Nicola’s ‘freedom fighters’ take up arms (and enjoy a few days in the sun!)

Like those gap yah Tristrams who backpack from one war zone to the next, bagging a few selfies with traumatised locals along the way, Scottish Nationalists have arrived at their latest destination. The rest of the world looks at the Spanish constitutional crisis with a mixture of bafflement and boredom. Is Europe hellbent on tearing … Continue reading Nicola’s ‘freedom fighters’ take up arms (and enjoy a few days in the sun!)

They may lean to the Left but today’s millennials are the real reactionaries

Trigger warning. This column contains ideas you may disagree with and pursues arguments that could cause distress to your existing worldview. Those of a sensitive disposition are advised to find a safe space.  Such advisories are becoming commonplace, another layer of cotton wool for a civilisation insulating itself to the point of suffocation. Last week … Continue reading They may lean to the Left but today’s millennials are the real reactionaries

Strepsil Sturgeon wheezes on but it’s the same old story

Right from the start she was heading Left. Nicola Sturgeon, suited up in Kremlin red, marched on stage to rouse the masses from a podium branded 'progress'. The First Minister had got herself one of those radical visions that are all the rage these days. Socialism is now so mainstream they'll be selling it in … Continue reading Strepsil Sturgeon wheezes on but it’s the same old story

A pantomime for the party faithful – Oh yes, it was…

Party conferences are the pantomime season of political life. Star turns and bit players tread the boards, competing for the limelight with hammy monologues and broad humour. There are in-jokes, knowing looks, the familiarity that nods through gags that would otherwise be considered a bit on the edge. Everyone has a hearty laugh, heads down … Continue reading A pantomime for the party faithful – Oh yes, it was…

Progress is bashing Tories and Labour at the same time

Like a sharp-suited shark-hunter, John Swinney dumped the chum in the water and waited. The blood pooled out, the scent spread, and the feeding frenzy began. It was the first day of SNP conference in Glasgow and Nationalists were having a right old time tearing chunks out of the opposition. The Deputy First Minister got … Continue reading Progress is bashing Tories and Labour at the same time