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The irrefutable argument 140

Posted on July 05, 2019 by

We haven’t done a good old-fashioned Quoted For Truth in quite some time, but on occasion someone else makes a point in a way that just can’t be improved on.

We’ve always known/said that this is THE core case for independence, of course, but sometimes seeing it from another country’s perspective brings the message home.

One last thing to remember 74

Posted on March 09, 2016 by

The BBC’s Brian Taylor on GERS:


As we have, of course, noted before.

Presented without comment 166

Posted on February 28, 2016 by

A little snippet from a corner of today’s Scottish Mail On Sunday.


The cost of everything 70

Posted on February 06, 2016 by

From an excellent letter in today’s Herald by Chris McLaughlin of Giffnock:


The only fault in Chris’ logic is that he’s a bit too generous to Labour.

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Quoted for truth #82 149

Posted on August 07, 2015 by

A revealing turn of phrase 79

Posted on March 25, 2015 by

Something worth remembering 237

Posted on March 19, 2015 by

In through the out door 59

Posted on February 12, 2015 by

The Daily Mash, 12 February 2015:


Because a good satirist can sometimes make a point better in seven sentences than idiots like us can in a 1000-word article, and make it funny at the same time.

The Legacy 234

Posted on December 21, 2014 by

The man who should know 117

Posted on December 15, 2014 by

A fair assessment 382

Posted on October 17, 2014 by

Mark Steel in the Independent, 16 October 2014:

“Maybe one way they can reverse this is to try a more forthright approach, and to start with they could say: ‘If the Scottish are so daft as to believe our vow, maybe that proves they’re not fit to run their own country anyway, the idiots.'”

Craig Murray said something quite similar recently from the other side, as it were, and at the moment we’re finding it quite tough to disagree with either of them.

Where it matters 151

Posted on October 17, 2014 by

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