We must mark the Holocaust but it is only part of the Jewish story

Yisrael Kristal is 112. Yisrael Kristal is a candidate for the title of World’s Oldest Man. Yisrael Kristal is an Israeli Jew and Holocaust survivor. Born in Poland in 1903, he worked as a confectioner until the Nazis came. They killed his two children in the ghetto and murdered his wife in Auschwitz. He left […]

RISE and fall of ‘Yes Alliance’ a predictable affair

The nativists are getting restless. Not content with their war on Tunnock’s tea cakes and the rest of the vast Unionist conspiracy, the cybernats have turned on former comrades in the campaign for independence. The dissenters, mostly left-wingers not affiliated to the SNP, had the temerity to suggest voting for a party other than the […]

How Nicola Sturgeon could help Brexit win the EU referendum

Quiz time. Who tweeted this over the weekend: ‘Quisling Tories characterise independence, freedom & democracy as “a leap into the void”. Other countries can have independence. Not us.’ a) A cybernat b) One of the more intellectually modest SNP MPs c) Angry Salmond The answer, surprisingly enough, is d) None of the above. In fact, […]

Labour is worth saving now, but by 2020…

Catherine McKinnell has resigned from the shadow cabinet. Yes, that Catherine McKinnell. The shadow attorney general. I honestly hadn’t heard of her until her resignation statement dropped on the news wires on Monday morning. I understand the pinnacle of her career thus far has been a spat with Gary Barlow, the Take That star, about tax […]

Sir Albert McQuarrie: North east MP known as the ‘Buchan Bulldog’

Sir Albert McQuarrie earned the nickname ‘Buchan Bulldog’ for his tenacity, much of which was expended on behalf of the north east and in particular the fishing industry. A Conservative MP at the height of the Thatcher revolution, Sir Albert represented a bygone era of working-class Scottish Toryism and unabashed British patriotism. He was 98 […]

Wha’s like us? Gie few and they’re a’ boycotted

The average cybernat, on the 3am comment thread he calls home, hammers out the details of the Tunnock’s tea cake boycott. The mallow-filled Scottish biscuit has rebranded as “British” for the London market. It is the worst thing since the Highland Clearances, Act of Union and 1966 World Cup final all rolled into one and […]