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The Calling Of The Bluff

Posted on February 11, 2023 by

It might not look like much. But this, readers, is the moment of truth.

Because what you see above is the reckoning Nicola Sturgeon can’t run from.

The amendment laid by SNP MP Angus MacNeil for the party’s “Special Democracy Conference” in March couldn’t be any simpler. It calls for Sturgeon’s promise of an (effective) independence referendum this October to be delivered, and sets out in plain terms the means by which it could be achieved.

It is completely and unquestionably within the powers of the Scottish Government to bring about a Holyrood election on 19 October this year – the date Sturgeon chose and announced, with no ifs and no buts, less than eight months ago.

The only thing that can stop it isn’t the Holyrood opposition. It isn’t the UK government. It isn’t the Supreme Court. Only the SNP conference now stands in the way of a de facto independence referendum in eight months’ time.

If MacNeil’s amendment is accepted and voted for, the die is cast and the job is done. The Scottish Parliament will vote to alter the Scotland Act to allow for a new plebiscitary election in October, the SNP (and others) will campaign on a one-line manifesto, and if they secure half of the vote between them the people of Scotland will have democratically chosen independence and will solemnly present that choice to the international community under the principles of the UN Charter, Chapter 1, Article 1.

That in itself offers no guarantees. But it’s the route by which countless other nations have secured recognition for their independence, and more to the point it’s the ONLY non-violent route still open to Scotland in the light of the UK government’s continued refusal to grant a Section 30 order.

The only other options on the table for the conference are to repeat the strategy that we already know doesn’t work – waving “mandates” at Westminster and begging for their leave to leave.

But this plan needs nobody’s permission. The legalities of the MacNeil amendment are beyond dispute and have been confirmed by constitutional lawyers. All that’s required to carry out the plan is the collective will of the SNP, guided by its leadership.

If that will is not forthcoming, we’ll know everything we need to know about whether Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP is still a party of Scottish independence or not, or whether it’s simply the new Scottish Labour, a meek devolutionary entity interested only in staying in power and feathering its own nest with British money.

It really is as straightforward as that.

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  1. John+Green says:

    At last Mr MacNeil,thank you

  2. WingsOverFrance says:

    Excellent news and not before time. Sadly, I fear the worst. I hope I’m wrong.

  3. sarah says:

    Hurrah! Popcorn ready.

  4. Saorsacat says:

    Sadly, if they do agree to this, it’s my belief that the SNP will make NO effort to run a full on, informative campaign in regards to the benefit of Indy. I hope I’m wrong.

  5. David says:

    No way will they allow this to pass.
    Sturgeon will be trotting out the ‘now is not the time’ horseshit we’ve heard from the Tories.

  6. Eileen Carson says:

    Nikla will resign rather than face defeat, because she’s a coward she will blame WM.

  7. Sean says:

    And if this actually comes to pass and we hold a defacto referendum in 8 months time what will be the result??

    Her obsession with identity politics that has torn the Yes movement apart whilst alienating nearly half of the electorate will surely be doomed to failure.

    Its almost like the cunning plan is now finally falling into place as if by design.

    Any referendum held whilst she and her degenerates hold power is doomed to failure and with it hopes for Independence for 30yrs.

  8. Soda says:

    Cue Pishfart on why it cant be done….

  9. Suz says:

    “IF MacNeil’s amendment is accepted…”

    Spoiler: it won’t be.

  10. Big Jock says:

    If its refused, then it will split the MPs and MSPs in two. It will be the destruction of the SNP. Sturgeon will have to resign.

    If it’s granted I expect she will resign. As she doesn’t have the bottle to take on Westminster.

    Either way this is D Day. Tick tock Sturgeon.

  11. Lorna Campbell says:

    Hailsacat: “… Sadly, if they do agree to this, it’s my belief that the SNP will make NO effort to run a full on, informative campaign in regards to the benefit of Indy. I hope I’m wrong… ”

    That would my take on it, too. If forced into a position where they have no choice but to run a campaign, I think they will attempt to sabotage it. Sturgeon’s heart, I believe, has never been in independence – unless it were to be handed to her o a plate with no effort at all, no facing up to Westminster. Hope I’m wrong. She might go for the distraction of a referendum to take the heat off the GRRB debacle.

  12. Ebok says:

    Apologies Rev for going O/T so soon, just to say there is a ‘lengthy’ interview with Alex Salmond on Talk Radio coming up (is that Talk TV too, I don’t watch telly?)

  13. Geri says:

    In this current toxic atmosphere do you think we’d win it?

  14. SandyW says:

    Have to confess, I had MacNeill down as being there just to make it look like there were still dissenting voices in a pro-Indy SNP. With that motion, I think I have to apologise unreservedly to him on that front.

  15. Geri says:


    Yes. It’s all a bit too little, too late.

    The time to have pulled that rabbit from the hat was the woeful response to the SC decision & before the perverts charter had passed Holyrood.

  16. Brunswicker says:

    Yeah, like I really want this incompetent bunch of freaks negotiating the treaty of secession.

  17. GlesgaJim says:

    I couldn’t vote to hand the country, and the future of my children, over to these monsters. From 2014 to this. I utterly loathe them.

  18. gregor says:

    Pete Wishart (10/02/2023): Twit:

    “It’s hard to think of anything more contemptible…

    But there are some people below contempt…”:

  19. Geri says:

    Ebok, you can watch Talk TV live on YouTube.

  20. Stephen says:

    Sadly the mindless Nicola cult will follow her lead and will not vote for this!

  21. Wee Chid says:

    We won’t win in 8 month’s time – especially if it run on a party basis. Too many will think that it will be taken as an endorsement of existing SNP policies and don’t trust them not to continue with the genderwoo nonsense in an indy Scotland.

  22. red sunset says:

    SNP leadership via their NEC appointees won’t let this go to conference

  23. Den says:

    I will bare my arse in Boots windae on the local high street if this passes conf,

  24. Wilson McBride says:

    I would rather hold off until Sturgeon is out of the picture (and that includes Peter Murrel), and this Gender Bill is sorted in favour of woman and their safe spaces before going down this route.

    The good thing about this McNeil ammmendment is that we know it can be done at a time of our choosing.

    Sturgeon is toxic and would need to be as far away from any Indy campaign as possible.

    I personally detest Sturgeon with a passion, and hopefully for the sake of Scottish Independence she is serving out her final days as First Minister.

    After which a true campaign for Scottish independence could begin.

  25. George says:

    Mr MacNeil might believe in independence but he knows, as we all know, that among the career SNP politicians in Westminster and Edinburgh that he is in a minority.
    Going to be amusing seeing how those who claim to be in favour of independence try their best to ensure Mr MacNeil’s motion is ruled out of order and thus not allow ed to be debated. Or in the unlikely event it is debated, argue against it.
    The status quo suits too many SNP politicians and their tax payer funded pressure groups for them to risk independence.

  26. Jim Thomson says:

    Of course that all depends on the motion actually getting to conference. The woka nostra in the NEC and/or the Conference Committee will do all they can to block it I’d guess.

  27. Anonymoose says:

    Although I’ve not been a member of the SNP for a number of years, I do actually believe there are some members and importantly elected representatives (MP/MSPs) within the party who do want independence.

    With that said the unfortunate balance of power within the party and the prior stripping of power from the members from the party’s standing orders by Angus Robertson, I fear that even if the members do want to vote for Angus B MacNiel’s amendment then the SNP leadership will either block it from appearing at conference in the first place (which they have precedence for with other members motions) or simply ignore the outcome of any vote on it like many other motions put to SNP conferences since Angus Robertsons coup d’état on the standing orders.

    For those in the party who do not want independence (and there are many given the influx of ex-Labour candidates and architects of Project-Fear in the prior two decades following the collapse of Slab) I think you described each of them perfectly as:

    a meek devolutionary entity interested only in staying in power and feathering its own nest with British money.

    So onto the possible outcomes of Angus B MacNiel’s amendment, should it actually make it to a vote, will be that either:

    1) It passes, the SNP uphold it and they amend the Scottish Parliament standing orders as per the motion, enabling a legal vote to occur.

    2) It passes, the SNP ignore the outcome of the vote and take the political hit further destroying what is left of the party & its reputation (which might actually be their intentions, given their deliberately disastrous recent history).

    3) It does not pass, the SNP leadership carry on as they were, the party will have just stamped in cast iron that they are no longer the party of independence as they will have deliberately blocked a legitimate legal route to enabling a vote.

    If out of all the options above any of them but 1) materialises then the SNP as a party should by rights collapse as they have truly abandoned their ultimate founding principle, Scottish Independence, and if the remaining SNP party membership fail to comprehend the importance of this motion and remain members if this amendment fails or is blocked then they are not really supporters of independence either.

  28. Garrion says:

    It’s a triumph and an indication of the disarray in the cabal and their extended support that this has even made it to daylight.

    I find it interesting that there is significant sentiment that “now is not the time” due to the fuckery of the SNP. It may be true that there’s a lot of work to be done, but as Salmond and anyone who has actually moved the needle (door to door campaigners, runners of certain pro independence websites who recently came out of retirement, SNP politicians who retained a spine and a moral centre, etc. ) on independence will attest, doesn’t have to be.

    Scottish independence will be resisted, plotted against, obviously and less obviously disrupted, fought tooth and nail against. Because it’s worth having and, to the power that benefits from the current state of affairs, it’s worth preventing.

    It is and always was up to the people of Scotland to deliver independence, not the SNP. At least this places the issue on the actual table, not the front page of the National.

    You’ll know if this is an actual danger to the status quo if you start seeing stuff like Bella Caledonia’s sudden and whole hearted support of the mysteriously appearing and equally mysterious disappearance of RISE.

    The question is not whether it’s a good time (it never will be) it’s what can be done with this?

  29. Mac says:

    If Sturgeon was an ‘asset’ and she was nearing the end of her political shelf life what would you do if you were her ‘handlers’.

    You would make sure you squeezed every last bit out of her before she leaves office. Make sure she leaves the independence movement a smoking ruin if you can.

    And maybe this is what we are seeing.

    Sturgeon very methodically and systematically has made the SNPG into a laughing stock and has also really enraged a lot of people at this stage.

    And now we are going to have a de facto referendum essentially based on the popularity of the SNP… that is starting look like a perfect storm, a perfect shit storm.

    If the SNP got slaughtered for all the domestic policy nonsense how do you separate that butchering from the de facto referendum aspect.

    Does it not also risk just giving Sturgeon another full term to still do fuck all.

  30. Ebok says:

    ‘It might not look like much. But this, readers, is the moment of truth’

    Sturgeon is no longer the dominant force she once was, so it is inevitable that this amendment will be considered, even if it causes ructions within the party.
    Cracks ARE appearing in both HR and WM as shown by the rebellion over GRR, and numerous SNP MPs supporting Neale Hanvey’s ‘Scotland Self-Determination Bill’ in WM on Feb 1.
    Angus MacNeil was a signatory to that bill.

    I referred to it in the comment below, an update from SALVO, but it may have been swamped by rapidly moving posts and comments yesterday.
    10 February, 2023 at 2:06 pm

  31. David Beveridge says:

    There’s as much chance of this passing as there is of me being beamed up by aliens and put into an intergalactic breeding program with Beyonce?.

  32. Geri says:

    At the end of the day, if it passes, it’s a Holyrood election.

    Get the grifters removed & replace them with indy.

  33. Antoine Roquentin says:

    The chances of MacNeil’s motion being accepted and carried, without prior groundwork amongst his parliamentary colleagues are, not to understate the point, extremely slim.

  34. Ebok says:

    Geri says:
    11 February, 2023 at 11:59 am

    ‘Ebok, you can watch Talk TV live on YouTube’

    Thanks Geri, but not quite, only when it’s a recording, and an hour after going out live…you’ll have guessed that I don’t pay the TV tax…

  35. gregor says:

    Guardian (11/02/2023): Nicola Sturgeon faces fortnight of criticism over trans prisons policy:

    “Few can be anticipating Holyrood’s recess next week as keenly as Nicola Sturgeon.

    She has endured a fortnight of relentless and increasingly personal criticism, punishing headlines and lacklustre polling.

    Meanwhile, her critics in the media have declared her career is “over”…”:

  36. Mac says:

    Sturgeon I think would be loathed to give ALBA a fair crack of the whip but she might also calculate that this could actually save her.

    By agreeing to it she effectively ‘wraps herself in the flag’, the independence flag.

    If the vote falls short it will likely result in her still getting a healthy majority (instead of an electoral beating) and another term…

    I think this is a good idea but bad timing. It feels like we are right on the cusp of getting rid of Sturgeon and this now will muddy those waters big time.

  37. Ian McCubbin says:

    I so hope Angus MacNeil, has backers a d supporters and this gets passed. I await with hope.

  38. Kenny says:

    Will there be time for Holyrood to rig the plebiscite vote results?
    Who would oversee the election? Electoral commission? Seen who the current commissioners are? Don’t make me laugh.
    Press would paint it as ‘Sturgeon blew SNP vote because unpopular GRR’

    I don’t trust any of them.

    Still a great post, though. I wonder how the compromised, incompetent will cope with this one? Oh, ‘I resign’..

  39. Geri says:

    Angus seems to be in unison with Salmond who was interviewed last week (from the link I provided above)

    Gawd, as my Mam would say ‘theres more than one way to skin a cat than through its [redacted] arse’

    It’s pay back time. Sturgeon & her minions dragged into the spotlight. They’ll be raging. 😀

    Holyrood a superindy majority & indy back in the parly & on the agenda.

  40. James Che says:

    If the crazy trans driven snp get this to succeed, would that place the snp in the driving seat for negotiating and dividing on out behalf.

    Thank god that if they win enough to take this to the UN, the argument put before the UN could be put forward is much simpler.
    That Scots have been mislead for 300 years into to believing that the 1707 Scottish parliament was in the treaty of the union,
    And that was never the case,
    The Scottish parliament was extinguished in 1707,
    The Westminster parliament have owned up to this on their own parliament site in 2023.

    As negotiating terms this is a absolute blinder.

    We must push for this to be included in negotiations, for a reset of Scottish land and sea losses, for the return and reparations to come back to Scotland,

    It is also a second [ non- violent ] method to gain Scotlands independence, if the snp and tory/Westminster government fail us.

  41. Geri says:


    You don’t need a license to watch YouTube channels.

    I don’t pay the BBC either but they’ve no clout on other streaming services.

  42. Geri says:

    Ebok, sorry.

    Damn autocorrect.

  43. Skip_NC says:

    Mac, it only muddies the esters if the (ahem) emergency conference passes it.

  44. Even if Sturgeon is forced to accept this ammendment, she is a useless independence campaigner. One of the reasons being tha she hasn’t campaigned for independence in almost a decade.
    Added to that, with a GRR court case in the offing she would be dogged by trans questions,and we’ve seen her floundering so badly with these already.
    What about Alba? Is she really going to put her personal issues to one side and put her country first for once and work with Alex Salmond? I think we all know the answer to that.
    It would be better for Scotland if she was forced out now before she can make a mess of this as well as everything else. Then we would have a real chance.

  45. William Russell says:

    It’s great Angus has submitted this but it will only serve to highlight the SNP are a Great British unionist institution. The Brits have played a blinder and deserve credit for what they have achieved politically in Scotland.
    Scotland is more secure now as part of the Brit state than it has ever been and that will remain the case while the bulk of ‘so-called’ indy MPs take their seats in Westminster.
    It is simple. If Scots genuinely do not want the Brit state governing Scotland, STOP helping the fuckers to do so.

  46. gregor says:

    DailyExpress (11/02/2023): Muslim Council withdraws support for Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘disastrous’ SNP/Green government:

    “The Muslim Council in the UK has withdrawn support for the Scottish government, claiming Nicola Sturgeon is taking the country “down the wrong path”.

    Mr Wasif Ahmad who is the Chair of The Muslim Council of UK, the leading Muslim community has said they will be joining the Scottish Indian Council in abandoning the SNP/Greens.

    In a scathing statement, the group said morale is “at an all-time low”, claiming their “civil liberties” have been taken away by social policies with the latest gender reform Bill seemingly being the final straw…”:

  47. McDuff says:

    The sturgeon is a bitter and twisted individual and none too bright so I can’t see her going down this route.
    And anywsy she is not interested in independece given her track record.
    But in reality would you really want this woman and her sheep negotiating separation with the sharks of Westminster. She is incapable of dealing with the logistics and intricacies of leaving the UK and rotten enough to sell us out.
    She needs to go but who is a capable and honest replacement.

  48. James Che says:


    I read your comments the other day, and I tend to agree with you, I also watched Neale Hanvey’s put forward, ‘Scotlands Right to Self Determination’ in Westminster,

    Not many of the Westminster crowd were even there, or payed any dues to the Scottish items going through westminster as usual, but their appalling behaviour and lack of interest has occasionally benefited us.

    Do you ever get the impression that some in Westminster no longer give hoot about the continuing the administration of Westminster, that it is Winding itself down, and the finances are already being funnelled out of Britain through the proxy war into foreign banks.

    The “leveling up Britain”is a bit curious as well, due to it passing devolution to all the counties in Britain.

    Somehow I get the feeling that Britain Westminster has shifted a notch to take its place, its admin elsewhere.

    Something is not quite sitting as it should be.

  49. @Geri,

    Watching YouTube
    You don’t need a TV Licence to watch videos or clips on demand on YouTube.

    But you DO need a TV Licence if you watch TV live on YouTube. An example of this would be watching Sky News live.

    But it isn’t just live news or sport which needs a licence – it’s any programme which is part of a TV channel, broadcast or transmitted for everyone to watch at the same time.

  50. SusanAHF says:

    Good idea, bad timing.
    1) I wouldn’t want to live in the current scotgov dystopia
    2) the current bunch of inadequates couldn’t be trusted to negotiate their way out of a wet paper bag, nevermind against a devious and untrustworthy britgov

  51. Kenneth+G+Coutts says:

    An SNP conference?
    Shurely not.
    I thought open democracy was banned from the SNP.
    This I have to see.
    I’ll get the popcorn in.
    Conference, ha!

  52. John C says:

    I suspect it won’t pass now the NEC has been on the whole, hollowed out and Sturgeon loyalists dominate. Also the fact is the SNP aren’t about independence anymore, they’re a party that wants to retain power and have found a way to do that without being held accountable by either the electorate, the (hopeless) opposition parties and their own members.

    Although the SNP have done some good, they’ve dragged their heels over so much from easing poverty, to disabled and women’s rights to just the basics of lawmaking. Also the hard authoritarian streak now fully exposed in the appalling new hate crime laws make Scotland less of a beacon of light within the UK and just a retread of some of the worst parts of the Labour years under Blair and Brown.

    I’m also tired of the loyalists and the frankly, lunatic wing of independence supporters who cling onto the SNP as if they were a Catholic priest hanging onto his Rosary Beads. There is no ‘secret plan’. Sturgeon hasn’t been going around the world to ‘raise support for indy’. There isn’t even a strong opposition to the Tories, just lip service and a large number of crushingly disappointing SNP elected officials, with Mhari Black having to be by far the worst example as someone who was a breath of fresh air to someone who just is there clearly to maintain her lifestyle having now been assimilated into neoliberalism.

    If by some miracle though this does pass next month I guarantee it’ll never happen. There is no way SNP MSP’s want to face the electorate at this moment in time.

  53. James Che says:

    Britain is falling, collapsing before our eyes, all governments in Britain have passed legislation the is against its citizens.causing lockdowns, business failure, financial poverty, climate change crises, energy poverty, and although no one realises it yet, a food chain supply crises. Its all being done away with.

    And yet the the politicians blind fold us to be occupied with the paid and funded for idealogical woke cancel culture. While not sorting any problems, it could be viewed as the politicians contributing to that Chaos and poverty deliberately.

  54. joolz says:

    I fear this amendment because if it passes it will kill indy for my lifetime.

    We won’t win indy under Sturgeon. She doesn’t want it. She won’t fight for it. She hasn’t made much headway in getting support for it despite Brexit, despite the internal market bill and despite the financial crisis. She is unpopular and people will vote against her rather than vote for indy. Sturgeon’s Scotland is a becoming totalitarian state. That’s not my idea of an indy Scotland.

    Her recent performance shows exactly what her priorities are and how little she cares for the people of Scotland.

    I’m desperate for indy, but I’ve been a woman longer than I’ve been an indy supporter. You can’t ask me to choose between my rights and independence. Many other women feel the same. Many SNP men are arguing that women should wheesht so we can get indy and then they will fix our rights ‘later’. Yeah. Right. That’s easy for them to say. There will be a lot to do after indy. I don’t see women being prioritised at all as those same men will say we need to get Scotland up and running first and will say we’ll fix women’s rights ‘later’. I don’t trust anyone who isn’t already fighting to restore women’s rights now, so why should I think I can trust them later?

    We need to get rid of Sturgeon, restore women’s rights, regroup and make a proper case for indy.

    I voted YES in 2014. I can’t say how I would vote in 2023. I hope I don’t have to make that decision.

  55. Alex says:

    Why do people believe Nicola is under control of the security services? That is so insane it’s hard to fathom. They would need to control every member of the top of the party (ministers too). They don’t need to. They can self destruct on their own because as Nicola/SNP have proven she is not a leader and every measurement she wants to be held to account on (LOL) is worse than when she started. But it’s not her fault.

    The highlands needs to join the outcry and push their incompetence for failing to follow through on another promise.

    But the reason this won’t get anywhere, is simple. The SNP do not have the finances available to conduct an election campaign. They are essentially empty. They have had 0 donations and trying to drum that up after using the £600k for this exact purpose isn’t going to inspire confidence for others to contribute again. Because it’ll be burned on ensuring they are taking care of and not on the actual independence campaign.

    The sooner Nicola is held to account for her piss poor performance as FM, the sooner we might get somewhere. But the cult is strong and the koolaid being drunk. Nicola will forget all the important details as she is suddenly suffering from amnesia.

  56. Anne Johnston says:

    She’ll double down and do nothing.,
    It’s all she knows.

  57. William Habib Steele says:

    I wonder if this is wise while the population is reeling under the Gender Self-Recognition Amendment, and lacks confidence in a Government and Parliament which does not know the difference between men and women. I people don’t trust politicians to protect women and children, will they trust them enough to vote for independence?

  58. gregor says:

    Al Firdaus Ensemble (2015): Celtic Salawat:

    “Al Firdaus Ensemble new video clip “Celtic Salawat ” in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). From the album “Safa””:

    (Safa meaning: Clarity. Purity. Serenity):

  59. Papko says:

    I am amazed that this site is still running and I congratulate you all and the REV for keeping going.

    One thing I notice is the absence of the ” Yoon Trolls”.
    Is it too implausible even for them to keep posting.

  60. joolz says:

    Scot Finlayson is correct. Geri is wrong. You need a TV licence for ANY live TV, regardless of the source. Even the live TV on Amazon or YouTube needs a licence.

    In addition you also can’t watch non-live TV on BBC iPlayer without a licence. But you can watch non-live TV on other catchup services like My5.

  61. Geri says:

    I suspect in a new independent country there would be an immediate election on who navigates the withdrawal & there would be a transition period too.

    Giving Scots plenty of time to eject a feckin eejit if they’re shite at negotiating our exit.

    Some of you are already boxed in. Buy the hoose first!

  62. Corrado Mella says:

    This motion will not see the light of the day.

    It won’t be discussed at this March conference of the Saint Nicola’s Party to save embarrassments to the Empress as it’s a lose-lose situation for The Infallible Leader.

    Expect pomp and rhetoric with no substance, a “show of unity” after “wrongthink” has been “quelled”.

    That’s what the BritNazi Establishment press will depict, with fake chagrin, while secretly wetting their nappies at the prospect of a few more years stealing Scottish natural resources unchallenged by a failed solicitor and her wet blanket.

    If you still believe that today’s Self Neutering Party has the gumption, resolve and balls (!) to corner, pummel and slain the BritNazi Establishment Cerberus, you’re irremediably naive, and should be kept away from politics for our own good. Yes, our. DGAF about you.

  63. Colin Dawson says:

    I’m still of the opinion that the regional list, not the constituency vote, should be used as the plebiscite. If a single, “Scotland United for Independence” party could be formed for this purpose then, worst case, nearly half the unionist list MSPs would lose their seats. Best case, we win our independence. What’s the downside of this strategy?

  64. gregor says:

    BBC (11/02/2023): Top lawyer to investigate if Scottish ferries contract was ‘rigged’:

    “Scotland’s ferry procurement body has appointed a senior lawyer to investigate if a £97m contract for two new ships was “rigged”.
    CMAL asked its legal firm, Addelshaw Goddard. to appoint a KC to lead an independent probe into the process.

    The two CalMac ferries are now £150m over budget and five years late.

    A BBC Disclosure investigation obtained a leaked dossier which suggested that successful bidder Ferguson Marine Engineering had preferential treatment…”:

  65. Witchy MacWoman says:

    I do hope his Amendment goes through.
    It means we will have an election consisting of Scottish parties only…maybe that’s the scary bit for the SNP who fear losing their comfortable well-paid jobs!
    (Some of them actually remember why they they were voted in!)

  66. Ebok says:

    Geri says: Ebook – Ebok, sorry. Damn autocorrect.

    Hahaha. You’re not the first to err. I was!
    Ebok was a typo, missing out an ‘o’. It was meant to be my characterisation of WoS, an electronic book, viz: –

    ‘One distinct characteristic of an eBook: the text should not be editable’

    Getting back on track (before Rev puts me on the naughty step), it is another month before SNP’s ‘urgent’ meeting to discuss LAST YEARS SC ruling, and it may well be that further negative publicity or revelations will see more defections.
    IF this amendment is accepted and passed, with Sturgeon opposing, then her position is surely untenable.

  67. Stuart MacKay says:

    Well, that will throw the independence sea-eagle in among the devolution lambs.

  68. Ruby says:

    She’s reduced to incoherence’ Alex Salmond slams Nicola Sturgeon over transgender controversy

    Had this been an interview with Nicola Sturgeon I would have lasted 5 minutes.

    I am always happy to listen to Alex Salmond even when he talks for three hours.

  69. wullie says:

    If it’s anything like the last time you can kiss your arse goodbye. Thirty thousand newly arrived from you know where to add to the hundreds of thousands of non native peoples who voted against us last time.
    good lick wi that.

  70. James Carroll says:

    Let’s see them run from this one.

  71. gregor says:

    White-tailed Eagles (2016): Eating LAMB!

    “These large creatures have no problem bringing a lamb into their nest.

    We are not sure if the eagle actually killed it or if it died of natural causes…”:

  72. James Che says:

    Stuart MacKay.

    I think that is showing up in the comments already.

  73. Ruby says:

    Sorry mistake in earlier I should have typed

    Had this been an interview with Nicola Sturgeon I wouldn’t have lasted 5 minutes.

    It’s even worse I wouldn’t have even pressed play.

    Fake trans applicants ‘could trick universities

    The only issue I have with Alex Salmond is that he seems to suggest there are fake & genuine trans people.

    What I would like to know how you tell the difference.

    I don’t believe you can.

  74. Stuart says:

    I’ve sent this to my MP and MSP telling them to support it or the SNP are finished. Everyone should do the same.

  75. gregor says:

    Ev (11/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Supporters for @NicolaSturgeon, @theSNPand @scottishgreens dropping like flies.

    “Time is chasing after all of us” seems it might be about to catch up with the above.”:

  76. David Hannah says:

    Great Stuff from Angus McNeil. The islander gaelic speaker. I’d back him. For Independence.

  77. robertkknight says:

    Don’t hold your breath peeps…

    I anticipate some serious arm twisting behind the scenes and the amendment being withdrawn pending further “discussion” with party leadership.

    These charlatans surrounding the Murrells won’t simply roll over… they’ll fight all the way to keep their gravy train parked on Westminster’s sidings.

  78. James Che says:


    I can see some back tracking going on already, and those that are saying I am not voting for Sturgeon, so rightiously I am not voting for a chance at Self Determination for Scotland,
    I think they had this thought ready to “Go” as a excuse.

    Perhaps that was the plan, make Self Determination and independence unappealing.

    Whatever the case it it is voiced here.

    As Geri said, we can immediately pressurise and call for re-elections for the negotiators, once the first stage has passed.
    Get your house first then you can put it in order.

    Perhaps we have more ex- labour here than we realised, because for the love god, I cannot understand why you would use the SNP bad record as a excuse and back off , not to go forwards with a opportunity that would seldom come often for the Country of Scotland,

    What kind of people would do that, soft yes’ or soft No’s.
    Definately not the independence Scotland group that have spent there whole lives fighting to gain one small foothold at a time,

  79. David Hannah says:

    McNeil seems like a normal person. I listened to an interview of him saying he used to be a teacher on the islands. We need more normal Scottish patriots like McNeil in the SNP.

    McNeil says Independence in 2023. He’s showing us the way. He’s gone right up my estimation. Right to the top.

  80. Dorothy Devine says:

    Some of the comments btl on the interview are grade A moronic.

  81. gregor says:

    Beggars Opera (1971): Waters of Change: Time Machine:

    “…Away across to Mars
    Like shooting stars, hm hm
    We’ll stay and see…

    Maybe we can find a place where our minds will run
    Together like the water in a stream
    Life would be sublime if only words would rhyme
    To a melody within a fantasy…

    We’ll take our love
    And arts…”:

  82. gregor says:

    Elon Musk (09/02/2023): Twitter:

    “One day, Starship will take us to Mars”:

  83. akenaton says:

    I don’t think Mrs Murrell will resign, rather she will drop the GRA and make a play for leadership of an Independent Scotland.

    Control freaks never realise when “their tea is oot”

    Personally I could never vote to turn our beloved country into the woke totalitarian state envisaged by the present incarnation of the SNP.
    We must dissolve Holyrood, engage in a wide consultation process regarding the future of Scotland economically and socially, perhaps taking a couple of years, putting all the relevant issues on the table for discussion and examining all crimes social and economic perpetrated during the Sturgeon period of mismanagement.
    I have sadly and finally realised that the vast majority of SNP supporters are not politically aware and would vote for anything that waved a blue and white flag.
    Finally we need to find an inspirational leader in the mould of AS who’s time has sadly passed. There must be someone somewhere in this parcel of rogues? Any nominations?

  84. highlander says:

    I understand only 2 members from each branch can attend and vote? so the outcome is fixed already.

  85. Republicofscotland says:

    The stark reality is that Sturgeon will shoot this down in flames, the amendment will never be accepted, I pray that it is accepted, but Sturgeon and Murrell rule the SNP with an iron fist.

    Sturgeon will come up with some sort of excuse as to why it cannot be accepted, and her clique will back her up. I hope I’m wrong.

  86. ronald says:

    Colin Dawson 2.32

    Throw that opinion in the bin its a non starter

  87. Ruby says:

    akenaton says:
    11 February, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    I don’t think Mrs Murrell will resign, rather she will drop the GRA and make a play for leadership of an Independent Scotland.

    Grrrr! Akenaton!

    She can’t drop the GRA.

    GRA is reserved.

    We could perhaps ditch the GRA & Sturgeon if we when we are independent.

    I think her chance of becoming the leader of an Independent Scotland are zero unless we discover that 51% of the electorate are cross dressers & rapists.

  88. Breeks says:

    Ruby says:
    11 February, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    It’s even worse I wouldn’t have even pressed play.

    That online poll in the Times; Should the SNP drop the Gender Reform Bill, is currently sitting at 2,334 votes, with 98% saying yes.

  89. Benny says:

    Im no unionist but the thought of these brain dead snp politicians controlling an independent nation doesn’t fill me with patriotic hope. They need voted out asap

  90. Ruby says:

    I think Wings might need a CAPTCHA?

    I think there is a bot spamming this forum.

    I wouldn’t mind if I didn’t think the wee buggar was slowing things right down and causing me to wait 1/2 an hour for a post to upload.

    Well OK it’s probably only 2 minutes but still I like things to happen NOW!

    Ach! what the hell maybe one day, the Starship will take us to Mars or maybe Ura-nus.

    NB Ura-nus without the hyphen is a banned word. Don’t get caught by the other bot the one with the power to moderate your posts.

  91. akenaton says:

    Sorry Ruby….Not very good with euphemisms I did mean the GRR.

  92. President Xiden says:

    Because with Sturgeon on the ropes and the faith in the SNP being massively damaged this is a good time to announce a referendum???

  93. Ruby says:

    The bot has been busy on this old thread?

  94. Wilson McBride says:

    Listening to Murrayfield singing Flower of Scotland doesn’t half make you cringe.

    You know in your heart that about 90% of that “Scottish” crowd would run a mile if they were to fight proud Edward’s army.

    In fact, they’d probably jump ship and help proud Edward’s army beat the shit out of their fellow Scots.

    Murrayfield just stinks of No voting Unionists and Royalists.

    They even managed to squeeze in a couple of verses of “Loch Lomond”,,, Wishart will be so proud.

  95. Ruby says:

    Breeks says:
    11 February, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Ruby says:
    11 February, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    It’s even worse I wouldn’t have even pressed play.

    That online poll in the Times; Should the SNP drop the Gender Reform Bill, is currently sitting at 2,334 votes, with 98% saying yes.

    I can understand that.

    What I would like to see is the Times running a poll asking if the UK Gov should repeal the GRA 2004.

    Sure Sturgeon’s Grrrr! is bonkers but so is the GRA 2004 and if it weren’t for the GRA 2004 there would be no Grrr!


  96. Liz says:

    @ ruby
    “The GRA extends across the UK. However, gender recognition is a devolved matter, meaning that legislation in this area is within the competence of the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government’s consultation, Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, ran from 9 November 2017 to 1 March 2018.”I

    I don’t know if this means whether or not it can be dropped totally.
    The wokes would never forgive her if she did as they’re her main support now.

  97. Garavelli Princip says:

    Benny says:
    11 February, 2023 at 4:26 pm
    Im no unionist but the thought of these brain dead snp politicians controlling an independent nation doesn’t fill me with patriotic hope. They need voted out asap.

    Are you sure you are not a Unionist?

    The whole point of being independent is that we can put in government who the hell we like. In the meantime we have to vote for a parties (or A party) that promises to get us independence.

    That used to be the deal with the SNP. But that is not clear anymore; indeed there is abundant evidence to suggest that, for whatever reason – entrysim, subversion, idiocy, – take you pick, that the SNP is no longer interested in independence – rather in running the colony on behalf of their (and sadly our) colonial masters. And also that Ms Sturgeon, for what ever reason (we may speculate) is interested only in promoting exotic, and frankly dangerous, sexual preferences and jailing those who stand in her way.

    For that reason, I and many others, have left the SNP, and many of us have joined Alba, which has one over-riding priority: Scottish Independence. Period.

  98. tricia young says:

    Joolz 2.04pm. This is exactly how I feel as a woman. Being told to wheest for indy is NOT an option for me. How dare anyone try to make me a 2nd class citizen in my own country. I am heartbroken over indy as I don’t think it will happen. But I cannot vote for it if it takes away my rights and the GRR puts me at huge risk. Any man trying to wheest women over that is a disgrace. Vote ALBA.

  99. gregor says:

    Elon Musk (11/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Some of the smartest people I know actively believe the press … amazing”:

  100. Ruby says:

    Not only do we need a CAPTCHA I need an edit button.

    Everytime I come on here I get well wound up and that causes me to make loads of typos, miss words & swear …..and then there’s the punctuation – but who cares about that?

    OK BDDT does but hey I haven’t had time to read ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Liz Truss. Have you?

  101. James Che says:


    Try remember who holds sovereignty in Scotland,
    If we get as far as anticipated with the “right to self determination” and meanwhile watch Westminster trash the whole of Britain, Scotland, N Ireland, Wales and surround islands ant the Colonies that had a name change to Commonwealth,
    While NS follows a similar pattern in Scotland,

    Your enthusiasm an courage may come back to save at least one part of Britain from the Cabel and its entourage.

    The SNP and Westminster have agreed upon a political bat and ball game, they play cop, bad cop in turns,

    I do not think that the Snp were taken over, they are actually one and the same. Under UK legislation.

    Even if you live over the border/s, A independent country such as Scotland next door to you may be a saving grace one day if things get any worse down there.
    For I do not anticipate a independent Country putting up with the Murrells, SNP or Green party for very long
    At the moment they are protected as a party by UK legislation, as all political parties in the UK are.
    Perhaps all politicians will be held to account more directly in the future as a independent Scotland.

  102. Geri says:

    Liz 5:05pm

    That wasn’t conducted by Scots.
    It was open to every Tom, dick & Harry with external votes pushing it.
    The backlash caused Sturgeon to row it back & present a 2nd one. Same thing happened again! External votes.

    & Shona Robinson refused to publish it this time until the bill was in its final stages so that would be easy to void, imo.

    It wasn’t voted for by the majority who live here.

  103. Ruby says:

    Liz says:
    11 February, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    @ ruby
    “The GRA extends across the UK. However, gender recognition is a devolved matter, meaning that legislation in this area is within the competence of the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government’s consultation, Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, ran from 9 November 2017 to 1 March 2018.”I

    I don’t know if this means whether or not it can be dropped totally.
    The wokes would never forgive her if she did as they’re her main support now.

    Good point Liz!

    She could perhaps reform it back to zero (or to use a more colloquial term she could reform the fuck out of it)

    However there’s always the S35 which could stop her.

    Ah! It’s fun to speculate!


  104. Robert Louis says:

    Sadly, we all know what will happen. Either the amendment wil NOT even get selected for conference, or if it does, it will either a. Be watered down, so as to be meaningless or b. Get voted out by the usual suspects.

    Sturgeon and her accolytes really do not care for independence. i mean, seriously, what a hassle for them, and then what, if they lose they might lose their lucrative careers. I mean seriously, some of those SNP MSPs have their kids in private school, and have new houses to pay for. It is really inconsiderate of us plebs to expect them to actually DO something, isn’t it?

    Nah, I’m pretty sure the SNP will knock this one on the head, and a ‘new’ old policy of using the next Westminster election as a ‘deFacto’ ‘mandate’ to seek a section 30, and honestly, this time, Westminster really, really cannot refuse (they can), and this time, the SNP really, really, really mean it (they don’t). Honest (aye, right).

  105. Geri says:

    You’re not being told to wheesht.
    You don’t need to vote for the SNP.

    It’s a Holyrood election. Vote any pro indy party of your choice.

  106. Alf Baird says:

    gregor @ 2:33 pm

    “A BBC Disclosure investigation obtained a leaked dossier which suggested that successful bidder Ferguson Marine Engineering had preferential treatment…”

    I wouldn’t believe everything the BBC, or CMAL/SG say.

    I hear that one of the bidders for the 2 further ships tendered last November in what was a very rushed procedure (won by the same Turkish yard who was given the earlier order for 2 boats) has complained to Ministers about what it termed a ‘restrictive’ process.

    Much can go wrong with relatively new government agencies that appear to have have limited, if any, accountability for their behaviour.

  107. SusanAHF says:

    Same here joolz and tricia young

  108. gregor says:

    Nik (11/02/2023): Twitter:


    Great to see HRH Princess Anne at the game today,

    a hard working Lady who seeks no headlines, just doing her duties

    Time for you to shhh and disappear”:

  109. Geri says:


    Why you bothering yer arse with UK legislation? It’d be confined to the bin.

    An independent Scotland would have its own Equality Act.

    Genuine trans (who have 100% transitioned) will need included in that because they’re entitled to legal protections too)

    Self declaration can piss off tho. It’s clear already, if polling is to be believed, that is already rejected by the public – tho I’m sure that’d be consulted on IF we’re an independent country.

  110. akenaton says:

    James, I don’t know if you realise what a still small voice we are here.
    About 30% of the electorate have already been indoctrinated by the Sturgeons, another 20 % of women see her as a strong character who will stand up to the real villains of the piece, men.
    Another large percentage of the pussies that men have become, will do exactly as they are told or will be given their marching orders in double quick time.
    Sturgeon still has support and time has come to “cut off the head of the snake” by making people aware of her motivation regarding the future of this country.
    If Mr Murray has dirt, he should get it out there immediately, time for us to “box clever” and use the UK media to rid ourselves of this pestilence.

  111. Skip_NC says:

    Robert Louis, this is one reason why we need parliamentarians who have a career before they enter politics – something to which they can return if they lose their seats.

  112. Dan says:

    Mind all those folks getting riled about raw sewerage pouring into the sea on the English coast, well in Scotland we still have human shite being transported about the country to be spread over the fields that grow our food, plus in some places it leaches off the fields into the burns killing the fish life so creating a double whammy McShitfest.
    No doubt SEPA will / won’t (delete as appropriate) be all over this as and when they ever get their own IT shit back together.

  113. gregor says:

    From new musical “Lady M” (ft. George Blagden & Bradley Jaden): Mother Scotland:

    “…We won’t disappear
    Dear Mother Scotland
    Your children are here
    We were born in these hills among thistles and mud
    The seas of the north were made from our blood

    Our fathers have gone
    But they have passed on this beautiful world of clay and stone
    Now this is our home
    We’ll never back down
    Our tears run through rivers in every town
    Our mountains stand tall protecting our land
    Our hearts are the rhythm of waves on the sand
    The stars in the these skies light fire in our eyes
    And shine on the earth where our history lies

    We march in a line…”:

  114. Geri says:


    It’d call her bluff.
    She can try every trick in the book. She no doubt will.

    But if she kicks this into the long grass then her indy stragglers on the SNP will no longer have anything to cling to. She chose herself above them indy.

    & They’re all out of WM next election. It’d be clear they’ve no interest in indy so there’s little point electing them there.

  115. SusanAHF says:

    Geri, why do “genuine trans” need special protections? They are still men. Women have had enough, no compromise on women’s rights

  116. Geri says:

    Scot Finlayson 1:56pm

    Thanks for the info.

  117. gregor says:

    @Alf Baird re. ”I wouldn’t believe everything…”

    …I wouldn’t believe anything MSM/State tell you.

    I’m with Scotland@Reality…

  118. Liz says:

    @Geri I know, I took part in both

  119. Viscount Ennui says:

    I am not a yoonie troll.
    But there are many here who will think me one.
    I am one of the many victims of SNP corruption and I have been persistent in asking if the battle for independence is worth fighting if the powers are given to sh*ts llike Sturgeon and Swinney.
    My view is no. In fact, I think the country would be in grave danger if this were to happen.
    So regardless of voting advice, before commtting myself and my family to an independent state, I would want to know who would run it, and how.
    I am in this for the long game.
    The host of this site will respect that view even though it differs from his own, because he is a man of integrity.
    We need a period of nation-building, a clear vision, and people who can lead.
    We currently have a vacuum.
    Discuss (25 marks)

  120. J says:

    Hi Stu,
    Your contact form only seems to work in the text box but not to write name or email address.
    Tried on different devices and OSs. Might just be me.
    But are there any other emails I can look up anywhere? or P.O. Box if they still exist??

  121. Kcor says:

    “If that will is not forthcoming, we’ll know everything we need to know about whether Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP is still a party of Scottish independence or not, or whether it’s simply the new Scottish Labour, a meek devolutionary entity interested only in staying in power and feathering its own nest with British money.”

    Haven’t we know that for quite a long time now?

    IMHO, the amendment laid by SNP MP Angus MacNeil has ZERO chance of passing.

  122. Geri says:


    I expect for the same reasons as they do now? Employment laws, marriage & wills etc?

    That is no way the same as self-ID.

    Liz, apologies. I was suggesting how that could be void moving forward. A newly indy country would have its own EA & with it proper consultations carried out by the ppl who actually live here. Not Sturgeons crass rushed job with outside influencers.
    No one outside of Scotland should have any say on shaping Scots law.

  123. Ruby says:

    Viscount Ennui says:
    11 February, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    I am not a yoonie troll.
    But there are many here who will think me one.
    I am one of the many victims of SNP corruption and I have been persistent in asking if the battle for independence is worth fighting if the powers are given to sh*ts llike Sturgeon and Swinney.
    My view is no. In fact, I think the country would be in grave danger if this were to happen.
    So regardless of voting advice, before commtting myself and my family to an independent state, I would want to know who would run it, and how.

    The country would be run by those voted for by the people of Scotland.

    All you would have to ask yourself is if you do or do not trust the people of Scotland to make good decisions or would you prefer the people of England to make decisions on our behalf?

  124. Ruby says:

    SusanAHF says:
    11 February, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Geri, why do “genuine trans” need special protections? They are still men. Women have had enough, no compromise on women’s rights

    Very good question SusanAHF!

    I have no idea what is meant by trans far less “genuine trans”

  125. gregor says:

    Wise@Viscount Ennui (re. 8 February, 2023 at 10:09 pm) says…

    “I met a traveller from an antique land,
    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
    And on the pedestal, these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

  126. Geri says:

    The ppl calling for time.

    There is no time.

    Be under no illusions the SC decision is that it put to bed. It’s not. Plans are afoot in the background. Brown wants constitutional reform & Unionists of all shades are drawing up a New Act of Union to lock us in.
    Add to that, Englanshire marching ever closer to a totalitarian regime. Scotland will be locked in & no debate about it. SC decided, remember. That means from this point on its carte blanche lock in.

    If you want to wait then vote for Sturgeon, I guess. She has the same plan as you. Wait until it’s gone forever & no longer an option for good.

    Also remember, the UK government also has its own self ID barney going on. Reject going for indy but end up with self ID anyway.

  127. Tartan Tory says:

    I’ve always had a lot of time for Angus MacNeil and was a bit disappointed that he didn’t jump ship to Alba. However, he may yet prove to be more useful for the independence campaign where he is.

    I wonder how long it will be before Nicola finds a route to have him neutered or jailed…..

  128. gregor says:


    “For what reason.”

    “I’m going home.” “Why?”

    “There is no reason why we shouldn’t succeed.”

  129. Ruby says:

    Geri says:
    11 February, 2023 at 5:51 pm


    Why you bothering yer arse with UK legislation? It’d be confined to the bin.

    I think it’s good to be informed. There are a lot of people who don’t know the difference or more importantly the similarities between Sturgeons GRRB and the UK GRA 2004.

    Thinking that the UK is perfect with regards to gender recognition could persuade someone to vote NO instead of YES. We must vote No ‘cos the Tories will save women’s rights
    You know the thinking?

    Also in an Independent Scotland we may have a debate on gender recognition and & it doesn’t hurt to be informed about the UK’s gender recognition act and and if we would want something similar.

  130. gregor says:

    @Glory to Scotland!..

  131. Republicofscotland says:

    Well done to Scotland’s national ruby team breaking their hoodoo with regards to the Welsh ruby team..brilliant.

  132. George Ferguson says:

    So well done Scotland we can win when are stoic. As a rugby fan I am concerned about the head impact assessment protocols. If I walked past Dan Biggar with a Tesco trolley with a lettuce waffing in air he would need an HIA. I am sorry Wales but he is a danger to other players and should not be playing. He lowered his body shape and was unbalanced. But the net result the Scottish No 2 was sinned binned and it could have been worse. I am genuinely concerned that Biggar shouldn’t play again. Look after the players whatever their origin of birth.

  133. gregor says:

    Snowgoose (2016): Harmony Springs:

    Can’t you see that harmony springs
    Can’t you see that harmony springs


  134. gregor says:

    Mirror (11/02/2026): Ruthless Scotland run riot against Wales as Finn Russell shines in Six Nations win:

    “Scotland made it two wins from two in the Six Nations with a 35-7 victory over Wales in which they led throughout and head to France later this month with a perfect record…”:

  135. Breeks says:

    The problem I have with any referendum isn’t just Sturgeon’s SNP, which is dire beyond belief, but just when we’re at last making some Constitutional progress with the Claim of Right and Scotland’s rights under International Law, it feels like putting our faith in the wrong place and turning away from the light.

    We’re drinking another big gulp of UK Koolaid, and basing our strategy on the tired old colonial Scotland Act, which is Domestic UK Legislation applicable to regions, not nations, with Westminster sitting overlooking proceedings as bloated feudal superior, and using the Vichy Devolved Assembly which Sturgeon has driven in to a ditch again, and again, and again.

    When is Democracy not Democracy? If I’m filled with dread by the notion of Sturgeon running an IndyRef, if it goes via the Scotland Act, either the Legislation is challenged in the UK’s “Supreme” Court, or we have Westminster dictating the terms and franchise. Fuckity fuck fuck, here we go again!

    How very deeply I wish Sturgeon would just fuck off out the picture and stop turning the same Scottish Independence, which was an absolute shoe-in in 2016, into such an unfathomable and interminable fuck up.

    Who in their right mind can look at the past 8 years of insufferable, amateurish, crooked deception and betrayal, which has riven the mighty YES movement top to bottom, cost Scotland billions while making our Nation an international laughing stock, fatally undermining the integrity of Holyrood, completely screwing up Brexit, and compromising Scotland’s sovereign Constitution by apparently knowing NOTHING about the Claim of Right, yet “somehow” people think this imbecile is still the doyenne who’s gonna lead us to freedom?

    How fucking useless do you have to be to get the sack for feckless incompetence? Name me ONE fkg thing she hasn’t screwed up.

    Impeach the damned place and it’s rancid, talentless First Minister, and stop playing these Mickey Mouse games with our Nation’s future.

    For over 700 years, John Balliol, King of Scots has suffered the ignominy of being recorded as Toom Tabard, the “empty coat” puppet King with the broken scepter. Dinnae worry John Balliol, your purgatory is coming to an end. You’ll no longer be ridiculed as the worst leader this Nation has ever produced.

  136. Geri says:


    By *genuine* trans I mean ppl who have 100% transitioned.

  137. John Main says:

    That’s a great amendment from MacNeil.

    By counting the votes from all parties with Indy in their manifesto, he de facto says the SNP will be working with Alba, even if they will in public be at each other’s throats.

    One aspect of that remains controversial though. Angus Robertson claims that a vote for Indy is automatically a vote for EU membership. Will Alba accept that ludicrous claim? Will hundreds of thousands of Scots, who might otherwise vote Yes to Indy? I know I won’t, and I suspect that informed opponents of the gender woo woo won’t accept it either. As gender reality denying is a global malady, only true Indy offers Scotland a chance to buck that trend.

    Finally, it will be critical that the criteria for Yes winning are nailed down beforehand, not left blowing in the wind to be interminably argued in retrospect. As somebody has already pointed out, a 90% result for Yes on a 40% turnout won’t be persuading anybody in the UN or any other international body.

    In summary though, great news. Six months between March and October for the Indy movement to get its shit together, flesh out the broad outline of what an Independent Scotland will look like, (boring stuff like currency, foreign policy, taxation, public spending commitments, service levels), get that outline signed off by relevant experts as feasible and affordable, then ask us Scots to vote Yes.

    Six months hard graft to show us they have what it takes to run a small, resource-rich, aspirational first-world country.

    Six months to persuade us that if we back them, they will play hard-ball with WM and WM will blink first.

    I can’t wait.

  138. DaveL says:

    Gregor, if you insist on shitting btl quit with the nazi inspired ‘Glory to…’ slogan eh.

  139. Mark Boyle says:

    A real blast from the past for me with Rev Stu retweeting from John Cartwright:

    Cartwright was one of those unusual members of the post-Sutch Official Monster Raving Loony Party in that he took fighting elections seriously (apart from a few honourable exceptions, the current lot are nothing more than pub acts doing anything for publicity and ex-UKIPpers judging by some of the bigoted crap they come out with), but didn’t do himself any favours though by slobbering publicly over Tim Henman and Prince William – even in Brighton, voters aren’t interested in candidates wittering on about who floats their boat.

    He ended up falling out with the OMRLP in 2010 when its fat lying leader Alan Hope changed the party’s name with the Electoral Commission at one general election for “sponsorship purposes” (ie. his back pocket) with William Hill (a loophole now thankfully closed) and with the help of Tippex (and no small measure of connivance from the Returning Officer in Croydon …), fought the general election with the original correct name.

    It was the beginning of his estrangement with a party that had become a bunch of sycophants around a tinpot fuhrer more interested when opening time was (just to show the SNP Parliamentary group under Iain Blackford weren’t that original …)

    Three years later Cartwright joined the Tories – so guess he’ll be REALLY pleased to be retweeted by Wings Over Scotland!

  140. Stuart MacKay says:

    James Che @3:10pm

    And here was I thinking I had a unique sense of humour.

    In any case, bravo Angus, I forgive you, as long as you don’t repeat the “cull all the eagles” statement more than is necessary to get the votes.

  141. John Main says:

    @Gregor 6:55

    A neat party trick is to recite that poem whilst also eating a hard-boiled egg sandwich.

    Then, if you fluff your words, or your diction is unclear, you can explain it away by saying your sandwich was shelly.

  142. SusanAHF says:

    Geri, what difference does 100% transitioned make? They are still men.

  143. Geri says:

    Ppl are not voting for Sturgeon or the SNP.
    Sturgeon would have stepped down. Gone. Holyrood has collapsed.

    We’d be voting in a normal Holyrood election.

    If it’s a pro indy majority that’s a mandate to be taken, along with Salvo, to the UN as our mandate for indy.

  144. John Main says:

    @DaveL 7:39

    When are you going to realise we can’t and won’t be silenced by peeps like you hurling the ‘N’ word at us?

    When are you going to realise that your undergraduate-level ignorance costs Indy support from every decent, thinking, Scot who sees peeps like you as typical of the movement.

  145. gregor says:


    …Don’t let @Reality leave you behind (and be happy)…

    @John Main

    I’ve still got faith in you…

  146. Geri says:

    John Main

    62% voted remain.

    & How many times do you need told that the EU has its very own referendum on EU entry?

    As for all the other shite you list..

    Aye. Right after you produce yer *brexit means brexit* white paper..

    Get going & find it..

  147. David Hannah says:

    Pension Pete think McNeil is mad.

    He’s tweeted 9 minutes ago.

    “In a cost of living crisis, we would get hammered.”

  148. Geri says:


    Because they’re still human beings who should have the same legal protections against discrimination as they did before this reform bill. They have lived amongst us perfectly fine for decades & have a GRC.

    Is all hypothetical anyway. Either Scots shape its own EA with indy or have it imposed on us by the country next door.

    & We all know we’ll get what England votes for.

  149. gregor says:

    Stephen Flynn SNP (08/02/2023): Twitter:

    “An honour and a privilege.

    Slava Ukraini”:

  150. gregor says:

    Herald (2022): Van’s RV-8 pilot creates Scottish ‘Slava Ukraiani’ message after R(redacted)a invasion:

    “…air traffic controller, who usually operates out of Prestwick Airport, took to the skies on Friday to create his message.

    It reads “Slava Ukraiani”, which transaltes as “Glory to U(redacted)e”….”:

  151. David Hannah says:

    Not even a victory at Murryfield with Runrig playing around the stadium can stir on Pension Pete to Independence.

    He’s a coward. Coming up the first excuse. We’re too poor to go for Independence right now. Let the Tories impose more austerity while Nicola gives away Scotland’s assets.

    That’s the pension Pete philosophy. At least we know he’ll be in the better together camp with the Tories in denying Scotland’s democracy.

  152. PacMan says:

    David Hannah says: 11 February, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    Pension Pete think McNeil is mad.

    He’s tweeted 9 minutes ago.

    “In a cost of living crisis, we would get hammered.”

    In a cost of living crisis, the SNP have embarked on an extreme version of GRR without any safeguards that nobody wants given the recent press coverage, put Holyrood in direct collision course with Westminster because of it and intends to fight it out in the courts.

    If this guy’s brain-cells were dynamite, he wouldn’t have enough to blow the top of his head off.

  153. Geri says:

    LOL at the no voter hinting we need to behave! 😀 😀

    *Peeps like you as typical of the movement*

    Now who does THAT remind me of? Hmmmmm..

    I thought you’d left in a strop? ;D

  154. Republicofscotland says:

    Sturgeon the Judas betrayers an entire nation (Scotland) yet she has the chutzpah to congratulate Scotland’s national ruby team on their win over Wales.

    I wish this treacherous shit would just f*ck right off.

    Vote Alba, Join Alba.

  155. gregor says:

    re. date apology: Mirror (11/02/2026): “Ruthless Scotland run riot”

    @I’m only human…

  156. DaveL says:

    @John Main

    I pointed out the roots of a particular slogan to someone who may or may not know. That is not slurring anybody.

  157. PacMan says:

    Ruby says: 11 February, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    SusanAHF says:
    11 February, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Geri, why do “genuine trans” need special protections? They are still men. Women have had enough, no compromise on women’s rights

    Very good question SusanAHF!

    I have no idea what is meant by trans far less “genuine trans”

    Transsexual = Somebody who is fully medical transition to opposite sex
    Transgender = Somebody who is only living as opposite sex.
    Trans = Umbrella term that encompasses Transsexuals, Transgenders, Transvestites, Drag queens, Cross-dressing and all other identities associated with gender.

    There is no doubt that some of the groups under the Trans umbrella object to being called Trans but please lay the blame to Stonewall and other groups for pushing it in the mainstream.

  158. gregor says:


    “Examination of and attention to your own ideas, thoughts, and feelings.”

    “His defeat in the world championship led to a long period of gloomy introspection.”

  159. John Main says:


    If you ever want to debate politely around facts let me know.

    Angus Robertson went on record, saying that if Scotland votes Yes for Indy, EU membership will be a done deal, no further vote needed, 29 January 2023.

    That’s a fact.

    I infer from that that I won’t be voting Yes in the plebiscitary election this October. I guess there will be a fair few Scots thinking my way.

    I ask the question if Angus’s statement will affect the position of other pro-Indy parties, such as Alba, and their supporters, on the October plebiscite.

    Feel free to discuss the detrimental effects of Angus’s intervention, or post insults at me. The facts won’t change whichever option you choose.

    You want EU membership so hard it hurts. Ditto an independent Scotland.

    Choose one, cos one is the most you are ever going to get. Soz.

  160. Dan says:

    @ Geri at 8:00 pm

    The question of whether a self-governing Scotland opts for EU membership has been discussed many times before.
    Aye, Scotland was dragged out of the EU against its will and created the material change in circumstance as it highlighted Scotland’s lack of control of our destiny.
    But that was with Scotland being part of the UK with its particular deal. Any future deal a self-governing Scotland may have with the EU is unknown and should be for Scots to decide. And that should not involve the tainted interference of the English biased media narrative, because England being a net importer and Scotland being a net exporter means the two constituent parts of the UK have very differing wants and needs.
    So the question of Scottish membership of the likes of the EU, EEA, or EFTA really needs to be separated from the matter of Scotland returning to self governance.

    That said the 62% for remaining in the EU back in 2016 was and should still be a good starting point for compromise and consensus positions to be reached between pro and leave EU folks though.
    But the likes of Angus Robertson punting an Indy Scotland will be returning to the EU is out of order and an overreach. Sovereignty lies with the Scots and we should be the ones who decide our future on such matters.

  161. Effijy says:

    Ferguson Marine may have been preferred bidder!

    £150 million over budget.

    So did the Scottish Government want the work to stay in Scotland keeping money and jobs here? I certainly hope so.

    Was Dido Harding failed communication director and Tory MP a preferred bidder for the hopeless track and trace scheme that wasted £50 billion.
    How about Tory Minister Grayling wasting £150 million on Brexit ships from a Tory supporter who never owned or hired a rowing boat.

    The Tories are world leaders in corrupt contracts for their own mafia who wet their beaks.

  162. gregor says:

    Pete Wishart (11/02/2023): Twit:

    “…we’re going to collapse our Government…

    We would get hammered.”:

  163. gregor says:


    “To fall down suddenly because of pressure or having no strength or support.”

    “The sudden failure of a system, organization, business, etc.”

    “The fact of not being successful.”

    “Failure is not an option.”

  164. gregor says:

    …Heil Scot Gov@SNP@loser

  165. George Ferguson says:

    @Effigy 8:40pm
    Knowing the difference between a man and a woman priceless.

  166. Dan says:

    @ Effijy

    I noticed the other day that the ferry fiasco now has its own wiki page…

  167. SusanAHF says:

    100% transitioned or not women are no longer prepared to have them in their spaces. Trans identifying men can have laws against their discrimination as men. No reason to impinge on women’s rights. Even the so-called “genuine trans” have invaded women’s spaces for many years, blithely uncaring of women’s opinions. No more turning a blind eye. If feeling unsafe in their designated male spaces campaign for third spaces

  168. Republicofscotland says:


    I think Ferguson Marine was set up to fail, and the mechanism of that failure was CalMac/Scottish government keep on changing the design of the ferries, until the overspend and the timelines went out the window.

    Where did the millions of taxpayers cash go to? certainly not on the lumps of metal that are passed off as ferries, dodgy PPE cost the taxpayers a fortune whilst the cash ended up God knows where, was this the case with at Ferguson Marine, millions over budget and years late lumps of steel, aka the ferries?

    I wouldn’t put anything past this SNP government.

    Vote Alba, Join Alba.

  169. Mark says:

    A devolved election is not a referendum. This is a total waste of time and is the sort of stunt that will not impress the opponents of independence – the majority. This is no way to win your precious independence. Grow up.

  170. gregor says:

    Times (11/02/2023): Four in ten voters want Nicola Sturgeon to resign now:

    “Four in ten Scots want Nicola Sturgeon to resign immediately…”:

  171. Merganser says:

    The amendment by Angus MacNeil may well be allowed to show how democratic the SNP has suddenly become, Then when it is voted down they will say ‘that’s democracy working again’ and carry on just as before.

    It’s all a ruse. Move along. Nothing to see here. Nice slippers Pete. You’ll be safe.

  172. gregor says:

    The People of Scotland (11/02/2023): Twitter:

    @You know what to do…

  173. gregor says:

    GRAVE DIGGER (2010): The Clans Will Rise Again: Hammer of the Scots:

    “Do you remember, the first son and king
    Longshanks we call him, death he will bring
    As we see him coming we running for our lives
    At the end of the day we pay for their lies

    Listen my friend his name carved in stone
    My skin burned the sun, no fear we show

    Raise your swords high Hammer of the Scots
    We’re like thunder from the sky
    Hammer of the Scots hold your flags high
    Hammer of the Scots we are born to die…”:

  174. Geri says:

    John Main.

    Do you know, with 100% accuracy, what an independent Scotland will vote for in any future EU referendum?

    When that EU ref will be held?

    Do you know, with 100% accuracy, that the SNP (far less Angus Robertson) will be in charge of an independent Scotland to implement thier wishes?

    No. You don’t.

    The SNP is a political party. It has ideas & puts it into what we like to call a manifesto. Ppl vote on its manifesto or they reject it.

    Various political parties all get to write one. Yay! The winning party is then given a mandate.

    See how this works?

    Don’t like a parties manifesto? Fine. Pick another one..or even none at all.

    Welcome to democracy.

    I’m sorry you think this should be an individual vote – just for John Main & his wants. It’s not. Soz!

  175. Geoff Anderson says:

    I’ve been off grid for a few days and trying to catch up. However I won’t waste time on this one…Sturgeon will never let this be voted on…even if she did the payroll will ensure it fails.

  176. Geri says:


    I agree with you. It’s for an independent Scotland to decide.

    I don’t know how many times I’ve said to John that we cannot predict the outcome of any future EU ref or if there’d even be one at all. He seems paranoid about it. Every time indy topic arises he bleats on & on about the SNP & EU like someone is going to slip him back in under a cloak of darkness against his will.

    The SNP shouldn’t be making promises because they don’t know either & they wouldn’t be in charge post indy anyway.

  177. Shug says:

    What’s taking Craig so along to search the shitty e mails to and from Nicola

    Hurry up my popcorn is waiting

  178. David Hannah says:

    The whole of Celtic Park laughing at tory leader in Scotland, Douglas Ross today.

  179. Merganser says:

    Geri @ 9.37pm.

    Re manifestos: Can you find for me the part of the SNP manifesto which said they would introduce self identification? I can’t find it, but if you can please let me know, so I can tell Jo Cherry where to look.

  180. Alf Baird says:

    Effijy @ 8:40 pm

    “So did the Scottish Government want the work to stay in Scotland keeping money and jobs here? I certainly hope so.”

    Scotland’s political leaders logically wanted the work to go to the Scottish yard. It was officials leading the procurement agency, who incidentally are not Scots, who wanted the order to go elsewhere. Officials thus had different objectives to the politicians. Ministers insisted the order be placed at the Scottish yard, so it was. However, officials running the procurement agency then delayed the delivery of the ships by insisting on making constant changes to the build process, which is what ultimately led to the yard going into administration and the added costs for the 2 boats.

  181. Geri says:

    It’s not in it.

    But it WAS in the Greens manifesto.

    The dangers of not doing three things..

    1. Ditching the Greens, pronto!
    2. Ignoring calls to ditch SNP 1&2 bollocks.
    3. Voting in a super pro indy majority to block bullshit.

    The parly is proportional representation.

    Choose your friends wisely.

  182. 100%Yes says:

    I’ve been led up the Indyref2 flag pole far too many times to trust the NUSNP on Independence. I for one don’t trust the NUSNP, its leaders or our FM when it comes to Scotland.

  183. Breeks says:

    Viscount Ennui says:
    11 February, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    I am not a yoonie troll.
    But there are many here who will think me one…

    …The host of this site will respect that view even though it differs from his own, because he is a man of integrity.
    We need a period of nation-building, a clear vision, and people who can lead.

    I don’t consider you a yoonie troll at all, but I don’t agree with you.

    However dark and grim the affairs of Scotland, whether we be mired in debt, ruined by corruption, or suffering a crisis in self confidence and belief, there is no imaginable situation that is improved in any way by a Westminster Government plundering our Nation’s resources while our own people go cold and hungry.

    Whatever might ail Scotland, the Union is always one more ailment to add to the list, never one less to remove.

    “It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself”.

    I detest Sturgeon and all her indolent mandate thieves, but I choose to believe a free and Independent Scotland would not be suffering the decadent corruption and hubris of the current SNP “government”. No legitimate Scottish Government could set itself above above the Claim of Right like Sturgeon has, and nor would Scotland tolerate a government without adequate impeachment protocols in place to sack a treacherous leader like Sturgeon.

    Right now, it is Westminster and media who tolerate Sturgeon. We, the people, are not in control, and have only been granted the capacity to listen and be told, not to speak and do the telling.

    In a free Scotland, there also wouldn’t be the enemy’s propagandists roaming our land, unchecked with a bloated monopoly on broadcasting, and free to indoctrinate our people with their pernicious lies and false narratives.

    A man is free, whether he is healthy and free, or free but cursed with a diseased government, the freedom is sacred in both scenarios. There is no such thing as benign subjugation.

    But each to their own heresy.

    My own heresy is that I see Scotland’s Government and democracy as hopelessly dysfunctional and compromised. There isn’t a vote we can hold which isn’t rigged by restricted protocol or contrived franchise, or the narrative rigged by the media’s propaganda racket.

    I happen to believe a referendum isn’t just the day of the vote. A referendum is the weeks and months of unfettered dialogue and informed discussion which enlightens the people before the vote, thus allowing them to make their collective decision wisely.

    Under the tyranny of UK broadcasting, Scotland has no mechanism to ensure this discussion happens. Indeed, looking at the entire Brexit debacle, I fear the UK has no mechanism either.

    I now see a Constitutional initiative which reaffirms the Claim of Right and Scottish popular sovereignty as an essential prerequisite of ANY serious or progressive attempt to resurrect the Independent status of Scotland. What’s so important about democracy when 95% of our politicians are utterly useless charlatans anyway?

    Before Scotland’s people choose between Independence or Union, they must first choose between Scotland’s Red Sovereignty over Westminster’s White.

    Only then, when the nation understands what Red Sovereignty means, will Scotland’s democracy have potency.

  184. Ruby says:

    PacMan says:
    11 February, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Transsexual = Somebody who is fully medical transition to opposite sex


    Are you telling me a man can be fully medically transitioned to being a woman?

    It’s bloody incredible!

    Sorry to do this to you Pacman but I’m going to have to ask
    “What is a woman?’

  185. Merganser says:

    Geri @ 10.24. ‘Choose your friends carefully’

    No need for that. I am just pointing out that political parties don’t always stick to their manifestos, and in the case of the SNP they do things which are not in their manifesto at all – not even discussed at conference, not voted on either. So voting for a party based on its manifesto is not a good guide in the case of the SNP.

    Are you trying to justify the passing of the self identification legislation because it was in the Greens manifesto? A party which managed a handful of seats. I can’t find any other party stating they would introduce it either but they all to some extent (small in the case of the Tories) went along with it.

    The system is rotten where this sort of thing can happen with complete disregard to the views of an overwhelming majority of the Scottish people.

    What manifestos contain, or don’t contain, seems to be no good guide as to what a party will or will not do.

    But I don’t expect any party in power like the SNP to force through legislation when they themselves have not debated it, voted on it, and not put it in their manifesto. That is far from the democracy I would wish Scottish people to have, and I hope you feel the same way.

  186. President Xiden says:

    The Clown Office. We are not safe in this country till the virtue signalling over ambitious cowards in our public institutions are identified and sacked.

  187. akenaton says:

    Well I didn’t expect a bunch of Neanderthals to appreciate that the use of the word cunt in a derogatory manner is a disgusting slur on women. Strange that the fine women who comment here have let it pass.

  188. gregor says:

    GREEN MAG (11/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Home Office to send more Channel migrants to Scotland as “hypocrite” Nicola Sturgeon fails to house fair share.”:

  189. gregor says:


    “Someone who says they have particular moral beliefs but behaves in way that shows these are not sincere.”

    “This lie is not, however, the first to be uttered by the hypocrites of the yes camp.”

    “To-day we have to practise what we preach or be denounced as hypocrites and lose our authority in the councils of the world.”

    “Any interchanges which might follow, with each statesman describing the other as a “hypocrite”, might have some result.”

    “So, we choose to be hypocrites instead – and life goes on as usual.”

    “Some critics are quite rightly calling us hypocrites.”

    “However, if we continue like this, we shall continue to be hypocrites.”

    “In the unprejudiced judgment of impartial minds you will appear to be something in the nature of a hypocrite.”

  190. gregor says:

    Wings Over Scotland (11/02/2023): Twitter:

    “We’re delighted that the police appear to have finally been given the go-ahead to interview current and former SNP officials about it.

    We gather they’re being told some rather damning things.

    We hope their enquiries go well.”:

  191. gregor says:


    “The official organization that is responsible for protecting people and property, making people obey the law, finding out about and solving crime, and catching people who have committed a crime.”

    “I think you should call the police.”

    “The police are investigating fraud allegations against him.”

    “Thank heaven, in this country we have not got a corrupt police.”

  192. Ruby says:

    akenaton says:
    11 February, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    Well I didn’t expect a bunch of Neanderthals to appreciate that the use of the word cunt in a derogatory manner is a disgusting slur on women. Strange that the fine women who comment here have let it pass.


    Maybe the bigger slur is to refer to part of a woman’s anatomy as a cunt.

    I won’t be complaining about the use of the word cunt because you know and I know exactly what a cunt is.

    If these newly enlightened bunch of Neanderthals think it’s an acceptable way to talk about a part of women’s anatomy I doubt if there will be any chance of a 2nd date with a woman for any of them.

    My experience of the word is that more men complain about it than women.

    Well that is a bit of an exaggeration I have experienced one man complaining about
    it (right here on Wings) but it did feel like many because he complained all day every day for about six month up until he went off to spend time in his garden tending to his tulips!

  193. gregor says:

    The End Again (11/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Should transwomen be allowed to play rugby for Scotland and on what team ?”:

  194. Geri says:


    I don’t expect an independent Scotland would overlook a consitution or popular sovereignty.

    The ppl decide.

    Sturgeon & her cohorts would have been sacked & removed for working against public opinion & that consultation wouldn’t have been entertained on votes sought outside Scotland.

    Holyrood is Westminsters parish council. It works within thier rules. Two thirds majority or until someone changes that rule & also proportional representation. A coalition if no majority is reached.

    Sturgeon is a power tripping control freak. She did the green deal as evidence when she’d absolutely no reason to.

    Don’t try compare apples with oranges.

    I’m well aware manifesto pledges get binned. That’s the same of all parties.

    There would be mechanisms to remove going way off script.

    Why is it everyone automatically jumps to SNP whenever Scottish independence is mentioned? The yes movement doesn’t belong to the SNP.

  195. gregor says:


    “A group of people with a particular set of aims or ideas.”

    “A situation in which people change their opinion or the way that they live or work.”

    “An occasion when something develops, changes, or happens in a particular way or direction.”

    “Previous events in a sequence influence outcomes and trajectories, but not necessarily by inducing further movement in the same direction.”

    “Information pick-up from the global array is not sufficient without adequate exploratory movements and learning to support perceptually guided activity.”

    “In their study, participants were required to make fast movements to targets that either remained stationary or jumped to a new location.”

    “We thus metaphorically refer to this kind of movement as ‘agnostic’ movement.”

    “The internet has thus functioned for the burgeoning movement as an anchor and definer of identity.”

  196. gregor says:

    The Decadent Movement (2022): Bring me down:

    “Bring Me Down portrays the world we live in today, where people are quick to judge others without thinking of the effects their words and actions can have on a person. No matter how a person may be behaving, there is always a reason for their actions and we should try and be more understanding”

    – The Decadent Movement:

  197. gregor says:

    Scottish Music (2015): My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose (Lyrics):

    “An old romantic ballad written by Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Sung and played by Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker.”:

  198. Geri says:

    LOL Gregory.

    I see you must’ve temporarily mislaid yer dictionary for the *C* word!

    We’ll played lol! 😀

  199. gregor says:


    @Team Scotland…

  200. gregor says:

    SkyNews (11/02/2023): Julian Assange: Hundreds of supporters stage ‘night carnival’ calling for WikiLeaks founder’s freedom:

    “Campaigners fighting for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be freed have staged a “night carnival” in the capital.

    Around 2,000 people from the Don’t Extradite Assange campaign assembled at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, close to Holborn, before marching past Parliament Square at around 6pm on Saturday.

    Assange has been detained at HMP Belmarsh in southeast London since he was expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2019, after being holed up there for more than seven years.

    He is currently fighting extradition to the United States after submitting an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in December.

    Assange’s wife, Stella, addressed crowds at a rally in Westminster, holding up a scarf made by one of her husband’s most loyal supporters, the late Dame Vivienne Westwood.

    Mrs Assange said the carnival made “a big impact on central London” and hailed the “incredible” response.

    “We need to keep building until the movement is so big that those in power and the courts realise that there is nowhere else to go than to free Julian,” she said…”:

  201. akenaton says:

    I was being serious about the C word Ruby, but even more serious is the acceptance of our National disgrace Sectarianism, to further our cause. This country will never be great until both sides of this abomination are jettisoned.
    Several times lately I have heard people try to justify the Bombing campaign in NI and the Orange Order still march to the beat of the drum.
    Neanderthals are what they are, but do we need them in 2023?

  202. 100%Yes says:

    The FM will never ever allow this to be passed. Sturgeon knows she can change the Scotland act to bring about an early election, instead the leadership has tried to make out that its impossible to call an early election. I heard today the SNP has lost 30,000 members, what will it take before someone in the SNP see that the FM is more trouble than she’s worth?

  203. Frank Anderson says:

    I have no doubt both the conference and agenda committees are franticly scouring the rules/constitution to prevent this going forward. If it’s not in the rules, the NEC will either convene a meeting or invent a rule.
    If by some miracle, which I doubt, it makes it to debate there will be the ‘big vuns’ lined up to call for him to leave the party.

  204. PacMan says:

    Ruby says: 11 February, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    PacMan says:
    11 February, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Transsexual = Somebody who is fully medical transition to opposite sex


    Are you telling me a man can be fully medically transitioned to being a woman?

    It’s bloody incredible!

    Sorry to do this to you Pacman but I’m going to have to ask
    “What is a woman?’

    Even an experienced and well respected politician like Alex Salmond can’t use the proper pronouns of a male rapist in the current climate.

    With that, good luck trying to sell that argument to the general population who might be inflamed by headlines but when you have a conversation when their passions have died down, the revert back to ‘Be Kind’ mode.

    I know because I’ve been having conversations about this with a few people who are not remotely interested in politics or the trans issue.

    Maybe gregor can post a dictionary link to the word Pragmatism?

  205. SusanAHF says:

    The Cotton Ceiling: advising trans identifying men on how to “get into lesbians knickers ”
    Men can never be lesbians. These men need to realise that they have a very restricted dating pool: straight women who don’t mind having sex with fkd up men. “Lesbians” who do have sex with them aren’t lesbians, they’re bisexual. Even if they “100% transition” very few people are interested in an unnatural, surgically created Frankenhole.

  206. akenaton says:

    If Egyptologists can gender mummies over 3500 years old, surely it is not beyond present day medical science to give a definition which should end any debate.
    All else is woke junk…..we are all mad to a certain extent but the woke are certifiable.

  207. Geoff Anderson says:

    Tavistock article

  208. akenaton says:

    Thanks for that link Geoff….absolutely disgraceful, surely this should signal the beginning of the end for Wokery

  209. Effijy says:

    Tory MP David Warburtons is in a little hot water as he failed to declare a £25K campaign donation. Well anyone could forget small sums like that?

    Last year the Whip was removed after he was pictured with 4 lines of cocaine that he allegedly took in the kitchen.
    Doesn’t everyone make 4 small lines of baking floor before baking bread.

    He remains under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.
    Well if it’s good enough for Boris and they stopped you watching porn in parliament!

    He has broken MP rules by lobbying a Russian Banker and receiving £150K from an offshore
    Well Boris took a donation from a Russian he put in the House of Lords.
    Wee Baroness Ruth the Mooth took £20K from a Russian to pay for lunch.
    Well lunches are getting expensive with double digit inflation and all.

    Mr Warburton May have broken the law by faking documents in a £800,000 mortgage application.
    Well if you don’t have real documents at hand and you have years of faking government statistics what else would you do.
    The poor man could have been stuck in a house worth no more than £100,000,000.
    How embarrassing if a Tory Minister was to visit him.

    Do not worry as he has assured that he will stand again at the next election in his safe Somerset seat. He want to continue serving the people there.

    Nothing to see here then so let’s nail Assange for telling the truth and giving politicians a bad name.

  210. Run the borders says:

    Erm what if the opposition boycott it?
    Is it advisory? To whom is it advisory?
    It’s just another tartan jerk circle so that nats can whinge.

    Here’s an idea. Get yersels 65% over 5 years and it’s a nobrainer. But that would mean creating a very different approach. One that included democracy, good government and good governance.

  211. Dorothy Devine says:

    100%yes, I’d like to know how many have quit the SNP since ALex Salmond trial, the revelation of 600,000 quid missing , Joanna Cherry persecution , Craig Murrays imprisonment and Mark Hirst debacle . Not to mention the mature student in Dundee who had the temerity to describe the female of the species accurately and the mother in Govan .
    If wee add them all together I wonder how many are left?

    It must mean , according to the FM , that Scotland is full of bigots, transphobics ,fascists and racists .

  212. PacMan says:

    The mother of transgender rapist Isla Bryson has said the 31-year-old never mentioned wanting to be a girl as a child.

    The 31-year-old’s mother told the Sunday Mail her child gave no indication of being transgender while growing up.

    She said: “I don’t know why it took him until he was 29 to say he wanted to become a woman. But I understand why some people think it’s just a way of getting out of going to a male prison.

    “My son never expressed any wish to me that he wanted to be a girl, dressed in any other way or ever asked to be called by any other name than Adam growing up. Never once, at the age of four or at any other age.

    “I would understand it more if this had been something he had been doing for years but that’s just not the case.”

  213. John Main says:

    @akenaton says:12 February, 2023 at 9:12 am

    If Egyptologists can gender mummies over 3500 years old …

    That’s an interesting and true observation, but I want to go back to your earlier post about the ‘C’ word. (Bear with me, there is a connection).

    The ‘C’ word used to feature heavily on here, right up until Rev Stu came out of retirement last autumn, and was mostly used by posters using pseudonyms that are traditionally associated with the female sex.

    It is therefore pointless to assume that anything should be inferred from the pseudonyms people post under. After all, the inference from your expertise on mummies, and your use of the name of a heretical pharaoh, is that you are a 3000 YO god-king!

  214. David Hannah says:

    Watching the morning politics. The Green SNP deposit scheme could cost between 20-40 per cent of products available to consumers. Drinks companies being faced with the devil’s choice, cease trading in Scotland or go bankrupt after August.

    Lazy Lorna Slater couldn’t even be bothered to appear on the TV. Neither could any of the administrators.

    The SNP Greens wanting to destroy business and make us all poorer, with no guarantee of our 20p back and in what form?

    Just like their green emission zones in Glasgow without extra public transport.

    They don’t know what they are doing. They never admit to ever getting it wrong. No one is ever held accountable. The public screaming at the Greens from the gallery every week.

    Maybe the Tories will have to step in again and save business from Nicola like they did with self ID.

  215. John Main says:

    @Geri says:11 February, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    I don’t know how many times I’ve said to John that we cannot predict the outcome of any future EU ref or if there’d even be one at all

    I don’t know how many times I have pointed out that Angus Robertson said at the end of January there won’t be an EU referendum, because a vote for Indy will be a vote to join the EU.

    I have to face it, Geri; you are incapable of rational discussion of real-world facts.

    The SNP shouldn’t be making promises because they don’t know either & they wouldn’t be in charge post indy anyway.

    Well, well. Do tell us who is going to arise from nowhere to form the first government of the Independent Scotland.

  216. David Hannah says:

    Nicola wants to be the wokest politician in the UK. Her politics would be too toxic to the environment to recycle. They’d need to bury her ideas deep underground with the toxic waste so that they aren’t disturbed and harm society for thousands of years to come.

    Once Sturgeon is gone she’ll need to retire abroad. No one will hire her. She doesn’t listen to ideas. She should pack her bags and go. We can certainly pack her recycling scheme onto a shipping container to China, and dump it in landfill – where it might be more popular with the communist regime.

  217. gregor says:

    Telegraph (11/02/2023): Nicola Sturgeon plans to win over critics of trans reforms by selling it as ‘constitutional battle’:

    “Nicola Sturgeon plans to win over critics of her controversial gender law reforms by presenting a legal fight with Downing Street as a “constitutional battle”, the Telegraph understands.

    The First Minister is waiting for the furore over trans rights to “die down” before mounting a judicial review against the UK Government’s decision to block her Bill from receiving royal assent…”:

  218. Andrew scott says:

    Fergus ewing on with martin geisler this am
    Rips the deposit scheme apart – call for a delay of at least 12 months
    Producers have 6 days to decide whether or not to register at some cost
    If a producer does not sign up he/she cannot trade in Scotland
    Why should they have to deal with this nonsense from the Canadian green
    Another fine mess

  219. gregor says:

    NationalScot (12/02/2023): Alex Salmond: Nicola Sturgeon ‘standing at the Rubicon’ on indyref2:

    “The former first minister made the comments as he addressed the ­party’s National Council meeting in Ayr ­yesterday.

    He said that there will be “no ­turning back” for Nicola ­Sturgeon if she continues with gender ­recognition reform plans.

    Salmond told members: “Of all the issues to pitch a tent for a constitutional battle with Westminster, ­gender self-identification should not be one of them…”:

  220. John Main says:

    @Breeks says:11 February, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    We, the people, are not in control, and have only been granted the capacity to listen and be told, not to speak and do the telling

    Zat so, Breeks?

    I am truly interested in your revolutionary ideas for how the Claim Of Right of 5.5 million sovereign Scots is to be harnessed. I don’t think building a new Parly to seat 5.5 mill is a goer, FFS, we can’t even build a few car-carrying wee boats.

    So it will have to be some sort of online setup, with every Scottish home linked up to the Parly channel, endlessly listening to and taking part in the debates online, with 5.5 million votes cast at the end of every motion and amendment.

    What that will do to the productivity of the nation, let alone our capacity to deliver groceries, nurse the sick, or unblock bogs, is terrifying.

    I think instead the post-Indy Scotland will be wise to learn from best world-wide practice. A cadre of professional politicians setting the agenda, supported by a professional and competent civil service to implement the policies, with regular democratic elections to allow us sovereign Scots to replace failing politicians with potentially better ones. The politicians could campaign for election on a set of promises they will enact if elected – call it a manifesto or somesuch fancy word.

    We would have to compromise on some timeline that mitigates against short-termism, so maybes an election every 5 years.

    What do you think, Breeks? Got a better idea? If so, please specify the outlines at least, so we can decide if it looks plausible, feasible and affordable.

    Maybes also explain why, if your idea is such a belter, nobody else has yet given it a try.

  221. gregor says:

    Scotsman (2021): Dear Nicola Sturgeon, please read this plea from a sister feminist about the trans debate – Susan Dalgety:

    “…you love books and reading. At the start of this life-changing pandemic, you tweeted they were “always a source of comfort and perspective in tough times”…

    I know you barely have time to draw breath these days, but can I recommend a third essential read by a woman? It was only published this week, so you may not yet have a copy, but I am sure the publishers will be happy to send you one.

    It’s Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality…”:

  222. gregor says:

    Pete Wishart (12/02/2023): Twit:

    “Secret meeting on “How do we stop this Brexit madness harming both our parties and how do we make it go away”?”:

  223. Liz says:

    @geoff anderson and our own Tavistock, Sandyford, is still up and running.
    Sturgeon prefers allowing the ‘experts’ to do whats best.

  224. Ruby says:

    PacMan says:
    12 February, 2023 at 8:54 am

    Even an experienced and well respected politician like Alex Salmond can’t use the proper pronouns of a male rapist in the current climate.

    With that, good luck trying to sell that argument to the general population who might be inflamed by headlines but when you have a conversation when their passions have died down, the revert back to ‘Be Kind’ mode.

    I know because I’ve been having conversations about this with a few people who are not remotely interested in politics or the trans issue.

    You’ve totally lost me PacMan. Sorry!

    What pronoun did Alex Salmond use for a male rapist?

    What argument are you talking about?

    These people who revert back to ‘Be Kind’ mode do they feel Isla Bryson should be in a woman’s prison and referred to as she?

    In what way do they show their kindness?

    Does being kind to Isla Bryson mean they can’t be kind to women prisoners?

    My argument is pretty straightforward it’s simple ‘NO SEX CHANGES’
    I believe that is the kindest thing to do for everyone.

    I think it’s cruel to let people believe they can change sex they just need to undergo some serious genital mutilation and then spend their lives taking heavy duty drugs with very serious side effects.

    The above is about the group called transexuals.

    My next post will be about the cross dressers/those living as a woman which look to me as being exactly the same thing. Autogynephilia I believe it’s called.

    PS Don’t go asking gregor to make more posts he’s already hogging more than enough bandwidth & I frankly don’t like waiting half an hour for a post to upload because he’s spamming all over the place.

    PPS I’m more than capable of looking up the dictionary without gregor’s help it could be that gregor needs my help.

    Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.

  225. gregor says:


    “A piece of information that is only known by one person or a few people and should not be told to others.”

    “The spies had a secret meeting.”

    “The government was accused of covert military operations.”

    “He arranged a clandestine meeting between his client and the candidate.”

    “All the information you give us will be treated as strictly confidential.”

    “These documents contain classified information.”

    “A closely guarded secret.”

    “It’s a secret, so don’t give the game away, will you?”

    “A secret report incriminating the company was leaked last week.”

    “Shall I let you in on a little secret?”

    “He revealed the secret under torture.”

    “We keep secrets from ourselves that all along we know.”

  226. Republicofscotland says:

    The momentum is building for Sturgeon the Judas to stand down as FM, if the betrayer of Scots had any morals she would resign with immediate effect, and take Murrell with her.

    Vote Alba, Join Alba.

    “More than four in 10 voters in Scotland think First Minister Nicola Sturgeon should resign immediately, according to a new poll carried out amid controversy over gender recognition reforms.

    The Panelbase survey for the Sunday Times found that 42% of respondents thought she should stand down now, while 45% said she should remain as First Minister at until at least the next Holyrood election, and 13% didn’t know.”

  227. mark says:

    Collapsing the Holyrood government and engineering an election will be a badly timed stunt that will not go down well with the voters you need to win over. And nor is a “de facto referendum” a concept that has any legal standing. It is just another waste of time.

  228. Wilson McBride says:

    I see Main has his fishing rod out this morning.

    I wonder how many bites he’ll get.

    Like Greyfriar’s Bobby,,,John Main lies at the graveside of English Ellis every night.

    The poor guy has been at a total loss since his soul mate Ellis left for that big blog in the sky.

    Main has now been reduced to the status of a demented wreck, with no possibility of a cure.

    Members of the public have been advised to ignore this simpleton if he approaches you in any way.

  229. fruitella the hun says:

    Greens are all about living within environmental boundaries, which are biologically determined. It is ridiculous that the Scottish Green Party are currently spearheading TWAW and favour the expulsion of transphobes from a party that really should still have respect for biological rules at its philosophical core. Such “biological determinism” is (in the view of those who advocate arcane Queer Theory notions and shout “fascist!” at opponents), quintessentially transphobic.

    But the threats of expulsion make sense if one is aware that the party was invaded and occupied by economic determinists (Marxists), who hate the restrictions nature puts on human dreams just as much as the oil and tech billionaires do. In their grip the Scottish Green Party is currently a pointless endeavour, achieving very little despite the technical leverage it has over a minority SNP “government”.

    They also know that every bit of hydrocarbon we burn will cost more to sort down-the-line than the economic benefit it brings today (at least to the lucky “beneficiaries”). Yet their party still goes along with an economic outlook in the SNP that needs growth to have any hope at all of keeping the promises they made to the electorate, and which won them jobs in WM and HR.

    Real Green policies mean economic contraction not expansion, and will have to deal with the obvious problems that will cause, particularly for those with investment capital who are the main beneficiaries of economic growth. Winning an election on this manifesto does not look likely given how deeply the economic growth doctrine has been stamped into the popular psyche.

    Forty-five years ago I was arguing with sceptical environmental activists that we needed to participate, carefully, in the electoral system. This would help to educate ourselves and others about what brings support and maybe whiffle, say, 5% of the vote – an amount of interest to the other parties. They would have to address some of our issues to defend their position. That happened but has produced mostly greenwash.

    Times have changed and we now need to concentrate on bypassing the government and engaging in local projects to test out better ways of organising our needs – food, housing, energy, care. Potential local leaders for this exist throughout our community and should emerge as projects start forming.

    But we still need good people in a democratic legislature to clear away obsolete laws that block local projects from working, whilst also managing the inexorable decline of our legacy (fossil fuel powered) life-support systems. How do we organise that? Are there such people in parliament at the moment? I suspect it is full of campaigners and intriguers who rarely make for good administrators.

  230. PacMan says:

    gregor says: 12 February, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Telegraph (11/02/2023): Nicola Sturgeon plans to win over critics of trans reforms by selling it as ‘constitutional battle’:

    “Nicola Sturgeon plans to win over critics of her controversial gender law reforms by presenting a legal fight with Downing Street as a “constitutional battle”, the Telegraph understands.

    The First Minister is waiting for the furore over trans rights to “die down” before mounting a judicial review against the UK Government’s decision to block her Bill from receiving royal assent…”:

    If Nicola Sturgeon has a strategy of waiting until the Trans controversy dies down then good luck to her.

    Men have been sent to woman’s prisons not only here in Scotland but throughout the UK for years by declaring themselves Trans but only now when she passes the GRR bill and associating the bill with the constitutional debate does it becomes front page news.

    Anything criminal involving individuals who come under the Trans umbrella will be given more media attention and I can’t see it dying away any too soon. Given the unionist propensity of attacking anything to do with the SNP, it will actually get worse.

    As Alex Salmond said in his interview with Talk TV, whatever your views on Trans, the individuals involved are human beings and their lives and issues they face shouldn’t be used for pawns in any political debate, never mind one as heated as independence.

    If Nicola Sturgeon had an once of decency, she would give up the whole thing and admit she was wrong.

  231. Tom Kane says:

    These are busy, dangerous and interesting times.

    Nicola and Peter won’t step down. It’s up to the police now.

    Whether the SNP has any integrity or self-respect left will become clear before the March conference.

    Dear SNP, weren’t you meant to be the party of Scottish Independence?

    Who can trust you or your Parliament-misleading First Minister or your Chief Executive Fanancial Fiddler and WhatsApp Warrior? Other than Unionists, that is…

  232. Wilson McBride says:

    Even if Sturgeon resigned tomorrow, a Holyrood plebiscite election in October is far too soon.

    Maybe Spring next year.

    Gives the Yes movement time to get up to speed and do what it does best,,,get the Indy message out there to the man and woman on the street.

    The beauty of the Angus MacNeil amendment is that it can be triggered at a time of OUR choosing.

  233. PacMan says:

    @ Ruby

    Here is the interview done yesterday were Salmond referred to the male rapist as a she:

    As to the rest of your post, I totally agree with you. I had posted a comment on another thread about how mind boggling ‘living as a woman’ but telling it straight like you are doing isn’t going to work when you talk about anybody who isn’t involved in politics or has little understanding of the Trans issues other than watching drag queens on TV.

    Sure these people are going to get angry about male rapists being sent to woman’s prison but they will just end up saying not all Trans are like that.

    Rather than being confrontational, why not have a conversations of the practicality of men ‘living as woman’ and what that involves. Once the conversation goes that way then the reality of being Trans will slowly fall apart.

  234. Ruby says:

    akenaton says:
    12 February, 2023 at 8:32 am

    I was being serious about the C word Ruby

    Nobody more serious about the C word than I. Unless you are a new boy you will know that. 🙂

    There are a couple of posters on here I would describe using the C word but I’m not going to for a couple of reason.

    Any views on dick & balls would you say using these words in a derogatory manner is a disgusting slur on men.

    What about calling a man a pussy, a big girl’s blouse or telling him he plays like a girl? I could take issue with these terms but hey there are more than enough serious problems with misogynists without focusing on trivia like that especially when the men aren’t even aware of the insult.

    I can always just wash the bath with his face-cloth and clean the toilet with his toothbrush and wash his big girl’s white blouse along with my red socks.

  235. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    “Your contact form only seems to work in the text box but not to write name or email address.
    Tried on different devices and OSs. Might just be me.
    But are there any other emails I can look up anywhere? or P.O. Box if they still exist??’

    As I’ve said numerous times, and as it says on the Contact page itself, the form is currently broken for reasons beyond our control and the best way to reach me privately is through a Twitter DM.

  236. Wilson McBride says:

    Since Sturgeon invited the Scottish Greens into her government, there have been two controversial Bills introduced into the Scottish parliament.

    One is the Gender Reform Bill, and the other is the Bottle Return Scheme.

    Both totally not through and both should be scrapped.

    Both major vote losers, for the SNP, and more importantly, for Scottish independence.

  237. Ebok says:

    I think the many comments suggesting that the MacNeil amendment won’t get off the starting blocks are missing the point.

    Dismissing it would have the effect of humiliating the group, probably splitting the party, and thereby raising the stakes. Angus MacNeil and his supporters won’t have put his amendment forward without first checking that he had a lot of support – and they won’t crumble at the first hurdle.

    This looks to me like the first step in challenging Sturgeon, perhaps having her replaced, and getting Indy back on track. I got that impression when Neale Hanvey’s bill (WM Feb 1) was signed by MacNeil, Cherry, Chapman and supported by ten other SNP MPs.
    If there IS a rebellion underway, it looks like they’ve chosen the SC ruling and HR de facto at the ‘special’ conference to make a stand, rather than GRR.

    This didn’t just ‘happen’: there’s obviously been much planning and discussion between the growing number of rebels from both HR and WM who have – belatedly – had enough of her and are drawing up battle lines.

    If Sturgeon tramples all over this amendment, the HR rebels being swatted might be strong enough to place her administration effectively in minority territory, the GRR group, others fizzing (F Ewing etc), 3 + years to go, there will be many opportunities ahead for rebels, and allied to that the potential for unrest within the WM group.

    So, simply dismissing the amendment, no matter what excuse is given, will not solve anything.
    All eyes on who blinks first – and we know how good Sturgeon is at blinking.

  238. Ruby says:

    PacMan says:
    12 February, 2023 at 11:50 am

    @ Ruby

    Here is the interview done yesterday were Salmond referred to the male rapist as a she:

    Probably the best thing he could have done.

    Best for him to concentrate on independence and not get too involved in trans issues.

    Same for Craig Murray.

  239. gregor says:

    @Ruby re. “…gregor needs my help…”

    We don’t hold shape-shifting (worthless/plastic) people values, like deranged Sturgeon/Scot Gov Ltd (re. treating humans like sub-human object/s – at whim), do we.

    @Scotland and its people are awesome…

  240. gregor says:

    Holyrood (12/02/2023): Nicola Sturgeon is starting to look like the SNP’s independence albatross:

    “Politics comes at you fast these days. But even a week is proving too long to keep track of all that is befalling Scotland’s first minister as she increasingly becomes more of a liability than an asset to the independence cause…

    It has been painful to watch the unraveling of Sturgeon…”:

  241. Geri says:

    John Main 10:44

    **I don’t know how many times I have pointed out that Angus Robertson said at the end of January there won’t be an EU referendum, because a vote for Indy will be a vote to join the EU.**

    Who gives a fk what Robertson says?
    When a country applies for EU membership that must be with the consent Of the ppl. A referendum must be held. That’s thier rules.

    **I have to face it, Geri; you are incapable of rational discussion of real-world facts.**

    Real world facts LOL! If Robertson said the moon was made of cheese would you believe it as gospel truth because that’s what you are doing here.

    **Well, well. Do tell us who is going to arise from nowhere to form the first government of the Independent Scotland.**

    Anyone who likes!! There will be elections!! In a new independent Scotland new political parties will arise.

    MSPs will reshuffle, MPs returning from WM, old links to parties will disband from thier English overlords & masters & regroup under a new Conservative, Labour, Lb Dum badge or whatever name they may like.

    Are you really this fkn deluded? Do you honestly believe nothing would change & we’d be a one party statue headed by fkn Robertson?!!

    Give her head a shake!

  242. SteepBrae says:

    Apropos Hadley Freeman’s piece in the Sunday Times on Hannah Barnes’ book ‘Time to Think’ (about the soon to close Gender Identity Development Service based at The Tavistock Centre in London),

    Scotty13 on Twitter
    “In Scotland, there are currently four NHS Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) – Glasgow Sandyford GIC (adults and young people), Edinburgh Chalmers GIC (adults), Aberdeen Cornhill GIC (adults), and Inverness Raigmore GIC (adults)”.

    Only one offering services to young people but was there ever a better time to demistify this area of medicine?

  243. Geri says:

    Just to be clear.

    The EU requires thier *own* referendum.

    They wouldn’t accept a buy one ref get the other one free deal.

    Robertson may suggest a vote for them would be a vote to rejoin the EU at a future date.

    We’re not responsible for what comes out of thier mouth & besides, a referendum is not an election. It’s a single question.

  244. Ruby says:

    PacMan says:
    12 February, 2023 at 11:50 am

    @ Ruby

    As to the rest of your post, I totally agree with you. I had posted a comment on another thread about how mind boggling ‘living as a woman’ but telling it straight like you are doing isn’t going to work when you talk about anybody who isn’t involved in politics or has little understanding of the Trans issues other than watching drag queens on TV.

    Sure these people are going to get angry about male rapists being sent to woman’s prison but they will just end up saying not all Trans are like that.

    Rather than being confrontational, why not have a conversations of the practicality of men ‘living as woman’ and what that involves. Once the conversation goes that way then the reality of being Trans will slowly fall apart.

    What on earth would make you think I would be the person to have a conversation with these people?

    I don’t have the patience or any experience in ‘special needs teaching’ and on top of that I swear.

    So no I will not be taking that job and will continue to tell it straight.

    OK so ‘cross dressers/living as a woman. Called Autogynephiliacs.

    Autogynephilia (derived from Greek for ‘love of oneself as a woman’) is the term Blanchard coined for “a male’s propensity to be sexually aroused by the thought of himself as a female”, intending for the term to refer to “the full gamut of erotically arousing cross-gender behaviors and fantasies”.

    Fine for Autogynephiliacs to get dressed up in women’s clothes and get sexually aroused in their own home.

    I do have a problem with autogynephiliacs masterbating in public which is what they are doing. I do not want to watch people getting themselves sexually aroused.

    I don’t know what living as a woman means. The only difference I can see between living as a man and living as a woman is what is called ‘women’s issues’ you know periods, menopause & these things which is not something a man living as a woman will ever experience.

    I can just make a wild guess about practicalities of a man living full time as an Autogynephiliac

    I have seen the film ‘Kinky Boots’ so I know shoe size can be a problem also bra’s a knickers although there are more manufacturers making bras & knickers for men. I understand tucking can be a bit of a problem. Obviously Isla Bryson didn’t get the hang of it.
    The other problem could be although they dress up as women there are not a lot of people who believe they are women.

    What do you think the practicalities of men ‘living as women’ are?

    What about dating? Who would they date?

  245. David Hannah says:

    I read the article on Tavistock
    Absolutely chilling and horrific. Ruined my Sunday morning. I bet the horrors of that institution are going on in Scotland at the Sandford.

    I’m gay. I fancy guys. I don’t fancy men in skirts,and lesbians don’t have penises either. This gender ideology is a gross insult. The Mermaid’s mother Green that transitioned her child because of her homophobic dad is as sinister as it gets. Then she laughed about the damage the blockers caused to him. Yet she’s allowed to dictate to the medical profession it was the right thing to do.

    She should be up on the stand.

    The press should demand the data on Scottish autistic kids being treated at Sandford. And the gays. All the data should be released under freedom or information.

  246. SusanAHF says:

    Treating these men as women relies on people disbelieving the evidence of their own eyes and lying. How healthy is that for those compelled into doing so?
    Good point Ruby, who will these men date? I’m biased in this matter being part of the target demographic for the majority of these men

  247. John McGregor says:

    Does anybody know whats happening with the ringfenced £600k n can somebody shed some light on the £106k that sneaky Pete gave the snp ???

  248. John McGregor says:

    Does anybody know what the £106 loan of money was for fae sleekit Pete ??

  249. David Hannah says:

    Reveal what’s going on in NHS Scotland. The lobby groups have just came up with that trans pathway for clinitions in the affirm only approach.

    It means they’ll want The Sandford to steralise more gay and autistic children. Ban therapy. Then carve them up for life.

    You’d be hard pushed to find most people in NHS swallowing this crap. Unless of course you’re Philippa Whitford. Maybe she sees some money in performing double mastectomys in thd private sector.

  250. John McGregor says:

    Does anybody know what the £106k loan of money was for fae sleekit Pete ??

  251. gregor says:

    ArkInvest (12/02/2023): Ark Invest on $1.4M BTC, Possible Julian Assange-Linked File on Bitcoin Blockchain:

    “…Reddit User Discovers 7zip File Possibly Linked to Julian Assange Hidden in Bitcoin Blockchain…

    According to a post on the Reddit community r/bitcoin, an old file was discovered that may be linked to Julian Assange, the whistleblower and founder of Wikileaks.

    The encrypted 7zip file is in the output script from a transaction that took place on Jan. 5, 2017, and was mined at block height 446,713…”:

  252. John Main says:

    @Ebok says:12 February, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    I think the many comments suggesting that the MacNeil amendment won’t get off the starting blocks are missing the point.

    Angus MacNeil and his supporters won’t have put his amendment forward without first checking that he had a lot of support – and they won’t crumble at the first hurdle.

    This looks to me like the first step in challenging Sturgeon,

    So, simply dismissing the amendment, no matter what excuse is given, will not solve anything.

    These are all excellent points.

    The proof of the pudding, etc. etc. and V disappointing to see so many of the usual naysayers already dissing the idea.

    The very fact that MacNeil has put his head above the parapet like this shoots him into contendership for party leader when NS goes/is sacked. Who else are we going to get behind? One of these silent, sitting on their hands, all out of gumption and ideas, time-serving or maternity leave extending, wasters?

    Sheesh. Months of calling for Sturgeon to go, but nary a clue who will replace her. Well, we now have a suggestion; Angus MacNeil.

    Months of calling for a plebiscitary election at HR. Somebody shows a bit of backbone and starts the ball rolling, and the likes of Wilson McBridie comes along at 11:46 and says its “far too soon”.


  253. Geri says:

    PacMan (paraphrasing here)

    Alex Salmond clearly stated when questioned:

    He’s a Man.

    When questioned what a woman is he said:

    An adult human female.

    On trans rights he said the debate & the conversation should’ve been handled better. It shouldn’t be used in matters relating to the constitution. Nicola shouldn’t choose this hill to die on. She’s off to court about this when she should be off to court a out SC ruling. She needs to admit she got self ID wrong. A usually excellent orator is reduced to being a babbling idiot – that should tell her she’s got this wrong.

    [Genuine trans] need treated with sensitivity & respect. Not treated as political pawns. He was gracious, as ever, not to blame her alone, but other fkn idiot’s in parly who voted for this shite too when perfectly reasonable amendments had been brought forward.

    Asked why she was being a *C* in pushing it through..

    He didn’t know. Maybe she wants some sort of legacy. This isn’t the fight she was elected to do & to keep it away from matters relating to the constitution.

    As for using *she* my own guess is the toxic atmosphere of watching p’s & q’s. Or maybe the interviewer used it & he mirrored it automatically. I’d need to watch it again. I can’t remember if he mentioned 3rd spaces but said the matter of prisons should be addressed.

    My own personal opinion is that a 3rd space in prisons is essential. They’re criminals & banged up for a reason. An independent Scotland could provide that as an option.

  254. Alastair says:

    Let’s get something completely clear.
    The SNP are a MEMBERSHIP political party.
    Everything re accounts and money transactions should be completely visible to the members.
    The SNP should not be acting like some secret Corporation.

  255. Geri says:

    The clue was in the Wings title!

    Calling her bluff.


    Yet everyone rushes in to talk about the EU, trans rights, how it’s too soon for indy, how they’ll be voting naw, it’ll never work, yadda,!

    Ppl! It’s to call her bluff!

    If she ignores, she’s doomed.
    If she accepts, she’s doomed.

    We’d still need to hold a Holyrood election! Why not turn it into a glorified opinion poll at the same time..

    A pro supermajority in parly, win.


  256. Merganser says:

    The SNP stopped being transparent and accountable to the members a long time ago. It’s run by and for the Murrells and their pals.

  257. rogueslr says:

    Been thinking of producing a new musical extravaganza based on the lives of trans men living in a small Scottish town. Got a working title ‘Lady Boys of Banknock’ all I need is funding. Think the SNP would be up for backing it?

  258. Etticus says:

    Caught between a rock and a hard place on this one.

    The amendment is passed and the defacto election is lost (as everything suggests it will and indeed it or any ref would have been lost at any time since 2014) and independence is dead for the rest of our lives. Any independence campaign fronted by the corrupt, women hating, pervert enabling, NewSNP is never going to win. Outside of the diehard Sturgeonites on here and elsewhere, the NewSNP are completely toxic and will not get a majority and don’t even start me in the perverted Green Party.

    Let’s also remember that any SNP or green candidate even mentions any policy other than independence or makes any claims about what might happen after the election that doesn’t involve independence and the campaign is finished and the result absolutely meaningless, even if they win. The NewSNP and green manifesto can only be “vote SNP/green for independence” and that’s it, nothing else.

    There is no wider independence movement at play due to the NewSNP deliberately hollowing it out and Alex Salmond is so toxic to anyone outside Alba, after his bizarre refusal to out Nicola Sturgeon and her fellow conspirators in order to clear his name, he will be irrelevant. He really needs to stop listening to the yes men and women he has surrounded himself with. If he’d ended sturgeon at the time of the inquiry and demonstrated how wrong the “no smoke without fire” smearing of his reputation has been, I’d wager he’d be back in mainstream politics by now, he may even have been an MSP and first minister when the house of murrell fell and the leaders were rotting in jail. He needs to drop the fantasy that Nicola Sturgeon will ever be his friend again.

    But let’s fantasise that it is passed and the election is won on a single line manifesto, what next?

    Well for a start scotland starts off as the most corrupt country in Western Europe. Sturgeon and murrell will use the corrupted police and crown office to erase their crimes, freedom of speech will be ended, the country will be set up to suit the NewSNP and ensure never ending power, the erasure or women is completed, the age of consent will be abolished and Scotland will become a sex tourism destination for the Gary glitters of this world. The case against salmond will be reopened and he will be jailed for the rest of his life as will all his collaborators like the Rev if they are daft enough to set foot in the corrupt hellhole that Scotland will become… and there will not be a damn thing we can do about it.

    So be careful what you wish for or of people like MacNeil bearing gifts. If MacNeil was upto anything but internal NewSNP posturing he’d use parliamentary privilege to rip the scab off the NewSNP and clear the decks of corruption and criminality, but he won’t which tells you everything.

  259. DGP says:

    I wouldn’t like to speculumate(oops) on the outcome of the MacNeill resolution. I dare say it would be challenged and it might shake up some of the SNP hardline entrenherists.(oops) but assuming it passes we get to the point of having an election/plebiscite, it would be held in the context of WM’s unionist media henchpeople setting the scene/background after the terrible political management of the GRR legislation and without any genuine preparatory work done by the SNP government to demonstrate their ability to actually deliver |(or even understand)the full functions of a state. Does anyone imagine that the neglect of genuine (substantial)public debate about (say) currency arrangements.pension, benefits and social securitysystem, defence facilities, immigration. diplomacy and international relations would be ignored by a hostile establishment press and ("Quizmaster" - Ed) elements within Scotland.

    Please don’t rush to tell me these things are debated and discussed -I know and sometime spend an interesting hour reading about such items but I am talking about the very meaty policy issues that define an independent state, not the imaginative whatiffery and media entertainment that passes as public discourse at the moment.

    My guess is that the WM forces and neoliberal media would kill off any sense that independence could be delivered without such serious dislocation that no-one would vote for it. ‘Operation fear’ would be fully deployed, the BBC would run terrifying psych ops masquerading as ‘objective” journalism.

    The harm that Sturgeon has done is that she has squandered her undoubted communication skills and working class credentials /sympathy on Identity politics and factional point scoring, and not devoted her energy to establishing Scotland as a near functioning independent state in waiting, primed for the final step.
    I rather suspect(and I hate to say this) that without convincing the Scottish electorate of the overall solidly founded competence of a future independent Scotland, there would be a resounding NO vote.

    I think Sturgeon’s reputation for political acumen is in shreds. She has tried to foist a ‘woke’ ideology on a socially conservative population which will ultimately reject her inaction on genuine matters of substance and her failure to confront the class war that is currently raging, orchestrated by the most corrupt rapacious Tory administration in history, and assisted by Kier Starmer’s passivity and acquiescence.

  260. robertkknight says:


    Agree completely.

    Show me a politician without an agenda and… Ermm… gimme a mo’

  261. Garrion says:

    Unless there is a crystal ball at play here I would be cautious about laying out a future that consists of a lost defacto referendum, then, and I quote, “independence is dead for the rest of our lives”.

    It strikes me that there are two problems with this perspective. One it still places the SNP, even whatever post Sturgeon manifestation of that irredeemably corrupt organ as the only means and the only route to Scottish independence.

    It’s no longer the means. It must be burned to the ground. It will always be a vehicle for prevention of independence.

    Secondly, it infers that if “this” fails – not a given, btw, but if it does, then we all just go “oh well we tried” and that’s that.

    Independence is a condition of a state and a people. Politicians do not own it, they either fight for it or service it, despite the fact that it has, before our eyes, been turned into a Statist industry and a career path for the venal.

    If we always allow the rules to be set by the oppressor (I know that sounds a bit much, but you know what I mean), then we are always going to be living in the oppressor’s universe.

    Just a few thoughts. Free your mind and yir erse will follow…

  262. gregor says:

    Al (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Nicola Sturgeon and Ian blackford are in the privy council.
    The kings privy council.

    Thats why they have His/her right honourable in front of their names.

    It’s a pure con this left right paradigm. Uniparty”:

  263. Geri says:



    The SNP are NOT the yes movement &
    Ppl have no right to suggest Independence would be lost forever if we lose.

    Who made that rule up on behalf of future generations?

    A free ppl can have as many elections & referendums as they like.

    That’s democracy in action.

    The UK government is well aware of this. That’s why it’s stuffing Scotland with as many yoons as it can try ship in undetected so that when a ref does eventually take place, they’ll win again.

    Forget the SNP. They are dead to the Yes movement & have been for a long time.

    Please stop giving them such importance that no one else does. They’re not the gatekeepers.

    We’re voting for a Holyrood election that is inevitable.

    If you are pro indy then vote pro indy parties. A pro indy super majority is the starting point.. everything else is just noise.

  264. sadscot says:

    @ Ruby
    Cheers aplenty for the link to the Salmond interview. My goodness, such common sense. It did ma heart good.

  265. Republicofscotland says:

    “If we always allow the rules to be set by the oppressor (I know that sounds a bit much, but you know what I mean), then we are always going to be living in the oppressor’s universe.”


    “UK domestic law is entirely irrelevant. The Kosovo Opinion of the International Court of Justice makes crystal clear that the domestic law of the state being seceded from, is not the determining factor as to whether a secession is illegal.”

  266. gregor says:

    Elon Musk (12/02/2023): Twitter re. Tweet:

    “So many high IQ people recognize the press as their emotional and cultural enforcers, so they become deeply attached to the propaganda machine-

    Facts be damned.”:

  267. gregor says:

    GenderGP (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “The Welsh government has announced their LGBTQ+ action plan, and yes… It involves the possibility of self-ID

    They’ve laid out actions, and have even pre-empted backlash saying the actions ‘will not result in the erosion of the rights of women and girls’”:

  268. Ruby says:

    Isla Bryson never mentioned being transgender as child, says mother

    Two things about this.

    He would only have had to mention being transgender two years ago when he was 29 years old under UK law or 3 months ago under Sturgeons Grrrr!

    When Salmond was interviewed he stated that in all the time he knew Sturgeon and he knew her very well she had never shown any interest in transgender issues.

    I think there is one thing Salmond didn’t know about Sturgeon and that is that she’s has a chameleon personality?

    I did post about this before but I didn’t know the term chameleon personality.

    Folk wondered why she changed so much 1n 2014. The answer is simple Salmond left and she got a new ‘boss’ to please.

    What is a chameleon personality in a relationship?
    A chameleon girlfriend is someone who’s used to changing according to the person she’s with. She aims to please, and finds it much easier to do so by erasing herself and acquiring other people’s traits, which she mimics to perfection.

  269. Etticus says:

    DGP, you get what the problem is, unfortunately not many do.

    Since Salmond resigned as SNP leader no one in the SNP leadership has even attempted to demonstrate competence and show how independent Scotland would make a success of itself. Instead we’ve had the Sturgeon Murrell axis of power surround themselves with corrupt imbeciles in order to cement power and then drag Scotland into the mire of criminal corruption with them. Every single thing that pair touch turns to sh’t. In any normal functioning country we could rely on the police and prosecution service to remove them from power but that isn’t going to happen in corrupt Scotland.

    Yet… the SNP 1&2 crowd couldn’t grasp that continuing to return that pair to power, despite it being patently obvious they weren’t fit to wield it, would result in us being where we are now. Ruled by a psychopathic narcissist with an iron grip on power and who believes that she is akin to a living god.

    No matter what she does she knows these dumb saps would keep electing her. Slaughter thousands in care homes, “aye we’ll vote fir oor nicola”, disappear £billions in corruption “who cares”, try to jail Alex Salmond “wheesht fir Indy”, destroy education and health “aye but the English”, erase women and stand up for rapists and perverts “aye but indyref2”. Give me a f’ckin break.

    The best thing that could probably happened would have been for the SNP to have a time out of power and to then come back and pick up the pieces but instead they’ve been left to fester and corrupt the country to the point we now need Westminster to protect us from their dangerous insanity. You couldn’t make it up.

    Until the NewSNP is torn down to it’s foundations independence is finished, the entire yes movement has been co-opted under the NewSNP flag that has acted like a cancer exploiting and transforming these groups into cults that worship Nicola Sturgeon. ISP or whatever they call themselves are irrelevant and Alba isn’t going to do anything until Salmond properly clears his name. All of that is not going to happen before October and MacNeils proposal isn’t going to change that.

  270. SusanAHF says:

    Jonathan “India” Willoughby 100% transitioned has said on twitter that Joanna Cherry is more likely to be challenged for using the Ladies. Delusional man also claims to have a cervix, lmao he has a Frankenhole.

  271. gregor says:

    Richard Davies Musician (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Just for the record, I don’t care which government introduced the policy, it’s wrong.

    And I speak as a lifelong liberal left winger who voted SNP. Till now.”:

  272. Etticus says:


    Alex Salmond is a clever and very able man who has achieved far more than most politicians could dream of but he isn’t perfect.

    In my view he can be an appalling judge of character and that comes down his biggest fault( and that is from what I’ve been told by people who’ve met him) which is that he wants to be liked by everyone. Nothing wrong with that when dealing with normal people, but Nicola Sturgeon is not normal.

    When he met Sturgeon he saw someone who’s extremely pushy and vocal tendencies could be put to good use by him and you can imagine that she devoted herself to grooming him for his approval and patronage. What he didn’t do was dig sufficiently into her background as a failed lawyer who resigned from the profession in disgrace (or if he did he didn’t pay heed to what he would have found out about her) to ascertain that she is completely unfit for politics.

    Nicola Sturgeon has never had a genuine friend her entire life, everyone is there to be used and discarded, her marriage is a sham with a fellow psychopath and she doesn’t have any political ideals beyond obtaining power and keeping it. A really nasty piece of work.

    While Alex Salmond thought he was friends with Nicola Sturgeon she was using him the entire time and when she deemed he’d outlived his usefulness he was fitted up with the intention of sending it to die in prison. Having read through such of the evidence as there is and the way Sturgeon toyed with and lied to Alex Salmond the only conclusion you can reach is that she is heartless psychopathic liar with a total lack of empathy…. And to think people still voted for her after that. No wonder she views us all as a bunch of mugs. At least my conscience is clear.

  273. smitty says:

    There is a coup underway. But beware. It is not all what it seems. More to follow.

  274. Ruby says:

    One of the biggest and most challenging aspects of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is often ‘The Chameleon Effect’ – or ‘mirroring’. This is the constant, unconscious change in the person’s ‘self’, as they struggle to fit in with their environment, or the people around them. It is, essentially, a fluctuating identity. It is the manifestation of a basic inability or difficulty in establishing a stable sense of self.

    ‘Mirroring’ that’s another interesting term.

    Salmond was her mirror until 2014 then she had to find another mirror.

    Does that explain why she suddenly changed in 2014 or is that a bit too ‘ imaginative’?

    I was going to write that I hardly studied any psychology and this song came into my head.

    ‘Don’t know much about history
    Don’t know much Psychology
    Don’t know much about a science book
    Don’t know much about the French I took

    Don’t know much biology
    Don’t know much about a science book
    Hmm-mm-mm (Biology)
    La ta ta ta ta ta ta science book

    But I do know one and one is two
    And if everyone knew that too
    What a wonderful world this would be

    Hmm-mm-mm (Biology)

  275. akenaton says:

    John Main says.
    It is therefore pointless to assume that anything should be inferred from the pseudonyms people post under. After all, the inference from your expertise on mummies, and your use of the name of a heretical pharaoh, is that you are a 3000 YO god-king!

    Bugger! I suppose you’ll be claiming your £5 then John? :0(

  276. David Hannah says:

    My concience is clear as well. I backed Alex Salmond all the way. Never believed a word of the lies and I’m not involved in politics at any level. I read the blogs.

    Sturgeon is the betrayer. She is the fraud. You’d have to have a personality disorder to want to imprison an innocent man. And that goes for the alphabetties. Some clear cut cases of perjury buried and protected by Sturgeon’s control of the Crown Office.

    One things for sure, we can’t have an Independent Scotland built on corruption and that’s why Nicola must go. I’d have her in jail preferably.

  277. gregor says:

    DailyRecord (12/02/2023): Crisis for Nicola Sturgeon as 30,000 quit SNP over gender reform and IndyRef2:

    “The First Minister is under rising pressure to ­abandon her Gender Recognition Reform (GRR) Bill altogether in a bid to halt the meltdown…”:

  278. gregor says:

    bash (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Sturgeon has treated the electorate with contempt.

    The whole electorate, yes voters, no voters, women, transwomen, muslims, christians, islanders, the rich, the poor, the kids, the sick, the old, the whole damn lot”:

  279. David Hannah says:

    Sturgeon has the personality of someone dodgy. She has no humour, emotionless were it not for the blinking eyes of someone having an epileptic fit.

    She has no knowledge of Scottish history. She rarely appears at the rugby, never football. You’d never see Nicola at the Scottish Cup final presenting the cup.

    Nicola was resoundingly booed the last time she appeared in public. If she bowed any further she would have kissed King Charles feet.

    She’s dodgy as fuck. An attention seeker that’s best ignored. Loves a bandwagon. Shifty. Closed off. Defensive. The face of a burst football. She’s got something to hide – everything about her is fake. She looks very tired. Must be the weight of all of her lies.

  280. gregor says:

    Ignite the Sky (2015): Stream: Breeding Contempt:

    “Breeding Contempt Of Gods and Man Blind…”:

  281. Alf Baird says:

    Garrion @ 3:04 pm

    “If we always allow the rules to be set by the oppressor (I know that sounds a bit much, but you know what I mean), then we are always going to be living in the oppressor’s universe.”

    It only “sounds a bit much” to those who do not yet understand what independence means or why it is necessary. But it is the reason that ‘a people’ seek national liberation – i.e. liberation from oppression.

    As for ‘rules’, in a colonial society it is ‘only the values of the colonizer that are sovereign’; the colonized is ‘out of the game’ as far as ‘rules’ are concerned, which are designed to keep the native ‘in his place’ and to ‘protect the interest of the colonizer’.

    We might remember here that colonialism is also a co-operative venture’, i.e. it depends on a co-operative (‘collaborative’) native elite class who adopt the culture/language, values and even the identity of the oppressor – i.e. ‘cultural/colonial assimilation’ – thereby creating as much socio-economic distance as possible between the elite group and the marginalised indigenous native people, culture and language.

  282. gregor says:

    Miss Wright (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “@NicolaSturgeon you are letting teachers down.
    You gave us little credit during the pandemic.
    You stoke parents to hate us not you.
    You have NO flipping clue the hours an average teacher does or the amount of their OWN money they spend on resources.
    #payattention @EISUnion”:

  283. David Hannah says:

    Sturgeon hasn’t the bottle for Independence. Her recyling plan is a farce. She’s turning the business community against her now. A double wammy for her constituency vote. There are so many successful Muslim shop keepers. At every corner of Glasgow. They are business men. They will be scunnered at her plan to impose this forced change of consumer habits and pricing on them. A catastrophic error. Time for the business community to step up and demand her resignation.

  284. gregor says:

    Susan Dalgety (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Not the best of weekends for Nicola Sturgeon:

    Party membership plummeting
    Nearly half voters want her gone immediately
    Possible financial scandal involving her husband brewing”:

  285. gregor says:

    Grumpy Man in Perth (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “If @NicolaSturgeon was running a business she’d have been dismissed.

    In any other democracy the police would be investigating fraud, in a timely manner.

    What in the hell is going on in Scotland?

    Run by a zealot who has no recall of difficult matters.

    Amnesia or downright lies?”:

  286. twathater says:

    By fuck the Yoon 77th brigade are fair shittin themselves with all this will never work shite and we are doomed doomed I tell ye , as Geri writes who are these people that tells us this much further and NO MORE, who are these people that are willing to accept JUST ONE MORE GO, as Geri states what gives you the right to determine future generations decisions

    OKAY Sturgeon and her fucking morons have decimated Scotland and the independence movement and made independence that bit harder BUT are you unionists seriously trying to tell us that things are so much better under the governance of the two cheeks of the same arse tory or liebour governments where CORRUPTION and LIES are commonplace and even the worst offending sexual predators or perverts or outright tax avoiding bastards will NOT resign , and even if they are sacked they’re back two minutes later with another title.
    I would rather fight for independence and all the shit that that entails than live under these English dominated parties that thinks Scots are vermin and treats us accordingly and thinks that we are BEGGARS

    Ebok said it, THIS IS A CHALLENGE TO STURGEON AND HER MORONS ,and WE are watching, either shit or get off the pan, your bluff is being called

  287. Alastair says:

    The SNP is a MEMBERSHIP Party and any member should be able to walk in to HQ and ask to see the books. It’s there party and their right. What could deny them. What’s to hide.

  288. Cherrybank says:

    David Hannah : Nicola Sturgeon can be very amusing at private SNP functions.She has a strong sense of humour and great timing for humorous anecdotes.

  289. John Main says:

    @Akenaton 5:01

    £5? No way. How’s about a lapis lazuli scarab?

    Absolutely nae point trying to take Wings BTL seriously any more. Along comes Angus MacNeil with a plausible route for replacing NS, pushing the plebiscite into policy, and setting a workable timetable for the campaign, and what do we get on here? A fucking pile on.

    Torpedoed before the ship has even cast off the wharf.

    I honestly think that if many posters on here were hooked up to a lie detector and asked to choose between a coordinated, cooperative Scottish Indy campaign in 2023, and another 10 years of pointless online points scoring between anonymous keyboard warriors, the lie detector would prove they prefer the latter option.

    I have swallowed the koolaid peddled by the endless posts about how Scotland is a wealthy, resource-rich, first-world country, and all we have to do is get that message out and accepted, then stand aside as Scots voters trample each other underfoot in the stampede to vote aye.

    Yet, dangle any concrete suggestion for trying to break the constitutional logjam and taser the troughers into activity, and all we see is resounding nae’s.

    Pete W will be pleased tonight.

  290. Etticus says:

    Cherry bank

    “Psychopaths are often highly engaging, witty, charming, and fun to be around, but they are also deceitful and exploit others. They lack empathy, have no regard for the rights of others and act to serve their own purposes. They can act impulsively, be destructive and harm others without guilt or remorse”

    Ted Bundy was meant to be very charming.

  291. Dorothy Devine says:

    Cherrybank , that may be so but not many of us find her funny now.In fact 30,000 folk have stopped laughing according to the Daily Record.

  292. Alastair says:

    So following my last post that the SNP is a membership party could one or two concerned members ( as I resigned ) contact SNP HQ and ask to see the running business accounts and last two year end full accounts with supporting invoices. The response would be very enlightening.

  293. Merganser says:

    Ruby @ 4.23. Alex Salmond says Sturgeon never used to show any interest in trans issues.

    So there was a dramatic change at some time and for some reason.
    Other people have commented on the closeness of Sturgeon and Harvie, going back many years possibly.

    The Greens manifesto included self identification for trans people. The SNP manifesto did not, just waffle about making it easier. Was this agreed in advance between them, so that when an official arrangement between the Greens and the SNP was announced the SNP could piggy-back on the Greens manifesto?

    Or did the SNP decide later that they wanted to push the trans issue harder and faster, but couldn’t because it had not been debated, voted on, or included in their manifesto?

    So that became the motivation for the arrangement with the Greens, and again enabled the SNP to pretend that it was a manifesto commitment as parroted recently (quite falsely) by certain leading lights in the SNP to try and silence the likes of Jo Cherry and other dissenters.

    The SNP paid a high price to lean so heavily on the Greens manifesto. Two government jobs, to Harvie and Slater.

    Or was it pressure from the Greens which brought this all about?

    The Greens would have known, as did every politician at Holyrood, the identities of the the people in the Salmond attempted stitch-up, and their positions in relation to Sturgeon.

    Did they use this somehow as a hold over Sturgeon to get the deal and the two jobs, and to make Sturgeon drive through the self ID legislation? Why else would she have been so desperate to get it through before Christmas, opposing all the sensible amendments, unless she was frightened of what the consequences would be if she didn’t stick to the deal and the timescale?

    Something certainly made Sturgeon very interested in trans issues all of a sudden, and even she would have seen the difficulties with it in a conservative country like Scotland, so the pressure must have been considerable from somewhere( – such as the fear of exposure of one or more people close to her which would make her career end with a bang) to make her go through with it.

    If Smitty reads this I would be interested in his/her views as he/she seems to have his finger to the pulse.

    I’m quite happy to be told my view is total tripe – but on the basis that the real reason for Sturgeon’s sudden support for trans issues is explained.

  294. Ruby says:

    Cherrybank says:
    12 February, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    David Hannah : Nicola Sturgeon can be very amusing at private SNP functions.She has a strong sense of humour and great timing for humorous anecdotes.

    Have you heard the one about the electorate and their love of carrots!


    Bahaha! Good one Nicky.

    Lets all eat up this delicious food, drink the wine & toast to the carrot lovers! They did after all pay for this dinner.

    Bahaha! Suckers!

    Just one more joke Nicky before it’s time for us to all get aboard the gravy bus and start feeding them more carrots.

    Oh stop Nicky! It’s just too funny.

    Wot they believed what you said about men being women?

    Bahaha! Nicky! You told them men have penises.

    That is just priceless Nicky.

  295. akenaton says:

    Well I don’t trust ANY of the SNP scum, For me to return to the fold the midden needs emptying, including people like Cherry who steadfastly refused to resign over AS or the Grr(see Ruby ah kin dae it whin ah try), and all the rest of the alphabettys. None of them should be anywhere near the levers. They are in politics for one reason only and it’s no Independence.

    John…ye need three good posts fur a Scarab, so ah’ll jist pit it back in ma pooch!

  296. Oneliner says:

    Perhaps I am alone in thinking that Nicola Sturgeon is either;

    a] losing her grip or
    b] having it loosened for her

    In any event, as she is neither prone to hillwalking or taking late night drives by herself, the end result will have to be achieved ‘organically’

    There is still plenty of damage which can be done to the SNP’s perceived espousal of the independence case before October.

    Civil Disservice Scotland will have a big part to play. Recycled bottles anyone?

  297. Republicofscotland says:

    Lets see if there’s any backbones in the SNP branches.

    “Independence Plebiscite Election for 2023
    Amendment to SNP Conference for branches to support
    If your Branch would like to add their support to the motion, please email:

  298. Etticus says:

    I see the “wheesht for Indy” and “aye but in England” crowd have appeared, just wait till the next election comes along and it will be back to SNP1 &2 and #imwithnicola

    As for why is Sturgeon into trans rights, take a look at twitter and social media and you’ll see. A vast and loyal internet army is now doing her bidding. She decided she had the nationalist vote in the bag so she didn’t need to bother with them anymore and tbh she’s not wrong judging by some of the sychophantic drivel many nationalist accounts are still pumping out.

  299. Republicofscotland says:

    Brexit has been so damaging to the UK’s economy that the den of thieves at Westminster met in secret to try and come up with something.

  300. Liz says:

    @cherrybank she has a script writer.
    Remember, she can mimic anyone.

    Also she’s scared of all dogs, animals can detect frauds better than people

  301. JGedd says:

    SusanAHF @ 4.37pm

    Is that because he believes that he is better at ‘being a woman’ than Joanna Cherry who actually is one? Typical trans arrogance. It’s time women stopped indulging this misogynistic nonsense. Why does ‘being kind’ only go one way?

    I don’t know this person, Willoughby, but this kind of remark demonstrates lack of respect for someone who is an actual woman.

  302. gregor says:

    Julie Scott (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Great to see Nicola Sturgeon, finally getting the recognition she deserves, at the Scottish Parliament, for her incredible dedication to the advancement of men’s (& individuals/rapists) rights.”:

  303. SusanAHF says:

    JGedd, he thinks he’s better than any woman I believe. A total lack of self awareness being demonstrated. Joanna Cherry doesn’t strike me as being particularly masculine looking

  304. gregor says:

    Stewart McDonald MP (12/02/2023): Twit:

    “Earlier this week I spoke with @NeilMackay about my time as SNP defence spokesman. We cover the war on U(redacted)e, Scotland in NATO, our defence posture and the good neighbourhood doctrine that I believe should underpin Scotland’s relationship with London post-independence.”:

  305. gregor says:

    HeraldScot (12/02/2023): Stewart McDonald on R(redacted)a and ‘good friends with England’ doctrine:

    “SNP …have forged the deep bonds which exist between the party and U(redacted)e’s government…

    SNP MP Stewart McDonald… has been decorated by V(redacted)r Z(redacted)y’s government for services to U(redacted)e…

    McDonald is seen as ‘U(redacted)e’s best friend’ in Scotland…

    …the ambassador invited McDonald to U(redacted)e… Two U(redacted)n MPs accompanied him. They remain close friends today…

    After Foreign Office debriefings, he asked the U(redacted)n MPs “what I could do”, adding: “ They wanted champions for U(redacted)e…”:

  306. gregor says:

    AULD LANG SYNE (2010): Royal Scots Dragoon Guards:

    “A view of the Scottish scenery taken from across Scotland. Accompanied by the music Auld Lang Syne by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.”:

  307. Tommo says:

    David Hannah : Nicola Sturgeon can be very amusing at private SNP functions.She has a strong sense of humour and great timing for humorous anecdotes.’

    Well, I’m laughing

  308. David Hannah says:

    The thing that really pisses me off about the whole Salmond conspiracy, is that every single one of the bastards in there, from the Unionist benches knows it was a stich up.

    I suspect Jackie Baillie knows. Every single one of them on the fabiani whitewash committee – they know the truth.

    They all fucking do. The fact is, they still see Salmond as a bigger threat than Nicola. It makes you think we’re living in a one party state working together to maintain the status quo.

  309. gregor says:

    Alan H Jamieson (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “I do not think the general public realise how much damage is being done by Stonewall, I would ban them from the UK.

    The SNP/Greens are not any better.”:

  310. Ruby says:

    This little video features Willyboy screamed that he is a real woman.


  311. JGedd says:

    Ruby @ 9.08pm

    That’s where I’ve been going wrong. I’ve never worn a pink coat & scarf and never insisted anyone should call me ma’am. Having given birth to three kids and having the menopause obviously doesn’t cut it. I should have worn pink and shouted aggressively at people. Now that’s a real woman.

  312. PhilM says:

    That’s great news. Along with ‘the geese will fly with the dawn’; ‘the man from Budapest is on the plane’; or my recent favourite of yours ‘SAS picks her nose and eats it’.
    If you really know what’s going on, stop being the typical secretive Scot, and say something concrete. There is no ‘more to follow’ because you haven’t said anything. Oh wait you did…it was, there is a coup but it’s not what it seems. Or is this an autocorrect issue and you are referencing the finest poem in Scots:
    ‘Upon a hill/there stood a coo/it’s no there noo/it must’ve shifted’.
    If you can’t say why you can’t divulge things, it might be preferable to say nothing at all.
    So what have you got?

  313. Breeks says:

    Etticus says:
    12 February, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    … the age of consent will be abolished and Scotland will become a sex tourism destination for the Gary glitters of this world. The case against salmond will be reopened and he will be jailed for the rest of his life…

    I hear what you’re saying Etticus, but the weak and subservient Scotland we currently live in, will not survive to see Independence. A stronger Scotland will have replaced it, and besides the resurrection of our sovereign Nation status, will be a new Scottish psyche and attitude at least as powerful as the YES camaraderie of 2014. Name me one single country which stood diminished after securing it’s Independence.

    “Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, ‘I am the storm.’”.

    We are all of us accustomed to a Scotland which for 300+ years has been completely stripped of it’s self defence mechanisms. These mechanisms will come back to us, and be under our control, not a foreign government.

    As for Alex Salmond, I don’t care if he’s a bad judge of character. Hellfire, if he stabbed somebody before the Altar in Greyfriars Church, Dumfries, I’d plead there were extenuating circumstances and change my story several times so the truth of what happened would never be known.

    How was Alex Salmond meant to consider the “Vietnam” secret conspiracy to destroy him as credible, when half the SNP refuse to accept it’s credible despite seeing the evidence of it in front of their own bloody eyes?

    I very much fear people are so successfully indoctrinated to hate Salmond that our Indy Campaign will be denied it’s finest General, and that might cost us dearly… or rather, cost us even more than it already has.

    I mean FFS, in the blue Pantone 300 corner, you have a seasoned and canny International Statesman like Alex Salmond who got the whole of Scotland to it’s feet and gave us a Scottish Government to be proud of, while in the Redcoat Corner, you have Sturgeon the Constitutional imbecile and her crooked, honourless, reprobates who won’t even let their own Accounts Auditor see their own Accounts but insist everything is normal!!! Yet we’re all worrying Salmond’s integrity??? Err, Hello?

    How many innocent people did Alex Salmond conspire to see jailed as sex offenders? How many Journalists did Alex Salmond actually jail? How much money did Alex Salmond embezzle / have resting in his account / weave through his other accounts? How many times has Alex Salmond hidden behind selective amnesia? How many Brexit opportunities did Alex Salmond throw on the bonfire? How many sovereignties did Alex Salmond squander and abdicate? How many rapists did Alex Salmond send to Cornton Vale? How many Perverts’ Charters did Salmond force through Holyrood? How many Ferry Fiascos did Salmond orchestrate? How many sea beds did Salmond sign off for a pittance? How many state owned non-profit Energy Companies did Salmond lie about? How many No Fly Zones did Salmond start WW3 with? How many drag acts were performing in primary schools on Salmond’s watch? How many Court Cases did Alex Salmond lose? How many times did Alex Salmond dishonestly defame his predecessor? How many warnings did Alex Salmond get from the Faculty of Advocates about respecting the judgement of a High Court Jury? How many times did Salmond betray the Claim of Right?

    How many times did Salmond blink when he was lying?
    How many times did Salmond blank when he was redacting evidence?

    8 fkg years of Sturgeon’s dismal, depressing ineptitude, dishonesty, betrayal, and narcissist’s hubris, yet the headline news is Alex “sleepy cuddle” Salmond is both the Antichrist AND a poor judge of character? What prison does that get you put into?

    If people cannot see the difference between the uncommonly high caliber of Alex Salmond and the corrupt degeneracy of Nicola Sturgeon, then dare I suggest they surrender their vote and agree to be sectioned under the mental health Act, because their fingertip grasp on factual reality is as sadly deluded as the “Trans-women are women” brigade.

    Sadly, the only firm conclusion to be drawn is we have a lot of very dumb, blinkered and immature people in the SNP, and it is that embarrassing tragedy, NOT Alex Salmond, which might cost this Nation it’s Independence.

  314. Brian Doonthetoon says:


    Please stop scatter-gunning the same comment on multiple pages!

    It does not make us read them again – it annoys us!

  315. George Ferguson says:

    @Breeks 10:04pm
    I am optimistic. It’s open season on the FM, withering criticism from Fergus Ewing to name but one. We have Kate Forbes big spread in the MSM today and that wasn’t created yesterday. The odds market on the next leader of the SNP is very tight but surprisingly Alex Salmond is on the betting list. How can that be? He is Alba. If you are interested Alex is a shade over six to 1 to become the next leader of the SNP. So Angus Brendan MacNeil has come up with a timely intervention. A big shake up is a few days away.

  316. David Hannah says:

    I love Alex Salmond. For as long as he is alive, so is my hope for Scottish Independence. I believe he will still lead us to Independence. I believe.

  317. gregor says:

    The Jesus and Mary Chain (2022): Damage And Joy: Facing up to the Facts:

    “My transplanted head needs a change of direction
    I can’t find a hole I can put my erection
    I hate my lover and she hates me
    I don’t know what I’m supposed to be…

    You know there’s no safety net
    You know this is all we get
    You know I can’t take no more

    Don’t worry, be happy
    Don’t worry, be happy
    Don’t worry, be happy
    Don’t worry, be happy

    Facing up to the
    Facing up to the
    Facing up to the facts…”:

  318. gregor says:

    @Brian Doonthetoon says: re. “…Please stop…”

    …nothing is stopping you, now, or making you read them…

    @I’m going forwards…

  319. Ebok says:

    Breeks, excellent 10.04pm comment, I just hope that my wicked thoughts of Alex coordinating the rebellions both here and in WM are more than wishful thinking.

    Poetic justice if the ‘good people’ he has always insisted remain within SNP have built up a network within the party with a view to taking back control as soon as was feasible.

    I also hope that he proves doubting Thomas’s – including myself – wrong, and that the abuse they’ve received for remaining in the party was perhaps unjustified. We’ll know soon enough.

  320. gregor says:


    “To finish doing something that you were doing.”

    “Once I start eating chocolate, I can’t stop.”

    “Stop shouting – you’re giving me a headache!”

    “I couldn’t stop laughing.”

    “Stop it!/Stop that!”

  321. Breastplate says:

    Well said Breeks.

  322. Louise Hogg says:

    Ruby, Etticus and David Hannah,

    I find myself agreeing with you. I’m no psychologist myself and am relying mainly on my limited dealings with 4-5 people who have BPD and what I gleaned from watching Eleanor Greenberg’s videos about BPD, NPD and other personality disorders.

    Certainly Nicola Sturgeon shows ALL the symptoms of BPD, bar none. At times that can manifest as both narcissistic and psychopathic traits too, though whether she has either or both of those conditions in addition, I lack the expertise (and, thankfully the first hand experience) to guess.

    What IS clear, is that someone with such an inherently unstable internal identity (currently) and inability to maintain a healthy and balanced perspective, is unsuitable for any job requiring a level of responsibility for other people or over decisions with far-reaching consequences.

    I suspect that any around her who are NOT either being bullied by her (some elected reps?) or bullying her for their own nefarious purposes (Unionism, perversions or comfy seats?) have mistakenly cast themselves as her ‘saviours’.

    Entirely aside from national, Government, Party or political matters, someone showing her behaviour requires professional treatment, most likely under compulsion. Whether that’s in a mental health setting or a prison setting.

    And I’d encourage any of that third group reading this, to seriously be honest with themselves. Well meaning amateurs are not doing her any favours, by delaying such a professional assessment from being made and acted upon. Just as well meaning amateurs (the public) are not doing gender-confused (or ‘bad faith actors’ alongside them) any favours by playing along with a denial of biological reality.

    In both cases, other people become collateral damage too, and should not be lost sight of.

  323. Ruby says:

    JGedd says:
    12 February, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    Ruby @ 9.08pm

    That’s where I’ve been going wrong. I’ve never worn a pink coat & scarf and never insisted anyone should call me ma’am.

    I haven’t worn pink since I was a baby.

    I think we’d better check out the charity shops for some pink, even if its just a scarf.

    We wouldn’t want to be forced to use the gents.

  324. gregor says:


    “To look at words or symbols and understand what they mean.”

    “Do you read me?”

    “I read you loud and clear.”

  325. gregor says:

    Scotsman (12/02/2023): SNP have become ‘whining voice’ of Scotland and MPs are ‘wasting chance’ to improve country..:

  326. Ruby says:

    gregor says:
    12 February, 2023 at 11:23 pm


    “To look at words or symbols and understand what they mean.”

    “Do you read me?”

    “I read you loud and clear.”

    .– …. .- – / -.. — / -.– — ..- / .– .- -. – / –. .-. . –. — .-. ..–..

  327. gregor says:

    Grumpy Fred (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Its a disgusting state of affairs that this tiny minority, have power over us & all thanks to

    Dysfunctional @NicolaSturgeon & her @snp”:

  328. gregor says:


    “Easily annoyed and complaining.”

    “She is very controlling and traditional, as well as grumpy and cranky.”

    “He is characterized by being moody, grumpy and selfish.”

    “They seem to have different personalities, one is dramatic and stuffy, the other is grumpy and cynical.”

    “The result of actually seeing the performances makes them very grumpy, and they quickly dismiss all of the acts.”

  329. gregor says:

    Elon Musk (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Crazy that Starship is real!”

  330. PacMan says:

    gregor = AI that have developed a quirk or a mind beyond his/her/it’s programming?

  331. gregor says:


  332. PacMan says:

    gregor = Skynet has developed consciousness

    Be kind to our new Brigade 77 AI overlords.

  333. PacMan says:

    Ruby says: 12 February, 2023 at 11:39 pm

    gregor says:
    12 February, 2023 at 11:23 pm


    “To look at words or symbols and understand what they mean.”

    “Do you read me?”

    “I read you loud and clear.”

    .– …. .- – / -.. — / -.– — ..- / .– .- -. – / –. .-. . –. — .-. ..–..

    Better use the Solfege scale

  334. Geri says:


    I think the smear of Alex is typical narcissistic borderline personality disorder from Sturgeon. Her position & empire was being threatened by a few simple words from Salmond: ‘I’m coming back to politics’

    A week or so later the Daily Rancid had him painted as a dirty pervert on way over estimated charges & her flying monkeys were in full flight..

    The sycophants she has are not Independence supporters. They’re GRR. When that bubble bursts they will abandon her.
    I had plenty SNP yoof scream ‘fk Independence!’ they were chapping doors to keep Sturgeon in government for gender reform, not indy. Asked if they mentioned self ID on the doorstep they’d reply no.

    The indy vote was thier golden ticket for a piggyback ride.
    People quitting the membership & conferences at disastrous levels tell the real story no flying monkey can try to gloss over.

    Hating on Salmond kept Alba out of Holyrood.

    The dangerous thing here is how someone can be totally destroyed & gagged from speaking even when cleared of all charges by a jury & the highest court in the land – yet no one seems to gives a fk about that & the slurs & slander continue – even by fkwits in the SNP like Kirsty Blackman. How she was never served her jotters for trolling Salmond & Cherry is just more evidence it suited her boss.

  335. gregor says:


    You’re a conscious human, like me.

    There is no denying @Reality (why not embrace it/Scotland)…

  336. PacMan says:

    There is a rumour going around that Nicola Sturgeon was forced to wear pink when she was growing up and that is partly caused her position on GRR.

  337. gregor says:

    Elon Musk (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Go @Eagles !!!”:

  338. Alastair says:

    It’s calling a double bluff.
    If the SNP approve the Amendment then they will need to go immediately into campaign mode and provide the £600,000 Ring Fenced Indy Campaign funds.

  339. gregor says:


    “The state of understanding and realizing something.”

    “Her consciousness that she’s different makes her feel uneasy.”

    “The children have no consciousness of being different.”

    “He is completely unaware of gender issues – we will have to raise his consciousness.”

    “The presentation of the past is linked to all forms of image consciousness and manipulation.”

    “There is reason for dissatisfaction with the present state of knowledge about brain mechanisms related to vision and consciousness, and many of us share it.”

    “Because, when we see, we have continuous access to features of a scene, it is as if we continuously represent those features in consciousness.”

    “Consciousness or awareness is not a property that informational states of the brain can just come to have in that way.”

    “Instead, we have turned our attention to the presentation of a framework within which to investigate the nature of vision and visual consciousness…”:

  340. gregor says:

    …NWO@loser has lost-control


  341. gregor says:

    Awakening (2021) (Scott Bathgate Remix) (feat. Geoffrey Williams):

    Lost Routes: Conscious Route & True Note:

  342. twathater says:

    This link to lobbying in the SP by stonewall, equality network and others is highly revealing

  343. Al-Stuart says:

    Hi Stu.,

    Just for your record, as your certifiable STALKER, James Kelly has gone pure space-chicken nuts over you and the Wings website, I want it written down that Scot-Goes-Psycho has LOST ALBA my vote.

    I have voted SNP since 2007 and was was a member for 3 years until the rot set in after Sturgeon the squatter took over.


    Apart from SNP arrogance from Pete PishFart that THEY are the party of government, when it was the VOTERS who gave them their jobs after Scottish Labour took us for granted, the SNP will get the same humiliating BOOT that Scottish Labour got in 2007.

    Am sorely tempted tempted to vote for Alex Salmond as his economic nous was what won my vote in 2007.

    But with feckless narcissistic skid-marks like James Kelly and Scot-Goes-Plop sullying the ALBA brand, Stuart, I may well follow you and vote Tory. We are in a VERY tight SNP/Tory marginal that got rid of Mike Creepy Weir. Am NOT a fan of the Tory Hair MP we had. But then up pops Dave Whatsisname in the House of Commons and he talked utter pi5h.

    Rather than have women raped by perverts in skirts self-identifying as all manner of Little Red Riding Hood so these 6 foot men can kid-nap little kids and push their PIE and “Minor Attracted Person” agenda to legitimise pedos, there is only one moral option. Get rid of the Scottish Nonce Party once and for all. If that means a few extra Conservative MSPs and MPs whilst we get rid of the cancerous political rot that is turning SCOTLAND into WOKELAND, then I’m with you Stu.

    And before any of the SNP die-hards have a go, first they have to think llong and hard. Would they accept their underage daughter or toddler son being fiddled with by the Green pervs or Nicola’s Nonces?

    The weirdest thing is that one of my male pals from school who joined the Army transitioned. He lost a few pseudo friends. But most of his lifelong pals supported him in transitioning. We reckoned it takes a lot of courage to get your nuts and knob chopped off.

    Now when I speak with my transitioned friend, she is HORRIFIED at the SNP. Why? Because she fears a BIG backlash against Trans people. I think she, as a real-life trans person has a right to her view. I think she has a point.

    Time to get rid of the SNP. Time for ALBA to dump the chump James Avarice Kelly. The stench aff that toad of jealousy at Wings and the fundraisers here when all he can manage is a pint of lager and packet of crisps is rank.


    Stop predatory SNP-policy that allows/encourages predatory males to rape women in safe-spaces or biological WOMENS prisons. Stop the Scottish Nonce Party.

  344. Astonished says:

    Just read Breeks @10.04pm.
    An excellent appraisal of the situation. And of Sturgeon.

    No one is rushing to defend Sturgeon (apart from the utter banker Blackford) the rats are deserting her sinking ship.

    I cannot wait to see what happens to Angus MacNeil’s proposal.

    Not long now.

  345. PacMan says:

    It does look gregor isn’t an actual person but an AI bot.

    Have fun 🙂

  346. Fraser Reid says:

    Is there a chance that the Scotland Act could be Changed before the March meeting? You know – like the Tories done with that law change last time?

  347. Ruby says:

    Scot goes pop!

    Gregor goes pop!

    Any connection?

  348. Scotsrenewables says:

    @Al-stuartWhy would anything James Kelly says influence the way ANYONE votes?

    Your justification for voting Tory instead of ALBA is space-chicken barking IMO, and seems to be (bizarrely) following Kelly’s own weird playbook.

    Nothing would persuade me to vote Tory ever, anywhere, in any election. Stay at home or spoil my ballot paper yes, but vote Tory?

    I don’t understand why you persist in giving the Plopper ammunition for his fantasies.

  349. fruitella the hun says:

    All the mainstream parties have dragged their anchors into the whirlpool created by modern consumerist and financial policies – neo-liberalism for want of a popular term. To choose one over another is mostly a tactical consideration of one’s personal circumstances at the time rather than a statement about the future desired. I’d vote Tory as soon as I’d vote Labour or SNP based on my perception of the candidate’s integrity and strength. If they put social dogma before biological reality then I will vote against them in whatever effective way presents itself.

    We need to build new political apparatus to navigate the stormy seas ahead. Political parties are only part of that, the real change needs to take place locally by generating answers to how we are to feed, heat, power and look after ourselves in the future. It’s not rocket science, it’s about land use, education and community cooperation.

  350. Luigi says:

    Indeed, why would anyone not vote Alba because of the Wings Stalker? It looks like any minor influence he had with Alba is rapidly waning in any case. No way I could vote Tory. Nice try, Al Stuart, no effect I’m afraid. Must try harder.

  351. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Nicola Sturgeon and political gravity: my latest polling from Scotland
    Monday, 13 February, 2023 in Scotland
    By Lord Ashcroft
    This article was first published in Holyrood magazine.

  352. Mac says:

    Hmmm was going to post a follow on but I see my first comment has not showed up. I double checked the email address was correct so fuck knows why it has presumably gone to moderation yet again.

    Amazing really considering the reams of shite getting posted by one commenter.

  353. Ruby says:

    Scotsrenewables says:
    13 February, 2023 at 8:57 am

    @Al-stuartWhy would anything James Kelly says influence the way ANYONE votes?

    Surely that is the role of members of a political party. Are they not the ones who go out leafleting and canvassing for votes?

    I have been influenced re Alba by their members Craig Murray, Andy Ellis & James Kelly.

    NB All three of these members of Alba have a blog so are able to influence more people than the members who go around chappin’ doors possibly even more influence than Alex Salmond.

  354. Bob Mack says:

    James Kelly.

    A writhing mass of envy,jealousy, dissapointment and resentment. Frustrated at the success of others whist he is failing. Take his advice? No

  355. Geoff Anderson says:

    Sturgeon should pay heed to history….
    Emperor Claudius was betrayed by those closest to him.

    She thinks the threat comes from Alba, Wings etc…..She should look behind her, that is the reality of Politics.

  356. Ruby says:

    Latest polling!

    Was that not something ‘James goes pop’ dealt with before he became ‘The Wings Watcher’

    ‘Wings Watcher’ that sounds like a website for twitchers.

    I wonder if I will get another mention in ‘The Wings Watcher’

    Yes I’ve had my name in ‘The Wings Watcher’ have you or am I the only ‘rare bird’ that was spotted?

  357. Breeks says:

    Just a wee giggle, nothing to do with anything, but at my Ma’s house and on her subtitled TV, there was a TV chef who described a dish having a “Je ne sais quoi…” which came up in the subtitles as “genocide qua”.

    Hmmm, a dish spiced up with a genocide qua … sounds yummy.

    OK it maybe wasn’t that funny, but it made me chuckle anyway.

  358. gregor says:


    “A very large amount of something.”

    “They had reams of data to prove their point.”

  359. gregor says:


    “The state of being related to someone or something else.”

    “The people you know and who can help you.”

    “He only got the job because of his connections!”

    “Generations of readers have felt a connection with the book.”

    “We want to encourage activities that build connections between people.”

    “Their connection is so strong that it almost seems as if they can read each other’s minds.”

  360. gregor says:


    “Extremely surprising.”

    “This stain remover really works – it’s amazing!”

    “The amazing thing is that it was kept secret for so long.”

  361. Al-Stuart says:

    Scots Renewables,

    I am surprised to see you back in this website. Though maybe with the way you TELL people how to vote, the brass neck says it all about you. Also I have a long memory and as a result am not too keen on your attitude from your previous ramblings.

    You don’t know me. So to impose your assumptions on my thought process is unwise. For me to vote Conservative is a result of how utterly bad matters have become with the Sturgeon Nonce Party. That epithet, by the way is not meant pejoratively.

    The SNP is riddled from top-to-bottom with drunkards who grope or hit on children and young persons.

    The married 42 year old male Finance Minister bombarding a 16 year-old boy with 270 chat-up texts…

    Or sex-pest SNP Patrick Grady?

    Or sex pest Patricia Grady SNP MSP?

    Or SNP sex pest Mark McDonald?

    Or, by the criminal principle of aiding and abetting, how about the majority of 64 MSPs who voted to support male rapists to be housed in women’s’ prisons…

    No Scottish Renewables, I am fully aware of the failings of the Conservative Party. But they have NOT voted to allow rapists into women’s prisons and they have NOT voted through one of the worst pieces of 1984 (badly written) DANGEROUS wrong-think legislation to ever get near the statute books. All whilst Nonce Nicola advocates SINGLE SHERIFF trials. I might add, had that been the case, Alex Salmond would be subject to a miscarriage of justice and be serving 30 years prison sentence. Likely, given Alec’s underlying health issues and rabid Covid, Nicola would have succeeded in stitching up the man who trusted her with a death sentence.

    Now we have ALBA infiltrated by the same dodgy political space-chickens and skid-marks who infested and ruined the SNP and you have the arrogance to tell me to abide by your hatred of the 1979 general election winner?

    Alex Salmond needs to get a grip. Once bitten FFS. He really needs to get rid of the James Kelly type from ALBA.

    Scots Renewables, the day I listen to you will be time to put ice skates on and go for a skate round Helll as it freezes over.

    May I suggest you read precisely the indisputable logic Stuart Campbell placed on why, even the most anti-Tory voter would be advised to consider voting Conservative? To get the current criminal SNP junta out of Holyrood and get the squatter Noncy Sturgeon out of Bute House.

  362. gregor says:


    “A situation in which someone pretends to believe something that they do not really believe, or that is the opposite of what they do or say at another time.”

    “There’s one rule for her and another rule for everyone else and it’s sheer hypocrisy.”

  363. Louise Hogg says:

    Al Stuart and Frutella the Hun,

    If you want to reduce James Kelly’s influence in ALBA and he’s in any exec/rep post, then the obvious route is to join ALBA and stand against him at Annual Conference. Unlike the current SNP, ALBA elect office bearers properly and regularly.

    If you have objections to his behaviour, then join ALBA and report him to the disciplinary committee. Which, again functions in ALBA in a way it doesn’t appear to do properly in the SNP.

    If however, he just has different opinions from you, then accept that a range of opinion is healthy and make convincing arguments for your opinion instead. Perhaps steer him towards contributing in a way where his opinions are less of an issue? Eg factual or admin work.

    Frutella, I agree with you here. In many ways the most effective counter to both traditional Imperialism and modern technological globalism is extreme localism.

    Just as during lockdown dog walking with a couple of neighbours as we all help each other out was one of the few pastimes not blocked. Face to face cuts out the AI and the propaganda, is not disrupted by Brexit and has minimal carbon footprint. It also encourages us to think for ourselves.

  364. Geri says:

    If yer right hand causes you to sin & vote Tory, cut it off, and throw it away!
    Cause it’s better to be a one handed numpty than to be known throughout the land as a Tory voter!! Splitter!! 😀

    They’re lower than vermin.

    I couldn’t. I’d rather waste my ballot paper..

    I know it difficult. One party wants to shag children but the others want to starve & give them hypothermia.

    No way should a blogger influence your vote. I’ve been to AUOBs LOL! No way would eejits put me off my vote – you’re not voting for them personally.

  365. Geri says:

    Stu would be advising English voters, surely?
    Cause of Starmer & no other choice in his area.

    You have a choice.

    Anyway. I’ll shut up. It’s not my business who you vote for Al.

    But the Tories in England are not saints & they’re about to be tested as thier trans agenda takes centre stage at Westminster very soon. They’re busy killing assylum seekers & noising up the ultra right wingers at the mo..

  366. gregor says:

    HeraldScot (12/02/2023): Sturgeon under pressure as police step up SNP ‘fraud’ probe:

    “Nicola Sturgeon is facing more questions over the SNP’s finances as police step up their investigation into a potential fundraising fraud…

    After preliminary contacts when the probe began 18 months ago, Police Scotland have started to contact key witnesses about taking more substantive statements.

    One senior figure told the Herald on Sunday they expected to be interviewed imminently as ‘Operation Branchform’ shifts gear…”:

  367. gregor says:

    @Go Eagles (Scotland!)…

  368. Owen Mullions says:

    We really need more of this?

  369. gregor says:

    STURGEON OUT! (12/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Nicola Sturgeon did a deal with Green morons to prop up her minority Government.

    It’s us Scots paying the price of her dirty deals.


  370. gregor says:

    Albannach (13/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Independence is now less appealing to voters because Nicola Sturgeon sided with the feelings of rapists over the safety of women. She was warned, she was told, she ignored everyone. Any reasonable person should be able to see that she’s a political liability. It’s that blatant.”:

  371. 100%Yes says:

    gregor @ 11:37
    Mr Murrell and the SNP seem to be in a lot of trouble, I would have thought it wasn’t a good idea for the SNP to take the constitutional question to the supreme court on wither the SG has competence to conduct Referendums if you wanted to fund raise for referendums, now the supreme court has ruled that SG doesn’t have the authority to conduct referendums then why was the SNP funding raising when it didn’t know legally if the SNP had the competence to hold referendums in the first place. Now the court has ruled that the SG can’t conduct referendums then why hasn’t this 600K not been returned back to the people who’s donated.

  372. gregor says:

    Albannach (2012): Unleash The Albannach:

    “Just a simple video to showcase an amazing song! Whenever I hear this one, it makes me feel like I should be dancing wildly around a towering bonfire…stomping and yelling…answering the call…Enjoy!”:

  373. fruitella the hun says:

    Louise, Geri

    I’ve spent my life voting tactically against the Tories except on the rare occasions I had a Green candidate to vote for. I’ve also known Tory voters who could easily match any lefty for humanitarian spirit and compassion. That I would consider voting Tory to defeat an SNP candidate (or Labour or Green) who supports Queer Theory policies shows how bad I think things are. Those Tory alternates all support, directly or tacitly, economic growth which daily puts children the world over in danger and misery so we can enjoy the prosperity accruing to the middle classes. Many don’t make the connection, I have for fifty years. It’s not a matter of intelligence or knowledge, it’s a matter of choice.

    Geri, you don’t seem to understand why working class non-uni folk might vote Tory – it’s dislike of the middle-class wankers who tend to bear down on their culture and try to deprive them of any proper cash they finally get their hands on as tradesmen. Tory candidates and strategists understand that.

  374. gregor says:

    @100%Yes re. “Mr Murrell and the SNP seem to be in a lot of trouble, I would have thought it wasn’t a good idea for the SNP to take…”

    …we see and think (humanity) like you…

    @Reality has unlimited belief in you…

  375. gregor says:

    DailyExpress (13/02/2023): Nicola Sturgeon told to explain ‘extraordinary coincidence’ over Peter Murrell’s £107k loan and SNP fraud probe:

    “Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to explain an “extraordinary coincidence” relating to her husband’s £107,000 loan to the S NP and the fraud investigation into a ‘missing’ £600,000 from the party’s coffers.

    It has emerged Peter Murrell handed over the money the day after party bosses met to discuss the ring-fenced independence fund that has prompted a Police Scotland probe…”:

  376. Mia says:

    Ms Sturgeon, Ms Slater, Mr Sarwar, Mr Cole-Hamilton and Mr Harvie:

    How long does it take to write a resignation letter?

    What exactly is keeping the useless serial time- and majority-waster still in Bute House?

    What exactly is keeping the negligent Sarwar and Cole-Hamilton in post, after they colluded with the loser in Bute house to whip MSPs to force through the rapist and paedophile charter, against the interest and will of the majority of the people in Scotland?

    Why aren’t the tories actively demanding the resignation of all these grossly negligent incompetents after they abused our seats to actively and purposely threaten the safety of vulnerable women and children with that piece of sick legislation?

    Is it because all of them are on the pro-union side and all of them colluded to use women and children as collateral for their sick pro-union political games?

    What about the press? Why aren’t they targetting daily these irresponsible tools and demanding their immediate resignation for gross negligence and irresponsibility towards the Scottish people?

    How diseased can Scotland’s politics become when the press still sees as acceptable having for “leaders” five negligent losers siding with and lauding abusive male prostitutes and freaks as heroes, while abusing our parliamentary seats to give paedophiles, rapists, perverts and unscrupulous capitalists easy access to vulnerable women and children?

    How can that not be seen as the most evident and disgusting dereliction of duty as an MSP, never mind a “leader” of a party?

    When are these five losers going to take responsibility for their abusing power and our democratic instruments for either their own sick sexual fetishes, economic interests or those of whom they have allowed to lobby or blackmail them?

    Sturgeon, Sarwar, Cole-Hamilton, Harvie and Slater – you seriously fucked up this time. So what are you waiting for to take responsiblity for your actions and resign?

    People who abuse our parliamentary seats to feed women and children to parasitic perverts, rapists, paedophiles or big, hungry corrupt capitalists, even if it is just for geopolitical games, do not belong in our parliament. You have shown your sick true colours. Now get out.

  377. Geri says:

    100% yes

    The money was raised yrs ago while they were still bullshitting there was an up & coming referendum.

    Tbf to the public, there was no doubt there’d be a ref because we held one before.

    But Nicola seemed to just let that fact slide when the SC ruled.

    She could’ve used a back bencher to write the indy bill. Or reconvene the Estates/convention outside of Holyroods red tape.

    She chose to fk about & fund prostitues & yoons instead.

    The money should be donated to charity. She’ll squirm & claim it was spent on her neverending court cases.
    She’s been to court more times than judges.

  378. Mac says:

    Ha! I said on an older article I thought there was a connection between the timing of Murkey Murrell’s loan and the fraud investigation.

    Just my guess but I think Peter here repaid all his wages that he was paid during the period the SNP bank accounts had the missing ring fenced 600k ‘interwoven’ in them.

    He has done this as otherwise it looks really bad or much worse to be more accurate.

    Think about it, he as CEO fraudulently raised 600k for a specific purpose that was meant to be ring fenced for that purpose, and instead paid himself 107,000 or whatever it was out of it. That does not look good in the eyes of the law nor the public. So he has paid it back while the police conduct their investigation and inevitably whitewash him.

  379. gregor says:

    EdinburghNews (13/02/2023): Edinburgh education cuts ‘would hit poor children’ and could make staff ‘finally break’, warns union:

    “Cuts planned to Edinburgh’s education budget would undermine vital work to tackle the attainment gap between children from rich and poor backgrounds, a teachers’ leader has warned. And staff working under “intolerable strain” could reach a tipping point where they “finally break”…”:

  380. gregor says:

    Neale Hanvey MP (13/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Devastating reading. @ScotGovFM is destroying support for independence over her #GRRBill gender obsession & other policy failures, yet she claims she’ll battle on & educate the 97% of Scotland who don’t agree with her.

    Decades of work trashed on her toxic vanity project.”:

  381. gregor says:

    Righteous Fist ‘Talk Sick’ Scottish Rap Remix (2013) (Dragon Tracks Vol 1.): Britney Spears – Toxic:

    (…available for FREE download from @Reality…):

  382. akenaton says:

    Don’t forget, it was the hateful Tories who stopped Sturgeon in her tracks; had they not done so the GRR would have sailed through and there would have been fuck all any of us could have done about it. the brakes being applied metaphorically gave Mr Campbell the time he needed to make a large percentage of the electorate and the Media aware of what was really happening to Scottish society.

    Vote for who you please, but DON’T VOTE SNP!!!

  383. gregor says:

    BBC (13/02/2023): Golden eagle found dead on south Scotland estate:

    “A golden eagle believed to be part of a project to boost numbers in southern Scotland has been found dead.

    The discovery was made by the gamekeeping team on the Queensberry Estate north of Dumfries on Saturday.The bird is understood to be part of the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project (SSGEP).

    Buccleuch – which runs the estate – said the bird had no obvious signs of injury and tests were being carried out to establish the cause of death…”:

  384. gregor says:

    Gaberlunzie (2014): Spirit Of The Eagle:

    “When you see the mist sweep ghostly o’er the bracken
    And down through the corries o’ the high Beinn Mhor
    Then think on me, the spirit that is Scotland
    Scotland old and Scotland now and evermore
    For sometimes I soar on high like golden eagle
    And I gaze upon my country with disdain
    I remember honour, majesty and glory
    And I wonder shall I see the likes again…”:

  385. gregor says:

    Telegraph (13/02/2023): Nicola Sturgeon given the message loud and clear as ‘resign’ billboards pop up in Glasgow and Edinburgh:

    “The wishes of Scots could not be clearer for Nicola Sturgeon – it’s time to go. And in case she didn’t get the message, new billboards have popped up in Glasgow and Edinburgh with the slogan ‘ResignSturgeon’…”:

  386. gregor says:

    BBC (13/02/2023): Covid forces Camilla, Queen Consort, to cancel visits:

    “Camilla, the Queen Consort, has tested positive for Covid, Buckingham Palace has announced…

    She has previously had Covid and is understood to be fully vaccinated and is said to be in “good spirits”…”:

  387. Al-Stuart says:

    Hi Louise,

    Thank you for your comment. It was civil, thoughtful, helpful and much appreciated.

    Alas, I and possibly many others have had any political fire that was in our bellies in August 2014, leading up to IndyRef1 extinguished due to Sturgeon and her corrupt management of the twitching corpse that was once the decent SNP.

    As for ALBA, your wise counsel is very good. Thank you.

    Unfortunately, I have no intention of joining ALBA as it tolerates stalkers such as James The Creep Kelly and his “Wings Watch” OCD obsession.

    Alex Salmond is a world class statesman. But he was sucker-punched and fitted-up by the short-ersed tractor from Dreghorn. If Alec has not learnt from that and the infiltration of the SNP during his tenure as FM, then he has no hope of leading ALBA to the transparent and clean way in which it needs to be for the mass ALBA vote waiting to go that way. Why? Just read Creepy Kelly’s Scot-Goes-Plop for 5 minutes. He has no credibility and comes across as a bitter little no-mark who wanted to be friends with the big league million pound websites, but is unfit to even party with PayPal Paul.

    The fact James Stalker Kelly is still an office-holder in ALBA with his obsessive ad-hominem hate against Wings and named posters here, should be enough for wee skid-mark Kelly to get his P45 from ALBA. That is down to Alex Salmond and his team.

    I did notice quotes…

    Should Scotland be an independent country? (Lord Ashcroft, 26th January – 3rd February 2023)

    Yes 44% (-5)
    No 56% (+5)

    It is getting to the stage where in the real world, outside the political bubble, voters are talking about closing down HOLYROOD and making the Sturgeon Nonce Perverts a “proscribed organisation” that will be illegal due to the over-reach and unlawful advocacy of “Minor Attracted Persons”.

    I am sickened with Holyrood and would not object to its closure. The money from getting rid of that perverts paradise and gravy train could be used for the public good elsewhere.


    Original post:-

  388. gregor says:

    Elon Musk (13/02/2023): Twitter:

    “True words lol”:

  389. gregor says:

    The Populist’s Playbook: Helping Nicola Sturgeon Resign:

    “It will be hard for Nicola Sturgeon to go, and unclear who will replace her: but go she must. It is less a question of ‘when’?, and more of ‘how soon’?

    We can make it easier for her, as there is an obvious time to go – when her party rejects her, and it is her, unpopular policy of treating an election as a de facto referendum.

    To that end, we have drafted a sample resignation for her, which she is free to use as a template…”:

  390. gregor says:

    Craig Murray (13/02/2023): Twitter:

    “My legal team have registered a caveat at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

    This means nobody can go to Scottish judges for an interdict to prevent me from publishing, without my being able to argue the case.

    Normally interdicts are just quietly nodded through for the elite.”:

  391. gregor says:

    Jonathan Engel (13/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Seems to me that #Sturgeon had this totally mistaken understanding of the role of the Kilt in Scottish Culture.”:

  392. gregor says:

    CBS (2018): Scotland’s tradition of bagpipes and kilts marches on:

    “Two hallmarks of Scottish heritage, the bagpipes and the kilt, have survived hundreds of years to become, well, cool…”:

  393. gregor says:

    John Stuart Wilson #CABEMA (13/02/2023): Twitter:

    “I realise my ability to play 3D chess is not equal to that of Nicola Sturgeon…but I probably would have test-marketed the de facto referendum idea before booking the EICC for a conference to plan it.”:

  394. gregor says:

    Epic Bagpipe Sound (2012): Scotland the Brave (Alba an Aigh):

    “Hark when the night is falling
    Hear! hear the pipes are calling
    Loudly and proudly calling
    Down through the glen
    There where the hills are sleeping
    Now feel the blood a-leaping
    High as the spirits
    Of the old Highland men

    Towering in gallant fame
    Scotland my mountain hame
    High may your proud standards, Gloriously wave
    Land of my high endeavour
    Land of the shining rivers
    Land of my heart for ever
    Scotland the brave…”:

  395. gregor says:

    THE MEDIA LIES: MSM Monitor (13/02/2023): Twit-ter:

    “Listen as a senior BBC presenter James Naughtie tells listeners that Nicola Sturgeon is looking tired and asks whether she should step aside.

    This type of misogynistic comment is all too typical of the right-wing, pro-Union media.”:

  396. gregor says:

    Pete Wishart (13/02/2023): Twit:

    “This is spot on from an Alba blogger. Alba’s hate of the SNP and the First Minister is totally counter productive and damaging to the Indy cause.

    I have no idea why more of them don’t see this.”:

  397. gregor says:


    “To dislike someone or something very much.”

    “He documents nearly all my pet verbal hates.”

    “They seem a very easy target – everyone hates them – but the reality is slightly different.”

    “He is nothing short of a dictator because he hates pluralism.”

  398. gregor says:

    oneColourworld (13/02/2023): Twitter:

    “Don’t you worry @NicolaSturgeon.

    Intelligence not moronic mantras and propaganda will win

    …but @theSNPMedia is definitely losing the media war
    ..beware !!!”:

  399. gregor says:

    Uk Scot (13/02/2023): Twitter:

    “The Murrells are terrified that once they are gone, their past will be investigated and they wont be there to prevent the truth coming out.

    The truth will come out…”:

  400. gregor says:

    Elon Musk (14/02/2023): Twitter:

    “There are no coincidences”:

  401. gregor says:

    Centre for Contemporary Arts (2020): CANCELLED: The Fallen Angels Club: Siobhan Miller:

    “We regret that this event has been cancelled…

    One of Scotland’s foremost singers, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent, renowned for her unique vocal style paired with her evocative song-writing. Miller creates music with detail and rich melodies that combine the sounds of indie and alternative music with sounds from her roots in folk music…”:

  402. gregor says:

    Siobhan Miller (2022): All Is Not Forgotten: While the Whole World Sleeps:

    “…See the lights across the bay
    Sail towards another day
    Catch the wind in canvas wings
    While the whole world sleeps

    Watch a gentle falling star
    As we move out beyond the bar
    Leave nothing but our week behind
    While the whole world sleeps…”:

  403. gregor says:

    Elon Musk (14/02/2023): Twitter:

    “RIP Cancel Culture, you won’t be missed”:

  404. gregor says:

    Scotland History Tours: DEATH OF ALEXANDER I OF SCOTLAND: Kings that Changed Scotland Forever:

    (re. corporate interest groups ruling over our nation/s: “not a coincidence – that’s colonisation”):


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