lollysmum says:

      Rev
      A masterstroke! Absolutely brilliant antidote to the bile coming out of MSM. Wednesdays have just been made better & it’s great to extract the michael from pompous politicians.

      Greg-love the swivelling eyes. More please 🙂

      Rev-Now onto the important stuff: Where is Project RED-you only have 2 weeks to make your play. Don’t want to miss the boat, you know.

    51. Louis B Argyll says:

      The herald also features 58% against something or other…

      That is an approval rating and should be compared to THE FACT that 65%WILL VOTE AGAINST WHOEVER IS THE LARGEST PARTY etc

      Its not about what folks are AGAINST.. ITS ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE FOR..

      FOOLS

    52. Croompenstein says:

      Absolutely magic, we now demand that that slacker Chris Cairns animates the Cairnstoon on Saturday’s. No more holidays 😀

    53. handclapping says:

      Nah, give me a Cairnstoon every time! 😉

      I reckon Greg has a blender in the brain; not only is his brain scrambled but continualy re-scrambled. Very good, needs more Lady Caesar!.

    54. Capella says:

      @ BDTT
      Thanks Brian – I’ve actually got the Region 1 DVD of the first series and I’m also on Amazon Prime which is showing it (and series 2 should be out this month). Nevertheless, it should be BROADCAST! so that everyone interested can see it.

      I was interested in the publicity that the censorship is getting and – I hope – the anger that such an oppressive UK state can get away with it. Grist to anti – Westminster, Ministry of Truth mill!

    55. Helena Brown says:

      Enjoyed that and the Taxi Driver too, now fortified, off to pack some more boxes secure in the knowledge I will catch next weeks offering.

    56. scottieDog says:

      http://m.democracynow.org/stories/15158
      Would love to hear balls and Osborne debate Greek chancellor..

    57. Chic McGregor says:

      Good stuff.

      Re Cameron, maybe it is just recidivism?

      http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f390/chicmac/Cameron.jpg

    58. Robert Peffers says:

      I stopped watching a real socialist in action to watch that.

      Arthur Scargill was on The Parliament Channel. Mind you a wee bit too much to the left for my taste but saying lots of quite sane stuff none the less.

      Now I’m not sure which of the two was the best political satire but I think the Moodie version shades it.

    59. Chic McGregor says:

      Nice one from Chunky.

      When the going gets tough, the toffs get grabbing.

    60. thewaterbeastie says:

      Dammit!! Morag and Lollysmum beat me to it – this ‘could’ be Project Red…but somehow I doubt it.

      A lot.

      Great job, Greg and the team – Gordzilla and Blue Tory Smurph need more presence!!

    61. Casper1066 says:

      Loved the guy in the car, he has drive and passion..

    62. steveasaneilean says:

      🙂

      🙂

      🙂

    63. Adam Hamilton says:

      @Macandroid 1:08
      You mean
      “US launch codes not included”

    64. G H Graham says:

      My Westminster named constituency is Perth & North Perthshire, currently represented by Pete Wishart (SNP) who lives in the city of Perth.

      When I opened my postal ballot papers this morning, I was stunned to read that the UKIP nominee, John Myles declared his registered address as Peterborough, England.

      The Labour candidate, Scott Nicholson declared his registered address as Glasgow.

      It is quite revealing that UKIP don’t have enough support to put up a candidate who even lives in Scotland & it is indeed quite the revelation that Labour had to reach out to someone in Glasgow to contest Pete Wishart.

      How these two candidates expect to represent me when one live 70 miles away & the other at least 370 miles away is a mystery that perhaps only their own parties could explain.

      Neither of course will receive my support regardless of their politics if they can’t even be arsed to chose Perthshire as a place to set up residence.

    65. galamcennalath says:

      Outlander. It was a bit of mystery how it could have stopped. Wiki leaks and the Herald article today seem to clarify! Cameron, personally, pressurised/influenced Sony to drag heels about releasing the the UK. Apparently, the BBC were lined up to show it!

      When the PM of the UK decides what TV drama we should be allowed to watch, for purely political reasons, then an acceptable line has definitely been crossed.

      It’s out in the open and should be milked for all its worth in the election.

      Democracy will win through, despite the Establishment’s efforts!

    66. Lesley-Anne says:

      Sorry for going O/T here but there issome Breaking News that I thought some folks might be interested in. 😉

      https://twitter.com/FoxNewsTrumpton/status/590858937815072768/photo/1

    67. Luigi says:

      Trident key rings?

      So they have some use after all!

    68. TheItalianJon says:

      @RobertPeffers

      Just to say Robert. How much I enjoy reading your posts and your enlightenment on UK and Scottish history and politics.

      BTW This comes from an exiled Langtonian and former Labour member and supporter no more.

    69. JammyDodger says:

      Love it! Well done All.

    70. heedtracker says:

      The jerking fish behind Milliband are really good. I never understood how SLabour activists can allow themselves to used in these absurd stage managed rally events. Yesterday’s ghastly Murphy soap box roaring his head off at a tiny phoney SLab crew needed those all these jumping fish.

      Fair enough BBC #SNPout Scotland shills are all paid to save Slabour but where’s their activists sense of morality, as they perpetrate their sad fraud?

      Nothing matters to these people but winning I guess and all to keep a few expenses crazed seat warming troughers in Westminster.

    71. Vic Ajax says:

      Fantastical. More of this please from all involved.

    72. Capella says:

      @ Lesley Anne – ha ha couldn’t have happened to a nicer person!
      This must be midweek madness – cartoons, chunky mark, moodie tunes, what’s next?

    73. Dr Jim says:

      I must say i’m impressed at the BBCs new and fair embracing of the idea that each political party has equal airtime to express their views
      Way to go BBC
      Trouble is, Nicola Sturgeon comes on to outline a particular point of view which is then followed up by representatives of the other teams outlining where Nicola Sturgeon is completely barking, only out for independence, figures don’t add up or just plain bad
      Way to go BBC
      we certainly wouldn’t want the other parties
      policies aired or questioned, that certainly wouldn’t do now would it

      This seems to be the new Brian Taylor style of political scrutiny now where he mumbles his way through something to do with the SNP and then he’ll say “But the other parties would argue” and proceeds to spend more time telling us again how bad the SNP are using FOUR other party peoples words

      Once again BBC way to go

      This is of course only fooling the hard of understanding
      who, it has to be said are out there, but, and it’s becoming a bigger but, every day there are a little less of them
      They’re catching on BBC, We know this because we are 110thousand strong knocking on their doors and if we only convince one person of the truth a week

      You’re F…..g doomed

      Now that’s way to go BBC

    74. G H Graham says:

      My investigation into my UKIP candidate for Perth & North Perthshire revealed quite the find.

      On the pages of the Peterborough Telegraph

      (www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/election-candidates-officially-announced-for-parliament-and-peterborough-city-council-1-6682577)

      it clearly states on the 10th April 2015 that elections to Peterborough City Council will see 20 people elected into 19 wards with two seats available in Stanground Central.

      One of those council wards is called West, challenged no less than by Mr. Myles (UKIP), the very same person standing to represent Perth & North Perthshire.

      I guess it’s a strategy to cover his arse & loss of expenses funded lifestyle in case he doesn’t win in Scotland.

    75. Joemcg says:

      Notice Camoron made a wee joke off camera on This Morning with Schofield about Eck. Something about him being a thief. Amanda Holden laughed like a chicken. Suddenly went off the skinny marriage breaker.

    76. Louis B Argyll says:

      Outlander…

      Effectively barred from our screens by the Tories AND like minded executive types at Sony..

      Next? Ban tartan? Shortbread? Teaching of history in schools?

      COME CLEAN “SONY” put the issue to rest because we won’t…
      WHAT WAS GAINED BY YOUR COMPLICITY IN THIS CENSORSHIP???????

    77. Itchybiscuit says:

      Eggsellent.

      By the way, if anyone thinks that Outlander is an advertisement for independence or might even push people towards independence well, I suggest watching it first.

      It’s merely a bodice-ripping romantic fantasy set in Scotland. Not a very good one, at that.

    78. No no no...Yes says:

      I say old chap, this is jolly good fun, what. Time for a Pimms and lemonade, toodle pip!

      Morag 12:22 pm Good point, where is Project Red… leaving it closer to the day for maximum impact, or what?

    79. jackie g says:

      Itchybiscuit says:2.22pm

      if anyone thinks that Outlander is an advertisement for independence or might even push people towards independence well, I suggest watching it first.

      It’s merely a bodice-ripping romantic fantasy set in Scotland. Not a very good one, at that.

      You are correct that it is a boddice ripper set in Scotland, i am half way through the first book.

      The point is that the Govt should not be censoring our TV shows, the reason DC did this was that it showed England in a bad light and he did not want to influence the YES vote. 🙂

      There’s the rub 😕

    80. Robert Peffers says:

      Someone told me that the Labour and Tory party do indeed intend to form a coalition after secret, locked room, meetings. They plan to lock out from Westminster the SNP, Plain Cymru and Greens.

      To make this coalition acceptable to the South Briton’s they have a brilliant, fully costed, self-sustaining cure for both inflation and the rampant immigration problem.

      Soylent Green anyone?

    81. Jim McIntosh says:

      @Itchybiscuit says:

      “I suggest watching it first. It’s merely a bodice-ripping romantic fantasy set in Scotland. Not a very good one, at that”

      I’m guessing our imperial masters think otherwise, or do have another reason why, although not on TV in the UK, it’s already been shown in USA, Canada, Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Japan…should I go on?

    82. Itchybiscuit says:

      jackie g says:
      22 April, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      You are correct that it is a boddice ripper set in Scotland, i am half way through the first book.

      The point is that the Govt should not be censoring our TV shows, the reason DC did this was that it showed England in a bad light and he did not want to influence the YES vote. 🙂

      There’s the rub

      Well, it’s only my opinion but if the author had placed her characters in the Inverness area post-Culloden then I think it might have swayed people in Scotland. (might have) That was when the English fist came down hardest. I agree that censorship is despicable but again, in my opinion, it was an own goal. They should have just shown it when it was released.

      Roll on May 7th! :o)

    83. Andy-B says:

      Ha ha brilliant,to see the usual suspects come to life,every Wednesday you say count me in.

    84. Jim McIntosh says:

      @Itchybiscuit – BTW I’m not taking issue with your assessment of the books/TV Series, only that the powers that be most likely did censor the program for political gain. Which if true would be an affront to democracy.

    85. manandboy says:

      I agree with Jackie G above. I’ve watched all eight episodes of series One, and apart from enjoying seeing a bit of Bonnie Sco’lan on the telly, I didn’t put ma kilt on to watch it.

      However, if I was genuinely undecided, or had completely forgotten where I stay, confusing Scotland with England, and thinkin’ I was ‘British’, then it might, might, have jogged my brain into the right here, right now, and brought me to my senses.

      Support Nicola and vote SNP.

      Don’t make your kids and grandkids ashamed.

    86. Cadogan Enright says:

      @nilel Mckenzie – 12:11 is that ‘McKenzie from Forres ? If so where r u working in this election? And give us a shout.

    87. YesMeansYes says:

      There is an opportunity here to put pressure on SONY.

      Dear Mr SONY,

      Why do you oppose censorship in the west under pressure from North Korea but support censorship in Scotland under pressure from the UK?

    88. manandboy says:

      My youngest will soon be leaving home for the simple reason he wants to live his own life. Apparently, if we lived in England, he would attract accusations of destroying his family and would then be subject to endless vile abuse.

      So glad we live in Scotland.

    89. Illy says:

      Re: cencorship:

      There are a bunch of other films that didn’t get re-run in the last few years, and that I doubt we’ll see again anytime soon. But the new bodice-ripper gets all the spotlight…

      Green Zone
      Kingdom of Heaven
      Braveheart (I know…)

      Probably a whole bunch more that I don’t know about. Hell, Highlander is probably on the list of “no-show in Scotland”.

    90. Chic McGregor says:

      Braveheart took an inordinate amount of time to appear on TV, only appearing after the pro-Brit ‘Mrs Brown’ which was made more than a year after B.

      Also Tesco (I think it was them) refused to carry the B DVD to start with and when they did it was a ridic. price to start with, £50 or something like that.

      The video game took ages to appear and was made by company which had not made any other games and it was so glitchy and technically flawed it was virtually unplayable. A big disappointment for the most anticipated game of the year. Curiously, the company was named, *ahem*, ‘Red Lemon’.

    91. Illy says:

      “There is an opportunity here to put pressure on SONY.

      Dear Mr SONY,

      Why do you oppose censorship in the west under pressure from North Korea but support censorship in Scotland under pressure from the UK?”

      Simple answer that they won’t give:
      Because we rely on London/Washington letting us get away with so much crap in their jurisdictions, but North Korea wants to tell us what crap to do.

    92. jimnarlene says:

      Nice one Greg and team.

    93. Clydebuilt says:

      big thanks to Gregg and team……..Brilliant.

    94. Thepnr says:

      Well done Mr Moodie and the team that put this together. Nobody likes having the piss taken out of them, it affects your morale.

      Wonder how the morale is right now in Labour and Conservative HQ’s? Wings Over Scotland though is still the biggest attack on the Unionists morale, especially the comments.

      Two weeks to go, no let up. They deserve everything coming their way. They have earned it, in bucketloads.

    95. manandboy says:

      Some of you will have come across the phrase ‘the ovary lottery’. I read it for the first time yesterday, and immediately it summed up the Unionist Establishment viz., if you’re not born into serious money and titles, or born with a real advantage through your parents, then you’re just tax fodder.

      I am in no doubt that a political and social ‘chemical reaction’ is taking place in Scotland and is spreading to the rest of the UK. It’s banner is ‘End Austerity’. This is a moment in GB history which will offer a better life to millions of people.

      But to those who have already made sure of their profits and rewards, they will have to get out of the way of this change in public sentiment, in the way that one might get out of the way of a herd of buffalo on the run, because it is dangerous to stand in their way.

      As with Indy, the Establishment, the winners of the ‘ovary lottery’ can only say NO, while the people of the UK, the tax fodder, will only say Yes.

      Vote for an end to austerity. Vote for and end to the ovary dominance of the Unionist Establishment.

    96. YESGUY says:

      Brilliant.:)

    97. Lesley-Anne says:

      I’m sorry for going O/T here but it appears someone is a wee bit fed up wit TESCO.

      Supermario ?@EuroStability 7h7 hours ago
      Dear Tesco,

      Every Lidl helps.

      Aldi best.

      😀

    98. Aos says:

      That’s awesome, great stuff! 😀

    99. Linda McFarlane says:

      Nearly choked on my bacon sandwich.

      Well done – I loved it

    100. YESGUY says:

      For those who want to watch Outlander online it’s everywhere on most film and tv sites.

      http://motionempire.me/Browse_TV-Shows__Outlander__84162.html

      or:

      http://www.vidics.ch/Serie/Outlander_(2014)

      Go to add ons in your tools and search for ablockplus and install to watch advert free.

      If you have an HDMI slot on telly and laptop you can watch on the big screen. many are connecting their laptops to their tv’s nowadays.

      Anyway enjoy folks.

    101. Robert Peffers says:

      O.K.

      Noo whit ane o ye gadgies pachled ma claymore frae oot ma thatch?

      (An dinna drame o telling mi ye daed it fir ma ain guid).

    102. Nana Smith says:

      Very good. Amazing likenesses.

      @Cadogan Enright

      Further to our conversation yesterday. Some more info which may help you when canvassing. I will be printing them off for when I’m out and about.

      http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2015/apr/expert-backing-snp-position-ending-cuts

      http://theconversation.com/fact-check-has-austerity-held-back-economic-growth-40578

      http://www.businessforscotland.co.uk/new-figures-confirm-that-scotland-would-have-been-8-3-billion-better-off-an-independent-country/

      and for all those labour folks saying they would never work with the snp

      http://scottitics.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/labour-has-already-worked-with-snp-in.html

    103. Calgacus says:

      Miliband saying no deal of any sort with SNP according to radio 3.

    104. Will Podmore says:

      ‘Labour has already worked with the SNP’. True, and the SNP has already worked with the Tories: 2007-10, every annual budget.
      The SNP joined with the Tories in blaming the world economic crisis on Labour – ‘Labour’s recession’, as Sturgeon called it, as if Labour was responsible for the USA’s sub-prime loans disaster.

    105. orri says:

      https://wikileaks.org/sony/emails/emailid/111867

      Read carefully. It’s not Westminster censoring Sony. It’s Sony “blackmailing” Westminster by mentioning how much political dynamite “Outlander” might be in order to tighten up on anti-piracy. They also twist arms a bit further by mentioning the money made by filming on location.

    106. Mealer says:

      Has Miliband ruled out a deal with the SDLP,who want to break up the UK?

    107. Robert Peffers says:

      @Lesley-Anne says:22 April, 2015 at 3:59 pm:

      ” … Supermario ?@EuroStability 7h7 hours ago
      Dear Tesco,

      Every Lidl helps.

      Aldi best.

      Here’s a thought. The supermarket companies now finding themselves suffering large loss of profits are the same ones who threatened Scotland during the Independence campaign. Those making more profits did not treat their customers so badly.

      I know ASDA lost a very good customer as I used to buy everything there including road fuel. I’ve not spent a penny there since ASDA chose sides. These arrogant business’ need to be aware they need us but we don’t need them.

      Matter of fact I’m spending a lot less for the same by using business’ that use local Scottish producers.

    108. manandboy says:

      For future reference:-

      Let’s imagine fifty SNP MP’s at Westminster, on £84,000 pa and £200,000 expenses.
      For a five year stint, that’s £420,000 salary and £1 million expenses. That’s fifty SNP MP’s with a lot of reasons for delaying the Independence timetable, while the rest us have to wait up here champin’ at the bit. I don’t think so somehow.

      Fifty or no MP’s, the SNP need to make a bee line for Independence.

      Loitering in the corridors of Westminster for five years won’t cut it for Indy supporters.

      I think a compensation package might be needed.

    109. mary docherty says:

      Oh we are the lucky lucky people.Succh fine talent.Thank you !!

    110. Onwards says:

      @Calgacus says:
      22 April, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Miliband saying no deal of any sort with SNP according to radio 3.

      Miliband has no choice but to pretend he won’t make deals with the SNP, to hold support in England.
      Who is going to believe him though?

      If the SNP gets enough MP’s and holds the balance of power, then it has plenty of influence whichever party forms a UK government. We don’t need any ‘official’ agreements.

      And appearing to rule out any SNP deals will just hurt them even more in Scotland. It gives the impression he would prefer another Tory government.

    111. galamcennalath says:

      Outlander, again. People saying it isn’t very good. I’ve watched it now, it’s ok, but yes, nothing special.

      However, I have heard Scotland can expect a tourism spin off from it. It was filmed completely in Scotland and does show off our scenery and landscapes rather well. North Americans like it, apparently, and if they want to come and spend their money looking at it for real, great.

      All that’s an aside. The BIG issue is state censorship a la North Korea. Who the Hell does Cameron think he is to dictate which drama appears on our TVs?

      Let’s never forget what was done to the Commonwealth Games. Completely playing down as much recognition of the host country as possible. We have been subjected to a campaign to erase our national symbols and identity at every opportunity.

      As someone commented earlier, what’s next … Tartan?

    112. Lesley-Anne says:

      Oh dearie mee wee Effie Deans is losing it AGAIN over on Twitter.

      Apparently a *ahem* lot of thought went into #SNPout wheel of Tactical voting, or so she claims.

      https://twitter.com/Effiedeans/status/590886631252619264/photo/1

      Then this appearedL

      Don’t come to me with plans on how your party really should be voted for rather than one on the wheel. You are just splitting the No vote

      and now this s***e!

      https://twitter.com/Effiedeans/status/590772298120069120/photo/1

      We’ve spend months developing #SNPout campaign. The only thing that jeopardises it is selfish No voters who care only about their own party

      All day been getting people I’ve never seen before complaining about #SNPout wheel. Saying we should change it. I wonder if they are Nats

      Is it me or is this whole Tactical voting thingy not working out all that well for Effie? 😀

      Meanwhile, back in the real world Chunky Mark has booked his ticket to fly up to Glasgow on Saturday. 😛

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnKn5Ndq3LQ

      And finally as Stu said on Twitter:

      Blimey, the Tory candidate here (after Alan Reid getting telt) is *terrifying*: (from around 38 mins if you don’t want to watch the whole thing. Alan Reid get’s telt from around 31 mins 50 secs and also goes into the huff at the end! 😀

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=C47iQpl-ztU#t=1903

    113. DeilTakTheHindmaist says:

      I take little pleasure in being a voice of dissent (in this context at least), especially as I quite like Greg’s work, but I thought that was pretty unfunny. All the jokes were easy and the voices weren’t very good – I hope it’ll improve.

    114. Robert Peffers says:

      @Calgacus says: 22 April, 2015 at 4:12 pm:

      “Miliband saying no deal of any sort with SNP according to radio 3.”

      And Nicola telling the Unionists that they are, “Throwing up a Smokescreen to detract from austerity in the here and now”.

      Stewart Hosie getting attacked by both presenters, Neil and Peston, together with the entire panel on Politics Today. I though Stewart not up to his usual standard but at the wind up I realised he was just biding his time. His summing up was smack on the money and, being the end, there was no chance of being got at by the collective Unionists.

      I also note the new crop of crap from the IFS who are still claiming Scotland finances would, “Fall behind the rest of the UK’s leading to a, “Fiscal Gap”, of £9.7bn by the end of the decade”. Labour then claimed it proved the SNP’s plans would require massive spending cuts.

      That implies they, the Establishment, have just fought a long campaign to keep Scotland in the Union and are now fighting like hell to keep the SNP out of Westminster.

      I feel so humble as these Unionists are claiming they are fighting so hard and dirty to save us from ourselves and to stop us from preventing them from subsidising we profligate Scottish subsidy junkies.

      Am I alone in thinking that if we had even just been breaking even they would have been fighting, a bloody sight harder, for so many years to get us to become independent?

    115. broonpot says:

      It was a bit scary at first but then I realised they weren’t real people.

    116. orri says:

      The leaked memo implies that what Sony were after was a removal of the current exemption to digital copyright laws for having a personal copy of something when it’s available online for a fee. So backing up the music and videos you paid for only for yourself could still get you prosecuted.

      One might assume that it being available now on Amazon Prime is nothing short of revenge on Sony’s part for not getting what they wanted.

    117. Calgacus says:

      @ Robert Peffers

      Aye Robert, it makes no sense, if we are as skint as they make out why not let us go?

      After all we have seen how they treat the unlucky poor so why the charity to the Jockos they so obviously despise?

    118. Cactus says:

      Smashin’ stuff!

      Now we’ve got Moodievision Wednesday, Saturday Soapbox.. what’s the Sunday Special gonna be?

      All you need is two words together.. Love Scotland. That’s the way forward, onwards and upwards in the current UK.

      3 sets of Olympic rings days to go ~ enjoy the sunshine 🙂

    119. Lesley-Anne says:

      The Fluffynator being interveiwed by Chunky Mark. 😛

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOSc_SipDqg&feature=youtu.be

    120. Calgacus says:

      @Onwards,you are right, this will not look good up here, letting the tories in rather than having a progressive alliance.

    121. Bob Mack says:

      @ Robert Peffers,
      Nail on head Robert as usual. Given that they say we cost them 10 billion a year already,we would have been dismissed long ago.The other parts of the Union have either been bought off to avoid trouble (N ireland),or emasculated financially already,like Wales.
      They have no idea how to deal with their formerly compliant serfs,now we are in rebellion and asking questions of our “masters”. They need us for something all right,and I suspect we all know what that something actually is.

    122. G4jeepers says:

      Re; censorship

      Didn’t the BBC ban the Proclaimers from the airwaves before the referendum?

    123. Onwards says:

      @manandboy says:
      22 April, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      For future reference:-

      Let’s imagine fifty SNP MP’s at Westminster, on £84,000 pa and £200,000 expenses.
      For a five year stint, that’s £420,000 salary and £1 million expenses. That’s fifty SNP MP’s with a lot of reasons for delaying the Independence timetable, while the rest us have to wait up here champin’ at the bit. I don’t think so somehow.

      I think Nicola is right. We can only hold another referendum when there is enough public demand for it. And when it looks tactically possible that we will win it.
      If it is too soon there will be a backlash.

      I think the public mood is to give further devolution a chance, and when it is either refused or seen as insufficient then there is a possibility. Leaving the EU against Scotland’s will is another example.

      The climate has to be right, including a few more years of younger voters joining the electorate. Many older pensioners brought up under London rule are stuck in their ways. Not all mind.. but it’s a numbers game.

      Regarding salaries, I do think it would be a nice gesture if SNP MP’s all pledged to deliver, say a third or a quarter of their MP salaries to foodbanks or charities. To show they are different from the rest.

    124. paul gerard mccormack says:

      ok then now please dont be giving me pelters for this question.

      My brain is in decline, but i can’t for the life of me figure out who ed milliband’s lord charles dummy is in the cartoons? Help?

      I can die happy once i learn this.

    125. Kevin Evans says:

      Lesley-Anne.

      Please don’t mention that horrid woman’s name from the Twitter account with the wheel. (I hope ya know who I mean without me advertising there shitty Twitter) just seeing that woman’s name drives me nuts

    126. DerekM says:

      hehe nice one guys im looking forward to the next one

      Dont know if this has been mentioned but i caught the tail end of a ch4 sitcom the other night about the election ,it was up to date like they filmed that day but im damned if i can remember the name ,but from what i seen i was near wetting myself with laughter the UKIP bus was hilarious.

    127. Lesley-Anne says:

      Oh dearie me.

      Just seen an exchange between wee Effie Deans and the *ahem* History woman. 😛

      Tactical voting ROOLS OKUK! 😀

    128. Robert Peffers says:

      @Will Podmore says: 22 April, 2015 at 4:19 pm:

      … “The SNP joined with the Tories in blaming the world economic crisis on Labour – ‘Labour’s recession’, as Sturgeon called it, as if Labour was responsible for the USA’s sub-prime loans disaster.

      Aye! Will and so did every other party in the UK and the rest of Britain. For the very good reason that the truth is that Labour were indeed up to their ears in the same USA begun scam. Labour bought into it fully and not only followed the USA lead but did far more.

      It wasn’t the Yanks who sold of the UK gold reserves, that was Brown. It wasn’t the Yanks that raided the UK pension schemes or the several other blatant thefts Labour instigated. Including the Labour began Bedroom tax. All the Tories did was extend it. Brown it was who freed the BofE from tight government controls and Labour it was that failed to properly regulate the financial sector.

      Never forget either that it was Labour who began the transition of the UK tax system from direct to indirect taxation. This made the poorest the most burdened by tax and the top 10% of the richest the least tax burdened. The gap between the rich & poor widened more under Labour than under any government since the days of Charles Dickens.

      Then we had the Blair/Brown/Darling mismanagement and war crimes. The Tories only continued what Labour had begun. They are, after all, now fully paid up members of the Establishment and have been around the late 50s early 60s.

    129. mr thms says:

      # paul gerard mccormack

      I presume it is mean’t to be jim murphy..

    130. Jamie Arriere says:

      OT

      Just received Twitter notification from G.A. Ponsonby that his book on the BBC ‘London Calling’ will be printed Friday, and first dispatches this Saturday

      https://twitter.com/LondonCallingBk/status/590911445786845184

      Can be ordered here

      http://londoncalling.scot/

    131. fionan says:

      really enjoyed it, well done Greg, must have been a lot of work. As many have said in previous posts, now Wednesdays will be days to look forward to. Its incredible that the fight for the referendum and that awful Black Friday in September has brought about the birth of so much talent and humour and sheer vitality in Scotland. So different from the dour surroundings I remember from my younger days when everyone seemed to look outwith Scotland for any worthwhile creative art.

    132. IAB says:

      O/T

      Campaign to have Nessie named as Scotland’s national animal

      https://www.change.org/p/scotland-nessie-for-national-animal

    133. Kevin Evans says:

      We should start feeding that Twitter with the wheel false info. Get in touch and tell them a local council poll done by labour in Gordon suggests because of him not standin for lib dem the Tory candidate has the best chance of winning Gordon.

    134. Craig says:

      I only have one small request, I don’t know if it’s possible to do but subtitles would be a great help for those hard of hearing, the subtitles on Youtube didn’t make sense

    135. Robert Peffers says:

      @Bob Mack says: 22 April, 2015 at 5:19 pm :

      ” … They need us for something all right, and I suspect we all know what that something actually is.”

      Well, Bob Mack, My worst subject at school was mathematics. It wasn’t the theory I was poor at but the slog of doing the basic add/subtract/multiply/divide. The why and wherefore made sense but, for example, sitting slogging away learning tables by rote seemed a great waste of time when I wanted to learn so much.

      Thing is that the important bit is understanding what’s going on in the calculations and understanding the methodology. When you understand that the bullshit and smokescreen of complicated calculations are a deliberate obfuscation.

      The Scottish Expenditure and Revenue needs only state three final figures. Total revenue from Scotland – Total expenditure in Scotland and the total population of Scotland. Thing is getting those totals is made difficult not only by hidden revenue gathered from Scotland but by strange ways of attributing both what is gathered and what is returned.

      So, using Office of National Statistic figures, They say that the Scottish per capita GDP, (the revenue from Scotland divided by the total Scottish Population), is higher than both that of the UK as a whole or of England. That means we each pay more in than any other UK country.

      Then what is returned to Scotland can only be the Total Block Grant divided by the total population plus the per capita share of the shared services such as defence and foreign Affairs. Again we get less back per capita and that’s without the hidden revenues that never get mentioned. There are rather a lot of those.

    136. Robert Louis says:

      As regards the wheel by the sn-pout mob, for tactical voting. It seems to me, they are literally taking people for mugs. Looking at some of the seats, for example Edinburgh West, it seems the pouters are recommending a Tory vote, yet the incumbent is Libdem, and in 2010 Labour was in second place. Very odd.

      The way it looks to me, is that the people behind it are possibly not as altruistic as suggested.

      Seems those unionists cannot stop themselves from taking every chance to stab others and themselves in the back.

    137. Robert Louis says:

      Craig at 606pm,

      Seconded. The subtitles created automagically, are useless.

    138. JLT says:

      Project Red

      With still no idea as to what it is (we can only guess), my own personal belief is that Stuart was creating a propaganda tool to be used against Labour in the run up to the General Election. With the media backing the Red Tories, Project Red would help to counter that cause, and help the SNP in their own battle to win key seats.

      However …who needs Project Red??? LOL

      Murphy. Cameron. Miliband. Clegg. Rennie. Davidson. Major. The Main Newspapers. The BBC. Brewer. Taylor. Neil. Marr. The Establishment …all being paranoid and delusional psychopaths, have literally destroyed each others credibility in a bid to prove that the SNP = bad, bad, bad!

      Akin to a shark frenzy, it has been almost comical watching them tearing chunks out of each other as they attempt …and fail …to send the SNP into the darkest regions of oblivion. It has been a spectacular bloodlust, that even at this point, shows no signs of waning. And as they shriek, wail and threaten each other, they can even see that they are damaging the very structure of their elistist system that they are trying to protect, and yet, unbelievably, they can’t seem to help themselves, but continue with an attack that damages them every single time.

      Like that old saying …‘Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad’ …and by the gods …have they lost the absolute plot! LOL

      So going back to Project Red …if that was the theory of it, then maybe Stuart has decided that he no longer needs to use it. The lies, the deceit, the deceivement from the Referendum has eaten the Unionists right up. Maybe instead, Stuart is keeping it for a future rainy day …maybe sometime in 2016 …just maybe…

    139. desimond says:

      Turning Japanese by The Vapours was famously about masterbation.

      Now..who exactly are the wankers in the cartoon..them or us who Dave turns into?

    140. Robert Peffers says:

      @Onwards says: 22 April, 2015 at 5:27 pm:

      ” … The climate has to be right, including a few more years of younger voters joining the electorate. Many older pensioners brought up under London rule are stuck in their ways. Not all mind.. but it’s a numbers game.”

      I’ve explained this before, Onwards, but you may have missed it. There is a far more likely, and believable, explanation than just oldsters set in their ways.

      The Labour Party were almost wall to wall in Scotland, particularly in such as Glasgow and the Central Scotland & Fife Coalfields.

      Around 80 years of Labour means there are little Labourite Dynasties all over those Old Labour Heartlands and they obviously contain families and friends.

      I live in the former mining village of Kelty and a former Labour Councillor once made the following statement to me. “A’body in Kelty ir earsehole connections”. What that means in the local dialect is that in a village where everyone knows everyone else the families are all connected one to the other by either direct bloodline or by intermarriage.

      Anyone who isn’t probably owes a favour or three to a Labour Councillor on someone connected to a Labour Councillor and, just by the length of time Labour has ruled, these, “Earsehole connected”, folks are going to be mainly the older generation.

      Ergo – they are not just Labour supporters they are Labour party members, friends and family.

    141. fred blogger says:

      ot
      on property poverty, ‘social apartheid’, coming to a town near you?
      ‘Social housing and anti-gentrification campaigners disrupt Property Awards’, the natives are restless for change, and change is a’comin.
      https://archive.is/shXh5

    142. Dave McEwan Hill says:

      Onwards at 5.27

      The 105,000plus people who are now members of the SNP know exactly what the SNP is for. That is for independence.

      Those who think we should ” give further devolution a chance” are those trying to impede our progress to independence ie unionists – and we all know it.

      I work day and daily with the general public and I detect no extra appetite for “further devolution” and, particularly with our young people, I detect a growing desire for independence as soon as possible

    143. Natasha says:

      Lovely to see Will back again to join yoda, colin and sensibledave in the apocalyptic quartet; it quite reminds me of the run-up to the 19th of September when we were inundated by pests. They only crawl out of the woodwork when they feel threatened, so we must be doing something right.

      I predict that when all four of them are posting on the same thread, we will know that we have hit the jackpot.

    144. Paula Rose says:

      Natasha honey, I’ve got my knife and fork ready + the floss.

    145. Oneironaut says:

      It’s lucky I wasn’t drinking anything there, ‘cos it would have ended up all over my screen from laughing at that…

      So. Much. Awesome! 😀

    146. @paul gerard mccormack

      “who Ed Miliband’s Lord Charles dummy is in the cartoons? Help?”

      I am sure he is just a Spad.

      `Government advisers – known as Spads – were largely unknown creatures until comedies, such as The Thick of It, offered an insight into their world.
      Usually seen at the side of a cabinet minister or opposition spokesman, ear glued to a mobile phone. they are starting to step out of the shadows and some end up becoming politicians in their own right.`

      I do not think he is anyone of note,just showing Miliband`s total reliance on others to do his thinking for him.

    147. thedogphilosopher says:

      I have a friend who lives in East Berlin and he’s seen Outlander.

    148. paul gerard mccormack says:

      @scot

      thanks for that and for your saving me having to google what a spad is. Yeah it sounds totally convincing.

      since blair and before they started having advisors by the dozen and policy forming focus groups.

      A no one. I Like it. It works for me.

    149. Neil Mackenzie says:

      It’s not a little known fact (it’s quite widely known, actually) that goldfish are a kind of carp. It’s true.



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