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Ruth’s fishy friends 378

Posted on May 12, 2017 by

This week the Scottish media went in quite heavily with the news that Ruth Davidson had signed up “Scottish fishing industry leaders” to back the UK government over the Scottish Government, after the latter had warned that Westminster planned to sell out the industry again during Brexit negotiations.

To be honest we didn’t pay it a lot of heed, assuming that “Scottish fishing industry leaders” just meant Bertie Armstrong again – a longstanding ultra-staunch Unionist and Leave supporter with a track record as a reliable anti-independence rentaquote – and nothing in the coverage led us to believe otherwise.

But then we saw a picture:

Mr Armstrong is the white-haired and bearded chap standing immediately to the right of Davidson in the photo, with his hand on the top corner of her pledge. But who’s the fellow immediately to the left of her?

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Why Scottish Labour will never recover 345

Posted on October 06, 2016 by

Because the party is still stuffed with braindead cockroaches like this:


People of North Ayrshire, you’ve got a real prize there. Well done you.

The next Scottish council elections are in May next year.

We’re calling it 286

Posted on June 23, 2016 by

We know it’s early doors, but we’re going to state with some confidence now that this is the Tweet Of The Night:


Yes, that really is Tim Stanley, leader writer of the Telegraph, complaining about being up against the British establishment in a referendum. (In which Leave was supported by, among others, the Sun, the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, and the Daily Express – the #1, #2, #4 and #6 best-selling newspapers in the country – along with around half of the MPs of the governing party.)

For extra fun, we might collect some of his indyref tweets later. But to the very best of our recollection, he didn’t consider the Yes campaign’s 45% – which really WAS achieved against the entire British establishment, without a single daily newspaper’s support – as a “moral victory”.

But, y’know, we’ll check.

Yeah, that ought to do it 245

Posted on May 30, 2016 by

We’re a bit behind, but we only just saw this.


Suddenly a 70% Remain vote in Scotland looks like a conservative estimate.

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Phenomenon Of The Week 140

Posted on May 18, 2016 by

Over the past few days, readers, we haven’t been able to avoid noticing a recurring theme among Unionist types on social media – namely that the Holyrood election results are proof that support for independence is declining.



But it’s not until you ask them to explain that it gets completely mental.

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Old soak dribbles 131

Posted on December 15, 2015 by

I know he’s a figure of comedy and pity, but this is something else.


Someone glue the cork in the bottle, eh? For his own good.

Vile abuse and harmless banter 299

Posted on October 22, 2015 by

In that order, we presume.


With permission 144

Posted on October 16, 2015 by

So shortly after this:


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Why we won’t give up 161

Posted on September 19, 2015 by

One year ago today.

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Tory Councillor Of The Day 102

Posted on September 07, 2015 by

A serial offender.


We’re sure Ruth Davidson will act with her usual decisive swiftness.

Conservative and Unionist of the day 218

Posted on September 03, 2015 by

Party member. We’re sure Ruth Davidson (who follows him) will take prompt action.


She will, won’t she?

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The voice of tolerance 153

Posted on July 06, 2015 by

The website of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland says:

“The Protestant ethic is one of tolerance of other faiths and ideals. It is this tolerance and liberty that the Orange Order promotes and defends.”

So who’d like to see the Order tolerating and defending other people’s ideals in a double-page spread from the latest edition of their house journal, The Orange Torch?

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