Monthly Archives: May 2012

Holyrood honours the Queen

I’ve just been reading through the Parliamentary Debate which honoured the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee yesterday. Each Party leader, including Patrick Harvie, made a short speech and I felt that they captured what the Queen means to Scotland and its people. … Continue reading


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The final proof that I was right over Yes Scotland’s web scam – attacked by Newsnet Scotland

So, Yes Scotland has been forced into a third climbdown and has said it will no longer harvest the details of its Twitter followers. In the future, those pictured on the website will have signed up actively in some way … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Salmond, Independence Referendum, Yes Scotland | 21 Comments

More on Yes Scotland’s dodgy digital dealings #yesscam

So, after my mother of all blog rants about Yes Scotland portraying its Twitter followers as supporters, and its son, in which I told you that they had at least partially climbed down by altering their site, there have been more developments … Continue reading

Posted in Jonathan Calder, Kate Higgins, Yes Scotland | 3 Comments

Complaint upheld against SNP’s Rob Gibson, caught using expenses to fund SNP candidates

Just a quick update on a story I brought to you last month about SNP MSP Rob Gibson. He used adverts, funded by the Scottish Parliament, for his surgeries which included some heavy duty promotion of his staff who at the … Continue reading

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So, Yes Scotland’s failure is my fault….even though they’ve altered their site

Apparently, if I don’t like the fact that Yes Scotland want to take my photo, stick it on their site & imply I’m backing them, I should ‘gie’s some peace’ and stop following Yes Scotland’s Twitter account. That’s the feedback … Continue reading

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Yes Scotland must be desperate…….

Now, dear reader, you may not know me very well, but I would have thought that you would have realised that I was, to say the least, unlikely to be supportive of independence. Why, then, in the name of the … Continue reading

Posted in Independence Referendum, Yes Scotland | 8 Comments

Nick Clegg in secret courts victory – but the debate is not over

If you doubt the Liberal Democrat influence in this Coalition Government, look no further than today’s news about how the Government has moderated its plans on secret courts in three important ways at the insistence of  Nick Clegg. The key concessions … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, liberal democrat wins in government, secret justice | 2 Comments

Why I always stay in the cinema till the very last credit has rolled….

Last night Scotland Tonight was looking at the best Scottish movie of the Queen’s reign and came up with the harrowing and gripping Trainspotting. I watched that on video on a Sunday afternoon and was traumatised by it. It always … Continue reading

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UK Uncut should not have been protesting at Nick Clegg’s house

I have been absolutely appalled by some of the stuff I’ve seen from supporters of UK Uncut in defence of their protest outside Nick Clegg’s house. Some people think that, because children are having to suffer the impacts of cuts … Continue reading

Posted in Nick Clegg, Protesting, UK Uncut | 7 Comments

Nick Clegg on Andrew Marr this morning – Eurozone, human rights, immigration and vested interests

Another superb performance from Nick Clegg on Andrew Marr this morning. As befits someone who was there when the Euro was born, working for then EU Trade Commissioner Sir Leon Brittain, he showed that he really knows his stuff on … Continue reading

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