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
The Sun has led the tabloid press in calling for his sacking from Match of the Day – that bastion of English nationalism – and set upon him the hordes of nasty, small-minded, and illiterate Twitter trolls.
Fear and mistrust those brown people, but be smart about it – because we’re civilised – and hide it behind your opinion. Sadly, the truth is that this is neither Christian nor civilised.