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Sailing on the hole in the heart

Wee Ginger Dug

There are truths that are true because they actually happened. And there are truths that are true just because everyone knows them to be true. The UK media specialises in the creation of the latter. The latest true truth that’s only true because everyone knows it to be true is that Charles Kennedy was hounded into his grave by Scottish nationalists. But everyone isn’t everyone. Everyone isn’t you or me, it’s everyone with power, everyone with influence, everyone with a position to lose. They say it must be so, and so it becomes the truth.

So now we have another true truth that never happened, the latest in a litany of the lies that comprise the story telling that passes for news. Like the truth that Nicola Sturgeon wanted the Tories to win so it doesn’t matter what the French ambassador said. Like the truth that Dennis Skinner was driven…

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Uppity Jocks, Can’t You Take A Joke?

Uppity Jocks, Can’t You Take A Joke?.

Uppity Jocks, Can’t You Take A Joke?

A Wilderness of Peace

The constituency was represented by Francis Pym – yes, a Conservative, but not always a supporter of his Prime Minister – who once said, “Landslides do not on the whole produce effective government.” So our Prime Minister can rest assured of an effective and smooth five years. And it was the home of Oliver Cromwell, who defeated the Scots at Dunbar, incorporated Scotland into his protectorate and transported the Scots as slaves to the colonies. Now, there is an answer to the West Lothian question – but not one, of course, that I would recommend.

The Conservatives were never known for their sensitivity, but Lucy Frazer’s contribution today was remarkable even by their standards.

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The Organiser of the petition against Carmichael tells the Vole why it matters. #carmichaelmustgo

The Organiser of the petition against Carmichael tells the Vole why it matters. #carmichaelmustgo.

The Organiser of the petition against Carmichael tells the Vole why it matters. #carmichaelmustgo

The Orkney Vole

outside the constituency office, the party gathered in support outside the constituency office, the party gathered in support

A lie too far

I’m an Englishman who has made Shetland my home and I abhor sectarianism – something I saw too much of during my time in the British army. I’m also a constituent of Mr Carmichael and he has helped me in the past. I belong to no political party and have voted Lib Dem in every election but the last. I voted SNP, not for independence but because they were the only party offering hope for the vulnerable in society – a traditional Lib Dem role.

I started my campaign as soon as I heard Mr Carmichael was behind the leak and that he had lied. He allowed an investigation to take place, using costly resources, to prevent the truth coming out and affecting his chances of winning the seat. His majority shrank from approximately 10,000 to 817…

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“OrangeFest” Set To Take Over Glasgow This Saturday

“OrangeFest” Set To Take Over Glasgow This Saturday.

Internalised Scottophobia and self-inflicted rhinectomies

Internalised Scottophobia and self-inflicted rhinectomies.

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