Sectarianism and North British Nationalists

By Al Harron On the 12th of July 1691, thousands of people fought and died at the village of Aughrim, County Galway. There were Irish, Scots, English, French, Dutch, and Danes, all fighting over whether one aristocrat of a particular…

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Taking turns with the stupid stick

Taking turns with the stupid stick

Do the British parties operate some kind of rota system by which their MSPs and MPs take it in turns to make fools of themselves? Or are the likes of Ross Thomson actually volunteering for the privilege of being allowed…

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Where we are

Where we are

I suppose the big story of the week was the SNP administration’s abysmal failure to live down to the expectations of British nationalists who had spent several days eagerly anticipating bad news on Scotland’s economic performance. Like bairns awaiting Christmas,…

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Scottish GDP growth was a hammer blow for BBC Scotland

I’m not going to write a preamble to this article. I’m just going to come straight to the point. BBC Scotland smashed its Charter to bits on Wednesday when it attempted to manipulate the news narrative prior to Scotland’s GDP…

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Grenfell and the BBC Scotland sham investigation

“I wish I hadn’t woken them” said a man the day after the full horror of the Grenfell Tower tragedy became clear, “they’d have died in their sleep without knowing”. Sometimes it’s better not to alert people to pending, but…

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Lying scum!

Lying scum!

It has become a genre in its own right. Doubtless its practitioners regard it as an art and take immense pride in their work. It may well be that, in the realm of the mainstream media, a CV is greatly…

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To dream? Or to do?

To dream? Or to do?

Neal Ascherson is only half right when he says “that’s not how it works”. The bit that he gets right is an important observation about Scotland’s independence movement. The bit that he gets wrong is likely to be fatal to…

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Respected commentator Margaret Curran

Regular readers of my articles will know that I have long argued that the so-called ‘newspaper reviews’ that are broadcast on Good Morning Scotland should be scrapped. The slots on the midweek version of the show are all too often…

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Eyes on prize!

Eyes on prize!

There is so much wrong with this article that it’s hard to know where to begin. There’s the abject failure to understand the crucial role of the SNP as the political arm of the independence movement. I weary of addressing…

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GMS – Analysis of an interview

On Wednesday June 28th, Good Morning Scotland broadcast a discussion between the host of the programme Gary Robertson, and his BBC colleague Glenn Campbell. The discussion centred on a statement given to the Scottish Parliament the day before by First…

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