Hendry hit by avalanche of criticism over sycophantic support for Sturgeon

by Colin Campbell INVERNESS MP Drew Hendry used his Twitter site to make a sycophantic gesture of support for his beleaguered boss. He posted a new Twitter profile picture of himself standing shoulder to shoulder with Nicola Sturgeon, on the day Alex Salmond appeared before a Scottish Parliamentary inquiry and  publicly tore what’s left of her reputation to shreds. And to ensure no-one missed the … Continue reading Hendry hit by avalanche of criticism over sycophantic support for Sturgeon

It’s time to ditch the Gathering Place, blame the virus, and bring long-running farce to an end

by Colin Campbell IN A week when “roadmaps” north and south of the border have been flagging up the future in varying directions, here in Inverness there’s still one glaring omission. There’s no Roadmap for the Riverside. In October, following yet another council postponement of the Gathering Place, we were told work on it would start “in the spring”. Well spring is here now and … Continue reading It’s time to ditch the Gathering Place, blame the virus, and bring long-running farce to an end

Teflon is coming off Queen Nicola, and soon there may be none left

by Colin Campbell THE Teflon coating is peeling off Queen Nicola, and before long there may be none of it left. Yet another opinion poll has shown a drop in support for independence, the SNP, and Nicola Sturgeon personally. This marks a clear downward trend. The latest poll for STV highlights a fall in independence backing from 58 to 56 and now to 52 per cent. … Continue reading Teflon is coming off Queen Nicola, and soon there may be none left

Kennedy documentary a reminder of better days in Scotland, compared with the poisonous atmosphere now

by Colin Campbell FOR anyone who has been around quite a long time in the Highlands, much of Tuesday night’s BBC Alba documentary on Charles Kennedy would have been a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The portrayal of the former Ross MP and Liberal Democrat leader was hugely affectionate and, when it turned to the drink problem that finally killed him in 2015, greatly sympathetic. … Continue reading Kennedy documentary a reminder of better days in Scotland, compared with the poisonous atmosphere now

Junk polls dry up amid the ferrets in a sack party feuding

by Colin Campbell THE SNP/nationalists in typically triumphalist mode have spent recent months trying to ram down people’s throats the finding that a series of opinion polls have shown majority support for independence. They managed to rack up 21 in total, peaking out at one showing 58 per cent in support of breaking away from the rest of the UK. This enabled them to claim … Continue reading Junk polls dry up amid the ferrets in a sack party feuding

SNP currency confusion! Householder paid fervent Yes supporter for decorating job with Monopoly money

by Colin Campbell LAST week we wrote about the terrifying prospect of the SNP/nationalists prevailing and Scotland becoming an independent country without the shred of an economic plan to put into effect if that happened. More than six years after the last independence referendum a host of questions remain unanswered. And foremost among them is the most fundamental of all – what currency would an … Continue reading SNP currency confusion! Householder paid fervent Yes supporter for decorating job with Monopoly money

Sturgeon’s craving to provoke endless division is insatiable

by Colin Campbell AT the height of the pandemic Nicola Sturgeon’s enthusiasm for creating division in an already horribly divided Scotland is unabated. In fact it seems insatiable. Her latest provocative, inflammatory stunt is her instruction that the EU flag should be flown at all times over Government buildings. The Union Jack is only flown once a year, on Remembrance Day. A spokesman for the … Continue reading Sturgeon’s craving to provoke endless division is insatiable

Let’s hope MI5 agents are all tracking spies on polling day

by Colin Campbell WHY are the SNP so keen on pressing the case for postal voting in the May elections? On their website they state: Postal voting is the safest way to vote Apply now and you’ll be able to vote in a way which reduces your risk from the virus People across Scotland will have at least 14 hours to vote and no polling … Continue reading Let’s hope MI5 agents are all tracking spies on polling day

Council can’t get away with plan to keep city centre a barrier strewn mess

by Colin Campbell THE vaccination rollout north of the border is finally catching up with the pace at which people elsewhere in the UK are getting the jab, infection rates are falling rapidly and will continue doing so, and there’s even a hint of spring in the air now that a long spell of harsh winter weather has come to an end. Things in this … Continue reading Council can’t get away with plan to keep city centre a barrier strewn mess

Cherry ramps up security as extremists become ever more inflamed

by Colin Campbell JOANNA Cherry this week had to install extra security measures as a result of the online abuse and, much worse, threats she’s received as a result of the vicious infighting within the SNP. These have come from people ostensibly on her own side. No one really knows the scale of the nationalists lunatic fringe amid the vast majority of reasonable people within … Continue reading Cherry ramps up security as extremists become ever more inflamed