Category Archives: scottish politics

Does British intelligence have a sleeper cell inside the SNP?

We know that British intelligence services have infiltrated various organisations around the world.  I now have my suspicions that they have tapped the SNP.  How else can you explain the SNP MEP campaigning to allow Scotland its own entry into … Continue reading

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Conspiracy (to pervert the course of justice) theories

A quick TOmmy Sheridan update as there have been developments.  Things had been quiet since Tommy’s arrest in December but this week INspector McKnacker moved things on.  The Daily Record reported that the fragrant Gail Sheridan (whose look of joy … Continue reading

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It depends on what the meaning of “forthwith” is?

So the Electoral Commission recommend a “No pro” on Wendy Alexander because “In respect of a possible offence under section 56, the Commission has concluded that, while Wendy Alexander did not take all reasonable steps in seeking to comply with … Continue reading

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Smoked out Salmond?

Alex Salmond has threatened to resign if the SNP budget is voted down tomorrow – to take the issue to the people.  Can he force an election? Section 3 of the Scotland Act 1998 provides the rules for calling extraordinary … Continue reading

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Caption competition – Wendy red red robbin’ goes

Wenday Alexander has been reported to the local Procurator FIscal (the local prosecutor) over a failure to declare election expenses within the Parliament, while we await news of the position regarding the Electoral Commission and her donation from Jersey. On … Continue reading

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The Alexander sweepstakes

So, after P Hain has been TAngo’d ( (c) everyone) next to go will be Wendy Alexander – who claims that she did not knowingly realise that a letter and cheque from Jersey without a company number on it or other … Continue reading

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Weeks you didn’t know you weren’t celebrating

Yes, folks, it’s Farmhouse Breakfast week and we’ve already missed half of it.  You can try the Farmhouse breakfast quiz, nominate your favourite breakfast; tell people about your breakfast club; and find out how to get involved in the national celebrations. … Continue reading

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Let them eat (oat)cakes

Let no-one say that wee Eck is profligate with Scottish resources.  When entertaining guests, he even gets his wife to provide the oatcakes – see p 8 point 3 of this pdf document released on the dinner marking the opening of the … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan and the alphabet soup of Scottish left wing politcs – an update

After the very kind comments on the Scottish Round up on the regular posts on the topic of Tommy Sheridan (although I think “almost obsessive” is a little generous of spirit – my regular reader would dispute the qualifier) a quick Sheridan update.  … Continue reading

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Trumpton – the saga continues

Yesterday, the minutes of the meeting between the chief planner and the members of the Trump organisation were published. following a freedom of information request.  I had thought they would be anodyne, because the chief planner would meet other developers … Continue reading

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Here comes a passing bandwagon

The MSPs that have signed up to the motion congratulating some teenager from West Lothian on winning The X Factor so far are S3M-1048 Congratulations to Leon Jackson – Winner of The X Factor 2007 (lodged on 17 December 2007) … Continue reading

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Come to Aberdeen – we’ll throw our money at you

Were the missing Aberdeen Council blank cheques transported to Aberdeenshire Council offices via an official car?  Did they ever meet any American gentlemen hanging around outside the planning department?  Should the whole of Aberdeen Council be sacked due to this … Continue reading

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Scotland – home of the best small parliament in the world

The motions in the Scottish Parliament are always worth a read.  Lodged last week note S3M-1006 Mary Mulligan: Support for Leon Jackson in The X Factor Final—That the Parliament congratulates Leon Jackson on his outstanding achievement in reaching the final … Continue reading

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Trumpton: some questions

The assembled ranks of the SNP blogosphere have come together, largely in support of the decision to call in the application by Donald Trump to build a housing development of  a hotel and 1000 homes (with a golf course (or … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan update

It has been some time since I gave you a Tommy Sheridan update but at last, news: a suntanned Glasgow man has been detained this afternoon in the carpark of an Edinburgh based radio station in connection with a perjury investigation by … Continue reading

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Can Ministers trump Councillors on the golf course plans

Last week Aberdeenshire Council (or rather a sub-committee thereof to whom powers had been delegated) rejected an application by Donald Trump to build a golf course, hotel complex, and other delights.  Part of the reason was that the proposed site … Continue reading

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It was the worst of Times

My regular reader will realise that I am at the cutting edge of breaking news stories through my diligent reading on the RSS feeds of the BBC and newspapers.  I brought you news of Scotland’s slogan, only half a day … Continue reading

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A question of trust

During her (uncontested) election campaign Wendy Alexander produced a manifesto.  On page 4 of that manifesto she wrote, “My mission and Scottish Labour’s in coming weeks and months is to win back the trust of the Scottish people.“To do that … Continue reading

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The decline of the Scottish political scandal

As I begin writing it is Sunday afternoon, during one of the wars waged in our name in recent years.  My children lie asleep and my wife  is out for a nice long walk.  I put my feet up on the … Continue reading

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Smurfgate

NOTICE FROM NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET PRESS OFFICE: The following post has been approved by Number 10 Downing Street and applies our usual policies The [party political content], initially traced back to father Abrahams hence Smurfgate, may claim a Scottish … Continue reading

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