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Hey readers, remember that time when England went to war with Germany? You know, just England, under its Union Jack flag. Nobody else. Always remember what they really think of us, and what their “precious Union” really is, when they forget to pretend.



 
Things were different in 2009. Of course, they meant if they LOST the first one. But readers might feel a certain degree of irony has manifested itself since then, particularly in terms of people knowing “what they would be in for” after June 2016. But just to recap the UK government’s rules for the Yes […]



 
We’ve just received the verdict in the hearing over costs in our court case against Kezia Dugdale, and it’s an incomprehensible one. The sheriff has awarded costs in full to Dugdale, plus a 50% “uplift” mainly on the grounds of the “complexity” of the case, despite Dugdale having employed the services of perhaps Scotland’s highest-paid […]



 
There’s an interesting piece in today’s Sunday National detailing the extremely unequal representation of various parties on the BBC’s UK politics shows in the last month, in which readers will be astonished to learn that the SNP (and Scotland in general) come off very poorly. As it happened, it coincided with our coming by a list […]




 
We haven’t done a good old-fashioned Quoted For Truth in quite some time, but on occasion someone else makes a point in a way that just can’t be improved on. We’ve always known/said that this is THE core case for independence, of course, but sometimes seeing it from another country’s perspective brings the message home.



 
I went for a very long walk before writing this post, because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t doing it in anger. But 8.5 miles and 18,753 steps later it still needs to be said and there’s no getting out of it, so batten down the hatches, folks. Last night SNP MP Mhairi Black tweeted what may […]



 
When this complaint got the brush-off from the BBC, flatly refusing a right of reply under Article 28 of the Broadcasting Code to the Corporation’s grossly unbalanced and factually-inaccurate coverage of our court case against Kezia Dugdale: We now have to go through TWO more rounds of pointless dickaboutery and dismissal from the BBC before Ofcom will […]



 
As we all know by now, the active Yes movement is split into two camps. On one side are the whiners (mainly but not solely from the fringe far left), who are always full of destructive criticism and abuse for their own side while contributing nothing of any value themselves, other than to promote their […]



 
We suspect that LBC’s Iain Dale might have been reading this morning’s Wings article before he interviewed Jo Swinson tonight. We can only hope any subsequent Scottish interviewers do as diligent a job, and also pick her up on a few of the blatant lies she did manage to sneak past Dale.



 
Prospective new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson was interviewed on Sky News this morning, where she made the usual honking mess of the admittedly-impossible task that is trying to justify her party’s naked hypocrisy over second referendums. Swinson indignantly insisted that “the SNP do not have a mandate for [a second indyref]”, a statement which we […]



 
That’s the only reasonable interpretation of this tweet from Jenny Marra MSP. Because clearly if the Scottish Parliament of 1707 was an illegitimate oligarchy that didn’t represent the people – and it didn’t – then it had no right to sign away the sovereignty of Scotland and the Acts Of Union must immediately be repealed […]



 
You’re going to need to before you watch today’s episode of The Jeremy Vine Show, featuring Paul Burrell (who used to be a royal butler about 20 years ago and somehow is now a political commentator), Nicola McLean (who used to get her surgically-altered breasts out for tabloid newspapers around the same time and then went on […]



 
After five days I’ve had no response to this: As Ofcom require any complaints about the BBC to be directed to the Corporation first, I’ve sent the BBC the letter below today (by physical mail, as the online complaint form is comically inadequate), which I expect to be a waste of time and energy. If […]




 
Right then. Our 2019 crowdfunder is officially over (the page is actually still live at the moment because several readers have asked it be kept open until the weekend so they can make their own donations, but it’ll be finally closed down on Sunday night). And good heavens. The main page alone narrowly beat last year’s all-sources total (ie including donations […]



 
My interview on this week’s Alex Salmond show: Click the pic to watch.



 
A crude clip of this segment from Shelagh Fogarty’s LBC show yesterday is doing the rounds on Twitter at the moment, and it deserves a wider audience. If features Regan Morann, a rather confused Tory from Scotland who has quite an opinion of himself. But for some reason, that swaggering self-confidence deserted him when confronted […]



 
The UK’s political commentariat is afire with shock today over a new poll. The poll showed that Tory members would by margins of around 2:1 willingly sacrifice Scotland and Northern Ireland – along with the UK economy and their own party – to make sure Brexit happened. Which is all very interesting, unless you read Wings […]

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