So Mike Small thinks we’re being terribly childish in our “one dimensional” critique of the establishment media. Bully for him. Right now it is just a statement of fact that we can’t do everything. It is not, as Angry Scotland once suggested on Twitter, that we independence-first types want to put all other issues – as pressing as they are – to the “back of the bus.” As grown-ups we just know that nothing will be achieved at all if we do not first win the most urgent front in the media war – independence from Britain and a proper Scottish media.
What’s so fascinating about all of this is that we in Scotland are free to use whatever media is available to us without having to swear allegiance to any network or its political masters. In turning to Russia we are merely assisting in a Russian project that is very much in our own interests, the further weakening of Great Britain. The commissars’ offices in the UK’s newspapers and media outlets know this as well as we do, and this is why they are raging.
It hasn’t been an easy week for independentista bloggers in Scotland, and it most certainly hasn’t been easy for our readers. I have been as much a part of that difficulty as anyone else and for that I am deeply sorry.
Kezia tells voters to vote Conservative. What’s left of her party in Scotland looks on in disbelief, absorbing the shock of this last betrayal. Independence supporters see and hear the last confirmation of what they always knew.
Melanie Phillips has given us another candid glimpse behind the veil of unionism – of Britishness, of her Englishness. All too often we are presented with the soft – “Fluffy” – face of duplicitous unionism; with its talk of partnerships, equality, and mutual benefit.
What we learn from this fiasco is that we weren’t actually meant to know about it, and this is even less reassuring. If a mishap ever does happen at Faslane we can be absolutely certain that we’ll be the last to know about it.
Jezza, or “Jezbollah” as his friends in Labour like to call him, is a twanged banjo – a broken reed of a man, and a spectacular failure of a politician. If he couldn’t lead Labour to general election victory against this shower of Tories, considering the length of their charge sheet, he can’t be up to much.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has upgraded its language of “concern” at the US’ intervention to the less diplomatic phraseology of the US posing a “threat to [Russia’s] national security.” This may well be a simple matter of Obama firing a parting shot at Putin in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement