The nightmare WILL NOT happen, but what it if ever did?

by Colin Campbell I BELIEVE independence won’t happen in my lifetime – I’ve hopefully a few years to go yet – and when I’m six feet under in Kilmorack cemetery the issue is unlikely to trouble me too much. But among those who think like I do am I entirely alone in harbouring a nasty niggle of curiosity at the back of my mind, namely … Continue reading The nightmare WILL NOT happen, but what it if ever did?

How to win support and influence people: Open up to them a new world of viciously rampant bile and bigotry, and grievance mongering without end

by Colin Campbell A NEW pro-independence drive that disgraced lout Drew Hendry has endorsed so enthusiastically has been launched by the vile National newspaper. The Inverness MP who tried to make off with the mace from the House of Commons in a fit of rage a few weeks ago on Wednesday said. “I’m delighted to have signed the yes challenge pledge…you can sign the pledge too … Continue reading How to win support and influence people: Open up to them a new world of viciously rampant bile and bigotry, and grievance mongering without end

Sturgeon argued for an illegal referendum as vaccinations hit a dismal new low

by Colin Campbell ON Monday a widely publicised new online calculator which gives a target date for when those of different age groups in Scotland should/could expect to receive the first, crucial dose of the coronavirus vaccination went live. It’s not official but its calculations are based on broad targets which have been set by the Scottish Government. I entered my details and got a … Continue reading Sturgeon argued for an illegal referendum as vaccinations hit a dismal new low

Hendry signs up as nationalist extremists plumb new depths

by Colin Campbell THREE days ago I reported here that Inverness MP Drew Hendry had had nothing to say about the SNP’s decision to start the push for an illegal referendum at the very height of the pandemic. Apart from his mace-grabbing antics in the House of Commons a few weeks ago, up to now he has shown no extremist tendencies. It’s time for an … Continue reading Hendry signs up as nationalist extremists plumb new depths

Tasty, greasy, indestructible, Max’s is last beacon of light in desolate city centre

by Colin Campbell I QUITE often take the family dog of my offspring for a walk, when the parents are working and are too weary in the evening to venture out into an inhospitable winter. The other night, instead of the usual riverside ramble, we ventured into the city centre for a change. It looked so quiet and devoid of life that I thought he … Continue reading Tasty, greasy, indestructible, Max’s is last beacon of light in desolate city centre

Get back to vital day job: At height of pandemic Nicola Sturgeon announces plan for illegal referendum that would be boycotted en massse

by Colin Campbell AFTER taking some time off on Sunday to announce on TV that she plans to hold an illegal referendum on independence, let’s hope Nicola Sturgeon regains her sense of priority and gets back to the day job. That is, the day job of saving lives. At any other time Sturgeon’s illegal indyref2 declaration would have consumed public attention. But right now everyone … Continue reading Get back to vital day job: At height of pandemic Nicola Sturgeon announces plan for illegal referendum that would be boycotted en massse

No excitement this time round as Twitter maestro Hendry stays silent on illegal indy plan

by Colin Campbell WHEN Nicola Sturgeon announced in March 2017 that she intended to seek a section 30 order from Westminster for another independence referendum, within seconds Inverness MP Drew Hendry’s ever active Twitter site was ablaze with excitement. Within an hour around 40 jubilant, exultant tweets and retweets had been posted hailing Sturgeon’s move and the cascade continued unabated. Writing for the Highland News … Continue reading No excitement this time round as Twitter maestro Hendry stays silent on illegal indy plan

Whether they really want it or not, the SNP snouts in the trough brigade step up indy demands as election approaches

by Colin Campbell CAN’T SNP politicians in their vapourings ever think of anything fresh, original or interesting to say? When they publicly enlighten us with their thoughts, are these churned out by a semi-literate robot at The Party’s Central Command under strict instruction that they must not be altered in any shape or form, and if an SNP politician/lackey actually does have something interesting to … Continue reading Whether they really want it or not, the SNP snouts in the trough brigade step up indy demands as election approaches

Partisan Professor Devi loses credibility with more than half the country

by Colin Campbell THERE are two public health experts whose names and faces have been unfailingly prominent during the past 10 months. The first is Jason Leitch, the national clinical director of the Scottish Government, who was ever present on our screens during the first lockdown and who still crops up now and again, although less frequently. The second is Devi Sridhar, professor of global … Continue reading Partisan Professor Devi loses credibility with more than half the country

Now taxi drivers want to jump vaccine queue with callouts for priority

by Colin Campbell INVERNESS taxi drivers have signed up for a national campaign that they should be treated as key workers and should jump the queue for vaccination. Their argument seems to be that they ferry other key workers like NHS staff around so they should also get vaccine priority. There’s no chance of this happening but I suppose it was worth a try. Their … Continue reading Now taxi drivers want to jump vaccine queue with callouts for priority