Archive | July, 2020


30 Jul

Excellent Blog looking at the Tories and dissecting them I just hope none of them read this and start to change. Sometimes I think I should spend more time thinking and making a proper blog.


Jackson Carlaw – Conservative – Eastwood
May 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament


Those heady days when Ruth Davidson boasted she would be the next First Minister and unionist journalists wrote about it as a serious possibility rather than a poor joke. As lifelong Labour voters abandoned Labour and voted Tory to “save the Union” , as they became the official opposition in the Scottish Parliament relegating the once mighty Labour Party to third place and an increasingly irrelevance within Scottish politics. The Tory good years. They are no more.

The General Election saw more than half their seats in Scotland disappear, and this in a “good election” for the Tories with Boris gaining an eighty seat majority at Westminster. The “survivors” clinging on with tiny majorities very vulnerable to complete extinction next time round, the more so in that Boris’s Government is proving to…

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The determination that’s needed

23 Jul

Some very good points and if only the hurry-up and get indy2 brigade would hang fire and see that some of us have wanted independence for 50 years or more. We have watched friends die waiting but they died sure that independence will come, I want to be alive when we get independence.

Wee Ginger Dug

There have been a number of credible reports recently about panic and despair amongst senior figures in the campaign to oppose Scottish independence. While it is of course distasteful to take pleasure from the misfortunes of others, the sole response of any independence supporter to these developments ought to be ha ha. Instead what we’re seeing from certain quarters is the deeply Scottish ‘Woe woe and thrice woe, it’s aw gaun wrang.’ So it’s perhaps useful to take a step back from what independence supporters consider our chances of wresting a referendum from a reluctant Westminster to be and instead to look at what is going on in the British Government.

We learned yesterday from the Sunday Times, a publication close to the highest levels of the Conservative party, that Michael Gove is in ‘panic mode’ about the consistent majorities for independence which opinion polls have been showing for some…

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