Monthly Archives: April 2015

GE 2015: Sturgeon, #DollGate and the Death of Dignity

If truth is the first casualty of war then dignity is undoubtedly the first casualty of election campaigns. I draw the reader’s attention to Exhibit A. Humza Yousaf (that’s Humza, by the way, John Pienaar. OK? Not Hamza), MSP for … Continue reading

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Dear Katie

A lot of my friends believe you should be ignored. You, and the squalid lying rag for which you ‘write’, exist only to perpetuate yourselves and the hate-filled bile you, collectively, insist on vomiting upon the rest of us. I … Continue reading

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GE 2015: Manifesto Round-up

The madness that is Manifesto Week continues. The traditional pre-election day dog-and-pony show, which no one should take too seriously, has underlined, yet again, just how surreal British politics has become. The Jellyfish and his gang pleaded with business and … Continue reading

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GE 2015: Two Jags and Sturgeon’s Insurgents

Following the appearance of Plan B on Labour’s campaign trail, last week, Labour’s heavyweights of yesteryear continue to give us their twa bob’s worth. When your narrator uses the term ‘heavyweight’ you’d be forgiven for assuming this is meant in the … Continue reading

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GE 2015: The Adventures of Baron Rockard and Other Tales

Several people are alleged to have said that art is never finished; it is merely abandoned. The natural modesty for which I’m renowned prevents me describing my own work in such terms. Nevertheless something of the essence of the phrase … Continue reading

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GE 2015: Power and the Fear of Losing It

A lust for power does strange things to politicians. History has illustrated the point so depressingly frequently that only the most unglued would consider it a topic meriting further debate. GE 2015, however, is revealing in stark form the bizarre … Continue reading

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GE 2015: A Very Caledonian Coup

Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Roy Hattersley, a man not noted for his fevered commitment to the communist cause, once advised that we should “never underestimate the British establishment’s ruthless determination to destroy its enemies.” Sage advice, to … Continue reading

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