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British Mortification

At long last we finally know what the hitherto meaningless phrase Brexit means Brexit means. Thanks to some Tory aide who wandered out into Downing Street clutching some briefing notes which were a…

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British Mortification

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At long last we finally know what the hitherto meaningless phrase Brexit means Brexit means. Thanks to some Tory aide who wandered out into Downing Street clutching some briefing notes which were accidentally, or possibly accidentally on purpose, on show, the world has discovered that what we all thought all along is actually true. Brexit means Brexit means that the British government wants to have its cake and eat it, and that the refusal of Theresa May to reveal her strategy is indeed because she doesn’t want to weaken her position during negotiations. But that’s only because her negotiating position would be seriously weakened if it became known that she doesn’t actually have a strategy at all.

It’s embarrassingly obvious now that not only does the Conservative government not have a strategy for Brexit, but some of its leading figures don’t even have a clear idea of how the European…

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New UKIP leadership were all (failed) former Tories

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The new UKIP leadership were ALL either failed Tory candidates or former Conservatives who failed to even become candidates.

UKIP’s new leader Paul Nuttall stood for the Tories in 2002 – and failed:

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The chairman of the party Paul Oakden also stood – and failed – as a Tory candidate before he joined UKIP:

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The moneybags behind the party – millionaire Arron Banks – was once a Conservative Party backer too – before he realised senior Tories didn’t even know who he was and so decided to give his cash to Nigel Farage instead.

Not only that, but UKIP’s new deputy leader, Peter Whittle, used to be a regular contributor to influential Tory mouthpiece ConservativeHome before he obviously realised he wasn’t posh enough for the Tories to become a candidate and scuttled over to UKIP  to become one for Nigel Farage.

And, of course, we already know UKIP’s new leader Paul…

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Westminster occupation therapy

The Unionist parties have been having a rough week. Admittedly that’s a bit like saying that Nicholas Witchell has a brown stain on his nose, or that Donald Trump has contradicted himself aga…

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Westminster occupation therapy

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The Unionist parties have been having a rough week. Admittedly that’s a bit like saying that Nicholas Witchell has a brown stain on his nose, or that Donald Trump has contradicted himself again, so it’s not exactly news. This week it’s become clearer than ever that there’s no positive case for the Union, all there is is the threat that after Scotland has had its legs chopped off by a serially incompetent and malicious Westminster, it’s too poor to stand on its own two feet. This is not, despite the fond imaginings of certain bellignorant proponents of waving the red white and blue fleg who aren’t nationalists at all, oh no, a good argument for remaining a part of the UK.

A few days ago Common Weal published an analysis of the infamous GERS figures and showed that while the UK has left Scotland in a challenging financial situation, Scotland’s…

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The embarrassadors

A couple of days ago Nigel Farage got to meet the Amphibian Prince, the man that America kissed but it turned out he was a poisonous toad. The world got to witness two venomous creepy creatures in …

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The embarrassadors

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A couple of days ago Nigel Farage got to meet the Amphibian Prince, the man that America kissed but it turned out he was a poisonous toad. The world got to witness two venomous creepy creatures in a gold plated elevator, which is the kind of thing you don’t otherwise see outside a James Bond movie. It was, by all accounts, by which we mean Nigel’s self-aggrandising account, a very cosy affair as the two schlimebags schmoozed in the ooze.

After the meeting the Toad King called on the UK government to appoint his rubber faced pal as the new British embarrassador to the USA. The Donald thinks that Nigel would be a fantastic diplomat, in exactly the same way that Jeremy Kyle is a world class social worker. That’s because the Toad Across the Pond has as much understanding of how diplomatic appointments work as he does of how…

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Donald Trump Seeks To Intimidate The Press In Extraordinary Meeting At Trump Tower

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In early 2009 the deeply controversial Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, launched a campaign to tighten his control of the country’s press. Beset in scandals relating to adulteress affairs, allegations of sexual assault, business corruption and political patronage, the populist politician sought to silence his journalistic critics by intimidating them. As the UK’s Independent newspaper noted at the time, to say that Berlusconi:

“…would like to control the Italian media, and to a large extent actually does, is hardly news. But last week saw him trying to rein in the foreign press too, and finding it rather more difficult.

Berlusconi is a media magnate who owns three of Italy’s national TV channels and, as prime minister, has a dominant influence over the public broadcaster, RAI. He and his family own a couple of daily papers, one of the two main news weeklies and the country’s biggest book publisher, Mondadori. He…

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Exclusive: Scottish Alt-Right Vlogger At Centre of “Heil Trump” Storm

A Scottish Youtuber with a growing fanbase in fascist “alt-right” circles was a keynote speaker at the white nationalist conference in Washington DC, that since Saturday has become the …

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Exclusive: Scottish Alt-Right Vlogger At Centre of “Heil Trump” Storm

A Thousand Flowers

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A Scottish Youtuber with a growing fanbase in fascist “alt-right” circles was a keynote speaker at the white nationalist conference in Washington DC, that since Saturday has become the focus of an international media storm. Footage of hundreds of attendees at Saturday’s annual conference of the National Policy Institute raising straight handed salutes, as alt-right leader Richard Spencer commands them to “Heil Trump”, has been beamed around the world.

This blog can now reveal that an Edinburgh based vlogger was one of the main draws at the conference. Since late 2013, self-styled “Millennial Woes” has posted hundreds of videos to his Youtube account, racking up 18,000 subscribers and nearly 2.4 million views. Milliennial Woes – who keeps his real identity secret – claims to earn a living from his Youtube channel and regularly asks his followers for donations.

He flew out to the US from Edinburgh Airport two weeks ago and…

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