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Failing in an obligation

Wee Ginger Dug

The digital paint job on the Subway train seemed to go down well – although some confused people believed that Stu at Wings Over Scotland had actually had the trains repainted … Which isn’t such a bad idea, come to think of it, after all if you’re going to advertise on a train – advertise on the whole train … But thanks to everyone who popped in and visited the Dug’s wee blog, yesterday the site broke its (modest) viewing statistics record and there were over 3500 page views. Which isn’t too shabby at all, considering I’ve not repainted any real Subway trains. (Yet.  I’m hoping to make a working model.  And I really will paint it in WoS livery.  Just because.)

But it’s another illustration of the thrust of yesterday’s blog piece. When a wee blog written by some random punter and a mongrel dug in Glasgow with…

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The Welfare Cap, my opinion for what it’s worth.

The Welfare Cap, my opinion for what it’s worth..

The Welfare Cap, my opinion for what it’s worth.

As many of you will have picked up, not from the mainstream media of course, but from blogs and serious news sites like http://wingsoverscotland.com/ MPs in Westminster voted to cap social security other than pensions and unemployment benefit. Only 22 principled MPs voted against this measure and 520 voted for.

The first thing that sticks out was that 30 Labour MPs in Scotland voted for this cap, I have highlighted in particular the ones that are very active working in partnership with the Tory funded Better Together campaign and are all very good at talking their country down, talking its people down and telling us that we are better together. They 30 are: Margaret Curran – Glasgow East, Tom Greatrex – Rutherglen and Hamilton West ,Ian Murray – Edinburgh South ,Willie Bain – Glasgow North East ,Gordon Banks – Ochil and South Perthshire ,Tom Clarke – Coatbridge, Chryston…

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If the Cap Fits

If the Cap Fits.

If the Cap Fits

Catching the independence train

Catching the independence train.

Catching the independence train

Wee Ginger Dug

independencetrain The Guardian’s Scotlandshire parish reporter, Severin Carrell, has reportedly made a number of tweets claiming that a Wings Over Scotland advert which was pulled from appearing on the Glasgow Subway was an “attack” on the Scottish media. The basis for Severin’s claim was that the advert included the facts that of the 37 daily newspapers in Scotland, not one supports independence, only 5 are owned in Scotland, and said that if readers wanted an alternative view they should log onto Wings.

Severin seems to be confused about the difference between “a statement of fact” and an “attack”. So let’s illustrate the difference.

Severin Carrell bears the same relationship to objectivity as Johann Lamont bears to the Plain English Campaign. His given name is the diminutive of Severus. The most famous Severus in history was the Roman general who invaded Caledonia and laid waste to the natives while insisting the Caledonians…

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Labour’s Red Mist

Labour’s Red Mist.

Labour’s Red Mist

Life on Mars: celebrity love-bombing from a distance

Life on Mars: celebrity love-bombing from a distance.

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